Disney, union extend contract until after holidays


This article comes to us from Jason Garcia at the Orlando Sentinel.Walt Disney World and its largest labor group, stuck in deadlocked contract talks, said Wednesday that they have agreed to extend their current pact until after the holidays.Disney's contract with the Service Trades Council, which represents about 20,800 full-time workers at the giant resort, will now run through Jan. 20. It had been scheduled to expire Dec. 11.The six-week extension was driven in large part by … [Read more...]

RCI and Disney Vacation Club Announce Renewal of Affiliation Agreement


RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, and Disney Vacation Club, one of the world's most innovative and fastest growing brands in the vacation ownership industry, today announced the renewal of their affiliation relationship. This multi-year agreement will continue to allow subscribing members access to a broad array of exciting vacation opportunities.RCI will continue to be the exclusive third-party exchange provider for Disney Vacation Club's more than 150,000 member families. … [Read more...]

Disney Television Animation Reels In Second Season Of “Fish Hooks” And New Order For “Gravity Falls”


Disney Television Animation has reeled in a second-season pick-up of Disney Channel’s animated comedy series “Fish Hooks” and an order for a new animated Disney Channel comedy series, “Gravity Falls,” each creator-driven series from noteworthy storytellers Noah Z. Jones and Alex Hirsch. The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.Coleman said: “The heart of our work is storytelling, and in these two outstanding … [Read more...]

Disney Moves Up Muppets Movie for Thanksgiving Release

This article comes to us from the Hollywood Reporter.Disney on Wednesday moved next year’s scheduled theatrical release of The Muppets Movie from Christmas to Thanksgiving.Now set for Wednesday, Nov. 23 instead of a previous Sunday, Dec. 25 slot, Muppets will be Disney’s latest candidate to dominate the prime Turkey Day play period. The Burbank studio has done that will regular consistency, most recently with Nov. 22 opener Tangled, a $69 million grosser through the five-day … [Read more...]

D23 and Disney Junior Present a Special Preview Screening of Jake and the Never Land Pirates


Ahoy, mateys! Gather up your tiny swashbucklers and prepare to come ashore! D23 and our friends at Disney Junior are thrilled to invite you and your family to join us for a special advance screening of two episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, a new animated series debuting with the launch of Disney Junior this February.Jake takes us back to the magical realm of Never Land, where the title character leads a new crew of kid pirates on exciting adventures. Of course Captain Hook … [Read more...]