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The front and back of this Star Wars tee both feature a Dark Side. May the 4th be with you as you join forces with Darth Vader whose famous parental confession is celebrated with this commemorative ”I am your father’s day” shirt.

The shirt has limited availability from Monday May 4, 2015 to Sunday May 10, 2015

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‘Force Friday’ was announced today on StarWars.com, which will be a global event for fans of all ages to celebrate the launch of merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will hit shelves on September 4, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. with stores around the world opening their doors for a unique celebration of all things Star Wars.

“Every lightsaber, every action figure, every LEGO set tells a story for generations of Star Warsfans, and this global event is a celebration of those stories. We’re excited to be part of the countdown to this enormous movie moment,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing, Disney Consumer Products.

Fans wanting to be the first to get their hands on Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise will be able to visit their local retailer starting at midnight on September 4 and are encouraged to document their experience on social media, using the hashtags: #ForceFriday #MidnightMadness. A wide-range of coveted products – from toys and collectibles, to books and comics, ebooks and apps, to apparel and lifestyle accessories, – will be available at mass retailers and Disney Store locations worldwide, as well as on DisneyStore.com.

Also revealed for the first time today is new Star Wars: The Force Awakens packaging, which highlights the much buzzed about masked villain of the film, Kylo Ren. The ominous shadowy figure and the red lightsaber he wields will be featured on Star Wars product packaging beginning September 4, 2015.

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Star Wars: Force For Change, a charitable initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, has announced its latest campaign: teaming with eBay Giving Works to auction off a selection of plaster stormtrooper helmet replicas uniquely decorated by artists around the world. The 10-day auction will kick off today and give bidders the chance to compete for these one-of-a-kind stormtrooper helmets at a starting price of $5.04.

Lucasfilm has donated the helmets to U.S. Fund for UNICEF; U.S. Fund for UNICEF will receive 100% of the final auction sales price for each helmet and will direct these funds to support UNICEF Kid Power, an innovative new program that uses the world’s first Wearable-For-Good to get kids active and provide lifesaving food packets to children in need around the globe.

This auction comes on the heels of a very successful Force For Change interactive event at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. During a globally-broadcast panel discussion about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie to be released on December 18, 2015, director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy discussed their latest collaboration with the humanitarian children’s organization in support of UNICEF Kid Power and why the relationship is so important to Star Wars: Force For Change.

“The Star Wars movies have always inspired a desire in people to help others, and we are extremely grateful that our fan community has been so generous with their time and efforts on behalf of the many charitable causes they support,” remarks Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Our hope is that Force For Change will harness that spirit of giving into a worldwide movement that uses the power and reach of Star Wars to help those around the world in need.”

“UNICEF Kid Power allows kids to become global forces for change with every step they take. The generous support from Disney and Lucasfilm along with the excitement generated by Star Wars fans will allow UNICEF to inspire even more kids to get active and save lives,” said Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “May the Force for change be with you!”

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Today, in celebration of Disneyland Resort’s 60th anniversary this year, more than 700 volunteers transformed 27-acre Twila Reid Park in west Anaheim. This marks the eighth Orange County KaBOOM! playground built and largest nationwide, providing vibrant play spaces to more than 13,500 kids.

“We are proud to join with KaBOOM! to continue Disneyland Resort’s 60-year legacy of giving back to the community,” said Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier. “By creating this playground, we are giving Anaheim families a new space to be active and make memories together.”

This is Disney’s 60th KaBOOM! playground nationwide, built by the largest group of volunteers to date.  From hauling dirt to assembling the new play equipment, volunteers from the Anaheim Family YMCA, city of Anaheim and the Corporate Volunteer Council of Orange County (CVCOC), along with Anaheim residents, Disney VoluntEARS and organizers from KaBOOM!, completed the playground in eight hours. The playground design is inspired by drawings by kids in the Anaheim Achieves after school program that took place on a special Design Day event in February.

Since 2007, Disney has been committed to creating playgrounds where children and families can play together and be active. This commitment is an extension of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, an initiative that partners with parents to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles. By the end of 2015, Disney’s support will bring the magic of play to more than 83,000 kids and families across the country.

“It is an honor to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th anniversary milestone with Disney by giving back to the Anaheim community,” said KaBOOM! Founder and CEO Darell Hammond. “At KaBOOM!, we believe every kid deserves a childhood, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive, and our partner, Disney understands this well. Their work is creating a more playable community and ensuring a bright future for all kids in Anaheim.”

Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the goal of ensuring that all children get the balanced and active play they need to thrive, serving 7.4 million kids through the restoration and construction of 16,000 playgrounds across the country.

“This is another wonderful opportunity for our children in Anaheim to benefit from the kindness of community-focused organizations in our City,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait.  “Our children need places to play, where their parents can also gather and get to know each other.  I call that being a good neighbor. I am grateful to KaBOOM!, Disney, the Y, and all who are making this possible.”

“This playground does more than get kids and families active. It creates lasting memories,” said Rich Good, YMCA President and CEO.  “After today, echoes of kids’ laughter will fill this place. Children will learn how to swing on their own, they’ll shout for joy when they make it to the bottom of the slide and they’ll make new friends through imagination play. We are here today giving back because we were once those kids, and now, we want families to know that this community is here to help them reach their full potential.”

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Disney has released the following statement:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of David Goldberg, and our thoughts are with his wife, Disney Board member Sheryl Sandberg, and their family. To allow us to attend the funeral, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has adjusted the time of our second quarter 2015 earnings release and conference call. We will now release our financial results on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at approximately 8:00 a.m. EDT / 5:00 a.m. PDT, and our conference call will be held at 9:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. PDT via live audio webcast.

To listen to the webcast, point your browser to www.disney.com/investors. The webcast presentation will be archived.

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Promos for Sunday night’s Secrets and Lies season finale promised viewers they would finally know who killed Tom Murphy. However, those who wanted to get the full story needed to head to their computers or mobile devices.

During the show’s credits, an ad directed fans to Cornell: Confidential on ABC.com. Once there, viewers could watch a four-and-a-half minute epilogue scene entitled “14 Months Later” that added an extra twist to the aired program.

This isn’t the first time ABC or other networks have saved exclusive content for the web. In fact, the Cornell: Confidential site features other deleted scenes from the surprise hit series. However, it’s rare that a scene that could potentially alter the events of the preceding 60 minutes (and entire 10-episode season) is pushed to a network website.

With last week’s episode of Secrets and Lies being its highest rated of the season, there’s a strong chance of a season two on the horizon. If that’s the case, maybe this “confidential” epilogue will make it to prime time.

 

***SPOILERS BELOW***

Watch the web-exclusive scene for Secrets and Lies here:

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Josh Trank will no longer direct the second installment of the Star Wars Anthology films. After the news of his exit was reported by Variety, a statement was released by the studio saying, “It was a privilege to collaborate with Josh. We are grateful for the energy and love of Star Wars that he brought to the process, and we wish him all the best.”

Last month, Trank was a no-show at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim where he was to co-headline a panel with Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards. At the time, Trank was said to have woken up ill. This was confirmed later by a tweet, however some found it odd that a trailer for Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot (which he directed) coincidentally debuted on the same day.

The yet untitled film has plenty of time to find a new director, as it will follow The Force Awakens in December, Rogue One in 2016, and Episode VIII in 2017.

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Playbill will celebrate its second annual Playbill Pride initiative with a special event on June 13celebrating family diversity. Family Day OUT, a partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions and Family Equality Council, is sponsored by Amtrak and will bring together LGBT families, friends and allies who believe that all families are equal and deserve the same respect and protections under the law.

Family Day OUT kicks off at 11AM with a pre-matinee party and lunch at Times Square’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, where families have a chance to meet cast members from Disney’s Broadway productions of Aladdin and The Lion King, participate in hands-on activities hosted by Disney Teaching Artists, and celebrate Family Equality Council — the nation’s leading advocacy group committed to securing family equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer parents. Family Day OUT will continue with select seating at the 2PM matinee performances of Aladdin and The Lion King.

“As a proud adoptive parent, I know how vital stability and love is to the development of a child. No one should be denied the right to provide that love solely based on his or her sexual orientation,” said Philip Birsh, President & CEO of Playbill. “I am very proud to be an ally in the fight for family equality and thrilled to host an event with my friends at Disney Theatrical Productions and Family Equality Council toward that end.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Playbill and Philip Birsh on this celebration,” said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer Disney Theatrical Productions.  “We at Disney Theatrical are proud to have stood for diversity and inclusion since we started producing on Broadway more than 20 years ago and this event is a perfect opportunity to support that.”

“We are proud to partner with Playbill on this event,” adds Gabriel Blau, Executive Director of Family Equality Council. “The LGBTQ community has long and deep ties with the Broadway world. We are thrilled both groups can unite this day to celebrate our children and support equality for every family.”

“Amtrak is proud to be an official sponsor of Family Day OUT,” said Darlene Abubakar, Senior Director of National Advertising and Marketing Programs at Amtrak. “We look forward to sharing the benefits and unique experience rail travel provides for all families.”

Tickets for Family Day OUT go on sale May 1. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Family Equality Council. 

Visit Playbill.com/FamilyDayOUT for more information.

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Following the conclusion of the current Tomorrowland preview, Epcot will be presenting a preview of Pixar’s Inside Out at the Magic Eye Theater inside the Imagination Pavilion. The new preview will begin May 30. Disney has not confirmed whether a preview of Inside Out will be coming to the Disneyland Resort at this time.

Previously, it was reported that Captain EO would be returning to Epcot following the Tomorrowland preview. It is unknown if Captain EO’s return is cancelled or just delayed.

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This May, witness the strangest Battleworld has to offer as untold tales of this new, patchwork planet unfold in SECRET WARS JOURNAL #1! Jam packed with two explosive stories each issue, experience the Secret Wars from a completely new side as rising star creators bring you high octane adventure! This issue, writer Prudence Shen and artist Ramon Bachs bring you the Young Avengers of 1602! Is Lady Kate the nefarious Arrowhead Bandit who robs from the rich and gives to the poor using her hawk-like eyes? Then, writer Michael Rosenberg and artist Luca Pizzari take you to the realm of Egyptia. Can the enslaved X-Men there overthrow their tyrannical overlord Khonshu? Find out this May as two tales of the Secret Wars come to comic shops and digital devices in SECRET WARS JOURNAL #1!