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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
Just today's resumé haul. Image by Quinn Dombrowski [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Buzzfeed, Vice reporters: please stop sending us resumés

We don't intend to be cruel but, well, we have standards. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- To all recently laid-off reporters from Vice, Buzzfeed, Vox, and other similar media outlets: you have our sympathy, but please stop sending your resumés to Uncle Walt's Insider. We'd have to drop our accuracy standards way too much to hire you. Sorry. This was too mean, wasn't it? It feels like it was too mean. Comment below! Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to ... Read more
Suspect Number One. Image © 2013 Disney, via FrozenZenium on YouTube.

“Polar vortex” hits; Queen Elsa on the run again

Ub swears he saw her running across Lake Michigan, freezing it as she went. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- As temperatures plunge across Canada and the U.S. midwestern states, icy fingers are beginning to point, seeking someone to blame. Some say this is a rare but natural occurrence called a polar vortex. Others blame man-made global warming climate change. But we at Uncle Walt's know the true story: yep, it's Queen Elsa again. Okay, our lawyers are making us say it's "allegedly" ... Read more
The Disney Princess and the Disney Princess. Photos by Chad Sparkes [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr & [CC0] via MaxPixel.

Cruise-confused: both DCL and Princess ships to be named “Disney Princess”

The name does fit both cruise lines' naming conventions. CELEBRATION, FL & SANTA CLARITA, CA -- It's a corporate snafu for the record books, and we can't wait to see how this plays out. Within minutes of each other, both Disney Cruise Line and Princess Cruise Line announced the name of their next cruise ship -- and they are both the same. Each says their next ship will be called the "Disney Princess." What's in a name? While Disney is the smaller company -- ... Read more