When Lella Smith's 10-year-old godson, Rey, found out she was retiring from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, he was incredulous. "Why would you do that, Auntie?" he said. "You've got the coolest job in the world!"
That five years of hard work paid off this past Thursday night.
It was finally time to do Disney. My brother was getting remarried in Florida, I've somehow crept into my early 40s, and I don't travel much and like...
Grasslands, native plants, even songbirds return when wolves are restored to their rightful place.
By bucking theme-park tradition, Disney's new technological wrinkles have created a rabbit hole of advance research requirements that not even Alice would enjoy. But we have some insider tips to help.
Aladdin and Rocky have opened on Broadway back-to-back; the critics have seen them back-to-back; and, more crucially, early audiences who generate all-important word-of-mouth will see them back to back. While the subject matter seems to place the shows in different categories, they both appeal to the mass audience who grew up with the two films as cultural landmarks.
Failing companies typically feature a "sick" culture. Staff are unhappy and going through the motions -- either waiting things out, or actively looking to jump ship.
The choices aren't always forthcoming. But here is a woman who made it possible, whose responsibilities , whatever they are, will clearly all be met and taken care of if she decides to find out something else about herself.
I haven't been to Disney since the 1980s, and while I was expecting lines and crowds, what awaited us was an unsettling, dystopian security aspect that could have been out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.
Marketing is any interaction with a prospect or customer. Keep a close eye on how these interactions are helping or hurting your business.
I think Disney should make movies that are more realistic and reflective of the world we live in today. Love isn't just about fairytales or princesses or inanimate objects.
This year prices are going up again for popular Orlando attractions. This will turn some folks off, but for those for whom Disney or Universal is a rite of passage or a treasured family vacation, here are some ways to save on an Orlando trip.
For those of us who became parents in the 1990s, there are things that we experienced that young parents of today will never understand. Like how devastating it could be when a VCR tape broke. Or when a roll of film was over-exposed and none of the pictures from your kid's birthday party came out.
I'm proud that I won't hesitate to take my kids to a park that appreciates my existence -- and defends it.
For me, I found her reaction disturbing and worthy of discussion. She is a grandmother. I am a dad. She took her kids to see Frozen. I took mine. Let's rumble.
I feel grateful that we chose to drop out of our vast network and drop in to the true connection with each other. And even though it was temporary and imperfect, it was beautiful and it was ours. In every sense of the word, we went away, and I can't wait to do it again.