1 – Johnny Depp Reportedly Dropped as Captain Jack Sparrow From Next Pirates of the Caribbean Film
October 27, 2018 • Earlier in the week it was reported that Disney has enlisted Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen a “reboot” of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and now it seems we may have confirmation that we’ve seen the last of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow. During an interview with The Daily Mail, original Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Stuart Beattie reportedly confirmed Depp’s departure from the series, with Beattie stating that: “I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now. And kids all over the world love him as that character. So I think it’s been great for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very, very happy about it.” Read More
2 – Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Retire
October 23, 2018 • The president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will step down from his current roles at the end of this year and stay on as an adviser through July 2019. Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter and in doing so revolutionized the animation industry, is retiring after a ground-breaking five-decade career, during which he has been involved with dozens of hit films from Toy Story to Frozen to this year’s Incredibles 2. Read More
3 – ‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett Spinoff Movie No Longer in the Works
October 26, 2018 • Boba Fett is no longer getting his own spinoff movie. News emerged in May that Disney and Lucasfilm had been developing a “Star Wars” standalone movie centered on the bounty hunter Boba Fett from “Logan” director James Mangold — although the project was never officially announced. Variety has learned that Lucasfilm is no longer developing the Boba Fett movie project. Disney and Lucasfilm had no comment on Friday. Read More
4 – Disney World’s Big Secret: It’s a Favorite Spot to Scatter Family Ashes
October 28, 2018 • Custodians at the Walt Disney Co. theme parks in Orlando, Fla., and Anaheim, Calif., use code words to disguise the messier aspects of their work from visitors. When a manager radios for a “Code V” cleanup, it means a patron has vomited. “Code U” signals urine. No code is kept more under wraps at Walt Disney World and Disneyland than the call for a “HEPA cleanup.” It means that, once again, a park guest has scattered the cremated ashes of a loved one somewhere in the park, and an ultrafine (or “HEPA”) vacuum cleaner is needed to suck them up. Disney custodians say it happens about once a month. Read More
5 – Disney Lovers’ Florida House with Two Mickey Mouse–Shaped Pools Hits the Market for $850K
October 26, 2018 • Although you can’t actually live at Disney World, one house on the market in Florida comes about as close as you can get. This Palm Bay estate is located about an hour away from the Orlando theme park, but it’s decorated with more than a touch of Disney magic. The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home is situated on an eight-acre lot, and comes with the opportunity to purchase the adjacent ten-acre lot. It’s listed for $849,000 with Dave Settgast with Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty. Read More
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