Oswald cartoon screenings in Los Angeles

Watch Classic Walt Disney cartoons at the Ace Hotel’s Theatre

The entertainment giant presents a full evening of animated shorts with a soundtrack supplied by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

by Craig Byrd at Los Angeles Magazine

On Saturday June 13, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is celebrating Walt Disney Animation with the first showings of two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts in over 50 years. LACO will be performing orchestral scores written by Mark Watters who is also conducting. The evening will take place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

The two short films are 1927’s Poor Papa and 1928’s Africa Before Dark. “Poor Papa was the first Oswald that Walt and his team animated,” reveals Bossert. “It was not released initially. It was released at the end of the 26 [cartoons] that he created.

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Recent injury and disability cases

by Ezra David Haith at Visions Fantastic

In today’s edition of LAWSUITLAND:

Disneyland’s Pluto is accused of hugging an 8-year-old guest so tightly that the boy was badly injured and had to be sent to the hospital. (Orange County Weekly)

A wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a maintainance employee who was struck and killed by a ride vehicle at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been cleared to go to trial. (Orlando Sentinel)

58 families are suing Disney Parks & Resorts because their Disability Access Service fails to serve people with cognative impairments such as autism. (Deadline Hollywood)

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Indiana Jones themed lounge

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar set to open at Walt Disney World this fall

Bar set to ‘Indiana Jones’ and aviation theme

by Kayla Becker at WESH Orlando

We’ve heard rumors of this new aviation-themed spot coming to Downtown Disney, but we now have official confirmation that Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is opening this fall. The bar is located between Paradiso 37 and the recently opened Boathouse restaurant.

But what is the story behind the new establishment? Well, Jock Lindsey is Indiana Jones’ frequent pilot in the franchise. He’s also the owner of a pet snake named Reggie, which we are told is a detail to note.

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Incredibles 2

Director Brad Bird: “Incredibles 2 will be my next film”

Mr. Incredible and his family are about to get back into the red spandex.

by Ryan Gajewski at The Hollywood Reporter

Brad Bird, who wrote and directed 2004’s Pixar hit The Incredibles, told Collider that his next film will be its sequel. He revealed that he already has “a bunch of pages” written for the film’s script.

“I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like,” Bird said. “I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit, and there wasn’t enough time in Incredibles. There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie.”

Bird said he is currently focused on the May 22 release of his film Tomorrowland, and then he will start “playing with the Incredibles sandbox again.”

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Walt Disney Animation’s Zootopia

Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Jason Bateman in Disney Animation’s Zootopia

by Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter

Zootopia is being directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-it Ralph) and co-directed by Jared Bush. It has a March 4, 2016 release date.  The script, by Bush, is set in a modern mammal metropolis comprised of neighborhoods such as ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown.

Goodwin will voice a bunny named Judy Hopps (get it?), a by-the-book meter maid with dreams of being a police officer. But being the first bunny on the force is not within reach, so when a mystery is discovered, Hopps forges an unlikely friendship with a fast-talking scam-artist fox (Bateman) to solve it. Together they will upend the predator-prey preconceptions that permeate this metropolis.

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