Hey Disney Magic Fanatics! It’s time for me to bring you an update on all things Disney. So much positive things have happened this week in the world of Disney that it is a little bit difficult to keep it all straight. Since so much stuff has been announced this month, I will have to narrow my focus to the most eventful news; saving other updates and details for later. So, if I missed something important let me know so I can touch on it later.
For now, I would like to highlight some things that have already happened this month or that will happen this week. The first is that the Disney Parks division of the Walt Disney Company decided to donate $1 Million dollars to help the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families (if you want to read my post addressing the tragic events in Orlando, Florida, then you can check it out HERE). This is an extremely generous move by the company that fills me with joy. What an inspiration they’ve displayed!
Also, this week has seen the June 16th opening of the Shanghai Disneyland Resort; a brand new Disney Parks experience that is, to quote Disney CEO Bob Iger, “Authentically Disney, and distinctly Chinese”. It’s a little too early to tell for sure (I’m writing this as the park is just opening on Thursday morning), but it looks to be a successful opening! (If you want more info about the new park, then check out the overview HERE)
Next, the teaser trailer for Disney’s newest animated feature film Moana was released this week and has been making the rounds on social media. Starring newcomer Auli’I Cravalho in the title role of Moana, Dwayne Johnson as the demi-god Maui, and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (the minds behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and other beloved Disney animated classics) Moana is slated to be released in theaters on November 23rd, 2016. (For more info on the film check out the IMDb page HERE)
And last, but certainly not least, Finding Dory officially opens this week on June 17th. The Finding Nemo sequel by the animation experts in Pixar is already receiving good early reviews. It has garnered, at the time of this writing, an 8.7/10 star review for fans and a 76/100 Critic Metascore review on IMDb. (Check out more details HERE)
All in all, it has been an eventful week for the Walt Disney Company and it all shows no signs of slowing down! Stay tuned for more Disney news updates and upcoming events. Thanks for stopping by!