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On Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, an invitation-only crowd of 15,000 was expected, but thanks to counterfeit tickets, 28,154 entered the gates. A few more even scaled a fence, using a ladder erected by an entrepreneur who charged $5 a head. On the Santa Ana Freeway, there was a 7-mile backup

Disneyland’s Disastrous Opening Day Whether or not Walt Disney wished upon a star, his dreams were about to come true as nearly half of the United States gathered around black-and-white televisions on July 17, 1955. After more than two decades of planning and a breakneck year of construction, the Mickey Mouse creator had transformed a …

On Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, an invitation-only crowd of 15,000 was expected, but thanks to counterfeit tickets, 28,154 entered the gates. A few more even scaled a fence, using a ladder erected by an entrepreneur who charged $5 a head. On the Santa Ana Freeway, there was a 7-mile backup Read More »

After having a falling out with Disney over marketing disagreements for Aladdin, Robin Williams put a clause in his will preventing the company from using his voice/outtakes in future films for 25 years after his death.

You Won’t Hear Robin Williams as ‘Aladdin’ in a Future Movie Disney is apparently determined to remake, reimagine, or retell every fairy tale in its animated feature stable, with new versions of everything from Beauty and the Beast to Winnie the Pooh in the works. But one character you won’t see make a comeback is …

After having a falling out with Disney over marketing disagreements for Aladdin, Robin Williams put a clause in his will preventing the company from using his voice/outtakes in future films for 25 years after his death. Read More »

Disney’s Space Mountain uses fans to blow air on you to create the illusion that you are going faster than you really are.

Top 10 Secrets of Space Mountain at Disneyland It’s no secret that Space Mountain in Disneyland is an icon. But, today we’re sharing the top 10 secrets of Space Mountain. “You are good for launch in T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… liftoff!” Space Mountain in the distance is a …

Disney’s Space Mountain uses fans to blow air on you to create the illusion that you are going faster than you really are. Read More »

The movie ”Moana” was released as ”Oceania” in Italy. They changed the name because a porn star named Moana was well known in the country.

Disney Changes ‘Moana’ Title in Italy, Where It Has Porn Star Connotations ROME – Disney’s “Moana” will soon roll out across Italy – but under a new name, “Oceania,” a change widely believed to be prompted by the fact that the name of the film’s titular Polynesian princess is also that of a famous Italian …

The movie ”Moana” was released as ”Oceania” in Italy. They changed the name because a porn star named Moana was well known in the country. Read More »

The star wars theme was written purposely on the same key as the 20th Century Fox fanfare (that used to appear before the movie started) so that there will be a continuous feeling and a smooth entry to the film for the viewers.

Why Disney Should Add Fox’s Fanfare Back to ‘Star Wars’ Here’s a magic trick. I can make you hear something just by reading four words: 20th Century Fox fanfare. If you’ve seen a movie in your lifetime, chances are your head is now filled with snare drums, timpani and orchestral horns. There’s also a fair …

The star wars theme was written purposely on the same key as the 20th Century Fox fanfare (that used to appear before the movie started) so that there will be a continuous feeling and a smooth entry to the film for the viewers. Read More »