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Star Wars Celebration coming to Anaheim in 2015


Star Wars Celebration

At the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe’s closing ceremonies this weekend, Lucasfilm officially announced the details of its next official convention: Star Wars Celebration 2015 will be held in Anaheim, California, from April 16-19, 2015. Timed with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, this promises to be a Star Wars Celebration like no other.

The move to Anaheim makes perfect sense because the Convention Center is all but attached to Disneyland. It’s also the site of the D23 Expo. Being that Disney now owns Lucasfilm, it would be surprising to see these events anywhere but Anaheim and Orlando when they take place in the U.S., according to IFilm. Continue reading

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Universal’s Minions are trouncing Disney’s Lone Ranger


Minions beat the Lone Ranger

One thing you must know about the Disney Company’s executives is that they absolutely hate Universal Studios.  The two companies compete on every level. They both make movies and TV shows.  They both own TV Networks (ABC and NBC).  And they both own amusement parks.

This 4th of July weekend their competition started up again as they both launched summer blockbusters, but while Universal’s Despicable Me 2 is blowing up at the box office, Disney’s Lone Ranger is tanking.

Here is what the media is reporting about their respective box office returns: Continue reading

Disney drops their attempt to trademark “Dia de los Muertos” after public outcry


Jacob at Noche de Altares in Santa Ana

After a flurry of online outrage, Disney has decided to no longer pursue a trademark on “Dia de los Muertos,” according to the OC Weekly.

The backlash was swift, and late Tuesday afternoon a Disney spokesperson issued this statement, according to KPCC: Continue reading

Cal/OSHA fines Disney Studios after man dies on Lone Ranger set


“State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton,” according to the L.A. Times.

welder/water safety expert named Mike Bridger died on the L.A. movie set Friday while working inside a large water tank. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it appeared Bridger suffered a heart attack.  Continue reading

Walt Disney Studios movies and TV programs are coming to Netflix


Netflix

Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement in the United States

Netflix Members to Enjoy Watching High Quality Films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature

Dec 4, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS and BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios. Continue reading