Disney News Stories
View:Ongoing Coverage: Pirates of the Caribbean - the film - (Movies)
Original Story: 11/3/2001 Most Recent Story: 11/17/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Pooh Heirs Sue Disney Over Royaties - (General)
Original Story: 6/21/2000 Most Recent Story: 11/13/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Disneyland Coming to Shanghai? - (OD)
Original Story: 6/3/2002 Most Recent Story: 11/6/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Disney and eBay sign auction deal - (Coll,General)
Original Story: 2/8/2000 Most Recent Story: 10/26/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Disney Cruise Line Adds Seven Day Cruise - (OD)
Original Story: 12/8/1999 Most Recent Story: 8/11/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Hong Kong Disneyland - (OD)
Original Story: 8/17/2000 Most Recent Story: 7/10/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Lilo & Stitch - (Movies)
Original Story: 4/16/2002 Most Recent Story: 3/3/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Child Critically Injured on Cartoon Spin - (DL)
Original Story: 9/24/2000 Most Recent Story: 1/27/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Space Mountain Accident Injures Nine - (DL)
Original Story: 8/2/2000 Most Recent Story: 1/6/2009
Ongoing Coverage: Disney Films Weekend Box Office Totals - (Movies)
Original Story: 4/24/2001 Most Recent Story: 12/10/2008
Ongoing Coverage: Finding Nemo - (Movies)
Original Story: 5/13/2003 Most Recent Story: 8/18/2008
Ongoing Coverage: Accidents at Disneyland - (DL)
Original Story: 12/21/2001 Most Recent Story: 5/29/2008
Ongoing Coverage: Big Thunder Mountain Kills 1, Injures 10 - (DL)
Original Story: 9/5/2003 Most Recent Story: 4/29/2008
Ongoing Coverage: Broadcast of the Very Merry Christmas Parade - (WDW,Movies)
Original Story: 12/13/1999 Most Recent Story: 6/12/2007
Ongoing Coverage: Expedition Everest - (WDW)
Original Story: 3/24/2003 Most Recent Story: 8/1/2006
Ongoing Coverage: Mission SPACE - (WDW)
Original Story: 1/20/2000 Most Recent Story: 6/14/2006
Ongoing Coverage: Brother Bear - (Movies)
Original Story: 8/14/2000 Most Recent Story: 10/24/2003
LPWire: Image and Stats on New Haunted Mansion Holiday Oogie Boogie Confectionery Sculpture - (DL) (9/30/2003)
This year Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday will feature an eight-foot-tall candy sculpture of the dirty trickster Oogie Boogie from the film Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The creation weighs 500 lbs. and is decorated with thousands of gummy spiders, snakes, lizards and other edible items. The sculpture can be seen daily within the seasonal version of the attraction from October 3, 2003, through January 4, 2004.
LPWire: Drama Students "Create Instant Theatre" During Disney's New Improv Workshop - (DL) (9/30/2003)
Student thespians can study and perform this inventive craft in the positive, magical environment of Disney with its new Improvisational Acting Workshop. This high-energy, 90-minute interactive seminar is the latest addition to Disney's Magic Music Days youth educational program at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California.
LPWire: The Lion King Special Edition Soundtrack Roars onto Shelves Sept 30 - (Movies,Coll) (9/26/2003)
The Lion King Special Edition Soundtrack features a new song, "The Morning Report" from Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R) winners Elton John and Tim Rice, that accompanies the newly animated "Morning Report" scene found on the DVD. The special edition soundtrack also includes a remix of the classic Elton John hit, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."
LPWire: Sequels to the Popular Kingdom Hearts game in Development - (Movies,Coll) (9/26/2003)
Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., and Square Enix Co., Ltd. ("Square Enix"), announced today that they will once again join forces to develop two sequel titles to Kingdom Hearts, the blockbuster hit video game which was released worldwide in 2002 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The sequels include Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories- for Game Boy(R)Advance and Kingdom Hearts II for the PlayStation 2.
LPWire: Southcorp Sponsors "Australia: Discover Down Under" at Epcot Food & Wine - (WDW) (9/26/2003)
"Australia: Discover Down Under" will be a 3,000 square foot Australian experience that recreates Australia and gives visitors the chance to visit the wine regions, taste wine with the winemakers, explore authentic Australian cuisine, entertainment and culture, in an all-Aussie environment.
LPWire: Yum! Brands President, Chief Multibranding & Operating Officer Lewis Elected to Disney Board - (General) (9/25/2003)
The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors Tuesday elected Aylwin Lewis, President, Chief Multibranding and Operating Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc., as a new independent director, effective January 2004.
LPWire: Award-Winning Patina Announces Its New Home at Walt Disney Concert Hall - (General) (9/25/2003)
Patina, one of the world's most celebrated restaurants and the flagship restaurant of The Patina Group, will move from its current location on Melrose Avenue to the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall in October 2003, master chef and founder Joachim Splichal announced today. The Patina Group also operates Downtown Disney's Naples, Napolini, Cafe Catal and Uva Bar.
LPWire: Images from DVD and VHS Release of Walt Disney Holes - (Movies,Coll) (9/24/2003)
Images of the cast of Holes with South Central Boys and Girls Club members "digging it" at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center September 23rd celebrating the release of HOLES on DVD and Video today.
LPWire: London Disney on Ice Tickets Sales Begin Sept 27 - (Movies) (9/24/2003)
Disney On Ice swings into the John Labatt Centre in London for THE FIRST TIME EVER with 8 performances from November 5 - November 9/03. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 27, 2003.
LPWire: Nightmare Before Christmas at El Capitan Theater - (Movies) (9/24/2003)
Beginning October 16th the El Capitan Theater will feature Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Opening night offers the film makers panel.
LPWire: Mickey, Donald, Other Disney Characters To Appear in 3-D in New Magic Kingdom Attraction - (WDW) (9/23/2003)
Walt Disney World press release and publicity stills from the soon to open Mickey's PhilharMagic.
LPWire: Disney's Holes Released on DVD and VHS - (Movies,Coll) (9/23/2003)
On Disney DVD, Holes includes a gag reel, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes with interviews, cast and filmmaker commentaries, music video with the film's stars, and more (see attached). Available in both "fullscreen" and "widescreen" editions.
LPWire: Disney's Karaoke Series Hits Stores Sept 30 - (Movies,Coll) (9/23/2003)
The first four releases -- "Disney's Karaoke Series": "Disney's Greatest Hits," "Lizzie McGuire," "Disney Princess" and "The Lion King" -- are the start of an exciting new line of CD + Graphics (CD + G) technology which allows the song lyrics to appear on a television screen when played in a CD + G machine.
LPWire: GSN Launches Millionaire Series with Four Hour Marathon, Oct 12 - (Movies) (9/23/2003)
The network has acquired the exclusive domestic distribution rights to Who Wants to Be A Millionaire hosted by Regis Philbin, marking the first time the shows will be seen since their original airings. Game Show Network is producing a complementary iTV component which will allow users to play-along with each telecast in real time.
LPWire: Enesco Named Exclusive Licensee for the Walt Disney Classics Collection - (Coll) (9/22/2003)
Enesco Group, Inc., a leader in the giftware, collectible and home decor industry, today announced the company is expanding its relationship with Disney Consumer Products, becoming the exclusive licensee for the "Walt Disney Classics Collection" and assuming management of the "Walt Disney Collector's Society" in January 2004.
LPWire: WDAC Invites You to Enjoy a "Blast to the Past" at the Disneyland Resort - (DL,Coll) (9/22/2003)
Hey, All You Cool Cats and Party Poodles - - Registration for the 2004 Celebration of Walt Disney Art Classics is now open to past attendees. However, registration will be open to all Disney fans beginning October 15. So dig out your letterman sweaters, saddle shoes, penny loafers, poodle skirts and leather jackets as we go on a retro Disney "Blast to the Past" next May at the Disneyland Resort! It's going to be a gas!
LPWire: Auction Features Disney Art - (Coll) (9/22/2003)
The show will offer up some fantastic pieces of Disney memorabilia including original 1950's attraction posters and Walt Disney signed stationary. Full catalogue details can be found at the Auction-World dot TV site.
LPWire: Disney Tweens Features on Upcoming Christmas Albums - (Movies) (9/22/2003)
The upcoming Christmas albums My Christmas Dream and Wild Christmas features various Disney tweens including Raven, Tawj Mowry, and Daveigh Chase.
LPWire: John Madden Goes High-Tech, Relies on KVH Satellite Systems to Stay in Touch on the Road - (General) (9/22/2003)
As co-host of ABC's Monday Night Football, Madden needs to stay informed at all times, even while on the road 50 hours a week en route to the NFL's weekly marquee event. To stay connected, Madden relies upon the award-winning in-motion satellite systems from Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI), including a KVH TracVision L3 in-motion satellite television system, and a KVH TracNet 2.0 Mobile High-speed Internet System with wireless networking to his laptop computers.
Ongoing Coverage: Haunted Mansion - (Movies)
Original Story: 9/19/2003 Most Recent Story: 9/19/2003
Ongoing Coverage: Threat Matrix Premieres Thursday, Sept 18 - (Movies)
Original Story: 9/18/2003 Most Recent Story: 9/18/2003
LPWire: Pediatric & Family Medical Center Dedicates New Building and Honors Eisners - (General) (9/18/2003)
Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner; his wife, Jane; and their three sons, Breck, Eric, and Anders were honored today at a ceremony dedicating a new building at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles. The expansion of the center was initiated with a $2.5 million gift from The Eisner Foundation.
LPWire: ABC.com Launches Exclusive Internet Programming for The Bachelor - (Movies) (9/17/2003)
ABC.com today announced its airing of exclusive daily interviews with the new Bachelor, Bob Guiney, leading up to the television show's premiere on Wednesday, September 24th. Additionally, the site will feature The Bachelor Rose Ceremony prediction game & sweepstakes, show trivia and a customized Evite as a way for fans to organize viewing parties.
LPWire: Disney Online Honored with Seven WebAwards - (General) (9/16/2003)
Disney Online's movies.com, familyfun.com, disney.com, toontown.com, disneyblast.com and disney.com/hotshot were selected by the Web Marketing Association (WMA) for WebAwards, an award for website excellence.
Ongoing Coverage: ABC star John Ritter Unexpectedly Dies - (Movies)
Original Story: 9/13/2003 Most Recent Story: 9/15/2003
LPWire: Don't Miss "Mickey Gala Premier" During the WDCC Diamond Anniversary Event, Sep 19 - 21 - (DL,Movies,Coll) (9/12/2003)
The Walt Disney Classics Collection announces the debut of an all-new porcelain sculpture set celebrating 75 Years of Mickey Mouse during its Diamond Anniversary Sculpture Event, September 19 - 21, 2003. The new sculptures depict Mickey and Minnie Mouse, decked out in glamorous attire, as they step from their sleek limo onto the red carpet to greet their fans and join their Hollywood contemporaries in a delightful scene from Walt Disney's cartoon classic "Mickey's Gala Premierâ€? (1933).
LPWire: Los Lobos Added to Stellar Entertainment Line-up for Fiesta Latina at DCA - (DL) (9/11/2003)
World famous recording artists Los Lobos has been added to the eclectic entertainment schedule for two performances on Sunday September 14 at Disney's Fiesta Latina - a fun-filled cultural event at Disney's California Adventure, presented by Mission Foods. Held in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Disney's Fiesta Latina will run for four weekends; September 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, and October 4-5.
LPWire: Snow White and Her Handsome Prince Ride Into The Sunset in new WDCC Sculpture Set - (Movies,Coll) (9/11/2003)
The sculptures, entitled "And Away To His Castle We'll Go . . .â€? (Snow White - 9 ½ â€? high) and "To Be Happy Forever, I Know . . . â€? (Prince - 8 ¾â€? high) are available now as a set only at select Walt Disney Classics Collection retailers worldwide.
LPWire: Disney's Sweeney Presentation to Merrill Lynch Conference - (Movies,General) (9/10/2003)
Presentation to Merrill Lynch Media & Entertainment Conference by Anne Sweeney, President of ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide. Audio replay is available via Disney.com
LPWire: WDCC Releases Oogie Boogie Man and Zero's Doghouse Scupltures - (Movies,Coll) (9/9/2003)
The sculpture of Mr. Oogie Boogie, entitled "I'm Mr. Oogie Boogieâ€? (7 ¾ â€? high - SRP: $150 US / $238 CAN) features a 10th anniversary backstamp commemorating the film's 1993 premiere and features pewter dice and pewter bugs. "Zero's Doghouseâ€? features such "plussingâ€? elements as a pewter fence and a pewter cross.Both are available now at select Walt Disney Classics Collection retailers worldwide.
LPWire: Disney's Statement on Disneyland Roller Coaster Accident - (DL) (9/8/2003)
Disney's Statement on Disneyland Roller Coaster Accident
LPWire: A Tribute to Norman "Buddy" Baker - (DL,WDW,OD,Movies,General) (9/5/2003)
On September 28th at 3p, USC will host A Tribute to Norman "Buddy" Baker" with special guests and performers including jazz drummer Louis Bellson, composer Joe Harnell, and songwriter Richard Sherman. The program will also feature film clips with music from Baker's vast catalog. A new exhibit commemorating Baker's life and career with Disney will also open at Alfred Newman Hall on the USC University Park campus, and continue through May 2004. Admission to the tribute is free.
LPWire: Fatal accident on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain - (DL) (9/5/2003)
Updates on a fatal accident on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain.
LPWire: Pirates 2-Disc DVD Hits Shelves December 2nd - (Movies,Coll) (9/5/2003)
On 2-Disc Disney DVD, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, will feature deleted scenes, gag reel, audio commentary with Johnny Depp, a "making-of" featurette, additional filmmaker actor commentary, and more! Screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert.
LPWire: Raven, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Kwan Join Lineup For 'ABC Primetime Preview Weekend' - (DL) (9/4/2003)
Raven, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Kwan will make special appearances at a variety of locations throughout the park on Saturday, September 6.
LPWire: ABC Primetime Preview Weekend at DCA Schedule of Events. - (DL) (9/4/2003)
ABC Primetime Preview Weekend at DCA Schedule of Events.
LPWire: Disney Imagineer Alice Davis To Make Guest Appearance at the Historic Walt Disney Barn - (DL) (9/3/2003)
Guests visiting Walt's Barn on Sunday, September 21, will have the opportunity to personally meet Alice Davis, who will be available for reminiscing and autographs from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring their cameras & autograph books. Admission and parking to this special event are free.
LPWire: Napa Rose Awarded Wine Spectator 'Best of Award of Excellence' - (DL) (9/3/2003)
Napa Rose, the premier restaurant in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel ® at the Disneyland ® Resort, has been awarded a Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" for the very first time. The "Best of Award of Excellence" recognizes restaurants that go above and beyond the requirements for the epicurean magazine's coveted "Award of Excellence."
Disneyana Fun Fair Show & Sale -- Sunday, Sep 7 - (DL,Movies,Coll) (9/3/2003)
On Sunday, September 7th Disneyana Fun Fairs will host a fun-filled day at the Coast Anaheim Hotel with special Disney guests including Disney Legend Sam McKim and Tinker Bell model Margaret Kerry, book signings, exhibits and tables of vendors offering the finest in Disneyana collectibles including dolls, sculptures, lithographs, pins and more.
LPWire: ESPN Videogames Releases ESPN NFL Football - (Coll,General) (9/3/2003)
The long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed "NFL 2K" series, ESPN NFL Football represents the highest standard of both football realism and video game entertainment.
LPWire: DLR Brings Daily Holiday Cheer and Season's Greetings Nov 7 Through Jan 4 - (DL) (9/3/2003)
The Disneyland Resort is filled with holiday cheer from November 7, 2003 through January 4, 2004 as it magically transforms into "The Merriest Place on Earth" with a jolly array of entertainment and decor.