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  • Why Disney World Has Its Own Government

    01/16/2018 6:34:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 13, 2018 | Sophie Weiner
    In 1965, Walt Disney began buying land for a new theme park in Florida. The success of Disneyland, and the subsequent sprawl of trashy businesses around it, made Disney aware of the potential for a second park on the East Coast, and fueled his desire to control a larger area of land. He got his wish in Central Florida, which was hardly developed in the mid-'60s, mostly consisting of swampland and orange groves.
  • Fury as Disney 'browns up' white actors to star in Aladdin (tr)

    01/07/2018 4:57:27 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 66 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | Jan. 7, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    Disney bosses said there were not enough Asian actors to fill roles certain skills Studio giant said there was lack of Asian stunt men, dancers and camel handlers Aladdin is due to be released in May next year and stars Will Smith as Genie
  • ESPN: Katie Nolan comments that Trump is a 'stupid person' were 'inappropriate'

    01/05/2018 6:51:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2018 | Diana Falzone
    Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy. While appearing on Viceland’s talk show “Desus and Mero,” the 30-year-old sports talker called POTUS a "f—ing stupid person." Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on "medicine" because she had the flu. While Nolan's comments occured on a talk show and not on Twitter or Facebook, her attempt to quickly explain away her outburst may have been due in part to ESPN's social media guidelines for journalists, implemented after fellow network employee...
  • Unhinged Disney Visitors Scream at Robo-Trump in Hall of Presidents (video)

    01/03/2018 11:58:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/29/2017 | Megan Fox
    I knew this would happen the minute I saw that the robo-Trump animatronic likeness was ready to join the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World. First, there were rumors that Disney actually made a Hillary-bot (expecting her to win) and then had to rig it to look like Trump. They failed. It doesn't. But I predicted that the next controversy to hit Disney World would be related to the Trump-bot (and I told several people to wait for it because it's coming). The Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) sufferers aren't going to let you and your tots have a nice...
  • Report: ESPN's John Skipper Resigned Due to Sexual Harassment Issues, Not Substance Abuse

    12/30/2017 2:05:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Nearly two weeks ago, ESPN President John Skipper shocked the media world by suddenly resigning from his position at the "Worldwide Leader." At the time, Skipper said he needed to resign to deal with substance abuse issues. [Snip] Well, Clay Travis of Fox Sports Radio and Outkick the Coverage reports that there is something bigger indeed, behind Skipper's resignation. Travis reports that in the days following Skipper’s announcement, several reports came to him offering a much different explanation for Skipper's immediate departure. "In the next couple of days I was told by multiple sources I trust inside ESPN that the...
  • Watch: Anti-Trump Protester Disrupts Disney’s ‘Hall of Presidents’ Attraction

    12/29/2017 11:18:27 PM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12.29.17 | Tom Ciccotta
    An anti-Trump protester proudly heckled the animatronic of President Trump at Walt Disney World and posted a video of his “protest” to social media this week. Jay Malsky, an actor and comedian, created a scene at Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents attraction earlier this week, much to the confusion of families in attendance. Right before the animatronic of President Trump was started to speak, Malsky started a series of “Lock him up” chants. Malsky immediately faced a backlash on social media after he decided to share the video he recorded of his protest. In a comment to The Wrap,...
  • Disney Outlines Brand New “Security Measures” That Has People Refusing to Attend Resorts

    12/28/2017 9:02:33 AM PST · by x1stcav · 53 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12/28/17 | Kimberly J Smith
    Disney has updated security policies at several of its resorts in Orlando’s Walt Disney World, but not everyone is happy about it. Three of the Resort Hotels — the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort and Contemporary Resort with its Bay Lake Tower — have already seen the tighter measures in place, which include the removal of the “Do Not Disturb” door sign. The signs have been replaced with “Room Occupied” door hangers, which will alert maintenance and Disney staff that guests are currently in their rooms, but will not stop staff from coming in.
  • Disney resorts remove 'Do Not Disturb' signs that stop employees from entering guests' rooms

    12/27/2017 8:40:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Mollie Cahillane For Dailymail.com
    Guests at several Walt Disney World resorts will experience tightened security and revised safety policies in the coming weeks. Disney has already implemented changes at the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts near the Magic Kingdom, which include the removal of 'Do Not Disturb' signs. The signs have been replaced with 'Room Occupied' messages that will tell employees that guests are currently inside the room, but will not stop maintenance and staff from entering.
  • Disney's iconic animator Bob Givens - who drew much-loved characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy...

    12/24/2017 4:56:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 24, 2017 | Associated Press and Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Disney's iconic animator Bob Givens - who drew much-loved characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry and Popeye - dies aged 99 The animator who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd has died. Bob Givens was 99 years old. Daughter Mariana Givens says her father died December 14 in Burbank, California from acute respiratory failure. Bob Givens started working for Walt Disney Studios right out of high school in 1937. During his time with Disney, Givens would work on designs for both Donald Duck and Snow White. Three years later, he joined what would become...
  • Star Wars has gone Full Millennial

    12/23/2017 9:06:41 PM PST · by GraceG · 27 replies
    Super Nerd Media ^ | Super Nerd Media
    To say I’m not a fan of what Disney is doing to Star Wars is putting it mildly. Disney paid $4 billion dollars to buy the franchise and now they want to make money, but the older generations — those who watched movies before the advent of Hulu and Netflix — aren’t the target audience for this new trilogy. No, the millennials and their willingness to spend their disposable income on entertainment are the real target. To that end, Disney has introduced a new cast of characters who have begun to remake the galaxy far, far away in their own narcissistic, millennial image. (There...
  • Seth Meyers Hammers Trump’s Self-Congratulation: ‘You Passed One Bill'

    12/22/2017 6:50:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 22, 2017 | Randy Hall
    For the last time in 2017, Seth Meyers used a monologue on the Thursday, December 21, edition of his NBC Late Night program to slam President Donald Trump regarding the tax-cut bill that Republicans in Congress passed earlier this week. Not surprisingly, the liberal comedian began his “A Closer Look” segment by claiming: “Republicans spent yesterday gleefully celebrating their tax plan and lavishing praise on President Trump, with Trump even going so far as to claim that he also repealed ObamaCare.” The Late Night host first mocked Trump’s assertion that he might have coined the term “tax cuts” instead of...
  • Happy 80th Birthday to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    12/21/2017 9:28:25 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 34 replies
    Walt Disney Productions ^ | December 21st, 1937 | Walt Disney and many other talented people
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first ever full-length animated motion picture, was released on this day in 1937. In one theater at first and then wide across America a month and a half later.Click here for the original theatrical trailer.
  • Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary

    12/20/2017 6:55:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2017 | Benny Johnson
    Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary Benny Johnson Reporter At Large 11:58 PM 12/19/2017 Disney World’s Hall of Presidents unveiled the much anticipated robo-President Trump for their program this week. The longstanding show at the park features robotic presidents telling the story of America. It is beloved by audiences. However, Trump’s addition has been controversial and taken over a year to install. Robot Trump was unveiled Tuesday along with the message Trump recorded for his likeness. However, many online commenters believe the robot looks less like Trump and more like Hillary Clinton. The internet burst into...
  • Disney accused of morphing 'President Hillary' into Trump

    12/19/2017 7:44:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    WND ^ | December 19, 2017 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    When news broke Tuesday that Walt Disney World has added a “President Trump” robot to its Hall of Presidents, Twitter users vowed they had seen that eerily familiar face before. But not on The Donald. No, Disney’s animatronic president clearly began as Hillary Clinton, they claimed. “I see Hillary with a toupee,” tweeted Jared Summers. “I mean am I wrong? Wouldn’t surprise me if they had ordered Hillary anticipating a win and then slapped Trump hair on her to save money.” Twitter user John Barton had a similar thought: “The Trump Hall of Presidents animatronic looks like Disney thought, ‘Yeah...
  • Disney adds Trump robot to its Hall of Presidents

    12/19/2017 3:32:54 PM PST · by billorites · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | December 19, 2017
    The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World in Florida is set to reopen Tuesday -- featuring a new robot President Donald Trump. Trump's robot is introduced by a George Washington robot, and he has a speaking role. The President recorded his remarks for The Hall of Presidents, just as every sitting president has done for the attraction since the early 1990s, according to the Disney blog. A video posted online shows the Trump robot saying, "From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people. At our founding, it was the American people...
  • Petition to Remove ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ From Official Canon Has Over 13,000 Signatures

    12/19/2017 9:12:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 90 replies
    Indiewire ^ | December 19, 2017 | Zack Sharf
    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has become quite the controversial entry for certain fractions of “Star Wars” fandom, so much so that an online petition is currently circulating asking Disney and Lucasfilm to remove “The Last Jedi” from official canon. The petition, started by Henry Walsh of Georgia, has well over 13,000 signatures and counting.
  • John Skipper Steps Down As CEO Of ESPN, Citing Substance Addiction

    12/18/2017 10:44:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | December 18, 2017 | Emily Sullivan
    John Skipper has resigned from his top position at ESPN and co-chairmanship of the Disney Media Networks. Skipper had recently signed a contract extending his leadership to 2021. "Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN," Skipper said in a statement released on Monday. "I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships." "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem," he said. George...
  • John Skipper resigns as ESPN president, George Bodenheimer takes over as acting chairman

    12/18/2017 8:23:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 18, 2017
    John Skipper resigned as president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks on Monday. George Bodenheimer, ESPN's president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014, will take over as the acting chairman of the company for the next 90 days to help Disney chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger find Skipper's replacement. [Snip] "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem. "I have disclosed that decision to the company, and we mutually agreed...
  • Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

    12/15/2017 8:28:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Cara Buckley
    A commission headed by Anita Hill and composed of and funded by some of the most powerful names in Hollywood has been created to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries. Called the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, the initiative was spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm; Maria Eitel, the co-chair of the Nike Foundation; the powerhouse attorney Nina Shaw; and Freada Kapor Klein, the venture capitalist who helped pioneer surveys on sexual harassment decades ago. The commission’s mission, according to a news release, is to “tackle the...
  • Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion in stock

    12/14/2017 5:14:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 14, 2017 | Michelle Castillo
    Bob Iger (R), CEO of Walt Disney Co. and Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp. Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion in stock 54 Mins Ago | 03:52 Disney on Thursday announced a deal to acquire many parts of Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. The company will get Fox's movie studios, network Nat Geo, Asian pay-TV operator Star TV, stakes in Sky and Hulu and regional sports networks. The acquisition bolsters Disney's plans to become a dominant streaming service platform, making it a bigger threat to...