Archive for February, 2006

Hong Kong Disneyland to build 3 new attractions by this summer

Posted by Arthur in Asia Pacific, Disney parks

Today Hong Kong Disneyland announced that it plans to add three new attractions to their small theme park as part of its long-term expansion plan. The additions include Autopia, Stitch Encounter and UFO Zone. More »

February 27th 2006 | 9:16 pm CET | No Comments »

Changes at Disney Consumer Products

Posted by Arthur in Disney products

This week Disney announced that it will stop distributing its Disney Catalog that has filled the mailboxes of tens of millions of households for the last 10 years, and instead will focus on its online store. In addition Disney has abandoned eBay for their auctions and has started a new Disney Auctions website. More »

February 25th 2006 | 11:02 pm CET | No Comments »

Disney returns to traditional hand-drawn cell animation

Posted by Arthur in Disney movies & television

Two years after Disney reported Home on the Range would be its final traditionally hand-drawn animated feature film, the company is reportedly returning to the art with their forthcoming feature, Enchanted, due to be released in 2007. More »

February 24th 2006 | 8:19 am CET | No Comments »

55 years of Junior Woodchucksexternal link

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, Events

Lustiges Taschenbuch Enten-Edition #15It was in February 1951 that Carl Barks’ first story with Huey, Duey and Louie as Junior Woodchucks appeared in a story in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #125 titled Test at Frostbite Pass.

Ehapa Verlag in Germany celebrates the anniversary with a special edition Junior Woodchucks anniversary of Lustiges Taschenbuch Enten-Edition

February 19th 2006 | 8:03 pm CET | No Comments »

Trailer for Disney’s next animated feature film: The Wildexternal link

Posted by Arthur in Disney movies & television

Disney released a trailer for their upcoming animated feature film The Wild, which comes out in the U.S. on April 14th (see other release dates). In this flm, a teenage lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his father, played by 24’s Kiefer Sutherland, and zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

February 13th 2006 | 8:40 pm CET | No Comments »

Disneyland hotels go smoke-free

Posted by Arthur in Disney parks

The Disneyland resort in California is changing it’s smoking policy from March 1st; all hotels will become non-smoking. At the resort an average of no more than two requests per day come in for smoking rooms. More »

February 12th 2006 | 4:57 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Mickey Mouse Camp in Germany

Posted by Arthur in Europe, Publishers

This summer German publisher of Micky Maus Magazin, Ehapa Verlag, and travel agency RUF Jugendreisen are organising a Micky Maus Camp for 8-to-12-year-old Junior Woodchucks-wannabees in Walsrode, Germany. More »

February 11th 2006 | 9:51 am CET | 5 Comments »

Everest in the city

Posted by Arthur in Disney parks

Everest in the cityTimes Square in New York City will be transformed into the legendary Mount Everest on 15 and 16 February, celebrating the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida: Mount Everest.

A 57-story spectacular will bring the Himalayas to life, with powerful avalanche effects, daytime pyrotechnics and the ferocious roar of the yeti, plus world-renowned aerialist acrobats performing a never-seen-before display of vertical acrobatics. More »

February 11th 2006 | 9:36 am CET | No Comments »

Disney in talks on new Shanghai theme park

Posted by Arthur in Disney parks

The Standard reports that Disney officials have for the first time admitted that they are negotiating to build a fifth Disney theme park in Shanghai, China. More »

February 8th 2006 | 10:26 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Toy Story 3 production continues anyway

Posted by Arthur in Disney movies & television

Along with Walt Disney Company’s first quarter results on February 6th, Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger announced that Pixar will take over production of Toy Story 3, and that Disney plans to release two Pixar films each year — an increase over Pixar’s earlier goal of one per year. More »

February 8th 2006 | 10:18 pm CET | No Comments »
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