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    SeaWorld Orlando's "Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin" is Now Open

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    Facebook Follow Us Blog Videos Email SeaWorld ® Orlando's all-new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™ is now open Be transported to an icy world like you've never seen before. Experience the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins' eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. Then, step out and explore their colony in an expanse that envelops you in cool extremes: bringing you above and below their icy world . Are you ready? Discover Antarctica...
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    Disney Releases First Look at Live-action "Cinderella" Coming to Theaters March 2015

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    A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella" brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters...
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    "Designing Disney" reveals secrets of theme park design

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    Do you want to know how WDI creates all of those great rides and shows for the Disney theme parks? Then get yourself a copy of this great new Disney Editions book....
  • Floyd Norman

    Jim Henson, Walt Disney, and What Could Have Been

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    JHM contributor Floyd Norman returns with a snazzy new column about Jim Henson. A creative genius that Floyd feels was worthy of Walt's crown, a man who could have brought vision and imagination back to Disney. Alas, it was not to be....
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    The Cartoon Art Museum’s Latest Exhibition Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    San Francisco, CA - The Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . This retrospective will be on display at the museum from May 3 through September 14, 2014, and will feature the original artwork from the entire first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , published by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984. The Cartoon Art Museum will host a reception celebrating TMNT on June 14, 2014 . This reception will feature the...
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    The Decepticons have arrived in Orlando

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  • Jim Korkis

    Good Mousekeeping -- Part II

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    Jim Korkis presents the second installment in this entertaining multi-part tale of "Good Housekeeping"'s Disney Pages....
  • Jim Hill

    Disney DVDs goes to the dogs with "Old Yeller" & "Savage Sam"

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    Jim Hill takes a look at two recent DVD releases from Buena Vista Home Entertainment: Walt Disney Productions' 1957 live action classic, "Old Yeller," and that film's lesser known sequel, 1963's "Savage Sam." ...
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    Mouseketrips - Disney World Fall 2011 Savings

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    Posted: 05 Oct 2011 08:34 AM PDT Travel dates : October 30 - December 23, 2011 Walt Disney World has released a special discount for the general public where they can save up to 30% off of their room only reservation at select Walt Disney World resorts. Savings are based on resort; Sample Savings : All-Star Movies and Port Orleans French Quarter: 15% off Pop Century, All-Star Sports and All-Star Music: 20% off Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs and Port Orleans Riverside: 20% off Animal Kingdom Lodge...
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    KNOTT’S MERRY FARM INVITES EVERYONE TO “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”

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    BUENA PARK, Calif. (November 2010) – Knott’s Berry Farm will be filled with the magic of the season this year as it transform into Knott’s Merry Farm and celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with seasonal entertainment, spectacular decorations including a 65 foot tall Christmas tree, and a colorful Christmas parade starting Thanksgiving day and running through December 30, 2010. “A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade” offers seven elaborately themed floats featuring...
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    Basq Introduces Mom & Child Skin Care Collection Inspired By Disney "It's A Small World"

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    New York, NY (September 8, 2011) — Basq, the luxury skin care company committed to delivering the promise of "Real Beauty, Real Results" is pleased to announce a collaboration with Disney for a collection of mom & child skin care. With nurturing names such as Dream, Share, Touch & Love - basq will join an exclusive list of present day designers as a part of Disney's iconic experience inspired by the beloved attraction "it's a small world." This new collection...
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    Live-action TV Series Based on MARVEL Characters to Film in New York

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    GOVERNOR CUOMO, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, MARVEL AND NETFLIX ANNOUNCE LANDMARK LIVE-ACTION TV SERIES BASED ON MARVEL CHARACTERS TO FILM IN NEW YORK NYC To Serve As Principal Filming Location For Four Series Epic and One Mini-Series, Representing The Biggest Production Commitment in NYS History Productions Will Result in Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Investments and Lead to Creation of At Least 3,000 Industry Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today...
  • Paul Schnebelen

    The Kodachrome Time Machine: Visiting the Past with Charles Phoenix's Retro Slide Shows

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    JHM guest columnist Paul Schebelen talks up Charles Phoenix's upcoming appearance at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater....
  • Jean de Lutèce

    The True Characters of Thunder Mesa

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    Jean de Lutèce returns with another in-depth feature about Disneyland-Paris' Frontierland area. This time around, Jean gives us the back story on the rest of Thunder Mesa's residents. The colourful characters that Disney's Imagineers dreamed up for this part of the theme park....
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    D23 Will Bring the Magic of Disney to Fans Across the Country in 2016

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    Member favorites return as Disney's official fan club expands offerings BURBANK, Calif. - December 1, 2015 - In 2016, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will expand member events with more experiences on the East Coast and new twists on current favorites. D23 BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCES : In 2015, D23 Members had the opportunity to explore hidden Disney gems-such as the Animation Research Library-while hearing stories from Disney luminaries such as Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and...
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    Sony Pictures Animation Releases Full "Hotel Transylvania" Trailer

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    Via Yahoo! Movies : Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters -- Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more -- to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters...
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    Get Your Pirate Name and Join Captain Jack Sparrow's Crew

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    Get your Pirate Name at Yahoo! Movies and join Captain Jack Sparrow in his search for the Fountain of Youth.

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  • Jim Hill

    The "Star Tours" saga continues: One attraction, two tracks

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    Jim Hill delivers Part II of this new series. This time around, Hill talks about the interactive "Star Wars" themed roller coaster that the Imagineers once wanted to build. ...
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    A JimHillMedia.com exclusive: Your first look at the storyline for Disney / Pixar's "Finding Nemo"

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    Just can't wait 'til May 30th to find out what "Finding Nemo" is actually all about? Jim Hill brings you a detailed breakdown of the storyline for Pixar Animation Studio's next sure-to-be smash....
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    Dreamworks' Pictures "War Horse" London Premiere to Benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

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    BURBANK, CALIF. (December 22, 2011) -DreamWorks Pictures announced today that the premiere of its latest film "War Horse," directed by Steven Spielberg, on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, will benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in attendance. The Duke and Duchess will greet members of the cast and Director Steven Spielberg before watching the film. Six hundred serving and ex-serving military...
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    Disneyland Resort Cast Member Celebrates 55 Years

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Dec. 30, 2011 - Today, the Disneyland Resort honored cast member Oscar Martinez, who yesterday celebrated his 55th anniversary with the Resort. Martinez, a cook at Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A., began his career at Disneyland as a busboy. Over the last half century, he has trained thousands of cast members and has become a favorite of many guests who visit him year after year. Martinez is the first Walt Disney Parks & Resorts cast member to achieve this 55-year...
  • Jim Hill

    "What Would Walt Do" reveals the hidden history of WDW construction

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    Jim Hill returns with another book review for JHM readers. This time around, Jim reviews D.M. Miller's thin but fun behind-the-scenes history of the building of the Walt Disney World Resort....
  • Roger Colton

    Another Year, Another Show...

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    Remember a while back? Roger dropped us off for a look at Further Confusion (a furry convention). Well, now he's got someone from that bunch to share what it's like to be part of a small press effort at the annual San Diego Comic-Con. So pull up a chair and listen in......
  • Jim Hill

    Remembering Light Magic: Version 2.0 -- Part 4

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    As Jim Hill continues his revamped version of "Light Magic" saga, he takes a moment to explain the Disneyland Entertainment Office's side of the story. Why they did what they did. How "Tinker Bell's Light Magic"'s somewhat strange storyline ended up the way that it did....
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    Disneyland Resort Names 2013-2014 Ambassador Team

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    Two cast members selected to represent the Resort and its 23,000 cast members as goodwill emissaries ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 -In a ceremony fronting Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis announced that cast members Sachiko White and Megan Navarette will represent the Resort and its 23,000 cast members as the 2013-2014 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team. The pair will continue a tradition started by Walt Disney in 1965 to help him with the numerous requests...
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    Can a few WDFA die-hards really make a difference?

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    Jim Hill reports that there are still a few folks within Disney's traditional animation department who are refusing to work on the company's upcoming CG films. Will they really be enough to make a difference?...
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    Releasing From The Disney Vault -- For The First Time Ever In High Def --Bambi II

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    Releasing From The Disney Vault -- For The First Time Ever In High Definition! Disney's Beloved Forest Friends - Bambi, Thumper, Owl, Flower & Faline - Are Back In A Magnificent Special Edition BAMBI II Available As A Blu-ray TM and DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Movie Download August 23, 2011 - For A Limited Time Only Features All-New, Never-Been-Released Bonus Features BURBANK, Calif., May 20, 2011 - Walt Disney Studios invites audiences to once again fall in love with the adorable, beloved...
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    Tomorrowland: Do you want to go? (Teaser Trailer Video)

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    From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they...
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    "FUTURE-WORM!" Short-form Series Debuts on Disney XD

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    -- Andy Milonakis and James Adomian Lead the Voice Cast -- Disney XD debuted new episodes of its "Future-Worm" short-form series on WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 on its YouTube Channel . Created by Emmy Award-winning Ryan Quincy ("South Park") and starring comedian Andy Milonakis ("Kroll Show") and James Adomian ("The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"), "Future-Worm!" follows Danny (Milonakis), an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box...
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    GNOMEO & JULIET - "Mow-down Showdown" Hilarious Lawnmower Race ­

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    To celebrate the May 24th release of Gnomeo and Juliet on Blu-ray ™ Disc and DVD, the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association continued their 2011 STA-BIL racing season with the Gnomeo & Juliet “Mow-down Showdown" on May 21st May 21, 2011 - To celebrate the May 24th release of Gnomeo and Juliet on Blu-ray TM Disc and DVD , the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (the organization that turned a weekend chore into a national competitive sport!) continued their 2011 STA-BIL racing season...
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    The Stars of Disney's "Maleficent" Cast a Spell on Hollywood Last Night at the Movie's Blue Carpet Premiere

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    "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown...
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    Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Now Lights Up the Sky at LEGOLAND California

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    Calendar of Events BRICK-OR-TREAT PARTY NIGHTS NOW LIGHTS UP THE SKY AT LEGOLAND ® CALIFORNIA Popular Family Event Returns With Fireworks, Shows, Brick-or-Treat Trail and More! CARLSBAD, Calif. (Aug 3, 2011) - LEGOLAND ® California is taking the biggest kids' Halloween celebration in San Diego to new heights this year! Fireworks are being added to the already "brick-tacular" line up that Brick-or-Treat Party Nights offers every Saturday night in October. Returning fan favorites...
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    Merlin Entertainments & Dreamworks Animation Go 'Ogre' the Top with Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure

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    POOLE, England and GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shrek's swamp is coming across the pond! In a new collaboration, Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) to create a unique themed visitor attraction based on Shrek and his friends. PRNewsFoto/DreamWorks Animation This landmark attraction, which will transport visitors through a live interactive adventure featuring Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and other favorites from the beloved franchise...
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    Walt Disney Studios teases "Brave" with the courageous Merida in the mysterious highlands of Scotland

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    Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In "Brave," a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida...
  • Wade Sampson

    Wednesdays with Wade: What really happened to Freddy Moore

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    For decades now, stories have swirled around about how this Disney Legend supposedly died. Wade Sampson now debunks the urban legends and reveals the sad truth about Mr. Moore's unfortunate passing....
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    The "True" Story of Walt Disney

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    JHM favorite Wade Sampson returns with an intriguing story about a special issue of "True Comics" magazine. Which reportedly features a surprisingly straightforward account of Walt Disney's career....
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    Disney & Celebrity Hair Stylist Ken Paves Announce Creative Collaboration for Disney Fairies

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    ANAHEIM – AUGUST 20: Joined by Peggy Holmes, director of new Disney Fairies film Secret of the Wings releasing fall 2012, celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves announced today at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. a cross-divisional creative collaboration for Disney Fairies on an upcoming film and personal care product line, both releasing next year. Photo by Disney “Inspiration from the women in my life has motivated my life-long passion to redefine the meaning of true beauty and encourage girls...
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    The Walt Disney Company and UTH Russia to launch Free-To-Air Disney Channel in Russia

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    MOSCOW and BURBANK, Calif., October 27, 2011 - The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and UTH Russia, one of the country's fastest growing media companies, announced today that the two companies will launch an ad-supported free-to-air Disney Channel in Russia early next year. The broadly-distributed channel will appeal to families throughout Russia by featuring Disney's popular signature programming, as well as original Russian content. Under the terms of the agreement, Disney, through one of...
  • Wade Sampson

    Wednesdays with Wade: Remembering Rush Johnson

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    Wade Sampson pays tribute to Walt Disney's boyhood friend as well as talking about the Marceline project....
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    Tom Felton Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

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    © 2010 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved Photo Credit: Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort Tom Felton, who portrays Draco Malfoy in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, visited with the Beauxbatons at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during his recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort on December 28. After enjoying Butterbeer with his friends and visiting Hogwarts castle, Felton spent the rest of his Universal Orlando vacation enjoying the rides and attractions at...
  • Jim Hill

    "Jim, You Ignorant ***!" returns

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    It's that time again. When Jim owns up to all the errors that have been made in JHM stories over the past few months. (Get comfy. This could take a while.)...
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    The Walt Disney Studios Presents Upcoming Film Slate And More At D23 Expo 2015

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    THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PRESENTS UPCOMING FILM SLATE AND MORE AT D23 EXPO 2015 'Can't Miss' Offerings Include Frozen Sing-Along, Toy Story 20 th Anniversary, Star Wars , and Secret Special Guests BURBANK, CA - July 21, 2015 - The Walt Disney Studios offers an exclusive look at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 EXPO 2015 , taking place August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Studio will unveil its animation and live-action film slates via...
  • Jim Hill

    Why For?

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    In a slight inversion of the usual formula, Jim uses today's column to provide a lengthy answer to a single question. As in: How you can see a rather lengthy scene that was cut from "Monsters, Inc." Also where you can go this weekend to meet a veteran Disney artist....
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    New stage musical version of Disney's "Aladdin" to premiere this summer at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre

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    The 5th Avenue Theatre Presents the Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, a New Stage Musical Stage Version of Disney Film to Close 2010-11 Season SEATTLE, WA –The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to announce that it will produce the premiere of Aladdin, a new stage musical adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated feature film. Aladdin , featuring the Academy Award®-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, previews on July 7 and runs until July 31, 2011. The show replaces Oklahoma...
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    Monsters University's Monstrously Large Class of Multi-colored Many-eyed Monsters

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    Mike Wazowski’s (voice of Billy Crystal) lifelong dreams of becoming a Scarer are derailed during his first semester at Monsters University when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), and their out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. “Like” MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity "Follow" Disney/Pixar on Twitter...
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    "Big Hero 6" - 54th Feature Film From Walt Disney Animation Studios - Makes Its Online Debut

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    With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo,...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations: E-ville: More than just a hobby

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    Ever wonder what happens after hours in Emeryville? When the people from Pixar Animation Studios have put down their pencils, packed away their pixels and headed out the door? Roger Colton found out that some of them are heading to E-ville, where things can get rather graphic ......
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations: A Podcast Primer for Mouse Fans

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    Are you frantically searching for some new Disney-related stuff to load onto your iPod? Well, Roger Colton tells you where exactly to look ......
  • Jim Hill

    Introducing JHM's Virtual Flea Market

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    Jim talks up this website's new online store. Where you can pre-order his unauthorized Disneyland History CD as well as purchase some other cool JHM-related products....
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    Heigh-ho for "The 7D!" The Disney XD Animated Series Gets a Second Season Order

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    DISNEY ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED SEVEN DWARFS SERIES "THE 7D" Disney has ordered a second season of "The 7D," the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. "The 7D" follows brave little heroes - Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc - as they work together to help the quirky Queen Delightful keep her kingdom in order. Standing in their way are comically inept villains Grim and Hildy Gloom, a novice...
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