Why Didn’t Disney Get Harry Potter?


It might have been the “Wizarding World of Walt Disney,” but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the hottest thing to hit Orlando in decades, opened at Universal Orlando instead. How come?It’s a question that has a lot of people scratching their heads. After all, with its fabled “Imagineers” and deep pockets, Walt Disney World seemed the logical choice to bring the phenomenally successful Potter franchise to vivid life.So why did the Boy Wizard take up residence at Universal’s Islands … [Read more...]

New Disney Princess Doll & Fashion Line Designed For Older Girls Launches For the Holidays


Disney Consumer Products and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. introduce the new Princess & Me lifestyle brand of large "friend" dolls inspired by beloved Disney Princess characters, now available at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide. The new collection creates a world where girls can deepen their friendship with their favorite Disney Princess characters through an all new assortment of beautifully sculpted 18" scale dolls, fashions, accessories and dress-up that appeal to a slightly older Disney Princess … [Read more...]

Coming to Bluray & DVD Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2


Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 is coming to Blu Ray and DVD February 1, 2011. The direct to dvd film stars Zachary Gordon, and Ernie Hudson. You can preorder the movie at the links above. Stay tuned to Chip and Company for box art and details on the movie.Check out the preview below.Photo credit Walt Disney Pictures … [Read more...]

Michael J. Fox helps Disney Parks Kick Off ‘Let the Memories Begin’


Emmy Award-winning actor and best-selling author Michael J. Fox poses for a souvenir photo with Minnie Mouse Sept. 23, 2010 inside a "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" attraction vehicle at "Espace" in New York City during the launch of Disney Parks' "Let the Memories Begin" campaign.As part of this new campaign, Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will focus on "user generated content" for its future TV commercials and print advertisements.As part of … [Read more...]

Disney World tests new role for Mickey Mouse at Chef Mickey’s


This article comes to us from Kristin Ford at the Daily Disney.Chef Mickey’s has been testing a new role for Mickey Mouse this month. Instead of circulating among the tables at the very popular Contemporary resort restaurant, Mickey has been posing for photos with each group of diners in the lobby.The change seems to be upsetting quite a few commenters on several Disney-themed message boards. Many have said they will cancel their difficult-to-secure reservations if Mickey does not … [Read more...]