Goofy’s Gas

Station, that is. 🙂
We went to Disneyland a while back and I took these shots in Mickey’s Toontown. Yes, I’m an adult, but I love Disneyland. I went the first time when I was around nine years old and it was probably the best day of my childhood. That stays with you forever.

Anyhoo, here is the Goofy’s Gas Station….

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This part of the park was inspired by “Toontown” in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit and resembles a set from a Max Fleischer cartoon.
Fleischer was the creator of Betty Boop, Popeye and Superman(!) Ironically, he was a rival of Walt Disney.

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According to Wiki, Fleischer patented a 3-D background effect called “The Stereoptical Process,” a precursor to Disney’s Multiplane. This technique replaced the usual flat-plane with a circular 3-D scale-model background–a diorama–in front of which the action cels were positioned and photographed.

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I love the cartoon quality and the bright colors.

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Time magazine named Fleischer the “Dean of Animated Cartoons.”

Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

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6 Responses to Goofy’s Gas

  1. Caroline says:

    What a lot of fun. I love it. I’ve not even been to Disneyland Paris but I know I’d love it.

  2. Aww, Toontown! I love the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The curved lines (nothing is sharp in Toontown!) and the bright colors are so much fun.

  3. joshi daniel says:

    looks like great fun 🙂

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