Celebrating 40 Years of Food and Fun at Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Celebrates 40 Years of Food, Fun at DisneyÕs Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Two weeks ago, we wrote about our invitation to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World’s original dinner show “Hoop Dee Doo Revue.” Courtesy of Disney, we now have more information about the show, it’s history, and some fun facts you can share at the dinner table to annoy your friends who just don’t get your Disney obsession.

When Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue launched on June 30, 1974, the high-energy dinner show at Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground was created in the heyday of dinner theaters for Walt Disney World guests with a summer college intern cast. The foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ musical starred six young actors and offered endless buckets of fried chicken and ribs.

“Hoop-Dee-Doo was upbeat, and guests came for the corny jokes, good food and lots of fun,” said Forrest Bahruth, show director, Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment and the original choreographer for the dinner show. “Forty years later, the heart is still in it, the energy is still there.”

As that first summer ended and guests were clamoring for more, Walt Disney World Entertainment already was auditioning a full-time cast, and Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue opened as a permanent show on Sept. 5, 1974. Today, it’s one of the country’s longest-running dinner shows and has presented more than 37,000 performances. More than 10.5 million guests have seen the high-spirited show.

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First picture of Lucy Lawless on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

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As was previously announced Lucy Lawless has been cast in the ABC TV Show “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” We have now learned the name of her character and received our first pic of her from the set.

You probably know Lucy Lawless for her roles in “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Battlestar Galactica.” In “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Lawless will portray Agent Isabelle Hartley in the premiere of season 2 on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9AM. Her character will join Coulson’s team as they try and rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. after the events of last season.

Will you be watching Season 2?

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Meet Winston the Dog from Disney’s new short Feast

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Disney continues to be one of the few studios that includes an animated short ahead of their animated features for each theatrical release. The animated short accompanying Walt Disney Animation Studios’ next release “Big Hero 6” will be “Feast.”

Feast will star a young Boston terrier named Winston and since yesterday was National Dog Day, Disney shared a few image of him with USA Today.

Feast is directed by Patrick Osborne. The short puts Winston in contact with a human named James when he is offered a french fry. From there a 12-year relationship grows and you see it all based on the ‘feasts’ the two share, some accidentally spilled — all from Winston’s perspective.

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“Every relationship has something that starts it off, and in this case it’s food,” said Osborne. “I wanted to tell a life story of a man and the dog under the table through the meals they share. It becomes this story of love between a dog and owner.”

Isn’t he a cute pup?

Read the whole interview with Osborne at USA Today.

Previously: Introducing Feast title and concept art.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot and Howard the Duck bobble head figures from Funko! Pre-order now!

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Sometimes a character in a movie steals a scene and sometimes it steals the whole film. However you feel about the walking tree character that is Groot from Marvel’ Guardians of the Galaxy, you have to admit that the Dancing Groot segment from the credits was awfully cute.

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Funko Pop! Vinyl figures is the first to immortalize that moment from the film with a Bobble head Dancing Groot. Place the Groot on your car’s dashboard and dance along to your “Awesome Mix” with his bobbling head! The Dancing Groot Pop! Vinyl figure makes an essential addition to any Guardians of the Galaxy fan’s collection! While it won’t be available in stores until December, the good news is you can pre-order your figure today to make sure you get one.

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The surprise character from the credits sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy was Howard the Duck. Funko is also producing a vinyl of this oddball Marvel comic book character. It may have just been a cameo, but he definitely deserves his own bobble head vinyl figure too. Pre-order yours today.

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Frozen Sing-Along Edition coming to DVD this fall

frozen-sing-a-longDisney’s animated feature Frozen was so popular during it’s theatrical release, it supported both a regular edition and a sing-along edition in theater at the same time. The original DVD even came out while the movie was still in theaters and people still kept buying tickets to capture the magic. Now, Disney hopes to recapture a bit of that magic with a new Sing-Along version of Frozen on Blu-Ray and DVD.

During the sing=along you can follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake.

The DVD features both the original version and the sing-along, plus Breaking The Ice (an all-new” making of” feature) and the “Get a Horse!” Mickey Mouse Short. All arrives in time for Holiday shopping on DVD and Digital this November 18th 2014.

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Will you be adding this to your family’s DVD shelf?

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