The Lion King Las Vegas Cast Announced

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Kissy Simmons as Nala Performs Shadowland at Broadway on Broadway in 2006. (c) Brad K

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From Broadway.com comes reports of who will be performing in The Lion King at the Mandalay Bay when previews begin May 5. The Vegas company features an international cast of performers who have starred in productions of The Lion King around the world, including New York, Taipei, South Africa, London, Los Angeles, Australia, Toronto, Shanghai, Paris and Holland. The cast includes nine South African natives, and three ensemble members from Las Vegas. Full story here.

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Walt Disney World Resort Releases 2008 Community Report

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 11, 2009 – As part of The Walt Disney Company’s first consolidated corporate responsibility report, Walt Disney World Resort released the 2008 Community Report that highlights the many ways the company remains actively involved in Central Florida.

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Disney Execs to Discuss 2Q Financial Report via Webcast May 5

BURBANK, Calif., March 11, 2009 –  The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will announce fiscal second quarter 2009 financial results via a live audio Webcast beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (results will be released at approximately 4:01 p.m. EDT / 1:01 p.m. PDT). To listen to the Webcast, point your browser to www.disney.com/investors. The discussion will be available via re-play through May 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT.

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Mickey Brings the Magic to Terminally Ill Children

Daily human interest story: Whilst in town for the touring production of Mickey’s Magic Show, Mickey visited Claire House, a hospice for terminally ill children and  young adults, near Liverpool in England yesterday morning. Brief article here.

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Vinylmation Urban Series 1 to be Released March 20

Oopsy From the Vinylmation Urban Series 1 by Artist Thomas Scott

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The next round of the Vinylmation collection will hit the shelves at Walt Disney World and Disneyland on Friday, March 20.

The 3″ collection includes Checkered by Dan Howard, El Super Raton by Natalie Bert Kennedy, Furrr by Susanna Gay, Grafitti by Chad Miller, Monster by Tyler Dumas, Oopsy by Thomas Scott (Pictured), Pinball by Mark Seppala, Poc Mickey by Eric Caszatt, Squiddy and Swiss Cheese by Randy Noble and Who’s There? by Susan Foy. The 9″ collection includes Dragon by Monty Maldovan (LE 400), Mortimer by Randy Noble (LE 400), Mummy by Dave Keefer (LE 200) and Robot Mickey by Doug Strayer (LE 500).

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Disney Interactive Studios Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ Racing Game – Split/Second

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BURBANK, Calif. — Racing to the finish line takes on added excitement when competitors trigger destruction on the track to take out their opponents. Disney Interactive Studios today announced Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Developed by Black Rock Studio, Split/Second is scheduled to be released in early 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC.

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Exclusive D23 Items from DisneyMovieRewards.com

D23 PinDisneyMovieRewards.com is offering exclusive merchandise to D23 members. Currently two items are available: The pin featured to the left is a limited edition of 2300, 1.75″ wide and can be redeemed for 500 points.

Also available is a 1/2 inch square D23 pendant (including 18″ chain) and accented with a Swarovski crystal. The pendant can be redeemed for 1000 points.

There is a one item per member limit.

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KABC to Stream Red Carpet at Witch Mountain Premiere March 11

Beginning at 9:30 PM EST (6:30 PM PST) Wednesday evening, KABC-TV in LA will be streaming live from the world premiere of Race to Witch Mountain at the El Capitan Theatre.

To access the event, click here. WARNING! Do NOT go the website ahead of time unless you want to either be horribly annoyed or annoy former loved ones.

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Ten Year Old Girl is a Suite Life-saver

A ten year old was recently honored for saving the life of her grandmother late last year using the Heimlich Maneuver which the girl credits The Suite Life of Zack and Cody for teaching her that very same day. Full article found here via HappyNews.

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Disney XD Goes Green… for St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Disney XD presents a six episode-long block from 7PM-10PM EST/PST featuring your favorite green superheroes and villains. Be on the lookout for the Incredible Hulk, She-Hulk and the super-villain Green Goblin from the wildly popular animated series “Spider-Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”

The programming schedule is:
7:00 p.m.    Spider-Man – “Sins of the Fathers Chapter 4: Enter the Green Goblin”
7:30 p.m.    Spider-Man – “Partners in Danger Chapter 8: The Return of the Green  Goblin”
8:00 p.m.    Spider-Man – “Wedding”
8:30 p.m.    The Incredible Hulk – “Innocent Blood”
9:00 p.m.    The Incredible Hulk – “Doomed”
9:30 p.m.    The Incredible Hulk – “Fantastic Fortitude”

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