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Auli’i Cravalho embodies the best of Disney’s “Moana”

Tue, 2017-03-07 08:01

At age 16, Auli’i Cravalho is everything any parent could hope for from a daughter: smart, talented, interesting, hopeful and — following her recent performance at the Academy Awards — the epitome of grace under pressure. Cravalho is the voice of Disney’s title character in “Moana,” and performed the animated...

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How DisneyNature partnered with Disney’s Animal Kingdom for “Rivers of Light”

Tue, 2017-03-07 04:21

When watching the beautiful water pageant “Rivers of Life” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests are often enthralled with the animal video and images projected on water screens all around Discovery River at multiple times throughout the show. Most of those videos were drawn from the library of DisneyNature, Disney’s film...

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Celebrity Spotting: Mandy Moore at Magic Kingdom today

Tue, 2017-03-07 02:02

Mandy Moore, currently starring in NBC’s “This is Us,” and the voice of Rapunzel in the new Disney Channel Original MOvie “Tangled Before Ever After,” shared this photo of her visit today to Walt Disney World on Twitter. Here Mandy is posing with Rapunzel in front of Cinderella Castle. Come...

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Robert Osborne, Host of TCM and the Great Movie Ride, dies at 84

Mon, 2017-03-06 19:33

Each night film historian and Turner Classic Movie’s host Robert Osborne came into the home of film fans around the globe. He gladly shared his passion for film and knowledge of stars and directors with us all. We’re very sad to learn that Osborne has passed away When TCM took...

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EPCOT Flower & Garden – Tasting the new Outdoor Kitchen dishes

Mon, 2017-03-06 12:40

The International Flower and Garden Festival sprouted a new season last week. The festival is now longer than ever with even more to enjoy. We were invited to attend a media day event over the weekend and sample some of the fantastic food dishes that are available out around the...

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Disney rebooting TRON franchise with Jared Leto attached as lead

Mon, 2017-03-06 06:38

Just a few days ago The Disney Blog correspondent Kace was at a screening of TRON: Legacy where director Joseph Kosinski talked about how the TRON 3 sequel, thought to be dead, was actually in cryogenic freeze. Kosinski said that management at Disney was not-enamored with the TRON franchise, but...

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Learn how to make Remy’s Ratatouille from Pixar’s movie

Mon, 2017-03-06 05:50

Pixar movies often have a key ingredient of their own – food. From the Brocolli Pizza in “Inside Out” to the berry pie in “Brave,” a lot of effort is put into connecting audiences with the film via shared experiences with food. That idea is central to Pixar’s Ratatouille, a...

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Official Beauty and the Beast music video

Mon, 2017-03-06 02:59

The official music video for the title song to “Beauty and the Beast” premiered Sunday night. A contemporary twist on the original animated Disney classic, the new movie features John Legend and Ariana Grande performing the title song. The video is directed by Dave Meyers who is a regular collaborator...

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New Star Wars Book Explores Empire’s Reaction To Events of Rogue One

Sun, 2017-03-05 14:51

What happened after the events of Rogue One? Well, Star Wars: A New Hope of course. But what if that’s only part of the story? Surely the Empire wouldn’t let such a crushing blow go unpunished right? These are the questions Christie Golden answers in her new book, Inferno Squad....

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Marvel Rounds Out Its Inhumans Cast

Sun, 2017-03-05 14:41

Marvel continued rolling out casting announcements this week, including confirming the rumor about the Lost alum.  According to Marvel lore, the Inhumans are a new race of superhumans. The comic book series focuses on somewhat of an inhuman ‘Royal Family’ and their enemies. The idea of inhumans was introduced in...

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Star Wars Rebels Returning For Season Four

Sun, 2017-03-05 14:24

Great news, Star Wars fans! Star Wars Rebels has been renewed for a fourth season. There are still a few remaining shows in what has been an amazing third season, and we’ve been promised big surprises are still ahead. Last night’s episode took us right up to the creation of...

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An evening with Disney animation director Rich Moore

Sat, 2017-03-04 13:33

Last summer I had the privilege of attending a Filmmaking Residency at CalArts (essentially Disney University), which included a fantastic guest speaker appearance by Rich Moore, co-creator of Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, and many others. Since “Zootopia” is now an Oscar-winning film (and Moore an Oscar-winning filmmaker), I figured now would...

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Miss Adventure Falls family raft ride to open at Typhoon Lagoon March 12

Sat, 2017-03-04 13:10

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is ready to welcome a new season with a new attraction. “Miss Adventure Falls” is a family-style raft ride and it will open March 12 when the park retursn from its winter refurbishment. The theme follows Captain Mary Oceaneer and all the fun artifacts collected by her...

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La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil ending is run in Disney Springs on December 31

Fri, 2017-03-03 22:57

Cirque du Soleil has been making magical circus shows that feature incredibly talented humans since it’s start in Quebec in 1984. Nineteen years ago Disney partnered with Cirque du Soleil to open La Nouba in a permanant theater located in the new West Side area of what was then Downtown...

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First Image of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns

Fri, 2017-03-03 20:41

Disney has released the first image of Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The movie is being made as a sequel to the original 1964 Walt Disney Classic “Mary Poppins.” We see her standing in front of what appears to be 17 Cherry Tree...

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Beauty and the Beast world premiere photos

Fri, 2017-03-03 12:42

The cast and filmmakers from Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken, stopped in Hollywood last night for the world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre. It was an affair fitting...

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First look at DuckTales on Disney XD – trailer

Fri, 2017-03-03 12:16

We’re getting our first look at the all-new comedy adventure series “DuckTales” premiering this summer on Disney XD. It’s a revival of the ’80s-’90s era cartoon and I think it’s safe to say that something good is happening here. The series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben...

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TRON 3 teased by director Joseph Kosinski in Q&A after Screening of Tron: Legacy

Fri, 2017-03-03 04:33

Thanks to friend/digital influencer/contest winner Zack Kaplan of WDW Radio, I was lucky enough to attend a rare revival screening/Q&A with director Joseph Kosinski at IMAX Los Angeles headquarters for the “modern cult classic.” This is the first time Tron: Legacy has been screened with a laser projector. In other...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Trailer

Fri, 2017-03-03 04:03

A new trailer for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is distinctly in the spirit of the best of the first four films in the franchise. This one begins with a focus on the backstory of the Spanish captain (played by Javier Bardem) whose mission it...

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How Rogue One Should Have Ended – The Parody Video

Fri, 2017-03-03 03:15

Thanks to the fine folks at How It Should Have Ended we now know the most entertaining way to fill some of those plot-holes that many have questioned in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” This really is how it should have ended. Be sure to watch all the way...

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