• Hollywood Studios
    DbM Details: Muppet*Vision 3D Fountain

    Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Rizzo the Rat and, of course, Miss Piggy are featured in this playful fountain in front of the Muppet*Vision 3D theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Of course miss Piggy takes center stage in an homage to “Ms. Liberty.” holding her water torch high, she is the epitome of pork, showering her blessings […]

  • Disney Interactive
    Disney Lays Off 80 From Maker Studios

    According to The Hollywood Reporter Disney is laying off 80 employees across its digital media unit. The cuts, which are part of a larger restructuring within Disney’s content and media group, which has included Maker since December. “We’re building a digital media network of Disney and non-Disney content for kids and millennials on the platforms […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Gaston’s Tavern

    Review by Mark Hickson: How can a roasted Pork Shank not be good? Well, fear not, Disney made it even better! Gaston’s Tavern at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom gives you the ultimate in medieval dining. This dinner is even better than the turkey leg that you can can get at Disneyland’s food carts. Combine it […]

  • Attractions
    Deleted Disney: Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Acorn Crawl

    Located in Disneyland’s Toon Town, next to Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Treehouse, the Acorn Crawl was a ball-crawl similar to McDonald’s playgrounds but featured acorn-shaped balls. It was closed due to “ongoing concerns about health and cleanliness.” In other words, kids were peeing in it and stealing the Acorn balls! Now here is a trivia question: […]

  • Coronado Springs Resort
    Coronado Springs Resort Expansion Announced

    Disney has announced that a 15-story, 500 room hotel tower will be added to the Coronado Springs Resort. It will have a rooftop restaurant and lounge that will offer panoramic views of nighttime fireworks around property. It will also include suites with concierge level services and is meant to appeal to the Coronado Springs convention center […]

  • Lucasfilm
    Donald Glover Picks up Two Disney Film Roles

    According to The Lion King director Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, the beloved father character he voiced in the 1994 animated original. Also, Donald Glover is going to star in Disney’s remake of The Lion King as Simba. In addition to Simba, Glover is taking on another iconic role, […]

  • Disneyland Paris
    Disney Buys More Euro Disneyland Stock

    Shares in Euro Disney, which trades in Paris, rocketed 65.8% today after Disney announced plans to buy the interests it doesn’t already own — plus an agreement to pick up a 9% stake held by Kingdom Holding, the investment firm run by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. The stock deal, paying €2.00 per share, ups […]

  • Disneyland Resort
    Disneyland Resort Raises Ticket Prices

    The price to visit Disneyland and California Adventure is going up (again.) A Regular day pass will be $110, while a Peak day will cost $124, both up $5 and it will now cost $97 on Value days, up $2. Parking is also going to $20 from $18. As for Annual passes, the Southern California […]

  • China
    Editorial: How Will Trump’s Trade War with China Effect Disney?

    Trumps economic saber rattling with China has it’s government up in arms. Talks about tariffs and the release of China’s fixed currency have had ripple effects throughout the global markets. If Trump follows through with his threats, it will affect U.S. firms doing business in China, and Disney potentially has the most to lose. Disney’s capital investments, […]

  • Animal Kingdom
    Baby Elephant Born at Animal Kingdom

    Stella was born recently to mother Donna, who became pregnant naturally in January 2015. After she was born the pair spent time out of the public eye so mom and baby could bond and meet the other elephants. Donna became pregnant through natural breeding and received extensive pre-natal care throughout her pregnancy. In addition to […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    DBM’s Top 2016 News Stories – Studios

    Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Wins Golden Globe The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The victor in the best animated movie category was Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’, an innovative look at the inner emotional life of an 11-year-old girl. Disney/Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur was also nominated. ‘Star Wars’ Producers Charged Over Harrison […]

  • Media Networks
    DBM’s Top 2016 News Stories – Disney Media

    Viola Davis Wins SAG Best Actress in a TV Drama Viola Davis joined the exclusive club of second-timers with her repeat win as outstanding actress in a drama for her unscrupulous lawyer Annalise Keating in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Netflix Renews ‘Jessica Jones’ for Second Season Netflix has announced that it has […]