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Join D23 for a very special free event celebrating Aladdin. Diamonds in the rough from all around the country voted, and now D23 is granting three wishes! Guests in Sacramento, Seattle, and Phoenix are invited to join D23 in September—we will screen the film, preview bonus content from the upcoming Aladdin Diamond Edition, and present a special gift.

Guests will be the first to see “Ron & John: You Ain’t Never Had a Friend Like Me” on the big screen. This Diamond Edition bonus feature shows Aladdin directors Ron Clements and John Musker talking candidly—and humorously—about their nearly 40-year friendship.

D23 Gold Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one (1) guest. D23 Gold Family Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and up to three (3) guests.

D23 Gold Members can  call (800) DISNEY-6 (347-6396) or (818) 845-3110 to make a reservation

Enjoy this magic carpet ride of non-stop comedy on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on September 29 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack October 13.

Locations and Dates:

Seattle
Saturday, September 19
AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
10:30 a.m.

Phoenix
Saturday, September 19
Tempe Marketplace
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
10:30 a.m.

Sacramento
Sunday, September 20 (note later date)
Regal Cinemas Natomas Marketplace 16
3561 Truxel Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834
10:30 a.m.

 

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EA has announced a new mobile game for iOS and Android devices that will be released this holiday season.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes allows you to join the galactic hologames in a cantina far, far away. Build your team and fight in memorable, RPG-style turn based battles across iconic locations to become the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy.

For more information visit the game’s website.

 

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Disney XD and Maker Studios will collaborate on Disney XD by Maker, a new initiative to search for and develop the next generation of creators for DisneyXD.com, the WATCH Disney XD app and original television series pilots for Disney XD cable and satellite channels around the world. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD and Chris M. Williams, Chief Audience Officer, Maker Studios, the global leader in short-form content and the largest video network on YouTube.

Disney XD by Maker will incubate content with Maker’s leading creators and will also utilize the Maker Offers platform to allow up-and-coming creators worldwide to participate. Videos created through the initiative will initially be distributed through creator channels on YouTube, with the potential for Disney XD to then distribute across digital and traditional platforms. The best of the best may also be developed further into television pilots for Disney XD.

Some of Maker’s most popular talent, including CaptainSparklez, forrestfire101, ZexyZek, 101DarkMonkey, EvanTube, Luzu and Lana, and Random Encounters, will create original content, specifically made for this program. Interested creators, age 18 and over, can apply to be part of the initiative at makerstudios.com/DisneyXD. To cultivate their skills, participating creators will be provided tools, analytics and development guidance from both Maker and Disney XD as part of the program.

Buhaj said, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Maker and warmly welcome some of its brightest stars to the Disney XD family through Disney XD by Maker. Recognized by our audience as celebrities in their own right, these stars will pave the way for up-and-coming Disney XD by Maker talent, cultivating a creative community that drives inspiration, original storytelling and unique formats that can be shared globally.”

Williams added, “The Disney XD team has incredible vision for embracing this new generation of talent and Disney XD by Maker is a significant commitment to the space. This collaboration represents a first-of-its-kind on-ramp for digital creators who aspire to work with the most prominent entertainment brand in the world.”

“We’re truly excited to build this bridge between TV and digital in alliance with two of the most respected names from those worlds,” said Jared, the creator behind the EvanTube YouTube channels.

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This December, the infinite expanse of time and space will give way, as teams from three eras burst forth and unite like never before in GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1 – a brand new ongoing series launching as part of All-New All-Different Marvel! Fan favorite writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians 3000) and artists Carlo Barberi (Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man) take you on an explosive thrill ride into the timestream and across the galaxy!

When a mysterious structure is discovered floating in the void of space – Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Groot unearth a powerful and dark secret that could unravel the very fabric of space and time! Good thing the Guardians 3000 are on hand to help! But who are the mysterious and enigmatic Guardians 1000?! And are these ancient travelers here to help, or hinder?

Plus, every issue of GUARDIANS OF INFINITY will include a special bonus story from some of the industry’s top creators. First, it’s battles to the death inside the squared circle as Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen) and Jim Cheung (New Avengers) bring you a can’t miss story of Ben Grimm and Rocket Raccoon. Stranded on a planet where culture is based on Earth-style professional wrestling, the bruiser from Yancy Street and the Guardian’s own ferocious furball find themselves locked in a struggle of life and death!

Is the galaxy big enough for three teams of Guardians? Find out this December as Abnett, Barberi, Latour and Cheung take you on an action-packed adventure across the cosmos in GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1

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After months of planning, preparation and rehearsal, the new midnight (ET) edition of ESPNSportsCenter, hosted by Scott Van Pelt, will premier Monday, Sept. 7, immediately following ESPN’s telecast of the game between No. 1 Ohio State and Virginia Tech.

The longtime ESPN anchor, who also previously hosted a program on ESPN Radio, will introduce a different version of SportsCenter, presenting the world of sports as seen through his unique perspective.

“Scott and a team of very talented and creative people have been working hard to be ready to launch a new and entertaining midnight SportsCenter,” said Rob King, ESPN senior vice president, SportsCenter and News. “The show will deliver what sports fans are used to fromSportsCenter but in a different and fast-paced way, led by the intellect, humor and sports fandom of Scott Van Pelt.”

Much as was done on the previous SVP & Russillo radio show, the program will showcase Van Pelt’s passion for sports, with his self-deprecating wit and disposition toward celebrating stars and storylines.

“It’s still SportsCenter,” said Van Pelt. “It’s still a show that at its core is about whatever has happened that day in sports – highlights and stories – and not a variety show. It’s our interpretation of what SportsCenter would be if you blended it with some room for commentary. The crux is that it’s SportsCenter, just our version of it.”

While presenting the day’s news and highlights with Van Pelt’s own spin, the program also will offer commentary, guests and interviews, with featured elements that set it apart from other editions of SportsCenter, including:

  • One Big Thing — the trademark essay from Van Pelt’s radio program
  • Bad Beats — games that had a unique resonance in Las Vegas
  • Best Available Video — the fun, extraordinary images of the day
  • Best Thing I Saw Today — Van Pelt’s nightly pick of the signature moment/topic
  • Oh, No! — a kinder, gentler, and shorter version of the SportsCenter “Not Top 10,” presented with empathy
  • West Coast Bias — a feature designed to serve fans who watch at 9 p.m. PT, at times including 1 a.m. SportsCenter anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett.
  • Where in the World Isn’t SVP? — Tweets from fans who see lookalikes of Van Pelt at places around the world

“Our thought was ‘how do we create a long list of possible ways to just take a different approach to stories?’” Van Pelt said. “It’s a great group of creative people, and we’re far from done. September 7 is when the show starts, but we don’t have to be done then. Our list of ideas won’t end that day. That’s just the first day we take a stab at it.”

Music will play a large role in distinguishing this edition of SportsCenter from others, with a special new cut of the SportsCenter theme produced by Timbaland in collaboration with Jingle Jared for jingle punks. Also, Van Pelt favorite Trombone Shorty provides music for a regular football season Thursday segment called “Winners,” a carryover from his radio show.

New graphics have been designed especially for the program and the show’s set will have a refined desk, lighting and overall positioning for a differentiated, intimate feel.

Key members of the show’s staff include producer Tom DeCorte, director Rodney Perez and “Stanford Steve” Coughlin, a former producer of Van Pelt’s radio show, who will have both an on- and off-air role, appearing on-camera for segments and also helping to book guests and conceive show ideas.

The program will be found on Twitter with the hashtag #SCSVP, as well as Van Pelt’s @notthefakesvp and @SportsCenter.

The premier of the show coincides with the 36th anniversary of the launch of ESPN on Sept. 7, 1979.

“That’s an honor,” Van Pelt said. “They tried something different 36 years ago, and we’re trying something just a little bit different here.

“The good news for me is that I have 36 years of what’s been great about ESPN and what’s been great about SportsCenter behind me, so I can stand on the shoulders of all the folks who have built it.”

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INVISIBLE SISTER - Disney Channel's original movie "Invisible Sister" stars Paris Berelc as Molly and Rowan Blanchard as Cleo. (Disney Channel/Bob D'Amico)

The upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Invisible Sister,” starring Rowan Blanchard (of Disney Channel’s Emmy-nominated hit series “Girl Meets World”) and Paris Berelc (of Disney XD’s “Mighty Med”), is set to premiere FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel as part of “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

The live-action adventure/comedy continues the Disney Channel Original Movie legacy in spotlighting empowering themes for kids and tweens, including the importance of self-discovery, expressing yourself and embracing your individuality. In Total Viewers, six of the top seven movies in cable TV history are Disney Channel Original Movies. Disney Channel has also delivered TV’s #1 original movie telecast among Tweens for 14 consecutive years (2002-15).

Set in New Orleans during Halloween, “Invisible Sister” follows Cleo (Blanchard), an introverted young science prodigy whose class project accidentally turns her popular older sister and the school’s star lacrosse player, Molly (Berelc), invisible. Cleo, who has become accustomed to living in Molly’s shadow, is forced to step outside her comfort zone and into the shoes of her older sister to take her place on the day of an important game. As the sisters try to convince their friends, teachers and Molly’s lacrosse team that nothing is wrong, they must rely on each other like never before, and in doing so, they gain a better understanding of one another and themselves. Meanwhile, they are up against the clock to find an antidote to reverse the effects of Cleo’s experiment before Molly’s invisibility becomes permanent.

“Invisible Sister” also stars Karan Brar (“BUNK’D,” “Jessie”) as Cleo’s quirky best buddy and fellow science enthusiast, George; Rachel Crow (“X Factor”) as Molly’s outgoing best friend and teammate, Nikki; Will Meyers (“Bella and the Bulldogs”) as Cleo’s crush and science scholar, Carter; Austin Fryberger (“Kirby Buckets”) as Molly’s goofy but affable boyfriend, The Coug; and Alex Désert (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as the high school science teacher, Mr. Perkins.

“Invisible Sister” is directed and executive-produced by DGA Award-winner Paul Hoen (“How to Build a Better Boy,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”). Susan Cartsonis (“The Duff,” “No Reservations”) is also an executive producer. The script was written by Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin (“Greek,” “The Carrie Diaries”), and Matt Eddy & Billy Eddy (“Teen Beach 2,” “Bad Hair Day”), and inspired by the book My Invisible Sister by Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto.

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DisneyStore.com is offering a limited time release of select products from Disney Parks’ “Twenty Eight & Main” line of men’s products.

These products will only be available until Thursday September 3, 2015.
Carousel of Progress Fashion Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Carousel of Progress Fashion Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Carousel of Progress Wood Sign - Limited Release

Carousel of Progress Wood Sign – Limited Release

Florida Project Fashion Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Florida Project Fashion Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Florida Project Wood Sign - Limited Release

Florida Project Wood Sign – Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Fashion Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Fashion Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Wood Sign - Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Wood Sign – Limited Release

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RADIO DISNEY - Radio Disney's newest "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist Jacob Whitesides visited Radio Disney Studios to talk about his single "Let's Be Birds" and share his experiences on tour. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest artist to be highlighted in the multi-platform feature program that has championed young developing recording artists, showcasing their journeys as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers. (Disney Channel/Todd Wawrychuk) JACOB WHITESIDES
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Jacob Whitesides has been named Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing) featured artist. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest artist to be highlighted in the multi-platform feature program that has championed young developing recording artists, showcasing their journeys as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers.

Whitesides, who has been performing alongside Hollywood Records’ R5, began playing shows in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012 and rose to digital fame when he began posting his acoustic covers of hit artists including John Legend, Plain White T’s and John Mayer on his YouTube channel. He has since amassed an online audience of over 4 million followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and has caught the ears of millions of music fans with his original music and debut EP A Piece Of Me which reached #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter chart, #3 on the Pop Album chart, and #5 on the iTunes Top Album charts.

Whitesides also serves as CEO of his own touring, merchandising and record label, Double U Records.

The “NBT” series will follow Whitesides on his journey on tour and his upcoming EP release as he reflects on his inspirations, defines his musical style, and continues to develop his music and record label. A featured presenter at the 2015 RDMA and performer at the show’s official after party, Whitesides drove social buzz to all-time highs with the most popular hashtag of the night (#RDMAswithJacob).

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Teach your young ones about care and responsibility in the new Doc McStuffins Pet Vet releasing on DVD November 3rd. Doc McStuffins opens a new veterinary practice in her backyard clinic where she treats stuffed animals and toys. The DVD includes 5 pet themed episodes of the Peabody Award-winning animated series each highlighting lessons about care and responsibility for pets plus a Exclusive Pet Vet Collar inside.

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The critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” is set to debut new episodes starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In “Star Wars Rebels” Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.  The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels – the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

“Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One” is available on Blu-RayTM and DVD on Tuesday, September 1, and delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material including cast and crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series.