Themed Entertainment Association SATE conference 9/30-10/01 in Orlando Florida


The annual SATE Conference held Sept 30-Oct 1 by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will be a meaningful and energizing gathering as our industry continues into economic recovery," says TEA president Steve Thorburn of Thorburn Associates. "We will gather at Universal Orlando resort to discuss and explore new high-profile guest experiences with top creators at theme parks and museums including Universal Studios (Harry Potter), the new Fort Worth Museum of Science & History The … [Read more...]

Cast of Upcoming Walt Disney Pictures “Prom” Chosen


As reported earlier this year the Walt Disney Pictures upcoming new project Prom is in the works. It seems they have finally locked in a cast and is production is soon to be under way.Starring:Danielle Campbell (Disney Channel’s StarStruck) Aimee Teegarden Nicholas Braun Thomas McDonell Nolan Sotillo Jared Kusnitz Yin Chang Ben Esler DeVaughn Nixon (Disney Channel’s Sonny With A Chance) Kylie BunburyFrom reading up on the storyline it seems to be similar to High … [Read more...]

Disney Seeks to Take Its ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Cartoon Hit to Next Level

Picture the early days of “SpongeBob SquarePants” — before the theme park tie-ins, the movies and the merchandising blitz. Back when it was just a goofy animated show that somehow developed a loyal audience.By that measure, “Phineas and Ferb” is the new “SpongeBob.” A witty Disney Channel series about two stepbrothers and their pet platypus, “Phineas and Ferb” has blossomed into a ratings hit among children. Can the Walt Disney Company now whip the show into a “SpongeBob”-size … [Read more...]

Disney Unveils Cutting Edge TRON-Inspired Toys & Electronics Line


Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today unveiled a first look at its unprecedented fall line-up of TRON: Legacy inspired electronics and toys (#TronMerch), including the first-ever action figures to feature impulse light projection technology.Also unveiled were high-end lifestyle headphones and advanced computer peripherals for gaming enthusiasts, illuminated iPod® docks, high-quality ear buds and iPhone® cases; and break-through zero-gravity vehicles that travel up and down walls.  Walt … [Read more...]

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3’ Is a Strong No. 1 at the Box Office


To infinity and beyond may not be a stretch for Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” which sold $109 million in ticket sales in North America over the weekend and is on track to deliver a total domestic gross of over $400 million, analysts said.“Toy Story 3” entered the marketplace as a strong No. 1 — the 11th Pixar title in a row to achieve that feat. The result was Pixar’s best opening ever, even when adjusting for inflation.Sales were big enough almost to wipe out an early-summer slump at the … [Read more...]