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                    "All Disney news fitted to print"

Volume 1 Number  3                                         June 93 Edition

In this issue...

DIS'ey Gossip

The CEO of a famous American studio has heard singing the following ditty adapted from a popular ride at Disneyland: "Yo Ho, Yo Ho! Another $200 Million for me!" Ah, capitalism. Former Disney animator Don Bluth, who is having money problems getting his latest animated flick, "Thumbelina," out of the door, has been seen lately sighing wistfully over these reports.

Yet another former Disney animator, Tim Burton is readying his latest work for release by the studio that the Mouse built. Called The Nightmare Before Christmas, it consists of stop-motion clay animation. Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle has reportedly turned down a starring role (one of the few humans that could pass as a clay model). Mr. Burton, who you may recall from his minor hits "Batman," Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, and, of course the super colossal mega-hit "Frankenweenie," is sure to impart his trademark happy-go-lucky, freewheeling, and upbeat tempo to this work.

In the wake of the phenomenal success of the Disney Stores, the company will soon embark on a new financial venture called The Disney Grocery. This store will specialize in grocery items with a Disney theme. A new line of Disney Channel T.V. Dinners will be available exclusively to this outlet (obviously, you must bring your own cable). Magic Kingdom Club cardmembers will get their customary 10% discount on the items in the stores (which will be approximately 50% above comparable cost available elsewhere). In a not-so-surprising move, they have announced that MKC members that are Disney Stockholders will get a 10% markup on their purchases instead.

After receiving a body check from an anonymous hockey player, the publisher of DIS' 'n' DAT is not going to make any comments in this issue about a certain Southern California NHL Expansion Team.

Top 10 Movie Titles Rejected by Touchstone

Woody Allen's "Husbands and Daughters"
"Walt Disney - The Good Humor Man"
"Honey, I Microwaved the Kids"
"The Bodyguard II: I'll Never Love _That_ Way Again"
"Petty Woman - The Leona Helmsley Story"
"Cocoon III: Invasion of the Bodily Fluids"
"A Padded Cell Of Their Own"
"Jane Fonda's Workout Movie"
"The Home Boys Meet the Visitors" [This is not a reference to a certain NHL expansion team - ed.]
And the number one Movie Title rejected by Touchstone in the last twelve months is...
"Alive 2: Cooking with Jeffrey Dahmer"

Good and Bad at Disney

In view of the enormous response to our contest, we at DIS' 'n' DAT are going to try yet another attempt at audience participation.

Simply let us know exactly what is good and what is bad at Disney.

A few entries are shown below to indicate the format being used [thanks to ins448c@aurora.cc.monash.edu.au (Quetzal) for his early input].

Robin Williams as the Genie
Gilbert Gotfried as Iago
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
"Pete's Dragon"
Roy Disney, Sr.
Roy Disney, Jr.
Howard Ashman Alan Mencken
Alan Mencken Tim Rice
Walt Disney World
Jodi Benson
Rene Auberjonois from "Benson"
At least one new animated feature per year
Animated features coming every seven years
Smokey Robinson at opening of Euro-Disney
Ronald Reagan at opening of Disneyland
"Perfect Isn't Easy" from "Oliver & Co."
It was written by Barry Manilow

As you can see, the list is entirely subjective. Any and all entries made (in good taste, of course, but DIS' 'n' DAT has never been accused of having any taste) will be printed in an upcoming issue. Send your entries to the publisher at "lar3ry@world.std.com."


An artist... A genius... The most influential person of the twentieth century... All these terms have been used to describe one profound individual: Walter Elias Disney. Yes, the father of Mickey Mouse... of Disneyland... of "Saludos Amigos" can be yours for a limited time only.

The Benjamin Mint is proud to offer this endearing portrait of the mystical personality of Mr. Disney, created by the award winning minimalist artist Victor Memsley, whose works are sought after by collectors and law officers everywhere.

Entitled "The Final Resting Place," this piece captures a piece of Walt's history in its depiction of a solid block of ice. Each work is hand-numbered and bordered in genuine plastic. Each bears the artist's signature mark that has been connected with the artist in over five states on the bottom.

Priced at $1499.95, this Limited Edition will be closed forever after just fifteen firing days, or when a certain court injunction is filed. Available EXCLUSIVELY from the Benjamin Mint, 1515 Benjamin Place, Benjamin Heights, DC.

SEND NO MONEY NOW... just let us know your credit card number (and account limit), and we will send you your just deserts when it becomes available.


Please allow four to sixty weeks for delivery. Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or where effective Consumer Affairs legislation has been enacted.

Find the Hidden Mickey...

We now have three entries for our contest, to "Find the Hidden Mickey" that is cleverly concealed on Michael Eisner, the CEO of Walt Disney Company.

Keep the entries coming in, and we will reveal the location in a future issue of DIS' 'n' DAT. All people that care to enter, simply send mail to "lar3ry@world.std.com," with a subject line containing the phrase "Hidden Mickey Contest," and describe exactly where you have spotted (or think you have spotted) Ole Mick' on the CEO of the Walt Disney Company.

Contestants may enter as many times as they wish, and make as many "findings" as desired in each entry. If you wish your entry to be anonymous, please state so in your entry. The results will be posted in a future issue of DIS' 'n' DAT.

Actually, we are not fooling anybody, are we? There is only one person that actually reads the "Hidden Mickey" section of DIS' 'N' DAT, and that is Roger Turkelbury, of Ames Bend, Indiana. Hi, Roger! Sorry I haven't written to you in a long time, but I had a feeling that somebody was reading your email when I got that official looking letter from your company's lawyers. And then, I remembered the "Hidden Mickey" contest, and the fact that you were the only entry that arrived (via USmail, even!). You were right, by the way, with the location. Clever, wasn't he? Anyway, I also wanted to thank you for that wonderful gift you sent my wife for her birthday last year. Not too many people would have thought of an anti-perspirent with the amazing "sardine" scent. My cats love it. She does have trouble sleeping, though. Anyway... I'll use this private forum to keep in touch with you from now on.

DIS' 'n' DAT is published semi-regularly by Larry Gensch. Nothing may be reprinted in whoe or in part without attribution to DIS' 'n' DAT.

All incidents, situations, and events depicted or described in DIS' 'n' DAT are fictional, and any semblance to real life is really, you know, coincidental.

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