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Disney Parks Attraction Creators Compare Crafting Video Games With Real-World Experiences

Building a playful, inviting experience in a Disney theme park is far from easy, and it’s also surprisingly similar to creating a successful video game. Today, in a Game Developers Conference talk entitled “Playing with magic: Interactive worlds and Walt Disney imagineering,” Walt Disney Imagineering’s Creative Director Sara Thacher and Executive Creative Director Brent D. […]
Tags: Disney, Features, GDC, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Imagineering, Imagineering, GDC 2019, Disney Parks Attraction Creators, Sara Thacher

Thousands of jobs on the line as Disney merges with Fox

Walt Disney completed its US$71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox entertainments assets, and now must get to the task of squeezing out promised cost savings, an effort that will lead to thousands of firings in the film and TV... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Disney, US, Fox, 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney

Legendary Disney artist Mary Blair is featured at this museum

  Mary Blair, Concept art for façade of “It’s a Small World,” c. 1962-63, gouache on board. (Photo Courtesy of the Hilbert Museum) Rebecca Gacek, of Laguna Beach, checks out the Mary Blair exhibit at the Hilbert Museum of California Art in Orange. The museum is displaying the legendary Disney illustrator’s work that includes the exteriors for “It’s A Small World,” and stills for “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “Peter Pan.” (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South America, Oklahoma, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Peta, Walt Disney World, Orange, East Coast

Uncle Scrooge #135 - Carl Barks reprints

(Walt Disney's) Uncle Scrooge v1 #135, 1976 - Featuring work by Carl Barks, this issue contains material from earlier in the series. "Twenty-four Carat Moon" was first published in Uncle Scrooge #24 and the "Fabulous Tycoon" comes from Uncle Scrooge #23. Other artists in this issue include Tony Strobl. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Barks / Uncle Scrooge >this issue >Barks >Uncle Scrooge [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Walt Disney, Ted Ignacio, Carl Barks, Tony Strobl Home Barks Uncle Scrooge

Why Labor Strife Was the Elephant in the Room for Disney’s Original ‘Dumbo’

Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo” launches March 29, a remake of the Disney classic that opened Oct. 23, 1941. That film is remembered as one of Disney’s shortest (64 minutes) and sweetest. It should also be remembered as the animated movie that launched Disney’s studio in Burbank — and one that was completed in the midst […]
Tags: Tim Burton, Disney, Features, Walt Disney, Burbank, Dumbo

Now Stream This: ‘Free Solo’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘Christopher Robin’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted fa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Ben Affleck, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Egypt, Animation, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese

Walt Disney's Frozen Head: a science fiction movie secretly shot at Walt Disney World

Filmmaker Benjamin Lancaster spent four years secretly shooting a science fiction movie called "The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head," working with actors Daniel Cooksley and Ron Schneider to make a movie about a WDW cast-member who discovers the (urban)-legendary frozen head of Walt Disney, kicking off a series of adventures around the park. The movie premieres online later today. This is (at least) the second time someone has secretly shot a movie at Walt Disney World. (Thanks, Hugh!)
Tags: Science Fiction, Video, Movies, News, Youtube, Disney, Themepunks, Walt Disney World, Urban Legends, Walt Disney, Walt, Cryogenics, Frozen Head, Ron Schneider, Son Of Escape From Walt Disney World, Benjamin Lancaster

Live-action ‘Dumbo’ sneak peek flies into Disneyland’s Main Street Opera House for a limited-time preview

A sneak peek of the new “Dumbo” film about a ridiculed young circus elephant who learns to fly with the help of his enormous ears is now playing for a limited time in Disneyland’s Main Street Opera House. The preview promotes Disney’s new live-action “Dumbo,” opening in theaters on March 29. The remake expands on the flying elephant story of the original 1941 animated film that celebrated differences and possibilities. The cast of the new film includes Danny DeVito as circus owner Max Medici, wh...
Tags: Florida, Tim Burton, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Danny DeVito, Southern California, Hollywood Studios, Dumbo, Disney Cruise Line, Holt Farrier Colin Farrell, Colette Marchant Eva Green, Disneyland Courtesy of Disney

‘Splash’ at 35: This Tom Hanks Sex Comedy Was a Huge Turning Point for Disney

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises.) 1984 was a transitional period for Hollywood. You don’t have to be deep in the weeds of film history to know this is the year when the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating, a response to frustrated parents who felt that the PG-rated films Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of D...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Tim Burton, Disney, Features, Tom-Hanks, Oliver Stone, Mpaa, Walt Disney Company, Lincoln, Shakespeare, Splash, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Tron

Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #882 - Alex Toth art

Walt Disney's Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #882, 1958 - Based on the tv series, Dell follows suit with an accompanying comic book series. Alex Toth's artwork is magnificent, displaying a level of detail and draftsmanship absent from previous Zorro issues. His scenes of 19th century California are utterly convincing, from the early streets of Los Angeles (see interior page below) to the grounds [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, California, Los Angeles, Dell, Walt Disney, Alex Toth, Ted F

You Ain't Never Had a Friend Like MAC! The Aladdin-Inspired Collection Is Here

In a collaboration so fitting it seems dreamt up by Walt Disney himself, MAC Cosmetics is releasing a three-piece collection inspired by the forthcoming live-action film Aladdin. The news comes days after the release of the full-length trailer, and the playful collection will consist of a fuchsia lipstick, nine-shade eye-shadow palette, and bronzer - which, by the way, has a magic lamp embossed on it. This comes after MAC previously released a collection for the live-action Cinderella in 2015, a...
Tags: Makeup, Mac, Disney, Beauty, Walt Disney, Aladdin, Mac Cosmetics, Beauty Products, Beauty News

‘Dumbo’ Has Hidden Easter Eggs for the Original Movie, Disney Parks, and Tim Burton Himself

Since the animated musical Dumbo hit theaters in 1941, the lovable, big-eared elephant has become an iconic Disney mascot, as recognizable as Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. That can be partially attributed to Dumbo’s outsized presence at Disney Parks, with the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride becoming a longtime hallmark of Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. But the original 1941 animated film also holds a special place in Di...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Tim-Burton, Disney, Adaptation, Disneyland, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Springer, Hong Kong Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Burton, Frey, Tim, Disneyland Walt Disney World, Atwood

‘Dumbo’ Early Buzz: Tim Burton’s Latest Live-Action Disney Movie Hits Cruising Altitude

Tim Burton has largely built his career making movies about societal outcasts, and he’ll be back with the story of another outcast later this month in Dumbo, his second live-action remake of a Walt Disney animated film. The earliest reactions have arrived, so read on to get a sense of what critics are saying about Burton’s latest cinematic spectacle. Dumbo Early Buzz Here are the early reactions from several critics who saw junket screenings of the movie, starting with /Film’s own Peter Sci...
Tags: Movies, Tim-Burton, Disney, Adaptation, Shell, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Danny DeVito, Remakes, Burton, Mike Ryan, Mike, McDonald, Mary Poppins, Holt, Michael Buffer

How Going Family-Friendly Helped Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Take Flight [Set Visit Report]

Tim Burton is distracted. He’s in the middle of directing the live-action adaptation of Dumbo, an ambitious, big-budget production that requires balancing fantastical and elaborate sets with even more fantastical visual effects. But I got the feeling that this harried appearance was just part of Burton’s nature — a million thoughts racing at once while he attempts to answer press questions. It’s a surprisingly energetic persona from a man who is famous for donning all black and a dour complexio...
Tags: London, Movies, Fantasy, Tim-Burton, Disney, Features, Adaptation, Colin-Farrell, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Danny DeVito, Springer, Burton, Frey, Tim, Keaton

Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge nearly a month earlier than expected

Disneyland’s much anticipated new Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge land will open to the public May 31, Disney Chairman Bob Iger announced Thursday morning, March 7,  during the company’s annual shareholder meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, 165 miles from Marceline, Missouri, where Walt Disney was raised on a farm. Iger said that “tremendous demand” from guests led to the decision to open earlier than expected. “On opening day, we will transport guests to a galaxy far, far away,” Iger told the shareholders...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iger, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Tampa, Walt Disney, Southern California, Kylo Ren, Anaheim

Disney Open to Running More Spanish-Language Ads on English-Language TV (EXCLUSIVE)

When Verizon wanted to speak to viewers of the recent Oscars broadcast in Spanish, ABC had to change its rules to make it happen. Now the Disney-owned network is willing to do it again. The telecommunications giant aired two commercials in the Oscars featuring people speaking in both English and Spanish. Typically, ABC would require […]
Tags: Verizon, News, Abc, Disney, Black-ish, Verizon Communications, Walt Disney, Rita Ferro, Diego Scotti, A Million Little Things

Disney cuts Iger’s future pay by millions before annual meeting

Walt Disney Co., facing criticism over excessive pay packages, cut tens of millions of dollars of future potential earnings for Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger. The move, disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday, March 4, comes days before the company’s annual meeting, where investors are set to vote on the entertainment giant’s executive compensation program. Disney didn’t provide a reason for the planned reduction, the second change to Iger’s pay in four months. Iger’s target annual compensati...
Tags: Business, Disney, Bloomberg, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Iger, Rupert Murdoch, Iss, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Co, Bob Iger, Institutional Shareholder Services, 21st Century Fox Inc, Egan Jones, Top Stories LADN

Ravi Ahuja Named Business Ops President, CFO at Walt Disney TV, Post-Fox Acquisition

Walt Disney has named Ravi Ahuja as the president of business operations and chief financial officer of Walt Disney Television, to take effect once the acquisition of 21st Century Fox closes. Ahuja is currently the CFO for Fox Networks Group, managing the company’s finance and accounting and overseeing business development for FNG’s business units, including […]
Tags: News, 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney, Ahuja, Fox Networks Group, Walt Disney Television, Ravi Ahuja, Walt Disney TV Post Fox Acquisition

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #60 - Carl Barks art

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #60, 1945 - Donald Duck uses a homemade radar device to track his nephews around town without their knowledge. Carl Barks revels in depicting various settings, from forests to playgrounds to circus tents. While generally well drawn, Barks constrains himself with too many panels per page (up to twelve in one example). Other artists in this issue include Al [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Donald Duck, Walt Disney, Ted Ignacio, Carl Barks

The search for the woman who designed the ‘Creature of the Black Lagoon’ monster led to this ‘Lady’

With her debut book “The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick,” Mallory O’Meara set out to right a wrong. The harm was done more than 60 years ago to Milicent Patrick, the Universal Studios special effects shop artist who was denied credit for designing the Creature from the 1954 horror film, “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” Could this be the stuff of a motion picture? “I have to keep my lips zipped on that one,” said O’Meara, a Los Angeles-base...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Guillermo Del Toro, Walt Disney, Patrick, Burbank, Black Lagoon, Claremont Graduate University, Michael Connelly, Reseda, Don Winslow

How Disney Built Star Wars, in real life

From the moment that Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm, the question on every fan’s mind was “when will they build Star Wars in real life?” While most assumed that they would do it eventually, they probably weren’t aware that in 2013 even as work began on the first movie of the ‘final’ trilogy, work also commenced on the early planning of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. That initial team fo a handful of people would eventually grow to over 4,000. Over the course of the past 5 years, Walt D...
Tags: TC, Star Wars, Florida, England, California, Disney, US, Tech, Earth, Glendale, Xerox, Nvidia, Warren, Rex, Resistance, Disneyland

ABC Tests New Model for ‘20/20’ as Viewers Demand More News Programming

Amy Robach and David Muir aren’t in the business of making movies, but at ABC, they have gotten involved in the newsroom equivalent. The two hosts of “20/20” have been instrumental in an intriguing experiment the Walt Disney network has been conducting with the 40-year-old news-magazine. For several weeks, ABC has run versions of the […]
Tags: News, Abc, 20/20, Abc News, Walt Disney, David Muir, Amy Robach, Beth Hoppe, James Goldston, David Sloan

Every No Gets You Closer to Yes

Everybody experience rejection before becoming great! 302 times was the number of rejections Walt Disney received before he got the YES he was looking for to finance the Disney World. JK Rowling was turned down by twelve publishers and look where Harry Potter is now. Colonel Sanders, with his secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken, got his “Yes” after pitching the idea 1,009 times! “We get it pounded into us that no is rejection—and rejection is painful. No is bad,” — Tom Hopkins, How t...
Tags: General, Radio, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Sanders, Disney World, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Steven Pressfield, Tom Hopkins, Jack Canfield

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #476 - Carl Barks reprint

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #476, 1980 - Collecting older material earlier in the aeries, this issue's  Carl Barks story was first published in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #155. Other artists in this issue include Jack Bradbury, Tony Strobl and John Liggera. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Barks / Walt Disney's Comics and Stories >this issue >Barks >Walt Disney's Comics and Stories [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Walt Disney, Ted Ignacio, Carl Barks, Jack Bradbury Tony Strobl, John Liggera Home Barks Walt Disney

Dean Valentine Profiled in NYT

Collector and Felix co-founder Dean Valentine is profiled in the NYT this week, reflecting on his successful fair and his own collecting habits. “I learned a lot of what I know about art from hanging out with dealers in the mid-90s and asking them, ‘Why is this any good?’” the former president of Walt Disney […]
Tags: Art, News, Walt Disney, Art News, Minipost, FELIX, Dean Valentine

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in March 2019

We’re almost through the winter, folks. Hang in there. As February comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at what’s hitting Netflix next month, including the long-awaited Triple Frontier, Apollo 13, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and many more promising titles. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2019. Movies Coming to Netflix in March 2019   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee‘s beautiful, poetic, soulful wuxia film defies gravity and breaks...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Drama, Nasa, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Mark Wahlberg, Adaptation, Johnny Depp, Emma Thompson, Ang Lee, Doubt, Kathryn Bigelow, Saving Mr. Banks, Ron Howard, True Story

Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies List for 2019

An undertaking of immense proportion, that initiates inspiration of equal magnitude for readers, Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list shines a light on businesses impacting both culture and their respective industries. This year, China’s tech platform Meituan Dianping takes the top spot for facilitating 27.7 billion transactions through 2,800 cities—ultimately affecting 350 million people. Others on the list include household names like Walt Disney and …
Tags: Apps, Design, China, Disney, Tech, Companies, Innovation, Nba, Lists, Fast Company, Walt Disney, Linkaboutit, Meituan Dianping

ABC News Renews George Stephanopoulos for 4-Year Deal

ABC News has signed its chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, to a new four-year deal  believed to be valued at between $15 million to $17 million a year, ensuring he will stay at the Walt Disney-owned news outlet well beyond the 2020 election. A person familiar with the matter confirmed a report on the New York […]
Tags: New York, News, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Walt Disney, ABC News Renews

Organic Coastal Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding

Friends, I’m not quite sure any of my words are going to do this gorgeous Clearwater Beach wedding justice. Not only because of it’s beauty, but because it’s my best friend’s wedding! My best friend Meg has been one of my biggest cheerleaders in these 9 years of Every Last Detail, so naturally, she knew exactly what to do when her fiance, Ralph, slipped a stunning (morganite) engagement ring on her finger. She knew that she needed to invest in a wedding planner right off the bat, so she turned t...
Tags: Florida, Navy, Disney, Green, Ireland, Wedding, Blue, Classic, Walt Disney, Dena, Amber, Mickey Mouse, Meg, Tampa Bay, Dan, Ralph