In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 24, 2017

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Are you ready for the Oscars this weekend? Disney has the ability to win pretty darn big! Which movie do you think will win Best Animated Film?

This week, we have a lot of great movie news, a look at Pandora and how it fits with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and more.

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


Curious how Pandora fits in with the theme behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Imagineer Joe Rhode shares the thought process behind just why it does. What do you think about all this now after seeing this video?

For the second year in a row, Disney has been ranked number one within the entertainment industry on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2017. 

Take a look at the first official photo of the upcoming Han Solo film.

While everyone seemed to be loosing their minds this week over the news that Donald Glover will be taking on the role of Simba in The Lion King remake, I’m sitting here excited that James Earl Jones is once again voicing Mufasa! (And as great as I think the casting is for Donald Glover is, Jonathan Taylor Thomas will always be *my* Simba. JTT 4-ever!)

Speaking of casting news, did you hear that another Disney Legend, Angela Lansbury will be in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns sequel?

Josh Gad just won’t stop trying to get details from Daisy Ridley about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This time, he enlists help.

Universal is testing photo validation technology at certain attractions lately. Curious to see what comes from this going forward.



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Rikki Niblett

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One thought on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 24, 2017

  • February 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

    “…losing their minds…”
    Unless they were uncinching consciousness, which takes a little practice.


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