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Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod Episode #45: "The (Black) Princess and the Frog"

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What was supposed to be a trip report turns into a review of The Princess and the Frog instead. Particular focus is given to the racial issues connected with the film and Disney's awkward handling of those.

Plus: Your chance to win the new WDW & DL Hidden Mickeys books from Steven Barrett. There will be four winners in all!

(Total runtime - 30:12)

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Disney quietly working on $1 billion-plus next generation technology project | OrlandoSentinel.com

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The Walt Disney Co.’s theme-park division is quietly working on a major technology initiative that boosters hope could radically transform the theme-park experience.

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Taking A Look At Ourselves, 1979 | Progress City, U.S.A.

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Instead of glossy pictures of Hanna Montana or the latest ABC show, the cover story for Burbank’s Disney Newsreel from August 31st, 1979 was a series of caricatures of the studio’s staff. While it is amusing, when you consider how much times have changed and how thoroughly unthinkable something like this would be today, what makes these images newsworthy is their artist

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Exclusive First Look: New Souvenir 3D Mickey Ears : StitchKingdom.com

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We are pleased to bring you a first look at some of the new ears you can expect to find in the Disney Parks later this year in addition to the Mickey Bar Ice Cream and Popcorn editions: a skull pirate and, our personal favorite, the Haunted Mansion edition.

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Designer Sue Wong Creates Alice in Wonderland Dress Line for Disney

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Venerable Los Angeles designer Sue Wong has signed a deal with Disney to create a high-end dress line inspired by the new Disney movie, “Alice in Wonderland.”

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Untold Story about Walt from Diane Disney Miller | Disney History Blog

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Just this last week, Diane shared one of those stories about her father, Walt Disney, and we thought it might be nice to share with the rest of you since it gives another little insight into the life of Walt. It is not an earthshattering revelation but just an interesting glimpse into the private home life of Walt.

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Oops! Finding Rare Error Pins | Disney Parks Blog

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But what about those pins that we’d prefer to sweep under the rug? Yes, I’m talking about those pins that are affectionately known as “error” pins. While we aren’t paying tribute to them this year with a pin collection, they are still a part of the Disney Pin Trading story. It’s time to give them a brief moment in the spotlight.

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TAG Blog: Farewell, Jack Fergus: part 1

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When JACK FERGUS, who is third from the right in John Sparey's portrait of the 1954 Disney bullpen, left the feature animation department for Imagineering, some of his fellow artists presented him with a first edition copy of the Disney Fantasia book, complete with some of their own artwork and farewell thoughts for the six-foot six-inch artist whose nickname was "Tiny".

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Disney Studio head Rich Ross names Sean Bailey president of production

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Sean Bailey, producer of Walt Disney Co.'s upcoming Christmas season release "Tron: Legacy" and the recently scrapped "Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," has become head of production at the Burbank studio, succeeding just-ousted Oren Aviv.

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Disney donates $100,000 to Haiti Relief | The Disney Blog

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The Walt Disney Company is well acquainted with the island nation of Haiti. Many of the items sold in the theme parks and stores are manufactured there and when Walt Disney World needed to look outside the central Florida area for cast members when unemployment was at an all time low, Haiti provided a large percentage of those hires.

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Disney Store to Close Several Doors in North America

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Closing stores will provide coupon offers in-store good for 15% off your entire purchase at participating alternate locations. DisneyStore.com will offer 15% off your entire purchase and free shipping for all purchases over $50. Limited time only. Offers may vary by store. Please visit your closing store for more discount offers and more details.

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New Animation Building at Disney Studios named after Roy E. Disney | The Disney Blog

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That big announcement coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios was indeed the confirmation that feature animation would be moving from the Hat building located across the street from the Walt Disney Studios. That was pretty much common knowledge. But the surprise was that they’ll be naming the new building after Roy E. Disney.

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Disney fires production chief Oren Aviv

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Continuing to clean house and put his own team in place, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross has ousted the studio's production chief, Oren Aviv, according to two people close to the executive.

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Marvel/Disney Sue Kirby Heirs to Quash Claims | The Disney Blog

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The Walt Disney Company, through it’s new subsidiary Marvel Entertainment, has sued the heirs of Marvel artist Jack Kirby to quash their copyright claims to the characters co-created by Kirby while he worked at Marvel.

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Blue Sky Disney: Animated Reactions...Changes at Disney Animation Studios

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I've been getting some interesting e-mails from people I know with somewhat cryptic statements about rather curious moves coming down the pipe line. Walt Disney Animation Studios could soon be making some interesting moves/changes soon.

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