Tuesday, September 23, 2014

'Once Upon a Time' Premiere first act available on Watch ABC for Authenticated Viewers!

From:TV by the Numbers.com - In an unprecedented move for Disney/ABC Television Group's WATCH services, the first act of next Sunday’s highly anticipated premiere of “Once Upon A Time, ” featuring the chilly debut of Elsa from Disney's “Frozen,” is live now for authenticated viewers on WATCH ABC, WATCH Disney Channel and WATCH ABC Family. It will be available to all viewers on each platform beginning FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. This is the first time all three networks have debuted content from the same show on their WATCH services.  

Disney/ABC Television Group's WATCH services enable fans to watch their favorite ABC, ABC Family and Disney Channel programming whenever and wherever they are on desktops, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. Authenticated subscribers of Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse, among others, can also watch a 24-hour live stream of each network, as well as access advantaged window episodes.  

In the season premiere episode “A Tale of Two Sisters,” a scared and confused Elsa finds herself in Storybrooke and, fearful of the intentions of its residents, creates a powerful snow monster for protection. With Robin Hood’s wife, Marian, back in the picture, Regina wonders if her “happily ever after” with the former thief has been completely quashed -- while on their honeymoon, Mr. Gold finds an intriguing object that makes him question whether or not he should officially give Belle control over the dagger that makes him The Dark One, and Hook is dismayed to discover that Emma seems to be avoiding him while she tries to help comfort Regina after being the one responsible for bringing Marian back from the past'Once  and into Storybrooke. Meanwhile, in Arendelle of the past, as Elsa’s sister Anna’s wedding to Kristoff nears, Anna discovers that their parents – who died on-ship during a violent storm – were heading to a mysterious destination in a quest that may have held the secret to containing Elsa’s out of control Ice powers. And against Elsa’s wishes, Anna wants to finish their journey to find out what they were looking for, on “Once Upon A Time,” SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Once Upon A Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter/Sleepy, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/Magic Mirror, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Georgina Haig as Elsa, Elizabeth Lail as Anna, Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff, Oliver Rice as noble man, Pascale Hutton as regal woman, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Jason Burkart as Little John, Christie Laing as Maid Marian and John Rhys-Davies as Grand Pabbie.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studio's Backlot Tour to close Sept 27th!

One of Disney's Hollywood Studios' first attractions is closing permanently next week.

Disney confirms the Studio Backlot Tour will close Saturday, Sept. 27 to make way for new development. Among the "new development" is to move "Wandering Oaken's Trading Post" out from its current place and expand it. The trading post is part of Frozen Summer Fun, which will run through the holidays at least.
Beyond that, a Disney spokesperson could provide no details on what expansions might be coming.

The Studio Backlot Tour was originally called the Backstage Studio Tour when the park opened in 1989. The original tour was a more elaborate two-part attraction that took guests on a tram tour of the backlot area, plus a walking tour that included numerous special effects demonstrations. Over the years the tour has gradually shrunk to its pres.

In 2008 live tour guides were replaced with automated narration.

Studio Backlot Tour is not the only ride to close at Walt Disney World that day. The Maelstrom at Epcot's Norway Pavilion will also close to make way for a Frozen attraction.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stan Lee could have a cameo in Disney's animated movie BIG HERO 6!

Yahoo Movies.com is reporting that we could see a Marvel icon (...one with out a cape) in Disney animation studios "Big Hero 6". The film’s producer Roy Conli told yahoo at a preview event for the film earlier this week, asking him if there was still room for a cameo from Marvel icon Stan Lee somewhere in the film. He cracked a huge grin and replied knowingly, “I can’t wait for you to see the film!”.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FROZEN ride coming to Walt Disney World's EPCOT in 2016!

Sorry TDDF fans, we had family at our house from California for a week! Had much fun and we are now back to our regular Disney posting mode! :) 

From: FOX news - Frozen’ fever strikes yet again as Disney announced plans to open a themed guest experience based on the hit-movie.

Fans of Anna, Elsa, and Olaf have already been waiting up to eight hours in lines at Disney World to greet their favorite characters, but now park guests will be able to immerse themselves in a mini village located in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.

“I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film,” said Tom Staggs, Chariman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

According to Disney, construction has already started on ‘Frozen’-world, which includes “a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests.” The ride will take park goers to the magical Arendelle while immersing “them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film.”

In addition to being featured in the new ride, ‘Frozen’ characters will have a bigger presence at Disney’s Magic Kingdom during the oncoming holiday season. Cinderella’s Castle will be transformed into an ice palace by Queen Elsa tarting in early November and the main characters are set to make appearances in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

Fans will also be able to continue the singalong fun as Frozen Summer Fun LIVE extends into the fall and winter months. Kids can even play in a new enlarged area with real snow. 
The ‘Frozen’ area at Epcot is slated open early 2016

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Disney site goes THROW BACK & Real ducks do DUCKTALES theme song!

Yesterday, along with Disney releasing REAL DUCKS acting out the opening to DuckTales, Disney also went into a '90s  a throwback site featuring spinning gifs, animated flames, and a web counter. The horrors of sweet nostalgia can been seen here:  http://partners.disney.com/throwback

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“Frozen Fever” a new animated short coming SPRING 2015!

Last night during the airing of the ABC special "The Story of FROZEN: Making of a Disney classic", they announced “Frozen Fever” a new animated short that will premiere in the spring of 2015. The story will revolve around Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff want to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

We will keep you updated as soon as we hear more! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Have a swell LABOR DAY from TDDF & 5 Things You'll Learn in 'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic'!

And - From: ABC.com: A behind-the-scenes look at the Oscar-winning animated film, "The Story of 'Frozen': Making a Disney Animated Classic," is set to debut on Sept. 2 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, and fans have a lot to look forward to. 

With interviews from "Frozen" stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff, songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, executive producer and Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter and the film's producers and directors, there's a lot that will be revealed about the film by Disney, parent company to ABC News. Producer Paul Del Vecho gave ABC News a preview. 

1. Nobody Expected the Film's Monster Success: The team behind "Frozen" always knew that the film was special, but nobody expected it to become the fifth highest grossing film of all time. "It took on a life of its own," Del Vecho marveled. "It's been very exciting!" 
2. The Film Required New Technology: One reason "Frozen" had such a magical effect on viewers was because of the way it looked. The snow scenes, for example, required special technology, which Walt Disney Animation Studios created for the movie. "We didn't want characters to walk on a white surface. We wanted them to interact with the snow," he said, adding that facial animation was also improved to allow for subtlety. "We tend to build on the success of [previous films, including 'Tangled'] and advance the artistry." 

3. ... But It Built on Old Themes: Yes, "Frozen" was a departure from previous Disney animated films, but there were familiar tropes, too. However, the film dealt with them a little differently. "We did want to turn them on their heads -- the love at first sight, or the [concept of] Prince Charming," he said. "We kept asking ourselves, 'What movie do we want to see today?' and ... we did not set these girls up on a pedestal. They have real issues and real problems just like we all do in real life. [We wanted to] make them real and relatable." 

4. "Let It Go" Created the Movie's Theme: "It was such an empowering song that we ended up rewriting quite a bit of the movie to make that song and theme fit," Del Vecho said of the movie's feel-good anthem. "What I love most about it is everyone who hears it comes up to me and has a different of interpretation of why it touches them." 

5. You'll Get a Sneak Peek at a Future Project: While work on the "Frozen" franchise is still ongoing (there's a Broadway show in the works and a "Frozen" story arc coming to "Once Upon a Time" on ABC),") Walt Disney Animation Studios is currently putting the finishing touches on it newest film, "Big Hero Six." The ABC special will feature the debut of a scene from the film. "We're really hitting our stride and telling real, believable, heartfelt stories," Del Vecho said.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit meet and greets starting Sept 14th at Disneyland's California Adventure!

Exciting news from Disney California Adventure/Disneyland! On September 14th at Buena Vista Street the LONG long awaited welcome the newest Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit! Up till now Oswald has only been located at Tokyo Disney Sea in Japan so this is GREAT news for us Disney fans! (at least the west coasters).