Chris Sanders, the co-director of Disney’s Lilo and Stich, (and Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon) unsurprisingly has a thing for Hawaii. In his post-Disney career, Sanders is creating art that continues to showcase his interest in the 50th state. Recently, Sanders worked with the folks at Atomic Monkey to release Aloha Maile, an [...]
Back in May of last year, we helped break the news that Disneyland’s pool area was slated to get an update bound to make tiki fans happy. Now, it’s official, according to DisneyParks blog:
In keeping with that spirit, we are excited to announce that this spring Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s will open. [...]
Gnomeo and Juliet,” a CGI-retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet starring lawn gnomes, has an odd Enchanted Tiki Room cameo. As seen in this clip, “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” song starts playing when the character Gnomeo accidently sets off some kind of backyard decoration.
Gnomeo and Juliet will be released in America on February 11, [...]
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story yesterday that Disney is in negotiations to buy a spec script from Ahmet Zappa and Michael Wilson set in the world of Polynesian mythology.
Zappa and Wilson’s Tiki is set in Hawaii and takes in the culture’s rich reserve of unique gods, embodied by wooden masks and engravings, as well [...]
I never have quite figured out the attraction of Disney pin collecting, but if any event were to incite me to start, it could be this: the Disney Store has released a 6-pin set of Disney characters reimagined as tikis.
The pins measure approximatly 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches and include Mickey Mouse, Stitch, Tinker Bell, [...]
Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii is still under construction, but details are starting to get released about the facility in order to entice visitors.
Tiki bar and cocktail nerds will be interested to hear that the resort’s lounge has received a name and a theme: The `Olelo Room. For unaware haoles (me included), “`olelo” means “language,” [...]
It’s common knowledge that Walt Disney had elaborate plans to build EPCOT not as a theme park but a true experimental city in the swamplands of Florida. For many years, the plans have been the stuff of urban legend, with collectors trading fuzzy VHS dubs of The Florida Project movie in order to try to [...]