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  • Blog Post: Feld Entertainment signs a Marvel-ous deal for a new super heroes arena tour

    Stepping off the silver screen and out of the pages of comic books, look for Spider-Man , Iron Man , The Avengers and X-Men to swing into an arena in your hometown. The iconic Marvel super heroes are being tapped to star in an unprecedented new show that brings the characters to life and puts the audience...
  • Blog Post: Charles M. Schulz Museum pays tribute to pop culture & imaginary places

    When I was a kid I would read the comics in the Los Angeles Times every day. There was an entire page of them, and they had all kinds: Broom Hilda , Rex Morgan , Andy Capp , Wizard of Id , and many more. One comic that did not appear on the comics page was Peanuts . Peanuts appeared in the first section...
  • Blog Post: WonderCon 2010 winds up being unexpectedly fun

    Here’s the rub: I don’t know anything about this stuff. I have never gone to “fan” type conventions, and I don’t really read a lot of comic books. At least, not since I was 15. I don’t even really watch TV anymore, and rarely go to the movies. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time these days...
  • Blog Post: "Aliens of the Deep" goes from the bottom of the ocean to the depths of space

    Copyright 2005 Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media James Cameron has embarked on a new filmmaking journey, with this month's IMAX 3D release "Aliens of the Deep," the latest large format film from Walt Disney Pictures. This is his third 3D production, following the theme park attraction "Terminator 2...
  • Blog Post: The 3D That Got Away: Part III

    As many have already witnessed with "The Polar Express," a computer animated film can be successfully translated into IMAX 3D. However, few remember the day when the first feature-length transfer was supposed to belong to a giant green ogre. SHREK 3D At Universal Studios parks in Hollywood, Orlando,...
  • Blog Post: One Exhibit to Rule Them All

    As I walked out of the theater after seeing The Return of the King, I was struck by a sudden, depressing thought: next winter, there will be no new movie. I had grown accustomed to my yearly dose of Frodo and the rest of the Fellowship. True, I could buy the DVDs with extended versions and tons of extras...
  • Blog Post: Horses and Hot Dogs: The not-so-glamorous life of a "Hidalgo" extra

    The second night was definitely easier than the first. I think I had a fellow extra girl lace me up, so my organs all stayed where they were supposed to. The second night had a scene where Frank (Viggo) rides out on Hidalgo into the center of the ring. But the horse has other ideas, and does not stop...
  • Blog Post: Extra! Extra! Poor young girl forced to wear a corset and butt pillows!

    Ah, "Hidalgo": the story of a man and his horse! The second film to be released by Disney with a star from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, though actually the first to be filmed (or at least start filming). I was just about to wrap up my month-long stint as a Krispy Kreme doughnut girl at the El Capitan...
  • Blog Post: JHM Exclusive: Further stories from the set of Disney's "Haunted Mansion" movie

    Welcome, Foolish Mortals ... to a follow-up report to Monday's JHM column, which detailed A.K.'s experiences on the set of Disney's "Haunted Mansion" movie. So many JimHillMedia.com readers wrote to me earlier this week -- saying how much they'd enjoyed reading about A.K.'s day on the set -- that I wrote...
  • Blog Post: JHM Exclusive: "I was an extra on Disney's 'Haunted Mansion' movie" set report

    Greetings, folks! (And for those of you reading this in Massachusetts, Happy Patriots Day!) One of the nicest things about running a website like JimHillMedia.com is that -- every so often -- something truly cool turns up in your inbox. Such was the case Sunday morning when I received this note from...
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