SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4 — VUDU, Inc., a leading provider of digital on-demand entertainment products and services, today announced that the VUDU service is the first to offer titles from Buena Vista Home Entertainment for download-to-own in high definition. Beginning today, VUDU users can select from a collection of over 60 titles featuring recent hits, such as Doubt and High School Musical 3, as well as past favorites, such as No Country for Old Men, The Sixth Sense and National Treasure. The selection of movies available to own in HD on VUDU will continue to expand as new titles are made available.
LOS ANGELES — Disney Interactive Studios today announced The Princess and the Frog video game, a new game title inspired by the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated comedy adventure film, “The Princess and the Frog.” Scheduled for release this fall exclusively for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, The Princess and the Frog video game features favorite moments from the film and new challenges for Tiana, the story’s main character.
Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, The Princess and the Frog video game takes players on an exciting journey through New Orleans with characters from the film, including Tiana, Prince Naveen, Dr. Facilier, Ray, Mama Odie, and many others. Reminiscent of classics like “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” the feature film marks the return to the magic of the Disney musical. The video game brings the magic to life on Wii™ and DS™.
This weekend’s guests include Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse and Matt Lanter in addition to hosts Jay Laga’aia and Ashley Eckstein.
The D23 members-only pin featuring Gus in Cinderella’s slipper will be available online beginning Friday, June 5 at Boutique 23.
Earlier today, Orlando Sentinel reporter Jason Garcia noted on his twitter that Disney has filed for a new construction permit for an “interactive queue A/V package,” presumably for Space Mountain.
A source not directly connected to the project has confirmed to us that indeed, the same team that introduced the interactive game in the standby queue of Epcot’s Soarin’ is tackling this new project. Details have not been made available, so it could very well end up being nothing like Soarin’s time-killer, but just some dehydrated food for thought.
ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (June 3, 2009) – Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton and Disneyland President Ed Grier are squaring off – all in fun – as their local teams, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers, head for the NBA Finals.
With both Disney parks asking guests “What Will You Celebrate?” in 2009, Grier and Crofton are getting in the act, making a celebratory wager on the outcome of the NBA Finals:
If the Magic win, Grier will walk down Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park wearing a pair of specially made Mickey Mouse ears in Magic blue and silver. If the Lakers win, Crofton will don a pair of Lakers’ purple and gold mouse ears and walk down Main Street, U.S.A. at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom.
“The Lakers are going to make your team very Grumpy this week,” predicted Grier to Crofton.
“But we have ‘Magic’ on our side,” countered Crofton. “And isn’t that what Disney is all about?”
Crofton and Grier went through their respective parks Wednesday looking for supporters. Grier shot some hoops with Donald and Pluto in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, while Crofton (along with Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale) drummed up Orlando Magic support in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort.
The park presidents even pledged to turn the lights of their respective castles to their team colors in celebration of the historic pairing.
Walt Disney World Park Hours for September 2009 Available Exclusively at.. the Disney Travel Agent site?
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It’s making the rounds now as some have noticed that the Disney Travel Agent website, which regularly makes park hours available separately on its site, has posted hours for September 2009 ahead of the official resort web site.
Although the site requires an account (and IATA number) to access the site, evidently the PDF featuring the hours can be accessed by anyone. At least for now.
So for the moment, interested parties can find those posted hours here.
Kids and families are invited to celebrate Father’s Day at special events hosted by Disney XD at ESPN Zone® locations in Anaheim, Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington DC, Baltimore, Atlanta and New York on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (doors open at 9:15 a.m.). Reservations are required and guests should RSVP at www.disneyxdfathersday.com, between June 1 and June 15. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The events, hosted by Disney XD, ESPN Zone® and Radio Disney, include a complimentary breakfast, $5 ESPN Zone® game card and gift bags, a special drawing for a Disney XD skateboard and iPod Nanos, and an exclusive sneak peek at “Zeke and Luther,” Disney XD’s comedy series about two best friends determined to become world-famous skateboarders. The series premieres Monday, June 15 on Disney XD.
Sixteen-year-old actors Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks (of “Zeke and Luther”) will make a special guest appearance at the ESPN Zone Anaheim located in Downtown Disney®.
Radio Disney’s Road Crew will emcee the Father’s Day celebrations in Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta and New York.
Vice President and Chief Scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering, Dr. Ben Schwegler, appears on the latest podcast from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to discuss the future of engineering. Dr. Schwegler talks about using innovation the engineering profession can use to overcome challenges as well as his own experiences. You cancheck it out here.
And don’t forget that Dr. Schwegler will be appearing on a panel as part of the World Science Festival’s panel, Wall-E’s World to explore revolutionizing waste management on Earth.
You can also read and see pictures of Dr. Schwegler in action here at Stitch Kingdom from last year’s World Science Festival event, Disney’s Science of Imagineering here.