Author Archives: Ken Pellman

About Ken Pellman

I was a Disneyland Cast Member for 15 years. Currently a freelance writer.

Precision Dynamics’ Microchip Wristband

In the Los Angeles Times, Hugo Martín writes about Precision Dynamics’ microchip wristband, which has uses at places like the Disney resorts. The wristbands use the same technology as electronic tollbooths, security key cards and the newest U.S. passports. But at Precision … Continue reading

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More on the 3-D Ramp-Up

Richard Verrier of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at RealD, a company equipping cinemas with 3-D technology, how the technology got off the ground and works, and the finances involved. The privately owned technology company with 75 employees … Continue reading

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3-D Rollout Slowed, But Katzenberg Says It Will Increase

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is still promoting 3-D technology for cinemas.  Installing the equipment has slowed down because of economic conditions, but he’s pushing, as reported by Associate Press writer Min Lee. Promoting the new DreamWorks 3-D animated movie … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug: My Column on Who Will Buy Busch Entertainment

My column on the Busch theme parks being for sale and who, including Disney, could buy them is now up at LaughingPlace.com.  I really hope you’ll read my review – or at least pretend to.  Since I wrote it, it … Continue reading

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Animator James Baxter Featured in Los Angeles Times

Disney and DreamWorks Animation veteran James Baxter gets a too-short look in the Los Angeles Times.  Cristy Lytal brings it to us. “I love doing the Disney stuff,” he says, “but it was nice to show that I could do … Continue reading

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