Friday, March 15, 2019

Rare 1954 Color Pictures of Disneyland Anaheim Design Sessions

Although we have plenty of pictures of Disneyland construction and its opening in 1955, pictures of its design are less easy to find. This makes these 1954 pictures with Walt and WED Imagineers priceless, so let's have a closer look at them. On the top and below Walt and Imagineers are in big discussion around a model of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Behind them, plenty of artworks for Disneyland Fantasyland attractions done by Disney artist Bruce Bushman.

Below, Walt and Imagineers - Harper Goff is on the right - discuss in front of rederings for Disneyland Jungle Cruise.

Another picture showing Walt and Imagineers, this time facing a wall of artworks for the upcoming Disneyland park.

Artist Peter Ellenshaw, famous for his matte paintings in Disney movies was the one who did the huge Disneyland bird-eye view artwork ( in two versions, day and night ). In the series of pictures below he is with Walt and another Imagineer, apparently talking about the artwork.

Pictures: copyright Disney

Thursday, March 14, 2019

New Trailer and Poster for Avengers : End Game !

Marvel released a new trailer and poster for Avengers : End Game to be released April 26. Brie Larson as Captain Marvel appear in this new trailer.

Picture and video: copyright Disney - Marvel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Trailer and Poster for Disney's Live Action Adaptation of Aladdin

Disney released a new Trailer and poster for the live action adaptation of Aladdin! Looks good to me, but Jafar may be is not enough "evil"... check the trailer below!

Picture and video: copyright Disney

New Details Revealed For Universal Orlando Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure !

New Details Revealed For Universal Orlando Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, an Epic New Adventure opening at Islands of Adventure Harry Potter Wizarding World on June 13!

THE EXPERIENCE: It begins when you join Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures class and board magical motorbikes specially designed to make you feel the freedom of flight.
For your journey you can either ride the motorcycle or board the adjacent sidecar, providing two unique experiences.
For the first time, you will soar through the Forbidden Forest and come face-to-face with some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures… but as often the case with Hagrid, things don’t go as planned.
This new experience combines a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets – including an actual forest with 1,200 live trees!
Experience a freewheeling coaster flight where you’ll twist, turn and rush forward – and backward – at speeds of up to 50 mph into the dark forest Encounter some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures, such as a majestic Centaur; a swarm of mischievous Cornish Pixies; Fluffy the three-headed dog; and even one that’s never been seen in the films
Hurl past challenging obstacles, drop into an endless pit of Devil’s Snare and so much more …while encountering a few surprises along the way.

Picture and video: copyright Universal Orlando

Monday, March 11, 2019

Acclaimed Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality Book To Be Released At Last in ENGLISH eBook Edition ! Pre-Order it Now at the Special Price of 14,99€ !

Since YEARS i've been asked if the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book will be released in ENGLISH eBook edition, either by readers for whom the price of the book printed edition was too high, or by others who already own the book and wanted to have it in digital edition to be able to take the book with them when they visit the park, as the book tell all the story of the making of the park.

Today, i have good news for all of you as the 320 pages Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book will be at last released in eBook edition this April, and you will be able to have the book all the time with you and read it on your mobile, tablet or computer, and inside the park!

This will be the exact same edition than the updated English edition, and, yes, just like the French eBook edition, it will include a selection of 60 best videos about the park, Imagineering, hotels, and more!

And there is one more good reason to order this eBook edition: the pictures have never looked so beautiful, and there is a reason for that: the eBook reproduce the original pictures files exactly as they are, meaning that the pictures look 100% like the originals as you don't have the usual loss or slightly change in colors that usually happen during the printing, as good as the printer can be.

And to celebrate the release of the book in its English digital edition the first 100 people to order it in eBook format can get the book at the price of 14,99 € if it is pre-ordered before May 1st! And there is no shipping fee as it is an eBook edition! Once released, the ebook will be sold on the Apple, Android eBook stores at 29,99€ and on Amazon Kindle at a higher price.

In addition, everyone who will pre-order the book will receive GREAT surprise gifts that you'll get instantly once i receive your payment, a cool way to keep you waiting until the eBook edition will be available next month ( Note that these gifts won't be available when you'll purchase the book on the eBook stores once the eBook will be released ).

You can proceed to the payment only by Paypal or credit card via Paypal even if you don't have a Paypal account. Payment with Paypal must be sent at this email address:

To order the Disneyland Paris book, from Sketch to Reality eBook edition with the special 14,99€ price send me an email to: with your first and last name and please specify to me if you own an Apple or Android device or account.

The book has 320 pages, tells the story of the creation of the park and includes 750 photos including 250 concept-arts from Walt Disney Imagineering! See pictures below and you can also watch the video that presents each page of the book below.

One more thing: This is a book which its printed edition is sold now between $200 and $2000 ( true!) depending of sellers, so don't miss this eBook edition special offer at very reasonable price while it last!

D&M Exclusive Pictures : Tokyo DisneySea Expansion Construction Site Update

Let's start the week with some exclusive pictures showing Tokyo DisneySea expansion site which were kindly sent to me by Daniel, faithful D&M reader. The pictures were shot from the TDR Monorail and show the expansion site, formerly TDR parking lot, where three new mini lands for Frozen, Peter Pan and Tangled as well as a new hotel will be built and open at Tokyo DisneySea in 2023, see artwork above and the previous D&M article HERE.

The first picture below shows the part of TDR parking lot which will NOT be used for the new lands but the picture is interesting as in the background you can see the back of the show building of the upcoming Beauty and the Beast attraction at Tokyo Disneyland. As usual, click on each picture to see them in big size.

The next picture shows the huge piece of land which was parking lot before and where works have started to build the three mini-lands. Note the bus passing by on the bottom? It's because for now they've apparently kept a road and on the other side of the road, at the bottom, there is another construction site.

The next photo shows the "big picture" with both the land for the new lands and the other piece of land at the bottom which i have the feeling might be the one where they will build some wings of the new hotel.

More pictures of the construction site. We're still at the beginning but in two years from now it will be interesting to take the TDR Monorail and discover the new lands slightly from above.

The right of the two pictures below shows the back of Tokyo DisneySea Lost River Delta and of the show building of teh Indiana Jones Adventure ride.

And that's it for today's TDR update pictures, for more details and all artworks about the new lands see the previous D&M article HERE. Another TDR pictorial update will come soon, so stay tuned on D&M!

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