California Screamin'

California Screamin’ stopped

Technical problem forces Disney Park rollercoaster ride to stop

The California Screamin’ ride had a technical issue  and riders were escorted off at 7:30 p.m Friday

by Jason Kandel and Pablo Kay at NBC 4 Los Angeles

Riders had to be escorted off a roller coaster at Disney’s California Adventure on Friday after the ride stopped due to a technical problem, a park spokesman said. The California Screamin’ ride stopped at 7:30 p.m. at the Anaheim park, said park spokeswoman Suzi Brown. It stopped automatically as it’s supposed to in response to a “minor technical matter” involving the ride, Brown said.

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Steve Carell

Brooklyn Family Robinson

Steve Carell to star in Disney’s Brooklyn Family Robinson

Finding Nemo’s David Reynolds is penning the project, which Carell is producing

by Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter

Disney is going on a trip with Brooklyn Family Robinson. The studio has picked up the family adventure comedy with heart as a starring vehicle for Steve Carell.

Plot details are vague in order to protect the project’s secrets, but it is known that Brooklyn Family Robinson centers on the patriarch of a family, to be played by Carell, who relocates his family from city life to island life.

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Disneyland Diamond Celebration

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

Disneyland will salute 60 years of magic with a yearlong celebration

A dazzling yearlong Diamond Celebration that will launch in spring 2015

by D23

Disneyland Resort marked 59 years of fun and innovation this week. As part of the festivities, the Diamond Celebration logo was unveiled, and a contest was announced that invites guests to share their favorite memories from six decades of Disney magic. or complete rules, go to Disney Parks Blog.

“It’s an incredible time at the Disneyland Resort as we prepare for next year’s Diamond Celebration,” Michael Colglazier, president, Disneyland Resort, said today. “We’re excited to honor our rich history, to celebrate the incredible magic that fills our resort today, and to create unforgettable memories with our guests for many years to come.”

complete press release at D23

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Haunted Mansion TV special

Haunted Mansion special in development at Disney Television Animation

Beware of hitchhiking ghosts!

by D23

Disney Television Animation is in development on Haunted Mansion, a special for Disney Channel and Disney XD inspired by the popular Disney Parks attraction. Legendary horror-genre artist and children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly (Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes) is attached to executive produce and art direct with Scott Peterson executive producing, story editing and writing and Joshua Pruett consulting producing and writing, both of Phineas and Ferb.

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Mug shots from a sex-offense sting in July

Walt Disney World sex offenders

Dozens of Walt Disney World employees caught in sex stings, arrested for child porn since 2006

A total of 32 employees at Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World Florida have been convicted

by Lee Moran at New York Daily News

Dozens of workers at Walt Disney World in Florida have been busted for child sex crimes in recent years, it’s emerged. Some 35 employees at the famous theme park have reportedly been accused of stashing sick child porn or trying to meet minors for sex since 2006. Five staffers at nearby Universal Studios and two from SeaWorld have also been arrested on similar charges, an investigation has revealed.

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Neel Sethi

Disney’s live action Jungle Book

Newcomer cast as Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book

Newcomer Neel Sethi chosen from thousands for the live action film

by Sierra Marquina at US Weekly

Meet Neel Sethi! Disney announced in a statement to Us Weekly on July 15 that they’ve finally decided upon an actor to portray Mowgli in the upcoming live-action and animation portrayal of The Jungle Book—and he’s never acted before! That’s right—the 10-year-old cutie has never acted a day in his life, but Disney doesn’t seem to be worried.

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