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Weekend Reads

Enjoy some of our favorite Disney stories from around the web this week!


Cartoon Brew: Pixar Concerts Are Happening All Over the World

Mental Floss: Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swamp Land

The Gloss: This Disney Villain and e.l.f. Makeup Collab Looks Amazing

io9: S.H.I.E.L.D. Success Revives Talk of Live-Action Star Wars Show

Disney Hipster Blog: Robin Hood Storyboards of Sir Hiss

Eating WDW: Scotland and Brazil at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Extra WDW Magic: Epcot Food & Wine – Culinary Demonstration with Raglan Road’s Kevin Dundon

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Watch the Teaser for Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted is coming to theaters in the USA on March 21, 2014, and we just got our first look at the teaser trailer.  Although it’s short and vague, we’re nearly as excited as Kermit.

Muppets Most Wanted

Although it doesn’t give much information on what will happen in the newest Muppets installment, the trailer does offer a tiny glimpse at some of the amazing comedic and musical talent that will be included in the new film.  We’re excited to see Kermit and the gang share time with stars like Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, and thrilled to see cameos from everyone from Danny Trejo and Til Schweiger to Usher and Céline Dion.

Muppets Desert

What we know so far about Muppets Most Wanted is that our favorite felt friends will find themselves caught in a major jewel heist while in the middle of a world tour.  Does that sound familiar?  If hot air balloons are involved, the Chipmunks and Chippettes may be able to sue for copyright infringement.  Luckily, the Muppets will bring their own brand of magic, humor and meta-fiction that Alvin could only dream of.  We love movies about movies, and the Muppets never disappoint in offering their own take on the entertainment industry.  Although there are some other Disney offerings slated for release in the meantime, we’re already looking forward to spring.

Muppets Dancing

What did you think of the Muppets teaser?  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it HERE.

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus Announced – Our Take

We’re really excited to start planning for this year’s Food & Wine Festival, and the Festival Marketplace is always our favorite part of the event. We’re amped for this first look at the full menus. Below are the menus for each of the Festival Marketplace booths, along with some commentary and pictures from us.

We're gearing up for a return to Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival!

We’re gearing up for a return to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival!


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Trailer – Saving Mr. Banks


Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

The first trailer for Saving Mr. Banks is now online!  We were very excited to get our first glimpse of Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as Walt Disney and P.L. Travers.  The trailer has definitely made us excited for the upcoming film, which releases in the USA on 13 December, 2013.  Continue reading

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Listen to Disney Theme Park Music on Utilidors Audio Broadcasting

This is just a quick shout-out to one of our favorite theme park media sites on the Web.  Utilidors Audio Broadcasting is a wonderful free Internet radio service that plays Disney theme park music exclusively.  Not only can you log on from any Internet-capable device to listen to their live stream, you can also request your favorite tracks!  Be sure to check them out if ever you want to be transported to the Disney Parks right from your desk!

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Watch Paperman Online!

This Disney animated short from director John Kahrs aired in front of Wreck-It Ralph in November and is nominated for an Academy Award.  It’s our favorite to win.  How about you?

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Merry Christmas!


Chip and Dale toy with Pluto in Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1942)

We hope this most magical season finds our readers well!  We’re in the middle of a long holiday weekend full of love, laughs, and a little Disney magic.  We’ve watched our favorite Disney Christmas shorts, including Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Pluto’s Christmas Tree.  Our long weekend menus include some of our favorite food and drink from around the parks.  We’ve listened to our favorite Disney theme park holiday tracks at Utilidors Audio Broadcasting.  We’ve wrapped our gifts for one another … which may include a few wished-for Disney items, but we’re not spoiling those surprises just yet!

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Happy Independence Day!

Whether you’re enjoying a picnic …


… watching fireworks …


… or thanking our troops …

… we at the Hyperion Papers hope you have a wonderful Independence Day.

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We’re Back!

We just returned from a wonderful vacation to Disneyland.  We had a fantastic time and plan to write all about it in the coming days.  Of course, the big news at the Disneyland Resort is the opening of Buena Vista Street and Carsland on Friday.  While our vacation fell a little too early for the grand re-opening of Disney California Adventure, we do plan to talk about some of the new changes we were able to see at the park while we were there.   Cast member previews were taking place during our visit and excited chatter was in the air everywhere in and around the park.

This trip differed a little from our previous vacations.  Usually on our visits to Disney Parks, we’re alone for the vast majority of our visit.  This time, we were there for a family reunion of sorts.  Our group was as large as twelve people at times, one of whom was in a wheelchair.  Touring the park in a large group was eye-opening.  We plan to share our insights on touring Disneyland with a big crowd as well as navigating the parks when a member of your party has a disability.  We’ll also share some of the highlights of our vacation, including reviewing the Chef’s Tasting Menu at Napa Rose, meeting Minnie’s Fly Girls, and the best of Disneyland attractions old and new.  Stay tuned!

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See Ya Real Soon!

Welcome to our new blog!  We intend to use this as our own personal notebook for all things relating to the Walt Disney Company.  We’ll share our thoughts on news from Disney Parks and Entertainment, as well as memories from our own Disney vacations.  Tomorrow, we’re heading to Disneyland, so be sure to check back next week as we recap our adventures in Anaheim and document the new changes to Disney California Adventure!

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