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A $71 Billion Fox. Photo [CC0] via Pxhere.

Disney pays $71 Billion for Fox

What makes this particular animal so valuable? BURBANK, CA -- Disney CEO Robert Iger announced Tuesday that the Walt Disney Company had acquired a fox from media mogul Rupert Murdoch, according to news reports. There was no immediate indication about where the fox will live, or why the purchase was made. So many questions As we at Uncle Walt's Insider scanned headlines about this purchase (reading articles is boring), we had many questions. Such as, why this particular fox? What makes it worth billions ... Read more
The Babylon Bee is muscling in on our turf!

Opinion: Hey, Babylon Bee, stay in your lane

You handle the church satire, we'll do theme parks. M'kay? Satirical news site The Babylon Bee published an article recently titled Disneyland Unveils New Star Wars Ride That Builds Up Really High Expectations And Then Lets You Down Halfway Through. (The actual article was shorter than the headline.) Funny stuff, but this is our corner. Go work over there. Seriously, we at Uncle Walt's Insider love the Bee. It and The Onion are inspirations for UWI (except for our writer X, who I don't ... Read more
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