Archive for November, 2008

Book Review – The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland

November 30, 2008

The latest behind-the-scenes pocket-sized sneak peek into Walt Disney Imagineering is another treat for all Disney fans.

By Blake

Originally posted November 30, 2008.

I’m really liking Disney Book Group lately, particularly Disney Editions. Not only have they continued to release their successful Disney-related novels, but recently I’ve begun to see a very steady increase in their backstage books for fans that give them a look behind the Disney magic. Out of this wonderful crop of Disney fan books include the amazing Imagineering Field Guide series. The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland follows behind the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the fourth volume in a very satisfying book series that began in fall 2005.

Each installment if filled with eye-pleasing art, little-known secrets, and many, many tidbits of trivia facts. Although I thought that the Disneyland volume might be a bit similar to the Magic Kingdom book (since the two parks contain many of the same attractions), it thankfully wasn’t. The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland is its own book in its own right and, although at times a few stories and facts are repeated, it’s mostly not a twin at all.

Some of the very interesting trivia pieces we learn this time around include:
15 attractions that were open on opening day – July 17, 1955 – are still open today.

  • The Opera House on Main Street has held 5 different attractions, making it the most-recycled building in the park.
  • Walt Disney insisted that the windows on Main Street be ground level so that children could easily see inside them.
  • Orange trees in Adventureland were removed and then planted upside-down when the park first opened in 1955 (the park was a mass of orange groves prior to its opening).
  • For the second Indiana Jones film, Steven Spielberg had crew members come to Disneyland to record sounds from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to use in the movie!
  • Thurl Ravenscroft (a.k.a. Tony the Tiger and the singer of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”) voices many different Disneyland attraction characters, including Fritz in The Enchanted Tiki Room, a singing tombstone in The Haunted Mansion, a singing pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean, and many others.
  • Several “credit” windows stray from Main Street, including one for Fess Parker (the actor who played Davy Crockett in the Disneyland television series) in Frontierland and a fictional one for the Three Little Pigs in Toontown.
  • Voice actor Paul Frees lends his voice to both the Auctioneer in Pirates of the Caribbean and the Ghost Host in The Haunted Mansion.
  • Pirate sails seen over a rooftop of a building in New Orleans Square actually don’t belong to a ship at all – they’re built in to the roof, but you can’t tell from the ground! This was done to add more theming to the land, but the construction of an entire new ship wasn’t needed in this case.
  • Christopher Robin was discreetly not included in Disneyland’s version of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction because of the ride’s location in Critter Country.
  • The Imagineers felt that any characters other than “critters” would take away from the proper theming of the land.
  • The Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction was originally going to have guests ride in flying pink elephants (from the “Pink Elephants on Parade” sequence of the film) rather than on Dumbo himself.

These and MANY other wonderful little-known secrets are filled all throughout The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland. Together with short making-of stories for each attraction of how it came from conception to reality, as well as great art pieces, the book is quite marvelous indeed. Although it’s credited to be written by “The Imagineers,” its actual author is Imagineer Alex Wright, who also wrote the preceding three volumes in the series. Any Disney fan will find this and all other three Imagineering Field Guide books amazing. Even though I’ve never visited Disneyland, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I highly recommend it for any Disneyphile. It’s just pure fun.

How do I rank The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland? (Bolded is my choice.)
  • Utterly repulsive
  • Blech
  • Not good
  • Good
  • Very good
  • Brilliant

The Imagineering Field Guide will most likely please: Disney Fans – Young Adults – Adults

By Blake; originally posted November 30, 2008. All images (C) Disney.


What’s On Tonight, 11/30

November 30, 2008

What’s On Tonight, November 30, 2008

  • Tinker Bell*, Disney Channel, 8:00pm
  • NEW! A Dennis the Menace Christmas, ABC Family, 8:00pm

I’d watch/record this special if I were you!

DVD Review – "Tinker Bell"

November 29, 2008

Every Disney fan’s nightmare has come true: Tinker Bell has spoken for the very first time.

By Blake

Originally posted November 29, 2008.

I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. The beloved and up-until-now silent fairy Tinker Bell, who first made her Disney debut in 1953’s Peter Pan and has become somewhat of a mascot for the entire Walt Disney Company, was bound to speak at some point. Not that she hasn’t truly spoken before. In fact, she’s been quite talkative for many years, though only Peter Pan could understand her. All of us regular humans only heard bell chimes. However, now that we’re shrinking down to Tink’s size and entering the world of fairies, we’re able to hear her speak for the first time.

It’s a pretty wild concept, and not one that I was pleased with when I initially found out about it. I’m still not 100% satisfied with Tinker Bell talking – it’s not that her actual voice (provided by Mae Whitman) displeased me, it’s just that I guess I was more happy with what I thought she would sound like instead.

The new direct-to-DVD animated CGI film Tinker Bell not only serves as our first glimpse to hear Tink speak, but it’s also the official kick-off of the new Disney Fairies franchise. The movie’s story takes place within the heart of Never Land, where a secret land called Pixie Hollow is nestled. Here, fairies prepare to change the seasons all over the world and bring joy to the many natural wonders of the Earth. Each fairy belongs to a unique group, each assigned a different job that they have to perform to get ready for the forthcoming season. When Tinker Bell arrives as a new fairy (brought to life by a young baby’s first laugh), she’s grouped as a tinker fairy. Tinker fairies are in charge of creating different gadgets and gizmos aplenty to help the production of changing seasons run more smoothly. However, Tink doesn’t enjoy being a tinker fairy, and takes it upon her to switch jobs, something unthinkable in the world of fairies, as each job is especially assigned to each fairy when they’re born.

Soon Tinker Bell makes new friends and longs to be like them. She tries each of their talents, including those of Silvermist the water fairy (voiced by Charlie’s Angels’ Lucy Liu), Iridessa the light fairy (voiced by That’s So Raven’s Raven-Symone), Fawn the animal fairy (voiced by America Ferrera, a.k.a. Ugly Betty), and Rosetta the garden fairy (voiced by Kristen Chenoweth from Broadway’s Wicked and the upcoming Disney film Rapunzel). Her friends try to help Tink use her talents and abilities to their best use, while other fairies, like Vidia ( voiced by Pamela Adlon) find Tink absolutely useless. Jesse McCartney even pops up a few times to voice somewhat of a crush for Tink.

Basically if you smashed together A Bug’s Life and The Little Mermaid and added Tinker Bell as the main character, this new self-titled movie about her is what you’d get. Everyone except her few select friends views Tink as an outcast because, although her intentions are pure to positively change Pixie Hollow, her efforts often end up in mishaps (like Flik). Additionally, because being a tinker fairy doesn’t seem to be working out for her, she feels like she needs to be part of another world, like Ariel. There’s even a “giant” bird that swoops down to attack her. Add in Heimlich acting as live bait and you’ve got it sealed.

However, even though A Bug’s Life and The Little Mermaid were both great films, Tinker Bell doesn’t come off as being that same kind of greatness. The way the characters split each other up into different social groups with some bullying others seemed a little too cliquey and more like the kind of material I’d see on an episode of Hannah Montana.

Although there were supposedly many different revisions of this film since its original conception and it’s been said that John Lasseter (who is executive producer here) saved the film immensely, it still didn’t achieve its prestigious quality that its trailers led audiences to believe it would be. I fully realize that I’m not the target audience that Disney had in mind when they were creating the movie. I’m sure little preschoolers and elementary-aged children will adore the film – lines to meet Tink and her friends at the Magic Kingdom have been reported to be several hours long – but the movie seemed to be along the same lines of other direct-to-DVD Disney movies for me.

It didn’t save the film entirely, but there was one particular scene in the film that really got me and just had Disney magic written all over it. It happened to be the last scene, and I don’t think it really would have worked out the same way unless I had watched the whole movie. Perhaps it was because the rest of the movie wasn’t so spectacular that this specific scene stood out to me, but it certainly had Pixie Dust all over it. Like I said, it didn’t save the film, but it sure did make for one hoopla of a finale.

Bonus Features

Magical Guide to Pixie Hollow (about 7 minutes) is a virtual tour of three different areas of Pixie Hollow. Narrated by Tinker Bell and Queen Clarion, the tour includes information about the setting of each area we’re “flying” through, as well as what different kinds of fairies work there. Although Tinker Bell states that the guide is temporarily unfinished, I expect that we’ll see a completed version of it sometime soon on the forthcoming Disney Fairies DVD’s.

Tinker Trainer (time varies) is a DVD-ROM game. I had never played a DVD-ROM game before this one because every time I try, I can never find out where to find the game on my computer. However, this time the DVD kindly gives specific instructions on where to find the game once you place it into your computer (instead of just saying “insert the disc into your computer to play”). I don’t know if all DVD-Rom games are like “Tinker Trainer,” but it was certainly an elaborate set of games that feature very brief film clips to go along with the instructions. Involved but a little complicated for very young children, this set of activities is mostly aimed at the 7-9 crowd. You go through several activities to learn how to become a tinker fairy, including counting items and constructing an object. I only earned 1500 out of 4500 points, but all players are given a code to use online at to receive special virtual “jewelry” at the end of the game.

Ever Wonder (about 4 minutes) is a somewhat cheesy short of sorts that features live-action footage with animated fairies. It shows how the fairies create their work without humans realizing it. Like the Tinker Bell movie itself, this short to me seemed mostly mediocre until the end, when one bit of Disney magic shined through.

“Fly To Your Heart” Music Video by Selena Gomez (about 3 minutes) shows the Wizards of Waverly Place actress/singer performing in a sunny flower garden, even flying (literally) through several verses.

Creating Pixie Hollow (about 10 minutes) is a look at how the animators initially looked to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan play, Walt Disney’s Peter Pan film, and mostly nature to create the setting for Tinker Bell, Pixie Hollow. Featuring interviews with director Bradley Raymond, producer Jeannine Roussel, screenwriter Jeffrey Howard, and executive producer John Lasseter, a more full-blown making-of might have been a nice and more elaborate way to show how this first Fairies film was made, but I suppose this brief look is satisfactory for now.

Deleted Scenes (about 13 minutes) show 6 sequences that were unused in the final version of the movie. The first 2 are fully animated, while the rest are storyboard sketches. With optional introductions by director Bradley Raymond and producer Jeannine Roussel, I could see why they were deleted. I especially enjoyed the first 2, however, in which the fairies receive their Pixie Dust from Queen Clarion instead of Terrence and the other being an extended version of the final scene.

Wrapping It Up
I was somewhat scared to review Tinker Bell because I knew once I introduced myself to this new version of the timeless Disney fairy I wouldn’t be able to look at her previous performances the same way again. That’s probably true, but I suppose the final results weren’t as frightening as I had anticipated. Am I wild about the idea that Tinker Bell is now freely speaking just as much as any other character? Not really. But if Disney is going to go ahead and create a full series about her (which they are), then I’m glad that John Lasseter is there to oversee it and bring some extra quality to the production.

This first movie itself isn’t really anything to go nuts about – it’s charming, but nothing really made me say “Wow” until the last few minutes where the Pixie Dust really worked its cinematic magic. But that’s just the thing. This movie wasn’t intended to make me happy. It was created to make young children happy, and I certainly think it will do its job where that’s concerned.

However, I don’t know if Disney is going about the right way in the strategies they’re taking to make this Fairies franchise work to its best potential. Its other franchises (such as Disney Princesses, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, and many others) were made into full franchises after their initial films took off and became surprise, underestimated hits. If each of the Disney animated classics involving princesses were made with the thought in mind that they would all evolve into some great franchise, I don’t think they would be the same. Each of them was created individually and only after many years later did Disney realize they could create a franchise out if them. Additionally, with the Pirates and Cars movies, it was only until after the first films took off that Disney decided to push forward with more theatrical and theme park involvement with those series.

With the Fairies, it’s different. Instead of taking it one step at a time, it seems like Disney is saying “Meet the Disney Fairies. We’re not waiting for you to make up your mind as to whether or not you like them, we’re just going forward with a full-blown four-movie series and various theme park and consumer products promotions and you’re going to like it.” I’m not sure how the public will react at these Fairies suddenly being thrust full-force in their faces. It seems to be working right now, but will consumers get sick of them after a while?

Anyway, without getting ahead of myself, Tinker Bell will most likely please its intended target audience of 2 through 10-year-old girls but probably not anyone else, which is just fine for the time being. Like I previously stated, it wasn’t until the last scene that I really saw some Disney magic in use and I think that that same kind of effect could have been utilized throughout the rest of the film. The bonus features are somewhat substantial, and will again please the film’s intended audience. I’m just still not sure how I feel about the Disney Fairies very suddenly being in the spotlight and Tinker Bell finally talking. I just hope Dopey isn’t next.

How do I rank Tinker Bell? (Bolded is my choice.)
Not good movie + Good bonus features =
  • Utterly repulsive
  • Blech
  • Not good
  • Good
  • Very good
  • Brilliant

Tinker Bell will most likely please: Toddlers (ages 1-2) – Preschoolers (ages 3-4) – Kids (ages 5-8) – Older Kids (ages 9-10)

By Blake; originally posted November 29, 2008. All images (C) Disney.

What’s On Tonight, 11/29

November 29, 2008

What’s On Tonight, November 29, 2008

  • A Boy Named Charlie Brown, ABC Family, 7:00pm
  • The Santa Clause*, TBS, 7:15pm
  • Snoopy Come Home, ABC Family, 9:00pm
  • Elf, USA Network, 9:00pm
  • The Santa Clause 2*, Disney Channel, 9:00pm

*I’d watch/record this Christmas special if I were you!

Channel Flippin’ – The 82nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28, 2008

This year packed another impressive parade filled with corporate advertisements and family entertainment.

By Blake

Originally posted November 28, 2008.

Well, another Thanksgiving has come and gone and by today I’m sure you all feel stuffed, regretful (for your stomach’s sake), satisfied, and – I hope – thankful. With every Thanksgiving comes the celebrity-studded lineup of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year marked the parade’s 82nd run and the 150th anniversary of Macy’s itself. As usual, Today’s anchors hosted the parade, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vierra, and Al Roker.

Although there were plenty of bee-boppin’ teen groups present, today I’ll be highlighting what I thought were the parade’s best points, as well as the Disney factors presented during the show.

While last year’s Mary Poppins performance of “Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious” dazzled the parade’s Broadway hour, this year the cast of The Little Mermaid performed “Under the Sea” in the same grand style. Although Ariel doesn’t sing even a word in the entire song, Sierra Boggess was indeed present to perform the title character, as was Titus Burgess as Sebastian. It was quite a performance, and I must say that those performers must have been COLD, especially Ariel!

After the Broadway performances were over and shortly after the parade officially kicked off, Miley Cyrus performed the song “I Thought I Lost You” from the new Disney animated film Bolt. Although the song is performed as a duet between Cyrus and John Travolta in the film, Travolta was not present during the parade. Miley Cyrus performed the song on a new Bolt float, accompanied by built-in balloons of the characters Bolt, Mittens, and Rhino. While I initially thought that the actual walk-around versions of the characters (like the ones currently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World) would be present, I suppose the balloons would attract more attention. Nevertheless, it was a nice performance.

The next memorable performance that I recall was the Sesame Street number. Currently in its 39th season (and having been in the Macy’s Parade for 12 years, including this year), the cast of the show (with special guest pianist Lang Lang) performed the song “Songs,” which I remembered from the 1999 TV special Elmopalooza. All of the lovable Sesame Street Muppets were present, including Big Bird, Elmo, Zoey, Ernie, Bert, Oscar, the fairly new Abby Cadabby, and many more.

A little while later came American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, performing his hit single “Crush,” which is featured on his new self-titled debut album. While I was a little puzzled as to why David Cook, the American Idol winner, did not also perform in the parade, I was satisfied to learn later on from a commercial for Christmas in Rockefeller Center that he would be singing on that this Wednesday.

Directly following Archuleta was the all-new Buzz Lightyear balloon!!! Toy Story being one of my favorite films of all time, I was very pleased when I found out that Buzz was getting balloon treatment. Buzz was featured in the parade to promote the October 2009 3-D re-release of Toy Story, the February 2010 3-D re-release of Toy Story 2, and the June 2010 debut of Toy Story 3. Buzz will most likely be featured in next year’s parade, as well, to continue that promotion. I had read on Mouse Planet’s WDW Park Update this week that Toy Story director John Lasseter was one of the many “handlers” carrying Buzz along the parade route, though the cameras didn’t show him.

A while later came Miranda Cosgrove, of Drake & Josh and iCarly fame, who performed her song “About You Now.”

Later on came the Kermit the Frog balloon, and even later came the real-life Kermit, performing “I Believe” with some kids from Camp Broadway. Pulling off a touching performance as always, Kermit was wonderful, and left a nice segue into the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus. Kermit was present to promote the all-new Muppets Christmas special A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, which premieres Wednesday, December 17 at 8pm eastern time on NBC. A small trailer for the special was shown during the parade, and it looks like it’s really going to be a hilariously funny adventure for Kermit and the crew.

Capping off the parade as the second-to-last performance before Santa’s arrival was Kristen Chenoweth, Broadway and film celebrity who rode upon the Care Bears float. Although she sang a Christmas song in the parade, she has several connections to Disney. She was in The Wonderful World of Disney’s remake of The Music Man, she performed the Oscar-nominated song “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted this year at the Academy Awards, she currently voices Rosetta the Fairy in the Tinker Bell movies, and she’s reported to be the voice of the title character in the upcoming 2010 Disney animated movie Rapunzel.

The last performance of the parade was Andy Williams, singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” It was quite a fitting way to cap off the parade, and, of course, next came the arrival of Santa Claus!!! Accompanied by Mrs. Claus, Santa seemed extra jolly and was waving to everyone as his sleigh passed by.

This year’s parade was a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving morning. While I don’t think it’s fair to compare one year’s parade to another since they’re all relatively similar, I did enjoy it thoroughly and it had a little sampling of each of my favorite types of entertainment – Disney animation, American Idol, and the Muppets. If you missed it, then I think it’s your loss, as the parade will most likely not be re-broadcasted. But don’t get down on yourself if you happened to miss the parade – it was simply the beginning of a brilliant season of holiday entertainment to come. We’ve got plenty of Christmas fun to look forward to, including re-airing of classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas, new performances like Christmas in Rockefeller Center and Greatest Holiday Moments, and all-new Christmas specials like Merry Christmas Drake & Josh and A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. I can’t wait!!! Merry Christmas, everyone!

By Blake; originally posted November 28, 2008. All images (C) Disney.

What’s On Tonight, 11/28

November 28, 2008

What’s On Tonight, Friday, November 28, 2008

  • Elf, USA Network, 7:00pm
  • The Polar Express*, ABC, 8:00pm
  • The Incredibles*, NBC, 8:00pm
  • The Santa Clause*, TBS, 9:00pm

*I’d watch/record this Christmas special if I were you!

What’s On Today/Tonight, 11/27

November 27, 2008

What’s On Today/Tonight, November 27, 2008

  • NEW! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Part One: Broadway Shows*, NBC, 9:00am
  • NEW! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Part Two: The Parade*, NBC, 10:00am, featuring some special appearances by favorite Disney friends and celebrities
  • NEW! National Dog Show, NBC, 12:00pm
  • The Incredibles*, NBC, 8:00pm
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving*, ABC, 8:00pm
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers, ABC, 8:30pm

*I’d watch this show if I were you!

What’s On Tonight, 11/26

November 27, 2008

What’s On Tonight, November 26, 2008

  • Songs of Mistletoe, ABC Family, 7:00pm
  • NEW! Rosie Live, NBC, 8:00pm
  • The Christmas List, ABC Family, 9:00pm

Silver Screen Review – Bolt

November 26, 2008

Hold your breath – ‘Bolt’ could turn out to be something really special.

By Blake

Originally posted November 26, 2008.

It’s been a pretty rough patch of time for the past few years at Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Bolt is honestly the first time since Lilo & Stitch that I really saw a quality combination of story, characters, and entertainment wrapped up into one superb Disney animated film.

Let’s just take a look at some of the films that have been cranked out of the Studio since 2002: Treasure Planet carried too much prestige and dignity to be well accepted. Brother Bear held plenty of emotional strength but relied too much on individual characters to perform certain jobs – some to carry the story forward, others just for comedic enjoyment – instead of an entertaining combination between the two. I never saw Home on the Range, but based on the fact that I’ve never heard anything about it since its original release, I’ll take it that it wasn’t too good. Chicken Little was a little improvement, though maybe relied too heavily on comedy. Meet the Robinsons was yet again a slight increase towards a more quality production but was just about the opposite of Chicken Little – it had lots of heart, but lacked real comedy and thrust too many characters at the audience at one time, not allowing them to digest each of them before another one was introduced.

For the first all-Disney animated movie to be chiefly created since Disney acquired Pixar in January 2006, Bolt promised plenty of potential to show audiences just what effect the $7.6 billion purchase could do for Disney. Some of the many changes Pixar executives made to Bolt include a director swap, a name change (the film was originally to be called American Dog), some character revises (the cat was initially going to be an eye-patched pirate of sorts), and several other alterations. I certainly am curious to see just how different the movie would have been had these changes not been made, but I think overall the movie works very well as it is now.

The plot focuses on Bolt, a canine Hollywood star who headlines a hit weekly television series. Though there’s just one problem: Bolt doesn’t know he’s on a TV show. Thinking his owner, Penny, is in real danger when her character on the TV show is kidnapped by a villain, Bolt breaks out of the Hollywood set to go find her. Mistakenly, he winds up being shipped to New York, where he’s going to need some big time help – and a hoopla of luck – to find his way back home.

Something that Bolt had that I hadn’t seen in a long time was such a powerful reliance on strong characters. Mainly we only spend time with four chief characters, resulting in each of them getting to be developed extremely well since they don’t have to share the spotlight with anyone else. The title character Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) heralds back to when the delusional Buzz Lightyear thought he was a space ranger, as Bolt gallivants around the country thinking he’s a super dog. Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus – a HUGELY clever move on Disney’s part) is very concerned about her lost dog and will do anything she can to get him back. She also, like Lilo, has a vast photo collection of pictures she’s taken herself of her and Bolt on their many adventures. Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman) is a rogue alley cat who Bolt mistakes for a television villain, and enlists her to help him find Penny. Rhino the hamster (voiced by Mark Walton) is definitely the crowd favorite, and is Bolt’s biggest fan. Having watched Bolt’s show on TV, he’s ecstatic at the opportunity to join the star on his cross-country search to find Penny.

Like I previously stated, each character gets lots of screen time and has plenty of opportunities for the audience to see many different levels of their personalities. Each of them becomes a dynamic character (meaning that they change emotionally) by the time the movie ends and we certainly feel that emotion. Being a dog owner and having lost my dog before, I could feel Penny’s pain as she longed to see Bolt again, and I just felt each character’s emotions in a way that I hadn’t seen in a Disney movie in a long while. Remember when Stitch felt like an ugly duckling that didn’t belong? That’s the kind of power we see here with the characters.

Not only is emotion involved into Bolt, but comedy is also equally taken into account. I don’t know if I’d agree with billing the film as a full comedy as Disney’s currently doing, but it certainly delivered its fair share of laughs. Aimed to mostly please the younger set, I think the jokes came across as successful: there were plenty of high-pitched giggles all throughout the audience. Several particular instances come to mind when thinking of the comedy side of Bolt, but of course I wouldn’t want to ruin any of the surprises for you.

Bolt is certainly something to get excited about. For the first time in six years, a non-Pixar Disney movie has produced a quality, well-rounded entertainment experience. Colorful character personalities wrapped up in an engaging and solid story are balanced beautifully to create a wonderful film. I couldn’t be more ecstatic.

How do I rank Bolt? (Bolded is my choice.)
  • Utterly repulsive
  • Blech
  • Not good
  • Good
  • Very good
  • Brilliant

Bolt will most likely please: Disney Fans – Dog Owners – Preschoolers (ages 3-4) – Kids (ages 5-8) – Older Kids (ages 9-10)

By Blake; originally posted November 26, 2008. All images (C) Disney.

What’s On Tonight – November 25, 2008

November 26, 2008

Hi all, with the holiday season approaching and all the various Christmas and Thanksgiving specials starting up on television, I’d thought I’d post a daily list of what different specials will be airing on TV each night. Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing this being continued and I’ll keep you posted on “What’s on Tonight”!

What’s On Tonight, November 25 2008

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, ABC, 8:00pm
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers, ABC, 8:30pm