Author Archive: Shaun Thompson

I'm the Assistant Webmaster and Designer for The DIS and the Associate Producer for The DIS Unplugged podcast. I've lived in Florida for almost three years after graduating from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 2010. I am a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and spent almost four years on Main Street U.S.A.

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Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

and | December 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

This weekend, Disney fans across the country will be able to see one of the most-anticipated films of the year: Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story of Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, played by Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, during the development of the film adaptation of Mary Poppins. While doing so, [...]

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Review: “Mary Poppins” Returns With 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Review: “Mary Poppins” Returns With 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

and | December 15, 2013 | Reply

Disney Blu-ray enthusiasts have been waiting a very long time for Mary Poppins to be released and the time has finally come. Mary Poppins has been fully-restored just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the film as well as the release of Disney’s newest live-action film, Saving Mr. Banks. The Film Mary Poppins is based on the classic [...]

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Review: “Frozen”

Review: “Frozen”

and | November 25, 2013 | 14 Replies

Back in 2009, Disney released The Princess and the Frog, its first “princess” movie in over ten years with the last being Mulan in 1998. The film was a big deal for two reasons – the first African-American Disney Princess and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ return to hand drawn animation. The success of The Princess and the Frog [...]

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Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts

Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts

| November 20, 2013 | Reply

Walt Disney Animation’s 53rd animated feature Frozen, which arrives in theaters later this month on November 27th just in time for the holiday season, has been integrated heavily into both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park. Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa, who are princesses of a Scandinavian-inspired land called [...]

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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| November 1, 2013 | 5 Replies

A brand new patio lounge opened up on October 30th, 2013 as part of The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, offering a great place in the park to enjoy a little more upscale drinks and food selections. We went on the first day to try out some of the new items on the [...]

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Review: Pixar’s “Monsters University” Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download

Review: Pixar’s “Monsters University” Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download

and | October 30, 2013 | Reply

In its prequel to the 2001 hit Monster’s, Inc, Pixar brings us back into the world of the lovable monsters Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, aka “Sulley,” with Monster’s University. A continuation of the Monsters, Inc. franchise had been in the works since as far back as 2005, when Disney decided to make a [...]

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Review: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

Review: “Toy Story of TERROR!”

and | October 16, 2013 | 10 Replies

Toy Story Of TERROR! Tonight Disney•Pixar debuted their very first television special, Toy Story of TERROR!, bringing back the beloved characters from the Toy Story films into a Halloween-themed tale. Woody, Buzz, and Jessie, along with the rest of the Toy Story gang and some new friends they find along the way, take us on [...]

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FIRST LOOK: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

FIRST LOOK: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

| October 14, 2013 | 5 Replies

Before it opens officially later this month, we were able to get a first-look at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the brand new DVC property located on Walt Disney World property. Since its announcement in December of 2011, we’ve brought you coverage of its construction on The DIS Unplugged podcast and [...]

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Review: “Escape From Tomorrow”

Review: “Escape From Tomorrow”

and | October 11, 2013 | Reply

Since it opened in 1955, Disneyland has welcomed generations of families through its gates. As of 2012, all four Walt Disney World theme parks have been in the Top 5 most visited theme parks in America (Disneyland Park actually takes second place after the Magic Kingdom). Millions upon millions of guests flock to the parks [...]

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Review: “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition Blu-ray

Review: “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition Blu-ray

and | October 3, 2013 | 2 Replies

The 1980s were tough for Walt Disney Animation. The Fox and the Hound was released in 1981 and was considered a financial success, despite Don Bluth and other animators leaving the company in the middle of production. Afterwards, Disney hit a rough patch with The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, and Oliver and Company. Bluth on the other [...]

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