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Why For did Storybook Circus wind up replacing the Pixie Hollow portion on WDW's Fantasyland expansion project?
PixiePal 225 recently wrote into say: I've been following the Fantasyland expansion project at WDW's Magic Kingdom for a couple of years now. And while I love the level of design and attention to detail that I've been seeing in the completed portions of Storybook Circus, as a Tinkerbell fan...
31 May 2012
What Rich Ross' exit from Walt Disney Studios is really all about
For the past three days, the story that's been dominating entertainment news is Rich Ross' removal as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios . Now most of these articles seem to lay the blame for Ross' exit on " John Carter " 's box office . And while it's true that this Andrew...
22 Apr 2012
Why the words "Walt" & "Pictures" have been clipped off of that new "Disney" logo
Dave dropped me a note last night which reads: Jim, We saw " The Muppets " over the weekend (fun film, by the way), and noticed that the familiar castle logo at the beginning of the film now just says "Disney," instead of " Walt Disney Pictures ." We also noticed this for...
29 Nov 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
Will Johnny Depp’s version of the Mad Hatter soon be making appearances at Disney’s theme parks?
First up, Mark K. writes to ask about WDW ’s Night Kingdom / Jungle Trek project: There was considerable talk several years back about a potential 5th park opening but I have heard no mention of it recently. Did the recession and the decision to remake fantasy land doom this project? Dear Mark K. – There...
4 Jun 2010
Monday Mouse Watch: Will Dick Cook’s exit trip up “Pirates 4” as well as the Muppets’ big-screen return?
As I sat in the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center earlier this month, watching the Walt Disney Studios presentation at the D23 EXPO, I remember thinking that no one but Dick Cook could pull off a show like this. Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta, John Travolta and Disney's Dick Cook at Walt Disney...
21 Sep 2009
Monday Mouse Watch : Waiting for the "Dawn"
Do you recall that shindig that Walt Disney Studios held at the Kodak Theatre back in September. Where the 26 movies that the Mouse House now has in the works -- among them highly anticipated sequels like " Pirates of the Caribbean 4 ," " Toy Story 3 ," " National Treasure 3 " and " Tron 2 " -- were...
17 Nov 2008
Toon Tuesday: Will "Enchanted" 's health-conscious promotional campaign ultimately result in robust box office receipts for this new Walt Disney Pictures release?
You want proof that this is a very different Walt Disney Company now that Bob Iger is in charge? Then take a look at the cross promotional campaign that Mickey's marketing staff has put together for the studio's big Holiday 2007 release, " Enchanted ." Copyright 2007 Walt Disney Pictures. All Rights...
24 Sep 2007
Monday Mouse Watch : Why all the dough that "The Simpsons Movie" is earning is making Disney & Pixar executives say "D'oh !"
Let's start with the news that may confuse some of you. In that there are folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios who are downright giddy that " The Simpsons Movie " has done as well as it has over the past 10 days. "And why would WDAS employees be excited by the success of a 20th Century Fox film ?,...
5 Aug 2007
"Why must you always be so negative when you write about Pixar?"
As a direct result of some of the "Ratatouille" -related pieces that I've posted on JHM over the past few weeks, I have received a number of ... er ... colorful messages from Pixar fans recently. Here's one of the more family-friendly examples. Which came from Patty T. of Haines City, FL : Why must you...
16 Jul 2007
Monday Mouse Watch : Could underwhelming box office receipts for "Ratatouille" really spell trouble for Disney & Pixar officials?
Here's the official party line for the Walt Disney Company nowadays : That everyone who works in Burbank is just thrilled that John Lasseter & Ed Catmull now exert so much control over the corporation. More importantly, that all Mouse House employees have been eager to embrace Pixar 's "Quality is...
24 Jun 2007
Tech Thursday : When it comes to the Disney theme parks & interactivity, what price is right ?
Have any of you folks checked out those "X-marks-the-spot" hotspots that went live at Disneyland as well as at WDW's Magic Kingdom last week yet ? If not, I really suggest that you make a point of dropping by some of them sometime this summer. For the people-watching in these parts of the theme parks...
30 May 2007
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