The Doubleclicks have written a song about something every older sibling whose family celebrates a big gift giving holiday has gone through at one point. Youngest siblings and only children, you might want to sit this one out. This is for the big kids.
For context: Disney World’s Jungle Cruise is closed for maintenance, which seriously cuts down on tour guide options for energetic skippers like Ashley. So she does what any awesome* person would do: Gives a pun-filled tour of the wall surrounding Jungle Cruise. I lost it at “lowbiscus.”
*You’re not an awesome person if you don’t like puns. You can be a cool person, or a neat one, or even a rad one, but not an awesome one. I’m sorry, but I don’t make the rules.
Godohelp on DeviantArt has reimagined a number of Disney princesses if they were wearing neatly tailored versions of their male counterparts’ most iconic costumes. I’ve never seen so many pants on so many Disney princesses.
The Nerdist channel spoke with actors on the red carpet of the D23 Expo a few weeks ago and were curious – what were their earlier memories of the Disney brand. Hear what Tom Hiddleston, Kristen Bell, Anthony Mackie, and more had to say. Personally, I’m split between seeing Cinderella in theaters where they gave us awesome sticker books and the time I met Robin Hood (fox version) at Disney World and he asked me to marry him because we both had red hair. I had a very interesting childhood.
Video recordings of Mark Hamill doing the Joker’s voice aren’t non existent, but they are rare, and should be savored. (And yes, Tara Strong is not the original voice of Harley Quinn, but she is the voice of Batgirl and has taken over the role of Harley since Batman: Arkham City.)
…but sometimes you just need to have a gigglefest to comic book movie posters Photoshopped to give the heroes comically large heads. Thanks to art director Adrian Martinez for making me aware of that universal truth. My life is now richer for it.
Leslie Iwerks is not only a Academy Award and Emmy nominated director, she’s the “the daughter of Disney Legend Don Iwerks and granddaughter of Ub Iwerks, the animator and co-creator of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,” according to /Film. So that makes her extra qualified to tackle a documentary on Walt Disney Imagineering. The Imagineers are the folks responsible for coming up with and executing all the fantastical things you see around Disney theme parks and their other entertainment experiences. Personally, I always love getting a look behind the magic of Disney so I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.
There’s something about Calvin and Hobbes. Everyone of a certain era in American childhood, from all walks of life, has a memory or a story or a warm fuzzy feeling when they think of the iconic comic strip and its young blonde hero, and that floppy tiger.
It makes sense, then, that a comic so powerful is getting its own documentary about the impact it has had on the lives of so many people– within the industry and beyond.
If you love Calvin and Hobbes, check out this trailer for Dear Mr. Watterson, and try not to drown in your own bittersweet tears.