Monthly Archives: July 2020

Disney-Themed Brass Golf Ball Markers

Although Walt Disney was more of a Polo man himself, it seems his progeny lean more towards the gentleman’s game of golf. And if you’re going to play, it’s not just the clubs and balls you need to be a … Continue reading

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Wreck-It Ralph ‘Video Game’ Alarm Clock

An alarm clock isn’t a prize. Or… is it? Who remembers the old Disney Movie Rewards program? As with so many other Disney programs, this one was reworked and then renamed, in this case as Disney Movie Insiders. Is it … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Zorro 78 RPM Record

The Zorro television series only lasted for two seasons but made almost as much of a sensation as did the Davy Crocket series before it. But not quite! Based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley, the series premiered on … Continue reading

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Captain Hook Pirate Ship Snow Globe

Time to sail the Seven Seas and perhaps the Spanish Main as we board Captain Hook’s pirate ship (stuck in a snow globe). Will we arrive in Never Never Land or will we have to scuttle our vessel along the … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Acting Out the ABC’s LP Record

Disney is no stranger to exploiting the child market with various types of content. This is perhaps nowhere more truthful than with the many LP Record releases of Disneyland Records. Although I may not listen to such offerings, I do … Continue reading

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Nostalgic 50s Family Drive In Clock

American Graffiti did much to romanticize the 50s and Drive In culture. Like it needed any help! I love that era and always appreciate a good movie set in the period or a piece of merchandise that celebrates the cars, … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite: Disney’s Fantasia LP

This post about Fantasia may contain material that could be deemed culturally insensitive by today’s standards. Any such material is presented in its original context and form and is intended to preserve a piece of history so we can hopefully … Continue reading

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History 101: From Phonograph to Laser Disc in 100 Years

History has given us some interesting options when it comes to sound and video recordings. From the phonograph cylinder to shellac and then vinyl discs, read by means of stylus and eventually lasers, mankind has tried just about everything to … Continue reading

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Found Disney: Donald Duck and Disney Comic Strip Belt

I’m always on the lookout for Disney-related items or references that show up in unusual places. Old periodicals, television commercials, or movies all yield strange sightings! Such as this Disney-inspired comic strip belt: Blue Peter is a British children’s television program … Continue reading

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Jim Henson’s Super Grover from Sesame Street

“Presenting the adventures of everybody’s favorite hero. The man who’s faster than lightning, stronger than steel, smarter than a speeding bullet. It’s… Super Grover!“ With that, we usually hear fanfare as a blue blur bursts through a paper wall bearing … Continue reading

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