Disney Cruise Line Begins New Ship Construction

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Captain Mickey along with Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz and Meyer Werft Managing Partner Bernard Meyer (c) Disney

Captain Mickey along with Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz and Meyer Werft Managing Partner Bernard Meyer (c) Disney

PAPENBURG, GERMANY (March 2, 2009) – Disney Cruise Line began construction on two new ships today with a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Scheduled for completion in 2011 and 2012, the new ocean liners will further advance the company’s one-of-a-kind guest experience and create more family cruise options with a brand guests know and trust. Continue reading…

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Going Home: Manatee Returns to Natural Habitat After WDW Rehab (UPDATE: Video)

Bock, a client of the Manatee Rehabilitation Project, was released back into the wild yesterday (c) Gene Duncan/Disney

Bock, a client of the Manatee Rehabilitation Project, was released back into the wild yesterday (c) Gene Duncan/Disney

As part of the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), Disney’s Animal Programs team helps to take final measurements and readings Feb. 24, 2009 as they prepare to release a manatee into his natural habitat at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Fla. The manatee, named “Bock,” was released Tuesday into the warm waters of the St. John’s River. The manatee, rescued as an orphan from the St. John’s River in 2001, arrived at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. in 2003 weighing about 500 pounds. At Epcot, marine mammal experts weaned him from a bottle and began feeding him a diet of romaine lettuce, fruits and other vegetables. “Bock” now weighs more than 1,000 pounds and is approximately eight years old. Prior to his release, he was fitted with a satellite tracking belt to follow his movements and allow for behavioral observation. His progress will be monitored by the MRP in which Disney’s Animal Programs has been involved since 2001 when the partnership was established. The MRP is a cooperative group of nonprofit, private, state and federal entities that monitors the health and survival of rehabilitated and released manatees.

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‘David After Dentist’ YouTube Celebrity David DeVore Meets Doctors Mickey and Minnie Mouse

David After Dentist Star David DeVore with Doctors Mickey and Minnie

'David After Dentist' Star David DeVore with Doctors Mickey and Minnie (c) Matt Stroshane / Disney

ALL SMILES: YouTube “star” David DeVore, age 8, who became an internet sensation when his father posted a two-minute clip of him showing the after-effects of anesthesia from a dentist’s visit, is all smiles March 1, 2009 at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista Fla. During today’s Walt Disney World visit, DeVore met with Mickey and Minnie Mouse (pictured) who were clad in their best dentist and doctor apparel. DeVore’s original YouTube video, entitled “David After Dentist,” has been viewed more than 13 million times and spawned countless spoofs on the video sharing site. During his visit, DeVore even wore the same Florida Gators t-shirt that he is seen wearing in the YouTube video.

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Jonas Brothers Hit Flat Note at Box Office

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (Reuters) – Teen idols the Jonas Brothers got beaten up by a pistol-packing granny at the weekend box office in North America, failing to live up to the hype generated by their concert movie. Continue reading…

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Are You 23? Product Release and Signing March 14 at Disneyland

Are You 23? Teaser PosterJoin us as we welcome Disney Master Artist Dave Pacheco for a very special artist appearance and signing on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Dave will be on hand to sign a selection of artwork, a t-shirt and a pin featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters. Additional information about this exciting event will follow the March 10, 2009 announcement revealing the answer to “Are you 23?” Details after the jump. Continue reading…

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Disney Announces Webcasts of Shareholder Meeting and Iger Q&A

* Bob Iger, president and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will participate in a question-and-answer session at the Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST. To listen to a live audio Webcast of the session, please point your browser to www.disney.com/investors approximately fifteen minutes prior to the start time. A re-play will be provided through Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

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Pinocchio to Help Remind Moms About MyPyramid.gov

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New York, NY – February 25, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Department of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack joins The Advertising Council today to announce a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to inspire parents to adopt healthier lifestyles for their families. The campaign, which is supported by the USDA’s Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, features characters from the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio and encourages parents to visit MyPyramid.gov to find the right balance to a healthy lifestyle for their children.

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A Photo Tour of Walt Disney Studios

Photo Tour of Walt Disney Studios

Photo Tour of Walt Disney Studios

As promised, in honor of The View broadcasting from the Walt Disney Studios, a little something to whet the appetite. Join me, if you will, on an exciting voyage from cyberspace to Burbank courtesy of Oceanic Air (one way only). See photos of the Disney Studios Watertower, the Animation Building and Soundstages and the infamous Disney Legends Plaza.

See this exclusive rare glimpse at the studio here.

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