Friday, July 17, 2009

Space Ship Earth loses a friend


The second narrator of Space Ship Earth is gone to rest. May god be with you, Walter Cronkite and may he forgive you for being a part of the animation tour movies at Disney/MGM.
WHY couldn't it have been Robin Williams???????? Why Lord?????
We'll miss you.

11 comments:

  1. Even as a snot nosed punk kid I knew that if Cronkite said it then it was OK, So when I heard his unmistakable voice in Spaceship Earth it really solidified that the ideals in the park where real. That this place was not kidding around, he brought a sense of official-ness to Epcot, He put his stamp of approval on the place.

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  2. Wait you're wishing Robin Williams had DIED?

    That's really disgusting.

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  3. Cronkite Spaceship Earth was the BEST Spaceship Earth.

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  4. Gil, I'll gladly admit I'd rather have Walter Cronkite STAY ALIVE in trade for Robin Williams. My opinion, my blog.

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  5. ouch thats harsh Hoot... but Robin williams hasnt done anything notable since Aladdin. And what was wrong with Mork & Mindy? I thought it was cool until the last season when they had a kid... I thought Pam Dauber was hot!

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  6. Hoot, that's hysterical!!!!

    BTW, I posted the audio ride through of Cronkite's version of Spaceship Earth at my blog.

    http://www.allthingswdw.blogspot.com

    Enjoy!

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  7. The first thing I thought of was
    "I'm Walter Chronkcat. Meow, meow-meow ... meow."

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  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsyUMrvQwhI

    1:59 Uncle Walter, lookin' smooth as hell, giving us the business.

    4:05 "NEW HORIZONS". This little gem has the most ominous line from Michael Landon- "..and a space colony.. I sure hope I'm still around." Yikes.

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  9. Yeah Kyle, VAULTDISNEYreturns has some good videos on there. I really wish I could find some videos of EPCOT Magazine though, remember that awesome show on the Disney Channel? With Michael Young? That was 84-86 timeframe, that was my 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in highschool, and I was in love with EPCOT Center. :)

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  10. Holy crap, Chief. I didn't know you guys were so elderly. I thought you were around 18 when you took these pictures in '99.

    Senior year in '86? You're 42?! I seriously thought you guys were a lot younger.

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  11. Oh my goodness, you may have accidentally killed Robin Williams.

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