Disney bans smoking in all Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar movies

Disney's annual shareholder meeting was full of surprising announcements.   From the news of Frozen 2 to the first "official" gay Marvel character, Disney news have been exploding all over the social media pages.The latest announcement is from CEO Bob Iger.  Responding to an investor's question, Mr. Iger stated that he will “absolutely prohibit” showing any characters smoking in Disney films that have a PG-13 or below rating. Unless like in the case of "Saving Mr. Banks"  they involve an … [Read more...]

Star Wars Movie Surprises Continue

The Walt Disney Company's Annual Shareholder's Meeting was full of surprises this morning.  First there was the news that a Frozen sequel is coming and now more Star Wars.Fans will be happy to know that Bob Iger announced the first standalone Star Wars movie, which will be released in December 2016.   The movie titled Star Wars: Rogue One will star Felicity Jones and will have Gareth Edwards in charge. Filming begins in London during the summer and that means, I might just need to reschedule … [Read more...]

Disney’s Hollywood Studios name change in the works

First, we bid adieu to the Sorcerer's Hat, now we are saying sayonara to something else....the name of the park itself, Hollywood Studios!!! Disney CEO, Bob Iger, let it slip that a name change is in the works. It's ok, we've been here before. Anyone remember MGM Studios? I know I do. Waaaaay back then, I had the privilege of being in the Disney College Program. I worked at Aladdin's Restaurant in MGM Studios. Anyone remember Aladdin's? It was in the soundstage where Playhouse Disney is now … [Read more...]

Star Wars Land coming to Disney Parks!

Disney Parks will feature Star Wars Land announced Disney CEO, Bob Iger, during a call with analysts yesterday. Plans are expected to be released in more detail later this year or next year."When we grow Star Wars' presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past," Iger said.Will Star Wars Land be in Disneyland as Bob Iger previously hinted at back in March? It would make sense because Star Wars Celebration … [Read more...]

New Disney Developments – Star Wars Land & Marvel Land coming to Disneyland?

 Recently in the Walt Disney Shareholder meeting our friend Bob Iger released some interesting details on some of the changes coming to the Disney theme parks. Star Wars land is probably one of the hottest items out there along with adding Marvel to the theme parks. We are going to take a look at some of the highlights from the shareholders meeting.First off Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed that there is room for a "Star Wars Land" at Disneyland. I know many of you feared that they … [Read more...]

Disney Offers Free Veterans Institute Workshop – Heroes Work Here

A complimentary one day seminar at Walt Disney World features veterans' stories of transitioning to the civilian workforce and the challenges they have had to overcome.Disney had great with their Heroes Work Here initiative to hire, train and support military veterans. They will host a free Veterans Institute workshop at Walt Disney World Resort on Nov. 14, 2013, to help other companies to employ veterans transitioning to the private sector.The event will feature experts from Disney's … [Read more...]

D23 Expo is coming back to Anaheim in 2015

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is thrilled to confirm the fourth annual D23 Expo. As Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said during today's Disney Legend's ceremony, "I look forward to seeing you here again for the next D23 Expo in 2015." Exact dates will be announced in the near future on D23.com.Maybe one day I will be able to attend! Is anyone planning on going in 2015?Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie DustSunshine  … [Read more...]

D23 Expo Will Kick off with CEO Bob Iger

D23 Expo 2013 will celebrate its grand opening with a welcome from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger followed by the first of two arena presentations hosted by The Walt Disney Studios at the Anaheim Convention Center. On Friday, August 9, The Walt Disney Studios will surprise and delight fans with sneak peeks of the incredible slate of upcoming animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios, hosted by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. Then, … [Read more...]

Disney CEO Bob Iger Contract Extended

Robert "Bob" Iger will stick around as the head of the Walt Disney Company for a few more years.Disney announced Monday that Iger's contract as chairman and CEO was extended through June 30, 2016. His contract terms did not change. Iger was originally supposed to step down as CEO in 2015, and stay on as chairman until 2016.Disney acquired Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm properties under Iger's leadership. Disney says the new Avatarland at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, and … [Read more...]

Disney Renames Mickey Mouse Club Stage for Annette Funicello

The stage at the Walt Disney Studios where “The Mickey Mouse Club” was filmed has now been officially renamed the Annette Funicello Stage. Disney chief Bob Iger hosted a ceremony on Monday, June 24, 2013 in order to dedicate the soundstage to Annette Funicello, the Mouseketeer-turned-movie star who died this past April at the age of 70.Iger admitted to even having a crush on Annette Funicello while he was growing up, as did many young viewers who watched the perky brunette on the Mickey … [Read more...]