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The Late Movies: M-O-U-S-E! The Original Mickey Mouse Club

On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. How far that little company has come! Dozens of films, characters and shows later—plus a theme park or two—the Walt Disney Company is one of the most easily recognizable institutions in the world. Whenever I think of Disney, I immediately [...]

Breakbad Mountain

(YouTube link) Creative editing once again takes a story out of context and makes into something completely different. In this case, the TV show Breaking Bad become a tender love story -between Walt and Jesse. You could say they have “chemistry.”  -via Buzzfeed

Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s

“QUANTUM SHOT” #786 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Need for Speed: The Fastest Men On Earth & Their “Rocket” Vehicles, 1960s-1980s In Part One of our look at land speed record vehicles here at Dark Roasted Blend, we featured the pioneers who steadily pushed top speeds [...]

Bryan Cranston Picks 13 Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments

Who knows Walter White, the main character of AMC’s Breaking Bad, better than actor Bryan Cranston? After all, the role has won him three Emmys! In this post, he selects the pivotal scenes in which “something propelled Walt to the next thing or changed him somewhat or made the situation more profound.” With video evidence, [...]

The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon

President Obama is appearing today at Disney World, which gives us an excuse to discuss the time then-VP Richard Nixon tested out Disneyland’s fancy new monorail. Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot. The Nixons were on hand at Disneyland to help [...]

When Frank Frazetta Worked for Disney

Walt, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Cuteness pleases you, Walt… so grant me one [...]

Snow White: Not Just a Fairy Tale

Most of us are familiar with the story of Snow White: beautiful princess, jealous witch, hitman, dwarves, poisoned apple, hero prince. A cute little tale that got even cuter once Walt Disney got in hands on it in 1937, right? It may have been more than a tale, and the true tragedies the fairy stories might [...]

Walt Disney’s Secret Tragedy

Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but the man behind it wasn’t. Behind the popular movies, the theme park empire and the Mouse, Walt Disney carried a tragedy with him that he refused to speak about even with his family members. When Walt was growing up, his parents (that’s Walt and his mom in [...]

The Quick 10: Your Exclusive Pass to Club 33

Club 33: it’s one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. Nope, it’s not a password-protected bar in New York. And it’s not an invite-only nightclub in L.A. (though it’s in the vicinity). Nope – you can find the uber-private Club 33 located right next to the Blue Bayou restaurant and Pirates of the [...]

Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland

It’s easy to see why someone would choose the Orlando area for a tourist attraction these days – it’s already such a mecca for vacationers, you’d be all but guaranteed to pick up some visitors by default. But back when Walt Disney was looking for a place to create a larger, roomier version of Anaheim’s Disneyland, [...]