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Pop culture of the past and present. [Feb. 12th, 2009|05:16 pm]
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Mickey Mouse was originally created as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character Walt Disney had created, along with Ub Iwerks, for Universal Studios. When Disney requested a larger budget for his popular Oswald series, Universal quickly fired him and hired other artists and writers to work on the show--to which Universal owned all the rights. Disney learned an important lesson from this incident and made sure that, in the future, he owned the rights to all of his creations.

And for all the dorks. :)


Star Trek as the A Team.

[User Picture]From: docc
2009-02-13 12:29 am (UTC)
Pete's Dragon...srsly? Robin Hood came out before that, and it's awesome..

Of course, I have a pretty huge soft spot for the WD legacy...Been to DisneyWorld 3 times in the last 5 years.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-02-13 12:30 am (UTC)
Aww, I like Robin Hood too, and Sleeping Beauty. Loooove Pete's Dragon though. =)
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[User Picture]From: docc
2009-02-13 12:33 am (UTC)
I preferred the apple dumpling gang for 'live' productions...the story line was just so much more complex!!

I was 6 when Pete's came out..I saw it in a theater in Marble Falls. It was grand.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-02-13 03:15 am (UTC)
Aww! That's so cool! I've passed on my love to my kid and my nieces who all love it now too. =) I wasn't born yet, but I wore out the vhs that we used to rent from the local video place, and the owners were friends of the family so when they ordered a new one they got me one too. =)
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