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[31 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Bob Peterson Removed as Director of Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

The release of Pixar’s next upcoming film, The Good Dinosaur, may be less than a year away, but Pixar is apparently still making some major changes to the upcoming animated feature. This week, it was officially confirmed that Bob Peterson, the film’s original director, has been removed from the project.
Peterson’s removal as director is the latest in a long line of director replacements at Pixar, with directors having been replaced previously on Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, Cars 2, and, most recently, Brave. This was to be Peterson’s debut as a lead director at Pixar, after …

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[31 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | ]
New Fall Color Collection ‘Fiery Spirit’ Arrives from Beautifully Disney

Arriving just in time for fall is a new color collection from Beautifully Disney called Fiery Spirit.
The collection includes new nail polishes, lightweight lip gloss, and a shimmery eye shadow kit all with colors inspired by fall hues with vibrant jewel tones and rustic shades.
The Fiery Spirit collection also found inspiration from several independent and spirited Disney princesses included Jasmine, Merida, Pocahontas, and Mulan. Some of the colors include a lip gloss called Whispering Wind inspired by Pocahontas and a nail polish called Celtic Fire, clearly inspired by the newest …

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[30 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
James Spader to Play Ultron in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Emmy-award winning actor James Spader (Boston Legal, The Practice) has been cast as the villain Ultron in the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The film is the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers. Joss Whedon – the writer/director of The Avengers – returns as the writer/director for this second installment. In the movie the heroes are once again brought together to face one of their greatest enemies, Ultron.
At Comic-Con earlier this summer a clip announcing the film’s title featured Iron Man’s mask transforming in Ultron’s head, leading some to …

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[30 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
September Merchandise Events Announced for the Walt Disney World Resort

The month of September brings bright fall colors, Friday the 13th, and some incredible merchandise events to the Walt Disney World Resort.
Starting the month’s events is an artist showcase with Disney-inspired artist Greg McCullogh at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. This event happens September 4-8 from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. each day. Greg will also be back at the end of month, on September 18 through the 22.
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar will be at The Writer’s Stop inside Disney’s …

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[29 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Celebrating With the Great Irish Hooley During Labor Day Weekend

If you’re looking for a great party this weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort, head over to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant for the Great Irish Hooley.
This is the second year for the Great Irish Hooley – which is Irish slang for a party or celebration. The event features Irish food, live music, and even dance workshops. There’s something for the whole family to celebrate this weekend.
The celebration will feature a lineup of Irish bands including Scythian, Lisa Canny, and Elevation which is the top U2 tribute band. …

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[29 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Venus Williams and Andy Roddick to Headline Mylan WTT Smash Hits Charity Tennis Event at Walt Disney World Resort

Two of the biggest names in tennis – Venus Williams and Andy Roddick – are headlining a charity night of tennis at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this fall.
The event is the Mylan WTT Smash Hits presented by GEICO and it’s co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King. This year’s event is planned for Sunday, November 1 at the HP Field House and it locally hosted by Robert and Tricia Earl.
Roddick, a former world Number 1 who won 30 singles titles on the ATP World Tour …

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[28 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
September Programs, Exhibits, and Special Events Announced for the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced the slate of special events, exhibitions, and programs for the month of September.
Happening now through February 3, 2014, is ‘Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong’ which is a special exhibition that focuses on the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong.
Wong is a painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and a Disney Legend. This exhibition features more than 150 of Wong’s work, including paintings that served as the inspiration for the look and …

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[28 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
More Than 17,000 Runners Set to Participate in Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

This weekend the Happiest Place on Earth is playing host to more than 17,000 runners during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.
The events for the weekend include the Disneyland Half Marathon, the Disneyland 10K, a Family Fun Run 5K, the Dumbo Double Dare, kids races, the race expo and a pasta party.
This year marks the debut of the Dumbo Double Dare, which is a 19.3 mile adventure that includes running the Disneyland 10K on Saturday followed by the Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday. Participants who finish within pacing requirements will receive …

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[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Star Zendaya Set to Play Teen Dancer in ‘Zapped’

The final episode of Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! might be airing this fall, but series star Zendaya is keeping busy with other projects.
The network has recently announced that the teen actress-singer-dancer who placed second in the most recent season of Dancing With The Stars is set to star in a new comedy adventure movie premiering in 2014.
The movie – Zapped – follows the story of 16-year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student who is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new dance …

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[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Mysterious ‘Tomorrowland’ Begins Filming in Vancouver

Filming has started in Vancouver on Walt Disney Studios’ mystery-adventure film Tomorrowland.
The film stars two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Syriana), along with Hugh Laurie (House), Britt Robertson (Under The Dome), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Thomas Roberston (The Switch).
No one knows for sure what the movie is really about, but the studio provided this description:  Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of …