In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 26, 2016

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ICYMIDid you catch the Disneyland 60th special for the Wonderful World of Disney this week? What did you think of it? I know that I actually liked it. It was certainly better than the Christmas specials that have aired as of late!

This week, we have articles you may have missed including information about the upcoming Turner Classic Movie night, Zootopia/Frozen Easter eggs, and much more! Let’s leap to it! (Cause it’s Leap Day on Monday….nevermind….)

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

 

Disney COO Tom Staggs recently gave an interview talking about both Shanghai and the future of television. It’s interesting to see what perspectives the (likely) future CEO has.

Disney ranked number 5 on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” this year. In addition, this week, Disney was named as the World’s Most Powerful Brand.

Could a new ice-cream shop be heading to Disney’s BoardWalk?

Walt Disney World’s first employee has passed away. Phil Smith helped pave the legal path for much of the attraction’s development.

Looks like there will be a change at Flying Fish Cafe when it reopens this fall. Timothy Keating will be leaving Disney to pursue other interests.

If only I had that kind of money. This house themed after The Haunted Mansion was for sale and it’s in my neck of the woods!

The next showcase of Turner Classic Movies, Disney edition is coming up. Get ready for a great line up of great Disney movies, including 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Here are 10 things you may not have known about Pinocchio. I actually didn’t know many of these prior to reading this. Which ones were most interesting to you?

There’s one Frozen Easter egg that’s already been making the rounds that can be found in Zootopia.

Speaking of Zootopia, uber Disney fan Ginnifer Goodwin is the voice of Judy Hopps in the movie. She shares her thoughts in this interview. (PS: Ginnifer….if you’re reading this…could we be besties? Hey….a girl has to try! You never know what she’s reading. 😉 )

Did you catch the trailer of Pete’s Dragon this week? What did you think? Is this one film you’re excited about?

Emily Blunt has been named as the star of the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

Interesting…there is a new web series that hints at the upcoming King Kong attraction set to open at Islands of Adventure this summer. And speaking of King Kong, Universal just released more details about the attraction.

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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