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Instrumental Music on YouTube: The Mandalorian

(See my other Music and Star Wars related posts) – I enjoyed season one of The Mandalorian and my wife and I are now viewing season two. If you have not heard of this Disney+ channel production, here is the synopsis per IMDB:

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

If you like Star Wars you will enjoy this very well done live action series. It enjoys a 8.7/10 rating on IMDB. This piece of music, The Mandalorian was uploaded to YouTube in November 2019 by Ludwig Göransson. He is the composer.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: Star Wars V – The Rebel Fleet / End Title

(See my other Music related posts) – I have always been a fan of Star Wars. I have also liked the music from the many movies. I came across this recording of “The Rebel Fleet and End Title” from “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back”.

This 06:26 video was uploaded to YouTube in December of 2013 by MoviesSound. I enjoyed this instrumental music and wanted to share it.

Disney Uploads Virtual Rides to YouTube

(See my other Disney related posts) – Here is something else to keep you occupied while you are ‘sheltering-in-place’. Many have recently had their planned trip to Disney canceled due to COVID19. Disney is helping to meet your enjoyment needs with virtual video experiences.

The most recent release in this series is “Get Ready to Launch on an Adventure that’s Simply Incredible.” This video is of the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure Park. There are other videos on the Disney YouTube channel. There is also a ride on Big Thunder Mountain at Disney World and Its a Small World. If you like Disney music there are videos for Beauty and the Beast and Disney on Broadway.

The Disney YouTube channel also has many videos. Included are a series of short videos giving virtual tours of Disney Imagineering. If you choose the Playlist of all of the Virtual Rides you will be rewarded with 24 virtual rides.


Further Reading

  1. Disney is releasing free videos that give you a front-row seat on some of its most beloved rides

Disney’s “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” set to open in 2021

(See my other Disney and Star Wars related posts) – I have been hearing about and posting a few times about this new immersive Disney Star Wars resort for a while now. I am sure that the two days and nights at the resort will be expensive, but I hope to stay there at least once.

Disney has its first 2019 Holiday iPhone wallpaper for free download


(See my other Star Wars and Disney related posts) – Disney has released the ‘Yuletide Farmhouse Collection‘ of products at its parks for the 2019 Holliday Season. To celebrate they released this digital wallpaper available for free download in either desktop or mobile device sizes.

Trailer for “Jungle Cruise”

I will be looking forward to seeing Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” when it comes out on July 24, 2020. I rode the Jungle Cruise ride for the first time at Disneyland back in the late ’50s. The ride can now be enjoyed at four of the Disney parks: Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland. It was one of the top-level rides when Disneyland opened in 1955. The synopsis per IMDB:

Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

This looks like it will be another fun movie with Dwayne Johnson.

How Donald Duck & Dumbo Helped to Win the War


(See my other WWII   related posts) – I enjoyed this article on Disney in WWII and wanted to share it through a reblog.

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 330 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

The “About WWII” page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.


Pacific Paratrooper

Just one day after Pearl Harbor, Walt Disney received his first military contract and began creating promotional reels, war bond advertisements, short training and instructional films, and other WWII materials.  Also at this time, he received requests from military units all over the world requesting Disney-designed insignia’s and mascots.

David Lesjak, a former employee and Disney historian says, “Insignia helped build morale.  Having a cartoon character you grew up with on your plane or shoulder patch helped remind you of home.  In my mind it was a happy diversion from the horrors of war.”

Hank Porter @ Disney

One of the purest expressions of Walt Disney’s genuine patriotism during the war years was his decision to establish a unit devoted to producing customized military unit insignia free of charge for U.S. armed forces and their allies.  Headed by the talented draftsman, Hank Porter, whom Walt referred to as a…

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