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The Journey to Pandora

In a surprising announcement, Walt Disney Imagineering announced today that a new land is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at WDW. You might be asking, “What is that new land?” and I would be tempted to trick you with Beastly Kingdom, but the truth is that Disney has teamed up with Lightstorm Entertainment to bring […]

Disney Shutters ESPN The Weekend

Straight from Disney: ESPN The Weekend has been cancelled. What had been a 3-day weekend event featuring ESPN personalities, professional athletes, and a load of interactive exhibits has now been deemed as excessive and unnecessary in light of the new re-branding of Disney’s Wide World of Sports into the ESPN Wide World of Sports. To justify the […]

Disney Buys Marvel [Again]

According to The Deadline, Disney has agreed to purchase Iron Man 3 and The Avengers from Paramount Pictures for the tidy sum of $115 million. Under the new deal, Disney gets distribution rights for the two aformentioned films while Paramount will retain distribution rights over Thor [May 6, 2011], Captain America [July 22, 2011], Iron […]

Captain EO Returning to…Walt Disney World!

In a not surprising move, the Walt Disney World Company has decided to bring Captain EO back to Epcot on July 2 after seeing the popularity of the film at Disneyland’s Magic Eye Theater. The film will also be opening at Disneyland Paris on June 12 and Tokyo Disneyland on June 30.

Toy Story Midway Mania! Update Coming

Toy Story Midway Mania! will be getting its first update in late May. Imagineers have decided to replace “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” with “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts” in which you try to pop balloons in pre-historic scenery in both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure. This is the first time that Imagineers have […]

Disney Bus Crashes Near EPCOT

In the second Disney bus crash since July 2009, a Disney vehicle crashed into a charter bus at the entrance to the EPCOT toll plaza. Eight people were injured including 7 passengers with non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the Disney bus was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. was involved […]

Teen Queen Suing Disney

ABC and Disney are being sued for $100,000,000 by Alicia Guastaferro, the “princess of pagentry”  for emotional harm (i.e. suicidal thoughts, school transfers, death threats, and a reduction in intellectual performance, among others) caused by appearing on ABC’s “Wife Swap” program as well as claiming that the producers staged certain scenes (e.g. asking Guastaferro to […]

Disney Cuts ImageMovers

Remember Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” that premiered last December and made approximately $300 million? Apparently, it wasn’t enough to justify keeping ImageMovers Digital (the company behind the film) open. The Robert Zemeckis-run facility will finish work on “Mars Needs Moms!” before it closes. No word on how or if this will affect the development of […]

New Overlays Coming to WDW Monorails

In a somewhat surprising move, part of the Walt Disney World Monorail will be made to look like light-cycles in preparation for the upcoming “TRON: Legacy” movie. [Concept art below] The trains on the EPCOT line will get the TRON overlay as early as later this month (The film premieres on December 17, 2010).

Oregon Duck No Longer Reports To Mickey

The Register Guard is reporting that the Walt Disney Company has concluded the University of Oregon’s costumed Duck is no longer subject to Disney’s trademark on Donald Duck. Oregon has had a deal with Disney dating back to a handshake between Walt and the university allowing the university to use images similar to Donald Duck […]

Disney’s Miramax Label is No More

The offices of Disney’s Miramax label closed in New York and LA over the weekend, according to The Canadian Press. Although the offices have closed, there are about six films left to be distributed from the Miramax label by Disney through 2011. After that, it is not clear if Disney will hang on to the […]

Disney’s ESPN In Talks About Streaming Live Video On Xbox

The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft and Disney have had ‘in-depth talks’ about streaming ESPN content to the Xbox 360. Sources have indicated that ESPN could provide live streams of events, like what is available on ESPN 360, to Xbox users including interactive games about the event.

Hannah Montana to End

Hannah Montana, star of the hit Disney Channel Series, will sing her swan song at the end of the fourth season, The New York Post reports. The 3rd season will conclude in March with an episode titled “Is Miley Saying Goodbye?” with the fourth season ending sometime in early 2011.

Top 7 Stories of 2009

As the final hours of 2009 and the decade pass by us, we here at wanted to share with you what we thought were the top stories (or news areas) of the year from around the Disney Company: 1) Transportation Woes (July 17) Two WDW Buses collide. The driver of one bus failed to stop […]

Marvel-Disney Merger Approved

Marvel shareholders approved the merger with Disney. Back in August, it was announced that The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment Inc. for about $4 billion in cash and stock bringing 5000+ characters. Disney indicated that Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share plus 0.745 in Disney shares for every Marvel share they have.