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It’s official. Ryan Seacrest returns to host ‘American Idol’ on ABC

Fri, 2017-07-21 11:43

I remember the first time I saw Ryan Seacrest step on the stage for Disney. It was the farewell season of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland and Seacrest was filming on Main Street USA for a TV special. Later he would return to host both the “Disneyland 2000:...

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Marvel’s Inhumans trailer features royal strife

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:16

A new trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con and it rebeals a much bigger world than implied in the original teaser trailer. The result, a coup d’etat in the inhumans Royal family between Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and his brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon). The trailer gave...

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Hulu sets fall premiere date for Marvel’s Runaways

Fri, 2017-07-21 03:33

Marvel’s first show for TV streaming service Hulu is “Runaways” and it just announced that the premiere episode will be available on November 21st. The show follows six teenagers from varied backgrounds who united against their parents who are members of a villainous organization – the Pride. Adapted from the...

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Trailer for Howard Ashman biography

Fri, 2017-07-21 02:50

Howard Ashman became a part of the Disney family with his creative partner Alan Menken after the success of their musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” Together they created some of the greatest hits of the Disney Animation Renaissance: “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin.” Sadly, Ashman left...

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Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time – first Trailer and Poster

Thu, 2017-07-20 12:01

“A Wrinkle in Time,” the childhood favorite novel of so many, including your author, is coming to the big screen very soon and we’re excited to share the trailer and poster that was seen at D23 Expo with you. The epic adventure film is directed by Ava DuVernay whose vision...

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Disney Cruise Line fleet to add seventh ship

Thu, 2017-07-20 11:29

The Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany built the two most recent ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. Disney plans to keep those workers busy through at least 2023 with orders for not two new ships, as was announced in March of...

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What if all Pixar characters were cars?

Thu, 2017-07-20 11:09

There’s a theory popular among a subset of Pixar fans, that all the movies are part of the same universe. It’s called the Pixar Universe Theory and there’s even a website where you can explore the theory. It almost works until you get to the Cars franchise. The only way...

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Imagineer Tour of new Cascade Cabins at Copper Creek DVC

Thu, 2017-07-20 04:57

I spent a lot of time as a kid exploring the wilderness areas of the Pacific Northwest. Hiking, camping, visiting beautiful lodges places you right in the middle of natures wonderland. Visiting Disney World’s great Wilderness Lodge gives me a feeling very close to what I felt when actually was...

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The Lion King joins Walt Disney Signature Collection with new blu-ray, digital HD pack

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:02

Disney announced at D23 Expo that this August, one of the biggest animated films in history, The Lion King, will join the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The coming-of-age masterpiece is filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award–winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best...

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Mission: Space at EPCOT to open new adventures for guests this August

Wed, 2017-07-19 11:23

The Mission: Space pavilion at EPCOT contains a variety of NASA-stye training to prepare you for a rocket trip to the planet Mars. The main attraction is a motion-simulator experience where you can pick your level of intensity. Orange is the more intense experience that includes elevated G-forces and centrifugal...

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Disney adds private car transportation service at Walt Disney World – the Minnie-Van

Wed, 2017-07-19 03:56

Uber, Lyft, Minnie-Van? Yep, Disney has officially launched its entry into the ride-sharing field for guests at its Central Florida resort. Announced at the D23 Expo just last weekend, this Minnie Mouse themed transportation service is already testing with resort guests at Walt Disney World. Okay, technically, these aren’t ride-sharing...

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New Disney themed t-shirts have that hipster vibe

Wed, 2017-07-19 02:02

Although I’m most often spotted in a Disney themed aloha shirt, I do love my t-shirts. Alas, my recent shopping excursions for great new tees had come up dry. It had been at least a couple of months before I saw a new crop of interesting shirts and I was...

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Disney’s Steamboat Willie gets the “As Told by Emoji” treatment

Tue, 2017-07-18 12:00

Walt Disney’s iconic character Mickey Mouse made his big screen debut in 1928 in the “Steamboat Willie” animated short. As Disney’s first animated short to be released with synchronized sound, it also marked the debut of Mickey’s sweetheart Minnie. Almost 100 years later Disney has updated the film for modern...

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China Pavilion at EPCOT to receive new film with latest technology

Tue, 2017-07-18 11:44

One of the Disney Parks announcements at D23 Expo that may have snuck under the radar is an update to an existing EPCOT attraction. Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald announced that the company would be updating the movie in the China pavilion with a new 360-film that will feature the...

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Videopolis: Postmodern Jukebox takes on Beauty and the Beast

Tue, 2017-07-18 11:19

Postmodern Jukebox is the ‘living-room’ band that exploded onto the scene with its covers of modern hut songs in the style of classic genres. You may remember band leader Scott Bradlee’s ragtime Aladdin medley or their slow jazz cover of the “Ducktales Theme Song.” One of the frequent singers of...

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Watch the robotics of the Na’vi Shaman audio-animatronic

Tue, 2017-07-18 02:38

A video surfaced on twitter with a look at the audio-animatronic robotics that make the Na’Vi Shaman from Pandora – The World of Avatar look so realistic. All the advanced robotics give the head a very realistic look, there are more ‘servos’ in this animatronic head than most entire AAs....

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First Mickey Mouse themed ride marks end of era for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mon, 2017-07-17 11:59

Mickey Mouse is the original Disney icon that started it all. The little character has created billions of moments of glee around the world, but he has never had his own ride-through attraction at a Disney park. That’s about to change as “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” was just announced...

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Mary Poppins Returns Motion Poster

Mon, 2017-07-17 04:37

The much anticipated sequel to Walt Disney’s Classic movie Mary Poppins was celebrated at the D23 Expo when Emily Blunt took the stage with director Rob Marshall to talk about Mary Poppins Returns. Guests in the audience were treated to a preview of the first teaser trailer for movie and...

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New Space restaurant coming to EPCOT returns to an early Disney theme park trend

Mon, 2017-07-17 03:28

If you visited Disneyland during the first five years of its operation, one of the attractions you could have visited in Tomorrowland was Space Station X-1 (later renamed Satellite View of America). Guests stood on a platform that gave you the perspective of soaring above the Earth from the perspective...

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Bring home Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Digital HD this August

Mon, 2017-07-17 02:53

This August, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into your home and the homes of people around the galaxy. The sequel ups the fun level on the first movie to the next level with new stars,...

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