Ashley Brown Leads "Mary Poppins "-Themed Master Class

Ashley Brown Leads Mary Poppins Themed Master Class

On this day in 2007, Ashley Brown took time off from her nanny duties starring as Mary Poppins on Broadway, to teach a master class for the Broadway Artists Alliance. The Broadway Artists Alliance provides professional level training in the musical theatre arts for promising young artists by affording them the opportunity to study with current Broadway performers, Tony…

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Enchanted

Enchanted is Released

Once upon a time, on this day in 2007, Disney’s animated world collided with modern-day New York when Enchanted cast its spell on theater audiences nationwide. The film tells the story of the animated Princess Giselle, who finds herself thrust from her animated world of Andalasia into the real live-action world of New York. Princess Giselle is an amalgam of such…

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high school musical 2

High School Musical 2 Premieres

After a short recess following the massive success of the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the students at East High were at it again for a sequel, High School Musical 2, which aired on this day in 2007. Once again the story follows the lives of the East High Wildcats. What time is it? Summertime! And the kids find themselves at the posh Lava Springs…

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille is Released

After nearly seven years from conception to completion, Pixar released its eighth feature-length animated film, Ratatouille, on June 29, 2007 to immense critical and commercial success. Set in Paris, the film follows an aspiring chef and rat, Remy, who was recently forced to abandon his home in the French countryside. Once in Paris, he sniffs out a restaurant and forms…

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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Opens at Disneyland

More than three years in the making, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage opened its hatches on this day in 2007. The gee-whiz ride through liquid space used the latest imaging, audio, and power technologies, all new Pixar animation and updated versions of the eight original subs from the original E-ticket Submarine Voyage to take submariners on an amazing trip down…

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Fulton Burley

Irish Tenor and Disney Legend Fulton Burley Passes Away

“Is everybody happy?” That’s the question that Disney Legend Fulton Burley asked audiences at the start of each performance of Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue, and he truly wanted to make people happy and continued to do so, both onstage throughout his 26 year run as the Irish tenor of the Golden Horseshoe Revue, and offstage as well until he passed away on this…

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Wild Hogs is Released

On this day in 2007, bikes, brawls, and burning bars exploded onto movie screens with the release of Wild Hogs, which tells the story of four suburban couch jockeys suffering from mid-life crises. The quartet takes to the American asphalt on their motorcycles expecting nothing but fun and adventure but learn along the way that being an easy rider isn’t so easy,…

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AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson in Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia is Released

On this day in 2007, Bridge to Terabithia materialized in theaters. The Disney/Walden Media collaboration tells the story of youngsters Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) and Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb) who, tired of being bullied at school and neglected at home, escape into the woods where Leslie opens Jess’s mind to the amazing kingdom of Terabithia. It’s a secret land…

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The Prestige starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman

The Prestige is Released

The Prestige first materialized on this day in 2006, conjuring up a mysterious story of two magicians (portrayed by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) in Victorian-era London, whose intense rivalry leads them on a lifelong battle for supremacy, featuring astonishing twists and deadly consequences.

Magicians Ricky Jay and Michael Weber were brought on as consultants to…

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Disney Health Food Fresh Fruit Stall

Disney Announces Healthy Food Initiatives for US Theme Parks

Wondering what was cooking at the Disney Parks on this day in 2006? Healthier food options! It was announced that Disney Parks would be changing foods in its U.S. theme parks to reduce calories, fats, and sugar and also to provide healthier alternatives to fried foods and sodas. Plans were also announced to eliminate trans fats by the end of 2007 and by the end of 2008…

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