Many Walt Disney World Resort guests are familiar with the miniature train garden located outside the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. But we’re willing to bet a much smaller number of them realize that the garden is actually specially decorated for holiday seasons and festivals going on inside the park. Today, Walt Disney World released this photo showing horticulturist Julia Clark working on the garden for this year’s International Flower and Garden Festival which kicks off March 3 and shows off one of the neatest feature of this year’s decor: miniature horticulturists working on a dollhouse-size topiary of Snow White. Photo by Kent Phillips.
Thanks to our good friends at Walt Disney Records, we are pleased to offer our biggest giveaway to date! Not just one, but BOTH soundtracks to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (ARV: $37.98) with not just one but TEN sets to give away in all and not just one but THREE ways to enter. Here’s how!
IMPORTANT: You will be able to enter once per method, but can win only once regardless of the methods chosen.
Television columnist Lisa de Moraes of The Washington Post reports that the former co-star of TLC’s Jon and Kate + Eight-turned occasional The View co-host stand-in will be announced as one of the new cast members of the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars when ABC reveals the list throughout the season finale of The Bachelor on Monday night.
In related news, ABC has announced that on March 1, Jimmy Kimmel will interview one of the new celebrities set to compete in this season’s competition as well as the new Bachelorette.
Shortly after arriving in the Underland, Alice re-acquaints herself with the Cheshire Cat after a chance encounter with the bandersnatch, a horrible beast that has an appetite for destruction (and virtually everything else).
We already know that children aboard the new Disney Dream from Disney Cruise Line will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite characters in mobile versions of Turtle Talk with Crush and Stitch Encounter but now DCL may be hinting at yet another popular Disney character added to the mix.
An easy-to-miss detail in current casting call notices for the Disney Dream note that eligible cast members may also be asked to voice Stitch, Crush and/or Jack Sparrow. So it appears Captain Jack may be going interactive, or perhaps simply be making the ship’s announcements.
(L-R) Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises; George Bodenheimer, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports; Al Weiss, president of worldwide operations for Disney Parks and Resorts; and Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort, pose Feb. 25, 2010 with a football-clad Mickey Mouse during the official re-launch ceremony for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ESPN Wide World of Sports is a 220-acre international sports complex located at Walt Disney World Resort. (David Roark, photographer)
After the film and a quick wardrobe change (for some), no one was late to the after party at the Sanderson Hotel, even Crispin Glover who makes his first appearance in our photos for the evening. Also on hand were famed directors Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson amongst others.
And of course the usual suspects were all in attendance: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman (Absolum), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Paul Whitehouse (March Hare), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Barbara Windsor (Dormouse) and Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky), et al.
Cast, crew and celebs of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland from Walt Disney Studios braved the weather and gathered earlier tonight at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England to enjoy the royal world premiere of the film.
Also joining the evening’s events on the red carpet were His Royal Highness Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as the event benefited The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.
Below you’ll find dozens of of cast members Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman (Absolum), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Paul Whitehouse (March Hare), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Barbara Windsor (Dormouse) and Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky), Avril Lavigne, Danny Elfman and many more. Photos from the event courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.
In case you missed the live streaming of the Alice in Wonderland premiere, you can catch it all right here.
Make sure you also check out our photos of the after party.
Bearing a striking resemblance to the former title treatment and probably not likely to be the final, final artwork, Walt Disney Animation Studios has just sent us this title treatment for the artist formerly known as Rapunzel but now going under the official title of Tangled. The film, which start pop princess Mandy Moore and Chuck’s Zachary Levi, is still expected to open in November 12 with a limited release followed by a wide release on November 24.
Recognizing the need for a real-world testing ground to continue the development of ESPN 3D, ESPN has designated the ESPN Innovation Lab at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex located at the Walt Disney World resort as the hub for developing 3D technology. ESPN will invite various technology companies to utilize the site for emerging technology enhancements focused on 3D television. In addition to the resources at the Innovation Lab, ESPN will bring online a new production center that can be used for producing live sporting events for multiple ESPN platforms.