Articles Archive for November 2012
Returning to work after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan, Disneyland Resort employee and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Russell Fenton earned the U.S. Armed Forces Bronze Star Medal.
Fenton manages construction projects for Disneyland Resort and the U.S. Army while deployed. Fenton received the Bronze Star for overseeing one of the largest construction projects in Afghanistan.
While he has returned to work at the Disneyland Resort, Fenton says the support from Disney and other cast members was overwhelming. Says Fenton:
Just knowing how well Disney takes care of military veterans, even when they are …
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While Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have signed on for the Boy Meets World spin-off to reprise their roles as lovable couple Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, Rider Strong (who played Cory’s best friend, Shawn Hunter) will not be returning.
In a statement, Rider expressed his fondness for the seven years he spent working on Boy Meets World, but says:
Boy Meets World was a defining aspect of my life, and I cherish those seven years. So I am extremely happy for Ben and Danielle to be able to continue the story. At this point, I have no …
Disneyland Resort has created a brand-new way to share the magic of the holidays with your loved ones.
With the help of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto, you can create a holiday e-card to send to your friends and family. Simply upload the photo of your choosing, pick from several pre-made messages and then watch as Mickey and the gang help you create the perfect magical greeting card. When you’re done, you can also share your cards via Facebook and email.
To get started, visit disneyholidaycard.com.
Hallmark has expanded their licensed Text Bands line to feature the popular Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, which stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman.
Hallmark Text Bands allows friends to share messages with each other by shaking hands or bumping fists. Shake It Up! star Bella Thorne was so excited about the new Text Bands that she gave them away as party favors to friends that attended her Quinceanara. Thorne raved about the bands, saying “[she's] excited Hallmark created “Shake It Up!” style bands, so all my fans can join in the Text Bands fun.”
On Tuesday, United Service Workers West lined up outside Walt Disney Studios protesting the recent firing of 68 employees. The workers also voted to authorize a strike if Disney failed to rehire the laid off employees.
Gabriel Gonzalez, a former Disney janitor who worked with the company for 25 years, said:
Walt Disney Studios is a place where movie magic is created to bring families closer together. Firing all of us without helping us secure a place in the new company is wrong. We will not be silent.
Although Disney does not guarantee that …
This winter, The Walt Disney Family Museum wants you to celebrate the holidays and Walt’s birthday with a number of special exhibitions, screenings and other events that take place throughout the month of December.
The special exhibition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues through April 14, 2013 and features over 200 works of art depicting conceptual drawings, story sketches and more.
Another special screening includes Christmas with Walt, which guests can view daily at 1:30 p.m. (except Tuesdays, 12/5 and 12/8.) This exclusive film allows viewers to take a peek at how Walt Disney …
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Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, the breakout duo behind Safety Not Guaranteed, are slated to rewrite the remake for Disney’s Flight of the Navigator.
The original 1986 film told the story of a boy who mysteriously vanishes, only to show up eight years later without having aged a day. The original picture starred Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Veronica Cartwright, while Paul Reubens was the voice of the UFO’s pilot.
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing the remake. We’ll be sure to update you when more information about the upcoming …
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Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella has been under development since 2010, and now rumors are circulating that Cate Blanchett is in talks to be the first cast member to sign onto the project.
Blanchett is rumored to play the role of Cinderella’s evil stepmother, in a re-telling that ex music video director Mark Romanek is slated to direct. He’ll be working from a screenplay directed by Chris Weitz, who took inspiration from Aline Brosh McKenna’s initial pitch to the media giant.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, we’ll be sure to update …
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Several limited edition pins have been created to celebrate the opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom park. These exclusive pins will be available at Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort in Room J at the Convention Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m on December 6. During the release party, guests will be able to trade pins or Vinylmation as well.
Six individual pins will be released, including the commemorative “I Was There!” pin for the grand opening of New Fantasyland. Additionally, a jumbo-sized pin, a Casey, Jr. boxed pin set and …
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Walt Disney World has released details about the upcoming Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, which will debut with new topiaries and other attractions based on Phineas and Ferb, Monsters University, Cars 2, Oz: The Great and Powerful and more.
The festival will also add special food kiosks in World Showcase while The Village People have been added to their Flower Power concert series for the first time in the festival’s 20 year history.
At the front gate, the topiary will have a cook-out theme featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and a …