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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. 'Alice' vs. 'Alice': A Wonderland Smackdown

    by , 03-07-2010 at 11:22 AM (The Mouse Castle)
    From my blog, I settle once and for all which "Alice in Wonderland" is better: Disney's 1951 animated classic, or Tim Burton's 2010 revisionist interpretation.

    [quote]I caught the midnight showing of "Alice in Wonderland" Thursday night and, like many Disney fans, immediately started comparing Tim Burton's somewhat dark vision of Lewis Carroll's classic tale with the 1951 animated film. There were some revisionist improvements that Burton hit upon (the coming-of-age, ...

    Updated 01-02-2011 at 06:21 PM by disneytim (Update Link)

  2. Great Moments with Tony Baxter and Kim Irvine

    by , 02-08-2010 at 06:10 AM (The Mouse Castle)
    Monday, February 1st, I was treated, along with 19 other great friends and MiceChatters, to a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. This private event, one of the items up for bid at last September's D23 Expo Auction, was held inside the Opera House and Disney Gallery on Main Street, USA and included a wine reception, live music and the company of Imagineers Tony Baxter and Kim Irvine.

    Yes, you may be jealous. ;)

    The evening began at the ...
  3. My Conversation With Richard Benefield With the Walt Disney Family Museum

    by , 11-26-2009 at 01:56 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    [SIZE=1][I]Walt Disney and many Mickey Mouses[/I][/SIZE][/CENTER]

    When it comes to Walt Disney, Richard Benefield could really do without the urban legends. "We don't really talk about the fact that some people think he's frozen," he says. "We just state the fact ...
  4. Scrooge of Christmas Carol Past: BFI's 1901 Gem

    by , 11-12-2009 at 10:03 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    I've yet to see Disney's latest take on "A Christmas Carol" with all of Robert Zemeckis' performance-capture 3D gewgaws. Part of it is because it's just not close enough to Christmas for me to catch the spirit--I'm definitely a post-Thanksgiving Yuletide reveler. The other part is I'm leery of any new film version of Dickens' tale that dares to tread where Alastair Sim (Best. Scrooge. Ever.) and Albert Finney (Most. Underrated. Scrooge. Ever.) have already gone. I've also got a soft spot ...
  5. Meet the New Mouse, Same as the Old Mouse . . . Really

    by , 11-05-2009 at 11:36 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    I'm horrible when it comes to video games. Over the years, I've lost track of how many adventure games I've never finished because I got bored, distracted by life, or just reached a roadblock in a game that I quickly gave up on. Killing bosses has always been more trouble to me than it's worth. Such are the joys of having an ADD personality.

    A slightly twisted version of the Disney universe may change all that.

    Disney Interactive Studios and game developer Warren Spector ...
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