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21st May '17 12:01:39 PM Sylderon
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* Howard Stark in ''Film/IronMan2'' is very much based on the futurist side of Walt, though it's shown in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that in his earlier days he was more of a pre-breakdown Creator/HowardHughes type.

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* Howard Stark in ''Film/IronMan2'' is very much based on the futurist side of Walt, with his Stark Expo film being very similar to Disney's promotional film for EPCOT, though it's shown in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that in his earlier days he was more of a pre-breakdown Creator/HowardHughes type.
21st May '17 11:51:40 AM Sylderon
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A NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Creator/WaltDisney; expect him to be the animator of a world-famous cartoon character and/or the founder of SouvenirLand. Also expect an exaggerated interest in planned communities and/or creating a utopia, possibly with sinister undertones. Oh, and HumanPopsicle or BrainInAJar jokes, many of them. Many of these characters go beyond parodying ''just'' Disney and fuse him with Creator/HowardHughes, another mustachio'd early/Golden Age of Hollywood impresario and futurist. Hughes gradually became debilitated by severe mental illness (OCD and agoraphobia) and eventually was reduced to living in seclusion, obsessively carrying out odd habits such as urinating in jars, wearing tissue boxes on his feet, and refusing to cut his nails. While Disney endured a fairly normal, if still ultimately fatal, bout with cancer, Hughes' eccentricities dovetail well enough with the prevailing UrbanLegend about Disney going into hiding in order to cheat death that perhaps it's not surprising that many writers can't resist the conflation when writing this type of character.

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A NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Creator/WaltDisney; expect him to be the animator of a world-famous cartoon character and/or the founder of SouvenirLand. Also expect an [[{{Egopolis}} exaggerated interest interest]] in planned communities and/or creating a utopia, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans possibly with sinister undertones. undertones.]] Oh, and HumanPopsicle or BrainInAJar jokes, many of them. Many of these characters go beyond parodying ''just'' Disney and fuse him with Creator/HowardHughes, another mustachio'd early/Golden Age of Hollywood impresario and futurist. Hughes gradually became debilitated by severe mental illness (OCD and agoraphobia) and eventually was reduced to living in seclusion, obsessively carrying out odd habits such as urinating in jars, wearing tissue boxes on his feet, and refusing to cut his nails. While Disney endured a fairly normal, if still ultimately fatal, bout with cancer, Hughes' eccentricities dovetail well enough with the prevailing UrbanLegend about Disney going into hiding in order to cheat death that perhaps it's not surprising that many writers can't resist the conflation when writing this type of character.
13th Mar '17 7:50:21 PM Vir
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* Dalt Wisney in ''Henry's Cat''

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* Dalt Wisney in ''Henry's Cat''Cat''.
11th Mar '17 5:25:05 PM nombretomado
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* Uncle Dave from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' is MisterRogers as WaltDisney.

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* Uncle Dave from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' is MisterRogers Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} as WaltDisney.Creator/WaltDisney.
1st Sep '16 6:18:35 PM Hanz
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** ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has John-Caleb Bradberton, the creator of Nuka Cola who built a theme park dedicated to his drink. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, his head is found frozen and kept alive by pre-war technology underneath the park.]]
28th Aug '16 12:08:10 PM nombretomado
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* Charles Dingo in ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', with its theme park, the dingo as the beloved cartoon animal and even its own version of DisneyChannel. [[HumanPopsicle And his frozen head in the bowels of the Dingo Studios.]]

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* Charles Dingo in ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', with its theme park, the dingo as the beloved cartoon animal and even its own version of DisneyChannel.Creator/DisneyChannel. [[HumanPopsicle And his frozen head in the bowels of the Dingo Studios.]]
10th Jul '16 10:28:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip "Welcome To Tickle Town" featured eccentric animator Tobias Tickle, who artificially prolonged his life into the 24th century and then built Tickle Town theme park, and trapped its visitors to protect them from the horrors of the AfterTheEnd world outside [[spoiler: which existed entirely in his head]].
* An unpublished ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story had the girls trying to take a vacation at Dizzyland ("the sickest place on earth") but are chased persistently by their fans.

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* The ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip "Welcome To Tickle Town" featured eccentric animator Tobias Tickle, who artificially prolonged his life into the 24th century and then built Tickle Town theme park, and trapped its visitors to protect them from the horrors of the AfterTheEnd world outside [[spoiler: which existed entirely in his head]].
* An unpublished ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story had the girls trying to take a vacation at Dizzyland ("the sickest place on earth") but are chased persistently by their fans.



* Raymond Dieterling, founder of Dream-a-Dream Land, in the James Ellroy novel ''LAConfidential''. (This character doesn't appear in the film version).

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* Raymond Dieterling, founder of Dream-a-Dream Land, in the James Ellroy novel ''LAConfidential''.''Literature/LAConfidential''. (This character doesn't appear in the film version).



* Uncle Sam Beasley from a few of the ''[[TheDestroyer Destroyer]]'' books tried to conquer Cuba and turn it into an amusement park. His first book features the song, "It's a Short Life After All."

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* Uncle Sam Beasley from a few of the ''[[TheDestroyer ''[[Literature/TheDestroyer Destroyer]]'' books tried to conquer Cuba and turn it into an amusement park. His first book features the song, "It's a Short Life After All."



* Milt Appleday from ''OutOfJimmysHead'', creator of Golly Gopher and the Gollywood Theme Park

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* Milt Appleday from ''OutOfJimmysHead'', ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'', creator of Golly Gopher and the Gollywood Theme Park



* [[http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=827769#p827769 Walter Rand]] in the ''TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer'' setting for ''MutantsAndMasterminds''. His "Rand Utopias" are parodies of Disney's "planned community" Celebration combined with the comicbook concept of the MadScientist having a hidden community as his own sociology experiment. (The real Disney also existed in the HED! setting, and got irritated at Rand constantly stealing his ideas. The last straw was when he started "poaching" Mouseketeers to join Sneckles the Snake's Young Pioneers.)

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* [[http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=827769#p827769 Walter Rand]] in the ''TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer'' setting for ''MutantsAndMasterminds''.''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''. His "Rand Utopias" are parodies of Disney's "planned community" Celebration combined with the comicbook concept of the MadScientist having a hidden community as his own sociology experiment. (The real Disney also existed in the HED! setting, and got irritated at Rand constantly stealing his ideas. The last straw was when he started "poaching" Mouseketeers to join Sneckles the Snake's Young Pioneers.)
10th Jul '16 10:26:46 PM Morgenthaler
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** At around the same time, ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' had an episode "Beanyland", where they build a theme park on the moon - Dishonest John, mining green cheese at the time, sabotages their work and christens it "Meanyland". Standards and Practices suits raised objections to the 'unflattering caricature of Disney', apparently unaware that was Dishonest John, as he usually looked.

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** * At around the same time, ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' had an episode "Beanyland", where they build a theme park on the moon - Dishonest John, mining green cheese at the time, sabotages their work and christens it "Meanyland". Standards and Practices suits raised objections to the 'unflattering caricature of Disney', apparently unaware that was Dishonest John, as he usually looked.
10th Jul '16 10:22:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* Bigweld from ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', according to the filmmakers. Even though he's in a completely different industry -- his company sells robotic gadgets as well as spare parts for the robotic inhabitants of his world -- he has the friendly demeanor, the big-dreamer mentality, and his own TV show. By the time the protagonist arrives at Bigweld HQ, where he'd dreamed of working someday, the company has been taken over by a sleazy executive who's only interested in making money and has no interest in offering jobs to small-timers like him. (As this was an animated film made by [[Creator/BlueSky a studio that is not Disney]], it's probably a bit autobiographical as well.)
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* Bigweld from ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', according to the filmmakers. Even though he's in a completely different industry -- his company sells robotic gadgets as well as spare parts for the robotic inhabitants of his world -- he has the friendly demeanor, the big-dreamer mentality, and his own TV show. By the time the protagonist arrives at Bigweld HQ, where he'd dreamed of working someday, the company has been taken over by a sleazy executive who's only interested in making money and has no interest in offering jobs to small-timers like him. (As this was an animated film made by [[Creator/BlueSky a studio that is not Disney]], it's probably a bit autobiographical as well.)
10th Jul '16 9:29:30 PM JulianLapostat
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A NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Creator/WaltDisney; expect him to be the animator of a world-famous cartoon character and/or the founder of SouvenirLand. Also expect an exaggerated interest in planned communities and/or creating a utopia, possibly with sinister undertones. Oh, and HumanPopsicle or BrainInAJar jokes, many of them. Many of these characters go beyond parodying ''just'' Disney and fuse him with Howard Hughes, another mustachio'd early/Golden Age of Hollywood impresario and futurist. Hughes gradually became debilitated by severe mental illness (OCD and agoraphobia) and eventually was reduced to living in seclusion, obsessively carrying out odd habits such as urinating in jars, wearing tissue boxes on his feet, and refusing to cut his nails. While Disney endured a fairly normal, if still ultimately fatal, bout with cancer, Hughes' eccentricities dovetail well enough with the prevailing UrbanLegend about Disney going into hiding in order to cheat death that perhaps it's not surprising that many writers can't resist the conflation when writing this type of character.

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A NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Creator/WaltDisney; expect him to be the animator of a world-famous cartoon character and/or the founder of SouvenirLand. Also expect an exaggerated interest in planned communities and/or creating a utopia, possibly with sinister undertones. Oh, and HumanPopsicle or BrainInAJar jokes, many of them. Many of these characters go beyond parodying ''just'' Disney and fuse him with Howard Hughes, Creator/HowardHughes, another mustachio'd early/Golden Age of Hollywood impresario and futurist. Hughes gradually became debilitated by severe mental illness (OCD and agoraphobia) and eventually was reduced to living in seclusion, obsessively carrying out odd habits such as urinating in jars, wearing tissue boxes on his feet, and refusing to cut his nails. While Disney endured a fairly normal, if still ultimately fatal, bout with cancer, Hughes' eccentricities dovetail well enough with the prevailing UrbanLegend about Disney going into hiding in order to cheat death that perhaps it's not surprising that many writers can't resist the conflation when writing this type of character.
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