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    Josh Duhamel returns to All My Children on ABC Daytime

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    ALL MY CHILDREN Josh Duhamel will make an appearance on "All My Children" to once again play Pine Valley's favorite con artist, Leo du Pres, who allegedly died in 2003. Leo was paired with Rebecca Budig's Greenlee in 2000 and the two characters quickly became a soap super couple. Duhamel's August return promises storyline twists and turns that "All My Children" fans have grown to know and love. Duhamel's scenes will air August 4, 2011 on ABC Daytime's "All...
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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...
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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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    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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    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

    An "On-the-Fly" Why For.

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    Jim Hill's down in Orlando this week, knee-deep in MouseFest 2004. But even so, he still found time to chime in about the "Cars" / "Chicken Little" controversy....
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    Marvel Makes Inaugural Appearance at D23 Expo

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    MARVEL MAKES INAUGURAL APPEARANCE AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO! NEW YORK , NY –August 11, 2011 – Marvel is coming to Anaheim this year to make its historic debut at D23, the ultimate Disney fan event, and we’re pulling out all the stops! On Sunday, August 21, at 10:15 a.m. in the Arena, join us for Marvel: The House of Ideas, an exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one...
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    Exclusive Look at Disney's "Tomorrowland" To Be Shown During Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX (Video)

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    In Disney's riveting mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland," a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson)...
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    THE LION KING Plays 7000th Broadway Performanc​e Wednesday September 3rd

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    PLAYS 7,000 th PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 rd AT 7:00PM Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING , will play its 7,000 th Broadway performance at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 3 rd . Only three shows in Broadway history have reached this milestone. As it approaches its 17 th anniversary on Broadway, THE LION KING finds itself in a position unprecedented in the history of Broadway. Already the highest-grossing show in Broadway history, the show was the highest-grossing of 2013 and...
  • Rick Gutierrez

    The Mummy Unwrapped - Part II

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    With just days 'til Universal Studios Hollywood's "Curse of the Mummy" attraction opens, JHM contributor Rick Guitterez talks about the development of this new thrill ride....
  • Jim Hill

    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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    Hidden (loco)motive

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    How can one early morning event at Disneyland service two very different agendas? Jim Hill reveals how the Mouse recently honored a Disney Legend as well as pleased a major power player at Pixar....
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    "Walt's People" offers unique perspective on the Old Mousetro

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    Jim Hill talks up Volume One of a new series of books, which will collect interviews with Disney Legends that talk about what it was actually like to work with Walt....
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    Disney's The Lion King North American Tour Wins Denver Post Ovation Award

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    NILES FITCH HONORED AS "BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR" New York, NY - The North American tour of Disney's THE LION KING was honored with a Denver Post Ovation Award, which recognizes the best in Colorado theatre. Niles Fitch, one of the actors currently playing "Young Simba", was named "Best Supporting Actor." The Denver return engagement of the landmark musical also received a nomination for "Best Touring Production" and Syndee Winters was nominated in the "Best...
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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....
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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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    Universal Orlando's Highly-anticipated Halloween Horror Nights 22 is Now Open

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    ONCE YOU'RE INSIDE... THERE IS NO ESCAPE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 22 IS NOW OPEN The Country's Best Halloween Event Returns With Highly-Anticipated Haunted House Experiences Based on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Video Game Franchise "Silent Hill," Penn & Teller and More ORLANDO, Fla. (September 21, 2012) - Tonight, there will be no escape as Universal Orlando unleashes the horror of Halloween Horror Nights 22, featuring all...
  • Jim Hill

    Is Steve Jobs really the right man for the job?

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    As rumors continue to swirl about how the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios may soon be taking on a very significant role at the Walt Disney Company, Jim Hill wonders: Given that Steve Jobs actually spent years trying to get rid of Pixar's animation unit, is this really the guy you want deciding what happens next at the Mouse House?...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations: Make that Disneyland music to go, please!

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    Something magical about your favorite Disneyland musical performance? Well then Roger has just the scoop for you....
  • Chris Barry

    The time I spent among the Muppets

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    JHM's newest guest columnist Chris Barry begins a three part series today, during which Chris will be looking back on those months in 1990 where he worked as an intern at the Jim Henson Company. ...
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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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    Stunning concept art from the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship in this week's D23's Disney Geek

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    This week on the show: - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue blasts off at Disney's Hollywood Studios with Bob Iger, George Lucas and… Darth Vader! - Stunning concept art from the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship including the European-themed nightclub area - "Pirates" makes a lotta loot! - It's Donald Duck's birthday and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" is celebrating - The first poster for the new Muppet movie - Luminaries announced for D23's Rocketeer 20th Anniversary...
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #5: The Star Wars Holiday Special

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    Matt Springer is back for the holidays with a not-so-fond look back on one of the more infamous things that George Lucas may have wished he never created. And we're not talking about Jar Jar Binks ......
  • Jim Hill

    You wanna go where every birdie knows your name...

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    Not all that thrilled with Disneyland's newly-spruced-up but still-stuck-in-the-60s "Enchanted Tiki Room"? Count your blessings, folks. For Jim Hill now reveals the long-since-aborted plan that the Imagineers hatched 'way back in the 1980s. Which called for this Adventureland attraction to be invaded by feathered versions of your favorite movie & sitcom stars...
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    They may call it the "City of Brotherly Love," but it looks like a brawl is about to break out ...

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    From the front lines in Philly, Jim Hill files a brief report on the highlights of yesterday's "Save Disney" events at the Loews Hotel....
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    Thomas O. Staggs Named Chief Operating Officer Of The Walt Disney Company

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    BURBANK, Calif.-Thomas O. Staggs has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. A 25-year Disney veteran, Mr. Staggs is Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, overseeing the strategy, operations and creative development of the company's iconic travel and leisure businesses. He will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer immediately, while continuing to lead Parks and Resorts until a successor...
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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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    Will Disney Digital 3D help make "Chicken Little" a hit big?

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    As the box office expectations for WDFA's first fully CG feature continue to slip, Disney insiders are now pinning their hopes on this new 3D projection process to really help boost "Chicken Little" 's box office numbers....
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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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    Knott’s Latin Music Festival Heats Up the Summer

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    BUENA PARK, Calif . - Knott's Berry Farm will be combining thrilling attractions with sizzling hot entertainment at this year's Latin Music Festival on Saturday, June 16. This annual event brings together some of the most exciting Latin performers for a day filled with great music and exciting rides for the whole family. Headlining this year's event will be Angel & Khriz , one of the most sought after Puerto Rican duos. Their song "Muevela" was featured in the "Fast...
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    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...
  • Rick Gutierrez

    To Scare or not to Scare: Part II

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    JHM contributor Rick Gutierrez continues his scarifying series about Southern California's best Halloween celebrations. This time around, he checks out that San Fernando favorite, Spooky House....
  • Wade Sampson

    Wednesdays with Wade: Walt and the Indians

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    As November draws to a close, Wade Sampson talks up National American Indian Heritage month. He also reveals the many ways the Walt Disney Company has tried to pay tribute to Native American culture over the past 80 years...
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    Disney Twenty-Three Magazine Summer Issue Goes Behind the Scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean

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    DISNEY TWENTY-THREE MAGAZINE SUMMER ISSUE HITS STANDS MAY 3 Behind the Scenes on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Scoop from Director Rob Marshall, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Richard Griffiths; Exclusive Interview with George Lucas on Reimagining Star Tours And a Sit Down with Stan Lee on Marvel’s Move to Disney BURBANK, Calif. – April 20, 2011 – The summer issue of Disney twenty-three magazine hits stands May 3, filled with features that will take readers from...
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    Nintendo Partners with Universal Parks & Resorts

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    ;; TO CREATE WORLD'S FIRST-EVER THEME PARK ATTRACTIONS BASED ON NINTENDO'S BELOVED GAMES AND CHARACTERS KYOTO, Japan and ORLANDO, Florida (May 7, 2015) - Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks - creating spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo's wildly popular games, characters and worlds. The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership...
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    It's Premiere Week on ABC - Check the schedule for your old and new favorites

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    The Real Stewardesses of Pan Am Buckle up! Adventure calls. The Real Stewardesses of Pan Am is a new original web series on abc.com about the real women who lived this fascinating lifestyle. Hear firsthand stories about traveling the globe during the glamorous jet age! Watch now. And don’t forget to tune-in to Pan Am PREMIERES SUNDAY SEPT 25 10|9c Revenge PREMIERES WEDNESDAY SEPT 21 10|9c She has a fortune, she has a motive, she has a plan. When Emily Thorne was a little girl, her father died...
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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...
  • 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?...
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    "The Incredibles"? Already saw the movie as well as bought the book.

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    How'd Michael Howe do that? What can I tell you folks? Sometimes clean living pays off. Particularly if you're working for the right movie theater at the exact right time. ...
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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"...
  • 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...
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #32: "Good-bye, Chunky Rice"

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    No, this isn't something that you get as a side dish with General Gao's Chicken. Matt Springer clues you in on the undiscovered beauty of Craig Thompson's elegant graphic novel....
  • Jim Hill

    Meanwhile, Back at the Mouse House ...

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    Jim Hill tries to bring us all up to speed about what's gone on over the past week of so with the whole Roy / Stanley / Michael situation. As you might expect, things have gotten even more confusing and convoluted ......
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    Get Dreamworks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" Downloads and Activities​

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    Rise of the Guardians © 2012 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy . Terms Of Use .
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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...
  • Dan Weckerly

    Disney Deja View: Sorting out the sequels VI

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    JHM guest columnist Dan Weckerly concludes his multi-part series on the various film series that Walt Disney Studios has produced over the years...
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    Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Released

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    From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten...
  • Jim Hill

    Is DCA really going to get its own very version of "Western River Expedition"? Or are web-savvy Disneyana fans just taking a trip through Echo Canyon?

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    As rumors continue to bounce around the Internet about what might get built next at DCA, Jim Hill advises caution. After all, just because a story appears on the Internet doesn't actually mean that it's true. ...
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