Monday, August 23, 2010

Retro Disney

The House of Mouse. Steamboat Willie (1928) . The Wonderful World of Disney. How To Play Baseball (1942). The Baby-Sitters Club. The Original Mickey Mouse Club. These are some personal favorite “retro” Disney shows/shorts of mine.

Many of us on Twitter have agreed that Phineas and Ferb is the only top-notch Disney cartoon which currently airs. (I also personally enjoy Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse as well.) Sure, you have the cute appeal of Wizards on Waverly Place and the innocent faces of Zack and Cody…but do their shows really stand against the power of the Mouse?

I don’t want to criticize Disney, because the corporation is basically who I am, but I want to say that I do not watch High School Musical or Hannah Montana, or any other current show. And as much as I enjoy Phineas and Ferb, I don’t make the time to watch an episode like I would with a classic Donald Duck short.

In the 1990s, I adored Boy Meets World (1993-2000) & Sister Sister. When I have children, I want them to grow up on The Goof Troop (1992-1996) and The Little Mermaid series (1992-1995), among many others.

Uncle Walt believed in the simplicity of magic. When he began the Wonderful World of Disney, he had big dreams in mind, dreams for his children (us!) to feed off of. "You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." Our very own Uncle Walt said this. We need to take heed of this and bring back the true meaning of imagination.

@yourcuppycake and @tiggerlover75 “I miss Dumbo’s Circus (1985), & the tv series "Alice in Wonderland" & "Darkwing Duck" & "Gummi Bears.”

@maryspixiemagic “My favorite is Peter and the Wolf. Love Sasha the duck.”

@sezcluvswdw “I used to adore Kids Inc. (1984-1992), MMC, (1989-1995) and Avonlea.”

@DisneyDean “The Wonderful World of Disney, especially their nature shows. I am all of a sudden really loving the MMC serial Annette – very cool series.”

@hatboxfiend “MMC, House of Mouse, Disney Afternoon. All the Wonderful World of Disney stuff. Don’t forget Lonesome Ghosts.”

@DanceBratz23 “I luv the one with Mickey and Donald and Goofy in the camper all inside with no driver classic.” (Camping Out – 1934)

@VertigoDawn “Bongo and Lambert the Sheepish Lion J.”

@chipfoods “Buzz Lightyear’s show!” (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command – 2000)

@EPCOTPluto “Alien Encounters New Tomorrowland Parts I and II (, Innoventions Parts I, II, and III (, and some Vault Disney videos (”

@sweetaleisha “MMC...that was classic. I miss it to this day!”

@SusieNotSusan "Disney Sing Along Songs - Disneyland Fun (Part 1 of 3)."

@ara_kay “The Original Mickey Mouse Club circa 1950s.

@Debs7777 “any Mickey Mouse Club episode with Annette Funicello are my favs!”

@RyanKilpatrick “Zorro! Zorro! Zorro! Did I mention Zorro?”

@shaene_o_mite “KIDS Incorporated, Mousercise, Dtv, Gummie Bears , The Wuzzles, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin.”

@MrsMcDrew “DuckTales!”

@IlluminatEpcot “I loved WDW Inside Out. JD Roth was the host if i remember & Flash Forward had @JewelStaite in it. (Who later did Firefly).”

@pattie81 “I loved The Wuzzles!”

@dd_indy “I always loved watching the original MMC reruns and of course Uncle Walt on Sunday evenings while growing up in the 60s.”

@jillybeaner21 “KIDS Incorporated, Mousercise, Dtv.”

@Eweaver6405 “Ducktales!!!!”

@heatherw25 “The New Mickey Mouse Club in the 90s.”

I ask you all now to please take the time to watch some of these shorts/TV episodes. Please leave comments on this blog, or tweet me at @BufferflyBrie on Twitter. We need to let Disney know how important these classics are. We want back what Uncle Walt gave us – the original magic!

Here are some links:

The Original Mickey Mouse Club
Gummi Bears
The Wuzzles
Dumbo’s Circus
The Little Mermaid show
Darkwing Duck
Steamboat Willie (1928)
The Goof Troop
Kids Incorporated
House of Mouse
Aladdin show
The Skeleton Dance (1929)
Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
How to Play Baseball (1942 – a personal favorite of mine!)
Peter and the Wolf (1946)
The Baby-Sitters Club
Disney Afternoon
Camping Out (1934)
Lambert the Sheepish Lion
Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun
Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers
WDW Inside Out
Flash Forward

Walt's Plan

“I hope we never lose sight of one thing – it was all started by a mouse." – Walter Elias Disney

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