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Netcot #167 – Rocket Rods (Disneyland)

This week we look at a Top 7 Fanboy Freakouts (things self-proclaimed “super fans” have recently been freaking out about on-line). Our feature attraction is the short-lived Rocket Rods at Disneyland and we have┬ánews from around the world… Disney World. News stories from this episode: Disney CEO, Bob Iger, goes on a $4B spending spree […]

No more low-budget sequels

(News | Source: Disney announced that they will no longer produce low-budget sequels for their classic movies. Examples of this include “Little Mermaid 2” and “Lion King 1 and 1/2.” The change reflects the new philosophy and impact that Pixar (including Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) have had at Disney. This announcement is being […]

Mrs. Potts: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.

In a recent performance of the Beauty and the Beast stage show in Walt Disney World, the performer playing Mrs. Potts lost her balance and fell onto her side. Stagehands arrived quickly to get her back upright and she went on as if nothing happened. Perhaps that’s how Chip got his, well, chip?! – On your iPhone

If you’re like me, you waited in line this afternoon to pick up a brand new iPhone and you’re now walking through the setup in iTunes. For that reason, I thought I’d remind you that the new site (including the message boards) looks great in Apple’s Safari browser (which is what the iPhone uses). […]

Netcot Forums: New Avatars

The new Netcot forums (message boards) have all new avatars! You can choose from your favorite classic album, NFL team or country flag. We also have lots of cool new SciFi and 3D images to choose from. Of course, you can also upload your own image if you’d like. Be sure to check out your […]

The All New

We’re excited to announce the launch of the all new website! The site has been completely redesigned from the ground up to give visitors a completely new experience from any site they have visited before. Some of the biggest new features include: Completely new interface! Downloads area including a new “featured download” each […]

Tell your friends (about the Video podcast)

I’m excited to launch our first Netcot.Podcast VIDEO podcast. I hope its just the first of many. Since you might want to share it with your friends, I thought I’d offer a few ways to do that: First, you can obviously tell them about the Netcot.Podcast. You can also tell people on MySpace to check […]

From this post forward…

This post will serve as a sort of “line in the sand” at Everything that was posted before this date was content that could originally be found on our first blog/show-notes attempt ( posted after (chronologically) this date is all new content that is part of the all new site. Enjoy!

Disney could re-release “Song of the South”

The 1946 Disney film “Song of the South” was Disney’s first big live-action picture and produced one of the company’s most famous songs — the Oscar-winning “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.” It also carries the story line of the Splash Mountain rides at its theme parks. But the movie remains hidden in the Disney archives and is criticized as […]

Disney sues Anaheim over housing plan

The Walt Disney Co. is suing the city of Anaheim over a controversial residential project that would add low-cost housing in the city’s resort district. Disney is opposing the proposal to build 1,500 condominiums and apartments, including 225 units for lower income residents, near its amusement parks. (Source: Associated Press /

Disney to launch website aimed at moms

The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new Web site aimed at moms. Disney says that moms are increasingly turning to the Internet for answers to everything from problems with teething babies to financing college. Disney Family: (Source: Associated Press /