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December, 2002

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    What to do when confronted by a clipboard

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    Jim Hill walks you through what to do when you meet up with one of Disney's ever-present survey takers. His advice? Don't miss out on a chance to learn about what Mickey may have up his sleeve....
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    $10 off (and a free gift) at the Disney Catalog Outlet stores?!

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    Why no "Why For" today? Because Jim Hill wants to pass along a special holiday treat for JHM readers that dropped in his lap earlier this week....
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    Disney's "Little Big Book of Pooh" is big fun

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    Jim Hill checks in from the backwoods of Georgia with a new brand book review. He says: "Don't let the diminutive size of the new 'Pooh' book throw you. There's lot of interesting adult-type info found inside its kiddie-sized covers."...
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    A brief non-Disney interlude: A do-it-yourself "White Christmas"

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    Shifting the spotlight away from the Mouse for just a few moments, Jim Hill shares a recent experience that he had while attending a movie screening that benefited the Greater Boston Food Bank. Which just goes to show you: the magic doesn't actually have to end because the film broke.

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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, Hill gives you an update on what's going on with Mickey and the Muppets, reveals why "The Search for Mickey" is off (at least for now), talks about the various versions of the "Gaston" song, then asks for your help in tracking down Part 4 of his "California Misadventure" series....
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    "What Would Walt Do" reveals the hidden history of WDW construction

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    Jim Hill returns with another book review for JHM readers. This time around, Jim reviews D.M. Miller's thin but fun behind-the-scenes history of the building of the Walt Disney World Resort....
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    Walt Disney hated McDonald's?! What a Kroc ... er ... crock.

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    Knowing that this story is sure to offend a few Disney purists out there, Jim Hill still spills the beans about the Walt Disney Company's real relation with the McDonald's Corporation. First off, he talks about the early years - for both Disneyland as well as the fast food chain....
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    "Destination Disney" is a lot closer than you think

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    Well, whaddaya now? The future really IS now. Jim Hill's back with even more info about this new guest experience enchancing program which will start making its Disney World debut in early 2003....
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    Why For?

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    This week, in an extra special edition of JimHillMedia's Q & A column, Jim Hill deals with a single mountainous question. As in: What's the deal with these proposed WDW additions: the Matterhorn, Mount Fuji / Fire Mountain and Forbidden Mountain? Then - just before he slides into a coma - Jim takes a moment to thank everyone who was nice enough to kick in a few bucks last week....
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    Reinventing the WDW vacation experience with "Destination Disney"

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    If you're planning a trip to Disney World over the next year or so, please keep your eyes and ears open, okay? Why for? Well, Jim Hill reports on how the Mouse may soon begin field testing a brand new program that could effectively change forever how we vacation at WDW....
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    Mickey (finally!) plays it smart

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    Tired of writing about how the Mouse is always screwing up, Jim Hill tells a tale about how the corporation's recent clever business dealings with KirchMedia may actually give the Walt Disney Company the inside edge when it comes to acquiring the Jim Henson Company....
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    "What we have here is a failure to communicate ..."

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    In revisiting the "Lilo & Stitch" 2-disc DVD debacle mentioned in last Friday's "Why For" column, Jim Hill exposes an even bigger problem at the Mouse House. Which is: Has the Disney corporation finally grown so large that the company's different divisions can no longer effectively communicate with one another? Read and learn ... ...
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    Why For?

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    Jim Hill -- the man who just doesn't understand how "to make a long story short" -- returns with even more long-winded answers to your Disney related questions. This week, Jim jabbers on and on about Sean Connery and Chris Farley, shares some disturbing news about the 2-disc deluxe edition of the "Lilo & Stitch" DVD as well as some happy info about Disney's "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" movie ... then makes a blatant bid for your bucks! ...
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    Walt Disney's Missouri: The Roots of a Creative Genius

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    Don't be thrown off by this book's seemingly narrow subject matter. Burnes, Butler and Viets' book about Walt's days in the "Show Me" state will really show you a good time....
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    Did Disney make a mammoth mistake?

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    Is "Ice Age" the big one that got away? Jim Hill reveals how Mouse House executives actually had a chance to acquire this year's top grossing feature length animated film (to date), but blew it because they didn't think that this Fox flick was up to WDFA's incredibly high standards. (Say what?)...
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