ESPN’s Dick Vitale is starring in the latest Disney Side ad for Disney Parks that is currently airing on ESPN Networks. ESPN is also launching a Disney Side sweepstakes where you can win a vacation. ESPN’s Front Row blog also takes a look at the creation of the spot that features the College Basketball analyst and his family.
Marvel has released eight concept images from their upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The superhero sequel hits theaters April 4.
Rock Father has the premiere of the music video of the Disney Junior anthem “DJ Shuffle”. The song is performed by Nerf Herder’s Parry Gripp. The music video will premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior March 11 with the album being released March 18. For more information read our previous coverage.
This April, witness the birth of a super-team unlike any you’ve seen before in ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1 – the brand new series from critically acclaimed creator Michel Fiffe and rising star Amilcar Pinna!
As the world attempts to rebuild following untold destruction, we need heroes more than ever. Witness the birth of a new team of Ultimates – as Spider-Man, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Bombshell and Cloak & Dagger officially unite to tackle a vicious, rampant crime wave plaguing the streets of New York City!
“It’s a war zone in the streets of New York, Hell’s Kitchen in particular.” says Michel Fiffe, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Certain neighborhoods have been torn apart by the recent galactic cataclysm and crime is exponentially growing; local super-powered gangs rule the environment. That’s where Miles and the gang come in, to act with a grittier, more immediate problem while trying to find their own footing as super heroes.”
But Hell’s Kitchen isn’t the new Ultimates’ only problem. Diamondback and her gang of Serpent Skulls run the city’s drug & weapons trade and deal in citywide terror. NYPD detective Brigid O’Reilly and her anti-gang unit are on the hunt for Scourge, a new serial killer who’s exterminating anyone in a mask. They’ll get close, but not without a few casualties! And that’s just the first issue!
Don’t miss the blockbuster first outing of a new team for a new generation. The future of the Ultimate Universe is now – and it all starts this April in ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1!
Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, made a post on StarWars.com thanking fans of the Clone Wars for their support over the years. To show his appreciation he shared some concept art of untold Clone Wars stories. Check out his post for all of the images. He also revealed one unresolved answer. Echo, a Clone Trooper who was presumed to die in the third season episode “Counterattck” is alive. The complete Clone Wars series is currently available on Netflix.
The new Starbucks at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney opened today. We will have a full report later but wanted to share our first images of the new location. We also livestreamed a walk-through of the Starbucks. Look for a full report on Laughingplace.com later this week.
BuzzFeed has a look at Broadway’s Aladdin. They interview the cast of the show as well as feature a video that has the cast singing “Friend Like Me,” “Arabian Nights,” and “Prince Ali”
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that long-time Disney Cast Member Kevin Myers is retiring. The 42 year Disney veteran went from busing tables in Adventureland to leading Walt Disney World’s resort operations. Taking his place will be Tom Wolber who is moving from heading Downtown Disney and Sports. Under Tom, Resorts and Transportation Operations will be merged. Tom will be leading a reorganization of Walt Disney World’s lodging division in the coming months. Maribeth Bisienere will take over Sports and Downtown Disney which will also include Water Parks and Mini-Golf. Maribeth recently led Walt Disney World’s Merchandise and Food & Beverage Operations. Before retiring, Kevin Myers will be coordinating overall operations during new contract negotiations with Disney World’s major unions and making preparations for further international growth.
QVC will be releasing the “Moi” collection by Miss Piggy when the Muppets take over the network on March 16. The new lifestyle brand has released an ad teasing the new line.