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December 10

December 10, 2016 – The Star Wars Film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premieres

“The force is strong with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” according to early reactions from the film’s premiere Saturday night in Los Angeles.” – The Daily News

On December 10, 2016, the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, had its red carpet premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. The film’s premiere took place six days before its wide release across the United States. Cast and crew form the film were on hand for the premiere, along with celebrity fans of the Star Wars franchise such as writer/director Kevin Smith, actor Terry Crews, and C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels.

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December 6

December 6, 2012 – The After Market Shop Opens in Epcot

“After your wild ride, slow down and rubberneck tons of Test Track merchandise: toy cars, pit crew caps, pins and more.”

On December 6, 2012, the After Market Shop opened in Epcot, in the exit area of the Test Track attraction. The new name for the gift shop in the Inside Track exhibit area, the area sells Chevrolet-themed items, such as attire and model cars. The store was part of the refurbishment that was done on the Test Track attraction, and has since been renamed the Test Track SIMporium.

November 25

November 25, 2013 – Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Opens in Harrods

On November 25, 2013, the first version of the popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to open outside the Disney Parks was officially opened in Harrods Department Store in London, England. The opening of the boutique was a part of a larger deal between the world-famous department store and Disney, which also included a new Disney Store and a Disney Café. The boutique was specifically designed for a UK audience, designed as a castle within the Harrods walls. Guests between the ages of 3 and 12 are able to transform into princesses or knights. Both Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Disney Store closed on June 1, 2017.

November 15

November 15, 2010 – The Merchandise Shop Hundred Acre Goods Opens in Walt Disney World

“Forage for all things Pooh and friends at this popular shop next to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction.”

On November 15, 2010, the themed merchandise store Hundred Acre Goods opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Featuring Winnie the Pooh merchandise, the store is near the attraction The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Merchandise available includes apparel, plush toys, and mugs. The store replaced a similar spot called Pooh’s Thotful Shop. Hundred Acre Goods is also the name of a store in Shanghai Disneyland.

November 7

November 7, 2011 – Disney and YouTube Announce Partnership Deal

“…[we need to] bring Disney’s legacy of storytelling to a new generation of families and Disney enthusiasts on the platforms they prefer.” – Co-President of Disney Interactive, James A. Pitaro

On November 7, 2011, Disney and YouTube announced a new partnership to help both companies grow in electronic prominence. The $10-15 million dollar deal would feature Disney Interactive Media creating an original digital video series, with the first planned series being based on the popular app “Where’s My Water?” YouTube was looking for credibility with parents, while Disney was looking to boost web traffic and sales through their own website as well as the joint channel. YouTube also announced that their plan was to act as a neutral distributor and not move into the role of a production company.

November 6

November 6, 2012 – Filming for Saving Mr. Banks Begins in Disneyland

“In addition to Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, the stars of the soon-to-be released Saving Mr. Banks, there’s a supporting role that shares the spotlight – Disneyland park.”

On November 6, 2012, filming within Disneyland began for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. Based on the story of how Walt Disney got the rights to Mary Poppins from author P.L. Travers, the filming featured Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers. The area was roped off and closed, as the filmmakers couldn’t risk having people in modern clothing show up in the shot. Several attractions were also closed during the filming session, including Indiana Jones Adventure and Storybook Land. Extras, dressed in the fashions of the early 1960s, were brought in at 11:30 to help bring back the feel of Fantasyland during that time.

October 28

October 28, 2013 – The Network Fusion Launches

“Pop Culture. Satire. News. This is Fusion.”

On October 28, 2013, the ABC and Univision joint network Fusion officially launched. ABC and Univision announced on February 11 their plans to create a channel that would feature topics of interest to American Hispanic teenagers; it was Univision’s first foray into the world of English-language programming. In 2016, ABC sold its stake of Fusion to Univision, making Univision the sole owner through the Fusion Media Group.