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These days people who want to go to Disneyland have to pay 96 freakin' bucks. It's amazing to see how much Disneyland has grown over the years, and how it manages to still entertain people. So much so that they are willing to spend crazy amounts of money to be entertained.
Here's a little story about the Disney archives from the La Times a few years back. Disney basically hired a guy to go through the desks and offices of Walt and Roy after they died.
After Walt Disney died in 1966, his grieving staff sealed his office suite in Burbank, and even as work proceeded on "The Jungle Book" there was anxiety that the »
- Joey Paur
Demi Lovato's Disney days are behind her, but she's got nothing but love for Mickey Mouse! In fact, the former Sonny With a Chance star celebrated her 22nd birthday at Disneyland Wednesday. Also in tow for the B-day girl's magical day at the Anaheim, Cailf., theme park? Wilmer Valderrama, of course! Both Demi and Wilmer, 35, were all decked out for their Disney-filled day. The "Really Don't Care" singer wore Darth Vader Mickey Ears and a T-shirt to match, while her cute That '70s Show star beau rocked a tight, Mickey Mouse patterned shirt. Even though Wilmer was with Demi in real life, he made sure to send his love to the brand new 22-year-old on social media, too! He tweeted an »
As part of the 45th anniversary of Disney's The Haunted Mansion theme park attraction, they've released a set of limited edition prints for fans. I love the theme of the art and that the characters pay tribute to the paintings in the stretching room at the beginning of the attraction. Here are the details:
Starting Saturday, August 9, through October 31, Disneyland Food & Beverage gets in on the fun of the Haunted Mansion 45th anniversary at Disneyland park with some really fun collectibles. Start with these four charming prints on canvas: Minnie Mouse at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante; Mickey Mouse and pals at River Belle Terrace; Daisy Duck at Plaza Inn; and Goofy at French Market Restaurant.
The prints are just $5 with each single purchase of $30 or more (before tax). Supplies are super limited and available during regular operating hours.
More Haunted Mansion fun is the souvenir popcorn bucket with all four prints, »
- Joey Paur
Without a doubt, Doug Jones is one of our favorite actors. The personable, prolific performer always has some interesting projects to talk about, and he recently sat down with Dread Central to discuss some current and future endeavors.
Jones began by describing an intriguing new movie series. Space Command: Redemption is the first installment in a proposed franchise.
"It's an original piece by writer/director Mark Zicree, who has such a pedigree in writing for film and television in the science fiction genre," Jones said, "a hugely decorated writer who has written for everything from "Star Trek: Incarnation" to "Babylon 5" and beyond. So there's elements of all that. It's got all the trappings of a science fiction show that takes place in space, but it also has a warm, heartfelt soul that's unlike anything I've read and I think that's what attracted me to it. And to be surrounded »
- Scott Hallam
Memories! Former Mickey Mouse Club cast member Britney Spears visited Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, July 26 with sons Sean and Jayden. "Took these two little Mouseketeers to @Disneyland today," the 32-year-old gushed. "Like mama like sons ;)" Spears, who wore navy shorts and a tank top for the outing, posted with smiling Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7, her sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline. Before her "…Baby One More Time" days, Spears appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club in the early '90s along with fellow future [...] »
Well, we all survived "The Following," which wasn't a bad panel, even if the crowd ran out of questions very early. My full "Following" live-blog is here. Now it's time for "Sons of Anarchy." We did a "Sons of Anarchy" panel at TCA press tour less than a week ago, so we'll see what new details we get today... We've got an hour of this and then "The Strain." So let's get our "Sons of Anarchy" on... 12:33 p.m. Whoops. We're falling a bit behind! "Sons" has only an hour-long block, while "The Strain" is set for two hours, since they're showing a new episode pre-panel... 12:38 p.m. They're having technical difficulties, but eventually they'll show us the opening scene of the season. First? We'll introduce our panelists and we have Everybody: Drea de Matteo, Niko Nicotero, David Labrava, Dayton Callie, Theo Rossi, Tommy Flanagan (wearing shades and »
- Daniel Fienberg
Once a Mouseketeer, always a Mouseketeer!Britney Spears took her sons to her old stomping grounds over the weekend, posing for a photo with sons Jayden James and Sean Preston at Disneyland on Friday."Took these two little Mouseketeers to Disneyland today... like mama like sons," Spears captioned the pic on Facebook. Brit, clad in a crop-top tank, shorts and sunnies, is seen with the two boys -- who look thrilled to be at the Happiest Place on Earth.Spears, now 32, was on the revamped version of "The Mickey Mouse Club" back in the early '90s. She costarred alongside Christina Aguilera, future boyfriend Justin Timberlake, Jc Chasez, Keri Russell and Ryan Gosling. Can you believe how big her sons with Kevin Federline are now?!Check out the gallery above to see more cute photos of Spears' cute family and cute new boyfriend David Lucado. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Memories! Britney Spears took her sons Preston and Jayden James to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, July 26 -- and hinted at her Mickey Mouse Club years. "Took these two little Mouseketeers to @Disneyland today," the 32-year-old gushed. "Like mama like sons ;)" Spears wore navy shorts and a tank top to beat the heat in a sweet snapshot with her boys. Preston, 8, and Jayden Hames, 7, her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, smiled on each side of their famous mom. Before her "…Baby One More [...] »
Looks like Britney Spears is passing on her love of Disney to her sons. The former Mickey Mouse Club member, who is enjoying a break from her residency gig in Las Vegas, spent her Friday visiting the Happiest Place on Earth. Wearing a gray tank-top and dark shorts, the mother-of-two was dressed well prepared for a long day of fun with her kids, Jayden and Sean. "Took these two little Mouseketeers to @Disneyland today... like mama like sons ;)" she Tweeted during her summer visit. According to one park visitor, Spears and her sons didn't waste anytime in experiencing all that the park has to offer. After enjoying an early breakfast at the Plaza Inn restaurant inside »
You have seen Doug Jones in the past few decades playing various sort of creatures and monsters from your favorite fantasy, sci-fi or horror movie.
In a lengthy exclusive phone interview, Jones talked with us about his San Diego Comic-Con International plans for “Space Command.” He went into depth on the new sci-fi movie series with his android character.
In addition, he also discussed his other work including the TV shows of “The Strain,” “Falling Skies” and the movie “Marble Hornets.” He also discussed his involvement or soon to be with Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” and “The Haunted House.” And finally, he gave us some juicy details about “Hellboy 3” and “Frankenstein” that doesn’t appear to be on the radar at this time.
Doug Jones will be at »
- Gig Patta
Disney and its parks have become an international institution over the years, a major part of almost every kind of popular entertainment today. Visiting Disneyland or Disney World is considered a rite of passage for many, and is frequently cited as a childhood highlight by adults everywhere.
The first Disneyland was opened in California in 1955, and was the only one to be actually designed and built under the supervision of Walt Disney himself. Since Disneyland’s opening, there has been several other parks and resorts built worldwide, including Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort. It’s safe to say that Disneyland is a worldwide phenomenon.
Despite their theming, the parks aren’t all fun, games and silliness though. Over the course of almost six decades, there have been numerous incidents and rumours that park officials aren’t keen to shout about. From bizarre hauntings to weird visitor activity, »
- Tom Butler
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" was back with a bang following a two-week hiatus, hosting the cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Chris Pratt, who plays Guardians leader Peter Quill, dominated the conversation, discussing his weight loss regimen ("vomiting, Zumba, and Shake Weight") and how much fun it was to shoot the film. The actor noted that he was "truly playing every day. I had a laser gun and a spaceship." But that playing came at a price, as Pratt admitted that he got so swept away shooting his fake gun that he couldn't help but making shooting noises with his mouth -- to the ire of the film crew.
- Katie Roberts
Michael Bublé serenaded his son with a rendition of Nsync's "Tearin' Up My Heart," and it's ridiculously adorable. The singer shared the sweet father-son moment in an Instagram video he posted on Thursday. While putting his own spin on the boy-band classic, Michael holds and dances with 11-month-old Noah, whose eyes wander around the room. Michael's band provided the accompaniment for the performance, which the singer recorded for Joey Fatone. "This is awesome @realjoeyfatone requested a song from *Nsync Here ya go bud!" Michael wrote in the caption. It's not the first time Michael has taken to social media with a special performance. In another clip, Noah screams and plays with a soccer ball as his dad sings "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News. Meanwhile, Michael's wife Luisana Lopilato can't help but smile as she looks on at the couple's son. Despite being off and on »
- Nick Maslow
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has taken movie audiences on extravagant adventures of a lifetime during his lengthy course behind the camera when impacting the film industry with his captivating on-screen imagination. Spielberg has shown an amazing range of vision and scope when tackling various movie genres that tap in the collective consciousness of moviegoers. Science fiction, social issue dramas, action and adventure, period pieces, family-oriented fantasies, comedies, war movies–you name it and Spielberg has done it on the big screen in his illustrious film career in directing, producing, writing and promoting.
Although Spielberg has done his share of adult-oriented films that cater to the sophisticated masses he is primarily known for his whimsical kid-friendly fare or at least releases that feature children in some of his escapist gems that may not necessarily be considered kiddie-coated. In Kid’s Play: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films we will take a »
- Frank Ochieng
Minecraft has been going for over half a decade now, since its alpha release in 2009. In those five years, the game’s millions of players have managed to create just about anything, from rollercoasters to palaces. Minecraft’s block-based building system may be deceivingly simple to utilise, but it has resulted in some pretty incredible creations.
Despite the game’s age, Minecraft still has a booming community, and there are hundreds of servers dedicated to group building projects. There are also yearly competitions for the best Minecraft constructions, at sellout events like MineCon and Insomnia. Minecraft has well and truly earned its nickname of ‘digital lego’.
This list takes a look at 25 of the absolute best Minecraft fan creations, guaranteed to make you wish you’d wasted your life away in a more creative game.
25. Mirror’s Edge City
It’s the iconic bleached lighting that really sells »
- Tom Butler
There is a lot of Marvel going on in Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes and for some folks, the lack of non-Marvel Disney properties represented in the game is discouraging. Meridia and Maleficent are the only two non-Marvel characters confirmed to be getting the toy figurine treatment, though a few others including Donald Duck, Stitch and Tinkerbell were leaked by Walmart.
Today's news should add a little spring to the step for those of you who want more classic Disney in your Disney Infinity games. The treat we have to share is a nice high resolution image of 10 upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0 Power Discs that you will be able to purchase later this year. I would speculatively expect at least another round of "Disney Originals" Power Discs, if not more than one, to also be on the way.
Starting from the first row in the image (that can be clicked »
Sure, you've seen "The Lion King" dozens of times. You own the soundtrack and you've caught the Broadway show. Maybe you even had "Lion King" sheets and went to bed singing "Hakuna Matata."
And what "Lion King" fan doesn't know about the scene where stars supposedly spell out "Sex"? We bet there are still some things you didn't know about the beloved Disney classic, which turns 20 on June 15.
2. Disney believed that "Pocahontas" (which came out in 1995) would be the bigger, more prestigious film and put all its key animators on it instead. Story artist Brenda Chapman (who went on to direct "Brave" and "The Prince of Egypt") thought the story "wasn't very good" and writer Burny Mattinson declared, "I don't know who is »
- Sharon Knolle
Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of “The Hunger Games” beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring exhibition devoted to the movie will kick off next summer, the first element of a bigger plan aimed at putting the studio in the theme park business.
Indeed, blockbuster entertainment franchises are getting integrated into the parks with increasing frequency. Universal Studios Hollywood unveiled Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem in April, expanded with Super Silly Fun Land, the seaside carnival featured in the film. Up next: Universal is teaming with Warner Bros. to open Diagon Alley, a faithful re-creation of the London location from the “Harry Potter” films, on June 20.
As part of the massive expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Florida built a »
- Marc Graser
The career of Gareth Edwards is one that would make a film school student envious. His first film, "Monsters," was a labor of love, made on a shoestring budget, with the VFX largely done a laptop. The result? A solid indie highlighting a director with a real sense of mood and craft. That effort found him leveraged into the blockbuster "Godzilla," and no matter what you thought of it, the movie was a huge smash, opening last weekend over $90 million at the box office. So what does Edwards do next? He's doing to Disneyland. Kinda. THR reports that he'll direct one of the upcoming "Star Wars" spin-offs. Of course, given the shroud of secrecy around those movies, it's not clear which one it will be, but rumors abound. Earlier this week, fanboys were stirred when a random German site, Star Wars Union (via Nerdist), claimed that a recent Hasbro training »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It is so cool to get a sneak peek into the inspirations that got the ball rolling on some of our favorite things. Disney is not regularly well-known for horror, but Disneyland, California is the home of perhaps the most oft visited haunted house on record, The Haunted Mansion.
In celebration of the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration roadshow and the 45th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion ride, Disney released four rarely seen concept drawings (probably done by Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney’s animators and Imagineers who also created rides such as It's a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean) that show early interior and exterior concepts for The Haunted Mansion.
Take a look at some of these classic sketches that would go on to become one of the most legendary amusement park rides ever!
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- Scott Hallam
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