Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

David Sobolov Interview #dragoncon

While at Dragon Con, I had the privilege to interview a very talent voice actor named David Sobolov. While you may not recognize his face, you will definitely recognize his voice. Over his career, his voice can be heard in everything from cartoons to video games to TV and  movies. His most notable roles include Drax in numerous Marvel animated movies and TV shows, as well as Gorilla Grodd on The Flash. He will a Continue Reading

Christian Kane Interview #dragoncon

While I was at Dragon Con I got to interview Christian Kane. He is not only an notable actor, but also an amazing country singer. I’ve  been a huge fan of Christian since I saw him in the MTV movie Love Song, where he starred alongside Monica. Christian has enjoyed a great career not only on TV with roles in hit shows Leverage and The Librarians, but he’s also had a great career on the silver screen in Summe Continue Reading

What Makes the Special Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens So Special

From the Disney Insider When the original Star Wars was released in 1977, its groundbreaking visual effects ignited the imaginations of countless viewers who had never seen anything like it before. The effects work done by Industrial Light & Magic, a company formed by director George Lucas for the sole purpose of providing the film with its otherworldly imagery, was light-years beyond what was thought possible Continue Reading

Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Aladdin Behind the Scenes Footage

From the Disney Insider One of our favorite panels from this year’s D23 Expo was the presentation devoted to the timeless wonders of animated classic Aladdin. During the panel (which was stocked with appearances by members of the film’s voice cast as well as key creative principles including visionary directors Ron Clements and John Musker) rare behind-the-scenes footage of the film was showcased, including a Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Backstage at Rehearsals for ‘Tangled: The Musical’

From Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. As development is in full swing to produce brand-new music, stunning costumes, storybook sets and more for “Tangled: The Musical,” the incredible Disney Magic cast is putting the finishing touches on the show to get it ready for audiences this November. We asked two of the key creative players to “take 5” during rehearsals an Continue Reading

6 Bizarre Behind-the-Scenes Star Wars Facts

From Steve Romano and posted on the Official Star Wars blog. Sometimes more fun than watching the Star Wars films themselves — of course there’s nothing better than the movies, we’re just trying to set the mood here — is discovering a fascinating anecdote or informative morsel about the series’ production, enriching our experience even further. But the best obscure factoids are the weird ones, the kind th Continue Reading

Cataloguing Monster Maker Rick Baker’s History With the Walt Disney Company

From the Disney Insider Starting on May 30th, 400 items from the personal collection of famed makeup artist and visual effects pioneer Rick Baker will go up for auction. This is huge, as Baker has created creatures, makeup effects, and general wizardry to countless iconic films, among them John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London (a movie that he won the first-ever Makeup Oscar for), David Cronenberg’s Video Continue Reading

Walk on the Wild Side of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with Backstage Tales

From Russ J. Stacey, Writer, Yellow Shoes Creative Group and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Ever wanted to see what happens backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Backstage Tales is an immersive experience that lets you do just that! Led by enthusiastic guides who pepper their presentations with lots of personality, history and anecdotes, this new tour gives you unprecedented access to the ways Disney studies, Continue Reading

8 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Production of The Lion King

From the Oh My Disney blog Once upon a time there was a movie called The Lion King, and during that movie’s production something magical happened. And no, we aren’t talking about the coming together of the world’s top animators, the perfect verisimilitude of filmmakers, musicians, and actors, or even the wonder that was young Jonathan Taylor Thomas. We are talking about the day that real-live lions paid a vis Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, Coming for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

From Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Opening May 22 as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the spectacular new “Paint the Night” parade will feature some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at Disneyl Continue Reading

A Rare Behind the Scenes Look at ‘La Nouba’ by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort

From Darcy Clark, Marketing Manager, Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. As a longtime fan of “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil, I’ve always wondered what happens behind the scenes. How much practice do the performers need? What time do they start doing make-up? Who helps them with their costumes? I never dreamed I’d get the chance to peek behind the curtain, but Continue Reading