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Updated edition of "Building a Dream" covers even more of Disney's world
Wow. Has it really been 15+ years since Beth Dunlop wrote " Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture " ? Obviously Disney's world has gotten a whole lot bigger since 1996. Which is why I think it's terrific that Disney Editions recently decided to revisit Dunlop's book....
10 Jan 2012
Disney "Prep & Landing" and "Arthur Christmas" take polar opposite approaches to the world of the North Pole
Just a quick heads up for all of you Wayne & Lanny fans out there. Tonight's the night when ABC will be airing both "Prep & Landings" holiday specials (i.e. The Emmy Award-winning original as well as its 2011 follow-up, "Naughty vs. Nice") back-to-back from 8 - 9 p.m....
22 Dec 2011
The Easter Egg hidden in Disney "Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa" is finally revealed
This week's first Why For question comes from Buddy W. Who asks about a change that was made to one of Disney's Animal Kingdom 's opening day attractions: It seems like "Countdown to Extinction" was tamed down when they changed it to " DINOSAUR ." Besides the movie coming...
15 Dec 2011
Did you catch that "Christmas Story" Easter Egg in Disney's "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" ?
How many of you caught the premiere of " Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice " last night on ABC ? Wasn't that a great follow-up to Walt Disney Animation Studios ' 2009 Emmy Award-winning holiday special? This " Prep & Landing " sequel had a lot of fun moments (I particularly...
5 Dec 2011
Huffington Post - Jim Hill: "Since Disney Has Yet to Make Her a Princess, Megan Hilty Settles for Being a Fairy"
"Since Disney Has Yet to Make Her a Princess, Megan Hilty Settles for Being a Fairy" Some people complain about the commute that they have for work. But not Megan Hilty . Of course, if your work took you from Oz to Broadway to Neverland and then back again, would you ever complain? Copyright...
17 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
Disney-style inking & painting lives on, thanks to Courvoisier's studio replicas
As a longtime fan of hand-drawn animation, it did my heart good this past weekend to see Disney's "The Lion King" once again wind up on top of the box office heap. To have the 3D version of this 1994 Academy Award-winner gross $30.1 million (which is more than twice what the No. 2 film...
20 Sep 2011
How Disney decides where to draw the line when it comes to restoring its classic films
How does a well-intentioned restoration wind up being thought of as a desecration of a once-popular motion picture? That's what Steven Spielberg seemed to be wondering earlier this week at the 30 th anniversary screening of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." During the Q & A session following...
14 Sep 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
Walt Disney Animation Studios looks to really up its game with "Wreck-It Ralph"
Every day for the past 30 years, Wreck-It Ralph has done the exact same thing. He first enters his home, (which is located inside of this cozy tree stump that is hidden away in the heart of this beautiful 8-bit pine forest) ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... only to then have...
1 Sep 2011
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