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Universal’s Little Mermaid Going Blonde?!?!?

Ok first off I’m going to say up front this is largely going to be a rant so take the bulk of this as pure opinion. The news part of this is that ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, who will be starring in the live action adaption to The Little Mermaid, announced that the little mermaid will be blonde, not the redhead from the Classic Disney animated film. This is because the original work the live action and Disney animated version draw on by Hans Christen Andersen never said she was a redhead. Disney just named her Ariel and made her a redhead, along with a couple other story deviations. The movie is being done by Universal and will be out in 2017.

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#Universal
#News
#Movies
#LittleMermaid

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Tip Day Thursday – iOS 9 Content Blockers

I know, you’re like what does an iOS post have to do with Disney? Well directly, not a thing! However, many like myself have come to suf the web off mobile devices and Safari for iOS is the majority of the market. So I’m getting my geek hat on this week. I do apologize that it’s actually Friday, but this week was a bit chaotic. Yes, there are tons of Android based phones and tablets running anything from Chome to Dolphin to Firefox and a lot more. Several of which have had ad blocking for a while. In fact you could have had it on iOS for a while if you jailbreaked the device. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is multi-fauceted: First, a major company basically endorsed your right to have a better web experience (there are other reasons for them). Second, in the long term it may change how you get your Disney (and other) content. Let me say, Stitch’s Home does not advertise at all, I have no stake in it whether you use them or not. It’s upto you if you do, though after some background I’ll cover a few of the hot ones that have come out.

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#TipDayThursday
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Aladdin Show At California Adventure To Be Replaced By Frozen

Disney recently announced that the Aladdin stage show at the Hyperion Theater at Disney’s California Adventure was gong to be replaced by a new show based on Frozen. The news has upset quite a number of people, as while their is nothing wrong with Frozen, Disney has practically flooded everything with it trying to cash in. Aladdin will continue thru the rest of the year and have it’s final show January 10, 2016. As for Frozen, Disney has said it will have a few theatrical twists unique to the show, as well as a bunch of amazing musical numbers but will stay true to the film. It will also include “spectacular special effects” and “surprising scenic transformations.” Knowing Disney, I’m sure the show will be amazing, however, I think they might have been better off picking a different movie to base a new show on simply because of the abundance of Frozen in the parks. Let’s face it, when it’s almost to true for the Jungle Cruise Guide to joke that the ride’s the only thing in the Magic Kingdom that’s not Frozen…you might have gone a bit overboard. Perhaps, bringing the Tangled Show that’s being produced for Disney Cruise Line also to California Adventure would have been a better choice.

#Disney
#News
#Aladdin
#Frozen
#DisneysCaliforniaAdventure

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New Mary Poppins Musical

Disney has announced that Rob Marshall (Into The Woods) will be working with producers John Deluca and Marc Platt to bring a new Mary Poppins Musical to the big screen. Set 20 years after the original Mary Poppins back in London during the depression era. The original film was largely based on P.L. Travers’ first book of the series and this film will take from the remaining seven books. However, that said it not currently being set as your typical sequal, though it is to continue with Mary and the Banks family. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) will be doing the music and the script will be written by David Magee (Life of Pi and Finding Neverland). Currently no word on casting, though the actress that gets to be Mary will have some big shoes to fill to step into the role after Julie Andrews.

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#News
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The Muppets On ABC

Okay a few things one, I love the Muppets. I’ve been so happy to see them make a comeback in the last few years. I grew up with Muppet Babies being one of my staple cartoons as a kid. I’m thrilled they will be on TV every week (well more or less minus every TV show’s holiday breaks, etc). In fact the show kicks off in just a few weeks on September 22, at 8 PM. Honestly I’m more interested in watching it than I am Marvel’s Agents of Shield this year. But I have a gripe. Last month, they announced Kermit an Piggy breaking up and I was like “huh?” But now they are intruducing a new girlfriend, a younger pig muppet??!? Say it ain’t so, they aren’t seriously going to have Kermit The Frog, the Muppets Mickey Mouse, look like he ditched Miss Piggy for someone younger?!? I’m seriously hoping it’s just one of their wacky jokes, or an extremely short-lived story and not going to turn into one of the main recurring plots. Come On Disney…let’s hear the Wocka Wocka and drop this idea. Just my two cents, though I’d love to hear your opinion.

#Disney
#TV
#TheMuppets

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My Disney Experience App Update

The My Disney Experience App got an update allowing you to see the previews of your PhotoPass pics. You can also purchase MemoryMaker and then you can download your pics straight to your phone or tablet. With it you can also share right from your mobile device. This was a big holdup for the app in the PhotoPass area, since Disney websites can be hit or miss on working correctly from CSS or Javascript hiccups. Plus loading up the main PhotoPass website loads in a bunch of stuff to edit, view, etc that is a lot of things to try to make a mobile browser handle with possibly a less than ideal connection.

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#MyDisneyExperience
#PhotoPass

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Shop Disney Parks App

Recently Disney launched a brand new app on iOS and Android called Shop Disney Parks. You are liable to be thinking, wait don’t they already have a shoppping app? Yes they do for the Disney Store, which does have a section for park items, just not the entire selection. And yes you can usually call disney up and order something over the phone if they have it and you know what it is. This new app however gives you what’s in the parks, where it’s at in the parks, and lets you shop the entire selection either at the Parks or from the comfort of your own home right on your smartphone or tablet.

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#DisneyParks
#ShopDisneyParks
#Apps
#Shopping

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