Disney Movies Added to Netflix September 1st
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Disney’s exclusive online streaming deal with Netflix got even more magical on September 1st when they added 6 films to their ever-growing Disney library. This month’s new Disney releases are:

  • Old Yeller (1957)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • Good Morning Vietnam (1987) (Touchstone)
  • Cool Runnings (1993)
  • D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
  • Flubber (1997)

Here is a list of some of the great Disney content already available on Netflix:

  • Dumbo (1941)
  • The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  • The Rescuers (1977)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  • One Magic Christmas (1985)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  • The Mighty Ducks (1992)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
  • The Big Green (1995)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  • Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1996)
  • Air Bud (1997)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • Mickey’s Once upon a Christmas (1999)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  • The Tigger Movie (2000)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Holes (2003)
  • Freaky Friday (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
  • Tinker Bell (2008)
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
  • Secret of the Wings (2012)
  • The Pirate Fairy (2014)
Pictures from Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions
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LaughingPlace has received pictures from the soft opening of Tokyo Disneyland’s revamped Jungle Cruise attraction, “Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions” which features both a daytime and nighttime editions. Look for a full write up on LaughingPlace.com soon.

ABC Family Announces 2014 Edition of “13 Nights of Halloween”
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ABC Family brings the thrills and chills with 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, a celebration filled with scares as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 16thyear, starts Sunday, October 19th and concludes on Friday, October 31st. The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy,” an all-new “Pretty Little Liars” fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials “Freak Out.” The stunt will also include the network television premieres of “Dark Shadows” and “ParaNorman,” and a ghoulish mix of Halloween-themed programming.

Following is a listing of chill-tastic programming taking place October 19th-31st during ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween:

Night One – Sunday, October 19th

The 16th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN launches an all-day scarefest, starting with the friendliest ghost,“Casper” (7:00 – 9:00 AM ET/PT). Then it’s a double dose of the kookiest, ookiest family on the block in “TheAddams Family” (9:00 – 11:00 AM ET/PT) and “Addams Family Values” (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET/PT). Next Harryprepares for his final epic battle with “He Who Must Not Be Named” in the two-part finale of the blockbuster series “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1” (1:00 – 4:30 PM ET/PT) and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2” (4:30 – 7:30 PM ET/PT). Buzz, Woody and all your favorite toys must work together to track down their missing friend in “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (7:30 – 8:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT). Then meet us down on the Scare Floor for “Disney∙Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.” (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT).  We wrap up our night with Jack Skellington and Halloweentown in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Two – Monday, October 20th

Christmas is the most haunting holiday of all in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (6:30 – 8:00 PM ET/PT). Then the world will be watching “The Hunger Games” (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT). Finally, stop by “The Haunted Mansion” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT) where the spirited residents are “dying” to meet you.

Night Three – Tuesday, October 21st

It’s Halloween, Witches, and “A” is up to his or her usual tricks, as ABC Family presents the “Pretty Little Liars”fan-appreciation special, “We Love You to DeAth” (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 12:00 AM ET/PT). Then stay tuned for “Freak Out” (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 1:00 AM ET/PT), the hilariously scary new hidden-camera prank special. Each special will feature an unsuspecting mark whose fears come to life before their eyes with elaborate hoaxes deviously tailored with help from the victim’s friends and family.

Night Four – Wednesday, October 22nd

A night of ‘sclaughing’ (screaming and laughing) starts with Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, “Beetlejuice” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT), followed by an all-new Halloween episode of “Melissa & Joey” titled “Witch Came First” (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT; encore at 12:00 AM ET/PT). Mel is visited by her doctor (guest star Beth Broderick), who tells Mel she’s actually a witch and must help break a curse. Then it’s an all-new Halloween-themed “Baby Daddy” titled “Strip or Treat” (8:30 – 9:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 12:30 AM ET/PT) where Riley decides to pull a prank on everyone after all the jokes they’ve played on her over the years. Finally, scare up some laughs with an all-new ”Freak Out”special (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT; encore at 1:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Five – Thursday, October 23rd

It’s a second chance to scare yourself silly, as we kick off the night with encore presentations of ”Freak Out”(5:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT), “Melissa & Joey” (6:30 – 7:00 PM ET/PT) and “Baby Daddy” (7:00 – 7:30 PM ET/PT). Then meet the creepiest bride of them all in “Corpse Bride” (7:30 – 9:30 PM ET/PT), followed by “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (9:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) and Michael J. Fox’s hairy high school hijinks in “Teen Wolf” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Six – Friday, October 24th

It’s a Tim Burton movie marathon, starting with “Corpse Bride” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the creepiest Christmas ever in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (7:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT) and then the network television premiere of Johnny Depp as “Barnabas Collins” in “Dark Shadows” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT). The evening wraps with an additional airing of “Beetlejuice” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Seven – Saturday, October 25th

Saturday is a full day of frightful fun! First, it’s Mel, the Adult Witch, in an encore presentation of “Melissa & Joey” (7:00 – 7:30 AM ET/PT). Then it’s a Tim Burton mini movie marathon. Gotham City is under attack by The Joker in “Batman” (7:30 – 10:30 AM ET/PT), then “Batman Returns” (10:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET/PT) to thwart The Penguin’s evil plans. It is followed by “Beetlejuice” (1:30 – 3:30 PM ET/PT) and “Dark Shadows” (3:30 – 6:00 PM ET/PT) and then a double dose of “The Addams Family” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT) with “Addams Family Values”(8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT). Whatever you do, don’t drink the witches’ brew in “Hocus Pocus” (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT). And cap off the night with “Corpse Bride” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Eight – Sunday, October 26th

Stay in bed all day and enjoy monster madness. Start with an encore presentation of Freak Out” (7:00 – 8:00 AM ET/PT), followed by “Coraline” (8:00 – 10:00 AM ET/PT), a little girl who discovers the life she dreamed of is more sinister than she thought. Then grab the Scooby snacks for “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET/PT). We dare you to take a tour through ”The Haunted Mansion” (12:00 – 2:00 PM ET/PT), followed by “Corpse Bride” (2:00 – 4:00 PM ET/PT). “The Addams Family” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT) invites you to spend the evening with them and learn some “Addams Family Values” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT). Something wicked this way comes as the Sanderson sisters work their magic in “Hocus Pocus” (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT). And finally, the network television premiere of “ParaNorman” (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT), about a young boy who can talk to the supernatural.

Night Nine – Monday, October 27th

Double your fun with back-to-back encores of “Freak Out” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT). Then it’s movie marathon madness with “ParaNorman” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT), “Casper” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) and “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Ten – Tuesday, October 28th

Shaggy, Scooby and the gang face spooky specters in “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT), followed by “Casper” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT) and a double helping of “Freak Out” encores (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT). Then enter “The Haunted Mansion” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT) if you dare.

Night Eleven – Wednesday, October 29th

Check your pulse at the door of “The Haunted Mansion” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT). Then spend some time with everyone’s favorite frightening family, “The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by “Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT). Finally, meet “ParaNorman” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT), a boy with a gift for talking to ghouls.

Night Twelve – Thursday, October 30th

Join Morticia, Gomez and the rest of “The Addams Family” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT) in “Addams Family Values”(6:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). It is followed by a Tim Burton double creature feature with “Dark Shadows” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) and Beetlejuice” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Night Thirteen – Friday, October 31st

A day of truly spine-tingling frights starts with encore presentations of “Melissa & Joey” (11:00 – 11:30 AM ET/PT), “Baby Daddy” (11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET/PT) and “Freak Out” (12:00 – 2:00 PM ET/PT; encores at 12:00 AM ET/PT). Then…they’re heeeerrrreee! Back to back airings of otherworldly battles between some truly wicked spirits in Poltergeist (2:00 – 4:30 PM ET/PT), Dark Shadows” (4:30 – 7:00 PM ET/PT), Beetlejuice” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT) and “Casper” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT).

More Frozen On Ice Tickets Released
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The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that additional $20 tickets to Frozen On Ice have been released. These upper bowl tickets became available after the producers realized that they offered an unobstructed view. The show will premiere at Orlando’s Amway Center, September 4. For more information visit DisneyOnIce.com

Disney Animation Announces Frozen Fever Short Debuting Spring 2015
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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the new animated short “Frozen Fever,” welcoming back to the big screen Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and, of course, the one-and-only Olaf.

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.”

The announcement was first made within the ABC Television Network special “The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic,” which aired September 2. The special also featured the world television debut of a scene from the new action comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6,” as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming season of the ABC series “Once Upon A Time.”

In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

The short debuts Spring 2015.

Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland to be Presented at New York Comic Con
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Walt Disney Studios will present at 2014 New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 9th.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios will present an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s FROZEN, BIG HERO 6 with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, and special guests.

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In addition Walt Disney Studios will present an exclusive look at TOMORROWLAND with director Brad Bird, producer Damon Lindelof, and special guests.

“Widen Your World” Presentation Announced for D23′s Destination D: Attraction Rewind
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D23 has announced another presentation for their upcoming Destination D: Attraction Rewind event.

Widen Your World: Imagineer Jason Grandt, Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway, and another soon-to-be-revealed Disney Legend will discuss beloved Walt Disney World attractions of the past, including If You Had WingsHorizons, and Mickey Mouse Revue.

Destination D: Attraction Rewind will be held at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort on November 22-23. Tickets are now available at D23.com

WatchESPN Launches for Mediacom, Suddenlink, NCTC, and NTTC
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ESPN today announced that video subscribers to Mediacom, Suddenlink and members of the NCTC and NTTC are now able to receive live access to ESPN networks through WatchESPN, enabling customers to access live sports programming on computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. Access to WatchESPN is now currently available to 75 million households nationwide.

Customers of Mediacom, Suddenlink and members of the NCTC and NTTC can now conveniently watch live events and programming from the ESPN linear networks they receive as part of their video subscription, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, SEC Network and SEC Network +. Subscribers that receive ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater and ESPN Bases Loaded will also be able to access them on WatchESPN when those channels are in season. Additionally, curated on-demand video featuring the most recent and relevant content – including highlights and news clips from ESPN.com as well as short-form segments from programs such as E:60Outside The LinesSC FeaturedSport Science and others – will also be accessible through WatchESPN on select platforms.

Video subscribers will need to log in with their respective online IDs and passwords to access all services. On computers, customers can visit WatchESPN.com for live access to ESPN networks. Subscribers with a supported smartphone or tablet can also download the free WatchESPN app by visiting the App StoreGoogle Play StoreAmazon Appstore or Windows Store. Customers will also be able to stream WatchESPN on televisions with their affiliated provider credentials via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in the near future.