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  • Blog Post: Disney’s “Prep & Landing” wows animation fans at the D23 EXPO

    CatastropheCanyonCat writes in to say: Photo by Jeff Lange “I’ve been checking your site for days now, waiting for the D23 EXPO coverage to begin. When are you going to start telling us what this show was like, what your favorite parts were?” Favorite parts? There’s a line out of Ben Brantley‘s May 2001...
  • Blog Post: D23 EXPO presentation to reveal what Muppets have planned for 2010 & beyond

    For those of you out there who have been grousing about the Marvel acquisition deal – saying, in essence that “ … Disney’s going to ruin those characters just like they did the Muppets ” … Well, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to what Kermit & Co. have been up to this year. The Muppets...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: Marvel acquisition offers significant challenges, huge potential rewards for The Walt Disney Company

    Mickey, meet Spidey. Spidey, Mickey. In a deal that (I’m sure) the Disneyana community will have trouble wrapping its head around, The Walt Disney Company announced plans today to acquire Marvel Entertainment, Inc. in a stock and cash transaction worth an estimated $4 billion. As to what actually drove...
  • Blog Post: “Mickey’s Sweatshop,” “Tink My Ride” and … “Enchanted 2” ?!

    In response to last month’s “ Is Disney / Pixar finally getting serious about ‘Monsters, Inc. 2’ “ article, PapaMelrose wrote in to say: Sometimes The Walt Disney Company registers domain names not because they ever intend on actually using them. But because they don’t want some other company or individual...
  • Blog Post: Tube Thursday: “LOST” props to come up for auction in May of 2010

    In a space that’s as big as the exhibit hall at the San Diego Convention Center is, it’s relatively easy to get … Well, lost. Which is why it might be helpful sometimes to carry a compass with you as you wander the aisles at Comic-Con . As it turns out, I did find a compass this past Sunday. A really...
  • Blog Post: Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Roller Skating Tour previews this Saturday night

    Given that 125,000 people are expected to attend Comic-Con International this week, chances are that at least a few of these folks have never been to a pop culture event quite like this. So they may not know quite what expect once they get to San Diego . Not to worry, though. I’ve prepared a few visual...
  • Blog Post: Comic-Con Countdown: Can Peter Parker pick the proper panels?

    It’s the classic Comic-Con conundrum. In this corner, you have some of the biggest names in modern animation coming together to pay tribute to Walt Stanchfield. We’re talking about Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, Tom Sito and Rubén Procopio all in the same room at the same time, taking part in a panel that...
  • Blog Post: Memories of Mouse Club conventions past

    I didn't make to that convention that the National Fantasy Fan Club held at Walt Disney World back in October. I Gary Sohmers (far right) leads a panel discussion that looks back on the life & career of the late great Disney artist, Ralph Kent . Photo by Max Schilling I know. I should have made the...
  • Blog Post: Disney's Hollywood Studios says "So Long" to Super Soap Weekend

    You'd think that -- what with this past weekend's ABC-SOAPnet Super Soap Weekend supposedly being the last of these events to be held in Central Florida -- that this past Saturday & Sunday would have been a pretty sad time at Disney's Hollywood Studios . Photo by Jeff Lange Well, that's where you...
  • Blog Post: Tube Tuesday : ABC Studios seeks syndicated success with "Legend of the Seeker"

    How many of you have fond memories of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess" ? You know, those syndicated action-adventure shows that were shot on location in New Zealand back in the 1990s? Well, the folks at ABC Studios are hoping that there's an awful lot of you out there who...
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