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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...
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    Disney Launches Official TRON Pop-Up Shop At Royal/T In Los Angeles

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    GLENDALE, CALIF. (November 3, 2010) — Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is giving fans the ultimate TRON experience by hosting the official, one and only TRON: Legacy Pop-Up Shop with displays and merchandise inspired by the high-tech 3D adventure, TRON: Legacy , releasing in U.S. theaters Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, this six week-long retail destination for men and women of all ages will offer one-of-a-kind, limited...
  • 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. ...
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    A new commercial featuring Disney’s WRECK-IT RALPH : The Fix-it Felix Hammer

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    Tired of things going wrong? Get the Fix-It Felix Hammer "Like" WRECK-IT RALPH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph "Follow" WRECK-IT Ralph on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckitralph Visit the official site: www.disney.com/wreckitralph Wreck-It Ralph smashes into theaters in 3D on November 2 nd !!
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    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Announces Date Change for Destination D: Attraction Rewind

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    Today D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced the date of Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O plus at Walt Disney World Resort will shift to November 22 and 23. Check-in and exclusive shopping opportunities will begin on Friday, November 21. In addition to this news, D23 is thrilled to announce Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr and other popular Disney Legends who worked on the Walt Disney shows for the New York World's Fair will be taking part in the event this fall. Additional...
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    Mouseketri​ps - 2013 Winter Disney World Discount

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    Travel dates : January 2 - March 7, 2012 Walt Disney World has released a special discount for the general public where guests can save up to 35% off of their room only reservation at select Walt Disney World resorts. Savings are based on resort; Sample Savings : Save 35% at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Boardwalk Inn, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard and pool views only), Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Boardwalk Villas, Beach Club Villas, Animal Kingdom Villas...
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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. ...
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    AVENGERS Blu-ray Trailer Debuts on Yahoo!

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    America's favorite super heroes come home. Marvel's THE AVENGERS will be available September 25th on Blu-ray Combo Pack
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    Disney's D23 Expo: Walt Disney Studios to present sneak peeks & surprise guests from upcoming film slate Aug. 20th

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY'S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 19-21 BURBANK, Calif. - August 9, 2011 - Exclusively at Disney's D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks and exhibits. On Saturday, August 20, Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey...
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    BOOM! Studios presents two classic Uncle Scrooge stories by Carl Barks and Don Rosa

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    THIS MAY BOOM! STUDIOS PRESENTS TWO CLASSIC UNCLE SCROOGE STORIES BY CARL BARKS & DON ROSA TWO DISNEY COMICS LEGENDS WITH UNCLE SCROOGE: THE MYSTERIOUS STONE RAY & CASH FLOW February 18, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA – This May BOOM! Studios brings you two legendary Duck artists for two classic Duck stories never before collected together: UNCLE SCROOGE: THE MYSTERIOUS STONE RAY & CASH FLOW! Join in the fun as BOOM! Studios presents two timeless UNCLE SCROOGE adventures by renowned Disney...
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    ToonSeum Picks the Looniest Looney Tunes Saturday January 7th

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    Help the ToonSeum bid farewell to Overture: Behind the Scenes of Looney Tunes with a special screening of our favorite Looney Tunes cartoons, The Ten Looniest, Saturday, January 7th at 5pm. Warner Brothers' timeless Looney Tunes cartoons have left an indelible mark on popular culture and the art of animation, entertaining audiences for over 75 years. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig have become international cultural icons, as have their brilliant creators Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Bob...
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    Universal Orlando Resort Launching Official Mobile Application June 22nd 2011

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    UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT LAUNCHES OFFICIAL MOBILE APPLICATION ON JUNE 22 Universal Orlando’s Mobile Phone App Version 1.0 Provides Interactive Maps, GPS Location, Attraction Information and More App is Available as a Free Download for Apple and Android Mobile Devices WHAT: For the first time ever, Universal Orlando Resort is launching an official mobile application, designed to help guests effortlessly navigate its two theme parks and entertainment complex. Available as a free download for...
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    "A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films" at Universal Orlando Resort to feature cast and filmmaker appearances

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    VACATION PACKAGES ON SALE SUNDAY, JULY 31 st FOR "A CELEBRATION OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS" AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT Special Event Hosted by Warner Bros. to Feature Three Days of Cast Member and Filmmaker Appearances, Autograph Signings, Q&A Sessions and Film Screenings ORLANDO, Fla. (July 25, 2011) - Universal Orlando Resort announced today that special vacation packages will go on sale Sunday, July 31 st that will give guests the opportunity to attend "A Celebration of the...
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    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...
  • Wade Sampson

    Wednesdays with Wade: The Epcot we never got

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    JHM favorite Wade Sampson looks back at some of the Imagineers' original concepts for rides & shows for EPCOT Center....
  • 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....
  • Paul Schnebelen

    You're going to do WHAT!? Starting down the Road to the WDW Marathon

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    There's definitely "some walking involved" in writer Paul Schnebelen's latest story for JimHillMedia.com. So let's let Paul bring you up to speed about all the preparations that he's made for the 2005 WDW Marathon....
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    "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2" star Papi shares his parenting tips

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    PAPI’S PARENTING TIPS Papi faces fatherhood in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 – and it’s his toughest challenge yet! How does the doggy dad handle life with his pups? Well, he follows his very own set of parenting tips… TIP ONE: ASK AWAY… Papi says: “This dad business is harder than I thought. I should’ve read the manual – or at least some books! Don’t be scared to ask your friends and family for help or advice. After all, that’s what they’re...
  • 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....
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    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...
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    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...
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    Watch the brand new 'Monsters University' Trailer

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    Check Out this Clip from "Time Travel Mater" & See it in its Entirety on ABC June 16th

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    Tune into ABC for “Cars” on June 16 from 8-11 p.m./7-10 p.m. Central to see “Time Travel Mater” in its entirety. You’ll also be treated to a special tour of Cars Land by Larry the Cable Guy throughout the film. “Time Travel Mater” will debut at the Disneyland Resort in Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure park beginning June 15 .
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    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....
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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 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. ...
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    "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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    Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to release Diamond Edition of "Bambi" on March 1st

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    DISNEY ADDS A NEW GEM TO THE BLU-RAY™ DIAMOND COLLECTION Walt Disney’s BAMBI Diamond Edition Releases From The Disney Vault on March 1, 2011 Burbank, Calif. , December, 2010 – The Walt Disney Studios proudly announces the addition of BAMBI to its coveted, cutting-edge Blu-ray™ Diamond Collection line-up of Disney’s greatest animated-classics. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, BAMBI Diamond Edition features the loveable and adorable wide-eyed fawn...
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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...
  • 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....
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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. ...
  • 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....
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    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...
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    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...
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    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. ...
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    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! ...
  • Floyd Norman

    Hollywood name-dropping, Disney style

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    You can't work at the Mouse Factory without rubbing elbows with a few celebrities. Floyd Norman tells tales about those that he's encountered during his time in Tinsel Town...
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    ABC Announces Exclusive Q&As and Autograph Sessions At D23 Expo 2015

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    THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK SPOTLIGHTS THE CREATIVE FORCES AND STARS FROM SOME OF ITS MOST EXCITING SHOWS AT D23 EXPO 2015, WITH EXCLUSIVE Q&As AND AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS "Once Upon a Time" Panel Features Series Creators/Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, as well as Stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parrilla, Who Will Talk About Their Hit ABC Series Find Out What It's Like to Work with the Muppets in a Special Panel Featuring the Talented Performers Working on the New...
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    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...
  • 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. ...
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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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    Hollywood Will Celebrate Walt Disney's Feature "Fantasia" 's 75 Years of Glorious Technicolor on June 7th

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    TCL Chinese Theatre-Cinespia Tribute: 6/7: 75 th Anniversary Screening of "Fantasia" & "Fantasia 2000" To Benefit Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (HOLLYWOOD, CA, June 7)---On Sunday June 7, Hollywood celebrates the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney's "Fantasia" and the 15 th anniversary of "Fantasia 2000." "Fantasia" and "Fantasia 2000" - a pair of animated musical masterpieces - will receive special screenings at the TCL Chinese...
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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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    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....
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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...
  • 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....
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