AIE Media Event: AI Participant List

Courtesy of Attractions Magazine comes this reportedly complete list of all of the American Idol stars that will be appearing during the 4:30 motorcade up along Hollywood Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12 to commemorate the opening of the American Idol Experience: Continue reading…

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NYCC09: Aaron Stone ‘Hero Rising’ Screening and Cast Q&A

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Aaron Stone Panel (L-R): Bruce Kalish (Creator/Producer), Tania Gunadi (Emma), David Lambert (Jason), J.P. Manoux (STAN), Kelly Blatz (Charlie/Aaron Stone)

Aaron Stone Panel (L-R): Bruce Kalish (Creator/Producer), Tania Gunadi (Emma), David Lambert (Jason), J.P. Manoux (STAN), Kelly Blatz (Charlie/Aaron Stone)

One of the final panels at the 2009 New York Comic Con was this panel featuring cast & crew of the upcoming Disney XD keystone show. Moderated by Jermaine Turner, head of development for Disney XD, the panel began first with a clip promoting the new channel which debuts next Friday. According to the promo, Aaron Stone will be joined by other programs such as: new series like Kid vs Kat and Jimmy Two Shoes; classic Disney Channel shows such as Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, the Suite Life of Zack and Cody; and new episodes of Phineas and Ferb. Continue reading…

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NYCC09: BOOM! Studios on Pixar and More

BOOM! Studios Booth at NYCC09

BOOM! Studios Booth at NYCC09

Chip Mosher, Michael Alan Nelson and Ross Richie headed this panel which covered the most recent and upcoming releases from BOOM! Studios. Editor-In-Chief Mark Waid was expected to appear as well but he was unable to make it, although he did send along a video message. Continue reading…

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NYCC09: Mattel

Mattels Booth at NYCC09

Mattel's Booth at NYCC09

Fortunately, its recent economic turbulence didn’t keep Mattel away from the show where it presented several upcoming collectibles and toys including those from the Cars and Toy Story franchises. Here’s some of the items you can expect to see hitting your local toy store soon. Continue reading…

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NYCC09: Friday’s First Impressions

My Experience at the New York Comic Con 2009 on Friday

An Overhead View of (Most) of NYCC09

An Overhead View of (Most) of NYCC09

Just getting into the show proved to be one of the biggest challenges of the day. Despite passes being offered in advance as early as Wednesday, it seemed most waited until today and probably with good reason: the Jacob K. Javits Center is just too far out of the way for a casual visit (by mass transit, it requires a substantial ride by subway followed by a micro-substantial bus transfer – at least for me anyway). I arrived to an incredibly long and intimidating line (here I’m thinking Space Mountain, maybe even post-refurb). When I thought I was being offered some reprieve by security who started sending folks upstairs, starting with me,  it turned out I was being sent to another full line. All in all it took probably about an hour to get my credentials, but I must say this show has grown a lot in terms of size and maturity and they handled it all very well. Continue reading…

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Dressing the New Small World Disney Characters

Disneyland's IASW Lilo with Ariel lurking in background

Disneyland's IASW's Lilo with Ariel lurking in background

Great article from the LA Times on Disneyland costume designer Celina Lung who dresses the kids in IASW. Check it out here.

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Something New to Celebrate! ‘it’s a small world’ Returns to Disneyland With New Magic – Video Included!

it's a small worldA beloved Disneyland attraction returns to Fantasyland on Friday, Feb. 6, when “it’s a small world” opens with some new storytelling magic. With the premiere of a new “Spirit of America” scene, new musical enhancements, and a new look for some of the attraction’s familiar child dolls, “it’s a small world” will once again take guests of all ages on “the happiest cruise that ever sailed.” Continue reading…

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Video Preview of Disneyland’s Small World Changes

Above is a video the LA Times which talks about the history of the attraction and what went into making the recent changes that sparked huge debates amongst Disney fans as well as some of the additions themselves. The accompanying article can be found here.

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Disney Puts $233M Into New Disney Channel Russia Projects

It’s being reported that Disney will invest $233 million into new projects for the free Disney Channel in Russia currently in development in partnership with Media One TV (Disney will have a 49% stake in the channel). The channel is already expected to air dubbed versions of Hannah Montana and other Disney Channel staples, but will also feature exclusive content developed directly for the market.

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