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This car has Mickey tail lights, right? I'm not just seeing things? Photo by Marty.

Psychiatrists identify “Hidden Mickey Syndrome”

Those who suffer from the disorder usually don't think they're suffering. WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Psychiatric Association has identified a new mental disorder: Hidden Mickey Syndrome. The malady is characterized by subjects, usually longtime Disney fans, seeing the shape of Mickey Mouse's head in everyday objects around them. The term "Hidden Mickeys" comes from Disney-built theme parks, where craftsmen intentionally included images of Mickey Mouse in the park construction. While they can be more complicated, the image is usually the simple three-circle outline: the ... Read more
Na'vi protestors, with Will Smith as the Genie (inset). Photo courtesy wallpapertag.com; inset photo © 2019 Disney.

Na’vi criticize Genie casting: “Were no blue actors available?”

Will Smith is "a great actor... but he's not blue." BURBANK, CA -- Pandoran protestors marched on Disney Studios yesterday, demanding that the role of Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin be recast. "Will Smith is a great actor," Na'vi spokesperson Swizav Tawwäì'itan told Uncle Walt's Insider. "I've been a fan of his since he starred in Eyktan'itan Pxasul te Bel-Air. But there are plenty of blue actors out there, and he's not blue." An uneven history Disney has had a bumpy history with ... Read more
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