Author Archives: Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

Minnie Mouse Honors Female Cast Members In a Parisian Event Series

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International Women’s Month has begun, and the classic Disney character Minnie Mouse will not be left behind in the celebrations — especially across the pond in Disneyland Paris! 16,000 Cast Members work in Disneyland Paris Resort, with 43 percent of them being female employees in positions of leadership, and the iconic Minnie Mouse character is joining these female Disneyland Paris ...

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Chapek Announces Expanded Benefits for Employees

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In the recent 2022 Disney Company shareholders’ meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that Cast Members and Disney employees are getting some extended benefits from the Disney Company in keeping with Disney’s forward-facing focus on inclusivity. “What we stand for as a company matters,” Chapek said during the meeting, “and soon we’ll be sharing our updated corporate values with our ...

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Disney Adds More Attractions to Genie+ Lightning Lane

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Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are continuing to add more theme Park attractions exclusively to Genie+ Lightning Lane, and now two more are joining the Lightning Lane lineup! Journalist Scott Gustin has revealed that as of March 11, the Disney World Resort Festival of Fantasy Parade will be a Genie+ Lightning Lane event in the Magic Kingdom theme ...

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Chapek Calls ‘Encanto’ a “Franchise”

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In the recent Disney Company stockholders’ meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek referred to the popular and award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios film Encanto as a “franchise” — and, knowing Disney’s penchant for expanding box office successes into franchises, Disney fans have most definitely noticed. Hmm. Bob Chapek said "franchise" when mentioning #Encanto. — Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) March 9, 2022 In ...

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Disney Removes “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” From Festival of Fantasy Soundtrack

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Many Disney fans already know that Disney is trying to shift away from any previous content that featured offensive themes, with one of the most notable examples being the film Song of the South, which inspired the attraction, Splash Mountain. Now, Disney has distanced itself further from the notoriously racist movie Song of the South (which starred James Baskett as ...

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This ‘Liv and Maddie’ Star Is Reprising His Role as Hans

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The Disney Channel and Disney theatrical Broadway productions are merging together once again as Ryan McCartan, the actor who played the lead character and love interest Diggie on the popular Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie, joins Broadway’s production of Frozen to reprise his role as the villain Prince Hans of the Southern Isles in the Broadway show! Ryan Jerome McCartan will ...

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PHOTOS: A First Look at the Returning Obi-Wan Kenobi


The man referred to by Entertainment Weekly as “everyone’s favorite bearded Jedi master”, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is back for his upcoming TV series on Disney+ — and a more detailed first look at the new and improved Obi-Wan in the upcoming Star Wars series has been released! Obi-Wan Kenobi is played by Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, just as he was in previous ...

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“The Highest Honor”: Why Some Disney Cast Members Wear Blue Name Tags

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Even though Disney magic can reach any Disney Cast Member, there is apparently a lesser-known hierarchy among the Cast Members — and if you see a Cast Member wearing a blue Disney name tag, that person has got some special status! The Disney Parks Blog has just shared some more insight into what it takes to earn a blue Cast ...

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‘Frozen’ Celebrities Rally Around Ukrainian Girl Singing “Let It Go”

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Social media has made it easier for onlookers worldwide to contact the people of Ukraine during the Russian invasion ordered by Vladimir Putin, but it has also made it easier to send them support from across the world — and several celebrities have taken to social media to share their support of one Ukrainian child in particular, a young girl ...

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‘Encanto’ Actress Jessica Darrow Is Coming to MegaCon Orlando

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If you’re a huge fan of Luisa Madrigal (the strong sister in the Madrigal family from Encanto) and you want to see the actress who played her, you’re in luck! Jessica Darrow, the actress who voiced Luisa and performed her signature song, is coming to MegaCon Orlando in May. The actress and singer became a fan favorite since being ‘discovered’ ...

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