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15 de julio de 2017

D23: Mandy Moore On Her 'Tangled' Character Making A Cameo In 'Wreck It Ralph 2'


On the press line at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Mandy Moore tells Access Hollywood about her "Tangled" character, Rapunzel, making a cameo alongside other Disney princesses in the animated "Wreck It Ralph 2." And, the actress reacts to "This Is Us'" 11 Emmy nominations. But, can she share any details about what's going to happen in Season 2 of her NBC show?

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27 de junio de 2017

Walt Disney Studios Has Big Plans for D23 Expo 2017


The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is just around the corner. Today the Walt Disney Studios revealed an exclusive look at its unparalleled film slate for this event. The D23 Expo 2017 will take place July 14 – 14 in Anaheim, California.

At two marquee Hall D23 presentations, the Studio will give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at its upcoming releases, with animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios showcased on Friday, July 14, and live-action projects from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm taking the stage on Saturday, July 15. While the films to be featured in Hall D23 will remain under wraps until showtime, the Studio’s upcoming slate includes Pixar’s Coco; Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War; Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Mary Poppins Returns; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2; and more.

In addition, a new event has been announced for Sunday, July 16, at 10 a.m. in the D23 Expo Arena: Celebration of an Animated Classic: The Lion King. Producer Don Hahn, director Rob Minkoff, animators Tony Bancroft and Mark Henn, and special guests will be in attendance during this not-to-be-missed look back at the timeless and beloved Disney animated film.

HALL D23 PRESENTATIONS:

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter
Friday, July 14, 2:30 p.m. – Hall D23
Were you there in 2015 when Ellen DeGeneres and Dwayne Johnson wowed the crowds? When Zootopia’s sloth scene screened for the very first time? And when Randy Newman, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody celebrated the 20th anniversary of Toy Story? Then you know the Animation presentation at Hall D23 is a MUST. Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he presents Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films. Never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming feature Coco and Disney Animation’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be unveiled, as well as surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm – Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios
Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. – Hall D23
The Walt Disney Studios is home to the biggest and most beloved brands in filmmaking today, with a number of highly anticipated projects from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm in the works. At this exclusive Hall D23 presentation featuring never-before-seen footage, surprise star appearances, and more, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an exciting array of spectacular films on the horizon from these world-class studios. Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

CALENDAR OF KEY EVENTS:

The Power of the Princess
Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. – Stage 28
Walt Disney Animation Studios invites you to The Power of the Princess, featuring Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana)—the talented actresses who brought these iconic characters to life—as they share stories of making their films and the impact of their characters on people around the world. Hosted by Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki.

Creating the Worlds in Pixar’s Universe
Saturday, July 15, 12:15 p.m. – Stage 28
Pixar’s films are filled with beloved characters living in relatable yet previously unimagined worlds. Join Pixar production designers and artists who have created the mountain tops, oceans, and “monstropolises” in which your favorite characters live. These artists create the setting and cultivate the mood of every scene using extensive research, incredible imagination, and each individual director’s vision, giving life to the amazing worlds in Pixar’s movies.


Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: A Sneak Peek at the New Frozen Featurette
Saturday, July 15, 2:30 p.m. – Stage 28
Be among the first to see both exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest Frozen holiday featurette, the highly anticipated Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The film, which features the talents of the original Frozen cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy®-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (Prep & Landing) and produced by Oscar®-winning producer Roy Conli (Big Hero 6, Tangled).

The Evolution of Pixar’s Characters
Saturday, July 15, 6 p.m. – Stage 28
From the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet, Pixar characters are designed to be full of personality and to tell a story. Hear from the legendary Pixar artists who have created the most memorable characters in Pixar’s history. These are the visionaries who start with an initial doodle and see the evolution of a character through to final animation—the people who let technology influence the art and make the impossible, possible.


Celebration of an Animated Classic: The Lion King
Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m. – D23 Expo Arena
Join a Disney celebration of the magic, the music, and the majesty of the animated classic The Lion King. Producer Don Hahn, director Rob Minkoff, and animators Tony Bancroft and Mark Henn, along with some very special guests, reveal the secrets behind the making of the timeless animated classic.

Bambi’s 75th Anniversary
Sunday, July 16, 11:30 a.m. – Walt Disney Archives Stage
Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of Bambi, the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn that has touched generations. Audiences can look forward to hearing personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more. It’s groundbreaking animated classics like Bambi that were created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney and still influence many great visionaries and animators today.

ALL WEEKEND ON THE D23 EXPO SHOW FLOOR

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios once again join forces for a must-see animation experience at D23 Expo. Artist demonstrations, autograph signings with top filmmakers, fan giveaways and interactive displays featuring the latest films including Cars 3, Coco, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, make this booth one to visit over-and-over again.


Marvel Studios Pavilion
At the Marvel Studios Pavilion, fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from Thor: Ragnarok, including photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film, as well as incredible costumes from Black Panther. Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B. Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Disney Music Emporium – Album Signings and Exclusive Products
Disney Music Emporium, the online destination for collectible Disney music products, returns to D23 Expo 2017 with a pop-up store on the show floor. Over the three-day Ultimate Disney Fan Event, the Emporium will feature album signings by artists and award-winning composers. Limited quantities of a wide assortment of music products will be available, including new releases from Marvel, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, and Disneyland attraction picture discs, plus lithographs, Crosley turntables, and posters. For a complete list of talent appearances and album signings, visit http://waltdisneyrecords.com/d23expo/signings.html.

Disney Movie Rewards and Disney Movie Club
Throughout the D23 Expo 2017, Disney fans will be able to experience a unique augmented reality photo booth presented by Disney Movie Rewards, the premier loyalty program for all your favorite Disney Movies. Fans will be able to earn mystery points which can be used for great rewards like Blu-rays, movie tickets, and exclusive collectibles only available at DisneyMovieRewards.com. Disney Movie Club, the ultimate source for building your Disney movie library, will also be there hosting a special augmented reality gallery. Come by for free giveaways and a special sign up offer just for D23 Expo 2017 attendees. For more magic and savings visit DisneyMovieClub.com.

Disney Family Movies
The subscription, video-on-demand service Disney Family Movies provides the ultimate in family entertainment from one of the world’s largest film libraries, giving viewers unlimited access to a selection of beloved classic and contemporary films and animated shorts from The Walt Disney Studios. Each of the 12 titles remains in rotation for a month, with new movies added weekly. Stop by our booth in Hall C to learn about this fun service, available through your television provider.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

17 de mayo de 2017

Disney D23 News — D23 Expo 2017: Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior Stars Hosting Variety of Panels, including Ducktales

Fans of Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior can look forward to seeing the stars of their favorite shows, as well as some interactive show floor attractions at the D23 Expo this Summer.

Throughout the weekend of July 14-16 a slew of panels will be hosted by the stars of shows like Tangled: The Series, the upcoming DuckTales show, and the anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. Here’s the breakdown of panels you can expect to see at the convention.

On Friday, July 14 the stars of Descendants 2 will make appearances, along with the movie’s director/producer.

On Saturday, July 15 the stars of Disney XD’s DuckTales series will join Matt Youngberg (show producer) for a Q&A panel that’ll take place from 4:15-5:15 pm on Stage 28.

On Sunday, July 16 the creative team behind Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series will host a Q&A panel. Mandy Moore and Zach Levi (Rapunzel and Eugene) will slo be at the panel taking questions. The event will take place from 10:30-11:30 am on Stage 28.



In addition to the above events, fans of Doc McStuffins will be able to play at the McStuffins Toy Hospital Nursery, which will be on the show floor throughout the weekend. This will be a great way for kids to experience the traveling Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit museum, as well as play and be distracted while the adults go do grown-up things like stand in line for pins.

The show floor will also host Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin, a photo opportunity for fans where they can dive into a pool of over 30,000 plastic gold coins while a professional 180-degree camera captures the whole thing. As a reminder, DuckTales will premier this Summer on Disney XD.


The D23 Expo 2017 will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from July 14-16.

15 de junio de 2016

"Disney D23 News" - Grab your Mickey ears, Shanghai Disneyland's opening its gates

Shanghai Disney Resort is made up of Shanghai Disneyland, which has six themed lands, as well as Disneytown and the Wishing Star Park recreational area. There are also two hotels -- Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel.

Ni hao, Mickey Mouse!
Following just over five years of construction and multiple delays, the long-awaited Shanghai Disney Resort officially opens its gates to the public on June 16. 

Made up of Disneyland, Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and two hotels, the entire project covers 3.9 square kilometers. 

According to Disney officials, it's the brand's biggest international park and takes full advantage of all the technological advances that have arrived since Disney's last park opening -- Hong Kong Disneyland -- in 2005. 

This means that rides you might have experienced at other parks -- though many fan favorites are missing -- have been given a complete revamp. 

The best example of this is Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure.
A far cry from the original Pirates ride created by Walt himself back in the 1960s, this hi-tech version is the largest attraction in Shanghai Disneyland, taking up 16,340 square meters.
Boats are controlled magnetically so they can spin or go backwards to maximize views of all the scenes, which feature the latest animatronics technology.

"Even if you've been on all the rides in the world this is going to blow you away," says theme park expert Stefan Zwanzger -- aka the Theme Park Guy.

"I think every Disney fan will be crazy about it. It's actually worth flying to Shanghai just for this particular ride."

What differentiates it from other Disney parks?

In the run-up to the park's opening, Disney execs have been parroting just how different this park is, whether it be the promise of an "authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese" experience or the impressive size of the castle. 

Let's start there. 

Shanghai Disneyland's Enchanted Storybook Castle is reportedly the tallest and most interactive castle in any Disney park, say park developers. 

It has a table-service restaurant and a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique princess salon for kids.

The highest ornament is a cascade of stars topped by a golden peony -- another nod to China.


TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster.  

Meanwhile, there are several rides you won't find in any other Disney parks. 

For instance, Alice in Wonderland Maze is the first attraction at a Disney park to focus on Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" film. 

Guests have to make their way through sculpted hedges, stone garden walls, giant flowers and sculptures to get to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. 

The Voyage to the Crystal Grotto boat ride travels though Fantasyland and the Enchanted Storybook Castle. 

But the most anticipated ride is the TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster. 

Based on the TRON films, this coaster -- said to be one of Disney's fastest -- places riders atop individual two-wheeled "lightcycles" that are launched into a giant space filled with lights, projections and sound effects.

Six themed areas

Like its five counterparts in Anaheim, Orlando, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong, Shanghai Disneyland is sectioned into themed areas. 

There's Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Mickey's Avenue. 

Adventure Isle highlights include Roaring Rapids and Soaring over the Horizon, which uses giant screen projection technology to offer an aerial view of the world. 

As at other Disney parks, Fantasyland is targeted at the younger crowd. Attractions include the aforementioned Alice in Wonderland Maze, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan's Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Voyage to the Crystal Grotto. 

Gardens of Imagination is where you'll find Marvel Universe, Fantasia Carousel and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. There's also a Garden of the Twelve Friends featuring Disney and Pixar characters in Chinese Zodiac style.



Shanghai Disneyland's pirate-themed Treasure Cove. 

Tomorrowland features five different attractions. 

Time to bust out the sad face emoji -- Space Mountain ain't one of them.
Disappointing, certainly, but the TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster might just be a worthy replacement. 

Other Tomorrowland attractions include the shoot-em-up Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue ride, Stitch Encounter, Jet Packs and a Star Wars Launch Bay featuring props and set pieces from the most recent film. 

The pirate-themed Treasure Cove has the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, Explorer Canoes and a Shipwreck Shore water play area. 

Lastly, there's Mickey Avenue, which takes the place of the classic Main Street USA found in all of Disney's other parks. 

Located just inside the entrance and filled with gift shops and restaurants, it replaces the classic turn-of-the-century small town experience with a Toon Town-esque neighborhood inhabited by Mickey Mouse and his buddies.

Disneytown and Wishing Star Park

Located beside the main Disneyland theme park, Disneytown has 50 shops and restaurants. 

That includes the first World of Disney store in Asia and the largest Lego store in the world.
It's also where you'll find the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, home to the first-ever Mandarin stage production of Broadway musical "The Lion King." 

The nearby lakeside Wishing Star Park is a recreational area with a walking path that snakes through wetlands, forests and meadows.

Shanghai Disney Resort's hotels

One of the 800 rooms inside Shanghai Disney Resort's Toy Story Hotel.

Shanghai Disney Resort has two hotels.

The swankier of the two is the Art Nouveau-inspired Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, located on Wishing Star Lake

The three-story property has 420 guest rooms, including seven suites, and four themed restaurants

Character breakfasts take place at Lumiere's Kitchen.

There's a pool, Lion King-themed water play area and Mickey Mouse Playhouse activity center.

For a more laid back stay there's the Toy Story Hotel, which has 800 guest rooms.
It's got two themed wings -- Sheriff Woody Wing and Buzz Lightyear Wing.

As expected, its decor was inspired by the films and its characters. There's a food court dining experience, water-play area and family activity center.

Fun fact: The hotel's figure-eight "infinity" layout is a nod to Buzz Lightyear's mantra "To infinity and beyond!"

17 de mayo de 2016

Disney D23 News: REVIEW: Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs Serves Up Table-Service Quality Desserts To-Go



Along with the Town Center on Sunday, Disney’s latest escapade in baked goods was unleashed upon the world: Amorette’s Patisserie. Per Disney’s official description:

  • Classic and contemporary cakes and pastries are the stars in this high-end pastry shop where guests can watch pastry chefs decorate signature cakes in the on-stage finishing kitchen. Every item features boutique-style packaging, inspired by old-fashioned hatboxes, lending to the sophisticated feel of the location.

The shop has a rather pleasant interior.


Just like many of the new areas coming to Disney Springs, Amorette’s Patisserie also has an elaborate backstory. Established as one of the first shops in Town Center (circa 1900’s) and passed down through the generations, the patisserie is currently owned by artistic sisters Kara and Sara, where they pour great care into designing and creating the most unique and artistic pastries, since “Amorette” means “little love” in French.





There are a few pre-packaged desserts available as well.


Interestingly enough, the kitchen where the pastries are produced is upstairs, so this beautiful elevator is used to send the goods downstairs to the storefront.



All of the treats in the case are pretty much $8 each, which may sound high, but these are table service restaurant quality desserts, and in some cases far exceed many of those offerings around Walt Disney World in quality and taste. Not pictured are other items such as the cookies and macaroons, which are also available.





Once you pick out your pastries, they are placed on a tray and brought to the checkout area for you. You can choose to dine-in or take the desserts with you as well as there is a small dining area inside.



We started with the Avant Garde Chocolate Mousse and the 49th and Broadway Cheesecake. The chocolate mousse was fantastic, very rich and of a good portion size. The cheesecake was good as well, but definitely not the best cheesecake I’ve ever had (but probably better than any I’ve had at Disney World in fairness).





What I was most excited about after seeing the first press release was Amorette’s Hot Chocolate Ganache with Chantilly and Shaved Dark Chocolate. I must say, when I received the very tiny espresso-sized cup, I was a bit disappointed, especially at over $5. However, this stuff is fantastic. The whipped cream was very thick and almost hard to break through, but when it mixed with the hot chocolate, it was simply perfect. It’s hard to warrant this at the current price, but the taste makes one hell of an argument.



Everyone’s favorite had to be the Reflections in Memphis. This is a peanut butter mousse topped with fried bananas and bacon that is simply good enough for Elvis to rise from the dead for. We will be back just to have this again. Seriously.


They also serve a selection of Joffrey’s coffee beverages, as well as some champagne and sparkling wines.



The last dessert we had was the Dancing with Pavlova, which is a light raspberry crisp. It wasn’t bad, and if you like raspberry I assume this will be your favorite. It was kind of hard to eat as it is quite large and pretty solid, but otherwise fine.




The couple next to us had the Key Lime Tart and Strawberry Mousse and seemed to enjoy both thoroughly (and yes, we did ask permission to take a picture of their food).



Amorette’s produces a signature cake that will run you about $85.00 and they also take cake orders in advance as well.
The level of service we were provided was also second-to-none. The cast members who helped us both order and checkout were very knowledgeable and courteous, as you
Overall, I think this is a great addition to Disney Springs and a good alternative to both Sprinkles and Erin McKenna’s. Is it pricier? Yes, but the quality is what you would expect from the finest signature Disney table service restaurants but in a bakery format. I think this is going to be a real hot spot at Disney Springs in the years to come, and I expect to see see some new creations appear here regularly as the chef’s experiment with this new culinary playground they have been given.

26 de abril de 2016

Disney D23 News: Jodie Benson Performing in The Little Mermaid: Live in Concert

Earlier this month it was announced that there will be an incredible event at the Hollywood Bowl. “The Little Mermaid: Live in Concert“, starring Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Titus Burgess as Sebastian, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Darren Criss as Eric, and Joshua Colley as Flounder. It was scheduled just for June 4th, but shortly after advanced ticket sales began a June 3rd date was added.

We now just got word that a third concert date was added for Monday, June 6th! The even bigger announcement? The June 6th performance will feature Jodi Benson reprising her role as Ariel! The performance will have additional special guest stars Susan Egan (Meg from “Hercules”, the original Belle on Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast”), and Brad Kane, who did the singing voice of Aladdin in “Aladdin”.

Benson couldn’t be happier to get to re-visit the role of Ariel, which she originated. She had this to say about the concert:

“I’m so thrilled and incredibly blessed to be invited once again to sing at the Hollywood Bowl—and this time as my beloved Ariel during this unique commemoration of our movie, The Little Mermaid,” said Benson. “It’s such a special honor to celebrate my 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company by standing on the Hollywood Bowl stage and singing the beautiful music of the brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. I am truly honored and eternally grateful to Howard and Alan and our directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, for allowing me to bring Ariel to life and to be ‘part of your world’ for all of these many amazing years.”

The concert will accompany the celebrity singers with a live orchestra, with “The Little Mermaid” movie playing on the Hollywood Bowl screens. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 27th at 10am at Ticketmaster.com for the June 6th concert, the June 3rd & 4th concert tickets are already available.

10 de abril de 2016

Disney D23 News: Disney’s The Jungle Book featurette – The Voices


In Disney’s original animated feature The Jungle Book, we enjoyed the fun, adventure, and artistry of Disney’s masters. The 2016 remake pays homage to the original, by bringing back the fun and adventure with today’s modern animation tools.

As in the original, the voices behind the characters play a huge role in making it a great film. A new featurette from Disney focuses on the actors behind those voices:


Early word on the street is great. With reviews in from some of the top movie reviewers, Disney’s The Jungle Book has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Disney’s The Jungle Book opens April 15th. Will you be seeing it in theaters? It will also be available in 3D and IMAX 3D.

7 de abril de 2016

Disney D23 News: D23 Destination D Returns to Walt Disney World with “Amazing Adventures” in 2016

DESTINATION D: AMAZING ADVENTURES CELEBRATES THE EXCITEMENT OF DISNEY’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, FROM TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES TO PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR


Disney Legends, Luminaries, and Special Guests Will Take Fans on an Incredible Journey November 19 and 20 at Walt Disney World Resort

BURBANK, Calif. — April 7, 2016 — Since Walt Disney first brought his groundbreaking True-Life Adventures to the big screen, adventure has played a pivotal role in Disney entertainment, from the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean to the new planet of Pandora, which will soon be unveiled at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This year, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are invited to join the excitement at D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures, a celebration of these landmarks of the past, present, and future. The two-day event will take placeNovember 19 and 20, 2016 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort.

Presenters and panelists include Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Tony Baxter; Walt Disney Imagineers Joe Rohde, Chris Merritt, Jason Grandt, and Wyatt Winter; producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast); and Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline—plus more to be announced.*

Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, returns with a pop-up shop at the event for attendees, featuring a selection of exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, apparel, and collectibles themed to the event.

Highlights of D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures will include*:

■ New Walt Disney World Adventures: From Soarin’ Around the World to Rivers of Light—Get an insider’s glimpse into the latest experiences across Walt Disney World Resort, as Disney Imagineers provide a behind-the-scenes look at new and upcoming entertainment.
■ Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Evolving a New Species of Theme Park—Explore the origins and incredible evolution of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, from early concepts to new experiences to be discovered at the park.
■ Magic Journeys: 45 Years of Walt Disney World Adventures—Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort with a nostalgic journey through some of the Vacation Kingdom’s most unique and fondly remembered adventures!
■ A Look Back at Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures—Join Disney historians on an expedition through the landmark True-Life Adventure series, which earned the Disney Studio eight Academy Awards®!
■ The Art and Adventures of Marc Davis—Discover the adventurous artwork of artist, animator, and Disney Legend Marc Davis with Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Production Designer Chris Merritt, who is authoring a new book on the Disney Legend.

The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Tickets go on sale April 21, 2016, and are $190 each for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members. Tickets are also available to D23 General Members for $250 per ticket. All guests will receive a special gift created exclusively for the event, and attendees are guaranteed seats at all panels and presentations. A limited number of Wilderness Explorer VIP tickets will be available, which includes early shopping, an exclusive evening experience on November 18, reserved seating for all presentations, a special gift bag, unique collectibles, and more.

Further details about the program and tickets for D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures, can be found at D23.com/Events. Additional schedule announcements will be made in the coming months.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

1 de abril de 2016

"Disney D23 News": All Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Close Effective This Sunday


This morning it was announced that all attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are slated to close. The announcement was made at a press conference, held by Disney spokesman Buzz Abrams. “Guests have been complaining about the construction walls and closed attractions,” Abrams said to a group of about 100 reporters. “In the interest of maintaining our reputation for great guest experiences, we have decided to just shut down and demolish everything at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.” He then asked those in attendance if there were any questions.

The first inquiry dealt with the time frame for the park’s closing. “Sunday,” was Abrams reply. After the collective gasp, he continued. “Everyone already knew that there would be massive shut downs after April 2, we just decided to take the closures further than we originally announced.

“But don’t worry, the fun at the park will not stop. Since Disney’s Hollywood Studios will not officially be open, for the first time in Disney Parks history we are offering 50% off park admission! If you want to come in and watch the behind the scenes demolition magic happen, you can for $48.50, $51, or $57, depending on the season. That is half off the normal DHS admission. FastPass+ will be available for reserved viewing areas. Of course, guests will need to sign waivers stating that they realize that NONE of the attractions, restaurants, or shops will be open during their visits. We will have a few portable potties, but you might have to wait in line with the construction workers.

“Plus,” Abrams added, “for an extra $19.99 per person, we’ll let you take a picture with Handy Manny. We wanted it to be Bob the Builder, but apparently we don’t own the rights to him! Go figure, I thought that Disney owned the rights to just about everything these days. We won’t have PhotoPass photographers on hand, you’ll have to take the picture yourself.”

Abrams took a peek at his notes before continuing. “I almost forgot, the fun doesn’t stop there. We are also going to offer ‘Extra Magic Demolition’. For only $149 per person, Disney will actually let you take three swings with a sledge hammer to help us demolish several discontinued attractions. You will then be able to take home a shattered piece of a classic Disney ride, show, or restaurant. Those will be limited to one per person, and we expect Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror fragments to go fast, so you’d better reserve your spot right away. It’s a win win situation. Guests will take home a unique souvenir, and Cast Members won’t have to clean up the construction mess.” Abrams glanced at his notes again. “Oh, and with Extra Magic Demolition you will also receive a special ‘Mickey Demolition Collector’s Pen’. That’s ‘pen’, not ‘pin’. This isn’t a pin trading event.”

The next question led to what would become of the land that currently houses Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “We’re still going ahead with our plans for Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, we’re just getting everything else out of the way first. Demolishing everything that is currently in the park will really speed things up. We decided to shut all remaining Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions down until the construction is complete. When it reopens, it will totally be worth the wait. We’re closing Disney’s Hollywood Studios forever, but it will reopen with a new name.”

Abrams then looked around the crowd in front of him and shook his head again. “I’m surprised no one has asked me the park’s new name. Well, I can tell you that we haven’t decided on that yet. We’re holding a behind the scenes contest. I submitted ‘Abram’s Awesome Adventures’, and I think that has a pretty good shot.”

Abrams looked at the blank faces in front of him and started to laugh. “I can’t believe that all of you fell for another April Fool’s joke. You’re probably the same people who last year believed that we were going to change Cinderella Castle into Elsa’s Ice Palace!”

15 de agosto de 2015

Photos & Videos: Disney Stars At The 2015 D23 Expo


Going to up“Lab Rats: Bionic Island” stars Kelli Berglund and Billy Unger visited with fans on Friday (August 14, 2015). Video:date this post all weekend long, as the 2015 D23 Expo is underway at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Mickey helped kick-off the event and there are so many Disney stars that are attending and have already attended. See Olivia Holt’s performance here.



Along with Olivia were her “I Didn’t Do It” castmates Piper Curda, Sarah Gilman, Peyton Clark and Austin North.



“Lab Rats: Bionic Island” stars Kelli Berglund and Billy Unger visited with fans on Friday (August 14, 2015).

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Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy had fun together.

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The cast of “K.C. Undercover” was all together. Fun pic of Zendaya, Trinitee Stokes, Veronica Dunne and Kamil McFadden.

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Photo source: D23 Expo Press, Instagram and Twitter

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13 de agosto de 2015

No New Trailer or Footage To Be Shown At D23 For “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”


For those looking forward to a new trailer or behind the scenes footage for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at this week’s D23, you may have to wait a little longer. Entertainment Weekly has just informed us that there will be no new trailer or new footage and has also revealed that their source was “The Force Awakens” director, J.J. Abrams:

Whatever revelations may be in store at the Anaheim fan gathering will not involve seeing sections of the movie. For doubters, I may as well reveal that “reliable source”…

“It is true, we are showing no footage, behind the scenes or otherwise,” director J.J. Abrams tells EW. “In the fall, there’ll be a trailer.”

He knows fans are eager for another look at the film and promises to bring something compelling to the Disney conventioneers. “We’re thrilled to go to D23 and meet the fans, but it’s a tricky thing to try and rush [footage] for a convention or preexisting event that would, of course, be fun to show something at,” he said.


Source: Entertainment Weekly

Read More: http://wdwnt.com/blog/2015/08/no-new-trailer-or-footage-to-be-shown-at-d23-for-star-wars-the-force-awakens/

7 de julio de 2015

Star-Spangled Skies: Fireworks at Disneyland - Courtesy of D23


The Fourth of July is upon us—that most American of holidays, celebrating the bravery of our Founding Fathers and the generations after who fought for our continued freedom. And nothing says “Fourth of July” quite like a magnificent display of fireworks! Disneyland Park has cornered the market for decades on firework displays, culminating with Disneyland Forever, their newest spectacular in honor of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

It all started in 1956 (just one year after the Park’s opening) when Walt Disney first dazzled nighttime guests with a fireworks display, entitled Fantasy In the Sky. Back then, firework fuses were lit by very steady hand. But by the 1960s, an electronic system was created to launch the shells into the air… and shortly thereafter, the increasingly popular shows were synchronized to music. Tinker Bell’s iconic “flight” over Sleeping Beauty Castle was first added in 1961, and other characters (including Dumbo and Mary Poppins) followed.

Quintessential displays over the years have included Believe … There’s Magic in the Stars, which fused storytelling with innovative pyrotechnic effects; the breathtaking Christmas-themed Believe… In Holiday Magic; the 50th anniversary Remember… Dreams Come True; the enchanting production Magical (which brought Dumbo back to the skies above the Castle); and last year’s re-invented Fantasy In The Sky. And it all leads up to the new Disneyland Forever, which surrounds audiences with magic like never before!



Whether watching from Main Street, U.S.A., it’s a small world, the Rivers of America, or even within sight of the Matterhorn, each guest has a different experience of Disneyland Forever—as every location comes to life with unique combinations of color and light. The show features sequences themed after timeless films like Mary Poppins, Frozen, and The Lion King, and the pyrotechnics join with amazing projection mapping technology to immerse guests into the Disney tales that surround them. Other special effects include dozens of inflatable units and moving window “actuators” that make Main Street, U.S.A. truly come alive. And don’t forget the show’s brand-new musical score! It includes a very special closing theme, “A Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman and performed by Broadway’s original Mary Poppins, Ashley Brown.

Disneyland Forever is the latest (and greatest!) in a long line of memorable fireworks spectaculars at Disneyland Park—and if you’re visiting this coming Fourth of July, take note: Following that evening’s performance, for one night only, guests will enjoy a patriotic pyrotechnic grand finale to celebrate America’s birthday!

Read More: https://d23.com/star-spangled-skies-fireworks-at-disneyland/

27 de abril de 2015

Banking with Character: Disney’s Own Financial Planners


With Tax Day just around the corner, we thought we’d take a moment to put down the abacus (people still use those, right?) and reflect on some of our most admired Disney “financial planners”… You know, those Disney characters who work their own special kind of magic on money. Pinch a few pennies with us—and see if your favorite made the list!



Scrooge McDuck


He’s probably the first Disney character we all associate with money… a savvy and shrewd businessman who accumulated his incredible wealth by being “tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties and making it square.” Donald’s rich uncle made his first appearance in a comic book in 1947!



Angus McBadger from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad


Poor Angus was tasked with putting affairs in order for wealthy, if foolhardy, Mr. Toad. Seems our carefree amphibian friend found himself in a lot of debt, and it was up to Angus to save the monetary day!



Hamm from Toy Story


We don’t hear very much from little Hamm about money in the Toy Story films—but we have to imagine he’s pretty good at saving it. Every little kid should have a genuine piggy bank; there’s no better way to start accruing those quarters for a rainy day (or maybe to use for a special night out at Pizza Planet).



Sheriff of Nottingham


This is one person you might not want looking after your money. The sheriff is charged with collecting taxes for nasty Prince John, who’s determined to stop Robin Hood’s plan to “steal from the rich and give to the poor.”



George Banks from Mary Poppins


By all accounts, Mr. Banks is a money maven of the highest caliber; he works at a large London financial institution, and has made it his life’s work to accumulate and manage wealth. But his need of “precision and order” gets between him and the love of his family… Luckily, everyone’s favorite nanny comes to the rescue!



Anthony Biddle from The Happiest Millionaire


He may be a tad eccentric, but he’s a self-made millionaire—so he must know a thing or two about money. Just steer clear of his 12 pet alligators! (Maybe they keep an eye on his money for him?)



Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold from Once Upon a Time


Mr. Gold is Storybrooke’s wealthiest resident—a pawnshop owner who became rich through (primarily underhanded) bargains with the town’s magical residents. But frankly, he’s easier to deal with than his alter ego Rumpelstiltskin, a sorcerer who can spin gold from straw. A nice retirement plan, sure, but one that comes with a price!

Read More: https://d23.com/banking-with-character/

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