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Videopolis: Ukulele Jungle

Not every videopolis entry has to be from a YouTube super star or have crazy viral potential. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of weirdness to catch our eye. That’s the case in today’s video which features a ukulele cover of “I want… Read More »Videopolis: Ukulele Jungle

Videopolis – Lets Get Together on Ukelele

It’s Sunday Videopolis time. As you’re reading this I’m probably on Castaway Cay somewhere, so I wanted to leave you feeling a little of the tropical relaxation. What says tropical relaxation better than a Ukelele? Okay, that’s a stretch, but I think we should give… Read More »Videopolis – Lets Get Together on Ukelele

Wayne Allwine, tributes pour in

After learning about the very sad news of Wayne Allwine’s passing via twitter (via@aprilwinchell who does some voice work for Disney as Clarabelle Cow), I wrote my tribute last night. Of course, there is so much more to Wayne than I could sum up in a few grief inspired words. For instance, I totally forgot about his mission to keep the unique talents of the Ukulele and spirit of Cliff Edwards (voice of Jiminy Cricket) alive.

Perhaps the best tribute is how Mickey Mouse has recently been re-invigorated for the Walt Disney Company by “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” on The Disney Channel. I know that Wayne and Russi worked with the show’s producers to make sure that Mickey and Minnie stayed true to their characters even while making themselves available to a new generation. I also know that they were working with Disney to make sure there was someone ready to step into Mickey’s shoes if needed. There has even been talk of another animated feature with Mickey and the gang.

I know that many more tributes will pour in from those who knew Wayne better and I be adding them here as the days go on.

To add your tribute drop me an email with the link.

Update: Clip of Wayne on Ukelele with Russi at an NFFC convention (via LaughingPlace.com) below the cut:

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