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  • Blog Post: What Rich Ross' exit from Walt Disney Studios is really all about

    For the past three days, the story that's been dominating entertainment news is Rich Ross' removal as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios . Now most of these articles seem to lay the blame for Ross' exit on " John Carter " 's box office . And while it's true that this Andrew...
  • Blog Post: Why For does Howard Stark look like Walt Disney in “Iron Man 2” ?

    IronManFan236 sent in a question that was short & sweet: Did Marvel Studios deliberately make Howard Stark look like Walt in “ Iron Man 2 ” as a tribute / tip-of-the-hat to the Disney acquisition deal? Iron Man 2, the Movie: Copyright 2010 MVL Film Finance LLC. Iron Man, the character: TM & Copyright...
  • Blog Post: Why For did Disney wind up giving Maleficent the bird

    Trina P. wrote in to say: Thanks for sharing those pictures from the Tim Burton exhibition at the MoMA . I’m a huge Burton fan and had wanted to get down to NYC while that exhibit was there, but never found the time. I noticed that you had a lot of pictures from Tim Burton movies that never got made...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: MoMA’s Tim Burton exhibition gets ready to go down under

    In response to Friday’s “ Panel discussion? Product signing? Rarities screening? Which would you choose? ” article, ToadinaWhole wrote: “Let me turn this question around you: Which would you choose?” Well, this past Friday afternoon, what Nancy and I chose to do is spend 4½ hours in the car. We traded...
  • Blog Post: Disneynature’s “Oceans” takes an in-depth look at the depths

    Summing up Disneynature ’s “ Oceans ” is really kind of a challenge. Given that this seven-years-in-the-making, four-years-of-principal-photography production literally circles the globe. Taking you from the North Pole down to the South Pole as well as making stops in all five of the world’s oceans as...
  • Blog Post: Will the Virtual Porthole give Disney Cruise Line the inside track when it comes to booking inside staterooms?

    In my last article for JHM , we talked about the origins of the cruise ship and all of the changes that the cruise industry underwent as sea travel moved from a mode of transportation to a vacation experience. One of the most significant changes the industry has experienced has been the explosion in...
  • Blog Post: Disney’s timeless battle between the young punks and the old guard

    You probably already know the story. A group of young guys move into the establishment and begin to shake things up. The old guard naturally has issues with the young punks, and they begin to push back. It’s a story we’ve all heard before, and I find it amazing that it remains a story that never really...
  • Blog Post: Comcast / NBC Universal deal could help Disney overhaul entertainment industry

    You'd think – given that Brian Roberts was the guy behind Comcast ’s February 2004 bid to buy Disney for $66 billion – that today’s announcement (i.e. that the U.S. largest cable services company has just signed an agreement with General Electric . Which will then give Comcast control over NBC Universal...
  • Blog Post: Tune Tuesday: Disney to celebrate the performing arts in 2010

    If you’re a fan of The Walt Disney Company’s theatrical productions , then you should probably make a point of setting your TiVo to record Friday’s “ Live with Regis & Kelly ” (when the Las Vegas company of “ The Lion King ” will be making an appearance on that syndicated morning talk show) as well...
  • Blog Post: All hands on deck! Limited-edition Nautilus to be displayed at the D23 EXPO

    The late, great George Carlin once had this routine about words that no one has ever said before. Truly unlikely phrases like: George Carlin (1937 – 2008) "Please saw my legs off." "Hand me that piano." "Do what you want to the girl, but leave me alone!" Why do I bring that up now? Well, while I was...
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