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'Monsters University' is another gem from the Pixar Studio. It's no 'Up' or 'WALL*E,' but it's a fine addition to their near-perfect body of work. I was actually impressed with the layers that were in placed. With every Pixar movie (with the exception of the two 'Cars' films), there are always subtle life lessons to be learned. 'Monsters U' tackles the over-used notion that despite the under-dogs short-comings, with diligent effort, the reward will be gratifying. I was expecting that. What I didn’t expect, the last ten minutes.
A good majority of the film’s time frame takes place at a college, several years before the events in ‘Monster’s Inc.’ There were a lot of humorous references to what life on a college campus is like (the film border-lines on ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’ territory). I was expecting a whole spiel at the end of the movie how getting a college degree is a life/death matter to succeed in the real world, but I was shocked that (SPOILER ALERT): Mike/Sullivan got expelled from the University the film took a whole lot of time investing in. Tail end of the movie, they both decide to take a shit job in the company their degree would have pertained to, and slowly/surly climb the ladder in the company, which is a nice way to end the film, bridging its prequel existence to its predecessor, and it’s a practical/realistic lesson to teach kids that you don’t necessarily need a degree (regardless what people may say). Yes, it helps. But you can just as well walk into a company, invest time into it, and get the same opportunities WITHOUT the degree status and being in debt with tuition/student loans.
"Anyhow, I love Walt Disney World so much; I even take pride in calling myself a former Cast Member. I did the College Program back in the ‘80s, worked at the Casey’s Corner to the left of Main Street. Best hot dogs on property. And the best part of the entire shindig isn’t the looped baseball shorts inside the building that draws a lot of appeal, but watching the ducks fight over the dropped fries outside nearby the seating area."
"Disney Imagineers - who combined skills of imagination and engineering - were something like magicians: they took Walt’s dreams and turned them into attractions and rides, parks and experiences. They had invented Disneyland. Disney World."
"The Kingdom Keepers were full of stories. What had started out as a middle school thrill - being models for Disney World hologram guides and the ensuring celebrity it caused - had matured into something more formidable."
"If we want to do something more than post, than we must help. We must proclaim love and peace through our actions. The rising generation will not embrace a kinder, gentler world because they tire of viewing so much gore and violence, as much as they are really shown by us how much greater a world filled with love and understanding is."
The ‘Andy’s Coming!’ thing about Toy Story characters at Disney parks has gone viral. This is a very bad thing because it IS NOT TRUE. They will NOT collapse/freeze whatever if someone says Andy is coming.
This is becoming a real problem at the parks because now someone yells ‘Andy’s coming’ around the TS characters an average of every 8-10 minutes, nonstop all day. They will not do what that stupid viral post states they will! Why? Not only can it damage the multi-thousand dollar costumes but it’s also unsafe for the performer and the guests around them. They likely wouldn’t even even be able to get back up due to the weight and limits of the costumes. The castmembers can be fired if they actually do this.
At Disneyland today a guest assaulted Buzz when he did not collapse/freeze when that damnable phrase was yelled yet again. I was informed of this by a friend in the character department. The department is sick of it and it’s quite possible that the TS characters may taken out of commission until the fad passes.
Please repost the ever-lasting shit out of this post so the stupidity can stop.