Next El Cap Throw Back Is The Parent Trap On October 9
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The next edition of The El Capitan Throwback Friday will be The Parent Trap on October 9.

THE PARENT TRAP was originally released on June 19, 1961. This Walt Disney film which stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith is a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by the film’s director David Swift was based upon the book LOTTIE AND LISA (Das Doppelte Lottchen) by Erich Kastner.

Identical twins Susan Evers and Sharon McKendrick (both played by Hayley Mills) meet at summer camp, unaware that they are sisters. Their identical appearance initially creates rivalry, and they continuously pull pranks on each other, which ultimately leads to the camp dance being crashed by their mischief. As punishment, they must live together in an isolated cabin for the remainder of their time at summer camp. After both admit they come from broken homes, they soon realize they are twin sisters and that their parents, Mitch (Brian Keith) and Maggie (Maureen O’Hara), divorced shortly after their birth, with each parent having custody of one of them. The twins, each eager to meet the parent she never knew, switch places. Learning the news that their father is planning to marry a gold digger, the twins scheme to sabotage their father’s marriage plans and get the former spouses back together.

General: $10 Includes: General Admission seat, 39oz popcorn, 12oz twist top soda.

VIP: $20 Includes: VIP seat, 64oz El Capitan souvenir popcorn bucket with lid, 20oz twist top soda.

Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray Join the Cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray have joined the cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Enver is perhaps best known for his role in FOX’s Dollhouse, but he also played “Young Cop” in Marvel’s The Avengers. Chad Michael Murray is best known for his role of Lucas Scott on The CW’s One Tree Hill.

Agent Carter will air on ABC this Winter.

First Look at Marvel’s Inhuman #6
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This September, the residents of New Attilan face a new challenge in INHUMAN #6 – from blockbuster writer Charles Soule and Marvel All-New Young Gun artist Ryan Stegman! Medusa has poured the blood, sweat and tears of her people into rebuilding her civilization and protecting her people. Residing in the waters of the Hudson River, New Attlian stands as a shining beacon of Inhuman reconstruction. And she will not see it taken from her so easily! The Unspoken, former ruler of the Inhumans, has invaded the sovereign Inhuman nation and taken it by force! With all the Inhuman royal family held captive, it’s up to the new Inhumans to test their mettle! Young and inexperienced with powers yet beyond their control, what hope do the NuHumans have against the Unspoken’s forces? Find out when the rookies cut loose this September in INHUMAN #6!

Josh Gad to Host The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic
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“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00 -9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical.   Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle  and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6” is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.”

Click here for an interactive experience:

The Lion King to Celebrate 7,000 Broadway Performance
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Disney’s landmark musical event, THE LION KINGwill play its 7,000th Broadway performance at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 3rd.  Only three shows in Broadway history have reached this milestone.

As it approaches its 17th anniversary on Broadway, THE LION KING finds itself in a position unprecedented in the history of Broadway.  Already the highest-grossing show in Broadway history, the show was the highest-grossing of 2013 and is routinely the #1 Broadway show in a given week, a feat previously unimaginable for a show at this stage in its life.

Rafiki (Nteliseng Nkhela) visited the New York Stock Exchange this morning to ring The Opening Bell in celebration of the Broadway milestone.

THE LION KING was the first show in Broadway history to pass $1 billion in cumulative gross, a threshold also crossed by the North American tour and most recently the Hamburg production.

There are ten concurrent worldwide productions of THE LION KING, the highest number of productions running at any one time in the show’s history.  Five of those productions have been running for 10 years or longer, an accomplishment shared by only one other show in history.  Two new productions have recently been announced for Mexico City’s Telcel Theatre and the new Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Shanghai Disney Resort.

Among the most successful titles in entertainment history, THE LION KING’sworldwide footprint is remarkable.  With a cumulative gross approaching $6 billion, the title has already earned more than the biggest hit films in movie history: more than the Lord of the Rings trilogy combined, more than all 23 James Bond films combined, and more than Avatar and Titanic, the two highest-grossing films in movie history, combined.

Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 75 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 112 years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway and on tour across North America, in Tokyo and on tour in Japan, in London’s West End and on tour throughout the UK, and in Hamburg, Madrid, Sao Paolo, and on tour in Australia.  To date, THE LION KING has played 21 countries on every continent except Antarctica.

The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor, the first woman to win a Tony Award® for Direction of a Musical, continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, THE LION KING is playing at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). For tickets, show information and performance schedule, call Ticketmaster’s Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717 or visit online,

Dog Products Coming to Disney Parks
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Disney Parks has announced that they will be reintroducing merchandise for dogs next Spring under the banner “Disney Tails.” Merchandise will include dog bowls. squeak toys and apparel. These items will be available at select Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort merchandise locations.’s dog correspondent Nemo is looking forward to reviewing these items for the site.



Trolley Car Cafe Starbucks Location Opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios February 2015
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Walt Disney World has announced that the Starbucks location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open in February 2015 and be named Trolley Car Cafe. The location is at the end of Hollywood Blvd in the former L.A. Prop Cinema Storage merchandise location.

In addition to Starbucks beverages, There will also be Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange pastry items

Disney Day 8/29/14
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Every day is a Disney day.  Let’s find out how we are celebrating today with The Walt Disney Company:


On its final day, the Adventure Trading Company will be collecting the stories of the local Juju Traders with story packets, available for sale at Indiana Jones Outpost. Inside each story packet is a Story Tag, which adventurers can use to record their greatest Juju tales. They will then report to Aladdin’s Oasis, where Adventure Trading Company representatives and local historians will be on hand to collect their stories and thank the “head storytellers” of Adventureland with a special mystery Juju. As the day continues, all Story Tags will be collected and displayed on Story Lines inside Aladdin’s Oasis for all your fellow explorers to see.

The Disneyland Resort Half Marathon Weekend kicks off with the Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K Friday morning with a course throughout the Disneyland Resort. The runDisney Health & Fitness Expo will also be open from 9am to 8pm.

Also at the Disneyland Resort artists Jeff Granito, Liana Hee and Noah are taking over WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney with live art performances and demonstrations from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and a special artist signing opportunity following, from 7 – 9 p.m.

At Walt Disney World, Mindy Johnson, author of “Tinker Bell: An Evolution” will appear at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace from 3 – 4 p.m., alongside special guest and Disney Legend, Alice Davis. Also being released during the event is Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man.

As always, stay tuned to and @Laughing_Place on Twitter for the latest Disney news all day long.

Legends of Frontierland Extended at Disneyland Park
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The Legends of Frontierland interactive experience at Disneyland Park has been extended. The experience was scheduled to end September 1, but it will remain “a little while longer” with no new end date announced.

For more information on the experience, check out Kyle’s review.

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