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Monday Mouse Watch : When it comes to Disney's Vanessa Hudgens problem, no new nudes is good news
Well, here we are in Week 2 of the Walt Disney Company dealing with its Undressa Hudgens situation. And based on what I've been hearing, Mickey has finally decided that it will in fact stand behind this " High School Musical " star. Mind you, it's not like the Mouse ever really had the option of distancing...
16 Sep 2007
Monday Mouse Watch: Is Disney getting ready to send in the "Clones" ?
Okay. Let's start your Monday morning off with a funny little Disney-related story from the September issue of " Star Wars Insider " magazine. Which alludes to a particularly bizarre moment during the production of " Episode IV - A New Hope ." It seems that -- with the hope that they might be able to...
26 Aug 2007
Tube Thursday : The "Disney Afternoon" shows that you didn't get to see
A real treat showed up in the mail today. " Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 ." Copyright 2007 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved I don't know how many of you remember this " Disney Afternoon " show. But "Darkwing Duck" was great fun. A witty spoof of the whole superhero genre, "DD" debuted as part...
15 Aug 2007
As "Tarzan" swings off Broadway, is Beyoncé getting ready to play Aida in Disney's next big movie musical?
First up, Kevin writes in to say: I was just wondering, how do Disney executives feel about the Wiggles joining up with Six Flags for the " Wiggles World " theme areas in their parks? Is this a sign that the Wiggles and Disney may be parting company soon? Kevin Dear Kevin -- Nope. You have to understand...
5 Jul 2007
Why (For) Pat Carroll wasn't actually Disney's first choice to voice Ursula in "The Little Mermaid"
Steve T. writes in to say: My family and I caught a sneak preview of " Nancy Drew " this past weekend. And I was surprised to see Pat Carroll do a cameo in that movie. She's always been one of my favorites, even before she did her memorable turn in Disney's " The Little Mermaid ." But I've also heard...
14 Jun 2007
Monday Mouse Watch : Is Disney milking it a bit too much with its "High School Musical" franchise ?
Good God. Has it really been less than a year and a half since " High School Musical " originally debuted on the Disney Channel ? Copyright 2006 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved Back in January of 2006, Mouse House execs were just hoping that they hadn't wasted any of their promotional money...
10 Jun 2007
Why Disney didn't "release the hounds" on Hamas' Mickey Mouse & Shijingshan Amusement Park
For " Simpsons " fans, it's one of those moments that always brings a smile. Some character shows up unexpectedly at C. Montgomery Burns' front door. The bitter old billionaire listens politely for a moment or two. Then Burns turns to his flunkie, Waylon Smithers and says: "Release the hounds." And then...
21 May 2007
Tube Thursday : Will "Cavemen" bring some fire to ABC's Tuesday night line-up ?
It is arguably the most talked about show of the coming television season : ABC 's " Cavemen ." Okay, admittedly there have been other TV programs that have prominently featured cavemen. " The Flintstones " come immediately to mind. As does " It's About Time ," that CBS sitcom about those two astronauts...
16 May 2007
Toon Tuesday : Why Cundo Rabaudi is the model DreamWorks Animation employee
Back in the old days, when an animator had trouble visualizing what a particular prop and/or problematic character looked like from a certain angle ... Well, the usual solution to this problem was that that artist then had to construct a model. So that they could then literally see things from a different...
14 May 2007
Why For wasn't this episode of "Dinosaurs" ever broadcast on ABC ?
Karl T. of Watertown, MA. writes in to say: I just discovered your " Making Fun of the Mouse " series from last year. And I really enjoyed reading through that trio of stories. I was wondering : Do you have any plans to continue that series? Because I am sure that there are lots of other cartoons and...
26 Apr 2007
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