New character test features a walking velociraptor at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Meet Professor Parker Woodson and her pet velociraptor
by Orlando Attractions Magazine
During a test run through approximately May 3, a special character experience is happening in Dinoland USA. Professor Parker Woodson and her pet velociraptor “Val” are roaming the streets, touring the area and meeting guests. This test meet and greet and the future of “Val” will most likely be dependent on guest feedback. Continue reading
Disney’s ‘Frozen’ dress sets off $1,600 frenzy by parents
Merchandising bonanza surrounds the Walt Disney film “Frozen”
by Christopher Palmeri at Bloomberg
The Princess Elsa dress from the Walt Disney Co. hit “Frozen” is the most sought-after fashion item among the kindergarten set. Stores across the U.S. are sold out, and originals are being offered for as much as $1,600 on EBay Inc. Desperate parents are sewing their own or shelling out up to $225 for replicas on craft sites like Etsy.com.
“Every mom in the world is dying for this dress,” said Costello, a Los Angeles marketing consultant with a “Frozen” obsessed 4-year-old. “The lucky moms who have found this dress for their daughters brag about their success and unanimously proclaim how their kid can’t stop wearing it.” Continue reading
Realtor lists “Walt Disney” mountain home
A mountain retreat is said by its listing agent to have once been the home of Walt Disney
by Debra Gruszecki at Riverside Press-Enterprise
Another desert dwelling that Hollywood celebrities held dear, the ranch-styled home that was once owned by Walt Disney is on the market for $535,000.
The home is far removed from Smoke Tree Ranch, the Palm Springs enclave best known as the desert sanctuary where Disney hung his hat. But listing agent Jason Evans of Coldwell Banker Residential in Palm Desert, told The Press-Enterprise the home in Royal Corrizo Estates, a gated community off of Highway 74, was likely used as a mountain getaway by the Disney family and as a party house by Smoke Tree vacationers. Continue reading
U.S. Release Date: June 19, 2015
by Pixar Animation Studios
Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
complete synopsis at Pixar
Disney is teaming up with Tim Burton again
by Thomas McMahon at TwisterMC
Disney is teaming up with Tim Burton again for a remake of Mary Poppins. Along for the ride, as always, is Jonny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Sadly, we have to wait until the end of 2016 for the movie though. Continue reading
Is a Mickey Mouse vs. Deadmau5 trademark battle brewing?
Disney is investigating an attempt to register the EDM musician’s logo
by Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter
On Friday, Disney let it be known at the U.S. Trademark Office that it is investigating a trademark registration filed by Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”). Deadmau5 is the stage name of EDM star Joel Zimmerman.
Last year, Zimmerman’s Ronica Holdings Limited applied for a mark consisting of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. Continue reading