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The resemblance is uncanny, you have to admit. Photo insets © Disney and Mel Brooks, probably.

“Yes, the Mandalorian’s ship was modeled after the Space Winnebago from Spaceballs”

We knew it. We just knew it. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Sources at Disney+ have now confirmed what we've suspected all along. The Razor Crest, the spaceship flown by the title character of The Mandalorian, was indeed modeled after the Space Winnebago, Lone Star's spaceship in Mel Brooks' classic Oscar-winning drama Spaceballs. Just a few minor details are different Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) finally returned our call. "Yes, the Mandalorian's ship was modeled after the Space Winnebago from Spaceballs," Disney (no ... Read more
Spaceballs: The Theme Park. Image courtesy MGM.

Spaceballs: The Theme Park announced!

Is it the first area in a Mel Brooks land? We can hope! DUBAI, UAE -- Officials from Dubai Parks and Resorts announced today the opening of a new land at their Motiongate park. The new currently-unnamed land will feature characters and rides based on the popular Mel Brooks movie, Spaceballs. What is Motiongate? The Motiongate park is one of five theme parks operated by Dubai Parks and Resorts. The park contains four [Ed.: Soon to be five] lands themed on popular movies. The ... Read more
Mickey and Minnie wave to the crowds. Photo source Depositphotos_69250695_original.jpg.

Update: characters, parks changing under “radical” Disney plans

Turns out the previously-announced changes were just the beginning. The winds of change continue to blow at The Walt Disney Company. After the controversial measures were first reported by Uncle Walt's Insider last November, Disney fans and detractors alike have been lighting up the internet arguing the pros and cons of the moves. In spite of the response, the company forged ahead with making the modifications permanent in January. And now, Uncle Walt's has learned, more radical changes are on their way that ... Read more
Disney. Depositphotos_69250695_original

Disney: controversial changes will be ‘permanent’

Uncle Walt's Insider reported in November about radical changes coming to the Disney company, with far-reaching and controversial impact throughout the resorts, theme parks and even upcoming movies. Disney fan sites and forums, including our own, have been ablaze with heated discussions, with most of the comments being negative. In spite of the controversy, however, Disney announced yesterday that the changes would be permanent. Too much, too soon? When Uncle Walt's first reported the news, blowback was immediate. Although the modifications and additions ... Read more