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[19 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Author Ridley Pearson Speaks to Students at Disney Homeschool Days

The Walt Disney World Resort just completed another Disney Homeschool Days event, during which author Ridley Pearson headlined events planned for homeschool students from around the country.
Pearson, author of both the Kingdom Keepers and Peter and the Starcatcher series of books for young adults, spoke to the crowd of about 800 students gathered at the Premiere Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The popular writer discussed his literary career, as well as what inspires him and his personal writing process.  To learn more, students also took part in a Q&A session …

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[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to Debut on Broadway in 2012

Disney announced the exciting news this week that a new Disney Theatricals production will soon be flying to Broadway. Peter and the Starcatcher, a musical play based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, will open on Broadway in Spring 2012.
The show, which enjoyed a hugely successful Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre Workshop last spring, is a prequel to the story of Peter Pan, featuring Peter, Captain Hook, and some other familiar faces in a magical new tale. About the show’s off-Broadway run, New York Times …

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[11 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney Publishing Worldwide to Feature Best-Selling Authors, Giveaways, and More at D23 Expo

All different sectors of the Walt Disney Company have a lot in store for next weekend’s D23 Expo, and Disney Publishing Worldwide is no exception. Disney-loving readers at the upcoming Expo will be able to enjoy special storytelling events, the chance to see best-selling Disney authors, exclusive giveaways and more throughout the three-day convention.
As previously announced, the Disney Living Pavilion will contain Disney Publishing’s “The Wonderful Words of Disney” area. This area will feature comfortable areas for guests to relax and peruse some Disney books, as well as kiosks featuring …

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[4 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney Living Pavilion at D23 Expo to Feature Special Merchandise, Interactive Experiences

With the D23 Expo almost two weeks away, new information about what each section of the Walt Disney Company will be showcasing at the event is being announced faster than ever. Most recently, Disney Consumer Products announced their offerings at the three-day convention. At the division’s Disney Living Pavilion, Expo guests will be able to discover new and exclusive merchandise, participate in interactive experiences, meet the creators and innovators behind the merchandise, and more.
Guests at the pavilion will be invited to “explore the ultimate Disney lifestyle” through the three “neighborhoods” …

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[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo Meet and Greets Announced with Disney Filmmakers, Artists, and Stars

In addition to today’s earlier announcement about special ABC screenings at the event, more news has come out today about the meet and greet opportunities at this year’s D23 Expo. A number of official signings have now been added to the already jam-packed schedule. Over the three days of the Expo, guests will have the opportunity to meet such stars as Melissa and Joey stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, filmmakers such as The Boys filmmakers Gregg and Jeff Sherman, Disney Legend Dave Smith, and more. Unless otherwise noted, …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney Channel Stars to Make Appearances, Perform at D23 Expo

With the D23 Expo only a few short weeks away, even more announcements for this exciting event are beginning to emerge. Today brought the announcement of what Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD will be showcasing at the Expo. Fans of Disney Channel will get the chance to meet with some of their favorite stars, see Disney Channel performances, sit in on Disney Channel events, and more throughout the Expo’s three jam-packed days.
One thing that Disney Channel fans at the Expo should be looking forward to will be the …

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[19 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Publishing:  ‘Bridge to Neverland’ to Pick Up Where ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’ Left Off

Disney Publishing has announced that award winning authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson will join forces once again to enlighten readers about the history of Peter Pan.
Previously, the duo united to create the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatchers.  In the upcoming Bridge to Never Land, characters Sarah and Aidan will determine that maybe Peter Pan was a real person, after all, and that Wendy, as well as the other Starcatchers, undertook a grand mission in the early part of last century to save Never Land Island from the …

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[15 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Storytelling Event at D23 Expo, Will Include Special Announcement

More exciting news is still coming out about the upcoming D23 Expo, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21, 2011. Disney has recently announced that there will be a special “storytelling event” on Friday, August 19 featuring authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, as well as Jake and the Neverland Pirates star David Arquette. As part of the event, there will be a special announcement, announcing something that will “open a new chapter” in Disney’s strong level of commitment to corporate citizenship.
At the storytelling event, …

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[28 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Prequel to ‘Peter Pan’ to Hit the Big Screen?

At the company’s annual shareholders meeting last week, Disney president and CEO Bob Iger told those in attendance that the studio is tinkering with the idea of bringing “Peter and the Starcatchers” -a prequel to “Peter Pan” – to the big screen.
Disney went as far as hiring a screenwriter to adapt the book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson in 2004, but Iger said that while they “considered making it a movie… we haven’t made a decision on that yet.”
Iger did mention, however, that the company …

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[21 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ridley Pearson Announces Book Tour Dates for Kingdom Keepers IV

Ridley Pearson announced the dates of his upcoming book tour via his blog this past weekend.  The tour for “Kingdom Keepers IV:  Power Play” will kick off at Walt Disney World on Monday April 4.  After that, Pearson will hit both coasts, with a smattering of dates for cities in between.
The latest book in the series about a group of teenagers who fight dark forces against the backdrop of Walt Disney World, “Kingdom Keepers IV:  Power Play” will be available April 5.  Pearson has already begun work on Kingdom Keepers V, which …