Tuesday, June 30, 2015

'Civil War' footage will be shown at the end of 'Ant-Man,' Kevin Feige confirms

It seems like all comic book fans are waiting for any footage from the upcoming Captain America: Civil War film. With leaked set photos popping up left and right, a lot of the characters involved with the third movie in the Cap franchise are already known. But those clamoring to see any footage -- or even…

Special Disney animation exhibit featuring rare drawings comes to China

Visitors can see the storyboard for Donald Duck. [Photo/ China.com.cn] Featuring more than 300 items, many of which have not previously been publicly displayed, an exhibition, Drawn from Life: The Art of Disney Animation Studios provides a unique look into art created in the more than 90-year legacy of the studios. The exhibition, hosted by the…

Monday, June 29, 2015

Magic of Disney Animation is closing at Hollywood Studios in July

Another attraction is closing at Hollywood Studios at Disney World in anticipation of a "new experience," the Orlando Sentinel is reporting.

The Magic of Disney Animation will close at Hollywood Studios on July 12, 2015. This will be the fifth attraction to close in the past year, opening up a wide swath of land in the theme park.

"Work is underway on a new experience, and we look forward to sharing more information in the future," a Disney World spokeswoman told the newspaper. But that is as far as Disney World would go, they would not even say when a possible announcement might take place.

During the past year the following attractions closed, in addition to the removal of the Sorcerer's Hat in front of The Great Movie Ride.

The closed attractions include:
  • The American Film Institute Showcase at Hollywood Studios on Aug. 17, 2014 
  • The American Idol Experience at Hollywood Studios Aug. 30, 2014 
  • Studio Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios on Sept. 28, 2014 
  • The Legend of Jack Sparrow at Hollywood Studios on Nov. 7, 2014
At The Magic of Disney Animation, a Disney animator shows guests how the characters in Disney animated films are chosen and designed. In addition there is a meet and greet with characters. The building was originally the home of the Orlando division of Walt Disney Feature Animation until it was closed in 2004. 

The adjacent Animation Gallery will remain open until late August. 

WDW News Today reports that Minnie Mouse will move from the meet and greet to the central hub of the park. Mickey Mouse will move to a new home across from the Studio Catering Company.

Photo of 'Dancing with The Stars' Derek and Juliane Hough at Disney World

Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, the “Dancing with the Stars” siblings, visited Disney World on June 29, 2015.

Here they are with Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney publicity photo

Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' will deal a lot with fathers

The 41st Annual Saturn Awards had some of the best and brightest in the industry gathered together and director James Gunn was at the show to accept his award for “Best Director” for his Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy. While there, the director was asked a variety of questions and the topic of his…

Sunday, June 28, 2015

'Inside Out' makes $266.4 million worldwide so far

After just two weeks of release, "Inside Out" has now made $266.4 million worldwide and is now Disney's 17th highest grossing film.

The movie this past weekend made $52.1 million in domestic box office receipts and $78.5 million worldwide.

"Inside Out" took the 17th spot on the top grossing Disney films from "The Incredibles."