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Uncle Walt’s Insider is Closed for April Fool’s Day

Today is April Fool's Day. Most Disney news sources will use today to run a clickbait article containing some semi-plausible Disney rumor, designed only to generate comments and not actually convey any news. However, we are not most other Disney news sources. We value our journalistic integrity, so we have chosen to save the semi-plausible rumors for other days. Plus, we all partied a little too hard following last night's Media Preview of the new Ratatouille ride at Epcot, and we're kinda ... Read more
We'll just add these to our collection. Photo provided by Pixabay, used by permission.

Uncle Walt’s Insider video inexplicably receives 14 Academy Award nominations

We only have one video on our YouTube channel. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Our phones started ringing at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, waking us up, with entertainment reporters telling us we had been nominated for an Academy Award. Of course, it was 2:30 p.m. in Svalbard, but we were still not yet up for the day. We were confused, not just because we didn't release any movies last year, or ever, but because the only video we've ever produced ... Read more
The new plaque honoring former Disney CEO John Isner. Engraving by Tatiana [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia.

Michael Eisn… no, John Isner named a Disney Legend?

New plaques have been added to Legends Plaza BURBANK, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA -- The Walt Disney Company has added plaques for the most recent class of Disney Legends to the pillars in Legends Plaza! On a recent walk through the plaza, our intrepid reporter noticed newly installed tributes to Christina Aguilera, Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, Hans Zimmer, and... tennis player John Isner? The Disney ... Read more
No more shiplap under her watch. Photo © 2021 Google / Street View.

Chip Gaines out; Gina Carano named head of Imagineering

No controversy here, no sir. BURBANK, CA -- Chip Gaines lasted less than a week as head of Walt Disney Imagineering. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) told Uncle Walt's Insider, "Officially, Chip is moving on to devote more time with his family. "Off the record, though," Disney (no relation) continued, "Chip was less interested in coming up with new attractions, and more into completely gutting the Imagineering offices, 'to get them ready to flip.'" [Note to self: look up the meaning ... Read more
Meet the newest Disney Imagineer...ing President. Photo © 2021 Google / Street View.

Chip Gaines to become head of Imagineering

He could be in charge of demolishing every unoriginal attraction. Hmm... BURBANK, CA -- With the recent news that longtime Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has left Walt Disney Imagineering, ostensibly to go play with cruise ships trains spaceships, there is a rare opening for the head Imagineer. Our sources have told us that the new head of Imagineering will be WDI consultant Chip Gaines. Bob Weis [Ed.: No relation to Charlie], President of Walt Disney Imagineering, told Uncle Walt's Insider that "while we ... Read more