Best Geeky Finds – Ducktales Woo-Hoo!

You may recall me writing about Darkwing Duck about a year ago, and how it was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. Second to that were all the other Disney afternoon shows, most of all Ducktales. The very adventure of the show and mystery behind some of the characters (Magica, I’m looking at you, who the heck are you?) made it a perfect program for both children and pre-teens. Thankfully, in the recent tradition of 90s reboots, Disney has rebooted Ducktales. I have been waiting for this since nearly six months ago when casting was announced and confirmed that David Tennant would voice Scrooge McDuck, the billionaire adventurer who takes in his great-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie.   Continue reading

GW1 Issue 113 – Regenerations & Magical Kingdoms

It’s issue 113 and we’re talking about the newly announced 13th Doctor for Doctor Who. For the first time ever, the Doctor is female – so what do we think about that? Plus we chat about the Doctor Who spin-off Class. And we have a bit of geek news and details about some of the announcements out of D23 Expo, Disney’s big convention last weekend. Listen now!  Continue reading

Gotham Gal West Coast – Changes Afoot for Pirates

Last week, the Internet was abuzz with rumors of a change to Pirate of the Caribbean at the Disneyland resort. The “beloved” bride auctioning portion of the ride is going to be replaced. While the changes will happen at the Disneyland Paris resort this year, the US-based parks (Disneyland and Magic Kingdom) can expect to see the changes in 2018, along with the annual refurbishment. Continue reading

Playing Around – It’s a Disney Afternoon

If you’re a child of the 90s (or have always loved Disney), you’ll remember the Disney Afternoon. It was a block of animated shows that included Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin and Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers. If you were into gaming, you might also remember that Capcom came out with Nintendo games for those shows too. Well they’re back, in the recently released The Disney Afternoon CollectionContinue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – When Disney Gave Us Some Scares

Blog-MDMIn the interest of today’s holiday, I wanted to revisit a few scary movies I loved as a kid that have fallen off the radar. In part, these flicks aren’t as well known these days because Disney no longer promotes them – they don’t like acknowledging that they made spooky kid flicks once upon a time.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Let’s Get Dangerous!

Blog-BGFI’ve mentioned before that I am a Disneyphile. My sister and I grew up with the Disney channel and constant rerecordings of the animated classics in our home, usually with The Lion King or The Little Mermaid on repeat. For my generation however, in addition to the classics that continue to remain in my video closet, we also had the Disney afternoon. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – AI Gone Right: A Look Back at The Love Bug

Blog-BGFHe was a small little thing, but he had a lot of heart. His name was Herbie the Love Bug.

In 1968, Disney continued its run of live-action family films about sports with The Love Bug (G), starting a new series that is still known today with its many sequels. At this time, however, there was only one Bug—a Volkswagen who was conveniently anything but one. Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – A Proud Product of Disney

Blog-MissDawnsMusingsI had a realization not long ago that Disney played a large role in making me the geek I am today.

I’ve been a Disney freak since as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I saw all the movies, watched the weekly television show and went on family trips to Florida almost every year. It’s at the point where I honestly don’t know how many times I’ve been to Walt Disney World, though I know it’s more than a dozen.

So anyway, my fandoms include sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, steampunk and cephalopods (I said “include”… there are others). Though there were other influences that solidified these for me in my formative years, so to speak, my first memory of each is via Disney and to a large extent The Magic Kingdom. Continue reading