A Day At Tokyo Disneyland Time-Lapse Tilt-Shift Video

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I love a good time-lapse video. Add in the fun factor of tilt-shift perspective and you have a unique must-see video. Here’s a short look at one complete day at Tokyo Disneyland through that very lens:

For someone whose familiar with Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Tokyo’s first park has a very looking glass quality. I hope to make it there one day soon, how about you?

Photo credit: public domain.

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Disney, ABC, and Marvel Receive 2014 Teen Choice Award Nominations

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The Fox network has released its nominations for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and Disney, along with Marvel and ABC, have received several.

The Teen Choice Awards celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web.

On the film side of the nominations are Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World, as well as Disney’s Maleficent and Million Dollar Arm.

TV nods went to ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” “Modern Family,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”and “The Middle.” ABC Family’s received several nominations for “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched At Birth,” “The Fosters,” “Mystery Girls,” “Chasing Life,” and “Twisted.” The Disney Channel is represented by “Jessie,” “Liv & Maddie,” and “Austin & Ally.”

Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite Teen Choice 2014 nominees at teenchoiceawards.com. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The show will air live on Fox on Sunday, August 10, starting at 8pm (ET).

The full list of nominations for Disney and its associated companies is below:

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Director on Filming for IMAX 3D

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Earlier we heard from the editor of Guardians of the Galaxy on why you must view the film in IMAX format, now IMAX has released a short featurette with director James Gunn talking about how this film was planned from the start to maximize the IMAX 3D format.

Yeah, it’s a bit of a marketing piece, but what movie preview isn’t?

If you’re interested in the Director’s motivations behind making Guardians of the Galaxy, this piece in Film Journal really goes into the details. The movie premiere was last night in Los Angeles. I’m sure world will be out of this galaxy, Slashfilm has collected a bunch of thoughts from those who’ve already seen the movie. There was a live stream from the red carpet, which may still be viewable on YouTube.

I’m seeing it on Thursday and will have a full review shortly before the August 1st.

Bonus clip from the movie below the jump:

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How bad is the new Disney Channel Stars’ “Frozen” Cover?

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The answer is super bad, but not for the reasons you think. The voices used aren’t bad whatsoever (the inclusion of the adults was fantastic, in my opinion). As I mentioned in my previous article on the topic, the older group covers they did in the early 2000′s featured not only a happier tone, but just an overall more enjoyable listening experience.

First off, the song choice was pretty horrendous. Of all the songs to choose in Frozen, or any Disney film for that matter, you must choose one that doesn’t need backstory to work. “Circle of Life” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” both made sense in and out of the story. The only one that sort of, kind of works within the context of the film and as a stand alone song is “Let It Go,” though I realize they didn’t choose that one as it has become the definition of overplayed.

Secondly, the previous incarnations had a playful atmosphere in the videos.”Circle of Life” featured the starship a karaoke bar, with various screens showing scenes from the film. “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” had them in a recording studio and ballroom setting, also featuring scenes from the film, but not in the “We Are the World” awkward format the new one had. It felt more like a music video and not like a group of people singing in honor of a fallen cast member.

The worst part, however, was the way they doled out solos. They were haphazardly created, with some being given around 3 words, then everyone singing along at the end, including people who clearly don’t know what they are doing (cough cough cast of Lab Rats cough cough).  Then one cast member, (unfortunately I don’t know his name, but I do know he has a LOT of hair) had one of those weird moments where he just repeated back what everyone else was singing, just louder and by adding some more emphasis. It was odd and rather uncalled for. His voice wasn’t bad, just what they made him sing was weird.
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Instapic: Someone is building a tent fort in Tomorrowland!


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The Peoplemover is down through August and Astro Orbitor is scheduled to be down until sometime in September. The whole area is getting a major overhaul right now.

You know what I wish they would do with the Peoplemover? Use to actually transport guests to a second location.

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