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Artist DJ Clulow of Crabby Squid is back again with another Disney mashup, this time in the midst of the “Every Simpsons Ever” TV marathon.
What’s it called? Monorail! That’s right, Monorail!
He’s re-imagined the classic Disneyland Monorail poster to feature Lyle Lanley, the con artist who appeared in one of the most memorable episodes of “The Simpsons” called “Marge vs the Monorail.”
â€śI wanted to create a companion piece for my ‘Planet of the Apes Musical’ advertisement poster for a long time now,” explained Clulow. “I got a lot of different requests from fans at conventions on what they would like to see next, most of them said ‘You have to do the monorail!’ Then we would break out into song right there on the show floor singing Lyle Lanleyâ€™s famous Monorail song. Being a big fan of classic Disney attraction posters, I wanted the Springfield one to be inspired by that original.”
His new monorail art is available to purchase as prints on his Etsy store.
For easy comparison, here’s the original Disneyland poster:
While glimpses of Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff have been released online and at San Diego Comic-Con, today Disney and ABC revealed the first full video teaser for the upcoming “Frozen” episodes of “Once Upon a Time” season 4.
As Elsa walks through Storybrook, the show’s characters look on as she cools down the town, quite literally.
This year there is no new Pixar film, a rarity over the past decade. But with “Inside Out” due in theaters next year, Disney and Pixar have released a clip from the upcoming short “Lava” that will play ahead of that film.
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, â€śLavaâ€ť is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
“Lava” is directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren. “Inside Out” and “Lava” will open in theaters on June 19, 2015.
American Q elevates BBQ with modern, cultured twists in B Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
Orlando’s newest barbecue restaurant is set to impress with flavorful favorites served with an interesting spin. Take the Brazilian steakhouse concept of serving an endless stream of delicious skewered meats and combine it with traditional fire grilled dishes and you’ve got American Q, the must-try restaurant at Walt Disney World.
Located within walking distance of Downtown Disney, American Q quietly opened just a couple weeks ago inside B Resort Orlando. All guests are welcome even when not staying at the hotel, with the restaurant easy to find just off the lobby. Parking’s just as easy with free valet available.
American Q successfully modernizes the concept of a BBQ restaurant, replacing the usual array of overly-sauced ribs and chicken with a carefully seasoned and perfectly prepared variety of entrees and sides.
Its atmosphere fits the menu perfectly, mashing up rustic decor with contemporary fixtures. Its casual open seating environment is a perfectly comfortable place to spend some time enjoying a meal.
Years ago, Disney sold a line of merchandise for pets that left fans clamoring for more when the products ultimately faded away. Now the parks are bringing back some pet products.
Beginning spring 2015, â€śDisney Tailsâ€ť merchandise will include bowls, squeaky toys, and even some apparel. Initially, it will all be for dogs.
The most unusually quirky item is easily the Haunted Mansion bow tie for dogs – which some humans may not be able to resist wearing themselves. There’s also a chew toy shaped like a Mickey ice cream bar.
These and other pet items will be available at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
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