Friday, February 19, 2010

Animal Lovin' Ken

When I saw the newest Toy Story 3 trailer I thought Ken's outfit was amazing.  Here he is if you haven't seen it.


I was curious where they came up with that ridiculous outfit/ascot.  Well in a recent interview Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich said "That Ken and that outfit was [based on] an actual Ken"


So what Ken is he based on?  Why it's Animal Lovin' Ken of course.




He looks pretty spot on to me!  If you'd like to read the whole Lee Unkrich Interview you can do so here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Laugh O Gram Building

Here are a few more photos from my rainy day in Kansas City Missouri.  A while back I posted pictures of Walt Disney's first studio, which was a garage behind his parents house.  When Walt decided to upgrade from the garage this is where he moved to.


The most recent picture I had scene of this building was from the Laugh O Gram Wikipedia page where it was being held up by boards and half demolished.  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how far the renovations had come.  The building was pretty much condemned until Walt's family and Thank you Walt Disney stepped in with donations.


Walt did not rent this whole building.  Just a room above a restaurant that would give Walt food when he looked like he hadn't eaten in a few days.  Which I believe was on this side of the building.


I heard there are plans for a museum once the building is restored which would be great.  The boards, gates, and fences kept me from getting inside otherwise i'd have some interior shots for you guys...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

First Name Initial.

As you may know I like writing celebrities letters, and sometimes they are nice enough to write me back.  Well last week I received one from the Pineapple Princess herself; Annette Funicello!  Still such a sweet lady.  Thanks Annette!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Foreshadowing

Guess what my next post is going to be about.




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Five Nominations for up!

Up was nominated for 5 Academy Awards!

Best Picture. Animated Feature. Original Screenplay. Original Score. Sound Editing.


As i've said in previous post, I am a big fan of writing letters to my heros in hope that they will write me back.  Pete Docter (Director of Up and Monsters Inc.) was nice enough to send me this.


Congratulations to everyone who worked on UP.  It deserves to win all 5!