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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Disney’s “Are You 23?” Campaign Reveals Itself


For what has seemed like months, Disney’s D23 site has been mysterious, only showing “Are You 23?” and then flashing to Tinkerbell and a countdown until March 10. Yesterday, at Disney’s Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Bob Iger announced the details of Disney’s Official Fan Club: What is it? D23 is Disney’s official fan community. The […]

The Ball Comes a Bit Earlier for Disney’s New Princess


The nationwide release of Disney’s hand-drawn “The Princess and the Frog” has been moved from Christmas Day to December 11, 2009, according to Variety. In New York and Los Angeles, the film will have premieres on November 25. The film would have faced “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” on its old date. Now, it […]

Disney/Dreamworks Deal Official


In a move that could change the movie industry, Disney has confirmed the rumors that it has entered into a long-term exclusive contract with Dreamworks SKG (headed by Steven Spielberg). About 6 live-action films per year will be filmed under the Dreamworks label (which will now be a part of the Touchstone Pictures label) as a […]

This Week in Disney History (December 28-January 3)


1865: Actor Otis Harlan (Happy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Zanesville, Ohio. 1890: Walt Disney’s older brother (the second born to Flora and Elias Disney), Raymond Arnold Disney, is born in Chicago, Illinois. 1898: Animator, and Disney Legend, Dick Huemer (The Wise Little Hen, The Reluctant Dragon, Peter and the Wolf, Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice […]

The Kingdom Sues the World


According to the LA Times,  Kingdom Films (the Walt Disney Company’s main film financing company) is suing the company for breaching a contract that guaranteed the financing company a share of profits from” High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and “Hannah Monatana: The Movie” (set to  release next year). Kingdom claims that Disney has sought […]

Disney Sued for Violating Man’s Patent


The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Aaron D. Clark, an Ohio businessman, is claiming that the Walt Disney Company stole his idea for talking/singing posters. His lawsuit alleges that Disney’s talking posters of Hannah Montana and the Cheetah Girls infringe on a patent he obtained in 1996. Co-defendents in the suit include Toys R Us, KBtoys, […]

Oriental Land Company Scraps Plans for New Disney Park.


Reuters is reporting that the Oriental Land Company (the company behind the Tokyo Disneyland Resort) has scrapped plans for another Disney park in Japan. The company’s sole decision against the park is that there were “poor prospects of the project’s investment returns.” The park would have been an “urban-style” theme park.

ADRs On-line: Coming soon!


As early as mid-November of this year, you’ll be able to make ADRs (advanced dining reservactions) via an on-line website utility. An unnamed source close to The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that the system is currenlty in beta testing and will be launched this fall. This system will allow guests to make reservations via […]

Disney’s Movie Updates


The LA Times reported that, on Wednesday, the Walt Disney Company previewed many of its upcoming movies that have so far been announced. Amid all the chaos, it was announced that Johnny Depp, the man behind Captain Jack Sparrow, has taken on the roll of the Madd Hatter in Tim Burton’s remake of the Disney […]

El Capitan Theatre for Sale


The Mercury News is reporting that the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood is up for sale. The theatre, originally built in 1926 as a showcase for live plays, was restored by the Walt Disney Company to showcase their movies. The current asking price for the building is $31 million. For that price, the buyer will […]