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April 12th, 2012
According to lore, the Hollywood Tower Hotel was struck by lightning on Halloween night, 1939. In an interesting college design project, Richard assumes “that since it was Halloween night, the Tip Top Club would have hosted a masquerade party. So what kind of music would they have played at Halloween within the Hotel? Out of that one question came The Hollywood Tower Hotel presents Haunted Halloween Hits.”
Click on the image of the track listing on the DesignerLand website to download the full album of Halloween boogie-woogie music.
October 23rd, 2011
Back in 2007, I worked on some mock-up package designs to help pitch an idea to the Disney Parks. I did have to use photos found online, but since I do not remember where I got them, I cannot credit anyone.
Imagine putting together your very own HO scale plastic model of the Mad Tea Party attraction or Sleeping Beauty Castle, complete with surrounding foliage. Sounds pretty sweet, huh? Granted, not everyone enjoys or even has the patience to assemble and paint a plastic model. But, boy, wouldn’t it be neat to start building your own Disneyland or Magic Kingdom right at home? And, that’s only one version of the model kits. Read More
September 3rd, 2011
Let’s scour the deviantART website†, and have a look at some inspiring Haunted Mansion artwork . . .
April 9th, 2011
On October 15, Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. will be having their Haunted Mansion Costume Ball to help raise funds to preserve Walt Disney’s original Laugh-O-Grams Studio. The party (8pm to midnight) will be held at the Arts Tech Gallery in Kansas City, where there will be food, drinks, and dancing.
Original Haunted Mansion merchandise will be raffled off as well as other unique collectibles from vendors. Courtesy of designer MadMynx, 15% of all Haunted Mansion merchandise bought online will be donated to Thank You Walt Disney, Inc.
Tickets for this event are on sale now. Buy an individual ticket for $35, or buy couples tickets (2 tickets sold as a pair) for $65. Other pricing options are available. Read More
March 26th, 2011
Did you know that there was almost an online message board? It would have been an online meeting place for collecting and swapping Disney icons, mouse cursors, wallpapers, and more. Read More
February 11th, 2011
With the last site re-design (version 20) lasting only three months, let’s take a look at some initial sketches. They introduced a few design ideas that created unforeseen formatting problems. Read More
December 6th, 2010
It’s time for yet another addition to the Art Corner.
One of my special times is when Disneyland was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Of course, the Disney Experience had to celebrate it, too! Read More
October 18th, 2010
Here’s a quick update, proving that I am working on the illustrations for the Disneyland Paris: Sleeping Beauty Castle model instructions. I am currently on number 90, and there are plenty more to do. I was hoping to get everything done in time for the holidays or at least the end of the year. Sadly, it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case.
On a side note, Becky was smart enough to find a papercraft that I created, which was released over the Summer. It’s not Disney news, so I only posted about it on my art blog (check out the mods people have created). But, here’s Stubby, the official TOR.com mascot. Download and build your own.
I should note that I did not design the Stubby logo. That credit goes to Greg (last name unknown). I translated an existing 3-D model into a printable paper model, designed the graphics, and created the layouts for the parts and instructions. I was basically given a blank 3-D model and told that the ship was red and white. The rest was all me. Enjoy it.
October 1st, 2010
The bulldozers and wrecking balls have been rented, blueprints are being developed, and meetings with the contractor are well under way. Read More
Every couple of years or so, I rummage through my things and find stuff to sell on eBay . . . stuff that I don’t need/want/use. It makes room for new stuff, I make a little bit of extra cash, and folks get good deals. Today, I came across a special item that I am willing to part with.
Since the site donations have been pretty much non-existent for many months (except for one or two tiny donations), I thought it would be a neat idea to have an eBay auction to raise some cash. The item up for bid? Roxie Art: Book One, a coffee-table book featuring my artwork through the ages. This is absolutely the only copy in existence! It was never publicly released because of high costs. Read More