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[15 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney Co. Donates RMB 1 Million to Rebuild Schools

Marketwatch.com is reporting that Bob Iger (CEO, The Disney Company) has announced that the Walt Disney Company will donate RMB 1 Million to the China Youth Development Foundation, to help rebuild schools that were devastated in the earthquakes in Chinese providence of Qinghai.
Iger was quoted saying, “”On behalf of The Walt Disney Company, I extend our deepest condolences to the people of China and hope our contribution can help the children and families affected by this terrible earthquake.”
If you’d like to read more, please check out the article on Marketwatch.com

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[15 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Captain EO Returning to Disneyland Paris

Although not yet announced, sources are reporting that Captain EO’s move back to Disneyland Paris is confirmed to occur in July.
Michael Jackson and friends will take over the theater currently housing Honey I Shrunk the Audience, which will close at the end of April.
There is no word as to how long EO will stay in DLRP’s Discoveryland.

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[14 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Marvel Announces ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Animated Series, Headed For Disney XD.

Set to debut in Fall of 2011, Marvel Entertainment announced a new animated series headed for Disney’s XD channel. Unclear exactly how much the new series will emulate the comic books, ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ will focus on Peter Parker during the typical awkward & heedless teenaged years. Following Parker into becoming the hero he was meant to be, the series will feature many of the exciting confrontations he has with intimidating super-villians.
“Ultimate Spider-Man will be a unique journey exploring our favorite web-slinger as he teams up with other fan favorite …

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[10 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Hannah Montana Creators Sue Disney for Profits

$5 million is at stake in a new lawsuit brought upon Disney by Hannah Montana series co-creators series co-creators Barry O’Brien and Richard Correll.
O’Brien and Correll created the show with Michael Poryes in 2005. They now say they’re owed millions in pre-negotiated percentage-based bonuses based on their back-end deals and Writers Guild of America requirements for writers who receive “created by” credits. The duo claim Disney has denied repeated requests for payment and thwarted attempts to audit profits from the show.
Michael Poryes sued Disney on similar grounds in October 2008. …

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[9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
$600 Million Bid Offered for Disney’s Miramax: Billionaire Investor Partners to Make the Move

It’s been rumored by entertainment executives that Disney was asking for $650 million to acquire their Miramax division. The latest bid by billionaire investor Ron Burkle, teamed up with movie producers Bob & Harvey Weinstein, has become the closest to that asking price offering a stiff $600 million bid. Already nervous about overpaying for the art-house studio they aren’t expected to raise that offer if competition heats up within the small pool of bidders.
Burkle & his Yucaipa Cos., who have been extremely successful in numerous supermarket & grocery chain …

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[8 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Exclusive Disney Cruise Line Restaurant, Remy, Announced

Disney Cruise Line has announced a brand new, exclusive dining experience that will be unveiled on the line’s newest ship, the Disney Dream, when it sails in 2011.
Remy, an adults-only dining experience, will offer gourmet cuisine on the high seas. With 9-course meals, 15 dedicated chefs, and the option to book a Chef’s Table, this is essentially Victoria and Albert’s on a boat.
Speaking of Victoria and Albert’s, Executive Chef Scott Hunnell of V&A’s has been in on designing the menu for this outstanding new restaurant, which will be a …

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[6 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
I Can Slay the Jabberwocky! Disney’s New Alice Serves as a Strong Role Model for Girls

Warning: Film Spoilers!
No longer a coy and naively curious little girl, visionary Tim Burton’s new Alice character presented a refreshingly strong role model for young women the world over. Whether you saw the 3-D version or not, you didn’t need special glasses to recognize an instant ability for girls to be able to relate to Alice, played by Australian actress Mia Wasikowska. Amazing CGI technology that blended seamlessly with live-action, over the top costuming, and big Hollywood names may have given Walt Disney Pictures the right to boast over huge …

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[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney & Robert Zemeckis Partner With Gotham Group for ‘Dark Life’ Adaptation

Scheduled to be published by Scholastic in May, the “Dark Life” young adult novel offers a futuristic tale on the newly residential ocean floor. Author Kat Falls, who daylights as a graduate screenwriting professor at Northwestern, pens the story which focuses on an underwater teenaged boy & surface-dwelling girl who partner together to expose a government conspiracy. After numerous natural catastrophes, residents of the earth begin taking up sanctuary on the ocean floor and children start to develop super powers in their new domain.
The Gotham Group claims rights to the …

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[4 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Earthquake Traps Guest in Disneyland Hotel Elevator

Sources are reporting that a 6.9 scaled earthquake hit Baja California at 3:40pm. Jarring cities as far away as San Diego, CA; and Phoenix, AZ.
The quake was centered about 16 miles south-southwest of Guadalupe Victoria and about 108 miles from Tijuana, Baja California, authorities said.
KABC-TV is currently reporting that a woman is trapped in an elevator at a Disneyland hotel.

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[4 Apr 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
New Disney Channel Sitcom ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Brings Family Tradition Back

In an age where most television networks have abandoned the traditional family sitcom to give way to reality programming & action drama hits, ‘Good Luck Charlie’ is aimed at bringing back a more family-focused theme. Debuting Sunday, April 4th at 8:30 EST on the Disney Channel the new sitcom will rely on rooted characters and a low-key concept to drive viewership.
“Most of our shows are driven by high-concept ideas. That’s been our stock in trade for quite some time” explains Gary Marsh, chief creative officer for Disney Channel Worldwide. …