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    What will 2006 bring for the now New-Year's-Eve-free Pleasure Island?

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    Jim Hill shares what he's been hearing about this once-wildly-popular WDW nightclub complex. Which may be in for a pretty radical makeover in the coming months...
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    Could a monster be what's needed to keep DisneyToon Studios off the chopping block?

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    Jim Hill offers a suggestion to Sharon Morrill, president of DisneyToon Studios. A way she can perhaps keep John Lasseter from closing down Disney's video premiere operation...
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    Big John

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    Do you wonder what John Lasseter actually did last Wednesday as he made his way through Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering? Jim Hill fills you in on all the incredible details of his tour...
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    Monday Mouse Watch 1

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    Jim Hill rolls out a brand-new column today. Where he'll attempt -- in a somewhat breezy manner -- to bring us all up to speed about what's been going on lately at the Mouse House. This time around, Jim talks about what's going on at WDI, seagulls at Disneyland, shipping crates at MGM as well as elephants at DAK...
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    Could it finally be time for Disney to drop a few Stitches?

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    Has the Walt Disney Company accidentally over-exposed one of the only franchisable sets of characters that the studio has created over the past 10 years? Jim Hill gives you the lowdown on "Lilo & Stitch" 's slumping popularity...
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    Why For Returns!

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    Jim Hill answers your Disney-related questions. This time around, he talk about why it took so long to revive this JHM column, where "The Producers" appears at MGM as well as allowing us a look back at the young John Lasseter. Plus Scott Liljenquist of Mouseketrips offers up some details about the new Disney Dining Plan...
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    When it comes to the Disney / Pixar merger, does "Happily Ever After" come at too high a price?

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    Jim Hill examines some of the more troubling aspects of the Pixar acquisition deal. In particular the possibility that Disney may have over-paid for that animation studio. Not to mention the impact that this merger may have on the staff of WDFA...
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    Long lines, breakdowns mar "Expedition Everest" cast member preview weekend

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    Jim Hill reports on DAK's newest thrill ride. Which experienced the usual sorts of glitches on Saturday & Sunday as thousands of WDW employees poured into that theme park to experience the attraction...
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    "Expedition Everest" merchandise is flying off the shelves

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    Even though the previews for DAK's new thrill ride have only just begun, some items have already out of stock at the Serka Zong Bazaar. Jim Hill breaks the bad news. WARNING! SPOILER PHOTOS DEAD AHEAD!

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    Are you ready to face the Yeti?

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    Be warned! JHM has acquired a crystal clear photograph of the amazing Audio Animatronic figure that's prominently featured in the finale of DAK's "Expedition Everest" attraction. So if you don't won't this spectacular new thrill ride to be spoiled before its official opening in April of this year ... turn away now!...
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    Is Steve Jobs really the right man for the job?

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    As rumors continue to swirl about how the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios may soon be taking on a very significant role at the Walt Disney Company, Jim Hill wonders: Given that Steve Jobs actually spent years trying to get rid of Pixar's animation unit, is this really the guy you want deciding what happens next at the Mouse House?...
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    Could "A (Stitch) in Time" actually revive your creativity?

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    Feeling a bit down in the dumps these days? Then why not try & raise your spirits by taking part in Terri Hardin's puppet-building workshop? Which will be held tomorrow as part of the NFFC's annual Show & Sale...
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    Annual NFFC Show & Sale gets underway this Sunday in Garden Grove

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    Looking for something fun to do this coming weekend in somewhat soggy Southern California? Then Jim Hill suggests that you head on out for the Crown Plaza Resort to check nearly 150 tables full of Disney collectibles. ...
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    Back in the saddle again

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    Still a little bleary after taking nine plane rides in 10 days, Jim Hill finally sits back down at the keyboard and gets back to work. In particular talking up this year's VES Awards...
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    A little holiday housekeeping

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    Before he heads off to Hawaii to collect his daughter, Jim Hill talks about the first-ever JHM Christmas Party, the reader poll we recently ran at the site as well as what's going on with that Unauthorized Disneyland History CD...
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    Mountain climbers for DAK? A "Make-a-Muppet" store for MGM?

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    ... Plus a new "Toy Story" -themed character breakfast for Disney-MGM? Jim Hill shares the latest scuttlebutt that's been coming out of the Walt Disney World Resort...
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    Are things about to get "Harry" at the Disney theme parks?

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    Word is coming out of Burbank that the Mouse may soon acquire the theme park rights to the characters and settings featured in J.K. Rowling's books. If so, then Jim Hill thinks that this "Potter" acquisition could have a unique impact on Disney's new "site-based entertainment" initiative...
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    Could the Walt Disney Company now be setting its sights on Singapore?

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    Are you wondering where this mysterious "site-based entertainment" that Bob Iger was talking about might be built? Well, Jim Hill suggests that you look to the Far East. Where a $3.1 billion resort casino project could lead to the construction of Disney's first indoor theme park...
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    We owe this snazzy new version of "King Kong" to ... Michael Eisner?!

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    Strange but true, folks. Jim Hill explains how the Walt Disney Company's former CEO initially helped get that 1976 remake of "Kong" underway, then inadvertantly helped make Peter Jackson's remake into a better motion picture...
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    All sorts of sequels coming soon from Walt Disney Studios

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    Do the domain names that the Walt Disney Company has recently registered offer a clue as to what sorts of films that studio will soon put into production? Jim Hill thinks so. That's why he's sharing this new pile of domain names...
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    More about Matt

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    As rumors continue to swirl about where Disneyland's president might land next, Jim Hill notes a curious lack of commentary from Disney Corporate...
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    Restoring Roy

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    Want a nice story to start off your week with? Then let Jim Hill explain the significance of that signature that recently re-appeared on the packaging of the "Walt Disney Treasures" DVDs....
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    Only one day left to get in on the Toys for Tots Disneyland Holiday Tree auction

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    Looking for something different to put under the Christmas tree this year? Jim Hill urges you to check an auction over on eBay, whose proceeds will benefit kids who had their lives disrupted by this year's hurricanes in the Gulf...
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    Erasing Eisner

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    It's been said that "A picture is worth a thousand words." Well, as Jim Hill points out, sometimes what's being done to a photograph can also speak volumes. Check out what's happening with a lot of Michael Eisner's official corporate portraits as well as the original narration for Disney-MGM's "One Man's Dream" attraction...
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    Matt's next move

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    Could Disneyland's president be mulling over a return to Central Florida? Jim Hill shares some of the stories that are currently swirling around about Mr. Ouimet...
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