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  • Blog Post: Why For

    First up, Louis T. writes in to ask: What happened to that seasonal retheming of WDW' s " Haunted Mansion" that you talked about a few years back? I thought that the Magic Kingdom's version of Disneyland' s " Haunted Mansion Holiday" was supposed to have officially debuted this past October. But that...
  • Blog Post: Why For Returns

    First up, Ravi T. writes in to ask about Sunset Boulevard at Disney-MGM Studios . To be specific, something that he noticed was embedded in the asphalt on Sunset. Jim -- Last week, my family and I were down at Walt Disney World . And while we were walking through MGM to get to the Tower of Terror , I...
  • Blog Post: "The animals got some food and I got to see a turtle's butt"

    There's this great little scene in Terry Gilliam's masterwork, " Brazil ." Where this high powered bureacrat moves purposefully down a corridor with a veritable herd of assistants following close behind him. And each of these assistants need him to make a decision about an allegedly pressing problems...
  • Blog Post: "My character is the only thing in this whole movie that stinks"

    Face it. There's just no polite way to say that "We think that you'd make a great skunk." Which is why -- when the directors of " Over the Hedge " initially approached comedian Wanda Sykes about possibly joining the vocal cast of this new Dreamworks Animation production -- they definitely downplayed...
  • Blog Post: "You always have to be sure & take those meetings"

    It's one of Hollywood's great unwritten rules: "Take every meeting." Meaning that -- no matter how unlikely it may seem that anything productive will actually come out of a face-to-face meeting with an industry exec -- you should still explore every possiblity. In short, take every meeting. And no one...
  • Blog Post: Making Fun of the Mouse: Part I

    Given the continued carping about " Journey to the Disney Vault ," you'd think that this particular " TV Funhouse " skit (Which reran on " Saturday Night Live " this past Saturday night as part of a " Best of TV Funhouse " episode) was the very first time that anyone had ever made fun of Walt Disney...
  • Blog Post: Arrrr Eww ready for a spoiler-iffic look at "Dead Man's Chest"?

    It is easily one of the most eagerily anticipated films of the summer. The sequel that everyone (Not just die-hard Disney fans) is just dying to see. Copyright Disney Enterprises LLC And -- up until now -- the plot for this follow-up to " Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl " has been...
  • Blog Post: Could "Tarzan" 's original screenplay provide the key to saving Disney's still-floundering new musical?

    With little more than two weeks 'til " Tarzan " officially opens on Broadway, things are reportedly getting a little tense at the Richard Rodgers theatre . Where -- in spite of all the changes that have already been made to this new Disney musical -- preview audiences still aren't all that enthusiatic...
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! "Cars" stars depart on promotional tour that will take these full-sized replicas to over 40 U.S. cities

    Don't you just hate it when you drive into work and discover that some thoughtless jerk has parked in your parking space? Well, look at what the folks who work at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Akron, OH had to endure yesterday morning when they arrived at work. First some boob with a big rig blocks the...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: Insecurity & in-jokes

    You’ll find signs like this all over the Disney lot. Photo by Jeff Lange “No lookie-loos.” In Disney speak, this means: “Employees only.” Translation: If you’re a guest and/or a visitor on the lot, you really shouldn’t be nosing around. Peering in through any open conference room doors. Trying to find...
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