With the announcement of Star Wars Land last year at the D23 Expo, fans have been wondering… When will Disney start adding new attractions featuring Marvel’s popular characters to their theme parks? Unlike Disney World, Disneyland is not constrained by Universal’s contract with Marvel regarding their Islands of Adventure rides and exclusive use of certain characters. Disneyland […]
As reported last month during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney will be creating new theme park attractions based on the Star Wars franchise. Both Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will feature 14-acre immersive experiences. In California, land along the north side of the park will be repurposed, and some nearby […]
A Disney fan creates a stylish form of cosplay which doesn’t run afoul of Disney’s parks rules! Torsten Adair I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a […]
Torsten Adair I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist. Ask me anything!
D23, the big Disney fanfest, just concluded three days of programming at the Anaheim Convention Center. There was a lot of news! New movies announced! New theme parks and attractions! Music! New versions of old favorites! And, yes, even a new emoji! (No, not of Uncle Walt…) All of the headlines below have embedded links, […]
At D23 in the Anaheim Convention center this morning, Disney revealed a short clip and some concept art for the biggest single ‘land’ expansion of Disneyland yet: Star Wars Land. The new area based on the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and will be built in 2017 around the Big Thunder Ranch area and […]
Most Disney fans know about the new park being built in Shanghai, China. The hardcore fan knows that Disney World’s Downtown is being urban-renewal’d into Disney Springs, and that Hollywood Studios is experiencing the same, with much speculation on which of Disney’s “Hollywood” properties might share the new limelight. But Disneyland? That’s an afterthought. It’s […]
With the new Avengers movie looming, Comics Beat comes up with new ways for Marvel and Disney to merge at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Friday’s announcement of a settlement between Jack Kirby’s heirs and Marvel seems like good news—but is it? And what does it mean?
I’m told Jeff Trexler, whose identification of the “instance and expense” aspect of the lawsuit may have helped get that into the petition to the Supremes, is writing his summary for TCJ.com, so while we all eagerly await that, here’s a little of the known knowns and known unknowns:
First off, Mark Evanier, a Kirby family confidant, a witness at various Kirby-related trials and filier of an amicus curiae brief is certainly in a position to know more of the Kirby position and this is all he had to say on the matter:
It seems that the Marvel Heroes are gradually sneaking their way into the Disney theme parks—at least in California, where the spectacular Marvel booth displays at San Diego Comic-Con have been ported over into Disneyland displays. According to the Disney Parks blog, the Thor throne and other Asgardian stuff will appear in the Innoventions area, […]