The Walt Disney Company Announces Participants for a New Program

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The Walt Disney Company  announced 11 startup companies that have been picked for a new mentorship and investment program. Disney Accelerator, which is powered by Techstars, is a 15 week program that gives these companies access to the top Disney executives, up to $120,000 investment to further their companies, they also get access to some great resources from The Walt Disney Company.The 11 companies participating will meet with some mentors including the CEO Robert A. Iger, and others from … [Read more...]





Planes: Fire & Rescue Press Event – “Do Your Research”

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Planes:  Fire & Rescue is the all new Disney sequel to Planes and premieres in movie theatres on July 18th.   Attending the media press event at Disney's Toon Studios in Burbank, I was able to participate in several sessions of Q&As with Director Bobs Gannaway and Producer Ferrel Barron, Paul Gerard (Director, Creative Develoopment) and Jeff Howard (Co-Writer), Story Artists Art Hernandez (Head of Story) and Lawrence Gong and Art Director Toby Wilson.    Spending the day learning all … [Read more...]





Trade in Your Glass Slippers for Running Shoes

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Its that time of year again! When the Walt Disney World hosts the Princess Half Marathon weekend and thousands trade in their glass slippers for running shoes. Registration opens early for DVC members, AP holders and Disney Visa card holders starting today at Noon Eastern. The general public can sign up beginning July 15th at noon Eastern. It's your chance to join the Disney princesses in a "dream come true" weekend of majestic runs in the most magical place on earth. Girls and women (and … [Read more...]





Pre-Order ‘Mary Poppins’ Legacy Collection Soundtrack

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Pre-orders for The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins Soundtrack are available now. I'm excited to place my pre-order on Amazon today. Available for purchase on August 26th.On Disc 3, the Sherman Brothers reminisce about their time working on Mary Poppins. Who's excited about this Legacy Collection? I know I am.Here’s the album track list:Disc 1:1. Buena Vista Fanfare 2. Overture 3. One Man Band 4. Sister Suffragette (Lead Vocal: Glynis Johns; Vocals: Hermione Baddeley and Reta … [Read more...]





The Voice of Pinocchio Richard Percy Jones Passes Away at 87

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Sadly the voice of Pinocchio, Richard Percy Jones, has passed away July 7th at his home in Northridge, California. He was born on Feb 25, 1927 in Snyder, Texas. He was also known as Dickie or Dick Jones.He was found dead on Monday by his wife. She found him on the bathroom floor. She proceeded to called 911, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death has yet to be determined.He voiced the role of the lovable puppet in the classic Disney film as a child actor. This was … [Read more...]