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aid compare and contrast

Today we feature a Washington Post story and an article by Jim Hill on the legacy of SaveDisney. It’s an interesting comparision. Both writers look at the same actions by SaveDisney and the Disney Board and draw very different conclusions. You be the judge.

Gargoyles, the first season on DVD

Disney has released the first season of their animated TV series Gargoyles on a Special Edition DVD. Apparently it’s a big hit. It’s Amazon DVD sales rank today is #144. I loved watching this show durings its first run. It thought it was smart, well voiced, and often beautifully drawn. Disney really did some of their best work during that Disney Afternoon phase. As my son grows up I hope figure out what they were doing then and capture some of that magic again. Until then this will just have to go on my wish list.

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Cars will hit showroom later than anticipated

Disney and Pixar announced today that next year’s fall flick Cars will be moved from its original November 2005 release date to a new date of June 2006. On it’s face the move makes perfect sense. Cars is shaping up to be a fun summer flick, the kind Disney has been know for over all… Read More »Cars will hit showroom later than anticipated

New Trend in Disney?

From Scotland of all places, we have news of a new Toy phenomenom sweeping Japan and soon the world. Of course the article is silent on one important detail… what are these little buggers called? Any ideas? Andy Mooney, Disney’s global chairman of consumer products said: "We literally have a phenomenon exploding that just started… Read More »New Trend in Disney?

Disneyworld Lowers Prices, Complicates Matters.

While some headlines out there are screaming about Disney World’s $5 price increase for a one day ticket, the real story is the unique customization that is available now. With the new a la carte pricing structure they call "Magic Your Way" Disney World has made the extended stay much more affordable. has an easy to follow chart with the new pricing options. Everything goes into effect on Jan. 2, 2005.

The new system isn’t really much more complicated than the old system. It will require more advanced planning on the vacationer’s part. So talking with a travel expert, visiting an online Disney fan site, or becomes more important. It is possible that someone won’t understand the system fully and be suprised by the extra charges for park hopping, non-expiration date, etc. I’m sure Disney is counting on a little of this to pad their profit margin.

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Disney’s Top Animated Features, an online community for teens and twenty somethings, has posted their top ten list of Classic Disney Animated Films. The Lion King rules the roost beating out some of the more recent films including those by Pixar. Here’s the total list:     Bolt’s Top 10 Animated Movies     1.  The Lion King… Read More »Disney’s Top Animated Features

Turtle Talk with Crush at EPCOT

A new attraction has just opened at Epcot. Turtle Talk with Crush is part of the continuing Finding Nemo overlay of the Living Seas Pavillion. The new attraction is an interactive show with Crush, the dad turtle from Finding Nemo, where guests are encouraged to ask questions and Crush imparts some of his philosophy of under water life.

For instance, on our visit we learned some of the many uses of the word ‘Dude’ and helped the Crush-Dude identify a human piece of apparel he found littering the beach. We also learned some of the aspects of turtle live such as how many children they can have and to leave any nests of eggs we find alone.

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EPCOT case dismissed

A lawsuit claiming Disney stole the idea for EPCOT from a painting was dismissed today. The painting and eventual construction of EPCOT were similar. But burden of proof is high in these cases and the judge said the Waters family hadn’t event met the basic level needed.