Disney Interactive is one of the unsung heroes of a Disney household. Through their collection of websites including, Babble, Spoonful, Disney Baby, and more, they reach out to the Disney mom and family in need of some inspiration or advice. A new website has just… Read More »Disney Interactive expands “Family” of websites
Friday, August 19 was opening day of the D23 Expo (I’m working under the assumption that you are familiar with D23) and it kicked off with a bang. Or a mouse, as the case may be. It always starts with a mouse.
While the expo was open to the general ticket-buying public, it did offer a number of perks specifically to official D23 members, such as discounted passes, special “members only” events and early admission. It pays to belong, people!
Friday’s itinerary started at 9:00 a.m. with two of the aforementioned members only events, namely the Disney Store Opening Ceremony and the Radio Disney Road Crew Dance Party.
Other events that morning included an art contest with Disney.com, vintage footage showcasing the history of the Disneyland Hotel (congrats, DH, on the new ranking!), meet and greets with artists Jim Salvati and Robert Olszewski of the Disney Store and Disney Dream, respectively, and characters from Disney Channel’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Then it was time for the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony, which was, as you might imagine, magical. However, not everyone was able to attend the ceremony, so they had to settle for other really cool things like The Wonderful Words of Disney… Behind the Page: Kingdom Keepers presentation with Ridley Pearson. I would have loved to have attended this event to discuss some of my issues with the continuity, or lack thereof, within the series, but alas, Mr. Pearson was spared my fanboy criticism, and is probably the better for it.Read More »D23 Expo Recap: Day 1
click to embiggen Looking for a way to enjoy the new Star Tours attraction but can’t make it back to Disneyland or Disney’s Hollywood Studios anytime soon? Well, faster than it takes to fly a parsec, Disney.com has whipped up a new Star Tours intergalactic… Read More »Disney.com Launches New Star Tours Mini-Website
It’s a big year for Disney Channel’s hit animated TV show Phineas & Ferb. There’s a rumor that a new game that takes the Kim Possible adventure at EPCOT and changes it to Perry the Platypus at DCA. A new Phineas and Ferb Christmas DVD… Read More »Phineas and Ferb strike gold, and you can too
A few months ago when Disney.com received it’s big makeover, managers were candid about the fact that this was largely an exploratory phase of the website. They wanted to see what worked, what didn’t, what they could do better, and what users were drawn to.… Read More »Disney.com to receive another overhaul
Camp Rock’s Disney Channel premier beat High School Musical 1 for eyeballs, but failed to match the explosive debut of HSM2. I’m pretty sure Disney doesn’t care, 8.9 million eyeballs for a cable television is still pretty amazing. Don’t forget that beginning today Disney.com will… Read More »Camp Rock rocks Disney.com and more
Taking a cue from ABC.com which already streams full episodes of its popular prime-time television series, Disney.com will now begin streaming movies that appear during the Wonderful World of Disney Saturday night presentations. The full-length films will be available for free streaming on Disney.com (www.Disney.com/WonderfulWorld)… Read More »Disney.com to stream Full Length Movies for first time
An internal email sent from Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that The Walt Disney Compnay will be merging its digital media group with its video gaming division to create a new unit called Disney Interactive Media Group. Walt Disney Internet Group currently manages Club Penguin… Read More »Disney to Combine Digital Media Group with Video Gaming Division