Hong Kong director takes on Mulan with real actors


More than a decade after Disney made a blockbuster animated film out of a folk tale about a young woman in ancient China who takes her father's place on the battlefield, a Hong Kong director is taking on the story of Hua Mulan with real actors.Jingle Ma said his live-action version of "Mulan" avoids glorifying one of China's best-known female folk heroes, instead focusing on her vulnerabilities and relationships. Ma said he delved into Mulan's trepidation when killing for the first time and … [Read more...]

Mobile Wait Times for Android & Pre Now Available


For the Android user who wants to go to Walt Disney World and needs to know the wait time for certain attractions in the famous park, TouringPlans.com has a solution. Lines, a mobile website that displays estimates of wait times for every attraction at Walt Disney World.The folks at TouringPlans have launched in the past products such as Touring Plans and the Crowd Calendar to help the visitors at Walt Disney World to efficiently tour the parks and avoid the crowds. And now, Lines is … [Read more...]

Disney names new president of Disney Channels

Walt Disney Co on Tuesday named Carolina Lightcap president of Disney Channels Worldwide, replacing Rich Ross, who left to head up the company's movie studio in October.Ross is credited with turning the Disney Channel into a powerhouse of "tween" programing aimed at 7 to 12-year-old kids. He took over Disney's film studio after the abrupt departures of Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook in September and of Miramax Films President Daniel Battsek last month.Lightcap joined Disney in 2000 … [Read more...]

Disney’s Armed Forces Salute 2009


Saluting our men and women of the armed forces this holiday Disney is offering a discount for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets.Adults 10 and Up: $36.40 plus tax Children 3-9: $32.20 plus taxDiscounted tickets for Active and Retired U.S. Military, including Coast Guard and active National Guard or Reservists. Can purchase up to 5 additional tickets for family or friends. ID requirements are the same as the 5-day Disney's Armed Forces Salute tickets.NOT available at … [Read more...]

DisneyWorld Holiday Events Calendar

Christmas at Disney World is upon us, with beautiful decorations around the parks & resorts, as well as all kinds of special events. It certainly is a Magical Time of year!Magic KingdomMickey's Very Merry Christmas Party remaining dates: November 29; December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 2009.EpcotCandlelight Processional with celebrity narrators; World Showcase Storytellers, and a special finale to IllumiNations. Presented at America Gardens Theatre in Epcot at … [Read more...]