Disney has released a new poster for Pixar’s Inside Out. The film will be released June 19
The annual meeting of shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, including remarks by management regarding the Company, will be available live via audio webcast at www.disney.com/investors beginning at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 12, 2015. The presentation will be archived.
This June, the most dangerous corner of the Marvel Universe is born on Battleworld in WEIRDWORLD #1 – a brand-new entry in the Secret Wars! From the blockbuster writer who brought you Star Wars, Thor and Original Sin comes a series unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Jason Aaron teams with visionary artist Mike Del Mundo (All-New X-Men, Elektra) to take you deep inside the strangest domain of all for a Secret Wars saga that should not be missed!
It is a world of swords, sorcery and all things bizarre. A land of gods and monsters. Where perverted science and arcane magic run rampant. It is Weirdworld, the land where lost things go. Among its twisted and crazed landscapes, a lone warrior walks unaided. He is ARKON, the barbarian king. With a sword in one hand and a battle bolt in the other, he ventures through Weirdworld on a dark and savage quest. A quest to find…home.
“[Arkon] was once a great king and conqueror,” says Jason Aaron in an interview with Marvel.com. “The lord of the warlords. A badass barbarian ruler who’s been trained to kill since birth. But when we meet him in WEIRDWORLD #1, he’s lost and alone in a land he can’t explain or understand. A world where he has to fight every day just to survive, as each bend in the road brings new horrors, new monsters, new awful ways to die or go mad. All Arkon wants is to find his way home.”
A lost man in a lost world. Struggling and clawing each day just to survive. Follow him if you dare this June as Arkon’s quest begins in WEIRDWORLD #1!
Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando City Soccer Club have announced today a multi-year agreement making Walt Disney World Resort a founding sponsor of the Club. The announcement comes at an exciting time, just days before Orlando City Soccer Club’s 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) debut on Sunday.
Under the agreement, Walt Disney World Resort becomes the official theme park and resort destination of Orlando City Soccer Club; Disney Cruise Line becomes the official cruise line of the Club; and Disney Vacation Club becomes the official vacation club of the team. Also, Disney will have a significant presence at Orlando City home matches at the Citrus Bowl in 2015 as well as at its future multi-purpose downtown stadium starting in 2016.
Additionally, the new agreement will help bolster Orlando’s and Walt Disney World Resort’s profile in key travel markets, such as Brazil and other Latin American countries where soccer is a national pastime.
Building on the growing sports business at Walt Disney World Resort, the Orlando City Soccer Club will collaborate with ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort on a range of soccer events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The sports complex is the premier site for amateur sports in the nation and has a rich history of hosting a variety of youth and professional soccer events.
“This collaboration further strengthens the existing bond between the two Orlandos – the one known around the world as Disney theme parks and the metropolitan, vibrant growing downtown represented by Purple Pride,” said Club President and Founder Phil Rawlins. “Over 60 million tourists visited Orlando last year – with many coming from Brazil. There’s a natural synergy here to showcase all the wonder that is the City Beautiful. We also look forward to jointly hosting additional high-profile soccer events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney through this relationship to the benefit of our fans, our community and the region.”
“Orlando City Soccer Club is writing an exciting new chapter in our region’s history,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “We are proud to be part of the community-wide team effort to help the Lions become Central Florida’s next great success story.”
A double agent has infiltrated the highly classified Marvel Universe and is leaking sensitive top secret information about upcoming episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the new five-part original Web series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent,” debuting today on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app.
Sponsored by Lexus, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent” follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind. In each episode, The Mastermind orders the Double Agent to infiltrate different restricted areas on the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” set, including executive offices, wardrobe and soundstages, among others. Through hidden cameras, The Mastermind can see everything, providing viewers with an inside look at the secretive world of the show — often uncovering critical story elements to future episodes.
Beginning today, viewers will have the chance to weigh in to predict where they think The Mastermind will send the Double Agent next. After each episode a poll will be posted with a list of possible locations from which they can choose. Once viewers pick where they think the Double Agent should go, they will be given an opportunity to enter for the chance to win prizes from the sets of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent.” The remaining four episodes will post at 9:00 a.m., PT: March 18, April 1, April 22 and May 6. To enter the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent Sweepstakes,” and for official rules, visit MarvelsDoubleAgent.com. The sweepstakes is open until May 13, 2015. No purchase necessary. A winner will be chosen at random Wednesday May 15, 2015.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent” is a collaboration between Disney|ABC Digital Media Studios, Marvel Entertainment and Lexus. Presented by Lexus, the series features the first-ever NX Turbo
Ultron lays out his plans for decimating Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the latest trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1
ESPN, the National Hockey League (NHL®), and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have reached an agreement for every game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey to be televised exclusively in the United States across ESPN networks, with most games on ESPN and ESPN2. The World Cup will take place at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre from September 17 – October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final. A minimum of 16 games (17 if the final goes three) will be televised.
The tournament will feature teams from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and Russia. Team Europe and Team North American Young Stars will round out the field.
ESPN Audio has the rights to exclusively broadcast every game in the United States and ESPN International has exclusive rights to the more than 20 countries served by its Pacific Rim and Latin North networks.
Live access to coverage on ESPN networks is also available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider.
“We are thrilled to resume our partnership with Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League and to work closely with Gary and Don Fehr of the National Hockey League Players’ Association to make the World Cup of Hockey on ESPN a reality,” said John Skipper, ESPN President. “We look forward to presenting this compelling tournament, with national pride at stake, to fans both in the United States and internationally.”
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman added, “ESPN broadcast the prior World Cup of Hockey, from Air Canada Centre. Now the World Cup is returning, with ESPN broadcasting in the U.S. We are very pleased and hope our fans will be, as well.”
“We are excited to have ESPN as our broadcast partner for what is going to be an incredible tournament featuring over 150 of the top hockey players in the world,” said Don Fehr, NHLPA Executive Director. “ESPN’s reach and storytelling approach will expose our players’ skill and personalities, something that we know will resonate with fans as the tournament unfolds.”
The telecast schedule will be announced at a later date. ESPN last televised the World Cup of Hockey in 2004. ESPN last televised NHL games from 1992 – 2004.
ESPNU celebrates its 10th anniversary today with a special SportsCenterU at 6 p.m. ET. Former anchors Mike Hall (2005-2007, winner of ESPN’s Dream Job and the original anchor on the network), Lowell Galindo (2007-2011) and Dari Nowkhah (2011-2014) will all appear on the telecast. Current anchor, Matt Schick, will lead the show.
Galindo now serves as an anchor on ESPN’s Longhorn Network and Nowkhah at ESPN’s SEC Network. Hall, who currently anchors on the Big Ten Network, will be making his return to ESPN for the night.
“I’m incredibly excited to be involved in the 10-year anniversary show,” said Hall. “I’m honored that ESPNU asked me back and happy that my Big Ten Network bosses were game. I’m also interested in seeing the old clips of our first couple years – to see how many truly ‘topical 2005 references’ were made. Get ready, Napoleon Dynamite fans!”
ESPNU launched with a special ESPNU College GameDay from Stillwater, Okla., on March 4, 2005. Fast forward to 2015, ESPN’s dedicated network to college sports is available in more than 73 million homes, is the established home for NCAA Championships, offers year-round insight on basketball and football recruiting, and features numerous franchise shows on a weekly basis.
“Reflecting back, and with the understanding college sports was always at the heart of what we do as a company, the launch of an all-college sports network was a natural evolution to maximize our opportunities,” said Burke Magnus, who served as vice president and general manager of ESPNU at launched and is now senior vice president, programming acquisitions.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is kicking off Star Wars Weekends with a Galactic Gathering merchandise event. Similar to last year’s Rebel Rendezvous, the event will be held on the Thursday prior to the first weekend, May 14, and will provide early access to purchase Star Wars Weekends products.
The event costs $250 and includes:
Registration will begin on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on http://www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com.
In the hours after the “Star Wars Rebels” season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for season two of the animated series. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at Lucasfilm’s San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media Sales and Marketing’s presentations.
Filoni said, “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true ‘Star Wars Rebels’ fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.
The popular “Star Wars Rebels” series has reached over 49 million Total Viewers, 5.6 million Boys 6-11 and 10.9 million Kids 6-11. Its season finale revealed the identity of Fulcrum to be Ahsoka Tano. The storyline will continue into season two.
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, “Star Wars Rebels” unfolds between the events of Star WarsEpisodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures. In its second season, “Star Wars Rebels” will feature recurring appearances by fan-favorite characters including Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.