June 19, 2015: Weekly Disney News Roundup

*  Zuri’s Sweets Shop in Harambe Market at Animal Kingdom opened this week.

*  Starbucks Animal Kingdom mugs are now on sale at the newly opened Starbucks Creature Comforts on Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom.

*  Frozen Summer Fun began this week at Hollywood Studios.

*  Magic Slider time pieces will soon go on sale as accessories for MagicBands at WDW:  a Minnie Mouse analog watch and another with a digital display.  They slide onto your MagicBand and turn it into a watch.

*  Disneyland Paris has now banned selfie sticks, too.

*  ‘Inside Out‘, Pixar‘s new animated movie opens today!  It has received a 98% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes!  (++editorial below++)

*  Hans Solo had a wife.  Who knew?

*  Season 2 of “Daredevil” on Netflix will feature the popular comic character The Punisher.

*  A new Disney radio station, Radio Disney Country, will start broadcasting this fall.  Woo-Doggies!

*  Dreamfinder and Figment will return in “Figment 2,” an all new comic series coming this Fall.

***We are attempting again to redo our website this weekend.  Our new name will be Family Travel Escapades (familytravelescapades.com).  We will try to switch each of you over with us. *****

++Editorial:  I am really looking forward to seeing Inside Out!  I have heard over and over about how original it is.  I am really not convinced, though.  “Herman’s Head,” a show from the early ’90s that I and about 6 other people watched for 3 years on the fledgeling Fox network had the exact same premise.  I liked the show.  I think that Pixar will do an even better job with the concept, but I would not call talking, anthropomorphized emotions original.++

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9 thoughts on “June 19, 2015: Weekly Disney News Roundup”

  1. Herman’s Head is different. That is set in the brain and is different personalities. This is set in the mind. There is no relationship between things the body does except for sleep. Something like Genius in Herman’s Head is a part of who he is but not an emotion. Herman’s Head characters are affected by sneezes and when he gets hurt. This has no such relationship to anything but emotion, so he might feel sad but not pain. It’s different.

    I’ve seen the Herman’s Head argument all over the place (who knew it had so many fans). I think you will find they are extremely different. I went in with exceedingly high expectations and was blown away. I laughed, cried and will probably see it again tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you so much! My husband does the news roundup. He will probably reply later. My son does some articles and I usually do the money saving ones and the resorts ones and lately the voice actor ones.

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