Disneyland: Following the ousting of Michael Eisner, the Disney Characters have all gone on strike in protest. They remain outside the front gates of Disneyland preventing tourists from entering the park. When asked for comment, Grumpy said, "the whole thing just ****** me off." Sleepy simply remarked, "I'm very tired of all of it." Scrooge McDuck believes it's a matter of cash and told this reporter that if "they just raise the admission rate, everyone will be happy." To make matters worse, recent Eisner acquisition The Muppets stand inside the park, ready to work for fear of being caught up in corporate shenanigans and put up on the selling block once again. Kermit was heard to say, "We just want to sing and dance and make people happy." Miss Piggy believes the central problem is that the Disney Characters just don't know how to behave around a star. This has caused great upset among the striking Disney folk, and insults are being hurled through the front gate. A visibly agitated Mickey shouted, "you're all just puppets! Whose hand is up your **** now?" At one point the Muppets, in a show of solidarity, linked arms and sang "The Rainbow Connection," only to be shouted down by The Small World Dolls in their rendition of "Its a Small World After All." Late in the afternoon, The Pirates of the Carribbean returned from their outing to celebrate their recent inclusion in the Academy Awards. Lounging on cars in the parking lot and watching all of the activity, they all agreed among themselves that everything could be solved if some ale was passed around. Later they were seen propositioning the Disney Princesses.