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Idina Menzel: Frozen Sequel Is Coming

Disney not ready to let it go

(Newser) - With Elsa dolls dethroning the likes of Barbie , it's perhaps no surprise that there are whispers of a Frozen sequel, and star Adele Dazeem , ahem, Idina Menzel, says there's truth in those rumors, reports Time . In an interview with the Telegraph , Menzel says that the movie sequel and... More »

Guy Visits All 13 Disney Parks, Turns 'Disneyphile'

Brooks Barnes finds 'quirky surprises' from Hong Kong to Paris

(Newser) - Brooks Barnes once thought only the "zip-a-dee-doo-deranged" made an effort to visit all 13 Disney amusement parks around the globe. Hired to report on Disney in 2007, however, he began visiting several of the parks on business. Soon, a burning curiosity made him visit the full set as only... More »

Frozen's Teen Elsa Was Paid Just $926

No, we didn't forget any zeros after that number

(Newser) - Frozen has grossed more than $1.2 billion, but the actress who voiced a teenage Elsa in the movie got just 0.000077% of those profits, TMZ reports. Spencer Lacey Ganus, 15, got just the one-day guaranteed payment of $926.20 from Disney, according to a contract filed in court.... More »

Get Ready for More Frozen

New short coming next spring—and yes, there's a new song

(Newser) - Can't get enough of Disney's Frozen? You're in luck. Your favorite characters from the most successful animated feature ever will return in a new short, Frozen Fever, airing sometime next spring. Once again Elsa's icy powers will wreak havoc, this time at Anna's birthday party,... More »

Now Amazon Is Picking Fight With Captain America

Disney films can't be preordered

(Newser) - Add another major firm to Amazon's list of enemies: As the retailer's battle with publisher Hachette continues, it's also taking action against Disney, the Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon has stopped offering preorders of DVDs and Blu-rays of movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Maleficent,... More »

Woman: Disney Star Threatened to Kill My Family

Orlando Brown allegedly caught on 911 call

(Newser) - Has yet another Disney star fallen into hot water? TMZ reports Orlando Brown, who appeared on That's So Raven from 2003 to 2007 , allegedly threatened to kill a woman, her daughter, and her mom on Monday. In a 911 recording, a male voice—allegedly that of Brown, standing outside... More »

Mystery Woman Makes Millions With 'Toy Porn'

YouTuber's anonymous videos get billions of hits

(Newser) - Want to make millions on YouTube without ever showing your face? Try posting videos of yourself "unboxing" children's toys (with a deliberate crinkle of the packaging) and showing how the toys work. It helps to have a pleasant, sing-song voice and nicely manicured nails, too. All of this... More »

35 Disney Workers Busted in Kid-Sex Crimes Since '06

CNN investigation also looks at Universal Studios, SeaWorld

(Newser) - Before that next family vacation to a Disney theme park, consider this: Since 2006, at least 35 Disney employees have been arrested and accused of crimes involving children and sex. Those include sex crimes involving children, attempting to meet minors for sex, and possessing child pornography, a CNN investigation reveals.... More »

Man Loses Fingertips on Pirates of the Caribbean

Officials aren't entirely sure how

(Newser) - A UK tourist lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida yesterday. The man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital, the local fire department... More »

Disney's Latest: Live-Action Dumbo

Apparently it's possible thanks to CGI

(Newser) - Disney has been turning its animated classics into live-action films for a while now, but we're guessing no one predicted the next one announced would be, you know, the one about an elephant with huge ears who also happens to talk and fly. But yes, Disney is indeed working... More »

7 Celebs You Forgot Voiced Disney Characters

Who's that voice?

(Newser) - Ever found yourself watching a Disney movie and not quite being able to place the familiar voice of one of the characters? HLN rounds up 11 celebrities you probably forgot have offered up their vocal talents for a Disney film:
  • Demi Moore: Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Oprah
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Star Wars Episode VII Set 30 Years After Jedi

And R2D2 will definitely be back

(Newser) - Star Wars fanatics now have a timeline for the next episode in the intergalactic space drama. Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, said yesterday at the company's shareholders' meeting that Episode VII will take place about 30 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi. And that'... More »

Disney Cuts Boy Scout Donations Over Gay Ban

Company had given to some troops

(Newser) - Boy Scout troops are losing Disney's financial support over its continuing ban on gay adult leaders. The Walt Disney Company currently donates to some troops—though not the national organization—through an employee volunteering program, the LA Times reports. Those donations will end next year, the AP reports. "... More »

Frozen Ices Paranormal

Also, it's cold out and a lot of you didn't go to the movies

(Newser) - Anyone else detecting a theme to the weekend ? Disney's Frozen has claimed the box office crown, reeling in $20.7 million. That was enough to put Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones in the No. 2 slot with $18.2 million; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was in... More »

Disney's Hot Attraction: Jumbo Turkey Legs?

'Caveman pops' have become part of the park experience

(Newser) - Sure, there are the rides, sights, and costumed characters—but a decidedly low-tech wonder has become all the rage at North American Disney parks: turkey legs. "It’s a chance to channel my inner cave woman," one visitor tells the New York Times , which reports that by year'... More »

Frozen Ices Top Spot, Furnace Opens Cold

Disney animated feature wins weekend box office

(Newser) - The 3-D film Frozen has, well, frozen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in its tracks. The Disney animated feature gained momentum in its second week, banking $31.6 million to surpass the young adult mega-hit's $27 million at the weekend box office, the LA Times reports. To be fair,... More »

Hunger Games, Frozen Shatter Thanksgiving Record

Catching Fire pulls in $110.2M over 5 days

(Newser) - Sorry, Harry: Katniss Everdeen has broken your $82.4 million Thanksgiving record. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gobbled up $110.2 million over the five-day weekend, Wednesday to Sunday, breaking the spell cast by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Catching Fire also had the fourth-biggest second weekend in... More »

Critics Warm to Disney's Frozen

Disney's latest fairy tale is Broadway-ready

(Newser) - Disney looks poised for another fairy-tale success with Frozen, a tale of two sisters based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." In the first Disney animated feature co-directed by a woman, Jennifer Lee, filmmakers appear to have their sights set on Broadway, reviewers note.
  • The movie'
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China to Kimmel: Say You're Sorry Like You Mean It

'Kill everyone in China' quip sparks anti-ABC protests

(Newser) - China wants ABC to apologize a third time for an insensitive Jimmy Kimmel skit—and to be sincere about it this time. The network has already issued two public apologies over the skit that aired Oct. 16, in which a child suggests "killing everyone in China" to solve America'... More »

Lone Ranger a $160M Loss for Disney

Johnny Depp blames the critics

(Newser) - Who was that masked man, anyway? Perhaps it would have been better if Disney never found out. The company yesterday announced it has projected it will lose $160 million to $190 million on flop The Lone Ranger, which earned just $29 million in the US and Canada in its opening... More »

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