Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Names 2010 ‘Disney Conservation Heroes’


The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) announced the recipients of the "Disney Conservation Heroes" award for 2010 today during the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The award recognizes citizens around the world for their tireless efforts at the local level to save wildlife, protect habitats and educate the communities around them."Conservation efforts around the globe and in our own backyard rely on the local community and direct involvement of … [Read more...]

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical to Debut in Vienna in November


This great news comes to us from Theater Mania.The new stage adaptation of Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical will debut at Vienna's Town Hall, running November 25-December 5. The show, based on the Disney Channel Camp Rock movies, features a book by Faye Greenberg and Robert L. Freedman and a score featuring songs from both of the television movies, which has been adapted, arranged and orchestrated by David Lawrence.The musical focuses on the efforts that members of Camp Rock make to … [Read more...]

Disney falls for Matched Trilogy


This article comes to us from Variety.Disney and Offspring Entertainment have formed a love connection over Ally Condie's upcoming young adult novel "Matched."The Mouse House fended off Paramount in a bidding war to pick up the film rights to the soon-to-be-published book for the shingle, run by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, to produce.Penguin's Dutton division will begin rolling out the first installment of the three-title futuristic fable to bookstores on Nov. 30.The … [Read more...]

Disney venues close to clear space for dining area


This article comes from Sarah Tully at the OC Register.Earlier this month, Disney shut down Pizza Oom Mow Mow restaurant, the S.S. Rustworthy play area and the Maliboomer ride to clear space for new restaurants and a dining area, said Michele Himmelberg, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman. Previously, the Burger Invasion restaurant closed nearby.Crews recently erected construction walls around the venues on the west side of the theme park to begin construction.The 800-seat dining … [Read more...]

Disney Store Celebrates Grand Opening of Newly Designed Stores


Disney Store celebrated the opening of two newly designed stores in Southern California bringing the total to four stores boasting the new design concept in Southern California. The new Disney Store locations opening in San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall on September 14 and The Shops at Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo on September 21 offer one-of-a-kind, interactive and magical experiences for Disney fans of all ages. To mark the celebration and thank … [Read more...]