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Disney Afternoon Avenue- 1991 [Part 2]

Some more of the lovable Disney Afternoon characters and some awesome early 90s fashion (including a fanny pack!). See photos and learn some Afternoon history in Part 1.

Photos from Raschell Smith Peschke and the Smith family.


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Hi Mitch,

I love that kind of vintage pictures but here is something I dont get: even if I watched a lot of them during my childhood, the Disney Afternoon cartoons were not exactly what I'd call Disney at its best.
Also, today I don't like to see High School Musical and other Disney Channel crap in the parks. Even for ephemeral stuff, they're still crap and I think they're just not up to the Disney park experience quality standard. In other words : those don't belong here in the parks (though I totally get the (marketing) reasons why, as Disney franchises, they are also allowed to live there).

Anyway, my point is: does 'on park property' Disney crap suddenly become more acceptable once they get old thanks to the vintage and nostalgic feel they're surrounded with?

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE vintage stuff but isn't this feeling change our perception of thing that were actually so-so back then?

But maybe we just disagree on the quality level of the Disney Afternoon cartoons?


Thank you anyway for sharing that kind of rare stuff with us. Keep up the good work!

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParc-O-Rama

Parc-O-Rama-

I totally know what you are saying. I'm right there with you. For me this sort of wacky stuff is great to look back on because it was so wacky. And we can all be thankful it didn't last very long. Disney Afternoon Avenue was was the first time I remember thinking "Where are we headed?? If this is acceptable, then what next?" That said, it was temporary (a poor excuse at best, I know!).

As for the quality of animation in the Afternoon lineup, you are right. It was TV-grade animation produced quickly and cheaply. Nonetheless it was pretty entertaining.

It's a classic case of the "It's sub-par but people like it so we'll go with it" mentality that dominates Disney TV still today. Sadly it leaks into the parks sometimes.

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

i enjoy seeing the Disney Afternoon stuff because it reminds me of my childhood cartoons. it was junk, but it's part of my childhood memories.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlink

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