ABC Adapting Disney Theme-Park Ride for ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ Pilot

LOS ANGELES ( – ABC found ratings success by adapting Disney’s finest fairy tales into the one-hour drama series “Once Upon a Time,” so it’s not surprising that the network has turned to a theme-park ride from its parent company for inspiration as well. Popular roller coaster Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is being adapted for […]

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Jorge Garcia in "Once Upon a Time" (ABC/KATIE YU)

Twice Upon a Time: Jorge Garcia Says His ‘Once’ Giant Will Likely Return

This Sunday, Jorge Garcia makes his “Once Upon a Time” debut as The Giant from the tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” As Garcia explains it, The Giant will cause trouble for Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) as they scale the beanstalk in an attempt to find a way back into Storybrooke. “I’m […]

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Raphael Sbarge in "Once Upon a Time" (ABC/JACK ROWAND)

‘Once Upon A Time’s’ Frankenstein Controversy: It Was Always Part of the Plan, Says Raphael Sbarge

“Once Upon a Time” began as a show about classic fairytale characters in modern times. Gradually, the cast expanded to include The Mad Hatter and Captain Hook, characters who, while from outside the fairytale universe, did star in classic Disney animated films. Last week’s episode ventured farther afield, revealing that Dr. Whale (David Anders) was, […]

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