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Star Wars, Marvel Attractions Planned for Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland, set to open to the public in Spring 2016, will contain six themed lands (Mickey Avenue, Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
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VAMN, Chavvo to Produce Erick Tran’s ‘ZodiX’

VAMN-TV and Chavvo Animation Studios are teaming up to produce as an animated series ZodiX, a Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand consisting of character personalities loosely based on ... Continue Reading →
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Disneyland Producer Greg Smith Dies

Greg Smith, who for nearly three decades helped produce special live entertainment for Anaheim, California’s iconic Disneyland theme park, died March 12 from complications of lung ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces ‘Haunted Mansion’ Special, Toon Pilots

Disneyphiles may have noted that this August marks the 45th anniversary of one of Disneyland’s most iconic attractions: The Haunted Mansion. Yes, it was back in 1969 that visitors ... Continue Reading →
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He Was America’s Favorite Uncle –– I Swear!

A number of years ago, while working for Disneyland, I was allowed to hear a surreptitiously-made (and archived) tape of a recording session with Walt Disney. After muffing his lines, ... Continue Reading →
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Iger: No 2D Features in Disney’s Immediate Future

An overall strong year for Disney did little to quell questions at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting this week, including the future of 2D animated features. When ... Continue Reading →
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DSC, El Capitan to Host ‘Frankenweenie’ Science Fair

Grab your lab coats, boys and girls! Discovery Science Center (DSC) is partnering with the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to host a Frankenweenie Science Fair, “Sparking an ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Ginny Tyler Dies

Actress Ginny Tyler, who was recognized as a Disney Legend in 2006 for her many vocal performances over the years, passed away July 13 of natural causes in Issaquah, Washington at age ... Continue Reading →