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    "All My Children"'s Susan Lucci Talks About the Show's Cancellation with NBC's Jay Leno

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    BURBANK, Calif. – April 29, 2011 – "All My Children" star and Emmy Award winner Susan Lucci took a seat on the couch of NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday, April 29 (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET). This was the soap icon’s first television interview since the news broke last month that the popular daytime drama was canceled. Lucci has reigned over daytime television for over four decades. Her portrayal of Erica Kane has earned her numerous Emmy...
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    A tree-mendous WDW photo safari

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    Jeff Lange takes JHM readers on a whirlwind tour of Disney World, as he shows off all of the major Christmas trees found on property this year...
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    Remembering Vance Gerry (1930 - 2005)

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    Jim Hill tries to find a proper way to tell the life story of one of WDFA's very best story men, Vance Gerry....
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    Disney "Newsies The Musical" to Play Final Broadway Performance August 24th, 2014

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    Newsies , The Tony Award ® -Winning "Critics' Pick," To Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, August 24, 2014 Prior to National Tour Launch in October Originally Set for 101 Performances, Newsies Run to Reach 1005 Performances at the Nederlander Theatre Newsies , the Tony Award®-winning new American musical (featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein...
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    STAR WARS™ Returns to Marvel With Three Blockbuster New Comic Series

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    STAR WARS, DARTH VADER and PRINCESS LEIA Head to Marvel in 2015 New York, NY - July 28 th , 2014 - Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Beginning in January 2015, prepare for STAR WARS by writer Jason Aaron ( Thor , Original Sin), artist John Cassaday ( Astonishing X-Men ) and colorist Laura Martin, DARTH VADER...
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    Cast Member Corner: "It's Time to Light the Lights ..."

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    JHM Guest writer Shawn Cleaves returns with an article that muses at the possible impact the Mouse buying the Muppets may have on the Walt Disney Company....
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    Disney & HP executives joined sports celebrities & ESPN personalities to dedicate the "HP Field House" at ESPN Wide World of Sports

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    PLAY BALL!: Disney and HP executives were joined by sports celebrities and ESPN personalities March 3, 2011 at ESPN Wide World of Sports for the dedication ceremony for the newly named "HP Field House." Joining in the ceremony: (L-R): Gary Elliott, vice president of Brand Marketing for HP, U.S. Women's Soccer legend Mia Hamm, Mickey Mouse, Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises, and Jason Witten, NFL All-Pro tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. The HP Field House...
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    $485 Million doesn't count?!

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    Jim Hill tries to make sense of the controversy surrounding "Toy Story III," a film that Disney really wants Pixar to make ... sort of....
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    Internationally Acclaimed Screenwriter, Director & Producer M. Night Shyamalan Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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    Photo: Sheri Lowen, Universal Orlando Resort © 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. The internationally acclaimed screenwriter, film director and producer M. Night Shyamalan was hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and experienced the most spectacularly themed environment ever created – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Best known for films such as “The Sixth Sense,” “The Village” and “Signs,” Shyamalan enjoyed browsing the unique merchandise...
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    Jennette McCurdy VisitsThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

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    © 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. On July 21, 2014, television actress Jennette McCurdy stopped by Universal Orlando Resort to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. After enjoying some delicious Butterbeer ice-cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour and experiencing the brand-new attraction Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Jennette enjoyed the rest of her visit at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Jennette...
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    Dream Store and Silent Auction Return to D23 Expo 2013

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    D23 EXPO DREAM STORE AND SILENT AUCTION RETURN TO THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEMS AND UNIQUE COLLECTIBLES Special logo apparel, product debuts, artist signings, and a new silent auction will highlight the Ultimate Disney Event for Fans and Families August 9-11 BURBANK and ANAHEIM , Calif. - May 30, 2013 - Bursting with D23 Expo-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the D23 Expo Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney...
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    Disney·Pixar's "Cars 2" Rolls Into Target Stores Nationwide

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    Disney·Pixar's "Cars 2" Rolls Into Target Stores Nationwide New and exclusive merchandise inspired by the animated film is now available at Target MINNEAPOLIS (June 16, 2011) — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its collection of merchandise inspired by Disney·Pixar's "Cars 2," arriving in theaters on June 24. The "Cars 2" collection at Target features products in categories throughout the store, including several exclusive items...
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    Fall issue of DISNEY TWENTY-THREE Magazine hits stands Aug 2

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    Commemorating 40 Years of Walt Disney World DISNEY TWENTY-THREE MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE HITS STANDS AUGUST 2 Special Issue Includes The Story of How Walt's Dream Destination Became a Reality A Rare Glimpse into the Magic Kingdom's Underground Labyrinth A Peek Back at Early Attractions Plus an Exhilarating Hint of the Park's Future BURBANK, Calif. - July 26, 2011 - The special fall issue of Disney twenty-three magazine, on stands August 2, is dedicated entirely to the 40th anniversary of Walt...
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    D23: Disney's Official Fan Club -- Spring 2011 Issue of Disney Twenty-Three Magazine

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    SPRING ISSUE OF DISNEY TWENTY-THREE SETS SAIL FEBRUARY 1 Features Awe-Inspiring Tour of New Disney Dream Cruise Ship; D23: Disney’s Official Fan Club Also Interviews Sir Elton John About His Upcoming Animated Film and Duet with Lady Gaga; and 25 Years of Musical Monsters with Tim Burton and Composer Danny Elfman BURBANK, Calif. – January 19, 2011 – The spring issue of Disney twenty-three magazine hits stands February 1, loaded with articles to delight both Disney fans and the general...
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    Wednesdays with Wade: Disneylanders look back at the birth of their park

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    JHM favorite Wade Sampson has a real winner this week, folks. He's got members of "Club 55" talking about what it was like to work at Disneyland in the Summer of '55. ...
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    Coming to one little girl's rescue inside WDW's "Alien Encounter"

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    Jim Hill shares yet another story from a Disney World vet. Who goes to explain that -- in spite of all the looming thunderheads and those infamous Brazilian tour groups -- there are also these little moments that make the job all worthwhile....
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    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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    ABC Television Star Tim Allen talks comedy, sobriety & family with AARP

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    As a comedian best known for playing the everyman, Tim Allen is surprisingly introspective. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine , the Golden Globe® winner discusses his fresh outlook on marriage and family, as well as his career successes. Allen also touches on his sobriety, losing his father at a young age, and other personal struggles from which his accessible brand of comedy was born. Allen is currently headlining a stand-up act at The Venetian in Las Vegas through the beginning...
  • Roger Colton

    Building "Character"

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    Ever wonder what it might be like to play a walk-around character at the Disney parks? Roger Colton fills you in on what it's actually walk to walk a mile in those fur covered boots....
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    Sissy Spacek star of Dreamworks' "The Help" honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    Disney's Beauty and the Beast Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary on Stage with the First-ever International Tour

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    Original Broadway creative team reuniting to bring acclaimed production to over 12 countries in two years Production set to open in Istanbul in October 2014 In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast 's 20 th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group announce the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international...
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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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    SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium at LEGOLAND® California Resort Welcomes Octopus Home

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    Cephalopods Find Home Under the Sea in an Octopus' Garden SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium Welcomes Creatures to new Exhibit CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 20, 2011) – Today SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium’s newest residents were introduced to “Octopus Garden,” an interactive exhibit opening on Friday. “It’s an exciting time for us here at SEA LIFE as the creatures move into their new homes,” Bob Burhans, Curator for SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium. “Cephalopod’s...
  • Rick Gutierrez

    Mad About the Movies: Reel I

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    Try-out Tuesday continues as JHM guest writer Rick Gutierrez serves up a prototype for a brand new feature here at JimHillMedia.com: A weekly column made up of unique pieces of movie trivia. So whaddaya think? ...
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    Attention Students! The final [exam] trailer for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is here

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    Like MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity Follow Monsters University on Twitter : http://twitter.com/monstersu Tweet the official hashtag: #MonstersU Visit the website: http://www.Disney.com/MonstersU
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    Why For returns ... again

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    Jim Hill's back with answers to many of your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim reveals why the changes that are being made to Epcot's "The Land" pavilion are actually a good thing. Rather than the trashing of a classic that some Disneyana fans might be trying to convince you that they are. Plus Hill takes a moment to praise the JHM staff. ...
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    Wednesdays with Wade: Linkletter looks back at Disneyland's beginnings

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    JHM reader favorite Wade Sampson shares a story from September of 1960, when Art Linkletter described what it was his family liked the best about "The Happiest Place on Earth."...
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    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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    "Aladdin" Breaks New Amsterdam Theatre House Record for the Week Ending August 10, 2014

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    Aladdin , Disney's Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy, broke the house record at the New Amsterdam Theatre last week with a gross of $1,602,785.00. The previous record of $1,587,992.50 was set by Mary Poppins for the week ending December 30, 2007. Since beginning performances on February 26, 2014, Aladdin has consistently numbered in the top 10 highest-grossing Broadway shows each week and has established itself as the most successful show of the busy spring season. Aladdin opened to...
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    Be A Holiday Hero And Bring A Family Member To LEGOLAND® For Free

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    760.918.5346 faq@LEGOLAND.com Become a Member today! Visit www.LEGOLAND.com/membership for complete details. Extended Hours at LEGOLAND Water Park! We've added more days of fun at LEGOLAND Water Park! December Saturday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. www.LEGOLANDWaterPark.com BE A HOLIDAY HERO 4 days left to bring a family member to LEGOLAND ® for free! This is your big chance to be a HERO! Get out of the house and get to LEGOLAND with an extra friend or family member for FREE! Don't...
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    Wanna get gabby with the Grinch? Watch him answer your questions live today on Facebook from 2PM-2:30PM ET

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    © 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. The Grinch will be STREAMING LIVE on Universal Orlando's official Facebook page on this afternoon (12/1) at 2pm ET. You can submit questions for the Grinch in advance by sending them your name and question to socialmedia@universalorlando.com (fans will also be able to post questions for the Grinch real time via the Ustream tab during the chat). Then, tune into the Ustream tab on Universal Orlando's Facebook page ( www.facebook.com...
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    Disney Legends & Luminaries Celebrate Theme Park Favorites of Yesteryear at D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind

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    FROM AMERICA SINGS AND IF YOU HAD WINGS TO DISNEY'S GROUNDBREAKING PARTICIPATION IN THE 1964-65 WORLD'S FAIR, GUESTS WILL ENJOY PRESENTATIONS, SCREENINGS, UNIQUE SHOPPING, AND MUCH MORE, NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT BURBANK, Calif. - March 26, 2014 - Walt Disney once said, "We keep moving forward-opening up new doors and doing new things-because we're curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." It's in that spirit that guests this fall will...
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    Why For?

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    Jim Hill's back with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about the backside of Expedition Everest, Pixar's possible impact on DCA, Pleasure Island's old "Forbidden Disney" show, how Buzz Lightyear got his voice and the DVD debut of "Dream On Silly Dreamer"...
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    Were Disney's lawyers at odds with "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz"?

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    The early word on this new TV movie isn't all that hot. But Jim Hill wonders: Would "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" have been that much better if Disney's attorneys hadn't insisted on its script being rewritten just days before the start of filming? Plus a story of how the "Oz" scene in Disney-MGM's "Great Movie Ride" also got loused up by lawyers....
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    The Man in the Street: Emile Kuri

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    Wade Sampson returns with another great piece about Disney Company history. This time around, Wade talks about the man who brought a lot of style to the corporation's movies and theme park: Disney Legend Emile Kuri....
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    New Character Images from Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie"

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    EDGAR “E” GORE (voiced by Atticus Shaffer) Edgar “E” Gore is a needy misfit who doesn’t have friends but is desperate to be Victor’s partner for the science fair. In his attempts to be accepted ‘E’ tends to mess things up and often fails to think before he speaks. Even though ‘E’ promises not to tell Victor’s secret, he accidentally spills the beans MR. RZYKRUSKI (voiced by Martin Landau) Mr. Rzykruski is the new science teacher at...
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    Dancing With The Stars Welcomes the Cast of NEWSIES Tuesday November 13

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    Corey Cott and Company to Perform "Seize the Day" on ABC's Blockbuster Competition Show FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Tuesday, November 6, 2012) - The cast of Newsies , The Tony® Award winning new American musical, led by Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, will perform the show-stopping number "Seize the Day" in-studio on the Tuesday, November 13 (8:00PM-9:00PM) episode of "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" on the ABC Television Network. Since bursting onto Broadway last spring...
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    Disney Pixar Cars 2 - Meet Max Schnell and Miguel Camino

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    Max Schnell Max Schnell started as a humble production sedan from Stuttgart, Germany. An avid amateur racer, Max would practice alone in the back roads of the dense Black Forest—a trek that eventually caught the eye of a racing team owner. Soon Max was on a professional circuit, bearing the #4, and as his horsepower increased, he converted himself to carbon fiber, dropping his weight and getting into prime racing shape. He’s won more races at Motorheimring than any other World Torque...
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    Why For

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    Jim Hill answers even more of your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim offers up a Muppet update, talks about his next round of Disneyland tours, brings Scott Liljenquist in to speak about what DVC may be doing in sunny California, talks about where WDW's Matterhorn might have been built as well as revealing the winners of this week's JHM readers contest....
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    Disneynature's AFRICAN CATS: Where You'll Find Cat Herding and Boxing Aardvarks

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    Sure, "Star Tours" is great ... But would a "20,000 Leagues" simulator have been even better?

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    Jim Hill looks back at the proposed Discovery Bay attraction that could have been Disneyland's first simulator ride: The "Captain Nemo Adventure." ...
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    LEGOLAND California Resort 2011 Event Calendar Listings

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    LEGOLAND California Julie Estrada 7 60-918-5377 Beth Chee 760-918-5379 SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium Crystal Kranz 760-918-5416 Download full calendar LEGOLAND ® CALIFORNIA RESORT 2011 EVENTS CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT (Download full calendar) Monthly Junior Master Model Builder Competitions at LEGOLAND ® California Jan. 8-9, Feb. 12-13, March 12-13, April 9-10, May 14-15, June 11-12, July 9-10, Aug. 13-14, Sept. 10-11, Oct. 8-9, Nov. 12-13 and Dec. 10-11 Become an official Junior Master Model...
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    Disney & Pixar Team Up with NASCAR Driver Casey Mears & Chicagoland Speedway to Bring the Cars "Take Flight" Experience to Race Fans

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    Joliet, IL - September 14, 2012 - Today Disney•Pixar Cars fans teamed up with NASCAR driver Casey Mears to wave the green flag and kick off the Cars "Take Flight" experience during Chase weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 14-16. In celebration of the world television premieres of the Cars Toons short films "Air Mater" and "Moon Mater" this fall on Disney Channel, and the launch of a new Cars "Take Flight" product collection, Disney has created a fun...
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    It's a Small World. And Getting Smaller ...

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    This time around, Andrea uses the recent arrival of ESPN on European cable systems to talk about what Disney is planning to do to expand its brand internationally. More importantly, he identifies some of Mickey's top players in the European arena. ...
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    Stage version of "Mary Poppins" has big expectations, even bigger budget

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    Why are Mouse House accountants reportedly calling Disney Theatrical's next big production "Scary Poppins"? Because it's reportedly costing Mickey a lot more than "Tuppence a Bag" to mount this new musical in London. ...
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    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!...
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    Get Dreamworks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" Downloads and Activities​

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    Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Universal Studios Florida to close on April 1st

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    On April 1, Universal Orlando Resort will close the Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast attraction at Universal Studios Florida and immediately begin work on an all-new experience based on an amazing concept. The new attraction will be a natural fit for Universal Orlando and is just one of many exciting things planned for the next couple of years. We can’t wait to share more details with you in the future. Meanwhile, Boy Genius fans will be excited to know that the attraction will re-open...
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    "Glee" complete second season out on Blu-ray and DVD September 13

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    THE #1 TV ON DVD & BLU-RAY…IS BACK! THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY & DVD SEPTEMBER 13 FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS FOOTAGE AND THE POPULAR “GLEE MUSIC JUKEBOX” GLEE: Season 2, Volume 2 Also Available on DVD LOS ANGELES, CA (June 30, 2011) – TV's musical sensation, “GLEE” THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON comes to Blu-ray and DVD September 13th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment packed with all 22 episodes and never-before-seen...
  • Floyd Norman

    Precious Commodity

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    Floyd Norman returns with a somewhat cautionary tale about what can happen to a corporation when it ties up far too much of its future with just a few individuals...
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