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Lost, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and other ABCs auction to help children

DisneyAuctions is hosting a charity auction featuring one-of-a-kind hearts designed by the casts and crews of 10 ABC television shows. All proceeds from this auction will benefit The Help Group, an organization dedicated to serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger’s disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems.… Read More »Lost, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and other ABCs auction to help children

Hey, Hong Kong Disneyland… how’s it going?

Other than the most excellent magazine ‘Tales from the Laughing Place‘ I’ve heard almost nothing coming from the direction of Hong Kong Disneyland. That could mean things are going fine, no worries, exactly as they expected… or it could mean there’s bad news they don’t want to talk about. Hard to know since the theme… Read More »Hey, Hong Kong Disneyland… how’s it going?

For Sale: Pixar – Asking Price? If you have to ask…

The New York Times is reporting that Steve Jobs might just be ready to sell Pixar to Disney. He wants to be made an offer he can’t refuse, no doubt. Probably somewhere in the $5 Billion range. This comes hot on the heels of the announcement that it only took 20 days to sell 1… Read More »For Sale: Pixar – Asking Price? If you have to ask…

Chicken Little: The Sky is falling!

The first review of Chicken Little is in from Variety… don’t read it if you want to avoid any spoilers, but it doesn’t think very highly of Disney’s first entry into CG Animation. Unprepossessing pic feels secondhand in all respects: It spins off a tiresomely familiar fairy tale, takes place in the sort of idealized… Read More »Chicken Little: The Sky is falling!

Celebration, by Design

I can’t believe I missed this. Design Observer, one of my favorite Design blogs, has a post that looks back at Disney’s Celebration project through the eyes of one of its designers. Celebration, however, was a fantasy more suited to Andy Hardy than Buck Rogers. The city was to be the most fully-realized expression of… Read More »Celebration, by Design

How Wired are Disney’s Themeparks

Wired News looks at some of the new uses of technology at Disney Themeparks. Some of these are very cute, some fizzle. The most effective ones are when they are used to further the story. This is why PalMickey works, he helps the guest tell their own story. This is why Turtle Talk with Crush… Read More »How Wired are Disney’s Themeparks

A look at Wilbur Robinson

Here’s a first look at the cast of Disney’s 2006 release Meet The Robinsons. The Story of a Boy Genius who is able to travel in time to help a family. It’s based on a book by William Joyce, apparently a popular children’s writer.  (via)

EM:HE on DVD (soon!)

I’m a big fan of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I even liked that ‘How’d they Do That’ show they tagged on last season. In fact the more of these ‘Pay it Forward’ shows they can fit on TV the better, as far as I’m concerned. Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Preston Sharp, Michael Moloney and… Read More »EM:HE on DVD (soon!)