2005 comes early at Disneyland

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It struck me again on New Year’s Eve, while channel surfing and seeing how Regis would fare as Dick Clark’s stand-in: Why does ABC always insist on showing live video of people celebrating at Disneyland at midnight EST, when anyone who can tell time knows it’s only 9 p.m. out in Anaheim? Can’t they just show Florida’s Disney World and be done with it?

Yes, it’s time to state the obvious: ABC is owned by Disney. But isn’t this a little … Dopey? They might as well re-caption those Disneyland shots: “This is an unpaid promotional announcement for our parent company.”

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.