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Disney creates Botanicus Interacticus multi-touch plants

Disney creates Botanicus Interacticus multi-touch plants

The last thing in the world I would've ever believed could be turned into a touch sensor would be a plant. However, that is exactly what Disney's Pittsburgh research center has done in a project called Botanicus Interacticus. I can only imagine a full-size attraction at Disneyland or Disneyworld packed with touch sensitive plants.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 13, 2012

This morning we certainly must be ramping up for something gigantic, because it's all about services, law, and a live stream recovery of a skeleton. Start your day off right with just that, archeology, the most interesting of the dirt-digging sciences. The FBI is speaking with ZTE about some surveillance equipment deals with Iran. Disney has shown SDCC fans the first Lone Ranger trailer - but you can't see it yet!

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Nintendo’s latest hire is Disney video game exec

Nintendo’s latest hire is Disney video game exec

Nintendo has added a new member to its team, a man who held a leading position at Disney's video game department. Are you asking, "So what?" right now. You should be. Companies hire new people all the time, but what's interesting about this situation is what Duncan Orrell-Jones is expected to bring to the table. He will be heading up the "development and evolution" of Nintendo's digital strategy.

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Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

There's a growing problem among discount video services like Redbox and Netflix - the lack of availability of blockbuster new releases. Disney recently joined fellow studios like 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros in delaying its movies to the rental services. The thought process here is that studios can make more money on actual DVD and Blu-ray sales to consumers.

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Epic Mickey 2 gets behind-the-scenes video

Epic Mickey 2 gets behind-the-scenes video

If you were curious about what the sequel to Disney's captivating dark-sided Mickey Mouse game will be like, you're in luck. The newest video for Epic Mickey 2 takes players behind-the-scenes and shows them waht they can expect when the intoxicating mix of cute and innocent Disney characters meets a dark, mysterious world.

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TRON: Uprising full trailer goes live

TRON: Uprising full trailer goes live

This week the folks at Disney have release the first full-length trailer for the upcoming TRON feature "Uprising", complete with release date. This next chapter in the TRON universe sits between the original movie and the recent feature-length sequel TRON: Legacy, here taking on a new form as a mix between 2D and CGI animation as opposed to live-action sequencing. This series contains a host of big-name voice actors and is set to run as a 10-episode mini-series via Disney.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey on 3DS will be Castle of Illusions sequel

Disney’s Epic Mickey on 3DS will be Castle of Illusions sequel

The addition of the new, uniquely addicting Mickey Mouse video game franchise to Nintendo's glasses-free 3D device will bring back memories of a bygone era of gaming. The new game, Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion, is set to be a direct sequel of the Sega Genesis game Castle of Illusion. Anyone who played the game is no doubt getting flashbacks of it at this very moment. If you haven't played it, you're missing out.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey franchise coming to 3DS

Disney’s Epic Mickey franchise coming to 3DS

There's been a lot of hype lately surrounding the recently announced Epic Mickey sequel for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. But that's not the only new title Disney is bringing to the franchise. It has also been confirmed that a completely new and exclusive adventure in Mickey Mouse's epic saga will be heading to the Nintendo 3DS. This entry will be titled Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion, and will obviously be the first in the series to go to a handheld platform.

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Epic Mickey 2 developer spills the beans

Epic Mickey 2 developer spills the beans

The sequel to Epic Mickey has been confirmed, and the excitement is already starting to spread. Now, the covers are really starting to be unraveled as developer Warren Spector begins to explain all the unique gameplay mechanics that will be part of the experience. In addition to being presented in HD, the sequel will be available to whole new customer segments. While the original Epic Mickey was only available on the Wii, the next entry will be on all three major consoles.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey 2 confirmed, detailed

Disney’s Epic Mickey 2 confirmed, detailed

The addictingly unique and boldly unexpected adventure game Epic Mickey is heading for a sequel. This was always a question of when, not if, but now we are starting to get some of the first details about what the new entry in what could be a long-running franchise will entail. For starters, Epic Mickey 2 will be available on all major platforms (PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii), not just the Wii. Second, the story will be presented as a musical, a nod to the classic format of vintage animated Disney movies.

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