A film that I've always been a little bit partial to is 1995's A Goofy Movie. While it's not the best movie ever made, it's definitely not the worst either! There's a lot of overdramatic angst for a movie about Goofy, but I can't help but enjoy it EVERY time I watch. I think the songs in this film are some of the catchiest show tunes that have ever come from a Disney movie! Not only that, but there's something I like about the concept of a father-son road trip being a made into a musical. Comforting is probably how I'd best describe it. Despite its many uncomfortable moments (that Max is a real jerk!) I get a nice sense of comfort watching it.
So... yeah. There you go. My two-cents worth on A Goofy Movie. You're welcome, internet!
This is probably the biggest tweak I've given to any of the characters of my ongoing Teddy Ruxpin reboot! So Teddy Ruxpin purists BEWARE! ...Are there Teddy Ruxpin purists?
Prince Arin was, in my opinion, a little bland. Plus, much like my adolescence, I've always felt that the series was tremendously lacking in female presence. So I've rebooted said prince into a spunky warrior PRINCESS! Sort of a two birds, one stone situation.
Again, my apologies to all the die-hard Prince Arin fans out there. Take solace (while I lament) that I have absolutely NO official clout on the subject of ANYTHING fandom.
...but seriously! Is there a Teddy Ruxpin fandom?!?
So I've noticed there's not a lot on this blog about the Disney Afternoon. This is odd, since the reason I ever wanted to start drawing in the first place was because of the awesome cartoons that the Disney Afternoon had to offer.
For anyone who may not know, the Disney Afternoon was a syndicated programming block of such great Disney shows as Gummi Bears, Talespin, Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers, AND my all time favorite, DuckTales! When I was a kid, the end of school couldn't possibly come fast enough! Every day, my brothers and I would race home and plop down in front of the television for two full hours of animated bliss! Then, I'd pull out the ol' spiral notebook and get to work filling it with Disney-inspired doodles! I'm not sure when I was able to tackle such essentials as homework and eating, ...but I'm now an adult that made it through college, so I guess it worked itself out somehow.
I don't have any art to post this week, but I did recently get to review one of my favorite episodes of DuckTales over on the Disney Afternoon Forever website.
Today has been officially declared as Batman Day! I'm not sure who the officials are that can declare such a thing, but they did, and so it is. Let the celebration of a fictitious man who dresses like a flying rodent commence!
This is in reference to a scene from the 1966 film, Batman: The Movie. In the film, Batman stumbles onto the bad guys' hideout in the back room of some disreputable seaside drinking joint. When he arrives, he notices that the hideout has been abandoned with a cartoonish bomb set to explode. Batman tries to get rid of the bomb, but... well... you get it.
Here's the scene.
I wish this clip played out just a minute or two longer. When Robin asks Batman why he would risk his life to save a bar full of "riffraff," Batman replies (in an Adam West fashion that this blog can not do justice), "They may be drinkers, Robin, but they're also human beings... and may be... salvaged. I HAD TO DO IT!"
Here's my second installment of Disney Park Meet and Greet characters, this time with the ever popular Queen Elsa!
Elsa is supposedly, as Mugato would say, "So HOT right now!" People just can't seem to get enough of her! At Walt Disney World, they had to move her and Anna from the appropriately themed Norway Pavilion in Epcot to a larger venue in Magic Kingdom. And even there, people will wait in line for HOURS to meet her!
And the merchandise! Oh my goodness, the merchandise! Good luck finding any of that stuff! I remember walking into toy stores right before Frozen hit theaters. There was Elsa and Anna memorabilia everywhere you looked! Not any more. Just a big empty space on the shelves where the coveted items probably only sat for about twenty minutes after being stocked.
Anyways, if you're like so many out there and have the blues from a lack of Elsa in your life, I might suggest getting a job... OR download my Elsa Park Pal above! After all, a random guy's fan art is an incredibly close second to a small plastic ice castle!