Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy 59th Birthday, Disneyland!

I'm sure most people are waiting until next year to make a big deal about it, but every Disneyland birthday is a big deal for me!  So in honor of the day, here are some #TBT pictures of past Disneyland birthdays.

The first two are from the 30th birthday on July 17, 1985. Boy, that was a busy day at the Park, full of Guests and media! From the Gift Giver Extraordinaire, I received a ton of buttons and a Mickey plush, but no big win. Just like in Vegas.

This shot is from the 50th birthday on July 17, 2005. That was a great celebration!

And lest we forget, today also marks the 25th anniversary of Splash Mountain at Disneyland! Here's a picture of when I was on the opening crew, and what was affectionately called the 'Tim Pig' for some reason.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Fourth on the Third

For the first time in forever, or at least in our company's 50+ year history, they let us wear shorts to work and they are closing the office early. I predict I will be quite unproductive today. My friends and coworkers have already commented on my wardrobe today. They're just jealous.

In other news, my Grand Jester Studios order arrived the other day, and just in time for the holiday. I'll proudly display my Patriotic Mickey on the mantel!

One last thing. I found this interesting, but I must be out of touch. I don't know most of the songs. Click on the map to see an enlarged version of it.

The Most Distinctive 'Fourth of July' Songs in the 50 States

Mickey and I wish y'all a very Happy Independence Day! (Don't worry. We still love the Brits!)

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Tiger and A Snake

Check out this work by Leo Oliveto. It's pretty spot on for 3-D animation. I love it!

Touch, Do Not.

I've been searching for all the fun stuff coming out soon for Star Wars Rebels. I hope it be as entertaining as The Clone Wars. There are a lot of images and videos from the Toy Fair 2014 that happened back in February. What can I say? I'm late to the party.

So yesterday as I was surfing around, I was watching this video about the action figures that will be released. On each of the displays were signs that read, "Please Do Not Touch". There's always one geek who thinks he's exempt from that rule. And no, it was not me. I think it's hilarious it was caught on video.

To see the entire video, click here. The scene where I pulled this image is about 2:13 into the 2:31 video. Yes, that means it's toward the end.

Not only am I excited about the Rebels merch, but I love the two new pieces coming out in Star Wars: The Black Series. Both are excellent ways to relive Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. I really have to consider getting both the Biker Scout and Jabba the Hutt.

Should I pre-order these two pieces through Entertainment Earth? They are due to be released in August.

To read more about the
Toy Fair 2014: Star Wars Hasbro Toy Gallery, click here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

An Interest in Pinterest

Yesterday I received an email from Pinterest saying they were reaching out to me as being a 'top Pinner' on their site. I'm sure everyone received this email, because I know there are people who are way more over the top pinning than I am.

So this morning I clicked on the link to find out more about what they are offering. I thought it would be a new feature like when we beta tested the secret boards that debuted last year. But instead, it appears Pinterest is setting up a community that will be helping out other Pinners. It could be similar to the Best Buy focus group to which I belong.

I like the idea and it looks like more to come soon.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Don't Get Frozen Out of GJS' Newest Pieces!

You'd have to been on a remote island or deep in space if you haven't been swept up in the Frozen craze. I'll probably get shot for admitting this, but it actually wasn't one of my favorite Disney movies. In fact, I was more impressed with Get a Horse, the Disney short that ran as a preview, than I was about the main event. Of course I loved the music and the artwork.

So being the total hypocrite, I, like the rest of the world, love Elsa. And now, Grand Jester Studios (GJS) is getting ready to release the two newest princesses to be added to the Disney line-up.

You can read more about the pieces at my friend's site, Duckman's Blog. June has been the month for GJS releasese! (See my June 4th post about Figment)

But take a look at Anna and Elsa. I think they look fantastic!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Luke at This

I'm going to do my best not to go hog wild with all the Star Wars Episode VII posts, but this picture is too good to pass up. Here's a picture of two Jedi, and it appears that Luke will be sporting a beard in the up-coming series. That's okay by me!