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    Disney "Newsies The Musical" to Play Final Broadway Performance August 24th, 2014

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    Newsies , The Tony Award ® -Winning "Critics' Pick," To Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, August 24, 2014 Prior to National Tour Launch in October Originally Set for 101 Performances, Newsies Run to Reach 1005 Performances at the Nederlander Theatre Newsies , the Tony Award®-winning new American musical (featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein...
  • Jim Hill

    Universal Studios Hollywood pushes ahead with construction of West Coast version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Springfield, U.S.A.

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    I know that stateside Harry Potter fans have been focusing on the upcoming opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida ... Copyright Universal Orlando. All rights reserved ... while folks overseas have been counting down the days 'til The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios Japan . But it's also important to remember that Universal Studios Hollywood will soon be getting its own Wizarding World. And as I toured the Upper Lot yesterday ... Photo by Jim Hill ...
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    How Jim Dale turned his 60+ years in show business into 90 minutes of Broadway magic

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    So how do you know Jim Dale ? To be honest, it kind of depends on which decade you grew up in. If you were in the UK back in the 1950s, maybe you were lucky enough to catch Dale's stage debut where -- at the tender age of 17 & a 1/2 -- he became the youngest professional comic to work the English Musical Hall circuit. If you're a child of the Sixties, perhaps you know Jim as the lyricist for "Georgy Girl" (which Rolling Stone -- back in 2002 -- said was No. 36 on that magazine's...
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    20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released the FIRST trailer for their highly anticipated film, HOME

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    When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of...
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    Disney Begins Production on "The Lion Guard" an Animated Disney Junior TV Movie & Series Inspired by "The Lion King"

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    Disney Television Animation has begun production on "The Lion Guard," an animated television movie and series that continues the story introduced 20 years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film "The Lion King." Geared towards kids aged 2-7 and their families, "The Lion Guard" television movie will premiere in fall 2015 and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. The wildlife education experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom...
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    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' makes an unprecedented return to both the Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood for Halloween Horror Nights

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    THOSE WHO ARRIVE, SURVIVE... Back by popular demand: The Walking Dead returns as the largest maze in Halloween Horror Nights history, with more characters in a single haunted house than ever before ORLANDO, Fla. (June 9, 2014) - After rave reviews from fans, Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing back AMC's "The Walking Dead" to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience an all-new terrifying...
  • Jim Hill

    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train literally puts a new face on the Disney theme park experience

    When it comes to the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts , it's kind of a tradition that good enough isn't really good enough. Case in point: " Pirates of the Caribbean ." When Walt Disney first envisioned bringing buccaneers into his first theme park in the late 1950s, he was thinking more of a walk-through attraction. A place where Disneyland Guests would first descend from street level in New Orleans Square and then stroll past this elaborately-themed dungeon which was to be filled...
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    Harry Potter Film Stars Get A Sneak Peek Of The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley At Universal Orlando Resort

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    WEASLEY FAMILY OUTING: HARRY POTTER FILM STARS ENJOY A SNEAK PEEK OF THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER - DIAGON ALLEY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT Today, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright from the popular Harry Potter film series enjoyed a sneak peek of the highly anticipated, spectacularly themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. The actors - who portrayed siblings Fred, George and Ginny Weasley in the films - toured the new...
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    Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Exciting Entertainment and Interactive Experiences at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

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    Guests Will Enjoy New Entertainment and Shows in Diagon Alley, Featuring Puppetry from Emmy Award-Winning Designer Michael Curry, and Other Interactive Experiences ORLANDO, Fla. (June 4, 2014) - Imagine wandering up the cobbled street of Diagon Alley, turning into nearby CarkittMarket, and enjoying a live performance by one of the wizarding world's most popular singing sensations or seeing stories from The Tales of Beedle the Bard come to life right before your eyes. Today, Universal Orlando...
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    Disney Movies Anywhere introduces PIXAR SUMMER MOVIES TO GO

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    Soak up summer with Pixar Summer Movies To Go exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere, the free app that lets you stream and download Disney, Pixar and Marvel films anywhere. Beginning June 3, log on for new Pixar surprises coming each week throughout 13 weeks of summer. With Pixar Summer Movies To Go , a different fan favorite film will be featured each week and you can unlock exclusive bonus content like special filmmaker introductions, film trivia and morePixar surprises! Additionally, in the Discover...
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    Universal Orlando News: Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Vivo Italian KIitchen and Menchie's Opening This Month at Universal Citywalk

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    New Venues to Debut in June as Part of the Historic Expansion to the Entertainment Complex ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2014) - This month, three new venues will debut at Universal Orlando's CityWalk as part of this year's historic expansion to the entertainment complex. Menchie's is now open and is located on the second floor promenade of CityWalk. This popular frozen yogurt shop provides guests a unique and fun frozen yogurt experience with an expansive, self-serve toppings bar that is guaranteed...
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    Disney Interactive Officially Announces Latest Playable Characters in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity - Merida &Maleficent

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    Merida: With her untamed fiery red locks, this headstrong Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity . Between her sharp sword and bow combo attacks with ricocheting arrows, she can upgrade her aim with elemental freeze arrows, freezing enemies in front of her then following up with rapid shots showing off her impressive athletic skills as an archer and sword fighter. Maleficent: The wicked title character from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film employs numerous magical powers...
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    The Stars of Disney's "Maleficent" Cast a Spell on Hollywood Last Night at the Movie's Blue Carpet Premiere

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    "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown...
  • Jim Hill

    Remembering when Ronald Reagan came to EPCOT Center to see the President's Inaugural Bands Parade

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    After having dealt with those record low temperatures that this past Winter's Polar Vortex whipped up, I have to admit that I am genuinely enjoying this year's belated (but much appreciated) Spring. But that said, I recognize that late 2013 / early 2014 wasn't the only time that things got really, really cold here in the US. One other time that immediately comes to mind is January 21, 1985. Which is when things got so cold in Washington D.C. that then-President Ronald Reagan was forced...
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    More Disney Talent Announced for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind November 22 & 23 at Walt Disney World Resort

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    Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, Bill Sullivan, and a host of Walt Disney Imagineers join previously announced guest such as Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis for the salute to beloved Disney attractions and entertainment of yesteryear. BURBANK, Calif. - May 27, 2014 - The roster of talent continues to grow for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus . The event will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will...
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    May The Course Be With You! Star Wars(tm) Half Marathon Weekend Makes Its Intergalac​tic Arrival at Disneyland Resort in 2015

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    Four-day race weekend is first collaboration with Lucasfilm; Aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corporation to be inaugural event's presenting sponsor; Race registration opens June 10 ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 27, 2014) - Joining forces with one of Hollywood's most iconic brands, run Disney is creating another transportive race weekend - the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort. The intergalactic journey begins January 15 and runs through January...
  • Jim Hill

    How is LEGOLAND becoming Florida's new must-see attraction? One brick at a time

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    Back when our grandparents used to visit the Sunshine State, there was always one place that they had to visit. And that was Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida . Started back in 1936 by Dick Pope Sr. and his wife Julie, this 170-acre park quickly became world-famous for its lush botanical gardens & elaborate water skiing shows. But with the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971, the center of gravity for Florida tourism suddenly shifted over to Orlando. And with fewer & fewer folks now...
  • Jim Hill

    Why not watch Pixar's latest short, "Radiator Springs 500 1/2," from the road this weekend with Disney Movies Anywhere?

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    Given that the Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally when Americans take their first road trip of the year, it's entirely appropriate that Disney Movies Anywhere has just rolled out a brand-new " Cars " short, "Radiator Springs 500 1/2." Copyright Disney Pixar. All rights reserved This film is the first in a brand-new series of Car Toons from Disney*Pixar, "Tales from Radiator Springs." And when I asked Rob Gibbs -- the director of "Radiator Springs 500 1/2"...
  • Jim Hill

    Teaser trailer for Disney's next animated feature, "Big Hero 6," will debut on Yahoo Movies tomorrow at 9 a.m. Pacific Time

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    So how do you follow Disney "Frozen," the top grossing animated film of all time ? That Academy Award-winning motion picture which then went on became a pop culture phenomenon ? The movie that taught people around the planet to "Let It Go" ? The quick answer is: You don't. Borrowing a page from Walt himself (i.e. " You can't top pigs with pigs "), Disney decided go in a very different direction with its "Frozen" follow-up. Which is why -- much in the...
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    "Big Hero 6" - 54th Feature Film From Walt Disney Animation Studios - Makes Its Online Debut

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    With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo,...
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    Universal Orlando Announces New Vacation Package Featuring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

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    EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC... UNIVERSAL ORLANDO ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW VACATION PACKAGE FEATURING THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER - DIAGON ALLEY New Vacation Package Available Now for Travel Beginning June 29 - Giving Guests the Opportunity to Experience the Incredible New Land ORLANDO, Fla. (May 22, 2014) - Universal Orlando Resort is announcing an all-new exclusive vacation package giving guests the opportunity to enjoy this year's most anticipated theme park experience: The Wizarding World of Harry...
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    Maleficent Soars In the Clouds While Stuntmen Fly Across the Battlefield in Newly Released Videos

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    "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown...
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    Anna & Elsa will soon strap on skates as Feld Entertainment mounts a Disney's "Frozen On Ice" arena show

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    You say that you can't get enough of Anna, Elsa & Olaf ? Or you are wearing out that "Frozen" soundtrack CD on your car as the kids belt out the Academy Award-winning song "Let it Go" from the back seat? Well, that Walt Disney Animation Studios production which has the distinction of being the top grossing animated feature of all time will soon be skating into an arena in your hometown. " Frozen ," the blockbuster Disney movie about two royal sisters will soon...
  • Jim Hill

    Want to preview the original cast recording of Disney "Aladdin" ? Then head on over to EW & BuzzFeed

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    For those who are keeping tabs on these things ... Nancy and I are now in Week 1235 of dealing with the cold-that-won't-quit. So our mornings are spent snuffling. Our afternoons are spent hacking. And as for our evenings ... Well, they're mostly spent cleaning up after all of that snuffling & hacking. In the entire 55 years I've been on this planet, I've never honestly been this sick for this long. And given that all of this coughing & wheezing has completely fried my voice...
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    Disneyland Prices and the Beginning of the End?

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    Ah, yes... the inevitable annual price increases at Disneyland . As the modern era of stockholder value demands that double digit profits continue, who can be truly surprised when these come along? But, wait! There is a bit of a wrinkle this year. Those wily folks in the offices at Disney have decided to suspend the sales of the Southern California Annual Pass . Depending upon who spins the tale out here in the blogosphere on the Net, this can be read as a simple adjustment or the oncoming rush of...
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    Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” Are Back in an All-New High Speed Adventure Available Only on Disney Movies Anywhere!

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    Available Free in the "Discover" Section of Disney Movies Anywhere Beginning May 20, 2014! Race into summer with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of Radiator Springs 500 1Ž2 . The all-new Disney•Pixar short is available for free, and is an exciting first installment in the "Tales from Radiator Springs" series. Just download Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Radiator Springs 500 1Ž2 now! Featuring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen and directed by Rob...
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    Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel

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    Buena Park, CA (MAY 2 014) - Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City water park are pleased to announce that they will be offering FREE admission to active and retired United States Military personnel Satur A tribute to the Knott's Berry Farm Armed Forces Program all active Military, Retired Military, Department of Defense personnel are eligible for free admission . A valid military ID must be presented to receive free admission.day through Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26)...
  • Jim Hill

    James Monroe Iglehart, the Genie from Disney's new Broadway musical version of "Aladdin," recalls the phone call that changed his life

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    2012 is not a year that James Monroe Iglehart looks back fondly upon. Mostly because he spent a lot of that year staring at his phone, waiting for it to ring. Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Inglehart in the 5th Avenue Theatre's 2011 production of Disney "Aladdin." "We had done the pilot production of 'Aladdin' in Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre in July of 2011. And then the powers-that-be at Disney went off to decide if they really want to bring this show to Broadway,"...
  • TRAVEL TALK

    Disney Cruise Line Returning to Hawaii, West Coast and Galveston in 2015

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    Popular destinations and home ports return for limited-time engagements CELEBRATION, Fla. (May 19, 2014) – In the fall of 2015, Disney Cruise Line is returning to popular destinations and home ports for limited-time engagements. Two Hawaii cruises, a return to the West Coast with departures from San Diego and a Galveston, Texas homecoming make up a season of special sailings. Bookings open to the public on May 21, 2014. More details on 2015 itineraries can be found on the Itineraries and Ports...
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    Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration Continues This Weekend With a Performance by Cher Lloyd

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    Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration continues this Saturday night with a live performance by multi-platinum British singer-songwriter Cher Lloyd , best known for her for her smash hit "Want U Back.” Lloyd is also getting ready to release her sophomore album "Sorry I'm Late" on May 27 . Before the concert, guests can catch colorful beads by the handful during the festive Mardi Gras parade, which features 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating...
  • Jim Hill

    Disney's decades-long quest to turn "Don Quixote" into a full-length animated feature

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    " To dream the impossible dream ... " That's the first line from the hit song from " Man of La Mancha ." Which was the stage musical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes ' seventeenth century masterpiece, " Don Quixote ." Image courtesy of S/R Laboratories Animation Art Conservation Center But in a weird sort of way, that line also describes Walt Disney Studios' attitude toward Cervantes's spoof of chivalry. You see, the Mouse tried four separate times to...
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    Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Teaser 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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    "Frozen" Director / Writer Jennifer Lee Delivers Inspiring Speech to University of New Hampshire Grads

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    Jennifer Lee ’92, director/writer of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Frozen,” spoke at the University of New Hampshire’s 144th commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Mark Bolton DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Jennifer Lee '92 encouraged graduates and guests to banish self-doubt during the university's 144th commencement held Saturday, May 17, 2014. More than 2,200 undergraduate and 488 graduate students...
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    Whoopi Goldberg Gets Her Wish to Meet Disney Aladdin's Genie James Monroe Iglehart

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    Photo by Getty Images Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award® winner Whoopi Goldberg attended last night's performance of Broadway's new smash musical comedy Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Following the performance, Ms. Goldberg went backstage to visit with Tony nominee James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), who was near tears at meeting one of his idols, and the cast. She lavished praise on his performance, calling it, "the meaning of 'sensational!'" Photo by Getty Images...
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    Toothless and the cast of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' stop traffic on the Croisette at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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    The Cannes crowd got up close and personal with Toothless in Cannes Photo by Nick Wall How to Train Your Dragon 2 Copyright 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Nick Wall How to Train Your Dragon 2 Copyright 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. (L-R) America Ferrara (Astrid), Djimon Hounsou (Drago Bludvist), Toothless, Jay Baruchel (Hiccup) Photo by Nick Wall How to Train Your Dragon 2 Copyright 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. From DreamWorks...
  • Jim Hill

    Remembering "Monster Planet of Godzilla," that theme park attraction which put you toe-to-toe with the Tokyo terror

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    You know it's going to happen, don't you? Given that " Godzilla " has been projected to earn as much as $75 million over its opening weekend , you can bet that -- come Monday morning -- some theme park fan, as they're telling their friends & family about this Legendary Pictures production, will then say "Wow! Wouldn't be great if someone built a Godzilla ride?" Well, as it turns out, 20 years ago, someone did actually did build a "King of the Monsters"...
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    Disney Releases First Look at Live-action "Cinderella" Coming to Theaters March 2015

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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 story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters...
  • Jim Hill

    Harry Potter cast members reunite to shoot new scenes for Universal Orlando's "Escape from Gringotts" thrill ride

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    Let's cut to the chase here: " Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts " (i.e. the feature attraction for Diagon Alley , that new Harry Potter-themed land which will be opening at Universal Studios Florida later this summer) isn't just a thrill ride. It's really " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.1 " According to Thierry Coup , the Senior Vice President of Universal Creative (i.e., the arm of Universal Parks & Resorts that designs all of the rides...
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    See Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning Discuss the World of Maleficent in Brand New Behind-the-scene Featurette

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    Like Maleficent on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyMaleficent Follow Maleficent on Twitter: @Maleficent Tweet the hashtag: #Maleficent Instagram: http://instagram.com/disneystudios Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/maleficent/ Tumblr: http://disney.tumblr.com/
  • TRAVEL TALK

    New Castaway Cay Challenge Added To 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 14, 2014) - Runners taking part in the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend can add the ultimate finish to their experience - the new Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a joint venture by run Disney and Disney Cruise Line. After competing in the 5K, 10K, half marathon and/or full marathon during the Disney Marathon Weekend (January 7-11), runners can compete Jan. 14 in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a special 5K race on Disney Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line's...
  • Jim Hill

    "Once Upon a Time," Disney wasn't always so careful when it came to the licensing of the Company's characters

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    I'm sure -- by now -- that you're heard that " Once Upon a Time " teased that Elsa from Disney "Frozen" will be coming to Storybrooke for Season 4 of this hit ABC series. Copyright American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved Now some of you out there (I'm sure ) will see this as a naked cash grab. The Mouse finding yet another way to make money off of this mega-hit Walt Disney Animation Studios release. But that's really not what happened here. As...
  • Jim Hill

    Storyboards reveal what Marvin Acme's funeral in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" would have looked like

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    So when your winter cold (which wouldn't let go) becomes a spring cold (that just won't go away) suddenly mutates into the Black Plague ... Well, it's then finally time to do something. That -- in a nutshell -- is what happened here at JHM. Nancy and I have been trading the same cold back & forth since late February / early March. And in the middle of a work week that featured some pretty amazing professional opportunities (i.e., being allowed to cover this year's Actors Fund...
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    The Museum Store at the Walt Disney Family Museum has a terrific selection for Mother's Day (or any day of the week)

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    So, are you looking for something special to give a beloved someone who also happens to be a Disney fan? How about something for yourself? Well, the Walt Disney Family Museum has several exclusive items sure to "charm" most Disney fans or collectors. The Museum Store welcomes phone orders, which can be made Wednesdays through Mondays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific by calling (415) 345-6859 . (Weekdays before noon is the best time to call). Items are shipped in USPS Priority Flat Rate...
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    Disney's Maleficent Finds Herself in an Awkward Position

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    "Maleficent," the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty," reveals the events that hardened Maleficent's heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land. Like Maleficent on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyMaleficent Follow Maleficent on Twitter: @Maleficent Tweet the hashtag: #Maleficent Instagram: http://instagram.com/disneystudios Pinterest: http://www.pinterest...
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    The Goblins are Ready for Your Deposit at the "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" Ride at Universal Orlando

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    Today, Universal Orlando revealed a first look at the Goblins that will be featured in Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - the groundbreaking marquee attraction that will be in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will open this summer at Universal Studios Florida. The all-new, magnificently-themed area will bring even more of Harry Potter's adventures to life at Universal Orlando Resort. For more information, visit www...
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    Video: First Trailer for Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

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    Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he's...
  • Jim Hill

    From the JHM Archives -- M - I - C in NYC : Disney at the 1964 New York World's Fair

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    There has long been this legend about the importance the 1964 New York World's Fair played in the history of the Walt Disney Company. How the Fair was supposed to be this vital stepping-stone in the creation of Walt Disney World. How Walt had to see if his theme park rides and attractions would meet with the approval of those East Coast sophisticates before he'd agree to buy all that land around Orlando. It's a nice story. Not true, mind you. But it's a nice story nonetheless. Truth...
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    Video: Disney's Maleficent Final Trailer - What Could Make a Good Fairy Go Bad?

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    "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown...
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    D23 Hits the Road, Bringing Beloved Memories to Life With the Disney Fanniversary Celebration

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    Rarely Seen Film Clips, Photos, and Art Highlight the Roadshow Event, Which Will Tour the U.S. this Fall. BURBANK, Calif. - May 7, 2014 - For the third year in a row, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will hit the road with D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration presented by Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection . The live event will visit 11 cities across the U.S. to commemorate dozens of magical Disney milestones celebrating landmark anniversaries this year. Hosted by Disney archivists and the...
  • Jim Hill

    Huffington Post -- Annecy attendees will be the first to feast their eyes on "Feast," Walt Disney Animation Studios' newest short

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    It's become one of the real high points of the animation industry's annual calendar: The world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios ' latest short at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & Conference . Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved This practice actually began back in the summer of 2003 right after work on " Destino " had wrapped. Given that this surreal animated short -- which had originally begun production back in the 1940s as...
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