Friday, May 01, 2009

The Story of The Haunted Mansion!


You may have seen this mentioned elsewhere, but it bears repeating. Here's the official info:

On Friday May 1st, Patrick Hurd presents:

The Story of the Haunted Mansion.

You’ll learn how the wish of one man to provide a loving home for his family, became the nightmare that destroyed one generation after the next.

The 32 minute story is visualized through the art work of over 40 talented artists.

Nearly 300 original pieces of artwork were created exclusively for the story!

The short films voice cast includes actor Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser MD, How I Met Your Mother), Corey Burton (The Haunted Mansion Holiday’s Ghost Host), Peter Renaday (The Ghost Host from the classic 1969 Haunted Mansion LP), and voice guy extraordinaire Brian Sommer!

Find out how your favorite characters came to live and die inside Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion…and the surprising way their stories intertwine.

Visit the Window to the Magic video feed on iTunes on May 1 (that's today!) to download the high quality video for free HERE

Or visit Patrick’s YouTube channel HERE

So you think you know all about the Haunted Mansion…

You don’t know half the story!

13 comments:

What the? said...

WOW!

That was truly awful.

And what incompetent drawings to boot!
Not worth your time to sit through this, believe me. Patrick Hurd has done some pretty crummy podcasts in the past, and this certainly belongs on the bottom of that pile.

Sheesh! Its like bad Trek fan fiction.

Anonymous said...

^^agreed. Absolute nonsense.

Chris Merritt said...

"Your request could not be completed. The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store."
Hmmmmm....

Anonymous said...

The YouTube link works. Painful to watch though. Waste of bandwidth. Almost as bad as the ones where he's just flopped on the couch talking drivel about the parks.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I liked it! It wasn't painful, a little childish maybe, but not bad. Of course I read service manuals and old department store catalogs for fun so what do I know...

Major Pepperidge said...

Patrick Hurd is a good guy, and he knows a wealth of Disneyland history and trivia. I haven't seen the video yet (it's only 7:30 in the morning!), but I know that he tries to find an entertaining way to present the info in a way that doesn't just reel off dry facts and figures. Guess it might not be for everyone...

Anonymous said...

This is enormous fun and very creative! Those poor hitchhikers! Thanks for sharing the link to this.

Anonymous said...

Pretentious nonsense. It wasn't fun at all, it didn't capture the spirit of the attraction, and came off as a little icky.
It's sad when people need to assemble bits and pieces of work by others to create something that they pass off as their own.
And could the opening credits go on any longer?

Anonymous said...

Jeepers, that was terrible.

I like Patrick, but what a complete and total waste of time. Sheesh.

999 thumbs down.

Mr Leota's cousin said...

I just watched that, I hope they don't do any more of those. Yowza! Who asked for this?

Major Pepperidge said...

I can't help thinking about the work that Patrick poured into this project, in the hopes of entertaining people... FOR FREE. If you don't like it, well, that happens - - but it really doesn't seem very cool to say nasty things about it.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen it?! Neil Patrick Harris and Corey Burton earned top billing but neither had more than a handful lines. The artwork was inconsistent and jarring. Staying with one style would have been much smoother. Juxtaposing a child's artwork against a serious tale of death and agony is simply awkward.

Cyberdillo said...

I've seen it and don't see what all the uproar's about. I liked it and agree with the Major; it was free entertainment and for those anonymous individuals who didn't like it, you're welcome to your opinion. However, there're other ways of expressing it without being abusive.