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    Richard Gere Visits Universal Orlando Resort and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade

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    © 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. On Mar. 8, 2014, Golden Globe award-winning actor Richard Gere visited Ollivanders wand shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando Resort. During his hosted visit, Gere visited the premier wand shop and experienced the wonder of the wand choosing him. Gere is best known for his roles in such blockbuster films as "Chicago," "Pretty Woman" and "An Officer and a Gentleman." The...
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    “Muppets Most Wanted” Soundtrack to Make Mayhem March 18

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    Walt Disney Records' Release to Feature Vocals by Kermit the Frog, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Miss Piggy, Josh Groban, Constantine, Celine Dion and More BURBANK, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014) - The Muppets are back on the big screen with the all-new caper "Muppets Most Wanted," creating the musical mayhem that's made them fan favorites for almost four decades. With songs by Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar® for the original song "Man or Muppet" in 2011's "The...
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    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Announces Date Change for Destination D: Attraction Rewind

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    Today D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced the date of Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O plus at Walt Disney World Resort will shift to November 22 and 23. Check-in and exclusive shopping opportunities will begin on Friday, November 21. In addition to this news, D23 is thrilled to announce Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr and other popular Disney Legends who worked on the Walt Disney shows for the New York World's Fair will be taking part in the event this fall. Additional...
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    Live-action TV Series Based on MARVEL Characters to Film in New York

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    GOVERNOR CUOMO, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, MARVEL AND NETFLIX ANNOUNCE LANDMARK LIVE-ACTION TV SERIES BASED ON MARVEL CHARACTERS TO FILM IN NEW YORK NYC To Serve As Principal Filming Location For Four Series Epic and One Mini-Series, Representing The Biggest Production Commitment in NYS History Productions Will Result in Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Investments and Lead to Creation of At Least 3,000 Industry Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today...
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    Watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel Movies with Disney Movies Anywhere

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    New Digital Movie Service And App for iPhone, iPad And iPod touch Debuts With iTunes Free Digital Copy of Disney•Pixar's "The Incredibles" Available For A Limited Time Through Disney Movies Anywhere BURBANK, Calif. - February 25, 2014 - The Walt Disney Studios today unveiled its exclusive cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere. This all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Web experience enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies...
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    Merlin Entertainments & Dreamworks Animation Go 'Ogre' the Top with Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure

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    POOLE, England and GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shrek's swamp is coming across the pond! In a new collaboration, Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) to create a unique themed visitor attraction based on Shrek and his friends. PRNewsFoto/DreamWorks Animation This landmark attraction, which will transport visitors through a live interactive adventure featuring Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and other favorites from the beloved franchise...
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    Meet Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Drax & Peter Quill : The Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Marvel’s “ Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe. MEET THE GUARDIANS Rocket Raccoon Groot Gamora Peter Quill
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    Walt Disney Records announces the Deluxe Edition Soundtrack collectible, numbered vinyl set

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    WALT DISNEY RECORDS TO OFFER AUTOGRAPHED POSTERS FROM "FROZEN" FILMMAKERS AS PART OF THE DELUXE EDITION COLLECTIBLE VINYL SET, BEGINNING FEBRUARY 24 Burbank, CA - Feb. 21, 2014 -- In celebration of the animated event of a generation, Walt Disney Records announces the Deluxe Edition Soundtrack collectible numbered vinyl, now available for pre-order: http://myplay.me/15ya The collectible vinyl is limited to 3000 numbered sets and beginning Feb. 24th, a special offer will include autographed...
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    Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Released

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    From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten...
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    Disney Twenty-three Celebrates Disney's Contributions to the 1964–65 New York World's Fair in Spring 2014 Issue

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    FEATURING RARELY SEEN CONCEPT ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE FAIR, AS WELL AS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH CHRIS EVANS, TINA FEY, AND THE MUPPETS Plus, D23.com online exclusives include extended celebrity interviews and additional stories, artwork, and photography from the World's Fair. BURBANK, Calif. - FEBRUARY 13, 2014 - The 1964-65 World's Fair in New York celebrated a time of optimism, growth, and progress. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club captures all the excitement of this epic event in...
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    Join Disney Animators in a Live Discussion on the Art of Animation Thursday February 13th

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    Celebrated Disney animators Dave Bossert , John Musker , Jeff Ranjo , and Hyun Min Lee will all be taking part in a live discussion about the art form, legacy, and future of animation at the CalArts campus and Disney Insider will be broadcasting it online for fans to watch. They'll also demo and discuss the new Disney Animated app , which presents a deep dive into the making of Disney's 53 animated feature films and was named the Apple iPad App of the Year for 2013 . You can watch a live...
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    LEGO® Friends Weekend Returns to LEGOLAND® Florida in Star-studded Fashion

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    WINTER HAVEN, FLA. (Feb. 10, 2014) - It's all glitz and glamour as the beloved LEGO ® Friends - Olivia, Andrea, Stephanie, Emma and Mia - return to LEGOLAND ® Florida to host a weekend of fabulous fun Feb. 15-16. The third annual LEGO Friends Weekend is a daytime party geared to girls ages 2 to 12. This razzle-dazzle event puts girls in the spotlight and lets them celebrate their individuality with a chance to walk the pink carpet, build LEGO creations with Olivia and sing like a rock...
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    Disney Week Returns to Destination America for an All-new Enchanted Adventure

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    -- DISNEY WEEK Premieres on Destination America beginning Monday, March 3 at 8pm EST -- (Silver Spring, Md.) - For the second year, Destination America's DISNEY WEEK peeks behind the scenes of the magical, wonderful world of Disney theme parks, resorts, and cruise ships. Traveling from the original Disneyland theme park to the shipyards of Spain to witness the newest version of the Disney cruise ships, Destination America presents a week-long celebration of Disney's vacation kingdom, handing...
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    Watch the NEW trailer for Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue

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    Trailer 1 - Courage - Planes: Fire & Rescue on Disney Video
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    Forget Downtown Disney, how would you like to go to Downton Abbey?

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    And help the victims of the Tsunami in the Philippines 10 reasons to meet the cast of Downton Abbey on set in London
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    Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Hiring

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    Loews Hotels hosting grand hire event February 10 - 12 to fill hundreds of newly-created jobs WHAT: Loews Hotels is seeking motivated and enthusiastic hotel and hospitality candidates to be part of the opening team for the newest on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Positions in the highly-anticipated 1,800-room hotel include: food and beverage, rooms, front office, housekeeping, recreation, engineering, security, and stewarding. Loews Hotels is hosting...
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    Animation Director Carlos Saldanha to Receive CinemaCon International Filmmaker of the Year Award

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    CARLOS SALDANHA TO RECEIVE CINEMACON ® INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD WASHINGTON D.C. (January 28, 2014) - Acclaimed animation director, Carlos Saldanha, will be honored with a special "International Filmmaker of the Year" Award, as part of CinemaCon's International Day, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held March 24 - 27, 2014 at...
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    STAR WARS REBELS News from Lucasfilm Animation - Meet Chopper

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    Meet Chopper - the newest droid in the Star Wars Universe! In Star Wars , droids are always eager to help out their human masters, drop whatever it is they're doing when called upon, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves to save others. Right? Not quite. Introducing Chopper, a lazy, cranky (if ultimately goodhearted) astromech droid, and the latest character revealed from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series. "If Artoo is the family dog," said Dave Filoni, executive...
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    D23 Members Can Save Hundreds With New, Exclusive Discounts and Offers From Disney, Disney Store, Disney on Broadway and More

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    Members of The Official Disney Fan Club Can Now Save Hundreds of Dollars with Adventures By Disney, Disney Store, Disney on Broadway, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood , and More! BURBANK, Calif. - January 7, 2014 - Whether they're headed to a Disney Park or staying close to home, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can save hundreds of dollars on shopping, entertainment, and their next Disney adventure when they present a D23 Membership Card or use special member-only online codes...
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    Celebrate 30 Years of Disney Holiday Magic on Christmas Morning

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    ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Airs December 25 on ABC Neil Patrick Harris & Nick Cannon Host 30th Annual Celebration with Performances by Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo and more Anaheim, Calif. and Lake Buena Vista, Fla., – Award-winning actors Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon will join television anchor Lara Spencer in the holly jolly spotlight Dec. 25, 2013, to host the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” television special...
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    Universal Orlando Resort Expansion Plan For Its CityWalk Entertainm​ent Complex Includes Eight New Venues

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    Historic Expansion Kicks off an Epic Year for Universal Orlando Resort ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2013) - Universal Orlando's CityWalk will undergo a historic expansion during 2014 - all part of an epic year for Universal that will include the opening of the destination's largest hotel, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando announced Thursday that it will open eight new venues across CityWalk throughout 2014 as part...
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    Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” Free Book Gives Fans Behind-the-scenes Look at the Making of "Mary Poppins"

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    DISNEY'S "SAVING MR. BANKS" BOOK GIVES FANS A SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF THE TIMELESS CLASSIC "MARY POPPINS" Featuring Rare and Exclusive Archival Treasures, Recording Sessions from the Academy Award ®- Winning Composers, an Interactive Timeline of Historic Walt Disney Studios Milestones, Storyboards, Video and More BURBANK, CALIF. (December 10, 2013) - Walt Disney Studios announces the release of SAVING MR. BANKS: The Official Multi-touch...
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    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Makes Her Neverland Debut in Disney's "The Pirate Fairy" on Blu-ray April 1, 2014

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    From the world of "Peter Pan" comes "The Pirate Fairy," a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who's captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina's wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic...
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    Disney Theatrical: THE LION KING Becomes 4th Longest Running Show on Broadway

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    BECOMES FOURTH LONGEST-RUNNING SHOW IN BROADWAY HISTORY Monday, December 2, 2013- Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING , played its 6,681 st performance on Saturday evening, November 30 th , surpassing the original Broadway production of Les Misérables (6,680 performances) to become the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. Having recently celebrated its 16 th anniversary on Broadway last month, THE LION KING finds itself in a position unprecedented in the history...
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    D23 Celebrates “23 DAYS OF DISNEY CHRISTMAS” with the Ultimate Festive Online Art Exhibit and Sweepstakes

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    The Official Disney Fan Club Brings Together Celebrated Artists From Around The Walt Disney Company to Show Their Holiday Spirit-And D23 Members Have a Chance to Win Spectacular Artwork BURBANK, Calif. - December 3, 2013 - Just in time to celebrate the season, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has brought back "23 Days of Disney Christmas," a gorgeous collection of work contributed by artists from nearly every corner of The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar...
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