Category Archives: Reviews

Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N. Movie & Book Review

Dick Van Dyke is beloved by Disney fans for his work in Mary Poppins. But what many don’t know is that he did two other movies for Walt. One of those would go on to be one of the worst … Continue reading

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Places: Miniature Moments – Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. is hosting a new exhibition that is bigger than the name might imply. Miniature Moments – A Journey Through Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments is packed full of only thousands of the small wonders this … Continue reading

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Book Review: MGM / Cinerama How the West Was Won

Publisher: Random House Year: 1963 Pages: 40 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “The climax is the greatest train wreck ever filmed.” – The London Evening News They didn’t mean that the ending of the film was terrible, but that there was an actual train wreck at … Continue reading

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Places: The DAIRY FREEZ Restaurant in Essex, ON

The Reaume family has run this establishment since 1954 and it has become an iconic landmark and family destination in Essex County. They serve ice cream, classic American foods, and other treats. But perhaps the coolest contribution (see what I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Motion Picture Mary Poppins

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company Year: 1964 Pages: 218 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A – First Edition “It seemed to be a person.! A person floating down out of the sky!” And so Mary Poppins comes into the lives of the Banks family. A Nanny of special … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charlie Brown’s Super Book

Publisher: Random House Year: 1975 Pages: 80 Type: Softcover ISBN: 0-394-83165-9 “Even three red pencils make a collection.” This is a really fun book! Going all the way back to 1975 we are treated to old-timey arts and crafts from the days when children did … Continue reading

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Goofy McDonalds Happy Meal Friction Car Toy

Once again we must visit that famous place that we all go to eat, even though we know there are better places and better food out there… but they have toys! And so we go buy our Happy Meals almost … Continue reading

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Reviews: Gracey Manor Designs – Disney Replicas

Facebook can be a very convenient way to find unique businesses. I have purchased many things from sellers in this way but have never had such a nice experience as I have with Gracey Manor Designs. I’ve been blogging on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mickey Mouse & the Best-Neighbor Contest

Publisher: Golden Press Year: 1978 Pages: 26 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A (Fourth Printing) “Even though the contest is over, he’s still being everybody’s best neighbor!“ Little Golden Books have been a staple of every kids library for decades and decades. Every IP has been featured … Continue reading

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Review: Heroes & Villains – The Art of the Disney Costume

I recently had the privilege of attending a wonderful exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. If you’d like to visit yourself it runs from June 25th, 2022 to January 1st, 2023. The full name of the 6,000-square-foot … Continue reading

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