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  • Noe Valladolid

    DuckTales: Remastered looks to be much more than a remake of this classic video game

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    Video game remakes are nothing new. In the history of computing there have been hundreds of remakes over the past three decades. Some of the remakes were done to be compatible with the various gaming devices, consoles and PCs. The best selling games were often ported to every imaginable device, including cell phones. Classic console games, even extremely popular ones were rarely remade. Instead publishers like Nintendo , Capcom and Sega often relied on sequels to keep a franchise going. Yet despite...
  • Jim Hill

    Were Michael Jackson & Mickey Mouse actually supposed to team up for a music video back in the 1980s? Profiles in History has the proof

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    Just a quick heads-up to all you animation & theme park history buffs out there: Profiles in History is holding an animation art auction on Wednesday, July 31st that you really don't want to miss. Copyright 2013 Profiles in History. All rights reserved Joseph Maddalena and his PIH team always manage to chase down some truly amazing items for their auctions. Rarer-than-rare pieces like this early concept painting of Snow White from back when Walt was considering making "The Fairest in...
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    Disney Interactive Announces Wave #1 of Disney Infinity Power Discs

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    20 Power Discs Available on August 18 in Blind Packs of Two Disney Interactive today announced its first wave of the Disney Infinity Power Discs , additional play pieces that give gamers the opportunity to enhance and transform their experience. By placing either the Circular or Hexagonal Power Discs on the Disney Infinity base, it allows them to unlock special powers, classic Disney gadgets, themes and vehicles. The Circular Power Discs grant characters special power ups that can be used in both...
  • Jim Hill

    P-p-p-please say it isn't so! Roger Rabbit sequel is stalled, or so says veteran Disney producer Don Hahn

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    Let's get the bad news out of the way first. We probably won't be returning to Toontown anytime soon. During the Q & A portion of a panel celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of " Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ," a San Diego Comic-Con attendee asked if the rumors online were true. That there was in fact a sequel to this Robert Zemeckis movie in the works. Cover of proposed Roger Rabbit prequel script, "Toon Platoon." Which was originally submitted for consideration...
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    Disney Fans Will Get a Sneak Peek at Walt Disney Studios Film, Stage and Music Projects at D23 Expo August 9-11

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    THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY'S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 9-11 BURBANK, Calif. - July 29, 2013 - Exclusively at Disney's D23 Expo August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney fans are invited to explore the incredible roster of film, stage, and music projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks, and exhibits. This year the Studio will present two arena shows, kicking off the Expo at 10 a.m. Friday, August...
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    More than 20,000 Fans from Around the World Descend on Essen, Germany for Star Wars Celebration Europe

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    Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Announces John Williams' Return to Star Wars Event Highlights a First Look at the Upcoming Star Wars Rebels Animated Series ESSEN, GERMANY - Star Wars Celebration Europe - the official Star Wars fan convention - has come to a successful close, with more than 20,000 attendees from 40 different countries. Throughout the weekend, fans and families met their favorite stars from the films, gained exclusive access to the Saga's creators , and learned first-hand...
  • Jim Hill

    So you think that Disney Consumer Products isn't "Brave" enough to continue on with its Merida makeover? Think again

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    While I was away in San Diego, The-World's-No.-1-Brave-Fan sent me this e-mail: I was wondering what your take was on that whole Merida makeover controversy which happened back in May. Do you think that it was wise of Disney Consumer Products to try & turn Pixar's first princess into one of their glitzy & glamorous Disney princesses ? Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved What do you mean "try" ? Look, I know that over a quarter of a million people signed...
  • Jim Hill

    Go once around the block at San Diego Comic-Con aboard a "Once Upon a Time" -themed pedicab

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    Katie Q. dropped me a line earlier today to say: I've really been enjoying JHM's Comic-Con coverage. All of the pictures that you've posted so far make me want to come out San Diego one summer and experience it all for myself. The key to enjoying yourself at Comic-Con -- especially when you're dealing with the extremely crowded, stressful conditions that you often find in San Diego -- is to always keep your head. Photo by Jim Hill My only concern would be the crowds. Are there really...
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    Waffles and Marvel Universe head to the D23 Expo

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    FANS CAN BEHOLD AND THEN PLAY DR. DOOFENSHMIRTZ'S MOST GRANDIOSE INVENTION YET, A 40-FOOT TALL WAFFLE-INATOR DEBUTS AT DISNEY'S D23 EXPO "The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge" Celebrates Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" TV Special Marvel Universe Stars Adrian Pasdar, Drake Bell, Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, Bumper Robinson and Laura Bailey to Meet Fans at D23 Expo Friday, August 9 BURBANK, Calif. (July 26, 2013) - Dr. Doofenshmirtz...
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    Disney Interactive Releases Wreck-It Ralph ‘Sugar Rush’ Game on New Leap Motion Platform

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    Disney Interactive launched Sugar Rush , based on Disney's animated film Wreck-it Ralph , for the new Leap Motion platform which lets users control their computers like never before using natural hand and finger movements. Using the Leap Motion controller's innovative 3D motion control and sensing technology, players can create their own kart or choose one of 10 candy creations and race it through four tracks on the Sugar Rush Speedway. Sugar Rush is now available for $1.99 in the Airspace...
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    All New Terrifying Mazes from AMC's "The Walking Dead" to be Resurrected at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Events 2013

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    AMC'S 'THE WALKING DEAD' TO BE RESURRECTED AT Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort'S Award-Winning 'Halloween Horror Nights' Events for Second Consecutive Year Season 3 of the Golden Globe-Nominated, Emmy-Award Winning series, ‘The Walking Dead,’ Sets the Stage for All-Original Horrifying Experiences on Both Coasts UNIVERSAL CITY, Ca, ORLANDO, Fla., (July 25, 2013) - Fans with a voracious appetite for AMC's "The Walking Dead" will...
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    Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy join the world in celebrating the birth of the new Royal Baby

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  • Jim Hill

    Huffington Post -- Will onsite rebroadcasts of high profile panels solve Comic-Con's chronic capacity problems?

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    What's the biggest surprise that Comic-Con attendees have encountered as they've been arriving in San Diego this week? It isn't that building at the corner of 7th Avenue & J Street which looks like Godzilla attacked it. But -- rather -- the changes that Comic-Con International staffers have made in an effort to make the 2013 edition of this super-sized pop culture fest seem a bit more user-friendly. Photo by Jim Hill Take -- for example -- how Comic-Con is now trying to get a handle...
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    Doof Meets Darth in an Epic Ode to Star Wars from the Hit Animated Series "Phineas and Ferb"

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    - Special Event Episode to be presented Next Year on Disney Channel and Disney XD - An epic ode to Star Wars from the creators of Disney's animated comedy "Phineas and Ferb" is in production -- the one hour event episode will premiere next year on Disney Channel and Disney XD. It places the characters of "Phineas and Ferb" in the same space and time as the world of Star Wars, all with the brilliant comedic perspective that has made the global hit "Phineas and Ferb"...
  • Jim Hill

    As Comic-Con gets ready for Preview Night, JHM gets a preview of the Disney INFINITY exhibit Disney Interactive has set up in San Diego

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    Greetings from San Diego . Where -- in just a few short minutes -- Preview Night at Comic-Con 2013 officially gets underway. Photo by Jim Hill Mind you, when Alice and I dropped by the convention center earlier this afternoon to pick up our credentials, the lines weren't all that bad.But trust me, folks. That'll change real soon. Photo by Jim Hill And it was kind of cool to be able to walk about the Gaslamp Quarter and see some of the displays that various studios had set up around the city...
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    Philadelphia favorites Dick Clark, Glen Keane and Ed Wynn to be made Disney Legends

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    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 have made good. American Bandstand host Dick Clark , animator Glen Keane and comedian and actor Ed Wynn are to be inducted as official Disney Legends during next month's D23 EXPO at the Anaheim...
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    Universal Studios Summons “EVIL DEAD” at Award-winning Halloween Horror Nights Events

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    This Year's Widely-Popular Remake of the Cult-Hit Film To Become Horrifying Haunted Mazes at Both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Ca. (July 16, 2013) - "Once you unleash evil, it will consume you..." This fall, Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights will conjure unrelenting evil in elaborately themed haunted mazes based on this year's box office hit, "Evil Dead." Universal...
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    Disney CEO Bob Iger to Kick Off D23 Expo Followed by Animation Presentation by John Lasseter

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    D23 EXPO 2013 TO OPEN AUGUST 9 WITH WELCOME FROM DISNEY CEO BOB IGER FOLLOWED BY ANIMATION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY JOHN LASSETER THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS RETURNS AUGUST 10 WITH LIVE ACTION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY STUDIO CHAIRMAN ALAN HORN Disney Studios Is Proud To Host Two Arena Presentations At D23 Expo 2013, Featuring Celebrity Appearances And Exclusive Sneak Peeks From Upcoming Films Burbank, Calif. - July 16, 2013 - D23 Expo 2013 will celebrate its grand opening with a welcome from Disney Chairman...
  • Jim Hill

    There's lots for Disneyana enthusiasts & Marvel fans to do later this week at San Diego Comic-Con

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    There's a common misconception out there right now that -- just because The Walt Disney Company is holding its third D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9 - 11 -- this then means that the Mouse is taking a pass on this year's Comic-Con in San Diego . Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Which isn't entirely true. I mean, sure. The Disney Company has significantly cut back on the number of panels & presentations that it will be hosting inside &...
  • Jim Hill

    Jim Korkis & "Mary Poppins" make for a practically perfect night at the movies at Detroit's Redford Theatre

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    It was the phone call that Walt Disney had never expected to receive. Tony & Emmy Award-winner Julie Harris was on the line. She had just portrayed Queen Victoria in a very well-received Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Laurence Housman 's "Victoria Regina." And the morning after this TV special aired, Julie got a call from P.L. Travers , the author of the "Mary Poppins" books . Julie Harris as Queen Victoria and James Donald as Prince Albert in the Hallmark Hall of...
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    Disney Interactive Invites Fans to Play at Disney's D23 | expo August 9-11, 2013

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    Disney Interactive Invites Fans to Play, Discover, and Explore the Future of Interactive Storytelling at DISNEY'S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 9-11, 2013 Division to offer sneak peek at un-announced projects, including Arena presentation with exclusive performances, reveals and D23 Disney Infinity giveaway BURBANK, Calif . - July 12, 2013 - Disney Interactive is inviting fans to experience the latest digital offerings from Disney at the D23 Expo , August 9-11, giving fans hands-on experiences, first-look...
  • Floyd Norman

    Toon Tuesday: An old fashioned notion in the Cartoon Business

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    At the risk of being considered a grumpy old timer, I have a need to air a few gripes from time to time. Plus, my sixty or so years in the cartoon business has earned me the right to be critical on occasion. I'll say upfront that I have no personal ax to grind. I've been treated extraordinarily well during my years in animation and my personal complaints are few. Sadly, this hasn't always been the case for my colleagues. I've watched this same scenario played out dozens of times during...
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    Disney to Honor Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, Dick Clark & More at D23 Expo in Anaheim

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    2013 DISNEY LEGENDS AWARD HONOREES TO BE CELEBRATED DURING D23 EXPO IN ANAHEIM Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, Dick Clark and Other Talented Contributors To Disney History To Be Honored At A Ceremony On Saturday, August 10 BURBANK, Calif. - July 10, 2013 - Monsters Inc. and Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman, technology visionary Steve Jobs, television icon Dick Clark and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends...
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    Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER - Teasing Marvel fans with new poster

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    Like Captain America on Facebook: facebook.com/captainamericamovie Follow Captain America on Twitter: @CaptainAmerica | twitter.com/CaptainAmerica Captain America: The Winter Soldier releases in theaters on April 4, 2014! Related Story : Walt Disney Studios to present screening of "Disney's Planes" at D23 Expo Special Appearances by Filmakers & Stars
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    Disney Consumer Products to Take Fans on Journey at D23 EXPO 2013

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    DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS TAKES FANS ON JOURNEY FROM SKETCH TO SHELF AT DISNEY'S D23 EXPO 2013 Disney's Ultimate Fans to Enjoy Access to Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Content and Merchandise Glendale, Calif. - July 9, 2013 - Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney's most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive experiences and merchandise that celebrate Disney, Marvel and Star Wars timeless characters during the bi-annual D23 Expo , the ultimate Disney...
  • Jim Hill

    Monday Mouse Watch: Why Disney is counting on the international release of "The Lone Ranger" to bring in significant silver

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    If you look around the Web today, you're going to see some pretty extreme "Lone Ranger" -related headlines. Take -- for example -- the one that Roger Friedman placed atop his after-actions article about this new Jerry Bruckheimer production over at Showbiz 411 : "Lone Ranger" Financial Disaster: Will Disney Heads Roll Again? Yet over at Deadline.com , Nikki Finke (who is infamous for her take-no-prisoners, no-BS take on Tinsel Town) showed remarkable restraint while writing...
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    Disney INFINITY hitting the road for multi-city tour before August launch

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    DISNEY INFINITY IS HITTING THE ROAD FOR "SUMMER OF ENDLESS FUN" TOUR Kids and Families Will Have the Opportunity To Play Disney Infinity for the First Time Before It Launches On Aug. 18 BURBANK, Calif. - (July 8, 2013) - Disney Infinity , Disney Interactive's biggest and most ambitious video game to date, is embarking on a multi-city "Summer of Endless Fun" tour to showcase the most anticipated game of the year. The cross country road trip, which is free to the public, kicked...
  • Shelly Valladolid

    "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" is looking to bring some of the big fun of the "Marvel's The Avengers" movie to the small screen

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    So what's the deal with " Marvel's Avengers Assemble ," that new animated series that premieres tomorrow morning, July 7th at 11 a.m. ET/ PT on Disney XD ? Didn't XD already an animated series (i.e. " The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! ," which aired on this cable channel from 2010 - 2012) that celebrated this comic book crew? To hear Jeph Loeb (i.e. the head of Marvel Television and executive producer of "Marvel's Avengers Assemble") talk, the...
  • Jim Hill

    Get your long Fourth of July weekend Gru-ve on by picking some "Despicable Me 2" -inspired toys

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    Let me guess: Just like millions of other people around the world, you've already been out to your local multiplex to see " Despicable Me 2 ." Which would explain why this Universal Pictures release has already racked up an estimated $59.5 million in domestic ticket sales . More importantly, why industry insiders are now projecting that this Illumination Entertainment production will earn $140 million in North America alone before the long Fourth of July weekend is over. Copyright Universal...
  • Jim Hill

    "Disney Pins On Wings" exhibit one of the high points of the National Museum of the United States Air Force

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    Hey, gang! My apologies for JHM being light on content these past few days. But over the weekend, I was out in Ohio at Dayton Disneyana . Which is this two day-long event presented by the Plane Crazy Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club . Photo by Jim Hill Disney historian Jim Korkis and I gave a couple of talks over the course of this con. And when we weren't wandering the halls at the Wyndham Garden Hotel meeting & chatting with the very nice members of the Plane Crazy Chapter and/or area...
  • Jim Hill

    "it's a small world" dolls are among the big surprises unveiled at Disney Consumer Products' annual Holiday Preview Party

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    It was brutally hot in New York City earlier this week. As I inched my way down the entrance ramp to the Lincoln Tunnel this past Monday afternoon, the exterior temperature gauge in my rental car said that it was 98 degrees outside. Yikes! Well, no wonder I could barely see the nearly-completed One World Trade Center (aka the Freedom Tower ) as I looked out across the Hudson. Photo by Jim Hill Which is why it was a trifle bizarre -- after parking the car and then hiking along sidewalks that were...
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    THE LONE RANGER - Two New Featurette​s Now Available

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    “Like” The Lone Ranger on Facebook: Facebook.com/theloneranger “Follow” The Lone Ranger on Twitter: @loneranger Visit the website: www.disney.com/theloneranger
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    Disney Interactive Launches New Mickey Video App & Website to Watch New “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts

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    Mickey got his start in 1928 with the cartoon short "Steamboat Willie" - and now he's starring in an all new short-form series of 19 comedy cartoons, titled "Mickey Mouse" which are now live on both Disney.com's new Mickey & Friends website and Disney's new Mickey Video app , available for iOS devices on the App Store . The new site and app give fans direct access to the new shorts and additional Mickey Mouse extras on all of their favorite platforms and devices...
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    Walt Disney Studios to present screening of "Disney's Planes" at D23 Expo Special Appearances by Filmakers & Stars

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    THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO PRESENT DISNEY'S PLANES , A HIGH-FLYING, BIG-SCREEN COMEDY ADVENTURE D23 Expo Attendees to Be Among the First to See the Film in 3D with Special Appearances from Select Filmmakers and Stars BURBANK, Calif. - July 1, 2013 - D23: The Official Disney Fan Club reveals plans for a special 3D screening of the high-flying big-screen adventure Disney's Planes at the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event . D23 Expo attendees will be among the first to see Disney's...
  • Jim Hill

    Bob Iger and Disney Studio veterans pay tribute to Annette Funicello during soundstage naming / dedication ceremony

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    There's a perhaps-apocryphal story that's often told about Annette Funicello & Walt Disney. This one starts out back in the Spring of 1955 when the Studio has almost completed casting " The Mickey Mouse Club ." But they're still looking for that one special kid to round out the cast of this soon-to-begin shooting television series. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved About this same time, Disney is dragooned into attending a dance recital at Burbank's...
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    Hit Horror Film "The Cabin in the Woods" Comes Alive at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 23

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    DARE TO UNLOCK THE SECRET BEHIND THE CABIN… HORROR FILM FAN-FAVORITE “THE CABIN IN THE WOODS” COMES ALIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 23 Tickets on Sale Now for the Nation’s Best Halloween Event ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2013) - You and your friends thought this would be a relaxing weekend away at an isolated cabin. But you're being watched. And manipulated. They are pulling strings to orchestrate a bloody sacrifice that dates back to the beginning...
  • Jim Hill

    While Disney prepares to head "Into the Woods," earlier attempts at turning this Stephen Sondheim show into a movie musical wound up in the weeds

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    There's been a lot of news lately about "Into the Woods," Walt Disney Pictures' big holiday release for 2014 . What with Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Pine recently signing to play the Princes in this big screen adaptation of Steven Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical. Not to mention Emily Blunt agreeing to play the Baker's Wife , while Les Misérables star Daniel Huttlestone & Anna Kendrick have been in talks to play Jack and Cinderella, respectively. Given that...
  • Jim Hill

    Steven Spielberg phones it in at the grand opening of Universal Studios Florida's "Transformers: The Ride - 3D"

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    I wanted to share a few photos (as well a quick, cute story) from last week's grand opening media event for " Transformers: The Ride - 3D ." Photo by Nancy Stadler The Universal Orlando Resort invited myself, Nancy and Angela to the pre-opening party. Where -- no matter what direction you looked in -- you saw Transformers . There was an Optimus Prime & Megatron in ice sculpture form ... Photo by Nancy Stadler ... an Autobots symbol carved into the side of a watermelon ... Photo...
  • Noe Valladolid

    Disney's "Where's My Mickey?" is a fun new game for mobile users

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    Disney has just released a fantastic game for smartphone and tablet systems titled " Where's My Mickey ?" The game is the spiritual successor to the wildly popular and highly successful " Where's My Water? " series. Technically this is the third major iteration of the game. " Where's My Perry? " introduced new physics and motion elements to the water-puzzle genre. The new title introduces other gameplay elements that are also unique to the genre, this time...
  • Jim Hill

    Universal Orlando's still-under-construction Cabana Bay Beach Resort will have cross-generational appeal

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    So who here misses the Jersey Shore? And no, I'm not talking about that horrible reality television show with The Situation & Snooki . I'm talking about the REAL Jersey Shore . Places like Wildwood, NJ which -- thanks to some very smart doo wop preservationists -- still have that authentic late 1950s / early 1960s look. Wildwood, New Jersey back in the day Well, if you're the type of person who now drives your kids around in a mini-van but still finds yourself pining for the sort...
  • Shelly Valladolid

    Animation fans are sure to get a bang out of Disney's new series of Mickey Mouse shorts

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    "I hope that we don't lose sight of one thing. That it all started with a mouse." -- Walt Disney And given that Mickey is basically the well-spring from which all good things flow at The Walt Disney Company ... well, it's kind of appropriate that -- on Disney's Glendale Campus -- there's this very cool Mickey-inspired fountain. Photo by Noe Valladolid "And what exactly were you & Noe doing on Disney's Glendale Campus?," you ask. This past Friday was Mickey...
  • Shelly Valladolid

    Getting hands-on with Disney Interactive's new gaming initiative, Disney Infinity

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    Disney Infinity was the star of the Disney Interactive booth at E3 last week. Photo by Noe Valladolid People stood in two-plus hour-long lines to have a t-shirt, jersey tee or hoodie made with their choice of Disney Infinity character mash-ups: Photo by Noe Valladolid Mike Wazowski with Mr. Incredible Evil Emperor Zurg with Vanellope Von Schweetz Captain Jack Sparrow in Cinderella's coach, which has monster truck Photo by Noe Valladolid Davy Jones atop a rainbow bus Tonto surfing with Stitch...
  • Jim Hill

    Swim like Scrooge in a miniature version of McDuck's money bin

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    We've gotten a lot of very nice e-mails over the past few days in response to JHM's E3 2013 coverage . With most of these notes expressed the exact same sentiment over & over again (i.e. "Boy, that all looks really, really cool. I wish that I could get access to a super fun event like that"). Well, as it turns out, you can. You see, even though this year's E3 officially vacated the Los Angeles Convention Center back on Friday morning, there are a few off-site satellite exhibits...
  • Shelly Valladolid

    The sky's the limit when it comes to playing options for Nintendo's soon-to-be-released "Disney's Planes" game

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    On the final day of E3 2013 , I flew on into that huge pavilion which Nintendo had set up inside of the Los Angeles Convention Center . Where I then had a chance to chat with Corey Valencia from Disney Interactive about the upcoming Planes game . Which will be based on that new animated feature which Walt Disney Pictures will be releasing to theaters on August 6th of this year. --> Copyright Disney - Nintendo. All rights reserved According to Corey, "Disney's Planes" is actually...
  • Jim Hill

    "Oliver and Company" Studio Replica now on sale at Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store

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    Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store is going to the dogs. And the cats. In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the November 1988 release of " Oliver and Company ," this Hollywood Boulevard hotspot (which is located right off of the lobby of the El Capitan Theatre ) is now offering a special commemorative animation cel setup that S/R Labs created which then pays tribute to this Walt Disney Animation Studios production. Copyright Disney - S/R Labs. All rights reserved "Given...
  • Jim Hill

    "Get A Horse!" gets a standing ovation in its world debut at the Annecy Animation Festival

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    Okay. Let me say -- right from the get-go -- that I know that this story is going to be kind of annoying. And I apologize in advance for that. But I'm not presently at liberty to share a lot of what I know about this presented-by- Walt Disney-Animation-Studios short. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved But below, this is a shot of the audience at the Annecy Animation Festival in France that was lucky enough to get to see the world debut of Mickey Mouse in "Get A Horse...
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    D23 Expo: Disney Channels Announce All-Star Schedule

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    Fans Invited to Meet the Stars of " Teen Beach Movie," "Shake It Up," "Jessie," "Phineas and Ferb," Marvel Universe, "Gravity Falls," "Good Luck Charlie," "A.N.T. Farm," "Kickin' It," "Dog With A Blog," "Lab Rats," "Crash & Bernstein" and "Wander Over Yonder" -- Musical Performances by Bridgit Mendler and R5 featuring Ross Lynch, plus " Teen Beach Movie" 'Surf...
  • Shelly Valladolid

    SEGA showcases its remastered, reimagined version of Disney Castle of Illusion at E3 2013

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    So what can gamers expected from Disney Castle of Illusion when it finally hits store shelves later this year? Photo by Shelly Valladolid Omar Woodley from SEGA took time yesterday to show us the remastered, re-imagined version of this classic Genesis title. According to Omar, the collaboration between Sega and Disney started about two years ago. "It's a re-imagined version." Omar explains. "There's quite a bit of the old game there, but also new stuff." SEGA's Omar...
  • Shelly Valladolid

    Harmonix works musical magic with Fantasia: Music Evolved at E3 2013

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    Cambridge, MA-based company Harmonix is trying to capture the spirit of Walt Disney's 1940 masterpiece, " Fantasia " by inserting the gamer into the story of The Sorcerer's Apprentice . Photo by Shelly Valladolid Harmonix, whose past hits include Rock Band and Guitar Hero , spent over two-and-a-half years developing this game. Which will launch exclusively on the XBOX 360 and the XBOX One next year. Fantasia: Music Evolved is not completely finished, so we saw an advanced, but not...
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    Six Flags New England Adds Bonzai Pipelines to Hurricane Harbor

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    New England's Largest Water Park Just Got Bigger Six Flags New England adds Bonzai Pipelines to Hurricane Harbor AGAWAM, Mass. - June 12, 2013 - Six Flags New England is launching its exciting new waterslide complex Bonzai Pipelines on June 13, 2013. The six-story tower is part of an expanded area inside New England's largest water park, Hurricane Harbor. With 33 waterslides, pools, and attractions, Hurricane Harbor houses 3 million gallons of water and offers water thrills for every member...
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