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    by Published on 06-19-2012 11:00 AM
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    Brave: The Video Game, inspired by the Disney•Pixar movie “Brave,” is now available for most gaming systems. The Video Game offers fans the chance to continue the story of the film and relive highlights from Merida’s heroic journey t.o undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

    Players can go on new adventures and experience non-stop action as they run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland.
    by Published on 06-19-2012 07:45 AM
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    Disney confirmed today that production officially began last Wednesday on the new Maleficent movie that will be starring Angelina Jolie in the title role. The announcement comes with the first look image of the sexy new villainess.

    Disney previously confirmed Maleficent to have a March 14, 2014 release date for the film. Today it was confirmed that the film will be made available in 3D format.

    Other official confirmations include Princess Aurora portrayed by Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), along with a cast comprised of Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”). No mention was made to confirm or deny Brenton Thwaites who is rumored to be on board to portray Prince Philip.

    Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.
    by Published on 06-19-2012 07:00 AM
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    Walt Disney World Resort will pixie dust the night skies July 4 with special pyrotechnic shows, including a patriotic display at Magic Kingdom, a rock’n'roll spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a classic sky show at Epcot infused with an Independence Day finale.

    In addition, Epcot guests may lend their ears to “Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert” and meet with Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and Disney characters adorned in patriotic dress at American Adventure.
    by Published on 06-18-2012 08:00 PM
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    In an effort to help spread awareness for the Disney Friends for Change program, Disney has announced a host of official Ambassadors. Disney Channel stars Debby Ryan (“Jessie”), Bella Thorne and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”), and Ross Lynch and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”) will serve as Friends for Change Ambassadors.

    The program is aimed at kids and families to encourage them to work together to make positive change in their local towns and schools. Three core components of the program include volunteering, being a leader, and living green.

    To learn more about the program, visit disney.com/friends

    by Published on 06-17-2012 05:00 PM
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    Amidst the chaos of the grand unveiling of all the new DCA Expansion additions this weekend, I also had the opportunity to be invited by Disney to a screening of BRAVE, Disney-Pixar's latest venture due out in theaters on June 22. After hearing some mixed advanced reviews of the film, I was pleased to find that Pixar has once again created a wonderful story that is full of character and emotion.
    by Published on 06-17-2012 12:00 PM
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    Periwinkle is debuting in "Secret of the Wings," the newest film in the Disney Fairies franchise and Walt Disney World is currently casting auditions for the character. She is a winter talent fairy that shares a lot of similarities with Tinker Bell and the two become fast friends.

    The casting description for Periwinkle is very slender, sweet, curious, eager, friendly. This is in contrast to Tinker Bell (who they are also casting auditons for) who is listed as sassy, feisty, playful and fun. Both roles are in the 4'11" - 5'2" height range.
    by Published on 06-17-2012 10:47 AM
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    We often get requests to see a bit of the media goings-on outside of actual coverage in the parks so we've compiled a few of the photos from the media-related areas from this past week's previews.

    What you don't see here is the hours of standing, waiting, charging, swapping, reviewing, texting, calling, cropping, processing, proofing, reading, researching, uploading, posting, and tweeting that is going on during these events. It's a tough job but someone's gotta bring the news and we're happy you make MouseInfo your spot for the latest!

    So put on your media credential and join us for a look at the stuff you won't be seeing this summer at Disney California Adventure!
    by Published on 06-16-2012 09:00 PM

    Maestro Goofy takes to Paradise Park where a symphonic series of musical performances takes place on the shores of Paradise Bay in "Instant Concert! Just Add Water." Done in the style of classic cartoon shorts that are narrated by a smart-alec voiceover, the show features Goofy in full coat and tails attempting to orchestrate the fountains.
    by Published on 06-16-2012 08:00 PM

    They've opened the gates and seized DCA! The Red Car News Boys can now be seen daily on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. This video from June 14th features the performance of the show complete with a finale that includes Mickey Mouse himself.
    by Published on 06-16-2012 07:00 PM

    Five and Dime made their debut on Buena Vista Street this week and are charming guests with a nostalgic sound that helps build on the atmosphere of Buena Vista Street. This jazz ensemble of friends and relations, headed up by a vivacious singer named Dime, has travelled down Route 66 all the way from Chicago in the hopes of making it big in Hollywood.
    by Published on 06-16-2012 11:00 AM
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    Hello travelEARS! All around the internet, Disney fans are buzzing about the opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. In celebration, we'd like to take TravelEAR Abroad to the Wigwam Motel in San Bernadino, CA which is one of the still-standing hotels of this type that influenced the pointy-shaped location in Disney Pixar's Cars.

    In case you missed it, or want to visit again, check out the TravelEAR Abroad at the Wigwam Motel!
    by Published on 06-16-2012 07:00 AM

    MouseInfo had the opportunity to chat with Zsolt Hormay, the Field Art Director for Cars Land's amazing rock work. Bringing the Monument Valley from Cars to life was no easy task and it was the biggest single piece of rockwork ever created by the Disney Compnay and Mr. Hormay was responsible for helping to bring it all to life.
    by Published on 06-15-2012 02:00 PM
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    Goofy has debuted in a new show in Disney California Adventure, Instant Concert! Just Add Water. The new day-time water fountain show takes place multiple times each day in Paradise Pier.
    by Published on 06-15-2012 10:30 AM

    June 15th is finally here and Disney California Adventure has officially reopened with all of its expansion finally completed. This morning, a special ceremony was held for the press in front of the Carthay Circle Theater which included Bob Iger rededicating the park and a whole lot of characters and Cast Members in a sudo-flash mob.
    by Published on 06-15-2012 10:15 AM
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    Last night we shared a clip of the new BRAVE segment in World of Color that debuted along with the GLOW WITH THE SHOW concept. Now we have full video the entire show so you can see just what it is the Imagineers have been tinkering around with in Paradise Bay.

    Apart from the beautiful ears glowing throughout the audience, the show also debuted a newly modified version of the Pirates of the Caribbean segment which combines the successful elements from the first version with successful elements of the second for a new pirates section that is better than both prior version!

    Check out photos after the jump!

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