Monday, December 31, 2012
Presto 2008 10 out of 10
Hilarious!! This little Pixar short is a funny tour de force that stands along such great animated shorts as the Roger Rabbit shorts. The Presto's rabbit decides to be uncooperative in his magic hat act since Presto forgot to feed him and the results are comic gold as the magic hat is used to torture Presto to the laughter of anyone watching. The CG animation is top notch and the plot is a great funny little bit. Presto is a 10 out of 10 great from beginning to end
Presto can be found as a part of Pixar's Shorts Volume 2 now on DVD.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Your Friend the Rat 2007 7 out of 10
This Pixar short from 2007 is basically a throw back to the old school educational/entertainment style cartoons Disney used to do. It is basically a propaganda film that Remy has put together to show you the history of rats and how they are misunderstood in a cute and entertaining way. It uses a good mix o the CGI with Remy and some old school Disney style hand drawn animation that makes me think back to the kind of funny little animated films Disney once made to demonstrate things. It was a cute little short.
This is the first in a series that I'm going to do of my thoughts about Disney or Pixar shorts and cartoons. I'll do a couple of this a week cataloging all the shorts I've seen. I just got the Pixar Shorts Volume 2 for Christmas so I'll start with those and then work my way back through some classics.
The Jingle Jangle Jamboree.
Big Thunder Ranch all decked out for the Holidays. With Santa Claus and Bill Hill and the Hillbillies and Country Bears. Disneyland has really been making a great use of the Big Thunder Ranch are. Here are a few quick pictures of some of the decorations in the area that I took one day before the crowds showed up.
Tasty treats and Cookie decorations
Even the Catcus was getting into the Holiday spirit
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Christmas has come to Critter Country and that means --decorations and really short lines for that section of the park.
The Bees are buzzing around the Honey tree.
You have to love the little details in every corner of Disneyland---
Splash Mountain is decked out for the Holidays and has absolutely no line and the reason.....It is cold when the wave of water comes crashing over the side of the log leaving you completely soaked. If you are brave and don't mind being wet ...this is the time of year to avoid the lines.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Santa Claus is going old school at Elias & Co. on Buena Vista street in DCA. Store Santa just like the old days when folks would take their kids to the big department store in the city so they could tell Santa that they wanted the Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Here is a quick look at how Cars decorate for Christmas as Carsland celebrates its first Christmas season
The sky was leaking like bad engine as the rain came drizzling down.
and license plate trees
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
ALL I can say is WOW!
My 2 favorite things now all under one roof...Now they can make my Star Wars theme park idea happen.
My Star Wars theme park idea is here
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
At Big Thunder Ranch for Halloweentime---there is a fun new way to meet some of your favorite villains. A magic portal that brings Disney Villains
Say the magic words and a villain will appear.
It's Captain Hook
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Bringing a little of the American Adventure from Epcot to Disneyland. The Voices of America entertained in front of Great Moments with Mr, Lincoln and inside the show building as well.
A musical treat for your ears. Disneyland is always finding ways to plus your theme park experience and adding entertainment like this is always a good thing
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
As part of Halloweentime this Year Disneyland has added some additonal entertainment in the Big Thunder Ranch are.....a Halloween Carnival with Games ---Halloween music by Bill Hill and the Hillbillies a fun Villians Meet and Greet and Live Pumpkin Carving of some Disney Characters......
Carving up something new
Thumper in the Haunted Forest
In Part 2 we look at the Magic Cauldron Villians Meet and Greet area