Disney’s ‘Ponyo’ to close L.A. Film Festival

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PonyoVariety is reporting that Disney’s star-studded, English-dubbed version of Hayao Miyazaki’s film will be closing the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 28.

The movie whose plot is loosely based on that of The Little Mermaid is set to be released nationwide on August 14.

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Papercutz to Produce Graphic Novels Based on Disney Fairies Franchise

Publishers Weekly is reporting that New York-based Papercutz who has made a name for itself by producing comics for the youth and tween market will start publishing graphic novels starring Tinker Bell and the rest of her fairy friends in both hardcover and paperback formats. The publisher plans on releasing four graphic novels a year with the first being released in April 2010.


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Innoventions Exhibit StormStruck Partners Recognized at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

PEMBROKE, Bermuda — RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) and its U.S. affiliate WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. today acknowledged recent recognition of its hurricane mitigation and awareness efforts at the 23rd Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale. RenaissanceRe was among the corporate sponsors receiving an award for innovation and achievement in public awareness and mitigation advocacy for ‘StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes®,’ the pioneering hurricane safety attraction at EPCOT® at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

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First Look: Film Still Featuring Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge from Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Where else but Stitch Kingdom would you expect to wake up one morning and find out it’s still Christmas? God bless us, every one!

Ebenezer Scrooge as portrayed by Jim Carrey in Disney's A Christmas Carol © Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Ebenezer Scrooge as portrayed by Jim Carrey in Disney's A Christmas Carol © ImageMovers Digital LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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UP House Makes Cameo Appearance on The Simpsons (Video)

On the episode titled ‘Coming to Homerica,’ originally airing on May 17, 2009, Homer and his buddies form a border-guarding group a la the Minutemen Project. When a cluster balloon recon mission goes awry, the Carl Fredricksen house makes its Simpsons debut.

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Your PhotoPass Magic Shot Photos Wanted and a Few Updates

The Definitive Guide to Disney’s PhotoPass is long overdue for a facelift and I’m shamelessly asking for your support – especially if you’ve found the site to be helpful to you in the past.

I’d like to replace the current magic shot samples with larger, unmasked versions. So if anyone can contribute their magic shot photos to the site, I’d greatly appreciate it. I’m even welcoming the same magic shot multiple times from different families as I will be able to display varying examples in a couple of different ways. If you are willing to help, please email them directly to [email protected]. Please make sure these are the full size images however and not copies directly off the PhotoPass website. Also preferably without any additional borders added (but any are welcome).

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Walt Disney World’s Spoodles to Close August 1

Spoodles © DisneyTo make way for the new Cat Cora restaurant, Kouzzina, Spoodles at the BoardWalk will be serving its last meal on August 1.

This information is derived from the new online booking system which shows zero availability for the restaurant beyond this date.

No opening date for its replacement is known at this time other than it’s expected to open this fall.

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Disney Label Donald Duck Transformer on the Way?

The following image of a potential new Disney Label transformer has been popping up on the internet as of late and has even reported to have been spotted inside a Hong Kong shop, with an expected release date in August.Disney Label Donald Duck Artwork

Because of his resemblance to an assumed yellow car (such as Bumblebee), Donald has earned himself a not-so-family-friendly nickname of Bumbleduck.

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Photo Coverage of UP Premiere at Cannes

In honor of the premiere of UP taking place later today in Hollywood, we’d like to travel in the UP-posite direction and head back to France so that we may bring you photo coverage of the red carpet premiere of UP at the Cannes festival. Images from WireImage and ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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Disney Parks Chairman Jay Rasulo Testifies Before Senate in Support of Travel Promotion Act

Jay Rasulo, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts © Gene Duncan/Disney

Jay Rasulo, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts © Gene Duncan/Disney

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2009 — Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman, Jay Rasulo appeared on Capitol Hill this week to communicate his strong support on behalf of the Travel Promotion Act.  The bill, which is co-sponsored by Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, seeks to create a nonprofit entity that would execute a nationally coordinated travel promotion program encouraging more people to visit the United States.

Appearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion, Rasulo told the body that, in addition to having a much easier, user-friendly entry process, the United States would greatly benefit by the creation of travel promotional entity that could speak with one voice, to welcome those who have avoided visiting the U.S. since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and more recently, because of the effects of the economic recession.

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