Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Movieland Wax Museum documentary update

Dan Roebuck and Rob Klein continue to work on their forthcoming documentary about the now long closed "Movieland Wax Museum." Dan and Rob have been producing an in-depth look at the history of Buena Park's Movieland, which opened in 1962. Rob Klein commented: "Movieland was a very unique wax museum and a southern California historic amusement that is worthy of an in-depth documentation. Dan and I started out compiling interviews and materials in 2005, we had hoped to complete the documentary by 2007, unfortunately we are still unable to locate a large amount of promotional material the most crucial being the 1980s promotional TV spots. Southern Californians remember seeing these commercials broadcast all the time. I just don't feel that this documentary will be complete until we can locate some of these promos which will help convey the vibe of what Movieland was all about." Rob and Dan urge anyone who may know more about and or have any of this kind of material to get in touch with them.

For fellow Movieland fans, here is a rare print add promoting "The Black Box" which was an Audio-Animatronic horror attraction featuring scenes from "Halloween" and "Alien."

Disney original prop & costume display featuring items from Tron and The Black Hole by Gary Emerald

Disney Archives did an amazing job helping D23 promote the D23 Expo at Comic-Con by bringing out a few of Disney's comic-related heroes. All of these original costumes were displayed for the first time in California together. Pieces from the 70s sci-fi cult-classic "The Black Hole" were present, including the miniature robots, V.I.N.Cent., Old B.O.B. and Maximillain. Costumes from "Sky High," "Condorman," "TRON" and "The Rocketeer" complete with the hero X-3 Jetpack delighted attendees. The most popular definatly being Bruce Boxlietner's hero costume from TRON, even garnered attention from TRON's creator, Steven Lisberger, who stoped by the display to discus the details of the TRON costume with Disney Archivist Rob Klein.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Tele-films promo ads

Here are two examples of print ads promoting the Galactica tele-films. There were several of these tele-movies cut together for syndication; I believe 5 in all, joining two-hour long episodes.

Instead of using the opening credits for the series, a new title card was created with the new title: i.e.: The Curse of the Cylons and Murder in Space placed over stock footage of the fleet flying by, to give it a feature film the feel.

“Experiment in Terra” was the only one that featured new footage. Ironically this was always a two-hour episode as it was originally broadcast as “Experiment in Terra” parts 1 and 2.