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  • Roger Colton

    Set the "Way Back" machine...

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    There's nothing wrong with admitting you liked Disneyland the way it was once upon a time....
  • Dan Weckerly

    Disney Deja View: Sorting out the sequels II

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    JHM guest columnist Dan Weckerly continues his multi-part series on the various film series that Walt Disney Studios has produced over the years....
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    Disneyland Resort: There's Lots to Do in Cars Land Queues - Free Downloadable Version Available - by Meredith Lyn Pierce

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    Meredith Lyn Pierce, author of "Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland," has released a free downloadable PDF to help parents and others cope with the mega-lines created by the popularity of the new Cars Land attraction at Disney California Adventure Park. Using the same format she used in her book, which was published before Cars Land opened, Pierce has created scavenger hunts and I-Spy-style activities to keep visitors happily occupied as they inch slowly to the front of the long lines generated...
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    Mouseketrips - Disneyland Spring Disney VISA Cardholder Discounts

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    Disneyland Spring Disney VISA Cardholder Discounts Posted: 10 Jan 2012 10:46 AM PST Travel Dates : March 1 - April 14, 2012 Disneyland Resort has released a new room only discount, currently for Disney VISA cardholders only. This deal will become available for the general public to book on January 17, 2012 . A Disney VISA card is required at this point to book this deal. Disneyland guests can save up to 25% on their Disneyland Resort stay. Sample Savings : Disney's Grand Californian: 20% off...
  • Jim Hill

    Storming the Magic Kingdom: Version 2.0

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    As Stanley Gold officially joins the "Oust Eisner" army, Jim Hill now turns our attention to the next significant players in this Disney boardroom drama: Steve Jobs and John Lasseter. Yep, this story's about to get REALLY interesting....
  • 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." ...
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    Disney's John Carter Trailer Debuts

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    Disney's John Carter Trailer Debut
  • 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....
  • Jeff Lange

    Dining at Club 33

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    Jeff Lange continues his photo essay of this oh-so-exclusive Disneyland eatery. This time around, he explores the main dining area of the restaurant. ...
  • Wade Sampson

    Wednesdays With Wade: The Educational Walt

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    School's out for Summer! But, some of you need to stay in for summer school. Your teacher? The ever knowledgeable Professor Wade Sampson. The subject? Walt Disney and education....
  • 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." ...
  • Press Releases

    The Decepticons have arrived in Orlando

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    Disney Interactive Officially Announces Latest Playable Characters in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity - Merida &Maleficent

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    Merida: With her untamed fiery red locks, this headstrong Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity . Between her sharp sword and bow combo attacks with ricocheting arrows, she can upgrade her aim with elemental freeze arrows, freezing enemies in front of her then following up with rapid shots showing off her impressive athletic skills as an archer and sword fighter. Maleficent: The wicked title character from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film employs numerous magical powers...
  • Floyd Norman

    A 1950s era tour of Walt Disney Studios: Part I

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    Ever wonder what it was like to work at the Mouse House before it became a mega-corporation? Floyd Norman takes JHM readers on a tour of Disney Studios back when it was still a family friendly company and nobody cared about Wall Street...
  • 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....
  • Press Releases

    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...
  • Jim Hill

    "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....
  • Jim Hill

    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....
  • 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

    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?...
  • Jeff Lange

    Collectors journey to Epcot for the "Happiest Pin Celebration on Earth"

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    Jeff Lange takes you into the old "Millennium Village" building at World Showcase. Where -- last weekend -- hundreds of Disneyana enthusiasts got together for three days of fun & pin trading. ...
  • Jeff Lange

    A holiday stroll around Burbank

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    During a recent trip to Southern California, Jeff Lange visited both the Disney lot as well as the Tam O'Shanter. Jeff now shares some photos he took while touring these two Burbank-area icons...
  • Andrew Crim

    "iCon" offers great insights into Disney & Pixar's dealings

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    Andrew Crim sings the praises of Jeffrey S. Young & William L. Simon's new book, which features lots of great behind-the-scenes stories about the on-going negotiations between the Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios....
  • Press Releases

    Disney to Honor Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, Dick Clark & More at D23 Expo in Anaheim

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    2013 DISNEY LEGENDS AWARD HONOREES TO BE CELEBRATED DURING D23 EXPO IN ANAHEIM Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, Dick Clark and Other Talented Contributors To Disney History To Be Honored At A Ceremony On Saturday, August 10 BURBANK, Calif. - July 10, 2013 - Monsters Inc. and Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman, technology visionary Steve Jobs, television icon Dick Clark and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends...
  • 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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    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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    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...
  • 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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    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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    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...
  • Nancy Stadler

    Get your Disney fix in New York with entertainment historian Jim Hill : Disney Trivia Challenge May 2nd, 'Frozen' talk May 16th

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    Do you love Disney? Is New York City one of your favorite places to be in the Spring? Are you amazing at solving word puzzles? If you said "Yes !" to all of the above, then you're gonna LOVE the Time'd Square Trivia Challenge What: Get ready for the Time'd Square Challenge , a three-hour experience designed by the fiendishly clever, one and only Jim Hill of Jimhillmedia.com. But what will I be doing?: Prepare to repeatedly crisscross the Crossroads of the World as you seek out...
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    Jon Stewart Visits Zonko's Joke Shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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    © 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez Jon Stewart, comedian, political satirist and Emmy-award winning TV show host, stopped to clown around with family (nephews Gavin, 9, (left) and Colin, 12, (right) and son Nate, 6 (front)) while visiting Zonko’s joke shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Best known as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Stewart and his family...
  • 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....
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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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    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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    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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    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...
  • Jim Hill

    Never mind Big Brother watching you. What about "My Pal Mickey?"

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    Sure, it's the hot new toy for WDW guests to buy. But what else is "My Pal Mickey" doing for the Mouse (besides fattening Disney's wallet, of course)? Maybe monitoring theme park guests movements? Strange but true, folks. Read and heed....
  • Jim Hill

    Ron Diamond's Animation Show of Shows coming to Comic-Con, getting ready for nationwide debut

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    Toon fans rejoice! The Animation Show of Shows will soon be coming to a theater near you. Thanks to a successful KickstartASOS.com campaign (which still has a few hours left to run, by the way), this animation industry favorite will now transition from being an insider-only exclusive to becoming a program that film fans around the world can participate in and enjoy. For those of you who don't know: The Animation Show of Shows has long been Ron Diamond 's baby. For the past 16 years, this...
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    Disney's Aladdin Celebrates 1st Anniversary on Broadway Today, Friday, March 20th

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    DISNEY'S TONY AWARD ® -WINNING HIT MUSICAL ALADDIN CELEBRATES 1 ST ANNIVERSARY ON BROADWAY Disney's Aladdin , the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, celebrates one year on Broadway March 20 th at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42 nd Street). Aladdin 1st Anniversary Cake by Beth Bennett of Bebe Bakes In its first smash year, Aladdin has been seen by nearly three quarters of a million people and broken five New Amsterdam Theatre...
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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...
  • 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. ...
  • Press Releases

    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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    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...
  • Wade Sampson

    The Myth of Mickey Rooney & Mickey Mouse

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    And -- while we're at it -- why don't we annoy all of the Mickey Rooney fans as well? Wade Sampson returns with a column that punches some rather large holes in a story that the veteran cinema star loves to tell. How Mickey supposedly inspired Walt Disney to change the name of his newest character, Mortimer Mouse....
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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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    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...
  • 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....
  • Jim Hill

    From "Planes" to "Show Boat," "Fernwood 2 Tonight" to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Fred Willard looks back on his storied career

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    Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along ... As does Fred Willard . You'd think -- given that this veteran actor / comedian turned 75 back in September -- that Willard would finally begin to slow down at this point. Well, think again. For this Fall has been full of firsts for Fred. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on " The Bold and the Beautiful ." Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October...
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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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