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Is Disney now ready to really step up its game when it comes to videogames?
With "Marvel's The Avengers" having sold a billion dollars worth of tickets worldwide after just 19 days in theaters, the ripple effect that this Joss Whedon film is causing will be felt for years yet to come. Children will grow up dreaming of robot suits and flying aircraft carriers, some...
14 May 2012
Magic Castle Online allows Tokyo Disney fans to virtually visit a Disney-themed town
Japan is filled with with millions of Disney enthusiasts and they have been a buzz these past few months. Both the Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Parks have changed the themes to their shows and parades for the seasons, some of the floats are returning favorites. The parks are exploring a unique...
30 Apr 2012
Disney's "Motorcity" -inspired game, "Drive," sets online gamers hearts racing
Visitors to the Disney websites have probably noticed that the "Games" button is listed prominently next to "Stars and Characters." No longer considered a passing trend online gaming is a billion dollar industry that has caught the eye of Disney. The company has done well targeting...
23 Apr 2012
Original Disneyland train cars reunite at Carolwood Foundation's Combine event
Todd James Pierce
I am not nearly old enough to have attended Disneyland in the 1950s. The first time I went to the park, I was five years old. This was the 1970s. But I have long been interested in the park as it existed in those early years: how art directors and set designers used their cinematic skills to recreate...
9 Jun 2011
Kelly Asbury and his Extreme Makeover: Gnome Edition of "Gnomeo & Juliet"
You've heard about love at first sight, right? Well, how about love at first sound? Well, that's what happened to Kelly Asbury . As a teenager in the 1970s, he was walking by his brother's room and heard this amazing music coming from the stereo. It was the Elton John song, " Levon ...
17 Feb 2011
Three Ways to Maximize Your "TRON Legacy" Experience
Disney executives are very excited about " TRON Legacy ." In fact, they've been spending millions of dollars in the most creative ways promoting this film. "FLYNN Lives," the alternate reality game that took place at Comic-Con and WonderCon , with virtual clues given by smart...
7 Dec 2010
Disney animation fans rejoice, now that there’s more Moore on the market
He’s the Disney Legend who’s credited with changing the look of Mickey Mouse. The self-taught artist who took that rubber armed, pie-eyed rodent from the late 1920s / early 1930s and then turned him into the corporate symbol that we know & love today. He’s the man gave the Seven Dwarfs their appeal...
25 May 2010
WonderCon 2010 winds up being unexpectedly fun
Here’s the rub: I don’t know anything about this stuff. I have never gone to “fan” type conventions, and I don’t really read a lot of comic books. At least, not since I was 15. I don’t even really watch TV anymore, and rarely go to the movies. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time these days...
7 Apr 2010
Disneyland history comes to life at D23's first anniversary party
Todd James Pierce
Though I must admit that back in January, when the D23 Anniversary event at Disneyland was first announced, I was skeptical as to how Disney would put together a three-hour party on a Wednesday that was worth a three-hour drive to the park.Three hours, each way, I might add. Having just attended the...
12 Mar 2010
“Waking Sleeping Beauty” celebrates the Second Golden Age of Disney Feature Animation
Given this documentary’s title, it’s kind of ironic that “ Waking Sleeping Beauty ” got its start the way most of us do when we’re just trying to wake up. Which is with a good, strong cup of coffee. As director Don Hahn recalls, it was November of 2006. Peter Schneider’s latest project – a stage musical...
9 Mar 2010
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