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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Two new Dooney & Bourke Collections to Debut at Marketplace Co-Op

Two new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections are debuting this month at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney.
The first collection is called ‘Runway Princess’ and features Disney Princesses. The design is similar to the purple collection sold at this year’s Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.
The new Runway Princess collection features full-color princesses on a black background and includes a zip satchel for $228, a wallet for $198, a Pouchette for $148, a letter carrier for $178, and a shopper tote for $268.
The second new collection is …

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[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Dreamgirls’ Director Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action Version of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Belle and the Beast are headed to the big screen in a live-action adaptation of the beloved Disney film.
Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) has reportedly been tapped to direct the film, while Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the script.
The animated Beauty and the Beast was a box office success in 1991 earning more than $375 million worldwide and earning a Best Picture Oscar nomination. The film also spawned a Broadway musical.
In addition to Dreamgirls, Condon also wrote the script to Chicago and directed two of the films in the Twilight series.
Disney’s latest …

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Success of ‘Frozen’ Leads to Strong First Quarter Earnings Report by The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company released its first quarter earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014 and profits were up 33 percent for the quarter that ended on December 28, 2013.
Walt Disney Studios reported a 75 percent increase in operating income to $409 million. Studio revenue increased 23 percent to $1.9 billion.
These increases were due mostly to the success of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World which earned $633.1 million in global box office sales, and the worldwide success of the monstrous hit Frozen which is on track to earn …

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[7 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | ]
"Ask for Something Weird" at the 2013 D23 Expo

Fans are buzzing about one of latest announcements from the D23 Expo. On August 5, this announcement could be seen on the Expo website and on Twitter:
This weekend, only at the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts pavilion during the Disney D23 2013 Expo, ask for something WEIRD and get your first look at an all-new project coming from Marvel & Disney!
Considering the logo at the bottom of the image, some fans are hopeful that the message may indicate a new MARVEL movie or presence at one of the parks. Newsarama.com …

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[20 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and ‘Star Wars’ Crossover Special

This summer, Disney Channel’s popular duo Phineas and Ferb will join up with some of the iconic Marvel superheroes in the new crossover special Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel. However, that won’t be the only crossover for the hit series, as it was announced this week that Phineas and Ferb will soon travel to the world of Star Wars.
Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh announced the news this weekend at the annual San Diego Comic-Con. The special will find Phineas and Ferb on the Star Wars planet of Tatooine, …

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[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney and Philips Collaborate on Bright Ideas for Children’s Bedroom Lighting

Have you ever wished that you could bring home the synchronized lighting of Disney’s Glow With Show ears and Disney’s World of Color? Well, now you can. Bedtime stories will never be the same with new interactive lighting from Philips and Disney.
As part of their new product line in collaboration with Disney, Philips introduced the StoryLight Mickey, an LED-based Friend of Hue (Hue accessory). The Hue, according to Philips, is “the world’s smartest connected LED lighting system.” The new StoryLight Mickey communicates with iPad e-books, allowing the light to project …

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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Stage 1 at Disney World Studios Dedicated to Annette Funicello

On Monday, amid friends, fans, and former Mouseketeers, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger officially renamed Stage 1 on the Disney World Studios lot as the Annette Funicello Stage. Funicello passed away on April 8, 2013 after fighting with multiple sclerosis for more than two and a half decades. But Funicello’s legacy lives on in her films, albums, and her place as an official Disney Legacy, an honor she received in 1992, in addition to the recent posthumous renaming of Stage 1.
The choice of Stage 1 was no mistake, as …

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[16 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Responds to Disabled ‘Black Market Guides’ Posing as Family Members

It has been two days since the New York Post published an article exposing the recent practice of New York haute monde hiring disabled “guides” to masquerade as family members during Walt Disney World vacations.
Why? So they can skip the lines at the parks.
Disney’s reaction has been brief but decisive. According to Disney spokesperson Bryan Malenius, Disney is investigating these and other, similar claims of guests abusing handicap considerations at the parks. As Malenius told CNN,
“It is unacceptable to abuse accommodations that were designed for guests with disabilities. [...] …

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[15 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Minnie’s Moonlit Madness and a Day at the Beach Community Outreach Events

Disney cast members presented the Orange County’s Pacific Symphony with a check for $5,000. The money was raised during an annual cast-member charity event called Minnie’s Moonlit Madness.
A cast member favorite, Minnie’s Moonlit Madness is a trivia-game-cum-scavenger-hunt in Disneyland where teams of four must complete a list of 10 assignments before midnight. The catch: all teams of four are tied together with rope! This year, 350 teams from all over the Walt Disney Company – including a team from Aulani – participated in the “Soundsational”-themed charity event, raising $5,000 …

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[8 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Obsidian Entertainment to Pitch ‘Star Wars’ Game to Disney

Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, plan to pitch a new Star Wars game to Disney.
Studio Head Feargus Urquhart previously pitched the game to LucasArts, although it never game to be. Game details are remaining tightly under wraps at this point, but Urquhart did say the title takes place between Episode 3 and Episode 4. He also said:
We haven’t [talked with Disney yet.] We’re kind of waiting for the smoke to clear. But that’s one of my next big things to do. To kind of go over there and [get the ball rolling …