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Former Disney characters, now kindling. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney sells unpopular characters to raise funds

We're really going to miss B.O.B. BURBANK, CA -- A short paragraph hidden away in the Walt Disney Company Q3 2020 Earnings Report reveals that the company sold off the rights to unpopular characters to raise money to keep the company from folding. The list of characters is quite large, but notable characters are the 6th and 8th mop from Fantasia's The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment [Ed.: The performance by mop number 8 was abysmal], B.O.B. from The Black Hole, Condorman, Osh Popham from ... Read more
Canada, "America's Hat," according to the Epcot Map. Image © Disney, perhaps modified a tad.

Epcot’s Canada Pavilion’s borders remain closed

It's like an embassy, right? So the border rules apply. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- In a press release filled with apologies, the Canadian government announced today that Epcot's Canada Pavilion's borders will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Park guests who hold Canadian citizenship or who are permanent residents will be allowed entry into the pavilion, along with essential workers. (The latter may include non-Canadian Cast Members who are assigned to work there, assuming they self-quarantine for 14 days.) Non-Canadians who wish ... Read more
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(Step)Moms Panel: How do I join the (Step)Moms panel?

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.] "Dear (Step)Moms: What are the qualifications for joining the (Step)Moms Panel? And how do I apply?" - Nance G., Grafton MA Walt: Hi Nancy, thanks for asking. We’ll just need a financial statement, including six months of pay stubs, as well as your ... Read more

Uncle Walt’s Insider Week in Review for August 9

Here's what you missed while doing something much less important!  Appearing this past week on Uncle Walt's Insider: Monday (STEP) MOMS PANEL: DISNEY PARKS ARE TOO FAR AWAY. CAN I BUILD MY OWN? | Having built (or imagined) several new theme parks ourselves, the (Step)Moms can help! Tuesday SEVEN DWARFS QUARANTINED, ONLY ONE IS SYMPTOMATIC | Disney officials are not saying which of the dwarfs has been sneezing. Wednesday WINCHELL'S DONUT HOUSE, OTHERS ON CHOPPING BLOCK AT EPCOT | If you were looking forward to getting Timbits at ... Read more
The Trump animatronic; Inset photo: Boris Johnson. Photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Epcot scraps Mary Poppins ride; adds “Prime Minister’s Questions Experience”

"How can we pass up the opportunity to create a Boris Johnson audio-animatronic?" WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans have been excited about the coming Mary Poppins ride at Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. (It's apparently still there, even after Brexit!) Well, apparently the plans for that ride have been scrapped. Instead, the Pavilion will get a "Prime Minister's Questions Experience" animatronic show. "It's not that we don't like Mary Poppins," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "It's just that, ... Read more