October 31, 2011

Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

Now for something truly creepy this Halloween:

The Mickey Mouse gas mask was created in January 1942 by T.W. Smith, Jr., the owner of the Sun Rubber Company, and his designer, Dietrich Rempel, with Walt Disney’s approval. 

This design of the Mickey Mouse Gas Mask for children was presented to Major General William N. Porter, Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service. The mask was designed so children would carry it and wear it as part of a game. 

After approval of the CWS, Sun Rubber Products Company produced approximately 1,000 masks. They were never used and after the war they were distributed to senior officers as keepsakes.”

- Major Robert Walk

This is Halloween! Sing Along

Happy Halloween!! Sing Along to our favorite Disney Halloween song!

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

October 28, 2011

25 Years of Pixar Animation

OK seriously you try watching this without getting goosebumps or crying!!
Not possible!

Pixar Feature Films Used (In order of release)
Toy Story (1995)
A Bug's Life (1998)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Monster's Inc. (2001)
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Incredibles (2004)
Cars (2006)
Ratatouille (2007)
WALL-E (2008)
Up (2009)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Cars 2 (2011)

Short Films: Adventures of Andre and Wally B., Luxo Jr., Red's Dream, Tin Toy, Knick Knack, Geri's Game, For the Birds, Mike's New Car, One Man Band, Boundin', Jack-Jack Attack, Lifted, Presto, BURN-E, Partly Cloudy, Day & Night, Hawaiian Vacation.

The Real Buzz Lightyear

One Man Disney Movie

"One Man Disney Movie" Nick Pitera Disney Medley Music Video


October 27, 2011

Classic Halloween Commercials

Let's relive Halloweens-gone-by with some classic commercials. 
Not all Disney related, but fun :)

Wonderful World of Disney 1987 - intro to Scary Tales of Halloween

McNuggets Halloween commercial I remember and love from the '80s

Time to make the (Halloween) Donuts! Miss Fred the Baker!

I remember this one! We still have some of these cars from when my brothers were little.

Toys R Us 1985 - love it!

October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Carving & Disney's Halloween Treat

Having a festive night carving pumpkins, Sam Octoberfest and Disney Halloween!

October 24, 2011

Disney's Halloween Treat - 1982

Disney's Halloween Treat was a 47-minute Halloween-themed clip show which first aired on The Wonderful World of Disney on October 30,1982 and featured a compilation of Disney animated shorts involving spooky or supernatural themes as well as excerpted segments from Disney feature films.

We used to watch this EVERY Halloween growing up - and I still do, every year!

October 21, 2011

Halloween Pumpkin

With only 10 days left until Halloween, I'm starting to think about what to carve my pumpkin.

Something like this is WELL beyond my artistic capabilities and threshold for patience:

Or this:

But I do think I can handle this one - I quite like the simplicity:

Bambi Burger?

October 19, 2011

Donald Duck - Trick Or Treat - 1952

Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat for Halloween
When ghosts and goblins by the score
Ring the bell on your front door
You'd better not be stingy or
Your nightmares will come true!

I remember this from "Disney's Halloween Treat" on the Disney Channel we watched when we were kids, after we finished Trick or Treating! So fun!

After Donald plays a cruel Halloween prank on his nephews, the 3 team-up with a witch and her broom to teach him a lesson about 'tricks and treats.'


Trick or Treat was included in the television shows A Disney Halloween and Disney's Halloween Treat, which aired in the 1980s and 1990s. It was included as a bonus feature with the "Gold Classic Collection" release of The Black Cauldron in 2000. It also makes an appearance in Mickey's House of Villains, released in 2002.

October 5, 2011

Thank you, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs circa 1984
Steve Jobs, shown here demonstrating OS X at MacWorld 2000

Pixar CEO Steve Jobs (center left) and Disney CEO Robert Iger (center right),
with Pixar's Ed Catmull (left) and John Lasseter.
Associated Press photo by Paul Sakuma

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. 
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. 
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. 
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. 
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. 
Everything else is secondary.” 
- Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Steve Jobs. 1955 - 2011

Mickey Mouse - The Mad Doctor - 1933

More for our Countdown to Halloween!!
Pluto gets captured by a Mad Scientist and Mickey must rescue him before the crazy experiment begins!

Original Poster for Walt Disney's
"The Mad Doctor" 1933