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Human remains found in backyard of missing out on Disney worker

This aerial photo shows police searching the backyard of Michael Shaver, a Disney monorail mechanic whose been missing since 2015. (WESH via CNN)
< img alt=" This aerial photo reveals authorities searching the backyard of Michael Electric razor, a Disney monorail mechanic whose been missing out on considering that 2015. (WESH through CNN)Despite vanishing three years ago, Michael Shaver, 36, wasn't reported missing until last month. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)
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Razor, a Disney monorail mechanic whose been missing out on given that 2015. (WESH via CNN)< img alt="Regardless of disappearing three years back, Michael Electric shaver, 36, wasn't reported missing until last month.

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On Friday, private investigators dug up an arm bone outside the house of monorail mechanic Michael Electric razor, 36, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Parts of a human skeleton were found under a concrete piece near an outside fire pit the next day, inning accordance with the newspaper’s report. Lake County constable’s deputies also discovered posts of clothes.

The remains have actually been sent to the medical examiner’s workplace for identification. Regardless of vanishing 3 years back, Electric shaver was not reported missing up until last month. His older sister, Stacie Razor, 46, stated her family didn’t wish to get cops included due to the fact that they thought they could discover him by themselves.

Authorities first checked out the house on Feb. 16, and his partner 35-year-old other half Laurie Electric razor allowed them to search the home. Nevertheless, it’s not clear exactly what prompted authorities to inspect the house.

While examining, deputies noticed what looked like new concrete near a fire pit in the backyard and asked for permission to generate a cadaver pet. His wife declined and asked for an attorney. Authorities later on got a warrant and collected the remains, which have actually been sent to the medical inspector’s office for recognition.

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Details from: Orlando Guard, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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Disney princess conserves little girl’s birthday celebration after nobody appears

(Meredith)– A girl in Colorado had a rough begin to her birthday after the kids she welcomed to her celebration never appeared.

Leyana, now 7, had been dreaming about her princess party for months. When the day finally arrived, she wore her white ruffle gown and counted down the minutes until her schoolmates would arrive at her home in Arvada.

The first-grader was devastated when her buddies didn’t stroll through the door on Saturday.

“It was awful. It hurts. It hurts your heart.” Leyana’s mom, whose name was not divulged, informed KDVR.

The mom stated in spite of the frustrating turnout, her child’s birthday ended on a positive note, thanks to an unique Disney Princess.

Lindsay Robert, who was employed to portray Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen,” tried her best to make that tearful day a little better. She and Leyana played video games, danced, sang and formed a relationship.

“I wasn’t joking when I informed you that every princess is clever and brave and kind, and you are all those things,” Robert informed Leyana.

Robert later shared Leyana’s heartbreaking story on Facebook.

“It was soul squashing,” she wrote in a post.”This shy and soft-spoken woman had put on her best gown and waited. And waited. We played video games, sung songs, told stories, selected little prizes (I provided her my lipstick. I would have offered her the wig off my head if I might have).”

Thanks to the post, a number of individuals in their community are now working on a special birthday surprise for the 7-year-old, according to KDVR.

“Individuals get so hectic, but to raise the expectations of a kid and not deliver on that promise … simply be there,” Robert told the station. “Be there for the kids in your neighborhood. Be there for each other.”

Details, images from KDVR via CNN contributed to this report. Copyright 2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights booked.

Disney says '' Black Panther ' is raking it in

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018|9:58 p.m.

New York City– “Black Panther” is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend.

The Walt Disney Co. approximated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero film made $75.8 million locally for its opening Friday, the 8th greatest day in industry history.

Disney now approximates the film will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that began Thursday.

Besides the strong box office, the movie has actually been a critical success.

The Ryan Coogler-directed movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. It likewise includes Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.

Authorities box office estimates are out Sunday.

In $121M debut, '' Thor: Ragnarok ' and Disney flex their might

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017|5:41 p.m.

NEW YORK– “Thor: Ragnarok” roared to one of the year’s best box-office debuts with an approximated $121 million domestically, proving once again– simply as its flexing its muscle– the may of the Walt Disney Co.

. The robust debut for Marvel’s third “Thor” movie was a welcome shot in the arm for Hollywood and theater owners who have suffered through an awful October at the box workplace. “Thor: Ragnarok” likewise bucked the trend of lessening returns for sequels. The 2011 “Thor” debuted with $65.7 million; 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World” opened with $85.7 million.

“In this organisation, it’s rarely you see the second and 3rd installations in the franchise surpassing the previous concern,” said David Hollis, Disney’s circulation chief. “You do not anticipate nonstop returns when it comes to follows up, however it certainly talks to the quality of the skill at the Marvel Studios team and the method they’re thinking of each movie out of eviction.”

The weekend’s other new nationwide release, STX Entertainment’s “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” opened with $17 million over the weekend and $21.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio price quotes Sunday. The holiday-themed sequel, which returns stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, was available in shy of the 2016 original’s $23.8 million opening.

But the huge story was “Thor,” which also grossed $151.4 million in its 2nd week of international release. The film has, in 10 days, made $427 million around the world.

Disney isn’t alone in being able to roll out such smash hits however three of the year’s 5 $100 million-plus releases are theirs. (Disney’s other 2 are “Appeal and the Monster” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) The studio has just recently, as reported by The Wall Street Journal previously today, pressed brand-new terms to theater owners, saying it will demand a 65 percent cut of ticket sales for its upcoming “Star Wars” film “The Last Jedi,” as opposed to the more common 60 percent.

Hollis declined to discuss the studio’s settlements with theaters but said, “We’re enthusiastic that our huge movies will help own our shared success.”

The Los Angeles Times also said Friday that Disney disallowed its critic from participating in “Thor: Ragnarok” after the paper released an investigative report about Disneyland’s business ties with the city of Anaheim. In a declaration Friday, Disney stated that the two-piece report revealed “a complete disregard for fundamental journalistic standards.”

The issue of revenue splitting is an acute one for theater owners who are already combating versus up-and-down ticket sales and installing competitors from streaming outlets. Disney prepares to introduce a streaming service in 2019 that will include some movie releases.

It’s frequently been banquet or scarcity this year at package workplace. August was historically disappointing, September swung to record-breaking highs, and October once again badly dropped with the most affordable overall gross in a decade. The year is diminishing 4.8 percent off last year’s record speed according to comScore.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media expert for comScore, anticipates November will, thanks to “Thor,” Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” and the Disney-Pixar release “Coco,” swing back up.

“It’s like a tennis match. We’re up. We’re down. It’s not for the faint of heart,” Dergarabedian stated. “The market has its work cut out for it to make up that nearly 5 percent deficit as we hit the home stretch of what has actually been an incredibly unpredictable box-office year.”

The substantial “Thor” opening also cements the not likely development of New Zealand director Taika Waititi, who shepherded the $180 million production to Marvel’s finest reviews because 2008’s “Iron Guy.” The movie scored a 93 percent fresh score from Rotten Tomatoes and an “A”CinemaScore from audiences.

Waititi, 42, is a veteran of the cult funny series “Flight of the Concords” and has formerly directed mainly unique profane indies like the deadpan vampire tale “What We Carry out in the Shadows” and the oddball hooligan funny “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.”

However the makers of some franchise tentpoles have significantly turned to more irreverent filmmakers to lend their smash hits a more comic swagger. The results have been mixed. Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the stand-alone Han Solo movie after creative differences, as did original “Ant-man” helmer Edgar Wright.

Yet “Thor: Ragnarok,” from a movie script by Eric Pearson, had no such problems in returning Chris Hemsworth in the titular function along with franchise regular Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Also brought in was Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Cate Blanchett, as the film’s villain, Hela.

Numerous movies opened in limited release, including Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age tale “Woman Bird,” with Saoirse Ronan. On 4 screens in New york city and Los Angeles, the A24 release drew a few of the most packed theaters of the year with a $93,903 per-screen average.

Rob Reiner’s “LBJ,” with Woody Harrelson, debuted with $1.1 million in 659 theaters. Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” with Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne, generated a per-screen average of $10,500 in 4 theaters.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, inning accordance with comScore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Thor: Ragnarok,” $121 million ($151.4 million international).

2. “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” $17 million.

3. “Jigsaw,” $6.7 million.

4. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2!” $4.7 million.

5. “Geostorm,” $3 million.

6. “Happy Death Day,” $2.8 million.

7. “Thank You For Your Service,” $2.3 million.

8. “Blade Runner 2049,” $2.2 million.

9. “Just the Brave,” $1.9 million.

10. “Let There Be Light,” $1.6 million.

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Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at global theaters (excluding the United States and Canada), inning accordance with comScore:

1. “Thor: Ragnarok,” $151.4 million.

2. “Geostorm,” $17.5 million.

3. “Jigsaw,” $13.7 million.

4. “Draw Me Shakespeer 3,” $12.3 million.

5. “Coco,” $10.4 million.

6. “Eternal Wave,” $7.3 million.

7. “A Bad Mamas Christmas,” $6.7 million.

8. “Murder on the Orient Express,” $6.5 million.

9. “It,” $5.1 million.

10. “The Bros,” $5.1 million.

Disney streaming service to obtain '' Star Wars ' and Marvel

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron. L to R: Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Ph: Jay Maidment. Marvel 2015

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017|6:27 p.m.

NEW YORK– “Star Wars” and the Marvel comic-book motion pictures will sign up with Disney’s upcoming streaming service, potentially providing it wider appeal beyond households with young children.

The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies as needed in the United States as part of a regular monthly membership. (So, not on Netflix.)

A cost hasn’t been revealed yet. The service is anticipated in late 2019 after Disney’s existing handle Netflix ends.

Previously Disney revealed the addition of simply Disney and Pixar films and Disney TELEVISION shows. Adding the “Star Wars” and Marvel movies could make the brand-new service attracting teens and adults. The Marvel movies include the “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchises.

The service will likewise have initial Disney films, TV series and shorts. Disney CEO Bob Iger stated thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies will be readily available, though shows from Disney’s ABC network aren’t pertaining to the service.

Disney said last month that it was thinking about moving “Star Wars” and Marvel to the brand-new service, however a choice wasn’t revealed till Thursday.

Disney did not say whether all the “Star Wars” films going back to the 1977 would be offered on the service, or all the movies in the Marvel universe. A spokesman had no immediate comment. Netflix also has a TELEVISION series based on Marvel characters, and Netflix said Thursday that relationship continues. Similar to the Disney and Pixar movies, Marvel and “Star Wars” motion pictures that play in theaters in 2018 will be on Netflix for U.S. viewers, and some films will be available into 2020.

Disney’s offering is one of numerous online film and TV choices coming from home entertainment and tech companies, with more in the works. Disney, for instance, is likewise launching an ESPN sports streaming service early next year. It won’t replicate what’s on ESPN, in the meantime, so it’s expected to be rather specific niche.

The company’s shares slid $4.05, or 4 percent, to $97.46 in Thursday afternoon trading. Financiers might have sold because Iger stated revenues per share for this fiscal year will resemble the level for the year that ended on Oct. 1, 2016. Wall Street analysts had forecasted growth.

Princesses in queues getting coffee: Hanging out at Disney’s D23 Exposition

Over the weekend, Disney revealed a variety of projects at its biennial, company-sanctioned D23 Expo, “the ultimate Disney fan event.” Viewing as the home entertainment huge controls fully half of the present pop culture– Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm are all owned subsidiaries, as are transmitted entities ABC and ESPN– it wasn’t just Disney fans crowding the floor at the Anaheim Convention Center; there were hopeful Generals Leia, Captains America and whatever you call fans of As soon as Upon a Time.

I was there for 3 Disney-related reasons: Due to the fact that I have actually never ever been to a D23 Exposition, due to the fact that they were kind enough to offer me a press credential and since I care a lot– maybe too much– about what takes place to Disneyland, EPCOT and Disney’s other amusement park. That’s my fandom: I love Disneyland with all my heart. I’m a Disnerd; I’m a themepunk. And I wanted to endure the crowds of cosplayers, Disneybounders and flat-out Disney geeks– a few of whom reminded me so much of myself that I could hardly stand it– to discover in person What Is Up With Disneyland. As it turns out, there’s quite a bit.

A Star Wars-themed land, called Galaxy’s Edge, is currently being built in a previous backstage area nearby to Frontierland and Fantasyland, with an opening prepared for 2019. It will have 2 major destinations– one that permits you to pilot the Millennium Falcon and one that puts you in the middle of a ground battle in between the First Order and the Resistance– plus a range of dining establishments, stores and selfie opportunities peopled by cast members performing in character. (Supposedly, you’ll be able to create a “track record” within Galaxy’s Edge that follows you around all the time; you could be targeted by bounty hunters, and so on)

Throughout the esplanade at Disney California Adventure, Disney is preparing for a Marvel-themed set of attractions, though they were reticent to offer information. The park’s Paradise Pier location, a throwback to seaside carnivals, is being rethemed as “Pixar Pier,” with all that indicates. And across the nation at Walt Disney World, tourist attractions based upon Tron, Ratatouille and Guardians of the Galaxy are in the works. There’s much more to report, but I don’t wish to check non-geek perseverance. Just getting the above info, which is now readily available in other places on the Web, sorely tested mine.

Thing is, I don’t do well with crowds anymore, and D23 draws an enormous crowd. That theme-parks panel, held in a 7,000-seat room, needed a four-hour wait. (I missed out on the animation and live-action film panels for comparable factors.) There were prolonged queues for all the panels, for the exhibits (and there was an especially nice one that detailed the 50-year history of Pirates of the Caribbean), and for the merchandise, which I resisted because I’ve already got excessive stuff. More than once, I found myself waiting in a line that would just give me a space in another line. And if not for the generosity of a family that held my area for that amusement park panel– they even bought me lunch!– I would not have actually seen any of the major panels at all. It was all excessive.

However the stuff I did see I completely enjoyed. I took a look at panels on the forgotten Disney animated character Ludwig Von Drake and his voice star, Paul Releases (Google both of them) and on Disney’s midcentury modern-day impacts. I saw the design of Galaxy’s Edge– impressive is barely the word– and video from Disney/Pixar’s upcoming Dia de los Muertos movie Coco, which thoroughly charmed me even glimpsed in quick.

But most significantly, I got to see fans, lots of them. I saw millennials dressed up as Fantasia characters, a film that came out years prior to even I was born. I saw princesses in frilly dresses, not all which were worn by women. I saw older fans who ‘d changed their motorized wheelchairs into pirate ships and starships. And I saw every almost among them smiling automatically, as if they ‘d gotten each thing they ‘d ever desired for Christmas. If I could have taken a look at myself, I most likely would have had that look on my face, too.

As I’ve discussed, the D23 Exposition takes place every 2 years, so I’ve got up until 2020 to choose if I wish to go back. By then Galaxy’s Edge will be open, and Walt Disney World will be well into preparing its 50th anniversary event in 2021. I don’t know exactly what I’ll see there, but I do understand that if I go, I’m bringing 3 things: a friend, an outfit and a damn cushion to rest on.

Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

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In this May 24, 1966, file picture, star Dean Jones sits for an image while on the set for the Warner Bros. movie “Any Wednesday” in New York. Jones has died of Parkinson’s Disease at age 84. He passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015|9:40 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Dean Jones, whose boyish good appearances and all-American way made him Disney’s preferred young star for such lighthearted films as “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug,” has passed away of Parkinson’s disease. He was 84.

He died Monday in Los Angeles, Jones’ press agent Richard Hoffman stated Wednesday.

Jones’ long association with The Walt Disney Co. started after he got an unexpected call from Walt Disney himself, who applauded his work on the TV show “Ensign O’Toole,” noting it had “some good closing series.” Jones, himself a former Navy man, played the title role in the 1962 sitcom.

Jones puzzled over Disney’s remark until it occurred to him that “Ensign O’Toole” preceded Disney’s own Sunday night show on NBC, and he understood Disney probably only saw each episode’s ending.

Two years later, Jones learnt through Disney once again, calling this time to provide him a role in “That Darn Feline!” opposite ingĂ©nue Hayley Mills. His FBI agent Zeke Kelso follows a crime-solving feline that leads him to a pair of bank burglars.

Launched in 1965, it would the very first of 10 Disney movies Jones would make, the majority of them in the supernatural vein.

“I see something in them that is pure form. Simply home entertainment. No preaching,” he told the L.a Times. “We’re constantly looking for social significance however possibly people similar to to be entertained.”

“The Love Bug” (1969) was the most effective of the category, with Jones playing a struggling race-driver who obtains a Volkswagen that wins races for him. The Bug, called Herbie, has actually concealed human characteristics, and when it feels unappreciated it vanishes. Jones needs to save Herbie from the hands of his nefarious competitor and release the automobile an apology prior to it wins the big race for him.

After “The Love Bug,” Jones went back to the phase, winning the lead function of Robert in “Company,” Stephen Sondheim’s now-classic musical about marital angst, Manhattan-style. He withdrew from the 1970 production after a brief time, pointing out family issues, but he is heard on the Grammy-winning Broadway cast cd.

He had actually started his career as a vocalist before going on to appear in a string of mostly forgettable films throughout the 1950s. A significant exception was 1957’s “Jailhouse Rock,” among Elvis Presley’s best-remembered vehicles, where Jones had a bit part as a video jockey.

In 1960, Jones made his Broadway debut with Jane Fonda in “There Was a Little Woman,” playing Fonda’s partner in a temporary drama about the rape of a young woman.

He had much better luck on Broadway later in 1960, when he appeared in the hit comedy “Under the Yum Yum Tree.” Sparring with Gig Young, who played a comically wolfish character, Jones had “the best blend of sturdiness and lightness,” The New york city Times composed.

He went back to Hollywood making the movie version of “Under the Yum Yum Tree” and to star in tv’s “Ensign O’Toole” from 1962 to 1964. He likewise reteamed with Fonda for the movie variation of a racy stage comedy, “Any Wednesday.”

It was in Disney’s gentle family funnies, nevertheless, that Jones really struck his stride. Walt Disney himself passed away in 1966, however the studio and its design of film survived.

In “Monkeys, Go House,” Jones attempted to teach four monkeys to pick grapes at a French vineyard he acquired. In “Million Dollar Duck,” he was a scientist with a duck that began laying golden eggs after being splashed with radiation.

He went back to the Disney studio in 1977 for one more film, “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.”

Twenty years later, he had smaller sized parts in the remake of “That Darn Cat” and the TV variation of “The Love Bug.”

He worked regularly into his 70s, appearing frequently on TELEVISION and in films. His later credits consisted of “St. John in Exile,”” Beethoven “and”Other individuals’s Cash.”

In 1969, he was host of a TV variety program, “Exactly what’s It All About, World?” But he said providing jokes, stand-up comedy character, was not really his strength. “My bag is acting or entering an amusing scenario and then sharing my amusement,” he told the Times. “I can sense a scenario or a character better than I can sense a line.”

Dean Carroll Jones left his home town of Decatur, Alabama, at 15, supporting himself by selecting cotton and cutting lumber till he landed a job as a vocalist in a New Orleans club. When the club closed, he went back to Decatur to complete high school.

After studying voice at Asbury University in Kentucky, he invested four years in the Navy. Soon after his release, he was signed by MGM, and it stood for a time that he was being groomed as a possible successor to James Dean.

Jones married Mae Entwisle, a onetime Miss San Diego, in 1954, and the couple had two daughters, Carol and Deanna. He and his second spouse, Lory, had a child, Michael.

Throughout his profession, he ‘d appear in 46 movies and five Broadway shows. In 1995, Jones was honored by his longtime employers with an area in the Disney Legends Hall of Popularity.

Besides Lory, his spouse of 42 years, and his youngsters, Jones is endured by eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.