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Guillermo del Toro Has a Tonne of Screenplays Lying Around, Here’s What We Know About Them

You can’t say Guillermo del Toro doesn’t know how to keep himself busy. The Oscar-winning director recently shared a list of screenplay projects he’s worked on over the past decade that are still waiting to be produced, including a previously unknown project and another that’s still top-secret. The list is massive, with at least a decade’s worth of stories, reminding us that there is a treasure trove of amazing del Toro content just begging to be taken on. So what’s the delay? Read More >>

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X Antencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98

Xavier “X” Atencio had a remarkable career with the Walt Disney company, from his early days in the 1930s working on films like Pinocchio to his later days working on rides like Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But Atencio reached the end of the ride this weekend. He died on Sunday at the age of 98. Read More >>

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How Disney Upgrades The Haunted Mansion to Scare New Generations of Fans

The manifesting and disappearing ghosts in the grand ballroom of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion aren't holograms or digital projections. They're based on Pepper's Ghost, a nineteenth century technique that, until the Haunted Mansion was constructed, had never been used on such a grand scale. Read More >>

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The Secret Tech Behind Disney’s Haunted Mansion Illusions

"Perhaps Madame Leota can establish contact," the Ghost Host decides. "She has a remarkable head for materialising...the disembodied!" As the Ghost Host is speaking, the Doom Buggies make their way into a dim parlour and take their place around a large seance circle. Read More >>