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  • Jim Hill

    $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....
  • Jeff Lange

    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...
  • Press Releases

    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...
  • Press Releases

    BOOM! Celebrates 70 Years of Walt Disney's Comics

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    Classics are back at BOOM! Celebrating 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics, this oversized anniversary issue proudly presents some of the greatest Disney stories ever told! Join Donald, Mickey and the gang for the unforgettable adventure “70th Heaven!” by Daan Jippes in its American publishing debut. Check out the previously untitled Li'l Bad Wolf/Donald Duck tale by Gill Turner in its first appearance since 1950! See Ruud Straatman & Don Rosa's Daisy Duck story “Forget...
  • Jim Hill

    Domain names offer unique peek at Disney's future

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    A Disneyland Martial Arts Festival? Or -- better yet -- an official Best Kept Disney Secrets website? Jim Hill shares some of the more intriguing domain names that the Walt Disney Company has registered over the past two months...
  • Jim Hill

    Boags, Bears and Mooses (Meeses?)

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    Pretty much picking up where we left off yesterday, Jim fills you in on what's NOT going to happen at this site as well as what Disney Feature Animation is NOT calling its "Bears" project. ...
  • Dan Viets

    Disneyana fans flock to Marceline's Toonfest

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    Dan Viets checks in with a report about what happened last month when cartoonists, Imagineers and film historians all descended on Walt Disney's old hometown....
  • Press Releases

    BOOM! Studios' "Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers" #3 in stores next week

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    These will be out next week! February 2nd, 2011. Celebrate 58 years of "Uncle Scrooge" with the milestone issue UNCLE SCROOGE #400. Also things heat up for Chip and the gang as they travel to the Arctic in CHIP 'N' DALE RESCUE RANGERS #3. And the less said about IRREDEEMABLE #22 the better...just read it! Enjoy!, Chip-not Dale CHIP 'N' DALE RESCUE RANGERS #3 (A) CHIP 'N' DALE RESCUE RANGERS #3 (B) It’s the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in an all-new...
  • Jim Hill

    Jim's feeling sorry for Michael Eisner?! Why For?

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    I know, I know. You were looking for a "Why For." Which (I promise) will be back up on the site next Friday. But today, Hill (before he heads off to Mousefest) explains why he's kind of feeling sorry for Disney's CEO....
  • Jim Hill

    "Walt Disney World Trivia Book" is full of fun facts

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    Okay. So Louis Mongello's new book isn't exactly "War and Peace." That said, Disney dweebs are still sure to have plenty of burrowing through this trivia-packed volume....
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    Disney's "Haunted Mansion" DVD is worth it for the extras

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    Okay. So admittedly this Eddie Murphy movie was a bit of a botch. But Jim Hill still thinks that Buena Vista Home Entertainment's latest release is still worth owning ... if only for the extras. ...
  • Press Releases

    New IRON MAN 3 Images Released

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    Visit the website: http://marvel.com/ironman3 “Like” IRON MAN 3 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ironman “Follow” IRON MAN 3 on Twitter: @Iron_Man IRON MAN 3 releases in theaters on May 3, 2013
  • John Lockamy

    In the Cards

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    Wanna read some fun Disney satire? Then -- courtesy of John Lockamy -- take a look at these Chuck Lorre vanity cards. ...
  • Jim Hill

    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 why "Dinosaur" isn't usually considered WDFA's first CG feature, why he doubts that Sony's pending purchase of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. will have any impact on Disney-MGM's name, apologizes to the nice folks at wdwinfo.com, then closes the column out by talking about all the other rides that ALMOST got added to Epcot's World Showcase. ...
  • Jim Hill

    Even more concept art from the lobbies of the Disneyland Resort Hotel

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    You asked for it. You got it. Thanks to Nancy Stadler, here's another series of photos that highlights some of the great pieces of concept art that are used to decorate the public areas of the Disneyland Resort Hotel....
  • Chris Geraci

    Common sense tips may lead to an uncommonly successful Disneyland vacation

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    JHM guest columnist Chris Geraci offers up some suggestions that could make your next trip to the Magic Kingdom even more magical. ...
  • Floyd Norman

    Second rate treatment for a first class Mickey Mouse movie

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    JHM favorite Floyd Norman is back with another great column. This time around, Floyd talks about "The Three Musketeers," which Norman says really deserved better treatment then just being dumped on DVD....
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - What's Your Favorite Disney Meal?

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    The big question today - What is your favorite Disney dining location? Roger wants to know in today's edition of Ruminations....
  • Press Releases

    SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium Delays Opening of Octopus Garden

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    CARLSBAD, Calif (April 14, 2011) – What could be more unpredictable than a cephalopod – they have been known to change colors in the blink of an eye, squeeze themselves through the tiniest opening and squirt ink when they get upset … so it should really be no surprise that the cephalopods at SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium are refusing to move in to Octopus Garden in time for tomorrow’s scheduled opening. Cephalopods are finicky creatures and are very sensitive to water...
  • Jim Hill

    Why For?

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    Jim Hill -- the man who just doesn't understand how "to make a long story short" -- returns with even more long-winded answers to your Disney related questions. This week, Jim jabbers on and on about Sean Connery and Chris Farley, shares some disturbing news about the 2-disc deluxe edition of the "Lilo & Stitch" DVD as well as some happy info about Disney's "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" movie ... then makes a blatant bid for your bucks! ...
  • Press Releases

    Thaddeus Stevens and The Gang Three in New Clips from Steve Spielberg's "Lincoln"

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    Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come...
  • Press Releases

    Disney Channel Worldwide - Carolina Lightcap steps down as President

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    Burbank, CA, September 15, 2011 . . . The Disney/ABC Television Group today announced that Carolina Lightcap, president, Disney Channels Worldwide, has decided to step down from her post effective immediately. In a separate release, Gary Marsh was named president and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. In commenting on the announcement, Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, said, “We’re sorry that Carolina has decided...
  • Jim Hill

    I just flew in from Orlando (And - Boy! - are my arms tired)

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    Jim Hill (that lazy slob) finally gets back to work, filling you in on what he's got in the works for the next six weeks at the site. ...
  • Jeff Lange

    "Night of Joy" participants get advance look at Disney's new "Narnia" movie

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    WDW guests who attended this past weekend's Christian music festival at the Magic Kingdom got to check out a special "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" display. Jeff Lange shows us what it was like....
  • Press Releases

    Mike and Sulley Pull Pranks, Join a Frat and Lose a Pig in New Clips from MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

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    "First Contact" Clip - Get a glimpse of Mike & Sulley’s first morning as members of the Oozma Kappa brotherhood. "ROR Material" Clip - Sulley's capture of the Archie, the rival school's mascot, just might be enough to make him worthy of joining the leading fraternity on campus: Roar Omega Roar. "OK Initiation" Clip - Oozma Kappa's sacred initiation ritual gets an unexpected interruption as the members try to welcome Mike & Sulley to their brotherhood...
  • Jim Hill

    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....
  • Jim Hill

    "DVD Confidential" reveals the secret hiding spots of Easter Eggs on recent Disney DVDs

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    Jim Hill returns with a review of Marc Saltzman's latest book, which tells the reader how to access the hidden features on over 160 DVD releases....
  • Press Releases

    Produced by Disney & Sonia Friedman Productions "Shakespear​e in Love" Opens to Critical Acclaim in London

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    Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall Director Declan Donnellan Designer Nick Ormerod Company with Tom Bateman as Will. Photo by Johan Persson - Disney ‘ « « « « « A stirring love story. Terrific jokes. A joyous celebration of theatre itself. At a time when so many stage shows are based on films, it is odd that it has taken so long for Shakespeare in Love to arrive in the West End, but boy has Lee Hall’s...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations: What's on your iPod, Disneyland?

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    Roger Colton checks in this week with some interesting musical updates from the Disneyland Resort...
  • Press Releases

    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...
  • Jim Hill

    Fifth WDW theme park not coming forth anytime soon

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    Jim Hill's been investigating that rumor that was flying around the web last month, about how a new theme park was supposedly already in the works for the Walt Disney World Resort. Sadly, this story didn't really pan out...
  • 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!...
  • Jim Hill

    The "Star Tours" saga continues: Wheeling & dealing

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    In the latest installment of his series about the creation of this popular Disney theme park attraction, Jim Hill talks about how Michael Eisner first tried to talk George Lucas into building a "Star Tours" -themed roller coaster. That is until Disney's new CEO found out how much roller coasters really cost to build....
  • Press Releases

    Sony Pictures Animation Announces Stop Motion/live Action Hybrid SUPERBAGO

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    Sony Pictures Animation confirmed yesterday they are producing a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project named SUPERBAGO. SUPERBAGO will be directed by ROBOT CHICKEN's John Harvatine and Eric Towner and produced by NAPOLEON DYNAMITE helmer Jared Hess along with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson. The film is being written by Ricky Blitt; Jared Hess, Hubbel Palmer, and Chris Bowman. Michelle Raimo Kouyate, president of production at Sony Pictures Animation, commented: "SUPERBAGO...
  • Press Releases

    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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    D23's Disney Geek vlog takes a look at Fantasyland expansion project

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    A brand new episode of “D23’s Disney Geek” (#26) is now online. This week on the show: - A visit to the Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure, with new exhibits, an enchanted map and an Imagineer reveals a little secret! - The Studios debuts flashy new racers from “Cars 2” - “The Magic, The Memories and You!” illuminates Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World and “it’s a small world” at Disneyland nightly—and “Johnny...
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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...
  • Seth Kubersky

    A JHM Exclusive: Your first look at Universal Orlando's "Revenge of the Mummy" thrill ride

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    JHM columnist Seth Kubersky returns with a detailed description of this brand new yet-to-be-officially-opened indoor roller coaster....
  • Jim Hill

    Just how well did "Chicken Little" really do this past weekend?

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    It was the No. 1 film in the country this past weekend. So why isn't Jim Hill celebrating "Chicken Little" 's success? Because -- when you really break down the numbers -- this film's box office performance was solid but not exactly spectacular. ...
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    Trying to tell the Good Guys from the Bad Guys

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    At the end of a pretty amazing week of Disney-related news, Jim Hill shares the latest Roy/Stanley/Michael/Pixar/Comcast theories ... then wonders why he's suddenly feeling sorry for Disney's embattled CEO....
  • Press Releases

    RETURN TO OZ in the all-new spring issue of DISNEY TWENTY-THREE on stands February 12

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    A Dazzling Behind-The-Scenes Look At Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful, The 15th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Never-Before-Seen Concept Art from Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen BURBANK, Calif. - January 30, 2013 - The spring issue of Disney twenty-three , the flagship magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, hits stands February 12, loaded with articles to delight both Disney fans and the general public. The cover story, "A Great and Powerful Odyssey,"...
  • Press Releases

    Mouseketrips - One More Disney Day Discount

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    One More Disney Day Discount Posted: 09 Jan 2012 08:28 AM PST Travel Dates : February 26 - March 10, 2012 Available at both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort, guests can now book a minimum three night three day Disney stay and receive One More Disney Day and Night included for free. This is a short term discount in conjunction with Disney's One More Disney Day promotion, where the Disneyland theme park and the Magic Kingdom will be open 24 hours on leap day, 2012 (February 29 @ 6:00...
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    Uncover a mystery about Ezra’s past when Star Wars Rebels airs at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Monday, November 17th on Disney XD

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    In the first of a two-part story arc, someone from Ezra's past needs help to escape Imperial forces on Lothal in "Empire Day," an all new episode of Star Wars Rebels ! After the crew of the Ghost wreaks havoc on the Imperials' Empire Day celebration - an annual event commemorating the founding of the Empire - they discover an old friend of Ezra's parents who has escaped with secrets vital to the Empire. Pursued by Agent Kallus and the Inquisitor, the rebels attempt to smuggle...
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    Meet 'Epic Mickey' Game Developer Warren Spector At The Walt Disney Family Museum

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    The Walt Disney Family Museum March 2011 Events Calendar Join us for Mary Poppins -themed screenings, activities and fun! And get a behind the scenes look at the history and making of “Epic Mickey” with Video Game Developer Warren Spector SCREENINGS + DISCUSSIONS FILM OF THE MONTH – March 2 – March 31 Mary Poppins (1964) 1:00pm and 4:00pm daily, Theater (except Tuesdays and March 5, 13 + 20) Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who...
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    Disney-Pixar Cars 2: "Spy Cars Like Us" Featurette Now Available

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  • Jim Hill

    Does the arrival of the "X Games Xperience" signal the start of DCA's turnaround?

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    Back to work after a long road trip, Jim Hill offers up his thoughts about recent events at Disney's California Adventure. Can it be that this beleaguered theme park has finally turned a corner and is now on its way to winning over the public?...
  • Press Releases

    Disney Interactive Media Group to Preview Upcoming Video Games at D23 Expo 2011

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    DISNEY INTERACTIVE MEDIA GROUP TO GIVE D23 EXPO ATTENDEES HANDS-ON FUN WITH THE LATEST INTERACTIVE GAMES AND ONLINE ART ACTIVITIES Guests to Preview Upcoming Video Games, Compete in Interactive Art Contests on Disney.com's Create and Meet Legendary Video Game Designer Warren Spector, Creator of Disney Epic Mickey BURBANK, CA -July 25, 2011 - Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) invites Disney fans and families to step into its pavilion at the D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan Event-for hands...
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    The ToonSeum Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art presents Comics 4 Comics 4

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    Pittsburgh 04/03/2013-The Toonseum Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art presents Comics 4 Comics 4! The 4th installment of this annual fundraiser brings headliner Michael Capozzola to Pittsburgh and onto to the stage at Little E's at 8pm on April 4th. Michael Capozzola is a San Francisco-based comedian and cartoonist. He's contributed to Mad Magazine, The New York Times and National Lampoon. Michael is the producer and host of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum's annual...
  • Chris Barry

    A chat with Jim Henson

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    Continuing his series from last week, former Jim Henson Company intern Chris Barry talks about his one-on-one session with the Muppet master....
  • Press Releases

    Adult Swim with Intel, Lexus & State Farm® Offering Free Ice Cream & VIP Access at Comic-Con® International: San Diego

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    Fan Reward Program to Include Helpful Tips, VIP Access to Panels & Events, Free Rides & Online Access to Network Panels Adult Swim fans will be in for a real treat at 2014 Comic-Con ® International: San Diego - both literally and figuratively - thanks to unique activations from its sponsors that will combine to provide the most comprehensive fan experience both on and off the convention floor. The network announced today activations with Intel, Lexus and State Farm designed to tap into...
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