Hidden Mickeys Take to the High Seas


First Field Guide for the Disney Cruise LineWhile Mickey Mouse has grown to be one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable icons, it is often forgotten that the first appearance of the character was at the helm of a riverboat in Steamboat Willie. Not surprising, then, that Mickey has stowed away on the Disney Cruise Line – in over a hundred places.Steve Barrett, the author of the popular Hidden Mickeys series of books, has taken his quest for the mischievous mouse out to sea: … [Read more...]

Mickey’s Christmas Carol Emporium windows at Magic Kingdom

For the 2009 Christmas season, Disney has reinstalled into the Magic Kingdom's Emporium windows the long out of view animated window displays based on the holiday favorite, "Mickey's Christmas Carol."Six scenes tell the classic story of Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge.These scenes were originally on display at the old Disney Village, now Downtown Disney. … [Read more...]

High Lead Levels Found in Barbie & Disney Toys


Shades of 2007, as lead-contaminated toys have been discovered by a California advocacy group. To make matters worse, the lead was found in two children's favorites: Barbie and Disney toys. The Center for Environmental Health tested about 250 children's products purchased at major retailers and found lead levels that exceeded federal limits in seven of them. You may recall the 2007 toy recalls, several of which involved Chinese-manufactured toys with lead paint.The retailers involved … [Read more...]

The Shaw/Tuftex Fall Sweepstakes 2009


Enter Shaw's Tuftex Fall 2009 Sweepstakes for your chance to win $10,000 or hundreds of other prizes like Disney gift certificates worth up to $500, movie passes, and Disney toys. Canadians are eligible to enter, but they have a separate link; select the Canadian flag on the sweepstakes' banner to enter through the Canadian link.Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person End Date: December 11, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. CT Eligibility: USA and Canada (-PQ), 18+More Information about this … [Read more...]

Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea goes down the drain


In one of his first major creative moves as Walt Disney Studios' new movie chief, Rich Ross has made the costly decision to pull the plug on the planned $150-million production of "Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" -- the last project approved by his predecessor, Dick Cook.The movie -- which was a high-priority project for Disney and envisioned as a potential franchise along the lines of the "Pirates of The Caribbean" series -- was scheduled to begin shooting in February in Mexico. … [Read more...]