As Dreamers Do: American Magic Redux

@OldNavy1988
Gygax granted exclusive rights to Games Workshop to distribute TSR products in the United Kingdom, after meeting with Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. Games Workshop printed some original material and also printed their own versions of various D&D and AD&D titles in order to avoid high import costs. When TSR could not reach an agreement with Games Workshop regarding a possible merger, TSR created a subsidiary operation in the UK, TSR Hobbies UK, Ltd. in 1980. Gygax hired Don Turnbull to head up the operation, which would expand into continental Europe during the 1980s. The British branch of the operation, TSR UK published a series of modules and the original Fiend Folio. TSR UK also produced Imagine magazine for 31 issues.
Because we're about to enter 1980 any chance of making this happen ITTL?
 
December 1979 Movies
Prior to the New York premiere of Rapunzel...

Walt Disney, Sr.
"Hey Junior, what's that in your hand?"

Walt, Jr.
"It's a demo reel by a guy named...uh..."

*reads label on the film can*

"...Daniel Abbott."

"He worked on the Narnia picture that United Artists released on Halloween. Here, I'll project it for you."

*turns on projector*

***two hours later***

Walt, Sr.
"How old is he?"

Junior:
"He said he was twenty-one."

Walt, Sr.
"Hmmm...the kid sure has some promise. But I'd say he'll need a little more experience before he's really ready to join our studio. Plus from what I've read in Variety, he oughta' work on that temper too."

***December 1979 Movies***

Star Trek: The Motion Picture


Released on December 6, 1979 by RKO-Desilu.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture reunited the cast of the original series for a feature-length, warp-speed adventure. However, ITTL, the story is interwoven with flashbacks of Kirk's predecessor, Christopher Pike (Bobby Driscoll in a comeback role).

Cast
William Shatner as James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
George Takei as Sulu
Walter Koenig as Chekov
Stephen Collins as Decker
James Doohan as Scotty
Majel Barrett as Dr. Chapel
Persis Khambatta as Ilia
Bobby Driscoll as Christopher Pike in flashbacks
Stephen Collins as Willard Decker

Despite mixed reviews, Star Trek: The Motion Picture debuted to the strongest box office opening since Superman and Xenomorph.

Rapunzel

Released on December 21, 1979.

Distributed by
Buena Vista Distribution Co., Inc.

Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Grantray-Lawrence

Executive Producers
Walt Disney, Sr.
Roy E. Disney
Ron Miller

Directed by
Whitey Larkin [1]

Directing Animators
Frank Thomas
Ollie Johnston
Cliff Nordberg
David Tendlar
Helen O'Grady [1]
Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
John Pomeroy

Character Animators
Glen Keane
Ron Clements
Andy Gaskill
Chuck Harvey
Heidi Guedel
Jerry Rees
Lorna Pomeroy
Bill Hajee
Ron Husband
Emily Juliano
Ted Kierscey
Henry Selick (debut)
Fred Hellmich
Linda Miller
Walt Stanchfield
Dick Sebast
Ed Gombert
Betsy Baytos
Skip Jones
Randy Cartwright (debut)

Story
Floyd Norman
Joe Grant
Burny Mattinson
Vance Gerry
Pete Young
Julius Svendsen
T. Hee
Xavier Atencio
Don Griffith

[1] Fictional artist

Musical score by
Buddy Baker

Songs by
Joe Raposo

Voices
Ann Jillian as Rapunzel
Cloris Leachman as Mother Gothel
Christopher Reeve as Prince Alexis
Timothy Dalton as the Captain of the Guard
Eric Idle as King Frederick
Lee Meriweather as Queen Arianna
Rikki Fulton as Sideburns Stabbington
Jack Milroy as Patchy Stabbington

Silent characters
Pascal, Rapunzel's pet chameleon
Orion, Alexis's horse

Rapunzel was the first Disney film since Fantasia to be mixed in Fantasound.

However, only a handful of theatres at the time were equipped to present the Fantasound mix. These would include:
- Mann's Chinese Theatre (Hollywood, CA)
- Americana (Southfield, MI)
- Northpoint Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
- Uptown Theatre (Washington, DC)
- Centre Theatre (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- Alabama Theatre (Houston, TX)
- Radio City Music Hall (New York City)
- Cine Capri (Phoenix, AZ)
- Mann's Valley Circle Theatre (San Diego, CA)

The multiplexes that were dotting the American landscape instead presented either a mono or stereo sound mix.

Rapunzel received mostly positive reviews, but could only perform no higher than second at the box office behind Star Trek.​
 
Prior to the New York premiere of Rapunzel...

Walt Disney, Sr.
"Hey Junior, what's that in your hand?"

Walt, Jr.
"It's a demo reel by a guy named...uh..."

*reads label on the film can*

"...Daniel Abbott."

"He worked on the Narnia picture that United Artists released on Halloween. Here, I'll project it for you."

*turns on projector*

***two hours later***

Walt, Sr.
"How old is he?"

Junior:
"He said he was twenty-one."

Walt, Sr.
"Hmmm...the kid sure has some promise. But I'd say he'll need a little more experience before he's really ready to join our studio. Plus from what I've read in Variety, he oughta' work on that temper too."

***December 1979 Movies***

Star Trek: The Motion Picture


Released on December 6, 1979 by RKO-Desilu.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture reunited the cast of the original series for a feature-length, warp-speed adventure. However, ITTL, the story is interwoven with flashbacks of Kirk's predecessor, Christopher Pike (Bobby Driscoll in a comeback role).

Cast
William Shatner as James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
George Takei as Sulu
Walter Koenig as Chekov
Stephen Collins as Decker
James Doohan as Scotty
Majel Barrett as Dr. Chapel
Persis Khambatta as Ilia
Bobby Driscoll as Christopher Pike in flashbacks
Stephen Collins as Willard Decker

Despite mixed reviews, Star Trek: The Motion Picture debuted to the strongest box office opening since Superman and Xenomorph.

Rapunzel

Released on December 21, 1979.

Distributed by
Buena Vista Distribution Co., Inc.

Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Grantray-Lawrence

Executive Producers
Walt Disney, Sr.
Roy E. Disney
Ron Miller

Directed by
Whitey Larkin [1]

Directing Animators
Frank Thomas
Ollie Johnston
Cliff Nordberg
David Tendlar
Helen O'Grady [1]
Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
John Pomeroy

Character Animators
Glen Keane
Ron Clements
Andy Gaskill
Chuck Harvey
Heidi Guedel
Jerry Rees
Lorna Pomeroy
Bill Hajee
Ron Husband
Emily Juliano
Ted Kierscey
Henry Selick (debut)
Fred Hellmich
Linda Miller
Walt Stanchfield
Dick Sebast
Ed Gombert
Betsy Baytos
Skip Jones
Randy Cartwright (debut)

Story
Floyd Norman
Joe Grant
Burny Mattinson
Vance Gerry
Pete Young
Julius Svendsen
T. Hee
Xavier Atencio
Don Griffith

[1] Fictional artist

Musical score by
Buddy Baker

Songs by
Joe Raposo

Voices
Ann Jillian as Rapunzel
Cloris Leachman as Mother Gothel
Christopher Reeve as Prince Alexis
Timothy Dalton as the Captain of the Guard
Eric Idle as King Frederick
Lee Meriweather as Queen Arianna
Rikki Fulton as Sideburns Stabbington
Jack Milroy as Patchy Stabbington

Silent characters
Pascal, Rapunzel's pet chameleon
Orion, Alexis's horse

Rapunzel was the first Disney film since Fantasia to be mixed in Fantasound.

However, only a handful of theatres at the time were equipped to present the Fantasound mix. These would include:
- Mann's Chinese Theatre (Hollywood, CA)
- Americana (Southfield, MI)
- Northpoint Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
- Uptown Theatre (Washington, DC)
- Centre Theatre (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- Alabama Theatre (Houston, TX)
- Radio City Music Hall (New York City)
- Cine Capri (Phoenix, AZ)
- Mann's Valley Circle Theatre (San Diego, CA)

The multiplexes that were dotting the American landscape instead presented either a mono or stereo sound mix.

Rapunzel received mostly positive reviews, but could only perform no higher than second at the box office behind Star Trek.​
So @OldNavy1988 after the success of Star Trek the motion picture will there be a another Star Trek series focusing on captain Pike credits to @PWNKing for that idea
 
So @OldNavy1988 after the success of Star Trek the motion picture will there be a another Star Trek series focusing on captain Pike credits to @PWNKing for that idea
There is a series focuses on captain pike called star trek strange new world in the work otl. Thus I pefer the idea of having phase being made. If you insit on a early strange new world then would please consider putting elements of phase two in the captin pike series. Here a link to phase eposidoe ideas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Phase_II
 
Is there going to be any coverage of the auto industry ITTL?
Current automakers:

General Motors
GMC
Chevrolet
Pontiac
Buick
Cadillac
Oldsmobile

Chrysler Corporation
Chrysler
Plymouth
Dodge
Imperial

American Motors
AMC
Jeep

Ford Motor Company
Ford
Lincoln
Mercury

DeLorean Motor Company

Toyota
Nissan
Honda
Mitsubishi
Subaru
Suzuki
Isuzu
Mazda
Kia (Formed in South Korea in 1944. Didn't enter North America till the mid-90s)
BMW
Porsche
Mercedes-Benz
Volkswagen
Audi
Land Rover
Jaguar
Aston-Martin
Opel
Volvo
Alfa-Romeo
Fiat
Bentley
Ferrari
Lamborghini
Peugeot
Maserati
Renault
Citroen
Rolls-Royce
 
Entertainment News for January 1980
UA and Danjaq/Williams begin production on The Thief and the Cobbler, which will be slated for a Summer 1981 release. The project, helmed by Richard Williams, had been in and out of production for the past 16 years.
- The Hollywood Reporter.

Studio Musical Chairs

Warner Bros.
In:
Bob Daly
Out: Ted Ashley

RKO-Desilu
In:
Sherry Lansing
Out: Lucille Ball (retirement)

Disney
In:
Lee Gunther (Grantray-Lawrence)
Out: Ron Miller (Grantray-Lawrence; Served as GL's interim chief after Ray Patterson sold the company to join Ruby-Spears)

MGM
In:
Francis T. "Fay" Vincent (Served as VP under Alan Ladd, Jr. at Columbia)
Out: Card Walker & Donn Tatum

Paramount vice president Jeffrey Katzenberg will interview with United Artists in Atlanta for the vacancy left by Leslie Alston, who was ousted from Danjaq/Williams amid the fallout from the Abbott/Lasseter incident. Two weeks after that, Katzenberg will return to Los Angeles to interview with Touchstone Pictures as Michael Eisner looks to streamline the partnership between Hanna-Barbera and Henson.
- Variety.

Coming Home
Citing creative disagreements with Rome-0 and Julie-8 co-director Zack Dillinger, Nelvana executive Wolfgang Reitherman announces both his resignation from Nelvana and his return to the Walt Disney studio.
- The Toronto Star
 
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Coming Home
Citing creative disagreements with Rome-0 and Julie-8 co-director Zack Dillinger, Nelvana executive Wolfgang Reitherman announces both his resignation from Nelvana and his return to the Walt Disney studio.
- The Toronto Star
I guess this might mean that we could get Musicana ITTL too, like in the original American Magic timeline.
 
Napoleon (1980 Film)
Napoleon

Released in January of 1980 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Produced and directed by
Stanley Kubrick

Starring
Jack Nicholson as Napoleon Bonaparte
Verna Bloom as Josephine
Sir Alec Guinness as Admiral Horatio Nelson
Kenneth Colley as The Duke of Wellington

Kubrick's Napoleon focuses on the imperial reign of the titular character (Jack Nicholson), from his rise out of the ashes of the French Revolution to his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo and at the hands of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington (Colley).

Some creative liberties were taken with the historical facts to tell the kind of story Kubrick sought to bring to the screen.

Napoleon was a modest hit at best upon its initial release. The film's status as a classic would come later through home video and airings on cable.​
 
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