speaking of candle on the water

I never should have brought that up because now I cannot stop thinking about Pete’s Dragon.  After Annie, this was my favorite movie as a child.  I think I’ve tried to block it out.  I loved it so much!  I was terrified of Shelley Winters.  This movie is all I know of the work of Mickey Rooney.  It’s just so darn good.  I need to rent it asap.


My record looked like the above.  I remember playing it over and over on my grandparent’s record player that was one of those huge cabinet type things with a record player in it.  I would try to act the whole thing out by myself in the living room.  I probably only did that once, but the memory is so very vivid that it seems like I did it every day or something.

A few fun facts from the movie:
– It was the first Disney film to be released on VHS
– The song “Candle on the Water” received an academy award nomination
– The movie was actually filmed in California and the crew had to get special permission from the Coast Guard to use the lighthouse so it wouldn’t confuse passing ships.
– There’s an episode of Family Guy with a parody of the movie (involving Ben Stiller)





One last thing…


Women working on Pete’s Dragon in Walt Disney’s Ink and Paint Department which was off limits to male artists.