Disney News Stories
James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities.
The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide
Disney, Gowalla Deliver the Magic of Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, In a New Way - (DL) (11/23/2010)
Reuters: Google seeks digital rights to Miramax films - (DL) (11/23/2010)
Disney Family Movies Now Available On Demand to Time Warner Subscribers - (DL) (11/23/2010)
Time Warner Cable announces Disney Family Movies On Demand channel will offer over 10 Disney movie titles each month as well as special footage and film shorts to digital cable subscribers. Disney Family Movies On Demand will also join the cable company's Time Warner Cable Movie Pass.
Disney on Broadway Announces "Worry-Free Winter 2011" Unprecedented Ticket Exchange Policy - (DL) (11/19/2010)
Thomas Schumacher, producer and president Disney Theatrical Productions announced their new unprecendeted policy that will enable Disney on Broadway ticketholders (from now until March 10, 2011) - in advance, without penalty and for any reason whatsoever - to change the date they see the show, until noon on the day of the performance shown on their tickets. “People have busy lives and need more flexibility when the unexpected happens and plans change. We recognize the time is right to reduce restrictions and put more power in the hands of the customer, so now our Mary Poppins and The Lion King ticketholders can change plans just as they can change airline and hotel reservations,” said David Schrader, executive vice president and managing director of Disney Theatrical Productions.
Tickets can be exchanged at the original point of purchase via Ticketmaster (phone, web, outlets) or in-person at the respective show box offices (Minskoff and New Amsterdam Theatres). This service is available only to Disney on Broadway customers.
Early Shopping Opportunity for Passholders, D23 Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Club 33 Members, Dec 4 at World of Disney Anaheim - (DL) (11/19/2010)
Passholders, D23 Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Club 33 Members can enjoy an early morning shopping opportunity on Saturday, December 4 at World of Disney® store in the Downtown Disney® District in California from 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. Find incredible discounts of up to 50% and 75% off select items, plus door busters, surprise markdowns and more. In addition, the first 1,000 World of Disney® store shoppers at the California location will receive a complimentary gift.* (check the full announcement for restrictions)
In the spirit of the tradition Walt Disney started many years ago, the Disneyland Resort invites you to join along with our military and firefighters in a Toys for Tots drive during the early shopping opportunity at the World of Disney® store. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate (valued at $10 or more).
Disneyland Resort asks that you do not queue prior to 5:45 a.m. Arriving Guests will be directed to queue up behind Rainforest Café® near the Downtown Disney® District Valet Kiosk. They are directing early shoppers to park in the Downtown Disney® District parking lot. Downtown Disney® parking fees will apply after 10:00 AM.
Sneak Peek as the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Reopens at Magic Kingdom - (DL) (11/19/2010)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh reopened today at the Magic Kingdom. As reported in the Disney Parks Blog not all the interactive elements are operating just yet but you can once again access the ride. Thanks to @DisFreakBrent for a sneak peek at some of the new sights along the queue.
Daft Punk Songs Headline TRON: Evolution Video Game - (DL) (11/17/2010)
Iconic and critically acclaimed French duo Daft Punk, who created the music score for Walt Disney Pictures’ highly anticipated upcoming film “TRON: Legacy,” provided two of their tracks from the film for TRON: Evolution, the video game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows - LIVE. Disney Interactive Studios announced today the inclusion of two Daft Punk tracks in the game -- “Derezzed” and “The Grid” -- along with music from composers Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco and Kevin Manthei.
Mary Poppins Celebrates Four Magical Years on Broadway, Nov 16 - (DL) (11/15/2010)
On Tuesday, November 16 Mary Poppins celebrates four years on Broadway (previews began October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre). With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $457 million and welcomed 6.4 million guests. As it begins its fifth year, Mary Poppins consistently remains among Broadway’s top-grossing shows. The New York production has been seen by over 2.5 million theatergoers and grossed over $ 202 million to date.
Discover New Mediums of Expression at the Festival of the Masters - (DL) (11/12/2010)
Today through Sunday, November 14th, Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World is hosting the 35th Annual Festival of the Masters. More than 150 award-winning artists are showcasing their works in a wide variety categories including clay, digital art, drawing, glass, jewelry, leather, fibers, paper, mixed media or collage, paintings, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood.
Universal CityWalk - Orlando New Year's Eve Event to Feature Multi-Platinum Artist Bret Michaels - (DL) (11/9/2010)
New Year’s Eve guests will also enjoy an exciting party throughout Universal CityWalk with live entertainment and DJs in seven of CityWalk’s hottest clubs, including CityWalk’s Rising Star, Pat O’Brien’s and Red Coconut Club. Party-goers will dine on gourmet cuisine including filet mignon, jumbo shrimp and decadent desserts – and welcome 2011 with a memorable midnight champagne toast and colorful confetti bursts and a rocking performance by Bret Michaels, making Universal CityWalk the place to party on Dec. 31. Tickets are on sale now and include all-night admission to seven CityWalk clubs, all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine, access to Bret Michaels' live performance and the midnight champagne toast.
Mary Poppins Opens Tonight for Limited Engagement in East Lansing - (DL) (11/5/2010)
The East Lansing limited premiere engagment of Mary Poppins opens tonight, Friday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m. in Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall. Performances are scheduled through Sunday, November 21. Tickets are on sale at the Auto-Owners Ticket Office at Wharton Center, online at whartoncenter.com or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
John J Nicoletti Named VP of Communications for Disneyland Resort - (DL) (11/2/2010)
John J. Nicoletti has been appointed vice president of communications for the Disneyland Resort effective Nov. 1, 2010.
In this new role, Nicoletti will lead the Resort’s communication functions, including media relations, external and internal communications, guest and executive communications. He will serve as a top spokesperson for the Resort, and will be responsible for growing relationships with news media and other external stakeholders. Nicoletti will report to Lisa Haines, vice president of public affairs.
“John’s extensive communications experience, coupled with his vast knowledge of the city of Anaheim and the Orange County area, our parks and resorts business and The Walt Disney Company make him a great fit for this role,” said Haines. “I am excited to work with John again – and welcome him back to Anaheim, especially during such an exciting time of growth for the Resort.”