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  • Blog Post: Toon Thursday: Looking for some sheep thrills? Check out Playhouse Disney's "Timmy Time"

    So a woman walks into an office. And this man hands her a sheep and says: "Do you think you can do something with that?" I know. The above sounds like the set-up for a pornographic joke. But this actually happened to Jackie Cockle , the producer of Bob the Builder , back in January of 2007...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: Disney’s working to raise Guest awareness of its “365” & “Pirate” makeovers

    When it comes to real estate & retail, there are two adages that these worlds share: “Timing is everything” and “Location, location, location.” Which brings to mind “ Studio Disney 365 ” (i.e. that tween-centric store which opened in the Disneyland Resort ’s Downtown Disney shopping district back...
  • Blog Post: Toon Thursday: Disney hits the reset button on Winnie the Pooh

    It wasn’t exactly the news that animation fans were expecting. That Walt Disney Animation Studios would be following up “ The Princess and the Frog ” (i.e. The Company’s much anticipated return to hand-drawn animation) with a feature-length Winnie the Pooh project . Ah, but there was method to the Mouse...
  • Blog Post: Disney World postpones Fantasyland's facelift

    Do you hear that squealing noise coming out of Burbank? That's the sound of Mouse House management stomping on the brakes. Slowing down (and -- in some cases -- shutting down entirely) some of the more ambitious projects that the Walt Disney Company currently has in the works. All because of what's been...
  • Blog Post: Tune Thursday: Big Green Ogre heads for Great White Way

    He's been the star of three hugely popular animated features . He's got his own theme park attraction . And -- just last month -- he appeared in his first holiday special . Which then went on to be one of the most watched television programs of 2007 . So what worlds are left for Shrek to conquer (Before...
  • Blog Post: Tube Thursday : The "Disney Afternoon" shows that you didn't get to see

    A real treat showed up in the mail today. " Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 ." Copyright 2007 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved I don't know how many of you remember this " Disney Afternoon " show. But "Darkwing Duck" was great fun. A witty spoof of the whole superhero genre, "DD" debuted as part...
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