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Tomorrowland Is a Beautiful, Flawed Adventure

Critics split on sci-fi flick with impressive visuals

(Newser) - Hope is pitted against doom in Disney's Tomorrowland, a sci-fi flick about a girl who finds a magic pin that takes her to a kind of utopian world at risk alongside a ravaged Earth. From animation marvel Brad Bird, it stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and some impressive young... More »

Disney's New 3D Printer Churns Out Soft Bunnies

And other squeezable objects made of fabric

(Newser) - If anyone were going to create a 3D printer that would create cuddly objects made out of felt, it would be Disney. And that's exactly what's happened, in conjunction with Cornell and Carnegie Mellon universities. The printer "slices" a 3D model of an object into layers, then... More »

Yep: Frozen Is Getting a Sequel

'Frozen 2' announced, but no word on when

(Newser) - Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. today announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit Frozen. Bob Iger, Walt Disney chief executive, and John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joined in officially announcing Frozen 2 at the company's annual shareholders meeting in San... More »

Going to Disneyland? It Just Got Pricier

What measles outbreak?

(Newser) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive. The Walt Disney Co. raised ticket prices to attend Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and the rest of its US theme parks, effective yesterday. A one-day ticket for either Disneyland or California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., is now $99 for anyone 10 or... More »

Couple Visits 3 Disney Parks Around World in One Day

Diane and Michael Greening hit Tokyo, Anaheim, and Orlando on Valentine's Day

(Newser) - If you were impressed by these two guys riding every ride in one day at Orlando's Walt Disney World in November, this couple has them beat. In 1999, Michael and Diane Greening of San Diego celebrated their first wedding anniversary at Anaheim's Disneyland, and every anniversary since they'... More »

Can Chris Pratt Pull Off Indiana Jones?

Reactions to casting rumor pour in

(Newser) - As you may have heard, Disney is reportedly considering a revival of the Indiana Jones franchise, and Chris Pratt is the rumored frontrunner for the title role. Mike Fleming Jr. called it a "helluva good idea" when reporting the rumor in Deadline yesterday—Pratt is, of course, pretty hot... More »

Sports Nuts Score: You Can Now Stream ESPN

Dish Network to offer sports network, others with $20-a-month Sling TV

(Newser) - Sports fans who've been holding tight to their cable TV package so they never miss a game will soon have a new option in their playbook: Sling TV, Dish Network's new streaming-video service that will include ESPN, the Washington Post reports. The $20-a-month service, which was announced yesterday... More »

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 »

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