Tea With Bee
Wedding planning tips I’m engaged as of New Year’s Day 2021, so I’m really enjoying the early stages of the planning, I would really like to blog the planning ( I probably will do a blog of the wedding day too) for many reasons: one it will hopefully be good content for you to read, and hopefully if you are thinking about getting married as well so this may be useful. Second it will be nice for us to have it here to look back on, I hope. Pinterest I have had a wedding board on Pinterest for years, (when I say years I mean years – I had this bored long before I was dating my Fiancé) it’s a great way to find a theme for your wedding and see how other people have done with the theme. It’s also just lots of fun to get lost on Pinterest pining 100s of different cakes and 200 different sorts of ways to make roses. I recently got the tip to organise your wedding board in to lots of sections so you can have all the dresses you like and decorations in different parts of the board so it’s easier to navigate. Blog Yes I realise it’s a silly tip to go with, but there are so many blogs out there – It’s so interesting reading about other people’s experiences and there are so many tips of things you should and shouldn’t forget as well as blogs about the big day of their wedding. It’s the reason Your reading this blog! One thing I will say is be careful not to get to lost in other people’s blogs there are a few that are a bit silly or at least in my opinion everyone has their own experience. Wedding apps There are so many wedding apps, I’m not sure why I was shocked when I started getting advertised wedding apps on Facebook after I got engaged – there really is an app for everything. They are so helpful; from finding venues to having a handy todo list so you can keep track of what you need to do and when. The apps we are using are hitched and bride book if you were wondering. Spotify playlist this one really is just fun to do. I just randomly decided to go on Spotify and start a new playlist for the wedding and started adding songs that we both like that are romantic as well as my song to walk down the aisle and our first dance. Have fun Yes have fun, you might have just got engaged (and even if not) my advice is to have fun and relax. A wedding is well known for being a stressful day, week but you should try (I know I will) to have fun especially during the early stages of the planning your big day and that is my five tips like I said I’m still on my early stages of this wedding but I’m really looking forward to planning it and of course the actual wedding day, I hope this was helpful in some why also do you have any tips that I did not think of if so leave them in the comments.
Ducktales: A History I first wrote this blog for the Disney amino back when the reboot was just about to start and know this week the last episode was aired, it seems a good time to look back at the history once again. lets start at having a look at the man behind the main duck. The Good Duck Artist Carl Barks started worked at Disney in 1935 he started off as a inbetweener (someone who drawers the pictures between the more extreme drawing so that the characters can move), when he was doing this he came up with ideas for gags he showed a knack for creating comical situations so in 1937 he was moved to the story department. The first story he did was the climax of Modern inventions, in a sequence a robotic barber chair gives Donald a haircut on his bottom. In 1937 when Donald Duck got his own solo series Barks was paired with Jack Hannah the curated story ideas that were made in to storyboards and if Walt Disney approved it, it was then put into production some of the cartoons that he collaborated on were Donald’s Nephews (1938) Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940) and Timber (1941). in 1942 Barks moonlighted as a comic book artist curating Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold with Jack Hannah. It was adapted by the comic strip writer Bob Karp. It had 64-page story was published in October in 1942 in #9 four color comics it was the first Donald Duck story produced for an American Comic which had Donald and his nephews in the story the four characters what treasure hunting. after quitting Disney Barks relocated to Hemet/San Jacinto area in the semi-desert Inland Empire region east of LA where he wanted to start a chicken farm. to make some money he started making Donald Duck story’s for the monthly Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories. he surrounded Donald and his nephews with a whole host of characters: Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, the Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell, Flintheart Glomgold, John D. Rockerduck, The Junior Woodchuck Daisy’s nieces April, May and June, Donald’s neighbour Jones and Scrooge McDuck. the last thing to say about Carl Barks is the like many people who worked for Disney were anonymous; stories would only carry Walt Disney’s name. Even though Barks name was not on his work readers recognised his drawing style he also signed many stories with a small image of a barking dog. He was non as the good Duck Artist a name that stuck with him, Even after 1960 when he received a visit from the Spicer brothers and Ron Leonard he was no longer anonymous, as word of his identity spread. Scrooge: a Brief History You may think that Scrooges first appeared in a Mickey’s Christmas Carol, I say this because I thought that but in fact he appeared 27 years before the film in a comic series four colour. It was #178 and it was titled Christmas on Bear Mountain it was released in December 1947. In this story Scrooge was a bearded, spectacle wearing, wealthy old duck, who leaned on his cane and lived on his own in a huge mansion. Barks has said that Scrooge was originally only going to appear in one comic but then decided that he could be useful for motivating further stories. He has also said that Scrooge in Christmas on bear Mountain was too old and weak so later on that he had to make Scrooge more active as Barks could not make a old guy do things he wanted him to do. Scrooge continued to be in comics. in March 1952 Barks was able to persuade Dell (the publishers of Four Colour) to try him out as a lead in an issue of four colour which was called only a poor old man it was issue #386 of Four Colour comics. after two more Four Colour issues Scrooge got his own title in December 1952 starting with #4 (as they counted the three Four Colour comics) The Menehune Mystery the comics were titled Uncle Scrooge. the first 70 issues mostly consisted of story lines written and drawn by Carl Barks the after that it was written Barks and drawn by Tony Strobl. It has been published by many different comic book companies over the years but you can still get it to this day there has in fact been 416 issues. The original writer for the comic was Barks but of course there have been other writers such as Tony Strobl, Pete Alvarado, Van Horn and Roman Scarpa. In the comics Uncle Scrooge is often accompanied by his nephew Donald Duck and grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie when he is on his adventures. Ducktales was inspired by the early comics of Uncle Scrooge and some of the episode are adapted from the story’s that were written by Barks for the comics as well. Scrooges first animated appearance was in a short that was released in 1967 the short was called Scrooge McDuck and money in the short Scrooge taught his nephews basic financial tips. Then in 1983 he was in Micky’s Christmas carol playing Ebenezer Scrooge the character that originally inspired his name. Alan young played Scrooge, but Scrooges biggest role out side of comics was Ducktales. The Nephews an Brief History Huey, Dewey and Louie were created by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro, they first appeared in a comic strip in 1937 and the animated short Donald’s Nephews in 1938. In both the comics and animated short the boys were dropped of to stay with Donald for a short tv by there mother Della, in the comic it was because there father was in hospital after the boys did a practical joke on him. In most cases the three boys are identical to each other and are only distinguishable by there different courses as they have the same voice actor and personality, but in quack pack which was released in 1996 and the reboot of ducktales they have a different actor for each boy and personalities. The Tv Show DuckTales first episode “The Treasure on golden sun aired on 18 September, 1987 in the first episode Donald Duck takes his nephews to Scrooge as he was going to the navy. Meanwhile El Capitán freed the Beagle Boys from jail so they can help him steal Scrooge’s treasure map. This first five episodes were aired over the weekend as they followed on from each other. Ever since it has been a part of the regular rotation of the series as a five-part serial and was released as a feature-length movie on 3 August, 1990. there were two other five-part serials that premiered as television movie specials which were Time is Money in November 1988 and Super DuckTales in March 1989. In the end there were a total of 100, 22 minute episodes spanning over four seasons the first season had a whopping 65 episodes while the second season had 10 the third had 18 and the fourth only had 4. the first season of the show was produced by Fred Wolf and 2-3 season was Bob Hathcock. the show was Developed by Jymn Magon the same man who developed such shows as Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Goof Troop and Darkwing Duck. (basically all are childhoods). The amazing DuckTales them was written and composed by Mark Mueller a pop music songwriter and it was performed by Jeff Pescetto. In the reboot Felicia Barton performs the theme. Also in the reboots opening three of the scenes are based on Carl Barks paintings DuckTales is notable for being the first Disney animated television series to be produced for syndication, paving the way for the shows I mentioned above. at one put DuckTales was one of the longest running Disney animated shows in terms of the number of episodes but it has been over taken by Phineas and Ferb and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The last episode aired on 28 November 1990. It was a two part special called The Golden Goose. there was a large number of Characters, from heroes to Villains here are just a few: Heroes Scrooge McDuck was voiced by Alan Young Russi Taylor voiced Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby Vanderquack Launchpad McQuack voiced by Terry McGovern Betina Beaey voiced by Joan Gerber Gyro Gearloose voiced by Hal Smith Doofus Drake voiced by Brian Cummings Fenton Crackshell a.k.a. GizmoDuck Voiced by Hamilton Camp (which is quite funny as Lin Manuel Maranda the is now voicing him) Bubba the Cave Duck voiced by Frank Welker Glittering Goldie voiced by Joan Gerber Duckworth voiced by Chuck McCann Villains There were eight different the Beagle Boys who were voiced by Frank Welker, Chuck McCann, Peter Cullen, Terry McGovern, Brian Cummings Don Messick. The other villains were Flintheart Glomgold Voiced by Hal Smith June Foray voiced Ma Beagle and Magical De Spell Argus McSwine voiced by Bernie Kopell Frank Welker voiced Poe De Spell, Phantom Blot and Lawrence Loudmouth El Captain voiced by Jim Cummings Pete voiced by Will Ryan Dijon voiced by Richard Libertini Cinnamon Teal Voiced by Haunai Minn Millionara Vanderbucks voiced by Tress MacNeille Fritter O’Way voiced by Aron Kincaid The Comics In August 1988 Gladstone Publishing released the first DuckTales comics, it ran till March 1990 and had thirteen issues. Each of the issue had at least one story based specifically in the show’s continuity, and many issues also had reprints of Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge stories and drawings. The first two issues were both 64 pages in length, which contained adaptations of the episodes Armstrong, Jungle Duck and two Barks story’s that had also been made into DuckTales episode Lost Crown of Genghis Khan and Giant Robot Robbers. After the ninth issue the series went back to having 64 pages. they including a guide with a descriptions of every episode in season 2 listed in order. It also included which episodes were adaptations of Barks stories, it started from issue 3 and ended with issue 12. Then Disney Comics took over starting in April 1990 and ended in September 1991. There were eighteen issue and unlike Gladiators they didn’t have multiple story’s in one comic, this means that there were non of Barks Uncle Scrooge stories. The comics were Multi-part adventure stories they were: Scrooges Quest issues #1-7, The Gold Odyssey issues #9-15 and Dime in Time issues #17-18. Also both Scrooge’s Quest and The Gold Odyssey had 182 pages in total, were tied For the longest multi-part story from Disney comics. then in 2011 Boom! Studios had a go at making the comics. It was written by Warren Spector who also curated the Epic Mickey comics. Like the Disney comic it was a multi-part story, unfortunately the comics only lasted two arcs and six comics. Films On the 3 of August 19 DuckTales the movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp was released, As a bit of a final. it was the first film produced by DisneyToon. The running time was 74 minutes. it was directed and produced by Bob Hathcock also producing was Jean-Pierre Quenet, written by Alan Burnett and the music was by David Newman. All the cast returned for the film with the addition of two new characters: Gene the genie was voiced by frank Welker Merlock the Magician voiced by Christopher Lloyd The films budget was $20 million and it made a gross revenue of $18,115,724. The DuckTales Reboot the new reboot was first arid on the 12 of August 2017 with a new cast of Voice actors and hundreds of references to the old show, comics and even other 90 Disney tv show. The show aired from 12th of August 2017 till the 15th of March 2021 it had 69 episodes spanning over 3 seasons. The first 2 episodes Woo-oo! and day trip of doom! They were shown on a loop all that day on the Disney channel,
It’s time for some tea with Bee, this is were I’m going to talk about stuff that isn’t book related such as Disney which is what I’m going to talk about in this blog it’s really hard to find something to talk about in a first Disney blog post. Unlike books there are not many tags out there for Disney so I’m going to answer 10 questions that I have come up with. 1. favourite film My favourite Disney film is bail the great mouse detective is number one with beauty and the beast coming in at a close second. 2. Favourite sequel(s) I can’t just pick one sequel and as it’s my blog I can do what ever I like, so in no particular order because I can’t do that here are my favourites. First is The rescuers down under Second is lady and tramp scamps Adventure and third is lion king two Simbas pride 3. First thing I will do when I go to a Disney park As I live in the U.K. I haven’t been to the Disney parks in the USA but I have watched a lot of Disney YouTubes going to Disneyland so I have done lots of thinking about what I would like to do when I go there. I would really like to go Disneyland as it’s the original and there for as all of history but I would also really like to go to Tokyo Disney (I would like to go to Tokyo in General) and all of stuff I have seen from there looks amazing. There is a lot of things you can do at Disneyland, first I would go to the magic kingdom because it’s the classic park. First things first I would go to one of the shops on Main Street and get some Mickey ears and ask for a first visit bag as that’s free, then I would ride would be Peter pans flight as that is the most popular. Then I would get myself a Churro or Mickey bennies. 4. Favourite song I thought this would be hared to pick a song but this is the first one that came to mind. go the distance from Hercules 5. Best thing in my opinion on Disney plus I’m only talking about original content as it would be pointless talking about everything on there, first just to talk about everything it’s great to have all the Disney channel originals on Disney plus as unless it’s one of there big films you can’t get them in the U.K. so that’s really nice. At the moment I’m really enjoying wonder vision as I’m sure many of you are, I also really like all of there original films that they have put on there like Tongo and magic Camp as there often lots of fun to watch. 6. Favourite couple this is actually a hared one as there are so many good couples but I think I will go with Rapunzel and Eugene. 7. Disney thing you wish you could of done this is probably going to sound like an odd question, but a lot has changed in the Disney parks in the last few year which means there is lots of stuff I will never get to experience. Ok the thing I wish I could of tried at Disney is the drink Beverly at Epcot, I know it sounds odd it a drink that is famously horrible but it’s something that I have seen everyone do and I’m sort of sad that I know that Epcot is getting a big update (which from what I have hared it needed) will not get to try. 8. Favourite deleted song(s) There is three deleted songs that I like the first 2 did actually make it in to the dvd release but are still not on Disney plus. If I never know you from Pocahontas this song is in the end credits but it was originally meant to be there last good buy before John Smith was executed. when we are human again from beauty and the beast, this song was cut from the film a few weeks before it was released, but they did add it to the DVD release the reason I like this song is that it’s a very jolly song and you get to know the beasts servants more. then my last favourite song is life’s to short from frozen this is the alternative to the first time in forever reprieve, it definitely goes a lot darker then it is in the song. 9. Favourite Disney channel show There are a lot of great shows on the Disney channel (especially when I was younger) so surprise surprise I can’t just narrow it down to one show so here comes my favourite shows. Animated from I was younger Kim possibly and from right know star vs the forces of evil. live action show is I think Lizzie Maguire I have been rewatching it and really enjoying it. 10. What got you in to Disney I’m really not sure to be quite honest I have always enjoyed the films I’m not sure why. I think though that it’s lots of things the story’s and the music is always sublime and the characters relatable, but I think as an adult the thing that keeps me loving Disney is the animation so much work goes in to making each minute of the film it’s just magical. and that is that the first tea with bee,