Sag-Aaftra s national executive director, David White, cited reports of bleeding and long-term damage including vocal cord paralysis.You can really get wild with your voice.Yesterday, I was a guard combatant, a battle monk, a gatekeeper.The video game voice actors have been asking for better conditions and pay for nearly a year now.Last September, seeking better pay, the union members voted to authorize a strike.Raghav Mathu, co-founder of game publisher and marketing studio Black Shell Media,said the whole video game industry is high stress and competitive, especially as it struggles to keep up with constantly evolving platforms.
Kids love pancakes, but they love pancakes in fun shapes even more.You don t need any fancy skills to make them either.Just a cheap condiment squeeze bottle.As this video from the Insider YouTube channel demonstrates, it doesn t take much to make pancakes of different shapes.Mix up your favorite pancake batter, pour it into a squeeze bottle, get the griddle hot, and start drawing.Kids will get excited about the shapes, and may want to make their own.
First there were smiley emojis, then there were poop emojis, and now finally, we'll have Disney emojis.Emojiholics of the world, rejoice.On Thursday, Disney Games released a trailer debuting nearly 400 new emojis, all of them Disney or Pixar themed.Emojis come from both Disney classics, including Alice in Wonderland and Mickey Mouse, and slightly more modern movies, like The Little Mermaid and Lilo and Stitch.In order to collect these emojis, however, you'll first have to play a strenuous matching game called "Disney Emoji Blitz."No matching, no Disney emoji for you.
It s not just the $100 ticket prices that make the magic kingdom seem slightly less magical—there s also the crowds, long lines, and gift shops that are impossible to avoid.So Steve Dobbs, a retired aeronautical engineer, built his own private version of Disneyland in his backyard called Dobbsland, complete with a Frozen-themed ride and a roller coaster.Dobbs grandkids are free to ride the tiny park s handful of attractions all day long, and he never even has to dress up like Mickey Mouse to keep them entertained.And because Dobbsland is private and doesn t charge admission, there s also little worry that Disney s lawyers will come knocking one day—unless they re just there to ride that awesome tiny coaster.
SoundHound Inc. has been tapped by the Walt Disney Company to use its Hound s iOS and Android virtual assistant to help theme park guests.With this pilot program, you ll be able to navigate your way through Disneyland or Disney World by using your voice and saying OK Hound.The idea is that you can walk around a Walt Disney amusement park and ask Hound things like what the height requirements are for rides, when does the park close, where can you go to purchase a set of Mickey Mouse ears, which rides are appropriate for tweens, where the restrooms are near Epcot Center, or which scary rides have the shortest wait times.All of this is possible with SoundHound s integration with Disney s API.This capability will be rolling out starting later this summer.But that s not all that SoundHound has up its sleeve.It plans to work with Disney on another pilot to bring its voice-powered assistant into the park s accommodations and amenities.SoundHound general manager Katie McMahon said that soon guests may be able to have their own virtual concierge within hotels, making requests for more towels, room service, and more.Although anyone will be able to use Disney s integration into Hound, the virtual concierge offering will be geo-fenced to guests within the park limits.The move to make itself more technologically aware comes amid reports of Disney looking to modernize itself.
View photosMoreA woman walks past a figure of "Mario", a character in Nintendo's "Mario Bros." video games, at a Nintendo centre in Tokyo July 29, 2015.By Makiko Yamazaki and Tim KellyTOKYO Reuters - Flush with the stunning popularity of the Pokemon GO mobile game, Nintendo aims to make more from marketing popular characters such as Super Mario, taking a leaf from the Walt Disney playbook where Mickey Mouse and friends bring in billions of merchandising dollars each year.But, where Disney's animated characters often earn more than the films they star in, Super Mario, Pokemon and other Nintendo franchises have languished amid the Japanese firm's reluctance to push them beyond its struggling game console platform.The success of Pokemon GO - created by Nintendo, Pokemon Company and Niantic, a Google spinoff - may signal that Nintendo's move to let its characters roam beyond that console universe could help revitalize a company that had grown from a card game maker in nineteenth century Kyoto to the world's top computer game and console maker."We are now expanding how we leverage Nintendo IP in various ways beyond our traditional use of them predominantly within the dedicated video game platform business," Tatsumi Kimishima, the company's president, wrote in a message to investors.
Mickey Mouse has been unmasked.Beloved by legions of children since he first appeared on screen in 1928, and known for his ready smile, easy charm and boundless enthusiasm, the Mouse has been revealed as a kinky fetishist with totalitarian tendencies.The elderly rodent, 88, has lately been considering a new way to maximize profit, er, improve guest experience, in the Magic Kingdom, all the while indulging his voyeuristic foot fetish.Now, before folks in the kink community get their studded panties in a twist, let it be said that there s nothing wrong with a foot fetish, per se.People  and celebrity vermin, it seems , have all variety of preferred methods of gratification.And if their focus area happens to be feet, so be it, as long as they don t do anything like photograph others feet without their knowledge.Unfortunately, it appears the big-eared wonder is looking at exactly that.And he may enlist a nosy robot pal to help him.This month, Disney Enterprises received a patent for a system in an amusement park that would allow the company to secretly capture imagery of guests  feet, to track them throughout Disneyland or Disney World.The system involves scans and photographs of people s feet, and in one scenario uses a robot to gather imagery and collect personal data including at least one of a guest name, favorite character, favorite food, hometown, and/or favorite ride.Paired with images of a visitors feet, the data would allow Mickey to create a customized guest experience based on the guest information.
The latest forum to leak, Disney's Playdom, was running the vBulletin forumware already known to have leaked big back in June.On Friday, Disney announced it had taken the forum offline after discovering someone had accessed usernames, passwords, e-mail addresses, and logged IP addresses for playdomforums.com accounts.Its oops-we're-so--sorry-statement includes the usual useless assurance that no credit card data was held on the site.At the time of writing, the site remained offline.Disney hasn't stated how many accounts were leaked in the attack, nor has it explained why passwords were held in an accessible format.Disney hasn't stated how many accounts were breached, but GameInformer says the forums had around 391,000 members.
You know what s fun?These Marvel covers for the first week of college football.I don t think there s a better example of the odd bedfellows made by corporate synergy than these covers, which are supposed to market ESPN to Marvel readers, for the benefit of their parent company, the House of Our Grand Overlord and Owner of All He Surveys, Mickey Mouse.I am particularly put off by these covers because I have a life-long fear of foam mascot costumes—especially the ones which are human beings.It s just so creepy to see a human stuffed inside another human being s foam shell.And then these covers pit them against animals with human bodies and I want to run screaming into the hills.
Mickey Mouse is obviously more well-known than Bugs Bunny.But there s a kitschy globalization aspect to Mickey that Bugs has somehow managed to avoid ,even though they both served as mascots for their companies Disney and Warner Bros., respectively .How did Bugs do it?Kaptain Kristian breaks down the difference between Mickey and Bugs as such: Bugs is cool, slick, funny, defiant, and in control.Mickey is tame, inoffensive, and, well, corporate as hell.Bugs is who most Americans want to be even if we re meek li l Mickeys inside , Mickey is just a safe brand that gets stamped around the world.
iOS 10 still isn t out yet, but those who already have the beta version installed can now take advantage of Apple s newest whimsical, and potentially lucrative, treats.The long-awaited App Store dedicated specifically to iMessage has just gone live, and blazing the trail are not just pre-announced apps but stickers that are bound to become viral when they really go public.And considering not all of them are free, they re bound to turn into huge cash cows as well.It s easy to underestimate how much traction stickers can have.After all, they re just one step removed from emojis.But in messaging apps, especially in the East, they have become huge sources of profits, especially when the timing and theme is just right.The Super Mario Run stickers, for example, are capitalizing on the hype that its namesake game generated at Apple s iPhone 7 event last week.
Bob Iger may have one more big deal left in him.The 65-year-old chairman and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co. is scheduled to retire in June 2018.He s already achieved a number of milestones, including Disney s revival of the Star Wars film series and the opening in June of the company s $5.5 billion Shanghai resort.The Burbank, California-based company has hired an investment bank to advise on a possible Twitter merger, Bloomberg News reported Monday.A deal would unite the world s largest entertainment company, the home of ABC, ESPN and Mickey Mouse, with the technology pioneer that created the 140-character tweet.Twitter, whose co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey sits on the Disney board, has already been dipping his toes in live sports, airing National Football League s night games.The risk is Twitter could alienate other networks like CNN and Fox News if it becomes part of Disney, he said.An acquisition of Twitter by Disney is possible from a financial standpoint, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Stephen Flynn.
Those aren t the things you expect to see in a film, but they've been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a long time.Circles are lovable, triangles are evil, and squares are boring.Now You See It highlights the geometry used in shots to show you how movies use shapes to manipulate your feelings.A villain is usually portrayed with sharper features to represent their harshness—think Maleficent or Darth Vader.The good guys are softer and rounder to make them appear more lovable and huggable—think Mickey Mouse or Baloo from The Jungle Book.And squares are used for boring and old-fashioned characters like Carl Fredricksen from Up, because squares are squares duh .
Old and a big phone company wants as well as content production and distribution in their own hands.mega my vacation-Time Warner-shops at american telecom operator AT sure from their positions in the media and communications sector is changing.the entertainment giants higher is just Pixar, Marvel and lucasfilm's mother, the legendary Walt Disney Co. Mickey Mouse in addition of course, we know that, say, Walt Disney Animation Studios, from creating Frozen-animation musical.AT:no cell phones and broadband business is showing signs of clotting.the Youth wants to consume exactly the content of what he wants, when he wants.Now the old phone company wants to create a skin dynamic held in New York and Hollywood entertainment world.
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Including the Mickey Mouse character created by the Disney come up with software that creates images of sound.Drop the image into the window and it will tell you what view sounds like.One picture says more than a thousand words, but soon the image can also tell you how the thing sounds.it is entertainment giant disney's researchers, who have developed a computer vision based system, which at least initially has been proven chiming to, inter alia, the doors closing, glasses clinking and rolling the car sounds.the Invention was presented recently in the european Computer Vision conference.the Sound and image merging is easy for humans, but computer teaching is in fact very tricky.
Executives, many of whom are no longer with the company, break ground on Avatar Land in January 2014 Disney It was released seven years ago as the single biggest movie of 2009.But unlike other sci-fi blockbusters with broad family appeal, you d be hard pressed to find anyone today begging for a sequel, let alone clamoring for theme park rides based on the film.But that s just what we re going to get next summer at Walt Disney World.And the fact that it s opening long after anyone cares about Avatar shows precisely why it s so hard to keep Disney s Epcot theme park futuristic.Mickey Mouse s silvery jumpsuit perhaps best captured this vein of retro-futurism.
It was released seven years ago as the single biggest movie of 2009.But unlike other sci-fi blockbusters with broad family appeal, you d be hard pressed to find anyone today begging for a sequel, let alone clamouring for theme park rides based on the film.But that s just what we re going to get next summer at Walt Disney World.And the fact that it s opening long after anyone cares about Avatar shows precisely why it s so hard to keep Disney s Epcot theme park futuristic.Mickey Mouse s silvery jumpsuit perhaps best captured this vein of retro-futurism.It was first envisioned by Walt Disney as a functioning experimental city in the mid-1960s, but it opened as a World s Fair-themed park in the early 1980s.
While Trump recruits Mickey Mouse CEO to advise on growing US jobsThirty former IT staffers at Disney, who were replaced by foreign H-1B recruits, are now suing their ex-employer for alleged racial discrimination.Court papers, filed on Disney's home turf in Orlando, Florida, state that in October 2014, the Mickey Mouse operation told 250 or so technicians that they were being laid off and that they could apply for other roles within the entertainment giant.Essentially, it's alleged Disney racially discriminated against its own experienced American workers by replacing them with non-citizen rookies parachuted in from India."Between October 2014 and January 31, 2015, Plaintiffs applied for employment in several available positions posted by Defendant," the filing PDF , submitted on Monday, reads.On or about January 31, 2015, Defendant terminated the employment of Plaintiffs based solely on their national origin and race, replacing them with Indian nationals."
An exceptional social media campaign can generate real results for a brand, whether the goal is to create buzz, promote a product, or raise awareness for a cause.Followers were invited to retweet one of the contest tweets for a chance to win $250,000.To honor the 100,000th Disney wish granted globally, fans were invited to share images of Mickey Mouse Ears, or any creative ears at all to help grant wishes.Using the Share Your Ears photo frame on Facebook and the hashtag ShareYourEars on Twitter and Instagram, followers generated a $2 million donation from Disney Parks to Make-A-Wish, with each post from users unlocking $5 of the pledge.Knorr found that roughly three in four people are more likely to be attracted to someone who enjoys the same flavors.Microsoft s MakeWhatsNext campaign was launched for International Women s Day, celebrating women inventors and how they ve changed the world.
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