In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 18, 2016

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In Case You Missed ItHow is it POSSIBLE?! We are down to less than a week until Thanksgiving! I’m not even close to ready. I don’t have any food bought and my house is a mess. Guess that means we better dive into the fun! But before we do, I just want to share how thankful I am for you…those who read this column each week! (And if today is your first time…welcome to the fun!) I hope I bring a little knowledge or smile to your day each Friday. So thanks for letting me do it!

This week, we’re looking at what makes Moana so powerful (one week to go until the film is released–squee!), what Wine Bar George will have in store for Guests, and more.

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

Disney released it’s quarterly earnings recently and things weren’t as rosy as they were projected to be. What surprised you the most about this quarter’s results?

Wine Bar George broke ground this week at Disney Springs. It will include It a restaurant area, a grab-and-go food option, a retail shop for wine and accessories, and a wine bar. Does this excite you?

Toy Story Land is now under construction at Shanghai Disneyland.

Did you ever want to work for Pixar? College students can sign up for summer internships now.

Marvel has another TV show on the docket. “The Inhumans,” a new superhero series about Black Bolt and his royal family, will debut first in Imax theaters and then air weekly on ABC next year.

Moana is one of Disney’s most culturally authentic endeavors yet. Find out the lengths the filmmakers took to make it so.

It looks stunning. That’s all I can say. What did you think of the trailer for Beauty and the Beast?

Looks like Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to become a staple with the Disney family. He’s secretly working on an animated project with Zootopia co-director Byron Howard.

Want to know the upcoming Disney film slate for the next two years so far? Which film are you looking forward to seeing the most?

I bring good news! Doc McStuffins is coming back for a 5th season!

As well all know, the latest viral craze in the mannequin challenge. Of course, the cast of the Broadway show Aladdin would get in on the fun. Take a look.

Are you as excited as I am about Volcano Bay? This week, Universal started selling tickets for the upcoming water park that’s slated to open next year.

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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

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