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RIP X Atencio

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by mickEblu, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    If you think about it, what he created may have had the biggest and longest lasting impact on DL visitors . He wrote "Grim Grinning Ghosts" and "Yo Ho." When you think DL you think POTC and HM and what would those attractions be without those songs? Not to mention he voiced my favorite DL park character, the talking skull, as well as the haunting voice that whispers "dead men tell no tales" in the caverns. Out of respect they should turn off that damn Contradicting Davy Jones projection for at least a week or forever- that would be cool with me.

    RIP X. Disney Legend and a DL MVP
     
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Question- is the talking skull still Xs voice or did they re-record it?
     
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    I might be wrong. I believe Disneyland is still his voice, but Disney World is a new recording.
     
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    Gosh...what a literal legend...so sad to hear this. :(
     
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    BasiltheBatLord Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Atencio has been the voice of the skull in PotC since opening day.
     
  7. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks. Have they ever edited or cut out any of the orginal dialogue? At some point it started sounding a little different to me.
     
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    I didn't realize he wrote those songs. Sad :(
    The "dead men tell no tales" portion is my absolute favorite portion of any ride at DL. It's magical.
    The talking scull is my favorite talking character too! I want a mini one I can keep forever and ever. Have you ever seen anything like that?
     
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    Hatbox Ghostbuster Well-Known Member

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    Every time I float past the talking skull, I think, "man, that would be awesome to have above my front door."
     
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yeah the "dead men tells no tales" voice has such an other worldly sound to it. As far as mood setting goes, I don't think anything beats POTC, from the bayou through the caverns with Xs voice and into the ship battle scene.

    For the 50th anniversary they made a replica that I have seen listed on eBay for about $500-$600. To be honest it looks a little cheapy to me. IMO they don't offer enough merch with the talking skull. Even a mini replica or something. Definitely a missed opportunity.
     
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Actually @Curious Constance they are not as bad as I remember but still not worth $500 IMO. I wonder what the orginal sale price was.
     
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    Playful spooks have interrupted our tour. Please remain seated in your...Doom Buggy. We will proceed in just a moment.
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    That's not X is it? BTW that is super annoying. Seems that you can get through one ride through the Mansion without that happening at least twice.
     
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    Of course it's him.
     
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Did he record it when he was older? I don't remember hearing it in the 80s/ 90s/ 00's.
     
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    That's cool, but it does look like something you'd find at Target in the Halloween section.
    I'd much prefer a mini version.
     
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    It's always been there. It could be more frequent these days because of the constant stops for people with mobility issues.
     
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ya that must be it.
     
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    mickEblu Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Who is still alive from the original imagineers that worked on DL with Walt for the first 14 or so years? Bob Gurr and Rolly Crump?
     
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    Sucks to lose another one of Walt's imagineers. We are losing more and more connections to him.
     
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