Looking at all things Disney.

A Look at Disney Investigates: Midship Detective Agency

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue our investigation.   And today, we are doing something a bit different as we look at The Midship Detective Agency.  Midship Detective Agency is a interactive game that debuted for the Disney Cruise Line in 2012 on both on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.  Now, I’ve not tried this out in person but thankfully, there are videos online for each of the three cases and I decided to check them out on YouTube.   Now, I’ve decided to look at this for two reasons,  one this is one of the few things that I could find that would allow me to look at something starring Mickey Mouse.  And I wanted to look at something good featuring The Muppets. With that out of the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Going Bonkers (Bonkers Pilot Episode Review)

 

 

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue our investigation as we look at the pilot episode of Bonkers.  I honestly went back and forth as to whether or not, I was going to review it.  In part, because the main character is just sooo annoying.  Now, this show has an interesting history.  While the episode, we are looking at is the pilot, it’s actually the tenth and eleventh episode produced. This was because this show went through some change including cast as the original partner that Bonkers had wasn’t that well liked by the staff it seemed.  And so, this pilot was created that gave Bonkers, a new partner and an origin of how a Toon became a cop in Hollywood.   Also, there seems to be a back & forth as to whether or not, this show was meant to be a Roger Rabbit cartoon series.  I’ve seem some sites say that was the case while others say that was a misconception that many audiences have about the show.  Well, even if it is the case that this show was never meant to be a Roger Rabbit cartoon,  you can see the influence of the Zemeckis movie on the show in this pilot.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue our investigation here with Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  I’ll be honest and say that so far out of everything that we’ve looked at so far, this probably has the best mystery.

 

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Villains Profile: Judge Doom

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue our investigation here with the first of two Villains Profile for this event as we look at Judge Doom.   As always, this will include Actor,  First Appearance,  Personality,  Grand Desire, Lackeys, Most Evil Deed,   Demise,  & finally Is Judge Doom A Good Villain.    With that out of the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Classic Shorts Showcase: How To Be A Detective

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue on with A Look at Disney Investigates with our second Classic Shorts Showcase event as we look at How To Be A Detective.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: The Barnaby Boys (Recess Episode Review)

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney and today, we continue our investigation here with A Look at Disney Investigates as we take a look at the 13th episode of season 3 of Recess as we look at The Barnaby Boys. I’m so excited to be reviewing this episode as this is one that I’ve wanted to look at for a long time.  If you’ve read any of the entries in my series, On The Case, then you know that I’m a fan of The Hardy Boys.    And this episode is one big Hardy Boys episode.  Now, they never state it in the episode but with the books that our lead characters are reading, you get that idea and the set up for this episode is like that of a classic Hardy Boys book.  Heck, our lead characters, T.J. and Vince even end up dressing like Frank and Joe, granted the show didn’t use those names.  And I may have some experience in dressing up like The Hardy Boys as during my Junior year of high school, we had a Spirit Week and one of the days was Famous Duos Days, where you could come dressed up as a famous duo. So I talked my best friend, who admittedly isn’t to The Hardy Boys as much as I am to dress up as Frank & Joe. Granted, none of the other students knew who we were. And when I tried to explain to them, who we were. They kept asking “Isn’t that a wrestling team?”  And me, having never watched wrestling had no clue about who they were talking about.   With that outta the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Sherlock Goof (Goof Troop Episode Review)

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney. And today, we continue A Look at Disney Investigates as we look at the 11th episode of the second season of Goof Troop.   Something that I remember that Goof Troop did a bit was episodes that would introduce us to Goofy and Max’s ancestors, and these included takes on Robin Hood, the Old West, gangsters, cavemen, Frankenstein, and the subject of today’s review, Sherlock Holmes. These episodes all followed a similar setup in that Max would either be doing something or have something going on in his life that would remind him of one of his ancestors.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Darkly Dawns The Duck (Darkwing Duck Pilot Episode Review)

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney. And today, we continue our investigation as A Look at Disney Investigates continues as we look at the pilot episode of Darkwing Duck.  This episode does a lot to set up for the characters and it’s world.  With that outta the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Music Fridays # 184: Music From Dick Tracy

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney.  Well, here’s something that I thought I’d never cover on Music Fridays.  Madonna.   You see she released an album titled I’m Breathless as tie-in to Dick Tracy and sang the songs from the film as Breathless Mahoney.  Including the original version of Back In Business that was not included in the movie as Stephen Sondheim (Yes, the one that you are thinking of)  didn’t think it fit the movie.   Now, for the sake of this blog, I’ve decided to only look at the songs that she recorded that were in the film.  With the exception of one song but we will get to that.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Classic Shorts Showcase: Alice’s Mysterious Mystery

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney as we continue our investigation here of mystery/detective/crime fighting stories as we resurrect Classic Shorts Showcase as we look at one of the shorts from the Alice Comedies.  The Alice Comedies were a series of shorts that saw a little girl enter a cartoon world and would interact with the characters there.  And a certain Disney baddie got in his start in these comedies as the earliest known version of Pete can be seen in these shorts.  Keep in mind, that these shorts predate the creation of Mickey Mouse, and even that of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit.  The short that we are looking at today is from 1926 and features the second Alice, Margie Gay.  Who played Alice from 1925-1927.   This short along with many other Alice Comedies is included on the Walt Disney Treasures DVD,   Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts 1920s – 1950s .

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Pound of The Baskervilles (Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers Episode Review)

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney and we continue our investigation with two gumshoes that are picking up the slack of the cases that slip through the crack as there is no case too big or too small for the Rescue Rangers.  And today, we are looking at the eighth episode of season 1 of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Pound of The Baskervilles.  Many cartoons and other shows like to sometimes do episodes based on the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Heck, there has even been a cartoon series with Sherlock waking up in the future.   But we aren’t here to talk about that but rather an example of a cartoon that uses elements from Sherlock Holmes to tell a story.  Now, this won’t be the only cartoon that we look at that does this but I kinda like this one better as it’s plays more serious with the story.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Get A Clue

 

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney, and we continue our investigation series as A Look at Disney Investigates continues as we head to the small screen to the 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie, Get A Clue.  Get A Clue is unique in that in the only Disney Channel Original Movie to star Lindsay Lohan.   I’m honestly shocked that I haven’t covered more of her Disney movies starring her and considering, the theme of this year’s event, this movie does take a bit of sense.   Get A Clue is a basic children’s mystery movie, that is at best harmless.  And is a fun mystery for young kids but the clues leading to the reveal of the bad guy are as obvious as early Scooby Doo or Hardy Boys (both of which I love but some of the early works of both weren’t too hard to figure out who the bad guy was).  With that out of the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney Investigates: Dick Tracy

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney. And this month, we will looking at the characters that uphold the law (Do note , that not every character featured will be wielding a badge) as they crack down the cases that need to be solved. Now, let me clarify, while most of the characters in these can qualify as detectives or something along the way, not everything I’m not looking at exactly falls under the mystery genre.   Such as the case with this movie but it does feature an iconic police detective.  Today, we are looking at Warren Beatty’s big screen adaption of Dick Tracy. Now, I had never seen this movie before but I had known of it and well, it’s not bad but two other movie’s seemed to loom over this one.  The first being Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which  you can kinda see the comparisons as they have a similar feel and vibe to it with them being period pieces that focus on a detective character.  The other movie that really seems to loom over this movie is Tim Burton’s Batman.  This movie really seems to want to copy the visual style and flair of the ’89 Batman.  With how big and colorful, it wants to be, and I know Todd In The Shadows made this joke in his review of Dick Tracy but it really does seem like Danny Elfman just copied his score from Batman for this movie.  Is this movie bad?  I’m not exactly sure.

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A Look at Disney: The Shreds Fell Like Snowflakes (Fillmore! Episode Review)

Enjoy this older review as a preview for what’s come to next month with A Look at Disney Investigates

 

 

Question, what do you get when a Saturday Morning cartoon series parodies police dramas and sets it in a middle school?  Answer, one of the most underrated Disney cartoon shows ever!  Fillmore,   is what you get when you take all of the tropes of crime dramas and set them in a middle school and the result, it worked   Fillmore was one of the shows that could’ve been found on the Disney ABC block, I’m not sure if it was still One Saturday Morning when this show rolled around. Either way, this show while not a popular as say Recess is still pretty good and I’ve decided to take a look at one of the episodes from season 2 for a review. Enjoy!   Oh, one last and really cool thing to bring up is that Jeff Probst,  host of Survivor had a role in this show as the vice principal.   That is so cool that the host of my favorite show was in this, I mean the guy known for doing this  and saying this was in a Disney show.

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A Look at Disney: The Mathematics of Disney Imagineering

 

 

Hey guys, I wanted to share with you this math paper  I did on Disney Imagineering that got me a 96.

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A Look at Disney: Tangled: Before Ever After

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney.  Anyone that knows me and has followed A Look at Disney for a long enough time knows that Tangled is my favorite Disney movie of all time.  So, with the announcement of new Tangled TV show, I was plenty excited.  And last Friday, the pilot movie, Tangled: Before Ever After aired. And it was quite good.  It perfectly lived up to my expectations and gave me more of what I had hoped to see in the kingdom of Corona.   With that outta the way, let’s begin.

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A Look at Disney: A Good Deal More Lego & Disney

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney. And well, this article was coming as I’d been building up to it.  It’s time for another Lego & Disney article.  With that out of the way, let’s begin.  And we will start with a Lego set that I’ve covered before.
 

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A Look at Disney: Lego Frozen Northern Lights

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney.  I’ve been on another of my Lego kicks lately and wanted to do a Lego/Disney article but I wanted it to be something a bit different.  And then I remembered that Disney Channel aired a Lego Frozen special that shares a name with a series of books from the Frozen franchise, Northern Lights.  But from what I understand, the books take a more serious approach to the story than this 20 minute special.  But in all, it’s still pretty cute save for one groan worthy joke about mansplaining.

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A Look at Disney: A Look at my Lego Disney Minifigures

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney. In 2016, Lego released a wave of Blind Bag minifigures based on Disney characters.  I love Lego & Disney, so I knew that I wanted these but instead of trying to search through Blind Bags, I found the ones that I wanted by either hunting them out at conventions at BrickFair or looking for them on Amazon and added them to my wishlist.  And thus fair, it has worked out rather well as I was able to get Mickey Mouse,  Aladdin, & Ariel at BrickFair and got Ursula, Genie, Captain Hook, & Peter Pan for Christmas. I knew that I wanted to look at the ones that I’ve gotten thus fair but wasn’t sure to go about how to do it.  Then I thought the best way would to be ranking them from least favorite to favorite. With that outta the way, let’s begin.  This won’t be a Top Numbers list as I do like these for the most part but there are just some that are better than others.

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A Look at Disney Music Fridays # 183: My Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello & welcome to a special A Look at Disney.  I’ll admit that I didn’t have much planned as I just finished a month long event for A Look at Disney and didn’t really feel like doing a theme week so soon after finishing a month long themed event but I still wanted to do something special for my birthday.  I’ll admit that it’s been kinda hard thinking of anything to do.  So, I decided to have some fun and look at Disney birthdays and songs with them. This was a bit of a stretch, I’ll admit.  But I did find some.  With that outta the way, let’s begin.

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