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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Walt Disney World’s most immersive experience yet will be a new hotel being built next to Galaxy’s Edge. The Galactic Starcruiser will make multi-day guests feel like they’re inside a spaceship – the Halcyon – via galactic views, hotel staff portrayed by characters like Chewbacca, and a port day on the planet Batuu.

Disney Parks’ Avengers Campus

Disney Parks’ Avengers Campus

Galaxy’s Edge still has that new theme park smell. Now, Disney has revealed 2020 plans for a Marvel-themed land at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. “Avengers Campus” will include the current Guardians of the Galaxy ride, and a new Spider-Man ride-through attraction, Tony Stark’s Worldwide Engineering Brigade.

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The Mandalorian (Trailer)

The Mandalorian (Trailer)

The first of what we are sure will be many Star Wars stories on its way to the new Disney+ streaming service takes place between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. It stars a heavily armored Pedro Pascal in the title role, with Jon Favreau taking on writing and showrunner duties. Premieres 11/12/19.

Disney+ Streaming Service

Disney+ Streaming Service

Disney+ is a movie and TV streaming service that will include thousands of series and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Nat Geo. It will have apps for TVs, mobile devices and consoles. It will launch on 11/12/19 for $6.99/mo.

Aladdin (Trailer)

Aladdin (Trailer)

After positively freaking out the Internet with Will Smith’s blue-faced genie, the first full trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin looks far more entertaining than we first thought, and yes, it preserves the music that made the animated version a classic.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Preview

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Preview

2019 will bring a major new addition to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World – a massive, Star Wars-themed land. In this brief preview clip, they tease a bit of the park, as well as its two rides: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

The Lion King Compared

The Lion King Compared

It looks like the live-action/CGI remake of The Lion King will attempt to be faithful to the animated original. To see just how much the two have in common, motion designer Sowick created this side-by-side comparison of the teaser with footage from the 1994 film.

The Lion King (Teaser)

The Lion King (Teaser)

Get ready to cry and laugh with Simba all over again. Disney is remaking The Lion King using live action and realistic CGI. Starring Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and the mighty James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa. Premieres 7/19/19.

NIXON x Mickey Mouse

NIXON x Mickey Mouse
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In celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, accessory maker Nixon has teamed up with Disney for a series of unique and playful wristwatches. We love the motion in Look Out Below, but our favorite is the brawler known as Dust Up. In a variety of sizes and designs.

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Kaptain Kristian is back with his latest “visual love letter,” a tribute to the animation of the Walt Disney Company. He explores a dozen different techniques Disney animators have used to make their creations lifelike, and that any animator could use to improve their craft.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Trailer)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Trailer)

“War does not come with a guarantee.” The modern classic Star Wars: The Clone Wars will finally be given a proper ending. The series will have 12 new episodes released in 2019 on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

Disney’s Worst Attraction

Disney’s Worst Attraction

If you’re fascinated by studying failure, then you need to subscribe to Defunctland, a channel dedicated to theme parks and attractions that didn’t work out. In this episode, they look at one of the many poorly-executed attractions which Disney born out of the 1980s and 1990s.

Disney Stunt Robots

Disney Stunt Robots

Disney Imagineering has been developing robots that could possibly be used to perform stunt work in theme park live shows. Their so-called “Stuntronics” are humanoid robots with impressive acrobatic skills, such as the ability to flip and nail a perfect landing every time.

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Dumbo (Teaser)

Dumbo (Teaser)

A young circus elephant is bullied and shunned by his peers because of his large ears. Tim Burton is directing the star-studded live action remake of this heartwarming tale for the family. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Trailer)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Trailer)

Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope hop onto the information superhighway in search of a replacement part to keep Sugar Rush running. Along the way, the duo encounters a veritable who’s who of Disney-owned characters, as the studio flexes their intellectual property muscle.

Wall++

Wall++

While we’re not too sure of the practical uses for this technology from Disney Research, there’s no question that the idea that entire walls can become capacitive input devices for about $20 per square meter is really intriguing. What would you do with this tech?

The Ultimate Infinity War

The Ultimate Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War includes just about every major MCU character yet. But Marvel could have added many other characters under their parent company’s umbrella to round out the cast even further. Nerdist envisions what that movie might have been like.

Kingdom Hearts III (Gameplay 3)

Kingdom Hearts III (Gameplay 3)

This brief trailer for Kingdom Hearts III showcases some of the minigames that you’ll be able to play in the Classic Kingdom. The games-within-the-game sees Sora playing on a Game & Watch style LCD handheld system inspired by classic Disney cartoons.

Wreck-it Ralph 2 (Teaser)

Wreck-it Ralph 2 (Teaser)

Also known as Ralph Breaks The Internet, the follow up to Disney’s wonderfully fun 2012 animated feature Wreck-it Ralph sends Ralph and Vanellope on a journey through the World Wide Web to search for a rare part needed to keep her video game working.

Disney’s Magic Highway U.S.A.

Disney’s Magic Highway U.S.A.

Back in 1958, Disney envisioned the future of America’s highways and automotive tech. While we still don’t have flying ambulances or self-building roads, backup cameras and traffic apps are everyday items, and autonomy is closer than ever. Watch the full movie here.

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Incredibles 2: Sneak Peek

Incredibles 2: Sneak Peek

Our first real look at the sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2004 hit, as our superheroic family gets pulled out of their now ordinary lives to save the world from a new villain hellbent on destruction. Stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Odenkirk, among others.

Aladdin: How Can We Be Free?

Aladdin: How Can We Be Free?

“But oh, to be free… to be my own master.” ScreenPrism argues that Aladdin has a nice message about freedom. The heroes each have different kinds of freedom. In the end, they learn that to maximize their own freedom, they should help others be more free as well.

Incredibles 2 (Teaser)

Incredibles 2 (Teaser)

It’s been over 13 years, but Bob Parr and his super-powered family are coming back to the big screen. From the looks of the teaser, it’s Baby Jack-Jack’s time to shine. And unless one of his powers is slowing time, it takes place shortly after the original. Premieres 6/15/18.

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere gathers your movies from Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Blu-ray download codes into one streaming app. The app is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Chromecast devices. It works with Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. films.

The Mad Doctor

The Mad Doctor

Go back to 1933 with this thoroughly creepy Walt Disney cartoon, starring Mickey Mouse as he attempts to rescue his dog Pluto from an evil doctor. Beyond its Halloween-appropriate plot, it’s a great reminder how good animation can be when every single frame is hand-drawn.

CGI & Storytelling in Animated Films

CGI & Storytelling in Animated Films

Just Write compares the stories of Disney’s 2D films with 3D successors from Pixar and DreamWorks, then points out how 3D animation contributed to that change. We’re not entirely convinced of his thesis, but his comparison is food for thought.

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