We’re back with another edition of the DisneyExaminer Currents – a compilation of various Disney-related stories that you (or us) may have missed but are worth noting! The format when reading these Currents are 1) photo + 2) informative caption. Easy, huh?
Get reading and be informed!
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a) After being sold out after its initial launch, the famous (and quite popular) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Ear hats have returned to store shelves! Be sure to pick them up on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park!*
*While supplies last, of course.
b) Tom Hanks is busy taping ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, an upcoming film from the Walt Disney Studios highlighting the rather dramatic events that surrounded the making of ‘Mary Poppins’. In a recent article, Hanks reveals that he’s visited the Disney family museum as part of researching Walt (played by Hanks) for the part as seen in the respective photo above. The film is due out on December 20, 2013.
c) Downtown Disney in California will be turned into a winter wonderland this holiday season due in part to a new ice skating rink that has been built near the AMC Theaters. The rink celebrates the upcoming release of a new Tinkerbell moving coming to DVD later this October. The rink (and rental services) have soft opened and will “grand open” on October 23.
d) This past Tuesday, October 16 marked the 89 years of magic. 89 years of The Walt Disney Company. Here’s how it all began –
In 1923, film distributor Margaret Winkler was in conflict with the owner of her top property at the time, Felix the Cat. Afraid she might lose the rights to distribute Felix, she took a risk on a young Walt Disney and signed him to distribute his series of shorts, the Alice Comedies.
The day that agreement was signed – 89 years ago today – marks the official start of The Walt Disney Company.
Happy Birthday to the best company in the world!
e) We’ve been given more details on the plot for the upcoming MARVEL films ‘Iron Man 3’ and ‘THOR: The Dark World’. Read them below –
- Iron Man 3 –
Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
- Thor: The Dark World –
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
f) We have confirmed the awesome vocal a capella group ‘Voices of Liberty’ will be at the Disneyland Main Street Opera House until next March of 2013! Be sure to stop by and listen to these guys sing their American lungs out before you meet Mr. Lincoln.
g) Meet Bolt. He’s the newest sheep at the Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo at Disneyland Park! Be sure to say hello and give him a pet the next time you’re at the Parks!
h) In addition to getting your favorite Disney characters sketched out by a professional sketch artist at a Disney Park, you now can also request your favorite Disney attraction! You can only get them at The Disney Gallery at Disneyland Park.
i) We’d like to congratulate all the participants in this year’s CHOC Walk In The Park that took place throughout the Disneyland Resort on October 14! The event, which benefits Children’s Hospital of Orange County, had 850 teams of walkers that generated over $1.8 million for children in need!
j) ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, Walt Disney Studios’ latest animated film about a video game’s character trying to find his true identity, will smash into theaters on November 2! You can meet Ralph before you see the movie at Disneyland inside the Starcade in Tomorrowland beginning this Friday, October 26!*
*We’ll also be reviewing the film prior to its release, so watch for that here toward the beginning of next week!