Two sad deaths have hit the extended Disney family this week. First Director Ken Annakin and then Bea Arthur. Annakin directed Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson and Arthur was star of TV’s Maude and The Golden Girls. You may have seen the house of the Golden… Read More »Disney News & Links – Sunday Edition
Upcoming Pixar has an interesting rumor about which Pixar character is next to get the Living Character Initiative treatment from Walt Disney Imagineering. Ratatouille’s lead rat Remy appeard first in Paris Disneyland Resort and is now in EPCOT’s France Pavilion. The rumor is that Luxo… Read More »Pixar Icon to be next Living Character Initiative at DHS?
Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates it’s 20th anniversary on May 1st. Three representatives from Walt Disney Imagineering will speak at Premiere Theater at 9:00am & 10:45am about the history of the theme park. * Tom Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President, Senior Creative Executive * Eric Jacobson, Senior… Read More »Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates 20th Anniversary May 1st
Here’s a video of Disney’s smallest Audio-Animatronics figure ever. Watch as the Living Character Initiative brings ‘Chef Remy’ from Ratatouille to life at Les Chefs de France in Epcot.
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So today on twitter, I thought I’d ask a poll as I do from time to time. Well this one really got people excited. So what was the question? If you could have Disney Imagineers theme your house/apartment to one Disney attraction (ala Extreme Makeover)… Read More »Twitter Poll: Extreme Makeover Imagineering Style
Kevin Lively (right) and Mickey Wright winners of funniest skipper spiel contest (photo courtesy Disneyland Resort/Dan Downing) Earlier this year, Jungle Cruise skippers all around the world were preparing their funniest material for a chance at representing their respective Disney Parks in Tokyo this month.… Read More »Two Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skippers ‘Spiel’ Their Way to Tokyo Disney Resort
Be good at something; it makes you valuable… have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome. – Randy Pausch Those words honoring Dr. Randy Pausch adorn the plaque place outside the Mad Tea Cups attraction at Walt Disney World’s… Read More »Dr. Randy Pausch Medallion at Magic Kingdom
Today is “D Day” for hundreds of executives throughout The Walt Disney Company’s east coast and west coast divisions that support the parks and resorts (including Imagineering). Today’s the day they have to decide if they’ll take a severance package or risk future layoffs with… Read More »D-Day for Disney Park Executives, Layoff or Severance?