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Remember Pedro? He's Disney's Little Airplane That Could.

September 28, 2012 at 11:31 PM | by | ()

We post this late on Friday in the hopes that you'll save it for Saturday morning cartoon time or, if you just can't wait...enjoy.

Below is a 1942 Disney cartoon featuring "Pedro," a baby airplane tasked with crossing the Andes from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina for the purpose of retrieving the mail. It's a cartoon you may have seen before, but for ourselves, having just crossing the Andes and seen Aconcagua and these cities for the first time this year, it has more meaning than pure entertainment.

The credit for this awesome find goes to Jaunted reader @whitesky60, who also runs the @RosiesWWII twitter, which shares what would be the thoughts of Rosie the Riveter, if she were tweeting in the 1940s. Hard to believe this cartoon is from 1942!

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Inside Tokyo-Haneda's New International Terminal, Part 2: The Huge Hello Kitty Store

Where: Tokyo-Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, Japan
October 22, 2010 at 3:01 PM | by | ()

It just so happens that Tokyo's Haneda Airport—a smaller, far more convenient airport than Narita that previously focused on domestic flights—opened their funky new International Terminal the same week we're in Tokyo. Thanks to ANA getting us security clearance, we'll be bringing you a 5-part series for complete inside looks at everything from the Monorail to the ultra-exclusive airside lounges.

Today, Part 2: Inside the huge Hello Kitty store.

You've seen the area of Tokyo-Haneda Airport's new international terminal that most appeals to visitors and flyers—:Edo Marketplace as we said yesterday—but today, we're having some Friday fun by focusing on a far more targeted area of the airport: the Hello Kitty store.

The paradise of pink and everything kawaii includes products of a shockingly wide range; anyone for Helly Kitty dried cuttlefish or maybe cell phone bling bling? This is where it's at, and plus the shop is pre-security, so expect it to be consistently packed.

Now, let's take a walk though the store...

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Even Cartoons Can't Stand Airline Baggage Fees

August 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM | by | ()

Aren't checked baggage fees just one of the most annoying things in modern air travel? Aside from ending up next to someone who loudly gabs on their phone until the final seconds before takeoff, encountering a bag fee is like our worst nightmare. We hate surprises like that.

And it looks like we're not alone. Even the famously cranky Cathy comic gives her two cents on the issue with the above stripe. The point is, there's all these great fashions to take on your vacation, but if you're too frugal to pay a $25 (or higher) bag fee or you're just against the charge altogether, then you may be stuck picking between style and comfort for the few things that fit in your carry-on. Let's hope Cathy doesn't discover Spirit Airlines' carry-on baggage fee too.

[Photo: GoComics]

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Shrek and Kung Fu Panda are Coming to a Cruise Ship Near You

July 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM | by | ()

How much do you love Shreak or Kung Fu Pands? Hopefully you love them enough to be stranded with them for days out on the open ocean...that is, onboard a cruise ship. Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced that beginning during the holiday 2010 season, popular characters from Dreamworks films will hit the decks to entertain passengers onboard select ships.

The first to get a dose of Madagascar, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon madness will be the Allure of the Seas, followed in early 2011 by the <>Liberty of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas. All of this includes themed ice shows—because yes, these ships have ice skating rinks down in them—as well as 3-D Dreamworks movies onboard and the characters roaming about the ship looking for photo ops. The promise of "table-side visits" at dinner makes us shudder, but then we aren't starry-eyed 8 year old kids on their first cruise.

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What's Opera Doc?

June 30, 2008 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

The city of Los Angeles represents the ultimate blending of high culture and low culture, so there's no better place to take in some Looney Tunes accompanied by classical music.

At the Hollywood Bowl's staging of "Bugs Bunny on Broadway," the LA Philharmonic gives a live performance alongside Bugs Bunny classics like "What's Opera Doc?" and "The Rabbit of Seville."

If you're in search of a mellow, post-Independence Day activity, the final show is this Saturday, July 5. Tickets range from $10 to $149. Check out a preview after the jump.

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Fall Culture Travel :: Cartoons At The Library

Where: 101 Independence Ave, SE [map], Washington , DC, United States, 20003
October 31, 2007 at 10:00 AM | by | ()

You don't have to stay at home just because the leaves are changing. Follow along on our Fall Culture Map to discover what's happening this autumn.

Since a chill officially filled the air and the leaves dropped, it's time to toss the apple picking and hikes aside and barricade yourself indoors. Visit a museum, or the Library of Congress, for example. Sound boring? Wrong. The LoC's Prints & Photographs Division in Washington, D.C. houses an enormous cartoon collection.

The Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, assembled by J. Arthur Wood, Jr., contains an estimated 36,000 works by more than 2,800 artists and includes political cartoons, caricatures, comic strips, humor cartoons, illustrations and animation slides. Collections range from hard-hitting commentary on corruption, war and public figures to family strips such as "Gasoline Alley" and "For Better or For Worse."

The collection is sometimes trotted out for public exhibitions, but you can always stop by to see it with a little advanced planning. Just figure out what you'd like to see--comics, political cartoons, whatever--then get in touch with the librarians via email. They're happy to help you dig up to old strips you want to see.

Related Stories:
· Cartoon Cornucopia [Official Site]
· Fall Culture Travel coverage [Jaunted]
· Fall Culture Travel Map [Jaunted]

[Photo: Library Of Congress]

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Sexy Flash Flight Attendants

December 13, 2006 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

Hot flight attendants never go out of style, but a couple of Eastern European airlines are taking temptation to the next and creepiest level. Then again, we've never flown LOT or Adria, so perhaps a hot cartoon is the best they've got. We're just assuming they play the game well given the way our country imports their kind into the fashion industry. Anyone care to pipe in with a rating for their staff?

Check out their websites and you'll notice some special ladies enticing you towards their new offers: low fares to Ljubljana for Adria, and a new business class for LOT. We like Adria's busty attendant because she winks at us and we're suckers for that personal touch. LOT's bait is a bit weirder: she's a leggy bird (literally) at the beck and call of her business class passengers. Where will these flash ladies turn up next? We sense a trend and will let you know if we spot them elsewhere across the web.

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Homer in the Sky: Oops!

December 12, 2006 at 4:34 PM | by | ()

Poor Homer Simpson is oblivious to the differences between coach and first class. There was a simpler time when we used to be just as confused, too. Now we understand how those things work. The above incident would never have happened on JetBlue, you know...just saying.

Even if you're not a huge Simpsons fan, their travel episodes are great. See also "Bart Vs. Australia," a classic in which Bart causes terror Down Under. That one also contains a memorable moment in which Homer discovers the country of "U-R-GAY" in South America.

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South Park Goes to the Middle East

April 14, 2006 at 11:35 AM | by | ()

For the section of our reading demographic that overlaps with South Park viewers, you may have heard about the censorship to-do surrounding Wednesday's episode. The episode, which contained a show within a show (just like Hamlet!) controversy about Family Guy showing an image of Muhammad that was censored by FOX, was censored itself by Comedy Central.

Issues of free speech aside, it's interesting that while Comedy Central is worried that South Park may spark unrest in the Arab and Muslim world, the Arab world is pretty positively disposed towards South Park. So positively disposed, in fact, that recent startup carrier Air Arabia, based out of Sharjah Airport in the United Arab Emirates, has a picture of a swarthy looking Kyle (pictured, though it could be Stan) from the show on the front page of their web site. Actually, there are several versions, including Kyle wearing a fez and a dishdasha.

Keep your eyes peeled to see if Comedy Central tries to censor those images, too. There is no religion holier than copyright law, after all.

Related Stories:
·   South Park Creators Skewer Own Network [AP]  
·   Air Arabia & South Park? [Online Travel Review]  
·   Air Arabia[Official Site]