Woody’s Roundup

  • All you treasure seekers The Walt Disney Company is cooking up something special for you to promote the upcoming release of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." You can join in a treasure hunt where you could win a new car full of treasure. The odyssey starts today. So get going. And Good Luck.
  • Firstshowing.net has been hanging out at Showeast where all the movie distributors try and get movie owners excited about their upcoming releases. Disney has been showing around a cut of ‘Enchanted’ and not only is the early word good, but apparently it’s so good that Disney is looking to make ‘Enchanted’ a franchise for the company. Since the first 15 minutes of the film mark Disney’s return to Hand Drawn Animation (via the excellent James Baxter studio), this could mean good things in that area too.
  • Disney.com’s Xtreme Digital division was nominated for two Technology Emmy’s. Good job to the folks stranded in NoHo.
  • November 10th and 11th at Disney-MGM Studios is ABC Super Soap weekend. The list of guests has just been announced as has the host. Joining them will be co-host Sherri Shepherd from the view. I’m reminded that if I don’t have anything nice to say, I probably shouldn’t say anything at all.
  • According to Scott Powers at the Orlando Sentinel,
    ground has been broken on the next themed restaurant to appear in
    Downtown Disney. T-Rex is being built by Disney with a partnership from
    Landry’s restaurants. As suspected the location is in the parking lot
    area between the Marketplace McDonald’s and the entrance to Pleasure
    Island by Raglan Road. That use to be one of my favorite places to
    park. Almost always a parking space available. Sigh.
  • A new shuttle now connects the Anaheim Metroline and Amtrak station to the Disneyland Resort. It’s about a $16 taxi ride, or now a $3 shuttle.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas returns to theaters this month in the great Digital 3-D format. The run kicks off with a special panel presentation at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood on October 18th.
  • Metroblogging LA has been chronicling great dead Angelenos. Guess who clocks in at #16. Yep, Uncle Walt (warning sarcasm in story). That’s not really fair since Walt Disney hardly spent anytime in Los Angeles proper. Just his early residences and the Hyperion Ave studio. Plus he was born in Chicago, IL.
  • Find $65,000 that just fell off an armored truck? What are you going to do next? You’re going to Disney World. That’s the case for the Pinellas County worker who reported the find and got a free trip as reward.
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