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True Life Adventures

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Bill, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    After swearing up and down to Dr. Know that I WOULDN'T rush off like a lemming and pick up these DVDs...because I always thought the "nature" coming attractions on the Wonderful World of Disney were like finding out you were having Brussel sprouts for dinner....I bought them.

    BUT...you may be glad I did...because, as anyone who purchased them can bear out...deep in the recesses of the packaging...where most children fear to go...there is an insert announcing some "coming soon" DVDs which will be part of the same Roy Disney presents collections. One is "Destino" (yes..you'll only watch it once....so what?!)...the second is "Oswald" (who saw THAT coming?!)...and the third...and of most general interest, I think....is the long awaited Secrets of the Happiest Place on Earth Disneyland DVD that we've all been waiting for...for over a year. I guess Roy is the new Leonard.
     
  2. Dr. Know

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    Did you get 'em signed by Roy on Tuesday?

    Destino... cool. I finally saw it in the huge Disney exhibition currently at the Grand Palais. It was projected on a large screen in a gallery filled with Dali's original concept drawings. It would be nice to have on dvd.

    So have you watched any of the True Life Adventures yet? Does Walt introduce them? How do they look?
     
  3. mmmfan

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    Thank you for finding this. Can't wait to see the Disneyland DVD. Hope they actually release it this time.
     
  4. jeffcot

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    Not sure how firm your tongue was planted in your cheek but. .

    The True-Lifes are very important works of filmmaking. The were significant on many different levels and laid the groundwork for pretty much all the nature docs and telelvison programs that followed. They won a bunch of Oscars.

    Roy Disney's participation in the DVDs is more than just token. As a young man, he worked directly on a number of the True-Life films.

    They are also fairly renown for their music as well.

    Regards

    Jeff
     
  5. Jestyr

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    Wow. That is so incredibly offensive I woudn't know where to start schooling you about it. I'll just say you're a complete idiot and leave it at that.
     
  6. FRAN?OIS

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    Jestyr,

    Bill is well known here for being offensive and enjoying too! To dismiss him as a "complete idiot" (Not Walt's idiot nephew! LOL!) would be wrong because I do suspect that Bill IS a real Disney fan! He just like to shock and does it with gusto most of the time, I admit...

    He loves to get carried away by his own humour... and I don't think he even agrees with himself on those statements of his!

    That Jim Henson comment is too much though!

    Just my two cents!

    I guess we should read Bill's posts and... move on!
     
  7. X-S Tech

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    What was offensive about Bills post?!! It was his opinion and offensive is hardly the word I would choose. I can see not agreeing with it, but incredibly offensive?
     
  8. Dr. Know

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    Bill is not a complete idiot. Opinionated and brutal at times, but he is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful person I've ever known in my life.
     
  9. X-S Tech

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    Hey Bill,

    Glad to know someone else is still dissatisfied with Steve Whitmire's Kermit ;)
     
  10. FRAN?OIS

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    ... west of the Alamo?! :)
     
  11. jeffcot

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    Wow. . .

    Took me a while to get back to the thread, and whoa. . .

    I watched the True-Lifes as a kid and revisited them again on Vault Disney in the late 1990s. I enjoy them--simple as that.

    And I take Roy Disney for what he is. In this case he had a direct link to the TLAs so I didn't think his connection to the DVDs was all that inapproriate.

    Regards

    Jeff
     
  12. FRAN?OIS

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    Bill,

    I'm always amazed (too) at how condescending (Yeah! condescending!) you can be with other posters here and how you obviously get a kick out of ignoring precisely their own sensitivity!

    AND you sure love to drop names, don't you?!

    Is that to give yourself some... "credibility"?
    (Hmmm... this not a question, btw!)

    Needless to say; we, the nerds here are IMPRESSED!

    (Give us a kick if you please! Give us a kick if you would! Ooooh.... that was good! ;D)
     
  13. FRAN?OIS

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    Don't tell us! Must be Mr Eisner writing here under another name!! ;D

    Oh! Have I told you about the time I met him?
    Very nice man! Very nice! ;)
     
  14. X-S Tech

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    I believe Brian Henson did perform Kermit a few times just after Jim's death but since Muppet Christmas Carol (at least) the "official" voice of Kermit has been Steve Whitmire (Rizzo, Wembley Fraggle, Bean Bunny). The voice itself doesn't bother me so much as the personality. Kermit just isn't Kermit anymore. Where before he was the leader of the group, barely able to keep "the show" going, he's crossed the line into nervous and boring. What's strange is that until this year the same head writer (Jerry Juhl) that had been writing the Muppet show, was still writing the bulk of the material for the Muppets, so you'd expect the characters would still be true to form. I guess it goes to show how much the performer really makes the character. I find some fairly simple Kermit lines absolutely ruined by all the little "oohs" and "gosh's" that Steve gives him. They are all things that Jim's Kermit said, but for some reason they are not in the right place. It's like Jim was Kermit, and Steve's doing an impression of Kermit I guess. Just my never to be humble opinion ;)
     
  15. FRAN?OIS

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    Bill,

    No, I don't know Mr Eisner! It was a joke... just dropping a name as a parody...

    As I said.... let's move on! :)
     
  16. FRAN?OIS

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    Oooh, Bill!

    Why can't you behave?
    Oh, why can't you behave?
    After all the things you told me
    And the promises that you gave,
    Oh, why can't you behave?
    Why can't you be good?
    And do just as you should?

    (I'm sure dear Cole will excuse my borowing!)
     
  17. FRAN?OIS

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    Just one last thing...

    ... if you're so "unhappy" with your True Life Adventures dvds, send them on to me; I don't have the budget to get them right now and they'd make a loverly Xmas present!

    Merci in advance! :-*
     

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