Happy 86th Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

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That’s right, 86 years ago Mickey Mouse made his debut in the cartoon “Steamboat Willie”. No fifteen minutes of fame for this guy!

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Things have certainly changed a lot since his debut. Not only has HE changed (there are some creepier toy versions of him in the beginning), but the way we watch him has changed, too. I’ve only just yesterday downloaded my #DisneyMoviesAnywhere App – now that it is available for Android users. And it’s amazing!

I was able to watch an old Disney cartoon on my phone while waiting for a meeting to start. Unbelievable! If you are a Disney Movie Rewards Member, I highly recommend you check this new feature out.

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse, from this Diva and all the millions of fans you have gained across the globe. We love you! <3

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Deleted Disney Song Makes me Wonder…

Disney certainly has some movies that were instant classics. Snow White, Cinderella, and more recently, Frozen. Then there are those hidden gems that didn’t get as much recognition (ehm, The Princess and the Frog), and it makes me wonder why.

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But I suppose they can’t all be classics, right?

One of the less-popular Disney movies has to be Hercules.

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I’ll never understand it. It’s an awesome movie with great music, funny characters, and a refreshingly tough chick.

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Check out Meg’s deleted song, “I Can’t Believe My Heart”, which was replaced by the more upbeat “I Won’t Say I’m in Love.”

I actually enjoyed the slow pace of this song, because it made Meg seem more vulnerable and gave more depth to her character. Thoughts?

 

What’s this? No, really, what IS this?

I have seen The Nightmare Before Christmas so many times, that I can recite the scenes without any prompting. Yes, it’s one of my favorites. While I don’t usually connect this movie with Disney, because it’s a seasonal movie to me, I have to admit that every time I watch it, I become overwhelmed with happy memories. Movies are magical that way.

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The movie has some pretty amazing songs, and a very familiar feeling to it, I believe. It’s as if we can go to Halloween-town, and visit Jack, Sally, and the rest.

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But we have never been the Halloweentown, so where does that familiarity come from? That feeling of “I’ve seen you before?” Maybe we have to work backwards, but take a look at this image I stumbled upon recently.

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Maybe the familiar feeling wasn’t there initially, they first few times I watch TNBC. Maybe, though, as the following movies were released, that whole-picture started to form and fill in the blanks. So, what do you think? Is our favorite Jack Skellington really the little boy, Victor? He does show similiar mad-scientist-like qualities in the movie Frankenweenie when trying to bring his beloved dog, Sparky (Zero?) back from the dead.

We get to see Victor grown up, in the movie Corpse Bride. When he crosses over to the other side, who does Victor see? His dog, Scraps. Scraps… Sparky… Zero? Are they the same dog? Is this the same boy?!

What do you think?

Fun Facts Friday! #154

The names of the three hitchhiking ghosts guests encounter at the end of the ride are Gus, Ezra, and Phineas. Gus is the short one with the ball and chain, Ezra is the tall, skeletal one with the bowler hat, and Phineas is the one carrying the carpet bag.

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I also found this cool website were you can make templates of the famous trio. Check it our here!

Enjoy :)

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Trying to keep with a “Spooky” theme

In my efforts to try and keep the next few posts until Halloween spooky, I thought I would confess to something rather embarrassing. One of my earliest memories of being scared came from a seemingly innocent Disney movie. That movie was Dumbo.

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While I cried uncontrollably – and still do – whenever the heart-tearing “Baby Mine” plays from mother elephant to baby, I’ll admit that the fear came from a different elephant. Pink ones, to be exact.

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Yeah… it’s twisted. Like, I-just-partied-at-Woodstock twisted. You get my drift. The contorting, sneering, evil looking elephants freaked me out so much that I couldn’t stand to watch it.

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Come on! Tell me that isn’t frightening for a kid!!!

Anyways, now that you’re probably trying to recall how that creepy, so-not-Disney song went, I thought I would be nice and include a link here for you to watch it. Alone. This Diva will not participate in any pink elephant parades any time soon!