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It takes more than three circles to craft a Classic version of Mickey Mouse
You know what Mickey Mouse looks like, right? Little guy, big ears? Truth be told, Disney's corporate symbol has a lot of different looks. If Mickey's interacting with Guests at Disneyland Park (especially this summer, when the Happiest Place on Earth is celebrating its 60th anniversary ), he...
9 Jun 2015
The Disneyland That Might Have Been: Mickey Mouse Club, Treasure Island & Lilliputian Land
Given that Disneyland Park kicked off its 60th anniversary celebration last month, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some aspects of the Happiest Place on Earth that didn't make it off the drawing boarding. Take -- for example -- the Mickey Mouse Club. 1953 site plan for Disneyland Park...
1 Jun 2015
Disneyland's new magic program allows some of Walt's oldest dreams for his theme park to finally come true
This past weekend, theme park fans around the globe collectively lost their minds as images of the Hatbox Ghost began to pop up online. The modern era Hatbox Ghost made his debut in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion this past Saturday. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved "And what's...
15 May 2015
D23's Adam Sanderson sees social media, digital technology as the smart way to grow Disney's official fan club
When it came to proving his "Disney geek" street cred last January, Adam Sanderson -- Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club -- had just the secret weapon in mind. To decorate his new office, Sanderson (who had previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Franchise Management for the...
22 Dec 2014
"Disney During World War II" and "Hope: Entertainer of the Century" showcase two Hollywood legends who did everything they could for the troops
As a former servicemember, I have to admit that I'm always intrigued by how various entertainment entities observe Veterans Day. Take -- for example -- PBS . Their way of acknowledging that today is November 11th (i.e., the date that our nation honors all those who have served in both wartime and...
11 Nov 2014
Disney characters puts the fun in fundraising at annual CHOC "Walk in the Park" event
It's the fundraiser that Disney fans happily and willingly get out of bed at 3 a.m. to take part in. The one that people actually schedule their Southern California vacations around, with some participants flying in from as far away as Texas, Illinois and Connecticut. Which event am I talking about...
12 Oct 2014
50th anniversary display of 1964 - 1965 New York World's Fair items was one of the highlights of this year's Big E
I don't know about you folks. But weekends here are all about getting away. Even if it's just for a little while. Turning off my laptop & pushing back from my desk. Getting out of the house for even a few hours with the hope that a temporary change of venue might help Nancy & I recharge...
5 Oct 2014
Nate D. Sanders' auction throws a spotlight on Ray Bradbury's long association with The Walt Disney Company
When I dropped by Disneyland earlier this month, I made a point of walking through Frontierland. Not so much to check out the "Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush" game ... Photo by Jim Hill ... which -- I have to admit -- given all the Guests crowded around the telegraph station that afternoon...
23 Sep 2014
Where Disneyland almost was (and what's now in the works for the Happiest Place on Earth)
It's been an amazing eight days here in Southern California. I've met with a lot of great people while I was out here. And these folks then shared tons of tremendous stories. Many of which I'll be posting on JHM & the Huffington Post in coming weeks. But before I blow town, I did want...
11 Sep 2014
Walking around Walt 's backyard high in the Hollywood Hills at Disney's Woking Way house
Greetings from LA. I'm out in Tinsel Town this week for some JHM & HuffPost-related business. But while I was out West ... Well, I wanted to get a few items off of my Hollywood-related bucket list. So my first stop yesterday was the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Photo by Jim Hill For those of you...
5 Sep 2014
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