• 12Jun

    In the past few years, Disney has started moving back toward the old model of animated princesses. Movies like Enchanted, The Princess and the Frog, and.

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  • 08Jun

    What a great surprise…tennis superstar Rafael Nadal went from the red clay at Roland Garros to the red carpet at Disneyland Paris after winning his fifth French Open – and today, we’re sharing images of the celebration. Nadal was joined by the heroes of Disneyland Paris’ New Generation Festival as he showed the trophy to Guests in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The tennis champion then met with fans and signed autographs before riding some of his favorite attractions at the park – Pirates of the Caribbean and “its a small world.” Nadal said he’s already looking forward to his next visit.

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    French Open Champ Rafael Nadal Celebrates at Disneyland Paris


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  • 16Apr

    Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND ON DISNEY BLU-RAY & DVD — JUNE 1, 2010 With Worldwide Theatrical Box Office Earnings Approaching the $800 Million Mark, Tim Burton’s Take on the Classic Tales Wins Fans Everywhere Following a record-breaking theatrical performance, Tim Burton’s epic fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND , Disney’s 4th biggest film of all time, takes its booming box-office success into the home with a Disney 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on June 1, 2010, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE). The ALICE IN WONDERLAND Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Pack provides audiences with the chance to experience a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time in pristine 1080p picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound quality and has been especially packaged with family and fans in mind – with lots of exciting bonus features and an extra DVD and Digital Copy of the movie. The Blu-ray Disc versions of the film include nine bonus features that take viewers deeper into the famous “Rabbit Hole” – exploring more of the world of Wonderland, its iconic characters and the making of the film. Features include the making of the Futterwacken Dance, a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Johnny Depp’s transformation, Tim Burton’s vision for the movie and its characters, the visual effects of growing and shrinking of Alice, costume designs, music, stunts and more. The suggested retail prices for ALICE IN WONDERLAND are as follows: The 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) is $44.99 (US)/$51.99 (Canada); the 1-Disc Blu-ray is $39.99 (US) /$44.99 (Canada); and the Single Disc DVD is $29.99 (US)/$35.99 (Canada). Film Synopsis: Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical new adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an imaginative new twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The extraordinary characters you’ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There’s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience – ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes. The film’s opening weekend made ALICE IN WONDERLAND the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time and the biggest IMAX opening of all time. Bonus Features: DVD: Finding Alice – It’s all things Alice. This featurette includes Tim Burton’s vision for the characters, differences from the book and Disney’s version of Alice and how she evolves as both a character and actor as she takes an adventure through Wonderland. The Mad Hatter – Audiences are provided with a deeper look into the world of the Mad Hatter. Check out Johnny Depp’s early sketches, make-up, costumes and how they digitally enhanced his eyes. Effecting Wonderland – A behind-the-scenes piece on the different technologies used to create some of the most beloved characters in the film – Stayne, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Bandersnatch and the Red Queen. BLU-RAY: Everything on the DVD plus: The Futterwacken Dance – Futterwhat? Check out the making of the timeless dance called the Futterwacken. The Red Queen – The creation of the Red Queen from start to finish, including early Tim Burton sketches showcasing costume designs, make-up and digital effects. Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen – A short time-lapse piece showing Helena Bonham Carter as she gets her make-up done. A three-hour process can be watched in just a few short minutes. The White Queen – An interview with Anne Hathaway, who plays Wonderland’s good queen, about her character’s journey throughout the process of the film. Scoring Wonderland – Composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton discuss the music for the movie. Stunts of Wonderland – A featurette highlighting some of the biggest stunts in the film. Making the Proper Size – An inside look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice. See how filmmakers used different techniques to stay true to the storyline. Cakes of Wonderland – Take a trip to “Cake Divas” where the creators of the EAT ME cakes provide viewers with details about how they made the smallest crumb to the largest cake in scale. Tea Party Props – Tea cups, saucers, cakes and more. Prop master Doug Harlocker gives an overview of all the props used to bring the famous tea party scene together visually. Disc Details: BLU-RAY DVD Street Date June 1, 1010 June 1, 2010 Direct Prebook April 6, 2010 April 6, 2010 Distributor Prebook April 20, 2010 April 20, 2010 Suggested Retail Price 3-Disc Combo Pack – $44.99 US/$51.99 Canada 1-Disc BD – $39.99 US/$44.99 Canada 1-Disc DVD $29.99/$35.99 Canada Feature Run Time 109 minutes 109 minutes Rated U.S.: PG, Bonus Materials Not Rated Canada: PG (CF: G) U.S.: PG, Bonus Materials Not Rated Canada: PG (CF: G) Aspect Ratio 1080p High Definition Widescreen (1:78:1) Widescreen (1:78:1); Enhanced for 16?9 Televisions Sound Digital Dolby 5.1 …

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  • 14Apr

    Enter for your chance to win the ultimate play home from Disney and Alice in Wonderland Special Un-Anniversary Edition DVD. Click here to enter for and for more information. Disney’s Amazing Adventure Sweepstakes … Disney’s Ponyo Blu-ray Combo Pack Free Giveaway! … Liberty Travel – Disney Dream Vacation Giveaway Sweepstakes … Win a Princess and the Frog Trip to Disneyland from Disney’s Sweepstakes … Share the Magic:

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  • 09Apr

    Some of you might remember this classic Disney movie, Flight of the Navigator . This movie is in my top 10 greatest movies of all time. Dare I say it is one of Disney’s finest non animated movies from the 80’s?Come along as we discuss this movie and I fill you in on some interesting news on a in the works remake of this treasured Disney Classic. Here is the official Wiki in case you have never seen it: Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 Disney science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about a 12-year old boy, David, who is abducted by an alien space craft in 1978. David is gone for only a few hours, but when he is returned to Earth, it is eight years later in 1986. Everyone else on Earth has aged eight years, but David is still physically twelve years old. On paper that sounds pretty dry but for me the highlight of the movie was Max and his Space Ship. Max was voiced by Paul Reubens or you might remember him as Pee Wee Herman. He really added a fun element to the movie and the banter between him and David was funny at least by 10 year old standards The first person point of view flight scenes were very cool and kinda felt like you were on a ride. Secretly I think a lot of kids out there wished they were David and had an opportunity to fly in the space ship. I am sure a lot of big brothers could relate with the relationship David had with his little brother too. The following year of when the movie released it was my first time going to Disney World and I didn’t see anything from the movie anywhere! I thought maybe I could see the ship or they might have a ride or something. I am sure I wasn’t the only kid that was disappointed. Presently one of ships underwent refurbishment and is currently used as the Cool Ship in Tomorrowland of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World . The other hull can today be seen on the backlot tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. This hull is now in a state of disrepair however, with extensive weathering and discoloration of the paintwork. I posted an article last year when I heard Disney was remaking this movie. Brad Copeland has been hired to write the screenplay. He brings quite an interesting resumé to the project, having produced scripts for “Arrested Development,” “My Name Is Earl” and “Grounded for Life,” as well as for the movie “Wild Hogs.” It is also worth mentioning that original “Navigator” exec producer John Hyde will fill the same role for the remake. No director has been hired and no other news has been published as of yet. I hope Disney does a good job at bringing back this classic film. This movie had such a great impact on me growing up this movie ranks up there with Back to the Future, The Last Starfighter and Wargames. If you have never seen it go out and rent it or buy it for a couple of bucks on ebay. This is a classic piece of Disney Film that brings back a lot of memories for me. I hope you enjoyed it too.. 5 Disney Ideas that need the Tron Makeover … The Princess and the Frog comes to Disneyworld’s Port Orleans … Chip is Guest Blogging on Couponing to Disney – Check it out! … Disney puts “Tron Legacy” sequel in motion … Share the Magic:


    Follow this link: Whatever happened to…Disney’s Flight of the Navigator


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  • 06Apr

    Celebrate Earth Day! Be a Friend For Change at Disney Store on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd! Receive an Exclusive FREE Eco-Friendly Baseball Cap when you bring in 6 empty plastic water bottles or soda cans to be recycled. *Limit one cap per Guest, while supplies last. Click here for more information. Alice in Wonderland Inspired Clothing Line … A little something special for your sweetheart … The Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale … Disney Store Unveils The Princess and the Frog Window … Share the Magic:

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    Celebrate Earth Day and get a Free Cap from the Disney Store


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  • 31Mar

    Tom Staggs has been on the move this month, touching ground in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and Germany during his first “world tour” as chairman of Parks & Resorts . And at each stop, there’s been a recurring theme: people passionate about building the future. That’s certainly happening in Germany where construction on the Disney Dream cruise ship has been moving right along. Tom arrived right as they were beginning to join the hull sections together to form a ship structure that will feature 14 decks and 1,250 staterooms with a capacity of 4,000 guests. It’s hard to imagine, but there will be approximately 66 million pounds of steel cut and welded together, some 37,000 pipes produced, and nearly 5,000 miles of cabling used by the time it is complete. The ship will sail from Germany to its new home in Port Canaveral, Florida later this year before embarking on its maiden voyage in January. Tom also visited Disneyland Paris just in time for the launch of The New Generation Festival. The year-long celebration will highlight a new generation of heroes from Disney films such as “The Princess and the Frog” and “Lilo & Stitch,” as well as Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles.” Tom also got a status report on the new Toy Story Playland coming to life at Paris’ Walt Disney Studios this August. Earlier in March, the team at Hong Kong Disneyland also welcomed Tom during his first visit to Asia as chairman. Tom met with Cast Members, dived into the operational details of the resort and was briefed on Hong Kong Disneyland’s celebration honoring the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Tom said one of the highlights of his visit was meeting with Hong Kong Disneyland’s very first Cast Member, Mariam Im, and presenting her with a 10-year service pin. And during his visit to Tokyo Disney Resort , Tom managed to pack in more than even our most seasoned guests by touring both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea . He met with several Cast Members and Imagineers – and tried all eight flavors of popcorn sold at the parks. Tom summed up his recent travels this way: “When you spend time at all our properties, you appreciate how unique each one really is. Of course, there is a lot that is the same. Our properties share the same DNA. But at the end of the day, each has its own identity, its own heritage. And each has its own individual challenges. One thing stands out above all else though, and that is the quality, strength and passion of our Disney Cast members.”

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    New Chairman Visits Disney Parks Around the World


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