Disney Fan Art - Hook, The World's Most Famous Crook

Time for another great bit of Disney fan art. This time round it's Captain Hook who's getting the treatment. To be honest I've never really looked on him as a crook precisely, though he is clearly a villain. But that's just me and its beside the point. This artwork by ReddyArts gives us Captain Hook in a real swashbuckling pose and with a downright evil look on his face. Source: Deviantart - The World's Most Famous Crook. Continue reading...

Do You Want To Build A LEGO Snowman?

So... Frozen. It's a movie. You may have heard of it. Disney... musical. Nothing? Well for the sake of the three people who have managed to completely culturally isolate themselves let me explain that there's a snowman in it by the name of Olaf. And if you'd like to be able to build that LEGO snowman... well perhaps you ought to pop on over to LEGO Ideas and support this particular project. Support incidentally doesn't mean put any money down, just "sign" your name to it and answer a couple of… Continue reading...

Disney Fan Art - Disney's Moulin Rouge

This image amuses me, mainly because I know there's going to be a reaction to it. Mashing up Moulin Rouge and Disney in the form of Mickey and Minnie Mouse is a bizarre sort of thing to do, but it's been very nicely executed by Mario Oscar Gabrielle. Source: Deviantart - Disney's Moulin Rouge. Continue reading...

Looking At The Design And Technology Of The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

So today is the day that The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opens in the Magic Kingdom. A cause for great excitement amongst Disney Theme Park fans and marking the final completion of the New Fantasyland project after approximately 1 billion years (it's possible I'm exaggerating slightly). All of which is pretty cool in itself. But if, like me, you find the behind the scenes of making these rides interesting then you should check out the article by Jim Hill on some of the technology and design choices behind the animatronic elements of the ride. I think it's possible that Disney may have managed to build a roller-coaster that even I will get on. Source: Continue reading...