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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 4:38 PM

Adios DreamWorks Amination

DreamWorks (DWA) – NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corp., announced it has reached an agreement to buy DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.8 billion. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment [more]

Tue Apr 26

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 9:46 AM

Robot Kingdom

Earlier there was a post about the fast food price increases at Disney's US theme parks. In Japan, a theme park operator has decided to make robots a part of the theme park experience:

A theme park in Japan is set to introduce 200 robots [more]

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 9:39 AM

Comcast News

I was in Best Buy yesterday and was amazed by a home services device from Samsung. It was designed so you could add home security (like electronic door locks what recognize your cell phone and open for you automatically) or internet provided services [more]

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 9:20 AM

Re: MouseBits - The Magic Of The Jungle

However, in recent months, rumors have been swirling that the park was looking to dump the Twilight Zone license and would be re-skinning the ride in California with a Guardians of the Galaxy theme. Now, theme park blog Walt Disney World News [more]

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 9:14 AM

Re: MouseBits - The Magic Of The Jungle

Generally speaking, women and girls see Disney’s magic castle logo on a trailer and are pulled closer. The opposite can be true with guys. So Disney aggressively and repeatedly pitched “The Jungle Book” to male audiences.

Did anyone [more]

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 9:02 AM

Re: MouseBucks - Where Is Disney Going?

Who hopes Disney isn't falling into bean-counter mode, which was disastrous under Eisner, at a time when it's flush with cash and embarking on growth and expansion programs around the world...

The key word I saw when reading what [more]

Mon Apr 25

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 5:29 PM

Paris Refurbishments

I took a look at a site that tracks the Paris parks and found lot of closures. There were so many that I wondered what was open. Disney decided last year to "reinvent the magic" on ten classic attractions. The early efforts mainly center [more]

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 5:11 PM

Shanghai Disneyland News

A Chinese-owned Airbus A330 plane has been repainted with Mickie and Minnie Mouse designs ahead of the opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort theme park in June.

The new décor follows the signing by SDR and China Eastern Airlines of a
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Sun Apr 24

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 4:36 PM

Re: Jungle Book

BoxOfficeGuru.com is getting optimistic about Disney's slate for this calendar year:

The Jungle Book remained in the top spot this weekend with an estimated $60.1M, a drop of 41% from last weekend's [more]

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 4:28 PM

Re: Replacing Downey as Iron Man

Who will start worrying about cost when the box office drops below $1b...

Funny, but true.

Talking about four Jack Ryans in five movies misses the point. Iron Man is in multiple Marvel movies, not just Iron Man movies. Iron [more]

Sat Apr 23

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 11:26 AM

Replacing Downey as Iron Man

Jon Favreau on replacing Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man: 'I can't imagine how they could'

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Fri Apr 22

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 12:22 PM

Re: Through The Looking Glass

Uh, you realize Cinderella isn't in Through The Looking Glass...

Correct. Sorry for the error.

I have never sat through an Alice movie either...

W.D.

The Jungle Book news:

Preview: The Jungle [more]

Thu Apr 21

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 4:25 PM

Through The Looking Glass

Saw Jungle Book on Tuesday -- widescreen and 3D. Loved it but it must be seen in 3D. I would have written about it earlier but I have been without Internet service until this afternoon.

What caught my attention, though, was the preview for [more]

Sun Apr 17

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 8:58 PM

Re: Massive Jungle

Good news continues. From BoxOfficeGuru.com Twitter feed:

After just 10days #TheJungleBook is now 3rd biggest Hollywood pic of all-time in India after Furious7 & [more]

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 3:43 PM

Massive Jungle

It turns out that Captain America is being pushed in third place for April openings by The Jungle Book:

Disney's The Jungle Book delivers the third $100+ million opener of 2016, two more than 2015 had at this point in the year and Captain [more]

Sat Apr 16

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 5:04 PM

Shanghai Disneyland

Screamscape posted an interesting aerial video of the park.

http://720yun.com/t/66221jidau6?from=timeline&isappinsta...

When [more]

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 5:01 PM

Re: Jungle Book

The results for The Jungle Book look breathtaking. From BoxOfficeGuru.com Twitter:

#Disney reports $32.4M opening day FRI for #TheJungleBook on track to break $90M over wknd. Colossal APR [more]

Thu Apr 14

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DCWD40 replied to the Disney board. 9:35 PM

Re: Jungle Book

In other words, you can rent the original Jungle Book on DVD but you have to fly to Orlando or Anaheim to experience The Jungle Cruise.

I agree. That may change in a year or two when virtual reality viewers become more mainstream. It [more]

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 10:32 AM

Disneyland's 100th Anniversary

The LA times has two interesting stories that caught my attention. The first, tries to image what Disneyland will look like in 2055 -- the 100th anniversary. It is a fun read because if you are anything like me, you have ways you would like to see [more]

Wed Apr 13

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DCWD40 posted to the Disney board. 10:58 AM

Jungle Book

As I watch TV ads for Jungle Book, I continue to be underwhelmed by the animation. In 3D, I wanted to go. In 2D, I can pass. I guess my wife will decide if I see this in a theater...

The outlook for this movie is excellent:

Next [more]

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