Sorry that today’s blog will be a short one. I did a lab at school today, had 21st Century Geocaching after school, dinner at Toro Loco (Remember: National Guacamole Day), youth group at church then transferred and edited the church radio program for airing on Saturday afternoon at 2 PM on WFGH Radio in Fort Gay, WV. You can hear the program on the Internet as well.
On this date in 1932, the Walt Disney Art School was created. Walt was a believer in training and education and he set this up to train artists on his way to producing feature length cartoons. Eventually this would lead to Walt’s establishment of Cal Arts School. Walt left ¼ of his estate to Cal Arts upon his death. Get over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and visit the animation areas, learn some stuff, you could be the next John Lasseter.
It all started with a comic strip. In this case the comic strip was Lil’ Abner, and what it started was Sadie Hawkins Day. Sadie was not the best candidate for wifehood and her father, in a stroke of brilliance, set up a race where the loser would end up marrying Sadie. This became a popular culture phenomenon and morphed into Sadie Hawkins Day where the girls can ask out the boys they like. Sadie Hawkins dances where it’s always ladies’ choice are still held all across the USA. This also leads to one of my favorite groups, Relient K, and their song “Sadie Hawkins Dance.” How does this tie in to WDW? Matt Theissen, lead singer for Relient K has a song in the new Disney movie, “Wreck it Ralph.” Haven’t seen it? Go now. In fact, go to the movies at Downtown Disney. Yeah! Oh, and Ralph and Venelope and in the parks now as well.
Relient K: Sadie Hawkins Dance
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.