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  • Blog Post: The "Cars" showroom is now open!

    You know, one of the best parts of this writing-for-the-Internet gig is that -- on occassion -- people will actually give you a "heads up" when something cool has just happened. Take -- for example -- this brief note I got from BG yesterday. Which (in its entirety) read: CARS site now updated with content...
  • Blog Post: Does no Joe mean that Disney could soon be in for another Howard's end?

    Look, I know that today's piece isn't going to make me all that popular with the people at Pixar Animation Studios . Particularly given that it's been just over six months since Joe Ranft was tragically killed in that car accident and his loss is still so keenly felt by all the folks up in Emeryville...
  • Blog Post: Disney theme park emergency plan is simple as A, B, C

    Martin L. writes in to ask: Jim -- This may seem like kind of a weird question to ask. But I was wondering if you had any stories about what really happened in the Disney theme parks on 9/11? How did Disney break the news to all those guests that something horrible had just happened and that -- as a...
  • Blog Post: Wanna peek at Pixar's theme park "To Do" list? Go check out "Re-Imagineering"

    Early yesterday morning, Ian G. sent me this e-mail: Hi Jim, Love the site, especially the "why for's" with concept art! Do you know where I could mail a letter to John Lasseter or Tony Baxter? I know the address of WDI but is there a specific department or anything? any address you know of would be...
  • Blog Post: Remembering Don Knotts (1924 - 2006)

    By now, I'm sure that you've already heard that Don Knotts passed away this past Friday night. The sitcom legend -- who'd been quite ill for a number of years now -- died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills from pulmonary and respiratory complications. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All...
  • Blog Post: A bad news edition of Why For

    First up, Jennifer S. writes in to ask: Why for? If anyone might know, you might... In the Special Edition of "The Lion King," the song "The Morning Report", from the ( Broadway) musical , is added. But the thing is...there were many songs from the stage show that were much better and more important...
  • Blog Post: Veterans recognized at Magic Kingdom's flag retreat ceremony

    Okay. I know. It's Presidents Day . A day when we're supposed to be honoring the memories of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln by commemorating their respective birthdays. But -- to be honest -- once Congress decided to mash Washington & Lincoln's birthday together in the late 1960s in order...
  • Blog Post: Wh(Yeti) For

    Photo by Robert Bish First up, TenayaGirl. writes in to say: Dear Jim: In your February 1st edition of "Why For," you talked about how bad the backside of "Expedition Everest" show building still looked. Given that I won't be able to get down to Disney World until 2007, I was wondering if you could put...
  • Blog Post: New Surrell book offers detailed look at "Pirates" origins

    It has served as the inspiration for a trio of popular motion pictures ... Photo by Jeff Lange A series of best selling toys ... and games ... Even a breakfast cereal. But how many of you remember when " Pirates of the Caribbean " was just a theme park ride? Well, Jason Surrell does. Mind you, this Imagineer...
  • Blog Post: Tidbits from Toy Fair 2006

    So you wanna know what the future really holds for Hollywood. What films are in the works for 2007 and beyond. But where exactly do you get info like that? " Variety "? " Hollywood Reporter "? Maybe ask Anthony Pellicano to do a little wiretapping for you? Nah. If you really want to tap into what Tinseltown...
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