Monday, August 31, 2009

Hurry Baaack...

Since my last Treasury was dedicated to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, it was only fair that my next one should give a nod to the Haunted Mansion.  Did you know it's the 40th anniversary of this ghoulish attraction? And did you know that in celebration of 40 spooky years the artist Shag* put his retro flair on the commemorative artwork? Combining the two is as brilliant as putting chocolate and peanut butter together.  Here are some fun facts about Disney's Haunted Mansion**:
  • There was a real Madame Leota. The actress/Imagineer that portrayed the floating head was actually named Leota Toombs. So fitting!
  • Tony the Tiger who made the phrase, "Their Grrrrrrreat!" famous was one of the singing statues in the graveyard scene.
  • The voice of the Ghost Host is none other than The Pillsbury Dough Boy and Boris from Rocky and Bullwinkle. 
  • Walt Disney passed away before work began on the attraction, but he played a major role in Mansion's development.
So on to my Treasury… A Ghostly Site which features some incredible artists and their other worldly items.  Featured artists: f2images, ParaNoire, jcmeixsell, cateanevski, sweetheartsinner, cedarjunction, labellefairy, visioluxus, BackCountryPrimitive, ACollectibleCachet, selfxpression, BrandyWine

* Haunted Mansion artwork on the right by Shag -  
**Fun facts found at

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