What is the name of the green tree lady at the animal kingdom?
She calls herself DiVine, but she’s actually a performance artist named Priscilla Bright. She covers herself with vines, foliage, and body paint, and stands on stilts (in costume, she’s about 10 ft. tall). She will wrap herself around trees or in the bushes along the path, and then slowly start to move and interact with the passers by.
I’ve never seen her myself, but she’s usually seen on the pathways between Africa and Asia, and does several 45 minute “performances” each day she’s there.
The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air was a musical-variety radio series for children, sponsored by Pepsodent and heard on NBC. Broadcast from the Disney Little Theater on the RKO lot from January 2 to May 15, 1938, t he program was created to promote the February 1938 release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and included several episodes that would feature future Disney Princesses.
This recording is of the episode “Snow White Day”. It features Walt Disney as both himself, and the voice of Mickey.
Robin Hood (January 2, 1938)
Snow White Day (January 9, 1938)
Donald Duck’s Band (January 16, 1938)
The River Boat (January 23, 1938)
Ali Baba (January 30, 1938)
South of the Border (February 6, 1938)
Mother Goose and Old King Cole (February 13, 1938)
The Gypsy Band (February 20, 1938)
Cinderella (February 27, 1938)
King Neptune (March 6, 1938)
The Pied Piper (March 13, 1938)
Sleeping Beauty (March 20, 1938)
Ancient Egypt (March 27, 1938) (guest appearance by Snow White)
Mother Goose and The Old Woman in a Shoe (April 3, 1938)
Robin Williams provided the voice for the Genie at union scale rate (the lowest legal pay rate a studio can give an actor), on the provisos that his voice was not used for merchandising (i.e. toys and such) and that the Genie character not take up more than 25% of the space of a poster, ad, billboard, or trailer. When these wishes were not granted (eee photo),
he withdrew his support for Disney and the film. As a result, his name was not included in “The Art of Aladdin” book (it makes constant references to “the voice of the Genie”), and he was not available for the direct-to-video sequel The Return of Jafar or the Aladdin TV series (Dan Castellaneta filled in as the voice of the Genie for these productions).
In an attempt to get back on good terms with Williams, Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner apologized to him with a peace offering of an original Pablo Picasso painting. Still angered and feeling betrayed by Disney, Williams would not accept the gift. It was not until Jeffrey Katzenberg was fired and a new producer hired did Williams return to Disney. Through this new producer, a public apology was given (by the producer). Promises were made to right wrongs, and Williams was so touched that he came back as the Genie for the second direct-to-video sequel, Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Disney was so thrilled that they threw out the previously completed recording sessions with Castellaneta.