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[15 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney Returns to Hand Drawn Animation For New Winnie the Pooh Movie

Forty-four years after Disney first licensed the lovable A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh a new feature film release date has been announced, featuring five previously unadapted stories from the original books. Pooh and his friends exemplify classic simplicity which is perhaps the reason why Disney is once again returning to the tradition of hand drawn animation for the project. Earlier this year Disney’s “Princess and the Frog” also left slick computer generated graphics & 3D technology to the wayside; the film proved to be a vibrant niche gem …

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[14 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Limited Edition 55th Anniversary Mickey Mouse Ears Now Available at Disneyland

Special reproductions of the classic Mickey Mouse Club ears from 1955 are now appearing on shelves at the Disneyland Resort. The retro style hat emulates the exact texture, logo, and shape of the original ears made famous by Disney stars Annette Funicello, Jimmie Dodd, & the rest of the famed Mouseketeers. Part of the “Happiest Moments on Earth” merchandise line celebrating Disneyland’s 55th anniversary, this limited edition collectible is only available in select stores at the Disneyland Resort.
“It features a beautifully detailed collectible vintage hat box lined with rich …

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[13 May 2010 | One Comment | ]
“Wizards of Waverly Place” Star Selena Gomez: Disney’s Highest Paid Teen

Actress Selena Gomez, who’s been featured on the Disney Channel’s highly popular “Wizards of Waverly Place” sitcom since 2007 proves to be Disney’s highest paid teen star. According to a recently published list by the New York Post, Gomez’s paycheck beats out fellow starlets Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato.

For each episode of Wizards of Waverly Place Selena pockets $25,000, unlike Miley Cyrus who earns $15,000 per episode on Hannah Montana. Demi Lovato follows by grabbing $12,000 per episode on “Sonny With a Chance.”
Selena recently graduated from high school …

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Sell Power Rangers

The Disney Company has sold the popular kid’s franchise “Power Rangers” back to its original owner Saban Entertainment.  The New York Times is reporting the sale and offers some speculation on why Disney made the decision:
“The franchise came to Disney in 2001 as part of the purchase from Saban and Fox of what is now the ABC Family cable channel. At first, Disney had high hopes for the characters, exploring additional licensing and even a feature film. But focus group research soured Disney on them. Mothers, the research showed, disliked …

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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Magical New Disney Store Design Ready to Debut This Summer

This summer more than 20 new and refurbished Disney Stores across the United States and Europe will debut a magical new look & features. The new stores will feature innovative technology and an immersive Disney experience from a child’s perspective, inspired by Disney’s most popular characters and movies.
“We have infused Disney magic into all elements of this one-of-a-kind retail experience, and have selected prime retail centers to launch the Disney Store of the future,” said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide. “Special features like the iconic Disney Princess …

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[12 May 2010 | One Comment | ]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to Open in 2012

For those who have wondered what was to become of Pop Century Resort’s “Legendary Years,” here’s your answer.
Disney has been playing around with the Art of Animation Resort idea for years now, and it looks like the economy has finally strengthened enough for the resort to become a reality. The Art of Animation Resort will join Disney’s All Star Resorts and Disney’s Pop Century Resort as a value-level hotel; it will feature 864 traditional hotel rooms and 1,120 family suites, which sleep six and have proven successful at Disney’s All …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s 2nd Quarter Net Income Up 6% From Last Year, Thanks to Alice in Wonderland & Marvel

Despite a 3% after-hours share slip, Disney’s 2nd Quarter net income numbers surpassed Wall Street analysts’ expectations of 45 cents per share. Disney’s President & CEO Bob Iger, in a live webcast today, boasted that second-quarter net income was $953 million, or 48 cents a share, compared with $613 million, or 33 cents a share, for the same period a year ago.
“The incredible box office performance of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and acquisition of Marvel, whose Iron Man 2 has grossed $334 million in global box office in its first …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Iron Man, Spider-Man & Other Marvel Superheroes Now Appearing on Merchandise in Disneyland

Several weeks after reports that Marvel merchandise was starting to appear on DisneyShopping.com, Marvel superheroes are making their way into the parks. Action figures & t-shirts featuring Iron Man and Super-man are appearing in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney D Street store. Right in time for the theater release of “Iron Man 2,” which Disney is estimated to profit between $200 million to $300 million from.
D Street, which is a more edgy boutique-type store specializing in rock, movie, & pop culture items carries brands other than Disney’s own; including the “Junk Food …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Enter to Win a Trip to Pixar Studios and Meet Toy Story 3 Characters

We love sweepstakes around here, and we’ve also been hearing through the grapevine how amazing it is to visit Pixar Studios. And if you’re as excited as we are about Toy Story 3, this is the contest for you!
You could win a four-day, three-night trip to the Pixar Animation Studios to see first-hand where the magic happens. You’ll also get to have lunch and meet your favorite characters from the upcoming Toy Story 3. The trip to California is for the winner and three guests and includes transportation, hotel stay …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Radiator Springs Test Vehicle Comes to Disney’s California Adventure

Disneyland revealed two fantastic shots of a brand new car today! It looks like any other brand new car…except for the smile!

This prototype will be used in the first early ride system tests for Radiator Springs Racers, the new E-ticket attraction coming to Cars Land, opening in 2012!
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