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August, 2003

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    Why For?

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    Jim Hill answers even more of your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim advises extreme patience when it comes to Disney-MGM getting a Roger Rabbit ride, asks for JHM readers' help when it comes to solving the origins of "Applecore ... Baltimore" as well as the mystery surrounding those mysterious "Wuzzle" costumes that keep popping up all over the tube. Plus a photo that shows where the entrance to Epcot's Rhine River ride was supposed to have been....
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    "The Art and Flair of Mary Blair" is a must-own for Disneyana fans

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    Jim Hill reviews John Canemaker's latest book, which is a colorful appreciation of this Disney conceptual artist. Though slight in size, this Disney Editions publication packs quite an artistic punch....
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    Does Blue Bunny ice cream leave you with light green intestines?

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    Jim Hill holds a taste test for several of the new Disney-branded products that Blue Bunny has recently begun selling ... then notices a somewhat disgusting side effect to consuming too much of the company's Rainbow Sherbet....
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    This time around, Jim answers your Disney-related questions about Epcot's latest additions, the disappearance of the highly detailed queue as well as what could have been done with the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights this year....
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    "The Disney Treasures" is a book to be treasured

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    What can turn a lousy week around? How about a brand new book from Disney Editions which includes facsimiles of authentic memorabilia from the Disney Archives?...
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    Why For wouldn't J.K. Rowling let Universal Studios build a Harry Potter stunt show?

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    Jim Hill's back with a semi-coherent answer to this week's big question on the Net: Has the Walt Disney Company actually "wrapped up" the theme park rights to the Harry Potter characters?

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    "The Pirates and the Mouse" provides an entertaining look back at the 1960s

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    Jim Hill returns with a review of Bob Levin's great new book about Dan O'Neill and the Air Pirates, a counterculture crew of cartoonists who attempted to get Disney's goat by churning out adults-only comic books of Mickey and the gang....
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    Is Disney's newest breakfast cereal a Sugar Smash? Or a Snap, Crackle, Flop?

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    With the able assistance of his darling daughter, Alice, Jim Hill puts the Walt Disney Company & Kellogg Co.'s latest creation -- Chocolate Mud & Bugs -- to the taste test....
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    Never mind "Captain EO" -- what about "Captain Eeyore" ???

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    In a follow-up story to a somewhat controversial question in last week's "Why For?" Jim Hill shines a spotlight on a little known but still quite funny Disneyland-cast-member-produced film. (Now try and find a copy of THIS ONE up for sale on eBay!)...
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    How Disney's animators lost their way on the road to "Atlantis: The Lost Empire"

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    Jim Hill looks back at Disney Feature Animation's Summer 2001 release -- a project that started out with plenty of promise ... only to have WDFA executives second-guess this film's chance at greatness away....
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    After far-too-long a delay, Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney related questions. This time around, Jim answers your queries about "Finding Nemo," the Jabberwock, Captain EO, Universal's "Mummy" coaster and pornographic Disney posters. Also ... keep an eye out for even more new articles on JimHillMedia.com this weekend!...
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    New books and magazine offer different peeks at Disneyland's past

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    Do you long for the good old days at "The Happiest Place on Earth?" Then you might want to consider picking up a copy of Carlene Thie's "Disneyland ... The Beginning," Firoozeh Dumas's "Funny in Farsi" and/or the latest issue of "E Ticket" magazine....
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    It's going to be im-possible to escape Kim Possible this summer

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    When Wal-Mart and the Walt Disney Company combine their marketing might, that's a combination that few consumers can resist. Which is why (I predict) a lot of us are going to end up owning "Kim Possible" merchandise by the end of this summer....
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    "Holiday" coming? "Food" on its way out? Clones curtailed?

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    Tired of web sites that only tell you the bad news about what's going on with the Walt Disney Company? Then you'll sure to enjoy today's story at JHM ... which gives you the (somewhat) good news about what's in the works for WDW and the Disneyland Resort....
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    Much Ado about Pooh

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    Jim Hill finally weighs in on the "silly old" controversy that continues to rage about Disneyland's new "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" attraction....
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