The club’s new map offers a virtual walk in Walt Disney’s footsteps through many of the old Hollywood haunts includingCarthay Circle Theatre, The Prospect Studios, the Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Walt Disney Studios that once stood on Hyperion Avenue and is available for all to see on their website. Disney has given TheWrap an exclusive look at several of the photos and stories on the map, including pictures from Walt’s personal collection. From left: Lillian and Walt, sister Ruth, and brother Roy and wife Edna site internet stand in front of the first studio on Kingswell Avenue in Los Angeles. When 21-year-old Walt Disney first arrived in Los Angeles in 1923, the budding animator from Marceline, Missouri had $40 in his pocket and a cardboard suitcase. But he also had big dreams. Hollywood movie palace Carthay Circle Theatre, where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937. The majestic Carthay Circle Theatre at the end of Buena Vista Street is a replica of the famous Hollywood movie palace where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsthe film Walt bet everything onmade its triumphant world premiere in 1937. Walt exiting the famous Carthay Circle Theatre. While Imagineers have created a landscape that will give guests the sense that they are walking in Walt’s footsteps, present-day Los Angeles is filled with the real places that allow us to actually retrace the path of Walt’s life. The first house where he rented a room, the storefront where he started his first studio, the merry-go-round at Griffith Park where he watched his daughters ride the painted horses and dreamed of an amusement park that families could enjoy togetherthey are still there, many of them quietly preserved with only subtle markers of their historical significance.
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THE LION KING to Open at Shanghai Disney Resort and in Mexico City
“It is especially exciting for us to premiere at the purpose-built theatre at the Shanghai Disney Resort, marking our first collaboration with our partners at Disney Parks and Resorts,” said Thomas Schumacher , president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions . “This uniquely Chinese production will be our most ambitious yet, featuring the very best of local talent, who will perform the show for the first time in Mandarin as they bring Julie Taymor ‘s singular theatrical vision to life.” “We are equally thrilled to bring THE LION KING to Mexico City with our partners at OCESA,” Schumacher continues. “This entirely new production will be created especially for the glorious Telcel Theatre. I am proud to continue our long history presenting our productions in Mexico.” SHANGHAI: The premiere of THE LION KING’s Mandarin-language production will be presented at Walt Disney Grand Theatre, a new world-class 1,200 seat Broadway-style theatre to be located in Shanghai Disney Resort’s retail, dining and entertainment area, directly adjacent to the resort’s Shanghai Disneyland park. Casting for the show is scheduled to begin this summer in China with a focus on recruiting and developing local talent. Shanghai Disney Resort has engaged United Asia Arts Entertainment to support the casting efforts. In 2006, the Australian tour production of THE LION KING played Shanghai in English and became the longest running musical in the country’s history, having played 101 sold out performances at Shanghai Grand Theatre. MEXICO CITY: THE LION KING’s Spanish-language premiere in Mexico City will be produced by OCESA and will be the largest theatrical production ever to be mounted in Mexico.
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