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Production Update & DVD Cover Sneak Preview – Disneyland Class of 1955 and Disneyland Class of 1959 Featuring The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.

JeffLangeDVD Production Update: I am working very hard on my new
series of DVDs featuring the attractions from special years at the theme
parks. The first of these titles will be
Jeff Lange Presents Disneyland Class of 1955
. This will feature all
the attractions that are still in operation from Disneyland’s opening
year as they exist today. This has been a very fun and exciting project
for me. I love the concept of seeing how Walt’s vision of Disneyland
in 1955 holds up today over fifty years later!

I am also in production of
Jeff Lange Presents Disneyland Class of 1959
. This will feature the
e-ticket attractions from Disneyland’s first major addition in 1959. The
major attractions to the park that year were the ‘Matterhorn Bobsleds
‘, ‘The Disneyland Monorail’ and the ‘Submarine Voyage‘. As
most of you already know, at Disneyland this year the subs are back as a
brand new attraction Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage‘! I
have just returned from two weeks at Disneyland where I recorded six
complete Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage ride thru’s plus full exterior
coverage and detailed photography. I hope the result will be the very
best representation of this great new attraction possible!

Below is a sneak preview
of the DVD covers for these new projects. I hope to have the first title
Jeff Lange Presents
Disneyland Class of 1955
‘ ready to release very soon. Please check
back at the beginning of the week for release information and more
details
.


 

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic
or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com
.

Photo Memories: Epcot Center's The Land Pavilion Featuring Kitchen Kabaret Plus Epcot's 25th Anniversary Display At The Walt Disney Archives.

Hello everyone.  Welcome back for more photo memories featuring Epcot’s The Land Pavilion and the great new Epcot 25th Anniversary display at the Walt Disney Archives.

The above shot is a vintage photo from the late 1980′s before the landscape had fully grown in. Note the name of the revolving resturant in the above image. It was originally known as ‘The Good Turn Restaurant‘ (October 1, 1982 – May 1, 1986) before the name was changed to ‘The Land Grille Room‘ (May 2, 1986 – November 15, 1993). In late 1993 it finally changed to the current name ‘The Garden Grill‘.

Above are some great vintage images of the Epcot Center opening day audio-animatronic show The Kitchen Kabaret. The above photos are from the following numbers: ‘Chase Those (Meal
Time) Blues Away
‘ by Bonnie Appetite and the Kitchen Krackpots and ‘The Stars of the Milky Way‘ by Dairy Goods and his Stars of the Milky Way.

Probably the most memorable segment from the show was ‘Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit‘ (above) performed by Colander Combo and the Fiesta Fruit. I remember I always got a laugh out of the way the broccoli singer would raise his glasses to emphasise the cha cha cha at the end of the chorus! Here he is (above right) on display at the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank California. The Kitchen Kabaret closed January 3, 1994.

The archives have added a fantastic new display to the entrance lobby commemorating Epcot’s 25th anniversary including these great early concept sculptures of Hamm (from Hamm & Eggz) and the Boogie Woogie Bakery Boy also from the Kitchen Kaberet show. Please keep checking back for more photos from this great display.

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s The Land Pavilion 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition is available now featuring the original ‘Listen to the Land‘, ‘Kitchen Kabaret Revue‘, Farmer’s Market scenes, ‘Food Rocks‘, ‘Living with the Land‘ and more. For more information or to order the DVD please click HERE.

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s The Land Pavilion 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition 2-DVD Set.

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary. This sixth in a series, features the Future World classic The Land Pavilion.

Disc One:

The Land Pavilion Walking Tour (1991-1993)

A walking tour of the original Land Pavilion presented by Kraft. Features the Pavilion’s exterior and tile display, The interior balloons with earth tone colors, Listen to the Land, Kitchen Kabaret and Harvest Theater exteriors, Farmers Market food court and the soothing white water fountain.

Listen to the Land Boat Ride Presented by Kraft (1993)

This incredible video was recorded with an audio mixer and two microphones to capture the main narration plus the sounds of the background audio effects. Features full coverage of the exterior, que & load area plus all your favorite ride scenes including the original opening scene ‘Symphony of the Seed’.

The Kitchen Kabaret Presented by Kraft (1993)

Enjoy this musical review and comedy act showcasing four food groups: Meat, Dairy, Cereal, and Fruits/Vegetables. Your host, Bonnie Appetite introduces the following musical numbers: ‘Meal Time Blues’ by Bonnie Appetite, ‘Chase Those (Meal Time) Blues Away’ by Bonnie Appetite and the Kitchen Krackpots, ‘The Stars of the Milky Way ’ by Dairy Goods and his Stars of the Milky Way, ‘Boogie Woogie Bakery Boy’ by The Cereal Sisters, ‘Meat Ditties’ by Hamm & Eggz, ‘Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit’ by Colander Combo and the Fiesta Fruit and ‘Kabaret Finale’ by Bonnie Appetite and cast.

Listen to the Land Boat Ride Presented by Kraft (1991)

This nighttime ride thru is the earliest recording available. Enjoy the original score featuring the song ‘Listen to the Land’ and alternate close up coverage of the ‘Symphony of the Seed’ opening scene.

The Kitchen Kabaret Front Row (1992)

This up close and personal recording from front row center offers an alternate perspective of this original Epcot Center audio-animatronic show.

Photo Slideshow (1983-2007)

A photo montage of over seventy vintage images spanning over two decade of memories. The slideshow features the entire pavilion and all the changes that have occurred in it’s twenty five years of existence.

Disc Two:

Living with the Land Boat Ride Presented by Nestle – Live Narration (2005)

This was my final recording of the updated Nestle version of the attraction that featured a live host in the boat.

Food Rocks Presented by Nestle (1994)

Attend a benefit concert for good nutrition hosted by Fud Wrapper. Also featuring the Excess, a junk food heavy metal band that detests nutrition. A musical stage show featuring audio-animatronic figures with music based on popular songs by well-known performers.

Photo Slideshow – Food Rocks (1994-2006)

Over forty Images featuring the show itself and the audio-animatrinic figures and props.

Living with the Land Boat Ride – Right Side (2006)

The latest version of the attraction featuring the exhibits and displays as seen from the right side of the boat. This features pre-recorded narration on the entire ride.

Living with the Land Boat Ride – Left Side (2006)

An alternate ride thru showcasing the exhibits and displays as seen from the left side of the boat. This also features pre-recorded narration.

Celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing “Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s The Land Pavilion.

Total Running Time: 134 Min

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California Recap, NFFC Convention, Disneyland Resort, The Walt Disney Studios, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage & More.

Hi everyone!

I have finally returned after two crazy but fun weeks in California. The trip was very productive producing over 10 hrs of video footage (including 6 complete Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage ride throughs) and almost 3000 photo images! I was also able to visit the Walt Disney Studios Lot, Walt Disney Imagineering & the IRC Art Corner exhibit, Club 33, Disney historical sites around Hollywood & Burbank and more.

The first big event was the annual N.F.F.C. National Convention. This was a great week of Disneyana overload. A special thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat at the Show & Sale on Sunday. I  really enjoyed meeting many of you who I have exchanged emails with this past year and I appreciate the feedback and suggestions for my upcoming projects!

Another highlight was meeting the very friendly Martin Klebba (Marty, the dwarf pirate from all three Pirates of the Caribbean films).

More NFFC highlights were Neal Gabler’s excellent talk on his new book, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. I really enjoyed hearing how he sort of became Walt Disney like after spending so much time in Walt’s head during the research for the book. Another fantastic presentation was the character voice panel. Below from left are:


Eddie Carroll
(Jiminy Cricket),
Susanne Blakeslee
(Cruella De Ville, Maleficent),
Bill Farmer
(Goofy), Suzy Lum,
Corey Burton
(Ludwig Von Drake),
Tony Anselmo
(Donald Duck),
Russi Taylor
(Minnie Mouse) &
Wayne Allwine
(Mickey Mouse).

This was a historic event to have all this top voice talent in the same room and I could have listened to their stories for hours.

I was especially impressed with the decor and mood of the Haunted Mansion themed banquet on Friday the 13th. Great food and the comedy of Dana Daniels made for a spooky fun evening.

In an upcoming photo update I will showcase the great new Epcot display at the Walt Disney Archives. Below are some teaser photos of this wonderful exhibit.

Production Update:

I am still working on Epcot’s The Land Featuring the original ‘Listen to the Land’, The ‘Kitchen Kabaret Revue’, Farmer’s Market scenes, ‘Food Rocks’, ‘Living with the Land’ and more. I will also be debuting a new series of Titles featuring the attractions from special years at the parks. The first of these titles will be Jeff Lange Presents Disneyland’s Class of 1955. This will feature all the attractions that are still in operation from  Disneyland’s opening year as the exist presently. Finally, be sure to check out my latest release Disneyland’s 45th Anniversary available now. Click HERE for more information or to order this great new title.

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

JeffLangeDVD hits the road, NFFC Disneyana National Convention, Disneyland Resort and More.

Hi everyone. It’s that time of the year again for me to travel to
California for the NFFC Disneyana
National Convention. The convention
schedule
has just been released and you can read it
here
. I will be attending the entire convention and will have a table at
the giant NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday July 15th at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort
(12921 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA). If
you are attending, please stop by and say hello. I look forward to
meeting everyone! I will also be opening my room at the convention hotel
for room hopping on Saturday July 14th. For more information about the
NFFC
please click here.

Next on the agenda will be celebrating Disneyland’s 52nd Birthday,
July 17th. This is always a highlight of the convention for me as I am a
die hard theme park enthusiast known to close the parks at any and all
opportunities.


My Disneyland birthday
tradition is to enjoy the park with friends and ride all the original
opening day attractions from 1955. I don’t always make them all but I
have a great time trying.

I will of course be recording video for upcoming DVD projects including
the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer
Island
, The Jedi Training Academy and more. I am also
recording classic Disneyland
attractions for a new series to debut in early 2008.

As always, while I am traveling you will still receive the same level of
quality service and guarenteed 24 hr shipping you have come to expect
from JeffLangeDVD.

Praise from the Epcot Center Imagination Pavilion's Original Dreamfinder!

What a start to my weekend. I had the great honor to find the following
note in my email!

Jeff –

My name is Ron Schneider. I was the first and original strolling
Dreamfinder & Figment at
Journey Into Imagination
from ’82 to ’87, and I was the official
voice for the Dreamfinder (after Chuck McCann was "let go".)

I’m writing you because I have just received and glanced through your
video tribute to my old stomping grounds and couldn’t let another minute
go by without thanking you and congratulating you on a sterling job!!

Your footage, editing, sound, color and comprehensive coverage really
took me back to the old ride and I’ll be using this great production for
years to come to demonstrate the old show to people (always giving the
credit to JeffLangeDVD,
of course)!

Thanks again for all your hard work,

Ron Schneider


 
 

Photos above provided by Ron Schneider as the original Dreamfinder
(with Figment of course) in the early years of the Imagination pavilion.

I really appreciate his kind words about my
Journey Into Imagination
DVD, especially from someone who appreciates and
contributed so much to the history of Epcot Center! Thanks to Ron
Schneider for providing so much happiness as the original Dreamfinder. I
really wish the Dreamfinder was still with us in the parks today.

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s
Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition
is
available now. For more information or to order the DVD please click
HERE
. As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory
topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

Journey Into Imagination Photo Memories: A Tribute To Dreamfinder.

Hello everyone and welcome back. Today I will be continuing my
Journey Into Imagination
Photo Memories series with a tribute to Epcot
Center’s long lost keeper of Imagination (and friend of Figment)
‘Dreamfinder’.


 
 

This was the area that you exited into after experiencing the 3-D film
Magic Journeys
(or later Captain EO). Dreamfinder could usually be
found here posing for photos with his friend Figment (like above with my
sister Amy). Note the Kodak camera & film shop in the above photo. This
area has now changed to ‘Figments Place‘, a meet & greet with a
giant sized Figment.


"I am the Dreamfinder", This was your first encounter with
the Dreamfinder as he introduced himself from the controls of his Dream
Catcher. We next encounter our new host painting a color changing mural
using a giant fiber optic paint brush.


More scenes from the classic attraction feature Dreamfinder in various
performing arts persona’s Above our friend conducting a laser light
symphony and next he is dressed as a mysterious wizard.


In the above scenes Dreamfinder operates a scientific contraption to
show the miniature workings of nature. These are projected on movie
screens surrounding the ride vehicles.


Finally we come to the end our our
Journey Into Imagination
. We see the Dreamfinder behind an old fashion
camera telling us to "Use our newly found sparks of imagination in the
Image Works". Next we look straight ahead and see that an on-ride photo
(taken earlier going between scenes) is projected on a screen. This was
well before these became common as a merchandising feature. These photos
were never sold and they only exist now for those guests who
photographed them with their personal cameras. This was not an easy task
in those days before digital photography (yes, that is me above in the
back right).

My latest release ‘Jeff
Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary
Collectors Edition
‘ is now available, please click
HERE
for more information. As always, if you want to request a future DVD
idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com
.

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