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[23 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Gary Ross Signs On to Direct Disney’s ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’

In May, we told you about Disney’s plans to produce a film adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s novel Peter and the Starcatchers, which delves into the back story of beloved character Peter Pan.
Now, Disney has hired Hunger Games director Gary Ross to helm the adaptation. After dropping out of the Hunger Games franchise, Ross has been eying several projects but it looks like he’s finally settled on Disney’s movie.
There has been no word yet on when production will start, but we will be sure to keep you updated …

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[20 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Create Film Adaptation of ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’

Disney has hired Jesse Wigutow to adapt a screenplay for the best-selling children’s novel Peter and the Starcatchers, according to sources. The novel was also the inspiration for the current Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher, which has garnered nine Tony award nominations.
The novel, co-authored by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, introduces us to the back story of the beloved character Peter Pan. It’s the first in a series of books by the authors.
Wigutow’s current work includes the film adaptation for Osterman Weekend, which is currently in development.
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[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to Debut on Broadway in 2012

Disney announced the exciting news this week that a new Disney Theatricals production will soon be flying to Broadway. Peter and the Starcatcher, a musical play based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, will open on Broadway in Spring 2012.
The show, which enjoyed a hugely successful Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre Workshop last spring, is a prequel to the story of Peter Pan, featuring Peter, Captain Hook, and some other familiar faces in a magical new tale. About the show’s off-Broadway run, New York Times …

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[11 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney Publishing Worldwide to Feature Best-Selling Authors, Giveaways, and More at D23 Expo

All different sectors of the Walt Disney Company have a lot in store for next weekend’s D23 Expo, and Disney Publishing Worldwide is no exception. Disney-loving readers at the upcoming Expo will be able to enjoy special storytelling events, the chance to see best-selling Disney authors, exclusive giveaways and more throughout the three-day convention.
As previously announced, the Disney Living Pavilion will contain Disney Publishing’s “The Wonderful Words of Disney” area. This area will feature comfortable areas for guests to relax and peruse some Disney books, as well as kiosks featuring …

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[4 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney Living Pavilion at D23 Expo to Feature Special Merchandise, Interactive Experiences

With the D23 Expo almost two weeks away, new information about what each section of the Walt Disney Company will be showcasing at the event is being announced faster than ever. Most recently, Disney Consumer Products announced their offerings at the three-day convention. At the division’s Disney Living Pavilion, Expo guests will be able to discover new and exclusive merchandise, participate in interactive experiences, meet the creators and innovators behind the merchandise, and more.
Guests at the pavilion will be invited to “explore the ultimate Disney lifestyle” through the three “neighborhoods” …

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[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo Meet and Greets Announced with Disney Filmmakers, Artists, and Stars

In addition to today’s earlier announcement about special ABC screenings at the event, more news has come out today about the meet and greet opportunities at this year’s D23 Expo. A number of official signings have now been added to the already jam-packed schedule. Over the three days of the Expo, guests will have the opportunity to meet such stars as Melissa and Joey stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, filmmakers such as The Boys filmmakers Gregg and Jeff Sherman, Disney Legend Dave Smith, and more. Unless otherwise noted, …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney Channel Stars to Make Appearances, Perform at D23 Expo

With the D23 Expo only a few short weeks away, even more announcements for this exciting event are beginning to emerge. Today brought the announcement of what Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD will be showcasing at the Expo. Fans of Disney Channel will get the chance to meet with some of their favorite stars, see Disney Channel performances, sit in on Disney Channel events, and more throughout the Expo’s three jam-packed days.
One thing that Disney Channel fans at the Expo should be looking forward to will be the …

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[19 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Publishing:  ‘Bridge to Neverland’ to Pick Up Where ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’ Left Off

Disney Publishing has announced that award winning authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson will join forces once again to enlighten readers about the history of Peter Pan.
Previously, the duo united to create the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatchers.  In the upcoming Bridge to Never Land, characters Sarah and Aidan will determine that maybe Peter Pan was a real person, after all, and that Wendy, as well as the other Starcatchers, undertook a grand mission in the early part of last century to save Never Land Island from the …

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[15 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Storytelling Event at D23 Expo, Will Include Special Announcement

More exciting news is still coming out about the upcoming D23 Expo, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21, 2011. Disney has recently announced that there will be a special “storytelling event” on Friday, August 19 featuring authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, as well as Jake and the Neverland Pirates star David Arquette. As part of the event, there will be a special announcement, announcing something that will “open a new chapter” in Disney’s strong level of commitment to corporate citizenship.
At the storytelling event, …

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[28 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Prequel to ‘Peter Pan’ to Hit the Big Screen?

At the company’s annual shareholders meeting last week, Disney president and CEO Bob Iger told those in attendance that the studio is tinkering with the idea of bringing “Peter and the Starcatchers” -a prequel to “Peter Pan” – to the big screen.
Disney went as far as hiring a screenwriter to adapt the book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson in 2004, but Iger said that while they “considered making it a movie… we haven’t made a decision on that yet.”
Iger did mention, however, that the company …