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2010-01-15 12:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading fashion designer Sue Wong announced today the launch of Sue Wong for Walt Disney Signature, a high-end dress line inspired by Disney's "Alice in Wonderland." Tim Burton's highly anticipated film, featuring favorite characters from the classic Lewis Carroll tales, hits the big screen on March 5, 2010 (U.S. theatres). The line developed in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products will launch nationally in February 2010 as a special limited...

2009-10-27 15:37:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney had a lifelong love of trains, and railroad themes were often featured as key elements in his sketches and animated shorts. The traveling exhibit captures the history of Walt's love of trains with a nod to life on the railroad in the early 20th century and introduces visitors to rare animation sketches and cells, historic photography and some of Walt's personal train-related artifacts. See video from Disney at:...

2009-10-12 13:54:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mickey Mouse paid a visit to Kansas City, Walt Disney's hometown, this weekend as he celebrated the unveiling of a traveling art exhibit that pays homage to Walt's lifelong love of trains. He also unveiled the latest Mickey Mouse-inspired toy train set, Mickey's Magic Choo Choo, releasing in time for the holidays. Guests saw Mickey off as his train departed Kansas City's Union Station bound for Los Angeles, where he will arrive just in time for a...

2009-09-28 10:49:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, today revealed the much-anticipated cover and first chapter including art of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the first authorized sequel to A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner in more than 80 years. This is the first glimpse readers will have of the new book, which was announced in January 2009. No review copies have been released, and the manuscript has been...

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2009-09-25 10:37:37

Disney Theatrical Productions donated objects from the award-winning musical The Lion King to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History this week. Costume elements from the show will join objects from the musicals Cats, Rent and the King and I in the museum's permanent entertainment collections. Designed by Julie Taymor, the costume components include Simba's stylized lion mask and headdress -- co-designed by Michael Curry -- and the costume, custom shoes and hat designed for...

2009-09-24 10:00:00

Costume elements join the museum's permanent collection. WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special ceremony today, Disney Theatrical Productions donated objects from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical "The Lion King" to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Costume elements from the show's protagonist Simba and the tribal shaman Rafiki will join objects from the musicals "Cats," "Rent" and the "King and I" in the museum's permanent entertainment...

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2009-09-21 16:17:20

Johnny Depp says he may not star in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film after all, now that Dick Cook is no longer boss at Disney. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is to be directed by Rob Marshall and is set to hit theaters in 2011. The screenplay for the fourth installment in the franchise is being penned by Ted Eliot and Terry Rossio, the team that wrote the first three blockbusters, which have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Total Film quoted Depp as saying he...

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2009-09-11 17:22:29

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the Walt Disney Co.'s D23 Expo in Anaheim to announce his participation in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick. The Los Angeles Times said about 5,000 fans greeted Depp, dressed as his iconic screen character, Jack Sparrow, at Friday's event. Pirates of the Caribbean: In Strange Waters is expected to arrive in theaters in 2012. Depp's previous three Pirates flicks have earned about $1 billion at the U.S. box office. The actor will also be seen in...

2009-07-28 15:11:49

The Swedish publisher of a comic book featuring Disney's Donald Duck said a recent issue featuring Internet piracy was not intended to make a political point. Marika Bark of publishing company Egmont Karnan said the comic book, which features Donald attempting to burn copies of an album downloaded by his nephews to sell for profit, stirred up controversies unintended by the publisher, The Local reported Tuesday. Bark said the comic book was not an attempt to make a point regarding file...

2009-06-22 14:12:53

New Zealand authorities said they freed a man stuck like Winnie-the-Pooh in his electric dryer while trying to retrieve a pair of underpants. Senior Constable Greg Sutherland of the Temuka police said a police officer, an ambulance and two fire crews were sent to the Waipopo home about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after the 42-year-old man's heard, arms and shoulders became stuck in the dryer while he was trying to retrieve a pair of underwear from the back of the appliance, The Timaru (New Zealand)...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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