Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles

      The Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles appeared at Disney MGM Studios in 1990 and did performances until 1996.  The Turtles would pull up in their Turtle Party Wagon (which did not resemble the van they drove in the animated series) and dace around their stage while April O'neal sang.  This stage was located back on New York Street.  They did "sign" autographs and took pictures with guests as well.
Lets open my autograph book that I got in 1989
This was the first instance that I can remember where the character used a stamp for and autograph
The outfits were too cumbersome to actually sign their names
I guess them having three fingers didn't help either

April O'Neal was the only human character, so she is able to sign her name
     This was huge with my brother and I since we absolutely loved everything Turtles around this time. The cartoon show (1987) was very popular as well as action figures and other mechandise. The live action film debuted in 1990, along with two sequels to follow in the early 90's.  There is also many shows that have aired over the years on television.  There is actually a new series the will begin airing on Nickelodeon starting in 2012.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

World of Motion asthetics

     This space in EPCOT Center has changed a lot since 1986 when this photo was taken.  I loved when everything was more open and less cluttered.

      There were views available all over Futureworld that are nonexistant today.  Don't get me wrong I love test track, but the exterior of the pavillion seems kind of overcrowded.

Here is an example of blocked sightlines