Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 1 Hello Main Streeters! Welcome back and Happy Thursday. It’s no secret that Disney is the happiest place on Earth, and there is magic to be experienced by all from the moment you walk into a park until the last look back at it all before exiting. With all that magic, a Disney trip can be costly overall, but let’s say you used the money saving tips we shared last week and now you have a little extra room Continue Reading

The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 7 While the Walt Disney World Railroad might be down at the Magic Kingdom due to construction of the Tron attraction, there is still a way to get up close to the trains, and sneak in a little ride, and I don’t mean the train that’s currently parked in Main Street Station. I’m talking about The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour at Magic Kingdom. My son is a train fanatic and we got this tour as a surprise to hi Continue Reading

David Sobolov Interview #dragoncon

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 13 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 15 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 17 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 18 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’

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 19 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 20 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 21 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 22 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

Disney Extras Worth the Splurge 23 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
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