A brief confession -- I like musicals. Well, at least, I like *some* musicals.
By this point I'm assuming that most people who read Disney blogs are aware of the connection between "Hello, Dolly!" and WALL-E.
And while I realize that the Disney/Dolly connection is tenuous, for me there is another thread that connects the two -- Main Street, U.S.A.
When I watch the 1969 film version of "Hello, Dolly" I am immediately reminded of Disney's Main Street. The film's take on turn-of-the century architecture, costuming, train travel, and even singing and dancing all remind of Walt's tribute to his boyhood: