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Treasures From the Disney Vault Returns to TCM December 20, 2017

Treasures from the Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on December 20, 2017.  The special evening will once again be hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin and will showcase a wide array of Disney classics including animated shorts, feature films, live-action movies, documentaries, nature films, and made-for-television movies.

Here’s the complete programming schedule for Wednesday, December 20:

8pm – Brave Little Tailor (1938) Voices of  Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden.  When a giant threatens the land, the city folk mistake Mickey’s boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.

8:15pm – The Story of Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1952)  Starring: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch.  Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King’s palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father’s death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.

9:45pm – The Sign of Zorro (1960) Starring:  Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon.  In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney’s hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of Zorro to fight the evil commandant’s tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the pueblo from his oppression.

11:30pm – Toby Tyler (1960) Starring: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon.  Kevin Corcoran stars as the lovable, determined runaway who believes his uncle and aunt no longer want him, and life under the Big Top will put things right. Along the way he meets Ben, Mr. Tupper, and the mischievous Mr. Stubbs — a playful chimpanzee! Together they fall into hilarious jams and scams more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

1:15am – Tricks of Our Trade (1957) Starring: Jack Boyd, Marc Davis, Walt Disney.  Walt Disney gives a behind-the-scenes look at the technical improvements in animation.

2:15am – Pete’s Dragon (1977) Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale.  An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

4:30am – Fuzzbucket (1986) Starring:  Chris Hebert, Phil Fondacaro, Joe Regalbuto .  In the vein of “Harvey”, an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.

More information on Treasures from the Disney Vault can be found at TCM.com.


Whoopi Goldberg to Host Freeform’s ‘Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic’ on December 18

Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, has announced that Academy Award-winning actress and “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg will host its upcoming holiday special “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic.” Premiering DEC. 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST, with special co-hosts Disney Channel’s “Descendants” star and Hollywood Records/Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson and “Dancing with the Stars” winner and Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Fisher, the festive one-hour event will reveal how the holiday magic and spirit come to life as the Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks and resort hotels are transformed into winter wonderlands filled with seasonal attractions, joyful entertainment, festive décor and special treats that make every day feel like a holiday. The spirit of the season shines even brighter in these magical places where families share traditions and make memories together.

“As a longtime friend of Mickey, there’s no place I’d rather spend the holidays than at the Happiest Place on Earth,” said Whoopi Goldberg. “To see the incredible work that goes into turning the parks into a winter wonderland is truly magical, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”

From the executive producers of the “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” series, Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, viewers will meet the dedicated team of Disney cast members and Santa’s helpers, who meticulously plan, design, build and bring to life wondrous Christmas trees, life-size gingerbread houses and much more!

“Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic,” hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, will air during Freeform’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event. Now in its 21st year of bringing holiday cheer to viewers, Freeform’s 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family runs from DEC. 1–25, and viewers can ring in the season with festive specials, classic holiday movies and returning favorites.

‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic’ Airs Tonight on Freeform

“The Ellen Show”’s Stephen “tWitch” Boss and “Dancing with the Stars” pro Allison Holker will host an hour-long holiday special, “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” tonight on Freeform at 8:00 p.m. EST.  From executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, in partnership with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, the winter special will premiere ahead “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings,” series which will launch this summer.

In the festive special edition hosted by “So You Think You Can Dance” all-star couple tWitch and Allison, the audience will go behind the scenes of some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney destinations around the globe during the holiday season. From a “Frozen”-inspired winter wonderland wedding fit for royalty at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida celebrating Dominique and Joseph, to an intimate exchange of vows between Greg and Melanie at Disneyland Resort in California, viewers will be guests to the most talked about nuptials of the year!

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” will premiere during Freeform’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” event. The holiday programming extravaganza is the home of all your favorite Christmas films with a robust library of holiday favorites including “Elf,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “The Santa Clause,” “The Polar Express” and many more.

#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week.

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1.     Happy Birthday to the Big Cheese!

 

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2.  Batuu here we come!

 

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3.  These treats at the Disneyland Resort will make you merry and bright

 

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4.  Yes, these are milkshakes.  And they’re coming to Downtown Disney District!

 

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5.  We’ll be tuning in November 30, will you?

See you next week!


#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of November 17, 2017

This week, Disney reveals the name of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge planet,  Disneyland announces a new After Dark event series, and we have the details for ABC’s primetime special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ airing on Nov. 30.  Let’s take a look!

 

 

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WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday with Special Treats at Walt Disney World

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Celebrates 35th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Magical Express Will Pick Up Guests 4 Hours Before Flight

Choza de Margarita Now Open at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Full Menus for Holiday Kitchens at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Booths and Menus Released for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Changes Name

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet Name Announced

Cast of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sign Structural Beam for New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

First Look at New Crait Destination on Star Tours at Disney Parks

NEW Details Announced for Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Finding Nemo: The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Going Dark for 3 Weeks in February

Black Friday Offerings at Disney Springs

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort

Holiday Festivities Return to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

 

DISNEYLAND RESORT

Take A Look at All the Festive Treats Available During the Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

NEW Disneyland After Dark Event Series Announced

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer Announced for Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in 2018

 

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OTHER NEWS

New Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Experiences Honored by Themed Entertainment Association

Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman Inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

Disney Cruise Line Introducing More Fun for All Ages with New Spaces and Experiences Debuting on the Disney Magic in 2018

Details Announced for ABC’s Primetime Special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ Nov. 30

Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss and Allison Holker to Preside Over ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ Series and Holiday Special

VIDEO: Magic Kingdom Transforms for the Holiday Season

VIDEO: Jessie & Rex Arrive at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

VIDEO: Mark Hamill Surprises Fans on Star Tours at Disneyland

VIDEO: ‘That Time of Year’ Clip from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure