The Historical Davy Crockett

The Historical Davy Crockett

The ideal American male is a political figure

by Cory Gross at Yesterday, Tomorrow & Fantasy

For as impactful a movie as Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier was, it is amazing to consider how little critical thought has gone into it. Most studies are humble reminiscences of when 1950’s pop culture changed practically overnight and every child wore a coonskin cap, whistling the 28(!) stanzas of the famous tune. The extent to which the King of the Wild Frontier intersects with the historical David Stern Crockett is up to debate…

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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
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Sorcerer’s Hat removal at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s Sorcerer’s Hat to be torn down Wednesday

Hat has been at Hollywood Studios since 2001

by Catherine Meja at WESH Orlando

A Walt Disney World landmark is scheduled to come down on Wednesday. The Sorcerer’s Hat has been at Hollywood Studios since 2001, but Disney officials said they are removing it because they are working to bring new experiences to life at the park. Continue reading Sorcerer’s Hat removal at Walt Disney World

Untouchable Disneyland Attractions

Disneyland 2055: What the future may hold for the original Disney park

What’s untouchable, what’s vulnerable and what’s possible over the next 40 years at Disneyland?

by Brady MacDonald at Los Angeles Times

As Disneyland approaches its 60th anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to take a wildly speculative look at what the original Disney theme park might look like over the coming decades with an eye toward the 100th anniversary in 2055.

What will still be around when Disneyland hits the century mark? What will be long gone by then? And what new rides and attractions will be added? While there’s little room for Disneyland to grow beyond its existing footprint, there’s still plenty of opportunity for change at the tradition-bound park over the next 40 years.

I’ve looked at a number of factors in crafting my predictions…

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Disney 2015 movie preview

Disney 2015 movie preview with new photos

Learn more about Disney’s 2015 slate

by Brian Gallagher at MovieWeb

Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled its 2015 preview, highlighting the studio’s 12 movies that will be released next year. The studio has also provided us with new photos for Strange Magic (January 23), McFarland USA (February 20), Cinderella (March 13), Monkey Kingdom (April 17), Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1), Tomorrowland (May 22), Inside Out (June 19), Ant-Man (July 17), The Jungle Book (October 9), untitled cold war thriller (October 16), The Good Dinosaur (November 25) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18). Check out the photos and official synopses for each of these highly-anticipated movies below…

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Disney’s abandoned Toy Story 3

Concept art from Disney’s abandoned Toy Story 3

Circle 7 Animation began work on “Finding Nemo 2″, “Monsters Inc. 2″, and “Toy Story 3″ — without Pixar

by Jay Jayson at ComicBookMovie

In 2004, the Disney-Pixar partnership ended bitterly. Though, Disney owned Pixar’s characters, films and their sequel rights. So they opened their own computer animation studio, Circle 7 Animation, and began working on sequels. Come see art from their Toy Story 3 that was never made…

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