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August, 2003

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    Setting Sail with Walt

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    From Steamboat Willie right up to the Disney Wonder. Jim Korkis returns with a wonderful new column about the enormous role that ships and the sea have played in Disney Company history. ...
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    Flying High with Walt

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    JimHillMedia.com takes flight today ... as Jim Korkis returns with a great new column about the Walt Disney Company's corporate planes ......
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    The Man Behind the Mouse

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    Jim Korkis returns with the tale of Paul Castle, the very small man who filled some very big shoes. Mickey Mouse's, to be exact....
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    Second Cousin of Jim Korkis' "Animation Anecdotes"

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    Our six-day-long Jim Korkis marathon concludes with the return of his popular "Animation Anecdotes" column. This time around, Jim spills some secrets about what Marlene Dietrich really thought of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," why Dickie Jones almost drowned while doing voice work on "Pinocchio" and where animator Andreas Deja found his inspiration for Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast."...
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    Dirty Disney and Jessica Rabbit Tales

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    Our Jim Korkis festival continues with an article about unauthorized uses of Disney's cartoon characters, particularly Roger Rabbit's lovely -- and ever-lovin' -- wife, the curvaceous Jessica Rabbit....
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    Walt Disney and the Communist Threat

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    If you're a Disney history buff, you've probably seen this story referred to -- albeit briefly -- in various authorized Walt Disney biographies. But Jim Korkis now delivers a full-blown account of the events leading up to Walt's controversial October 1497 appearance in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities....
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    Where in the World is Walt?

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    Looking for something special to do the next time you're visiting Walt Disney World? Then take along this challenging quiz crafted by JHM's own kwazy quizmaster, Jim Korkis....
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    Sherlock Holmes Lives!

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    Following up on his "Hound of the Baskerville" story, Jim Korkis offers up another column about Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective in literary history and his more more artistic representations....
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    The True Story behind "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

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    No, this isn't a story about "The Great Mouse Detective." Jim Korkis returns with a great new column about what many consider to be the very best of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel-length Sherlock Holmes adventures....
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    The History of Comic Books: Part I ... In the Beginning

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    As a special weekend treat for JimHillMedia.com readers, Jim Korkis cooks up a history of the American comic book industry. In part one, Jim takes us back to the early, early days. When it was "The Yellow Kid" and "Mutt & Jeff" that tickled the American funny bone....
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    Booping with Betty -- Part III

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    With this installment, Jim Korkis concludes his three part series about the real first lady of animation. This time around, Jim talks about a number of modern era Betty Boop projects that never quite made it off the drawing board....
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    Booping with Betty -- Part II

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    Jim Korkis continues his series on the first lady of animation, Betty Boop. In this installment, Korkis recalls Betty's heyday in the mid-1930s ... as well as her unlikely career revival in the late 1960s....
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    Booping with Betty -- Part I

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    Jim Korkis returns with a new three part series on the true first lady of animation, Betty Boop. In this first part, Korkis introduces us to the animated star who gained notoriety -- and popularity -- because of her connection with sex....
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