Light show set to Disney villains songs is game changer in Halloween decorating

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TRACY, Calif. — A homeowner in California wanted something to spook his neighbors for Halloween so he took some unlikely inspiration from Disney.

Tom BetGeorge synced up his Halloween light show with theme songs of Disney’s iconic villains.  It includes songs from Beauty and the Beast’s Gaston, to Ursula  and Scar from the Lion King.

He used 70,000 energy efficient LED lights to put the whole thing together.

And the best part about it, he says it only costs him about  $100 to run his light show for the whole season.

Here’s a little more about how he did it from his YouTube page:

Since 99% of the lights are LEDs, the electricity to run the show for the entire month is about $100. I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and edited the video in Final Cut Pro. This is now my third year decorating, but my first year doing Halloween. I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic. I am a music director for Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! Although the beams are powerful up close, they are a small percentage of real searchlights and are so widely dispersed that by the time they are up in the sky, they don’t interfere with aircraft etc.The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ and the drums are standard. About 14,000 channels of lights! Fair use for educational purposes. Happy Halloween everyone!


He also lists the songs he used:

  • “Be Prepared” – The Lion King
  • “Mother Knows Best” – Tangled
  • “Savages” – Pocahontas
  • “Poor Unfortunate Souls” – Little Mermaid
  • “Prince Ali (Reprise) – Aladdin
  • “Gaston” – Beauty and the Beast
  • “Friends on the Other Side” – The Princess and the Frog
  • “Hellfire” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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