Friday, May 22, 2015

Disneyland's Diamond 60th Anniversary kicks off today, videos and more!

Today Disneyland's 60th Diamond Anniversary kicks off today, May 22, at the Disneyland Resort in California. For those who won't be able to attend, like us, can view a LIVE streaming HERE.

During this celebration there is a lot of cool NEW 60th themed merchandise at the park.
With LOTS and lots of pictures and video popping up online, here are just a few of those video, including PAINT THE NIGHT parade for the 60th celebration! EnJoy!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ABC's 1st trailer for the NEW Muppet show!

It's time to get things started! The Muppets are coming to ABC and this is your first look....


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Disney purchases Carousel Inn across the street from Disneyland for $32 million!

From: - ANAHEIM – The Walt Disney Co. has purchased a hotel that sits directly across Harbor Boulevard from its two theme parks for $32 million, according to public records.

Disney, through a limited-liability corporation, Carousel Holdings EAT, purchased the 131-room Carousel Inn & Suites on 1530 S. Harbor Blvd. from Good Hope International.

Messages to Good Hope representatives for comment were not returned on Wednesday. A Carousel Inn manager said he was unaware of the sale. A Disneyland spokeswoman confirmed the purchase.
Sandwiched between the Pizza Press restaurant and the Tropicana Inn & Suites, the five-story hotel features a rooftop pool and guest rooms ranging in size from 300 to 700 square feet. Guests typically pay $109 to $400 per night.

Disney finalized the purchase on March 23, according to public records.

“The Walt Disney Co. saw this as a strategic investment, as opportunities to purchase properties in close proximity to the resort are extremely rare,” said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland spokeswoman.
Brown said the current management will continue to operate the Carousel Inn. She added that Disney has no long-term plans for the property at this time.

“I think whatever they have in mind will be good for the resort district,” said Bill Snyder, president of the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel & Lodging Association.
Disney has three hotels in the resort district – Paradise Pier, Disney Grand Californian and the Disneyland Hotel – with more than 2,200 rooms in all. Because the current management will continue to operate the Carousel Inn, Disney does not consider the hotel part of its hotel portfolio. Disney officials are more like landlords.

Alan Reay, president of Atlas Hospitality Group, a hotel-consulting business, lauded the purchase. He cited how rare it is to find property for sale adjacent to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, and the boom in tourism and development currently happening in Anaheim.

Reay said properties adjacent to the theme parks are considered “legacy assets” that families have had for generations and are passed down: “They don’t sell.”

Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW STAR WARS: The Force Awakens and clip from Star Wars Celebration event!

With Star Wars Celebration going on now it just debuted a suspenseful NEW teaser for Disney's upcoming movie STAR WARS: The Force Awakens.

Also shown at the Star Wars Celebration event, we get to meet new droid BB-8! Watch below!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Matterhorn and Peter Pan’s Flight to receive NEW special effects for Disneyland 60th!

Disney Parks blog announced yesterday that, at Disneyland, new effects are being added to Matterhorn Bobsleds and a new audio animatronics for the Abominable Snowman: "Just wait until you see the Abominable Snowman in ways you’ve never seen him before when the attraction reopens in May!

 Also reopening in May is Peter Pan’s Flight, "featuring a reimagined nursery scene and a variety of special effects that will make this classic and beloved attraction come to life in new ways."

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Disney/Lucasfilm, and Fox announce entire STAR WARS movie saga in Digital format!

Disney/Lucasfilm, and Fox have announced that the entire Star Wars saga will be available for purchase in Digital HD for the first time ever starting this Friday, April 10th 2015. And the Digital Collection will include a lot of never-before-seen bonus material that fans of the franchise will love. 

 Here is all details in the press release:

As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”

“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” commented Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.”

With Star Wars: Episodes I-VI available for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually, viewers will have the Rebel forces at their beck and call across their favorite devices anywhere – sunbathing at the beach, relaxing in their living room with friends, or waiting to board a flight to Endor (or elsewhere).
Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film. These are the droids you’re looking for:

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace
Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures
Legacy content includes “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit; plus eight deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones
Conversations: Sounds In Space
Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed
Legacy content includes “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith
Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was
Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers
Legacy content includes documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A New Hope (20th Century Fox)
Conversations: Creating A Universe
Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
Legacy content includes “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back
Conversations: The Lost Interviews
Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
Legacy content includes “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi
Conversations: The Effects
Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt
Legacy content includes “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

a NEW Muppet Show may be headed to ABC!

( It’s time to play the music and light the lights once again, as ABC is planning to revive “The Muppet Show.”

Following up on a tweet from Production Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation to be shown in May to advertisers. If everyone likes what they see, ABC is expected to give a straight-to-series order.

Bob Kushnell (“3rd Rock From the Sun”) is also on board as co-writer and showrunner, with executive producer Randall Einhorn (“Wilfred”) directing the pilot presentation.
TVLine, which says the presentation will be shot under the title “Muppets 2015,” snagged the logline: ““The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new ‘Muppet Show.’ However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.”

Initial reports suggest that, like the TV series that aired in syndication from 1976 to 1981, the pilot will be a comedy-variety series featuring celebrity cameos. It’s also expected to introduce new characters, including Fozzie’s girlfriend and her parents.

ABC previously revived the franchise in 1996 with the short-lived “Muppets Tonight.” ABC Studios and its Disney sibling Muppet Studios are producing this new effort.