Ooh, my favorite!


Happy Halloween!
October 30, 2010, 12:08 am
Filed under: Silly

As usual I had the best intentions for Halloween this year, and of course, time escaped me and I am without a pumpkin, cider, costume, and candy. I’m not completely out of time to post something festive, so I figured I’d scramble and try to save face with my small but lovely group of loyal readers. And, truth be told, I wanted to share a couple of my Halloween favorites.

I am a certified cartoon junkie. Aside from being a Family Guy addict, I have always been fascinated by classic animation (Disney especially). I have no idea why, other than the fact that I’m also a ho (that’s right a ho) for anything nostalgic. When I recall some of my happiest memories I most often remember the Classic Disney cartoons that invariably came during the holidays. Halloween was certainly no exception, so counting down the days until Disney’s Halloween Treat would air was torture. I remember trying to figure out how to read the TV Guide, which was a skill I didn’t master until an age that I should probably be embarrassed about, but fortunately Dad was a pro. I would hound him daily to make sure he didn’t forget to tell me when it was on; very much an “are we there yet” scenario, so when I say daily that may be bit chintzy. All I can say is poor guy. (Mom was safe since she probably didn’t know what the TV Guide was.) I think because of this incessant pestering he rigged some sort of recording mechanism so he had the VHS ready and waiting for the next year. (If you saw my earlier post on the blue heron contraption you know that my dad is quite the engineer.)

Originally a Silly Symphony from 1929, this is listed as #18 on the 50 greatest cartoons of all time.

Even as I enter the last few years on my 20’s, I still look forward to the times of year that I can indulge in getting lost in my childhood memories; I figure life is crazy and being a grown-up kind of sucks sometimes, so I rather enjoy getting lost in old favorites. In honor of being a nerdy sort-of-grown-up who still loves her cartoons, here’s to acting like a kid.

 

Had to throw in the original Skeleton Dance poster too. I just love it!

[image via Wikipedia]

 

Another Halloween favorite. Definitely not a classic, but one that I specifically remember waiting for. Donald’s dance toward the end had me rolling on the floor.

Donald Duck’s Trick or Treat with Huey, Dewey, and Louie from 1952.

 


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yous a ho. hahah, happy halloween doll! time escaped us too, and we barely scraped together a costume.

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