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Not Snow White and the Seven "Magical CGI Creatures". Photo © Disney.

After backlash, Disney converts new Snow White movie from “no dwarfs” to “all dwarfs”

Dinklage's complaint was not well-received in the broader community. BURBANK, CA -- When actor Peter Dinklage (best known for his roles as "Binky" in 13 Moons and "Trumpkin" in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) complained about Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney said they would "take a different approach" to the characters. Instead of being played by actors, the dwarfs would now be "magical creatures" created by CGI. But then came a backlash from actors in ... Read more
Sneezy contained. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Health Dept.: Sneezy must wear sneeze guard

We get results. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- UPDATE: Following our character dining review/exposé of the new Storybook Dining at Artist Point yesterday, the Reedy Creek Health Department immediately suspended Sneezy from appearing in restaurants. And today it was announced that he may return, but only if he is wearing a "360° sneeze guard." The Health Department issued a statement apologizing for a lack of oversight and that the deluxe dining experience did not meet Disney standards. They further stated that future meals would ... Read more
Sneezy wrecks another meal. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

New “Storybook Dining at Artist Point”: great food, until Sneezy came along

Our writer reviews the new character meal featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Many fans of Artist Point, the fine dining restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, were upset when Disney announced it would be transformed into a character meal. Me? I was thrilled. The meal would feature visits from Snow White, the Evil Queen, and assorted Dwarfs. And where better to place characters for a German fairy tale but in a restaurant themed to a U.S. ... Read more
Disney's eight dwarfs. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Confusion at Disney: Pluto named as “Eighth Dwarf”

Is there a mixup between Pluto the dog and Pluto the planet? BURBANK, CA -- There were plenty of raised eyebrows -- many of them animated -- at the Burbank headquarters of the Walt Disney Company when it announced yesterday that Pluto had been named the "Eighth Dwarf." Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) made the announcement. "It really didn't start with us," Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "It was the International Astronomical Union who made that call. They decided ... Read more
Disney Dream Damage. Photo by PortNassauWebcam.com, via Twitter @PTZtv.

News Brief: Updates for October 29

Disney Dream damaged while Captain's teenage son "practicing" Disney Cruise Line confirmed today that the damage caused on September 30 to the Disney Dream (pictured above) was due to the cruise ship's captain allowing his son to "practice parallel parking." Company spokesmen refused to comment on any potential discipline, citing employee confidentiality. The damage has been repaired. Doc's medical credentials questioned Documents have surfaced indicating that Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs never actually completed medical school. In a statement, the Disney Company ... Read more