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Should Disney have made "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made" instead of "Muppets Most Wanted" ?
As its box office totals continue to trickle in, you just know that there have to be people back in Burbank who are disappointed with the way " Muppets Most Wanted " performed this past weekend. Racking up just an estimated $16.5 million in ticket sales . Which doesn't compare all that...
23 Mar 2014
Why didn't Disney & Marvel officials come to Spider-Man's rescue during "Turn Off the Dark" 's Broadway debacle?
Over the past few days, you've probably seen a story or two about " Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark ." You know, that problem-plagued Broadway musical which just closed at the Foxwoods Theatre this past Saturday night . Given that Marvel Entertainment, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of...
6 Jan 2014
1st beta test of MyMagic+ gets a somewhat mixed response from WDW Guests
So it's been a week now since the first big on-property beta test of MyMagic+ was held, where Guests staying at four different WDW resorts were given the opportunity to personalize their vacation experiences. Of course, when these people elected to be part of the MyMagic+ beta test, I don't think...
18 Aug 2013
Pioneering female reporter provides the inspiration for Kara Lindsay's character in Disney "Newsies the Musical"
Elizabeth Jane Cochran didn't exactly make headlines when she was born in Western Pennsylvania 148 years ago this Saturday. But all of that would change when -- at just 16 years of age -- Ms. Cochran took up the pen name Nellie Bly and thus became America's first female investigative reporter...
3 May 2012
Building a better bunny (Rabbit) with master animator Eric Goldberg
In honor of Easter, I thought it might be nice to shine a spotlight on one of Disney's better-known bunnies: Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh . Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Now I don't know how many of you saw that full-length version of "Winnie the Pooh which Walt Disney...
7 Apr 2012
Can positive word-of-mouth now help "John Carter" overcome its poisonous advance buzz?
It's the story that entertainment reporters has been flogging since last Fall. How terrible the advance tracking on " John Carter " reportedly was. Which is why it was rumored that Walt Disney Studios was getting ready to take a $100 - $165 million write-off on this new Andrew Stanton film...
11 Mar 2012
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...
20 Feb 2012
Wander the Cartoon Wastelands with Warren Spector in "The Art of Epic Mickey"
It's the rumor which has got the gaming community buzzing . That there's supposedly a "Disney Epic Mickey 2" in the works. Even better, that the next videogame in this critically acclaimed series (which will reportedly be available in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii formats) will...
17 Jan 2012
"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
Debby Ryan of "Jessie" has always wanted to wield a wand on the Disney Channel
Most little girls - as they are growing up - would stand in front of the mirror and sing into a hair brush, pretending that they're a pop star. Not Debby Ryan . When she was a little kid, Debby would stand in front of her mirror and practice doing a wand ID for the Disney Channel (You know? When...
5 Jan 2012
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