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Friday Finds – Disney News & Links Roundup

The Matterhorn attraction at Disneyland celebrates its 50th anniversary on Sunday. I wish I was there to recreate my grandfather’s initial test ride (although I think I’ll skip the bale of hay at the end).

Residents in Burbank have accused the Walt Disney Company of illegal dumping of various pollutants including chromium 6 a cancer causing agent into a neighborhood and eventually into the LA river.

If you find yourself in New Orleans this fall make sure you make your way to the New Orleans Museum of Art where the Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from the Walt Disney Studios will be exhibited. Artwork from The Princess and the Frog, which is set in New Orleans, will be included

Jenny Lerew of Blackwing Diaries adds her two cents to the debate about whether animated films should be made for kids? I don’t think there’s any debate. Feature animation is art made by artists, but something about ‘UP’ has stirred up this debate.

Den of Geek wonders about the upcoming series of sequels we’ll be seeing coming from Emeryville. Is Pixar kowtowing to the merchandising gods?

Are you on Twitter? Here are some recent new sign ons to follow: Disney*Pixar is now at @DisneyPixar. Walt Disney Pictures tweets as @DisneyPictures. Gatorland is on as @Gatorland. And of course, follow The Disney Blog @TheDisneyBlog.

Some people collect bottle caps, Jim collects chairs, and specifically chairs used in Pixar’s The Incredibles.

Finally, apparently The Muppets won a webby and the sent Beeker to accept. Hilarity ensued.