With a total time of 02:28:08, Brazil’s Adriano Bastos, 31, captured his seventh win at the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon today. Lisa Mizutani, age 24 from Tsukuba, Japan, was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 02:51:18 and an overall finish of 18th place.
ABC has recently announced that FlashForward, which was set to finish off its first season on March 4, has now been pushed back to March 18.
On his blog, FlashForward author Robert Sawyer says the move was made to avoid competing with American Idol as well as allowing the release of Volume One of the series on DVD time to attract a larger audience.
To compensate for the loss of two weeks caused by the delay, both the March 18 episode and the season finale will be two hours long.
Some more news from the official Vinylmation blog which first reports that the Cinderella 60th anniversary special edition vinylmation which we told you about here will be released at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on January 15.
Then, a week later, on January 22, the collector set featuring Disney/Pixar’s Wall*E and Eve will be released at both resorts on January 22 and is limited to an edition size of 500. The blog promises to have additional information as well as artwork of the box they are both packaged in soon.
We just received the following clip from When in Rome from Touchstone Pictures featuring Beth (Kristen Bell) and one of her many quirky suitors, Gale (Dax Shepard). In the scene, parts of which are featured in the trailer, Gale introduces himself to Beth and makes a great first impression — at least on himself.
On its official blog, Disney Parks is providing a first look at a rehearsal performance at Disneyland for the new daily pre-parade beginning today at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts starring Kermit, Miss Piggy and Sweetums.
The site notes that at Disneyland, that if there are two parades scheduled to be performed on any particular day, the Muppets pre-parade will take place only prior to the evening performance.
The site also plans to add photos from today’s inaugural performance at the Magic Kingdom later today.
According to reports, Marvel filed an action in Manhattan court today to petition a judge to invalidate claims by the family of Spidey’s co-creator, Jack Kirby. Kirby’s family sent out several dozen notices last year to several companies including Marvel, claiming that they are entitled ownership to Kirby’s creations under copyright law. In addition to Spidey, other hot properties such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are in play.
Marvel claims that the characters were created under ‘work-for-hire’ and have complete ownership to the properties.
No, this isn’t one of those reports talking about the online petition going around to coerce Disney Parks into transforming Tom Sawyer’s Island into a LOST attraction. This is a report on a report from Movie|Line which claims to have a source that reveals that there is in fact an attraction based on the popular ABC series in the works at Walt Disney Imagineering. Along with the disclaimer that everything is subject to change, the report goes as far as to say that Imagineering ‘insiders’ had been caught talking about the project at the International Associations of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAPPA) show in Las Vegas.
It’ll be another 20 years before we’ll learn if she’ll be eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but today we have learned what has long been suspected – Hannah Montana is calling it quits.
The New York Post reports confirmation from Disney that the next season, which begins taping later this month and will debut in the fall of 2010, will be the last for the show that brought a whole new life to the Disney Channel. The report outlines the final season as paralleling the lives of Miley Cyrus and character Miley Stewart as they each grapple with leaving behind the personas that have propelled them both to fame. The one hour season 3 finale, titled ‘Is Miley Saying Goodbye?’ will air in Mid-March and will reveal what Miley Stewart’s intentions are for her final year.
Disney’s country label Lyric Street has launched a brand new website in honor of its artist Rascal Flatts who celebrate ten years in the industry in 2010. The new site reminisces across the past decades with a photo collage, a length history of awards and recognitions and a complete discography.
Also pictured on the site is what appears to be cover art for an album titled 10 Years featuring a large X (Roman numeral for ten) promising a September 2010 release (although October seems like it would be a more obvious choice) along with a host of ways for loyal fans to interact.
From now through March 31, annual passholders can enjoy a three-lap ride along experience free at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Retailing for over $100, this experience is limited to one time per passholder, aged 14 and above (under 18 requires a parental guardian).
Shuttle service to the Richard Petty Speedway is available at the Transportation and Ticket Center.
To make reservations, call 1-800-BE-PETTY or visit the official Richard Petty Driving Experience website.