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Let’s get this jungle jumping! Watch the Muppets cover the hit song “Jungle Boogie,” by Kool & the Gang. Putting their own twist on the tune, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem create such a fun jam that even Sam Eagle can’t resist booging-down.
Building off their recent collaboration with YouTube Space LA, this latest video continues to bring the Muppets’ lovable and entertaining humor to new audiences while also entertaining existing fans.

 

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Unique initiative combines the fantasy, magic and adventure of Disney, Marvel and Star Wars with UNIQLO LifeWear

August 3, 2015, Tokyo, Japan UNIQLO today announces MAGIC FOR ALL, a global collaboration with Disney Consumer Products. The unique initiative will add a touch of Disney enchantment, Marvel action, Star Wars adventure and Pixar creativity to everyday UNIQLO LifeWear fashions as well as introducing innovative new products, pop-up displays, and in-store and online customer experiences.

“We want to help everyone’s dreams come true,” said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. “I am thrilled at this opportunity to collaborate with Disney Consumer Products to lead the way in retail innovation. I look forward to bringing together LifeWear and the magic, excitement and adventure of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar to deliver enjoyment to customers all around the world through our products, customer service and shopping experience.”

“The Walt Disney Company prides itself on delivering magical experiences to fans of all ages; whether it’s at the movies, retail, our theme parks or at home,” said Paul Candland, President, The Walt Disney Company Asia. “UNIQLO shares our passion for storytelling and we look forward to expanding our global collaboration creating unique experiences for fans to immerse themselves in the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar brands.”

The UNIQLO relationship with Disney Consumer Products began in 2009, when the company launched its first collection of UTs (UNIQLO T-shirts) featuring iconic and treasured Disney characters, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, to the delight of customers worldwide. Through MAGIC FOR ALL, UNIQLO will extend its collaboration beyond the UT and sweat parka lines and introduce new LifeWear items beginning in fall 2015. Products will range from Ultra Light Down, Fleece, and flannel shirts to umbrellas, plush toys, and other offerings featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and then expand to include popular characters from Star Wars, Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story, Marvel’s Avengers and Disney’s Frozen.

Customers will be introduced to MAGIC FOR ALL at D23 EXPO, The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif., August 14-16, 2015. UNIQLO will have a pop-up store and unveil its first range of MAGIC FOR ALL products, including a series of exclusive UTs, Ultra Light Down jackets and sweatshirts, in addition to a limited edition UT featuring art by John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and special Mickey Plush toys made from soft UNIQLO fabrics such as fleece and flannel. UNIQLO is the official clothing partner of D23, and has provided Disney staff with UTs, polo shirts and jackets designed specifically for the event.

Shoppers will be able to experience the world of MAGIC FOR ALL for the first time with the launch of a concept store in Shanghai at the end of September. Currently under construction, it will occupy the 5th floor of the five story UNIQLO Shanghai Global Flagship Store, which is UNIQLO’s largest worldwide. Global flagship and large-format stores around the world will also offer Disney, Marvel and Star Wars-themed products through newly created MAGIC FOR ALL sections.

In spring 2016, UNIQLO will open its first store in the U.S. southeast, at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This flagship store will house the brand’s assortment of MAGIC FOR ALL offerings for men, women and children in a setting that captures the fantasy and magic of Disney.

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Disney Channel Wins the Week in Total Viewers and Major Youth Demographics, Propelled by Disney’s “Descendants,” the Most Watched Cable TV Movie of 2015 and Top Rated Telecast in Two Years in Kids 2-11 and Tweens

Disney Channel: Primetime and Total Day Highlights

Delivering over 1-year ratings highs, Disney Channel won Primetime, ranking as cable TV’s #1 network in Total Viewers (2.3 million) and TV’s #1 network across major youth demographics — Kids 2-11 (1.1 million/2.9 rating), Kids 6-11 (927,000/3.9 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (821,000/3.4 rating) — powered by the premiere and encore telecasts of the original movie “Descendants.

  • This week was Disney Channel’s most watched week in over 18 months in Total Viewers and Tweens 9-14 and in 13 months in Kids 6-11 – since weeks of 12/30/13, 1/13/14 and 6/23/14, respectively.

In Total Day, Disney Channel also won the week among target kid and tween demographics for the 9th week in a row, ranking #1 in Kids 2-11 (753,000/1.9 rating),Kids 6-11 (592,000/2.5 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (568,000/2.4 rating) and was the #1 cable TV network for the 4th-straight week in Total Viewers (1.6 million).

  • Disney Channel surpassed Nickelodeon by record margins in Total Viewers (+30% – 1.552 million vs. 1.194 million, tied week of 6/22/15) and Tweens 9-14(+162% – 568,000 vs. 217,000), was ahead by double digits for the 22nd-consecutive week in Kids 6-11 (+74% – 592,000 vs. 340,000) and for the 7th week running in Kids 2-11 (+22% – 753,000 vs. 618,000).
  • Overall, Disney Channel has been TV’s #1 Total Day network for 219-consecutive weeks in Tweens (4+ years) and for the 73-straight weeks in Kids 6-11(218 out of 219 weeks overall) – since weeks of 6/13/11 and 3/24/14, respectively.

For its premiere, Disney’s “Descendants” (Fri., 8:00 p.m. ET/PT) ranked as the week’s #1 cable TV telecast in Total Viewers (6.6 million – #3 scripted telecast across all TV), the #1 scripted cable TV telecast in Adults 18-49 (1.8 million/1.4 rating) and the #1 telecast across all cable TV in two years in Kids 2-11 (3.0 million/7.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.3 million/9.5 rating). Since February 2013, Disney Channel has delivered the Top 14 cable TV telecasts in Kids 6-11 and the Top 9 cable TV telecasts in Kids 2-11.

  • In its first encore telecast, “Descendants” (Sat., 11:00 a.m. ET/PT) was the #1 cable TV telecast of the day in Total Viewers (2.9 million) and TV’s #1 telecast among Kids 2-11 (1.5 million/3.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.2 million/5.1 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.0 million/4.2 rating).
  • In its second encore telecast, “Descendants” (Sun., 8:00 p.m. ET/PT) was Sunday’s #1 scripted cable TV telecast in Total Viewers (3.3 million) and TV’s #1 telecast among Kids 2-11 (1.5 million/3.9 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.3 million/5.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.2 million/4.8 rating).
  • Disney Channel aired the week’s Top 8 TV telecasts in Kids 2-11, the Top 9 in Kids 6-11 and the Top 27 in Tweens 9-14 (Top 5 below):

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings. Week of 7/27/15-8/2/15, Live + Same Day.

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Disney’s “Descendants,” a modern-day, coming-of-age adventure about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains, delivered an enchanting 6.6 million Total Viewers, including 3.0 million Kids 2-11 with its television premiere, Friday, July 31, (8:00 p.m., ET/PT), on Disney Channel, and posted 1.4 million record-setting views on the WATCH Disney Channel app since Friday, July 24. Its soundtrack (also released Friday, July 31 on Walt Disney Records) is currently at #1 on the iTunes soundtrack chart and #2 on the iTunes album chart, and its prequel novel, The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz from Disney Publishing Worldwide, maintains its 10-week stronghold at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List (Children’s Middle Grade).

Disney Channel’s “Descendants” now ranks as the #1 cable TV movie of 2015 in Total Viewers and the #1 cable TV telecast among Kids 2-11 (3.0 million/7.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.3 million/9.5 rating), and along with “Teen Beach 2,” gives Disney Channel the Top 2 rated cable TV telecasts in two years among these targeted youth demographics.

On Twitter, “Descendants” on Disney Channel was the #1 most social non-sports program on Friday, July 31, as topics from nearly half-a-million users produced over 2 million impressions.

In North America, the movie is also now available on DVD at retailers on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Beginning in October, it will be presented on Disney Channels in 162 countries and territories around the world.

Disney’s “Descendants” also ushered in Disney Channel’s new comedy series “BUNK’D” (10:00 p.m.), which delivered a 4.2 million Total Viewers and 2.0 million Kids 2-11.

The original movie “Descendants” – directed, choreographed and executive-produced by the Emmy Award-winning Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) and Wendy Japhet (“An Education,” “The Italian Job”) – is a live-action, music-filled, dragon-sized adventure starring Dove Cameron (Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie”), Cameron Boyce (Disney XD’s “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” Disney Channel’s “Jessie”) as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Sofia Carson as Evie, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Cruella de Vil, Maz Jobrani as Jafar, Kathy Najimy as the Evil Queen, Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother, Brenna D’Amico as Jane, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Zachary Gibson as Doug, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad Charming, and Dianne Doan as Lonnie.

Paul Becker (“So You Think You Can Dance Canada”) is the co-choreographer. The script was written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (creators and Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writers on “The Starter Wife”; writers of “Runaway Bride”), who are also co-producers. Tracy Jeffrey is the producer. Mark Hofeling (“Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”) is the production designer and Kara Saun (“Project Runway”) is the costume designer.

Source: NTI, U.S. Live + Same Day early ratings, 7/31/15. 2015 to date: 12/29/14-7/30/15. Social Media: Nielsen, Live/New, ranked on Unique Audience or Impressions.

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Raven-Symoné, iconic star of the long-running Disney Channel hit “That’s So Raven” and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” will guest star in Disney’s newest hit series – the spy comedy “K.C. Undercover” – alongside series star Zendaya. The special one hour episode featuring a tour de force of audacious physical comedy, imagination and unexpected disguises, premieres MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7(7:00 p.m., ET/PT).

The storyline finds K.C. Cooper enlisting the help of former spy and computer engineering expert Simone Deveraux (Raven-Symoné) when her family’s sophisticated robot, Judy, runs away and is captured by enemy agents. “K.C. Undercover” also stars Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden, Trinitee Stokes and Veronica Dunne.

Zendaya is a co-producer on “K.C. Undercover,” which was created by Corinne Marshall and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein.

Since its January premiere, “K.C. Undercover” is TV’s #1 series in Kids 6-11 (1.2 million/5.1 rating) and the #1 live-action TV series in Kids 2-11 (1.4 million/3.6 rating).The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline. New episodes of “K.C. Undercover” regularly air SUNDAYS on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 96 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney ABC Television Group.

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miyazaki box setDisney will release The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki in a Blu-Ray box set on November 17th as an Amazon.com exclusive. The box set will feature 11 of the master animation director’s films as well as a bonus disc with exclusive content and a book. The following films are included in the set:

  • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  • Ponyo (2008)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)

The exclusive bonus disc will feature a five-minute pilot for an unproduced television series from 1972 called Yuki no Taiyō that Miyazaki made by himself. Three episodes of an animated series called Akado Suzunosuke (Little Samurai) that were storyboarded by Miyazaki (episodes 26, 27, and 41) and a recording of Miyazaki’s retirement press conference round out the disc. The book included with the set is called The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki  by Tomohiro Michiyama.

The animated music video On Your Mark is not included with this release. A similar box set was released in Japan last year and while the music video was absent there as well, Studio Ghibli corrected the error by mailing it on a separate disc to fans who purchased the set.

The set is not yet available for preorder and Disney hasn’t released pricing information.

 

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Leading into its television premiere FRIDAY, JULY 31 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT), Disney Channel’s Original Movie “Descendants” hasposted more than 1 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app in just five days, setting records for engagement and viewingfor the app which allows consumers to watch programming anytime and anywhere via their desktop, smartphone, tablet and connected TV devices.  WATCH viewers who verify with a pay TV service can also watch a live 24-hour feed of the network and access exclusive content, including the premiere of “Descendants.”

A modern-day coming-of-age adventure, “Descendants” stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains.  With a knowing wink at traditional fairy tales, the original live-action movie fuses castles with classrooms to create a contemporary, music-driven story about the challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations.  As these sons and daughters of evil meet the children of goodness, their story incorporates empowering themes about self-confidence, finding the beauty within, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, teamwork, justice and empathy. The notable cast also includes Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and the Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth.

Disney’s “Descendants” will also usher in Disney Channel’s new comedy series “BUNK’D,” premiering immediately after the movie.

Emmy Award-winning Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) directs, choreographs and executive-produces Disney’s “Descendants.”  Wendy Japhet (“An Education,” “The Italian Job”) is also an executive producer.  Paul Becker (“So You Think You Can Dance Canada”) is the co-choreographer.  The script was written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (creators and Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writers on “The Starter Wife”; writers of “Runaway Bride”) who are also co-producers.  Mark Hofeling (“Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”) is the production designer and Kara Saun (“Project Runway”) is the costume designer.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 96 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney ABC Television Group.

 

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unnamedFULTON’S CRAB HOUSE LAUNCHES KID COOKING CLASSES FOR AUGUST

The seafood-centric restaurant offers hands-on experience for the little ones to learn about cooking in the kitchen

(BUENA VISTA, FL; July 30, 2015) – Fulton’s Crab House (1670 Lake Buena Vista Drive) located in the vibrant Downtown Disney, takes their kiddie clientele back to school, with Kid Cooking Classeson Saturday, August 22 and Saturday, August 29 for children ages 5 to 12.

An interactive opportunity for young ones to learn their way around the kitchen and create a meal all their own, Executive Chef Mark Boor will work alongside attendees to create a 2-course meal. TheSaturday, August 22 class menu will include Mac & Tree’s, a baked macaroni and cheese with broccoli “trees”, and on Saturday, August 29 kids will learn how to make No-Fry Chicken Tendersand Fries. The full class schedule includes:

Saturday August 22nd 2015

First Course

Mac & Tree’s

baked mac & cheese with broccoli “trees”

Second Course

ice cream sandwich

Toll House chocolate chip cookie, vanilla ice cream

Saturday August 29th 2015

First Course

no-fry chicken tenders and fries

honey mustard dipping sauce

Second Course

build your own hot fudge sundae

homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles

For a fun keepsake, kids in the class will receive an apron and chef hat to take home. The classes are offered for $25 per person plus tax and gratuity and reservations are required. For reservations please call 407.934.6728.

About Fulton’s Crab House

Located in Downtown Disney, Fulton’s Crab House serves exceptional seafood and shellfish ranging from Alaskan king crab, snow crab, blue crab and more. The restaurant space boasts a nautical dining room with an eclectic mix of folk art and seafaring history as well as three outdoor decks for guests to enjoy. Since opening on March 8, 1996, Fulton’s Crab House has been awarded an eleven-time winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Fulton’s Crab House is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations are accepted and can be made by calling 407.934.2628.

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Disney Pixar’s newest short LAVA, will be available to watch exclusively on digital on the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® (http://di.sn/6001BD2Mh), for a limited two week window starting July 30th (7/30/15 – 8/12/15).   Currently in theaters with “Inside Out,” Disney Movies Anywhere offers the only place where you can fall in “lava” with LAVA from the comfort of your own home!

LAVA is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, and is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

 

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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