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Deal Between Turner Classic Movies and The Walt Disney Company Means Changes Coming to The Great Movie Ride

As part of a new deal between the Turner Classic Movies cable channel and The Walt Disney Company, The Great Movie Ride will be getting an update as early as next spring.

This new deal which is being officially announced today, joins TCM with two divisions of The Walt Disney Company.

Walt Disney Studios Debuts Trailer for Live-Action ‘Cinderella’

A live-action version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella is headed to theaters next spring, and Walt Disney Studios recently debuted the trailer for the film which brings to life classic images from the 1950 animated film.

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.

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.

Filming Begins in Vancouver for Disney’s Mysterious ‘Tomorrowland’

While we don't know much about Disney's Tomorrowland - other than it likely has nothing to do with the actual Tomorrowland - we can tell you that filming has started in Vancouver on the mystery/adventure film.

The film stars two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Syriana), along with Hugh Laurie (House), Britt Robertson (Under The Dome), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Thomas Roberston (The Switch).

Disney and American Airlines Collaborate on Disney’s Planes

Walt Disney Studios and American Airlines have recently announced that they have collaborated in a very special way for the summer release of Disney's Planes, with a campaign that includes promotions, inflight entertainment, and traditional media buys.

Disney's Planes tells the story of Dusty, a plane with dreams of racing and a fear of heights. Dane Cook provides the voice of Dusty as part of cast of all-stars including Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, and Cedric the Entertainer.

2013 Disney Legend Award Honorees Announced

Eight more Disney Legends will be honored for their contributions to the Disney legacy at next month's D23 Expo.

New Alternate Reality Game ‘The Optimist’ Allows Participants to Explore Walt Disney’s Vision of Tomorrow

If you ever wanted to know what it might be like to be part of a secret project that involves solving a mystery based on Walt Disney's plans for tomorrow, then there's a new alternate reality game just for you.

‘Monsters University’ Inspires Fashion Created by Student Designers

Disney Consumer Products has partnered with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles to create a sportswear collection based on characters from Disney/Pixar's Monsters University.

The college offers students more than a dozen programs including Fashion Design, Toy Design, and Fine Arts. The partnership with Disney Consumer Products was a chance for students to have one-of-a-kind creative experience bringing designs based on Mike, Sulley, and Art to life.

Hand Drawn Animators Included in Layoffs at The Walt Disney Company

During the past couple of weeks reports began surfacing about impending staff cuts at The Walt Disney Company, and by the end of the week the cuts became official as nine veteran animators from the hand drawn animation team were let go.

Tom Bancroft, a former Disney animator, tweeted out the names of the animators from his personal account on April 11. Several online sites also listed the names. The veteran hand drawn artists who lost their jobs are: Nik Ranieri, Ruben Aquino, Frans Vischer, Russ Edmonds, Brian Ferguson, Jamie Lopez and Dan Tanaka.

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Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Receives Enthusiastic Reaction at BFI London Film Festival as Award Season Buzz Get Louder

There's a lot of early award-season buzz about Saving Mr. Banks, Disney's highly anticipated film about how Walt Disney struggled to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen.

The buzz got a little bit louder after the movie premiered at the BFI London Film Festival to enthusiastic applause and great reviews.

The film has its US premiere on November 7 in Los Angeles at the AFI Fest. The film's premiere is taking place at the Chinese Theater, the same location where Mary Poppins premiered in 1964.

Mysterious "1952" Disney Movie Project Renamed "Tomorrowland"

On Jan. 28, Walt Disney Studios announced that its live-action film formerly known as "1952" will now be titled "Tomorrowland." It's a project shrouded in mystery and suspense with very little known about what the movie actually is. Disney fans and movie buffs alike have bantered about many possibilities for this film, since word of the project got out.

Profile of an Imagineer: Rolly Crump

Considered a "true original" even among Disney Imagineers, Rolly Crump has had a hand in some of the most popular Disney animated features as well as attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

D23 Hits the Road for Magical 2012 Events

D23, Disney's Official Fan Club, has announced that it will continue to bring members unique experiences throughout 2012 and host more special events than ever for members and the public. Starting our in Palm Springs at the Smoke Tree Ranch the magic will spread across the country as D23 hits the road and sprinkles pixie dust wherever they go.

Profile of an Imagineer: Claude Coats

A background painter, color stylist, and concept designer, Claude Coats worked with The Walt Disney Company for over 50 years. Known as the "gentle giant" because of his towering stature -- he was 6 feet, 6 1/8 inches-tall -- Coats worked on some of Disney Studio's most iconic animated features and helped bring Disneyland, Disney World, and other parks to life.

Coats was born on January 17, 1913 in San Francisco, California and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1934. After studying at the Chouinard Art Institute Coats joined The Walt Disney Studios in 1935.

Profile of an Imagineer: Xavier Atencio

How did a shy animator come to write some of the most recognizable lyrics in all of Disney World? According to Xavier "X" Atencio, "Walt had an uncanny ability of finding talent in these people that we didn't know we had ourselves."