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  • Blog Post: Disneyland Park and WDW's Magic Kingdom get ready for "One More Disney Day" event

    "You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality" -- Walt Disney And when it comes to next week's "One More Disney Day" event (which will run from 6 a.m. Wednesday, February 29th right through to 6 a.m...
  • Blog Post: Long-in-development "Gnomeo and Juliet" finally arrives in theaters on February 11th

    So now that " Tangled " has restored moviegoers ' faith in Walt Disney Animation Studios , which toon is going to cash in on all of this Mouse-related good will? Oddly enough, it's a project that WDAS abandoned back in 2006 , only to then be resurrected by Miramax Films in 2008 and...
  • Blog Post: Never mind about "Pirates 5" & "6." Does Disney already have a "Santa Paws 3" in the works?

    W.C. Fields is often credited with coining that old show business adage, "Never work with children or animals." Copyright 2009 W.C. Fields Productions. All rights reserved Well, Robert Vince has clearly never heard this adage. Given that - as the writer / producer / director of Disney's...
  • Blog Post: Walt Disney Imagineering is very serious when it comes to play testing

    Did you hear about the play test that WDI ran at The Magic Kingdom last month? Where the Imagineers used Guests who were waiting in line for a character meet-n-greet right outside of Pooh’s Playful Spot to try out a new entertainment-based queuing system? Though the Imagineers are being pretty close...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: The road ahead for Disney·Pixar ‘s “Cars”

    First the good news: What Disney Princess is for little girls, Cars has become for little boys. Copyright Disney·Pixar. All Rights Reserved As in: This John Lasseter film is now one of Disney Consumer Products ’ fastest growing key franchises. Global retail sales of “Cars”-themed licensed merchandise...
  • Blog Post: "Dream Castle Lights" dazzle at night, disappear during the day

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to break out all of those Christmas lights and start decorating the exterior of your home. Mind you, Rob Hamberg got kind of a headstart on the rest of us. This Walt Disney World Entertainment show producer didn't wait 'til turkey time to start his holiday decorating...
  • Blog Post: "The Alchemy of Animation" takes a look inside the modern Mouse Factory

    As I watched last night's debate, I was reminded of that old joke : "People who like sausage and appreciate politics shouldn't watch either one being made." Mind you, those of us who have been following " Bolt " 's production have sometimes wondered if -- just like with politics & sausage -- it might...
  • Blog Post: Universal Studios Hollywood freshens up for the Fall

    As far as Universal Studios Hollywood is considered, this was the Summer of the Simpsons. " The Simpsons Ride ," to be exact. Photo by Shelly Smith But now Autumn's on its way. Which typically means that this is the start of the slow season for Southern California's theme parks. A time when you push...
  • Blog Post: Tune Tuesday: Dance your way to NYC to see "Mary Poppins"

    For all us Disneyana fans who grew up watching & loving " Mary Poppins ," spelling "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is pretty much a piece of cake. Hell, most of us can still probably say " ... the biggest word you ever heard" backwards (Which -- according to Julie Andrews on this Academy Award...
  • Blog Post: Eoin Colfer gasses up for Comic-Con

    It's something of a show business tradition to get your act together and then take it on the road. But for primary-school-teacher-turned-author Eoin Colfer , who's been toodling around the United States for more than a week now aboard a bus emblazoned with the words "Fairies, Fiends and Flatulence,"...
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