Sunday, June 22, 2014

Production Art from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Some time ago I bumped into a French fan website dedicated to the art of Walt Disney films.  In an article posted in 2008 are some of the most fantastic production artwork pieces.  Many of these images are the ones that were displayed at the Walt Disney Family Museum for the Snow White: The Creation of a Classic (see previous posts here and here).
Check out some of these beautiful images, and be sure to visit the website for even more!

I used many of these images in a crafty project I made recently, post to come soon!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

D23 talks about preserving Disney cells

Did you see this week's D23 article about the Getty Conservation Institutes collaboration with the Disney Animation Research Library (ARL) (they are on facebook!) to protect and preserve animation cells?  It's an interesting read and features several shots of Snow White animation cells.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Be the 8th Miner

How photogenic are you?  Got what it takes to win?  Disney's latest promotion for the Seven Dwarfs Mine train is to take selfies of yourself meeting the challenges set out by the seven dwarfs.  It's Dinsey's Be the 8th Miner contest.

Each week a different dwarf will post a challenge and the weekly winners get $500 and a Mine Train Pin.  One winner will win a trip to Disney World!
The first challenge is Grumpy:
Enter your grumpiest photo by 6/10.  Good luck!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Disney Movie Rewards Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Exclusive Pin

I noticed that Disney Movie Rewards is offering an exclusive Seven Dwarfs Mine Train pin for 900 bonus points.  It becomes available 6/5 at 10 a.m. PST 1 p.m. EST.  I am hoping to snag one myself!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Book Review: 3500 An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White

Recently I read a book all about a boy named Ben: 3500 An Autistic Boy'sTen-Year Romance with Snow White.  Many fans of Snow White's Scary Adventures in Florida know about Ben, in fact, he can claim the title of being this former attractions biggest fan.  This autistic young man was the last person to ride Snow White's Scary Adventure before it closed forever, making a grand total of 3,500 trips.

The Disney fan community has been following Ben for some time.  Check out Filmic Light's posts about Ben (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4).   You can see Ben's final (well, final Public ride) on this Attractions Magazine post.

The book is a very honest look at what it has been like to be the father of a child with Autism.  Every case is different, every child different, and through this book, you really get to cheering for this family.  This heart warming story takes you through their daily life and the connection that was forged with others and the attraction.  It's a really great read written by Ben's father, who also maintains a blog: shmoolok.  It was one of those books, that I just wanted to keep reading, because I was rooting so much for Ben and was proud of the fan community and cast members for making sure this young man was the last one to ride.