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December, 2005

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    A little holiday housekeeping

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    Before he heads off to Hawaii to collect his daughter, Jim Hill talks about the first-ever JHM Christmas Party, the reader poll we recently ran at the site as well as what's going on with that Unauthorized Disneyland History CD...
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    Mountain climbers for DAK? A "Make-a-Muppet" store for MGM?

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    ... Plus a new "Toy Story" -themed character breakfast for Disney-MGM? Jim Hill shares the latest scuttlebutt that's been coming out of the Walt Disney World Resort...
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    Are things about to get "Harry" at the Disney theme parks?

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    Word is coming out of Burbank that the Mouse may soon acquire the theme park rights to the characters and settings featured in J.K. Rowling's books. If so, then Jim Hill thinks that this "Potter" acquisition could have a unique impact on Disney's new "site-based entertainment" initiative...
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    Could the Walt Disney Company now be setting its sights on Singapore?

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    Are you wondering where this mysterious "site-based entertainment" that Bob Iger was talking about might be built? Well, Jim Hill suggests that you look to the Far East. Where a $3.1 billion resort casino project could lead to the construction of Disney's first indoor theme park...
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    We owe this snazzy new version of "King Kong" to ... Michael Eisner?!

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    Strange but true, folks. Jim Hill explains how the Walt Disney Company's former CEO initially helped get that 1976 remake of "Kong" underway, then inadvertantly helped make Peter Jackson's remake into a better motion picture...
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    All sorts of sequels coming soon from Walt Disney Studios

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    Do the domain names that the Walt Disney Company has recently registered offer a clue as to what sorts of films that studio will soon put into production? Jim Hill thinks so. That's why he's sharing this new pile of domain names...
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    More about Matt

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    As rumors continue to swirl about where Disneyland's president might land next, Jim Hill notes a curious lack of commentary from Disney Corporate...
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    Restoring Roy

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    Want a nice story to start off your week with? Then let Jim Hill explain the significance of that signature that recently re-appeared on the packaging of the "Walt Disney Treasures" DVDs....
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    Only one day left to get in on the Toys for Tots Disneyland Holiday Tree auction

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    Looking for something different to put under the Christmas tree this year? Jim Hill urges you to check an auction over on eBay, whose proceeds will benefit kids who had their lives disrupted by this year's hurricanes in the Gulf...
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    Erasing Eisner

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    It's been said that "A picture is worth a thousand words." Well, as Jim Hill points out, sometimes what's being done to a photograph can also speak volumes. Check out what's happening with a lot of Michael Eisner's official corporate portraits as well as the original narration for Disney-MGM's "One Man's Dream" attraction...
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    Matt's next move

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    Could Disneyland's president be mulling over a return to Central Florida? Jim Hill shares some of the stories that are currently swirling around about Mr. Ouimet...
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    Get ready for JHM's first-ever Christmas Party!

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    Owing to a head injury, Jim's not quite himself today. So get ready for a somewhat unsteady story about what's going to happen over the next two days....
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    Only three more days 'til the JHM Christmas Party!

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    Now that he's actually on the ground in Orlando, Jim Hill brings you up-to-speed about what's going on at Mousefest 2005 as well as with this website's first-ever holiday party....
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    Remembering Card Walker (1916 - 2005)

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    Jim Hill looks back at the somewhat controversial career of Walt Disney Productions' former chief executive, the first non-Disney to run the corporation following Walt and Roy O.'s passing....
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