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Walt Disney Pictures' 'Lilo & Stitch' #1 at the Box Office for The Week Ending 6/27/02 - (Movies) (6/28/2002)
Disney's critically acclaimed hit animated comedy, "Lilo & Stitch," is the top-grossing motion picture in America over the past seven days with an estimated gross of $55.6 million.
Disney's Grand Floridian, Yacht Club & Beach Club Among 75 Top Golf Resorts Around the World - (OD) (6/28/2002)
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort have been honored among the 75 Top Golf Resorts Around the World in a reader poll conducted on behalf of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
Lilo & Stitch's Ohana Luau Rides A Wave Into Disney's California Adventure(tm) On June 21 - (DL) (6/28/2002)
The park's experience portrays Lilo and Stitch starting their California vacation by bringing the Ohana Luau, a tradition of hula and limbo, as well as Lilo's favorite Elvis Presley songs, to Paradise Pier. The festivities at Pizza Oom Mow Mow will run continuously from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily from June 21 through September 30, 2002.
LPWire: U.S. Olympian Chris Klug and Actor Larry Hagman Kick Off 2002 U.S. Transplant Games - (WDW) (6/28/2002)
Two thousand participants, all of whom have received some type of life-saving organ transplant (kidney, heart, lung, liver, bone marrow, etc.) will complete in 13 sports at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
New Disney Vacation Club Resort Offers More Options for Guests - (OD) (6/28/2002)
Disney's Beach Club Villas opens July 1, 2002, giving families another Disney Vacation Club resort option. The four- and five-story property offers studio, one- and two-bedroom vacation villas, each with an appealing view -- either a pool, garden or courtyard view.
LPWire: July Fourth Festivities Light Up the "Worldâ€? - (WDW) (6/28/2002)
The Walt Disney World Resort celebrates American citizenship in the daytime and lights the night on July 4 with its biggest fireworks shows of the year.
LPWire: Voice Signal's Speech Recognition Brings Hasbro's New Aloha Stitch Toy to Life - (Movies,Coll) (6/26/2002)
Aloha Stitch, reflects the two-sided personality of the intergalactic fugitive from Lilo & Stitch. Depending on whether he is in a good mood or a bad mood, Aloha Stitch responds to over a dozen spoken phrases with one of 35 different lovable or a feisty responses -- and even tells knock-knock jokes. Because he is so unpredictable, kids will never know what he will say next.
LPWire: Gary Foster Joins The Walt Disney Company As Vice President, Corporate Communications - (General) (6/26/2002)
Foster will be responsible for a variety of corporate communications issues and initiatives, including financial reporting, legislative and regulatory issues, branding and executive communications. Foster also will work closely with Disney's businesses, including its parks and resorts, media networks, consumer products and studio entertainment units on communications issues.
LPWire: John Spelich Joins The Walt Disney Company As Vice President, Corporate Communications - (General) (6/26/2002)
Spelich will be responsible for a variety of corporate communications issues and initiatives, including financial reporting, legislative and regulatory issues, branding and executive communications. He also will work closely with Disney's businesses, including its parks and resorts, media networks, consumer products and studio entertainment units on communications issues.
Lilo & Stitch in the Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade - (Movies) (6/25/2002)
A photo of Lilo & Stitch in the Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade.
LPWire: Eisner's Letter to Cast Members About Lilo & Stitch - (Movies) (6/24/2002)
Talking about Lilo & Stitch, Eisner wrote, "... in keeping with the Disney animation legacy, it features breathtaking artwork and a story about core values that should resonate with audiences of all ages."
LPWire: Disneyland Resort Pin Report June 26 - July 2 - (DL,Coll) (6/24/2002)
Limited edition pins celebrating the anniversary of the House of Future, Marceline's Confectionery and the Rocket Jets are expected as well as a pin celebrating Americana with Mickey Mouse as Uncle Sam and Minnie as Lady Liberty.
LPWire: Cadet Kelly Makes Its Network Television Debut on The Wonderful World of Disney, July 14 - (Movies) (6/24/2002)
Cadet Kelly makes its premiere on ABC after scoring a milestone on The Disney Channel by delivering that cable broadcaster's highest Nielsen Household rating ever.
LPWire: U.S. Open Champ Tiger Woods Hosts Golf Clinic for Kids at Walt Disney World Resort - (WDW) (6/24/2002)
Inner-city junior golf programs representing five cities -- Buffalo, NY, Fort Worth, TX, Newark, NJ, Orlando, FL, and Philadelphia, PA -- have been selected to participate in the 2002 Coca-Cola/Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf Clinic June 17-19 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, it was announced today by the Tiger Woods Foundation. This will be the 25th clinic held by the Tiger Woods Foundation since its inception in 1996.
LPWire: Walt Disney Pictures' Memphis Red Carpet Screening of "Lilo and Stitch" - (Movies) (6/21/2002)
Photos from Walt Disney Pictures' Memphis Red Carpet Screening of "Lilo and Stitch"
SHOCKWAVE Sizzles as Epcot Summer Concert Series - (Movies) (6/21/2002)
SHOCKWAVE treats Walt Disney World guests to an energetic, eye-filling spectacle of motion and pageantry. The show's themes of pop culture and breaking new boundaries are delivered with an explosion of brass and percussion, highly charged dance numbers, special effects -- even comedy in a hilariously costumed set. The show can be seen four times daily at America Gardens Theatre through Aug. 24. Showtimes are 4:30, 5:45, 7:10 and 8:15 p.m.
Disneyland Pin Dining June 30 - (DL,Coll) (6/20/2002)
Visit Storyteller's Cafe for dinner June 30th as part of Disneyland's pin dining experiences for an opportunity to purchase a pin featuring Mickey Mouse as Uncle Sam and Minnie Mouse as Lady Liberty in celebration of July 4th. This limited edition pin will be made available to the public on July 2nd.
LPWire: Photos from Hawaiian Premiere Screening Of Disney's Lilo & Stitch - (Movies) (6/19/2002)
Photos from the Hawaiian premiere of Disney's Lilo & Stitch held Tuesday, June 18, 2002.
LPWire: DIS Interactive Provides Out-of-This-World Fun With Games Inspired by Lilo & Stitch - (Movies,Coll) (6/19/2002)
Disney Interactive is launching three new out-of-this-world titles inspired by Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming animated feature, Disney's Lilo & Stitch, including Disney's Lilo & Stitch for Game Boy Advance ®, Disney's Lilo & Stitch Trouble in Paradise Action Game for PC and Disney's Lilo & Stitch's Hawaiian Adventure Junior Game for PC and Mac. Available now, all ages can enjoy extraterrestrial fun with the galaxy's most wanted alien and other lovable characters from the film that opens nationwide June 21.
LPWire: HP Drives Next-generation Animation on Linux with Walt Disney Feature Animation - (Movies) (6/18/2002)
Walt Disney Feature Animation will employ HP's Linux infrastructure to give artists more powerful tools to translate their artistry into animation while achieving significant cost reductions.
Disney's Rockin the Bay at DCA - (DL) (6/18/2002)
Disney announces Disney's Rockin the Bay summer concert series at DCA will kickoff with a performance by the Beach Boys.
LPWire: Liberate and ESPN Work Together on Enhanced Programming - (Movies) (6/18/2002)
"The Liberate/ESPN offering enables us to provide a range of programming and services furthering the benefits of digital cable," said Kim Kelly, Insight's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. "As we continue to differentiate our offerings from competitors, on-demand services and true two-way interactivity come to the forefront."
Disneyland Pin Report - (DL,Coll) (6/18/2002)
Pins featuring Lilo & Stitch will be released at the Disneyland Resort on June 21st including a limited edition opening day pin. Throughout the weekend pins featuring the Disneyland Railroad and Fire Dept will appear along with a pin featuring Wedding Couple Mickey and Minnie.
LPWire: Sony Releases Two Action-Packed Titles Based on Disney's Lilo and Stitch - (Movies) (6/18/2002)
Disney's Lilo and Stitch is an interactive, action-platform game for the PS one(TM) and PlayStation ® game consoles and allows gamers to embark on an exciting Hawaiian journey as either Lilo or Stitch.
LPWire: DIS Auctions Rides an Intergalactic Wave With 'Lilo & Stitch' Auction - (Movies,Coll) (6/17/2002)
"'Lilo & Stitch' is such an original and entertaining film that we've been able to come up with Disney Auctions' most imaginative offerings yet including limited edition surfboards, fantastic Hawaiian vacations and a first for us, Elvis memorabilia tied to Lilo's love of Elvis and his music," stated George Grobar, Vice President Auction, Walt Disney Internet Group
LPWire: DIS Auctions Offers Elvis Memorabilia and Experiences In Honor of Elvis Lovers Lilo & Stitch - (Movies,Coll) (6/17/2002)
Authentic memorabilia from the Estate of Elvis Presley and exclusive VIP vacation experiences to Elvis Week in Memphis, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Elvis' death, will be auctioned at Disney Auctions, presented by eBay from June 17 through July 4.
LPWire: Southwest Airlines Vacations Now Offers Complete Vacation ackages to WDW - (WDW) (6/17/2002)
Customers can select their roundtrip flight via Southwest Airlines, choose accommodations at one of the Walt Disney World(R) Resort hotels, and enjoy all the signature benefits that come with staying in the Walt Disney World(R) Resort.
Kids Pin Trading on June 16 - (DL,Coll) (6/14/2002)
Visit the Fantasia Gardens in Disneyland on on June 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m for Kids Pin Trading. This experience is for Children only - ages 3-9
LPWire: World of Disney to Host Event Celebrating Nationwide Release of Lenox Cinderella's Surprise - (DL,Coll) (6/14/2002)
Join us for the nationwide release of "Cinderella's Surpriseâ€? featuring a special appearance & signing with Lenox Designer Siobhan Pendergast on Saturday, June 22, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the World of Disney.
LPWire: World Premiere of Lilo & Stitch June 16th - (Movies) (6/13/2002)
LaughingPlace.com reports the World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' Lilo & Stitch will be held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 16th. The opening event will be filmed for use in an ABC program set to air June 21st the day the film opens in theaters nationwide.
LPWire: 7th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Oct. 19-Nov. 17 - (WDW) (6/13/2002)
The food and wine festival around the World Showcase Lagoon is one of the world's largest and expands with new offerings each year. More than 100 wineries offer tastings, and cuisine is featured from more than 20 countries and regions of the world at international marketplaces. In addition to the 11 World Showcase countries, festival marketplaces will serve up samplings from South Africa, Scandinavia and other regions, with appetizer-sized tastings from $1-$4.50.
LPWire: Cathy DeRoy Named Senior Vice President, Counsel At The Walt Disney Company - (General) (6/12/2002)
DeRoy's responsibilities will include managing the Consumer Products legal group, which encompasses global legal affairs for Disney Licensing, Disney Publishing, Disney Interactive and the Disney Stores and Catalog.
LPWire: Hasbro Introduces a New Line of Toys Based On Lilo & Stitch - (Movies,Coll) (6/12/2002)
Hasbro announces numerous toys featuring the characters from Lilo & Stitch.
LPWire: WDIGPromotes Attila Gazdag to Managing Director of European Operations - (General) (6/12/2002)
Gazdag will manage all aspects of WDIG's European operations, which encompass subscription content services, including advanced broadband-based and mobile distribution applications, and Internet sites in 15 markets.
LPWire: Travelocity Launches Massive Walt Disney World Resort Vacations - (WDW) (6/12/2002)
Travelocity's new Walt Disney World Resort product introduces a number of new features that provide consumers with interactive capabilities, allowing them to explore all of the Walt Disney World resorts and theme parks through an exclusive interactive map.
The Wiggles' Join Playhouse Disney Monday, June 17 - (Movies) (6/12/2002)
The international phenomenon "The Wiggles" -- an Australian group that sings and dances to original, upbeat songs promoting values and social behavior for preschoolers -- will join Disney Channel's popular learning-based programming block, Playhouse Disney, as a summertime daily half-hour series.
LPWire: The Disneyland ® Hotel Gets A Magical New Look - (DL) (6/12/2002)
The hotel just completed the final phase of its $50 million master enhancement project, where each of the 990 guest rooms have been adorned with $15,000 in plush, distinctively Disney decor including Tinker Bell wallpaper border, Mickey Mouse Glove hand wall sconces, and more.
LPWire: SHOCKWAVE Sizzles as Epcot Summer Concert Series - (WDW) (6/12/2002)
Shockwave,an energetic exhibition of motion and pageantry makes its world-premiere at America Gardens Theatre on June 15 and can be seen four times daily through Aug. 24. The show's themes of pop culture and breaking new boundaries are delivered with an explosion of brass and percussion -- plus a five-piece saxophone section.
LPWire: HI Visitors and Convention Bureau & Dis Studios Establish Alliance to Support Lilo & Stitch - (Movies) (6/12/2002)
A key component of the Disney/HVCB global alliance is its extensive program on the World Wide Web with Disney Online, including sponsorship of the film's official "Super Site". The on-line program begins with the film's initial domestic release on June 21st, and continues through all worldwide territories and later extends to its video and DVD release.
Lilo & Stitch Featured in Latest NAA Literacy Ad - (Movies) (6/11/2002)
Lilo, a lonely Hawaiian girl, is pictured reading a newspaper, while Stitch, the small odd- looking alien she adopts initially thinking he is a dog, watches her. The headline of the ad reads "Don't let your little ones feel alien-ated. Teach them to read a newspaper every day."
THQ Signs Travellers Tales to Develop Video Games Based on Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo - (Movies,Coll) (6/11/2002)
THQ Inc. today announced that leading video game creator Travellers Tales is currently in development on Disney/Pixar's "Finding Nemo" for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox. The games, which have been in development for several months, are scheduled for release day and date with the "Finding Nemo" theatrical debut in summer 2003.
Dis Co and McDonald House Charities Join with Points of Light Foundation for USA Initiative - (General) (6/11/2002)
The USA initiative urges Americans to pledge and conduct volunteer projects in their communities as "living memorials" to those lost on September 11th. The Points of Light Foundation and its national network of nearly 500 Volunteer Centers will oversee the initiative, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Disney Mobile Content to Be Distributed in Philippines - (Coll) (6/11/2002)
Walt Disney Internet Group and Globe Telecom have entered into an arrangement that brings Disney Mobile branded wireless content to Philippine consumers for the first time via Globe Handyphone, the GSM cellular phone service of Globe Telecom.
Bantam Books to Publish Official Companion and Fiction Series Based on Hit ABC TV Show ALIAS - (Movies,Coll) (6/10/2002)
ALIAS: DECLASSIFIED is a 224-page trade paperback that offers fans an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the smash television show, with reflections and anecdotes not found elsewhere. The book, written by Mark Cotta Vaz, carries a suggested retail price of $16.95. The first print run of the companion will also include a DVD containing exclusive ALIAS materials, such as cast interviews and a link to an online ALIAS game.
2002 U.S. Transplant Games Feature More Than 2,000 Transplant Recipients in Olympic-Style Events - (WDW) (6/10/2002)
More than 2,000 individuals of all ages who have received a life-saving organ transplant (heart, lung, kidney, liver, etc.) will compete June 25-29 in the 2002 U.S. Transplant Games at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex and other area venues.
Model Engine Ernest S. Marsh Set For Release At Disneyland - (Coll) (6/7/2002)
On July 27, 2002, an electric-powered model of the Ernest S. Marsh vintage steam locomotive will be introduced at the Disneyana Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland (R) Park. It represents the first time a Disneyland (R) steam locomotive will be available as a scale model in Gauge 1 (garden gauge), according to Michael Broggie, Disney railroad historian and author of Walt Disney's Railroad Story.
Veteran Disney Engineer Greg Hale Appointed Chief Safety Officer - (General) (6/4/2002)
Hale is a co-inventor and patent holder for Disney's Fastpass. Since joining Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in 1988, Hale has held several positions related to attraction design, operation and safety. In addition to his most recent position as Vice President of Design, Engineering and Regulatory Compliance at the Walt Disney World Resort, Hale has also been responsible for operational safety at Disney parks worldwide for the past year.
Disney Shares A Behind-the-Scenes Look At Safety Measures Launches Comprehensive Safety Campaign - (General) (6/4/2002)
As part of a continuing commitment to setting the highest standards for safety, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts today offered a behind-the-scenes look at its comprehensive safety measures and announced a multifaceted Safety Campaign to drive improvement and increase public awareness.
Disney Parks and Resorts Safety Campaign Fact Sheet - (General) (6/4/2002)
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Safety Campaign is a comprehensive initiative developed to drive continuous improvement in attraction and Resort-wide safety programs, while increasing public awareness of safety measures at domestic properties. This fact sheet is a brief introduction to this initiative.
Disney's Weekend Box Office Numbers - (Movies) (6/4/2002)
Complete listing of the May 31 - June 2 box office results for Buena Vista films. This week's top performing Buena Vista Pictures' film was The Rookie in the number 16 spot.
Disneyland Pin Report - (DL,Coll) (6/3/2002)
Pins to be released at the Disneyland Resort June 6th - June 12th include a name series featuring Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, Pluto, Donald and Tigger and a Princess sparkling dress series with Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, Cinderella and Snow White and more.
Florida Residents Can Enjoy La Nouba For 20% Off June 16-Sept. 30 - (OD) (6/3/2002)
Tickets are available now at 20 percent off regular priced admission for performances between June 16 and Sept. 30, 2002. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 407/WDW-7328. Proof of Florida residency is required and reservations cannot be booked at the box office. Blockout dates apply. Offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets or gift certificates.
Walt Disney Records is All Shook Up Over Lilo & Stitch Soundtrack and Read-Along - (Movies,Coll) (6/3/2002)
Walt Disney Records introduces the legendary music of Elvis Presley to a new generation of fans on the all-new "Lilo & Stitch" soundtrack and "Read-Along," which features music from the highly anticipated animated film due out this summer from Walt Disney Pictures. The soundtrack showcases a score by Academy Award ®-nominated composer Alan Silvestri, five classic Elvis Presley songs, plus newly recorded renditions of "Burning Love" by Grammy Award-winning artist Wynonna and "Can't Help Falling in Love" by A*Teens. Both the soundtrack and the "Lilo & Stitch Read-Along" will be available at retail outlets nationwide beginning June 11, 2002.
Thrilling True Story Comes Home August 27: Walt Disney Pictures 'The Rookie' - (Movies) (6/3/2002)
This critically-acclaimed, $75M global box office hit comes to Disney DVD accompanied by special bonus features that go behind the scenes, and is available in both widescreen and full frame versions.
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Names Michael Berry as Pres and COO of Restaurant Division - (General) (6/3/2002)
Mr. Berry, 53, served as President of Barnes and Noble Booksellers since February 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Berry was Senior Vice President of Operations for The Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney from January 1998 to February 2001 and Vice President of Food Operations and Concept Development from April 1996 to January 1998.
Disney Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Announce European Sub-Publishing Deal - (Coll) (6/3/2002)
Warner/Chappell Music will represent Disney Music copyrights outside the US. As a sub-publisher, the responsibility of the wholly owned W/C publishing companies is to register the Disney copyrights with the local performing rights society, to administer and collect income that is due Disney as a result of the exploitation of their copyrights.
Disney Music Publishing and Metrophonic UK Announce Sub-Publishing Deal - (Coll) (6/3/2002)
The pact will see Disney's Seven Peaks representing Metrophonic and its songwriters in a major North American sub-publishing deal. In turn, Metrophonic UK will represent Seven Summits and Seven Peaks Music for the United Kingdom.