Flights to Endor Canceled

Friday, May 7th, 2010

If you want to visit Endor you will have to hurry as Disney is going to cancel the tour. Could it be the dangerous pilot that made Disney take the decision? Of course not! A new adventure is planned, but for some reason I think the pilot will be promoted and might be back too. We will have to wait and see.

Those brave travelers that want to go to Endor for the last time can do so during a special event on Saturday August 14th. The party starts at 8pm and will go on until 1am. There will be themed party zones, Star Wars shows, a Death Star Disco and a special Fireworks extravanganza display.

This, including your last trip to Endor, sounds like a lot of fun. Tickets can be pre-booked and will cost you $75 (plus tax) per person. Hurry up, don’t miss the flight!

Star Wars Guests in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Friday, March 19th, 2010

In May Star Wars will have a big celebration as it has been 30 years since it was first released. During this month the Star Wars Weekends will kick off in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For 4 weekends long Star Wars fans will have the chance the celebrate inside the Disney’s Hollywood studios and meet some of the Star Wars actors.

This year’s hosts for all four weekends are Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka). A list of all other guests can be found below.


First Man on the Moon was Buzz Lightyear

Monday, March 15th, 2010

According to the English newspaper Sunday Telegraph, 10% of the British children believe that the first man on the moon was Buzz Lightyear and not Neil Armstrong. Buzz isn’t the only name mention in this questionnaire. Others are Sir Richard Branson, American cyclists Lance Armstrong and Luke Skywalker…

The article doesn’t state how many children did get it right. It would have been interesting to know.

Well at least Buzz is an astronaut, he could have been the first! Maybe Buzz should put Mars on top of his to do list!

Picture copyright Disney

Star Wars Weekends 2010

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The dates for the 2010 Star Wars weekends at the Hollywood Studios have been release. Get ready for your jedi training on the following weekends.

May 21 – 23
May 28 – 30
June 4 – 6
June 11 – 13

In 2009 following guest appeared; Ray Park, Warwick Davis, James Arnold Taylor, Peter Mayhew, Matthew Wood, Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse, Matt Lanter, Dave Filoni and Temuera Morrison. Guests for this year are not listed yet but one can expect to see some or even most of the above list return.

Michael Jackson’s Disneyana Collection – AUCTION STOPPED (update!)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

mj-auction0If the money is gone, you have to start selling some of your things. It can happen to the best of us, even Michael Jackson, the king of pop. After already selling his ranch Michael has no other option to sell some of his private collection so he can pay his bills. In this collection, as was to be expected, are a lot of Disneyana to be found. Browsing the catalog some amazing Disney things popped up. So if you have a couple of left over dollars, maybe something is in the collection for you. Although, I must admit, I don’t think “left over dollars” will be enough as most of the items are big, some of them are very rare and all of them will go for top dollars.


More Nominations for Disney

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

walle-s1The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films has announced their nominations for the 35th Annual Saturn Awards that will take place on 25th June. Disney has also received some nominations for the Saturn awards. Four nominations go to “The Chronicles of Narnia; Prince Caspian” in the category Best Fantasy Film, Best Costume, Best Make-Up and Best Special Effects. Andrew Stanton got an nomination for Best Director for the Oscar winning “Wall-E”. “Wall-E” also scores an nomination in Best Animation Film. It is up against “Bolt” and “Kung Fu Panda”, but this time there is also “Madagascar: Escape to Africa”, “Horton Hears a Who” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” fighting in the same category for that price.

“Lost” (ABC) is nominated for Best Network Television Series and after just recently seeing the episode dedicated to John Locke I can see this one winning. This is not the only nomination for “Lost” as Matthew Fox is nominated for Best Actor in Television and Evangeline Lilly for Best Actress in Television. However Evangeline Lilly has to fight against Anna Paquin who is amazing in the fantastic vampire series “True Blood”.


Aren’t You a Little Short for a Stormtrooper?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Picture Copyrights StarWars.comFor those that have been to Disneyland Resort Paris might already know the quote used in the amazing Cinemagique attraction in the Walt Disney Studios. Now Walt Disney World guest who will be going during the Star Wars Weekends at the Disney Hollywood Studios will be able to wear the quote when they buy the T-Shirt. The T-Shirt will not be related to the Paris ride, but will portray Mickey in a Stormtrooper outfit and Minnie popping the question. This is only one example of the great merchandise Disney and Star Wars fans will see during the Star Wars weekends. Yet again, like every year, collectors will love all the goodies offered during this yearly event.

Read on to find a list of all the collectibles for this years Star Wars Weekends.


Impact on the Mouse

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Mickey Mouse has a big impact on American history, an impact that goes far beyond American boundaries. Just look at the theme parks around the world, the movies playing in thousand theaters and the millions of toys in the shops. Even if you don’t have a Disney holiday, most likely you will still encounter some sort of Disney on your trip (or near your home). You can also ask what cartoon character is the most known in the world; I am pretty confident that Mickey Mouse will make it on the top spot as most well known cartoon character. Mickey (and his friends) are everywhere, even making an impact on our daily lives.

But what about the impact on Mickey Mouse and Disney from the outside? It’s a question that popped up in my head, more specifically the impact of today and in the (near) future! Let’s have a look at some possible theories (I think) that has have impact on the mouse and that might form the future look of Disney. Let’s do so starting with the biggest influence at the moment; PIXAR!


Clone Wars Previews at Star Wars Weekends

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Can’t wait to see the new Star Wars; The Clone Wars animation? The official release will be on the 15th August but Disney fans visiting the Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World during the Star Wars weekends will be in for a treat. With an already impressive guest list fans will also have the chance to see some exclusive previews during the Star Wars weekends…

Among the features at this year’s Star Wars Weekends, which run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 6 to June 29, 2008, will be “Behind the Force — Experience The Clone Wars,” an exploration of the creation of this groundbreaking Star Wars feature film. During “Experience The Clone Wars,” fans will get a chance to meet a representative of Lucasfilm Ltd. and, at the culmination of the presentation, see an exclusive clip of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that can be seen only at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends. (

Visit the Star Wars / Disney event page to get the latest updates on the weekends.


Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Disney has started a new film label to produce nature documents from world top documentary filmmakers. The label, named DisneyNature, will release movies about the beauty of our planet. On of them called simply “Earth” (April 22, 2009)., a movie that will be produced an directed by the award winning British Alastair Fothergill who already gave us the “Blue Planet” and the “Planet Earth” series. Darth Vader, oeps, I meant James Earl Jones will be the narrator of this new production.


Star Wars Weekend Guest List

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

The 2008 Star Wars weekends that will take place in The Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World in June are taking form. Warwick Davis will be the host for every Star Wars weekend while other celebrities will visit the park on selected dates.

June 6-8: Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett, Captain Colton) & Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, all the 10 year old clones on Kamino)
June 13-15: Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) & David Prowse (Darth Vader)
June 20-22: Amy Allen (Aayla Secura) & Matthew Wood ( Episode III’s Supervising Sound Editor, voice of the evil General Grievous in that movie as well as the upcoming animated series, The Clone Wars)
June 27-29: Dave Filoni (Supervising Director of The Clone Wars animated feature and series)

Will the program already looks nice I can’t wait to see what the special merchandise this year will be.

The Pirates of the Caribbean Pocket Model Game

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

piratesgamewizkids.jpgToday WizKids announces that they signed a deal with Disney to create a “Pirates of the Caribbean” PocketModel Game. I love the games of Wizkids and have been playing their Marvel HeroClix, DC Heroclix and HorrorClix games since the beginning. (For those knowing the game; I own both the Galactus and the Phoenix figures.)

The also created the game Pirates; a game where players can battle it out using construct 3-D pirate ships from pieces punched out of a styrene card. (WizKids) This however is a game I haven’t played yet, although it did look intriguing.


Pirates, Muppets, Lions and Darth Vader

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

muppetspirates1.jpgWhat if Mufasa was Darth Vader? Or what would happen if the Muppets would invade the world of the pirates?

You can find out on YouTube where you will find a trailer of the Pirates of the Caribbean; At Worlds End that includes a bunch of the Muppets and a great little video where Darth “Mufasa” Vader talks to Luke.

You can check out the videos made by Leprechaunproduction here (Via Brokehoedown)

Star Wars Characters Arriving at Orlando Airport

Monday, May 21st, 2007

starwarsorlandoairpotposterboba1.jpgFlying into Orlando airport visitors will not miss the awesome posters inviting them to come and visit the Star Wars Weekends between 1 June and 24 June at the Disney-MGM studios in Walt Disney World. You’ll get to see pictures from Yoda lifting baggage, Darth Vader taking of his shoes, Darth Maul helping airplanes to land using Lightsabers, Tie Fighters docked at the gates and my favorite; Boba Fett bringing in Han Solo in Carbonite. I wonder if he had to pay more for the extra weight…


The Cinemagique we didn’t get…

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Cinemagique is one of the top attractions in the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris. The journey through the history of movies from the early days all the way to todays blockbusters like Monsters, Inc. enchants guests and regularly manages to get even applause. But us with most great attractions and movies before guests get treated to the finalized project the creative team considers many different concepts, ideas and approaches. Information about these early concepts is rather hard to get by – especially for theme park attractions such as Cinemagique which just don’t get released on official DVDs with comprehensive bonus material. But now and then fans are lucky – as right now in the case of Cinemagique.

Thanks need to go to the blog Cartoon Brew who got YouTube-user CyberShire to reveal the story behind his 6 chapters of “Famous Balloon Movies”… (more…)