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[13 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Becomes First Studio to Cross $1 Billion at Domestic Box Office This Year

Despite the underperformance of The Lone Ranger, Disney reached a major milestone this week, as their domestic box office grosses officially hit the $1 billion mark. This is the eighth year in a row that Disney has been the first studio to reach this milestone.
Disney’s box office success this year has been primarily driven by the success of only three films: Iron Man 3, Monsters University, and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Those three films alone have also managed to gross over $2 billion internationally thus far, and Disney was the first studio …

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[9 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting: James Franco Studies Walt Disney’s Legacy at Disneyland

Recently, James Franco, star of Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, celebrated the film’s success in a grand way: he took a trip to Disneyland.
The young actor was interested, it seems, in learning more about the man who, along with a mouse, started it all — Walt Disney himself.
Franco was at the park to take part in the popular “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” tour. After being tapped to teach a class about film production at USC, he wanted to learn first hand about Disney as a pioneer of cinematic …

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[10 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Grosses $80 Million in Opening Weekend

Did you go see Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful in theaters this weekend? If so, you certainly weren’t alone, as it was announced today that the film grossed $80.3 million domestically in its opening weekend, making it one of the biggest March openings ever.
The audience for the film, which tells the story of the Wizard of Oz’s initial arrival in Oz, was evenly split between male and female, Disney reported, and 46% of ticket buyers were under the age of 25. Oz: The Great and Powerful also grossed $69.9 …

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[9 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Oz’ Sequel Already in the Works

On the day that Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful makes its debut in theatres, word is already out that Disney is planning a sequel.
The studio has given the go ahead for writer Mitchell Kapner to begin fleshing out the next installment in the story. If following the progression of the books, that would indicate the next film would be based upon The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — the same L. Frank Baum tome that inspired the classic original film, The Wizard of Oz. Oz: The Great and Powerful is …

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Themed Artwork Coming to Downtown Disney District

Next month, WonderGround Gallery at the Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort will be showcasing some Oz The Great and Powerful-themed artwork from artist Joey Chou.
The breathtaking pieces are charming and vibrant, and Chou explains his inspiration behind the artwork this way:
I really wanted to capture that rare moment when Oscar first finds himself in the vibrant Land of Oz, as he sets out on a journey that will, no doubt, change the course of his life. The next piece follows Oscar as he embarks on his travels, ultimately choosing the path …

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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Clips Released from ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

We’re so excited to see Disney’s upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful, which tells the story about the infamous Wizard’s arrival in Oz. While the film is still a few weeks away from its official theatrical release, this week brought the release of a few new clips and a behind-the-scenes featurette that give us a better look at what to expect in this intriguing new film.
The first clip, entitled “Bananas,” features Oscar Diggs/The Wizard (James Franco) and Finley the flying monkey (voiced by Zach Braff) on the Yellow Brick …

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[14 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Save Big with the Disney Store Online’s Friends and Family Event

Now is the time to head over to Disney Store online and pick up some great deals!
Today through February 18, save 25% on your entire order when you purchase a qualified item.  Just enter promo code DISNEYPAL, and the discount will be taken automatically!
This is a terrific time to stock up on swim wear for boys and girls! In our household, I think it will be Ariel for her!

But  my son will want to get in on the act too, and it will be Yo Ho Let’s Go! with Jake …

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[7 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Mariah Carey Records Song for Disney’s ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’

Today, Disney has announced that superstar Mariah Carey has recorded a song for Disney’s upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful.
The song, called “Almost Home,” will be released as a single on February 19, 2013. Long-time collaborator David LaChapelle will direct Carey in the music video for her single. Previously, LaChapelle photographed the recording artist for various album covers and directed her music video for “Loverboy.”
Says Mariah Carey of her song, which she co-wrote and co-produced:
Almost Home has a message that works beautifully with the film. It’s a feel-good record; it gives you the …

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[22 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney and OPI Launch ‘Wizard of Oz’ Nail Lacquer Collection

Popular nail polish brand OPI have announced the launch of an upcoming collection based on Disney’s flick Oz The Great and Powerful. The new collection will feature six shades inspired by the film as well as an additional “Liquid Sand” polish, which is described as a “textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.”
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director, said:
OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with Disney. Inspired by the magic of Oz The Great and Powerful, this SoftShades collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from …

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[18 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
HSN & Disney Collaborate On ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Collection

HSN and Disney have embarked on a new collaboration that will have fans of Disney’s upcoming flick Oz The Great and Powerful very excited.
An exclusive collection of cosmetics, apparel, jewelry and home decor have been created specifically for this special collaboration, all of which are based on the highly anticipated film. To promote their collaboration, HSN will be holding a two-day live event that can be viewed on television, HSN.com and HSN mobile.
Don Gross, vice president, global promotions, The Walt Disney Studios said:
We are so pleased to collaborate with HSN …