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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by AlexanderMBush, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

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    I feel like this is a thread, that should be brought in.

    Defunctland; created by Kevin Purjner, has become a massive hit in the theme park community; as they just finished their second season with Hong Kong Disneyland.



    Defunctland, has brought many topics to the table. From Westcot to Disney America, from Big Bad Wolf to Club Disney; this is one of the best shows out here that is made by an insanely talented, and passionate individual. And this episode, brings it home with a great message that should be watched.
     
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    Glad to see this channel get some recognition on here. Kevin delivers some really quality videos on his channel. He does very thorough research on the subjects. Great channel.
     
  3. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

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    I was shocked that there wasn't already a thread for this.

    Meanwhile, my favorite episode was on Disney America.



    Offers a hell of a message; and even brings the likes of @Alicia, Dan Plays, Lindsay Ellis, and a lot more.
     
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    He does a great job, very interesting channel and concept
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    I was able to check this out this morning, and I was very impressed.

    I particularly appreciate the summation of Michael Eisner provided at the end, which I think is nuanced and very fair to a flawed - but dynamic and creative - leader of the company.
     
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    Probably the best theme-park related Youtube channel, or at least it's tied with TimTracker. Amazing stuff.
     
  8. RevFreako

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    Beats Tracker by a mile for me, but then it's apples and oranges. Defunctland and Park stop are my one and two, and it's a steep dropoff after that.
     
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    Defunctland is indeed awesome. I also like on youtube: Tim Tracker (and Jenn!), Yesterworld Entertainment, Expedition Theme Park, and sometimes, Theme Park Worldwide (though he can be slightly annoying)
     
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    Those are professional quality videos
     
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    Defunctland has great indepth videos on the history of attractions, but what's real amazing is some of the interviews he's able to get.
     
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    This thread got me to watch some of his videos and podcasts and wow have I been missing out!
     
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    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

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    So since the last post, Kevin has been hard at work, on a Docuseries using a sub-section of Defunctland; Defunct TV, focusing on the efforts of iconic legend: Jim Henson.



    The AV Club has taken notice, alongside other groups.

    One of those, is freaking Meow Wolf.
     
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    I’m glad the Henson series is being noticed. I think it’s Kevin’s best work, and I know how hard he’s worked on it.
     
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    Agreed. It's a hell of a series so far.
     
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    A mini-episode of Defunctland has been released, as it focuses on the former DCA eatery: Burger Invasion.

     
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    Actually it barely touches on Burger Invasion. It mostly talks about the relationship between McDonald's and Disney, specifically their 1996 decade-long sponsorship deal.
     
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    I just recently discovered Defunctland last month and I binged the whole series.
     
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    I've been trying not to share any of my videos lately to comply with the site rules, but if you're a fan of Defunctland, you should check out our interview with Kevin. I'm actually surprised by how much he let us peak behind the curtain on his process when making new videos.

     
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    This is great
     
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