Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ratatouille’ attraction video!

Via its YouTube channel, Disneyland Paris has announced that its widely anticipated attraction for Disney/Pixar’s ‘Ratatouille’ will make its official debut on July 10, 2014. The official description of the attraction, is as follows:
A totally immersive experience awaits guests in a brand new rat-traction, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. Once shrunk to the size of a rat, families will be whisked off for a culinary adventure in the company of Remy and his friends. After scurrying across Parisian rooftops, guests will tumble down into the busy kitchens and dining room of Chef Gusteau’s prestigious eatery. Keeping out of Skinner’s reach has never been so much fun.
According to the video, the attraction will feature brand new animation created exclusively for the ride.
The Disneyland Paris resort also recently announced that it will be introduced Spider-Man as a meet and greet character starting April 19, 2014 in honor of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tokyo Disney parks claim 600 millionth visitor!

TOKYO -- Disney's theme parks in the Tokyo area - Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea - recorded their 600 millionth visitor last weekend, according to park officials.
The lucky visitor, Yumi Sakai, and her family walked through the park gates on Saturday morning - 30 years and 363 days since the first park, Tokyo Disneyland, opened on April 15, 1983. Sakai was congratulated on the park stage by Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, and presented with a three-year special pass.
It took Disneyland eight years and 45 days to record its 100th millionth visitor, but only three years and 228 days from go from 500 million to 600 million - or 4.7 visits for every one of Japan's 127 million people

Monday, April 14, 2014

Relativity Media rivals Disney bid for Maker Studios!

Film studio Relativity Media offered a competing bid for Maker Studios in a last-minute attempt to thwart Walt Disney’s deal for the online video producer.
In March, Disney offered to buy Maker Studios for $500 million in cash and $450 million in additional stock if certain performance targets are met.
Relativity, which recently has expanded into television and sports content, sent a letter to Maker’s board on Sunday to extend its own bid. In a statement, the entertainment firm called its bid “superior to the current offer from Walt Disney.” Relativity didn’t disclose the details of that bid.
A source familiar with Relativity’s proposal said the company initially offered $500 million in stock, plus $400 million in stock based on Maker’s performance. Relativity also included $100 million in bonuses for executives and talent at Maker Studios.
On Monday, Relativity raised the base price of its offer to $525 million in cash and stock, according to the source.
“Relativity’s proposal fully values Maker Studios while providing its shareholders far more upside potential for growth than the Disney offer,” Relativity said in a statement. “We are confident the Maker Studios board and its shareholders will recognize the full value of the Relativity offer.”
Los Angeles-based Maker Studios has a shareholder vote on the sale to Disney scheduled for Tuesday. It remains unclear if Relativity’s bid will hamper the agreement between the two companies.
Disney declined to comment on the rival proposal from Relativity. Maker Studios didn’t respond to a an inquiries.
Maker Studios signs YouTube talent and creates videos for channels on the Google video service. The company has become one of the biggest players in YouTube video content.
Relativity was the studio behind the recent Kevin Costner film, “3 Days to Kill,” as well as other notable movies. It was founded in 2004 by producer Ryan Kavanaugh.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Disneynature's ‘Bears’ clip, ‘Digging for Clams’!

Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have released a new clip from their new film Bears (April 18, 2014) titled ‘Digging Up Clams’ in which Scout finds himself in a bit of trouble as his mom and sister go digging for clams.
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting — but risky — as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food — ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run — while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses — Alaska! Bears is narrated by John C. Reilly.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Disney releases first Girl Meets World trailer!

Topanga and Cory are all grown up, guys!
E! Online reports that Disney has finally released the first trailer for "Girl Meets World," the spin-off of the '90s sitcom, "Boy Meets World."

Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage revive their roles as high school sweethearts turned parents Topanga Lawrence and Cory Matthews.

The new show will focus on their daughter, Riley, as she navigates through the world of middle school Riley is played by Rowan Blanchard.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show will premiere this summer.
Several original "Boy Meets World" characters will also appear on the show.
Watch the trailer below:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Disney gives global birthday kiss to It's a Small World!

Disney's It's a Small World ride is turning 50, and it received a global birthday party on Thursday.
A segment on "Good Morning America," broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, showed groups from Disney theme parks and other locations singing the well-worn theme song "It's a Small World (After All)."
Included were international cast members from the countries of Epcot performing in front of Cinderella Castle  at Magic Kingdom. "Good Morning America" also featured groups at theme parks in Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and pre-dawn Anaheim, Calif.; Times Square in New York City; and in Queens, N.Y., at the site of the 1964 World's Fair, where It's a Small World debuted.
The attraction later was added at Disneyland, then at Disney World when the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971.
Addition recognition was planned for Magic Kingdom as live performing groups such as the Dapper Dans and the Main Street Philharmonic included "It's a Small World (After All)" to the day's repertoire. A mass park-guest singalong is planned before the new Festival of Fantasy parade, which steps off at 3 p.m.
"Good Morning America" also included a behind-the-scenes segment of the attraction and footage from Disney's Small World website ( that shows folks from around the world singing. The site also is raising money for UNICEF, the organization tied to the original World's Fair attraction.
The attraction also got on ABC-produced "Live With Kelly & Michael" on Thursday. During the talk show's host chat, Kelly Ripa said It's a Small World is the first stop her family makes when visiting Magic Kingdom, and Michael Strahan called the song the "ultimate earworm."


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Planes: Fire & Rescue’ ‘Thunder’ trailer (video)!

Walt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have released a new trailer titled ‘Thunder’ for their upcoming animated sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, which will debut in theaters on July 18, 2014.
From the world of Cars soars Planes: Fire & Rescue, a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Disney Infinity 2.0′ teases Marvel additions!

Marvel has just released a teaser for ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ titled ‘Get Ready to Assemble’ which features a cameo appearance by none-other than Captain America’s Shield alongside existing Disney and Pixar characters currently available in the game’s first iteration.
More information as it develops!