Tag Archive | Disney

Boot Worn By Mrs. Potts in Beauty and The Beast

Mrs Potts Boot
Photos By Gail

This colorful, lace-up ankle boot is one of a pair of boots worn by the actress playing the character of Mrs. Potts in the Broadway production of Disney musical, Beauty and The Beast. Aren’t they fantastic? If it weren’t for these photos you would probably never have seen this rad boot, as Mrs. Potts‘ feet are generally obscured by her nearly floor-length skirt (and the fact that she is, you know, a human teapot).

Mrs Potts Boot

Photographed in the Museum of the City of New York in Upper Manhattan

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Maurizio Cattelan, Daddy, Daddy

Daddy Daddy
All Photos By Gail

Daddy, Daddy (2008) by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is a sculpture of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio that was originally conceived for the  Guggenheim Museum’s group exhibition, theanyspacewhatever (2008 – 2009). Cattelan installed the work in the fountain at the base of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda, suggesting that hapless puppet has plummeted to his death from the ramps above and drowned.

Daddy Daddy Close Up

Though Disney’s Pinocchio eventually finds a happy ending through moral redemption, Cattelan’s puppet is titled with a filial cry for approval or protection that has apparently gone unanswered.

Daddy Daddy with Reflection

Photographed in the Guggenheim Museum on the final day of their Storylines Exhibit.

Storylines

Fairly Odd: Snow White-Inspired Graphic T-Shirt

Fairly Odd Snow White

Get this cool Snow White-inspired graphic designed by Hillary White on a T-Shirt for just $19.95 or a Zip Up Hoodie for $49.95 — plus lots of other shirt styles and sizes to choose from — at This Link!

Reccommended Viewing: Escape From Tomorrow

Escape From Tomorrow Poster

Do you like Disneyland? I sure do. I’ve been going to Disney parks since I was practically an egg, and I never, ever get tired of it. I was there two summers ago with my older sister and we had so much fucking fun, our heads almost exploded. Disneyland Rules! It is largely due to my obsession with Disneyland (or DisneyWorld, whatever) that I’m very excited to tell you about an independent film I just saw called Escape From Tomorrow which was filmed Guerrilla-style almost entirely on location at Disneyland and Disneyworld! Holy shit! How did that even happen?

Now, when you have been to Disneyland as many times as I have, you KNOW that they have plain-clothes spies all over the park watching you and just waiting for you to do something that could be perceived as a mild threat to the status quo — or “Un-Disney” — so that they can scold you, or worse, kick your ass out of the park. I have been approached by The Secret Disney Police twice in my life — once for wearing a red bandana on my head during my adolescent Punk Rock phase (Read: Wearing Gang Colors), and once for sitting on the back of the boat during the Pirates of the Caribbean ride to make it scarier (don’t ask) — and both times the experience was appropriately surreal, but considerably less than fun. My point is, when you are at Disneyland, you are “Under the Dome,” so to speak, and your every move is most likely being watched. This type of close surveillance and strict adherence to rules is why, in 50 years of operation, there have only been, say, a dozen or so murders or deaths at Disney parks. Those are good odds! But “Bad Things Happen Everywhere,” as the Movie Poster Tells us.

The plot of Escape from Tomorrow does not matter. You can read about the plot here. The plot is just a loose facilitator for what does matter, which is that the film’s writer/director, Randy Moore was able to film a fucking movie inside the rides at two different Disney parks and get away with it! If there were an Academy Award category for “Biggest Set of Balls,” the Oscar would go to Randy Moore! This movie is amazing! If you love the art of Independent film making, and/or Disneyland, you need to see it.  Just read the Wikipedia Entry first so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

The Worley Gig Gives Escape From Tomorrow Four and 1/2 out of Five Stars!

Escape From Tomorrow is currently showing at the IFC Center on Sixth Avenue and 4th Street in Greenwich Village, NYC, and I believe it is also available On Demand from certain Cable Channels. Consult The Google for Showtimes and to find where it is playing near you!

Escape From Tomorrow Marquee
Photo By Gail

Cheshire Cat Bust Collectible Figure

Cheshire Cat Bust

There are only two of these little guys left in stock so you better act fast if you want one, because I am buying the other!

Cheshire Cat Bust Features:

  • Collectible figurine of Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
  • Highly detailed hand-crafted sculpture
  • Amazing hand-painted details
  • Perfect gift for Disney lovers
  • By Grand Jester Studios
  • Material: Resin
  • Size: 3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Sale Price: $64.00 American Dollars. Go to This Link to purchase!

Disney Sells Joy Division-Inspired Mickey Mouse T-Shirt!

Joy Division Inspired Mickey Mouse T Shirt
Unknown Mickey

We’re not sure if the surviving members of Joy Division or the estate of the late Ian Curtis has green-lighted Disney’s selling of these amazing T-Shirts inspired by the cover design of Joy Division’s legendary 1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures, but if not I’d say that you should snatch one up now before someone throws a copyright infringement lawsuit their way (though it would be hard to imagine an entity as litigious as Disney not covering their asses on a venture this audacious).

“Waves” Mickey Mouse T-Shirt sells for $24.95 at This Link!

Thanks to Julio Diaz for the Tip!

Update 1/26/12: As predicted here, the shirt is no longer for sale. Details are available at This Link.

Must See Art: Tribute To The Haunted Mansion Group Art Show!

As a huge, geeky fan of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion ride and all folklore and legend surrounding it, I would literally die and come back from the dead to be able to see a group art show that opened this past Saturday in Los Angeles; A Tribute To The Haunted Mansion. Seriously, I can’t even live. This second annual group show, where artists interpret themes from the ride, features William Basso, Brian Boskind, The Creep, Curioddities, Dienzo, Asia De Vinyl, Frank Dietz, Darren Frydendall, Hideousboi, Noah K, Abigail Larson, Bob Lizarraga, Eric Pigors, Queenie, John Rozum, Bill Rude, Dan Szczepanski, Richard Terpstra and Zombienose among others. Judging from the video below, it looks totally amazing!

I wish I could be out in California to see this exhibit, but I don’t think that is going to be possible. If you live in the LA area and manage to go before the show closes, please send back a report from the other side!

Tribute To The Haunted Mansion will run through July 3, 2011 at the Parlour Gallery at Halloween Town, Located at 2921 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505. Please phone 818-848-3644 for exhibit hours.


Photos Below By Charlie Rengel