Sunday, July 27, 2008

Introducing Boom Pop!

"Do you like anything other than Disney?"

Why yes, as a matter of fact I do . . .



Introducing Boom Pop!

My passion for Disney history and entertainment has been showcased here since September of 2006, but 2719 Hyperion has also in many ways created the perception that my interests are exclusive to the likes of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney World. In reality, my baby boomer roots have long inspired an interest in 20th century popular culture that extends well beyond the creations of the Walt Disney Company.

The most important rule I established for 2719 Hyperion was to keep it true to its subject--Disney entertainment. Other Disney online journalists and bloggers often extend beyond these boundaries. (A popular and established Disney blog recently published a review of Hellboy II for example.) I must admit, I too have felt similarly inclined at times to take 2719 outside of its original symbolic Hyperion Avenue thematic address. Wouldn't it be cool to do a Freeze Frame! featuring a Looney Tunes cartoon? Discuss World's Fair attractions unrelated to Walt Disney? Celebrate my love for classic Hollywood motion pictures? But such considerations always ended up bumping into that pesky Addressing the Many Worlds of Disney Entertainment mission statement that I attached to my online identity.

Of course, the solution was relatively simple. Thus, Boom Pop! has been born.

Boom Pop! will be in fact very similar to 2719 Hyperion in format and design. It's a comfortable fit for me and I'm a firm believer in the Keep It Simple, Stupid philosophy. Many 2719 Hyperion staples will be reinvented there--Snapshot!, Freeze Frame! and What a Character! just to name a few.

Take a look! As the content for Boom Pop! emerges over the next few weeks, please let me know what you think, either via the comments sections or by direct email. Your feedback is always welcome and very much appreciated.

6 comments:

Lou Mongello - WDWRadio.com said...

Love it, love it, LOVE it!!! I'm subscribed and can't wait to see more! Congrats, Jeff! Really looking forward to what you're going to showcase here!

Nic kramer said...

I can't wait see what's in store for "Boom Pop". Will you be doing
some posts about some non-Disney animated shorts or characters?

Jeff Pepper said...

Most definitely, Nic. My love of classic animation extends well beyond Disney. Stay tuned . . .

Amy said...

Congratulations! I've really enjoyed your Disney posts and am looking forward to the other things that strike your fancy. Especially World's Fair-related.

Craig Wheeler said...

Great thought. Your interest in pop culture has been evident in many of the posts at 2719. I look forward to reading your take on things outside of the Disney realm.

Cory Gross said...

I agree... It looks pretty darn good and I've got it primed in my bookmarks for a daily visit!