Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review The Lion King 2 Simbas Pride 05/24 by A couple of Disney Geeks | Blog Talk Radio

Review The Lion King 2 Simbas Pride 05/24 by A couple of Disney Geeks | Blog Talk Radio

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Relive the Nostalgia at Paradise Pier

When Disney's California Adventure opened, the land that had the most complaints was "Paradise Pier." The biggest complaint was the fact that Disney was trying to recreate the sea side amusement park, which meant they could go cheap and put in off of the shelf rides. Since then, WDI has healed DCA's wound with the latest changes to the Pier. The first addition was of "Toy Story Midway Mania." This is a midway themed ride that incorporates the characters from Disney*Pixar's Toy Story. You went through various midway games such as: ring toss, pie throw, and darts. The next change was the transformation of the Sun Wheel to Mickeys Fun Wheel. This was a simple change that took out the sun face and put in a pie-eyed Mickey face. Also, they added a new color scheme, replacing the metallic gold with a sleek black, as well as the addition of LED light that change pattern through the night. The next change was the transformation of the Orange Stinger, a typical swing ride, to The Silly Symphony Swings. This is based on the classic Mickey Mouse cartoon "The Band Concert" which showed Mickeys orchestra that gets blown into a tornado while playing "William Tell Overture." This attraction lets you relive this tornado. As you start to rise and swing, you can see a mural of the tornado with various character blowing along with you. The next change was the bulldozing of the MaliBOOMer. This was a cheap off the shelf launch ride. This will be part of the new "Paradise Park" area. In two weeks, a new attraction will open up called "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure." This will let you go through the famous parts  from the movie of the same title. Finaly, in July, the last attraction to be added will be "Goofy's Sky School." This will be based on the Goofy how-to shorts where, in this one, Goofy will show you how to fly a plane. This will be a re-theme of Mulholland Madness, the wild mouse coaster. After all this is done, this land will turn from a mess into a nostalgic area

Monday, May 2, 2011

Disney and T.V

      Disney has been in the business of television even at its release to homes. Family's all over America knew that every week they could turn on the ABC network and visit their "Uncle Walt" and see what he has to offer. Alot of people don't know that Disneyland and Disneys history with TV are connected. When Walt first thought of an idea for a theme park in Anahiem, he knew he couldn't afford it on his own. So he went to a new TV station, ABC ans asked for sponsorship for Disneyland, and in return, he would host an hour long show each week. That show was called "Walt Disney's Disneyland." The first show aired in 1954. His first show was named "The Disneyland Story." The show was based around the four lands of Disneyland: Adventureland, Tommorowland, Fantasyland, and Frontierland. Each week was themed around one of these four themes.ABC was even host to the opening of Disneyland, which was one of the first live television broadcasts. 
    In the 1960's, color television developed. So Walt decided to change the name of the show to "The Wonderful World of Color" and move to NBC, which was one of the first television stations to have color. The new show showed off Walts new movies, that he would cut down and show in parts on the show. Also, it would show cartoons. There were also specials at Disneyland, such as "Disneyland's 10th Anniversary" and "Disneyland After Dark." This show also got the catchy theme song by the Sherman brothers. In the 1980's, CBS took the show and changed the title to just "Walt Disney." The show itself went unchanged.
      Then, in the 1980's, ABC aired the "Disney Sunday Night Movie" which was hosted by Michael Eisener. This showed straight to TV movies.
           Then in the 2000's, the show was changed to "The Wonderful World of Disney." It stayed that way until 2008 when it officaly went off the air for good. Disney is split between ABC, NBC, ABC Family, and The Disney Channel.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tron: Histroy

    TRON has been a geek phenomenon since its opening in the 1982, but its history goes back to the first video game, in 1976. When PONG was released, director Steven Lisberger was fascinated by it. He set up an animation studio, with Donald Kushner, to develop animation software in order to create TRON. He took the storyboards to various studios but he was rejected. Then he took it to Disney, and they accepted it. They figured out how to get live-action film and put it in a CGI world.
    TRON is a story about a young software developer named Kevin Flynn. He is a programing genius but his software was stolen by a company called ENCOM. So Kevin decides to hack ENCOM's master computer. But instead he gets sucked into the computer world, by means of a prototype lazer that makes you digital. Inside is a dictatorship lead by the Master Computer program. MCP has brainwashed the programs into thinking that there aren't any users. However there are still some who are faithful to the users, and they go to the Game Grid to be gladiators. Kevin escapes and attempts to get home by means of the portal.
     Later in 2010, the long-awaited sequel to TRON called TRON:Legacy. This story starts a few months after Kevin got back from the computer world. He is telling is son, Sam, about the world that he has created, called the Grid.Then he leaves to work on the Grid. Then he disappears, leaving is company ENCOM, to his partner. Then, 20 years later,  Sam is a rebel late teenager who gives ENCOM a hard time because they have went away from Kevins vision. HE then discovers that there was a page from his fathers office in the arcade. So he goes to investigate and finds a secret room that has the lazer from the first movie. He gets sucked in to the Grid. He gets sent to games to fight with other programs. He escapes with a girl named Quorra. He finds that his father has been hiding here all these years. When he went that night, CLU, a clone copy of Kevin who he ordered to create the perfect system. CLU took it too seriously and saw Kevin as an imperfection and tried to destroy him. If you want to know the rest, you have to watch the movie. End of Line....