In the Spring 2014 edition of The Getty newsletter, there is a report on the partnership between Disney’s Animation Resource Library and the Getty Conservation Institute regarding plastic preservation. In early 2010, the Getty Conservation Institute began a collaboration with the Disney Animation Research Library to improve the understanding of plastics used in modern and contemporary art. ‘Animation Cels Shed Light on Preserving Plastics’ explores the partnership to increase the treatment options available to conservators dealing with plastic objects in their collections.
Read the report online starting on page 11.
According to this tweet, the Magic Kingdom is going to be testing charging lockers in two locations; Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Unlike the ones at Disneyland, these will be complimentary. With smartphones being a part of MyMagic+, this will allow guests to keep their devices charged through heavy usage during their day at the park.
On 4/25, test begins w/ phone “charging lockers” in #MagicKingdom in 2 places: Fntsylnd & Tmrowlnd. Free service, phones only.
— Gary Buchanan (@Gary_Jerry) April 20, 2014
For a limited time, the soundtrack to Frozen is on sale for $6.99. You can buy the soundtrack in iTunes.
Today at Wondercon, Lucasfilm hosted a panel on the upcoming Disney XD series Star Wars: Rebels. They premiered a new clip of Hera, the captain of the spaceship Ghost.
They also announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner is returning to score the new series. Lucasfilm released this video of the composer discussing his work.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars premieres on Disney XD later this year.
Major League Baseball has shared this video of Navy baseball players singing “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen.
Walt Disney World has made SmarterTravel.com list of the top 10 most disappointing destinations list. (Of course the staff of LaughingPlace.com respectfully disagrees) Here is what they had to say about the Resort:
Paying $99 per day to be trapped in a park surrounded by other peoples’ children and fully grown adults who like Disney? No thanks. Even a bottle of water will run you $2.50 once you’re within reach of the Mouse’s greedy grasp. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a “specialty” cocktail to numb the pain of being at Disney World, you’ll have to shell out $8.50 per drink.
The other “honorees” were:
Niagara Falls, New York
Temple Bar, Dublin
Liberty Island, New York
Las Vegas, Nevada
Disney Interactive and RockYou have unveiled a plan whereby RockYou will assume operation of three Playdom games. The games include Gardens of Time and Words of Wonder on Facebook and mobile, and City Girl on Facebook.
This new relationship will allow RockYou, which maintains several top titles and runs one of the industry’s largest in-game video ad networks, to continue to serve the millions of people who enjoy playing these games each month.
Moving forward, Playdom will focus on creating new game experiences for its players, while RockYou will expand its publishing portfolio with some well-established games. Most importantly, we hope this relationship will allow fans to continue to enjoy these games into the foreseeable future.
The transition will occur over several months, and we’re aiming to minimize interruptions of the games, and we do not expect major impact to gameplay during this period. It’s our hope that players experience no inconvenience throughout the transition or beyond. Players should stay tuned for news and updates so they may continue to enjoy these games now and into the future.
ABC has released a new clip from next weeks Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the clip, Coulson’s team is introduced to a lie detector designed by Nick Fury himself. Is it just me, or does Agent Ward look a little worried?
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.
Club Penguin is celebrating Disneynature’s Bears by offering a free Bears costume. Use the codeword “BEARCUBS” at ClubPenguin.com to get your costume. For every costume claimed, Club Penguin will donate $1 to the National Parks Foundation. You can also go to Club Penguin’s Earth Month page to make your pledge to protect wildlife and wild places.