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May, 2004

  • Wade Sampson

    The Myth of Mickey Rooney & Mickey Mouse

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    And -- while we're at it -- why don't we annoy all of the Mickey Rooney fans as well? Wade Sampson returns with a column that punches some rather large holes in a story that the veteran cinema star loves to tell. How Mickey supposedly inspired Walt Disney to change the name of his newest character, Mortimer Mouse....
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    Forgotten Disney Legends: Ferdinand Horvath

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    Everyone knows about Disney's "Nine Old Men." But -- over the past seven decades -- hundreds of talented artists have made significant contributions to Walt Disney Studios releases. Today, Wade Sampson shines a spotlight on one the lesser known major talents to ever work to the Mouse: Ferdinand Horvath.

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    Recommended Reading for all you "Disney Goes to War" fans

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    Just can't wait 'til that "Walt Disney Treasures - On the Front Lines" DVD hits store shelves tomorrow? Then check out this list that JHM columnist Wade Sampson has put together of WWII / Disney-related books & magazines....
  • Wade Sampson

    Finding Mickey Mouse at Disney World

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    As a special weekend treat for JimHillMedia.com readers, Wade Sampson shares a special gift from JHM's old pal, Jim Korkis. Which is the ultimate Mouse scavenger hunt for Florida-bound Disneyana fans....
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    Those characters are DECIDEDLY not on model

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    Wade Sampson gets scandalous with an article about one of the more infamous pieces of Disney-related artwork ever created, yet rarely seen: The "Disneyland Memorial Orgy" cartoon. Decidely not for children....
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    The "True" Story of Walt Disney

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    JHM favorite Wade Sampson returns with an intriguing story about a special issue of "True Comics" magazine. Which reportedly features a surprisingly straightforward account of Walt Disney's career....
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