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Idina ElsaIdina Menzel, voice of Elsa in Frozen, stopped by Disney’s Hollywood Studios while on her world tour. Her Orlando concert sold out, but the star took time to celebrate Frozen Summer Fun and got her picture taken with Elsa, Anna and Olaf.

 

Source: E Online

 

 

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Disneyland Paris is in trouble for offering discounts to residents of France and Belgium, but not all European countries. The park has received many complaints and their ticket policies are being investigated because it goes against Europe’s Single-Market rule that ensures all customers in the European Union receive the same deals and prices. In addition to pricing promotions based on country of residence, Disneyland Paris’ website also goes against EU rules as the deals are not transparent during online ticket purchases.

A Disneyland Paris spokesperson said that prices fluctuate based on holidays in certain countries. Domestically, Disney Parks lower prices for residents living close to the parks to encourage them to visit more often during slower seasons. EU investigators say Disneyland Paris is the only European theme park that sells tickets this way. The BEUC is quoted as saying ““Unjustified price differences violate single market principles and restrict consumer choice. Under EU law consumers have a fundamental right not to be discriminated on the basis of their nationality or place of residence.”

Source: WTVR

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The famous El Capitan Theater in Hollywood will host three of Disney’s spookiest films this October to celebrate Halloween.

Hocus Pocus – October 8th – 11th

The Black Cauldron – October 15th – 18th

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D – October 22nd – November 1st

To celebrate the premier of each film, the theater will host an “Exclusive Spooctacular Soiree.” These special parties are held on October 8th, October 15th and October 22nd. The soiree includes early entrance to the 8pm movie for a tour of the theater and a private exhibit viewing with sweet & savory treats, beer, wine, soft drinks and a souvenir photograph.

Pricing for these limited engagements are:

Adults: $14 Child (3-11): $11, Senior (60+):$11, VIP: $23, Group (20+): $10

As a special promotion, fans can save 30% when buying tickets to all three films. For more info, visit elcapitantheater.com.

 

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When Marvel first announced their agreement with Netflix, Jessica Jones was expected to debut in 2015. However, Netflix later gave indications that the premier would be delayed to 2016. At a press conference today, Netflix confirmed that Jessica Jones will launch during their fourth quarter of 2015. IGN expects the series to debut in November or December.

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The Team Mickey All-Star Baseball Tour kicked off this weekend at the St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves game. Mickey lead the crowd in a sing-along of “Take me out to the ballgame” in addition to other Disney fun. There are two more opportunities to meet Mickey at baseball games this summer:

  – Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers – August 9

  – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies – August 16

For more information on the Team Mickey All-Star Baseball Tour and the opportunity to enter the national sweepstakes, visit Team Mickey’s official website.

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Final L+3 Ratings for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Disney XD’s Wednesday Crushes Ratings Records with Premiere of “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” “Kirby Buckets” and Special Crossover “Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med”

“Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” (9:30 – 10:00 p.m.)

The premiere of “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” was Disney XD’s #1 series debut in the network’s over 15-year history (includes Toon Disney) among its primary demographic, Boys 6-11 (398,000/3.3 rating), the network’s #2 live-action series premiere ever among Boys 2-11 (442,000/2.2 rating) and its #3 live-action launch of all time in Total Viewers (976,000), Kids 6-11 (522,000/2.2 rating) and Kids 2-11 (583,000/1.5 rating). “Gamer’s Guide” won its half hour among target Boys 2-11 and Boys 6-11 and placed a solid #2 in Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.

“Gamer’s Guide” grew by solid margins in Live + 3 ratings: +9% in Total Viewers (976,000 vs. 898,000), +10% in Kids 6-11(522,000 vs. 473,000) and +9% in Kids 2-11 (583,000 vs. 534,000).

“Kirby Buckets” (8:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

“Kirby Buckets” kicked off the night hitting over 8-month highs in Kids 6-11 (292,000/1.2 rating) and Kids 2-11 (319,000/0.8 rating) – since 11/3/14, 11/17/14 and 11/24/14, respectively – and garnered near 8-month highs in Total Viewers (542,000) and Boys 6-11 (204,000/1.7 rating – since 12/1/14.

“Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med” (8:30 – 9:30 p.m.)

The premiere of crossover special “Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med” ranked a dominant #1 in the hour across target Kids 6-11(589,000/2.5 rating), Boys 6-11 (370,000/3.1 rating), Kids 2-11 (658,000/1.7 rating) and Boys 2-11 (420,000/2.1 rating)demographics and was the #3 original scripted cable TV series telecast in Total Viewers (1.247 million).

“Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med” delivered a 1-year “Lab Rats” high in Total Viewers and was the series’ highest-rated telecast in close to 6 months across Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11, Kids 2-11 and Boys 2-11 – since 7/28/14 and 2/4/15, respectively.

The special stood as “Mighty Med’s” #1 telecast of all time in Total Viewers and was its #2 telecast on record in Kids 6-11 and Kids 2-11.

“Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med” surged in Live + 3 ratings across the board, including by 16% in Total Viewers (1.247 million vs. 1.071 million), by 19% in Kids 6-11 (589,000 vs. 497,000) and by 17% in Kids 2-11 (658,000 vs. 561,000).

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser-supported network that reaches nearly 80-million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, 7/22/15, Live + 3. Series premieres ranked among all Disney XD/Toon Disney premieres (10/2/00-7/22/15).

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Luigi

Disney Parks Blog has revealed a sneak peek at a new attraction that is replacing Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land, which will be called Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. The post explains that Luigi’s cousins have traveled to Radiator Springs to visit Casa De La Tires and to celebrate Race Day. The post doesn’t give any information about what kind of ride system the attraction will use.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man took the top spot at the box office in its second weekend, beating out competition from newcomer Pixels from Sony. Ant-Man made $24.7 million, while Pixels opened to $24 million. In it’s first weekend, Ant-Man opened at number 2, losing out to MinionsAnt-Man has now crossed the $100 million mark domestically..

Source: Market Watch and Box Office Mojo

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Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on a mini High School Musical reunion that occurred this weekend at the Disney Channel Descendants red carpet premier. The film is directed by HSM director Kenny Ortega. Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay), Luca Grabeel (Ryan), Corbin Bleu (Chad), Monique Coleman (Taylor) and Olesya Rulin (Kelsi) all came out to show their support.

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Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is unveiling a new product line inspired by Disney’s “Descendants” which premieres July 31 on Disney Channel. The live-action movie is a music-driven story, set in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon, which follows the sons and daughters of evil on their journey as they meet the children of goodness. Choose your favorite Descendants fashion with this product line inspired by this modern-day coming of age adventure featuring both Auradon Prep and Villain inspired styles.  The collection includes colorfully bold apparel, accessories, DIY beauty products, dolls, consumer electronics and more from Hasbro, Jaya, Mad Engine, Innovative Designs, Markwins, KIDdesigns, as well as items from Disney Store.

In addition, Disney Publishing Worldwide’s prequel novel, The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, written by award-winning author Melissa de la Cruz and is available now.

Most “Descendants” products are available now with additional items setting at mass and specialty retailers nationwide on August 1.

Dolls

Books

Fashion

Necklace

Necklace

Jacket

Mal’s Jacket

Fairest

Evie Shirt

Auradon Prep

Auradon Prep Shirt

Mal Costume

Mal Costume

Evie Costume

Evie Costume

About Descendants

With a knowing wink at traditional fairy tales, Disney’s “Descendants” fuses castles with classrooms to create a contemporary, music-driven story about the challenges adolescent offspring face in living up to parental and peer expectations. With unexpected characterization, plot twists and turns, and dashes of wry humor, the movie is designed to appeal to kids and grownups alike as its story playfully presents the possibilities of what happened after the “happily ever after.” Driven by exciting music and performance, the story is set in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon where Ben, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”), is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar, who have been imprisoned on the forbidden Isle of the Lost for 20 years. These villainous descendants are allowed into Auradon for the first time to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan. Only time will tell if these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents!

Kenny Ortega, the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer of Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise, directs, choreographs and executive-produces the movie.

Starring are: Dove Cameron (“Liv and Maddie”) as Mal, the daughter of Maleficent; Booboo Stewart (“X-Men Days of Future Past”) as Jay, the son of Jafar; Sofia Carson as Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen; and Cameron Boyce (“Jessie,” “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything”) as Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil. The notable cast also includes Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and the Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth.

Disney’s “Descendants” is part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, which delivered five of the top six movies in cable TV history in Total Viewers.

About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into their homes. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities: Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment, Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Tinker Bell, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazine, eBooks and apps. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning, which includes our flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney-themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores and provides high-quality, unique products. Disney Store also operates ecommerce sites in several countries, which can be found here. For more information, please visit www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com.