Category: Disney

Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

| January 2, 2014 | Reply

Last week we posted a story about the new owners of Walt Disney’s Chicago birthplace home and their efforts to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter for the restoration. In addition to the amazing giveaways offered with each level of donation, they are offering our readers and listeners a special giveaway.  Here are the details.  We caught [...]

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Win A Night’s Stay at Walt & Roy Disney’s Childhood Home

Win A Night’s Stay at Walt & Roy Disney’s Childhood Home

| December 28, 2013 | 7 Replies

Wikipedia says, “Historic preservation is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.” These are buildings that have either played a meaningful role or were the home or workplace of someone who contributed to telling the American story.  One of those people, who is considered [...]

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Exclusive Interview with “Saving Mr. Banks” actress Victoria Summer

Exclusive Interview with “Saving Mr. Banks” actress Victoria Summer

| December 21, 2013 | Reply

Born in Berkshire, England, Victoria Summer began her acting career starring in horror films.  In 2006, she appeared in a low-budget film, The Zombie Diaries, which was eventually picked up by the Weinstein Company and in 2009 she landed the lead role in the updated retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula entitled Dracula Reborn.  In 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: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

Review: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

| December 13, 2013 | Reply

A lot of important announcements were made at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, but one that slipped into obscurity was the future “it’s a small world: the animated series.” Around November 2013, news started coming out about the upcoming web series and December saw the arrival of the attraction spin-off. After waiting months, [...]

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Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

| December 11, 2013 | 3 Replies

Back in 2011, Saving Mr. Banks was listed on “The Black List,” a survey in which producers vote on the best screenplays that aren’t in production. Disney was aware of the script written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, but they had not made any statements declaring whether or not they wanted anything to do with [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Jonathan Groff from FROZEN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Jonathan Groff from FROZEN

| December 4, 2013 | Reply

Jonathan Groff and I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, out in towns that were considered rural areas.  In the predominately Amish town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Jonathan grew up, he also worked at a local theme park.  No, it wasn’t Hershey Park, but Dutch Wonderland.  In our area, this was the first theme [...]

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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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Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

| November 24, 2013 | 2 Replies

Back in 2011, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar opened up at the Disneyland Hotel and was an instant success. Trader Sam’s borrows its name from the Jungle Cruise character Trader Sam who is the “head” salesman of the jungle. Along with the name, Trader Sam’s also borrows themes from the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room [...]

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