CLOSER LOOK: Obsession-worthy MAGIC HAPPENS parade is a beautiful addition to Disneyland
Feb28

CLOSER LOOK: Obsession-worthy MAGIC HAPPENS parade is a beautiful addition to Disneyland

If you’ve been following along with MouseInfo the past few days, you’ve probably had your fill of the new MAGIC HAPPENS parade at Disneyland but the colorful new entertainment offering is absolutely obsession-worthy with colorful floats, amazing costumes, and some boppy tunes to accompany that trademark Disney magic. Today, we have some GORGEOUS new looks at the parade with photography by Andy Castro! A picture says a...

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FIRST LOOK: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2020 menu and Tasting Card options announced!
Feb26

FIRST LOOK: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2020 menu and Tasting Card options announced!

It’s almost the most exciting time of the year – the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival! Knott’s recently updated their site to show many of the new choices for 2020, and there are some big changes to the Tasting Card this year! Boysenberry Festival Tasting Options This year’s 25 options are: Boysenberry Basil Lemonade – Sutter’s Booth Beer Cheese Soup topped with Boysenberry drizzle and Brown Butter Croutons – Wilderness...

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WHAT TO WATCH: Navigating the new original content on #DisneyPlus
Nov11

WHAT TO WATCH: Navigating the new original content on #DisneyPlus

Disney+ is here! Sure, you’re probably going to be diving head-first into a myriad of favorites catalog of Disney, Disney Channel, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and Muppets but if you’re looking towards all of the new and original content then you might need a heading. Luckily, we’re your golden compass thanks to a little help from some sneak peek screeners that we were given the opportunity to review....

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OP-ED: Disneyland’s mysterious 64-year-old “Test Wall” — Mystery Solved?
Jun20

OP-ED: Disneyland’s mysterious 64-year-old “Test Wall” — Mystery Solved?

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have a special treat today with another fantastic guest post by Jim Denney, author of Walt’s Disneyland. Two years ago, we were excited to share Walt’s Disneyland Dream — Was it Older Than Mickey Mouse? and today we’re happy to share his thoughts on a piece of Disneyland history hidden in plain sight since opening day! ENJOY! As you walk down Disneyland’s Main Street, USA toward Sleeping Beauty Castle, you’ll...

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WATCH: JURASSIC WORLD—THE RIDE commercial teases first look at on-ride Mosasaur
Apr17

WATCH: JURASSIC WORLD—THE RIDE commercial teases first look at on-ride Mosasaur

Universal Studios Hollywood released a new TV spot today promoting the upcoming Jurassic World—The Ride! We get our first look at an actual scene from the attraction (or at least a representation of a scene) with the dreaded mosasaur water dinosaur attacking an aquarium wall. The fun video also features a great montage of the T-Rex menacing the entire Universal backlot before bursting through the iconic entrance gates. While the...

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OOGIE BOOGIE BASH brings new World of Color, Mickey show, Villain trail, and more to DCA in 2019
Apr17

OOGIE BOOGIE BASH brings new World of Color, Mickey show, Villain trail, and more to DCA in 2019

Disney California Adventure will take up the mantel of hosting Disneyland’s Halloween Party this year and the whole event gets a whole new name and focus with the upcoming debut of OOGIE BOOGIE BASH – A DISNEY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Replacing the popular Mickey’s Halloween Treat which has frequented Disneyland park for several years, this new party seemingly aims to draw focus over to Disney California Adventure amongst...

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Three relaxing luxury vacations for the whole family that involve no pixies, mice, or princesses
Jan25

Three relaxing luxury vacations for the whole family that involve no pixies, mice, or princesses

The words “relaxation” and “family” seldom mix. You can hope for relaxation without family, and family without relaxation, but if you think you can have both, you probably don’t have children. Children are a blessing, but not if you want eight hours of rest each night and some time to yourself. And so, vacations become something altogether different when your family grows. You go to kid-friendly places, with plenty of activities for...

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OP-ED: Is the Reliance on CGI Hurting Cinema?
Dec06

OP-ED: Is the Reliance on CGI Hurting Cinema?

By Nika Spenser Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has become common in film. CGI entails using images which are formed by a computer instead of more traditional cinematic techniques such as compositing in which several filmed layers are combined into the final picture. Movies like the Wizard of Oz used compositing techniques to great and convincing effect effect but the practice remained in effect through 20th century filmmaking. The...

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OP ED: Will the ALADDIN live action reboot be as successful THE JUNGLE BOOK?
Nov01

OP ED: Will the ALADDIN live action reboot be as successful THE JUNGLE BOOK?

Jon Favreau’s live action remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK in 2016 was such a sweeping success and it continues to lead Disney’s new trend of bringing classic Disney cartoons back to life for modern audiences. The animal adventure raked in an astonishing $966 million worldwide, making it the 40th highest-grossing film OF ALL TIME. The upcoming release of ALADDIN is just around the corner, and the question that remains to be seen is...

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OPINION: How franchise structure could save Marvel from narrative predictability
Aug31

OPINION: How franchise structure could save Marvel from narrative predictability

With the advent of the brilliant AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, it became apparent that a new epoch of franchise cinema is truly underway. If Indiana Jones or Batman could be thought of as the first intrepid, state-boundary-crossing chain restaurants, then the Marvel franchise is the gleaming McDonalds-esque behemoth; one capable of bringing in $678 million at the box office! Today our partners at Betway will take a look at the state of the...

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