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Heres the release: Burbank, Calif., July 28, 2014 Underscoring the growing importance of Asia to The Walt Disney Companys global growth strategy, Paul Candland has been named to the newly created position of president, The Walt Disney Company, Asia, with oversight of Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Greater China. Mr. Candland, a 16-year Disney veteran and president of Walt Disney Japan, will be responsible for driving the companys strategy and coordinating all of its business efforts in Asia. He will report directly to Andy Bird, chairman Walt Disney International. Rob Gilby, managing director, TWDC South East Asia, will report to Mr. Candland. In addition, Stanley Cheung, managing director of TWDC Greater China, has been promoted to chairman of TWDC Greater China, reporting to Mr. Bird. Senior vice president Luke Kang will assume Mr.
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The first record and first R&B hit for Brown and the Flames, the song always came at their end of their set, with Brown intoning the dirge as the house-band saxes followed him in a slow, keening descent. This went on for a few thrilling minutes. Then, totally spent by his exertions, and crushed by the perfidy of womankind, Brown collapsed onstage, was lifted to his feet by attendants and, with the robe of a defeated boxer draped over his shoulders, began to drag himself toward the wings until the cries of the audience magically revived him. Like Lazarus or the Frankenstein monster, he summoned the will and strength to sing one more chorus. Now thats entertainment. Popular Among Subscribers (READ: Corlisss tribute to James Brown ) Over the decades, Hollywood has filmed the life stories and music of seminal artists from the first Age of Rock: The Buddy Holly Story, La Bamba (Ritchie Valens), Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) and Ray (Ray Charles), plus docu-features on Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Now, nearly eight years after Browns death, at 73 on Christmas Day 2006, comes Get On Up. It may be the finest, most complex of the bunch the story of a difficult man who created the funk sound, endlessly sampled by rock stars and rappers.
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"Sharknado" and its sequel are disaster farces. You know that immediately from the sequel because Robert Hays ("Airplane") is a pilot and purple-haired Kelly Osbourne is a flight attendant. But purists may carp, with reason, that participating in such a cheesy movie diminishes the "Today" brand. Matt Lauer and Al Roker pop in frequently to update viewers on the "sharknado" sweeping New York City . Roker warns of "weather you've never seen before," and Lauer adds, "All you can do is just shake your head." Later, Roker describes a sharknado as "a twister with teeth" and confides, "I'm downright scared." Lauer initially has trouble saying "sharknado" but gets with the program, and Roker warns of "a storm of biblical proportions." That storm even materializes on the "Today" anchor desk, and Lauer has to take matters into his own hands. It's more gruesome than Ann Curry 's exit. 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Too hot?
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26, 2014 @ 10:43 pm Social News The life of Walt Disney, a famous animator, who grew up in Missouri, was the emphasis of a Saturday afternoon program at the Elsie Plaster Center on the Crowder College Campus. Disney historian and scholar Dan Viets of the Missouri Humanities Council gave an hour and a half presentation to more than 20 people who attended the event. The theme that I want to talk to you about is the way that Walt Disneys years living in Missouri both in Marceline, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo., had a major direct and observable effect on his films, and on his theme parks, said Viets. I developed an obsession with Disney about 30 years ago. Disney, born on Dec. 5, 1901, in Chicago, moved with his family to Marceline, when he was 4 years old. The slide presentation gave the audience a glimpse of Disneys life in his early years. If you have ever been to Disney Land in California or Disney World in Florida, Main Street USA is the entry way for both of those parks, he said. Main Street is inspired and to a degree is modeled on the Main Street in Marceline, Mo., you can see some similarities today in the architecture. Viets also touched upon Disney and his older brother, Roy.
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Here are some unique things that you never thought you'd find at an amusement park. 1. Central Florida's only AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Believe it or not, you can dine at a AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in the middle of a theme park resort. A huge departure from the usual theme park restaurant, the super upscale Victoria & Albert's offers a rotating menu and a posh chef's table, from which you can observe the inner workings of the kitchen. Of course, all the fanciness comes at a price. A prix fixe dinner starts at $135 per guest. 2. A ride with motion sickness bags Can your stomach handle going to infinity and beyond?
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The family is still deciding on the perfect time to go. See Full Story Three cars carrying representatives from the Make-A-Wish Foundation pulled up to the Hume-Mister residence in West Norriton the evening of July 15. They were greeted by a very excited family and a very surprised boy named Joshua. Joshua Carlton Mister Jr. is 12 years old and has cerebral palsy. His wish is to take a trip to Disney World. Michelle Reider from Make-A-Wish Foundation came to the home to help the family fill out the paperwork and find out a little more about Joshuas favorite things.
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In Girl Meets Father, Cory ( Ben Savage ) struggles with Riley growing up when he learns shed rather go to the school dance then participate in their yearly tradition of riding the Coney Island roller coaster. At the same time, Cory is also dealing with the outcome of giving Maya an F on an assignment. Eek! Good luck, Cory. Girl Meets Father airs TONIGHT, Friday, July 25 @8:30PM ET/PT on Disney Channel. Girl Meets Father Clip
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Disney released Tangled: The Junior Novelization, in 2010 in conjunction with the premiere of their feature film of the same name. The original film earned over $600 million and an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2010. Now children of all ages, with the help of Raudman's classic and enthralling voice, can re-live the exciting and enchanting story of a young, vibrant girl who discovers her own magic and path. Renee Raudman has made a career out of captivating people with her voice and bringing them into a world she has created that extends beyond the authors word's and was recently featured as an L.A. Archetype in Los Angeles Magazine's Best of LA issue. She has recorded over 300 titles with Tangled being one of her most cherished. Her welcoming and lyrical voice enchants listeners with stories by successful authors from Ilona Andrews to Danielle Steeleand now Disney fans get to enjoy her readings. "When I was asked to record Disney's Tangled audiobook, I was over the moon!" said Raudman. "I have a 3-yr old preciousniece who LOVED the movie, and I've watched it with her several times. For me, recording Tangledwas a very personal and meaningful opportunity.
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He had sold his vacation home in Palm Springs and borrowed against his life insurance policy to help finance it. It cost $17 million initially, but Walt Disney Productions' revenues were only $11 million. "Sure, my father worried, but he knew that Walt had a great sense of what the public wanted. That was always true, whether you talk about the 1930s or the 1960s. Remember, these two brothers started the studios on $40 and a cartoon mouse. "I was 25 years old when Disneyland opened, so my children really grew up around the place. Patty and I have four childrenRoy Patrick, Susan, Abigail and Timothyall in their 20s now. We took Roy Patrick to Disneyland before he could walk. And now that Roy Patrick and his wife have just had their first child, I'm looking forward to taking my first grandchild there.
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Those prices are likely to skyrocket over the next year, if Snapchats trajectory mirrors Vines.A year ago, we were sending them a Viner who did a Vine for $5,000 and now its $25,000, Jarre said. Now its the same [read] for Snapchat. Jarre has more than 2 million followers on Snapchat a serious head start he gets from rallying his existing fans on Vine to follow him on a new platform. Because of his following, hes about to make $30,000 on a Snapchat story for a television premiere, he said. I think a year from now, itll cost even more, he said. Other Vine stars have already started exploring their Snapchat options. Logan Paul, a Viner known for his gymnastic stunts, just finished a five-day Snapchat campaign where he took to the streets with someone in a Sour Patch Kids costume and posted videos to the candys official Snapchat account, though he declined to say how much he was paid. Cody Johns , another Vine star, just signed on to his first ad campaign, one for a TNT television show premiere, that includes a branded Snapchat. In one Snapchat stunt, Jarre found his way into the Snapchat headquarters and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel made a cameo appearance. Logan Paul, a Vine star, did a five-day Snapchat campaign with Sour Patch Kids this month.
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The first two D-Signed collections at Kohls will debut this summer, featuring free-spirited silhouettes mixed with a touch of rocker chic that draw inspiration from Girl Meets World characters Riley and Maya. Items such as leggings, fashion tops, sweatshirts and dresses round out the collection with prices starting at $28. Only D-Signed offers tween girls the opportunity to wear the looks inspired by their favorite stars on the Disney Channel, said Amy Kocourek, Kohls executive vice president of juniors and kids. We couldnt be more excited about working with Disney as it allows us to leverage the power of their exciting, ever-changing lineup of television shows to bring new, amazing and unexpected product to our tween shoppers. New collections inspired by other popular Disney Channel shows will flow seasonally over the course of the next year. Items will be tagged and labeled with D-Signed branding and character images. For more information, visit www.kohls.com/dsigned . About Disney Consumer Products Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art.
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(AP) - A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. The report made public Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shows the boy lacerated his fingers in mid-April. No other details were released. The British tourist lost two fingertips on his right hand almost two weeks ago while on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler says as a precaution, guests are no longer being loaded in the back row where the two people were when they were injured. She says the ride has been inspected and is deemed safe. Copyright visit site 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Its U.S. properties account for about 15%-20% of its stock value, according to our estimates. The value contribution is relatively low despite the fact that Disney earns approximately 25% of its revenues from its U.S. theme parks. This can be attributed to high capital expenditure associated with this business. Disney incurs huge expenses to maintain these parks as well as upgrade them time-to-time with new rides. Theme parks have benefited from strong attendance and higher per capita guest spending driven by higher ticket prices, which have fueled their revenue growth in recent years. In 2013, theme parks generated revenues of $11.58 billion and EBITDA of close to $3.3 billion, representing margins of around 29%.We expect the attendance as well as per capita guest spending growth to continue in the coming years, primarily due to higher consumer spending and continued increases in ticket prices. Moreover, the company has made continuous efforts to bring in new rides, which attracts first time as well as repeat visitors.
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Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year. The agreement announced Friday raises starting hourly pay to $9.50 next year and $10 in 2016. Union members will vote whether to approve the proposed contract on Aug. 1. The contract covers 21,000 full-time workers at the Florida-based theme park resort, which has around 45,000 full-time and 25,000 part-time employees. Union officials say the contract freezes employee health care costs in 2015. Disney World and union officials have been negotiating since March, when the previous contract expired.
And director Roberts Gannaway and a squadron of talented animators take seriously that commitment in the details. Vivid and folksy, "Fire & Rescue" nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out "Planes." When crop-duster-turned-renowned-racer Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) has a mechanical setback, one sure to end his racing career, he acts out. When his mistake costs a friend universal studios packages a rundown fire truck named Mayday (Hal Holbrook) Dusty volunteers to become the town's second firefighter. He leaves his Propwash Junction friends Skipper, Dottie, Chug for Piston Peaks, for training and a new set of characters. Boarding this franchise for the first time are Ed Harris as Blade Ranger, the helicopter leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack Base; Julie Bowen as Lil' Dipper, a gifted air tanker with a fan-crush on Dusty; and Wes Studi as a folklore-savvy helicopter named Windlifter. Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller sweeten the tale as old married RVs Winnie and Harvey. "Fire & Rescue" doesn't do narrative loop-de-loops exactly. The storytelling is conventional in almost every sense: from its gruff leader with a past to its striving park superintendent who siphons funds from the firefighting budget for renovations of the Grand Fusel Lodge. What's wild are the images.
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Spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around Walt Disney World when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon. She says a mechanized lift helped get passengers down. "There was just some bad weather in the area and because of the power outage, the monorail guests were evacuated," she added. Wahler says the cause of the power outage wasn't immediately known. She says there was no fire and all got down calmly. Wahler says the outage affected just one Monorail line and other lines kept functioning normally. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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If you have a story to tell write Moore on tripfix.net and have a chance to build your own vacation The story will stay private unless you're picked to go on the trip. With a deal this good there has to be a catch right? "We don't want to just give a credit card and say go on vacation and have fun. We want to go experience it with you," said Moore. A camera crew will follow the family throughout the vacation and make a web series documenting the new experiences. "We want to experience the event with you whatever it is. If we take somebody to the beach we want to see your eyes light up for the first time you see that ocean.
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Noah Polston has posted his video on the websiteto try and win a free guitar. Noah is the only Michigan contestant in the running, and he's also the youngest.The self taught guitarist, recently wonfirst place attheAmerican Guild of Music competition. You can help Noah win, by voting for him here. . A Sterling Heights 10-year-old is asking viewers to help him win the ultimate Epiphone video contest. Noah Polston has posted his video on the websiteto try and win a free guitar. Noah is the only Michigan contestant in the running, and he's also the youngest.The self taught guitarist, recently wonfirst place attheAmerican Guild of Music competition. You can help Noah win, by voting for him here. .
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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Officials: UK man loses fingertips on Disney ride 5 hours ago Content preferences Done LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP) Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the free Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida. The incident happened Thursday morning. Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department told Orlando station WKMG (http://bit.ly/TWVJOu ) the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital. His name was not released and his condition wasn't available. Officials say it was unclear how the incident happened.
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He will be introducing new episodes of Disney series, with Frozen singalongs thrown in between programs. Of course this isnt completely out of left field. Ever since Frozens release last November, it has been subject to a plethora of covers, parodies , and homageseven Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam couldnt help but throw in a bit of Let It Go in one of his shows in Italy. The film has been a proverbial cash cow for Disney these past several months, and they have done a wonderful job of keeping the film relevant long after its theater run and release onto Blu-ray and DVD. In true Disney form, you can find Frozen merchandise all over, and even in the most unlikely of places (case in point, according to Forbes, Disney is releasing a Frozen version of the PS4 in Japan). The films have even managed to bleed into TV, with its characters being added to the long roster of the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time. In the age of the internet, keeping aging properties as relevant as possible is incredibly important, especially when you have the Disney pedigree that Frozen has.
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"Tell the chef, the beer is on me."
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