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Disney appoints Jennifer Lee and Pete Doctor to Chief Creative roles at Disney and Pixar animation

Wed, 2018-06-20 03:24

New Chief Creative Officers announced for both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios to replace position held by the out-going John Lasseter. At Disney writer, director, and producer Jennifer Lee steps into the lead creative role, while at Pixar Pete Docter will be handed a similar mantle. These...

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Imagineers add final details to Toy Story Land ahead of June 30 opening

Wed, 2018-06-20 02:53

We’re 10 days away from the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Imagineers are busy putting the finishing touches on the land’s attractions, buildings, props and other elements. In the following video Imagineers Ryan Wineinger, Shannon Mashchak, and Alexis Cummins share just how many disciplines within...

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Walt Disney World rings out with Fourth of July celebration options

Tue, 2018-06-19 11:28

Celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World is a right of passage for many families. It’s one of the busiest times of year to visit, but also has the most entertainment options. Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July and Walt Disney World Resort, and on Independence...

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Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is major fun in 4DX 360 degree experience

Tue, 2018-06-19 01:03

Last month we reviewed “Solo: A Star Wars Story” the 4DX Theater experience. The Tl;dr is that we recommend giving the experience a try, but could imagine a better film for the technology. Perhaps one that was a bit shorter without quite so many action scenes. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” is...

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Beyond the Parks: The Crossroads of Disney Travel

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:33

If your family is anything like mine, and it probably isn’t, but just go with me here, then your children may have reached an age where ideas around travel are changing. That is, the family vacation is no longer dependent upon so many theme parks (not that there is anything...

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Learn to Draw – Baby Jack-Jack from Pixar’s Incredibles 2

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:42

If you remember when Disney’s Hollywood Studios used to offer classes on drawing some of Disney’s most beloved characters, you’ll be happy to know the tradition continues over at the Art of Animation Resort. A new video tutorial from one of Disney’s character artists shares how to draw Jack-Jack from...

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Teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s Dumbo movie released by Disney

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:16

The slightly spooky, gothic cinematic style of Tim Burton is one of the most interesting things ever to emerge from the House of Mouse. The next film from Tim Burton is an all-new live-action remake of Disney’s classic animated featured “Dumbo.” Burton’s movie puts his own Burtonesque spin on the...

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Celebrity Spotting: Vanessa Williams meets Daisy Duck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Wed, 2018-06-13 02:35

Vanessa Williams is known for her acting work on the stage and screen, her singing career, and lately her fashion design work. Williams has a daughter with former husband Rick Fox (actor & former basketball star), their daughter Sasha Gabriella Fox just graduated high school, which means a trip to...

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New Kingdom Hearts III trailers reveal advanced graphics, game play

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:23

Good things come to those who wait. Ahead of the E3 convention Disney and Square Enix have announced that the highly anticipated, but somewhat delayed, action role playing game Kingdom Hearts III will launch on January 29, 2019. From new enchanted worlds like Frozen to upgraded adventures through Toy Story,...

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Two Grevy’s Zebra foals join the herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tue, 2018-06-12 03:10

A little over a month ago, we learned that Disney’s Animal Kingdom had welcomed a pair of Grevy’s Zebra foals to their herd. Now the pair are ready to meet their adoring public with Disney providing the first photos of them out in the park. Youka and Zalika join other...

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Should Disney make EPCOT a year-round festival playground?

Tue, 2018-06-12 02:37

With the Food and Wine Festival at 90 days, Flower and Garden Festival extended to 75 days, the Festival of Holidays ringing in around 75 days, and the Festival of the Arts drawing 60 days, there’s really only one time at EPCOT that is currently without a festival – Summer....

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The Edison at Disney Springs featured burger for June is Impossibly delicious

Mon, 2018-06-11 11:44

As you walk by in your flip flop, fanny pack, Mickey Mouse t-shirt take a moment to enjoy one of the more unique restaurants to ever open at Walt Disney World – The Edison. The Edison occupies roughly the same footprint as the fondly remembered Adventurers Club and with its...

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John Lasseter stepping down from The Walt Disney Company after 6-month leave

Sat, 2018-06-09 13:08

For reasons officially unstated, The Walt Disney Company has decided to give John Lasseter a brief reprieve allowing him to return to the company in a consulting role before stepping down entirely at the end of the year. Lasseter had been on a leave of absence from his roles directing...

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SeaWorld banning single-use plastic straws and shopping bags from all its parks

Sat, 2018-06-09 01:58

If you’ve been paying attention to the news these last few months, you’ve probably heard about the whales, sharks, and other aquatic life that wash up dead on beaches with stomachs filled with plastic debris that has accumulated in the ocean after being discarded by humans on land. It’s horrible,...

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Donald’s Dino-Bash brings Duckburg to DinoLand, USA

Fri, 2018-06-08 11:36

One of the unheralded aspects of the Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World is the opportunity to get character photos with some rare pals from Duckburg. Donald’s Dino-Bash has taken over DinoLand, USA with colorful decor and new character meet and greet opportunities. Rare characters like Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad...

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Morimoto Asia guest Chef series returns with chefs from the Polite Pig

Thu, 2018-06-07 11:54

If Orlando’s food scene is known outside of Central Florida a significant part of that work was done by James and Julie Petrakis. Their award winning restaurants “The Ravenous Pig,” “Cask and Larder” and the Disney Springs exploration of all that’s great from the barbecue “The Polite Pig,” bring their...

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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – Full Show from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thu, 2018-06-07 11:29

A few new segments from “Solo: A Star Wars Story” debuted in Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and digital projection show during Star Wars: Galactic Nights event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This still ranks as one of the best night time options in all of Walt Disney World and...

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Ant-Man and the Wasp character posters revealed

Wed, 2018-06-06 18:07

One month from now theaters will be filled with bug-eyed fans of Marvel’s super-sized super hero movie with an insect high perspective when Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp” flies into theaters. We’re excited because it means we get our first look at the character posters for the movie’s main...

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Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ shares new movie clips and its World Premiere Red Carpet

Wed, 2018-06-06 11:33

The Super Hero family movie fans have been waiting 14 years to see is finally here. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” had its world premiere last night and celebrated by releasing two new clips from the film. In the highly anticipated sequel, the Parr family picks up almost right where they left...

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New Sunday Supper brings family-style feast to Enzo’s Hideaway

Wed, 2018-06-06 11:20

Every Sunday, starting with Father’s Day, Enzo’s Hideaway will present Sunday Supper — a special family-style, weekly dining event. Enzo’s Hideaway is part of a three restaurant complex in Disney Springs’ The Landing district operated by The Patina Group (which owns or operates some of my favorite restaurants on both...

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