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October, 2004

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    Why For?

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    Once again, Jim Hill answers your Mouse-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about NYC's Jekyll & Hyde Club, Epcot's proposed Russian pavilion, WDW's never-built Mediterranean Resort as well as revealing what became of former JHM columnist, Chuck Oberleitner. ...
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    Touring Disney's not-so-new New York City store

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    While you will find some very cool merchandise available for sale at NYC's "World of Disney" store, Jim Hill cautions that this 5th Avenue facility hasn't quite had the massive magical makeover that Disney's PR staff would like us to think it has....
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    So what can you see at NYC's "World of Disney" store ? Muppets. Lots & lots of Muppets

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    Clearly the retail side of the Walt Disney Company thinks that "it's time to get things started." Which is why Kermit & Co. are now front and center at the recently renovated 5th Avenue flagship store. Jim Hill fills you in on all the details. ...
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    "Autopia" on the road to Hong Kong Disneyland?

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    The good news is: HKDL is supposedly getting another ride added to its line-up. The bad news is: Because this Tomorrowland favorite is being rushed into this overseas theme park, it's throwing off WDI's plans to create a "Cars" themed version of this classic attraction. ...
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    A Grizz-ly edition of Why For

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    Last week's "Why For" got such a strong response from WDWMagic.com readers that Jim Hill thought that he'd use this week's edition to answer some of their queries. Plus can you help us identify this duck?...
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    Remembering Dragon Rocks

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    Do you recall when there used to be a fire-breathing something-or-other hidden in a cave along Discovery River? Jim Hill looks back at this weird little piece of Disney's Animal Kingdom history: Dragon Rocks. ...
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    The next voice you hear ...

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    ... may not be the performer that Mickey originally wanted. Jim Hill talks about Disney animated films that didn't actually get their dream casts. ...
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    Why For returns ... again

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    Jim Hill's back with answers to many of your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim reveals why the changes that are being made to Epcot's "The Land" pavilion are actually a good thing. Rather than the trashing of a classic that some Disneyana fans might be trying to convince you that they are. Plus Hill takes a moment to praise the JHM staff. ...
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    "The Incredibles"? Already saw the movie as well as bought the book.

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    How'd Michael Howe do that? What can I tell you folks? Sometimes clean living pays off. Particularly if you're working for the right movie theater at the exact right time. ...
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    "Aladdin" Platinum Edition sets the gold standard for Disney DVD

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    Jim Hill says that this new 2-disc set -- loaded with behind-the-scenes info -- is a must-own for animation fans....
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    Disney's unfinished featurettes: "Mickey Columbus" & "Mickey's Arabian Nights"

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    In honor of Columbus Day, Jim Hill looks back at two short films that Disney Feature Animation never quite got around to completing....
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