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Why DCA is getting an upgrade


I’ve seen this posted a few sites now and thought I’d share it for those of you who haven’t yet seen it. Like it or hate it, their point is clearly well-taken by even Disney: there’s room for improvement. Which is precisely why the $1B upgrade is underway. I’d like to see these guys step […]

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 […]

Top 7 Stories of 2009


As the final hours of 2009 and the decade pass by us, we here at Netcot.com 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 […]

Captain EO is Returning to…


It’s official. Disneyland has announced that Captain EO (starring Michael Jackson) will return to Walt’s first theme park for a limited engagement. Beginning in February of 2010, the 3D film can be found in Tomorrowland.  ”Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” is scheduled to go down sometime in the next few weeks to make way for […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Roy E. Disney


Roy Edward Disney was born to Roy Oliver Disney and Edna Francis Disney in Los Angeles on January 10, 1930 (and is their sole child). As a child, he traveled to the Studio where he viewed the films the animators were working on (i.e. “Snow White”, “Pinocchio”) and acted as a sounging board to his […]

Roy E. Disney Passes Away at 79


Roy Edward Disney, son of Roy O. and nephew of Walt, who led two revolutions that changed the company has passed away at the age of 79. Roy E. started as a director of nature films with the Disney Company before taking an administrative position after his uncle and father died, but was declined. He […]

This Week in Disney History (May 24-31)


1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT.  […]

Disney Parks Go Online


Earlier this week, Disney Parks launched a new way for consumers to buy signature souvenirs. WDW mouse-ear-hats, mugs, snowglobes, as well as Disneyland merchandise, will be available through www.disneyparks.com/store. Other merchandise includes t-shirts, monorail train sets, and popcorn buckets. Note: The website above currently only includes merchandise from the American parks.

This Week in Disney History (May 17-23)


1904: Actor Fred Shields (Narrator for Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros) is born in Kansas City, Missouri. 1906: Sound effects guru James Macdonald (Mickey and the Beanstalk, House of Mouse, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland) is born in Dundee, Scotland. 1908: Writer Ralph Wright (Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the […]

This Week in Disney History (May 10-16)


1872: Actor Taylor Holmes (King Stefan in Sleeping Beauty) is born in Newark, New Jersey. 1883: Sketch artist Albert Hunter (Snow White, Pinocchio)  is born in Zurich, Switzerland. 1908: Illustrator, and Disney Legend, Joe Grant (Snow White, Dumbo, Fantasia, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules) is born in New York City. 1911: Actor […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Marc Davis


Welcome to the ninth, and last, Magic Makers post about Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. An important note to make: there will be more posts in this series, but we’ll focus on other important people that have worked (or still work) at the Walt Disney Studios. This time, we’ll be focusing on Marc Davis. Marc […]

The Return of Flash Mountain to Disneyland


  According to TIME, Suzi Brown, spokeswoman for Disneyland, has confirmed that several employees have been reassigned. They were previously in charge of scanning through photographs taken on Splash Mountain, Tower of Terror, California Screamin’, and Space Mountain, for any signs of nudity or vulgar expressions. The company began screening 10 years ago.

Disney Profits Take A Hit This Quarter


Disney has seen its profits fall in most sectors this quarter mainly due to poor performance at the box office according to the Finanicial Times. Operating income for Disney’s studios fell 97% to $13 million with DVD sales falling short for Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Bolt. Theme park attendance has remained steady but spending by […]

This Week in Disney History (May 3-9)


1903: Singer Bing Crosby (Narrator in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) is born in Tacoma, Washington. 1915: Actor Ben Wright (Grimsby in The Little Mermaid, Wolf in The Jungle Book) is born in London, England. 1916: Actress, and Disney Legend, Adriana Caselotti (Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. […]

This Week in Disney History (April 26-May 2)


1902: Singer Harry Stockwell (Singing voice of the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Kansas City, Missouri. 1905: Actor Dennis O’Dea (Father Murphy in Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Dr. Livesy in Treasure Island) is born in Dublin, Ireland. 1915: Animator Art Stevens (Fantasia, Bambi, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, Winnie the Pooh and […]