Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Ordinarily, I don't find much to get excited about when viewing images of Storybook Land. Don't get me wrong, I like Storybook Land a lot! But one doesn't often find photos that have anything unique in them.
This first one was taken as the canal boat passed by Cinderella's village. And Cinderella's castle. And Cinderella's Malibu RV. What's with the bright red "hair" in the foreground? I really have no idea what that is. Clown invasion?
Zooming in a bit, we can see that workmen in white coveralls are showing us what they think of us. I've seen a number of photos of Storybook Land being worked on during operating hours; doesn't this fall into the category of "bad show"?
"The Old Mill" is one of my favorite Silly Symphony cartoons, and it (along with the Three Little Pigs) is one of the few animated shorts that earned a spot in Storybook Land. We can see two of the windmills from this vignette; perhaps the relative obscurity of this film made the scene expendable. It has recently been replaced with an elaborate miniature of the kingdom of Arendelle (from "Frozen", of course). It's hard to argue with the decision, given Frozen's phenomenal popularity; but I will miss those old windmills.