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The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

REPORT: Disney Tried To Buy BuzzFeed

Fortune | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media

The merger conversations happened several months ago, but fell apart over price....

Disney Makes Huge Move

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2014 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios is a sign that the entertainment industry's content and te...

Disney Makes Big Move Against Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Policy

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult l...

Notable Changes at the Walt Disney World Resort

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

Although there are constant changes happening at Walt Disney World like MyMagic+ and the recent remodel of The Contemporary Resort Hotel's restaurant, The California Grill, there have been some significant changes at the Resort that may affect your vacation.

Mickey, Meet Moe: How the Three Stooges Influenced Disney's New Emmy Award-winning Series of Mickey Mouse Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For decades now, Mickey Mouse has been the corporate symbol of The Walt Disney Company. Nice, safe and bland. But there are those at the Mouse House who remember when Disney's corporate symbol used to be really funny.

Disney Characters You Might Not Want as Your College Roommate

Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

(Courtesy Oh My Disney) Roommate nightmares are real and they happen often. Let’s face it, some of these Disney characters would be the worst off...

One Minute Of Pure Disney Bliss

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Comedy

If you feel like revisiting your childhood, but not for that long, you should watch this one-minute music video that sums up "Aladdin," "The Lion King...

Disney Pulled Out Of Controversial Country Just Ahead Of MASSIVE Disaster

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

When a factory collapsed in Bangladesh last month, killing hundreds, the workers inside likely weren’t making clothes for Disney. The company ju...

I Want to Be a Failure, Like Walt Disney

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

How is it that one man created something so amazing allowing his name to live on forever? Perhaps the secret is in his failures. We all fear falling down. However, rarely will falling down kill us. Death is in not getting back up. Just ask Mickey Mouse.

The Tragic AIDS Death Behind Your Favorite Disney Love Songs

VICE | Mitchell Sunderland | Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices

The first week of November 1989, filmmakers and executives from the Walt Disney Company gathered in a crowded room in Disney World in Orlando, Florida...

Buildings, Energy, & Transportation Choices in Tourism: A Key to protecting coastal habitat and marine environments

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Blue Community initiative has developed 12 strategies for coastal habitat and marine environment protection for the tourism industry. Three of th...

Peak What? Ask Barbie and Mickey Mouse

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

There are a lot of disagreements about whether we have reached peak oil or when the downhill slope will hit a point that brings a significant percentage of our vehicles to a grinding halt, but the concept has made scientists and policy makers ask the question: What other critical resources may be peaking?

Sustainable Tourism: A Potential Force for Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment Protection

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Despite the many benefits Oceans are facing vast extinction from multiple stresses according to several marine experts from around the world. Primary threats include: ocean acidification, climate change, ocean pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices.

Bad News For Mickey

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Now it's time to say goodbye to "Epic Mickey." The interactive division of the Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it is closi...

WATCH: Vintage Disney Video Explains Periods

Posted 11.28.2012 | Women

What happens when you combine a Disney movie with sex ed? Now you know. A 1946 cartoon produced by Disney in collaboration with Kotex illustrates "...

Dave Jamieson

Disney Helps Kill Paid Sick Time Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Thanks largely to the pressure brought by the business lobby in Orange County, Fla., it appears the most magical place on earth won't include mandated...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Popular Theme Parks

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.13.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Mickey Mouse has competition: The rising star of the theme-park industry is an English boy with round spectacles and a scar on his forehead.

Why Disney's Junk Food Ad Ban Marks the Future of Food Reform

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The biggest news in the kid-and-food world yesterday was an announcement in which Disney promised to phase out the advertising of junk food on its child-directed television channels, web sites and radio stations. The initiative should be enthusiastically applauded.

Anti-Gay Organization Rents Two Planes To Protest Disney's 'Gay Days'

Posted 06.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The Florida Family Association will reportedly make good on an earlier vow to protest Walt Disney World's annual "Gay Days" event by flying two planes...

WATCH: Pro-Gay Group Plans Rebuttal To Disney 'Gay Days' Protest

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists is firing back at an anti-gay group's planned protest of Walt Disney World's...

Right-Wing Organization Plans To Protest 'Gay Days At Disney'

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Walt Disney World's unofficial "Gay Day" tradition is coming under fire yet again from a rightwing Florida-based group. The Florida Family Associa...

'Iron Man 3' Gets A Chinese Boost

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment

BEIJING -- Walt Disney Co. said Monday it will co-produce its next "Iron Man" movie with a Chinese partner in Hollywood's latest effort to forge close...

PHOTOS: The Coolest New Disney Vacations

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

New Disney rides and adventures will naturally charm kids, but some will resonate more deeply with grown-ups, who can better appreciate the sheer genius that goes into melding the latest technology with nostalgia.

PHOTOS: 24 Consecutive Hours In Disneyland

Tom Bricker | Posted 05.15.2012 | Travel
Tom Bricker

2012-03-15-disneyday300cm031512.jpg To most average Disney guests, these 24-hour days might not have much appeal. To someone who spends weeks in the theme parks each year, the promotion had much more allure, as it was closest equivalent to stepping into one of the popular Kingdom Keepers books.