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March, 2005

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    Does "Motors" arrival mean that Indy's now on his way out?

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    What impact (if any) will the studio theme park's new stunt show have on the "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular?" Jim Hill suggests that it may be a bit premature to count out Dr. Jones just yet....
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    Darth Disney versus Obi Wan Jimnobi

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    Jim Hill fills you in on what actually happened last weekend at Disneyland as well as what he's been up to these past couple of days. Also: A fond farewell to JHM's webmaster, Tony Moore. ...
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    The tour takes a detour ... Which (in the end) wasn't necessarily a bad thing

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    JHM guest writer Uncle Skippy recounts what it was to be a member of that infamous tour group. Which started out as having Jim Hill as its host ... only to wind up taking the " A Walk in Walt's Footsteps" tour instead. ...
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    You wanna go where every birdie knows your name...

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    Not all that thrilled with Disneyland's newly-spruced-up but still-stuck-in-the-60s "Enchanted Tiki Room"? Count your blessings, folks. For Jim Hill now reveals the long-since-aborted plan that the Imagineers hatched 'way back in the 1980s. Which called for this Adventureland attraction to be invaded by feathered versions of your favorite movie & sitcom stars...
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    Arrrrr you kidding me? An extra's eye-view of "Pirates of the Caribbean II"?!

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    Avast, me hearties! Freelance journalist Diane B. Rooney drops anchor at JHM to bring us an on-the-set report from Universal Studios Hollywood, where "Dead Man's Chest" is currently in production. ...
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    The gag's on me

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    Did Disneyland Security actually shut down yesterday's JHM tour because Jim Hill was supposedly telling inappropriate tales about the "Happiest Place on Earth"? Read the sad, sad story here. ...
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    Why For?

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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim reveals who "Captain EO" 's original Supreme Leader was supposed to be, talks about why Disney's animated "Robin Hood" is a bit of a train wreck as well as sharing what he knows about that "Simpsons" simulator ride that Universal Studios once wanted to add to its theme parks....
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    Idle hands ... make a really funny musical

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    In honor of "Spamalot" opening on Broadway tonight, Jim Hill looks back on Eric Idle's association with the Walt Disney Company ... as well as revealing a really great scene that wound up getting cut out of the original screenplay for "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."...
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    Let's take a stroll down Liberty Street

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    As a teaser for his upcoming tours of Disneyland, Jim Hill talks about a proposed addition to the Anaheim theme park that never quite made it off the drawing board: Liberty Street, a new "land" that was to have celebrated colonial America....
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    Monday (Morning Quarterback) Mélange

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    Questions continue to roll in about Iger's rapid ascension at the Walt Disney Company. Like: Why the rush? Wasn't the search for the Mouse House's CEO supposed to continue on into June? Jim Hill tries to get to the bottom of this still evolving story....
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    Rewriting Uncle Remus

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    As Buena Vista Home Entertainment reportedly readies "Song of the South" for release on DVD in 2006, many film fans wonder if Disney will actually have the guts to release this somewhat controversial movie uncut. Should we be concerned? Jim Hill reveals the various ways that the Mouse has reworked published versions of the Uncle Remus stories over the past 40+ years....
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    Le Plug: The Snowbound Edition

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    Let the media binge-ing begin! Snowed in on a Saturday, Jim Hill begins plowing through all of the books, DVDs, CDs, games and magazines that people have sent him over the past few weeks to review....
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    For Why?

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    We're doing things a little bass ackwards today, folks. Instead of having Jim Hill answer your Disney-related questions ... This time around, it's JHM readers who are actually going to provide intriguing new information about various stories that have run on this site over the past week or so....
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    Don't like the way your cartoon is turning out? Hit "rewind" & recast.

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    So what do you do when that big name performer that you hired isn't quite in tune with the toon that you're trying to make? Jim Hill talks about one of the lesser known aspects of feature length cartoon production: celebrity recasting. ...
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    Remembering Vance Gerry (1930 - 2005)

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    Jim Hill tries to find a proper way to tell the life story of one of WDFA's very best story men, Vance Gerry....
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    The short, short life of Disney World's STOLport

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    Jim Hill talks about a little-known aspect of the WDW resort: The history of its long-abandoned short take-off and landings airfield. ...
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    A rather Spacey Monday Mélange

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    Ever wonder what Ray Bradbury's original concept for Epcot's "Spaceship Earth" attraction would have been like? Jim Hill shares a few highlights from the author's own script for this Future World ride....
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    Why For

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    Jim Hill answers even more of your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim offers up a Muppet update, talks about his next round of Disneyland tours, brings Scott Liljenquist in to speak about what DVC may be doing in sunny California, talks about where WDW's Matterhorn might have been built as well as revealing the winners of this week's JHM readers contest....
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    A casino at Walt Disney World?! Don't bet on it.

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    Jim Hill tries to defuse that rumor that's been bouncing around the web for the past month or so. You know, the one where the Mouse has reportedly been polling WDW guests about how they'd feel if Disney were to build a casino on property....
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    When it comes to the Mouse, how much customer information is too much customer information?

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    Jim Hill talks about Disney's CRM program. Which -- in theory -- could use info that the Mouse has gathered over the years about your likes & dislikes, your spending habits, etc. in order to create the ultimate personalized vacation experience....
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