Imagination Pavilion – Kodak preshow “True Colors”

There are very few things that have stayed as a great sense of imagination and awe from my childhood into my time now as an adult.  Something that both puts chills on my skin and sets my mind soaring exploring what I possibly could do or think up. The Kodak True Colors pre-show that was before “Honey I Shrunk the Audience” is one of these things.  I’d go into that pavilion early, just to make sure I’d get to see the pre-show, something I can’t say for many others (ok fine… Muppets comes to mind but that’s it). It still gives me chills when listening to it on SRsounds or MouseWorld Radio or even if i’m just playing back inside my head.

It had for me the perfect blend of pictures, transitions, music and most interesting – Words.

It was something that I paid attention to what was written up on the screens.  The layout, the rhythm, the questions it posed.  Words didn’t flow they way you expected.  They’d come up behind the other words, blend into other phrases, be out of focus, all things to spark your imagination.  It was a list of things to do to stretch and make the most of your mind.  All these things even to this day fill me with the imagination of “what if?”

Unfortunately the pre-show has gone away.  It’s been gone for  quite a while.  And while it was up was before the massive influx of video cameras.  I’ve only in my years of searching found 1 copy of the show that’s worth watching.  I’ve transcribed it all below.  I’d love if someone could either recreate this or find a really decent copy.  It’s a show that almost makes me want to try myself had I had access.

So please enjoy my favorite pre show from Disney – True Colors

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR IMAGINATION

Use it

Ask questions

Take risks

Take a Picture

Take a vacation ____________________
____________without leaving your home

Be curious

Expect
the unexpected

 Invent your own language

_______ Think
Backwards______

Doodle

Build a model
without the instructions

Look at the world_________________________
_______________________from a different angle

You’ll see your true colors shining through
Those brilliant true colors glowing brightly inside you
So don’t be afraid to let them through
and you’ll see your true colors shining through
Those brilliant true colors glowing brightly inside you
So don’t be afraid to let them through
Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.

EXERCISES FOR YOUR IMAGINATION

Stretch your mind

Play “What if?”

Pick up a camera
and see what develops

Stay up all night

Write with your opposite hand

Take a blank piece of paper
then do something with it

Make believe

Remember:
Things aren’t always what they seem

Open up your mind’s eye
There’s so much to see when you realize
You can do anything if you only imagine
Close your eyes and soon you’ll see
There’s a place deep inside you that can set you free

HOW TO JUMP-START YOUR IMAGINATION

Think about something else

Talk to yourself
Talk to the animals

Look at the BIG picture

Look to nature for inspiration

Play
Be Playful

Look at the world
through the eyes
of a child

Lost in the darkness
It’s not what it seems just try imagining
and a world full of wonder will be yours
If you just let your imagination run free
Take a look at the world and see what it can be

HOW TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA

Brainstorm
Don’t procrastinate
Turn your thinking inside out

Notice the little things

Get in touch
with your inner child

Loosen up

Stay focused

Daydream

Paint something

Use all the colors of the rainbow

Imagination comes in many colors

You’ll see your true colors shining through
Those brilliant true colors glowing brightly inside you
So don’t be afraid to let them through
and you’ll see your true colors shining through
Those brilliant true colors glowing brightly inside you
So don’t be afraid to let them through
Your true colors, your true colors
are beautiful like a rainbow

The first rule of imagination:
There are no rules

If you can imagine it, you can do it

Believe in yourself

Never say never

Imagine the possibilities
the possibilities are endless

Take a look around you and watch how you feel when you realize
You can do anything if you only imagine
the impossible can come true
Take a chance and you’ll see there’s nothing you can’t do

So show your true colors, let them through
Oh add your true colors to the world all around you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors, let them through
Oh add your true colors to the world all around you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.

True Colors

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About Tasel

Sometimes writer on things technology, Disney and food.
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One Response to Imagination Pavilion – Kodak preshow “True Colors”

  1. Ross says:

    This preshow is no preshow. It’s a show of it’s own, and I profoundly miss it. It should be broadcast all over the parks, in all kinds of ways. It says “Free your mind”. What a rebellious imperative. That’s why we love Disney!

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