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April, 2005

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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, he sets the record straight on "Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow," reveals where else in the world the Imagineers wanted to build some new theme parks, talks up what else is in the works for Disneyland's Tomorrowland ...in addition to answering other queries....
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    "Nemo" attraction to cleverly mix old & new

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    Jim Hill gives us the lowdown on the upcoming redo of Disneyland's Submarine ride....
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    How do you follow up Hong Kong Disneyland? Would you believe building a new Disneyland in New Delhi?

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    Looking for one last hurrah before he exits the Walt Disney Company in September, out-going CEO Michael Eisner is meeting with Indian officials to discuss building a new theme park in Asia....
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    Traditional Reanimation

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    Could traditional animation be poised for a comeback at Walt Disney Studios? Jim Hill shares the scuttlebutt that he's been hearing coming out of the Team Disney Burbank building lately. Which suggests that Disney studio execs are now very concerned about how the last three computer animated features that Hollywood has released have performed at the domestic box office....
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    Why For ... all the angry words & name calling?

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    In addition to answering your Disney-related questions, Jim Hill also shares his thoughts about some of the more colorful things that have been said about him at other websites over the past few weeks. ...
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    Sure, "Star Tours" is great ... But would a "20,000 Leagues" simulator have been even better?

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    Jim Hill looks back at the proposed Discovery Bay attraction that could have been Disneyland's first simulator ride: The "Captain Nemo Adventure." ...
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    "Suspect armed with clipboard, considered dangerous ..."

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    Jim Hill reveals how -- this past Sunday -- Disneyland Security completely over-reacted to David Koenig's presence in that theme park. Which is why the Mouse may find itself with another PR mess on its hands this week. ...
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    Next Stop: Tatooine?

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    Could a new CEO at the Walt Disney Company mean that "Star Tours" is finally going to get a new ride film? Jim Hill fills you on on the rumors that have been flying around WDI & ILM....
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    A Rather Taxing Why For?

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    Before he races off to the post office to mail in his tax return, Jim Hill talks about why a fifth WDW theme park really isn't in the cards (at least for the next couple of years or so), whether there's a Disneyland 50th anniversary TV special in the works, what's next for the Universal Studios theme parks and why Frank Oz doesn't perform with the Muppets anymore....
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    New domain names offer peek into Disney's future

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    Wanna know what the Mouse will be up to 3 months, 6 months, even a year from now? Then Jim Hill suggests you keep tabs on the domain names that the Walt Disney Company registers for future use....
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    Mouse House department heads take issue with "Disney" Magazine's sudden closure

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    "Not so fast!," say various Disney VPs. Jim Hill reports how in-house complaints could possibly lead to a reprieve for this venerable publication. ...
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    What goes on at the Magic Kingdom after midnight?

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    Ever wonder what it would be like to be inside Disneyland after the gates are locked and all the guests have gone home for the night? Jim Hill shares a story -- as well as some pretty unique photographs -- from the night he spent following the third shift staff around that theme park....
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    Stop the presses! "Disney" Magazine is no more!

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    After more than a 40 year run, "Disney" Magazine suddenly ceased publication last week. Jim Hill talks with a veteran staffer about what happened. More importantly, what happens next. ...
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    Coming soon to your local IMAX theater: A new 3D version of your favorite traditionally animated Disney film?!

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    Never mind all those CG projects that Disney Feature Animation currently has in the works. Jim Hill reveals how the Mouse is giving some semi-serious thought to taking some of the studio's traditionally animated classics and -- through a new film conversion process -- turning them into 3D releases....
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    Jim Hill's back with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, he reveals the name of Frollo's horse, talks about ASIFA-Hollywood's upcoming "Aladdin" reunion as well as promoting this month's screenings of "Dream On Silly Dreamer." In addition to talking up Disney-MGM's proposed drive-in project & tonight's "Kim Possible" finale....
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    Eisner's Orphans

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    With Robert Iger now reportedly calling the shots at the Mouse House, Jim Hill wonders: How many of out-going CEO Michael Eisner's pet projects will survive the changing-of-the-guard?...
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    "Adventures by Disney" to offer one-of-a-kind trips to Hawaii & Yellowstone

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    JHM gives you a detailed look at the pilot program that the Mouse has put together to test two non-theme-park-based vacation packages that the company will begin offering to the general public later this summer....
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    "Muppets' Wizard of Oz" windows bring whimsical fun to Macy's Flower Show

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    JHM readers Irene Kautto & Joe Smith share the pictures they took during recent trips to NYC, which reveal how Disney turned the windows of the Herald Square store into a promotional vehicle for the upcoming ABC movie....
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    A monstrous Monday Mélange

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    Rodan! You've just laid waste to downtown Tokyo. What are you going to do now?" Jim Hill reveals the not-so-startling response... as well as sharing some other Godzilla / Disney-related stories....
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    An Electrifying Why For

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    Jim Hill offers up a detailed look at Edison Square, another never-built "land" at Disneyland ... as well as announcing that JHM has officially begun taking names of those readers who wish to recieve an audio version of his now-defunct Disneyland history tour....
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