Jim Hill Media
Welcome to Jim Hill Media - Entertainment News : Theme Parks Movies Television
  • Press Releases

    Broadway Cast of Aladdin Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with a Sing-a-long of Friend Like Me

    • 0 Comments
    Last night (Tuesday, August 12), the Broadway cast of Aladdin – led by Genie James Monroe Iglehart – led the whole audience in a very moving sing-along of ‘Friend Like Me’ after the performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. This is a short video cut together from cell phone cameras.
  • Jim Hill

    "Magic Quizdom" is NOT your typical Disney trivia book

    • 1 Comments
    Jim Hill is no fan of Disney trivia books, but he found lots to like about Kevin Yee and Jason Schulz's new Disneyland quiz book, which explores some of the more obscure aspects of that theme park's history....
  • Press Releases

    Donald Duck & Friends #363 In Stores February 2011 - Classics Are Back At BOOM!

    • 0 Comments
    For Immediate Release: CLASSICS ARE BACK AT BOOM! WITH DONALD DUCK #363 COMING THIS FEBRUARY THE CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF WALT DISNEY COMICS CONTINUES! DONALD DUCK #363 FEATURES DISNEY MASTERS CARL BARKS, GEOFFREY BLUM, DAAN JIPPES, & CARLOS MOTA ALL IN ONE BOOK! DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #363 SHIPS WITH A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN COVER BY DON ROSA & A SPECIAL 1-IN-10 COVER BY CARL BARKS! December 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Join BOOM! as we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary...
  • Press Releases

    Disney Fantasy Upper Decks a Splashing Delight for Kids and Comfortable Retreat for Adults

    • 0 Comments
    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2011) – An array of wet and wonderful new surprises help guests cool off as they enjoy soaking up the sun aboard the Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship scheduled to set sail in March 2012. AquaLab Debuts on the Disney Fantasy On the Disney Fantasy, guests can splash and play in the AquaLab – a brand-new water play area on deck 12, near the entrance to the AquaDuck water coaster. Families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers...
  • Jim Hill

    A bad news edition of Why For

    • 0 Comments
    Jim Hill delivers somewhat depressing answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim reveals why "The Morning Report" wound up on the Special Edition "Lion King" DVD, why Innoventions has become so bland, what happens to all those articles on "Save Disney" as well as what's supposedly holding up the Disney Cruise Line's third ship...
  • Press Releases

    DreamWorks FRIGHT NIGHT - First Images from this August 19th Release

    • 0 Comments
    FRIGHT NIGHT Copyright 2011 DreamWorks Studios All rights reserved. Genre: Horror Rating: TBD U.S. Release date: August 19, 2011 Running Time: Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette Director: Craig Gillespie Producers: Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig Executive Producers: Ray Angelic, Josh Bratman, Michael Gaeta, Lloyd Ivan Miller Screenplay by: Marti Noxon Story by: Tom Holland Based on the film "Fright Night" written...
  • Press Releases

    A new commercial featuring Disney’s WRECK-IT RALPH : The Fix-it Felix Hammer

    • 0 Comments
    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 !!
  • Jim Hill

    A special "Cease & Desist" edition of Monday Mélange

    • 0 Comments
    These days, they say that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Well, if that's really the case, then Jim Hill hopes that -- by airing a little bit of JHM's dirty laundry -- that even more animation fans will be compelled to check out "Dream On Silly Dreamer."...
  • Jim Hill

    Disney's "Haunted Mansion" DVD is worth it for the extras

    • 0 Comments
    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

    Mouseketri​ps - 2013 Winter Disney World Discount

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Press Releases

    ABC Television Star Tim Allen talks comedy, sobriety & family with AARP

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Jim Hill

    Did you hear? Jim Hill is a con man!

    • 0 Comments
    Yep. Hill - and an estimated 80,000 of his close, personal friends - are all attending Comic Con. As he fights his way through the crowded aisles at the San Diego Convention Center, Hill reports in on who he's already seen at this year's show....
  • Jim Hill

    Be Careful What You Wish For

    • 0 Comments
    In this April 2000 piece from the archives, Jim Hill exposes what really happened with comic genius Robin Williams and the Walt Disney Company's handling of the film "Aladdin" and looks at the tense relationship since. ...
  • Press Releases

    Dreamworks Animation: The Latest News on Rise of the Guardians, Madagascar 3 and Dragons Riders of Berk

    • 0 Comments
    WEBPAGE VERSION © 2012 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy . Terms Of Use .
  • Jim Hill

    Guess (Doctor) who Disney Television Animation got to voice Scrooge McDuck for their “DuckTales” reboot

    • 1 Comments
    If you ask fans of the original "DuckTales" (which debuted in syndication back in September of 1987) what their favorite aspect of this animated TV series was, I'm sure that a lot of them would mention the late Alan Young 's vocal performance as Scrooge McDuck. Mind you, that Scottish burr that Young (who first voiced this character back in 1983 for Walt Disney Animation Studios' seasonal featurette, "Mickey's Christmas Carol") gave McDuck was the real thing. Alan...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    Remembering "Captain EO"

    • 0 Comments
    JHM columnist Joseph L. Kleiman looks back fondly on a Disney park attraction. One that -- thanks to Michael Jackson's upcoming trial -- will probably never see the light of day again. ...
  • Angela Ragno

    Are you a Pixie Planner?

    • 0 Comments
    JHM contributor Angela Ragno certainly is. As in: She's one of those Central Florida residents who always goes out of her way to make sure that friends & family have a really great time on their Disney World vacations. Read all about what Angela just did in order to make her Gram's recent WDW trip that much more memorable. ...
  • Press Releases

    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Announces Date Change for Destination D: Attraction Rewind

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Future of Cinema

    • 0 Comments
    JHM columnist Joseph L. Kleiman listens in as the co-founder of DreamWorks' Studios talks at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. ...
  • Jim Hill

    Why For?

    • 0 Comments
    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. ...
  • Floyd Norman

    False Fronts

    • 0 Comments
    Floyd Norman returns from a recent visit to the Burbank lot with some unique thoughts about what's been happening lately with the Walt Disney Company....
  • Press Releases

    "Newsies" Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway

    • 0 Comments
    As a Thank You to Fans, Tony®-Winning Musical to Offer Free Ticket Lottery For One Week Only, March 23 - 29 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Friday, March 22, 2013): Newsies , The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical, celebrates one year on Broadway March 29 th at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 st Street, New York City). To thank the fans of the show whose support brought Newsies to the Great White Way and who have made it one of Broadway's biggest hits, tickets at the Newsies lottery will...
  • Rick Gutierrez

    The Mummy Unwrapped - Part I

    • 0 Comments
    In preparation for next week's grand opening of Universal Studios Hollywood's "Curse of the Mummy" attraction, JHM contributor Rick Guitterez offers up a brief history this film franchise....
  • Press Releases

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

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - More Panavue Slides

    • 0 Comments
    It's the first week of the new year, and another edition all set to shared!...
  • Wade Sampson

    Wednesdays with Wade: The Epcot we never got

    • 0 Comments
    JHM favorite Wade Sampson looks back at some of the Imagineers' original concepts for rides & shows for EPCOT Center....
  • Press Releases

    Disney's The Lion King Celebrates Sold-out Four-week Engagement in Schenectady

    • 0 Comments
    Schenectady, NY (March 23, 2011) – Disney’s THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out four-week premiere engagement in Schenectady, NY which concluded on Sunday, March 20. The engagement, which the Albany Times Union enthused, “offers all of the spectacle one would expect and then some,” grossed over $5.2 million at the box office and entertained more than 77,000 patrons during 32 performances at Proctors Theatre. It is estimated that THE LION KING...
  • Jim Hill

    $485 Million doesn't count?!

    • 0 Comments
    Jim Hill tries to make sense of the controversy surrounding "Toy Story III," a film that Disney really wants Pixar to make ... sort of....
  • Press Releases

    Brand new episode of "D23's Disney Geek" (#57)

    • 0 Comments
  • Jim Hill

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

    • 0 Comments
    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

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

    • 0 Comments
    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....
  • Press Releases

    Kermit the Frog Joins the First Lady in a Special Appearance at the National Tree Lighting

    • 1 Comments
    Photo by Sara Jaye Weiss The 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Thursday, December 1, 2011 on the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony ushers in the holiday season in our nation's capital and can be viewed on demand online at www.thenationaltree.org . The event can also be seen on public television throughout the month of December. Check local listings or visit www.thenationaltree.org for more information. The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony...
  • Press Releases

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

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Press Releases

    ABC Announces Exclusive Q&As and Autograph Sessions At D23 Expo 2015

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Paul Schnebelen

    Paul's CD Bin

    • 0 Comments
    So how do you top a sneak peek at the "Finding Nemo" DVD? How about a new column from JHM contributor Paul Schnebelen which offers up his opinions about which CDs to pick up. PLUS an update on Paul's progress toward his WDW marathon run....
  • Press Releases

    "A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films" at Universal Orlando Resort to feature cast and filmmaker appearances

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Jim Hill

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

    • 0 Comments
    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....
  • Press Releases

    Disney Channel Worldwide - Carolina Lightcap steps down as President

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Press Releases

    ToonSeum Picks the Looniest Looney Tunes Saturday January 7th

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Floyd Norman

    Hollywood name-dropping, Disney style

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    Beyond Sound and Color

    • 0 Comments
    Big news could be breaking in the 3D / digital projection world this coming weekend out in Vegas. Joseph L. Kleiman fills you in on all the particulars. ...
  • Press Releases

    Disney's D23 Expo: Walt Disney Studios to present sneak peeks & surprise guests from upcoming film slate Aug. 20th

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Press Releases

    Hollywood Will Celebrate Walt Disney's Feature "Fantasia" 's 75 Years of Glorious Technicolor on June 7th

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Press Releases

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

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Press Releases

    BOOM! Studios presents two classic Uncle Scrooge stories by Carl Barks and Don Rosa

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Jim Hill

    The "Star Tours" saga continues: Wheeling & dealing

    • 0 Comments
    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....
  • Jim Hill

    Thankful for the way Miss Piggy saved Tony Bennett from falling, Freeform names her their first-ever Ambassador of Cheer

    • 0 Comments
    Never mind about that Grinch who stole Christmas. Have you heard about the pig who saved a national treasure on Thanksgiving morning? Those of you who watched last month's live broadcast of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC surely remember this moment. To herald the arrival of Saint Nick at Macy's Herald Square store , Tony Bennett & Miss Piggy had just finished singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." And then -- as the parade float that these two entertainment icons...
  • Press Releases

    BOOM! Celebrates 70 Years of Walt Disney's Comics

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Paul Schnebelen

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

    • 0 Comments
    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....
  • Jeff Lange

    A tree-mendous WDW photo safari

    • 0 Comments
    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...
Page 73 of 95 (4,705 items) «7172737475»