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    McDonalds wants to continue its promotional deal with Disney, BUT ...

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    Jim Hill explains why the fast food giant is now looking for some flexibility, should it chose to renew its multi-year cross-promotional arrangement with the Mouse. ...
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    Boo Hoo Silly Dreamer.

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    Looks like not everyone in the animation industry is feeling sorry for the subjects of Dan Lund and Tony West's "Dream on Silly Dreamer"...
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    It's "Hail Mary" time for "Save Disney"

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    Roy Disney & Stanley Gold file a lawsuit as part of their last ditch effort to return to power at the Walt Disney Company. Jim Hill explains how that this legal manuever might wind up costing Walt's nephew big time....
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    Remembering Joe Grant (1908-2005)

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    Jim Hill looks back on the life of a true Disney pioneer, who passed away this past Friday afternoon with a charcoal pencil in his hand. ...
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    Could we all be wrong about Hong Kong?

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    Disneyana fans dearly love to bash this soon-to-be-opening theme park. Insisting that it's too small & under-funded. But Jim Hill takes a hard look at what Disneyland originally had to offer back on July 17, 1955, then wonders: Are we all being somewhat hypocritical when it comes to HKDL? ...
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    Disney to mount actual expedition to Everest

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    Mickey's headed for the Himalayas! Jim Hill reveals that -- as part of the promotion for next year's opening of DAK's "Expedition Everest" attraction -- the Walt Disney Company is planning on sending a team of scientists & explorers to Mount Everest so that they can then search for ... Well ... you-know-what....
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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about Disneyland's guest list for July 17th, why "If I Never Knew You" got cut out of "Pocahontas," when Epcot might get a new nighttime fireworks show, as well as your very last chance to get on the official notification list for that JHM Disneyland history CD. ...
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    "Disneyland: Then, Now And Forever" & "Around the World with Disney" are must-haves for any serious Disney theme park fan

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    Jim Hill talks about two new volumes from Disney Editions which are almost as much fun as visiting a Disney theme park is. Almost....
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    DCA backlot to be beautified, Crush to soon set up shop inside "Magic of Disney Animation" (UPDATED. WITH PICS.)

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    As Jim Hill gets ready to head out to Anaheim to cover this week's press event, he shares a few quick stories about what's coming next at California Adventure....
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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, he sets the record straight on "Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow," reveals where else in the world the Imagineers wanted to build some new theme parks, talks up what else is in the works for Disneyland's Tomorrowland ...in addition to answering other queries....
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    "Nemo" attraction to cleverly mix old & new

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    Jim Hill gives us the lowdown on the upcoming redo of Disneyland's Submarine ride....
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    How do you follow up Hong Kong Disneyland? Would you believe building a new Disneyland in New Delhi?

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    Looking for one last hurrah before he exits the Walt Disney Company in September, out-going CEO Michael Eisner is meeting with Indian officials to discuss building a new theme park in Asia....
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    Traditional Reanimation

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    Could traditional animation be poised for a comeback at Walt Disney Studios? Jim Hill shares the scuttlebutt that he's been hearing coming out of the Team Disney Burbank building lately. Which suggests that Disney studio execs are now very concerned about how the last three computer animated features that Hollywood has released have performed at the domestic box office....
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    Why For ... all the angry words & name calling?

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    In addition to answering your Disney-related questions, Jim Hill also shares his thoughts about some of the more colorful things that have been said about him at other websites over the past few weeks. ...
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    Sure, "Star Tours" is great ... But would a "20,000 Leagues" simulator have been even better?

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    Jim Hill looks back at the proposed Discovery Bay attraction that could have been Disneyland's first simulator ride: The "Captain Nemo Adventure." ...
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    "Suspect armed with clipboard, considered dangerous ..."

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    Jim Hill reveals how -- this past Sunday -- Disneyland Security completely over-reacted to David Koenig's presence in that theme park. Which is why the Mouse may find itself with another PR mess on its hands this week. ...
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    Next Stop: Tatooine?

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    Could a new CEO at the Walt Disney Company mean that "Star Tours" is finally going to get a new ride film? Jim Hill fills you on on the rumors that have been flying around WDI & ILM....
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    A Rather Taxing Why For?

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    Before he races off to the post office to mail in his tax return, Jim Hill talks about why a fifth WDW theme park really isn't in the cards (at least for the next couple of years or so), whether there's a Disneyland 50th anniversary TV special in the works, what's next for the Universal Studios theme parks and why Frank Oz doesn't perform with the Muppets anymore....
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    New domain names offer peek into Disney's future

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    Wanna know what the Mouse will be up to 3 months, 6 months, even a year from now? Then Jim Hill suggests you keep tabs on the domain names that the Walt Disney Company registers for future use....
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    Mouse House department heads take issue with "Disney" Magazine's sudden closure

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    "Not so fast!," say various Disney VPs. Jim Hill reports how in-house complaints could possibly lead to a reprieve for this venerable publication. ...
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    Stop the presses! "Disney" Magazine is no more!

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    After more than a 40 year run, "Disney" Magazine suddenly ceased publication last week. Jim Hill talks with a veteran staffer about what happened. More importantly, what happens next. ...
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    What goes on at the Magic Kingdom after midnight?

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    Ever wonder what it would be like to be inside Disneyland after the gates are locked and all the guests have gone home for the night? Jim Hill shares a story -- as well as some pretty unique photographs -- from the night he spent following the third shift staff around that theme park....
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    Coming soon to your local IMAX theater: A new 3D version of your favorite traditionally animated Disney film?!

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    Never mind all those CG projects that Disney Feature Animation currently has in the works. Jim Hill reveals how the Mouse is giving some semi-serious thought to taking some of the studio's traditionally animated classics and -- through a new film conversion process -- turning them into 3D releases....
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    Why For?

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    Jim Hill's back with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, he reveals the name of Frollo's horse, talks about ASIFA-Hollywood's upcoming "Aladdin" reunion as well as promoting this month's screenings of "Dream On Silly Dreamer." In addition to talking up Disney-MGM's proposed drive-in project & tonight's "Kim Possible" finale....
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    Eisner's Orphans

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    With Robert Iger now reportedly calling the shots at the Mouse House, Jim Hill wonders: How many of out-going CEO Michael Eisner's pet projects will survive the changing-of-the-guard?...
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