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Disney Documentary Give-away

Update: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to winners Amanda and Renee M.

Disney recently released 3 documentaries – Waking Sleeping Beauty, Walt & El Grupo, and The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story – on DVD. We recently reviewed them here on the blog and now we have two sets of the three DVDs to give-away to a lucky reader.

To enter follow the Disney Blog over on our Facebook Fan Page and then leave a comment on this post with either your idea for a future animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios or your idea for a new themed hotel for either Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

Two winners will be drawn at random from eligible entries after the contest closes on December 13th at 5pm Eastern Time.

Rules are simple: To win you must have a valid entry in the comments of this post with a valid email address to be used to contact you in case you win, a delivery address in the United States, be over 18 years old, and you must follow The Disney Blog’s fan page on Facebook at the time of the drawing. A valid entry consists of a comment on this post sharing either your idea for the next animated film from Disney or your idea for a new themed hotel at Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Two winners will be drawn on December 13th at 5pm Eastern Time and notified via the email in the comment. Each prize consists of one set of each of the following three DVDs: Waking Sleeping Beauty, Walt & El Grupo, and The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story. Not valid where prohibited by law. Thanks for participating and good luck.

87 thoughts on “Disney Documentary Give-away”

  1. I follow you on Facebook.

    I would love to see a new hotel at Disneyland that includes more DVC property. I would like to see a hotel with a New Orleans feel for Disneyland because there is such great spirit and food from that region. Adding a hotel with more moderate rates would be a fabulous addition to the Disneyland Resort.

  2. I would like to see Disney do a film about Tomorrowland. They have a really great concept that they aren’t doing much with in the parks, so they should make a film about the future. Science fiction is fun and can actually be really relevant.

  3. I think a pixar hotel would be awesome. It would be great at DLR since they are putting in the new Cars land. They could have the cozy cone from Cars too which would be cute.

  4. A Hollywood Tower Hotel would be the coolest and best themed new hotel at a Disney Park. Why don’t they have this hotel already? Every time I’m at Hollywood Studios, I hear a fellow guest in line say, “this would be the coolest hotel! I would totally stay here!”
    A Big Thunder Mountain Railroad movie would be amazing! They could recreate the story of the mountain and add some substance to the ride. A ghost-town, an old gold mine that was flooded by a man who sold elixirs. Could be a really good movie! And everyone who has been on the wildest ride in the wilderness would know the movie!

  5. I’d like to see a animated version of Hansel and Gretel. Although the original fairy tale is fairly short and straightforward, with a good story writer, it could be expanded long enough for a full length animated feature.

  6. Just followed you on FB and put in the following comment: I always loved the Hans Christian Anderson story, Thumbelina. I know it’s been done by others, but Disney could do it best, complete with song and special animal characters. Since she’s small, she could have best friends like a caterpillar or a mouse or even a little ladybug.

    I’d love to win. I was planning on getting these DVDs for myself after the Christmas holidays were over. This would be a nice gift. :)

  7. When Disneyland opens its third gate, I’d love it if they added a grand old Hollywoodland style hotel to the resort, similar to the Tower of Terror (but without the scary bits.) The concierge level could have extra themed rooms, based on Walt Disney’s achievements in the 30s-50s.

  8. I really love the locale themed hotels around Disney, but there are definitely a few places they haven’t covered yet. An Australia themed hotel would be amazing, or an Australian version of Animal Kingdom Lodge.

  9. i want to see a movie with a girl main character that has nothing to do with princesses or even romance. something along the lines of what pixar does but with a girl for the main character.

  10. Here’s the suggestion I inadvertently posted on FB instead of here. My bad…

    For a hotel theme, I’ve always wondered why Disney did not do a European village type of theme that mirrors (but does not copy) the warmth and charm of so many of their animated films.

    Great work on you blog and your Disney passion. Glad to be a part of the FB community. — Ted

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  12. Though I’ve already this on the facebook page, I’ll say it here as well.
    A while back, I read a rumor concerning Pixar doing an adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Dr. Strange. This led me to an idea, “What if Disney Animation did a film based off of Howard the Duck,” since Howard’s stories during his first five years were some of the most original comic stories this side of Watchmen. The folks at Disney Animation could have a field day with the character, and, maybe then, we could all forget about that awful George Lucas film from the 80’s.

    Other than that, Disney Animation could try to restore Richard Williams’ original version of “The Thief and the Cobbler,” since Roy Disney wanted to do this before he passed away last year. Just a thought.

  13. My idea is a Heroes and Villains themed hotel. Think Hook and Peter Pan being neighboring hotel buildings, each themed accordingly. I think this could be done very well, I would also make a DVC section of the hotel that would be a little more upscale as well.

  14. I think Disney should do an animated film set in the rocky mountains or a similar location, starring mountain lions, goats, eagles, badgers, deer, etc. A tougher Bambi, if you will, or an americanized Lion King. Love the blog, following you on facebook and I hope to win!

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    I’d love it if there were an ‘Outer Space’ themed hotel at Disney World. It definitely could be a continuation of the Fantasyland theme. Perhaps with PeopleMovers in the lobby and as a way to get to your hotel room?

  16. I think the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony would be great in animation. The first novel is A Spell For Chameleon. When I read them, I imagined them in Alice In Wonderland-style animation and I still imagine them that way. Would be cool if Diseny and/or Pixar could do that… even Tangled-style would be cool.

  17. I’d like to see a feature-length animated remake of the 1935 Silly Symphony short “Music Land”. It has the feuding families, the danger and the love interest. It simply needs an expanded story and more character development to make for a wonderful new 3D project.

  18. I would like to see a hotel themed to the Haunted Mansion. They could make one big building that appears to be old and haunted. Not sure how they would get the cobwebs all set up, but it would be neat if they came up with a way to make it look spooky without cobwebs.

  19. Hmmm, I would like to see a resort based on fairies. I know this sounds crazy, but to stay at a resort where fairies live would be awesome. Imagine the check in process, just like the meet and great. You would shrink down to size. Maybe a hydrolator equivalent idea to make the change. The grounds could be similar to an ewok village. Anyway, just an idea. Merry Christmas!

  20. Now that Disney own the rights to Marvel, I would love to see a superhero themed hotel! If not, I would at the least like to see an all-out Marvel store in Downtown Disney, something akin to the Lego store. It would make the most sense for Disney to get the comics out of the Disney retail stores and into its own store.

  21. As much as Pixar is in the parks I would still love to see a Pixar themed hotel. I would love to stay in a Toy Story themed room!

  22. I’m a Facebook Fan! :) I posted this comment there as well because I was confused about the directions of where to post the comment. Anyway, here goes:

    I’d like to see Disney do a film on Kim Possible. There are tons of Kim Possible activities in the parks, so it would be neat to have that featured in a movie. I also think the Maelstrom could be a good movie for the little boys – trolls, vikings, etc. Maybe an answer to “How to Train Your Dragon.” Here’s hoping to winning those DVDs!

  23. I would like to see an English manor hotel. Think Haunted Mansion, without the ghosts! I think it could be a good place to have princesses gathering for guests to meet and would be fun to stay at.

  24. Stay with me on this one … but I would love to see an Arabian-themed hotel. All the glamor of Agrabah, but on a street rat’s budget. In my head, it looks sort of like the Morocco pavilion in Epcot – low lighting, twisting hallways, the smell of spices in the air.

    And I’m a facebook fan :)

  25. I think i did this wrong and posted on facebook too :S, but now i’m a follower there too!!

    I was saying i think an island resort, perhaps out in bay lake themed like a grecian island resort would be super kewl. It could be only accessible by boat making it seem a little more exclusive.

    As for new movies…I’m still with Ellen and want to see Finding Nemo 2!

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  27. Disney needs a princess hotel. Remember how everyone wanted to stay in cinderellas castle? well if they had a princess hotel, they could have different sections based on some of the popular princess movies. it would be like a nicer version of one of the all star resorts. they could have belle and jasmine and ariel themed castles to go along with cinderella and sleeping beauty that already exist in the parks.

  28. Just followed you on FB. Love the blog. I think Disney should do an animated movie about Mission Space. Disney has never done an animated Scifi movie to my knoledge and I’d love to see how they handle aliens.

  29. I would like to see a movie themed resort, but for classic movies that aren’t animated. Indiana Jones and Star Wars are obvious choices for inclusion, but there are so many other immersive movies out there. It would be cool to step into their worlds.

  30. These DVD’s are at the top of my Christmas list. I saw The Boys at the D23 Expo last year and really enjoyed it! The Sherman brothers are so talented and their music brings so much to the Disney theme park and movie experience! I really look forward to watching Waking Sleeping Beauty and Walt & El Grupo and learning more about these two important time periods in Disney history.
    My family and I are big Pirates of the Caribbean fans and we would love to see a Pirates themed hotel at Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

  31. I’d like to see a Hollywood themed hotel that overlooks Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I’d call it the Limelight, and it’d be grand with lots of lights and colors. Movie marques, etc. It’d have a restaurant on property called the Green Room. And another version of the Brown Derby that is more akin to the original hat shaped restaurant that was a more a sandwich restaurant then fine dining. It’d have it’s own special entrance into the Studios in much the same way that Grand Californian does into DCA.

  32. I think a Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends-themed hotel would be really fun. Obviously the Pooh characters are really popular, so it would make sense. Outside there could be big statues of the characters, like how the All-Star Resorts have. The bakery in the food court could have lots of hunny-based desserts. There could be a honey tree inside, maybe in the lobby.

  33. I would love to see a Carousel of Progress themed Hotel. A circular shaped resort with rooms styled in four different eras. (The hotel or some sections could actually slowly rotate) It would have counter service dining with names like “Cousin Orville’s Canteen ” or “Carousel’s Coffee House”. The lobby would be decorated with a timeline of invention and innovation. Pools would perhaps be a couple of large cog shaped pool(s) that would maybe be in the center of the hotel circle. There would be a “rumpus room” that can serve as an arcade or game room. It could simply be called Progressland Resort.

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  35. I’m a comic book geeks so I would love to see a Marvel themed hotel. There is a whole cast of characters now that are just beginning to be tapped into.

  36. I would like to see a hotel that looks like the ice castle in Die Another Day. Of course it doesn’t have to be made of ice like in the movie. But the illusion of ice everywhere looked so cool.

  37. I’d love to see Disney take Kim Possible to the big screen but I know its not going to happen, so I’ll just wish for something simple like…a re-release of Song of the South.

  38. I would love to see a Pixar Value Resort. Hotel rooms decorated like Andy’s Room. Sid’s room might be a little scary, but still fun. So many possibilities with all of these great movies.

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  40. I would like to see a Disney movie based on the novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, by Alan Garner. Classic kids’ fantasy, with battles and chases and goblins and witches, only it takes place in the real world! (If you can call England the real world.)
    It might also be half live-action, half animated.
    Thans for a great blog.

  41. Hello! I now follow you on FB as well as getting the emails ….love it! Through a lucky twist of fate, I was at a private function where the entertainment was provided by Susan Egan and Richard Sherman! It was truly magical, in every sense of the word. He came out, sat at the piano and started to chat about working with Walt and about the songs they wrote. He sang several tunes are we were all dumbstruck.

    If I do not win the DVD of the Sherman Brothers, I will buy it. They are once-in-a-lifetime artists…

    Thank you …

  42. Oops! Themed hotel – Villians OR a castle theme with Princesses or Pirates (a la POTC).
    I love the lodges so another interpretation of that would be nice…

  43. I follow you on facebook. I would like to see a Pixar themed hotel- Cars and Toy Story rooms would be fantastic!

  44. I’d like to see a movie that brings Oswald and Mickey together or maybe and adventure like Mickey has in the newly released “Epic Mickey” video game. As for a themed resort… I think a “Mickey Through the Years” theme would be cool. They could use the various films as specific building themes. For example a “Plane Crazy” building and a “Haunted House” building. I love all the old films the best.
    PS: Thanks for the blog. I follow it via Facebook and RSS feeds.

  45. I would really like to see Disney make a movie about a contemporary Latin American adolescent girl. Because this film would be animated, it could verisimilitudinously incorporate some elements of magic realism such as fantasy. This would be a risk for the studios, since Disney is accustomed to explaining WHY magic happens instead of just putting the magic out there and expecting the audience to accept it as part of reality. The closest they have really come to this is Alice in Wonderland and Meet the Robinsons (e.g., HOW are these flowers able to sing to Alice? Because that is the reality of this world.)

  46. My hotel idea is for a Fantasyland hotel, either at Disneyland or if there’s any space left near the Magic Kingdom (doubtful.) It would have floors themed to the popular dark rides of the area, and rooms themed to scenes from those movies. I’m thinking Snow White, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Dumbo, and Mr. Toad. The pool area could have a castle theme. There could be character breakfasts with princesses. It would be a great place to have a land-locked version of Disney Cruise Line’s Animator’s Palate restaurant.

  47. I think it would be really cool if Disneyland made a New Orleans themed hotel. The lobby could have a lagoon/Bayou similar to the start of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. There could be a restaurant or two that is themed like Pirates/Princess and the Frog/or Haunted Mansion. If Disneyland themed their hotels more towards movie or ride elements I think their hotels would fill up more, especially in the off season.

  48. I would love to see a themed park that looked more at the cartoons that are from the 80s and early 90s such as Darkwing Duck, Ducktales, Talespin etc. As for a movie they have released some movies around those shows but maybe a darkwing duck andgizmoduck movie?

  49. As for a film, I’d like to see a remake of The Song of the South this time just telling the stories of Joel Chandler Harris with out the, um, culturally problematic, live action sequences of the old film. As for a hotel, I think expanding the Disney brand to other entertainment properties and have a LOST themed hotel. Dharma soap, polar bears and who would want to stay in room 23? That would be cool.

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  51. I would love to see a hotel with the “retro future” theming like is found in Tomorrowland. Having a facade covered in neon and 50’s pop-art depicting the “future” in each room would be great!

  52. Hmmm…nice question to answer!

    Given my druthers, I’d love to see a Jules Verne-ian themed hotel; basically, Hyperion Bay as a resort. We’ve got so many resorts in Florida themed to real-world locales, why not something utterly fantastical?

    As for an animated feature? Hmmm…man, I don’t know. That’s a tough one, just because it’s going to have so many animators investing so much time into it. I’d call that one a decision above my pay grade. Let’s stick with my resort idea. :D

  53. It’s hard to imagine a new hotel at Disneyland because I don’t know where they’d put it, but I would go for a New Orleans Square inspired one with a little Tom Sawyer Island thrown it. That’s my favorite area at Disneyland, so having a hotel with that kind of feel would be great.

  54. Assuming that Epic Mickey successfully helps Mickey regain his cultural relevance as more than just a corporate icon and children’s cartoon star, I’d like to see him get a full-length animated adventure that would have the mix of family-pleasing humor, heart and adult sensibilities that have helped Pixar films achieve …such acclaim. It could be based on the game, but I’d prefer a fully-original story… and not just a “Mickey version” of an existing tale. Plus, Oswald should be included!

    “Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world!” – Genie

  55. A movie concept is pretty difficult, but I’d venture to say I would be interested in seeing a princess-less epic from them. Perhaps a modern day ‘Hanzel & Gretel’ to keep with Disney’s fairy tale heritage! As for the hotel, I’ve always thought it would be so incredible for Disney to pay homage to their animation roots with an all black and white establishment, from the quirky & custom made furniture to the staff/cast members’ uniforms. And as much as I’m sure they would never permit such a thing, having a Steamboat Willy cast member grace the hotel’s halls would be incredible as well, but that would probably conflict with the park’s rules about 1 Mickey on the grounds at a time.

  56. I want an underwater hotel with sharks! Every room could have a wall that is nothing put a pane of glass looking into some giant aquariums.

  57. I think a Little Mermaid themed hotel at Disney World would be pretty sweet. They could do a full underwater motif and have fish tanks all over the place. I’d go for that!

  58. I would love to have a Disney resort themed with the classic Disney characters and movies! I for one do not tire of Disney while at Disney World!

  59. I think a resort based on haunted mansion theme would be great or an actual resort based on Walt’s idea for EPCOT. I would love that! I liked you on facebook!

  60. I don’t facebook but I’d like to win the Documentaries, if I can enter the contest anyway …. I’d like to see comprehensive documentaries on say Donald Duck and Goofy and the voice actors and artists behind them

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