John Frost

Alice in Cyberspace

Part of what makes the internet so cool is that you never know what will pop up on your radar screen next. Today finds a full scan of the original manuscript for “Alice’s Adventures under Ground” by Lewis Carroll. This story is the precursor to… Read More »Alice in Cyberspace

Parlez Vous Francais?

Even if you don’t speak a word of french, it’s fun to see another group of Disney fans getting together to enjoy Paris Disneyland, just like the LaughingPlace.com members assembled this last weekend. I would like to know more about this group, but I couldn’t… Read More »Parlez Vous Francais?

The Perfect American?

Christian Science Monitor book review of Peter Jungk’s fictionalized biography of Walt Disney and one of his animators. This animator becomes obsessed with the famous filmmaker after he is let go from the company. When reading the book remember the reviewer’s caution, “Every detail in… Read More »The Perfect American?

Just when you thought it was safe…

Just when I was about to delete his site off my bookmarks for inactivity, Michael Barrier returns with an excellent essay on Disneyland Paris. Barrier is always insightful: Walt Disney’s original Disneyland, when it opened almost fifty years ago, was itself reminiscent of a department… Read More »Just when you thought it was safe…

Disney GPS

Tom Keating has found a novel way to find his car in the vast parking lots of Walt Disney World. I sense a business opportunity. Have a keychain sized device that you click once to record the location of your car. Then at the end… Read More »Disney GPS

Hamlet of Disney

If you haven’t heard, there’s something rotten smelling in the world of Disney, and it’s not a new Denmark Pavillion at EPCOT. Rather, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now displaying the foulest smelling flower from the plant kingdom. If you want to partake in this particular… Read More »Hamlet of Disney

Creative Edge Dulls Mouse

CBS Marketwatch (pesky free registration required) posts a column on Disney’s film division and how the financial flops of this year could be putting pressure on Eisner. “It goes to the greater issue of whether Disney has lost its creative edge,” said Todd Mitchell, an… Read More »Creative Edge Dulls Mouse

Two Brothers on their way…

For years Touchstone Pictures was the black sheep of the Disney family. No one really wanted to talk about them and their non-Disney films. But there they were all those years making money for the mouse. Then along came Miramax and the Weinstein Brothers and… Read More »Two Brothers on their way…