Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh Honeymoon at Walt Disney World
February 10, 2018 • Where does the recently married Disney-loving couple, who got engaged at Disneyland, go on their honeymoon? Disney World, of course! John Stamos and his wife of one week, pregnant actress Caitlin McHugh, hopped over to Florida this weekend to celebrate their nuptials by honeymooning in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FLA. Read More
2 – A Sneak Peek at Disney’s Streaming Service Lineup
February 9, 2018 • A new report offers a few more details as to what Disney has in store for its upcoming Netflix rival. The company last August had announced plans to debut its own streaming service in 2019 with content like Star Wars and Marvel movies, Disney studio, and Pixar films. This week Deadline offered a sneak peek into the service’s initial slate of content, which will include four to five original movies and five TV shows in its first year, none of which will be R-rated. Read More
3 – Rumored New Disney Park Would Be Different From All the Others
February 7, 2018 • If the vintage roots of Space Mountain, the high-flying joy of Astro Orbitor, and retro-futurism of rides like the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover are among the highlights of your trips to Disney World or Disneyland, Japan may very well be the next place you should visit. News broke over the weekend on TDRExplorer with details of a brand new park exclusive to Tokyo Disney Resort that may be on its way. According to Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, plans are being finalized for space and flight-inspired theme park called Tokyo DisneySky that could possibly open within the next four years. Read More
4 – Disney Is Making More Star Wars TV Shows, In Case You Thought There Wasn’t Enough Star Wars
February 8, 2018 • Shortly after Disney announced that Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be given the reins to a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, C.E.O. Bob Iger revealed that the studio is also working on a “few” new Star Wars universe-set TV shows. Iger made the announcement to investors on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read More
5 – Disney has Begun Populating its Parks with Autonomous, Personality-Driven Robots
February 8, 2018 • The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then, massive advancements have been made in control systems, movement architecture, and programming. The most advanced animatronic figures like the Na’Vi Shaman in Disney World’s Na’vi River Journey are plain and simple robots. And very sophisticated ones at that. Read More
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