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Miyazaki Howls!

Miyazaki story boarded his films by himself. I have collected the Japanese DVDs where you can step in between Miyazaki’s story boards and the final film. To my surprise they look almost exactly the same. Same timing, same posing, almost the same drawings, just cleaned up a bit. You can’t say that about most animated… Read More »Miyazaki Howls!


CNN picks up the story of Jim Hill’s booting from Disneyland as a result of his rogue tours. More bad publicity for Disney. (Update: btw, just thought I’d point out that Jim Hill is technically not a blogger but is in fact online magazine. CNN calling Jim a blogger has erked some people.) Meanwhile Jim… Read More »Roundup

Interview with the next CEO

The AP has an interesting interview with Bob Iger, the designated next CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Iger appears to be focused on making both sides of the Disney legacy debate happy with his comments. So I wouldn’t read too much into this. His actions will speak louder than his words. For instance, if… Read More »Interview with the next CEO

Kissimmee-St. Cloud, where’s that?

The Osceola County Tourist Development Council wants you to know that the area just south and east of Walt Disney World is ready to receive your tourist dollars. As such, they’re launching an advertising campaign to draw tourists away from the higher end resorts of the Disney World and International Drive areas to their more… Read More »Kissimmee-St. Cloud, where’s that?

No Choice Election 2005

With the CALpers administrator out the door, the search for a new CEO well underway (we hope), and Eisner’s departure scheduled for June 2005 (or shortly there after), there has been precious little news from Roy Disney’s campaign. And now we know why. It turns out they are mostly content with the changes that… Read More »No Choice Election 2005

Eisner Ethics? Oxymoron?

During cross-examination, this prominent business executive [ Eisner ] admitted without embarrassment or remorse that he repeatedly lied publicly and privately to conceal a monumental business error and an irreparable rift between Disney and its newly-hired-but-in-the-process-of-being-fired president Michael Ovitz – a termination that cost Disney $140 million. Michael Josephson, who you’ve probably heard on the… Read More »Eisner Ethics? Oxymoron?

$101 Million Dollar Deal

At 101 million dollars the Disney Store deal seems like a real steal. The Children’s Palce CEO says they’re likely to make up that cost during this holiday season. Also mentioned in the story is the final tally of stores that changed hands in this deal – 313. That’s less than half the number of… Read More »$101 Million Dollar Deal