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It’s October 2014, cause when the crypt doors creek and the tombstones quake, that is the time when Disney still works on its continuing projects.  Getting ready for the future.

The 60th Anniversary of Disneyland is next year, so no major projects will be done, but Disney is hard at work getting the park ready for this anniversary.

Nemo is returning from its refurbishment and will entertain guests at least for the next seven years (I am solely basing this prediction on the fact that the ride ran seven years before Disney did a major renovation.


Also Disney is having a special preview trailer at Disneyland where guests can view a ten minute 3D trailer of Big Hero 6.


ABC will see a new series this fall entitled Agent Carter that will premiere this fall.


Having read this book as a child, I am most excited for this movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day I love this book and can’t wait to see it in theaters October 10th 2014.  I really am stoked for this.

Disney just began work on the sequel to the live action version Alice in Wonderland, it is entitled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.  Scheduled for May 27th 2016.


Yes, after the success of the reboot of Spider-Man they are working on Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Coming to ABC soon is the series American Crime.

America’s Funniest Home Videos is airing Tom Bergeron’s last season.  That’s right he will retire from that show after this season.  He is the longest running host of the show.  ABC hasn’t announced who will replace him, but that will more than likely come later.


Animal Kingdom is busy constructing its newest expansion of land and E-Ticket or F-Ticket attractions based upon James Cameron’s Avatar. No official name has been given but it is simply referred to as Avatar Land or Pandora Land, none of these are official names.

Thanks to Disney Dining.com they show us really the only image we are going to see for years at Animal Kingdom.


But don’t worry, we will initiate bench watch, to see if that bench moves at all during the construction, what color it may change to and also if it may have a mate.

Last month began production of the Ant Man movie that will star Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll.


ABC Series The Astronauts Wives Club is still waiting for its premiere .


We are all excited for the next Avengers movie that is coming out in the next couple of years.  Here is a picture from the production of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  This movie is set to be released May 1st 2015. A trailer should be coming out in the next couple of months.


Disney Animation is getting busy with their Marvel animated film Big Hero 6 slated to release November 7th 2014, here is a look at the trailer.

Coming out with Big Hero 6 is a short entitled Feast.

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ABC series Black-ish a sitcom that premiered on Wednesday September 24th 2014.


Another sequel for Captain America, which of yet has no name but just Captain America 3 will be released May 6th 2016.

Another sequel to the Cars series is planned stay tuned for more information on Cars 3 expect a release date in the latter half of this decade.


According to IMDB they are working on a Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers movie.

Disney is also making another live action transition of one of their animated features.  Cinderella will be the movie opener for next years summer season in March 2015.

Another sitcom coming to ABC on Friday October 10th is Cristella.

Marvel is hard at work on a Doctor Strange Movie.  No official word yet on casting, though the two biggest rumors are either Johnny Depp or Joaquin Phoenix.


Kenny Ortega, the director behind Newsies, Hocus Pocus and High School Musical series is developing another Disney Channel movie entitled Descendents.  They are the children of beloved Disney Villains.


Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World is currently undergoing a transition with the addition of Disney Springs.

Disney Parks Blog showed us images of a great renderings of what is to come.

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Disney has announced that they are working on a live action version of Dumbo.


There is a third hotel soon to be constructed in Hong Kong entitled the Explorer’s Lodge.


There has been a release date given to the highly anticipated game Fantasia: Music Evolved that will be released this year.


Marvel is also working on a reboot of Fantastic Four that is coming out next year.


Pixar is also working on a sequel Finding Nemo entitled Finding Dory that is slated for a 2016 release.


On Monday the 22nd the show Forever premiered on ABC.


Another sitcom that has yet to have an announcement date is Fresh Off the Boat and will come out this fall.

Disney has announced that Maelstrom will be closing down and will receive a new them to Frozen.  This attraction will close on October 5th.


The Show that I am looking forward to most on ABC is Galavant.  This is a musical series with original songs by Alan Menken, and features Psych‘s Timothy Odmundson. It will premiere in January of 2015, we have been patient long enough, can we wait any longer?

Animated film slated for a 2016 release is Giants no other information at this point.

Disney will release Good Dinosaur next year in November for the Thanksgiving Season.


A second Guardians of the Galaxy is in the works and will be released on July 28th 2017.


The Haunted Mansion movie is now in its script phase.


ABC is also coming out with a brand new series called How to Get Away with Murder a drama that will premiere on Thursday September 25th 2014.


My wish has finally come true, there will be a sequel to Incredibles 2 release date to be announced.


Marvel has greenligted production on another series, The Inhumans are getting their own movie.


Pixar is also working on Inside Out that will be released June 19th 2015 along with a short entitled Lava.

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Here is a sneak peak of Lava.

The Stephen Sondhiem Musical Into the Woods is slated for December 25th 2014.  Here is the first trailer.

Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland is awaiting an Iron Man attraction, with construction beginning very soon.

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A crane is there, construction has begun.


Disney is working on a Live action version of The Jungle Book and many famous actors are being announced as various voices.

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An animated series that is a spin-off of The Lion King is in the works called The Lion Guard.


The Magician from Marvel is getting a movie.


Sitcom series Manhattan Love Story that explores the difference between Men and Women premiered last night on ABC.


DisneyNature is already gearing up for next year’s release entitled Monkey Kingdom, stay tuned for more information.

Fortunately they are working on another Pirates of the Caribbean, they have to save the Black Pearl after all. The next one Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will eventually be in production.

At Walt Disney World, renovation work is underway at the Polynesian Resort.  Part of it will be that they are adding DVC (Disney Vacation Club) Villas and they have already reopened a newly remodeled Captain Cook’s, a Pineapple Lanai and a Moana Mercantile in the past couple of weeks.

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Photos copyright of Mousesteps.

The Rivers of Light project is continuing ahead, as of yet, there are no major construction progress seen, though there is extensive work being done on the Asian shores of Discovery River.


The series Selfie premiered last night on ABC.  It features Star Trek’s John Cho and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Karen Gillan.

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Shanghai Disneyland may be pushing its opening back to 2016, this being the case, other projects around Disney Parks may as well get pushed back, but major buildings are starting construction.


ABC also has a new series coming this fall entitled Secrets and Lies.

Christmas 2015 brings us Star Wars VII An Ancient Fear, and production has already begun.  With the announcement of who is starring in it, from actors such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis (Famous for playing Gollum on Lord of the Rings), Domnhall Gleeson and Max Von Sydow.  It will also feature returning actors to their previous roles, such as Mark Hammill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.  May the Force keep us patient while waiting for this.

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Disney is working on its three spin off Star Wars movies in edition to episodes 7, 8 and 9.  These are not confirmed the plots, but examples of these plots would be about Yoda’s life before the movies, Han Solo before we see him in Episode 4 and Bobba Fett what happens to him after Clone Wars and before Empire Strikes Back.  As I said they could be anything, but one confirmation is that Gareth Edwards, the director of the recently released and very well done Godzilla will be directing the first one coming out in 2016.

Coming to Disney X D is a new animated series entitled Star Wars Rebels that will tell the story between episodes III and IV.  I have come to love the Clone War Series and this one looks intensely good and is scheduled for release in October on Disney X D and on the Disney Channel in later October.  There have already been short previews playing on Disney Channel for the past week.

During a conference call Bob Iger announced that they would be announcing the details of the upcoming Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios, next year.  So let us get ready for the announcement.


On the 27th of September, Disney closed the Studio Tram Tour at Hollywood Studios.  As of yet, they haven’t announced what will replace it and what it will become.  The area that it took up is large, considering it was a tram tour, not being connected to a track, so it was more of going through the backstage area of the park.


To me the most intriguing of concepts is the new Brad Bird film entitled Tomorrowland that is slated for May of 2015.  This film is quite a mystery and if you follow Disney Parks Blog, it is an even greater enigma.


A dark supernatural sci-fi series entitled The Whispers is coming to ABC this fall.

One of the next X-Men Movies about Apocalypto is underway for production.


Also in the works is Zootopia an animated feature slated for March of 2016.


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