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“Waking Sleeping Beauty” celebrates the Second Golden Age of Disney Feature Animation
Given this documentary’s title, it’s kind of ironic that “ Waking Sleeping Beauty ” got its start the way most of us do when we’re just trying to wake up. Which is with a good, strong cup of coffee. As director Don Hahn recalls, it was November of 2006. Peter Schneider’s latest project – a stage musical...
9 Mar 2010
Disney Legend Harriet Burns: A model (maker) of a mother
Todd James Pierce
If you ask Pam Burns-Clair to describe her mother, she’ll tell you that Disney Legend Harriet Burns was not your typical 1950s housewife. “When I was a girl, the shows on TV were Ozzie & Harriet , Leave It to Beaver and I Love Lucy . These women were very much stay-at-home moms with the chocolate...
14 Jan 2010
Blaine Gibson remembers Harriet Burns, the First Lady of Imagineering
Todd James Pierce
Last year, after Disney Legend Harriet Burns passed away, Pam Burns-Clair decided to put together a book about her mother. Mind you, what Ms. Burns-Clair had in mind wasn't a traditional biography. But -- rather -- a gathering of memories. Which is why -- in partnership with noted Disney historian Don...
12 Jan 2010
Will the Virtual Porthole give Disney Cruise Line the inside track when it comes to booking inside staterooms?
In my last article for JHM , we talked about the origins of the cruise ship and all of the changes that the cruise industry underwent as sea travel moved from a mode of transportation to a vacation experience. One of the most significant changes the industry has experienced has been the explosion in...
29 Dec 2009
What sort of perks are in the works for the Disney Dream?
Anyone who’s a fan of the film " Titanic " or has any interest in sea travel at all will recall the romantic and heady days of the ocean liner. These immense ships, designed to swiftly sail primarily between Europe and the United States before the days of air travel, were often opulent...
29 Oct 2009
Travel Thursday: Disney Wonder wanders north to Alaska starting in 2011
Last month at the D23 EXPO , the Disney Cruise Line announced that they would begin offering cruises to Alaska & the Pacific Coast in the summer of 2011. Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz reveals the Line's new destination at a special presentation last month at the D23 EXPO Photo by Angela...
8 Oct 2009
Mickey varies the menu at Walt Disney World
Once upon a time, if you wanted to get away from the crowds at the Magic Kingdom , you hopped on a bus and then headed over to the Lake Buena Vista Village. Where – if you could find a seat by the window – you could then kick back a cocktail or two at Cap’n Jacks Oyster Bar and watch...
7 Sep 2009
Monday Mouse Watch : Vegas veteran wades in on “Disney’s World of Color”
Construction continue on “ Disney’s World of Color ,” that $40 million fountain show which is supposed to be up & running at DCA in the Spring of 2010. Photo by Shelly Smith For months now, Disneyana fans have been looking on as 1200 nozzles (each with its own individual LED lighting unit) were installed...
6 Jul 2009
“Phineas & Ferb” creators say that creativity holds the key to making the most of your summer vacation
Are you looking to get the most out of the upcoming Fourth of July weekend? Well, then maybe it’s time that you heeded the advice of those two great Americans, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh . (L to R) Jeff “Swampy” Marsh and Dan Povenmire. Photo by Claudio Asquini. Copyright 2009 Disney Channel...
3 Jul 2009
Comic-Con Countdown: Getting right to the Heart (Box) of the matter
Three weeks from today, the madness begins. At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 23rd, the doors will officially open. And tens of thousands of pop culture fans will pour into the San Diego Convention Center . Eager to sample the more-than-400 events that will be presented at Comic-Con International 2009 ...
2 Jul 2009
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