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  • Blog Post: John Lasseter to be feted at Sonoma Valley Film Festival

    For the past decade, the Sonoma Valley Film Festival has heard the refrains of "You've Got A Friend In Me" from John Lasseter , the creative force behind Pixar . Now the festival is turning the tables and planning quite a bash April 11-15 in recognition not only of its 10th anniversary but in tribute...
  • Blog Post: Pirates fans battle bitter cold in order to get early look "At World's End"

    This past Sunday, Pirates fans from all over New England made their way to the Loews Boston Common 19 . Photo by Jeff Lange Why For? To finally get a glimpse of the long-awaited trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ." Photo by Jeff Lange In spite of the freakishly cold weather that day...
  • Blog Post: Davis derails Disney annual shareholder meeting

    On behalf of the Walt Disney Company and its stockholders, I'd like to apologize to the city of New Orleans. I mean, hasn't this beautiful city suffered enough? After having been blown about by Hurricane Katrina , was it really necessary to then expose the Big Easy to yet another long-winded female,...
  • Blog Post: Toon Tuesday : "Just finish the darned thing !"

    I can't remember the production number of any Disney or Pixar movie I've ever worked on -- except one. "Sleeping Beauty's production number was 2082. I've never forgotten that number and probably never will. It was a number I had to write on every production slip, folder and drawing. And you better believe...
  • Blog Post: New extra features make Platinum Edition of "Peter Pan" worth picking up

    Okay. Let's be honest here, folks. If you're a JHM reader, you're already a great big honking Disney dweeb. Which means that you probably bought the Special Edition of "Peter Pan" when that DVD went on sale back in February of 2002. Not to mention the Limited Issue disc of this same Disney classic, which...
  • Blog Post: Mouse Watch Monday: Wait 'til next year

    What exactly is a Disney film? That's the question that Oren Aviv (I.E. The new president of production of Walt Disney Pictures) and Dick Cook (I.E. The longtime chairman of Walt Disney Studios) have supposedly struggled with these past seven months. As these two execs have tried to define what makes...
  • Blog Post: An extra "Beauty" -iful edition of Why For

    BelleFan227 writes in to ask about her favorite film: Dear Jim, As you might have already guessed by my screen name, I'm a huge fan of Disney's " Beast & the Beast ." So I was wondering if you had any stories that you could share about the production of this animated feature? Dear BellFan, Well,...
  • Blog Post: The Walt Disney Company embraces the "F" Word ...

    Disney dweebs the world over are still chattering about the bombshell that Al Lutz dropped over on Miceage on Tuesday morning. About how Walt Disney Pictures is reportedly toying with the idea of producing a second trio of "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. With the first installment of this...
  • Blog Post: Volume 4 of "Walt's People" series is a must-have for animation fans

    I don't know how Didier Ghez does it. I mean, the guy holds down a full-time job at Warner Bros. He also travels the world (Didier & his wife just got back from a trip to Africa). In addition to running his snazzy Disney History website (If you haven't already bookmarked this great little site, do...
  • Blog Post: Now in full color: A cartoonish take on Black History

    I've always loved Toontown in the " Roger Rabbit " cartoons. Toontown was the special area of Tinseltown where cartoon characters were segregated because they were -- Toons. I've always thought this a brilliant metaphor for racial inequities in the real world. Being a cartoonist and a person of color...
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