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Walt Disney AND Jim Henson

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Nicholas, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have no issue with Walt Disney himself. Never have. Most people mistake exactly what he did. He was more of a visionary than an artist most of his career. Both are noble professions. He started his career as an artist and ended up a businessman who created new forms of family entertainment. Not a bad thing at all.

    What has happened to the company since his death, well there are ups and downs. The sequels are the low point. I have faith that Disney will bounce back.:zany:
  2. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    I dunno Jamie, I would never call Walt a "businessman". His department was the visionary overall see-er. After all, if it weren't for Roy, the company would have never lasted!

    Walt had to have Roy to budget and finance everything (he said often times Roy was losing more sleep than he was), and Roy of course wouldn't have had a company to budge if it hadn't been for the genius and insight of Walt. :)
  3. JamieDenny

    JamieDenny Well-Known Member


    :o Please don't :cry: ,

    If I post you a muffin will I be forgiven?

    *Grovels like :) after forgetting he had to take :mad: to dinner

  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I appologize for raking Dirt up on Disney. I am taking an Animation History class, and I found out a LOT of stuff I'd be happier not knowing...
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yes he was an uncreative thief; he was satan incarnate. He didn't die, he was dragged back to his fiery pits!!

    It's true.

    I saw him when he came home. :eek:

    Of course; satan wears shoes with rubber soles.

    That would be great. I'm starved! :D

    Ever heard what they did after completing Snow White? Mercy!

    Byron is agreeable in that Roy was the brains and Walt was the dreamer.
  6. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm...makes me wonder about some o' the stuff they're teachin' ya! ;)
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    My point is that Walt did not spend his career as a traditional artist. He was a decision maker, not the cartoonist that most people think of. That's just how he started out. He was a business man, but more on the creative side than Roy.
  8. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    'k, I see what you were tryin' to say.

  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Walt was a businessman...

    And he was a baby eating satanist.
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Tastes like chicken. :) What!!?? :concern:
  11. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Re: Walt was a businessman...

    Was not!

  12. JamieDenny

    JamieDenny Well-Known Member

    i just hope the baby eating satanists arent upset J/K;) :D :p
  13. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member


  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks. ;)
  15. The Storyteller

    The Storyteller Well-Known Member

    Disneyland was not the FIRST theme park, Holiday World in Santa Claus, Inidana(Up untill 1986 it was Santa Claus Land).
    As for The Walt Disney Company, my thoughts are: It's too big. I think the company should have never purchased Miramax, ABC, ESPN, The Muppets, FOX Family Channel (Now ABC Family), Go Networks, or The Mighty Ducks. I personaly lothe Disney,and what it stands for. Personal if I was CEO, I would sell off everything "EXCEPT" the theme parks, animation studio, and Walt Disney Pictures and use that money to pay off depts (about $66 Billion). Other things are going on, EURO Disney is near bankruptcy!
    I'm a active member of ACE (American Coaster Enthusiest)!
    Paramount's Kings Island ROCKS! :crazy:
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    There is no more animation studio. It got closed down, and as the artists were finishing up Home on the Range their equipment and furniture was being sold out from under them. Disney is supposed to be going all digital in the next few years.
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  18. dbarrie

    dbarrie Well-Known Member

    Is Santa Claus, Indiana, the Christmas capital of America? I'm sure that town is always on the receiving end of jokes over its name. They've obviously exploited it for use as a Christmas-themed land at its theme park.

    OI MuppetFan

  19. The Storyteller

    The Storyteller Well-Known Member

    Holiday World's roller coasters The Raven and The Legend have been vote #1 and #5 Best Roller Coasters in the world! It's fun little park!
  20. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    Yes it does. PKI is my home park. :)

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