While growing up I had three primary Heroes, Walt Disney (The Man), Bruce Lee and Captain America. Following closely behind were George Lucas, and Gary Gygax. I touch briefly on George Lucas on this post I did Star Wars – DarkJade’s First Look. I hope to write more about each of my other four heroes at a later time… But now for Walt Disney.
As a child I remember going to see The Jungle Book, it must have been the 1978 re-release (Original Release 1967). I loved it, especially Shere Khan whose voice was portrayed by an actor by the name of George Sanders (All About Eve).
Perhaps I’ve always been drawn to villain’s in story’s. Or maybe just good villain’s, which he was. And then Robin Hood which was re-released in 1982 (Original Release 1973 ).
I liked Robin in this one, but also liked the villain’s
Prince John with the voice of Peter Ustinov
…and Sir Hiss (Didn’t know that was his name, lol). Voice portrayed by Terry Thomas.
I guess we must have seen Bambi in it’s 1975 re-release (Originally Released in 1942),
and Fantasia in it’s 1977 or 1982 re-release (Originally Released in 1940)
There was Lady and the Tramp, which we must have seen in 1980 (Originally Released in 1962)
…and the Aristocrats we must have also seen in 1980 (Originally Released in 1970)
I actually had a huge O’malley Stuffed Animal I had gotten from Disneyland… Disneyland
Lets talk about Disneyland for a minute
No place in the world like it (Ok Disney World in Florida is a tad similar). Likely the most Creatively Imp-active Place I’ve ever experienced. We went there a whole lot when I was a kid growing up in Southern California.
Truth is it’s hard to put into words what Walt Disney has meant to me, so I shall continue to let the images speak for themselves, with my comments close by… Enjoy
Talk about a Great Villain, Sleeping Beauty was my favorite Walt Disney Film. I saw it in 1979 (Originally Released in 1959)
101 Dalmations… Most likely seen in 1979 (Originally Released 1969)
Amazing… Walt’s Dream lives on in The Lion King Released in 1994
I’ve never laughed that hard in my life during a movie, then when the Genie (Voice by Robin Williams) came out of the lamp in Disney’s Aladin. That scene was hilarious. Released in 1992.
DarkJade Signing off
Let me know whatcha think, and how Disney affected your life.
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