Eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken and three-time Oscar nominee and Honorary Academy Award® recipient Angela Lansbury will join voice actors Paige O’Hara, Richard White and Robby Benson, supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn, and director Gary Trousdale onstage for a 25th anniversary celebration of Beauty and the Beast on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Fans of Disney’s animated classic Disney’s The Little Mermaid will now have another chance to see ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert’ at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, June 6. The first two nights of this concert event sold out within hours when it was announced that an all-star cast of performers would be singing the songs from the Oscar® and Grammy®-winning score as the film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Tickets for the third and final concert go on sale at ticketmaster.com at 10:00am Pacific on Wednesday, April 27.
Since Walt Disney first brought his groundbreaking True-Life Adventures to the big screen, adventure has played a pivotal role in Disney entertainment, from the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean to the new planet of Pandora, which will soon be unveiled at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This year, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are invited to join the excitement at D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures, a celebration of these landmarks of the past, present, and future. The two-day event will take place November 19 and 20, 2016 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney’s animated classic, The Little Mermaid will be given new life for a special evening at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 4th where Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson headline an all-star cast of performers singing the songs from the Oscar® and Grammy®-winning score as the film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Tickets go on sale at ticketmaster.com at 10:00am Pacific on Saturday, April 9. A presale begins on Thursday, April 7 with password SEAWEED.
Back in October, we reported that Disney had registered StarWarsLiveInConcert.com. While the domain had remained dormant for a while, it eventually ended up pointing to an old Flash-based site promoting a Star Wars in concert series some years back. On a whim, we decided to check on the domain name again today and found a welcome surprise — confirmation that the concert series would be returning to ‘a city near you in 2016.’
Disney has registered https://t.co/YtYFSgU1oH
— Stitch Kingdom (@stitchkingdom) October 28, 2015
Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that to mark the 15th anniversary of the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea Park, a major celebration will be held at the Park from April 15, 2016, through March 17, 2017, entitled ‘Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes.’
During the anniversary celebration, crystals of various colors symbolizing individual wishes will decorate the Park. The ‘Crystals of Wishes,’ will also be worn by Mickey Mouse and the Disney Friends. For example: the crystal worn by Minnie Mouse is red which represents her wish for love; the crystal worn by Donald Duck, which symbolizes friendship, is blue; and Goofy’s wish for energy is represented by a green crystal. The various wishes represented by all the crystals form a clear crystal worn by Mickey Mouse.
Disney today announced Minnie Rocks the Dots, an interactive fashion and art installation celebrating the signature style of global icon Minnie Mouse. Launching in Los Angeles with a red carpet preview event on National Polka Dot Day (Jan. 22) before opening to the public, the exhibit will take fans on a journey through the history of Minnie’s influence on fashion and pop culture since her black and white debut in 1928 and evolution into color.
In 2016, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will expand member events with more experiences on the East Coast and new twists on current favorites.
D23 BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCES: In 2015, D23 Members had the opportunity to explore hidden Disney gems—such as the Animation Research Library—while hearing stories from Disney luminaries such as Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and animator Andreas Deja. In 2016, D23 will bring back this popular event with incredible guests and new locations, while adding even more surprises and a special gift.
The Disneyland Resort has released additional details for its Star Wars ‘Season of the Force’ event which kicks off November 16, 2015 at the Disneyland Resort, which pays homage to The Force Awakens.
Full details for Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours, Hyperspace Mountain, Jedi Training Academy, Path of the Jedi and food options follow after the preview image gallery below:
The Oriental Land Company, owners and operators of the Tokyo Disney Resort, have announced several special upcoming operational additions in order to support the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015).
Beginning December 1, 2015, new merchandise themed to the film will be sold at the Resort. Starting in mid-December, eTickets printed at home will sport Star Wars-inspired designs and beginning December 18, R2D2-themed popcorn buckets will go on sale.