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...]