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Latest Disney news

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Too many Disney news stories today to keep track of! Some highlights for those of you who don’t have time for actual news sources:

  • There’s a new Frozen short film coming! In “Frozen Fever,” Anna catches a cold from building a snowman with her sister and, in a state of fevered delirium, leaves Kristoff for Olaf.
  • A few days ago, Disney fan Brent Dodge set a record by visiting every attraction at every park in Walt Disney World every day for 365 days. Said Dodge, “I’m tired.” Several groups are protesting his record, contending that he cheated by not seeing all shows and parades and deliberately not counting attractions that were closed for refurbishment.
  • Disney has officially announced a trademark lawsuit against mouse-themed music creator Deadmau5 over his use of a logo that looks suspiciously like the famous Disney Mickey Mouse silhouette a fraction of a second after a stick of dynamite exploded in Mickey’s mouth. Deadmau5 responded to Disney’s lengthy legal complaint by cutting it into bits and mixing it with a complaint of his own creation so that it was easier to dance to.

Frozen sequel announced

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Disney has officially announced a sequel to Frozen, it’s animated musical about a pair of princesses who have to work together to learn about the true meaning of love, sisterhood, and global box-office records.

We do not have full details at this time, but our unreliable sources have determined that the plot of the film will be something along these lines:

A few years after the events depicted in the first film, Elsa has completely mastered her power over the cold. Her sister Anna, on the other hand, has discovered that she too has magical powers, but her ability to control fire and heat lay dormant until her traumatizing near death.

Anna and Elsa remain close, but decide to divide the kingdom in half, with one half in eternal winter and the other in an endless summer. All of this will be explained in a pair of songs, “The Snow Princess Song” and “The Heat Princess Song.”

Conflict arises when it is learned that Santa Claus has a cold and has decided that he is going to skip Christmas this year because nobody really cares about him. Mrs. Claus and the elves — due to a series of complicated circumstances — can only save Christmas if they can convince Anna to allow Elsa to make it snow for one day in the sunny part of Arendelle (which she’d rather not do).

The situation is resolved through the intervention of Mother Nature (voiced by Dena Dietrich).

Find your official Disney animated character name!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Thinking up new names for characters all the time is a lot of work. For that reason, Disney has a simple system of assigning names to new characters, based on the name and birth date of the voice actor who will portray the characters. If you were a Disney voice actor, you’d find the name of your character by following the following steps:

  1. Think about your birth month and year. Are they odd or even numbers? Based on this, go to the indicated name table:
    • If your month and year are both even, go to Table 1
    • If your month is even but your year is odd, go to Table 2
    • If your month is odd but your year is even, go to Table 3
    • If your month and year are both odd, go to Table 4
    • If you are not sure if your numbers are even or odd, go to Grade School
  2. On the inidcated table, find the item in the Firt Name section that’s labeled with your first initial. This item is your character’s first name.
  3. On the same table, find the item in the Last Name section that’s labeled with your last initial. This item is your character’s last name.
  4. Put the first and last name together and you have your official Disney character name!

For example, let’s say your birthday is November 18, 1928 and your initials are "M. M." Your birth month is odd (November = 11) and your birth year is even, so you would go to Table 3.

Finding "M" under "First Name" on Table 3, we see your character’s first name is "Mickey." Finding your last name’s initial (also "M") under "Last Name," we see your character’s last name is "Mouse." Therefore, in this example your official Disney character name is Mickey Mouse! (Your character won’t always have the same initials as you — this was just a lucky, purely random and unforseeable coincidence.)

Now go and try it with your own name. It’s fun!

Table 1 (both even)

First Name    Last Name
A) Snow N) Robin A) the Cab N) Rabbit
B) Walt O) Br’er B) White O) Bubbles
C) Benny P) Wreck-It C) Bear P) Apprentice
D) Emperor Q) King D) Fairy Q) Jasmine
E) Alfredo R) Tiger E) Al R) Triton
F) Madam S) Sheriff of F) Louie S) Skellington
G) Michael T) Cheshire G) McQueen T) Cluck
H) Mr. U) José H) Mother U) Horsecollar
I) Yen V) Sir I) -man V) the Pooh
J) Lucifer W) Jack J) Lightyear W) Hearts
K) Little X) Tow K) Lasseter X) Von Drake
L) Colonel Y) Princess L) Dog Y) Pig
M) Lady Z) Sheriff M) the First Z) Sid
 

Table 2 (month even, year odd)

First Name    Last Name
A) Scrooge N) Cruella A) Rider N) Doom
B) Luxo O) The Magic B) Linguini O) Smee
C) Peg-Leg P) Tweedle- C) Pan P) Wazowski
D) Mad Q) John D) Little Q) Hook
E) Shere R) Launchpad E) Robin R) Jr.
F) Minnie S) Peter F) Mode S) Pelekai
G) Wendy T) March G) Willow T) McQuack
H) Oswald U) P.T. H) of the Forest U) O’Malley
I) Stinky V) Mike I) John V) Mirror
J) Judge W) Fix-It J) Horseman W) Flea
K) Captain X) Black K) Carpet X) Bell
L) Horace Y) Big L) Hatter Y) Bear
M) Cobra Z) Ludwig M) Disney Z) Lily
 

Table 3 (month odd, year even)

First Name    Last Name
A) Casey N) Sofia A) Charming N) the Cat
B) J. Thaddeus O) Madame B) Hawkins O) Mater
C) Great Prince P) Chicken C) Godmother P) Cow
D) Winnie Q) The D) Zurg Q) the Frog
E) White R) Darkwing E) Woody R) Duck
F) Jim S) Jiminy F) Hiss S) Hood
G) Clara T) Grandmother G) -dum T) Gearloose
H) Slinky U) Tinker H) Sparrow U) Tuck
I) Prince V) Psycho I) Pete V) Potato Head
J) Baby W) The Queen of J) Bad Wolf W) the Weasel
K) Lilo X) Oogie K) Khan X) Nottingham
L) Magic Y) Jessica L) the Lucky Rabbit Y) -dee
M) Mickey Z) Daisy M) Mouse Z) Dragon
 

Table 4 (both odd)

First Name    Last Name
A) The Reluctant N) Fairy A) Toad N) Felix
B) Kermit O) Lots-O’-Huggin’ B) Incredible O) Leota
C) Clarabelle P) Carl C) de Vil P) Caterpillar
D) Mrs. Q) Headless D) Hathi Q) Mim
E) The King of R) Donald E) McDuck R) Darling
F) Friar S) Flynn F) Fredricksen S) Fox
G) Blue T) Condor G) Boogie T) Witch
H) Bambi’s U) Lightning H) Bart U) Junior
I) Captain Jack V) Practical I) Cat V) Pete
J) Sorcerer’s W) Edna J) Herman W) Eisner
K) Roger X) Gyro K) Ralph X) Hare
L) Queen Y) Christopher L) Potts Y) Cricket
M) Thomas Z) Buzz M) Tremaine Z) Carioca

What was your official character name? Let us know!

Liefacts: Frozen

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
  • The movie is based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Snow Queen.” It sticks pretty closely to the original story, aside from the characters, plot, and lack of religious overtones.
  • This is the first Disney animated feature to include three princesses as main characters — Anna, Ella (who becomes queen), and the secret surprise princess seen briefly after the credits.
  • With the release of Frozen, Disney is one step closer to having an animated feature to represent each of the countries in Epcot’s World Showcase. The Emperor’s New Groove, Mulan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Great Mouse Detective, and Brother Bear cover all but Japan, and that will be taken care of when Big Hero 6 is released next year. After that, the company will concentrate on making features themed to the various areas of Future World.
  • The film had a short production schedule, so instead of going to Norway to study the environment, animators were sealed in a commercial meat locker over a weekend.
  • A live reindeer was brought into the animation studio to help with the development of Sven’s dialogue.
  • Over the years, Disney has tried many times to bring an adaptation of “The Snow Queen” to the screen, but the movie kept being derailed during the character-design process. A breakthrough came when John Lasseter suggested that if they stopped making character maquettes out of ice, they might not keep melting away before more progress could be made.
  • The title was cut from The Snow Queen to Frozen because the film was running too long.
  • Frozen is Disney’s first computer-animated feature since last year’s Wreck-It Ralph.

New Disney shorts coming soon! (re-re-revised again)

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Sorry to report that we made yet another in our long series of mistakes yesterday when we re-re-revised our announcement that Disney had announced a series of all-new short cartoons. We said that the titles of the shorts would be Disney feature film titles mashed up with famous movies, and this is not the case. In fact, it’s such a silly idea that because we didn’t question it in the first place, we’re going to go drown ourselves in the bathtub as soon as we’re done with this post. (Seriously, we’ve had about all we can take of this from us.)

Instead, the title of each of these parody shorts will be a "mashup" of a classic Disney film and a famous book title. For example, "Tangled" might be combined with Ray Bradbury’s "Something Wicked This Way Comes," giving us "Something Tangled This Way Comes."

Disney hopes that fans will enjoy trying to puzzle out what the original film and play were and what the parody will be like from the "mashup" title and then tune in to see what it’s like. Our at-this-point-obviously-completely-unreliable sources deep within Disney report that titles currently in production include:

  • The 7 Swords in the Stones of Highly Effective People
  • The Absent-Minded American Psycho
  • The Adventures of Oedipus and Mr. Rex
  • Aladdin of Green Gables
  • Angels in the Leaves of Grass
  • Are you there God? It’s Me, Squanto
  • The Aristocats Always Ring Twice
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Wonderland
  • Beowulf and the Beast
  • Blackbeard’s Great Expectations
  • Blackboard Junglebook
  • The Bolt Report
  • A Brief History of Melody Time
  • The Call of the Wild Babes in Toyland
  • The Candleshoe Manifesto
  • Captain Underpants: Fully Loaded
  • Cars-22
  • The Cat in the Hat from Outer Space
  • Chicken Little Soup for the Soul
  • The Clan of the Country Bears
  • Curious George Goes Bananas
  • Cuthulu Wore Tennis Shoes
  • The Da Vinci Cauldron
  • Darby O’Gill and the Little Women
  • Davy Crockett, King of Flatland
  • The Descent of the Monkey’s Uncle
  • Diary of a Wimpy Princess
  • The Dinosaur in the Rye
  • Dumbo Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Electraphobia
  • The Emperor’s Brave New Groove
  • Escape to My Side of the Mountain
  • Fantasia 1984
  • The Feminine Mystique, or Ten Weeks With a Circus
  • The Fox and the Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Fun and Fancy Fahrenheit 451
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel Ride Again
  • The Girl with the Reluctant Dragon Tattoo
  • Go Ask Ernest
  • Gone with the Song of the South
  • Good Morning Dune
  • Gulliver, I Shrunk the Kids
  • The Happiest Exorcist
  • Harry Potter and the Living Desert
  • Herbie Goes to Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Hercules Shrugged
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Haunted Mansion
  • Homer on the Range
  • Hot War and Cold Peace
  • How to Win Friends and Influence the Apple Dumpling Gang
  • I Know Why the Little Mermaid Sings
  • The Island at the Top of the World According to Garp
  • James and the Giant Clockwork Orange
  • The Joy of Cooking Brother Bear
  • The Last of the Atlantians
  • The Late, Great Treasure Planet
  • Lolita & Stitch
  • Lord of the Bug’s Life
  • The Love Bible
  • Love in the Time of Cinderella
  • Make Mine Moby-Dick
  • Mars Needs Metamorphosis
  • Meet the Robinsons Livingston Seagull
  • Men are from Monsters, Inc., Women are from Fantasia
  • A Midsummer Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Mighty Ravens
  • The Million Dollar Duck of Ivan Ilyich
  • A Modest Pinocchio
  • Mulan Quixote
  • The Muppet Masters
  • Native Son of Flubber
  • Of Bambi and Men
  • Oh Bedknobs! My Broomsticks!
  • The One and Only, Genuine, Original Faustian Band
  • One Hundred and One Years of Solitude
  • One Tron in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Paradise Lost and Dante’s Inferno: Best of Both Worlds Concert
  • Pete’s Decameron
  • Peyton Place Chihuahua
  • The Picture of Mary Poppins
  • The Pilgrim’s Incredible Progress
  • The Pirates of Madison County
  • Pocahontas and Prejudice
  • The Princess and the Pendulum
  • Rememberance of Titans Past
  • The Rescuers Down Under the Little House on the Prairie
  • The Rescuers’ Badge of Courage
  • Return to Ozymandias
  • Rhyme of the Gnome-Mobile
  • Saludos Ulysses
  • The Second Tex
  • The Shaggy Dog Whisperer
  • Silent Spring: Legacy
  • The Sister Act of the Traveling Pants
  • Snow White and the House of the Seven Gables
  • So Dear to My Sons and Lovers
  • Something Tangled This Way Comes
  • The Strongest Man in the War of the Worlds
  • Sweet Valley High School Musical
  • A Tale of Two Caballeros
  • That Darn Oedipus!
  • Their Eyes Were Watching Sleeping Beauty
  • Think and Grow Ratatouille
  • Thus Spoke Thomasina
  • Tin Drum Story
  • To Kill a Lion King
  • A Tree Grows in Treasure Island
  • Twilight and the Tramp
  • Uncle Tom’s Tarzan
  • Unidentified Flying Brothers Karamazov
  • Up Around the World in 80 Days
  • Valley of the Toy Story 2 Dolls
  • Victory Through Hobbit Power
  • Vindication of the Rights of Zorro
  • WALL-E and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Watcher in the Woods on a Snowy Evening
  • What to Expect When You’re Enchanted
  • Where the Black Hole Grows
  • Where’s Nemo?
  • Who Framed Hamlet’s Father
  • Wuthering Herbie

Did we miss any? If you’ve heard of any additional titles in this series (or if you hear that we got one wrong), be sure to immediately let us know in the comments! And if we got it completely wrong again this time — we give up!

New Disney shorts coming soon! (re-revised again)

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Sorry to report that we made yet another little mistake yesterday when we re-revised our announcement that Disney had announced a series of all-new short cartoons. We said that the titles of the shorts would be Disney feature film titles mashed up with famous stage productions, and this is not the case. In fact, it’s such a silly idea that we deserve to be brought up on charges for not having questioned it in the first place.

Instead, the title of each of these parody shorts will be a "mashup" of a classic Disney film and a famous non-Disney film. For example, "Tangled" might be combined with Troma’s "The Toxic Avenger," giving us "The Tangled Avenger."

Disney hopes that fans will enjoy trying to puzzle out what the original film and play were and what the parody will be like from the "mashup" title and then tune in to see what it’s like. Our yet-again-revised sources deep within Disney report that titles currently in production include:

  • 20,000 Showgirls Under the Sea
  • Abbot and Costello meet the Cat from Outer Space
  • The Absent-Minded Professor Goes to Washington
  • Ace Ventura: Great Mouse Detective
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mister Tibbs
  • Aladdin of Arabia
  • Aliens, Inc.
  • Apocalypse Nemo
  • Arachnaquadrophenia
  • Beauty and the Graduate
  • Bedknobs and the Birth of a Nation
  • Beverly Hills Caddyshack
  • Blackbeard’s Ghostbusters
  • The Blacula Cauldron
  • The Blade Runner’s Apprentice
  • Bolt-Hur
  • Bowling for Candleshoe
  • Brother Jazz Singer
  • Charlie’s Angels in the Outfield
  • Citizen Clause
  • Clerks on the Range
  • The Country Bears Chainsaw Massacre
  • Darby O’Gill or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Little People
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Crying Game
  • Dawn of the Enchanted
  • Dead Pocahontas’ Society
  • Deliverance in Wonderland
  • Dial M for Mulan
  • Dr. Up
  • The Emperor’s New Social Network
  • Ernest Goes Psycho
  • Escape from Fantasia
  • The Evil Dead Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Fantasia 2000: A Space Odyssey
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High School Musical
  • Faster, Aristocats! Kill! Kill!
  • Forrest Gump: A Warrior’s Tale
  • Freaky Friday the 13th
  • Fun and Fancy Fight Club
  • G-Force from Navarone
  • Good Morning Fargo
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Monkey’s Uncle
  • The Great Escape to Witch Mountain
  • The Happiest Slumdog Millionaire
  • Haunted Mansion Home Alone
  • Herbie Goes Commando
  • Herbie Rides Back to the Future
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Matrix
  • Hot Lead and Die Hard
  • The Incredible Shrinking Journey
  • The Island at the Top of Brazil
  • It’s a Wonderful Bug’s Life
  • The Jungle Book Fever
  • Lilo & Thelma & Louise
  • The Lion Sting
  • The Little Mermaid Poseidon Adventure
  • Living Desert of the Spotless Mind
  • The Logan Dumpling Gang Runs Again
  • Lost Weekend: Fully Loaded
  • Mad Max Goes Bananas
  • Make Mine Spinal Tap
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Across the 8th Dimension
  • Mars Needs Napoleon Dynamite
  • Meet the Robinsons Who Knew Too Much
  • Melody Time Bandits
  • The Mighty Jaws
  • The Million Dollar Duck Soup
  • Monty Python and the Giant Peach
  • National Lampoon’s Shaggy Dog House
  • The National Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Night of the Living Dumbo
  • Nightmare on Elm Street Before Christmas
  • Old Yeller: Dead and Loving It
  • The Omen-Mobile
  • The One and Only, Genuine, Original Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • One Hundred and One Reservoir Dogs
  • One of Our Third Men is Missing
  • Operation Rocky Drop
  • The Passion of the Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Peter Pan’s Big Adventure
  • Pete’s Maltese Dragon
  • Predator vs. Hercules
  • Pride of the Incredibles
  • The Princess and the Breakfast Club
  • The Princess Bride Diaries
  • Raiders of the Lost Atlantis
  • The Ratatouille Horror Picture Show
  • Rebel Without a Cars
  • The Reluctant Godfather
  • Remember the Clash of the Titans
  • Return from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • The Road Warrior Down Under
  • Robin N da Hood
  • Robocop & Company
  • Rosemary’s Bambi
  • Saturday Night Flubber
  • Saving Private Pinocchio
  • The Saw in the Stone
  • Scream Story / Scream Story 2 / Scream Story 3
  • Se7en of the South
  • The Shaggy Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Sign of El Mariachi
  • Silence of the Poppins
  • Singin’ in the Black Hole
  • Sleepless Beauty in Seattle
  • Snow White and the Seven Samurai
  • Some Like It Hunchback
  • Star Wars and Star Trek: Best of Both Worlds Concert
  • Strangers on a Dinosaur
  • The Strongest Manchurian Candidate in the World
  • Swiss Family Rollerball
  • The Tangled Avenger
  • Tarzan and Maude
  • Taxi Driver Rides Again
  • Terminator of the Caribbean
  • That Darn Deer Hunter!
  • Three Days of the Condorman
  • Throw Cinderella from the Train
  • Titanic: Legacy
  • Toby or Not Toby Tyler
  • Tootsie and the Tramp
  • Treasure Planet of the Apes
  • The Tron Commandments
  • Twelve Angry Caballeros
  • Unidentified Flying Airplane!
  • Victory Through Avatar Power
  • WALL-E.T.
  • The Watchmen in the Woods
  • What Ever Happened to Babes in Toyland?
  • Who Framed JFK
  • The World’s Greatest Chinatown

Did we miss any? If you’ve heard of any additional titles in this series (or if you hear that we got one wrong), be sure to immediately let us know in the comments!

New Disney shorts coming soon! (revised again)

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Sorry to report that we made another little mistake yesterday when we revised our announcement that Disney had announced a series of all-new short cartoons. We said that the titles of the shorts would be Disney feature film titles with one letter changed, and this is not the case. In fact, it’s such a silly idea that we deserve to be slapped silly for not having questioned it in the first place.

Instead, the title of each of these parody shorts will be a "mashup" of a classic Disney film and a famous musical, play, or other stage production. For example, "Tangled" might be combined with Shakespeare’s "All’s Well That Ends Well," giving us "All’s Well that Ends Tangled."

Disney hopes that fans will enjoy trying to puzzle out what the original film and play were and what the parody will be like from the "mashup" title and then tune in to see what it’s like. Our again revised sources deep within Disney report that titles currently in production include:

  • The Absent-Minded Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Alice Get Your Gun
  • All’s Well that Ends Tangled
  • Annie Poppins
  • Aristo-Cats
  • Arsenic and Old Yeller
  • Atlantis!
  • Beauty and the Chorus Line
  • Bedknobs and Magic Flutes
  • The Best Little Hunchback in Texas
  • Bring in ‘da Monsters, Bring in ‘da Inc.
  • The Brother Bear of Seville
  • Bye Bye Bambi
  • Cabaret on the Range
  • The Cat from Avenue Q
  • Cirque du Saludos Amigos
  • Death of a Condorman
  • Ernest Goes to Swan Lake
  • Flubber on the Roof
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered High School When the Musical is Enuf
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Black Hole
  • Guys and Cars
  • Gypsy-Force
  • H.M.S. Pocahontas
  • Hairspray: Fully Loaded
  • Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Characters in Search of an Author
  • Haunted Mansion of the August Moon
  • Hello, WALL-E!
  • Herbie and the Angry Inch
  • Honey, I’m Waiting for Godot
  • Hot Lead and Cold Grease
  • How to Succeed in the One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Without Really Trying
  • The Importance of Being Enchanted
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Squanto
  • Kiss Me, Bolt
  • The Last of the Red Hot Little Mermaids
  • Les Incroyables
  • Lilo & Bess
  • The Lion King and I
  • Love Bug aux Falles
  • M. Bug’s Life
  • Make Mine the Music Man
  • The Many Adventures of Wagner’s Ring
  • The Marriage of Dumbo
  • Mars Needs Mama Mia!
  • Mikado O’Gill and the Little People
  • The Miracle Worker’s Apprentice
  • My Fair Lady and the Tramp
  • No Deposit, No Glass Menagerie
  • The Nutcracker Before Christmas
  • Oedipus Tex
  • Oh, Cinderella!
  • Oliver & Company Are Dead
  • Operation Elephant Man Drop
  • Our Town Chihuahua
  • Peter Pan Superstar
  • The Pinocchio of Second Avenue
  • Pirates of Penzance of the Caribbean
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Flying Dutchman
  • The Princess Deathtrap
  • The Producers Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Rent in Toyland
  • Rigoletto Down Under
  • The Rocketteers
  • Same Tron Next Year
  • Seven Brides for Seven Dwarves
  • Stop the Country Bears — I Want to Get Off
  • A Streetcar Named Dinosaur
  • Sunday in the Park with George of the Jungle
  • That Darn Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!
  • West Side Toy Story
  • Who’s Afraid of the Mighty Ducks?

Did we miss any? If you’ve heard of any additional titles in this series (or if you hear that we got one wrong), be sure to immediately let us know in the comments!

New Disney shorts coming soon! (revised)

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Sorry to report that we made a little mistake yesterday when we reported that Disney had announced a series of all-new short cartoons. We said that the titles of the shorts would be shortened versions of Disney feature film titles, and this is not the case. In fact, it’s such a silly idea that we’re embarrassed not to have questioned it in the first place.

Instead, each of these parody shorts will share the title of a Disney feature film, but with one letter changed. For example, the "a" in "Tangled" is changed to an "i", giving us "Tingled."

Disney hopes that fans will enjoy trying to puzzle out what the original film was and what the parody will be like from its "slightly modified" title and then tune in to see what it’s like. Our revised sources deep within Disney report that titles currently in production include:

  • Alive in Wonderland
  • The Apple Rumpling Gang
  • The Arestocats
  • Atlantis: The Lost Umpire
  • Babes in Boyland
  • Beauty and the Feast
  • The Black Hope
  • Bombi
  • Brother Beer
  • Cabs
  • Candorman
  • Catatouille
  • Chucken Little
  • The Commuter Wore Tennis Shoes
  • The Country Beers
  • Dambo
  • Dolt
  • Dome on the Range
  • Fartasia
  • Fun and Fancy Tree
  • Funding Nemo
  • G-Farce
  • Gong of the South
  • The Great Souse Detective
  • Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Pest of Both Worlds Concert
  • Herbie Rises Again
  • Herbie: Fully Loafed
  • The Honkey’s Uncle
  • Hot Lead and Gold Feet
  • James and the Giant Beach
  • The Jungle Cook
  • Lady and the Cramp
  • Lilo & Snitch
  • The Live Bug
  • The Loon King
  • The Loving Desert
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Poof
  • Mars Feeds Moms
  • Mercules
  • The Mighty Docks
  • Milan
  • The Million Dollar Deck
  • Mobsters, Inc.
  • The Nightmaze Before Christmas
  • Old Teller
  • Operation Dumbo Drip
  • Pantasia 2000
  • The Parent Wrap
  • Pele’s Dragon
  • The Pocketeer
  • The Princess and the Grog
  • Punocchio
  • Robin Food
  • A Rug’s Life
  • Sandleshoe
  • The Sappiest Millionaire
  • The Shaggy Hog
  • The Sigh of Zorro
  • Sinderella
  • Sister Ace
  • Snow Whine and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Strongest Fan in the World
  • Sweeping Beauty
  • That Yarn Cat!
  • The Three Limes of Thomasina
  • Tingled
  • Toe Story
  • Ton of Flubber
  • Toon: Legacy
  • Troy
  • Ug
  • Unidentified Frying Oddball
  • WALL-I
  • Wary Poppins

Did we miss any? If you’ve heard of any additional titles in this series (or if you hear that we got one wrong), be sure to immediately let us know in the comments!

New Disney shorts coming soon!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

To the joy of all, Disney has announced that beginning this summer it will be running all-new short cartoons between main features on the Disney Channel. Each of these shorts will be a parody of a Disney feature film with a "short-ened" name — that is, each short’s title will be the title of a Disney film with one or more characters removed. For example, "Tangled" loses its first letter and becomes "Angled."

Disney hopes that fans will enjoy trying to puzzle out what the original film was and what the parody will be like from its "short" title and then tune in to see what it’s like. Our sources deep within Disney report that titles currently in production include:

  • 20,000 Legs Under the Sea
  • Angled
  • The Apple Dumping Gag
  • Babs in Toyland
  • The Back Cauldron
  • Beauty and the Beat
  • Bedknobs and Boomsticks
  • The Black Hoe
  • Blackbard’s Ghost
  • Bot
  • Brother Ear
  • A Bug’s Lie
  • Chanted
  • Chick Lit
  • The Computer Wore Ten Shoes
  • Condoman
  • The County Bars
  • Darby O’Gill and the Little Pope
  • Davy Rockett, Kin of the Wild Frontier
  • Dumb
  • The Emperor’s New Grove
  • Escape to Itch Mountain
  • Fatasia
  • Fay Friday
  • Finding Emo
  • Fun and Fancy Fee
  • The Great Muse Detective
  • The Haggy Dog
  • Herbie Goes Baaa
  • Home on the Rage
  • Hot Lad and Old Feet
  • The Hunted Mason
  • The Incredible Joey
  • The Inedibles
  • The Ion King
  • The Island at the Top of the Word
  • James and the Giant Pea
  • The Jung Book
  • Lady and the Trap
  • Lice in Wonderland
  • The Lite Mermaid
  • Liver & Company
  • The Man Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • The Mare For Christ
  • Melody Tim
  • Met the Robinsons
  • The Million Doll Duck
  • The Money’s Uncle
  • Natal Treasure
  • The Nom-Mobile
  • The Ox and the Hound
  • Oy, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Pates of the Caribbean
  • Peter Pa
  • Pets Dragon
  • The Princess and the Fog
  • The Princess Dares
  • Rare Island
  • The Reluctant Rag
  • The Rent Rap
  • The Rocker
  • Ron
  • The Santa Case
  • The Sin of Zorro
  • Snow White and the Even Dwarfs
  • So Dear to My Heat
  • Son of Lubber
  • Song of the Sot
  • Squato: A Warrior’s Ale
  • The Strongest Ma in the World
  • The Tiger Movie
  • Treasure Plant
  • The Tree Caballeros
  • Tron: Lacy
  • U
  • Unidentified Lying Oddball
  • Urn from Itch Mountain
  • Victory Through AI Power
  • WALL
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbi
  • The Word in the Stone

Did we miss any? If you’ve heard of any additional titles in this series (or if you hear that we got one wrong), be sure to immediately let us know in the comments!

Another title change

Friday, March 19th, 2010

On the heels of the gigantic fiasco that arose recently when Disney, going against hundreds of years of tradition and the will of the people, decide to change the upcoming animated feature’s title from Rapunzel to Tangled, rumors have arisen that Pixar may be about to make the same kind of devastating unprecedented flip-flopping reversal.

According to someone who heard something on some blog somewhere, Pixar’s The Bear and the Bow (the touching story of a princess who wants to stop training with her Bowflex and just sit around watching Brother Bear) may instead be released with the title Brave. Scandalous as this may seem, there are actually some reasonable reasons for making such a change. For example, shorter titles are easier to remember and to spell, and don’t take up as much room on the Internet. The title also has some historical precedent — those of us who are Americans of a certain age can remember the days before the 28th amendment when we used to stand with our hands over our hearts at baseball games while someone sang about “the land of the free and the home of the bear and the bow.”

But the important thing to remember here is that Disney often creates films under working titles that were changed before final release. A few examples:

Release Title Original Title
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and Dopey, Doc, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Happy, and Bashful
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (Highlights)
The Black Cauldron The Negro Cauldron
The Great Mouse Detective Basil Who Lives on the Same Block as Sherlock Holmes
Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch & Ted & Alice
Home on the Range Where the Deer and the Antelope Play
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Who Censored Roger Rabbit?; Who Shot Roger Rabbit?; Who Strangled Roger Rabbit?; Who the Heck is Roger Rabbit?
James and the Giant Peach A Clockwork Orange
Tron Ron