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The Mouse pays tribute to Kermit's creator by making him a Disney Legend today
Jim Henson , Disney Legend . For a lot of people (myself included) this phrase doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. But perhaps that's because - for so many of us who grew up in the late 1960s / early 1970s - Jim Henson was / already is a legend. This enormously talented individual who - through...
19 Aug 2011
WDI's "Carousel of Projects" looks to put a new spin on the D23 EXPO's Parks & Resort pavilion
So what was the very best part of the original D23 EXPO ? To be honest, that depended on what aspect of the Walt Disney Company most excites you. For fans of Disney's live-action movies, it would be hard to top that moment from the Studio Showcase when the wreckage of a sailing ship slowly rotated...
16 Aug 2011
Disney "Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" is that rare sequel that equals
Over the past 50 years, there have been a number of sequels to beloved holiday specials produced (EX: Rudolph's Shiny New Year in 1976, Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July in 1979 and Frosty Returns in 1992 come immediately to mind) ... Copyright Warner Home Video. All rights reserved ....
15 Aug 2011
Yippies at Disneyland, Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, Phineas & Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension and yours truly at the D23 EXPO
MaxAndGoofy wrote in yesterday to ask about my whereabouts: Are you okay? I've been coming by your website since late Tuesday night. Other than that Roger Rabbit article that you pulled out of the archives, I haven't seen any new articles posted on JHM since then. Since you're usually good...
8 Aug 2011
"Muppets: The Green Album" reveals how truly evergreen the Muppet song catalog is
We're still about 16 weeks out from the release of " The Muppets ." But since that it's never too early to start building audience interest in the Studio's Thanksgiving 2011 release ... On August 23rd, Walt Disney Records will be releasing " Muppets: The Green Album ."...
7 Aug 2011
Live cast recording of "Mary Poppins" finally captures the revamped version of this Disney, Cameron Mackintosh production
It's been kind of a sore point for a while now (at least among theatre fans & Disney audiophiles) that the only recording of the "Mary Poppins" stage musical which was available for purchase was the original London cast recording of this show . Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. / Cameron...
27 Jul 2011
Mitchel Musso tries his hand at hosting with Disney "PrankStars"
James Brown was often called "The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business." But ever since the Godfather of Soul went to that great R & B revue in the sky back in December of 2006 , the hard-working title has been up for grabs. So if anyone is out there actively compiling a list of possible...
17 Jul 2011
Bill Farmer is looking to get Goofy at this weekend's Dayton Disneyana event
Gawrsh, has it really been 25 years since Bill Farmer first began speaking for Goofy? "Yeah, I better be careful here," Bill joked when we spoke on the phone yesterday. "Otherwise this might turn into a career." Goofy and Bill Farmer. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights...
23 Jun 2011
D23 is actively working to increase capacity at its events, reaching out to Official Disney Fan Club members around the country
There's a joke from " Annie Hall " that I love: Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort. And one of them says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." And then the other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." I bring this story up today...
21 Jun 2011
Licensing International Expo gives conventioneers a look at movies & TV shows for 2012 & beyond
Greetings from the Licensing International Expo . Which -- this year -- is being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Photo by Jim Hill This is where the various studios -- in order to impress would-be licensees -- annually put on elaborate displays for their upcoming TV shows &...
16 Jun 2011
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