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Strike Authorized

So much for my prediction capabilities. Local news is reporting that not only have Disney Workers rejected the contract offer, but they’ve authorized a strike if the union leaders call for it. Union leaders have called in a federal mediator, so a strike is unlikely in the immediate future. The holidays are fast approaching with… Read More »Strike Authorized

Disney Workers OK new Contract!

No. It’s not exit polls from Disneyworld workers who are voiting today, it’s the results from a similar contract vote at the original Disney themepark, Disneyland. According to this article in the OC Register, workers pointed their anger for higher healthcare costs at the healthcare industry and accepted higher health insurance rates in return for… Read More »Disney Workers OK new Contract!

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley is a term used in animation to talk about how there is a point at which computer generated animation looks wholy unhuman before it begins to look human again. The Incredibles, by design, is on one side of this valley and The Polar Express is on the other. Read on to get… Read More »The Uncanny Valley

An Incredible Message?

The story’s inciting incident is a flurry of short-sighted, foolish lawsuits against the much-needed superheroes for unintended property damage and unwanted saves, among others. John Edwards may well laugh along with the rest of the audience during this part of the movie, but perhaps he and his former colleagues on the bar should think about… Read More »An Incredible Message?

A Stitch in Time?

Joe Lane, over at Themepark Insider, reviews Disney World’s newest attraction and writes about the less than big splash it’s making. Stitch’s Great Escape is an updating of the original Mission to the Moon attractin in WDW’s Tommorowland. It became Mission to Mars, then Alien Encounter (Disney’s first PG-13 rated attraction), and has recently been… Read More »A Stitch in Time?

Incredible Anti-Affirmative Action?

Writing for Slate magazine, David Edelstein tracks the fallout from his earlier review of The Incredibles. Read past the review of the Nicole Kidman ghost film ‘Birth’ (Has she become typecast?) and get to the debate over the meaning of The Incredibles and how it reflects the situation in America’s Classrooms today as ‘Leave No… Read More »Incredible Anti-Affirmative Action?