August 23, 2011 |
Breaking a wicked stepmother's curse, Disneyland's fairytale princesses will be whisked away from their crowded one-room temporary home in 2013 and magically transported to a spacious new storybook village more befitting of their royal lineage. Blame Rapunzel for the extreme home makeover after Disney's newest princess moved into her own brand-new Fantasyland home in 2010 and immediately drew hour-plus lines to her "Tangled" meet-and-greet location. In a fit of jealous rage, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty demanded an upgrade from their windowless, doorless and roofless slapdash digs in an old converted theater.
October 30, 2012 |
That's no moon -- it's a space station! Disney's more than $4-billion acquisition of Lucasfilm topped the Consumer Confidential segment on KTLA-TV today. Is this a good thing for "Star Wars" fans? Could be. Or it could be a new set of mouse ears on R2-D2. We also looked at the cost of Sandy, and how the storm prompted a surge in Netflix viewing.
August 24, 2012 |
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - California's delegates to the RNC began trickling into their balmy beachfront resort here Friday, finding gift bags full of swag upon their arrival. Among the contents: rice, walnuts and olive oil from California producers, a campaign Barbie, a flag pin in the shape of Mickey Mouse and a red T-shirt sporting a large sequined elephant. And some practical aids to get them through the next six days that will include not only official Republican Party business but many, many parties - packets of Ibuprofen and vials of 5-hour Energy.
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May 21, 2009 |
Wayne Allwine, a Walt Disney Studios voice-over artist who was the voice of Mickey Mouse for more than three decades, has died. He was 62. Allwine, an Emmy Award-winning former sound effects editor and foley artist, died of complications of diabetes early Monday morning at UCLA Medical Center, said his voice-over artist wife, Russi Taylor. The Glendale couple had a unique distinction: In 1991, Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse.
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April 12, 1992
So Anaheim City Councilman William D. Ehrle thinks that accepting free Disneyland and game tickets, parking and who knows what else is an extension of his duties as an elected official ("Officials Were Warned About Gift Limits in Anaheim," April 4). Well, after I finished laughing, I figured what the heck. Put me on the list for all of these freebies. I'll look on them as an extension of my duties as a voter and taxpayer in the city of Anaheim. By the way, does Jackie Autry know she's giving out all these free passes?
June 16, 1988 |
Dozens of children playing in a courtyard here froze in their tracks when the adult voice rumbled down from an upper-story apartment: "It's time for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck." Moments later the courtyard was empty of both adults and children. They had rushed to tune in to the week's adventures of their favorite cartoon characters. The scene repeats itself across China every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.