Friday, February 22, 2008

Double Date @ Disneyland, Nov. 1965 Pt. 5

I have to admit I am a little bored with this series, so as they say, it’s time to wrap this one up. Up first is a shot of the Treehouse...this has to be one of the rarest attractions as far as photos that I have collected...very few shots of the treehouse show up. Now for a slew of Jungle Cruise photos, including a little clean-up/construction in the African Veldt.

Out of the jungles and into Storybook Land, with your typical view of Cinderella’s Castle, except for the fact that there’s a gardner working on the right hand side of the photo.

Last one for this series is a Skyway shot of the Fantasyland area, which (for me) shows why I prefer the look of the "new" Fantasyland...the old Tent/Fair look truly looks cheap.

Walt Disney Treasures DVD WAVE VIII Announcement: Destino, Chronological Donald, Vol. 4, and Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow to be released Nov. 11. “Destino,” began in 1946 as a collaboration between Walt Disney and the surrealist painter Salvador Dali. A first-hand example of Disney’s interest in avant garde and experimental work in animation, “Destino” was to be awash with Dali’s iconic melting clocks, marching ants and floating eyeballs. However, “Destino” was not completed at that time. In 2003 it was rediscovered by Walt’s nephew, Roy E. Disney, who took on the challenge of bringing the creation of these two great artists to fruition. This set also includes an all-new feature-length documentary that examines the partnership between Dali and Disney plus two new featurettes; “The Disney That Almost Was,” an examination of the studio’s unfinished projects; and “Encounters with Walt,” which addresses the diverse group of celebrities and artists who were attracted to Walt Disney’s early work. “Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow,” which first aired as three separate episodes on Disney’s weekly TV show under the title “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh,” was edited for theatrical releases in England and the U.S. This DVD set includes all three of the original TV episodes plus the theatrical version of the film that was released in England. “Chronological Donald, Vol. 4,” includes 31 rare shorts created between 1951–1961. Donald’s CinemaScope shorts will be presented in their original widescreen aspect ratio for the first time. Stay tuned for more info! See more vintage and current Disneyland Rivers of America photos at my website.


Major Pepperidge said...

It's true, there don't seem to be many photos of the Swiss Family Treehouse out there. Which is odd, since it provided some striking views from up in the branches.

I'm glad to hear that yet another series of "Treasures" DVDs are set for release. Now that we know that conventional DVD's days are numbered, I am reluctant to buy too many more of 'em!

Chris Merritt said...

Don't let that stop you Dave - blu-ray players play old dvds too...

Daveland said...

...and soon enough there will be a new format that puts Bluray out of fact I think it has already been created and demoed.

walterworld said...

First off, the Trapped Safari has always been my favorite scene in the Jungle Cruise...thanks for the rare construction shot.

Also, thanks for the news regarding the DVD releases. I'm particularly excited about 'The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh' which I was enamoured by as a child while watching on the Wonderful World of Disney.

Keep up the great work Dave---

Take care!

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

I love the scenes displayed in shots like that last one. It really shows you how cozy everything in the park is, with the Red Wagon Inn and Main Street Train Station just over the left side of the castle and the Tahitian Terrace on the right. One big happy family.