Morning Roundup – June 13th

  • The episode of ABC’s American Inventor that was taped at Disney-MGM Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort will air at 9/8central tonight.
  • reports on changes in the Walt Disney World resort reservation system that will bring it more in line with most of the hotel industry, but end some of the perks those in the know took advantage of to get lower room rates.
  • Family members of the abducted couple talk about the life-threatening experience at Downtown Disney. Police initially doubted the story due to a misidentification of one of the victims.
  • The New York Times looks at the recipe for success behind Pixar’s Ratatouille.  Pixar artists followed famed chef Thomas Keller to learn what it takes to prepare a culinary masterpiece.
  • Business Week analyzes the Pixar/Disney deal in light of the first film release under the partnership – Ratatouille.
  • A new trailer has been released for Disney’s upcoming film Underdog. Make your own judgment. The movie hits theaters August 3rd.
  • If you find yourself in London this weekend, check out the ‘Forest of No Return’ concert where a selection of music stars will perform their favorite Disney songs.