Hello. Welcome back to Through the Decades and the 1930s. Now I'm slowly moving past the Silly Symphonies and into the later years where Disney came into its own and started to look further ahead. There were many people who were instrumental in the running of the studios and in the creation of the early… Continue reading TTD – Frank Churchill
Hello! Last night, Hollywood descended on the Red Carpet for the largest award ceremony of the year, the Oscars. Nominated for quite a few awards across the categories, Disney came out with three big wins: Best Animated Feature for Zootopia/Zootropolis Best Animated Short for Piper Best Visual Effects for The Jungle Book Whilst it was nice… Continue reading Disney at the Oscars
Hello and welcome back to Disneyland Paris at 25. Here I'm going to dive 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and discover the underrated Discoveryland attraction that is Les Mystères du Nautilus. Opening in July 1994, it is located in the lagoon near Space Mountain. As well as showcasing the Jules Verne story and theme of… Continue reading DLP at 25 – Les Mystères du Nautilus
Hello, everyone. Welcome back to my Top Five Friday. Do you ever get that feeling where you want to watch a Disney film but one that you can have in the background whilst you do something else? The specific films I choose for days like these are what I call easy watching films. Often they're… Continue reading T5F – Easy Watching Films
Hello, everybody! Welcome back to Disneyland Paris at 25! Located in Discoveryland, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast is situated next to Café Hyperion and opposite Orbitron. Opening in 2006, it replaced Le Visionarium and started what I call the "brandification" of Discoveryland. However whilst it stands out like a sore thumb against the European, Jules Verne… Continue reading DLP at 25 – Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast
As I mentioned in Flowers and Trees, the Silly Symphonies collection of films were very important for Disney and the development of animation. Using Technicolor to enhance their success, they provided Disney with the opportunity to explore new worlds and characters away from Mickey Mouse. Released in 1937, The Old Mill is another one of… Continue reading TTD – The Old Mill and Multiplane Camera.
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Disneyland Paris at 25! Today I'm here with Walt's American Restaurant, located on Main Street USA - one of the only places in the park that honours and pays tribute to Walt Disney. Also referencing other lands in the Disneyland Park, it is one of the only restaurants that captures… Continue reading DLP at 25 – Walt’s American Restaurant