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#176 w/ Special Guest MICHAEL FIORE (Co-Director & Producer of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)

#176 w/ Special Guest MICHAEL FIORE (Co-Director & Producer of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)

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May 11, 2017 – Show #176

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we get animated and up on the storyboard wall as we welcome MICHAEL FIORE (Co-Director & Producer of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life) to the show! Michael stops in and talks about what it was like to make a documentary about this Disney Legend Animator, Artist, Storyboard Artist, Writer and more! He tells Floyd’s story, how you can hang out with Floyd, highlights filming this documentary and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Domenic stops in with his Disney Short Leash to give you some tips and tricks for a quick Disney World Trip, and we have Paige with the symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review while you have the question and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know! Randy is here giving you the latest in Disney Multi-Media and Caitlin gives you the lowdown on the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom, Happily Ever After, Wishes, Guardians of the Galaxy, PEZ, Doritos, Animal Kingdom, the Haunted Mansion, Aladdin Live Action Film, Epcot, Disney Cruise Line and more!

MICHAEL FIORE (Co-Director & Producer of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)

MICHAEL FIORE (Co-Director & Producer of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)

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From Surreal Worlds to Super Heroes, Groundbreaking New Experiences Premiere During Blockbuster Summer of Fun at Disney Parks

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Anchored by two amazing new experiences ­– one an alien planet where mountains float and Banshees fly, the other an epic adventure inviting a breathtaking drop into the world of Super Heroes – Disney parks on both coasts are poised to make summer 2017 a season like none other. It all begins May 27, with the debuts of Pandora ­– The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort and Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at the Disneyland Resort.

With a supporting cast of even more new events and great attractions at both resorts, there’s plenty of fun in the sun for Disney Parks guests in California and Florida.

“In the U.S. and around the world, Disney parks are making new magic for our guests,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With an irreverent and rockin’ new attraction at Disneyland Resort and an entire never-before-seen world at Walt Disney World Resort opening this May, there are fantastic experiences in store for our guests. Starting this summer they will be able to step into the worlds of their favorite stories and characters like never before.” 

Throughout the season, guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will experience the kind of sensational adventures only Disney can create.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, opening May 27: Pandora – The World of Avatar, an all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s epic film AVATAR. Guests will fly above the jungles of Pandora while riding on a mountain banshee on the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage. And they’ll board reed boats for Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly excursion down a rainforest river to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

At Disneyland Resort in California, opening May 27: Outrageous and irreverent characters from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, comics and animated series lead guests on a high-energy adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park. The chaotic and hilarious adventure combines a breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, plus the attraction’s “awesome mix tape” of music inspired by the films’ soundtracks. Guests will board a gantry lift for multiple, random ride experiences in a pulse-pounding rise and fall as they join Rocket, one of the most unusual heroes a guest will encounter, in a daring plan to free the captive Guardians from The Collector’s Fortress. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is the cornerstone of the summertime celebration, Summer of Heroes, where guests will enjoy Super Hero encounters; an awesome dance-off featuring Star-Lord and Gamora; and, for a limited time, a challenging “Avengers Training Initiative” for young recruits.

The two, all-new experiences are just the beginning of the fun at Disney Parks on both coasts this summer:

 AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

As Disney California Adventure unveils the sensational new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and Summer of Heroes, exciting experiences will be found all across the Disneyland Resort this summer. Specific dates for some will be announced soon. 

  • Guests have a chance to be dazzled by the beloved and iconic “Main Street Electrical Parade,” with an extended run through Aug. 20.
  • The spectacular nighttime “Fantasmic!” show re-opens at Disneyland this summer, and the classic Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions return to delight park guests.
  • Also in Disneyland, Star Wars and Disney fans will step into out-of-this-galaxy adventures at Star Wars Launch Bay, meeting some Star Wars characters and getting an up-close look at replica props and models from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
  • Across both parks, guests will meet characters familiar and new – from Moana and Chewbacca to the stars of Summer of Heroes, including Groot, Captain America and Spider-Man. Photos with Groot are sure to be a big hit as he makes his first appearance in a Disney park.
  • “Disney Junior Dance Party” debuts Friday, May 26, at Disney California Adventure, creating a fun concert experience where adults and kids can sing and dance along to the music. Popular Disney Junior characters from Disney Junior TV shows “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First” and “The Lion Guard” will be joined by characters from the new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers.”

AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

The stunning world of Pandora headlines a full lineup of new attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.  From theme parks to water parks to resorts to Disney Springs, there’s something new in every corner of this world.

  • A dazzling new after-dark show, Rivers of Light, treats Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to a celebration of nature in an experience that features water, floats, projections, fire and light choreographed to an original musical score.
  • A new nighttime experience premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 26. A full orchestra will provide the soundtrack for a 40-minute visual journey into The Music of Pixar LIVE!
  • Additional movie replicas from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story welcome guests to Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • A new family-friendly raft adventure, Miss Adventure Falls, recently debuted at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.
  • A May 12 opening is set for “Happily Ever After,” the most spectacular fireworks display in the history of the Magic Kingdom.
  • Disney Springs rocks out with more new, food and beverage locations to complete its transition from Downtown Disney.

All of these new experiences add up to a thrilling summer at Disney Parks, with blockbuster excitement awaiting guests at parks on both coasts.

Find out more at:  Disney.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel's Bunk'd, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

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March 9, 2017 – Show #168

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head on off to camp with none other than TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d, Billy Elliot on Broadway, YouTube Sensation)! Tessa stops in and talks about being on the hit Disney Channel Show Bunk’d, her favorite episodes, memories, jokes and more. In addition she talks about her love of Harry Potter, Charities we works with and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Tessa Netting. And you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Pandora, Beauty and the Beast, Disney Channel, John Stamos, Disneyland, California Adventure, Food and Wine Festival, Chef Goofy, Star Wars, Avatar and more. 

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney's Bunk'd)

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d)

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Chef Goofy Brings a Dash of Disney Magic to the California Capitol, Celebrating the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

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Chef Goofy Brings a Dash of Disney Magic to the California Capitol, Celebrating the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

Chef Goofy Brings a Dash of Disney Magic to the California Capitol, Celebrating the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

Young Sacramento chefs-in-training joined Chef Goofy, Disneyland Resort Chef Moises Carranza and Disneyland Resort Ambassador Alexa Garcia in a Disney Kids Food Demonstration, preparing treats on the west lawn of the California State Capitol Building. Goofy and Chef Moises will be returning to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, March 10 through April 16, which offers a rich menu of daily culinary demonstrations and tastings, celebrity chefs, and a complimentary Junior Chef Experience for children age 3 to 11.

Celebrity Chefs scheduled to appear at the Festival include Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Cat Cora, Duff Goldman, Emily Ellyn and Keegan Gerhard. The Festival offers wine, beer and spirits seminars and more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces offering delectable fare, an ideal complement to the festival-inspired menus at the theme park’s restaurants and eateries. Information and reservations for some of the Festival’s signature events may be made at www.disneyland.com/foodandwine.

Guests at Disneyland Resort also are celebrating the return of the classic Main Street Electrical Parade, presented nightly through June 18 in Disneyland Park.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #167 w/ Special Guest WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Wonderful World of Disney, Bibleman, Runaway on the Rogue River) on DizRadio.com

#167 w/ Special Guest WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Wonderful World of Disney, Bibleman, Runaway on the Rogue River)

#167 w/ Special Guest WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Wonderful World of Disney, Bibleman, Runaway on the Rogue River)

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March 2, 2017 – Show #167

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go back in time to those childhood days as we welcome WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Bibleman, Wonderful World of Disney, Runaway on Rogue River) to the show! Willie stops in and discusses his many roles on television, memorable theme songs, current projects, his many Disney memories and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Willie Aames and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another blu-ray and DVD you must add to your collection. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know and Caitlin is back with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on The Disney Channel, Debby Ryan, Christian Slater, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot an more!

WILLIE AAMES

Show #167: WILLIE AAMES

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

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February 16, 2017 – Show #165

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we continue with Love in the air for Valentine’s Day as we go Bananas with JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito). Joaquin stops in and talks about his love of Herbie the Love Bug, filming this live action classic, his favorite scenes, his Father’s Legacy as Panchito and more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. Paige returns with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. Cody takes a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Joaquin Garay III, and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2. And let’s not forget Domenic as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Walt Disney World Transportation, Rivers of Light, Animal Kingdom, Disneyland, Feld Entertainment, Disney on Ice, Disney Channel, Tangled, Disney Junior, Freaky Friday on Broadway, Walt Disney Productions, Spider-Man, Alex Ross, Marvel Entertainment and more!

JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito)

JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito)

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #164 w/ Special Guest AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom & Epcot) on DizRadio.com

Show #164 w/ Special Guest AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot)

Show #164 w/ Special Guest AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot)

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February 9, 2017 – Show #164

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head into the Disney Parks, the Future and Films as AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot) stops in to the show! He talks Hocus Pocus, his favorite attractions, Disney’s legacy, his newest book exploring Epcot and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. Paige returns with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. Cody takes a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Aaron Wallace, and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2. And let’s not forget Domenic as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash.

AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus)

AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus)

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Mickey Mouse Nightlights Due to Fire Hazard

Disney Recalls: Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlights

Disney Recalls: Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlights

Name of Product: Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlights

Hazard: Liquid from the nightlight can leak onto the electrical outlet, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nightlights and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. for instructions on returning them for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. toll-free at 844-722-1444 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at  www.disneyparks.com and click on “Safety Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,000

Description:  This recall involves the Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlight with a Mickey Mouse face and red and white Santa hat filled with liquid and glitter. The date code FAC # 019808-16150 is printed on the bottom rear of the nightlight.  The UPC code, 400009489637, is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the product packaging.   

Incidents/Injuries: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have received two reports of incidents, including one electrical fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Walt Disney World  Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., Shop Disney Parks mobile app, and online at DisneyStore.com from July 2016 through November 2016 for about $15.

Importer: Disney Destinations, LLC, d/b/a Disney Theme Park Merchandise, of Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Manufactured in: China

Recalled Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlight in packaging

Recalled Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlight   

Rear bottom view of recalled Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlight with visible date code

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #163 w/ Special Guest MICHAEL McGREEVEY (Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Snowball Express, Shaggy D.A., Strongest Man in the World, and more) on DizRadio.com

MICHAEL McGREEVEY (Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Snowball Express, Shaggy D.A., Strongest Man in the World, and more!)

MICHAEL McGREEVEY (Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Snowball Express, Shaggy D.A., Strongest Man in the World, and more!)

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February 2, 2017 – Show #163

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we take a trip back the golden age of Disney Live Action films by welcoming MICHAEL McGREEVEY (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Snowball Express, Shaggy D.A., Strongest Man in the World, Now You See Him Now You Don’t, Sammy the Way Out Seal, Wonderful World of Color and more!). Michael stops in and discusses the Medfield films, his legacy, playing ping pong against Walt Disney, a trip back to Walt’s office years later, being Kurt Russell’s friend on and off screen and so much more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. Paige returns with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. And let’s not forget Domenic as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash.

MICHAEL McGREEVEY

MICHAEL McGREEVEY

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Disney Springs, The Disney Channel, Planet Hollywood Observatory, Disney Cruise Lines, Marvel Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Legos, Disney Junior, Disney Blu-Rays, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Club Penguin and much more!

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad

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Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad

Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad

Shanghai Disney Resort welcomes the first day of the Year of the Golden Rooster with guests from China and around the world. The resort is celebrating with a spectacular series of entertainment, festive decorations, holiday-themed food and beverage offerings and New Year-themed merchandise. There is no more important time in China for families and friends to celebrate together than during Chinese New Year, and Shanghai Disney Resort is the perfect place to celebrate this special festival together.

The resort heralds the first day of the Year of the Rooster with two traditional Chinese lions bringing fortune and prosperity to guests in front of the Storyteller Statue. Joined by Mickey and Minnie, and Goofy dressed as the traditional God of Fortune, Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, dotted the eyes of the lions, awakening them to spread good cheer and luck to resort guests and cast members.

Shanghai Disney Resort has provided a series of additional New Year activities, including Dragon Dance performances in the Gardens of Imagination every day during the celebration period. Mickey leads the dragon with a “pearl” and welcomes the guests to join him and his pals in the dance. The longer the dragon, the more luck it brings to the guests.

Guests gather along the longest parade route in a Disney park to enjoy Mickey’s Storybook Express, an exciting parade with its own musical soundtrack and colorful performers.

In the Chinese zodiac-inspired Garden of the Twelve Friends, the Year of the Rooster is represented by an Allan-A-Dale mosaic, which is beautifully adorned in sleek, new red couplets for another fun photo opportunity.

Classic Disney characters are dressed in brand-new, beautiful Chinese traditional attire on Mickey Avenue, sharing hugs and taking photos with guests.

The gleaming new Golden Rooster icon in the Gardens of Imagination has been designed to welcome guests and conjure happy and prosperous thoughts.

During the Chinese New Year celebration, every night after the Nighttime Spectacular show, guests will enjoy a special wishes projection event, where they will be able to send their best New Year wishes in the most special of ways. To the tune of a charming symphony composition by famous Chinese musician Tan Dun, a series of inspirational wishes and quotes are projected onto Mickey-shaped lanterns on the towering Enchanted Storybook Castle.

Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort

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June 9, 2017

Showcasing the creative process of bringing new Disney park experiences to life, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites guests to discover its pavilion, “A Galaxy of Stories,” at D23 Expo, July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests will get an exclusive look at the new Star Wars-themed lands currently under development for Disneyland Park […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #180 w/ Special Guest SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Artist, and more!)

June 8, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 8, 2017 – Show #180 It’s Time D-Heads! This week head off in search of a demi god, steer clear of Hades and head onto Broadway as we welcome the iconic SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Music Artist and more) to the show! […]

Disney’s Bambi Is Out On Blu-Ray Today, Catch These Special Behind-The-Scenes Videos

June 6, 2017

Walt Disney’s Bambi is out on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD today on a Special Anniversary Edition! To celebrate this true Disney classic we have some Special Behind the Scenes Videos for you to enjoy to look into the making of the heartwarming iconic film.  ANIMATION SCHOOL   ANIMATING BAMBI’S WILDLIFE   WALT DISNEY AND […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #179 w/ Special Guest JEFFREY BROWN (Author, Cartoonist of The Darth Vader and Son Series, The Jedi Academy Series and more)

June 2, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 1, 2017 – Show #179 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we slow down, read with the family and make memories from a galaxy far far away as we welcome JEFFREY BROWN (Author, Cartoonist, Illustrator of the Darth Vader and Son Series, The Jedi Academy Series and more). Jeffrey stops in and discusses how he came […]

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