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[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC Announces Cast of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ All-Stars

On Friday June 27, ABC announced the next cast of its hit series Dancing With the Stars. This will be the first series to have an ‘All-Star’ cast, meaning previous cast members have been invited back to take another spin around the dance floor.
This season’s contestants include:

Olympians and former “DWTS” winners Apolo Ohno (Season 4) and Shawn Johnson (Season 8 ) will show off their fancy footwork again this season, along with fellow champs from seasons’ past: former 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey (Season 2), former Dallas Cowboy star …

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[31 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney to Launch New NextGen Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Disney will be launching a new NextGen application to be used by visitors to Walt Disney World Resort. The app will be called My Disney Experience and will be available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android systems.
The app is expected to replace the current Disney Parks mobile application Mobile Magic in early 2013. The current information contained in the Mobile Magic app, including maps and wait times, will continue to be included on My Disney Experience. In addition, this application is expected to include the Next Generation RFID …

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[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
The ‘Art of Frankenweenie’ Exhibit a Hit at Comic-Con

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie exhibit at this year’s Comic-Con drew large crowds. The exhibit displayed various sets, props and other production items from the movie.
The exhibit was so popular it has been scheduled to travel worldwide to promote the movie. Stops will include:

Mexico City’s Plaza Universidad (July 27-August 7)
Toronto’s Fan Expo (August 23-26)
Disney California Adventure Park (September 14-November 5)
Madrid (September-October)
London (October)
Paris (October-November)
Tokyo (December)

In addition to the Frankenweenie exhibit, HGTV’s Electrifying Garden was very popular. In this part of the exhibit, the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter lawn …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Pin Set Inspired by Custom Car Designer Chip Foose Coming to Disney California Adventure

At Disney’s California Adventure Park, the new Cars Land has many impressive details for visitors to enjoy. One such detail – the car hoods found at Ramone’s House of Body Art – were designed by custom car builder and designer Chip Foose, and served as the inspiration for a new pin set coming to the theme park.
Julie Young, product developer for pins, said one particular hood from the collection served as the inspiration for the limited edition pin set. She says:
I first saw an image of the ‘Ramone’s’ car hood …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Star Bridgit Mendler Teams with Target  to Kick Off Back-to-School Campaign

Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler has teamed up with Target for their 2012 back-to-school campaign called Give With Target.
Target will be donating $5 million to schools and students across the country to help acquire school supplies and other school related items in the form of 100 $25,000 grants to needy schools, which will be announced sometime in August. Additionally, four schools will be selected to receive a special celebration in their honor.
Finally, Target will also be giving away up to $2.5 million in gift cards to local schools, which you …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS & Others Construct Playground for Local Florida Kids

On Saturday, July 28, 150 Disney Cruise Line VoluntEARS joined other local volunteers to help build a playground for local kids in Rockledge, FL.
The playground was constructed at Anderson Park and is part of Disney’s $3.5 million contribution to KaBOOM!. Volunteers arrived at the park at before 6:30 a.m., and proceeded to move 135 cubic yards of mulch and mix 280 80-pound bags of concrete in order to construct the new playground.
While Disney provided the majority of funding for the project, the city of Rockledge and the Rockledge Recreation, Open-Space …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC & Marvel Considering ‘Avengers’-Themed T.V. Series

The Avengers was a huge blockbuster hit in theaters, raking in millions of dollars and taking the world by storm. Now, ABC and Marvel are reportedly looking to cash in on the film’s success with an Avengers-themed T.V. series.
According to Deadline.com, Marvel’s television division and ABC Studios are currently discussing plans to create a weekly drama set in the Avengers world. However, the connection to the Avengers is expected to be very light and may not include any of the characters that appeared in the film.
At this stage, the concept …

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[29 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Twenty-Three Fall Issue Goes Behind the Scenes of California Adventure Expansion

Gold-level D23 members and Disney fans will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the recent expansion of Disney California Adventure in this fall’s issue of Disney twenty-three magazine. The latest issue, which is set to debut on August 14, will feature exclusive interviews with Imagineers and breathtaking photographs that give an exclusive look at this major expansion project.
“Disney fans around the world are flocking to Disney California Adventure to experience the extraordinary transformation of the park,” said Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. “With the …

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[29 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Jon Favreau Discusses ‘Magic Kingdom’ Film, Turns to Pixar for Creative Input

Disney fans are eagerly anticipating Disney’s upcoming film Magic Kingdom, a “Night at the Museum”-style fantasy that focuses on Disneyland Park. In a recent interview with Crave Online, director Jon Favreau revealed more details about his process of bringing this intriguing film to the screen.
While a recent decision to direct an upcoming adaptation of the musical Jersey Boys has caused Favreau to push back production on Magic Kingdom, Favreau revealed that he has been hard at work on developing the film. In working on the movie, Favreau revealed, he has …

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[29 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC Announces Fall Television Premiere Dates

With August and the end of summer quickly approaching, we’re getting closer to the start of the fall television season, and ABC is gearing up for the season premieres of their new and returning shows. This week, ABC announced the schedule of their fall season and series premieres.
In addition to such popular returning shows as Modern Family, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, and Once Upon a Time, ABC’s fall schedule includes the new shows The Neighbors, Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue, Nashville, and Malibu Country. Here’s the official premiere schedule:
Friday, September 14
8:00-9:00 …