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Monday Night Roundup

Oprah’s Big Give, as seen on ABC last night, has raised a bit of controversy in the Nonprofit community. On the other hand, not everyone is opposed. It may not be philanthropy in the truest sense of the world, but it was the third largest debut of the season for new shows. Plus the show really does appear to be helping people in the vein of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. If you like Oprah’s Big Give and want to write a review of the show for The Disney Blog, drop me a line.

  • McElfresh went to Disneyland for her daughter’s 9th birthday. She has a few witty observations about her trip. Don’t take them to seriously, after all she believes that Tokyo Disneyland failed. Actually that was Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • The Ghost Relations blog reveals a secret about one of the attractions many tombstones.
  • To absolutely no ones surprise financial documents reveal that the Walt Disney Company is the major financial backer of the Save Our Anaheim Resort group. Something to the tune of $2.1 million or 1050 times more support than all the other money contributed (about $2000).
  • As expected, Disney has announced a touring show for its upcoming film release Narnia: Prince Caspian. This will eventually replace the vacant Narnia attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • 2011 will be a busy year for Disney sequels. Tron 2 and Pirates Of the Caribbean 4 have supposedly both been greenlit for production with debut dates in that year.
  • The Walt Disney Company tops Fortune Magazine’s list of most admired entertainment companies for 2008. That’s not enough to get it into the top 20 overall. I wonder why the entertainment companies aren’t getting any love.
  • 19 year old Brandon Bruce has created a museum for his favorite amusement park – Magic Mountain. I’ve often wondered why there hasn’t been a similar Disney fan created effort for Disneyland. (There was this effort to save Walt’s Garage where he invented the Multi-plane camera.)
  • Deb from AllEarsNet notes the end of a very popular pin trading event. Are signs pointing toward the end of an era for pin trading as well? We can only hope.
  • I was tempted not to link to this, but since he could end up as competition for the Mouse House at some point soon, here’s a story on how Michael Eisner has wisely found his way to the front of the new media mogul list. Just following in Barry Diller’s footsteps, I guess.

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