Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort had the opportunity to meet with Duffy the Disney Bear before he assumes his official meet and greet duties later this year. The photo, provided by a cast member, affirms that Duffy will be appearing in full sailor regalia as he often appears at Tokyo DisneySea. According to WDW Character Hunt, Duffy will begin his appearances October 14 in Epcot. Although the date of his debut in the Paradise Pier area at Disney California Adventure is promised to be revealed to Annual Passholders attending Duffy’s preview event this weekend, sources indicate to us that there’s a good chance he may start along with ElecTRONica on October 8.
Helen Mirren (Rachel Singer), Sam Worthington (Young David), Romi Aboulafia (Sarah), director John Madden and producer Kris Thykier of Miramax’s The Debt were on hand for the premiere of the film yesterday at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival held at Roy Thompson Hall. Walt Disney Studios and Miramax Films have generously provided us with photos from the red carpet event.
Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios, here’s a list of several fun facts about the newest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Tangled, starring the voice talents of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy.
MAKING IT HAPPEN
- “Tangled” marks Walt Disney Pictures’ 50th full-length animated feature.
- Directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno both became interested in careers as animators after visiting Disney’s Animation Studio at Walt Disney World. While waiting to get accepted into the program, Howard served as a tour guide and spent his days on the outside looking through the glass at animators at work.
When Alex (Selena Gomez) sees a news report on TV about a dog in the Poconos who is painting portraits of her, she, Justin (David Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin) go to rescue Mason (Gregg Sulkin) from a family of country wizards. Meanwhile, Harper (Jennifer Stone) tries to get Zeke (Dan Benson) to kiss her.
‘Wizards Unleased’ premieres October 1 at 8 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel
Burlington Coat Factory has issued a recall in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for several models of children’s hooded jackets and sweatshirts with draw strings. Among the items being voluntarily recalled is a Disney-branded Winnie the Pooh hooded jacket in toddler sizes. The hooded jackets and sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood and/or waist which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. No injuries or deaths have been reported as a result.
Walt Disney Signature, Disney’s first upscale, adult lifestyle brand, today announced a magical and sophisticated collection of accessories from a trio of leading designers, all inspired by the cinematic beauty of the classic film Fantasia. In celebration of the upcoming release of Fantasia & Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition on Blu-ray/DVD on November 30, 2010, the new Fantasia accessories collection from Walt Disney Signature offers artful statement pieces from high-end designers including Hayden-Harnett, nOir and Robin Rotenier.
Total Intelligence Solutions and the Terrorism Research Center (TRC), companies owned by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, were contracted by several U.S. Corporations including The Walt Disney Company, according to a recent report by The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill.
According to the report, which cites Blackwater internal documents:
‘The Walt Disney Company hired Total Intelligence and TRC to do a “threat assessment” for potential film shoot locations in Morocco, with former CIA officials [Cofer] Black and [Robert] Richer reaching out to their former Moroccan intel counterparts for information. The job provided a “good chance to impress Disney,” one company executive wrote. How impressed Disney was is not clear; in 2009 the company paid Total Intelligence just $24,000.’
Walt Disney World has added a page for its Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the official website. The resort, which replaces the original proposed Pop Century: Legendary Years resort, is slated to open in summer of 2012.
According to the site, it will be a value resort that will consist of mostly family suites, as was rumored for Pop Century: Legendary Years after a pilot program at All Star Music. While The Little Mermaid section will consist of 864 ‘sea-inspired’ rooms, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo sections will offer a total of 1,120 family suites, each consisting of: 1 master bedroom; 2 bathrooms; and 3 separate sleeping areas which includes a ‘Inovabed,’ a pull-out bed that transforms from a dining or work table as opposed to a sofa. The suites will sleep up to six.
New DisneyStore.com arrivals for September 16, 2010
Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com in another window.
Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.
|Mornings Tinker Bell Travel Mug – $16.95
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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney is teaming up with Nielsen to produce an app for the iPad which will allow the app to provide content in real-time along with the broadcast of its new drama ‘My Generation.’
According to the article, the app will provide interactive opportunities for the viewer who will be able to participate in polls, trivia, twitter feeds and the like, all in relation to the specific program they are watching, whenever they are watching it. The app takes advantage of technology developed by Nielsen called audio watermarking in which the app’s content is triggered by audio cues from the television program through the iPad’s built-in microphone, which means the app will work even if the viewer is watching the show on a DVR.