Walt Disney Studios Releases First Trailer for “Raya and the Last Dragon”

With Pixar's "Soul" set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ this Christmas, Walt Disney Studios is giving a sneak peek at their next release planned for theaters. Today on Good Morning America, Walt Disney Studios released the first official trailer for "Raya and the Last Dragon". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BPMTr-NS9s The Asian-pacific film follows Raya, voiced by Kelly Marie... Continue Reading →

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Disneyland President Responds to State’s Theme Park Reopening Guidelines

California’s newly-released, strict guidelines show a dark future for large theme parks like Disneyland and Universal. Those parks have been closed since the spring, and according to the new guidelines released by the state’s health department, it’s not known when they’ll be able to reopen. Disneyland President Pen Potrock released a statement following the health... Continue Reading →

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ESPN Airs Exclusive Trailer for Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” During Monday Night Football

“Wherever I go, he goes.” Star Wars isn’t holding back when it comes to building hype around season 2 of “The Mandalorian”. ESPN aired a special look at the upcoming season during Monday Night Football during the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys. https://twitter.com/i/moments/1318340873935966208 The action-packed trailer shows new settings as Mando... Continue Reading →

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Disney Reorganizing Entertainment Operations

The Walt Disney Company is reorganizing its operations to give priority to its streaming video businesses and create new units that will produce content for digital and traditional platforms. Under the new structure, Disney is creating content groups for its major film franchises, general entertainment and sports, as well as a distribution arm that will... Continue Reading →

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California Attractions and Parks Association Asks State to Seek Feedback on Reopening Guidelines

The California Attractions and Parks Association, which represents Disneyland and other parks, is asking state officials to listen to theme park operators’ recommendations and modify some protocols before issuing reopening guidelines. The Orange County Register acquired this quote from the group: “We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks before engaging the... Continue Reading →

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“Pete’s Dragon” Actress Helen Reddy Dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who played the role of Nora in "Pete's Dragon", has passed away at the age of 78. Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died Tuesday in Los Angeles. “She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” they said in a statement. “Our hearts are broken. But we... Continue Reading →

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BREAKING: Disney Parks Announces 28,000 Layoffs

Disney Parks announced 28,000 layoffs, citing hardships from the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the massive amount of layoffs, Disney directed some of the blame at California’s government, saying in part “the state’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen, we have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of... Continue Reading →

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Aulani to Begin Phased Reopening November 1, 2020

Paradise is preparing to reopen. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is working towards a phased reopening beginning November 1, 2020. Disney says safety measures upon reopening will be similar to those in place at Walt Disney World and other parks around the world. Our gradual, phased approach to reopening considers the guidance of local... Continue Reading →

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Disney Adds 5th Key, Inclusion, to Cast Member Training

For more than 60 decades, Disney has trained cast members to follow four keys in order to be a successful employee. Those keys included: SafetyCourtesyShowEfficiency Now, Disney has added a fifth key in what seems to be a landmark addition: inclusion. The Four Keys were described as an integral part of cast members’ professions across... Continue Reading →

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Adidas Releasing “Toy Story” Collection October 1st

Adidas is hopping on the Pixar Fest promotion along with Disney, by dropping “Toy Story”-themed merchandise in October. The footwear collection features styles from the most popular characters from the franchise. There is also a Pixar-themed basketball in the new collection. The new collaboration drops October 1, 2020.

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Marvel Slides Back Release Dares for Three Films

The coronavirus pandemic had put Hollywood on hold during the spring of 2020, and lasting impacts are still being felt as we enter the holiday season. Marvel is pushing back release dates for three upcoming films, including the long-awaited “Black Widow” origin story. “Black Widow” was originally slated to hit theaters in May 2020. It... Continue Reading →

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Disney+ Releases Official “WandaVision” Trailer

Marvel’s first original series is coming soon to Disney+. The streaming service has released the official trailer for “WandaVision”, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. https://youtu.be/sj9J2ecsSpo The mini-series will also have links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel additionally released the first poster for the series. Disney+ has not announced... Continue Reading →

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Gov. Newsom: State is Actively Working on Plan to Reopen Theme Parks

Tensions are building in the California theme park community. While brands like Disney & Universal operate in Florida, there is still no reopening date for their California parks to reopen. During a Wednesday press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom said an announcement on theme parks will be made soon. https://twitter.com/cagovernor/status/1306308358979239937?s=21 Governor Newsom says the state is... Continue Reading →

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Disneyland President “Disappointed” with Lack of Clarity from State on Reopening Guidelines

Disneyland still doesn’t have a reopening date and now theme park industry leaders are putting pressure on the California government. According to the OC Register, Disneyland President Ken Potrock says: We are disappointed with the state’s lack of progress in providing the industry with guidance and clarity on reopening. We have proven we can operate... Continue Reading →

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Here’s Video of All Four Halloween Cavalcades at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is doing Halloween cavalcades during the fall season to keep spirits up despite the cancellation of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Party events due to the pandemic. There are four cavalcades... and we got video of all of them. Mickey & friends (Boo to You!): https://youtu.be/PXBX36JPxrQ Pooh & Friends: https://youtu.be/ugogeXS1wZU Nightmare Before Christmas: https://youtu.be/VVX4eDKaMNE Disney Villains:... Continue Reading →

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CDC Removes Requirement for Some International Flights to Land at Designated Airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that international travelers will no longer be required to undergo enhanced COVID-19 testing upon their arrival to the U.S. starting September 14, 2020. “We now have a better understanding of COVID-19 transmission that indicates symptom-based screening has limited effectiveness because people with COVID-19 may have no... Continue Reading →

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Chadwick Boseman Laid to Rest in South Carolina

Chadwick Boseman was buried near his South Carolina hometown six days after he died at his home in Los Angeles, according to a death certificate obtained Monday by the Associated Press. The “Black Panther” star was laid to rest Sept. 3 at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, S.C., about 11 miles from Boseman’s hometown... Continue Reading →

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Fall Decor Starts to Arrive at Magic Kingdom

The Halloween season officially begins September 15th at Walt Disney World, but fall decor has already started popping up at Magic Kingdom. Halloween season at Magic Kingdom runs from September 15th through October 31st.

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Original Animated Series “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” to Debut on Disney+ November 18th

Mickey Mouse is getting a new series. Disney+ has just announced an all-new animated shorts series: “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse”, which comes from the team behind Disney Channel’s Emmy® Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts. The new Disney+ original series will feature Mickey and his best pals—Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto—as they embark... Continue Reading →

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“Mulan” Racks Up $23M During Opening Weekend in China

The live-action "Mulan" has officially debuted in China. Despite 90% of the country's theaters being open post-COVID, the film pulled in only $23.2 million during the 3-day weekend. It's worth noting theaters are only operating at 50% capacity. Disney touted that “Mulan’s” opening was similar to the releases of “Cinderella” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”... Continue Reading →

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Florida Tourism Industry Could Take 3 Years to Recover

Florida’s tourism industry, because of an anticipated lag in international tourism to Florida and airplane travel, could take two to three years to rebound, the state Legislature’s top economist says. Florida’s revenue is expected to drop $5.4 billion over two years compared to original projections as the tourism industry lags and unemployment remains high because... Continue Reading →

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Walt Disney World Debuts First Holiday Season 2020 Ad

Walt Disney World is preparing to deck the halls in 2020 despite the cancellation of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party events. With daily operations altered to offer holiday entertainment, merchandise and themed treats beginning November 6th, Walt Disney World pushing for guests to visit during the winter season. The travel destination just debuted the first... Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Cast Members Prepare for Holiday Season at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World will still be decking the halls this holiday season despite the cancellation of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Disney has released photos of cast members working hard to help the four parks transform for the winter season. The modified holiday season is expected to run from November 6th through December 30th.

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Disney California Adventure Opening Buena Vista Street for Dining & Shopping This Holiday Season

Disney California Adventure is reopening this Christmas season... well, kind of. Disneyland Resort is reopening DCA's Buena Vista Street this November for dining and shopping experiences. California has recently issued guidelines for theme parks to reopen safely during the pandemic, but larger parks like Disneyland are not currently allowed to operate yet. Shopping: Elias &... Continue Reading →

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