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Comic Book Resources has posted several high-resolution pages from each of The Muppet Show and The Incredibles comic books which both hit the shelves next week courtesy of BOOM! Studios. You can check them out here.

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Disney to Video Game Developer: Thanks, but no THQs.

According to G4, Disney, whose video game producing units have recently succumbed to a taxing economy, has opted to not renew its licensing agreement with THQ who has been producing games based on the Disney/Pixar properties through UP. THQ has most recently come into the spotlight with its share of hardship and will no doubt feel the blow from this latest move. It’s expected that Disney will start developing future properties in-house beginning with Toy Story 3. Full article here.

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Tren-D Now Open at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney Marketplace

Tren-DA stylish boutique with designer flair and eclectic offerings becomes a premier shopping spot at Downtown Disney Marketplace with the March opening of Tren-D.  The urban-inspired Walt Disney World specialty store is a one-of-a-kind, hip destination for fashion-conscious shoppers seeking trendy apparel and novel accessories.

“This unique environment, filled with textured fabrics, new silhouettes, and whimsical art and design allows us the opportunity to push the creative envelope as it relates to fashion and our characters,” said Mark Perrotta, director of Product Development and Design.  “Our guests continue to respond to trend merchandise and novel products that they can’t purchase at home.  Tren-D speaks to what is happening today with a blend of vintage and hip with stylized Disney influences.”
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Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival Salutes Disneynature’s ‘Earth’ in Sand

Artists Create a Sculpture Entirely Out of Sand to Celebrate the Release of Disneynature's Earth (c) Diana Zalucky/Disney

Artists Create a Sculpture Entirely Out of Sand to Celebrate the Release of Disneynature's Earth (c) Diana Zalucky/Disney

Guests of the 2009 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort can see amazing creations made entirely of sand to celebrate the new theatrical release Earth, presented by Disneynature, which premieres nationwide April 22, 2009. The 16th annual festival takes place March 18-May 31, 2009. Amid a colorful tableau of flowers, plants and topiaries, Walt Disney World guests of all ages can explore myriad exhibits and activities geared toward gardening and outdoor fun.

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Disneynature to Plant Tree for Every Person Who Sees the Film “EARTH” in the First Week

Disneynature

BURBANK, Calif. – (Business Wire) Disneynature, the first new film label to be introduced by Disney in 60 years, will celebrate its premiere film, “EARTH,” being released nationally on April 22, Earth Day, by planting a tree in honor of every moviegoer who sees the film in its opening week.

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Disney Television Stations to Launch New Network in April

The Houston Chronicle reports that the ten television stations that make up the ABC Owned Television Stations Group  (AOTS) will be launching a new network in late April to be carried by Comcast and other cable providers called LiveWellHD. The channel will feature original content created by the stations in the group which includes Houston’s KTRK ABC13. More details can be found in the article here.

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Disney Store UK to Create A 50 Aker Wood

Mickey Dedicates the Future Site of The Magical Wood in the UK (Photo from Herts Advertiser 24)

Mickey Dedicates the Future Site of The Magical Wood in the UK (Photo from Herts Advertiser)

The Disney Store UK announced plans today to sponsor a 50 acre section of Heartwood Forest, an 858 acre endeavor to bring a a new native forest to England.

The Disney Store UK will be selling a specially designed reusable bag featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet with a portion of the proceeds going to Disney’s section, dubbed the Magical Wood.

For more information, see these articles at the St. Albans Review and the Herts Advertiser.

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Disney/Pixar’s UP to Open Cannes Film Festival

PARIS, March 19 (Reuters Life!) – An animated 3-D comedy directed by the one of the creators of “Toy Story” will raise the curtain on the Cannes Film Festival, the first time an animated film has opened the world’s biggest cinema competition, organisers said on Thursday.

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OIA Extends Disney’s Magical Express Beyond 2016 Under Sweetheart Deal for Disney

The Orlando Sentinel reports all the nitty gritty in this article that covers a re-negotiated deal that heavily favors Disney who once had to prove to OIA that its free transportation program had merit.

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