Wednesday, February 17, 2010


E82 is quickly becoming an amazing blog! I'm lovin' it mostly because of the kick ass original merchandise designs. Give it a look.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Base Camp

Hey look, Chief isn't dead after all!! :) Sorry for the extended absence folks.

Anyways, here is a clip of what we liked to call our "Base Camp". This was shot by yours truly on my huge JVC VHS camera. Ill dig the thing out and put the actual model number etc.. if anyone cares. And the beginning where it appears messed up is how it actually is on my VHS tape, not something from me converting it to mpeg. I left it in there because I think its neat seeing Hoot in a psuedo slow motion. Heh.

So Hoot describes in the video where this location actually is, but yeah, it was situated underneath the kitchen and daughters room area. It wasnt super convienent, I remember having to crawl to get to this spot, but it seemed like the best "not common maintenance travel area" we could find that we could put our stuff down and go out on little trips to take pictures, record audio, etc... and then come back. That way we didnt have to lug our backpacks and gear with us everywhere.

Enjoy, and in the days/weeks to come I will be posting more video clips shot by me. And then Hoot will become even more famous, because he is in alot of them. :) Ohh, and once again I am embarassed to hear my own voice and stupid laugh in this clip. :(

Monday, February 1, 2010

Desert Father AKA Captain Nemo

This just in from the MVT mail sack!

Regarding the Desert Farm Father who we refer to in previous posts as "Captain Nemo".

"As a fan of Horizons since my first trip to EPCOT in the fall of 1983 or 84, I have been wondering a lot about the things you have been documenting. Keep the information coming! Before MVT came into existence, I was forced to ask these questions to anyone I could find with a connection or knowledge to Disney and the parks. One friend who grew up in the Orlando area and has made and keeps many great "Disney" connections with many Imagineers and cast members, has helped me answer questions over the years... that is how I came upon his name.
His name is Pete Renoudet. He was the voice of many AA characters at the Disney parks, including the voice of Captain Nemo on the WDW version of 20,000 leagues (Go figure!!!). Most Notably, he was also the voice of Henry in the Country Bears and Abraham Lincoln (Succeeding Royal Dano).
In a 2007 interview, Pete describes that his presence in Horizons was a last minute change. The voice we hear is not his, as he was only used as the model for the AA and was filmed for the video on the videophone. (This could be another reason why the mask doesn't seem to fit the AA head... IT WASN'T THE ORIGINAL "MASK"!!!)
This and a lot more about him was posted in the interview. Here is the link for your confirmation purposes.
Read, Enjoy, and congratulate yourself on the Captain Nemo connection! That was amazing.
One of the die-hards!
Michael Garay (aka Menutia)"

Awesome contribution! Chief and I would like to grant you a position here at The MVT headquarters. From this day forth, Menutia, you will be known as "Minister of Missing Persons and Submarine Rides @ Mesa Verde Times". Congratulations, sir.