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Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Sorry for the sudden lack of posts. We at Chez Disneylies have found ourselves extraordinarily unproductive ever since Disney Interactive released Angry Tikibirds for the iPhone. Seriously — this thing is even more addictive than last year’s Plants vs. Tikis!

Anyhow, we’ll be back with more of the Disneyland tour on Monday, and will be sure to let you know immediately if anything big happens before then. (Particularly if it happens tomorrow. Not like that’s a hint or anything.)

Off to WDW

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Quick announcement: We’re taking the whole crew to Disney World for the next two weeks to try and get more material to beef up the site’s WDW section (which at the moment is thinner than a walrus-hunting polar bear).

We won’t be posting while we are gone, but hope to return with many interesting (sic.) and important (double sic.) WDW tips. In the meantime, please reply to this post with detailed descriptions of any Disney events that didn’t actually happen while we were gone. We appreciate the assistance!

Wall*E product placement

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Reviews are starting to appear for the new Pixar film Wall*E, and although some are less than five-star (such as Roper and Phillips’ review, which includes words like “tiresome,” “forbidding,” and “the”), most are lauding the production (such as “Movie Reviews for Sale,” which says, “This is absolutely, positively, the best film I have ever or will ever see if I live to be a million.”)

But what people aren’t talking about is the copious product placement in the film. “It’s the first time that Pixar has really sold out,” says self-aggrandizing film historian and delusional semi-psychopath Fred Friedskul. “You’ll see products from A1 Fire Extinguishers, the BnL corporation, and Thinkway Toys. But even more blatant is that blatant blatancy of the product placement for the new remastered DVD release of Hello, Dolly! Seriously, has Barbra Streisand sunk so low that she has to to advertise her movies in kids features? As if the Yentl references during that Shrek III vomit scene weren’t bad enough. You wouldn’t catch Carol Channing doing this kind of garbage, which is why the fact that she’s the voice for Wall*E’s ship’s computer all the more ironic.”

Even so, we’re betting it’ll be the best Disney movie with a main character who’s a cockroach since Mickey’s Metamorphosis!

Of animatronics and Wall*E

Friday, June 20th, 2008

It has been announced that after the release of Pixar’s newest feature Wall*E, a full-size animatronic Wall*E will be introduced into Disney’s California Adventure! This specially programmed, completely autonomous automaton will drive, make expressive noises, and pick up trash, just like its movie counterpart. Disney management says that it may even be allowed to interact with guests after it has completely cleaned its area of the park.

Unfortunately, just a few days after this news was released, Disney announced that it would be firing a significant number of its animatronics-department staff. This marks an end to Disney’s tradition of developing lifelike figures in-house or (in recent years) of outsourcing much of its animatronics work but not telling anyone. The released staffers will be replaced by specially programmed, completely autonomous Wall*E-style robots.

Another Pirates ghost!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Our Official DisneyLies Photo Correspondent reports that the new ectoplasmic filter on her camera has one again produced startling results! Look carefully in the below photo:

Could this be a real photo of a ghost in Disneyland\'s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction?

Do you see the blue figure toward the right of the photo? Well, that’s not an animatronic pirate — it’s a glowing creature from beyond the veil of death!!! (or perhaps a wandering cast member.)

So far, there is no possibly worldly explanation for the appearance of this figure. Those of you who think you have ready explanations are clearly, obviously misunderstanding what the phrase “no possible explanation” means.

Certainly this puts to rest any doubts about whether or not Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is haunted. But why is it haunted? Are the spirits of the copious workers killed during its construction angered by the insertion of Pirate-movie characters into their previously relatively non-commercial realm? Do they return from the realm of death to torture those who take flash pictures? Or does this lonely phantom simply “wants the redhead”? Who knows?????

King Arthur Carrousel Shocker!

Friday, April 4th, 2008

When the King Arthur Carrousel reopened today after a surprise refurbishment, guests were very surprised to see that the classic horses had all been replaced with Disney cartoon characters (namely Prince Phillip’s horse from Sleeping Beauty). It is rumored that Disney has already received a rather curt note from the family of the Carrousel’s original builder, the late Ed Horseman, demanding that everything be put back the way it was when Walt was alive (including moving the Carrousel back to its original location).