Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mickey Mouse Nutcracker Watch

This is a Mickey Mouse Nutcracker Watch, which I bought at The Disney Store circa 1995. It has been worn before, although only during the Christmas season. I suppose that it could be worn all year long, but it would seem kind of weird to some people. It is fun to wear something special for the Christmas season, and this watch is a beauty. Check out the tin that it's in, too. Pretty cool, huh? This is one of my favorite watches. Mickey is kind of military here; it kind of reminds me of one of those Michael Jackson videos, where he's commanding all these Czech soldiers in the Square. I can't wait until Thanksgiving, so I can break out this cool watch and wear it to Disneyland during the whole Holiday Season!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Official Disneyana T-Shirt from 1995, celebrating Disneyland's 40 Years of Adventure

This is a t-shirt from The 1995 Official Disneyana Convention, celebrating Disneyland's 40 Years of Adventure. Notice the "Indiana Jones"-styled lettering on the shirt. That's because the attraction, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye" made its debut in 1995, and it was a great year for Disneyland. That attraction was one of the most spectacular rides to date at a theme park, and today is still one of Disneyland's most popular attractions (I was there a week ago, and the line was really, really long!) I love this t-shirt- it's held up pretty well over the years. I do wear it, a lot, and somehow it's still lasting. That Official Disneyana Convention was a blast, too- Disneyland sold a lot of really cool, collectible stuff, some of which I did manage to purchase.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Walt Disney Records: "Disney Songs: The Satchmo Way"

This is a Walt Disney Record's release "Disney Songs - The Satchmo Way". It is a compilation of Disney songs performed by the famous trumpet player and Jazz singer, Louis Armstrong. Also known as "Satchmo" since he was a youngster, Louis Armstrong was one of America's premier entertainers. His music and his live performances are legendary. Walt Disney's sense of what the public wanted led him to seek out Louis Armstrong to work on several projects for Disney, including the 1963 TV special, "Disneyland After Dark". The CD featured here is a treat for lovers of Disney music was well as for people who appeciate one of the best performing artists of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong. Some songs featured here are: "Ten Feet Off The Ground", "Chim Chim Cheree", "When You Wish Upon A Star", and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah". This CD is a must for people who really want to call themselves conoisseurs of Disney music.