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Philadelphia favorites Dick Clark, Glen Keane and Ed Wynn to be made Disney Legends
Thanks to Comic-Con , all eyes will be on San Diego for the next few days. But -- to be honest -- that doesn't matter much to the fine folks of Philadelphia . You see, they're still jazzed about the great news that came down from The Walt Disney Company last week. Which is that three local boys...
16 Jul 2013
Feld Entertainment signs a Marvel-ous deal for a new super heroes arena tour
Stepping off the silver screen and out of the pages of comic books, look for Spider-Man , Iron Man , The Avengers and X-Men to swing into an arena in your hometown. The iconic Marvel super heroes are being tapped to star in an unprecedented new show that brings the characters to life and puts the audience...
18 Mar 2013
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
Disney Legend Harriet Burns: A model (maker) of a mother
Todd James Pierce
If you ask Pam Burns-Clair to describe her mother, she’ll tell you that Disney Legend Harriet Burns was not your typical 1950s housewife. “When I was a girl, the shows on TV were Ozzie & Harriet , Leave It to Beaver and I Love Lucy . These women were very much stay-at-home moms with the chocolate...
14 Jan 2010
Blaine Gibson remembers Harriet Burns, the First Lady of Imagineering
Todd James Pierce
Last year, after Disney Legend Harriet Burns passed away, Pam Burns-Clair decided to put together a book about her mother. Mind you, what Ms. Burns-Clair had in mind wasn't a traditional biography. But -- rather -- a gathering of memories. Which is why -- in partnership with noted Disney historian Don...
12 Jan 2010
What sort of perks are in the works for the Disney Dream?
Anyone who’s a fan of the film " Titanic " or has any interest in sea travel at all will recall the romantic and heady days of the ocean liner. These immense ships, designed to swiftly sail primarily between Europe and the United States before the days of air travel, were often opulent...
29 Oct 2009
Hollywood bets big on “Beast,” considers remake of “My Fair Lady”
Are you a fan of “ Beauty and the Beast ”? I hope so. Because – over the next few years – three different versions of this “Tale as Old as Time” are going to turn up at theaters near you. First up is the re-rendered version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 1991 hit. Which turns this Academy Award-winning...
1 Jul 2009
Disney's Imagination Park?! The Maleficent Movie?! It’s time to shine a spotlight on new Disney domain names
Have you heard about the Living Character version of Luxo Jr. which began making appearances at Disney's Hollywood Studios earlier this week? Photo by Denise Preskitt This mechanical version of Pixar’s icon (which is rumored to have cost $3 million to build & then program) made its DHS debut this...
24 Jun 2009
With “Toy Story 3,” “Cars 2” and “Monsters, Inc. 2” now in the works, why no “Incredibles 2” ?
Earlier this week, it was kind of ironic that – in a headline that talked up how well “Up” was doing at the domestic box office – Variety mentioned “ The Incredibles .” Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc and Pixar Animation Studios. All Rights Reserved “Ironic how?,” you ask. Well, in a time where this...
17 Jun 2009
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