Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This Week on the Disney Driven Life, I talk about the controversy surrounding the new Tronorail. Is it a classy advertisement or an eyesore? Read my article and give me your opinion on it! Check it out here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Update on my Disney Paper and Presentation

You may remember back a while when I was talking about my Honors paper and what to write about. Well, I am writing about the Original EPCOT, Walt's plan for the city of the future and if that city could exist today. Its a great topic and I am having tons of fun with the research! Its even given me the idea of what to write for my next paper! - More on that later

This coming Saturday is my official presentation at the SEPCHE Conference. SEPCHE is a group of Catholic Universities in the area who meet together for the conference. I will be presenting my paper on EPCOT, in a hopefully 13 minute speech. Being so excited about my topic, my speech has gone a bit long, I have it currently timed out at 14, so going to work in the next couple days to shave off a minute. I'll let you know how it goes after the conference along with some photos probably. I will also be posting my powerpoint and parts of my paper in the future, so keep checking here for all of my research info!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stitch Jammin on the DS

Yesterday the good people at Disney Interactive Studios announced a new game for the Nintendo DS featuring the lovable blue character Stitch from the 2002 film Lilo and Stitch along with some of his "cousins" from the television series. The game is call Disney Stitch Jam and has come out just for the Nintendo DS.

In the game, the player is using rhythms and music to beat Dr. Hamsterviel on many levels. Here's what the game is about, taken right from the official press release:

"Disney Stitch Jam allows players to help Stitch take part in action-filled rhythm-based missions to defeat Dr. Hamsterviel in an epic galactic showdown. Players will become immersed in 10 visually stunning locations including tropical beaches, a frozen city, the deep forest and many more environments while jamming to the rhythm. Players will complete musical missions by dodging obstacles, gathering cool collectibles, slamming enemies and unlocking accessories and costumes to disguise Stitch and his friends. Once players complete story mode, they will be able to play in free mode as other fun characters from the world of Stitch including Angel, Reuben and Felix."

The game can also be a two player game with a download option, allowing two people to play together as Stitch and Angel. Disney Stitch Jam is rated E for Everyone and is about $19.99.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on The Disney Driven Life, I pay tribute to the legendary actor who portrayed Davy Crockett, Fess Parker, who passed away this past Thursday. View the tribute by visiting the Disney Driven Life here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, I talk about the announcement of the end of Give a Day, Get a Disney Day and what may be planned for the future. Check it out at the Disney Driven Life

Monday, March 8, 2010

The UP Connection

So, as you may know, I am a co host on a radio show at my university called Imagine the Magic. It goes on every Monday at 4pm EST. A segment on the show is the History of the Week, where we talk about all of the history that happened that week related to Disney. This week's history segment let to an epiphany that I had!

I get all my Disney history from an amazing website called This Day in Disney History. For this week's history, there is a post on the 13th about Walt sending a telegram to Roy after they had lost their prize character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to a ruthless producer named Charles Mintz. As I read this, I paused. For some reason, that name sounded familiar and I was not sure why. Then it dawned on me: The villain in Disney/Pixar's Up is named Charles Muntz!! If you look up the Up character, he is described as greedy and paranoid and, when you search for both names, you find out from several articles that this is exactly what the producer intended.

I found this to be very interesting and I was not sure if many people knew about this connection, so I thought I would share. And as a side note, I would like to wish my greatest congratulations to everyone involved with Up for winning the Best Animated Feature award at the Academy Awards last night. It was well deserved!

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, I talk about a new show rumored to be coming to the Broadway Stage in 2011. I think you've seen about everything, except what is planning on coming to Broadway! Check it out here!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Muppet Hilarity

Ok, so I know sometimes I post some of the new Muppet youtube videos here on the site because they are just so darn funny, so I thought I would share some things that I found also hilarious by the Muppets. These are not on youtube however, but on their website, over at The comedy begins just as you enter the site. Aside from the hilarious intros that change every time you log onto the site, the first thing that pops up is the video screen that features hilarious videos of the muppets. Up right now are a series of videos of the Muppets in an elevator and wow are they funny!! You got everything from people singing and dancing in the elevator to a crazy gameshow and awkward conversations...its just awesome.

Once you close out of the videos, there are star doors for some of the big Muppet stars and inside are lots of fun stuff, including some more great videos. make sure to check out all of the Muppet's videos, they are just great. My personal favorites are the series of Impressions that Kermit does on his page...I was laughing my head off for a good few minutes watching them.

So if anyone is looking for something to pass the time on this Friday or any day, just head over to and check out their site and videos and prepare to laugh!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Alice in Wonderland for DS Commercial

The time has finally come! Tomorrow is the big opening of the highly anticipated Alice in Wonderland! In honor of the premiere, I have a new Vignette to share! This one, sent by the wonderful people at Disney Interactive Studios, is about the Nintendo DS video game. It is a new advertisement featuring the White Rabbit as seen in the DS version of the game. Enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Weekly DDL Post

This week on the Disney Driven Life, I talk about the refurbishments happening to the MuppetVision 3D show in Hollywood Studios..some popular ones and some not so popular about it here at the Disney Driven Life.