A couple of terrific vintage ads for Disneyland surfaced on the internet this week courtesy a Vintage Ads group blog. The first one is an ‘advertorial’ for Disneyland’s Space Mountain
And below the cut an ad for Goodyear, who was a sponsor at Disneyland, showing off how they create molds that Disneyland uses to create some of its attractions; in this case, the Casey Jr. Circus Train and it contains a big secret from the park.
A nice move by the Disney Parks Blog for sharing this mockup photo-realistic of Radiator Springs Racers created by Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Groups. The picture is meant to be used in in advertisements or other promotional material as Cars’ Land zooms closer to reality. The mockup is a composite of images intended to give you a glimpse of what the attraction will look like when it opens this summer. It should provide a big jolt for California Adventure when it does.
Yes, it looks a lot like Test Track with eyes, but the pre-viz video that leaked last month show the attraction to be a lot more than that. Are you looking forward to the attraction or does the idea of an attraction based on Pixar’s ‘Cars’ not do it for you?
Below the jump is full video from the D23 Expo presentation focused on Radiator Springs Racers:
Maybe I should just expect perfection at this point from The Muppets advertising campaign. Yet, I can’t help but continuously be blown away by how truly wonderful it is.
Aside from their hilarious teaser trailers and viral videos, the folks at Disney have launched a brilliant Facebook campaign called the “Muppets Fan-A-Thon.” In a series of short videos (like the one below), a few of the most popular characters, like Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo, ask in their own quirky ways for users to help them get to a “BaZillion” Facebook likes. And in return? Users will get exclusive information about advance movie screenings and special deals.
Let’s just say I “Liked” it immediately.
The Muppet Facebook page is also just fun to poke around. Yesterday, they uploaded some new promotional posters for the movie. My personal favorite, of Statler and Waldorf, is pictured below the jump. They also uploaded a short video of the sarcastic pair, which is quite hilarious. I also appreciate the video of the Swedish Chef*, who happens to be my absolute favorite Muppet, preparing a pumpkin for Halloween.
So what are you waiting for? Get “Liking“, or see more after the jump!