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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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[10 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Nighttime Show, Happily Ever After, to Replace Wishes at the Magic Kingdom

A new nighttime show is coming to the Magic Kingdom in May and will replace the fan-favorite fireworks show Wishes.
The new show, Happily Ever After, will feature fireworks, lasers, lights, and projections – more than any other Disney show has used.
The 18-minute show features scenes from Disney films including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana, Zootopia, Brave, and many more.
Cinderella Castle is also a star in the show as projections bring the stories to life. Guests will see Quasimodo swing from the turrets, Woody and friends recreate the castle out of …

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[26 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Projection Show, ‘Once Upon a Time,’ to Replace ‘Celebrate the Magic’ on November 4 at the Magic Kingdom

A new projection show, ‘Once Upon a Time,’ is slated to begin playing each evening at the Magic Kingdom on November 4.
The new show will replace ‘Celebrate the Magic,’ which ends its run on November 3.
This new projection show features Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast sharing bedtime stories with Chip. The show features scenes from Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
‘Once Upon a Time’ will feature scenes of a flight with Peter Pan, the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and a …

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[21 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Launches New Mobile Game, ‘Disney Emoji Blitz’

If you’re a fan of Disney and emojis there’s a new mobile game just for you!
Disney Emoji Blitz is the game and players can collect and play with Disney and Pixar emojis and even earn Disney Parks emojis.
This is the first mobile game that is connected to a custom keyboard featuring more than 400 emojis of Disney and Pixar characters. The characters featured including fan favorites from The Lion King, Cinderella, Frozen, Finding Dory, The Little Mermaid, and more.
The game itself is a match-3 game where players match emojis to …

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[3 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Consumer Products Unveils Product Line for ‘The Good Dinosaur’

The newest Disney/Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur, roars into theaters later this month and recently Disney Consumer Products unveiled the new merchandise line attached to the film.
The product line includes figures, apparel, home décor, and novelty items from Disney Store, TOMY, Just Play, and more.
The Good Dinosaur follows the adventures of Arlo, an Apatosaurus who finds himself on an adventure alongside his human friend Spot.
“Dinosaurs fascinate kids and adults alike, and Pixar Animation Studios’ unique take on our prehistoric friends has allowed us to bring a whole new level of …

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[14 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Consumer Products Enlists Luxury Shoe Designers to Create Modern-Day Glass Slippers Inspired by ‘Cinderella’

Disney Consumer Products is celebrating next month’s release of the live-action Cinderella by collaborating with nine luxury designers to create a line of shoes that reimagine the glass slipper.
The designers in the project are: Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, René Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome C. Rousseau, and Stuart Weitzman. Each designer has created its own version of the iconic glass slipper from the story of Cinderella.
“Cinderella’s glass slipper has become a magical symbol of transformation,” said Jonathan Symington, vice president and general manager, licensing, Disney …

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[1 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Studios Announces 2015 Slate of Films

This year looks like it’s going to be another big year for The Walt Disney Studios.
The Studio recently released information on its 2015 slate of films and it includes the live-action Cinderella which hits theaters in March, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron which arrives in May, and the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens which opens on December 18.
The first Disney film to open this year is Strange Magic from Lucasfilm. The animated film is described as a “madcap fairytale musical inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’” The film features …

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[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Headed to Theaters in April 2015

The newest full-length film from Disneynature premieres in theaters on April 17, 2015.
Monkey Kingdom tells the story of Maya, a blonde-bobbed monkey, her son Kip, and their extended monkey family in the jungles of South Asia.
The film follows Maya and her family as they are forced to relocate and find a new home when their home at Castle Rock is overrun by another group of neighboring monkeys. Maya and her family must work together to reclaim their home at Castle Rock.
Monkey Kingdom is the sixth release from Disneynature, which is …

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[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Production Begins on Sequel to 2010’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Production has started on the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass stars many of the original cast members including Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway.
Some new faces are also joining the cast including Sacha Baron Cohen as “Time,” Rhys Ifans (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as the Mad Hatter’s father Zanik Hightopp, and Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) as James Harcourt.
Other voice actors returning to the film include: Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman,  Timothy Spall, Stephen …

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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 …