I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old and I'm the man who's going to save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You have a problem with that? In that case...allons-y!Happy Easter, guys! Here's something I recently found out that I hope you guys enjoy along with your sweets - some Disney/Doctor Who stuff.
-The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Voyage Of The Damned
For those who've never watched it, Doctor Who is a BBC sci-fi show that is the longest-running sci-fi TV show in the world (between its original and revived versions, it's older than even Star Trek) and is about is about "a madman in a box" - with the madman being the Doctor, an eccentric, talkative, extremely intelligent and almost millenium-old Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey and the box being the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), a time machine/spaceship disguised on the outside as a 1963 blue British police public phone box. I wasn't too familiar with the series until a few weeks ago, but the revived version in particular is something I now find very, very interesting. And as if that wasn't enough, not only is there quite a bit of good Disney/Doctor Who fanart, especially on this site, but there has been an attempt to officially marry the two.
During its big acquisition spree in the 1980s and early 90s when it added the likes of ESPN and ABC, Disney attempted to acquire Doctor Who from the BBC. Had it succeeded, a TARDIS walkthrough would have been added as a Tomorrowland attraction, and word also is that new Doctors would have been announced at the parks. Furthermore, if recent history is any indication, I personally would not have ruled out guests having the chance to meet the Doctor and maybe a companion or two. So far, though, the single official collaboration is a 1975 segment of Disney Time, a British production, being guest-hosted by the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker), complete with the TARDIS. Here are the sources I found related to that:
Disney Time with the Fourth Doctor - [link]
Who Disney Timey-Wimey by Jim Korkis for MousePlanet - [link]
What do you guys think? Would a Disney-owned Doctor Who be a good idea or bad idea? And if you think it's a good idea, how much do you want to see it at the parks or on TV/films? You can definitely sound off in the comments - and I'll also have a poll on my profile page.
In the meantime, there is quite a bit of cool Disney/Doctor Who fanart out there, especially on this site. Here's just a bit of it:
Doctor, Doctor by John Martin (~bluejake01)
Mickey dressed as the Tenth Doctor and wielding a sonic paintbrush alongside the Tenth Doctor himself outside the TARDIS at one of the parks (I'm guessing Anaheim because I think they're outside Sleeping Beauty's Castle.) It's also definitely worth mentioning that Mickey uses one of the Tenth Doctor's most well-known catchphrases, "Allons-y!" (French for "Let's go!") in a recent short in French, Croissant de Triomphe ([link]).
Time Lord Princesses by Amy Mebberson (courtesy of Tumblr) - [link]
A lineup of every Princess as one of the Doctor's incarnations on television or film. Specifically, Tiana as the First Doctor (William Hartnell), Aurora as the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Cinderella as the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee), Rapunzel as the Fourth Doctor, Snow White as the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), Merida as the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker), Jasmine as the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Pocahontas as the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), Mulan as the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Ariel as the Tenth Doctor and Belle as the Eleventh (and current) Doctor (Matt Smith.)
A Different Ginger by Kat (*Son-Neko)
Inspired by The Runaway Bride, the 2006 Christmas special, but with Ariel replacing Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) alongside the Tenth Doctor.
Adventure In The Great, Wide Somewhere... by Karen Hallion (*khallion)
Belle encountering the TARDIS with the Doctor's hand sticking out of the door during the dandelion field scene in Beauty And The Beast. Karen has a bevy of Disney/Doctor Who works like this that are also on shirts, but this one's my favorite because Belle would work great as an assistant or companion in my opinion.
Halloween At The TARDIS by Lisa (~trustahope)
Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and the Tenth Doctor as Rapunzel and Flynn respectively on Halloween (possibly Not-So-Scary?) handing out candy to kids - one dressed as a Weeping Angel and one dressed as the Eleventh Doctor - from the TARDIS doorway.