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  • Blog Post: Julien's 2009 Summer Sale features genuine pieces of Hollywood history

    Go ahead. Admit it. You were somewhat depressed when Michael Jackson pulled the plug on that memorabilia auction that Julien’s Auctions had scheduled for earlier this year. You were hoping to bid on some of those one-of-a-kind items that Jackson had in his Disneyana collection. And once this event was...
  • Blog Post: It's time to cash in those Disney Dollars. D23 Expo tickets go on sale today

    Look at this trove, Treasures untold How many wonders can one cavern hold? Well, the Anaheim Convention Center is pretty cavernous. It has 813,000 square feet of exhibit space, to be exact. Plus 51 different meeting rooms. And did I mention those 7,500 seats in the Anaheim Arena? "So why should I care...
  • Blog Post: "Now it's time to say goodbye ... " : Remembering Wayne Allwine (1947 - 2009)

    Wayne Allwine , the man behind the mouse, is gone. This sweet 62-year-old passed away on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Now some folks will tell you that Wayne was one of only three men to voice Mickey Mouse (with the other two being Walt himself and veteran Disney Studios sound man Jimmy...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch : Waiting for the "Dawn"

    Do you recall that shindig that Walt Disney Studios held at the Kodak Theatre back in September. Where the 26 movies that the Mouse House now has in the works -- among them highly anticipated sequels like " Pirates of the Caribbean 4 ," " Toy Story 3 ," " National Treasure 3 " and " Tron 2 " -- were...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: Will Pop Century be rebranded as Disney's Animation Inn and Suites?

    Okay. I know. This is a really tough time to be a Disney World fan. Especially with last week's news about how advance reservations for the Resort were 'way down and WDW officials were already getting ready for what looked to be an incredibly lean 2009. But -- you know -- it's not always going to be...
  • Blog Post: Will Disney World's new "Buy 4 Get 3 FREE!" promotion really be enough to get you to book a trip to Orlando in early 2009?

    Bob Iger didn't mince words during yesterday's earnings call . Though Disney's CEO said he was pleased with the Company's overall performance in fiscal 2008, 2009 looks to be a very different story. What with advance bookings at the Walt Disney World Resort down almost 10% from what they were a year...
  • Blog Post: Disney XD aims to be where the boys are

    Last week, The Walt Disney Company couldn't stop crowing about how well " Tinker Bell " was doing. How this new Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment title was selling well ahead of projections , moving over a million units during its first 48 hours on store shelves. But this week, the Mouse is setting...
  • Blog Post: Disney hopes that our next Commander-in-Chief can inspire some consumer confidence

    It all comes down to what happens tomorrow night. More importantly, Wednesday morning. As in: Who winds up in the White House and how Wall Street & consumers then react to this news. That's what I've repeatedly been told by Mouse House personnel. That the Walt Disney Company wants to see who wins...
  • Blog Post: Is Disney looking to trade its 5th Avenue store in for a brand-new retail location down on Times Square?

    As you might expect, NYC's World of Disney is currently all tricked out for trick-or-treat time. Photo by Jim Hill And as you wander all three floors of this 5th Avenue store, you'll find all sorts of Halloween-related materials. From 15th anniversary " Nightmare Before Christmas " merch ... Photo by...
  • Blog Post: "Creating Magic" reveals how the modern Magic Kingdom really operates

    If you want to know all about the Walt Disney Company's past , there are lots of great books already on the market. Just in the past year, we've had David Koenig 's " Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World ," Michael Barrier 's " The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney " and Neal Gabler...
  • Blog Post: Tune Thursday : Is Disney getting ready to launch a new record label?

    Wanna see something interesting? Open a new window on your computer and then type in "carolwoodrecords.com." Now watch what happens. For those of you who don't know, Lyric Street is the country music label that the Disney Music Group started up back in June of 1997. Thanks to how hugely successful Rascal...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch : The Adventurers Club gets ready for its exit while the American Idol Experience delays its entrance

    This past Friday night, visitors to the Adventurers Club got to see a brand-new artifact added to the wall in the Main Salon : A video projection screen. Photo by Max Schilling Given that this piece of Pleasure Island is supposed to be a recreation of a gentlemen's club from the 1930s, one might wonder...
  • Blog Post: Tune Tuesday : "Shrek the Musical" gets off to a great start in Seattle

    There are so many movie-based musicals turning up on Broadway these days that the theater community has actually invented a somewhat derogatory term to describe these high profile productions: movsicals. And what with the rather tepid respection that " Young Frankenstein " and " The Little Mermaid "...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch : Mickey, Minnie ... and Michael ?!

    It's the highest honor that a Mouse House employee can possibly recieve. The Disney Legends award. Established in 1987 to honor " ... the many individuals whose imagination, talents and dreams have created ... Disney magic," each year's honorees are selected by a committe chaired by Roy E. Disney . And...
  • Blog Post: Well, so much for that conspiracy theory ...

    Let me tell you about a rather breathless phone call I received just yesterday from a reporter who works for a major American daily. This reporter (And -- no -- I'm not going to reveal his name. The poor guy's already embarassed enough as it is) thought that he had stumbled upon this truly huge Disney...
  • Blog Post: Will pirates soon be returning to Treasure ... er ... Discovery Island?

    Christy S. writes in to say: Jim When I was a little girl, my father and I flew down to Walt Disney World . This was just a year or so after the resort opened and I distinctly remember taking a boat ride with my father out to some island. Once we got there, these pirates led us on a treasure hunt which...
  • Blog Post: "High School Musical 5 & 6" ?! "Beauty & the Beast" headed back to Broadway ?!

    So -- in the weeks & months ahead -- we've got " My School Musical " on the Disney Channel , " High School Musical: Get in the Picture " on ABC as well as the theatrical release of " High School Musical 3 ." But how far exactly is the Walt Disney Company planning on stretching the "High School Musical...
  • Blog Post: "Is there something you want to tell me, Roy?"

    It's the story that's often been told about the creation of Disney World . How Walt -- as he was flying over the swamps of Central Florida in Disney's corporate plane -- looked out the window and saw Raz Island sitting in the middle of Bay Lake. "That's it," Walt was reported to have said, "That's where...
  • Blog Post: Arrrr you ready for an all-Pirates edition of Why For?

    R. Noble writes in to ask: Jim – I just read your article about Disney’s decision not to go forward with that “Pirates of the Caribbean” character dining experience at the Magic Kingdom . That is very disappointing news for me personally. My kids are obsessed with Disney's “Pirates” movies as well as...
  • Blog Post: Toon Tuesday : Are you ready for the walkaround versions of the Disney Fairies ?

    I'm sure that you're familiar with the animated version of Tinker Bell that appeared from Walt Disney Productions' 1951 release, " Peter Pan " ... Copyright Disney. All Rights Reserved ... not to mention the live-action version of this pixie that periodically appears in fireworks displays ... Photo by...
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