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  • The Race Is on to Save Disney's Classic (But Fading) Cartoons

    02/20/2018 10:53:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/20
    Original drawings from Disney cartoons like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White could soon be lost to fading and decay. The individual hand-painted sheets that were used to make the films have become distorted and cracked over time. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is working with Disney to try to save the beloved pictures that led to some of the world's most iconic animations. They have been analysing the sheets, known as cels, to find out their composition and how to restore them. British scientist Tom Learner, of the GCI, has been quoted as saying that Walt Disney himself was...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on 'Black Panther'

    02/16/2018 3:19:45 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/15/2018 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    "It's a little like witnessing the unveiling of an enormous statue on the public square — with the public square being the world — of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela dressed in bright dashikis," writes Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Variety Skips Disney Worker H1B Visa Replacement in Democrat Fundraiser Story

    02/15/2018 7:06:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Variety reported on Monday about Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosting a fundraiser next week for six vulnerable Democrat senators. Although the story did point out the irony of Disney pushing for the tax cuts that every one of the senators voted against, it skipped the more controversial detail that the senators would be receiving money from a fundraiser hosted by an executive who pushed for replacing American Disney employees with H1B visa foreign workers.  First let us go to the irony of a tax cut supporting company supporting senators who all opposed that tax cut in Bob Iger to...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • ‘The View’ star Joy Behar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith: ‘That’s called mental illness’

    02/13/2018 4:12:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Flood
    The women of ABC News' “The View” took a shot a Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.” It all started when they played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman discussed the vice president. “As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence… everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” she said in the clip. “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks...
  • Why Do Some Star Wars Fans Want the Han Solo Movie to Flop?

    02/13/2018 5:44:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 9, 2018 | Chris Lee
    Since the early ’80s, Star Wars fans have ranked among pop culture’s most ardent, voluble, and, in all the most classical modes of the term, geeky movie devotees. They recite chapter and verse of the stilted dialogue; they inveigh against the very existence of Ewoks with an irrational rage; they nod in solemn agreement that Han — not Greedo — shot first; they name their children Anakin and Leia and even “Arturito” (as R2D2 is known in several Latin American countries). But increasingly, Star Wars fans are also known to rain down righteous scorn whenever confronted by a perceived affront...
  • Disney ticket prices on rise in Orlando, theme-park operator says

    02/11/2018 12:01:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Orlando Sentintal ^ | February 11, 2018 | Gabrielle Russo
    Ticket prices at Walt Disney World will increase, effective Sunday. The hike comes as Disney tries to even out attendance throughout the year so guests aren’t stuck waiting in line and have a better time. Walt Disney World posted record-breaking attendance in the quarter that ended in December, Disney executives said during an earnings call Tuesday with investors. The cost increase will vary from park to park as well as which day since Disney offers a three-tiered system for peak, regular and value tickets. Annual passes, including those for Florida residents, are also on the rise. At the gate, a...
  • Disneyland social club likened to biker gangs, accused of extortion in lawsuit

    02/11/2018 11:45:14 AM PST · by rey · 48 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Feb 2018
    They stroll through Disneyland in packs of 20 or more, motley crews that resemble a cross between the Hells Angels motorcycle gang and a grown-up Mickey Mouse Club with their Disney-themed tattoos and their matching denim vests strewn with trading pins and logos. Disneyland social clubs, by most accounts, are harmless alliances of friends and family who meet up at the park to share a nerdy obsession for all things Disney. With club names such as Tigger Army and Neverland Mermaids, how threatening can they be? “It’s all about the shared love for Disney,” said Mark Drop, Jr., 39, who...
  • ‘Black Panther’ Brings Hope, Hype and Pride

    02/09/2018 10:45:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 9, 2018 | Salamishah Tillet
    “I suppose neither of us is used to the spotlight,” a dapper T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda, says upon meeting Natasha Romanova, a.k.a. the Black Widow, in “Captain America: Civil War.” A few scenes later, a recently orphaned and vengeful T’Challa, swapping his bespoke blue suit for a full-body bulletproof one, reappears as a new Marvel movie superhero.
  • Did you know Disney used to make Anti-Tank training films?

    02/05/2018 5:55:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/5/2018 | J Hines
    When we think of Disney, we think of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Back in the WWII era, Disney did their part to help Uncle Sam by making instructional films on how to use the Boys anti-tank rifle. This vintage video from VDMA Youtube goes over the instructions of the .55-caliber rifle, known as the Boys Anti-Tank rifle. This was used to stop or slow down an armored vehicle. This big Boy .55-caliber is an accurate bolt action. Weighs in at 36 pounds, magazines weighs 2lbs 7 oz (5 rounds) The maximum range is 300 yard and can penetrate light...
  • Facebook bans group planning to sabotage ‘Black Panther’ reviews

    02/04/2018 9:27:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 3, 2018 | Eric Brackett
    Marvel Studio News has reported that Facebook has banned a group that attempted to sabotage the fan review scores of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and also promised to do the same thing to Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther. The group’s Facebook page was named “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” and it had created an event to post low review scores on the fan review section of the Rotten Tomatoes website. The exact motivations of the group aren’t completely clear, though some trends and theories have cropped up during the course of its actions. According to a...
  • 125,000 Disney employees to receive $1,000 cash bonus due to tax reform

    01/23/2018 12:32:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse look on before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), November 27, 2017 in New York City. Disney giving 125,000 employees $1,000 cash bonuses 1 Hour Ago | 00:44 Disney announced Tuesday it will pay over 125,000 employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000, as well as make a new $50 million investment into education program for employees. "We are directing approximately $125 million to our cast members and employees across the country and making higher education more accessible with the...
  • 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
    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.