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What’s next for Disney consumer products and gaming to be revealed at D23 Expo

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:50

It’s not a joke to say that Disney would not be nearly as profitable without its world class Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) division. Their talents combine all the various other divisions into one merchandise and licensing money making machine. It’s also the way for the company to...

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Disney Style launches Design Challenge online series

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:27

If you love Disney and fashion, Disney Bounding or just looking dapper when you head out to the parks or movies, then you’ll love this new series from Disney Style. The Disney Design Challenge is following fashion design students from the Otis College of Art and Design as they compete...

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Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 rolls into Disney Theme Parks for meet and greets

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:13

“Cars 3,” the number one movie this weekend, introduces a new star to the world of Pixar. The yellow race car Cruz Ramirez is introduced as the plucky trainer for the down-on-his-luck racing star Lightning McQueen. By the end of the movie she’s playing a more central role to the...

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“Cars 3” opens atop Box Office, but lowest for Pixar’s Cars franchise

Mon, 2017-06-19 05:25

Pixar’s latest movie ‘Cars 3’ debuted at the top of the box office charts in the US with a strong $53.5M, making it the 16th Pixar film to open in the number one position. Unfortunately, it is also the worst opening yet for the three-picture Cars franchise. If there’s a...

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The Broadway bound musical production of Disney’s Frozen announces full cast and creative team

Sun, 2017-06-18 00:42

With stage productions of Disney’s animated feature mega-hit “Frozen” already in place at Disneyland and the Disney Cruise Line, it’s already plain to see that the tale of two sisters from Arendelle translates well to the stage. But now, Disney Theatrical Productions is assembling a cast and crew with the...

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Monorail Blue loses parts becomes stuck at Walt Disney World

Fri, 2017-06-16 19:00

Earlier this afternoon Monorail Blue was traveling on the EPCOT monorail loop when a person reported that a piece of metal and some other parts broke off the monorail landing about 10 feet away from him in the Amaze parking lot. @WESH this just flew off the monorail at epcot...

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D23 Expo 2017 reveals list of special guests and more great panels

Fri, 2017-06-16 12:01

With Disneyland at its center, Anaheim, CA is already the spiritual home of the Disney fan. Every two years the party moves across the street to the Anaheim Convention Center for the D23 Expo, which is a three-day spectacular chock full of ways to celebrate the fandom. This year the...

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Review: Cars 3 is a victory for Pixar

Fri, 2017-06-16 11:47

Pixar’s new film “Cars 3” begins predictably, Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is at the race track with a few race wins under his tires, but then something unusual happens, he doesn’t win. Instead a sleek new car, Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer) takes the checkered flag. Then...

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Pixar short Lou has valuable lesson

Fri, 2017-06-16 03:14

As has been the Pixar Animation Studios tradition since their first animated feature, audiences are treated to an amuse-bouch before the main meal in the form of an animated short. For “Cars 3,” Pixar is serving up “Lou.” “Lou” features a creature, force really, that inhabits a lost and found...

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Does new Guardian of the Galaxy attraction at Disneyland break the mold?

Fri, 2017-06-16 02:43

As a huge fan of The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror, it’s difficult for me to fully enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. I wish I could; I enjoy the Guardians films, and they have plenty of potential for being turned into well-made rides, but unfortunately I don’t think...

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DisneyXD rolling out programming dedicated to world of gaming

Thu, 2017-06-15 11:43

Get ready gamers, DisneyXD is preparing a daily block of programs this summer aimed right at you. D|XP will debut on Saturday July 15 and feature prominent gaming personalities to be featured in three original series – ‘Polaris Primetime,‘ ‘Parker Plays‘ and ‘Polaris: Player Select.’ The programs will showcase games,...

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How one negative Disney’s Animal Kingdom review is actually a big win

Thu, 2017-06-15 03:06

The vast majority of reviews for Disney’s Animal Kingdom you find on Google Maps are 5-star positive remarks, often filled with tips that will make your experience better. The critical reviews of Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Google are much fewer, but they do contain some real gems. People who ‘bought’...

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Disney to honor child killed by Alligator on property last year

Thu, 2017-06-15 02:12

This week has been a rough one for Orlando. We’ve been dealing with the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting and two other events that by themselves would have sent shockwaves across the community, but instead ended up as loud echoes to the larger story. One of those stories...

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Date set for new DuckTales series, plus first look at opening titles

Thu, 2017-06-15 00:53

I could write this whole article in one sound “Woo-oo!” But you probably also want to know that Disney’s new DuckTales animated series will launch with a new one-hour TV movie premiering Saturday August 12. The series then begins in earnest on September 23 both on the DisneyXD cable channel....

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The Edison at Disney Springs construction update

Wed, 2017-06-14 11:56

The Edison is one of the last components of the new Disney Springs that has yet to open. It occupies a huge section of the former Pleasure Island section, now known as The Landing sitting approximately where the beloved Adventure’s Club used to exist. Expected to have a steampunk inspired...

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Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – Official US Trailer

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:22

Walt Disney Animation Studios is unwrapping a new Christmas animated featurette set in the world of Frozen with all your favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Clocking in at 21-minutes, it’s more than an animated short, it’s a featurette, which means it gets its own trailer, which...

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Cruz Ramirez, from Pixar’s Cars 3, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:06

With the arrival of Pixar’s Cars 3 in theaters, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will welcome one of the films stars, Cruz Ramirez, at a new meet and greet. Guests will have a chance to get up close with the yellow speedster at the end of Pixar Place near the exit to...

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ABC revives The Gong Show, premieres June 22

Tue, 2017-06-13 04:46

Growing up there was always one TV show that was guaranteed to make me laugh, the irreverent variety talent show “The Gong Show.” It always had some gag act that you know was booked just to make the judges laugh, but there was the occasional great talent too, even if...

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ABC’s American Idol launches twin audition tours in Portland, OR and Orlando, FL

Tue, 2017-06-13 02:12

Just when it seemed dead, ABC and the team at FremantleMedia (who are the production company behind the show) are rebooting American Idol. Fifteen years ago this week, American Idol hit TV screens for the first time, forever changing the landscape of reality competition programming. The show has just revealed...

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Disney World auditioning for Festival of the Lion King leads

Tue, 2017-06-13 02:00

I didn’t post about it on the blog at the time, but two of the last three times I’ve seen Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they performed the show with just three leads instead of four. I didn’t post anything because sometimes people don’t show up...

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