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D23 News: Disney Announces Live-Action Movie Slate at the D23 Expo

At last weekend's D23 Expo the upcoming film slates for Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm were presented. Some of the films highlighted in the presentation included Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Wrinkle in Time, Avengers: Infinity War, and more!

New Class of Disney Legends Honored at D23 Expo

The 2017 class of Disney Legends was honored this morning at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The ceremony was hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Award. The first recipient was Fred MacMurray in 1987.

Disney News Round-up: Party for the Planet Announced, New Trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Released, and More

Happy Thursday! It's time for another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the Party for the Planet at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and much more. Let's check it out.

Tickets on Sale Now for 2015 D23 Expo

Tickets are on sale for the 2015 D23 Expo which will take place August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The D23 Expo is the largest Disney fan event in the world, celebrating all facets of Disney entertainment including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Consumer Products, Disney media networks, and Disney Interactive.

In 2013 more than 65,000 Disney fans gathered for the third annual D23 Expo.

Disney’s Accelerator Program Announces Startup Participants

Disney recently announced the 11 startup companies selected to participate in the Disney Accelerator program.

The Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a first-of-its-kind program for The Walt Disney Company that is connecting innovative companies with Disney, and giving them access to the creative expertise and resources needed to help them develop new entertainment experiences and products.

‘Fortune’ Magazine Names Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger A Tech Visionary

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has been named a "Top Tech Visionary" by Fortune Magazine.

The list, "Fortune 500: Top Tech Visionary", also featured some of the most innovative and visionary technology leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Larry Page, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Apple's SVP of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)

The next big step for Disney Interactive's, Disney Infinity game was showcased at a special event on April 30th 2014. Big names in both the Disney and Marvel Universe arrived in Hollywood for this press event as Jimmy Pitaro (Disney Interactive President), Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), and Clark Gregg (Plays Agent Coulson on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) unveil Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes.

Marvel Teams Up With Netflix To Produce The Defenders

News out of Marvel continues to expand the universe that has become a huge, box office draw. Six months since it was released that Marvel and Netflix would be teaming up for a round of Marvel-centric shows like the popular "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards", Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada went on record confirming that The Defenders will be the next property to get Marvel/Disney treatment. Joe Quesada was quoted as saying, on Kevin Smith's Fat Man on Batman podcast:

Dates Officially Announced for the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim

The dates for the 2015 D23 Expo were announced by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at The Walt Disney Company's Annual Meeting on March 18.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the Expo and the 2015 event is scheduled for August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

"The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, created to honor and celebrate your love of all things Disney," Iger told shareholders and D23 Members at the Company's Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. "And we hope to see you there."

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Marvel's Doctor Strange Delights At The Box Office

Doctor Strange - The young comic book collector in me was absolutely giddy with anticipation as we stood in line waiting to see the latest movie in the Disney Marvel Universe. And why wouldn't I be, I grew up reading the pages of this comic and Doctor Strange never failed to excite me with unusual stories, situations, and villains.

End Of The Year Marvel & Star Wars Wrap Up

Slowly coming to the middle of October and news for Marvel and Star Wars is trickling out of the House of Mouse. With two huge movies coming nearly back to back, the growing focus will be on these two new properties. In case you haven't seen anything on these two movies, let's take a quick look at each one.

Marvel Unleashes A Little Hero For The Big Screen

It's Friday and the next big installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) release today for all the world to see. Ant-man is the story of an x-con who is given the chance to become a hero in the eyes of his young daughter.

The Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon Celebrates Avengers: Age of Ultron at Downtown Disney's AMC

We are almost two months away to the beginning of Marvel's super-packed Phase 3, and Avengers excitement is building very, very quickly. The Avengers: Age of Ultron will see the end of the very long Phase 2 build-up and Phase 3 will begin with Antman in releasing on June 17th of 2015. But with all that is coming in Phase 3, what we really care about is the new Avengers movie.

Spider-Man Rejoins The Marvel Heroes For A Monster 2017 Disney Movie Line-up

Hello Marvel-files, Disney-files and anyone who loves the comicbook universe. It is I, your resident superhero fan and general scifi nerd, bringing to you the hottest news from around the web. In this installment of the Bullpen, we report on the coming of Spiderman and his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Let me say that again - Spiderman is finally returning to the MCU.

Looking Ahead To An Action Packed Marvel Studios 2015

To steal a line for the great Stan Lee; "Hello True Believers!" It's been a while but with the new year slowly coming upon us, the Marvel News machine is beginning to pick up spread as it prepares for it's biggest year to date. 2015 promises to be a phemonenal year for Marvel fans around the world: movies, TV, and streming content all plan to take over our screens in one way or another. So, what I hope will become a more regular series here on WDW for Grown-ups, I bring you another iconic Marvel aspect...The Bullpen.

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 3 Revealed

Hello Grown-ups! Time to check in once again with your favorite Disney superheroes; and what an incredible time the past week has been. Let's start with the slowly cooling news.

Bob Iger to Remain Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Through June 30, 2018

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors has extended the contract of Chairman and CEO Bob Iger through June 30, 2018.

Iger has been at the helm of The Walt Disney Company since 2005.

Under Iger's leadership Disney has acquired Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel. The company has also seen an expansion of its parks and resorts around the world, including the opening next year of Shanghai Disneyland.

Guardians of the Galaxy Spoiler-Free Review

Marvel's newest cinematic property has opened to its first summer weekend with over $94 million in US box office sales alone, and I for one could not be happier. Before we jump right into my review of Guardians of the Galaxy, let me give you our faithful readers, a little information regarding this ragtag group of scoundrels, thieves and criminals as they embark on their quest to save the universe.

Saturday Style: Captain America

With Independence Day just a couple of weeks away, I thought it would be the perfect time to put together a little something inspired by Captain America. You'll bring the fireworks with this Beguiling Beauty Dress in Blue cotton spandex. The details of this frock are flattering for ladies of any size, with a surplice neckline, cummerbund-like pleating across the front, and swishy, full skirt. I'm happy to say it comes in sizes small through 3x.