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Disney News & Links – Sunday Edition

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

Pixar Icon to be next Living Character Initiative at DHS?

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 20th Anniversary May 1st

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

Two Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skippers ‘Spiel’ Their Way to Tokyo Disney Resort

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

Dr. Randy Pausch Medallion at Magic Kingdom

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

D-Day for Disney Park Executives, Layoff or Severance?

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?