Disney Conservation Provides Emergency Funding to 2 Organizations

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 4, 2009 –The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is proud to provide a total of $8,000 in emergency funding to two organizations, the Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (PASA) and Save the Elephants (STE). Continue reading…

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Is Epcot’s Test Track Running on Empty?

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Disney Shows You How to Shop Like a Celebrity

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Bob Iger on Movies, Piracy, American Idol, the Economy and.. D23!? (Audio Included)

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Sanaa Shows Off Some of Its Works of Art – Photos of New Menu Items (UPDATED)

Disney has just released these photographs of nine delights that will be served at Sanaa, the table service restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s DVC resort, Kidani Village.

Mustard seed-crusted scallops with a coconut cream sauce. (c) Disney

Mustard seed-crusted scallops with a coconut cream sauce. (c) Disney

See the rest after the jump Continue reading…

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High School Musical 4 Set to Debut on Disney Channel in 2010

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Hannah Montana Movie to Feature Huge Stars (And We Don’t Mean Dolly Parton)

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More Guests Named for The View at Walt Disney Studios

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Patrick Dempsey (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Kyle McLaughlin and Doug Savant (ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”), Maurice Benard (ABC’s “General Hospital”) and musical guest Lady Gaga have joined the lineup of guest stars scheduled to appear on “The View,” MARCH 9-13, as the popular talk show broadcasts live from Disney Legends Plaza on The Walt Disney Studios lot. They join previously announced superstars Miley Cyrus, Jay Leno (host, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”), Sally Field and Calista Flockhart (ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”), Jimmy Kimmel (host, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and “The Hills'” Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Continue reading…

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