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    D23's Behind the Magic Contest!



    Our friends at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have released three new documentary titles on DVD: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story , Walt & El Grupo and Waking Sleeping Beauty. These documentaries are available for 23 lucky D23 Members to win!

    One grand prize winner will be rewarded a three-day, two-night trip to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, where they will receive signed copies of these titles and the chance to mingle with the creative teams behind these documentaries. During their adventure on the Lot, the winner will also receive a private tour.

    All you have to do is imagine you are an animator on the level of some of the Disney greats. Tell us in 300 words or less, if you could have been on the production team for any Disney animated feature, which one would you have wanted to contribute to and why. Get your imagination flowing!

    The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story: http://www.disney.com/theboys.com
    Walt & El Grupo: http://www.disney.com/waltandelgrupo.com
    Waking Sleeping Beauty: http://www.disney.com/wakingsleepingbeauty.com




    I WON!!

    Congratulations, Caleb! You are one of the 23 winners in D23’s Behind the Magic Contest!

    Your prizes are on the way right now. If you have not received them by Friday, April 15, please contact me back at this email address and we will track the package.

    Thanks for entering, and we hope you continue to enjoy being a part of D23!


    Best,

    Jon Speroni
    D23 Team

    Well....not quite the grand prize, haha...but at least one of the top 23 essay entries, and I'm pretty excited about that, I worked hard on it. I guess us 23 top stories get signed copies of the three movies, I beleive. Anyways, fun stuff.

    Anyone else here, win?
    Caleb


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    Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

    That is awesome news. Congratulations!
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      Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

      Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
      That is awesome news. Congratulations!
      Thank you, sir.


      Oh, also...I just got my prize(the movies) in the mail today, exciting. The movies are all actually really good. If you haven't seen them, then do see them.



      The breadbox was not part of the prize, haha. It's our nice vintage breadbox that we don't store bread in. More commonly, things like candy and snacks.
      Caleb


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      "Adventure is out there!"


      22 times to Disneyland in one year, personal record.

      (Save the Disneyland Hotel Waterfalls too!)

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        Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

        Congratulations on your win! I have been wanting to see all three of those films but haven't been able to get my hands on them just yet.
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        • #5
          Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

          Hey, congrats! I bought the 3 films for myself for Christmas (oops, I mean that "Santa" brought them for me), and really enjoyed them all.

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            Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

            Congrats! I am jealous!

            care to share your essay?
            Good morning, son
            In twenty years from now
            Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
            And I can tell you 'bout today
            And how I picked you up and everything changed
            It was pain
            Sunny days and rain
            I knew you'd feel the same things...


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            • #7
              Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

              Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
              Congrats! I am jealous!

              care to share your essay?
              Yeah sure. I'm at Target right now, but I will later.

              Just curious, did you enter one?
              Caleb


              "Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning."

              "Adventure is out there!"


              22 times to Disneyland in one year, personal record.

              (Save the Disneyland Hotel Waterfalls too!)

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                Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                Congrats on the win! That's a definitely good prize pack. I didn't enjoy Walt and El Grupo too much (probably because I was too distracted) but loved Waking Sleepign Beauty and really loved The Boys: The Sherman Bros. Story

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                • #9
                  Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                  Here's my essay for the "If you were an animator." I procrastinated so it didn't turn out as whimsical as I had wanted it to. Needless to say I didn't win anything but that's okay because I already have all 3 DVD's. ;-)

                  The Hyperion studio was bursting at the seams during the production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” I was one of hundreds of new animators hired to work on Walt’s first animated feature. We were all so young and so excited just to be working in the Depression. Several of us were assigned a room where we worked endless hours. Bulbs emitting light under our drafting tables grew incredibly hot that burns on our hands were common. Conversation and the exchange of ideas between us was encouraged. Everyone was expected to contribute to the picture. Pencil tests were screened inside a tiny closet appropriately called the ‘sweatbox.’ That was a terrifying experience because Walt had difficulty explaining what he wanted but he knew it immediately when he saw something he didn’t like. Although we didn’t hear ‘thanks’ very often, we gave our all to see through Walt’s vision.

                  Not surprisingly, we all had various styles of drawing and different art backgrounds. The model sheets drawn by the lead animators assured that the characters all looked the same but Walt was preoccupied with how they acted. The characters had to have real personalities doing real things filled with emotion and thought. We were told without these traits the audience wouldn’t believe any of it. Pathos in animation was a new concept to us but Walt was always ahead of everyone. When Grumpy broke down in tears at the sight of Snow White in slumber, we didn’t think the audience would be sobbing too. They did.

                  The hard work paid off with the world-premiere at the Carthay Circle theatre. There I was rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s brightest stars. While a staggering cinematic achievement, “Snow White’s” true testament is that it inspired us to believe that one man’s dream can come true.
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                    Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                    Here's my essay for the "Dwarf for a Day" contest. Again, I didn't win. I'm sensing a pattern... ;-p

                    To compare myself to one of the legendary seven dwarfs makes me very Bashful, but I’d be awfully Dopey not to give this contest a go. (Ah-choo!!) Excuse me, I’m a bit Sneezy. If you are too, I recommend lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids. For the record, I am not a registered crock, uh, sock, uh, Doc.

                    Magic Mirror on the wall, who has the cleverest essay of all?

                    “Famed is thy writing ability. But hold, a more thought out and structured essay of 300 words or less I see. Alas, theirs is more magical than thee.”

                    Well there’s a fine kettle of fish! The thought of being bestowed a beautiful hand-painted cel of Snow White made me very, very Happy, but now I’m feeling a bit Grumpy... and after reading this far, you’re probably feeling Sleepy…

                    Alright, alright, puns aside, every dwarf characteristic is felt by me at some point or another. Aside from their obvious descriptors, they are incredibly hard workers, but they take the time for some serious and silly play! However, Doc and Grumpy are the most identifiable to me as they represent complimentary opposites. Accruing and dispensing wisdom while simultaneously being modest and humble makes for a unique leader even if you trip over a word or two. Grumpy’s world-weariness must come from a lot of observation and studying how people behave in good times and bad. So although he can be overly pessimistic, even Grumpy knows when something beautiful and full of life is no longer left to be shared. For who was crying the hardest when Snow White was in her deep sleep? Ah, mush…

                    By combining Doc’s inherit goodness and the rough-around-the-edges aspects of Grumpy, henceforth, I want to be known as the honorary eighth dwarf: Yin-Yang!
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                    Episode 4: "It's a Sklar World"

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                    Neither does this mindless chatter."
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                      Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                      Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
                      Congrats! I am jealous!

                      care to share your essay?
                      I'm finally getting around to it, sorry.

                      Anyways, here's me ol' essay, enjoy!


                      The Three Caballeros

                      By: Caleb Brown


                      Well, there it is, hope you liked it. Congrats to the other winners, and I guess we won't be seeing Mr./Miss grand prize winner until after their Private Studio tour and lunch with the animators on April 28-30. Lucky person, you. Good job though.
                      Last edited by ozmacity; 03-28-2011, 10:48 AM.
                      Caleb


                      "Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning."

                      "Adventure is out there!"


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                        Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                        Well, D23 finally posted the grand prize winner of the contest. I was like 1% hoping I would get a last minute email from D23 saying like "Well, the first winner was swept up by a tornado, so...you win!" hahahahaha, no that's mean. Congratulations, Timothy Sumabat, enjoy your tour/lunch

                        Here's the link, if you want to read the write-up about it:

                        Grand Prize Winner Article
                        Caleb


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                        "Adventure is out there!"


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                        • #13
                          Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                          Originally posted by ozmacity View Post
                          Yeah sure. I'm at Target right now, but I will later.

                          Just curious, did you enter one?
                          I didn't... didn't even know about this contest!!

                          Originally posted by ozmacity View Post
                          I'm finally getting around to it, sorry.

                          Anyways, here's me ol' essay, enjoy!
                          Great job!!
                          Good morning, son
                          In twenty years from now
                          Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                          And I can tell you 'bout today
                          And how I picked you up and everything changed
                          It was pain
                          Sunny days and rain
                          I knew you'd feel the same things...


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                          • #14
                            Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                            Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
                            I didn't... didn't even know about this contest!!


                            Great job!!
                            Thanks, it'd be nice to read the other essays though, too.
                            Caleb


                            "Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning."

                            "Adventure is out there!"


                            22 times to Disneyland in one year, personal record.

                            (Save the Disneyland Hotel Waterfalls too!)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Behind the Magic - D23 Writing Contest (I won!)

                              Originally posted by skybluefusion View Post
                              Congratulations on your win! I have been wanting to see all three of those films but haven't been able to get my hands on them just yet.
                              Netflicks has 2 of them on Instant Watch and you can then rent the last one....only 8.99
                              Happy Halloween!!!

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