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How much money do corpse actors earn?

Have you thought about the easiest way to break in to acting?  Sometimes you just need to play dead.


Is He Dead?: A Comedy in Three Acts (Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain)
Is He Dead?:
A Comedy in Three Acts
(Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain)

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Statistics: Deaths on Star Trek (or, why wear a red shirt when other colors will do?)

What’s the toughest job in the universe?

Being a red shirt-wearing character on the classic TV showSTAR TREK.

Countless stories, articles, and jokes have been written about the high mortality rate of those ill-fated crew members who always seem to find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time on planetary excursions.

Web Watch would chalk this up to mis-management by the ship’s captain and his commanding officers, but Captain Kirk would never see things that way.  He was on a five-year mission, dammit.

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Read “Cast Member Confidential” for behind-the-scenes Disney fun

Cast Member Confidential
Cast Member Confidential -a Disney Employee Memoir

If you’re a Disney park fan, then one thing that you’re probably interested in is some of the behind-the-scenes stories about what it’s REALLY like to work at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Sure, you could read KEVIN YEE’s book MOUSETRAP: MEMOIR OF A DISNEYLAND CAST MEMBER, or maybe even Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World, The Project on Disney, based on interviews with former Disney employees.  Both are excellent books for what they cover, and Web Watch recommends them highly.

But sometimes works like those can offer some views of life at Walt Disney World or Disneyland that are a bit more whitewashed than how things actually were.  Looking at working at the Mouse with rose-colored glasses, if you will.

Sometimes we want to see a truth that’s a bit more unadulterated and unfiltered.

Sometimes we want to really pull back the curtain and see what life really is like to work as a cast member at one of the World’s Busiest Theme Parks.

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Video Fun: Disney Character FAILs

Mickey Never Fails
Mickey Never Fails



But sometimes Mickey does have a bit of a bad day.  As do many of Mickey’s Disney pals around Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the other Disney theme parks.

Because being a walkaround character (sometimes called “rubberheads” or “FUR CHARACTERS” by some) is not always the best job to have in the theme park. 

Your vision is hindered, if you can see at all.  The costumes are heavy, unbearably hot, awkward to manuever in, and not often cleaned to smell as fresh as they should be.  You’re often kicked, poked, prodded, propositioned, and occasionally abused by children young and old-enough-to-know-better.

Yes, being a Disney Costumed Character has been called ONE OF THE WORST JOBS AT DISNEY specifically because of the high accident/injury rate associated with it according to INSIDE THE MOUSE, a book based on interviews with former park employees.

And with all that, the employees who act as “friends of” each character continue to do so in order to bring smiles to the faces of every park visitor.  And for putting up with all that, and doing their job well — we at Web Watch salute you.

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How Disney Villains stack up against each other, and against other characters

The Disney Villain
The Disney Villain

Remember a few months ago when Web Watch showed you the PIXAR CHARACTER SIZING CHART?  Well, it seems that was just the beginning for artist Juan Pablo Bravo.

Since then, he has come out with two additional charts in his character sizing series:

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Want some twisted takes on Disney Princesses? Check out Jeffrey Thomas’ art gallery

Sleeping Beauty series of books by Anne RiceThe other day, Web Watch wrote about Brianna Garcia’s artistic take on the Disney Princesses.

Compared to this artist, Brianna’s princesses are all sugar and spice and everything nice, because JEFFREY THOMAS’ PRINCESS ART has a decidedly different twist.

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Brianna Garcia’s Disney Princess art gallery inspires real-life Princess photo

So the other day, Web Watch was browsing through TheChive’s Daily Randomness when we ran across this picture:

Disney Princesses making Funny Faces
Disney Princesses making Funny Faces

And we said to ourselves, “by golly, we’ve seen this before.”

And sure enough, we had.