Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Over the past couple days, my blog entries have focused on my one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!

Tradition is always watching one of my favorite shorts, Trick or Treat. You may notice, music is an integral part of the film, as the song “Trick or Treat” both opens and closes the cartoon, and is woven perfectly throughout. The cartoon was the first screen depiction of trick or treating and as a special treat, below is the animated short for your viewing pleasure (courtesy of

So grab your favorite witch's brew and some candy treats and Enjoy!

Trick or Treat is a Donald Duck Cartoon ©Disney

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The 'Disney Geek' is Back!

Many readers have been asking, 'What happened to the Disney Geek?  We looked forward to his weekly updates!'

Great News!  The Disney Geek is back and just in time with a Halloween Update!

This week on D23's Disney Geek:

- It's a spook-tacular Halloween episode, full of ghoulish delights!

- We look at how Halloween is celebrated at all the Disney theme parks around the world 

- "Peter and the Starcatcher" goes from page to stage to Broadway

- Director James Cameron visits Disney's Animal Kingdom in preparation for the new "Avatar"-themed land

- Great new D23 Member benefits from SuperShuttle and to Madame Tussauds Hollywood

- "Once Upon A Time" welcomes a wonderfully wicked guest star… and more!

Jack Skellington's House Has Begun Shipping to Retailers!

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A little over a month ago, the Walt Disney Classics Collection announced three new upcoming releases from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Enesco Warehouse has received their full shipment and the first of these releases, Jack Skellington's House: Surreal Estate,  Limited to Production Year 2011 has begun to ship to retailers today! 

Jack Skellington's House, designed by Larry Nikolai and reminiscent of the Enchanted Places. comes complete with real lights that flicker inside the windows!

As with Maleficent's Castle, the sculpture is attached to the base.  I had the opportunity to see this piece in person at the recent Gallery of the Lakes signing event earlier this month and thought it was very well done and truly captured the spirit of both the film and Halloween.

Please contact your Authorized Walt Disney Classics Collection Dealer for availability!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

'Get Grumpy' Premiere Event This Weekend!

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"Cantankerous Curmudgeon" sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons is a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 2,500 and is the 2011 'Get Grumpy' Premiere Event Sculpture (October 21-23, 2011) and Fifth Release in the Disney Artist Series.
“Grumpy wears dull magenta colored jerkin,” noted Walt Disney, “which somehow seems to brand him as an irritable old ‘wet blanket.’ You’ve no idea how crotchety he can be, and yet, much to his own disgust, he has a very soft heart under this exterior crustiness.”

Capturing all of Grumpy’s grouchy personality, this humorously expressive sculpture shows why this lovable crank is the most memorable of the Seven Dwarfs!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Artist Signing Event with Dusty Horner at Gallery of the Lakes!

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Gallery of the Lakes will be hosting an Artist Signing Event next Saturday, October 15, 2011 with Sculptor Dusty Horner at their store!

For a complete listing of Dusty's work for the Walt Disney Classics Collection, please click this link.