ABC Television takes us “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years”

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ABC Television is bringing us the magic of Disney on Broadway on Sunday, December 14th at 7:00 pm (ET).“BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS” hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, will give us backstage access with the Broadway Casts of Disney’s “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” and the North American Tour of “Newsies”.     The one hour special gives viewers a trip through the creation of the 8 Disney Broadway musicals:  “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “AIDA,” “Tarzan,” … [Read more...]


Pre-Order ‘Mary Poppins’ Legacy Collection Soundtrack

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Pre-orders for The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins Soundtrack are available now. I'm excited to place my pre-order on Amazon today. Available for purchase on August 26th.On Disc 3, the Sherman Brothers reminisce about their time working on Mary Poppins. Who's excited about this Legacy Collection? I know I am.Here’s the album track list:Disc 1:1. Buena Vista Fanfare 2. Overture 3. One Man Band 4. Sister Suffragette (Lead Vocal: Glynis Johns; Vocals: Hermione Baddeley and Reta … [Read more...]


Disney’s The Lion King in Shanghai Disney and Mexico City

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From President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher, comes the latest announcement for THE LION KING. There will be two world premiere productions in Shanghai Disney Resort (in partnership with Disney Parks and Resorts) and in Mexico City (in partnership with OCESA) marking the 23rd and 24th around the world since THE LION KING first debuted on Broadway in 1997."It is especially exciting for us to premiere at the purpose-built theatre at the Shanghai Disney … [Read more...]


Saving Mr. Banks Arrives On Blu-Ray And DVD March 18th!

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Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson tell the backstory of one of Disney’s most beloved films –Mary Poppins – in this heartwarming film. Hanks plays the role of Walt Disney – who is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his daughters to make P.L. Travers’ (played by Thompson) book into a big screen featureTravers proves to be a hard sell – and is stubborn to a fault, until Disney is able to eventually dig deeper and use his own past to help discover Travers’ fears, and allow them to work … [Read more...]


‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

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The journey to making 'Mary Poppins', one of the most popular Disney movies all time, was a very bumpy road. It took Walt Disney twenty years to convince PL Travers to sign the rights away to her beloved character, but little did he know, she was selling a lot more than just the rights to her book. She was selling herself, her family, and a part of her past, and didn't want to see it turned into a mockery. At least, that's what 'Saving Mr. Banks', Disney's newest live action film about the … [Read more...]


Special Limited Engagement of Saving Mr. Banks Sold Out

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 A special limited engagement viewing of Disney's Saving Mr. Banks which was offered to fans a few weeks ago is completely SOLD out.   With the movie out in select theaters, beginning December 13 and world wide, beginning December 20th,  the price of the $50 ticket, would allow movie goers the privilege of an early viewing in one of the state of the art theaters inside the Walt Disney Studios. In addition, to the movie preview, a tour of the famous lot is also included.  The tour "A … [Read more...]


Next Limited Time Magic to feature Mary Poppins

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Disney has announced that the next portion of Limited Time Magic will feature Mary Poppins. This is in honor of the Disney film, “Saving Mr. Banks,” being in theaters December 20th, and the Disney’s “Mary Poppins” 50th anniversary edition, which is now available in stores as a Blu-ray combo pack & digital HD. Posters will be available at Disney California Adventure park near Disney Animation in Hollywood Land.Meet and greets with Mary and Bert will be in this location as well, along … [Read more...]


Saving Mr. Banks Press Conference

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On a recent Friday morning, I drove over to the famous Beverly Hills Hotel for the Saving Mr. Banks Press Conference. As I pulled into the valet , I had a sudden feeling of deja vu. I have had the opportunity of visiting the hotel on many occasions with out of town visitors on sightseeing tours. However, this was the first time, after seeing Saving Mr. Banks that I returned. For a brief moment, I fully expected P.L. Travers to come walking out the front doors.Once inside I secured what I … [Read more...]


Saving Mr. Banks Movie Screening

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Saving Mr. Banks, Movie Media Screening was held in the Animation Building at the Walt Disney Studios.  Walking through the halls, I was so excited to see the beautiful pictures decorating the walls.   From Snow White to Frozen, there was art representing every movie ever made.  The sheer beauty of these works literally took my breath away.  Continuing through the building, I was surrounded by this feeling of awe.   This  was where Walt Disney and so many greats walked the halls and created … [Read more...]


Top Five Disney Favorites To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend

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The holiday season is finally here. The turkey is hopefully purchased and all the preparations are in place for later this week. You have researched all the Black Friday ads and have your list and route ready.  The guests have all confirmed and the menu is set in stone.   What about the days following Thanksgiving.  What are your plans for the weekend?I have listed My Favorite Top Five Disney Things to do over the Thanksgiving weekend.Go see FROZEN.   Grab the kids, grand kids, … [Read more...]