Tag Archives: Disney

Panning Pan

“If you were asked to rewrite/modernize a classic novel, which one would you want to adapt?” There’s a very good question. I have tried hard to read or listen to classics.  I read a great deal all of my life … Continue reading

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Towing the Line

“If one — and only one — of your stories would be adapted for the silver screen, which one would you select? Would you prefer to write the screenplay… or just watch from the sidelines while the studio uses whoever … Continue reading

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Which Do You Want to Watch With Me?

I ask the grandkids as I pull out a few favorites. We have been discussing children’s movies that we enjoy….and some that we don’t. I didn’t go to the theaters see a great number of children’s movies when I was … Continue reading

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Tangled in a Frozen El Dorado

Oh my goodness gracious, hallelujah, wham bang … We’re talking “Children’s movies” My inner child talking here, what a topic … and so little time. Eek. Where do I start? I’ve always loved kids’ movies. Always watched them and even … Continue reading

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Weirdest Christmas Presents

By Jeff Salter Quite logically (for this week leading up to Christmas), we’re discussing some of the weirdest gifts we’ve ever received. I’ve given this a good deal of thought and realized that before y’all could appreciate the weird gifts … Continue reading

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Character Traits

By Jeff Salter In which famous novel would I want to be (temporarily) a character?  Which character? One of the Foxes asked which loony worked this question into the schedule.  Hello, my name is Jeff (the Hound) … and I’m … Continue reading

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Drive to Disneyland and Turn Right

                                  … Our First Family Vacation                                                           By Jeff Salter              We’re blogging about car trips this week … and I’ve got a doozy.             In the spring of 1958, we took our first “family vacation” of any magnitude.  … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

This week on the blog we’ll be talking about details which might surprise even those who know us pretty well.  The thing is, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned a few of those at some point here on this blog.  But … Continue reading

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Spring’s Favorite Memories

                                                A Scene from Bambi                                                          By Jeff Salter              I love memories.             Memories of seasons often take me back to beautiful places and times.             Last year we visited this theme in April, a full month later.  And here’s … Continue reading

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