Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day: It's Not a Bear (or a Dung)

Another Earth Day has come around, which means the seasons are changing! (Thank goodness) Most of us have had a long winter, so we are very much looking forward to spring.

I had to chuckle today when I saw the Google Doogle. I thought it was appropriate, given a little incident at work yesterday. That little Dung Beetle would have been busy around here.  :-)

Now aside from that, I always look forward to DisneyNature's release around Earth Day. This year, Bears takes center stage and follows a mother and her cubs. I'm hoping to catch this really soon since I wasn't able to see it opening weekend.

If you head over to your local Disney Store, you can receive a free DisneyNature Bears reusable tote bag when you bring in 5 plastic bags on April 22, 2014. Limit 1 tote bag per guest while supplies last at participating locations. Click here for more details. I won't be able to go, so I hope I can buy a bag.

Happy Earth Day!

PS: I found this fun Word Search on the Disney Movie Club website.  Enjoy! (The answers are in the link under the puzzle)


Thursday, April 3, 2014

They Arrived!

Well, both my cels arrived, and I have to say I love them both! I put the Disneyland 'Jiminy Cricket' in my office at work, but I'm still trying to decide if I should do the same for the Walt Disney World 'Off the Page' Sorcerer Mickey or bring him home. You can see below I've kept that one wrapped up just in case. My friend and coworker, Sharon, thinks I should hang it in my office. She also said it could go in hers.  Nice try!

I posted more information on February 26th. You can click here to read the details on each cel.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Glad QR Here!

Hi there and welcome!

If you happened to be visiting my blog today, and some of you for the first time, it's because I placed a QR (Quick Response) Code in my party program. I didn't explain where it went, but you were just curious enough to check it out.

So thank you for coming to the party as well as my blog. Make sure you check back often!

PS: The UPC code I placed on the program is obviously fake. Don't scan that one.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Magic, Disney Style

Sure, you know how to fill out your basket ball brackets, but want to have some serious fun? Disney fans are choosing their favorite 'teams' inspired by Disney Parks attractions. Voting and results for this magical competition are underway now!

You can see the results on the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Facebook pages. In the end, the final two teams (one from each coast) will battle to determine the ultimate Attraction All-Star.

Below are just a few of my favorites. I hope they win! And I'm really hoping we'll see some cool merchandise with these designs. They really put a lot of work into them.

To see all the Disney Parks March Magic teams, click here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ink & Paint is Off The Page!

Thank you Disney!

Once again, you are gladly accepting my money! Truth be told, I'm happy to part with it. I guess I should be thankful for a healthy tax return.  But there are two must-have cels (aren't they always?) that I just cannot pass up.

The first comes to us from Disneyland, and it is the second release from the Ink & Paint Department on the West Coast. The “Jiminy Cricket” cel is a limited edition size of 1000. Of course I went with the cel with postcard and pin option, which is limited to 750 pins. Pictures of the cel and the pin are below. Click here to order your "Jiminy Cricket" cel.

The next cel I ordered from Walt Disney World is literally "Off The Page", but not to be confused with 'Off The Page' at Disney's California Adventure.  The  limited edition of 1000 “Off the Page – 25 Years”features Sorcerer Mickey. Below are pictures of the cel and pin. Click here to order your "Off The Page" cel.

Pre-orders end soon on these cels, so don't wait too long. To read more, click here to check out the Disney Parks Blog. When you read through the comments, you'll see they posted both of mine. I'm so glad you're able to order these cels online now. It makes it so much easier!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

I'm back in Chicago on business, but after setting up the booth, I had some free time. So of course I decided to head out to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

Now, I've seen this twice before: a smaller version a few years ago at D23, and then at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. However, there were a few pieces in this collection that I hadn't seen before.

I'm posting a few pictures now, but will find a way, and time, to post all of them.

For more details about the exhibit, as well as purchasing tickets, click here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's Official Over

After 20 years, it's officially over. We knew the day was coming. Part of me is sad, and at the same time, part of me is glad.

The Walt Disney Classics Collection had a fantastic run, but yesterday, Precious Moments made the announcement that the line is officially being retired. It's hard to imagine that I, along with many other friends, will no longer be able to add to our collections.

Sure, I should be happy with the hundreds (Yes, hundreds) of boxes and pieces I have, but it's been more than just collecting. It's been about the life-long friendships I made along the way. It's about the fond memories of all the conventions I attended. It's about searching for and finding that Holy Grail. For over 20 years, it's been my life.

While that's the sad part, the glad part is that they made the right decision to retire the Collection on a high note and with dignity. Some of the crap (Sorry about the non-Disney word) that they were trying to showcase under the WDCC Brand was beyond sad, and quite frankly, crappy.

So this post is dedicated to all the great Disney friends I've continued to make over the years, and especially to Don, who is so diligent by keeping a website and a blog dedicated to keeping collectors informed about the line as well as being a liaison and spokesperson back to Disney about what collectors wanted to see. 

Life will go on, but each time I look at my WDCC pieces, I will continue fun times and great friends.

To read more about the announcement and to post your favorite memories, visit the Duckman's Blog. See more about my collection at My Circle of Life.