| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Set designers are used to challenges. A theater might not be tall enough for a multistory structure. A stage might not be wide enough to accommodate a designer's grand vision.
And then sometimes the stage is made of ice.
That's what faced production...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:34 AM
If you’re taking your kids to the re-release of "The Little Mermaid" later this month, prepare to see "gadgets and gizmos aplenty" -- and not just in Ariel's grotto.
Yes, Disney wants families to bring their iPhones and iPads when they see the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For many parents of young children, the battle over limiting little ones' time with iPads and other mobile devices is difficult and seemingly unending. They can serve as fantastic baby sitters in a pinch, but the soulless gaze they can prompt in...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Central Florida Community Arts' spring concert is a tribute to the music and memories of Disney. Titled "When You Wish…," the show will be staged this Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, at Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Harford Dance Theatre will perform The Little Mermaid in Harford Community College's Chesapeake Theater Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17 at 7p.m., Saturday, May 18 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 19 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Based on the magical tale by Hans...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:16 PM
They're words that echo at the back of my consciousness, as deep as an embedded memory or a recessive gene:
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears
That simple tune with dozens of children's voices...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:04 AM
The beauty of the newest bit of the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom is the blending of old and new. Although the official opening of the updated Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride isn't until next month, some Disney World guests have previewed the...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:07 PM
As the opening of the new sections of Fantasyland approaches, Disney has been releasing more images of the detail work going into those areas as well as some new renderings illustrating the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In bygone days "extra, extra" is what newspaper hawkers used to shout to sell copies.
Now it's what the Walt Disney Co. is adding to its bottom line, with word that "Newsies, the Musical," about turn-of-the-20th century paperboys who go on strike, has...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Walt Disney World welcomed the first guests to its newest hotel Thursday morning, after a quick character-and-confetti-filled ceremony.
Disney World President Meg Crofton framed the opening of the $350 million Art of Animation Resort as a jolt for the...