Podcast: The Disney Dish And How Disney’s Theme Park Music Affects You with Gregory Camp

This new episode from The Disney Dish on interviews profesor Gregory Camp on how music from the Disney theme parks affects the way you experience the different lands.

I had a blast listening to this episode, focusing on different aspects of the music. Gregory goes in detail about the different arrangements used and how they reflect the theming of each area.

Source: The Disney Dish

Disneyland Takes First Place As Instagram’s Most Photographed Place for 2017

According to Instagram, The Happiest Place On Earth is the most photographed place for 2017. Among other parks in the top 10 list are Tokyo Disneyland (No.5), Magic Kingdom (No.6), and Disney’s California Adventure (No.9).

Its impressive to know that DIsneyland reign supreme, as Walt Disney World and Magic Kingdom are the most visited parks around the world.

Source:The Walt Disney Company

You Can Now Meet Kurt Russell At Epcot On December 10

Disney Parks Blog announced a special event to meet Disney Legend Kurt Russell at Epcot on December 10. The event involves a 45 minute conversation, a wine tasting and meeting the man himself. It is exclusive for Disney Vacation Club members at a price of $126. Participants will also get priority seating for Kurt Russell’ performance of the Candlelight Processional.

Source:Disney Parks Blog

Bill Nye Claims Fraud At Disney

Eric Garden reports on a lawsuit from Bill Nye The Science Guy alleging fraud claims from underreported payments from Disney.

Garden expands on the subject:

Nye filed his lawsuit in August. He alleges that he had a deal with Disney’s Buena Vista Television that ultimately entitled him to 16.5 percent of the net profit pool. Nye says that a decade ago, he became suspicious of royalty calculations based on an “accounting error” but had to wait several years to get an audit. He now identifies alleged underreported payments and accuses the defendants of failing to produce license agreements with Netflix and Apple so he can determine what’s really owed.

This might sound like the setup to a typical Hollywood accounting case, but there’s one element here that perhaps transcends the usual into the legal equivalent of quantum physics.

Nye alleges a joint venture relationship with the Disney defendants for the promotion, exploitation, and distribution of Bill Nye the Science Guy. What that means, in the judge’s eyes, is that with one caveat, Nye has properly alleged the existence of a fiduciary relationship.

It’s a notable development, as Nye is certainly not the first profit participant in the entertainment industry to ever assert fiduciary duties in regard to accounting. Most famously (at least among insiders), Gary Wolf, who authored the book that was turned into Who Framed Roger Rabbit, once lost a claim that Disney breached fiduciary duties when a judge determined that contingent entitlement to future compensation does not alone give rise to such a fiduciary relationship.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter