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kangatheroo
02-01-2010, 01:50 PM
Hey Folks. Here's my contest! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwggsRqO2XA)

Rules
1) Must feature the ukulele
2) Must be a song from a Disney movie (animated or not)
3) One entry per person
4) "Kangatheroo7's Disney Uke Contest" should be in either the title, or mentioned at the beginning of the video, or both.
5) The only way to enter the contest is by posting a video response to this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwggsRqO2XA) no later than February 28th at Midnight EST before March 1st.

Judging
1) Looking for creativity (your unique approach to the song)
2) You don't have to be a virtuoso, but you do have to look like you're having a good time!
3) Extra points for making me laugh.

Prize
1st place: 2 tickets to Disneyworld!!!! (or Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, or Hong Kong Disney, sorry, no Tokyo)
2nd place: The comfort and satisfaction of knowing you were second (or I might be able to dig up a couple disney pins for you)

Winners will be posted/notified within a week of the close of the contest.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Let the Magic begin!!

provines
02-02-2010, 03:44 PM
I love it! I've got to work on this.

boscotiny
02-03-2010, 12:30 AM
Me too! Sounds like fun!!!

dirk.li
02-03-2010, 12:39 AM
I'm in! Thanks for hosting this.
I only know one Disney song so far, and I have a good reason now to learn how to play another! ;)

misteruke
02-08-2010, 09:15 PM
I guess I'm in! The first entry too... I'm worried that somebody is cooking up something big, but please enjoy my modest effort while they finish their epics.
Good luck everyone!
Bill

Mim
02-11-2010, 09:00 AM
Awww man... I had an idea, but it was from a Disney ride... then I re-read the rules and relized it needed to be a movie... back to the drawing board.

Monkeyswithladders
02-11-2010, 09:38 AM
Awww man... I had an idea, but it was from a Disney ride... then I re-read the rules and relized it needed to be a movie... back to the drawing board.

It's a small world?

kangatheroo
02-11-2010, 10:48 AM
Awww man... I had an idea, but it was from a Disney ride... then I re-read the rules and relized it needed to be a movie... back to the drawing board.

I'll make exceptions for Disney rides too. Great idea! It goes along with the theme certainly.

Mim
02-12-2010, 06:34 PM
It's a small world?

NO WAY!!!! I mean... no disrespect to Small World or anything... but I have about 3 other options up my sleeve... now to narrow it down! My husband laughs at me because when we last went to Disney I knew even the most random of Disney ride songs. I have a tendency to catch on to random songs. I have found my son has the same wierd "gift". I caught him singing "You make me feel like a natural woman" after only hearing the song once. I even know random old Epcot songs like "Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit" , "Listen to the Land", and "Tomorrow's Child"... it is a curse!

"Momma don't whoop little Beauford... Mama don't pound on his head..."

Ukulele JJ
02-12-2010, 06:43 PM
I mean... no disrespect to Small World or anything...

Ah, poor, oft-maligned "It's a Small World." :-(

I used to hate it. Annoying catchy. They play it overandoverandoverandover on the ride.

Then I paid real close attention to the lyrics. They're wonderful.

Now I love the song. :-)

(And the ride itself is pretty awesome too. Kids from all different places and cultures, all singing the same song. Then, by the end of the ride, they're all playing together. What a great message to send. Awww... maybe I'm just an old softy...)

JJ

Mim
02-22-2010, 05:52 AM
Just to let you know... I am still entering. I have a great plan in mind involving all my kids (if that is OK). It is going to be a windows movie maker extravaganza... haha! I am "story boarding" it today... haha... and filming begins on Wednesday (because Tuesday is scouts and acting class). Hehe! I have the parts cast and I am getting my props together... make up... costuming... all that jazz!!! Seriously... it is going to be EPIC!!! I hope...

At least in my mind it is Epic...

IN actuality... It will probably come off home-made and silly... but what fun is doing a serious Disney?!

bunnyflower
02-22-2010, 06:27 AM
y... but what fun is doing a serious Disney?!

I completely agree! I can't wait to see this. :D

Zaza The Rebel
02-22-2010, 06:12 PM
I think I might do this just for the fun of it. Well, I don't know. I've never been to Disneyland/world...but would the tickets include plane tickets or would they just be...tickets?

kangatheroo
02-23-2010, 02:47 AM
I think I might do this just for the fun of it. Well, I don't know. I've never been to Disneyland/world...but would the tickets include plane tickets or would they just be...tickets?

Sadly, I can't afford to pay for plane tickets. It's just the two tickets that are good for admission to the parks. I realize the impracticality of the prize though if you weren't already near or headed near one of the parks. You should enter anyway though! Only one entry thus far so your odds are 50/50 if you enter now! Look forward to hearing what you come up with!

Hiladih
02-23-2010, 07:58 AM
Oh, what do I see here??? What an awesome contest!!! But today it's the first time that I see it, so I don't know if I'll do it till the 28th... hopefully!!! I DO LOVE Disney (okay, I'm a girl, which girl doesn't like disney... ;) ) Disney gave me some sort of a romantic view for love... too romantic? hopefully not!

MikeTodd
02-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Hi there - I have posted my entry for the Disney Uke contest - with an explanation why I chose the tune I did in the information panel. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for the contest, made me re-live past embarassments!

Mike

http://www.youtube.com/user/GCEAtuning

Mim
02-25-2010, 07:20 AM
Ok, taping is finished. Finished the last little bit in my half bath (good acoustics). I promised my husband I would clean the downstairs before doing the video. Ha! Between the costumes and set-changes and not cleaning up after dinner so we could work on this, things are a bit out of sorts!

Hiladih
02-25-2010, 02:25 PM
@ Mim: I'm really curious about your video!!! Sounds as if you really prepair a great project!

Mim
02-25-2010, 05:44 PM
I AM DONE!!

I enlisted the skills of the Lucky 7 to help me with this one! And boy did we have a good time!
My video editor was not working, so me and Windows Movie Maker became fast friends
(so excuse the transitions and the sound equilization at times)

I may have to do an out-take reel/ behind the scenes version as well because this was such a funny journey to this video!
A lot of mis-said words, 1 spontaneous break-down, funny lighting issues, and try saying "Weird Glows Gleam" 5 times fast (maybe you can do it... I had some issues just saying it once)!

So... without further ado... I present:

THE HAUNTED MANSION
Grim Grinning Ghosts
(and the video is about as long as the ride itself... but totally worth it!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odMIVH4Xz90

austin1
02-26-2010, 06:36 PM
Here goes!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qD1SJpUjHM

EDIT: It appears I messed up and didn't post it as a video response, anyone know how I can change this?

MikeTodd
02-26-2010, 10:06 PM
Here goes!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qD1SJpUjHM

EDIT: It appears I messed up and didn't post it as a video response, anyone know how I can change this?

Just go to the page of Kangatheroo7s contest announcement, click on 'Post a Video responce' and then choose your song from the next page. Lovely version of the song, even better than a Jamaican crab!

UkuVinny
02-28-2010, 02:00 PM
Here's my video. "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story
Sorry I had to use my webcam so the video is a tad off from the audio.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AXbl4i4ytw

gregy0
02-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Ive been a member here for a while now but have never had the nerve to post. Here is my very first public uke video. Hope you guys enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKDu0zkT4LQ

boscotiny
02-28-2010, 02:53 PM
OK, mine is posted as a video response to your original, Kangatheroo7. Good luck everyone. There are some good entries here.

kangatheroo
03-06-2010, 05:54 PM
First off, let me say how fun it was to see everyone's entries. I hope you had as much fun making them as I had watching them. Second, in a world full of ukulele contests, I wanted to thank each of you for taking the time to make a video and submit it. And Third, the winner is (with a prize of 2 tickets to Disney)....

Mim's Haunted Mansion Grim Grinning Ghosts

This video was epic! You guys thought of everything! From the dancing ghosts to the spooky narration to the hitchhiking ghosts to the lady with all the dead ex-husbands to the moving coffin. The lighting and costumes were great! I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. It made me want to go ride The Haunted Mansion again (which I will do next time I'm at the Magic Kingdom) I hope you'll enjoy the tickets!

Runners up (who will receive a Disney Pin a piece) were....

weesamin's A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes


I loved the story and the music! Points for randomness! I'm glad you and Uncle Greg made up. His crankiness seems to come from a combination of heavy drinking and yams. I think they have 12 step programs for that sort of thing :)

and

gregy0's I'm Just A Little Black Rain Cloud


This was pretty frakking adorable and hilarious. Loved the Pooh impersonation/ costume and the Bee SFX


Thanks again everybody! Until next time.

Papa Dave
03-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Congratulations Mim, Weesamin and gregy0!!

misteruke
03-06-2010, 07:04 PM
Congratulations to the winners! Nice job to everyone! Thanks to Kangatheroo!

austin1
03-06-2010, 08:16 PM
congrats everyone!

Hiladih
03-07-2010, 12:02 AM
Congratulations!!! It was a really great contest!

boscotiny
03-07-2010, 12:05 AM
Good job Mim, Weesamin and gregy0. It was fun watching your videos.

Mim
03-07-2010, 04:21 PM
I read the results last night and was so excited... but I figured I would save the announcement for the kids until we had our own "Oscar Night"! So tonight we sat down as a family and watched all the Disney Uke videos complete with brownies and then I let Nolan (your ghost host) read the results!!!

THANK YOU KANGATHEROO! You have made 7 little kids VERY happy tonight! And Gregy... my 3 year old kept saying as I was tucking her in "I wanna see Winnie 'da Pooh again!" You have a fan in her!!! And of course my daughters loved the Cinderella one and Uncle Greg :)! Silas said, "Wow, she is cleaning that house really good! So that is a good thing!" and Nolan pipes up and adds, "But it is against her free will. She does not want to be doing that. So it is not a good thing!" My future human rights activist. All of the videos were a big hit!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-ASyg0A0A

austin1
03-07-2010, 05:51 PM
I read the results last night and was so excited... but I figured I would save the announcement for the kids until we had our own "Oscar Night"! So tonight we sat down as a family and watched all the Disney Uke videos complete with brownies and then I let Nolan (your ghost host) read the results!!!

THANK YOU KANGATHEROO! You have made 7 little kids VERY happy tonight! And Gregy... my 3 year old kept saying as I was tucking her in "I wanna see Winnie 'da Pooh again!" You have a fan in her!!! And of course my daughters loved the Cinderella one and Uncle Greg :)! Silas said, "Wow, she is cleaning that house really good! So that is a good thing!" and Nolan pipes up and adds, "But it is against her free will. She does not want to be doing that. So it is not a good thing!" My future human rights activist. All of the videos were a big hit!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-ASyg0A0A

After watching that video, I am so, so, so glad that you won. Your kids are too cute! Well earned, I hope you guys have a blast at disney world!

bonesigh
03-08-2010, 06:25 AM
Wish I'd know about this contest sooner, would have been fun. Congratulations to the winner. Those kids looked so happy!

molomaru
03-08-2010, 10:26 AM
Mim! That video was great; my mom used to do that kind of stuff my my sisters and I all the time. Great actors! : )

The entries for this were awesome, it got me to try "You've got a friend in me" and "Be Like You" haha

weesamin
03-08-2010, 11:50 AM
aww i'm actually really happy you won mim, those kids deserve it, lmao i love that he was thinking of me and understood that i was scrubbing that whole house against my will, that's pretty sweet! have fun at disney!;)