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Videopolis: Cup Songs

Okay, so this is a thing.

I was out searching for something amazing to share as our latest Videopolis, our series featuring YouTube talent with a Disney twist, when I spotted this:

and I thought… how unique! When I thought of cup song before I usually thought of this. But then I saw on the side there were lots of other cup songs… most of them of the same song “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” A little research and I realized that this was a cover of a song from the audition scene in “Pitch Perfect” (clip here) that’s been covered over 10,000 times on Youtube so far. So I thought, if there is one Disney themed “Cup Song” there there has to be more… and I was right!Read More »Videopolis: Cup Songs

Voice of Liberty soon to ring out at Disneyland

In what is perhaps the biggest “What took them so long?” moment of the decade, Disney has decided to position a version of its 8-part a capella group “Voices of Liberty” at Disneyland. This prestigious group calls the rotunda of EPCOT’s American Pavilion home and… Read More »Voice of Liberty soon to ring out at Disneyland

D23 Expo Recap: Day 2

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Hello, and welcome to the D23 Expo, Day 2 (for more expo coverage read my D23 Expo Day 1 and Alison’s D23 Expo Day 3 recaps!) where things were taken up a big ol’ notch. I know, I couldn’t believe it either.

This is where you say, “How in the world did they top the first day? Nothing could be sweeter than Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog singing a tribute to the late, great Jim Henson! Nothing could be better than Dick Van Dyke in concert!

Fair enough. However, where Day 1 was a tip of the hat to Disney legends, Day 2 was about the now and the immediate future. Hence John Lasseter introducing Billy Crystal to a standing ovation (Lasseter also received a standing ovation) while discussing the upcoming Pixar film Monsters University. Also, Jason Segel coming out with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to discuss the new Muppet Movie. And of course, the Avengers assembling. On stage. That’s right, with the exception of the Hulk and Captain America, the entire team came out to watch a trailer that they had never seen. Robert Downey, Jr. made us watch it twice. Basically, it was a parade of celebrities (including Jennifer Garner, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Cryer, to name but a few) and Disney awesomeness (including Rich Ross, Andrew Stanton, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige, to again name but a few). My inner geek setting was at 11.

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Meet Tangled’s Animators

If you’re reading this right now, I hope you’ll take 6 minutes and change to view this video that spends a little time introducing the faces behind the animators who brought us Disney’s Tangled. Some of the talented crew at Walt Disney Animation Studios spend… Read More »Meet Tangled’s Animators

American Idol Experience enters Soft Opening phase

Just had confirmation that Disney’s American Idol Experience at Hollywood Studios has begun its “Test and Adjust” phase, a.k.a. soft openings, today. A soft opening means the attraction is likely, but not guaranteed, to be open to regular Guests. It could close on a moments… Read More »American Idol Experience enters Soft Opening phase

American Idol Experience Audition Contestant Preview

There are a couple websites out there talking about what the guest experience will be like for those in the audience at the American Idol Experience, which is currently in soft-opening phase (which means not guaranteed to be open on any particular day and no golden tickets awarded) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But I’ve been given a few details from a couple first hand accounts of what the audition and show performance is like from those guests lucky(?) enough to pass the muster.

So if you’re considering auditioning. Heads up. Here’s your first look at what you’ll need to be prepared for.

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