Friday, January 30, 2009

Geek-End Update, Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Way Back Pete's Dragon

We head Way Back again, to check out another float in the Main Street Electrical Parade. This time it is a full-frontal version of Elliot from Pete's Dragon.

Why do I get the feeling that he is trying to hypnotize me?

For those of you following along at home, Doc Terminus has released the initial teams for Survivor: Passamaquoddy! Make sure you head over and give a shout-out for your favorite team!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Geek-End Update, Saturday, January 24, 2009

This edition of the Geek-End Update is number 53.

I just wanted to thank all of the amazing bloggers that have spent so much time over the past year writing such incredible posts. With an average of 10 posts per update, that is well over 530 blog posts we have featured. Lots of geeky goodness!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Communicore Carpeting

Communicore Carpeting
Originally uploaded by Jeff B.
Jeff B offers up this shot of the Commmunicore Logo carpeting that was located in the Character Connection area of Epcot.

You can see other Jeff B photos here.

Don't forget to stop by Jeff's Flickr site and leave him some Disney Geek love!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Way Back Japan

Let's take a stroll past the Japan Pavilion in this shot from 1985. Notice the lack of growth on the trees and the amazing fashions! I wish I had a time machine to go back and get pictures of all of the changes to the signage and the interiors.

You can view all of the Way Back posts here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Geek-End Update, January 17 2008

Book Review Posted!

Walt's People - Volume 2: Talking Disney with the Artists who Knew Him, edited by Didier Ghez. 375 p., 2006.

Didier Ghez is an author, blogger and prolific Disney researcher. Didier runs the Disney History blog and Disney Books Network site. He is known for his exhaustive interviews that have been featured in various magazines. In addition to editing the Walt's People series, he is the co-author of the amazing book Disneyland Paris - From Sketch to Reality.

I reviewed Volume 1 here.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book. The sheer volume and scope of the interviews will provide fodder for Disney enthusiasts for many years to come. It is easy to look at a book of interviews and pass on it, but this is a title worth owning. You may not read it cover-to-cover (although, I did) but you will find yourself looking for interviews with specific artists--for the observations and anecdotes.


Jump over to 2719 Hyperion to see the whole review.

Don't forget that Jeff Pepper and I have added all of our media reviews to 2619 Hyperion, the official Library of 2719. You can use the labels in the left column to search by author, subject and title.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Way Back Skyway

We find ourselves making the journey over the Grand Prix raceway in this shot from 1985. In the distance, you can see the Tomorrowland Terrace (with the geo-dome on top) and the Enchanted Grove (behind it).
You can see the other pictures in the Way Back series here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Post at 2719 Hyperion.

I posted a revised and expanded an article from Imaginerding at 2719 Hyperion.

Head on over and check it out!

Walt and the Kansas City Public Library.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Polynesia Sunrise

Polynesia Sunrise
Originally uploaded by Jeff B.

Jeff B has posted another stellar image on his Flickr collection. This time, it is a shot from the pier of the Polynesian Resort.

Click on the image to load a larger version; it is worth it!

Make sure to stop by Jeff's picture page on Flickr and leave him some Disney Geek love.

Other Jeff B images have been featured here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Way Back King Leonidas

Originally, when I posted this shot, I assumed that it was Prince John (from the 1973 animated film Robin Hood). Eagle-eye visitor Snipe posted a comment that it was King Leonidas (from Bedknobs and Broomsticks). After doing some more searching, it was clear that King Leonidas did appear in the Calliope float as part of the Dumbo's Circus section of the original run of the Main Street Electrical Parade. This shot is from our 1985 Way Back series.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Introducing 2619 Hyperion!

I would like to welcome everyone to 2619 Hyperion, the address for the library branch of 2719 Hyperion.

The Los Angeles Public Library operated the Hyperion Station Branch from 1927 to 1952 at 2619 Hyperion--one block from the Walt Disney Studios.

All of the book reviews featured at Imaginerding are now part of 2619. All future reviews will be archived there as well.

When you visit 2619, you will need to use the Card Catalog on the left side of the screen. Major topics include: author, subject and title. With one click, you can see all of the books on animation or theme parks that we have reviewed.

Welcome! This library is always open for business.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Geek-End Update, Saturday, January 3, 2009

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

That Way to Splash Mountain

That Way to Splash Mountain
Originally uploaded by Jeff B.

Another great shot from Jeff B's Flickr collection.

Click through the photo to get a larger view. Make sure to notice the details on the sign markers.

You can see the other photos featured at Imaginerding from Jeff B here.

Don't forget to stop by his photo collection and leave Jeff some Geek Love.