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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* An unpublished ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story had the girls trying to take a vacation at Dizzyland ("the sickest place on earth") but are chased persistently by their fans.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* An unpublished ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story had the girls trying to take a vacation at Dizzyland ("the sickest place on earth") but are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.
1st Jul '16 7:33:47 AM Vir
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield goes to an amusement park called Wonderful World and meets its founder Wilson Wonder who lives behind a Fun House mirror.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield goes to an amusement park called Wonderful World and meets its founder Wilson Wonder Wonder, who lives behind a Fun House mirror. Serial con artist Al Swindler took over the park and had Wonder locked away inside one of his own attractions so he wouldn't cause trouble.



* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' gave us Wilson Wonder, founder of the theme park Wonder World. Serial con artist Al Swindler took over the park and had Wonder locked away inside one of his own attractions so he wouldn't cause trouble.
21st Jun '16 11:41:23 PM Adept
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* Walt Fleishman in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' (the episode "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?") is probably an amalgam of Disney and [[FleischerStudios one or two of his contemporaries.]]

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* Walt Fleishman in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' (the episode "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?") is probably an amalgam of Disney and [[FleischerStudios [[Creator/FleischerStudios one or two of his contemporaries.]]
21st May '16 4:03:35 PM Doug86
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* Comics/XMen villain Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinals, was visually based on Walt Disney, and inhereted his interest in futuristic technology and his purported bigotry.

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* Comics/XMen ComicBook/XMen villain Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinals, was visually based on Walt Disney, and inhereted his interest in futuristic technology and his purported bigotry.
14th Apr '16 3:45:00 PM ThePocket
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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'', ''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.)



14th Apr '16 3:44:32 PM ThePocket
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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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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' gave us Wilson Wonder, founder of the theme park Wonder World. Serial con artist Al Swindler took over the park and had Wonder locked away inside one of his own attractions so he wouldn't cause trouble.
7th Feb '16 3:24:37 PM nombretomado
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* Lemuel Stewartson on the Atom.com cartoons about TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation; his creation was a raccoon called Mortimer Koon (in a universe of AnimatedActors). Alas, the ill-fated theme park Koonland was ruined by UnfortunateImplications.

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* Lemuel Stewartson on the Atom.com cartoons about TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation; UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation; his creation was a raccoon called Mortimer Koon (in a universe of AnimatedActors). Alas, the ill-fated theme park Koonland was ruined by UnfortunateImplications.
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