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[30 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
First Look: James Franco in ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

This week brought the reveal of one of our first looks at the upcoming Disney film Oz: The Great and Powerful. Thanks to an Italian advertisement for the film, we now have our first look at James Franco in his role as the Great and Powerful Oz himself.
James Franco fan site “James Franco Forever” discovered the advertisement, which features Franco dressed as the legendary wizard, complete with a slightly anguished expression. In the background, we can see a hot air balloon, signifying the wizard’s well-known method of transportation that got …

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[30 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios Announce 2012 Comic-Con Panels

This year’s 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International is just a few weeks away, and Walt Disney Studios recently announced two panels at the event that Disney and Marvel fans are sure to want to attend. While we already let you know about some of the television panels that Disney fans can look forward to, these panels will take a look at upcoming Disney films; featuring high-profile guests, these exciting events will feature looks at such upcoming films as Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, and Iron Man 3.
Here are the full details on …

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[30 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Frankenweenie’ Debuts New Full-Length Trailer

We can’t wait for Disney’s upcoming film, Frankenweenie, a stop-motion animated film that focuses on a young boy who brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life. This week, Disney released a new trailer for the film, making us even more excited to catch this Tim Burton-directed movie when it hits theaters this fall.
In the new trailer, we get a look not only at Victor and Sparky’s relationship, but also a sneak peek of how Victor’s town reacts to his new creation and the chaos that ensues. Check out the …

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Announces July 4 Special Events

If you plan on celebrating July 4 at the Disneyland Resort, you’re in luck. The resort has plenty of special events and a fireworks spectacular to help you celebrate Independence Day in a fun and exciting way.
At Disney California Adventure, there will be a special event prior to each “World of Color” showing. Paradise Pier will light up with a nighttime spectacular designed to honor and celebrate our nation’s independence.
At Disneyland Park, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will also celebrate our freedom with fireworks …

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Celtic Rock Band Off Kilter to Celebrate 15 Years of Performances at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

This July, Epcot’s Off Kilter Celtic rock band will celebrate 15 years of performances. They’ll be performing at the Canada Pavilion at World Showcase, and visitors who are lucky enough to hear them play will be treated to a variety of traditional Celtic folk tunes as well as several radio hits.
Songs like Bryan Adams’s Summer of 69 and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Takin’ Care of Business will be part of the band’s repertoire, as well as Farewell to Nova Scotia, which sounds suspiciously like the Mickey Mouse March.
Off Kilter is scheduled to …

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Store Unveils New Disney Villains Designer Collection

This fall, a new collection will be heading to Disney Store retail locations and DisneyStore.com. The new Disney Villains Designer Collection is centered around a line of 6 limited edition Villains Designer Dolls but will also include beauty products, apparel, home items and stationary.
The six villains this collection takes inspiration from include Cruella De Vil, Evil Queen, Ursula, Mother Gothel, Maleficent and The Queen of Hearts.
Says John Balen, director of hardlines for Disney Store:
The Disney Villains Designer Collection is a unique, stylized and fashion-forward take on these iconic characters. Our …

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[28 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Epcot’s Candlelight Processional Lunch & Dinner Tickets Available Now

If you want guaranteed seating for Epcot’s 2012 Candlelight Processional, you are in luck – lunch and dinner packages are now available for purchase!
Packages will include your choice of an appetizer, entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage or 1 full buffet from the menu. Packages will also include access to an exclusive Illuminations Fireworks viewing area. Additionally, guests are able to use the Disney Dining Plan for the packages. If you choose to go this route, it will cost:

Standard and Deluxe Dining – 2 table service credits per person for any …

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[28 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Menu & Reservations News For the Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog have some exciting news regarding the menu and reservations at the Be Our Guest restaurant opening in the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.
The restaurant will serve both counter-service and table-service meals (lunch and dinner, respectively,) but counter-service at this restaurant will be much different than what you’re used to at other Magic Kingdom dining establishments.
When ordering, guests can utilize touch-screen, automated computer terminals to customize their order, but regular cashiers will be available for guests with dietary restrictions or cash orders. Once you’re …

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[28 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
DisneyNature to Release ‘Chimpanzee’ Blu-ray

Sources have announced that DisneyNature’s latest documentary, Chimpanzee, which delighted audiences during its theatrical debut on Earth Day 2012, will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack this August.
Chimpanzee follows the story of a young chimp named Oscar, whose family is confronted by a rival gang of chimpanzees. The film takes a glorious turn, however, when an unexpected ally steps in to help Oscar and his family.
The Blu-ray combo pack will feature a variety of bonus material, including an in-depth look at Disney’s conservation legacy, a featurette detailing the making …

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[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Downtown Disney to Host Second Annual California Avocado Week

For the second annual California Avocado Week, Downtown Disney in Disneyland Resort and the California Avocado Commission have teamed up to present this fun event to the masses.
The fun kicks off July 1 and will run until July 7, with each day bringing a new culinary creation from various Downtown Disney chefs. The star ingredient in these culinary masterpieces? Avocados, of course! At the end of each cooking demo, attendees will be invited to taste the featured dish.
After the cooking demos, select guests will be invited to partake in a …