Remember when the movie musical was dead? Well, Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast will be a resounding reminder that, in the immortal words of Dr. Frankenstein, "It's ALIVE!!"
Think of Disney technical virtuoso Roger Broggie Jr. as a real-life version of Geppetto, the fictional woodcarver who carved a puppet that came to life. But instead of Pinocchio, Broggie helped create such magical figures as the robotic buccaneers in Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, a talking replica of Abe Lincoln, and Herbie, the living Volkswagen Beetle who made Disney's 1968 comedy The Love Bug such an enduring hit.
Did I mention I hate Twitter more than anything? I think I did. Well, Facebook's not far behind, and I say that with sincere apologies to all the people who I dearly love-and with whom I would have no contact whatsoever, were it not for that mind-numbing, brain-draining, time-wasting, ego-bloating little icon with the lower-case F.
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