Monday, March 4, 2013

March 5, 2013: Take a Quantum Leap to WDW.

Did you watch The Bible on the History Channel last night? I was very good. It does not cover everything in the Holy Bible; it’s only 10 hours with five for the Old Testament and five for the New Testament. Did you know that there is a very obvious Disney connection? The narrator of the show is Keith David who was the voice of Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog. Now listen to him without picturing his character in the movie. (For older Disney cartoon fans, he also voiced Goliath on Gargoyles.)

We prefer Tiana over Facilier.

 March 5, 1939, Samantha Eggar was born in London, England. Eggar was the voice of Hera, Hercules’ mother in Disney’s Hercules. Eggar has starred in dozens of films and television programs starting the year I was born, 1961. Now, this is where we get into trouble. My kids complain that Hercules is way under-represented at Walt Disney World so, right off hand, to honor Eggar you’ll have to visit Fantasmic at Disney Hollywood Studio.

Mick, Hades, Hades, Mick.

The other night, I had a rare moment to sit and change channels on the television, eventually I hit Community, a pretty funny little show doing a parody of Dr. Who and the Who fan community. In the episode, one of the Community regulars has hooked up with a guy from Great Britain to buddy up with at a Dr. SpaceTime fan convention. I kept looking at the British visitor and wondering whom the guy was, I knew that I knew him from somewhere. Then it hit me; he’s the guy who played Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. That actor, Matt Lucas was born on this day in 1974. As always look for characters from Alice in the parks and relive the insanity of Wonder (Under) land.

Dean Stockwell was born on this day in 1936. I really like Dean Stockwell; I have since his days on Quantum Leap with Scott Bakula. That was only about 40 years into his career. Now, how does that tie in to Disney? Dean’s father, Harry, was the voice of Prince Charming in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White’s Scary Adventure is gone, so in the meantime, enjoy New Fantasyland until the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Coaster opens up.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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