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Walt Disney Pictures Fireworks Intro

Every child in the western world and in some less developed know the introduction for Disney Pictures. The ident is powerful and set in our hearts and minds from childhood as an indicator of a great piece of cinema history to come.

As some may have been fortunate enough to experience first hand, Disney has fireworks every day of the year. The only exception is down to the weather conditions and more importantly the wind direction and strength, as usually advised by fire officers in an attempt to not start fires inadvertently in adjoining areas.

Fireworks at Disney, however, are one of the main features of the parade but given that they display daily, and being environmentally conscious, they use a vastly more expensive perchlorate-free mixture in their firework composition which includes nitrogen-rich oxidizers.

In 2004 in further attempts to reduce their carbon footprint, they also changed from black powder to using compressed air to launch the fireworks which again reduced the number of airborne chemicals.

In whatever format, long may we continue to love the fireworks and of course, Disney.


Charlie’s Soda Co – Fireworks advert

This is one of those ‘cutesy’ adverts featuring animated fireworks for ‘old-fashioned fruit soda’ (lemonade to you and me!) and they make reference to ‘Guy Fawkes rules’ to point out some of the things we did as children which were truly stupid. For example, he says that holding ‘double hippies’ in your teeth is for morons (like old-fashioned bangers) and you need goggles if you are going to fire rockets at each other and finally, setting off a firework in a post box resulted in you going home nursing burns to your mum who gave one of her fruit soda’s which was positively ‘exploding with fruit’ just like the good old days.

A catchy message about yesteryear not been quite as safety conscious as we are today but some things need not change – like old-fashioned pop!