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  • Blog Post: Why For does JHM keep posting articles that annoy so many of this site's longtime readers?

    Cheryl O. writes in to say: Jim -- I feel that I'm speaking for a lot of JHM readers out there when I say: Enough with the " Cars " and the " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest " stories already! Don't get me wrong. I understand what you've been trying to say with all these Advertisement articles...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to join Captain Jack Sparrow on his next voyage? Then why not audition to be an extra in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" ?

    Barrett B. writes in to say: I've really been enjoying Lady F. 's series about working on " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ." That's always been my dream of mine. To an extra on a big Hollywood film like "Pirates." To stand on the set in costume and watch as the film's cast & crew make...
  • Blog Post: A special go-to-the-mall & under-the-sea & behind-the-scenes & up-in-the-air edition of Why For

    First up, Tyler P. writes in to ask about: Jim -- While my family and I were down at Disney World last week, we spent an hour or so exploring Celebration . Which was kind of fun, except for the lack of places to shop. It took us less than 30 minutes to visit all of the stores along Market Street . Given...
  • Blog Post: Why For: The Seas-and-desist edition

    Will L. writes in to say: Have you seen the concept art for Epcot's new "The Seas with Nemo & Friends" attraction yet? Copyright Disney Enterprises LLC Originally I was very excited when I saw all of this stuff. Copyright Disney Enterprises LLC But then I got to see some of the concept...
  • 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: A very Toon-ful Why For

    First Adam D. writes to ask: Did you hear about Miramax picking up "Gnomeo & Juliet"? That was kind of unexpected, don't you think? Dear Adam D. Actually, no. Ever since John Lasseter & Ed Catmull pulled the plug on this whimsical reimagining of Shakespeare 's tragic romance back in March, a...
  • Blog Post: Why For?

    First up, T.S. writes in to ask: Dear Jim: I was wondering if you could clear up a Disneyland -related mystery for me. For years, I’ve owned a copy of that concept painting that Peter Ellenshaw did of this theme park back in the early 1950s. Hopefully you’re familiar with the painting that I’m talking...
  • Blog Post: Me Tarzan. You ... Why For?

    Let's start things off with an e-mail from Tony, who asks ... Hi Jim, I have been following your Tarzan stories and got depressed after reading today's " Why For ." Why for? Because I had purchased tickets when they first became available and shelled out extra money to buy the VIP tickets at $200 a pop...
  • Blog Post: A rather theatrical edition of "Why For"

    First up, Leslie C. writes in to say: Your "Tarzan" story on Monday must have really struck a nerve with Disney Theatrical. By Tuesday afternoon, Schumacher's flunkies already had an article up on Playbill.com where they denied that "Tarzan" had any significant sightline issues. They also insisted that...
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