Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

To all the readers of The Duckman's Inside Report and Duckman's Blog, I'd like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

May you be reminded of all the most important things in your life this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

For your Christmas Eve/Christmas Day viewing pleasure is Santa's Workshop (courtesy of

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 2012 Production Mark Honors 'The Jungle Book'

The Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures feature a small Production Mark imprinted on the bottom of each piece which identifies the year it was produced.  

For sculptures which have been in the line for many years, a collector might find different Production Marks in the marketplace based on when the piece was re-ordered and/or produced.  

Each year, the Walt Disney Classics Collection selects a different film to honor as the Production Mark “Symbol”.  For 2011, the Production Mark has been Mary Poppin’s Umbrella from Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964).  

The Production Mark for 2012 will be a Palm Frond from Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967).  

Typically the very first shipments in 2012 will still carry the 2011 Production Mark (since they start producing pieces months ahead of time) and then within a month or two the new Production Mark will begin to appear in shipments of the new sculptures.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Walt Disney Classics Collection Announces Latest Retirement & Suspensions!

The Walt Disney Classics Collection is pleased to honor Stitch (also known as “Experiment 626” by fans of Disney's Lilo & Stitch) with Retirement.

'Alien Auana', an Open Edition release was sculpted by Dave Spafford and was released in March 2010.  This item is Sold Out and will not return to the line.

Also announced was the Suspension of the following:
  • The Lion King Opening Title
  • Beauty and the Beast Opening Title
  • Lumiere (Enchanted Size)

The Lion King Opening title was released in May, 1999.  The Beauty and the Beast opening title was released in March, 1997.  Lumiere ("Candlestick Casanova") specifically designed to be in exact scale to Belle & Beast was released in November, 2009.

As a reminder, a Suspension status means the item is sold out at the warehouse and there are no plans to re-order this item for at least a year or more.

Please contact your Authorized Walt Disney Classics Collection Dealer for availability. 

Villas in the works for Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney Vacation Club is developing an estimated 147 villas as part of the previously announced expansion of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Estimated to open in late 2013 near Disney's Wedding Pavilion, the resort's slated to become the 12th Disney Vacation Club property.

"We continually look for ways to expand Disney Vacation Club by creating resort experiences that our Members will love," said Claire Bilby, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Vacation Club. "With the continued popularity of Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, we are thrilled to offer our Members and Guests a new resort option along the monorail beam with easy access to the Magic Kingdom Park, as well as a variety of shopping, dining and recreation experiences."

Check Out Latest Episode of 'D23's Disney Geek'!

Episode Sixty-Two of 'D23's Disney Geek' is now online!

This week, check out the following:

- The Muppets board the Disney Fantasy, and Kermit visits with the First Lady

- "25 Days of Christmas" delivers holiday tidings—and Disney favorites—to your home

- A great geek gift guide for the Disney fan in your life (even, if that fan is you!)

- Candlelight lights up Disneyland with Gary Sinise

- Secrets behind Disneyland's spectacular Christmas tree

- Ghirardelli to bring sweet sensations to Disney California Adventure

- Star Wars Weekends launches this May at Disney's Hollywood Studios… and more!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Radiator Springs Testing Photos

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Fishbulb at MiceChat while Fun Wheel at Disney's Californiat Adventure taking photos for In The Parks Blog spotted something going on in Carsland and low and behold, they were doing some vehicle testing for Radiator Springs Racers.

Being such a fan of this film and anxiously awaiting the opening of Carsland in Disney's California Adventure theme park, appreciate my good friend Matthew alerting me of these photos.

To see more photos courtesy of Fishbulb over at MiceChat, please click on the following link!

Check Out Latest Episode of 'D23's Disney Geek'!

Episode Sixty-One of 'D23's Disney Geek' is now online!

This week, check out the following:

- Toy Story Land's spectacular opening in Hong Kong

- A Muppet-ational debut—plus a special D23 Member discount!

- Sorcerer Mickey to make magic at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

- Holiday greenery delights around Epcot 

- A very "Modern" Christmas will keep viewers in stitches… and more!