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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
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
Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" wants to help preschoolers channel their inner royal
It's the story that begins where most classic Walt Disney Animation Studios productions end. With the good hearted commoner suddenly becoming a princess. Mind you, in Sofia's case, she isn't some plucky teen who ascends to the throne because her fairy godmother, some dwarfs, a singing candelabra...
12 Dec 2011
The Mouse goes Hog Wild, as every division at Disney does what it can to promote "The Muppets"
You know that " The Muppets " is opening in theaters this Wednesday, right? Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved I mean, how could you not? Given that - for weeks now - virtually every division of The Walt Disney Company has been doing what it can to get the word out about...
20 Nov 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
Why For Central Florida never actually became Hollywood East
Earlier this week, Steve B. wrote in to ask: Dear Jim, When the Disney-MGM Studios theme park opened, it was promoted as a working studio. Both live action and animation were being produced there. There was discussion in the news about the high costs in California driving production out of that state...
13 Oct 2011
Why For WDW's 40th anniversary celebration is kind of a modest affair
Brent SD writes in to ask about JHM's 40 th -anniversary-of- Walt-Disney-World coverage. Or lack thereof. I can't help but notice that while many of the other Disney news sites have been doing article after article this week about Disney World's 40 th birthday, JimHillMedia has been posting...
29 Sep 2011
Zendaya Coleman is hoping to really "Shake It Up" at this year's D23 EXPO
In the language of the Shona (i.e. the native people of Zimbabwe and southern Zambia ), the name "Zendaya" means "to give thanks." This name is entirely appropriate in Zendaya Coleman 's case. Given that you'd be hard-pressed to find a more thankful young lady than this talented...
14 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
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
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