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New Show to Debut this Fall at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Guests at this fall's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will have the chance to see the all-new show Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. The show's stars are the Sanderson Sisters from Disney's Hocus Pocus and they'll be joined by a host of Disney villains.

Disney Films Receive Nine Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were announced earlier this month and Disney films earned nine nominations in seven different categories. The nominated films include the animated hit Big Hero 6, the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, and Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The Walt Disney Company Releases Fiscal Third Quarter Report and Announces ‘Star Wars’ News

The Walt Disney Company recently announced the fiscal third quarter earnings report, but perhaps more interesting than the numbers was the Star Wars news mentioned during the conference call.

Let's talk about the fiscal report first.

The company's Parks and Resorts division had another successful quarter with an 8 percent increase in revenue to $4 billion and a 23 percent increase in operating income to $848 million.

Disney Begins Development on Live-Action Adaptation of 'Dumbo'

Dumbo is flying back into theaters sometime in the near future.

Disney is reportedly working on a live-action adaptation of the 1941 animation classic that will likely involve a CG animated flying elephant in the title role.

The script is being written by Transformers scribe Ehren Kruger and will reportedly add a new family storyline that parallel's the original story. The film is being produced by Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy) and Kruger.

Disney Expects Sales of Infinity Game to Reach $1 Billion after 2.0 Version Launches this Fall

Less than a year after debuting, Disney Infinity is proving to be a huge hit for The Walt Disney Company.

Sales of the game are expected to reach $1 billion according to statements from Jimmy Pitaro, president of the company's interactive division.

The interactive video game allows players to mix and match Disney characters and the 2.0 version will launch this fall featuring the Marvel Super Heroes.

New Maleficent-Inspired Merchandise to Arrive in Stores in Advance of Film’s May Release

Maleficent might be one of the most stylishly frightening Disney villains around, and the merchandise set to arrive in stores before the film's release reflects that.

Some of the merchandise inspired by the film includes Italian-made scarves, jewelry, and even a kids' collection from designers Stella McCartney.

Sneak Peek of ‘Maleficent’ Coming to Disney Parks Beginning April 18

Disney's Maleficent is set to open in theaters at the end of May, but Disney Parks guests have a chance to see an extended sneak peek starting April 18.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, one of Disney's most iconic villains. The film explores the betrayal that turns her heart to stone. As we know from Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse upon Princess Aurora, and in the film Aurora finds herself in the middle of a conflict between the forest kingdom and the human kingdom.

Steampunk-Inspired Maleficent Float to Join the Magic Kingdom’s ‘Festival of Fantasy Parade’

There are still a couple of months until the 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' debuts at the Magic Kingdom, and Disney recently announced a new float for the parade.

The float will represent Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent as a 35-foot-long, 26-foot high Steampunk-inspired dragon.

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is celebration of Fantasyland and each float will be created so that it appears as though the characters featured on the floats had a hand in creating them.

Walt Disney Studios Announces Slate of 2014 Movie Release Dates

Last year was a successful year at the box office for The Walt Disney Studios, and now it's time to get ready for a whole new slate of movies.

The first movie from the Mouse House arrives February 28 when The Wind Rises is released by Touchstone Pictures.

The movies features the voice talents of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, John Krasinski, Jennifer Grey, Stanley Tucci, and was director Hayao Miyazaki's final film.

13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event Set for Friday, September 13

The 13: Reflections of Evil trading event is set to take place at the World Showcase in Epcot from September 13-15. The event promises several days of "chills, thrills, and all around frightful fun" for those in attendance.

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The Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Over the years I haven't been known to be much of a parade fan. However, on my last trip to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom I was absolutely blown away by my first viewing of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Just a little over a year old (it debuted February 10th, 2014) this is a production on a grand scale and kicks off in the afternoon to continue the Disney tradition of classic parades in the Magic Kingdom.

Lots of Live Action Updates From Walt Disney Motion Pictures

The last week or two has seen a plethora of Disney/Star Wars/Marvel news come flying at us. Little bits here and there as production of many properties, as well as new projects, begin to ramp up. We at WDWforGrownups.com, thought it would be best to give a rundown on some of the that might be important but didn't necessarily need stand alone articles. And so, on with the omnibus...

Saturday Style: Maleficent

Disney's Maleficent with Anglelina Jolie premiered in theaters on Friday, and you can read our review of it here. To celebrate the movie release why not add a little bit of the guardian fairy's style to your home and wardrobe. This sinisterly stylish Draped Tank Top for Women features minimalist art and dazzling studs, all inspired by Disney's live-action film Maleficent. Wear it with a pair of stretchy high waisted pants. These have a double-breasted buttons perfect for giving your look casual elegance.

Disney Blurs The Lines Of Heroes And Villains In "Maleficent"

"Sleeping Beauty" was the first Disney movie I saw as a child. What more could a young boy want then an epic story of a prince fighting a great evil (that just so happens to battle a witch that turns into a fire breathing dragon) for the love of his damsel in distress. As I grew up, however, that young boy wanted more than just the usual 'knight in shining armor' story. So when I was given the opportunity to see Disney's new take on this classic story, "Maleficent," I jumped at the chance...and I wasn't disappointed.

Special Rock Your Disney Side Food Items Announced for Magic Kingdom

Every 24-hour party requires great food to keep the guests happy, and Disney has released a list of specialty food items available at this week's Rock Your Disney Side event.

The Rock Your Disney Side event begins at 6 a.m. on May 23 and ends at 6 a.m. on May 24 at the Magic Kingdom, and guests will be able to find breakfast items and specialty snacks items at select locations around the park.

Disney Offers a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade doesn't debut until later this spring, but Imagineers and builders are hard at work creating the parade's magical floats.

Recently the Disney Parks Blog gave fans a sneak peek behind the scenes, showing how some of the floats were created. Construction on the floats began several months ago.

Anything is Possible When You ‘Dream Along With Mickey’ At The Magic Kingdom

While most people head to Epcot for great bands and music, the Magic Kingdom also offers some fun options to see a show, especially if you're traveling with younger guests. Since its debut in 2006, Mickey Mouse and friends have take to the Cinderella Castle Stage several times a day for the spectacular 'Dream Along with Mickey' show.

Disney Villains Designer Collection from the Disney Store

High Drama, High Fashion, High Spirited... this isn't your daughter's Disney stuff. Introducing the highly anticipated Disney Villains Designer Collection. Six of Disney's most notorious villainesses have been brought together in this special limited edition collection.