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    Disney "Newsies" takes its final bow on Broadway before beginning its North American tour

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    You'd think -- what with "Newsies" Broadway run coming to a close this past Sunday afternoon -- that the crowd outside of the Nederlander Theatre would have been a bit blue. Photo by Nancy Stadler But that wasn't really the case. The folks who were lined up along 41st Street yesterday were there for a celebration of the little show that could. Photo by Nancy Stadler Because you have to remember that "Newsies" was never ever supposed to go to Broadway. When Disney Theatrical...
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    Watch the Trailer for Disney's Big Hero 6 in Theatres in 3D 11/7

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    THE LION KING Plays 7000th Broadway Performanc​e Wednesday September 3rd

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    PLAYS 7,000 th PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 rd AT 7:00PM Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING , will play its 7,000 th Broadway performance at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 3 rd . Only three shows in Broadway history have reached this milestone. As it approaches its 17 th anniversary on Broadway, THE LION KING finds itself in a position unprecedented in the history of Broadway. Already the highest-grossing show in Broadway history, the show was the highest-grossing of 2013 and...
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    Which Disney Princesses will soon be showing up on "Sofia the First" ? Rapunzel & Tiana but not Anna & Elsa

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    With apologies to Mel Brooks , while it may be good to be the king, it's great to be the princess. Particularly if you're " Sofia the First ," Disney's little girl princess. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Take -- for example -- "Princesses to the Rescue," the episode of this acclaimed animated series which ran this past Friday on Disney Junior . Partially because this particular "Sofia the First" featured a special appearance by Disney...
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    Look for "Frozen Fun" to linger on at Disney's Hollywood Studios thru 2015, debut soon in DCA's Hollywood Pictures Backlot area

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    Given that we're right in the middle of an early cold spell up here in New Hampshire, I'm thinking that now would be a good time to bring up how the folks who run Disney's Hollywood Studios ' aren't quite ready to "Let (It) Go" of that theme park's " Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! " Oh, sure. You've no doubt already heard about how this popular special event -- which was originally supposed to come to a close on September 1st has now been extended to September...
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    Guitarist Slash composes original score for new Halloween Horror Nights maze at Universal Studios Hollywood: Clowns 3D Music by Slash

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    Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist, SLASH, Strikes a Chord at Universal Studios Hollywood, Composing First-Ever Original Score for Theme Park's Gripping New "Halloween Horror Nights" Maze, "Clowns 3D Music by SLASH" Universal City, CA, August 14, 2014 - Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose...
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    Are you ready to go on an epic quest? Based on the 23 domain names The Walt Disney Company recently registered, the Mouse sure thinks you are

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    It's been a while since we last checked in on the domain names that The Walt Disney Company has registered. As you may recall, the Mouse will sometimes deliberately take domain names off the market because it doesn't want anyone else using them. Take -- for example -- this one from March 1st of this year ... mymagicminus.com ... which is obviously supposed to be commenting on Walt Disney World's My Disney Experience / FastPass+ / My Magic+ program . Or better yet how about this domain...
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    Marvel Studios Begins Production on "ANT-MAN"

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    Principal Photography Begins in San Francisco For July 17, 2015 Release SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August, 18, 2014) - Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel's "Ant-Man." The film brings one of Marvel comics' original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film's production...
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    Original ending of Disney's "Aladdin" reveals the wedding gift that the Genie wanted to give Aladdin & Jasmine

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    Let's cut to the chase here, folks: If there hadn't been a Robin Williams , there never would have been a Disney's " Aladdin ." Don't believe me? Then check out this excerpt from the screenplay for this animated classic that John Musker , Ron Clements , Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio turned in on July 3, 1991: Aladdin studies the lamp carefully. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ALADDIN (CONT.) It's such a beat-up, worthless piece of junk ...? (notices...
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    Marvel's "Guardian's of the Galaxy" Extra Scene is Grrrrrrr-oot!

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    If you didn't stay in the theater to see the first of two Guardians of the Galaxy" extra scenes that every one is talking about, it's now online. STORY SYNOPSIS 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...
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    Broadway's "Aladdin" honors Robin Williams' memory with a sing-along version of "Friend Like Me"

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    When the news of Robin Williams' untimely passing broke on Monday, a question quickly bubbled up within the Broadway community about how to properly pay tribute to this much-beloved performer. You see, while Williams was primarily known for his work in stand-up, television and film, Robin also "trod the boards." He and Steve Martin starred in Mike Nichols' 1988 off-Broadway version of "Waiting for Godot." Williams also staged his own one-man show, "Robin Williams...
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    The artists & animators behind Disney's "Aladdin" pay tribute to Robin Williams

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    Robin Williams spent an awful lot of time working at the Mouse House. Few people today remember that Robin's first starring role -- the title character in 1980's "Popeye" -- was actually a Walt Disney Productions / Paramount Pictures co-production. Or that three of Williams' best-reviewed dramatic turns -- Adrian Cronauer in 1987's "Good Morning, Vietnam," John Keating in 1989's "Dead Poets Society" and Sean Maguire in 1997's "Good Will Hunting"...
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    ABC Behind-the-scenes Special "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" Includes Sneak Peek of "Big Hero 6" September 2nd

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    All-New Exclusive ABC Special AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, "THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC" PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET , WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF "BIG HERO 6," WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS' NEXT COMEDY ACTION ADVENTURE & MORE "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic"...
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    The Boxtrolls Hit the Box Office September 26th, 2014

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    SYNOPSIS A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with...
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    Broadway Cast of Aladdin Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with a Sing-a-long of Friend Like Me

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    Last night (Tuesday, August 12), the Broadway cast of Aladdin – led by Genie James Monroe Iglehart – led the whole audience in a very moving sing-along of ‘Friend Like Me’ after the performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. This is a short video cut together from cell phone cameras.
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    Remembering Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

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    A man goes to the doctors. "Doctor," he says "Can you help me? Life doesn't seem worth living, and I am shrouded in constant gloom." "My good man," says the doctor, taking a good look at the melancholy face before him, "There is one cure for you. You must go and see Grimaldi the clown." "Sir," replies the patient, "I am Grimaldi the clown." This is the story that immediately came to mind earlier today when I heard about Robin Williams'...
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    Rowlf the Dog, Fozzie Bear and the Swedish Chef spill the beans on what it's really like to be a Muppet

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    For nearly 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining TV viewers & movie-goers. But what are Kermit & Co. actually like when the cameras are off? I recently got the opportunity to find out. Out ahead of tomorrow's release on " Muppets Most Wanted " on Blu-ray & DVD, the nice folks at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment offered me a unique opportunity. I could pick any three Muppet characters I liked and then submit questions for them to answer. I'll be honest here...
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    "Aladdin" Breaks New Amsterdam Theatre House Record for the Week Ending August 10, 2014

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    Aladdin , Disney's Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy, broke the house record at the New Amsterdam Theatre last week with a gross of $1,602,785.00. The previous record of $1,587,992.50 was set by Mary Poppins for the week ending December 30, 2007. Since beginning performances on February 26, 2014, Aladdin has consistently numbered in the top 10 highest-grossing Broadway shows each week and has established itself as the most successful show of the busy spring season. Aladdin opened to...
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    Alastair Fothergill reveals the bare facts about Disneynature's latest documentary, "Bears"

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    For three weeks back in 2012, a team of photographers had their cameras trained on an Alaskan bear den. All with the hope that -- when the mother and her just-born cubs who were inside finally emerged -- that this would then make compelling footage for Disneynature 's very next documentary, " Bears ." And sure enough, when Mama Bear & her brand-new babies finally stepped out of that den, the cinematographers did get some killer shots. The only problem was that "Bears"...
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    Walt Disney Family Museum to host special screening of Andy & Sara Neitzert's "Marceline" documentary

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    "I'm glad I'm a small town boy and I'm glad Marceline was my town" -- Walt Disney, Sept. 2, 1938. What made Marceline, Missouri, so important in the life of Walt Disney? Born Dec. 5, 1901 in the family's home in Chicago, Walt was a few months shy of his fifth birthday when his family moved to a farm near Marceline. The family only spent about five years in the small town, but they were formative years for the future entertainment icon and world traveler. The Walt Disney...
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    Jason Ritter says that being a blabbermouth makes working on Disney 's "Gravity Falls" tough

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    Are you ready to go back to the Shack? Jason Ritter certainly is. The Emmy Award-nominated actor who voices Dipper Pines on " Gravity Falls " has been itching to go back to the Mystery Shack ever since the Season One finale of this acclaimed animated series aired a year ago this week on the Disney Channel . Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved "You gotta understand that -- growing up -- I always loved secret codes and secret messages, things that you had to decode...
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    Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, Go On Sale Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    Early Bird Discounted Tickets Available for a Limited Time D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Member-Only Benefits B URBANK, Calif. - August 6, 2014 - On Thursday, August 14, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo , which will take place August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt...
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    Do you wish that Comic-Con could come to you? Then check out D23's touring Fanniversary celebrations

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    Go ahead. Admit it. After hearing about all that cool stuff Comic-Con attendees got to see last week, you're now wishing that you'd gone down to San Diego. But then again, when you factor in what it would have cost to travel to Southern California (Not to mention that all 130,000 badges which were made available for this year's event sold out within 90 minutes back in March), maybe going to Comic-Con isn't really an option for you. Which is why you're probably now wishing that...
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    Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet reveals the secret of running a successful amusement park

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    For Matt Ouimet , the President and CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. , a typical day at the office really is a walk in the park. Matt Ouimet at the May 2013 grand opening of GateKeeper at Cedar Point. Copyright 2014 CFEC. All rights reserved "To be honest, I don't think I'd like this job if I was forced to be cooped up in an office. When you work in the amusement park business, you have to see where things are working and you have to see where they're not," Ouimet admitted...
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    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Celebrates 23 Issues of Disney Twenty-Three With an Around-the-world Adventure

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    READERS WILL JOURNEY TO FRANCE TO EXPERIENCE RATATOUILLE: THE ADVENTURE , JAPAN FOR A SPECIAL TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES EXHIBITION, AND SAN FRANSOKYO TO EXPLORE THE NEW UNIVERSE OF BIG HERO 6 D23.com sits down for exclusive interviews with Marvel icon Stan Lee and the creators of Once Upon a Time. BURBANK, Calif. - JULY 29, 2014 - To celebrate 23 issues of its collectible publication, Disney twenty-three, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club circles the planet to experience Disney's...
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    Super Villains Come to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)

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    Today, Disney Interactive officially announced that a trio of popular Super Villains will be entering the world of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) - Green Goblin from Spider-Man, Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy and the infamous Loki, God of Mischief from The Avengers. Whether it's flexing their unstoppable powers for all things evil in their respective Play Sets, the updated Toy Box 2.0, or the newly added structured Toy Box Games, these Super Villains are forces...
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    STAR WARS™ Returns to Marvel With Three Blockbuster New Comic Series

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    STAR WARS, DARTH VADER and PRINCESS LEIA Head to Marvel in 2015 New York, NY - July 28 th , 2014 - Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Beginning in January 2015, prepare for STAR WARS by writer Jason Aaron ( Thor , Original Sin), artist John Cassaday ( Astonishing X-Men ) and colorist Laura Martin, DARTH VADER...
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    Dan Povenmire & Swampy Marsh's New Hope is that they get to make more "Phineas & Ferb Star Wars" specials for the Disney Channel

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    So just how quickly after the Disney - Lucasfilm acquisition was officially announced was tonight's "Phineas & Ferb Star Wars" special put into production? Well, to hear Dan Povenmire & Jeff "Swampy" Marsh tell the story, this affectionate-yet-hilarious show (which airs tonight at 9 p.m., 8 p.m. Central on the Disney Channel) was greenlit mere moments after this $4.06 million deal was revealed to the public back on October 30, 2012. "We were sitting in an audio...
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    So You Think Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Can't Dance? The Gag Reel Says Different

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    MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. The mind-blowing saga that began in Marvel's The Avengers continues in ABC's action-packed series, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season . Relive All 22 Thrilling Episodes, Plus Get Level 7 Access with Newly De-Classified Bonus Features Available On Blu-ray and DVD. In Stores September 9, 2014 Bonus Features: Journey Into S.D.C.C. - Hop on the bus and share the thrill of a lifetime as the series makes its first ever appearance...
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    How Glenn Casale helped "The Little Mermaid" find her feet after this Disney stage show stumbled on Broadway

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    It took the stage version of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" quite a while to finally find its sea legs. When the original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater back in January of 2008, the critics were not kind. Ben Brantley of the New York Times was particularly vicious, calling "Mermaid" an " ... unfocused spectacle" which saddled its cast with " ... ungainly guess-what-I-am costumes" and then forced them to perform in front of "...
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    Comic-Con: Star Wars Rebels Panel Debuts SDCC Exclusive Clips

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    Yesterday at "The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels " at Comic-Con 2014, Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. ("Kanan"), Vanessa Marshall ("Hera"), Taylor Gray ("Ezra"), Steve Blum ("Zeb") and Tiya Sircar ("Sabine") debuted new, exclusive clips from STAR WARS REBELS... Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures...
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    Produced by Disney & Sonia Friedman Productions "Shakespear​e in Love" Opens to Critical Acclaim in London

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    Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall Director Declan Donnellan Designer Nick Ormerod Company with Tom Bateman as Will. Photo by Johan Persson - Disney ‘ « « « « « A stirring love story. Terrific jokes. A joyous celebration of theatre itself. At a time when so many stage shows are based on films, it is odd that it has taken so long for Shakespeare in Love to arrive in the West End, but boy has Lee Hall’s...
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    ALADDIN's Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart to Co-Host ABC's "The View" Friday, July 25

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    James Monroe Iglehart , 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin , will co-host ABC's Emmy® Award-winning talk show "The View" on Friday, July 25, 2014. "The View" is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. Copyright 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Disney's Aladdin , the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened...
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    Ready to let go of "Let It Go" ? Disney isn't. Mouse has five year plan for "Frozen" franchise

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    You've no doubt already heard about all of the box office records that " Frozen " has broken over the past eight months (With the most recent one being the 16 weeks that this Walt Disney Animation Studios production spent as the No. 1 film in Japan. "Frozen" sold over $240 million worth of tickets in that country before it was finally knocked out of the top spot . Ironically enough by another Disney movie, " Maleficent "). But were you aware of how well the "Frozen"...
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    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Coming to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)

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    BURBANK, Calif. – ( July 23, 2014 ) - Marvel’s next summer blockbuster film is coming to Disney Infinity . Today, Disney Interactive officially announced the latest Play Set for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) –Guardians of the Galaxy, inspired by the upcoming film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy , in theaters August 1 . The Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set follows Star-Lord and his fellow Guardians as they arrive at Knowhere, having just stolen a powerful...
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    Jennette McCurdy VisitsThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

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    © 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. On July 21, 2014, television actress Jennette McCurdy stopped by Universal Orlando Resort to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. After enjoying some delicious Butterbeer ice-cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour and experiencing the brand-new attraction Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Jennette enjoyed the rest of her visit at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Jennette...
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    When it comes to creating Aquabats merch for SDCC, Toddland always goes "with the most fun & crazy idea"

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    If you're a regular reader of JHM, then you might already be familiar with The Aquabats . A band of five spandex-wearing middle-aged men who live out of a van and travel the land to fight crime, sing songs & stuff. And, if you're an Adventure Time , Yo Gabba Gabba , or just a cute-and-cool-things-in-general fan, then you're most likely already familiar with Toddland Started in 2009 by " ... a few friends that liked rad stuff, and wanted to make rad stuff to give to our friends...
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    Disney Consumer Products to Unveil New Big Hero 6 Toy Line at San Diego Comic-Con July 24-27

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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. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band...
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    Disneytoon Studios worked closely with CalFire to make "Planes: Fire & Rescue" as authentic as possible

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    "Do your research." That is the lesson that John Lasseter -- Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios -- has repeatedly drilled into the artists that he works with. That before they jump feet-first into developing a brand-new animated feature, these filmmakers must first understand the world that this movie's characters are supposed to occupy. CalFire crew members jump out of a plane as part of a training exercise. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights...
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    Adult Swim with Intel, Lexus & State Farm® Offering Free Ice Cream & VIP Access at Comic-Con® International: San Diego

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    Fan Reward Program to Include Helpful Tips, VIP Access to Panels & Events, Free Rides & Online Access to Network Panels Adult Swim fans will be in for a real treat at 2014 Comic-Con ® International: San Diego - both literally and figuratively - thanks to unique activations from its sponsors that will combine to provide the most comprehensive fan experience both on and off the convention floor. The network announced today activations with Intel, Lexus and State Farm designed to tap into...
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    Travel as Walt Disney did by taking a vintage railroad car excursion with the Private Car Service

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    How would you like a chance to enjoy a classic travel experience? Not only that, but what if it was one that Walt & Lillian Disney enjoyed on a cross-country excursion? Saturday, August 16th is the date that just such an opportunity awaits. Roger Colton of Private Car Service will be taking a select group of guests on a vintage railroad car excursion from Los Angeles to San Diego that day. The great news is that there are still some seats aboard that you can reserve. Step back to the summer of...
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    Marvel Comics Announces "Thor, God of Thunder" Series Has a New Female Hero

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    New York, NY - July 15 th , 2014 - Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR , written by Jason Aaron ( Thor : God of Thunder , Original Sin ) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman ( Cyclops). This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel's "big three" - Captain American, Iron Man and Thor - Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF...
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    MARVEL Announces an All-New Thundering Title on “THE VIEW” July 15th

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    New York, NY - July 14 th , 2014 - Marvel is excited to announce that on Tuesday, July 15 th , at 11AM EST, it will be announcing its latest explosive title live on the Emmy-Winning, daily talk show "The View." Tweet #theview during the live broadcast as select viewer tweets will appear live, on screen, during the show. Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to stop back throughout the day to see what everyone is saying about Marvel's latest news. Join Marvel...
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    Remembering Dick Jones, the humble performer who gave "Pinocchio" his voice

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    In my career as a radio reporter, I have had the opportunity to interview many fascinating people. In the past 30 years, I have talked with legislators, authors, movie directors, actors and actresses and -- yes -- even Disney Legends. Such was the case in 2009 when I had the chance to speak with Dick Jones . Now you may ask who is Dick Jones. He was a child star who had many roles in those so-called B-Westerns. But perhaps he is best known as the lead voice in a classic Disney animated movie. Dick...
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    Sony Pictures Animation Announces Stop Motion/live Action Hybrid SUPERBAGO

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    Sony Pictures Animation confirmed yesterday they are producing a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project named SUPERBAGO. SUPERBAGO will be directed by ROBOT CHICKEN's John Harvatine and Eric Towner and produced by NAPOLEON DYNAMITE helmer Jared Hess along with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson. The film is being written by Ricky Blitt; Jared Hess, Hubbel Palmer, and Chris Bowman. Michelle Raimo Kouyate, president of production at Sony Pictures Animation, commented: "SUPERBAGO...
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    D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration Tickets Now Available to the General Public

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    The Official Disney Fan Club Brings Roadshow Event to Burbank, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Guests Will Celebrate Favorite Disney Movies, Attractions, Music, Television Shows, Characters, and More. Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration presented by Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection . The live event will bring Disney magic to 11 cities across the U...
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    Tom Williams, Universal Parks Chairman & CEO, reflects on the Universal Orlando Resort's magical transformation

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    With everyone else looking forward to tomorrow's grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley , it might seem kind of strange that Tom Williams -- the Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts -- is using this exact same moment to look backwards. "But you have to understand that I was part of the opening team for Universal Studios Florida . I was here back in 1987 when this was all still snake-filled marshland. And to see what it's become -- Central Florida's...
  • Jim Hill

    Disney hopes that "7D" 's stellar voice cast will make animation fans Happy, not Grumpy

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    So when Disney Television Animation decided to build a show around the Seven Dwarfs, how did they give this new animated series its own identity? Make sure that people wouldn't confuse this program with the classic animated feature that the Dwarfs debuted in back in 1937? Well, DTA did this by giving this new Disney Junior series a somewhat edgy title, " The 7D ." They also gave the Dwarfs a bold new look & different personalities. And then -- to make sure that today's kids...
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    So which Hollywood legend was actually responsible for the creation of "it's a small world"? Would you believe Mommy Dearest?

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    I realize that everyone out there in Online-land is already getting ready for the long Fourth of July Weekend. But before you plunge into three straight days of backyard barbeques & fireworks, I wanted to direct your attention to something cool that the Disney History Institute just posted: Project Fair Winds . Jeremy Marx spent the past 8 months putting together a CG version of the Tower of the Four Winds. Which recreates all 52 of the mobiles which decorated that 120 foot-tall, 100 ton structure...
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    Universal Orlando Resort News: Hot Dog Hall of Fame Now Open at Universal CityWalk

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    HOT DOG HALL OF FAME NOW OPEN AT UNIVERSAL CITYWALK New Venue Debuts as Part of the Historic Expansion to the Entertainment Complex ORLANDO, Fla. (July 3, 2014) - Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opened today at Universal Orlando's CityWalk, becoming the latest venue to debut as part of this year's historic expansion to the entertainment complex. Hot Dog Hall of Fame , located across from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, features stadium-style seating and iconic hot dog creations from across...
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