We've tracked down some Walt Disney World animators who are passing along their skills to the next generation. "I always wanted to animate with Disney," said student Julia Ros, of Ocoee. "I'm trying to reach that goal." Ros is attending Elite Animation Academy in Orlando. She's taught by honest-to-goodness former Disney animation artists. "I got to do what I was really meant to do, which was tell stories with pictures," said Woody Woodman, a storyboard artist who's also instructing at Elite.
A brand new themed experience is now open at Disney Springs. Maria & Enzo's is a two-story restaurant adjacent to The Edison. Decked out in mid-century decor, it's an old air terminal (as the story goes) that was repurposed into restaurant space. On the day of our visit, a family from Kansas was first in line to experience the taste of Southern Italy. “I went in and looked at the pizza," Dave Stoman said. "It looked like good pizza, so you'd figure the pasta's going to be just as good!"
Marvel fans! You're in for a treat. Not only is Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes in town, but we also got backstage to see where the characters hang up their clothes. The head of wardrobe Rebecca Williams took us behind-the-scenes to feel a bunch of costumes, head pieces, body "armour" and concept art. Williams said nearly 120 costumes are used in the show. Some are so intricate, they're broken down into a whopping 15 pieces.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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