There are always a few gems in the story whenever the Journal writes about Disney’s kids talent factory.

“We can’t stockpile this type of talent because of their ages…”
– Gary Marsh, president, entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide

If only they could freeze, or clone them!

Disney officials say that their success is not the result of a child-actor assembly line. Rather, they insist, it’s the product of a long sifting process in which the company locates good material and then searches out the right talent, often through casting calls. These events are often held far from Los Angeles, at local talent agencies and other locales, and draw thousands of child-actor hopefuls.

Hmmm. Not clear to me what’s the difference…