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Why Disney Should Bring D23 Expo to East Coast

Three years ago I wrote a piece on why Disney should build a third theme park in North America—in Toronto to be specific. Alas, that hasn’t transpired—and I’m not exactly holding my breath—although it’s great to see Disney expanding the existing parks with exciting new… Read More »Why Disney Should Bring D23 Expo to East Coast

Disney has a Times Square Problem

When you think of Disney in Times Square, NYC. the company wants you to think of this

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and this

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and this

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But what a large portion of the 1.4 million tourists that pass through Times Square see every week is this

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and this

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It’s not a good situation. A half-decade or so ago in New York, there was just an occasional Mickey Mouse hanging out near the ABC studios trying not to look bored, a few years ago Elmo joined in the fun, but now there’s dozens of these costumed characters (often many duplicates of the same characters) just hanging out hoping that someone will give them a tip after posing for a picture with them.

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Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. coming to New York City, Join The Marvel Universe

Marvel has announced, in association with Victory Hills Exhibitions, Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., a new immersive experience that will be located in Discovery Times Square in New York. “This is a real game changer in the exhibition world,” said Sean Haran, VP of Business Development at Marvel… Read More »Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. coming to New York City, Join The Marvel Universe

Marvel to Film Four New Netflix Shows Based on Defenders Characters in New York City

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Disney, Marvel, and Netflix have announced they are collaborating on four new series and one mini-series based on the Defenders characters, which will shoot in New York City.

In a press conference, Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, joined NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, in announcing the groundbreaking new deal, which will bring Marvel’s “flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen” characters to Netflix.

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The project will focus on the four Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Each character will get 13 one-hour episodes, and then their stories will be merged together into a four-to-eight episode mini-series as The Defenders.

Casting hasn’t been announced, yet, but filming is set to begin in the Summer 2014, with Daredevil being the first to air in 2015. Since the series will air on Netflix, expect all 13 episodes to drop at once for binge-viewing.Read More »Marvel to Film Four New Netflix Shows Based on Defenders Characters in New York City

Good Morning America to Air Nationwide Sing-a-Long of “Let It Go” Tomorrow

We posted about your invitation to participate last week and now the Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long is almost here. Tomorrow, “Good Morning America” will broadcast a nationwide sing-a-long of the Oscar-nominated hit song “Let It Go,” from the popular movie “Frozen.” Beginning in Times Square, the… Read More »Good Morning America to Air Nationwide Sing-a-Long of “Let It Go” Tomorrow

New Mashup: Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver

I love those trailer mashups that combine a Disney world with an unexpected source. Very little could be further from the world of Disney than Taxi Driver and yet Bryan Boyce has managed to make a perfect “fair use” parody trailer combining the two. According… Read More »New Mashup: Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver