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Disneyland Star Wars Cantina Will Serve Booze, Not Droids

Disneyland Star Wars Cantina Will Serve Booze, Not Droids
Disney is a family-friendly company. At least they try to be. They don’t tolerate people in Donald Duck costumes cursing at theme park visitors or trying to feel them up. Just like they don’t tolerate their…

Disney’s Streaming Service May Not Offer The Original Star Wars Movies

Disney’s Streaming Service May Not Offer The Original Star Wars Movies
Just like every other major company and network these days, Disney is launching its own standalone video streaming service. And why not? The company has a large catalog of content. They own Marvel, The Muppets, Star…
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Disney Working on Robot Stunt Doubles

Disney Working on Robot Stunt Doubles
Remember a month ago when Disney’s Stickman was the best robotic stuntman technology they had? Good times. Things are about to get way more human and way more creepy. Now the company is working on a…

Disney Releases New Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Disney Releases New Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer
Disney animation fans got a special treat today, with the release of a brand new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The trailer shows off the latest adventure where Ralph and friends have…

Disney’s Stickman Robot Is Master of Acrobatics

Disney’s Stickman Robot Is Master of Acrobatics
Disney is always pushing boundaries when it comes to their robots. That’s why the robots in their theme parks are so cool. Check out this video demonstration of Disney Research’s Stickman. It’s a robotic, and acrobatic…

A Disney Star Wars LARP Resort!!!?? YESSSSSS!

A Disney Star Wars LARP Resort!!!?? YESSSSSS!
OMG, I so hope this happens! Apparently, Disney is thinking about making a Star Wars inspired resort that would be set on a starship. How awesome would it be to sleep inside a giant starship? The…

Couple Turns Basement Into Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Couple Turns Basement Into Disney’s Haunted Mansion
One of the most famous rides that Disney has at its theme parks is the Haunted Mansion. This ride puts you into cars that roll through what looks like a Victorian era haunted hause. Along the…

Disney’s Avatar and Star Wars Theme Parks Get Opening Dates

Disney’s Avatar and Star Wars Theme Parks Get Opening Dates
During an earnings call, the Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the Pandora: The World of Avatar park will open on May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. This sounds really cool, but I…

Epcot Spaceship Earth to Become the Death Star

Epcot Spaceship Earth to Become the Death Star
Disney is working to get all the mileage possible out of its Star Wars purchase and as such it plans to turn that boring Epcot Spaceship Earth silver ball into the Death Star tonight. The catch…

Disney’s Animatronic Avatar Robot Is Impressive and Scary

Disney’s Animatronic Avatar Robot Is Impressive and Scary
Disney has been working for quite some time on an Avatar themed attraction, and they recently gave the world its first look at one of the animatronic Na’vi characters from the upcoming Pandora attraction at Disney’s…

Winnie the Pooh Funko POP! Figures Will Eat Your Honey

Winnie the Pooh Funko POP! Figures Will Eat Your Honey
Back in the ’80s I would wake up early each Saturday to watch cartoons. I can remember the very first cartoon that came on each morning was Winnie the Pooh. I didn’t like it, but my…

Disney Invents a One-legged Robot That Hops Like a Crazy Pogo Stick

Disney Invents a One-legged Robot That Hops Like a Crazy Pogo Stick
Disney’s research branch just revealed a crazy robot that can hop on a single leg. It doesn’t need a tether either, and has an on-board power source and controller. Now they just need to scale it…

Disney Almost Built a Real-World Myst Island

Disney Almost Built a Real-World Myst Island
Back in the day when I graduated from college the very first thing I did after getting my very first paycheck was run down to Best Buy and purchase a 3DO. It was awesome for the…

Disneyland Testing New Interactive Droids for Star Wars Lands

Disneyland Testing New Interactive Droids for Star Wars Lands
Disney’s plans for Star Wars extend much further than just milking the property for all it’s worth in movie theaters. The company is also working on converting parts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World into epic…

Disney PaperID Turns Paper into Input Devices Using RFID Tags: Fiber Haptic

Disney PaperID Turns Paper into Input Devices Using RFID Tags: Fiber Haptic
RFID tags are most often used for tracking or identification. But scientists from Disney Research, University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University have figured out a way to use them to create buttons, knobs and other…

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into…
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