For the past few weeks we have been hearing about events being cancelled; flights being postponed; Disneyland and Walt Disney World closing their gates for the rest of the month; tragic deaths and concerning border closings; and employees required to work remotely in an attempt… Read More »Holed up at home? Here are five Disney books to help you pass the time
“Darling looked up at her husband and then back down at the puppy. ‘She’s perfect,’ Darling cooed. ‘A perfect little lady.’” Lady and the Tramp remains one of the most warm-fuzzy (and furry) stories since Disney’s animated film release in 1955. The live-action adaptation premiered… Read More »Lady and the Tramp Books Your Kids Will Love
Developing a joy of reading in today’s youth is a key part of ensuring future generations can lead the world with the wisdom and problem solving abilities it takes to improved living conditions around the globe. Disney, known for its imaginative storytelling, sees a key… Read More »Walt Disney World donates 40,000 Disney books to Central Florida educators, children, and families
With a fan base that rival’s Harry Potter the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer have spent a lot of time on the best sellers list. Now Disney hopes it can weave that into box office gold as well with a franchise based on the popular children’s fiction series The Weinstein company kept some of the rights for the Artemis Fowl series as part of its divorce from Disney, so they’ll get producer rights and the screenplay is being written by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix scribe Michael Goldenberg.
If you’re like me and haven’t read the books, here’s a short introduction:
Artemis Fowl is about a 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius – and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy (Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit) to harness her magic to save his family. These aren’t the fairies of the bedtime stories – they’re dangerous.
“With its balance of mystery, adventure and family appeal, Artemis Fowl is a natural fit for Disney,” said Sean Bailey, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with Harvey on this exciting project.”
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Where do you go for Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Well, a library seems the most appropriate, but failing that Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure is good too. Orlando Magic’s Community Ambassador and former player, Nick Anderson, was there and reading Dr. Seuss’ “The… Read More »Universal Orlando Resort Joins Read Across America’s Celebration
Bookmark, the first book blog, has partnered with Disney to promote the Adam Sandler “Bedtime Stories” movie. For everyone who comments on this post, Disney will donate a book to a child in need. Up to 250,000 books. Only 260 comments so far, so join… Read More »Comment on your Favorite Bedtime Story and Disney Donates a Book to a Child in Need