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Disney Headline News

Celebrities Flip Their Fins In New Installment Of Disney Dream Portrait Series

For the latest image in the portrait series of celebrities living out their Disney dreams, photographer Annie Leibovitz followed a simple recipe: Just add water.

Continuing the "Disney Dream Portrait Series" that has put stars in all kinds of Disney fantasies, Leibovitz trained her famous lens this time on the undersea world of Ariel, heroine of THE LITTLE MERMAID. To get there, she dressed actress Julianne Moore and American swimming icon Michael Phelps in tails and scales.

Animated Headline News

Animation Artwork To Color Academy Gallery

More than 125 hand-drawn artwork pieces from such classics as ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 101 DALMATIANS, and THE LION KING, will be showcased in "Ink & Paint: The Art of Hand-Drawn Animation," a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

The magic of an animated film depends on the ability to bring to life not only animated characters, but the worlds they inhabit.

Universal Headline News

Green Technology In New Simpsons Ride At Universal Studios

Consistent with a company-wide initiative, creative teams at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando have employed a variety of technological innovations in the design and construction of The Simpsons Ride -- opening at both parks in May 2008 -- and are ushering in a new era of environmentally conscious theme park ride construction.

The Simpsons Ride is a new mega-attraction based on the blockbuster movie and TV series.

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Pulling Back The Drapes: Set Decoration Revealed

The home library of an action hero, the bedroom of a mother-to-be and the office of a police chief will be among the installations celebrating the set decorator's art in "Pulling Back the Drapes: Set Decoration Revealed," a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Fourth Floor Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

Disney Headline News

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales In China

With the help of Mickey Mouse and his famous friends, the time-honored stories of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will spring from the storybooks and onto the stage in Disney Live! presents THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.

Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group, and Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment made the announcement Tuesday.

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Six Flags, Nintendo Renew Wii Experience

Six Flags announced this week plans to renew its partnership with Nintendo for the 2008 season.

As part of the agreement, Six Flags will feature and operate the Wii Experience in 10 of its theme parks across the country. Each Wii Experience will house 10 consoles and be operational April 5 - November 2.

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Thomas Land Opens In The UK

HIT Ent. and Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire have opened Europe's first Thomas Land in the UK.

Set within three acres of beautiful parkland, Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park features twelve themed rides including a 600 meter Thomas train ride, an indoor play centre, cafe and a Thomas retail shop.

Speed Headline News

See Speed Racer's Car In Person

The thunderous Mach 5, Speed Racer's supercharged race car featured in Warner Bros. Pictures' new live-action film SPEED RACER, will be on display at the 2008 New York International Auto Show.

The public can view Mach 5 from March 21-30, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, at 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets in New York City.

See the Mach 5 in action when SPEED RACER opens in theatres nationwide on May 9, 2008.

Design Headline News

Explore The Fifth Dimension at 5D - The Future of Immersive Design

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) and the University Art Museum (UAM) of California State University, Long Beach will host an innovative two-day conference called 5D - The Future of Immersive Design.

It will be the first-ever conference dealing with the convergence of visual storytelling and design technology across all narrative media and will take place October 4-5.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Thirty-Foot SpongeBob Marks Nickelodeon Universe Ride

Amid the construction bringing Nickelodeon Universe to life, a 30-foot SpongeBob SquarePants sculpture was installed at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday at the entrance to the new ride, SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge.

Local Minnesota manufacture TivoliToo Inc. created the giant 3D sculpture.

Only three weeks away, the grand opening of Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America promises to offer family fun and excitement as 20 new rides whirl in motion.

Headline News

Kabillion Launches New Promotion With Interactive uWink Restaurant

Kabillion, the multi-platform kidsâ entertainment service, has launched a new cross-promotion with uWink, the popular new interactive restaurant that allows customers to order food, drinks, games and other digital media at their table through proprietary touch screen terminals.

Software Headline News

Power Integration Tour for Maxon

MAXON Computer, the developers of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, announced Monday the 2008 schedule of its highly anticipated Power Integration Tour.

The tour is a joint road show with Adobe Systems that highlights the ease of integrating MAXON CINEMA 4D 3D software with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium for a powerful 2D/3D cross platform solution.