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A little bit of news, a little bit of history, a whole lot of Disney.

(Formerly [I]Tim's Disney News Archive[/I])

  1. 'The Lion King' Make Vegas and Disney a Perfect Match

    by , 06-28-2009 at 07:02 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    [SIZE=1][I]The tree of life.[/I][/SIZE][/CENTER]

    Las Vegas audiences are hard to figure when it comes to Broadway shows. What plays well back east and on national tours offers no guarantee of success on the Strip. While "Phantom" and "Mamma Mia" have done well here, "Spamalot," ...

    Updated 06-28-2009 at 08:18 PM by disneytim

  2. My Close Encounter with the King of Pop

    by , 06-25-2009 at 10:23 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    [SIZE=1][I]Captain EO Flyer[/I][/SIZE][/CENTER]

    Without realizing it at the time, I almost tripped over Michael Jackson.

    On a trip to Universal Studios Orlando in 2003, I was stumbling back to my room at the Royal Pacific after a late night at CityWalk. It was about 1:00 ...
  3. Experiencing Bob Gurr and Fifty Years of the Matterhorn, Monorail and Subs

    by , 06-14-2009 at 10:28 AM (The Mouse Castle)

    Called upon by Walt Disney to design the Matterhorn Bobsleds, imagineer Bob Gurr wasn't sure if he was the right guy for the job.

    "I never designed roller coasters," he says. "I hate 'em."

    For someone who's never been a fan ...

    Updated 06-14-2009 at 11:08 AM by disneytim

  4. 'Up' Full of Laughter, Tears and 20,000 Balloons

    by , 05-29-2009 at 11:03 PM (The Mouse Castle)

    Disney/Pixar guru John Lasseter says, "Along with the humor, you have to have heart. Walt Disney always said, 'For every laugh, there should be a tear.' I believe in that."

    If ever there was a movie that captured that mantra, it's Pixar's tenth animated feature "Up," ...
  5. With Summer Events Schedule, D23 Delivers On Its Promise

    by , 05-17-2009 at 07:17 AM (The Mouse Castle)
    Wow, Disney really got it.

    This week, to the delight of mousegeeks everywhere (well, in selected markets anyway), Disney's pay-for-play fan community D23 announced its first summer lineup of events, and it's a knockout.

    From Disney's press release:
    [INDENT][B]May 28 - D23 “Up All Night” at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre (FREE)[/B]
    (Los Angeles, CA) -- Theatergoers across the country will soon meet the unlikely duo of 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen and 8-year-old ...
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