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  • Blog Post: Film composer Christopher Willis talks about the challenges of writing music for Disney's new Mickey Mouse shorts

    There's this terrific comment that someone once made about Fred Astaire . "Sure he was great. But don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did backwards ... and in high heels!" And for some odd reason, that comment brings to mind British composer Christopher Willis . This is...
  • Blog Post: Why Clint Eastwood was a last minute addition to Disney-MGM's "Great Movie Ride"

    Greetings from the woods of Northern Georgia. Nancy and I are still down in this neck-of-the-woods. Her Dad's funeral was on Monday, so we're still in the process of dealing with a lot of family obligations. And given that my laptop went belly-up on Super Bowl Sunday ... Well, filing new stories...
  • Blog Post: "Phineas and Ferb - Time Shift" hints at a fun new direction for this animated series

    Back during the Summer of 2008, I got the chance to chat with Dan Povenmire & Jeff "Swampy" Marsh about their then-still new animated series, " Phineas and Ferb ." And as I was closing out our interview, before I turned off my digital recorder, I asked these very funny & talented...
  • Blog Post: Imagineering Field Guide goes in for a close-up on Disney's Hollywood Studios

    It's the Disney's Hollywood Studios icon that makes fan boys foam at the mouth. That 122-foot-tall Sorcerer Mickey Hat which stands of Hollywood Boulevard, blocking the view of the Chinese Theater. So if this icon is so controversial, why then did Alex Wright opt to put the Sorcerer Mickey Hat...
  • Blog Post: Indiana Jones and the lost action sequence

    Peter S. writes in to say: Jim I caught the midnight show of " Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull " last night. And for the most part, I agree with your review of this film. "Crystal Skull" wasn't nearly as good as " Raiders of the Lost Ark " was. But it wasn't as bad as " Temple of Doom...
  • Blog Post: Indiana Jones and the ... JHM Podcast ?!

    You may recall -- a while back -- that JHM put a prototype of a podcast out there. This recording was met with a rather favorable response. Which is why Max Schilling (i.e. Jim Hill Media's wise & ever-patient webmaster) and I decided that we should try and make a regular thing of this. Get a JHM...
  • Blog Post: Night Kingdom to reimagine the Disney-theme-park-going experience

    TiggerFan452 writes in to say: Hey Jim, Just wondering if you've heard anything about these focus groups that Disney World has been recruiting people for. If you take part, you're apparently shown a preview video for something called "Disney's Night Kingdom". Any idea what this project is about and if...
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