Walt Disney Company: Welcome back the Cranium Commandos back to the Disney family
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Walt Disney Company: Welcome back the Cranium Commandos back to the Disney family

    1. Petition by

      Nat Rios

      State of Victoria, Australia

Disney has been famous for some famous names throughout its historical progression, whether from Mickey Mouse's long lost 'brother' Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, through to the endearing Princesses from some of their films, and even those native to Disney's theme parks (especially Dreamfinder and Figment, historically native to EPCOT). Of course, in the context of EPCOT history, it seems that Disney is forgetting another name (or set of names) in this day and age.

It's Buzzy.

For those who do not know him well, he is the protagonist who had starred in a theme park attraction, Cranium Command (1989 to 2007), native to Epcot. The premise is that he was to pilot a 12 year old boy through a typical day in order to win the appeal of his superior, General Knowledge. The attraction once was stationed in Epcot's former Wonders of Life pavilion, to the appeal of guests who have enjoyed the show for its ability to combine an educational message with an entertaining story and premise. As the Wonders of Life pavilion closed down, so did some visible memories of the show... and Buzzy's place in history along with is.

Sad, isn't it?

While certain aspects of Epcot had come and gone, including the attraction, some aspects of Epcot history have made a comeback, especially Figment as Epcot's 'unofficial mascot'. Even, few by few, some of Epcot's original characters (SMRT-1, the Horizons robot butler, the fruity cast of Kitchen Kabaret...) have also been featured in merchandising (a form of them being remembered), catering to the nostalgic crowd. Even his neighborly attraction, Body Wars, has even got a mention.

Poor Buzzy.

While there is interest in Epcot history, one must know that there is a missing piece of the history in the form of acknowledging Buzzy as an important, although seemingly unimportant aspect of Epcot history. While a minor appearance is a start, note that Buzzy doesn't deserve to be forgotten, not at a time when interest in past Epcot attractions for nostalgic value is rising.

Have a heart for the character famed for using his head in years past.

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    1. Vinylmations

      Nat Rios
      Petition Organizer

      http://vinylmationworld.com/VMworldmob/wordpress/park-series/park-series-sets/pk-14-cranium-command

      As you may remember a few months back, the crew behind VinylMation announced a new Parks set for the year, and the set includes two iconic characters - Captain Buzzy and his boss, General Knowledge. It is quite a spectacle to find the two characters, despite years of underground awareness between fans, to finally find some love by the merchandising sector. Only time will tell if Buzzy might meet the cult classic status that Figment and Dreamfinder currently have.

    2. Reached 5 signatures
    3. Buzzy is featured in the Epcot30 pin lineup

      Nat Rios
      Petition Organizer

      According to a latest DisneyParks post, Buzzy is featured in one of the upcoming pins following the Epcot30 anniversary, with details and an image as follows: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/01/new-jewelry-and-pins-continue-epcot-30th-anniversary-celebration-in-2013/ While small by comparative standards, it is a great milestone that will hopefully reintroduce Buzzy back to the Disney family, if not just the public eye.

      New Jewelry and Pins Continue Epcot 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2013

      One of my favorite moments in the past six months was on October 1, 2012. I loved celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Epcot with friends and family. I will always remember watching the special Illuminations: Reflections of Earth show with my children, then hearing all of the great Epcot music while exiting the park (I am still wishing for an Epcot music box set one day).

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