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Creepy mouse photo by Phil Scoville [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr (altered, thankfully).

Rest easy: the “MickMo Challenge” is a hoax — mostly

It turns out they're just normal Disney Parks commercials. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Rumors have swirled for years about children being influenced by videos in which an image of Mickey Mouse appears and entices the children to beg their parents for a trip to a Disney park. The videos reportedly show images of people laughing and enjoying themselves at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. And they all end with an invitation for children or their parents to call a certain number ... Read more
The new star of Captain Marvel (2020). Image © Marvel.

Team behind 2016 Ghostbusters planning male Captain Marvel reboot

What could go wrong? BURBANK, CA -- There's lots of buzz in Hollywood about Captain Marvel. Not the movie being released this weekend, but the next Captain Marvel: an all-male remake by the makers of Ghostbusters (2016)! Marvel Studios' new blockbuster, with actress Brie Larson in the title role, is already old news. Now producer Ivan Reitman and director Paul Feig are looking to duplicate their Ghostbusters gender-switching remake success with the Captain Marvel character. Male empowerment As with Ghostbusters (2016), the script is being ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider Puzzle Time!

Puzzle Fun – Find the ride that’s NOT a 3-D motion simulator!

It's Super Puzzle Fun Time again! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- There's a lot of really simple (and mostly stupid) "genius" puzzles floating around. Most of them "challenge" you to see if you can tell the difference between a "5" and an "S," or something equally moronic.  So we're giving you a real challenge. Take a look at the image below -- can you spot a new attraction at Universal Orlando Resort that's NOT a 3-D motion simulator? Good luck! (And check out previous ... Read more
Frozone and Queen Elsa pose for photographers at the Svalbard Summit.

Elsa / Frozone Summit ends without agreement

Each side blames the other for the continued cold snap. LONGYEARBEN, NORWAY -- The multi-day summit between Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, and Frozone, representing Metroville, ended early on Thursday without an accord. The two leaders met in facilities provided at the Svalbard headquarters of Uncle Walt's Insider, which had agreed to host the summit as a neutral but cold location. It had been hoped that an end to the inordinate winter cold would be negotiated, but apparently that will not happen. Talks fell apart when ... Read more
A Bug's Life's Flik, using an image ironically from Flickr. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flik-r.

Disney’s Flik sues Flickr for name use; “just the first”

Irate characters are lining up at the courthouse to reclaim their names. MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- He's just an ant in search of a peaceful life. Once, he had to fight off an army of grasshoppers to free his colony. And now, Flik is taking on a new battle, this one in the courtroom -- the battle to reclaim his name from online photo-hosting service Flickr. "I don't spend much time on the internet," Flik told Uncle Walt's Insider in a semi-exclusive interview. ... Read more