Mickey’s Magical Fireworks & Bonfire

Mickey’s Magical Fireworks & Bonfire extravaganza will be held at Disneyland Paris on the 3rd, 5th and 8th November 2010. Sparks fly and and a huge fire blazes, all amid the most extraordinary fireworks you have ever seen.
Watch in wonder as the night sky above Lake Disney lights up in an eye-popping explosion of fireworks, special effects and music. Add to all this drama and excitement, a special appearance by Mickey Mouse himself.
It promises to be a night of unforgettable firework festivities and breathtaking bonfire bonanza.
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Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo

Dreams do come true, especially for women who grew up dreaming of a fairy tale wedding modeled after their favorite Disney Princess character. Alfred Angelo and Disney will debut their first collection of bridal gowns, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo, at the National Bridal Market in Chicago on October 2, 2010. Marking their first collaboration, the bridal gown collection is inspired by the essence, style and personality of seven iconic Disney Princess characters: Ariel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana.
The Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection will be available in sizes 0 to 30W, at all Alfred Angelo Signature stores and select Alfred Angelo wholesale Partner Bridal Boutiques in 2011. All gowns will be priced $599 to $1,199. Sneak peek footage of the gowns can be seen in this new behind the scenes YouTube video from Disney Living.
“This collaboration is a wonderful testament of two long-standing, established and respected industry leaders…the magic and storytelling heritage of Disney and the internationally renowned bridal fashion of Alfred Angelo,” says Michele Piccione, co-owner and Chief Creative Officer of Alfred Angelo. “For 75 years, our product has been known for great style, quality and affordability. We are excited to use our expertise to fulfill the dreams of brides everywhere who long to feel like a Disney Princess.”
“Every bride wants to be a princess on her wedding day, and through this collaboration with bridal fashion experts Alfred Angelo, we can now extend the reach of the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding brand and make beautiful Disney Princess-inspired gowns accessible to all brides at a broad retail distribution and affordable prices,” says Pam Lifford, executive vice president, global fashion and home, Disney Consumer Products.
Acclaimed Alfred Angelo designer Michael Shettel designed the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo gowns. Michael has a keen eye for trends and the ability to translate that vision into beautiful gowns. As a result, Michael sought to capture every girl’s fantasy of feeling like a princess on her wedding day, while being inspired by the magic and identity of each Disney Princess. With each gown, brides can showcase their personal style. The collection includes classic, grand ball gowns in layers of tulle and sparkle net, updated fit and flare styles to highlight curves and movement, and pleated and wrapped bodices to flatter the bride’s figure.
The treasures of the sea inspired Ariel’s gown. The mermaid silhouette features re-embroidered lace, pearl beading, and sequin sparkles. Sleeping Beauty’s gown is romantic with a dreamy, willowy skirt for this slumbering princess. Belle’s wedding dress, with a draped waistline is inspired by the iconic ballroom dance scene from the film and focuses on making a grand entrance. Cinderella’s gown radiates with sparkle as its inspiration is the fairy tale’s enchanted glass slipper. Jasmine’s wedding dress conveys freedom and individuality and as a result her shimmering soft satin gown is exotic with a bejeweled neckline and low cut back. Snow White’s dress is inspired by nature, beauty and grace like the Disney Princess character herself The regal, one-shoulder taffeta gown for our newest princess, Tiana, reflects her independent spirit with an asymmetric bodice and ruched skirt.
About Alfred Angelo
Founded in the 1930s by Alfred Angelo Piccione and his wife, Edythe Piccione, Alfred Angelo is one of the world’s leading makers of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses and is committed to providing beautiful, high-quality bridal and formal dresses at affordable prices. In addition to manufacturing dresses distributed in over 2000 wholesale stores worldwide, the company operates Alfred Angelo Signature Stores located in Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. For more information about Alfred Angelo, please visit http://www.alfredangelo.com/.

SOURCE: Disney Consumer Products

Great Lives – Walt Disney

Satirical cartoonist Gerald Scarfe nominates Walt Disney in this weeks episode of Great Lives to be broadcast at 4.30pm on Tuesday 28th September on BBC Radio 4.
Gerald Scarfe spent much of his childhood in his sick bed, so it’s not surprising that Disney cartoons and feature films meant so much to him. He can still recall the thrill at the prospect of seeing Pinocchio at the cinema, and then the agony of being lead away again in the rain because the tickets were too expensive.
Walt Disney came from a working family. His god-fearing father Elias, said by one writer to have ‘hated Capital, and favoured Labour, but really needed to make a buck’, found work where he could. So Walt lived a peripatetic childhood, and sought solace in drawing and play acting. Hard times early on did not make Walt frugal with money in adulthood, and despite the huge successes of the golden era of Disney, it was only with the opening of Disneyland that Walt attained any substantial personal wealth.
You don’t have to look far to find myth surrounding Walt Disney. Even after his death, rumours that his body had been cryogenically frozen spread so widely that they soon slipped into folklore. He had actually been cremated, but the readiness with which the cryogenic claim was accepted perhaps bears witness to a man who was terrified of dying, who believed in the white hope of technology and who, some might say, had been searching all his life for an escape into an immortal, fairytale world.
Matthew Parris, Gerald Scarfe and guest experts Brian Sibley and Richard Williams, creator of Roger Rabbit, discuss the life of a complex cultural icon. A man who was seemingly unpretentious, and did not fit the image of movie mogul with his scruffy tweed jacket and awkward demeanour, yet a man who was accused of being a tyrannical egomaniac. The son of a socialist who ended up naming names at the House of Un- American Activities committee. Above all else perhaps though, they discuss the life of a man who strove tirelessly for perfection and who changed the cultural landscape of a little boy called Gerald, and arguably of the world, for ever.
Scarfe himself is best known for his classic images lampooning the great and the good of politics, and also in his iconic animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. He reveals in this programme that he also spent time working on the Disney production Hercules.
BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting this show again at 11pm on Friday 1st October 2010.

Magical Moments Festival at Disneyland Paris

Following on from last weeks announcement from the US Disney Parks of the 2011  Let the Memories Begin advertising campaign.  Here is a sneek preview of the  Magical Moments Festival logos for next years celebration at Disneyland Paris.

For this new celebration the post show area of It’s Small World will be transformed into a Meet and Greet area for the Disney Princesses.

Mickey Mouse comes to Milton Keynes

A crowd of 300 people waited for the Grand Opening Celebration by Minnie Mouse of the new Milton Keynes Disney Store at located at the  Centre MK today .
After the opening celebration  meet and greets were hosted by Mickey and Minne Mouse and Princess Belle and the Beast.  They were also joined by  Paige O’Hara, best known as the voice of Princess Belle in the Oscar winning animated classic and  Beauty and the Beast.