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Throwback Thursday: D-TV’s “Doggone Valentine”

In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a blast from the past that was a favorite in my household when I was growing up.  My parents and I still talk about all the songs we loved in the D-TV episode titled “Doggone Valentine.”

Disney's D-TV "Doggone Valentine" Title Card

Disney’s D-TV “Doggone Valentine” Title Card

For those of you who don’t remember it, D-TV was Disney’s kid-friendly response to the growing popularity of music videos in the mid to late 1980s.  Originally released on NBC for Valentine’s Day 1987, “Doggone Valentine” was branded as “Doggone Hits” in subsequent airings on the Disney Channel.  I think this is where my parents taped it on VHS, ostensibly for me, but mostly because they loved the songs featured, like “Stray Cat Strut” and “Bad to the Bone.”  You can watch the entire special in five parts on YouTube, which are linked below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wXZd7pzIv0

Note that the last video is mis-labled as “Part 6”, but it’s actually the fifth and final part.

 

Many thanks to YouTube subscriber ReijiThePhantom and his 80s TV nostalgia videos!

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Disney on Ice: Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey

Now that we live in Montana, our opportunities to enjoy some Disney magic in our hometown are few and far between.  We can no longer go to the World of Disney in Manhattan on a whim, nor do we have great revival theaters that play the classics from time to time.  Pixar Studios re-released a lot of its movies to AMC theaters on Memorial Day weekend, but the nearest AMC to us is probably hundreds of miles away.  The one tiny mall in our city doesn’t even have a Disney store.

Often when we need a Disney fix, we just pop in a DVD or listen to park music at UAB Magic.  We also subscribe to several blogs and post frequently on various Disney-dedicated message boards.  But when I saw that Disney on Ice would be coming to our city about a month after we moved here, I suggested we go (read: I begged Danny to take me).  I had been to Disney on Ice a couple times as a little girl with my family.  Danny had never been and thus, didn’t know what to expect.  This was probably lucky for me, as I’m sure I’ll never get him to make the same mistake again.  He’s not a fan of ice skating, has no particular affinity for costumed Disney characters, and doesn’t enjoy live Disney shows with low production value (“Voyage of the Little Mermaid” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’m talking about you).

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