The Great Fairy Rescue - Prop design by Chris Oatley
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Winsor McCay homage!
Rongo’s spiel in the preshow area of the Tiki Room begins with a briefly chanted Hawaiian phrase. The phrase is: “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.” This is the state motto of Hawaii, which means “The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.” The saying is attributed to King Kamehameha III on July 31,1843, when the Hawaiian flag was once more raised after a brief period of unauthorized ursurpation of authority by a British admiral.
I’m 99.9 percent sure that Blarion ISN’T the Dreamfinder we saw in the original Journey Into Imagination. For one, that Dreamfinder wasn’t British, and, for another, he ‘created’ Figment during the duration of the ride (also an unmade show gave him the name ‘Eli’ but that could just have been a retcon so I don’t count it as solid proof).
Further proving that ‘Dreamfinder’ is a title rather than a specific person…
My personal theory (and DCS canon until proven wrong) is that every Dreamfinder thinks they created Figment but he has actually existed as long as imagination itself has and only makes himself known to people who are to become Dreamfinder.
After all, Dr. Channing also said he discovered Figment.
Blair’s not British. He’s Irish.
It’s kinda suggested by his large impoverished family that the very British Chairman Illocrant describes as potato-fed and living in the slums. And really, the Old Eli name is kind of a moot point considering that it’s not even certain that the Dreamfinders show ever aired and it’s definitely not on modern Imagineering’s radar. Also the red hair and Dreamfinder’s accent in the original ride.
Channing (whose mind works more like that of Illocrant, but with a little more humor) taking credit for an Irishman’s dragon is just another case of the British being jerks to them. Or, as the way I’ve always seen it, Figment only arrived at the Institute on accident.
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