Annette Funicello, popular Disney Mouseketeer, actress, and singer, passed away today at the age of 70 from complications related to multiple sclerosis (MS). The popular actress and singer, known to her fans simply as 'Annette,' was one of the original Mouseketeers and the "queen of teen" for many baby-boomers. Annette was born in Utica, New York, on October 22, 1942. [...]
Twitter and other social media sites went bonkers yesterday when Walt Disney announced its acquisition of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm production company for an astounding $4.05 billion. But this wasn’t the only thing that drove the internet crazy, as hordes of Star Wars fans tweeted their concerns regarding Disney's proclamation that Star Wars Episode VII is set for 2015.
Walt Disney has just announced that it has purchased Star Wars pioneer George Lucas’ Lucasfilm production company for a whopping $4.05 billion in stocks and cash. The studio has revealed the exciting news that Star Wars: Episode VII is planned for a 2015 release. Lucas founded Lucasfilm in 1971, but it wasn’t until 1977 that the first [...]
Disney's newest princess, Sofia, has the Hispanic community up in arms. What started the uproar was when one of the producers of the film said Princess Sofia was a Latina, however, with fair skin and blue eyes, she doesn't look Hispanic. “They’ve done such a good job in the past when they’ve introduced Native American, African-American [...]
While it hasn't yet been confirmed, Tom Hanks is in talks to play the coveted role of the famous movie mogul Walt Disney in a tell-all film called Saving Mr. Banks, about the making of the 1964 classic Mary Poppins. The movie would detail the true story of the struggle to bring the timeless film to [...]
October 5, 2011 | 5 Comments
On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D -- which has crossed the $80 million mark at the domestic box office in less than three weeks -- Walt Disney has announced it will release four more of its classic animated films in 3D to theaters. The following titles from Walt Disney [...]
By Bonnie Laufer Krebs Perhaps one of the most beloved and revered Disney release ever, Fantasia is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! To honor this milestone, Disney has released Fantasia: 2 Movie Collection on DVD and Blu-ray – a must have for any Disney-phile. Fantasia will be released in a 4-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo [...]