Friday, December 25, 2009

Started by a Mouse | A Film by Michael Gaddie

25 Days of Christmas - Day 25 - A Christmas Story

Thursday, December 24, 2009

25 Days of Christmas - Day 24 - A Christmas Carol

This has been reuploaded from the last one that was having problems. This one should be fine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Angels in the Outfield

In celebration of the Baseball Playoffs, here's some baseball fun!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More to come...

For those of you who actually watch my videos heres what I'm planning for the future.

Harbor Point
A 7-8 part documentary about all the Disney Feature Animation
Angels in the Outfield
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
One Saturday Morning*

Top Ten, Bottom 5
Movie Directors
Animated Features
Comic Book Movies

The History of...
Back to the Future
Mario (Nintendo Mascot)
Mystery Science Theater 3000

It's So Bad, It's Good!
Troll 2
The Room
Punisher War Zone
Silent Night Deadly Night 1-5
Shark Attack 3
Time Warp

And others I can't think of right now.


Top Ten, Bottom 5 - Sequels

The best and worst movie sequels...and no you won't find Phantom Menace on here because that's a prequel.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Old School Videos - Star Wars Episode III Opening Night

Back in 2005, the anticipation was at an all time high with the final chapter of the Star Wars Saga to be released. Me and some friends ask the true fans some hard hitting questions.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

NEW BLOG!!!.....soon

Now i know I've talked about different blogs I will have especially since I've given a prologue for a Feature Animation prologue but that's not gonna be the next blog. Next is gonna be the first video blog about The Disney Afternoon. I have some more filming and editing to do but its well on its way.

Also wanna talk a little about my future projects.

Harbor Point - Will be a video series talking about the highs and lows of The Walt Disney Company.

The Series Series - Will be a video series about Sagas that are so popular they transcend mediums (Movies, TV, Video Games, Comics, etc.).

It's So Bad It's Good - about movie that are so poorly made that they are funny and enjoyable to watch (i.e. - Troll 2)

Top 10, Bottom 5 - a top ten list that also looks at the worst that subject has to offer as well.

Untitled commercial retrospective

iRiffs - where i do a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 style commentary on movies and tv shows.

and more to come.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Disney Animated Feature - Prologue

The Disney Animated Feature has been a staple in American pop-culture for over 70 years. From Snow White to Princess Tiana, 48 films thus far have either amazed us with it’s beautiful art direction and animation, entertained us with its wonderfully crafted story and characters or let us down with the films lack of effort, funds or simply what we’ve come to know as Disney Magic.

In 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered to thunderous applause. It was the start of what we now call the Golden Age of Disney animation. 5 films that most may consider to be the 5 greatest animated films of all-time (Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi)

This is a full review of all 47 films (48 when the newest film opens in December). After each era I will review the era as a whole and tell you what I feel is the best and worst film of said era.

Marty Sklar's Window Dedication!!!

I've never been to Disneyland in time to be at the gate when it opened. So when I was able to be there, inside the park, before the 
gates opened and any guests entered the park it was awesome.

I was there because it was Marty Sklar's Window dedication. Who's Marty Sklar and what's a window dedication? Well let me tell you...

Marty Sklar started his career at Disneyland before the park opened. He was hired for the Disneyland News, a 1890's themed newspaper. He moved up in the ranks and became responsible for most of the park's publicity and marketing materials.

In 1961, he became part of WED Enterprises, where he spent the rest of his career. Among the attractions he helped to design during this period were The Enchanted Tiki Room and It's a Small World, the latter originally for the World's Fair. For nearly 10 years, he wrote personal materials for Walt Disney for use in publ
ications, television and special films. In 1974 he became vice president of concepts/planning, and guided the creative development of EPCOT Center (now known as Epcot) at Florida's Walt Disney World Resort.

As vice president of creative development, executive vice president and then president of Imagineering for nine years, Sklar supervised the design and construction of Tokyo Disneyland, the Disney-MGM Studios, Disneyland Paris, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's California Adventure, Tokyo DisneySea, the Walt Disney Studios Park and most recently Hong Kong Disneyland.

Yesterday he retired and in celebration he received a window on Main Street. This is basically the same as the hand and foot prints in Hollywood.

I got there about 7:15 or and waited. Around til about 7:35 when Mickey and his friends come out of the fire station followed by a fire truck with Marty in the back seat. He took his seat then the President of the Disneyland Resort talked followed by one of Marty's friends. He told a few stories. The one most memorable was about a car he bought and how it would always break down. He ask Marty to follow him to the dealer where he would try to get it fixed once and for all. Unfortunately, the car couldn't even make it to the dealer. He pulled over, opened the hood and the car went up in flames.

A city worker went by and had a radio and called the fire department. The fire department was there but Marty was not. He looked around and out he came from the orange grove. It turned out with all the excitement Marty decided it was time to relieve himself. He add that that grove soon died.

Then Marty himself went up and talked about the how much of an honer it is.

He sat down then suddenly random people in the audience broke out in song and were all soon up front singing the Sherman Brother's classic "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow". All in all it was worth getting up early for.

Congrats Marty and Happy 54th Disneyland.