Disney Teams With TCM To Refresh Great Movie Ride, Air Classic Specials

Great Movie Ride

Recently, Walt Disney World announced that the Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat icon, which stands in the center of its Hollywood Studios theme park, would be taken down. When the giant hat debuted in 2001, it was met with controversy, as the structure largely blocked the view of the gorgeous Chinese Theatre recreation, one of the park’s other major icons. Many Disney fans had been pleading with Disney for years to take the hat down or move it. Now, not only is the hat coming down, but The Great Movie Ride, housed in the Chinese Theatre structure, is being refreshed courtesy of a parternship with TCM. However, the landmark deal does not end there! [Read more…]

Why Disney Should Revive The “Disneyland” TV Series

Disneyland TV Show - Logo

What would it be like for man to travel to Mars? We have often asked this question, and even though it’s been 45 years since man first stepped on the moon, no one has gone any further than that in our solar system. But the details of such space travel, as mundane as they may be, are necessary to parse. Maybe the ship that goes to Mars, whenever it does go, would be shaped like an umbrella, and maybe it could provide artificial gravity to its denizens. The trip might take 400 days at 100 thousand miles an hour. But it could happen. And it was described clearly and concisely roughly 57 years ago on an episode of the Disneyland TV series, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last week. [Read more…]

The Problem With ‘Frozen’ Heading To Epcot

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A year ago, unless you were in the know, Frozen was Disney’s new animated movie that appeared to be about a talking snowman with a carrot nose that kept falling off. Today, it’s one of Disney’s highest-grossing films ever made, an Oscar winner, and an all-around phenomenon. Since its massive success last holiday season, Disney has logically attempted to capitalize on the worldwide public’s seemingly unending love of all things Frozen and/or warm hugs on TV, with a recent hourlong “making-of” special that chose to answer how the film was made, unlike the jokey special feature on the initial Blu-ray; at repertory-style sing-along screenings, where you, your friends, and complete strangers sing “Let It Go” to the rafters with Idina “Adele Dazeem” Menzel; at the Disney Store; and, of course, at the theme parks, with parades, meet-and-greets and the like at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. [Read more…]

World’s First ‘Frozen’ Ride To Debut At Epcot In Walt Disney World

"FROZEN" Elsa's ice palace. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

It was only a matter of time. Frozen, one of Disney Animation’s most popular films ever, has had a growing presence across various Disney Parks. There are meet-and-greets with Anna and Elsa (which are often accompanied by huge lines), floats inspired by the film have made their way into daily parades, and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World is currently in the midst of presenting a variety of Frozen-themed entertainment, capped off by a fireworks display set to music from the film. The biggest addition is still to come, at neighboring Epcot, where the world’s first Frozen ride will make its debut! [Read more…]

New ‘Frozen’ Short ‘Frozen Fever’ Debuts In 2015

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There have been many questions as to what Disney Animation would do with the Frozen property following the sensation that the film has become. From merchandise, to character meet and greets at Disney Parks, to even a Disney on Ice show centered around the Frozen characters and music, the popularity only seems to be soaring higher these days. Today, Disney announced that Frozen will return in a brand new short, debuting next year! Find more details after the break. [Read more…]

First Look At Winston The Dog From Disney’s Upcoming Short ‘Feast’

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Disney’s shorts program is enjoying a resurgence in recent years, highlighted by Paperman, which won an Academy Award for Walt Disney Animation Studios. After John Lasseter took over as Chief Creative Officer of the Disney studio in 2007, he encouraged the creative talent there to produce short films to go along with their features, much like its sister studio Pixar. The next short, which has been playing at festivals around the world before it premieres alongside the feature film Big Hero 6, is Feast. Take a look at the dog, whose eyes we will see the story through, after the break! [Read more…]