Take a break from the online shopping spree to check-out a variety of gift giving and tech-inspired Hidden Mickeys in honor of Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
The end of Thanksgiving signals the start of the Holiday Shopping Season. Walt Disney Animation's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice features several Hidden Mickeys, including a computer display featuring a plush Mickey Mouse for a little girl on Santa's nice list.
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day. Since there aren't any R or S sounds in the thirteen letter Hawaiian alphabet, Mele Kalikimaka is the rough Hawaiian translation of Merry Christmas. As Lilo & Stitch exchange presents, a bit of Hidden Disney appears as a large insect turned holiday gift. Originally the movie's monster mashing climax, rewrites relegated the big bug to a quick Christmas cameo.
Instead of surfing the web for online deals, Lilo & Stitch's Captain Gantu uses the monitors in his starship to scan a map of the Hawaiian Islands and find a Hidden Mickey.
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, shoppers seek out the best deals on LED or LCD televisions. Head over to Disney California Adventure's Buena Vista Street for the latest in 1930s technology. The Julius Katz & Sons display window offers up a state of the art electronic television, complete with solid wood cabinet, six-inch display tube and Hidden Mickey test screen.
In the early 1980s, the internet was still more science fiction than fact. Catalog shopping from Sears or Montgomery Ward's was the closest thing to online marketplaces like Amazon.com or eBay. In 1982, Walt Disney Pictures gave users a glimpse of the future in TRON, which featured high-tech computers, Hidden Mickeys and a futuristic landscape called the grid.