Tuesday Roundup

  • The Orlando Sentinel has more on the closing of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. It wasn’t necessarily about the money. The show was profitable. It’s just that they had an offer for the land which was really too good to pass up. Now, not telling their employees about the closure until the last minute was not cool. But offering upto 60 days of severance is nice. The recently unemployed may want to visit DisneyAuditions.com for a schedule of auditions for Disney’s many shows.
  • Speaking of new shows, The Disney Cruise line has announced its new Toy Story — The Musical. The Orlando Sentinel has an exclusive look at the new show (with video). At 50 minutes long it’s much shorter than a typical Broadway show, but about 15-20 minutes longer than the usual theme park show, like the successful Finding Nemo The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Johnny Depp has been named the most bankable star of 2007.
  • Ty Burr at Boston.com has a review of the "Oswald The Lucky Rabbit" DVD. Remember "It Was All Started by a Stolen Rabbit".
  • Jim Hill reports on the possibility of a Russia Pavilion coming to EPCOT‘s world showcase. Somebody must have lit a fire under Putin’s PR agency.