Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) for PC Launches On Steam
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Disney Interactive and Marvel announced today that Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)for PC is now available on Steam. Starting today, players can log on to http://di.sn/steam and download the digital Disney Infinity: Marvel Super HeroesStarter Pack, which includes the Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) game software; Marvel’s The Avengers Play Set; three digital characters – Thor, Iron Man and Black Widow; two Marvel-themed Toy Box Games – Assault on Asgard and Escape from the Kyln; and the acclaimed Toy Box 2.0 mode for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Steam players can purchase additional characters, Play Sets and more using their Steam wallet to enhance the gameplay experience. Any items purchased from theDisney Infinity PC shop will also transfer to the Steam version of the game and vice versa.

In the Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Toy Box, players can utilize their favorite Marvel and Disney characters, vehicles, locations and items to create one-of-a-kind Toy Boxes. These Toy Boxes can then be shared and played with friends on any platform, regardless of the one it was created on.

Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) system requirements include Windows Vista 7/8, 2.20 GHz Dual-Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 8600, GT 512 or ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card and 1 GB 16-bit DirectX® 9.0c-compatible sound card.

ABC to Air “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years” on Sunday, December 14
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In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions’ 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years,” airing  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 7:00 p.m., ET and hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC’s Modern Family. This one hour special, produced by Lincoln Square Productions, takes viewers on a  journey through the creation of Disney’s eight Broadway musicals: “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “AIDA,” “Tarzan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Aladdin.” The special features new commentary and revealing anecdotes by the stars and theatre professionals about the creation and long runs of these beloved titles.

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Final Chapter of Lego’s New Yoda Chronicles to Air on Disney XD
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See Vader vs. Luke Skywalker in LEGO STAR WARS: THE NEW YODA CHRONICLES “CLASH OF THE SKYWALKERS” (the final episode of the four-part series) premiering this Sunday, November 23 (12 noon, ET/PT) on Disney XD.

And if you are dissatisfied with the ending of the episode… verified WATCH Disney XD viewers can access the episode to view an exclusive alternate ending beginning SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 (12 noon, ET/PT)!!  WATCH Disney XD allows fans to watch a live stream of the network, as well as popular episodes on demand via tablets, phones, desktops and set top boxes.  It is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore and at WatchDisneyXD.com.

If you missed the previous chapters of “Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles,” you can catch all 4 of them Sunday night on Disney XD…

Sunday, November 23rd

7:00pm

Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles – Escape From the Jedi Temple (encore)

7:30pm

Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles – Race For the Holocrons (encore)

8:00pm

Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles – Raid on Coruscant (encore)

8:30pm

Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles – Clash of the Skywalkers (encore)

New Concept Art For Good Dinosaur Released
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Concept art of Arlo from Disney Pixar’s upcoming film, The Good Dinosaur has been released. The film will follow Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a  human boy.

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he Good Dinosaur opens in theaters November 25, 2015.

Into the Woods Cast Q&A Live Stream
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On Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT, Yahoo will be livestreaming a special Q&A event with the cast of the upcoming musical adaptation Into the Woods, including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, and Christine Baranski. Also on hand: screenwriter James Lapine and director Rob Marshall, who brought the classic Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical about an alternate universe of Grimm fairy tale characters to life.

Click this link on the event day to participate in the event.

Shomi Announces Distribution Deal With Disney
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The popcorn and magic of shomi™ meets the magic of Disney, as another monumental content distribution agreement is announced for Canada’s premier subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. shomi continues to stack up on goodies with a little something for entertainment lovers of all ages – especially the younger ones – with popular family-friendly film and TV titles, as part of content distribution agreements with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group.

shomi offers a selection of classic Disney family favourites, including 102 DalmatiansThe Parent Trap (1998), Race to Witch MountainMuppets Treasure Island, Sky High, Who Framed Roger RabbitThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Chronicles of Narnia:  Prince Caspian. shomi is the only SVOD in Canada to carry these classic and sought-after kids titles. Once the kids go to bed, mom and dad can kick back with popular movies like Gone in Sixty SecondsLadder 49Pearl HarborThe PrestigeRemember the TitansSweet Home AlabamaTombstone, and The Waterboy – also exclusive to shomi in SVOD in Canada.

In addition, shomi is offering its subscribers a selection of current and past hit TV shows from ABC, ABC Family and ABC Studios. shomi is the exclusive Canadian SVOD home of hit series Scandal and Revenge, making prior seasons available now, as well as new episodes following the completion of each subsequent season. Looking for some teen drama and a little mystery? shomi has the ABC Family thriller Twisted. Missed it the first time around, or just want to watch it again from the beginning? shomi customers can catch all season episodes of Alias, Boy Meets World, Bunheads, The River, Felicity, Reaper, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  

And if the kids are in the mood for Super Heroes?  shomi‘s got it with access to all seasons of the popular Marvel Animation series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest HeroesIron Man: Armored Adventures and The Super Hero Squad Show.

“With this new Disney content, we are going back to the days when families watched entertainment together,” said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. “We look forward to offering our customers a first-rate selection of Disney’s diverse library – titles families can get excited about and gather ’round to watch together. It offers a little something for everyone.”

shomi is available now in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers, while conversations continue with other BDUs. With an all-star lineup of exclusive past-seasons of many of the hottest shows on television as well as movie favourites, Canadians are able to enjoy shomi online and on select tablets, mobile devices, and set top boxes (on Rogers Channel 300 or through the Shaw On Demand menu). shomi will also be coming soon to Xbox 360 and Chromecast.

ABC Announces Premiere Dates for Secrets and Lies and American Crime
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ABC announced premiere dates today for Oscar winner John Ridley’s groundbreaking new drama “American Crime,” and gripping murder mystery “Secrets and Lies,” starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis.

In addition, the season finale of the hit ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder” will air on Thursday, February 26 (9:00-11:00 PM)

The 10 episode drama series “Secrets and Lies” premieres Sunday, March 1 (special time 9:00-11:00 PM; regular time slot 9:00-10:00 PM), and 11 episode “American Crime” premieres Thursday, March 5 (10:00-11:00 PM).

 

AMERICAN CRIME – A young couple in Modesto, California were brutally attacked in their home leaving Matt Skokie, a war vet, murdered, and his wife, Gwen, unconscious, barely hanging on. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines in this gritty new drama – from the points of view of all those involved.

“American Crime” stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix and Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez.

“American Crime” was written, directed and produced by Oscar winning screenwriter John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”). Executive producers are John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald. “American Crime” is produced by ABC Studios.

 

SECRETS AND LIES – Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect after he discovers the body of his neighbor’s young son, Tom Murphy, in the woods. Even as Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) digs for the truth in her investigation and pegs Ben as a “person of interest,” the case unfolds from Ben’s perspective — whether he is guilty or not. In trying to clear his name, it is Ben who peels back the layers of these suburbanites’ lives in their quiet cul de sac, revealing their dirty little deceptions and all-too-crowded closets overflowing with skeletons. No one is above suspicion. Ben’s family’s life, already privately in disarray, is turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence.

“Secrets and Lies” stars Ryan Phillippe (“Damages,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Flags of Our Fathers”) as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis (“August Osage County”) as Detective Cornell, KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) as Christy Crawford, Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome,” “CSI: NY”) as Jess Murphy, Dan Fogler (“The Goldberg’s,” “Hannibal”) as Dave Lindsey, Indiana Evans (“Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”) as Natalie Crawford and Belle Shouse  as Abby Crawford.

Barbie Kligman (“Private Practice”) developed the mystery thriller, which is based on the original Australian series “Secrets & Lies,” created by Stephen Irwin.  The teleplay for “Secrets and Lies’” series pilot, entitled “The Trail” is by Kligman, who also executive produced along with Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “The Neighbors,” “Mysteries of Laura”), Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield and Charles McDougall (“Resurrection”), who also directed the pilot.  Executive producers of “Secrets and Lies” include Kligman for Avenue K Productions, Kaplan for Kapital Entertainment, Robertson and Mayfield for Hoodlum Entertainment and Timothy Busfield. “Secrets and Lies” is a production of ABC Studios.

Online Reports Of Disney Park To Be Built In Egypt
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Ahram Online reports that Ashraf Salman, Egypt’s investment minister, was quoted as saying “There are discussions going on with Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France.”

These comments were made at the premiere of a Feld Entertainment produced Disney Live show in Egypt.

The Walt Disney Company has not made any comments indicating that they are considering building a park in Egypt. Due to ongoing cancellations of the Adventures by Disney Egypt itinerary, it may be unlikely to have an Egyptian Disney Park in the near future.

The Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White Sings “They Live In You”
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In the latest Disney Playlist Sessions video, Alton Fitzgerald White from the Broadway cast of The Lion King performs a version of “They Live In You” found in his ‘Disney My Way’ album, performed at 54 Below in New York.