How to Play Baseball is a cartoon released by Walt Disney Animation Studios in September 1942, produced at the request of Samuel Goldwyn and first shown to accompany the 1942 feature film The Pride of the Yankees. This is the first of Disney’s “How To” shorts starring Goofy. It was followed by nine “How To” shorts in Walt Disney’s lifetime.
Pluto’s Dream Houseis a Mickey Mouse cartoon was released on August 30, 1940. Directed by Clyde Geronomi, Mickey Mouse finds a magic lamp that builds Pluto a doghouse.
CommuniCore (short for Community Core) was a pavilion dedicated to technological advance located at Epcot in Walt Disney World, Florida. It occupied two semi-circular buildings behind Spaceship Earth at the center of Future World. The two buildings were known as CommuniCore East and West and housed rotating exhibits. Closed and redesigned in 1994, the former Communicore buildings are now the home of Innoventions. CommuniCore was the hub of EPCOT Center, both geographically and conceptually, as it brought together nearly all of the ideas and concepts explored in Future World and complemented the experiences offered by other pavilions
If you love the Haunted Mansion, then you’ll love these new figures released in the DisneyStore.com. Bury your troubles the new Haunted Mansion Tombstone Set. This set of three miniature headstones featuring amusing epitaphs will make a spooky centerpiece for your Halloween party before they move on to haunt the year ‘round Disney curio collection. The figures are up to 4.75” tall. The set sells for $22.95.
The fifth book in the Kingdom Keepers series brings a whole new element, as the Keepers enter their mid-teen years and location, as the story takes place aboard the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Dream.
The Overtakers, or OT’s, have a devised a new plan to take over everything Disney and it is up the Keepers to stop them. The book introduces new characters, possible future Keepers and new villains as well such as Tia Dalma.
Ridley Pearson does a great job as always building up an exciting story. However, my only qualm is that he builds a great story and then rushes the ending. There’s this huge build up and then in a matter of pages the book ends in a huge cliffhanger.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. Not my favorite of the series but still a fun read.
3.5 out of 5
Mickey’s Follies is a Mickey Mouse short. It debuted August 28, 1929 and was the source of the song Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo. Mickey and his barnyard pals put on a show that includes dancing ducks, opera singing by Patricia Pig, and Mickey’s own rendition of his theme song, “Minnie’s Yoo Hoo.”