In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of May 8, 2015

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Wow! This has been a busy Disney and Universal week! I could barely keep up with all the fun! Every day there was some new announced and another great article to read!

What is your favorite news piece that came out, whether it’s listed here or around the Disney/Universal blogosphere?

In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors

 

This week, Disney announced its Quarter 2 earnings and the company did much better than previously expected, beating expectations with a 10% increase. Find out how. Also, for those who would like to see the full transcript of this week’s earnings call, it can be found here.

Wow! All four Disney Cruise Line ships have been named as part of the 10 Best Cruise Ships for Families by USA Today. Which ship is your favorite to sail on?

We all know that in between each of the new Star Wars trilogy of films, that there will also be anthology films released too. The first one is going to be called Rogue One and is about the Rebels were able to steal the original Death Star plans from the Empire. However, another film that seems to be in the works…a look at Boba Fett’s story.

Speaking of Star Wars, it’s been a big week for the franchise. You know…May the Fourth Be With You and all…so here are 54 facts about The Force Awakens.

Also in Star Wars news, it appears that Disney Infinity 3.0 will be all about Star Wars! Are you excited about the new installment of the game?

Finally, Star Wars fans will want to pick up this months edition of Vanity Fair. I think you’ll recognize a few faces and meet a few new ones. Plus there are some great details about the upcoming film too!

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the second highest movie opening ever! Did you see the movie already?

It’s been confirmed by Lucasfilm…another Indiana Jones movie will eventually be made! That is indeed very good news! Who else is excited about this development?

Phineas and Ferb is ending its run in grand fashion in June. Are you sad to see the popular Disney Channel show end?

Curious who will be voicing main characters, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde in the upcoming Zootopia? I’ve got the answer!

Mental Floss shared 20 Facts About the Muppets. How many did you know?

Past met present at Game 7 of the Clippers-Spurs series. What am I talking about? Click to find out.

While we’re talking about earnings in this week’s In Case You Missed It, Universal also released exceptionally strong earnings as well, thanks to Diagon Alley and it looks like Universal is planning on putting part of their earnings right back in the park. (Especially with the announcements of both King Kong and Nintendo coming to theme parks soon!)

In Case We Missed It

 

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Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

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