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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Launch ESPN Streaming Service and Ending Netflix Agreement

The Walt Disney Company announced this week that it agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC.
The Company will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service next year and will also launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
This mean that Disney’s current agreement with Netflix will end with the 2019 calendar year theatrical slate.
Disney will pay $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech. The company is a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology.
The ESPN-branded service debuting in 2018 will feature an “array” of sports programming including about …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died Thursday, July 27, at age 83.
Sklar has a 54-year career with the Walt Disney Company, working closely with Walt Disney himself early in his career. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001 and will be remembered for his contributions to the Disney theme parks around the world.
Born on February 6, 1934, Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA when he was recruited to create The Disneyland News for Disneyland.
In 1956, Marty joined Disney full-time and would work “as Walt’s right-hand man” and eventually …

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[26 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Vacation Account Discontinued

Disney Vacation Account – the online program that allowed guests to save money for their Disney vacation – has been discontinued.
According to a post on the program’s website, the Disney Vacation Account program is being discontinued and “no new accounts or contributions are being accepted.”
Disney is giving users four options to choose from when it comes to the money they’ve saved in the Disney Vacation Accounts.
Guests can either: use the total amount in their account to purchase a Disney Gift Card by September 27 and Disney will add 5% to …

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[15 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Announce Upcoming Film Slate at D23 Expo

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios announced the upcoming animated film slate at the D23 Expo on Friday.
The first film slated for release is Coco which arrives in theaters on November 22.
The film tells the story of Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family has banned music. Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he meets “charming trickster” Hector, and the duo sets off on a journey to find the story behind Miguel’s family history.
Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, and more, and features songs …

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[13 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Mickey’s of Glendale to Feature Disney Parks Merchandise at D23 Expo

Fans attending this weekend’s D23 Expo will have a chance to visit a pop-up shop from Mickey’s of Glendale.
The store, Mickey’s of Glendale, is normally only open to Disney Imagineers and cast members, but the pop-up shop will be open to everyone and will feature an assortment of Disney Parks-inspired merchandise.
The pop-up’s merchandise includes camp shirts featuring artwork and patterns created with the symbols of Adventureland and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Other items include apparel honoring the 30th anniversary of Star Tours and more.
The store will also feature bronze collectibles celebrating …

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[11 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Bid on a Walt Disney World Vacation to Benefit the V Foundation During the ESPY Day Auction

The 13th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research is happening through tomorrow and you can bid on a Walt Disney World vacation.
The winner’s vacation package includes a chance to visit all four theme parks plus two waters parks, air and ground transportation, lodging at a Disney World hotel, VIP tour services, character dining, a private character meet and greet, and more.
The V Foundation is working to find a cure for cancer and is ESPY Day Auction helps them in the cause.
To find out more …

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[4 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Applications Open for 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy

Applications are now open for the 2018 class of the Disney Dreamers Academy at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Each year, 100 high school students from around the country are selected to participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE.
The outside-the-classroom mentoring program takes place each March at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Students in the program will learn valuable skills including communication techniques, leadership, and networking strategies. The program also features guest speakers who give participants tips and insight on how to dream big.
Applicants must answer essay questions …

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[21 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Logo to be Featured on Orlando Magic Uniforms

Disney has announced that the Disney logo will be featured on the Orlando Magic’s uniforms starting next season.
The NBA is starting a trial period where teams can have sponsorship partners for their uniforms.
In 2010, Disney was one of the team’s Champion of the Community partners and views this expanded partnership as one more way “to solidify Central Florida’s presence as a global sports destination.”
Disney is adding a special seating and hospitality area at Amway Arena – home of the Orlando Magic. Fans can even purchase or renew their Walt Disney …

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[3 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Marvel Announces Events for D23 Expo

Fans attending next month’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center will have a chance to experience new events from Marvel.
The Marvel Studios Pavilion will feature “an array of props and costumes” from upcoming films including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more.
Marvel Games will showcase a new console and mobile games including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Marvel v. Capcom: Infinite, Marvel Heroes Omega, and more.
Marvel Studios will also be hosting several giveaways and events in the Marvel pavilion in Hall B. Fans can meet Marvel filmmakers, development teams, and …

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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pledge up to $1 Million to Protect and Resort Wildlife Habitats

When guests visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom they’ll have a chance to help Disney Conservation and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts protect and restore animal habitats.
Guests can unlock the contributions by participating in conservation missions while exploring Pandora, and will be able to choose which animals will receive the donations.
The program – Connect to Protect – was officially announced Thursday morning during a press event to launch Pandora.
“Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Pandora – the World of Avatar both demonstrate that every animal, endangered or …