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Headline News Disney's A Christmas Carol Goes on Whistle-Stop Tour

Disney is hosting an interactive 40-city train tour including a 3-D sneak peek of film footage from the upcoming movie DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Set amidst a snowy backdrop -- complete with all of the sights and sounds of Christmas including carolers, decorations, giveaways and many more surprises in each of the 40 cities -- the Train Tour is being launched with HP on board as the title and technology sponsor and driven by Amtrak. This family event is for guests of all ages and is free to the public.

Blogs fmx 09: Rainy with Excellent Animation!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 9:30am

Cloudy, sometimes rainy. Stuttgart, the capital of the German federal state of Baden Wüerrttemberg is once again for the next four days the global center of animation. The fmx conference opened its gates to the huge crowds of professionals, students, journalists and all enthusiasts.

Headline News At-Bristol, Aardman Announce New Animation Exhibition

Press Release from Explore-At-Bristol

Wallace and Gromit will join a host of other Aardman favourites at a new GBP 400,000 animation exhibition set to open at the popular Harbourside attraction, Explore-At-Bristol, on 18 July.

The interactive exhibition called Animate It! has been developed in association with Aardman Animations and will allow visitors to create their own animations and broadcast them via a new interactive website.

Headline News LEGOLAND Windsor Taps RealD 3D Technology for Imagination Theatre

Press Release LEGOLAND, Windsor and RealD

LONDON & LOS ANGELES -- LEGOLAND Windsor and RealD have partnered to upgrade the park's Imagination Theatre with state-of-the-art RealD 3D technology. The theatre's dual projector system has been replaced with a single digital projector and RealD's award winning XL Cinema System. This marks RealD's first installation in a European theme park and the second partnership between RealD and LEGOLAND, with the initial pact incorporating RealD technology into LEGOLAND California at the theme park's Show Place Theater.

Headline News Monsters, Inc. Ride Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

Wednesday was the opening day at Tokyo Disneyland for "Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek!," reports AFP.

Park operator Oriental Land Co. spent $100 million (10 billion yen) on the ride, which is the first to open at the park in five years. Panasonic sponsored the attraction, located in Tomorrowland.

Similar to the "Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" ride at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., "Ride and Go Seek" takes guests through the world of the 2001 movie, only with more interactivity and sophistication.

Headline News Hugh Jackman as Wolverine to be Immortalized at Madame Tussauds

Press Release from Fox Filmed Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Hugh Jackman and the character that launched him to superstardom -- the beloved mutant anti-hero Wolverine -- will be immortalized in wax at a gala event at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, on April 29, 2009.

Jackman joins a gallery of notable figures from the worlds of history, politics and pop culture -- including recent inductee Michelle Obama -- to receive the honor of seeing himself (and his on-screen alter ego Wolverine) transformed into a wax figure.

Blogs Cartoons on the Bay: A Different Bay, A Different Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 10, 2009 at 10:15am

Cartoons on the Bay debuted in their new, more post-MIPTV friendly location. Now held in the three towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, the festival is just one jaw-droppingly stunning ride away from Cannes. What a place!

Headline News Disney Family to Open Museum in San Francisco

Walt Disney's only surviving daughter, Diana Disney Miller, and other family members, are working to open a museum focused on the film legend's home life and artistic achievements, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES.

The $112 million museum, called The Walt Disney Family Museum, is set to open in the fall and will be run by the former deputy director of the Harvard University Art Museums, Richard Benefield.

The exhibition will show personal items, like never-before-seen home movies and Disney artifacts, like STEAMBOAT WILLIE animation cels.

Headline News WePOWER's Wind Turbine Helps Power the House of Innoventions at Epcot

WePOWER's Seahawk, one of the company's vertical axis wind turbines, is currently being featured in the House of Innoventions exhibit as part of the INNOVENTIONS attraction at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The House of Innoventions features breakthrough technologies available today, which help to make our homes greener, safer, cleaner, more fun and comfortable. WePOWER joins advanced products developed by leading innovators in home automation, green energy and technology.

Headline News Tons of Slime for Everyone on the Nickelodeon Family Cruise

Nickelodeon has assembled a week of non-stop activities, big talent and a dose of slime for everyone during the Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean, which sets sail this summer -- July 26-Aug. 9, on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas, and Aug. 9-16, on Freedom of the Seas. Families will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 10th birthday bashes; interactive game shows; special screenings of Nickelodeon series; character meet-and-greets; and more.

Headline News T. Rowe Price Invests in WDW INNOVENTIONS, Cat Cora to Open New Restaurant

T. Rowe Price, the global investment management organization, has signed a sponsorship agreement to create an innovative financial education and entertainment experience at Epcot. Designed in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure is scheduled to open this spring at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This interactive exhibit will bring basic saving and investing concepts to life in a fun and captivating way.

Blogs Oscar Showcase Tour 09 Academy Screenings Gallery

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 3:02pm

One of the highlights of the tour is always the public screening at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. This year the Academy not only hosted a night highlighting the shorts, but also the animated features. Check out the pics for both events.

Blogs Oscar Tour Comes to Close at DreamWorks

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 6:21pm

The Oscar Showcase tour came to an end on Friday with a visit to DreamWorks. The filmmakers were clearly tired from their long week and a half, but their excitement hasn't wavered. Ron invited Academy board member Rick Farmiloe to join us for the day to experience the tour with the filmmakers.