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  • Andrea Monti

    Practically Perfect (In Every Way)

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    How'd you like to be JHM writer Andrea Monti? The lucky guy who actually managed to score a ticket to the opening night of Disney Theatrical's latest extravaganza, "Mary Poppins"? Details on the opening night festivities and the show follow....
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - You call that "Survival"?

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    Maybe it's just too much sand in his shorts from a tropical beach. Either that or a "Cranky Pants" moment as Roger puts down the fruity rum drink in this edition of Ruminations....
  • Josh Edwards

    Live Dangerously

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    JHM guest writer Josh Edwards returns with an intriguing article that uses the Disney Company's past to illustrate just what Mickey's modern masters are doing wrong. ...
  • Jim Hill

    What does a Yeti smell like?

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    Want to help a busy Disney executive during the holiday season? Then help Michael Eisner by taking part in this unique JHM contest. ...
  • Jim Hill

    "Turtle Talk with Crush" dazzles Disney theme park goers

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    Jim Hill raves about this charming new Epcot attraction -- thanks to cutting edge technology -- really puts the magic back into the Disney theme park experience. ...
  • Floyd Norman

    The Real Fat Albert

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    Animation industry vet (and JHM fan favorite) Floyd Norman returns with a fun new column that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Cosby's first animated cartoon studio. ...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - The Spirit of the Season

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    It's a change of pace as Roger is back this week with the usual. Yes, it's another edition of Ruminations....
  • Jim Hill

    An "On-the-Fly" Why For.

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    Jim Hill's down in Orlando this week, knee-deep in MouseFest 2004. But even so, he still found time to chime in about the "Cars" / "Chicken Little" controversy....
  • Jim Hill

    Davy Crockett & Georgie Russell rate a window at Disneyland? What a crock!

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    In a column that's sure to offend "King of the Wild Frontier" fans, Jim Hill asks: How do two characters from a 1955 TV show rate a window at the Anaheim theme park, when there are so many flesh-and-blood people who actually worked on Disneyland who have yet to recognized? ...
  • Cindy Russell

    Big Fig Update Conclusion

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    Cindy Russell is back with more on the Disney Big Figures from the Disneyland Resort!...
  • Jim Hill

    Much Ado about Disney & the Muppets

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    Jim Hill returns with the latest stories and rumors that continue to swirl Disney's recent acquisition. Jim talks about why various department heads at Disney are reluctant to get in the Muppet business. He also reveals some long-forgotten images from the never-built "The Great Muppet Movie Ride." ...
  • Jim Hill

    The story that "Save Disney" tried to hide

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    In case you missed it yesterday! Jim Hill points out how the oh-so-careful timing of "Save Disney" 's no-alternate-slate announcement this past Friday revealed Roy Disney & Stanley Gold's latest attempt to shield their "Oust Eisner" effort from yet another PR disaster. ...
  • Noe Valladolid

    It's a (Sea) Dog's Life

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    JHM guest writer Peter Bell reveals some intriguing rumors about the Adventure Isle section at Disneyland Paris. Could it be that Capt. Jack Sparrow is about to set down roots inside of the Swiss Family treehouse?...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    The 3D That Got Away: Part III

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    JHM guest writer Joseph L. Kleiman concludes his three part series on 3D IMAX projects that never quite made it to the big screen. In his final article, Joseph talks about "Shrek 3D" as well as explaining why "The Polar Express" may not be playing at an IMAX theater near you....
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - "Welcome Aboard The Disneyland Railroad!"

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    It's a Jim Hill Media exclusive today! Something you won't find anywhere else! And we are proud to share it with you. Make room on your bookshelves. Roger has a review of a title any Disneyland fan will want to have. ...
  • Jim Hill

    Around the World with Why For

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    Disney World, that is. In honor of next week's Mega-Mouse Meet at WDW, Jim Hill answers your questions about Central Florida's vacation kingdom. Revealing what the Costa Rica pavilion that was proposed for World Showcase was supposed to have been like as well as talking about all the problems that Disney had with constructing the Contemporary & Polynesian hotels. Plus the winner of this week's JHM readers contest! ...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    The 3D That Got Away: Part II

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    JHM guest writer Joseph L. Kleiman continues about 3D IMAX projects that never quite made it to the big screen. In his second article, Joseph talks about various Disney animated features that -- for some reason or another -- didn't make it to IMAX. ...
  • Cindy Russell

    New for 2005 Walt Disney Classics - 1st Quarter Releases

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    JHM contributor Cindy Russell returns with a look at what Enesco has planned for the Disney Classics line of collectibles....
  • Sara Allen

    Working for "The Complete Peanuts"

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    Guest Writer Sara Allen takes us down memory lane with a new series of books, "The Complete Peanuts". Take a look at this new series of Charles Schulz's classic comic strip....
  • Jim Hill

    Movies That Never Got Made: Disney's "Einstein"

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    Jim Hill talks about the never-produced project that Disney Company execs once saw as the logical follow-up to "TRON," a big screen bio of the noted physicist that was to have used computer animation to help illustrate Einstein's theories. ...
  • Jim Hill

    Holy Moley! Another Monday Mélange

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    In his first post-Thanksgiving article, Jim Hill talks up an important new movie, previews an upcoming JHM article, plugs fabsboards.com as well as carouselchecks.com and ... Oh, yeah! Announces the next JHM contest. ...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    The 3D That Got Away: Part I

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    JHM guest writer Joseph L. Kleiman begins a trio of stories about 3D IMAX projects that never quite made it to the big screen. In his first article, Joseph talks about Paramount Pictures' misbegotten project, "Star Trek 3D."...
  • Noe Valladolid

    Making a Splash in Frontierland

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    Could everyone's favorite flume ride finally be on its way to Disneyland Paris? JHM contributor Peter Bell shares some of the stories that he's heard about what may in the works for Disney's Parsian theme park....
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - "Are We There Yet?"

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    It's the single most asked travel question. If you were on the road for the holiday, you either asked it or heard it. So?...
  • Cindy Russell

    Disney Big Figurines - More on the Way and the Checklist

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    Hello everyone! I'm back with more on these favorite collectibles! I want to thank you for the positive response to my (and it seems yours, too) Big Fig addiction. It is great to see that I am not alone in my love for these large Disney friends. Although they may take up a lot of space in our homes, they are just as big in our hearts. I think you will be pleased with the new ones coming along from the different Disney sources. I have listed them below along with a few pictures of some of them, and...
  • Roger Colton

    You call this a "Parade"?

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    Standing on the curb in Disneyland's Town Square, you never know what you will see. Roger got this little surprise to share......
  • Jim Hill

    Beware the Placeholder

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    As news continues to leak about the "Winnie the Pooh" -themed meet-n-greet area that may soon occupy the spot where Captain Nemo's subs once sailed, Jim Hill reminds us that supposedly temporary shows have this awful habit of becoming permanent attractions. ...
  • Jim Hill

    Could Disney's PR department inadvertently be setting "Chicken Little" up for a big fall?

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    Jim Hill reveals animators' fears that the Mouse's marketing staff -- in an effort to prove that Disney Feature Animation can actually compete with Pixar -- may be over-selling this Summer 2005 release. ...
  • Noe Valladolid

    Is a shiny new future in store for DLP's Discoveryland?

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    JHM guest writer Peter Bell returns with a brand new column that shines a spotlight on what may be in store for this side of Disneyland Paris. Which is good news for all you Buzz Lightyear fans, but bad news for you "Timekeeper" fans....
  • Jim Hill

    Well, whaddya know? Another Why For!

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    Jim Hill answers only one JHM reader's question this week. But what a question! This time around, Jim talk about Steve Jobs' plans for Pixar, what the Walt Disney Company has just started to do with the Muppets, a one-of-a-kind Henson event that's being held this weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as his upcoming Disney World tours. ...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - San Pedro, Joshua Tree, Perris & Anaheim?

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    Four days in sunny Southern California? You bet and Roger has the full tale of an interesting long weekend. It's another edition!...
  • Josh Edwards

    Will "Chicken Little" be Disney's next big hit? Or a swing & a miss?

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    JHM guest writer Josh Edwards used baseball as a metaphor for where Disney Feature Animation finds itself right now. Where WDFA struggles to make its upcoming CG projects stand out on an increasingly cluttered playing field? ...
  • Patrick Hurd

    DoomBuggy Productions presents: Custom Haunted Mansion Mini-Gravestones

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    Patrick Hurd returns with a spooky new "At Home Imagineering" project for JHM readers. Something that will certainly make a ghoulish Thanksgiving centerpiece....
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations Extra - A Fortuitous Moment

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    Roger's back from the Southland and has a quick preview of his weekly effort with a Ruminations. Including a trip to Disneyland and a brief encounter with Matt Ouimet....
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #34: "The Iron Giant"

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    Matt Springer talks about Brad Bird's other movie.That traditionally animated feature that couldn't find an audience when it was initially released to theaters back in August of 1999, but is now acknowledged to be a true classic. ...
  • Sara Allen

    Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

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    Well blow me down! Sara Allen says that Popeye's first venture into 3-D animation isn't half bad....
  • Jim Hill

    A look back at Disneyland's future (circa 1985)

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    Jim Hill unearths a transcript of a video press kit that was released to the media back in July of 1985, just in time for Disneyland's 30th anniversary. This transcript talks about yet another version of "The Happiest Place on Earth" that never quite happened. ...
  • Jim Hill

    Another Monday Mélange

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    Jim Hill starts the week off with some Disney related news, including what Pixar may be looking for in order to extend its current deal with the Mouse House, a brief desciption of "Cars" 's plot, an update on Hong Kong Disneyland's "Autopia" as well as revealing what sort of stage show cruisers can expect to see when the "Disney Magic" makes its inaugural West Coast voyage next summer....
  • Noe Valladolid

    A detailed look at Disneyland Paris' Space Mountain: Mission 2

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    JHM guest writer Peter Bell returns with an intriguing column about the revamping of this popular Discoveryland attraction. Is DLP's Mission 2 a sign of better things to come, or a last gasp for this financially troubled resort?...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - If it's Friday, this must be Long Beach?

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    A short but sweet interlude today with Roger in the skies high above the Golden State....
  • Jim Hill

    Why For?

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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about the Times Square hotel that the Walt Disney Company almost built, where to look to find Frank & Ollie in "The Incredibles" as well as announcing his next set of Disney World tours. Enjoy!...
  • Jim Hill

    JHM remembers Admiral Joe Fowler

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    In honor of Veterans' Day, JHM pays tribute to a navy vet (as well as a Disney Legend) whose "Can Do" attitude had a huge impact on both Disneyland & Walt Disney World. ...
  • Jim Hill

    How much did it actually cost to build "The Happiest Place on Earth"?

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    Everybody's heard the stories about Disneyland's $17 million price tag. But only Jim Hill can tell you what actually cost what by recreating some Disneyland construction invoices that he recently unearthed....
  • Roger Colton

    A Ruminations Extra - Down by the Station?

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    "When the big news breaks, we'll be there to fix it!"...
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #33: The Muppet Movie

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    JHM columnist Matt Springer returns with an extremely entertaining essay about the first (and -- arguably -- the best) of the films featuring Kermit & Co. : "The Muppet Movie." ...
  • Jim Hill

    Another WDW might-have-been: Fort Wilderness Junction

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    Looking back at yet another project that the Imagineers once wanted to build at Walt Disney World, Jim Hill offers up some info about the 600-room western-themed hotel that was supposed to built between Wilderness Lodge & the Fort Wilderness campground.

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  • Jim Hill

    Never mind the Pink Panther. Meet the Emerald Green Mickey.

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    Why would someone take a 14.55 carat emerald, then sculpt this precious gem 'til it looked just like Mickey Mouse? Jim Hill suspects that it may have something to do with the early, early days of WDW's World Showcase project. ...
  • Floyd Norman

    Ward Kimball: Animation's Renaissance Man

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    This time around, Floyd Norman talks about the Disney legend who could could do it all. Though colleagues grumbled when Walt called him a genius, Kimball was indeed just that. ...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - "Incredible"?

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    Another Friday and that means another column from Roger. This week a jumble of topics for another Ruminations....
  • Jim Hill

    A Special Weekend Edition of Why For?

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    Since he was without power for most of Friday, Jim Hill was unable to send along this column 'til just now. Which details what Disneyland would have been like if the "Disney Decade" plan had actually been followed as well as revealing which lucky JHM readers won the NYC "World of Disney" contest. ...
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