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.

El Capitan To Show Swiss Family Robinson December 11th
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You cast your vote for your favorite 1960′s live action film and the votes were so close, we will show 1960′s SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON as our December Throwback Thursday film on the 11th at 7pm.

As you are true Disney fans and must have known it is also the film’s 54th Anniversary (December 21, 1960). But did you know that it’s a centennial celebration for director Ken Annakin, who directed four features for Disney (THIRD MAN ON THE MOUNTAIN, SWORD AND THE ROSE, THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRIE MEN)?

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is a 1960 British-American feature film starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro and Tommy Kirk in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an island home, based on the 1812 novel Der Schweizerische Robinson (THE SWISS ROBINSON) by Johann David Wyss. The film was directed by Ken Annakin, shot outside of London and was the first wide screen Disney film shot with Panavision lenses.

A family on their way to New Guinea is chased by pirates into a storm. The captain and crew abandon the ship leaving the family shipwrecked off an uninhabited island. Father (John Mills) and his two eldest sons Fritz and Ernest (Tommy Kirk and James MacArthur) salvage as much as they can from the wreck. They construct a tree house home on the island while the youngest boy Francis (Kevin Corcoran) investigates the wildlife and starts an impressive collection of animals including a young elephant, a capuchin monkey and two Great Danes. The boys, build inventions to provide modern amenities to the family such as drawing water and preserving food. Mother (Dorothy McGuire) prays to be rescued.

General: $10 Includes: General Admission seat, 39oz popcorn, 12oz twist top soda.

VIP: $20 Includes: VIP seat, 64oz El Capitan souvenir popcorn bucket with lid, 20oz twist top soda.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Begin Meet and Greets at DCA September 14
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After being rumored for quite some time, the Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will begin meeting guests on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure on September 14. It is fitting that he will begin meeting guests during football season, as Disney traded Al Michael to Universal in exchange for the rights to Walt’s Oswald character.

Oswald began meeting guests at the Tokyo Disney Resort earlier this year.

 

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Original Sin Tie-In to Reveal Major Secrets
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This September, the truth behind Nova, Star-Lord and Thanos’ disappearance continues in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19 – a tie-in to Original Sin! New York Times-bestselling creators Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness bring you the answers fans have been craving –what happened to Richard Rider?! Trapped in a nightmare universe, Star-Lord and Nova fought valiantly against the might of Thanos. Peter Quill and Thanos mysteriously returned without explanation – Nova did not. The true story of their hellish imprisonment has never been told – until today! Gamora demands answers, and she won’t stop until she finds out what happened in the Cancerverse! What pact did Star-Lord make with Thanos to escape such imprisonment? Where is Nova? Find out when the story that has the whole comic industry talking continues in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19!

Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio to Premiere September 7
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Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio will premiere Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. ET.  The six-hour studio program will be broadcast every Sunday throughout the NFL regular season and will focus on fantasy, game updates and news of the day.

The new program will be hosted by SportsCenter anchor Randy Scott and ESPN Radio’s Dave Rothenberg, both fantasy afficianados. They will be joined by

  • ESPN.com senior writer Eric Karabell from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each week
  • Several ESPN fantasy analysts will rotate during the second half of the show
  • ESPN NFL analysts Eric Allen, Tim Hasselbeck and Tom Waddle, who also hosts a weekday program on ESPN Chicago 1000, will provide insight into game action.

Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio will feature:

  • Discussion around on-field action and its impact on fantasy
  • Live reports throughout the day from ESPN reporters, ESPN.com writers and local ESPN Radio correspondents
  • Updates from ESPN New York98.7FM and ESPN Chicago1000 analysts
  • Discussion, analysis, and insight from Allen, Waddle and Hasselbeck

Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio will be heard on terrestrial ESPN Radio outlets, Sirius XM Channel ESPN 83, ESPNRadio.com, ESPN Radio app, iTunes Radio, TuneIn and Slacker.

ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, will simulcast the entire six-hour program.  ESPN3, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually to 92 million homes, is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Additional NFL Related Programming on ESPN Radio

  • Countdown to KickoffSundays at 11 a.m.  The two-hour show will lead into Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio and will be hosted by Johnathan Coachman. On-site reports previewing the day’s games, an update from the site of Monday Night Football by play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico, contributions from ESPN NFL analysts and fantasy information will be included.
  • Mike Tirico’s Weekend Blitz, Fridays, beginning September 5, at 10 p.m. for one-hour.  ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen will join Tirico as they look ahead to the weekend and discuss the week’s news. The show will be rebroadcast Saturday at 1 am ET (10 p.m. PT).
  • The MNF Preview podcast will return this fall with Tirico and MNF analyst Jon Gruden looking ahead to that week’s game. Additional podcasts:

o    Fantasy Focus Football – Daily (August-February) – Host: Nate Ravitz

o    Fantasy Underground – 2 times per week (August-January) – Hosts: Field Yates & Christopher Harris

o    Football Today – Daily (August-February) – Hosts: Robert Flores & Matthew Williamson

ESPN Radio’s daily sports talk programs will welcome weekly guests to discuss the NFL.

Mike & Mike: Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, Ray Lewis, Mark Schlereth

The Herd: Trent Dilfer, Steve Young, Damien Woody, Tim Hasselbeck, Tedy Bruschi, Jeff Saturday, Peter King & Greg Cosell

SVP & Russillo: Trent Dilfer, Mike Tirico, Chris Mortensen

Colin’s Football Show to Premiere Second Season with New Theme
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Colin Cowherd’s Colin’s Football Show, which showcases the host’s unique take on college and professional football, will kick off its second season Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2.  The hour-long program will introduce new elements this year, including the debut of a fresh open, as well as the return of some of last season’s most entertaining segments.

Each episode will open with a new theme, penned and performed by comedian and recording artist Rodney Carrington. In addition, Colin’s Football Show will feature new segments including:

  • “Colin’s Cartoons” – minute-long animations that illustrate infamous – and sometimes gross — stories as related by former NFL players, including Jerome Bettis and Herm Edwards;
  • “Meat Sandwich” – a discussion segment in which Cowherd and a guest tackle the meatiest football topic of the week while eating a meat sandwich in Colin’s diner;
  • A comedic and face-paced digital piece with fantasy football advice from Matthew Berry.

The program will also include returning segments:

  • “Cage Confessionals” –a lighthearted interview between Cowherd and athletes, celebrities and guests, tackling a wide variety of topics and, appropriately, a never-before-made confession in the close quarters of the ESPN prop cage;
  • “Bet Sharp” – Colin weighs in on the latest Las Vegas betting lines with ESPN.com and  ESPN The Magazine editor-in-chief Chad Millman;
  • Football talk and analysis with former Chicago Bears wide receiver Tom Waddle of ESPN Radio and Chicago1000.

Colin’s Football Show airs Sundays at 9 a.m. on ESPN2 during the football season.  Cowherd will continue to host his daily ESPN Radio show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the daily You Herd Me –featuring the best segments from Cowherd’s ESPN Radio broadcast — at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Disney Celebrates MEAC/SWAC Challenge
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Though the North Carolina A&T Aggies triumphed over their rival Alabama A&M Bulldogs at this weekend’s MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the real winners were the 20,000 fans who came to Central Florida to cheer on their favorite team during this annual celebration of diversity, higher education and football.

Players, bands, fans and the Central Florida community commemorated the 10th year of this Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) weekend of events, which has a positive economic impact across the region. Huddled around a football matchup and between the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), the game aired on ESPN network and showcased the region to a national audience as it broadcast from Bright House Networks Stadium at the University of Central Florida.

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney, it’s thrilling to be part of the heritage, community and educational legacy of HBCUs,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of corporate citizenship for Walt Disney World Resort. “We appreciate the HBCU alumni and fans who traveled to Central Florida for this exciting college football kick-off and four days of fun, inspiring community events.”

In the tradition of HBCU classics, the MEAC/SWAC Challenge is more than just a gridiron spectacle. The Labor Day weekend of events featured a variety of activities highlighting the contributions of HBCUs and their alumni, beginning with ESPN 101, a sports career panel for students held Thursday at Oak Ridge High School. The following day, 100 students from Edgewater High School attended HBCU College Immersion Day, a college and career fair at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort designed to familiarize students with higher education opportunities.

The fun continued with a welcome reception for teams and coaches at Epcot’s World Showplace, followed by a fan day and band showcase at Magic Kingdom Park. On the evening before the game, the annual Legends reception honored outstanding HBCU alumni for their athletic and academic contributions.

With many HBCU alumni among its Cast Members, Disney has sponsored the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney for seven years as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity, education and community. The four-day event also draws thousands of football fans, which has a positive economic impact across Central Florida. Since its inception, the challenge has showcased 13 different HBCU institution


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