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[21 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Video: New Litwak’s Arcade Commercials Released for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

The debut of Wreck-It Ralph in theaters is quickly approaching, and for the past few months, Disney has been releasing some fun clips and trailers showcasing footage from the film to hold us over until its official premiere in theaters . Now, Disney has released some footage in a fun new way through creating fake commercials for the three games that audiences will get to explore in the film: Fix-It Felix, Jr., Sugar Rush, and Hero’s Duty. The commercials also advertise Litwak’s Arcade, the arcade that serves as the setting …

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie Begins Production

Today, The Walt Disney Studios announced that production has begun on the highly anticipated live action film Maleficant, starring Academy Award©-winning actress Angelina Jolie.
The film will tell the backstory of Sleeping Beauty’s villain, and explains what led to her bitterness and her reasons for ill will toward the Princess Aurora, which culminates in her placing a curse on the infant child.
Directed by Robert Stromberg, who is a two-time Oscar© Winner in the area of production design (Avatar and Alice in Wonderland), the screenplay is written by Disney veteran Linda Woolverton, …

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[26 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Jack White to Score Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Grammy-winning Jack White will write, produce and perform the score for The Lone Ranger.
Jerry Bruckheimer says:
Jack’s an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We’re thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture.
The film stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, and is based on the 1950’s television series. While this is Jack White’s first full score, he did write a song for 2008’s Quantum of Solace and performed a track on 2007’s Cold Mountain.
The Lone Ranger will premiere in theaters May 31, …

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[14 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Will Debut in 3D in January

After the enormous success of Disney’s The Lion King in 3D, RealD Inc. and Walt Disney Pictures are celebrating the upcoming debut of another Disney classic – Beauty and the Beast, which will be released in 3D January 13.
As part of the release, limited edition RealD 3D kids’ glasses, which feature movie-themed colors and images of such iconic characters like Mrs. Pott’s, Chip and the Beast, will be distributed free of charge with every child’s ticket purchased when the film is released in theaters.
Says Dave Hollis, executive vice president of …

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[4 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Verizon Launches Pirate Discovery App with Exclusive Content from Disney’s ‘Pirates’

Verizon Wireless has recently launched the Pirate Discovery App,  which is the official mobile application for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The app, which will be available on select Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets, features exclusive content from the film, including character biographies, stills, and artwork. Additionally, customers who download the app will be able to find local show times and purchase tickets to see the film when it debuts in theaters May 20, and even post Facebook and Twitter posts directly …

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[12 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Tron Legacy Sweepstakes: Get on the Grid!

A new Disney sweepstakes has hit the web and Tron fans are invited to “Get on the Grid” for a chance to win some mega prizes. Eight exciting levels of sweepstake goods are waiting to be unlocked with the more entries you make. A trip for four to experience ElecTRONica, the new nighttime street celebration at Disney’s California Adventure Park is the Grand Prize, but many more prizes are waiting. Ultimate Tron Home Tech Prize Packs, Tron: Evolution Premium Game Prize Packs, trips for two to a Disney film premier, …

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[30 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” Coming to a Big Screen Near You?

Development is in the works for a new kind of Disney movie to be featured on the big screen. Instead of adapting popular Disney Park attractions into movies – like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Haunted Mansion” – it looks like this time creative execs may be setting their sights on adapting a whole park! Similar to the popular Ridley Pearson’s “Kingdom Keepers” book series for kids “Magic Kingdom” the movie may feature a fictional family adventure through the park, showcasing some classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse.
Ronald …

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[5 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
More Claims That Disney Denied Overtime Wages

On the tail of another wage suit in which Disney was ordered to pay over $400,000 in back wages, 36 financial analysts at Walt Disney Pictures have launched a lawsuit claiming denial of payment.
Unlike many wage suits, which are often started by blue-collar workers, this one is being put together by salaried analysts and contract researchers in the participations, royalties and residuals department at Walt Disney Pictures — these are the folks who make sure A-list stars get paid accurately by the studio.
The suit claims that the 36 were …

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[3 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” Stars Visit Disneyland

“Pirates of the Caribbean” is the classic swashbuckling attraction that inspired the wildly popular trilogy of “Pirates of the Caribbean” films; internationally recognized characters like “Captain Jack Sparrow,” played by Johnny Depp, have helped to skyrocket a pop culture craze over the franchise. Enhancements were made to the Pirates of the Caribbean rides in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland to reflect the newly found obsession over the movies, but now some stars from the newest film are finding inspiration back in the musty grotto where it all started – …

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[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Off With Their Heads!” Disney Being Sued Over Use of Red Queen’s Throne

Not only was Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” a huge box office hit for Disney, but it was visually captivating & used some stunning design elements that theater-goers reacted to. Over-the-top costumes, opulent architecture, and lavish furnishings completed the overall dreamy ‘Wonderland’ feel that Tim Burton gave detailed attention to. One of the furnishings, the Red Queen’s throne, is the topic of controversy among designer Arman Mkrtchyan and the Walt Disney Company. Mkrtchyan is suing the company, claiming that the throne used in the movie is a virtual clone of …