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This July, enter an arachnid-infested realm like you’ve never seen as SPIDER-ISLAND #1 crashes into Battleworld this July! Two exciting creative teams bring you two stories per issue jam-packed with wallcrawling and webslinging!

First writer Christos Gage and artist Paco Diaz bring you a domain under siege! The Spider-Queen has won, turning her domain into an island full of Spider-Madness. Peter Parker has been lost, her dangerous gambit all but complete. With Spider-Man defeated and captured, all hope lies in the hands of Flash Thompson – the symbiote wielding hero known as AGENT VENOM! But does he stand a chance?

“Flash carries a great burden here,” says writer Christos Gage, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Due to his symbiote’s vulnerability to the Spider-Queen’s sonic powers, he failed to save his hero, Spider-Man or New York. Now he drives himself mercilessly to find redemption, by any means necessary.”

Then, return to a fan-favorite MC2 character as Mayday Parker takes center stage in a new story from her original creators – Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema! Now adorning the title of Spider-Woman, does May have what it takes to brave the horrors of the Secret Wars!

“A good roller coaster ride is promised for all,” exclaims writer Tom DeFalco on his return to the character he helped make famous.

It’s a double dose of Spider-Insanity this July as Flash Thompson and May Parker swing into comic shops for the can’t miss SPIDER-ISLAND #1!

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It was revealed that the directors of the Star Wars spinoff films will be a part of a panel at Star Wars Celebration 2015. From StarWars.com:

Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came together and are collaborating to conceive and create the upcoming stand-alone films in the galaxy far, far away.

This panel will take place Sun. April 19| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys “R” Us

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The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics today are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this year!

 

Today, Marvel is proud to officially peel back the curtain on one of Marvel’s can’t-miss Free Comic Book Day offerings! Saturday, May 2nd, meet the new roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and prepare for the next epic chapter of Charles Soule’s Inhumans saga in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS FCBD!

 

Get a look into the Avengers of tomorrow with the All-New, All-Different Avengers! Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and All-New Young Guns artist Mahmud Asrar (All-New X-Men) take this new squad for their very first spin! Newcomers Nova, Miles Morales, and Ms. Marvel join Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Vision for a team of Avengers unlike any you’ve ever seen before!

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Then, blockbuster Death of Wolverine scribe Charles Soule joins artist Brandon Peterson (Age of Ultron) to lay new groundwork for the future of the Inhumans. As the Terrigen Mists continue to awaken new Inhumans across the globe – it’s up to Medusa and her squad to protect them from a world that would use their new powers for evil. And why is Johnny Storm, the Human Torch now counted among their ranks?

Plus, don’t miss Marvel’s other exciting FCBD offering, Secret Wars #0 – the epic prelude to the biggest comic event of the year, just in time for the release of Secret Wars #1 the very next Wednesday!

The future of Marvel begins on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Be there as the All-New, All-Different Avengers assemble for the first time and the Uncanny Inhumans embrace the Marvel Universe of tomorrow! No fan can afford to miss both of Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day titles – in stores on May 2nd!

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Today, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced additional special member events in the Orlando area, adding even more exclusive experiences for fans in Central Florida. On the heels of a D23 Member-exclusive screening of Walt Disney Studios’ live-action Cinderella, the fan club is slated to bring more magic to the Walt Disney World Resort area throughout the rest of the year, including—for the first time—intimate events celebrating classic Disney films similar to what members enjoy at The Walt Disney Studios lot with guest speakers, screenings, and other surprises.

WAKING UP WITH SLEEPING BEAUTY: On the morning of Saturday, April 18, D23 Gold and Silver Members will be able to enjoy this animated classic on the big screen. Special guest, animator and Walt Disney World Creative Designer Lon Smart, will explore the film’s numerous landmark achievements including its unique artistic style and groundbreaking visual effects. Plus, all members will receive a special journal designed to look like the ornate storybook at the beginning of the film.

MICKEY’S OF GLENDALE ORLANDO SHOPPING EVENTS: The Walt Disney Imagineering store is opening up a pop-up shop for D23 Gold and Silver Members. On Saturday, June 6, guests will be able to peruse and purchase signature items from the store’s unique collection. And on Saturday, November 14, members will be able to pick up some key holiday gift items for the Disney fans in their lives—and for themselves.

LET’S GET TOGETHER WITH THE PARENT TRAP: Celebrate this beloved film—starring Hayley Mills in dual roles—with D23 as we present the 1961 hit on the big screen Saturday, June 6. D23’s Steven Vagnini will present a look at the making of the movie with rarely seen photographs and imagery. All attendees will receive a special gift. Plus, guests who attend the screening will receive priority admission on that day to D23’s shopping event with Mickey’s of Glendale.

SIP AND STROLL: D23 brings a new twist to a fan favorite, as members gather in celebration of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, October 3. Attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast, guest speakers, and an insider look at this annual event, now in its 20th year, before sipping and strolling around World Showcase—with some delectable surprises.

Calendar (all events and dates are subject to change):

• April 18: Waking Up with Sleeping Beauty—AMC Downtown Disney 24, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

• June 6: Let’s Get Together With The Parent Trap—AMC Downtown Disney 24, Lake Buena

• June 6: Mickey’s of Glendale Orlando Shopping Event—Location TBA, Walt Disney World

• October 3: Sip and Stroll—Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.

• November 14: Mickey’s of Glendale Orlando Shopping Event—Location TBA, Walt DisneyDisney

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To celebrate their 28th anniversary, Disney Store has announced a special celebration on Saturday March 28. In addition to special one-day savings online and in-store, the celebration will include:

  • A super exciting opening ceremony
  • 28 great gifts: One for each of the first 28 guests who make a purchase in-store
  • 28th minute of every hour, dance & sing during Cast Member JAMboree
  • Awesome activities throughout the day

 

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Join the expedition into the Wilds! An unexpected event at the new lodge creates excitement on Club Penguin island. PH’s Puffle Guides were going to kick off the Puffle Party with a special celebration, but a mysterious creature has broken into the lodge, eaten their fish cake, and run off! On March 26, players can explore the untamed Wilds and quest to find out who – or what – caused this havoc. Members can adopt wild puffle creatures and earn special wild puffle-themed hoodies. Everyone can earn wild puffle hats. Check out the Puffle Party March 26-April 8.

What’s in the Wilds? To find out, join the Puffle Party expedition in Club Penguin March 26-April 8.

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Multi-talented actress and recording artist Zendaya will serve as host of the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, taking place SATURDAY, APRIL 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. It was announced today by Phil Guerini, Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney.

Guerini said, “On stage and off, Zendaya brings intelligence, thoughtfulness and honesty – and an effortless cool factor – to everything she does, all qualities that are appreciated by generations of kids and tweens, and especially their parents.  We join her legion of fans in welcoming her back to the RDMA stage.”

“We’re going to have a great show… a lot of fun and get to watch amazing performances, so I’m very, very excited,” Zendaya said about being named this year’s host. “Plus, I’m nominated again for artist with the best style (You’re So Fancy! – Artist With The Best Style), so I better wear a good outfit!”

Already an RDMA winner, Zendaya won the “You’ve Got Swag! – Artist With the Best Style” award at the 2014 RDMAs. She currently stars in Disney Channel’s hit series “K.C. Undercover,” which she also co-produces. Her 2013 self-titled debut album on Hollywood Records yielded the platinum single “Replay” and earned her the 2014 BMI Social Star Award, as well as an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding New Artist. Zendaya was recently chosen as a member of People Magazine’s StyleWatch Celeb Style Council. Additionally, Zendaya captured the hearts of audiences when she danced her way to the finals in season 16 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She also starred in Disney Channel’s global hit comedy “Shake It Up,” for which she received multiple NAACP Image Awards nominations.

Zendaya’s Radio Disney Take Over, where she gets behind the boards to answer listener calls and play her favorite songs, airs today, March 26 (5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT).

The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, music’s biggest event for families, is set for SATURDAY, APRIL 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The show will feature performances by some of the biggest artists in music and the presentation of the uniquely Radio Disney “ARDY” statuette winners, as voted on by fans globally. Walt Disney Records will release a compilation album of 15 tracks featuring nominees and nominated songs on Tuesday, April 21. A 90-minute televised special “Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards” and 30-minute pre-show including red-carpet arrivals, will be presented SUNDAY, APRIL 26 on Disney Channel. Highlights will also be available on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney App, the WATCH Disney Channel app and RadioDisney.com.

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Disney has announced that a sneak-peek of Tomorrowland is coming to Disneyland and Epcot, both at the former homes of Captain EO. While the Tomorrowland Theater at Disneyland has been used for sneak peeks for some time, this is the first announced closure of Captain EO at Epcot.

The sneak peek will include in theater effects and will begin Mid-April and run for a limited time. There is no word what will be shown at the respective theaters.

A closing date for Captain EO has not been announced. There is also no word if FastPass+ will be available at Walt Disney World for the Tomorrowland sneak peek.

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Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie “Tomorrowland,” The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE announce a nationwide challenge for young innovators.

Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney’s Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video, imagery or stories about one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter, how it works, and the impact it has on the future.

In June, six winners will have a once–in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with a leader in their area of interest. In addition, each winner will receive a $3,000 check, a 3D Printer from 3D Systems, and registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2015-2016 in the U.S.

“‘Tomorrowland’ has always been a place of possibility in our parks and for the creative team behind our new film,” said Sean Bailey, President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “The future will be steered by the imaginations of our young people, and Disney is thrilled to work with XPRIZE to encourage and inspire the next generation of thinkers and dreamers to build the future they imagine is possible.”

“We are excited to launch the Create Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge, which gives young people a platform to voice and depict their creative, bold and imaginative problem-solving inventions of the future,” said Trish Halamandaris, Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications at XPRIZE. “At XPRIZE we believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere and one of these young innovators just might come up with an idea that can truly turn Tomorrowland into reality.”

Participants will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years old), and Senior Division (13–17 years old). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Official Rules and details about the Challenge are available at http://XPRIZEchallenge.org/CreateTomorrowland. Official registration and submission period starts April 22, 2015, and runs through May 17, 2015.

Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. XPRIZE will provide a panel of judges who will evaluate and score all submissions, and six (6) winners will be chosen.

Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), 3D Systems and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.