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  • Dan Weckerly

    Disney Deja View: Sorting out the sequels V

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    JHM guest columnist Dan Weckerly continues his multi-part series on the various film series that Walt Disney Studios has produced over the years....
  • 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. ...
  • Press Releases

    D23's Disney Geek Video Update Spills the Beans on the Next Disney Dream Portrait Star

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    This week on the show: - Johnny Depp stars in the newest Disney Dream Portraits - An exclusive interview with… Goofy! - Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii celebrates a major milestone - Some royal cars roll out for "Cars 2" - Disneynature's "African Cats" success and the lovable "Chimpanzee" - An opening date for Goofy's Sky School… and more!
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    Monsters University's Monstrously Large Class of Multi-colored Many-eyed Monsters

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    Mike Wazowski’s (voice of Billy Crystal) lifelong dreams of becoming a Scarer are derailed during his first semester at Monsters University when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), and their out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. “Like” MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity "Follow" Disney/Pixar on Twitter...
  • Roger Colton

    The price of freedom is ... ?

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    Roger Colton returns with a cautionary tale about how important it is to always keep your wits about you. Even when you're hanging with Mom at the "Happiest Place on Earth."...
  • Jim Hill

    Get ready for the Disneyland Marathon!

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    Jim Hill shares some of the domain names that the Walt Disney Company has registered over the past two months. Several of which hint broadly at a huge new athletic event which will reportedly be held at the Anaheim resort in the autumn of 2006. ...
  • Press Releases

    Meet Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Drax & Peter Quill : The Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Marvel’s “ Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe. MEET THE GUARDIANS Rocket Raccoon Groot Gamora Peter Quill
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    Godzilla Destroys Pittsburgh Toonseum in New "Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters" Comic

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    Godzilla Meets the ToonSeum ToonSeum, Pittsburgh, April 1, 2011: Godzilla, the legendary film monster, has destroyed the ToonSeum. With a single, crushing blow of his powerful, clawed foot, the ToonSeum came tumbling down. The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s only cartoon and comic art museum, seemed to be singled out in the attack. The destruction may have been a reaction to Executive Director Joe Wos’ recent statement that Godzilla’s nephew, Godzooky, is what caused the animated "Godzilla...
  • Jim Hill

    Were Disney's lawyers at odds with "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz"?

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

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

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    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

    Why For?

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    From 30,000 feet up, Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about the history of Epcot's "Wonders of Life" pavilion, why Disney isn't shooting any TV shows at Disney-MGM, whether Latin America is going to get its very own Magic Kingdom anytime soon, an update on last week's "Rhine River" questions, what's the deal with Disneyland's Astro-Orbiter as well as Disney's Platinum Edition DVD release schedule....
  • Jim Hill

    Getting "Zootopia" just right really challenged Disney screenwriters Jared Bush and Phil Johnston

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    Given that " Zootopia " is set in a mammals-only city, it's entirely appropriate that this Walt Disney Animation Studios production took home the lion's share of the prizes at this year's Annie Awards . This Byron Howard / Rich Moore movie wound up claiming six of the top trophies at Saturday night's ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall . Among them Best Animated Feature, Best Directing, Best Storyboarding, Best Character Design and Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature...
  • Press Releases

    More Disney Talent Announced for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind November 22 & 23 at Walt Disney World Resort

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    Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, Bill Sullivan, and a host of Walt Disney Imagineers join previously announced guest such as Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis for the salute to beloved Disney attractions and entertainment of yesteryear. BURBANK, Calif. - May 27, 2014 - The roster of talent continues to grow for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus . The event will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will...
  • Rick Gutierrez

    Gandalf Gets Beastly? Hobbits Take Over a Kingdom? DAK is getting interesting.

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    JHM contributor Rick Gutierrez is back with some intriguing news coming out of California. With Universal Orlando set to unleash a new coaster on unsuspecting tourists, are two megalithic companies really teaming up to make the magic and take down The Mummy?...
  • Press Releases

    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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    THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS director Peter Lord nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award

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    PETER LORD REACTION: "This is amazing! We tried to do something a little different with THE PIRATES, in terms of tone and comedy, and it’s just brilliant that the Academy has responded to it in such a wonderful way."
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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 !!
  • Jim Hill

    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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    Tom Felton Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

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    © 2010 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved Photo Credit: Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort Tom Felton, who portrays Draco Malfoy in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, visited with the Beauxbatons at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during his recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort on December 28. After enjoying Butterbeer with his friends and visiting Hogwarts castle, Felton spent the rest of his Universal Orlando vacation enjoying the rides and attractions at...
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    Disney•Pixar Celebrated USA Swimming with a Special Screening of Finding Nemo 3D

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    On Thursday, July 12 th , Disney●Pixar held a private screening of FINDING NEMO 3D for the U.S Olympic Swim Team in Knoxville, TN. The Olympians and their families were one of the first audiences to "Sea" the film in breathtaking digital 3D before heading off to London. Left - Chloe Sutton, Scott Weltz, Jessica Hardy with Insider Kid Correspondent Lauren Kaplan Right - Chloe Sutton, Scott Weltz, Jessica Hardy, Missy Franklin, Nick Thoman, Micah Lawrence Additionally, Dory, Marlin and a...
  • Dale Ward

    It's time for Mouse FACTory 3.0

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    Dale Ward returns with even more trivial tales about Disney's magical kingdom. In this week's installment, you can learn more about the Muppets, Goofy's origins as well as Davy Crockett's big screen debut....
  • Jim Hill

    Imagineers go "Boo" (and "Hoo") over the surprise cancellation of DCA's "Monsters, Inc." project

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    As WDI tries to regroup from Friday's startling announcement, Jim Hill sifts through the clues and tries to figure out what comes next for the "Superstar Limo" redo. PLUS an update on the inaugural run of JimHillMedia.com's WDW tours....
  • Seth Kubersky

    A Heapin' Helpin' of Horror

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    JHM columnist Seth Kubersky returns from Tampa with a review of Busch Garden's "Howl-O-Scream" festivities. Seth also gives us an update on Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. Have the scares suddenly become scarce at that Central Florida theme park? ...
  • Press Releases

    New Darkwing Duck and Mickey Mouse Comics Out this Week from BOOM! Studios

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    These will be out this week! April 20th, 2011. DARKWING DUCK #11 (A) DARKWING DUCK #11 (B) “Revenge” is a dish best served cold, but “Double-Cross” turns out to be a dish best served…with duck? In this epic installment of the Disney Afternoon juggernaut, nothing is as it seems…or is it? Tune in and find out as Part 3 of Darkwing Duck’s “F.O.W.L. Disposition” charges on! MICKEY MOUSE #307 The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics...
  • Josh Edwards

    Live Dangerously

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    JHM guest writer Josh Edwards returns with an intriguing article that uses the Disney Company's past to illustrate just what Mickey's modern masters are doing wrong. ...
  • Jim Hill

    "Jim, You Ignorant ***!" returns

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    It's that time again. When Jim owns up to all the errors that have been made in JHM stories over the past few months. (Get comfy. This could take a while.)...
  • Jim Hill

    A bad news edition of Why For

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    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' Pictures "War Horse" London Premiere to Benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

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    BURBANK, CALIF. (December 22, 2011) -DreamWorks Pictures announced today that the premiere of its latest film "War Horse," directed by Steven Spielberg, on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, will benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in attendance. The Duke and Duchess will greet members of the cast and Director Steven Spielberg before watching the film. Six hundred serving and ex-serving military...
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    Disney Fantasy Upper Decks a Splashing Delight for Kids and Comfortable Retreat for Adults

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    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...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations: A Podcast Primer for Mouse Fans

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    Are you frantically searching for some new Disney-related stuff to load onto your iPod? Well, Roger Colton tells you where exactly to look ......
  • Press Releases

    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...
  • Jim Hill

    "Magic Quizdom" is NOT your typical Disney trivia book

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    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!

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

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    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Press Releases

    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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    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...
  • 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

    $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....
  • 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...
  • Joseph L Kleiman

    Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Future of Cinema

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

    Did you hear? Jim Hill is a con man!

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    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....
  • Press Releases

    "Newsies" Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway

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    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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Angela Ragno

    Are you a Pixie Planner?

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    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. ...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - More Panavue Slides

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