And now for a Footloose moment

And now for your Saturday Surreal moment. You may recall that Kenny Ortega is remaking Footloose into a movie musical for Disney. Zac Efron will star in the Kevin Bacon role. But you probably don’t know that Footloose played a big role at Disney themeparks in 1986.

First, for Walt Disney World’s 15th Anniversary Television special a very memorable scene was choreographed to the song. Now watch as Emmanuel Lewis and the Toy Soldiers on Parade groove to the beat!

After the jump you’ll find another 1986 appearance of Footloose. This time it’s Kenny Loggin himself performing at one of Disneyland’s gradnights. Man, dig those crazy fashions. Especially at 1:24 seconds in. 80s hair alert!

Have a Footloose weekend everyone!

2 thoughts on “And now for a Footloose moment”

  1. Are you sure that this remake will be Disney? I read that it will be distributed by Paramount!!
    Thank you

  2. What a coincidence, as Footloose was very much on my mind yesterday for a completely non-Disney reason. XM Radio’s 80s channel rebroadcasts old American Top 40s with Casey Kasem every week, and yesterday was one from July 1984, with *3* Footloose soundtrack songs in the countdown (I’m Free, Lets Hear It For The Boy, and Almost Paradise).

    I’m wondering if someone out there has youtubed up any of the old “New Years Eve” concerts from TV that were done in Disneyworld at the Castle. I remember Eddie Rabbit doing a few songs back in 1981->1982 for some strange reason.

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