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One Hour in Wonderland is a 1950 television special made by Walt Disney Productions. It was first seen on Christmas Day, 1950, over NBC (4–5 pm in all time zones) for Coca-Cola, and was Walt Disney's first television production. It featured Walt as host, with Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy (who appeared on radio for Coke), and other celebrities who worked with Walt, including the Firehouse Five Plus Two jazz band. This special was actually a promotional film for Disney's then-upcoming theatrical feature, Alice in Wonderland. Kathryn Beaumont, who was the voice of Alice, was dressed like her character for this special.

This television special was included as a bonus feature on the Exclusive Archive Collection CAV Laserdisc, the Masterpiece and Un-Anniversary DVD editions of Alice in Wonderland, as well as the 2011 Blu-ray release.

Synopsis[]

Edgar Bergen informs Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd that Walt Disney has invited them to a tea party. Charlie is hesitant to go, but reluctantly changes his mind when he learns Kathryn Beaumont will be there. While driving to the studio, Edgar tells the story of Alice in Wonderland, much to Charlie's dismay. When they arrive, Walt Disney tells everyone that he was able to buy the Magic Mirror from Snow White (who apparently got it from the Wicked Queen). Charlie insults the mirror, calling it a "hopped-up television set." This enrages the mirror but Walt calms him down. The Mirror then shows everybody what they wish to see. He shows Kathryn a scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Charlie the Mickey Mouse short Clock Cleaners (although Charlie wanted to see himself), Bobby Driscoll a Br'er Rabbit story, Mortimer a Pluto short, and Edgar a performance by Firehouse Five Plus Two. At the end of the song, they see Walt, and frantically finish a scene with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. The Mirror at first refuses to show the unfinished Alice in Wonderland film, but changes his mind when everyone wants to see it. The Mirror then reluctantly shows a scene from Alice in Wonderland. At the end of the special, Edgar has acquired the Magic Mirror. Charlie tries to make a deal with the mirror, but it turns out Mortimer is the new slave of the magic mirror. Charlie changes his mind and goes to sleep.

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Trivia[]

  • The opening scene with Santa Claus was filmed backwards so that he could appear to levitate the gifts out of the bag.
  • While this program promotes Disney's upcoming film Alice in Wonderland, it features four cast members from Disney's next animated film Peter Pan: Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan), Kathryn Beaumont (Wendy Darling), Hans Conried (Captain Hook/George Darling), and Bill Thompson (Mr. Smee). Before that, three of them also appeared in Walt Disney Christmas Show which had Bobby dressed as Peter, Kathryn dressed as Wendy, and Hans as the Magic Mirror once more.
  • The Coca-Cola logo flashes while the credits are rolling and the announcer's voice is heard.
  • While the credits are rolling, the announcer says "Now to make this Christmas Day complete, may we suggest that you and your family visit your local theater tonight to enjoy on the many fine movies playing in your city. In 1951, look for Walt Disney's Technicolor production, Alice in Wonderland."
  • From its original broadcast, the entire film, including the clips from Disney's cartoons and movies were in black and white, due to the original negatives of this film. On the Masterpiece Edition DVD of Alice in Wonderland (Disc 2), the whole program is still in black and white, except the cartoon and movie clips, which were collected from various color sources just for the DVD release.
  • The films So Dear to My Heart and The Widow were mentioned by Kathryn Beaumont when she explains about Bobby Driscoll's Academy Award.
  • "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from Cinderella plays over the opening credits; Walt exclaims the phrase to reveal the Magic Mirror.
  • During the opening credits, there are dolls of Donald, José Carioca and Panchito in Santa's bag.
  • As of 2021, the inclusion of this on the Laserdisc, DVD, and Blu-ray releases of Alice in Wonderland are the only US video releases for any segment of Song of the South (unless one counts "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "How Do You Do?"'s inclusions on the Disney Sing Along Songs videos).
  • The sequence where the Hatter and the Hare "fix" the White Rabbit's watch has very different background music than what was used in the final picture, which ended up using barely any music at all. This is especially noticeable during the "Mustard?! Don't let's be silly!" segment, when the wheels turning are still heard.
  • The ending animation uses the same house used for Bergen's house in Fun and Fancy Free.


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Media
Films: Alice in Wonderland (video/soundtrack)

TV Series: Adventures in Wonderland (Episode List) • A Poem Is...Alice's Wonderland Bakery (Episode List)
Shorts and Specials: A Lesson in Appreciating DifferencesDonald in Mathmagic LandWriting Magic with Figment and Alice in WonderlandOne Hour in WonderlandOperation Wonderland
Books: Wonderland
Video Games: Kingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ2000 gameAlice no Paint AdventureKinect: Disneyland AdventuresHidden WorldsDisney Magical WorldDisney UniverseDisney's Villains' RevengeDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney All-Star RacersDisney All-Star Party
Music: Alice and the Mad Tea PartyAlice and the TrialAlice and the White RabbitLittle Nipper Giant Storybook Record Album
Cancelled projects: 1933 film1939 film

Disney Parks
Alice's Curious LabyrinthAlice in WonderlandClub VillainDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldMad Tea PartyMickey Mouse RevueStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: Alice & the Queen of Hearts: Back to WonderlandCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseOne Man's DreamSoryo Kobu
Restaurants: March Hare RefreshmentsCheshire Cafe
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartySpectroMagicWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicDisney in the StarsDisney EnchantmentOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWonderful World of AnimationWorld of ColorWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeMinnie's Little Spring TrainHippity Hoppity SpringtimeUsatama on the Run!
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not So Spooky SpectacularDisney Villains Wicked GatheringFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesHouse of De Vil-lainsInferno Dance PartyIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's White Holiday ParadeMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Alice in Wonderland: AliceDinahAlice's SisterMad HatterMarch HareDormouseWhite RabbitCheshire CatThe DoorknobDodoToucanHawkCaucus Race AnimalsTweedle Dee and Tweedle DumThe Walrus and the CarpenterCurious OystersBill the LizardFlowers of WonderlandCaterpillarHammer and Pencil BirdsMome RathsCard SoldiersQueen of HeartsKing of HeartsFlamingosHedgehogsBread-and-ButterfliesRocking HorseflyGlasses BirdMirror BirdHorn DucksUmbrella VulturesShovel BirdCage BirdAccordion Owl

Alice's Wonderland Bakery: AliceHattie HatterFergie the White RabbitRosa CorazónQueen of HeartsTweedle Do and Tweedle Don'tMilly
Other: Mary AnnHumpty Dumpty

Objects
Drink Me BottleEat Me CookiesWhite Rabbit's Watch
Locations
WonderlandThe ExteriorFish DinnersWhite Rabbit's HouseShorelineThe Meadow of Living FlowersThe MushroomThe Mad Hatter's HouseThe Queen of Hearts' CastleWonderland MazeTulgey WoodEnglandLondon
Songs
Alice in Wonderland: Alice in WonderlandIn a World of My OwnI'm LateSailor's HornpipeThe Caucus RaceHow Do You Do and Shake HandsThe Walrus and the CarpenterOld Father WilliamSmoke the Blighter OutAll in the Golden AfternoonAEIOU‘Twas BrillingThe Unbirthday SongVery Good AdvicePainting the Roses RedDodgsonlandOcean of TearsSimon SaysWhooooo Are Youuuuu?

Alice's Wonderland Bakery: Theme SongThe Baking Song
Deleted: Beyond the Laughing SkyBeautiful SoupBeware the JabberwockI'm OddThe Lobster QuadrilleGavotte of the CardsEntrance of the ExecutionerWhen the Wind is in the EastSo They SayEverything Has a UsenessDream CaravanSpeak Roughly to Your Little BoyIf You'll Believe in Me

Deleted Concepts and Characters
JabberwockyAnthropomorphic "Drink Me" BottleThe Gryphon and the Mock TurtleThe Lion and the UnicornThe Executioner1933 film1939 film
See Also
Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland


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Media
Film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (soundtrack/video) • Snow White

Television: A Poem Is...
Video games: Game Boy Color gameKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDopey's Wild Mine Ride
Books: Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked QueenRoyal WeddingsDisney Princess Beginnings
Cancelled projects: Snow White ReturnsAtari 2600 video gameThe Seven DwarfsRose Red

Disney Parks
Castle of Magical DreamsCinderella Castle Mystery TourClub VillainDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestMickey Mouse RevueOnce Upon a Time AdventurePrincess PavilionSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainSnow White's AdventuresSnow White's Scary AdventuresSnow White GrottoStorybook Land Canal BoatsSnow White's Enchanted WishSorcerer's Workshop

Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDream Along with MickeyFantasmic!Golden Fairytale FanfareMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationOnce Upon a MouseOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Royal Princess Music CelebrationSingin', Dancin', Heigh Ho!Snow White: An Enchanting MusicalThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzVillains Tonight!Club Mouse Beat
Parades: A Million Splashes of ColourCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDisney Stars 'n' CarsDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressSpectroMagicSnow White's Golden Anniversary CelebrationThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeMinnie's Tiara of DreamsDisney Harmony in Color! Parade
Fireworks: Disney EnchantmentFantasy in the SkyIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney DreamsWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!Wondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Summer: Club Mouse BeatMickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney Villains Wicked GatheringFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularHouse of De Vil-lainsInferno Dance PartyIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringKooky Spooky Halloween NightMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains Rockin’ HalloweenThe Villains WorldVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Winter Magic CavalcadeMickey's Most Merriest CelebrationRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow WhiteThe Evil QueenThe PrinceThe HuntsmanDocGrumpyHappyBashfulSleepySneezyDopeyForest AnimalsRavenVultures

Deleted: The First KingThe First Queen

Objects
Magic MirrorPoisoned AppleHeart Box
Locations
The Queen's CastleCottage of the Seven DwarfsDwarfs' MineThe ForestThe Prince's Castle
Songs
Original: I'm WishingOne SongWith a Smile and a SongWhistle While You WorkHeigh HoBluddle-Uddle-Um-DumThe Silly SongSomeday My Prince Will Come

Deleted: Music in Your SoupYou're Never Too Old
Remake: Waiting on a WishAll is Fair
Other Songs: Welcome to the KingdomWill I Ever See Her Again?

See Also
Unused DwarfsLegacyMusical (Soundtrack) • Disney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-HoSnow White ReturnsOne Hour in WonderlandThe Walt Disney Christmas ShowThe 7DStill the Fairest of Them All: The Making of Snow White


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1920s
Plane CrazyThe Gallopin' GauchoSteamboat WillieThe Barn DanceThe Opry HouseWhen the Cat's AwayThe Barnyard BattleThe PlowboyThe Karnival KidMickey's FolliesMickey's Choo-ChooThe Jazz FoolJungle RhythmThe Haunted HouseWild Waves
1930s
Fiddling AroundThe Barnyard ConcertThe Cactus KidThe Fire FightersThe ShindigThe Chain GangThe Gorilla MysteryThe PicnicPioneer DaysThe Birthday PartyTraffic TroublesThe CastawayThe Moose HuntThe Delivery BoyMickey Steps OutBlue RhythmFishin' AroundThe Barnyard BroadcastThe Beach PartyMickey Cuts UpMickey's OrphansThe Duck HuntThe Grocery BoyThe Mad DogBarnyard OlympicsMickey's RevueMusical FarmerMickey in ArabiaMickey's NightmareTrader MickeyThe Whoopee PartyTouchdown MickeyThe Wayward CanaryParade of the Award NomineesThe Klondike KidMickey's Good DeedBuilding a BuildingThe Mad DoctorMickey's Pal PlutoMickey's MellerdrammerYe Olden DaysThe Mail PilotMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Gala PremierPuppy LoveThe Steeple-ChaseThe Pet StoreGiantlandShanghaiedCamping OutPlayful PlutoGulliver MickeyMickey's Steam-RollerOrphan's BenefitMickey Plays PapaThe DognapperTwo-Gun MickeyMickey's Man FridayThe Band ConcertMickey's Service StationMickey's KangarooMickey's GardenMickey's Fire BrigadePluto's Judgement DayOn IceMickey's Polo TeamOrphans' PicnicMickey's Grand OperaThru the MirrorMickey's RivalMoving DayAlpine ClimbersMickey's CircusMickey's ElephantThe Worm TurnsMagician MickeyMoose HuntersMickey's AmateursHawaiian HolidayClock CleanersLonesome GhostsBoat BuildersMickey's TrailerThe WhalersMickey's ParrotBrave Little TailorSociety Dog ShowMickey's Surprise PartyThe PointerThe Standard Parade
1940s
Tugboat MickeyPluto's Dream HouseMr. Mouse Takes a TripThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Little WhirlwindThe Nifty NinetiesOrphan's BenefitA Gentleman's GentlemanCanine CaddyLend a PawAll TogetherMickey's Birthday PartySymphony HourPluto and the ArmadilloSquatter's RightsMickey and the BeanstalkMickey's Delayed DateMickey Down UnderMickey and the Seal
1950s
R'Coon DawgPluto's PartyPluto's Christmas TreeThe Simple Things
1980s-Present
Mickey's Christmas CarolThe Prince and the PauperMickey And The Goat Man [Mickey and The Goat Man] • Get a Horse!Mickey in a MinuteOnce Upon a Studio
See Also
The Mickey Mouse ClubThe Mouse FactoryGood Morning, MickeyMickey's Mouse TracksMickey Mouse and Friends (TV Series)Disney's The Twelve Days of ChristmasMickey's Fun SongsMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasHouse of MouseMickey Mouse WorksMickey's Magical ChristmasMickey's House of VillainsMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey Mouse ClubhouseMickey MousekersizeMickey Mouse (TV series)Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up AdventuresMickey's 90th SpectacularThe Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse


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Media
Films and Television: Song of the South (soundtrack) • One Hour in WonderlandThe Walt Disney Christmas ShowHouse of Mouse

Video Games: Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo DisneylandWalt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing TourVirtual Magic KingdomKinect: Disneyland AdventuresEpic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoDisneyland ExplorerDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Tsum TsumDisney Magic KingdomsPlay Disney Parks App
Books: The Wonderful Tar BabyBrer Rabbit Rides the FoxBrer Fox and the Rabbit TrapBrer Rabbit's Laughing PlaceBrer Rabbit Painting Book

Disney Parks
Mickey Mouse RevueSplash MountainBeaver Brothers Explorer Canoes

Entertainment: Mickey's Gift of DreamsOnce Upon a Mouse
Parades: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Party ExpressJubilation!
Fireworks: Fantasy in the SkyRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandHippity Hoppity SpringtimeUsatama on the Run!
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade • Br'er Rabbit's Laughin' Place Candy Patch!
Christmas: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Restaurants: Grandma Sara's KitchenRackety's Raccoon SaloonBrer BarThe Snackin' Place
Shops: The Briar PatchProfessor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art StudioSplashdown PhotosHoot & Holler Hideout

Characters
Song of the South: Br'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearMr. BluebirdUncle RemusJohnnyGinny FaversTobySallyGrandmother DoshyAunt TempyJohnMrs. FaversMr. FaversChloePearlNedJake and Joe FaversBullTeenchyBr'er TerrapinMiss PossumSis MolesHummingbird TrioBr'er FrogThe BeesButterfliesBr'er RaccoonSkunkySis PorcupinesThe Fishes

Splash Mountain: Professor Barnaby OwlBoothill BoysSwamp BoysBr'er GooseBr'er GatorBr'er PorcupineBr'er DogBr'er RoadrunnerTurtle DrumSinging GeeseSinging BullfrogsBr'er WormThe DonkeyFarming RabbitsPansy, Poppy, and PetuniaHitchhiking AlligatorHitchhiking Turtle and TurkeyBetsySis VixenSinging StorksColonel HoundstootheBr'er PigBlossom-Nose MurphyBr'er ChickenSaddlesore SwansonLaughing TurtlesLittle WeaselsPlaintive PossumMother RabbitBatsCapt. AndyRiver Belle ChorusGeese Can-Can DancersTex RangerBelleBig DaddyCollegiate QuartetBr'er TurkeyBass FrogThe OwlBr'er OwlBeaver BrothersPhineas FireflyRackety RaccoonGrandma SaraZachariah MuskratJasper P. WoodchuckSis RaccoonBr'er BeaverBr'er MouseRufus the BearOl' Gray MareBr'er DonkeyBr'er GoatForlorn FoxProspectorHound DogHippie StorkBr'er RattlesnakeBr'er Prairie DogBr'er Ground SquirrelDesert CrittersCatfishesSis FrogsMr. Mayor • Mabel • Annie Gator • Ol' Ben
Books: Molly CottontailMrs. BearBr'er PossumBr'er WolfBr'er WeaselBr'er BuzzardMammy BammyDoc CraneKing LionAnnie and Fannie CottontailKubs and KlibsJunior BearBr'er StorkBr'er CrowBr'er SparrowGranny FoxMr. SheriffMr. DogKarel KatMiss MeadowsMiss TurkeyMiss SwanBr'er ElephantBr'er LionBr'er RoosterJudge OwlSis GooseBr'er Turkey BuzzardKojinan StadKarlMrs. FrogSis CowBr'er BullRollo and Rover
Video Games: Shielded FrogDragonfliesAlligatorsVultures
Cameos and Crossover characters: Five Bear RugsSammy the RaccoonErnestLiver Lips McGrowlShakerWendellGomerTeddi BarraThe Big Bad WolfLi'l Bad WolfThe Three Little PigsChip and DaleBambiEvil WitchOwl
Others: King Sun

Organizations
Rabbit Tales • Finest King Carrots • Mugg & Bean Coffee • Moving & Storage Company • Hercules Oats • Quilted Northern • Dry Goods • Provisions • Chattanooga Plow Comp. • Critter Elixir
Objects
Muskrat Moonshine
Songs
Song of the SouthThat's What Uncle Remus SaidZip-a-Dee-Doo-DahWho Wants to Live Like That?Let the Rain Pour DownHow Do You Do?Sooner or LaterEverybody's Got a Laughing PlaceAll I WantBurrow's Lament
Locations
GeorgiaBriar PatchChick-A-Pin HillThe Corn FieldThe Fishin' PlaceOld Mill PondThe Old Swimmin' HoleRainbow PondsRainbow HollowThe BurrowsCavernsDoo Dah LandingCritter CaveSlippin' FallsThe BarnBr'er Bear's caveCatfish BendBr'er Terrapin's HomeBr'er Goose's HomeBr'er Gator's HomeFowler's CellarCritter CountryRufus' CaveTackleBoat Rental • General Store • Dark Room • Pumpkin Patch • Turtle Ranch • Porcu Pines • Camp Alligator
Boats
Zip-A-Dee Lady
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-DahTar BabyThe Laughing Place


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Pluto Short Logo
1930s
Just DogsMother PlutoPluto's Quin-puplets
1940s
Bone TroublePluto's Dream HouseMr. Mouse Takes a Trip Pantry PiratePluto's PlaymatePluto JuniorThe Army MascotLend a PawThe Sleep WalkerOut of the Frying Pan Into the Firing LineT-Bone for TwoPluto at the ZooPluto and the ArmadilloPrivate PlutoSpringtime for PlutoFirst AidersDog WatchCanine CasanovaThe Legend of Coyote RockCanine PatrolPluto's Kid BrotherIn DutchThe Purloined PupA Feather in His CollarPluto's HousewarmingSquatter's RightsRescue DogMail DogPluto's Blue NoteBone BanditPluto's PurchaseCat Nap PlutoPluto's FledglingPueblo PlutoPluto's Surprise PackagePluto's SweaterBubble BeeSheep Dog
1950s
Pluto's Heart ThrobPluto and the GopherWonder DogPrimitive PlutoPuss CaféPests of the WestFood for Feudin'Camp DogCold StoragePlutopiaCold Turkey
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