Disney World passholder event to introduce Duffy the Disney Bear

This article comes to us from Kristin Ford at the Daily Disney.Duffy the Disney Bear will become a regular for character meet-and-greets at Epcot in October. Known as the teddy bear who sailed around the world with Mickey Mouse, Duffy made regular appearances at Disney’s Teddy Bear & Doll Weekend and has been spotted at Once Upon a Toy store occasionally. Duffy also is very popular at the two Disney parks in Japan.Walt Disney World passholders can hear about Duffy’s background … [Read more...]

Warner Bros & Disney sue to stop advertising on pirate web sites

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. have teamed up in a new legal effort to choke off the air supply of various web sites that post and index links to pirated movies.The two studios are suing Triton Media, alleged to have provided advertising consulting and referrals for nine websites identified as "one-stop-shops" for infringing works.Warners and Disney claim that Triton committed contributory copyright infringement and induced copyright infringement via their advertising … [Read more...]

Disney construction angers residents

This article comes to us from the Glendale News-Press.City officials this week got an earful from a group of local residents who said they are fed up with months of noise, dust and traffic associated with construction on the Walt Disney Co.'s massive creative campus.At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, residents on the 1300 block of Truitt Street said they have asked Disney and city officials to ease the effects of construction on a new childcare facility being built a mere 30 … [Read more...]

Disney workers awarded more than $433K in back pay

This article comes to us from Jeff Weiner at the Orlando Sentinel.Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has agreed to pay almost half a million dollars in back pay to employees as a result of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.An agency investigation revealed that inventory control clerks in the company’s food and beverage department were not paid for work activities that occurred before and after their shifts, labor officials … [Read more...]

Selena Gomez and The Scene Mixes It Up With myRMX on the iPhone/iPod

myRMX and Hollywood Records have released a myRMX App for Selena Gomez and The Scene for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Ms. Gomez, Disney star and teen celebrity, is putting her fans first by giving them the opportunity to re-imagine her music with myRMX and share their creations with friends and the social web. The Selena Gomez and The Scene/myRMX App will include “I Don’t Miss You At All”and “I Won’t Apologize” from the Gold Certified album “Kiss and Tell”.Both songs were chosen for the myRMX … [Read more...]

Marvel Pic of the Day – Marvel Pedicure

Ok Nerds here is a very cool and interesting paint job on some Marvel Fans Toes. I am going to show this to my wife and see if she would run our and get them done like the girl in this picture. Cross your fingers :)Source … [Read more...]

Disney withdraws from Annie Awards

This article comes to us from Variety.Hollywood's longest running toon kudofest, which Disney has sponsored since its first year in 1972, will have to go on without submissions or support from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. "After more than a year of discussions with the ASIFA board, we have regretfully decided to withdraw from the organization and no longer participate in the annual Annie Awards," said Disney-Pixar prexy Ed Catmull."We believe there is an issue with the way … [Read more...]

Muslim hostess and Disney still at odds over headscarf with video

This article comes to us from USA Today.A Muslim woman who sued Disney last week for refusing to let her wear a religious headscarf at her job as a Disneyland Resort restaurant hostess says she has been suspended without pay for turning down the company's alternatives - including a large hat and bow-tie bonnet she called "humiliating" and "embarrassing."In the photo provided by Unite Here Local 11, Imane Boudlal is shown wearing a hat-and-bonnet that Disney suggested she … [Read more...]

Fashion Bug Celebrates 70 Years of Style with VW Bug Sweepstakes

Fashion Bug celebrates its 70th birthday in September. Fashion Bug stores celebrate "70 years of style" with special offers, promotions and a fantastic sweepstakes where they will give away a new, 2010 Volkswagen® Beetle.Having opened its doors in 1940 as "Charming Shoppes", a women's apparel store with a commitment to offering up-to-date fashions for women on a budget, the store was re-named in the 1960s to give the chain a more fashion-forward vibe. Fashion Bug is still the specialty … [Read more...]

D23 and Walt Disney Pictures Present a Special Preview Screening of Secretariat

Our friends at Walt Disney Studios are offering D23 Members and their families an exclusive sneak peek at Secretariat, the remarkable true story of horse racing's legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner. The movie will be shown at the historic Studio Theatre on the Walt Disney Studio Lot.The beautiful and emotional film tells the story of housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), who agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of … [Read more...]