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Date Of Birth:
December 05, 1901
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Get Ready For Take Off As Little Orbit And Disney Interactive Reveal 'Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Leading worldwide video game publisher Little Orbit, in collaboration with Disney Interactive, announced today that Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, the video game based on Disney's new animated feature film, 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' (in theaters July 18, 2014), will launch this fall exclusively for Nintendo platforms. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for sky-high fun as players embark on fire-and-rescue emergencies with all their favorite characters from the movie! (more...)

Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement in Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Netflix Inc. and The Walt Disney Studios today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive Canadian subscription television service for first-run Disney live-action and animated feature films. (more...)

Netflix & Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Netflix Inc. and The Walt Disney Studios today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive Canadian subscription television service (more...)

Disney Channel Planning TV Special Based on Theme Park's Haunted Mansion
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Disney Television Animation is in development on 'Haunted Mansion,' a special for Disney Channel and Disney XD inspired by the popular Disney Parks attraction. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney World's Voices of Liberty Add FROZEN's 'Let It Go' to Repertoire
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Disney World has released a video featuring Epcot's longtime acapella group, Voices of Liberty singing the mega-popular 'Let It Go,' from Disney's 'Frozen.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Muppets Take Broadway? Watch Performances with Minnelli, Vereen, Merman & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney might bring the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that the Walt Disney Company, which has had the rights to the Muppets since 2004, is 'exploring the possibility' of a Muppet musical coming to one of Jujamcyn's five theaters. Over the years, the Muppets welcomed plenty of Broadway guests and featured many Broadway tunes. In honor of today's news, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorites! (more...)

Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2014

Disney may be bringing the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. (more...)

First Look - Marvel Announces Iconic Character 'Thor' Will Now Be a Woman!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

An exclusive announcement was made live on ABC's 'The View,' today when moderator Whoopi Goldberg revealed 'It's a huge day in the Marvel universe.' (more...)

VIDEO: All New Trailer for Disney's Action Adventure BIG HERO 6
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released an all-new trailer for its upcoming action comedy adventure BIG HERO 6. The film hits theaters on November 7. Get a first look below! (more...)

Guidance Named “Best Places to Work” in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

“There's a magic about Guidance. For 21 years, we've assembled teams of enthusiastic, entrepreneurial people, dedicated to greatness,” said Guidance CEO, Jason Meugniot. “This honor, again for the fifth time, is a reflection of the talent and passion of truly extraordinary and inventive professionals.” (more...)

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Named '2014 CEO of the Year'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named '2014 CEO of the Year,' an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. (more...)

Marvel to Announce New Project on THE VIEW Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Marvel is set to make an exclusive announcement live on ABC's “The View,” TUESDAY, JULY 15 (11:00 a.m-12:00 noon, ET) when moderator Whoopi Goldberg, co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy and guest co-host Ana Belaval reveal the latest explosive title. (more...)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces CHRISTMAS IN JULY at Market Square, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Christmas in July, a special event being held during the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Market Square Farmer's Market on Thursday, July 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh. Christmas in July promises an afternoon of entertainment and special offers as the holiday season arrives early in Pittsburgh. Featuring performances by cast members from IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, coming to the Benedum Center this November 18-23, and the CLO Mini Stars, the event is hosted by Ron Antill and Sara Lockard of the WISH 99.7 FM Morning Crew. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents DISNEY 'FANTASIA': LIVE IN CONCERT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

“Fantasia”—Disney's crown jewel that changed the course of animation forever when it was released in 1940—is brought to fresh, new life when Pacific Symphony presents the captivating blend of music and moving pictures, live and under the stars, as part of “Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014.” A perfect evening for reliving childhood memories or introducing new ones to youngsters, “Disney 'Fantasia': Live in Concert” features stunning footage from the original version as well as “Fantasia 2000” shown on the big screen above the stage, as the orchestra performs classical masterpieces in sync with the animation. Starring the iconic Mickey Mouse in “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” the presentation also delights with colorful and vibrant animations of dancing hippos, baby unicorns, flamingos and Disney's other favorite characters—Donald and Daisy Duck in the 2000 version of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the Symphony also performs selections from Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth symphonies, “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Carnival of the Animals,” “Firebird,” “Pines of Rome,” “Claire de Lune” and “Dance of the Hours.” (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Music Licensing vs Musical Licensing' Panel, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their June panel, Music Licensing vs Musical Licensing Acquiring Rights and Avoiding Wrongs on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

John Tartaglia's IMAGINOCEAN, SID THE SCIENCE KID, and DINOSAUR TRAIN to Launch US Tours in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Today Gables Grove Productions Inc. announced 2014/2015 U.S. tour dates for its international hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean; Sid the Science Kid-Live!; and Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure. (more...)

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Is Named '2014 CEO of the Year' by Chief Executive Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named '2014 CEO of the Year,' an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. This is the 29th year the award has been given, with past honorees including Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Computers. (more...)

The Envision Symposium Sets the Stage for the Entertainment Industry to Unlock the DNA of Storytelling, Design & Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Envision, a high-end design and technology think tank for the most creative cutting-edge innovators and trendsetters in the live entertainment industry, has announced its 2014 Envision Symposium. The symposium is aimed at decoding the helix of live entertainment and its interaction among the three strands of storytelling, design and technology. The event is designed to look at what works today and what the ideal sequence of the future is to keep live theatre and storytelling alive for decades to come. Envision, produced by Penton's Live Design, will be held, September 1113, at the Steinbeck Forum, in the seaside town of Monterey, CA. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 13
by - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! (more...)

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