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Not Snow White and the Seven "Magical CGI Creatures". Photo © Disney.

After backlash, Disney converts new Snow White movie from “no dwarfs” to “all dwarfs”

Dinklage's complaint was not well-received in the broader community. BURBANK, CA -- When actor Peter Dinklage (best known for his roles as "Binky" in 13 Moons and "Trumpkin" in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) complained about Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney said they would "take a different approach" to the characters. Instead of being played by actors, the dwarfs would now be "magical creatures" created by CGI. But then came a backlash from actors in ... Read more
A dog happily rides Dumbo, caught moments before he plummeted. Photo by Hoifosuhetaizhu [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia.

First Disneyland “Bring-a-Pet Thursday” mostly a success

At least one dog went and grabbed the keys on Pirates of the Caribbean. ANAHEIM, CA -- Disneyland Theme Park and Spa announced today that its new "Bring-a-Pet Thursday" venture was a not a complete failure. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) told Uncle Walt's Insider, "Hey, we had literally thousands of dogs and cats here, and at least one llama, and most of them had a blast. Even with all those different sized animals, and with ride restraint systems that ... Read more
"Steve" peeks oot from behind a rock, eh? Photo by Joe Shlabotnik [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

PM Justin Trudeau spotted hiding at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

Ottawa streets are clogged with protesting truckers? I'm going to Disney World! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Multiple guests visiting the Canada Pavilion and Spa at EPCOT Centre have reported seeing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hiding there. Cast Member Tracey B. tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "He mostly just keeps to himself, but he's nice enough if you talk to him. "Of course, he claims his name is 'Steve.' So just to be sure it was him, I played the audio of a ... Read more
He looks almost lifelike.

Biden animatronic okays ‘minor incursions’ between World Showcase pavilions

Maybe he'll send the Kamala animatronic to investigate the "root causes." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Joe Biden animatronic at Disney's Hall of "Presidents" went off-script again on Monday. And his remarks are being interpreted as giving a green light to armed conflict between the national pavilions at Epcot's World Showcase. "I think what you're going to see is that [Epcot] pavilions will be held accountable if they invade another," the animatronic said during the 3:30 showing at the Hall of Presidents ... Read more

17 little-known facts about the “Beacon of Magic” lights at Epcot!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! Tens, possibly hundreds [Ed.: We'd research actual attendance numbers, but that's too much like work] of guests visiting the EPCOT Center Theme Park, Resort and Spa over the past few months have been dazzled by the new light show that's been glued onto the giant golf ball Spaceship Earth. But do you know everything there is to know about this new "Beacon of Magic" light show? We at Uncle Walt's Insider know everything about it. ... Read more