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  • Blog Post: Cast of "The Little Mermaid" wows crowd at the World of Disney

    "I wanna be where the people are ..." Earlier this week, where the people were was NYC's World of Disney . This past Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of musical theatre fans crammed into that 5th Avenue flagship ... Photo by Chris Barry ... So that they could then be on hand for a very special event. You...
  • Blog Post: Splash Mountain. Space Mountain. Big Thunder Mountain ... Mount Disney ?!

    If you're reading this article on JHM, it's a pretty safe bet that you've been to the Disney Mountains. Space . Splash . Big Thunder . Take your pick. Or how about Disney's original mountain, the Matterhorn ? I'll bet that a lot of you can say that you've been to Disney's newest mountain, Everest . But...
  • Blog Post: "Disney's PhotoMovie" puts the snap back in your snapshots

    Once again, I returned home from a trip to WDW this past August. Not paying for the food plan was great. We loved the addition of Captain Jack to " Pirates ." I like the slightly different parade at the Magic Kingdom . We were a little bummed out by the huge line for " Turtle Talk with Crush ." I think...
  • Blog Post: " ... They're just a memory among my souvenirs"

    So, unfortunately, it's time to come home from Walt Disney World. Advertisement You've spent a week soaking up the magic, walking more than you ever thought possible, emptying the wallet at a dizzying rate and now it's time to bring a little of the magic home. If you're traveling in the next year or...
  • Blog Post: "Disney Insider" DVD is an entertaining & informative companion piece to the 2005 yearbook

    Sometimes my brain skips a beat. Sometimes, more than one, actually. When I pre-ordered the " 2005 Disney Insider Yearbook ," I completely forgot that it came with a companion DVD. My feeble brain was helped along by the fact that Disney packaged this DVD in a sleeve attached to the back insider cover...
  • Blog Post: "Disney Insider Yearbook" offers intriguing look back at 2005

    When "Disney Magazine" suddenly ceased publication last year, there weren't a lot of physical resources to turn to for the latest Disney news. Mind you, I've come to appreciate " Tales from the Laughing Place " magazine more & more since I stopped receiving the Mouse's official publication. But there...
  • Blog Post: MOMA exhibit offered detailed look back at Pixar's first 20 years

    "Computers don't create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist." -- John Lasseter A more appropriate statement couldn't be adorning the walls of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art recently. " Pixar : 20 Years of Animation" just...
  • Blog Post: Another look back at the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" auction

    Any of you out there spend 3 or 4 thousand dollars lately? Perhaps a new dining room or living room set? Maybe that nice new HD plasma screen you've been saving for? Take the family to Walt Disney World or Disneyland for a week? Or...were you at the Celebrate Mickey: 75 Inspearations Statue Auction at...
  • Blog Post: Looking back at the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" auction

    So, perhaps you had an extra 20 or 30 thousand dollars burning a hole in your bank account. Let's say that you were in the New York area this past September. Let's also say, for arguments sake, that you had the room in your home for a six foot tall, seven hundred pound statue of Mickey Mouse. What could...
  • Blog Post: A Henson family reunion at NYC's Museum of Television & Radio

    It looks like our favorite California theme park isn't the only one celebrating a golden anniversary this year. On Saturday, September 24, the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City hosted a celebration of 50 years of the Jim Henson Company . My friend Robert and I attended and had quite an...
  • Blog Post: A chat with Jim Henson

    So ... for once in my life, the Long Island Railroad's ineptitude delivers me a real sweet deal. Thanks to my train's major delay, I missed my intern meeting with Jim Henson. The stars were apparently aligned in my favor though. Once I finally arrived at the townhouse headquarters of Jim Henson Productions...
  • Blog Post: The time I spent among the Muppets

    I've had a handful of heroes in my life. Paul McCartney, Walt Disney, and Charles Schulz to name a few. One of the real "biggies," to me, though was Jim Henson. I grew up with Sesame Street and later on The Muppet Show and all the films. I loved all of it. Imagine my excitement when, with my last semester...
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