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  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations

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    Ah... another week and another column from Roger. Apologies as the promised topic is set back a few weeks, but it will be a bit more in depth when it finally appears. Fandom's that crossover in the night or something like that. In its place, another all over the map, and even some minor Cranky Pants moments. ...
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    Small Business Saturday Nov. 27th 2010-Van Eaton Galleries

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    Dear Collectors, We just heard some exciting news from American Express! They are having a special promotion on Saturday, November 27 th for purchases using a registered American Express Card. Small Business Saturday Nov. 27th 2010 Purchase $25 or More with your American Express Card from Van Eaton Galleries , and get $25 back from American Express! Van Eaton Galleries will have a special sale and release of animation art and related items starting at $25 ONE DAY ONLY ! *You must register your American...
  • Roger Colton

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    Looking in his crystal ball, Roger has a glimpse of an alternate future. Hey! It could happen......
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    TO SAVE A SMALL TOWN, ONE BIG-CITY GIRL MUST GET CREATIVE

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    Just in Time for the Holidays Available On DVD November 23rd Los Angeles (October 12, 2010) – The search for “Mr. December” begins, as 12 MEN OF CHRISTMAS is revealed on DVD November 23, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This cheeky, romantic comedy is a holiday must-have featuring Broadway super-star and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee,” “Pushing up Daisies”), Anna Chlumsky ( My Girl, In the Loop) and Josh Hopkins (“Private Practice...
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    UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS XX GETS HIGHEST RATINGS IN HISTORY

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    Event Has Also Won Amusement Today’s Coveted Golden Ticket Award for the Nation’s Best, Most Intense Halloween Event – For the Third Year in a Row ORLANDO, Fla. – Guests at Halloween Horror Nights XX have given the event its highest overall ratings ever. They have also said it is the scariest Halloween Horror Nights in five years. At the same time, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has won Amusement Today’s 2010 Golden Ticket Award for the “Best...
  • Roger Colton

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    California's recall election is less than a week away and Roger's still not convinced. So ... what else is new?...
  • Roger Colton

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    Got Travel? You're not alone if the coming week means it's time to grab that luggage out of storage and head off in search of airport delays... Let's join Roger as he contemplates "Are we there yet?"...
  • Roger Colton

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    Roger's back this week with a cornucopia of items worth sharing. Wind him up and watch the results....
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    Ruminations: "I heard that!"

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    Roger Colton takes us down memory lane with an interesting look at great movie quotes, and the best ways to get quotes from the Internet....
  • Press Releases

    KNOTT'S ANNUAL CELEBRATION HONORS VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY WITH FREE ADMISSION

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KNOTT'S ANNUAL CELEBRATION HONORS VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY WITH FREE ADMISSION Over a million honored with free admission since program's inception. -- November 1-25, 2010 -- BUENA PARK, Calif. - Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and present, with free admission during its 21 st annual Military Tribute. Knott's is the only theme park that has continuously offered...
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    Disneyland Resort Environmental Honor

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill Bicknell, (408) 720-8811 CASQA Recognizes Disneyland Resort for Stormwater Treatment Program Awards Ceremony to Acknowledge Excellence in Stormwater Quality Management ANAHEIM, Calif. – October 28, 2010 — The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) will present an award to the Disneyland Resort at the sixth annual CASQA Stormwater Conference awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. Disneyland...
  • Roger Colton

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    It's in the mail... that yearly effort. As inevitable as death and taxes, it's Disney after Roger to renew his Premium Annual Disneyland Passport. ...
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    New Disney D23's Armchair Archivists video - third and final TRON: Legacy special edition

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    New Disney Armchair Archivists video
  • Roger Colton

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    In today's column, Roger Colton goes all over the proverbial map and returns with ... CRANKY PANTS!...
  • Roger Colton

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    Another tale of the City from Roger this week. Something on an area that has more to offer than you might think......
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    Universal Orlando Honors Veterans With In-Park Parade

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    UNIVERSAL ORLANDO HONORS VETERANS WITH IN-PARK PARADE Multi-Branch Color Guard, Marching Band, Flag-Raising Part of Mid-Day Ceremony WHAT: Universal Orlando Resort’s Veterans Network – comprised of more than 400 team members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces – will honor all veterans by marching together in a special in-park parade to commemorate Veteran’s Day on Thursday, Nov. 11. In addition to Universal Orlando veterans, the parade will also include members of the...
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    The Doctor Returns

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    Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. IDW DOCTOR WHO comic book series continues with all-new Eleventh Doctor stories Coming in January 2011 San Diego, CA (October 8, 2010) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the official continuation of its partnership with BBC Worldwide with its critically acclaimed DOCTOR WHO comic book series, which will now feature all-new adventures of Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor. Earlier this year, the television series Doctor Who delivered...
  • Roger Colton

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    Roger Colton goes back to the idea of exposing JHM readers to something outside the entertainment / animation / theme park world. After talking about everything from the history of San Francisco to sugar, what will it be this time?...
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    Disneyland Resort Donates $200,000 to Help 20th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park Raise a Record $2 Million

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    Anaheim, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2010 – At sunrise on October 17, more than 12,000 walkers gathered on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park to make a lasting impact on the lives of local families by taking part in CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland Resort. In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis surprised CHOC Children’s Hospital with a special $200,000 donation, bringing total funds to a record $2 million raised in...
  • Roger Colton

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    Roger weighs in this week with a collection of items from all over the proverbial map......
  • Roger Colton

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    Roger's got another look at all of this nonsense of late. It's what comes when you have time to ponder some of the odder points......
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    ToonSeum Celebrates Veterans in November

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pittsburgh-- ToonSeum Celebrates Veterans In honor of the men and women who have served in our nation's armed services, the ToonSeum is offering free admission throughout the month of November to veterans and an exclusive opportunity to see their latest exhibit, The Art of Caroll Spinney. While the Spinney exhibit features many cartoons and paintings centered on his beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, nearly a third of the gallery features original...
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    Spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios For the Seventh Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit! Saturday, November 6, 2010

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    The Cartoon Art Museum , the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its seventh annual benefit on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Pixar Animation Studios . From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film, Luxo Jr. , to the studio’s latest full-length feature, Disney€Pixar’s Toy Story 3 , Pixar has wowed and charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year...
  • Roger Colton

    Ruminations - The Perils of a Weekly Deadline...

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    Another week gone, and Roger's back with the usual suspects (maybe even Cranky Pants?) in a new edition of Ruminations....
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    WARNER BROS. RECORDS TO RELEASE THE DANNY ELFMAN & TIM BURTON 25TH ANNIVERSARY MUSIC BOX THIS DECEMBER

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    LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 ELABORATE COLLECTIBLE PACKAGES CELBRATES 25 YEARS OF CREATIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN ACCLAIMED COMPOSER ELFMAN AND LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTOR BURTON AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT WWW.ELFMANBURTON.COM Package Features More Than 19 Hours Of Music, Including Fan-Requested Expansions Of 13 Film Scores, Plus Seven Hours Of Previously Unreleased Music, A Skeleton USB Flash Drive Containing MP3s Of The Music And A Bonus DVD Featuring An Exclusive Conversation Between Elfman And Burton Burbank...
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    Become a Famous Monster!

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    Become a Famous Monster! Enter the FM Costume Contest Winners Will Be Featured In Famous Monsters #253! Cate GORE ies: Best Costume Best Male Costume Best Female Costume Best Child Costume (ages 2-12) Best Pet Costume Click Here for Contest Rules and Prizes FM Monster's Brawl Come one, come all and step on up to the First Annual FM Monster's Brawl. Greetings and beatings to you all. It's time to find out who is the most famous-est monster in all of filmland. All the winners will be determined...
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    KIDS' TV STAR TO MAKE CAPE ANN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FINAL WEEKEND OF FILM FESTIVAL

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    [Cape Ann, MA * October 8, 2010] - The film "My Tale Of Two Cities" ( www.MyTaleOfTwoCities.com ), a funny and hopeful comeback story, kicks off the final weekend of The Cape Ann Film Festival ( www.CapeAnnFilmFest.com ) on Friday, Oct. 15th at 7:00pm at the Rockport Music Cinema ( www.RockportMusic.org ) at the Shalin Liu Performance Center at 37 Main Street in Rockport with Guest of Honor, David "Mr. McFeely" Newell of the long-running kids' staple, "Mister Rogers'...
  • Roger Colton

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    It's that time of the year when the Mac faithful gather at Moscone to be wowed by the latest and greatest. Roger is back with a short look at this year's adventure......
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    Syfy is debuting a new reality series called "Hollywood Treasure" on Wednesday, October 27

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    Syfy is debuting a new reality series called "Hollywood Treasure" on Wednesday, October 27 featuring Joe Maddalena, the world's leading authority on entertainment memorabilia. Joe hunts down the memorabilia items, and auctions them off for top-dollar to pop culture collectors. Recent finds include the Wicked Witch's Hat from The Wizard of Oz, Jeannie's Bottle from I Dream of Jeannie, and the Magic Carpet Bag from Mary Poppins. On November 6 at the Globe Theatre at Universal...
  • Roger Colton

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    Hey, the sun is shining. The temperatures are floating in the upper seventies. It's all green and blossoms. What's wrong with this picture? Roger knows what......
  • Roger Colton

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    If you are among the minions who made the pilgrimage to your local multiplex on Wednesday, Roger is here with amusement to weigh in on the experience. You know who you are, even if you were dressed as an elf......
  • Roger Colton

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    A year ago, you enjoyed a column from Roger that described a trip down to the Disneyland Resort by Jet Blue. This piece complements that one in a roundabout way. Yes, it's kind of a cop-out, a last minute column to fill this week's page. But why not? Better than empty space! So here we go!...
  • Roger Colton

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    Roger's back this week with another column from all over the map, including a look at his plans for the holidays....
  • Guest Writer

    Out of the parks and "On the Record"

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    copyright Walt Disney Company 2005 If we were comparing Disney broadway musicals to Disney theme parks, "Beauty and the Beast" would be Disneyland (charming and heart-warming), "Aida" would be Epcot (more intellectual and not as kid-friendly), and "The Lion King" would be the Magic Kingdom (large, grandious, and a BIG money maker). "On the Record" falls somewhere in between California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Paris. The show's got hints of magic...
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