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"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...
15 Jan 2012
Is Disney's Hollywood Studios thinking of turning PI's "Comedy Warehouse" show into this theme park's seasonal safety valve?
I know, I know. It's the holidays. So hearing people go "Ho-Ho-Ho" this time of year isn't all that unusual. But that steady wave of laughter which has been rolling out of the ABC Sound Studio at Disney's Hollywood Studios since this past Sunday, that IS kind of unusual. Especially...
29 Dec 2011
Shorts like Pixar's "Small Fry" help extend the shelf life of Disney's biggest franchises
Here's an interesting question for all of your Pixar trivia buffs out there: Which "Cars" film do you think was seen by more people? The original from 2006 or this summer's sequel (which was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st). And the answer is ... neither. Truth be told,...
13 Nov 2011
How Disney's two-dimensional "Beast" became a 3D "Beauty"
New and a bit alarming Who 'd have ever thought that this could be? Well, " Beauty and the Beast " co-director Kirk Wise doesn't seem all that surprised that this Academy Award-winning film (which was the first animated feature to ever be nominated for Best Picture) got selected for...
5 Sep 2011
How Don Rickles became Mr. Potato Head's voice for Disney Pixar's "Toy Story" films
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday (that annual television event that turns tens of millions of us into couch potatoes, when we wolf down handful of greasy potato chips and/or platters full of toppings-laden potato skins), I thought that - today - it might be appropriate to pay tribute to that most cinematic...
3 Feb 2011
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...
3 Jan 2011
Disney's Night Kingdom lives to see another day (sort of) with DAK's Wild Africa Trek
Do you remember that niche park which the Imagineers toyed with building back in 2008? You know, that project which went by a variety of names among them Disney's Night Kingdom & Disney's Jungle Trek )? Which then would have given WDW Guests the opportunity to have all sorts of hands-on experiences...
18 Oct 2010
“Camp Rock 2” will promote “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,” which will then promote …
So what’s the most important aspect of the Disney Channel ’s ambitious promotional plan for “ Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam ” ? Was it Demi Lovato & the Jonas Brothers ’ appearance on “ Good Morning America ” last month, where these tween favorites announced that tickets for the “ Jonas Brothers 2010...
7 Jun 2010
Will Johnny Depp’s version of the Mad Hatter soon be making appearances at Disney’s theme parks?
First up, Mark K. writes to ask about WDW ’s Night Kingdom / Jungle Trek project: There was considerable talk several years back about a potential 5th park opening but I have heard no mention of it recently. Did the recession and the decision to remake fantasy land doom this project? Dear Mark K. – There...
4 Jun 2010
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...
24 Aug 2009
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