Category Archives: Disney

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic Book Series Coming This Spring

A new comic book series will launch this spring based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which is set to open at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year. The five-issue miniseries will introduce the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.

Check out the concept design variant cover art featuring Dok-Ondar, designed by Karl Lindberg and Iain McCaig, for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge issue #1 below!

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According to StarWars.com, the series is written by Ethan Sacks, who recently entered the Star Wars comics galaxy with a tale of Jedi Master, Mace Windu, in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series. The series will be illustrated by Will Sliney, the artist behind the Beckett one-shot who also penciled the comic adaptation for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Cover art will be created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.

Look for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic series this April!

‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’ & ‘A Charlie Brown Valentine’ to Air Feb. 8 on ABC

“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s famed comic strip, will air with the classic “A Charlie Brown Valentine,” FRIDAY, FEB. 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

In “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” hearts are fluttering on Valentine’s Day at Birchwood School, and Linus has brought a huge box of candy for his homeroom teacher. Thinking that the candy is for her, Sally reciprocates with a homemade card for Linus. Meanwhile, Lucy demands some affection from Schroeder, and Charlie Brown waits for his cards in the mail … and waits … and waits …

This special stars Duncan Watson (Charlie Brown), Stephen Shea (Linus), Melanie Kohn (Lucy), Greg Felton (Schroeder), Lynn Mortensen (Sally) and Linda Ercoli (Violet). “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” was executive produced by Lee Mendelson, produced by Bill Melendez and directed by Phil Roman. Music was composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi. It will air with Spanish audio via SAP.

“A Charlie Brown Valentine” marked the first newly created programming from the PEANUTS team in several years. In this special, Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine’s Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead.

Cast members include Wesley Singerman (Charlie Brown), Lauren Schaffel (Lucy), Corey Padnos (Linus), Emily Lalande (Peppermint Patty), Jessica D. Stone (Marcie) and Christopher Ryan Johnson (Schroeder). Lee Mendelson was executive producer and Bill Melendez was producer and director of “A Charlie Brown Valentine.”

91st Oscars Nominations Announcement Tuesday, Jan. 22

The 91st Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar categories will be announced in a two-part live presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 22, via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms – Twitter, YouTube, Facebook – a satellite feed and local broadcasters. 

5:20:00 a.m. PST:
(Not listed in order of presentation)
Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Supporting Role
Costume Design
Film Editing
Original Score
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing

5:30:30 a.m. PST:
(Not listed in order of presentation)
Actor in a Leading Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Animated Feature Film
Cinematography
Directing
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short Subject
Foreign Language Film
Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Picture
Visual Effects
Adapted Screenplay
Original Screenplay
Original Song
Production Design

The announcement will be streamed live on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the Academy’s digital platforms.

#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. Are your taste buds ready?

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2. Cute Alert! Can you find the heart-shaped mark on this baby giraffe?

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3. In case you’ve even wondered how a hippo celebrates his 1st birthday.

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4. Mickey Mouse takes over the Disneyland Monorail!

5. Ralph and Vanellope come home!

See you next week!

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round-up for January 14-18, 2019

This week, an opening date is announced for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration kicks off at the Disneyland Resort and a live-action remake of Hunchback of Notre Dame is in the works. Take a look!

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

100 Teens Announced to Take Part in Disney Dreamers Academy in March

2019 Dates Announced for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom; Tickets Now On Sale

Full Food Booth Menus with Pics for 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine Now at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Opening Date Announced for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

PHOTOS: Baby Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tickets On Sale Now for Disney H2O Glow at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

NFL 2019 Pro Bowl Pep Rally Coming to Disney Springs January 26

Limited Time Earl’s Gyro Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcake Returns to Sprinkles

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration Starts Soon at Disneyland Resort

All the Treats You Can Find During Get Your Ears On at Disneyland Resort

Mickey Mouse Takes Over the Disneyland Monorail at Disneyland Resort

Here’s Where To Find The Cherry Coca-Cola Funnel Cake at the Disneyland Resort

Reservations Now Available for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Signature Events

Check Out the Menu for Ballast Point Now Open at Disneyland Resort

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcake Returns to Sprinkles

OTHER NEWS

The Walt Disney Company Executives to Discuss Fiscal First Quarter 2019 Financial Results Via Webcast

ESPN+ Debuts Enhancements to Further Personalize and Improve the User Experience within ESPN App

‘Shadowhunters’ Midseason Premiere Date Set On Freeform

Emmy Award-Winning Nancy Cartwright to Reprise Her Role of Rufus the Naked-Mole Rat in the Live-Action “Kim Possible”

ABC to Broadcast ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Sneak Preview Following the 91st Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24

Freeform to Develop Comedy ‘National Parker,’ From Jenna Fischer and Alexandra Henrikson

New Character Posters Released for ‘Captain Marvel’

Trailer Released for Disneynature’s ‘Penguins’

Disney Developing Live-Action ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Home Release Dates Announced

‘The Little Mermaid’ 30th Anniversary Edition Coming to Digital and Blu-ray Next Month

VIDEO: Augustus the Hippo Celebrates 1st Birthday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes Look at What’s Coming to the Disney Parks in 2019