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Another Park Addition Announced Amid Disney’s Hiring Freeze, Cost Cutting

Luca Restaurant Disneyland

It appears that Walt Disney Imagineers are still able to push some new ideas forward in the Theme Parks despite the cutbacks, hiring freeze, and potential layoffs coming the Company’s way. According to Disney Parks Blog, those latest additions will be the first permanent installments of Pixar’s animated feature film, Luca.  Disney Parks states that Guests will get a very ...

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D23 Shines Spotlight on Actors for Pride Month

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In honor of Pride Month, D23 (the Official Disney Fan Club) is “shining a spotlight” on Disney actors who have said that they belong to the LGBTQIA community. “This month we’re celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community,” D23 said on its blog. “Disney recognizes this community’s significant impact on the entertainment industry and, in honor of Pride month, we are highlighting some ...

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Ranking the Best Disney Movie Duos

Timon and Pumbaa

Over the years, Walt Disney Entertainment has introduced us to many diverse friendship duos that have appeared in countless movie classics. Because Disney characters, in general, can come in all different shapes, sizes, and species, such callouts in accordance with equally distinguishable personality traits make for a broad range of unique, versatile relationship dynamics. As is the case in real ...

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‘Luca’ Makes a Splash as the Perfect Family Movie Night Pick for Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend in the United States is often celebrated as a time marking the official return of warm-weather activities. These often include spending more time outdoors for a much-needed reprieve, getting back to backyard cookouts with friends and family, and the welcome reprisal of everyone’s favorite summer pastime—swimming. If you and your family have plans this Memorial Day Weekend, ...

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Why Pixar’s Cultural Trusts Excel at Establishing Such Authentic Representations

Pixar Cultural Trust

Pixar Animation Studios, longtime co-partner and subsidiary to the Walt Disney Company, has an ongoing commitment to celebrating diversity and fostering respect and appreciation for all kinds of people. By successfully representing different cultures and ethnicities and honing in on those specific, personal characteristics and stories that speak to every person’s own unique yet relatable experiences, Pixar has made watching ...

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Is Pixar Done with This Fan-Favorite Movie Tradition?

Pixar John Ratzenberger Tradition

From the release of Toy Story through Onward, every one of Pixar Animation Studios’ feature films had one thing in common: the voice of actor John Ratzenberger. It was known as “The Ratzenberger Tradition.” The former Cheers star was cast in a speaking role or cameo of varying size, starting as the Piggie Bank Hamm alongside Tom Hanks‘ Woody and Tim Allen’s Buzz ...

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OpEd: ‘Turning Red’ Echoes Familiar Disney/Pixar Transformation Trends We’ve Seen Before

Turning Red

People have praised the latest Disney-Pixar animated feature film, Turning Red (2022), for its originality and unique deliverance of a one-of-a-kind storyline. I agree that there are several novel aspects at work within the film, many of which we’ve yet to see play out in prior works of animation from Walt Disney Entertainment. One example is the way adolescence is ...

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Pixar Animator Discusses Giulia from ‘Luca’

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In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, animation supervisor Mike Venturini shared some insight into the character design behind Giulia, one of the main characters in the Oscar-nominated Pixar movie Luca from 2021! In this Disney and Pixar animated film set on the Italian Riviera, sea monsters Luca and Alberto meet Giulia (who is voiced by Emma Berman) while they ...

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Disney and Marvel Movies Head to the Oscars

As awards season has continued, the Disney movies or Pixar movies that have been taking the lead are the 2021 movies Encanto, Cruella, Luca, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings. Now that the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards were just announced, we know that Encanto, Cruella, and Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings are all in the running ...

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List: Disney Buddy Pictures Perfect for ‘Pal-entine’s Day’

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If Disney movies have you looking for anything but a wishing star, it’s your prince or princess and your best pal! Whether you’re feeling a buddy-loving bromance, or a girl’s night in, Disney has a way of reminding its audience to appreciate friendships. D23 made a list of the best buddy pictures for your upcoming Pal-entine’s day. Here are my ...

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