Category Archives: Music

Disney’s Sing-Along Songs – Disneyland Fun

This playful little VHS tape was released on August 14, 1990 to tie-in with Disneyland’s 35th anniversary. The premise of the series, this is Volume Seven, is that we can all sing along to the on-screen lyrics as we enjoy classic Disney characters in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. Year: 1993 Pages: 254 (288 in 7th Edition) Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-56282-743-X “Disney songs (are) eminently hummable and totally unforgettable.” A book must be good when it’s available in 7 printings (as of 2018)! You can pick up a copy … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Disneyland Gingerbread Mickey Speaker Plush

If it’s going to be a strange piece of merchandise it will probably come from one of Disney’s Eastern Theme Parks! A case in point is the subject of this post which comes to us all the way from Hong … Continue reading

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Vinylmation Vultures from Disney’s The Jungle Book

Okay, Lads! It’s time to visit the bleakest place on earth… Liverpool. Err, sorry! I meant the Badlands, to meet the Cast of our post. They’re four young boys from England who made it big in entertainment. Have you guessed … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Storybook Record

“Christopher Robin, like most small boys, has toy animals to play with. But though he loves them all his best friend is his teddy bear called Winnie-The-Pooh, or Pooh for short.” And so starts the story of Winnie the Pooh … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Presents ‘The Story of Treasure Island’ Record

“Ahoy, me hearties!” And with that salutation, we are off and running (away from pirates) with our look at Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883). This adventure novel tells the tale of buccaneers and buried gold, friendship and betrayal. Its influence … Continue reading

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Hallmark Keepsake ‘Mickey Mouse Radio’ Ornament

The true Age of Radio has passed. The sad part is that most aren’t in mourning because of it! From evening musical programs to exciting westerns, comedy hours to The War of the Worlds, radio was the sole entertainment for … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Presents ‘The Little Engine that Could’ Record

This endearing story began as an American folktale that became widely known in the United States after publication in 1930 by the Platt & Munk Company. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work. If … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Multiplication and Division Long Play Record

Walt Disney coined a phrase: Edutainment. It was a combination of ‘education’ and ‘entertainment’ that he hoped would draw young children to new thoughts or complex problems. To make this prospect more likely to succeed, he usually had well known … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand

Publisher: Collins Publishers / HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Year: 1997 Pages: 194 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-00-649184-7 “I’m Dick Clark. I’ve got the job as the new host of Bandstand.” Nothing says Americana quite like American Bandstand! Teenagers dancing to the latest hit records while a friendly … Continue reading

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