New Disneyland Resort Mobile Site
Make the Magic Easy with Disney eTicket and More
by Erin Glover at Disney Parks Blog
Have you checked out the new Disneyland.com on your mobile phone? This all-new mobile experience puts your entire Disneyland Resort visit right in the palm of your hand with features like dining reservations, attraction information and – my favorite new features – the new Disney eTicket and even prepaid parking. This complete planning tool is accessible through your device’s web browser; there are no apps to download.
And here’s the best part. Once your tickets are purchased and you’re ready to begin your Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park visit, you simply scan your Disney eTicket directly from your mobile device right at the park turnstile. No need to print anything or visit the ticket booth!
complete article at Disney Parks Blog
Disney may use drones in theme park entertainment
Drones may be going to Disneyland
by Sally French at MarketWatch
Though they may sound like they could exist only in Tomorrowland, Disney is working on ways to use drones in its entertainment productions. Disney applied for three UAV-related patents, indicating that drones could hold marionette or projection screens for nighttime entertainment. The patents were published Thursday and applied for by Clifford Wong, James Alexander Stark and Robert Scott Trowbridge, all a part of Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney’s design and development arm.
“The inventors recognized that presently there are no mechanisms for creating very large aerial displays such as a display that is reusable/repeatable, dynamic, and interactive,” the patent states. To address that need, Disney’s R&D department is working to create a multi-drone aerial display system and a ground control station that could choreograph repeatable movements.
The three applications are: Continue reading
Steve Martin in talks to star in Disney’s ‘Magic Camp‘
Presto! Steve Martin is returning to Disney.
by Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter
The actor-comedian is in final negotiations to star in Magic Camp, a family comedy that Martin wrote and the studio is developing.
The story tells of a straitlaced banker who returns to Magic Camp, which he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counselor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping an eye on his ultimate prize, the top spot at the Golden Wand competition.
The project is in Martin’s wheelhouse as he got his start working at Magic Shop at Disneyland and was a magician in his early days as a comic.
Production begins on Marvel’s Ant-Man
Principal photography for Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ begins in San Francisco
by Marvel Movie News
Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed “Bring it On, The Break-Up) and stars Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Role Models) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra, Wall Street) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit, Lost) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
Disney eyes early 2015 for ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea‘ shoot
Incentives and labor agreements are being negotiated for what will be the largest production to shoot in Australia
by Pip Bulbeck at The Hollywood Reporter
Disney is eyeing a production date of early 2015 for its long-in-development retelling of Jules Verne’s classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, with the studio asking the Australian government to increase its incentives to secure what is being mooted as the biggest budget feature to shoot in Australia.
complete article at The Hollywood Reporter
‘Mickey Mouse,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Harry Shearer win Primetime Emmys
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
by Amid Amidia at Cartoon Brew
Last night was a night of cartoon firsts at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards as Bob’s Burgers, Disney’s Mickey Mouse shorts, and Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer each won their first Emmy Award. Mickey Mouse (Disney Channel) ‘O Sole Minnie won for Oustanding Short-Format Animated Program
A complete list of winners from last night is below…
…continue reading at Cartoon Brew