The Oraculum – All Articles Archive

“The Oraculum.  Being the cylindrical compendium of Underland.”

“It’s a calendar?”

“Compendium.  It tells of each and every day since the beginning…”

                                   — Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

October 2017

 

Character Spotlight: Disney California Adventure Halloween Time Update October 2017

Character Spotlight: Disneyland Park Halloween Time Update October 2017

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – The SCAREolers

September 2017

Season’s Treatings – A September Epic Disney Food Fail

Mousertainment Music: The Songs of the Disney Parks Attractions

The Changing Face of Downtown Disney

The Best Laid Plans of Mousertainment…

Performer Spotlight: Gamora @ Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance-Off!

August 2017

Performer Spotlight: Star-Lord @ Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance-Off!

My Disney Do List #9: Riding in the Wheelhouse of the Mark Twain Riverboat

Character Spotlight: Disneyland Resort Update August 2017

Show Spotlight: Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!

July 2017

One Hour at D23 Expo 2017 – Part Two: Everything Else on the Expo Floor

One Hour at D23 Expo 2017 – Part One: Costume Displays

Mousertainment Miscellanea – I Didn’t Know That! #4 – Disney Parks Food Hacks and Secret Menu Items

Performers Spotlight: Dapper Ken and Dapper Wesley and Dapper David and Bonus Dapper Frank @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Disney California Adventure Summer of Heroes 2017 – Extras

June 2017

Disney California Adventure Summer of Heroes 2017

Happy Father’s Day to Disney Dads Everywhere!

Show Spotlight: Summer of Heroes Hollywood Backlot DJ Dance Party

Sherlocked USA 2017 – The Convention

May 2017

40 Things I Love About Star Wars

The Bands Are Back in Town… This Summer at Tomorrowland Terrace!

Happy Mother’s Day to Disney Moms Everywhere!

Mousertainment Music: Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and the Mission: BREAKOUT! Soundtracks

April 2017

Character Spotlight: Disneyland Resort Update April 2017

Where the Bands Are… and the DJs Too! April-May 2017

My Global Disney Parks & Resorts Bucket List

Performer Spotlight: Sal @ Red Car Trolley News Boys

T-Time Marches On

March 2017

Beauty and the Beast Limited Time Offerings at the Disneyland Resort

Happy 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean!

Disney California Food & Wine Festival 2017 – Entertainment

Show Spotlight: Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland Park

February 2017

Season’s Treatings – Main Street Electrical Parade Themed Treats at the Disneyland Resort

The Princess and The Super Hero – Limited Time Events at the Disneyland Resort in 2017

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – The Suffragettes

Lunar New Year Celebration 2017 at Disney California Adventure

January 2017

Paradise Garden Bandstand – The Ellis Island Boys

Mousertainment at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in 2017

Two Years of Mousertainment

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Tex Tumbleweed @ Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue Stage Show

Mousertainment Movies: What’s Worth Watching in 2017?

Mousertainment Movies: What Was Worth Watching in 2016?

Where the Bands Are… January-March 2017

December 2016

Mousertainment Music Spotlight: Love & War Album Review

Holiday Tree Lightings at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland

Show Spotlight Flashback: Buena Vista Street Holiday Tree Lighting with The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers

Show Spotlight: A Christmas Fantasy Parade

Show Spotlight: Dickens Yuletide Band

Mousertainment’s Favorite Bands: The Beverly Belles

Christmas Time with The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Disneyland Resort Holiday Mousertainment Update – Christmas 2016

Rock & Brews – Food, Drink and a Side of Live Music

November 2016

Mousertainment Miscellanea – I Didn’t Know That! #3 – Disney Floral & Gifts

Mousertainment Miscellanea – I Didn’t Know That! #2 – Disney Parks Recipes

Show Spotlight: Beauty and the Beast at The Royal Theatre

Character Spotlight: Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Cast Members Making Magic – Water Paintings

This Week in Mousertainment: TOMASINA, The 80z All-Stars and Love & War

The Time Has Come – A Farewell to T, Part Two

You’ve Lost Your Muchness – A Farewell to T, Part One

October 2016

Disneyland Breakout Bands – The Straw Hatters, Hook & Ladder Co. and Silver Dollar Six

Where the Bands Are… Downtown Disney

Halloween Hiatus Monster Ball 2016 – A Wickedly Fun Event!

Season’s Treatings – Halloween Treats at the Disneyland Resort

Resort Hotels Mousertainment – The Cadaver Dans at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Halloween Time with The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Drew @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Mad Hatter Day is Just My Cup of Tea

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – Grilled Cheese Soundwich

Happy 45th Anniversary to the Walt Disney World Resort!

September 2016

Performer Spotlight: Vivi Blackheart @ The Bootstrappers

Performer Spotlight: Mean Jean @ The Bootstrappers

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – Hiatus

Show Spotlight: The Silver Lake Sisters

Performer Spotlight: Hans @ Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

Performer Spotlight: Elsa @ Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

My Labor of Love For This Labor Day Weekend – The Mousertainment YouTube Channel

Mousertainment Miscellanea – Support Local Live Music, Theater and Dance

August 2016

Attraction Spotlight: Animation Academy

The Animation Courtyard – A Magical Retreat at Disney California Adventure

Mousertainment Movies: Top 5 Favorite PIXAR Films and Top 5 Favorite PIXAR Shorts

Mousertainment Movies: Top 10 Favorite Disney Animated Films

Mousertainment Movies: The Wisdom of Fools – An Appreciation of Disney Sidekicks

Mousertainment Movies: How the Original Pete’s Dragon Shaped My Worldview

5 Ideas for Disneyland Resort Themed Dance Parties

The Return of Live Music (Temporarily) to Tomorrowland Terrace and What Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! Means to the Future of Disney California Adventure Entertainment

July 2016

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Cheshire Cat @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight Flashback: March Hare @ The Mad T Party

Show Spotlight: Jammin’ on the Backlot

Show Spotlight: Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

Performer Spotlight: Lucky the Pirate

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Johnny @ TOMASINA

Mousertainment Movies: Top 10 Favorite Disney Soundtracks

Mousertainment Movies: My Hero, Howard – An Appreciation

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Steve @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Jason @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

June 2016

Performer Spotlight: Shorty @ Red Car Trolley News Boys

Performer Spotlight: Tacks @ Red Car Trolley News Boys

Performer Spotlight: Baby @ Five & Dime

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – Tim Gill @ Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen – Flambeaux’s Jazz Club

Mousertainment’s Favorite Bands: Faultlines

Mousertainment’s Favorite Bands: The 80z All-Stars

Mousertainment’s Favorite Bands: LIGHTS – The Premiere Tribute to Journey

Performer Spotlight Flashback: March Hare @ The Mad T Party

May 2016

Harveys Alice in Wonderland Collection Release

Opening Night of Alice Through the Looking Glass at the El Capitan Theatre

Show Spotlight: Disney “Alice Through The Looking Glass” Sneak Peek

Tomorrowland at the El Capitan Theatre – The Costumes and Props Display

Top 5 Other Things That Could Be Done With Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

Show Spotlight: Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Character Spotlight: Star Wars Launch Bay

Marvel TV – The Netflix Edition

Super Hero HQ Flashback and the New Marvel Meet & Greet at Disney California Adventure

April 2016

Show Spotlight: Pixar Play Parade

Show Spotlight: The Incredibles H.I.T. Squad – Heroes in Training

Performer Spotlight Flashback: The Happy Camper

Happy Earth Day Birthday to Animal Kingdom!

A Visit to Walt Disney’s Office – The Suite 3H Tour

A Day in the Parks with a Plaid – A VIP Tour of the Disneyland Resort

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2016

The Garden Rocks at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Performer Spotlight: Tweedle @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: March Hare @ The Mad T Party

March 2016

Performer Spotlight: Cheshire Cat @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Dormouse @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Caterpillar @ The Mad T Party

The Mad T Party and Diamond Mad T Party Crew – An Appreciation

Performer Spotlight: Caterpillar @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Dormouse @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Alice @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Mad Hatter @ The Mad T Party

February 2016

Performer Spotlight: Yuri @ The Bootstrappers

Performer Spotlight: Olin @ The Bootstrappers

Character Spotlight: (Year of the) Monkeys at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Lunar New Year Celebration 2016 at Disney California Adventure

The Grief Process – The Special Love of a Person with a Pass for Their Parks and Cast Members

Performer Spotlight: Spade @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Diamond @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Dime @ Five & Dime

Show Spotlight: Royal Street Bachelors (and Queenie!)

January 2016

New Orleans (Square) News

Marvelous Mid-Season TV

My Disney Do List

Mousertainment at the Disneyland Resort in 2016

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Jafar @ Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

Mousertainment @ The Disney Parks Blog Aladdin Meetup

One Year of Mousertainment

Show Spotlight: Frontierland Hoedown Happening

Show Spotlight: Country Bear Jamboree

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Billy Hill @ Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

Show Spotlight Flashback: Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

Mousertainment Movies: What’s Worth Watching in 2016?

Mousertainment Movies: What Was Worth Watching in 2015?

Show Spotlight: Magic Kingdom Welcome Show

December 2015

A No Pictures Show Flashback – Celebrate! Goofy and The Beast

Performer Spotlight: Club @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Alice @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Mad Hatter @ The Mad T Party

The Mad T Party Flashback – Christmas T

Show Spotlight: Three Kings’ Day

Performers Spotlight: Carrie and Billy @ The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Max @ The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers

Show Spotlight: The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers

Resort Hotels Mousertainment – Christmas Carolers at the Disneyland Resort

Show Spotlight Flashback: The Plight Before Christmas at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree

Show Spotlight: Candlelight Processional at Disneyland Park

A Disney Christmas Tree Lighting at Fashion Island Mall

Partners, Storytellers and Sharing the Magic

Show Spotlight: Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Restaurants Spotlight: The Tam O’ Shanter and Le Cellier Steakhouse

Non-Disney Walt Disney Places of Interest to Visit

November 2015

Something To Be Thankful For – Free Stuff at Disney Parks!

Towel Animals – Making Your Disney Resort Hotel Room Entertaining

Tigger and G – A Magical Moment in the Park

Giving Back to Disney Parks Cast Members – Leave a Compliment at City Hall

More Beauty and the Beast in New Fantasyland

Restaurant Spotlight: Be Our Guest

Character Spotlight: Gaston

Show Spotlight: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Once Upon a Time in Disney Parks

Performer Spotlight: Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert @ The Royal Theatre

Performer Spotlight: Mr. Smythe @ The Royal Theatre

Show Spotlight: Frozen at The Royal Theatre

Resort Hotel Spotlight: Alice in Wonderland Water Play Area at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Restaurant Spotlight: Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare

Character Spotlight: Alice and Wonderland Friends at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

A Different Kind of Entertainment – Musical Chairs with Alice & The Mad Hatter

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Caterpillar @ The Mad T Party

October 2015

Performer Spotlight: Alice @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Mad Hatter @ The Mad T Party

The Mad T Party Flashback – Halloween T

Mousertainment Movies: Top 10 Favorite Disney Villains

The Pros and Cons of a Hard-Ticket Event – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Show Spotlight: Dream Along With Mickey

East vs. West: Fantasmic!

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – House of Blues – Hiatus

Character Spotlight: Meet & Greet Disney Villains at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Performers Spotlight: Dapper Jim and Dapper Jim @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Dapper Dans Flashback – The Cadaver Dans at the Haunted Mansion

Restaurant Spotlight Before & After: Goofy’s Kitchen

Pluto and the Dog – A Magical Moment in the Park

Character Spotlight: Dug

Show Spotlight: Wilderness Explorer Ceremony

Downtown Disney Mousertainment – Just Press Play

5 Snacks to Skip or Substitute at the Disneyland Resort

Savory Snacks – My Top 5 Favorite Disney Non-Sweet Treats

EPCOT Food & Wine… and Music! Festival – Eat to the Beat Concert Series

September 2015

Mousertainment Miscellanea – I Didn’t Know That! #1 – Disney Parks Kennels

A Different Kind of Entertainment – Live Animals at the Disney Parks

Performers Spotlight: Tumble Monkeys @ Festival of the Lion King

Show Spotlight: Festival of the Lion King

The Downsizing of Entertainment in Disney Parks – A Disappointing Direction

Performer Spotlight: Mapmaker @ Mickey and the Magical Map

Performer Spotlight: Flynn Rider @ Mickey and the Magical Map

Show Spotlight: Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Steven @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Gabriel @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

In Honor of 9/11 – A Day in the Disney Parks and Resorts

Show Spotlight: The (New) Disneyland Band

Performer Spotlight: Nigel @ The 80z All-Stars

Top 10 Other Things That Could Be Done With Mickey’s Toontown

Character Spotlight Flashback: Hercules

Character Spotlight Flashback: Long Lost Friends Week 2013 Part Two

Character Spotlight Flashback: Long Lost Friends Week 2013 Part One

August 2015

D23 Expo 2013 Flashback: The Walt Disney Archives Display – Mary Poppins

Character Spotlight: Mary Poppins and Friends at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Performer Spotlight: Bert @ Pearly Band

Show Spotlight: Pearly Band

D23 Expo 2015 Part Four: The Walt Disney Archives Display – Costumes and Cast Member Ephemera

D23 Expo 2015 Part Three: The Walt Disney Archives Display – Attraction Vehicles

D23 Expo 2015 Part Two: Movie and Park Displays

D23 Expo 2015 Part One: Overview and the Costume Displays

Resort Hotels Spotlight: Adventureland-themed Rooms and Resorts

Restaurants Spotlight: Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Performers Spotlight: Jungle Cruise Skippers

East vs. West: Enchanted Tiki Room

Performer Spotlight: Stringfellow @ The Bootstrappers

Performer Spotlight: Grieving Tim @ The Bootstrappers

Performer Spotlight: Cupcake @ The Bootstrappers

Restaurant Spotlight: Blue Bayou

Performer Spotlight: Cheshire Cat @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: March Hare @ The Mad T Party 

July 2015

Performer Spotlight: Dormouse @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Alice @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Officer Blue @ Citizens of Buena Vista Street

Performers Spotlight: Citizens of Buena Vista Street

Performer Spotlight: Scoop Sanderson @ Citizens of Main Street

Performers Spotlight: Citizens of Main Street

Show Spotlight: Main Street Philharmonic

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Cody @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Nathan @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Show Spotlight Flashback: The (Original) Disneyland Band

Performer Spotlight: YeHaa Bob Jackson

Performer Spotlight: Robert @ Main Street Ragtime Piano

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Jonny @ Main Street Ragtime Piano

Show Spotlight: Main Street Ragtime Piano

Show Spotlight: Celebrate the Magic

Show Spotlight: Wishes

Show Spotlight: Disneyland Forever – The Lights Display

Show Spotlight: Disneyland Forever – The Fireworks

June 2015

What Disney Parks Merchandise Do You Collect?

MagicBands – Practical and Collectible!

Disney Trading Flashback – Vinylmation Trading in the Parks

A Different Kind of Entertainment – Disney Pin Trading in the Parks

Show Spotlight: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

Cars Land Lighting – A Magical Moment in the Park

Performer Spotlight: Patty @ DJ’s Dance ‘n Drive

Show Spotlight: DJ’s Dance ‘n Drive

Show Spotlight: Flag Retreat at the Magic Kingdom

Show Spotlight: Flag Retreat at Disneyland

East vs. West: Patriotic Parks

Show Spotlight: Voices of Liberty

Show Spotlight: Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration Animatronics Updates

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration Show and Song Updates

Show Spotlight: Paint the Night

May 2015

Dapper Days, DisneyBounding and More at the Parks – Or, Who Are These People and Why Are They Dressed Like That?

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Jason @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Peter @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Show Spotlight: The Royal Swing Big Band Ball

Mousertainment Movies: Tomorrowland – An Appreciation

Performer Spotlight: Cheshire Cat @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Caterpillar @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Dormouse @ The Mad T Party

Diamond Mad T Party – Return to Wonderland

Show Spotlight: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

The Silver Lake Sisters – The Musical Group You Will Never See Perform

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Lee @ Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline

Show Spotlight Flashback: Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline

Restaurant Spotlight: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater and Star Wars Weekends Dining Options

East vs. West: Star Tours Theming at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Character Spotlight: Star Wars Characters at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Show Spotlight: Jedi Training Academy

Off Kilter Flashback – and The Case of the Missing Musicians

Performer Spotlight: Pat @ TOMASINA

Performer Spotlight: Tomasina @ TOMASINA

April 2015

Show Spotlight: TOMASINA 

British Revolution and Sounds Like Summer – Getting Your Cover Jam on at EPCOT

Performer Spotlight: CC Springfield @ The 80z All-Stars

Performer Spotlight: Devo 2.0 @ The 80z All-Stars

Show Spotlight: The 80z All-Stars

Top 10 Other Things That Could Be Done With the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Performer Spotlight: Dapper David @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight Flashback: Juliette @ The Music of: Nashville

Show Spotlight Flashback: The Music of: Nashville

Dinner Shows Spotlight: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ

Performer Spotlight: Farley the Fiddler

Performer Spotlight: Miss Chris @ Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue Stage Show

Show Spotlight: Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue Stage Show

Character Spotlight: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Performer Spotlight: White Rabbit DJ @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: March Hare @ The Mad T Party

Bunny Hop Flashback – Easter 2013 with the Dapper Dans and Disney Rabbit Characters

March 2015

Street Music – The Atmospheric Melodies of Main Street, Buena Vista Street and More

Performer Spotlight: Slam @ Five & Dime

Performer Spotlight: T-Bone @ Five & Dime

Show Spotlight: Five & Dime

Attraction Spotlight: Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream

Performer Spotlight: Kip @ Red Car Trolley News Boys

Performer Spotlight: Johnny @ Red Car Trolley News Boys

Show Spotlight: Red Car Trolley News Boys

Character Spotlight: Cinderella and Her Family and Friends at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Restaurant Spotlight: Cinderella’s Royal Table

Performer Spotlight: Pocahontas @ Mickey and the Magical Map

Performer Spotlight: Rapunzel @ Mickey and the Magical Map

Show Spotlight: Mickey and the Magical Map

Mousertainment Movies: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Films from Most Favorite to Least

Marvel TV – The Marvel Cinematic Universe on the Small Screen

Character Spotlight: Captain America at Disneyland Resort

Character Spotlight: Thor at Disneyland Resort

Attraction Spotlight: Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries

February 2015

Frozen Food – My Top 5 Favorite Disney Frozen Treats!

Character Spotlight: Anna and Elsa at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Show Spotlight: Freeze The Night! A Family Dance Party

Show Spotlight: The Frolicking Fjords (and The Tubadors) at Olaf’s Snow Fest

Show Spotlight: For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

Fictional New Orleans vs. Real New Orleans – Which Would You Rather Visit?

Resort Hotels Spotlight: Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter at Walt Disney World Resort

Character Spotlight: Princess Tiana at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Restaurant Spotlight Flashback: Club 33

Show Spotlight: Jambalaya Jazz Band

Mousertainment Movies: Top 10 Most Romantic Disney (and Pixar) Films

Tangled in New Fantasyland

Performer Spotlight: Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert @ The Royal Theatre

Performer Spotlight: Sir Samuel of Morocco @ The Royal Theatre

Show Spotlight: Tangled at The Royal Theatre

Mousertainment Movies: What’s Worth Watching in 2015?

East vs. West: Captain Jack Sparrow in the Parks

Performer Spotlight: Moonie @ The Bootstrappers

Performer Spotlight: Sockhead Syd @ The Bootstrappers

Show Spotlight: The Bootstrappers

January 2015

Diamond in the Rough – What to Expect for the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Disneyland Resort

East vs. West: The Dapper Dans of the Magic Kingdom

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Jeremy @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Performer Spotlight: Dapper Jon @ The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Show Spotlight: The Dapper Dans of Disneyland

Mousertainment Movies: What Was Worth Watching in 2014?

A Tip of the Hat – Theming Changes at Walt Disney World

Performer Spotlight: Alice @ The Mad T Party

Performer Spotlight: Mad Hatter @ The Mad T Party

Show Spotlight: The Mad T Party

Introduction, Part Two

Introduction, Part One

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