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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2009 Disney Legends to Be Announced at D23


The 2009 Disney Legends are as follows: Tony Anselmo: voice of Donald Duck since 1985 Harry Archinal: former president of Buena Vista International (which distributed Disney movies worldwide) Beatrice Arthur: Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls (1985-1992) [Awarded  posthumously] Bill Farmer: voice of Goofy since 1986 (he’s also voiced Pluto and Horace Horsecollar) Estelle Getty: Sophia […]

Walt Disney World Ticket Prices on the Rise


As the discounts at Walt Disney World continue, the price of a one day, one park ticket will increase from $75 to $79 (a one day, one park ticket for a child between the ages of 3-9 will now be $68), beginning Sunday.  The price to upgrade a ticket to “Park Hopper” status or “Water Park […]

ABC to Book it for Castle


ABC has decided to take a retro look at promoting Castle, one of its sophomore shows, by producing one chapter at a time from Richard Castle’s debut novel Heat Wave. The first chapter will show up on ABC.com on August 10th. For the next nine weeks after that, the subsequent chapters will be released. On […]

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 (March 29-April 4)


1805: Writer Hans Christian Anderson (The Little Mermaid) is born in Odensk, Funen, Denmark. 1889: Actor Herman Bing (Ringmaster in Dumbo) is born in Germany. 1899: Film pioneer, engineer, and Disney Legend, Bill Garity (put sound to Steamboat Willie, perfected the multiplane camera, and co-invented Fantasound-now known as surround sound) is born in Brooklyn, New York. 1905: […]

This Week in Disney History (March 22-28)


1901: Animator, and Disney Legend, Ub Iwerks is born Ubbe Ert Iwerks in Kansas City, Missouri. 1907: Composer Leigh Harline (Pinocchio, Snow White) is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1909: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of the “Nine Old Men”, Milt Kahl is born in San Fransisco, CA. 1912: Actor Wilfrid Brambell (Willie Bannock in The Three […]

This Week in Disney History (March 8-14)


1900: Writer Ted Sears (Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland-the TV series, The Vanishing Prairie, The Living Desert) is born in Massachusetts. 1905: Actor Richard Haydn (Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland) is born in London, England. 1909: Animator Jules Engel (Fantasia, Bambi, and others) is born in Budapest, Hungary. 1911: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, John […]

Disney XD Premieres


Disney XD officially replaced Toon Disney with Aaron Stone (about a gamer-teen turned superhero), Kid vs. Kat (about a kid fighting with a cat), and Jimmy Two Shoes (about a kid that tries to improve life in a misery-filled city; along the lines of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends on Cartoon Network). More original shows […]

This Week in Disney History (February 1-7)


1889: Actor Walter Catlett (J. Worthington Foulfellow in Pinocchio) is born in San Francisco, California. 1908: Comedian Gene Sheldon (Zorro, Toby Tyler, Ten Weeks with the Circus, Babes in Toyland) is born Eugene Hume in Columbus, Ohio. 1914: Actor Thurl Ravenscroft (Shere Kahn in The Jungle Book, the Knight in The Sword in the Stone, the Captain in One […]