Saturday, June 15, 2013

Walt Disney Studios Cinémagique Attraction Full Show Video

The Cinemagique attraction at DLP Walt disney Studios is one of my favorite.  It's a brilliant tribute to Movies and Cinema in general and the show even have a lot of emotion thanks to great actors Martin Short and Julie Delpy, and brilliant editing and visual effects. Cinémagique is an attraction unique to the WDS so if you've never visited the park chances are that you don't know it, so i prefer to say nothing about what is happening to avid any spoiler.

But thanks to JordiFun who filmed the entire show you'll be able to watch right now this great movie, so go ahead, choose the 1080p definition and watch it full screen as usual! Also note that you will watch here the original movie as, since the video below was filmed the Cinémagique attraction has been updated, which means that some films clips have been replaced by others and you can read more about this in a previous article HERE.

Picture and video: copyright Disney

When Women Were Not Welcome to Apply For a Job at the Walt Disney Studios

Thanks God, things have changed for women since 1938 but if you were a woman and artist at that time and wishing to work at Walt Disney's Animation Studio the least we can say is that the WDS was doing everything they could to avoid any women application for a job at the Studio, as this Walt Disney Productions letter below proves it.

A read of this June 7, 1938 letter makes pretty clear what women can do at that time at the WDS: "Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men." Discriminatory? It sounds to me and i think that even a phrase like this will be unthinkable now, and probably even forbidden by law...

Let's go further and see how they leave no hope. Not only the person who wrote the letter was clear that "For this reason girls are not considered for the training school" but also that
"The only work to women consists of tracing the characters on clear celluloid sheets with India ink filling in the tracing on the reverse side with point according to directions."

And just in case you intended to travel all across United States and come directly to the Studios, although the letter said that "it's necessary that one appear at the Studio, bringing samples of pen and ink and water color work..." it ended with "...It would not be advisable to come to Hollywood with the above specifically in view, as there are really few openings in comparison with the number of girls who apply".  It couldn't be more clear, and in two words it mean: please stay home.

To be honest, it's possible that the Studios didn't needed any new talent at that time but it's also obvious that if you were a man you had more chances to be welcome and do an interesting career at Walt Disney's Animation Studios. That said, it didn't stopped the WDS to have some great women artists like Mary Blair, for instance... but as i said in the opening, thanks God, since 1938 things have changed for women. The only problem is that now Disney has closed the 2D Animation Studios...

Your thoughts?

Pictures: copyright Disney

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Great Tokyo Disney Sea Walk-Through Video !

Those of you who've never been to Tokyo Disney Sea will love this great "walk through" TDS video! And it's a real "walk through", i.e the video has been shot walking all through the park, and for a video filmed walking the image is pretty smooth and steady. I wonder if he used some kind of steadycam... Anyway, go ahead and watch this ( in HD 1080p definition and full screen mode of course )  it'll give you the feeling that you are actually walking yourself in Tokyo Disney Sea!

Video: copyright shossis6713

Last Call For D23 Expo 2013 Advanced Discount Tickets !

As you may have noticed there is not a lot of interesting news right now, and that's mainly because the expected rides of the year are all open. Disney still have new movies to be released this summer but for theme parks news i'm afraid we'll have to wait until this August and the D23 Expo to have exciting news. And, talking about the D23 Expo, i remind you that Advanced Discount Ticket Prices End June 15!

Here is the D23 press release:

The highly anticipated D23 Expo 2013: The Ultimate Fan Event returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from August 9 – 11, 2013, once again bringing the entire world of Disney under one roof and offering attendees unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks as only D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can! Visit to buy tickets before the prices go up on June 16.

Highlights of D23 Expo 2013 include:

Live Concerts including Disney Legends and Academy Award®-winning composers Richard Sherman and Alan Menken, as well as “Broadway and Beyond” featuring performances by Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast), Merle Dandridge (Tarzan® and Aida), Josh Strickland (Tarzan®) and Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King).
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives—an insider exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, the ABC hit Once Upon a Time and Disney’s enduring exploration of the land of Oz with costumes, props, and set pieces.

Disney Legends Awards–a stirring biennial event paying tribute to the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy.

D23 Expo Dream Store and Silent Auction—a magical store featuring apparel, art, collectibles, and more Disney-inspired items. A rare Silent Auction offers attendees to bid on Disney artifacts, artwork, experiences, props, and more.

2013 Fan Art Contest—this year’s contest is themed to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins. Finalist artwork will be displayed in the Fan Art Gallery.

And much more including celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, sneak peeks and unique experiences, all celebrating the past, present, and future of Disney.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Hobbit "The Desolation of Smaug" First Trailer !

The first teaser trailer for The Hobbit sequel - "The Desolation of Smaug" has been released! And it looks great! Definitely watch it in full screen mode!

Monsters University Clips

Monsters University will be released on June 21 - that's almost just one week from now, the reviews so far are excellent,  and here is six different clips from the movie!

Picture and videos : copyright Disney - Pixar