Friday, March 4, 2016

Zootopia Opens today, New Finding Dory trailer, Big Hero 6 the series & Disney adds 2 NEW Cruise ships!

 Disney's Zootopia opens today, in 3,827 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is holding a perfect 100% from Rotten Tomatoes, though a large number of the posted reviews seem to be rating the moral as much as the movie. Their consensus: "The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation -- all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained". BOM projects an easy first place weekend win for the film with $72.7 million.

Now you can watch the brand new trailer for Disney Pixar's anticipated Finding Dory!

Also - Disney is set for a Big Hero 6 television series that will premiere on Disney XD in 2017!
The series picks up immediately following the events in the film. Hiro is the newest prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, and he faces daunting academic challenges …. not to mention the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for Big Hero 6 as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

And - CEO Bob Iger revealed that The Walt Disney Company plans to build “two more phenomenal ships” for Disney Cruise Line, which will join the current fleet of four. The ships are scheduled to be completed sometime in 2021 and 2023.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ABC’s ‘Disneyland’ Anniversary Special adds celebrity roster to appearances!

(from: -) Don't forget to set your DVR's because ABC announced today that a star-studded line-up of music, film and television personalities will participate in the festivities on ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.’ Stars include Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, and Zendaya. ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airs Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced participants and performers include Harrison Ford, Elton John, Josh Gad, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jessie J, Kelsea Ballerini, Witney Carson, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.
Musical performances and segments include the following:

  • Elton John will perform ‘The Circle of Life’ from The Lion King as well as debut his new song, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional dancer Derek Hough will play host to the special as well as be joined by co-star Witney Carson in a performance as part of Disneyland’s ‘Paint the Night’ parade as well as pay homage to Disney films in a dance medley.

  • Josh Gad will take viewers to places normally closed to Disneyland guests including Walt Disney’s private apartment above the firehouse as well as the Disneyland Dream Suite.

  • Harrison Ford will share new details about the Star Wars themed lands coming to both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.

  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will join the celebration performing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney’s acclaimed animated film Fantasia.

  • Tori Kelly will duet with Kermit the Frog on ‘The Rainbow Connection’ from The Muppet Movie.

  • Jessi J will perform ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ from Pinocchio.

  • Kelsea Ballerini will perform ‘Part of Your World’ from The Little Mermaid, accompanied with dance by ‘Dance Moms’ star and Sia collaborator, Maddie Ziegler, with choreography by Travis Wall.

  • Fall Out Boy will perform ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ from The Jungle Book


Friday, January 22, 2016

Inside Out's Joy and Sadness coming to Epcot? & Disney's first poster for the BFG

Joy and Sadness from Inside out are expected to be coming to Epcot's Character Spot for a new meet and greet in February 2016. The characters from the Disney Pixar movie Inside Out are strongly rumored to begin appearing in the newly expanded Character Spot, using space from the former Innoventions West exhibit. Disney has not yet made any announcement, so as always, the information here should be treated as speculation.

And - This summer, Disney will release a film version of the beloved children’s book The BFG. From the director of E.T. (Steven Spielberg) and the author Roald Dahl, the movie promises to delight audiences both young and old when it hits theatres on July 1, 2016.
Today the studio debuting the first posted for the film!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mary Poppins on The Wonderful World of Disney, Toy Story 20th Anniversary Special & Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

On Saturday, December 12th @ 8pm, The Wonderful World of Disney makes its return to ABC for the first time since 2012 (Last hosted by Larry the Cable Guy  as Cars Land opened in Disney California Adventure). Dick Van Dyke will host the Walt Disney classic Mary Poppins as he guides viewers through backstage glimpses of the film straight from the Disney Archives. He’ll get some help from Bullseye, the mascot for Target as the store sponsors.

Still to come to ABC is Toy Story 20th Anniversary Special (Thursday, December 10th @ 8pm, followed by the movie Toy Story) and Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Sunday, December 13th @ 8pm.). This is great to see ABC add so much Disney energy into broadcasts like these, hopefully this is a sign of more yet to come!