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August 2008

Forecasting Walt Disney World attendance

Word is that Walt Disney World has two big new attractions ready to announce, Little Mermaid in the Magic Kingdom and a Monster’s Inc roller coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They’re also going to announced Star Tours 2.0, plus I’m told they have something huge… Read More »Forecasting Walt Disney World attendance

Vintage Alice in Wonderland Ephemera and Collectibles

Matt has spent 20 years collecting everything he could get his hands on having to do with Walt Disney’s animated classic Alice in Wonderland. Now, to our great benefit, he’s sharing it on his new blog Vintage Disney Alice in Wonderland. Many of his items… Read More »Vintage Alice in Wonderland Ephemera and Collectibles

Sample Pushing Daisies Pies in a city near you

As part of the promotional tour for the much anticipated second season of “Pushing Daisies” you’ll be able to sample sweet pie and pick up some branded merchandise to show your support of this excellent show. ABC is bringing the interactive experience of Ned’s bakery,… Read More »Sample Pushing Daisies Pies in a city near you

Central Florida Attraction News

What’s next for Central Florida? Could Disney dominance be on the way out? Those are the questions addressed by Chad Emerson at a blog dedicated to amusement news. Fight between two smaller International Drive area amusement parks draws near to its end. Fun Spot… Read More »Central Florida Attraction News

1st Randy Pausch Prize from CMU ETC goes to Pixar’s Ed Catmull

As much as anyone Dr. Randy Pausch embodied creativity and technology combined. His work founding and teaching at the Entertainment Technology Center for Carnegie Mellon University, his life long passions, including working for Walt Disney Imagineering, and his emotional “Last Lecture”, in fact a gift for his kids, are good models for us all. So it makes sense that Dr. Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar and current President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, be awarded the first Randy Paucsh Prize.

Without the leadership and vision of Dr. Ed, Pixar would not exist; without his passion for excellence and creativity, Pixar would not have hit every ball out of the park with a perfect record of films out of the Emeryville Studios. Catmull will give a speech at CMU on September 26th when he receives his award.

The full press release is below the cut:

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