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    New animated series based on "DuckTales" will launch on Disney XD in 2017

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    After a winter full of record snowfalls & bitter cold, here's a weather report that's sure to please all of you Disney Afternoon fans out there: Life is about to get "like a hurricane" again in Duckburg. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Yep. An all-new "DuckTales," an animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Set...
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    Disney Retells Frozen Through Emoji (Video)

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    Disney just combined two of the most popular things in the universe right now - Frozen and emoji! In the all new Frozen As Told By Emoji video , fans can watch as Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the entire Frozen cast tell their tale using the mechanics of a mobile phone: text threads, lock screens, photo galleries and more. What does all that mean? It will all become ice crystal clear when you watch the video below! The video is the first installment of Disney As Told By Emoji, a new collection of videos that...
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    When Woody met Mickey: The day Universal's walk-around characters almost stormed WDW's Magic Kingdom

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    Picture -- if you will -- a WDW Security Officer in her vehicle, frantically waving her arm and honking her horn, trying to stop a caravan of Universal characters as they sped past the toll booths on World Drive and then made their way to the Ticket and Transportation Center. That sounds like something out of a bad sitcom, right? Well, this unlikely event actually happened back on May 21, 1987. Back when the folks at MCA Inc. were looking to send Mickey a message that Disney's then-recently announced...
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    Captain Jack is back as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" Begins Production in Australia

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    DISNEY/JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS' "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES" BEGINS PRODUCTION IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Johnny Depp Returns to His Iconic Academy Award-nominated Role of Captain Jack Sparrow QUEENSLAND, Australia (February 17, 2015) - Production has commenced on location in Australia on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' epic comedy adventure "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning...
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    Potter fans of all ages have a wand-erful time at Universal Orlando's "Celebration of Harry Potter"

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    I want you to take a close look at the photo below. These are three young men in their late teens / early twenties. Do you notice anything different about them? Photo by Jim Hill Each of them is carrying a wand box. When I snapped this photo of these guys on Sunday, February 1st, they were hurrying through Universal Orlando 's entrance complex because these three didn't want to miss the last day of 2015's "Celebration of Harry Potter." That's what honestly surprised me about...
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    Innovative “Miles from Tomorrowland” Product Line from TOMY to be Showcased at New York Toy Fair 2015

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    Animated Series Rockets to Become Newest Star on Disney Junior Schedule Glendale, Calif. (February 11, 2015) - Ahead of New York Toy Fair, Disney Consumer Products unveiled the innovative toy line from TOMY inspired by Disney Junior's intergalactic adventure series "Miles from Tomorrowland" which launched last Friday and reached 2.0 million unique Total Viewers and 697,000 Kids 2-5, and ranked as the week's #3 cable TV series among Kids age 2-8. It's also #1 on the WATCH Disney...
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    Take a Reprieve From the Frosty Freeze & Learn More About the Making of "Frozen" with Jim Hill

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    Let's Talk Frozen ! Join entertainment historian Jim Hill for a behind-the-scenes look at Disney's mega-hit movie "Frozen". What: Learn the backstory of what it took to get the movie "Frozen" to the big screen with entertainment historian Jim Hill. Includes a workshop on rosemaling - the decorative designs you see throughout the movie-and refreshments. For both adults and kids. Where: Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public LIbrary 150 West 100th Street New York City...
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    When it comes to Disney's "101 Dalmatians," the de Vil is in the details

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    Here's a fun factoid for all you film fans out: Given that Disney's " Sleeping Beauty " was released on January 29, 1959 and " 101 Dalmatians " bowed in theaters on January 25, 1961, that means that this animated classic was cranked out in less than two years. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Which is pretty impressive unto itself. But then when you factor in that -- in the wake of "Sleeping Beauty" under-performing at the box office --...
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    As construction continues on WDW's Downtown Disney redo, the Imagineers stitch together a backstory for Disney Springs

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    As you've probably already heard, Disney Springs' first two shops -- APEX, which sells high-end sunglass brands like Maui Jim, Oakley and Ray-Ban ... Photo by Jim Hill ... and Chapel Hats ... Photo by Jim Hill ... which features a fun assortment of hats and funky headwear -- ... Photo by Jim Hill ... both recently opened in The Landing Section of this radically reimagined version of Downtown Disney, WDW's retail, entertainment and dining district (FYI: March 22nd of this year marks the...
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    See inside D23's 2015 Member Gift - Disneyland Pitch Portfolio (Video)

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    As D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced at the end of last year, the 2015 D23 Member Gift is a reproduction of a "pitch portfolio" used by the Disney team to help make Walt's dream of Disneyland become a reality. When showcasing the soon-to-be-completed theme park to prospective licensees on the East Coast, the Disney team brought portfolios like this one, which features more than 20 pages of colorful concept artwork. With the gift starting to ship this week, Disney Legend Dave...
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    D23 Will Bring Disney Magic to Fans Across the Country in 2015

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    The Official Disney Fan Club Will Hold Events for Members in San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and other Cities BURBANK, Calif. - February 9, 2015 - In 2015, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will bring back many of its beloved events while adding a selection of new experiences for members. CINDERELLA LIGHTS UP THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS: On March 12 members will be treated to a screening of Walt Disney Studios' upcoming release Cinderella, followed by a reception...
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    "Big Hero 6" producer Roy Conli reflects on his first-ever Academy Award nomination

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    After Disney "Tangled" made its theatrical debut back in November of 2010, Roy Conli thought that there was no way to top the experience that this veteran producer had just had on that Walt Disney Animation Studios production. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved "I honestly thought that 'Tangled' was going to be my Disney legacy. I mean, we faced so many technical challenges on that movie. Scenes where we had 45,000 lanterns floating in the air to Rapunzel's...
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    Travel the Grid as Tron Makes its Way to Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)

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    Sam Flynn and Quorra Available as Digital Exclusives Disney Interactive announced the final two characters for the Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) line up - Tron's Sam Flynn and Quorra. The characters are now available as digital exclusives for Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) via the Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 iOS app, and will be available for PC in March 2015. Both will join all of the previously announced Disney and Marvel characters in the Toy Box mode. "The iOS version of Disney Infinity...
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    Thomas O. Staggs Named Chief Operating Officer Of The Walt Disney Company

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    BURBANK, Calif.-Thomas O. Staggs has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. A 25-year Disney veteran, Mr. Staggs is Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, overseeing the strategy, operations and creative development of the company's iconic travel and leisure businesses. He will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer immediately, while continuing to lead Parks and Resorts until a successor...
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    Exclusive Look at Disney's "Tomorrowland" To Be Shown During Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX (Video)

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    In Disney's riveting mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland," a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson)...
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    “Let It Go” Oscar®-winning Team Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Write Original Musical Number for Oscar Host Neil Patrick Harris

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - January 27, 2015
- Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris and show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron shared that the Oscar-winning songwriting team from "Frozen," Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, are in the midst of writing an original multimedia, musical sequence, "Moving Pictures," which Harris will perform on Oscar Sunday, February 22, on ABC. Harris made the initial announcement on his Twitter account, posting the network's first tweet using its new...
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    Which 1980s TV favorites almost voiced Ursula the Sea Witch for Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

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    As you read through the liner notes for Walt Disney Records ' Legacy Collection version of "The Little Mermaid" soundtrack (which is this terrific 2 disc exploration of the Academy Award-winning score that Howard Ashman & Alan Menken wrote for this 1989 Walt Disney Animation Studios release), there's an anecdote in there that's sure to blow pop culture fans' minds. It reveals how Ashman (who not only wrote the lyrics for this John Musker / Ron Clements film but also...
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    How Walt Disney Animation Studios kept "Feast" from looking like a dog's dinner

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    Patrick Osborne tried something interesting back in 2012. He set up two 1 Second Everyday accounts. With one, he used this app to capture brief glimpses of his day-to-day life. And with the other, Patrick recorded quick footage of many of the meals he consumed that year. "And it was the 1 Second Everyday footage of all that food which turned out to be the far more compelling recording. There's something cool about the amount of life you see just in showing your meals. These hints of intriguing...
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    Universal Orlando Announces All-Star Concert Lineup for 2015 Mardi Gras

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    \\ UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR CONCERT LINEUP FOR 2015 MARDI GRAS, INCLUDING JESSIE J, KELLY CLARKSON, TREY SONGZ AND MORE Florida's Biggest Party to Also Feature Authentic Cajun Cuisine, a Dazzling Mardi Gras Parade and More Than 1.8 Million Beads ORLANDO, Fla. (January 12, 2015) - Let the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Resort's 2015 Mardi Gras celebration - featuring 16 nights of thrilling concerts from some of the biggest names in music, coupled with the...
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    LAIKA and Heritage Auctions to Auction Coraline, Boxtrolls and Paranorman Production Puppets and Props to Benefit The Art of Elysium

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    The Art of LAIKA Offered For First Time By Heritage Auctions Production Puppets, Models, Props and Original Handmade Art from Oscar®-Nominated Animation Studio to Be Auctioned on February 12, 2015 Portion of Proceeds to Benefit The Art of Elysium Non-Profit Arts Group LAIKA , the visionary animation studio behind the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated The Boxtrolls and the BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman , will open its archives for the first time for a limited auction...
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    "Miles From Tomorrowland," Disney Junior's Interactive Adventure Series, Blasts Off February 6

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    -- Stellar Voice Cast Includes Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier, Mark Hamill, George Takei, Bill Nye, Wil Wheaton, Alton Brown and Brenda Song-- -- Preview Episode Available Beginning Friday, January 16 on WATCH Disney Junior -- Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland," an intergalactic adventure series, blasts off FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m., ET/PT). Launching with four back-to-back episodes, it incorporates unique space and science facts into the storylines that chart...
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    Disney's "Into the Woods" : Make The Musical Journey with Sondheim and Streep (Video)

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    "Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily...
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    Be Sure to Watch as the Cast of Disney's ALADDIN Add Their Magical Touch to Times Square New Year's Eve 2015

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    TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE AND COUNTDOWN ENTERTAIMENT WELCOMES DISNEY'S BROADWAY SMASH, 'ALADDIN,' AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR'S EVE CONFETTI WISHES Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment , co-organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve , announced that Disney's Aladdin , the new, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, will partner with the acclaimed New Year's Eve celebration to welcome...
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    Why "Doctor Who" 's Peter Capaldi didn't make the final cut in Disney's "Maleficent"

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    Given that Nick Frost already had the beard as well as a Santa Claus-like shape, it probably didn't take all that much behind-the-scenes effort to transform this "Shaun of the Dead" star into Saint Nick for tonight's annual " Doctor Who " Christmas special, " Last Christmas " (which airs on BBC America at 9 / 8 p.m. Central) Copyright BBC America. All rights reserved I mean, that brief spritz of white hairspray which Frost had to endured was nothing compared...
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    10 Things You Should Know About Disney's Film Version of "Into The Woods"

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    Twelve years ago, following the phenomenal success of the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" director Rob Marshall sat down with Stephen Sondheim and expressed an interest in directing a film version of one of the legendary composer's stage productions. At the top of Sondheim's list: "Into the Woods," one of his most acclaimed - and poignant - works, and one which he thought would be a perfect fit for Marshall. Marshall and his producing partner, John...
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    Seth MacFarlane celebrates the classic Christmas albums of the 1940s & 1950s with "Holiday for Swing!"

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    So how much time does it take to craft a brand-new holiday album that has a timeless sound? To hear Joel McNeely (i.e., the Emmy Award-winning arranger / producer behind Seth MacFarlane 's " Holiday for Swing! ") talk, it took a full year to lay down all 13 tracks for this top-selling recording. Which honors the rich sound / orchestral jazz tradition of those classic Christmas albums that Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney performed on back in the 1940s & 1950s. Copyright...
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    D23's Adam Sanderson sees social media, digital technology as the smart way to grow Disney's official fan club

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    When it came to proving his "Disney geek" street cred last January, Adam Sanderson -- Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club -- had just the secret weapon in mind. To decorate his new office, Sanderson (who had previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Franchise Management for the Disney / ABC Television Group) brought in one of his most prized childhood possession: a 45 of the theme song from "it's a small world." "This is actually a souvenir from my family's...
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    Gamers deck the virtual halls in their Disney Infinity Toy Boxes

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    As you've probably already heard, Disney Parks & Resorts go kind of Christmas Crazy this time of year ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... with character-specific decorations giving each land at the Parks an especially festive feel for the holiday season. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved But what you may not have heard is that Disney Infinity fans are now also embracing the spirit of the season. Which is why many of them have begun decorating...
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    LAIKA & Focus Features Announce 4TH 3D Stop-motion CG Movie, "Kubo and the Two Strings"

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    Annie Award-winning Animator Travis Knight Directs All-star Voice Cast Includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman and the current Critics' Choice and Golden Globe Award-nominated release The Boxtrolls , today announced production on their fourth collaboration, Kubo and the Two Strings . LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight and Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made...
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    Anika Noni Rose brings back Disney's first black princess for special "Sofia the First" episode

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    It was eight years ago tonight. The Los Angeles premiere of "Dreamgirls." And while it seemed like all of Hollywood had turned out to catch the West Coast debut of this DreamWorks / Paramount co-production at Beverly Hills' Wilshire Theatre, only a select few were then invited back to Eddie Murphy's house for the after-premiere party. "And I was actually invited to that party. But I had to tell Mr. Eddie Murphy 'No.' I couldn't go to his big fancy Hollywood party...
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    "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" makes the jump from beloved holiday special to Broadway with next Monday's Actors Fund benefit

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    Here's a challenge for all of you Christmas trivia buffs out there: Name the first-ever animated holiday special produced especially for television. If you were thinking "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," you'd be wrong. That much-beloved Rankin-Bass production didn't debut on NBC until December 6, 1964. Likewise "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (That Peabody Award-winning program didn't premiere on CBS 'til December 9, 1965) and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch...
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    Macy's brings its Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons down to Florida to add some Big Apple spice to Universal Orlando's holiday program

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    Every year, after Santa's 60 foot-long sleigh float rolls up in front of Macy's Herald Square store on Thanksgiving morning, 50 million television viewers turn off their sets and say "Well, that's it for this year's parade." Not exactly. Though NBC's broadcast of this NYC tradition ends promptly at 12 p.m. ET, Macy's employees will then spend much of Thanksgiving afternoon deflating the 16 balloons and dissembling those 27 floats which traveled that 2.65 mile-long...
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    "How Star Wars Conquered the Universe" reveals the political references that George Lucas worked into Episodes I - VI

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    It's been kind of amusing to watch what's been going on online this past week in the wake of the release of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakes" teaser trailer . And -- no -- I'm not talking about the faux controversy surrounding that lightsaber with those two mini-lightsabers coming off of its hilt. But -- rather -- the ridiculous response that certain Star Wars fans have had to John Boyega's appearance in the teaser for this upcoming J.J. Abrams film. Copyright Disney Lucasfilm...
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    Galyn Susman talks about Pixar's first-ever Xmas special, "Toy Story That Time Forgot"

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    So what's been going on with the Toy Story gang since we last saw Buzz, Woody & Co. on the steps at Bonnie's house, as they sadly watched Andy drive off to college? Quite a lot, actually. Copyright Disney Pixar. All rights reserved On the heels of the June 2010 release of "Toy Story 3," Pixar Animation Studios took a two-tiered approach toward keeping these much-beloved characters front-of-mind. The first part of this program involved the creation of "Toy Story Toons,"...
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    Universal Orlando Resort Extends Its Theme Park Ticket Offer for Active Duty and Retired Members of the Military

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    Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel Can Also Upgrade with a Stay at the All-New Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a Discounted Vacation Package ORLANDO, Fla. (December 4, 2014) - Universal Orlando Resort has extended its ticket offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military with purchase available now through June 7, 2015. Military personnel can purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills...
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    Disney Debuts a New, Innovative Approach to Early Learning with Disney Imagicadem​y

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    Research-Driven Curriculum Developed with Top Education Experts Focuses on Key Developmental Subjects New Brand of Connected Products Aims to Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning and Make Learning a Family Experience GLENDALE, Calif. - December 4, 2014 - Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher of children's books and apps and a division of Disney Consumer Products (DCP), today unveiled Disney Imagicademy , a new technology-driven learning initiative designed for families...
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    Heigh-ho for "The 7D!" The Disney XD Animated Series Gets a Second Season Order

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    DISNEY ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED SEVEN DWARFS SERIES "THE 7D" Disney has ordered a second season of "The 7D," the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. "The 7D" follows brave little heroes - Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc - as they work together to help the quirky Queen Delightful keep her kingdom in order. Standing in their way are comically inept villains Grim and Hildy Gloom, a novice...
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    Disney Television Animation executives attribute their current hot streak to turning DTA into a more talent-friendly place

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    It's been an interesting month for the folks at Disney Television Animation as this division of The Walt Disney Company celebrated its 30th anniversary. So there have been parties and presentations ... Notable creative talent mark Disney Television Animation's 30 years of unrivaled animation for kids and families, at an event sponsored by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) and Disney's D23, at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA on Wednesday, November 5th. (L to R...
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    Comic Legend Mel Brooks To Voice Dracula’s Father In HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2

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    Sony Pictures Releasing International Also Casting Beloved Local Celebrities For The Voice Of Vlad Culver City, CA, November 26, 2014 - Sony Pictures Animation today announced the casting of Oscar®-, Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning writer, director, performer, composer and producer Mel Brooks in the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 . Brooks has been cast in the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Dracula (Adam Sandler). Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan...
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    Jeff Calhoun talks about the new & improved Disney "Newsies" before ducking out to work on a "Duck Dynasty" show for Las Vegas

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    So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney "Newsies ," will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway? Nope. And you have Thomas Schumacher , the president of the Disney Theatrical Group to thank for that. "Look, no one ever walked out of a theater saying that a show was too short," said Jeff Calhoun , the director of Disney...
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    To Hell with Bill Cosby? Disney already did that with "The Devil and Max Devlin"

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    Like a lot of you folks out there, I don't exactly know how to feel about Bill Cosby right now. I mean, the man is a comedy legend. As a kid, I listened constantly to his LPs and memorized many of his classic stand-up routines. But as someone who's been writing about the entertainment industry for over 3 decades now, I have long heard the whispers about Bill's darker side. Which is why when stories began to bubble up about all the women that Cosby had allegedly drugged and then taken...
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    Tune-in to a Livestream Q&A With Cast & Filmmakers of Disney's "Into The Woods" on YAHOO! Movies November 22nd

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    Tune-In tomorrow, November 22 nd at 6:30pm PST to a livestream Q&A with the cast and filmmakers of Disney's INTO THE WOODS on Yahoo! Movies, including a first-look at an exclusive featurette from the film. The Q&A will include the film's stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, director Rob Marshall, and screenwriter James Lapine. INTO THE WOODS opens in theaters December 25, 2014
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    Hot Butterbeer Comes to Universal Orlando Resort

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    Guests have tried it cold, frozen - and even as an ice-cream flavor. Beginning today, November 21, 2014, Universal Orlando Resort will now offer hot Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To celebrate this new addition, some of the first guests at Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley and Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade were surprised with complimentary cups of the new drink. © 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. Hot Butterbeer is a smooth, hot beverage reminiscent of shortbread...
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    "Walt's Trains - I Have Always Loved Railroading" exhibit opens at the Walt Disney Family Museum

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    When one thinks of Walt Disney, naturally you often think of the many great projects that were produced by the company that bears his name. Movies or theme parks, for example. But there is another side of the man that often tends to be overlooked. That of what he did to relax. The things he enjoyed to divert his focus away from the pressures of managing those many projects. The Walt Disney Family Museum has opened a wonderful new exhibition that takes guests for a look at some of those diversions...
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    Marion Knott, Beloved Member Of The Knott Family, Passed Away At The Age of 92

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    MARION KNOTT, BELOVED MEMBER OF THE KNOTT FAMILY, HAS DIED Marion Knott with Roaring 20s plans, Knott's Berry Farm, circ 1974 Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Knott's Berry Farm is saddened by the passing of Marion Genevieve Knott, daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott. The youngest of her four siblings, Marion Knott made significant contributions to the theme park, including the expansion of the park in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and the addition of the beloved area for children, Camp...
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    First Look at Walt Disney Studios Live-action Feature "Cinderella" Directed by Kenneth Branagh

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    A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella" brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. The payoff poster, featuring Lily James as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for the film's campaign. Additional photos by Annie Leibovitz featuring the cast from the film can be seen in the costume feature of Vogue magazine's...
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    How a droopy diaper and a cute rice cooker helped inspire Baymax's distinctive look and movement in Disney's "Big Hero 6"

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    If you're a new parent and find that there's something strangely familiar with Baymax, the huggable robot star of " Big Hero 6 ," there's a good reason for that. "It took us a while to find just the right walk cycle for Baymax," Zach Parrish -- an Animation Supervisor on "Big Hero 6" -- admitted. "But in the end, we decided to model his walk on a baby with a loaded diaper." Which -- I know -- may sound like an odd choice. But given that this Don...
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    Snoopy Leaks "The Peanuts Movie" Trailer

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    THE PEANUTS MOVIE Snoopy, the world's most lovable beagle - and flying ace! - embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. THE PEANUTS MOVIE Official Socials Facebook: http://facebook.com/PeanutsMovie Twitter: http://twitter.com/PeanutsMovie Instagram: http://instagram.com/PeanutsMovie Google+: http://google.com/+PeanutsMovie #PeanutsMovie
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    Watch Groot's famous catchphras​e taking root in languages across the galaxy in celebratio​n of today's release of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on Digital HD

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    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available today on Digital HD for you to take anywhere when you sign up for Disney Movies Anywhere To celebrate the release, you can watch a video featuring Groot’s famous catchphrase in multiple languages across the galaxy! Today also marks Walmart’s VUDU service joining Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) as a participating retailer, further enhancing the ability to manage and enjoy your digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home...
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    Uncover a mystery about Ezra’s past when Star Wars Rebels airs at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Monday, November 17th on Disney XD

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    In the first of a two-part story arc, someone from Ezra's past needs help to escape Imperial forces on Lothal in "Empire Day," an all new episode of Star Wars Rebels ! After the crew of the Ghost wreaks havoc on the Imperials' Empire Day celebration - an annual event commemorating the founding of the Empire - they discover an old friend of Ezra's parents who has escaped with secrets vital to the Empire. Pursued by Agent Kallus and the Inquisitor, the rebels attempt to smuggle...
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