Cinematical.com has received and posted this beautiful teaser poster for the Princess and the Frog.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – May 7, 2009 – Napa Rose restaurant Manager Joy Cushing, of Huntington Beach, California, has passed the grueling, week-long Advanced Level Examination of the International Court of Master Sommeliers, bringing the total number of Advanced Level sommeliers working at Napa Rose to five, the most of any restaurant in the world.
Cushing’s achievement puts her one level away from the elite title of Master Sommelier. It is also a tribute to the mentoring of Napa Rose General Manager and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan who, since 2001, has coached more than 300 Disneyland Resort cast members to the status of certified sommelier.
Disney Channel Stars Ahoy! Kodak and Disney Cruise Line Bring Exclusive Fan Experience, Contest to the High Seas
CELEBRATION, Fla. (May 11, 2009) – In a Disney exclusive, numerous Disney Channel stars will set sail this summer, joining thousands of Disney Cruise Line guests aboard the Disney Wonder for eight special sailings during the first-ever “Disney Channel Summer at Sea,” presented by Kodak.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Disney Channel and offer guests on our ship a unique opportunity to sail with Disney Channel stars,” said Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz. “A cruise vacation with Disney Cruise Line is always a family-favorite and ‘Disney Channel Summer at Sea’ provides families another reason to set sail and experience the Disney difference.”
The Definitive Guide to Kidcot has been updated to reflect the reduced number of locations in Future World as well as the relocation of the Mexico Kidcot station. The location cheat sheet has also been updated to reflect these changes.
Check out the updates here.
Scheduled to be attached to UP, the Disney Channel has just premiered the trailer to the Princess and the Frog and so it naturally found its way to YouTube. Enjoy.
Disney/Pixar has teamed up with cluster balloon pilot Jonathan Trappe to promote the UPcoming new film by recreating Carl Fredricksen’s helium-tastic voyage on a much smaller scale (right down to using Carl’s armchair instead of his house). Two teams will be leading a 20-city tour on either coast which already began back in late April.
Today, the west coast tour visited the Pixar Studios campus as shown in the photo on the left.
Remaining tour dates are as follows:
EAST COAST TOUR
May 11: Cleveland, OH
May 14 through May 19: New York City
May 21 or May 22: Boston, MA
May 25 through May 29: Philadelphia , PA –or- Washington , D.C.
WEST COAST TOUR
May 7 or May 8: San Francisco, CA / Press Day
May 11 or May 12: Sacramento, CA
May 14 or May 15: Dallas, TX
May 18 or May 19: Phoenix, AZ
May 21 or May 22: San Diego, CA
May 25 through May 29: Los Angeles, CA
For more information on the tour including cities that have already been visited, check out Trappe’s website.
Also trailblazing the skies (as seen in the photo above) is an Up-branded zeppelin from Airship Ventures. For a great read, check out their blog at Up Ship! which offers dozens of photos and videos of behind the scenes work at the company including work on the Up zeppelin, including this great view of the cluster balloon launching at the studios.
May 7th, 2009, Los Angeles, CA — Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store announced today that the new BOOM! Kids line of Muppet and Disney/Pixar comics will be available to their customers starting immediately! Newsstand editions of THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS, CARS: THE ROOKIE and all forthcoming Muppet and Disney/Pixar comics will be hitting the shelves each Wednesday as new comics are released!
“We couldn’t be more excited to be the only comics carried at the Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store,” said BOOM! Kids editor Paul Morrissey. “I can’t wait to see the fans’ reaction to these great books!”
From May 10 through June 14, Those Daring Enough Will Get to Participate in the “Wipeout” Road Trip, Featuring the Spinning Log Roller and Sucker Punch Wall, for a Chance to Win Fun Prizes!
Just like the popular “Wipeout” obstacle course that delivers laughs, moans and groans to your living room, daring participants will get a chance to partake in the “Wipeout” Road Trip with a modified replica of the course. The replicated course will be set up outdoors and will feature the ever popular Spinning Log Roller and Sucker Punch Wall that will offer participants a chance to win ABC and “Wipeout” branded prizes which may include water bottles, rally towels and t-shirts.
From Sneak Peeks of Exclusive 3D Film Footage to Summertime Snow – Disney Pulls out All the Whistle Stops for 40-City Traveling Experience
BURBANK, Calif. — Disney is pulling out all the whistle stops and taking its show on the road with a spectacular immersive and interactive 40-city train tour including a 3D sneak peek of film footage from the upcoming movie “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” it was announced today (05/08/09) by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. Set amidst a snowy backdrop—complete with all of the sights and sounds of Christmas including carolers, decorations, giveaways and many more surprises in each of the 40 cities—the Train Tour is being launched with HP on board as the title and technology sponsor and driven by Amtrak. This family event is for guests of all ages and is free to the public.
Starring Jim Carrey and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” opens in theatres November 6 in Disney Digital 3D™ and in IMAX 3D®.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Woody and Buzz are heading north.
To accommodate a growing slate of nonfeature projects, Disney and Pixar will launch an animation studio in the fall in Vancouver.
The focus will be on Pixar’s established characters, including Buzz and Woody from the “Toy Story” films and Lightning McQueen and Mater from “Cars.”
“The operation will be small in size and dedicated to producing short-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs, television and theatrical exhibition … for several different divisions of the Walt Disney Co.,” Disney/Pixar president Ed Catmull said.