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‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ Announced to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary in New York City This Fall

Disney today announced that ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition,’ an interactive art exhibit, will open in New York in honor of the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. To begin the 90-day countdown, new brand and product collaborations spanning fashion, food, consumer electronics, toys, accessories and more are now available worldwide.

“As Walt said, ‘I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse’,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “From ‘The True Original Exhibition’ to a year-long celebration in our parks around the world, we are honoring the deep connection that families and fans have made with Mickey and Minnie Mouse for nearly a century.”

‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ is an immersive, pop-up art exhibition inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his global impact on popular culture and art. From his beginning in black and white in Steamboat Willie to the technicolor world of more than 100 cartoon shorts, exhibition guests will step into an unforgettable journey of Mickey moments reimagined.

“We hope guests will enjoy the exhibition’s larger-than-life multimedia art installations, photo-worthy experiences and even a few surprises,” says Ken Potrock, President, Consumer Products Commercialization, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “We’ve partnered with the best muralists, sculptors, artists and designers to create original works that convey Mickey’s optimism and imagination.”

Curated by designer Darren Romanelli, the exhibit will feature exclusive original artwork from contemporary artists including Kenny Scharf, Amanda Ross-Ho and Shinique Smith, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. The experience will captivate the senses to surprise and delight guests, evoking the inspiration, creativity, and true original spirit of Mickey Mouse.

Romanelli is an LA-based designer and creative director known for creating series of customized, limited-edition clothing, furniture, and collectibles under the DRx moniker. “To me, Mickey is reminiscent of everything good from my childhood,” said Romanelli. “As I’ve come into my own as a designer, I feel a true sense of passion for this project. Every inch of the experience – from the artists participating to the different mediums featured to the building layout – was thought through with a level of detail and creativity we could only achieve with Mickey Mouse as our muse.”

About “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition”

Running from November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019, ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 60 10th Avenue, New York. Tickets are available for $38 per person at Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal.

The 16,000-square-foot interactive experience will feature original work from renowned and emerging contemporary artists. Before the official opening in November, three artists will preview their installations in three pop-up locations across the country. The installations pay tribute to three iconic pieces of Mickey Mouse merchandise that have withstood the test of time – the Mickey Mouse watch, tee-shirt, and plush.

  • Kenny Scharf – Scharf rose to prominence in the early 1980s as a New York street artist and muralist. His interdisciplinary practice consisted of design, sculpture, installations, performance and video as well as painting. From now until September 1, Kenny’s installation will be on display at the Minnesota Street Project, located at 1275 Minnesota St in San Francisco. Inspired by one of Disney’s first licensed products, the Mickey Mouse watch, this Cosmic Cavern is an immersive, day-glo, fluorescent black light world. Kenny Scharf’s work is a surreal journey into his personal connection with the character and the timelessness of both Scharf and Mickey’s contributions to visual culture. Fans at home can experience a 360° tour of the installation at Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal.
  • Amanda Ross-Ho – Ross-Ho is a Los Angeles-based artist who has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Cherry and Martin and The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. She has presented large-scale commissioned public work at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, City Hall Park New York City and the Parcours Sector of Art Basel Switzerland. She will create a large-than-life classic Mickey tee to be on display during Art Expo in Chicago in September.
  • Shinique Smith – Known for her monumental sculptural works of bundled fabric and clothing, and her exuberant calligraphic collaged paintings, Smith has been featured in exhibitions and collections of prestigious venues such as Brooklyn Museum, Denver Art Museum, LACMA, MFA Boston, The Frist Center, Kemper Museum and The Whitney Museum among others. Shinique’s installation will honor the impact of the Mickey Mouse plush through decades and will be on display in Los Angeles in October.

For details on the exhibition and behind-the-scenes content, visit Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal and follow @MickeyTrueOriginal on Instagram with #MickeyTrueOriginal.

#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.   Walt Disney World has a splashy new treat!

 

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2. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the perfect place to watch the sunrise!

 

3.  Treasures From the Disney Vault returns to TCM in October!

 

4. Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter…

 

5.  Our first look at Disney’s live-action Kim Possible is here!

See you next week!


#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News & Rumor Round Up for the Week of August 17, 2018

This week Disney reveals all the spooky-themed treats available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom,   Disneyland Resort puts a hold on building their new luxury hotel over a tax dispute and new details are announced for D23 Expo 2019.  Take a look!

 

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WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Kicks Off at Magic Kingdom

Spooky Treats Coming to 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Disney Unveils New Merchandise for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018

Cookies and Cream Milkshake is the Bottomless Milkshake of the Month at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza Restaurant

 Mermaid Donut Arrives at Walt Disney World Resort

Reservations Now Open for ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Special Elephant Cupcake Now Available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Jam Cupcake Now Available at Sprinkles at Disney Springs

Guests’ Favorite Disney Characters are the Inspiration for New Couture Makeovers at Walt Disney World Salons

Mobile Order Expands to Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

New Details Revealed for Dining Locations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Disneyland Resort Puts Hold on New Luxury Hotel Over Tax Dispute

 

 

OTHER NEWS

New D23 Expo 2019 Details Announced

A Monstrously Crazy Halloween at Disneyland Paris Celebrating 90 Years of Fun With Mickey

Disney Christmas at Tokyo Disney Resort

All 20 Marvel Studios Marvel Cinematic Universe Films Are Returning to Theaters with the Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Begins Production

Treasures from the Disney Vault Returns to TCM on October 15, 2018

Stars Rally Together Again for Stand Up To Cancer’s Live Broadcast on Sept. 7

Premiere of Disney Channel’s Original Movie ‘Freaky Friday’ is the #1 TV Telecast of the Summer in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

‘Under The Sea: A Descendants Story’ Premieres Friday, September 28, on Disney Channel

‘Star Wars Resistance’ Takes Flight With a One-Hour Premiere Sunday, October 7, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW

Disney Channel’s New Comedy ‘Coop & Cami Ask The World’ Premiers Friday, October 12

Christy Carlson Romano and Patton Oswalt Join the Live-Action Kim Possible Cast

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD

VIDEO: #DisneyParksLIVE: Sunrise at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

VIDEO: Star Wars Resistance First Look Trailer

VIDEO: Disney’s Kim Possible Teaser

VIDEO: Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2 Official Trailer


Disney Channel’s New Comedy ‘Coop & Cami Ask The World’ Premiers Friday, October 12

Multi-talented young actors Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner lead the ensemble cast of “Coop & Cami Ask the World,” Disney Channel’s new live-action comedy. The series follows the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship, premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, on Disney Channel (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), in the DisneyNOW app and on Disney Channel VOD (12:01 a.m. local). The second episode will be available immediately following the series’ premiere (9:00 p.m. EDT) in the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel YouTube.

Made for kids and families, the live-action comedy follows Cooper (Lotus) and Cameron (Turner) Wrather, two middle-school siblings who co-host Coop’s online show “Would You Wrather.” With the help of their little brother Ollie and Coop’s best friend Fred, the duo present out-of-the-box questions and results to the show’s millions of followers (aka Wratherheads) who help them solve life problems – both mundane and madcap. Every day is an adventure in the Wrather’s hectic household, which also includes their older sister Charlotte and mom, Jenna. Whatever the question or result, Coop and Cami tackle adolescence and everyday family situations with humor and heart.

Also starring are Olivia Sanabia (“Just Add Magic”) as their older sister Charlotte; Albert Tsai (“Dr. Ken”) as Coop’s best friend Fred; Paxton Booth (“The Toy Box”) as their little brother Ollie and Rebecca Metz (“Better Things”) as their mom Jenna.

In the premiere episode, Cooper and Cami are preparing for their school dance when they learn their mom is ready to start dating again, now that it’s been two years since their father passed away. Much to their chagrin, her first date happens to be with their principal. Not sure what to do, they turn to the Wratherheads for advice, asking “Would you Wrather have your mom date the principal or take your mom to the school dance?”

Series creators Boyce Bugliari and Jamie McLaughlin (“The Haunted Hathaways”) serve as executive producers and showrunners. The multi-camera series is also executive produced by Dan Cross & Dave Hoge (“The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex,” “The Thundermans”). Greg Schaffer (“Lab Rats: Elite Force”) is co-executive producer.

Season one of the series will include a new music video, a series of live-action shorts and interactive challenges.

The “Coop & Cami Ask the World” multiplatform schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17,

The “Coop & Cami Ask the World” challenge kicks off Friday, August 17 through Friday, September 21. Just as Coop and Cami ask Wratherheads to cast their opinions, Disney Channel will invite audiences on social media to vote on which Coop and Cami video they would rather see on-air and the winning video will debut on Disney Channel the following Friday evening.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The cast is featured in the music video of the series’ theme song “Ask the World” (sung by Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner), premiering on Disney Channel and DisneyMusicVEVO.

“Coop & Cami Ask the World” series of shorts featuring the cast and other Disney Channel stars taking on Would You Rather-type challenges will debut on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

The television premiere of “Coop & Cami Ask the World” on Disney Channel (8:30 p.m. EDT), in the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD (12:01 a.m. local).

The second episode will be available in the DisneyNOW app and on Disney Channel YouTube immediately following the premiere episode (9:00 p.m. EDT). In the second episode, Cami’s chances to win the class election for social chair are at stake when Cooper accidentally reveals that she still sleeps with her childhood stuffed Hippo named Ho-ho during one of their live segments.

The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

‘Star Wars Resistance’ Takes Flight With a One-Hour Premiere Sunday, October 7, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW

“Star Wars Resistance,” a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of “The Force Awakens,” takes flight with a one-hour premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.

The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, “Star Wars Resistance” will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide.

In the one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.

The voice cast includes Christopher Sean (“Days of Our Lives”) as Kazuda Xiono; Suzie McGrath (“East Enders”) as Tam Ryvora; Scott Lawrence (“Legion”) as Jarek Yeager; Myrna Velasco (“Elena of Avalor”) as Torra Doza; Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) as Neeku Vozo; Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) as Hype Fazon; Jim Rash (“Community”) and Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”) as Flix and Orka, respectively; Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Poe Dameron; Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”) as Captain Phasma; and Rachel Butera (“Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time”) as General Leia Organa.

Renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) created the series; Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Justin Ridge (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) and Brandon Auman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) serve as executive producers; and Amy Beth Christenson (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) is art director.