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    California Misadventure -- Part 1

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    Find out all about Disney's California Adventure's origins, the wheeling and dealing it took to get the park off the ground, the struggles, the setbacks... as well as the problems that potentially lie ahead for the project in this article series classic from Jim Hill....
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    California Misadventure -- Part 2

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    In Part 2 of this fan favorite from the JimHillMedia.com archives, learn how the Walt Disney Company pitted the cities of Long Beach and Anaheim against one another in the race to see which community would serve as home to the corporation's next Southern Californian theme park....
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    California Misadventure -- Part 3

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    In Part 3 of this fan favorite from the JimHillMedia.com archives, learn about the greatest stateside theme park that the Walt Disney Company never built: Westcot. ...
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    California Misadventure -- Part 4

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    In Part 4 of this fan favorite from the JimHillMedia.com archives, learn what happened when Mickey's Orange County neighbors got hot under the collar about the Disneyland Resort's expansion plans....
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    California Misadventure -- Part 5

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    Here's another present to slip under the tree: the final installment of Jim's April 2000 MousePlanet classic. Read it for yourself and decide how many of Hill's predictions came true....
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    The Sad Tail ... I mean "Tale" ... of the stalled Roger Rabbit sequel

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    In this piece from the Jim Hill archives, learn why you shouldn't expect a return trip to ToonTown anytime soon......
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    The ExtraTERRORestrial Files -- Part 1

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    Jim Hill delves into the troubling story behind the creation of that controversial Tomorrowland attraction, "The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter."...
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    The ExtraTERRORestrial Files -- Part 2

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    Jim Hill delves into the troubling story behind the creation of that controversial Tomorrowland attraction, "The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter."...
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    The ExtraTERRORestrial Files -- Part 3

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    Jim Hill delves into the troubling story behind the creation of that controversial Tomorrowland attraction, "The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter."...
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    The ExtraTERRORestrial Files -- Part 4

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    Jim Hill delves into the troubling story behind the creation of that controversial Tomorrowland attraction, "The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter."...
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    The Deep Secrets of "Mission: Space"

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    It's time for another classic story from the Jim Hill archive. Epcot's "Mission: Space" pavilion promises to be an incredible new addition to Future World. But how much more exciting would the original version of this proposed Epcot attraction have been?...
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    What went right for "The Emperor's New Groove" ... ... what went wrong for "102 Dalmatians"

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    In this January 2001 piece from the archives, Jim Hill looks at two Disney films and why the Disney Corporation is a little surprised at how they did at the box office....
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    Guess who worked for Disney?

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    In this November 2000 piece from the archives, Jim Hill writes about noted animation legend Chuck Jones and his relationship with the Walt Disney Company ... and its founder....
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    "We all make mistakes..."

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    In a quickie from the archives, Jim answers the question that's sure to intrigue all you animation fans: What Walt Disney REALLY thought of "Fantasia" ......
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    The "Chanticleer" Saga -- Part 1

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    In this three part series from August 2000, Jim Hill looks at the long history of the Walt Disney Company's attempts to turn Edmund Rostand's satirical comedy, "Chantecler" into an animated motion picture....
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    The "Chanticleer" Saga -- Part 2

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    In this three part series from August 2000, Jim Hill looks at the long history of the Walt Disney Company's attempts to turn Edmund Rostand's satirical comedy, "Chantecler" into an animated motion picture....
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    The "Chanticleer" Saga -- Part 3

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    In this three part series from August 2000, Jim Hill looks at the long history of the Walt Disney Company's attempts to turn Edmund Rostand's satirical comedy, "Chantecler" into an animated motion picture....
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    Is DAK's Beastly Kingdom DOA? -- Part 1

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    In this three part series from early 2000, Jim Hill looks at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the unfortunate series of events that led up to the park -- and the company -- losing a land, many talented Imagineers, and worst of all: guests....
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    Is DAK's Beastly Kingdom DOA? -- Part 2

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    In this three part series from early 2000, Jim Hill looks at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the unfortunate series of events that led up to the park -- and the company -- losing a land, many talented Imagineers, and worst of all: guests....
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    Is DAK's Beastly Kingdom DOA? -- Part 3

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    In this three part series from early 2000, Jim Hill looks at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the unfortunate series of events that led up to the park -- and the company -- losing a land, many talented Imagineers, and worst of all: guests. ...
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    Be Careful What You Wish For

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    In this April 2000 piece from the archives, Jim Hill exposes what really happened with comic genius Robin Williams and the Walt Disney Company's handling of the film "Aladdin" and looks at the tense relationship since.

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    Getting just the right voices for "Hunchback"'s Gargoyles proved to be a pretty gruesome go

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    Yep. We're raiding the JHM archives again. This time around, it's a story from April 2000 that details all the trouble Disney Feature Animation had when it was casting Victor, Hugo, and Laverne ... or should I say Chaney, Laughton, and Quinn?...
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