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New Releases Streeting 2/9 (‘Disneys Little Einsteins: Animal Expedition’, ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-tique’, ‘Gary Unmarried: The Complete First Season’  ‘Army Wives: The Complete Third Season’)
 

- Disney Little Einsteins: Animal Expedition (Street Date: 2/9)
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-tique (Street Date: 2/9)
- Gary Unmarried: The Complete First Season (Street Date: 2/9)
- Army Wives: The Complete Third Season (Street Date: 2/9)


DISNEY LITTLE EINSTEINS: ANIMAL EXPEDITION —This winter, Disney Little Einsteins will embark on a world-wide journey to help animals when Disney Little Einsteins: Animal Expedition comes to Disney DVD on February 9, 2009. This new release from the hit Playhouse Disney series features four adventurous episodes and an interactive bonus feature: The Animal Crane Game.

Disney Little Einsteins: Animal Expedition takes Leo, Annie, June, Quincy and Rocket to all corners of the world. In Whale Tale, The Little Einsteins help to reunite Little Whale with his family. ‘Duck, Duck, Jane’ takes the kids to the Great Lakes where they help a newly hatched duck to fly and find its mother. In ‘Jump for Joey,’ the Little Einsteins travel to Australia and help Joey, a baby kangaroo, get to the Syndney Australia Opera House in time for a talent show. ‘Little Elephant’s Big Parade’ brings the Little Einsteins to the Jaipur, India for the Big Elephant Festival where they help a tiny elephant grown big and strong.

 


MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE’S BOW-TIQUE – For the first time ever, Minnie Mouse will star in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-tique when it comes to Disney DVD on February 9, 2010.  This new release features four Minnie-themed stories including a never-before-seen episode and a fun Minnie magnet bow frame. Two episodes, ‘Minnie’s Pajama Party,’ and ‘Minnie’s Bee Story,’ include Disney’s Adventure Mode – an interactive game using the remote control with multiple play levels.

It's the grand opening of Minnie's Bow-tique, a store jam-packed with every kind of bow and bowtie imaginable. The selections include: the "Glow-Bow", a bow that changes color with every mood; the "Grow-Bow", a bow that grows to tremendous size by just adding water; flying "Butterfly-Bows"; and a "Photo-Bow" that snaps instant pictures. Problems arise when Pete, embarrassed about buying a lady's bow for his favorite aunt, causes a few accidental mishaps in the new store. However, super salesperson Minnie finds the perfect bow for Pete. The Bow-tique's grand opening is a success - and it all ends in a Big Bow Show with the Clubhouse gang modeling the latest fashions under the biggest bow of all, a colorful, sky-high Rain-Bow.

In a never-before-seen episode, Minnie’s Pajama Party Minnie and the girls set up a fun Pajama Party sleepover for the day – but it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially with the addition of Pete and Willie the Giant!

 


GARY UNMARRIED: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON —Life after divorce takes on a whole new, hilarious meaning in Gary Unmarried: The Complete First Season, available on DVD February 9, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Comedian Jay Mohr (“SNL”, Jerry Maguire) stars in 20 laugh-out-loud episodes of the 2009 People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite New TV Comedy. The three-disc set contains every Season One episode plus never-before-seen bonus features including a behind-the-scenes visit with the show’s executive producer, James Burrows (“Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Friends”).

The latest classic comedy from Emmy® Award-winning producer and director Burrows, Gary Unmarried: The Complete First Season also stars Paula Marshall (“Californication”), Ryan Malgarini (Freaky Friday), Kathryn Newton (“All My Children”), Al Madrigal (“The Ortegas”), Jaime King (Sin City), Ed Begley, Jr. (“Arrested Development”), and guest star Jane Curtain (“3rd Rock From the Sun”) in the story of a simple man dealing with a not-so-simple world.

Everything seems unfamiliar for suddenly single dad Gary Brooks (Jay Mohr) as he tries to navigate his increasingly complex life. A painting contractor, Gary is doing the best he can to share the upbringing of his 14-year-old son Tom (Ryan Malgarini) and 11-year-old daughter Louise (Kathryn Newton) with ex-wife Allison (Paula Marshall). Just as he’s trying to figure the etiquette involved in informing his ex of his gorgeous new girlfriend Vanessa (Jaime King), Allison drops a major bombshell on him—she’s engaged to their marriage counselor! Kids, romance and his ex-wife’s controlling ways keep Gary guessing as he gets used to his strange and uproarious new world.

 

 

ARMY WIVES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON – The stirring drama that has won the hearts of fans and critics across America returns to DVD with Army Wives: The Complete Third Season, available February 9, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. All eighteen riveting Season Three episodes take viewers inside the lives of five courageous military families on an active Army Reserve Post. A comprehensive five-disc set brings fans every Season Three episode plus behind-the-scenes features, bloopers, and much more.

Starring Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”), Catherine Bell (“JAG”), Sally Pressman (My Best Friend’s Girl), Brigid Brannagh (“Over There”) and Sterling K. Brown (Righteous Kill), the highly-praised drama follows the struggles, dreams and relationships of four very different women and one man, as they build their lives and families in the ever-changing environment of the US Army.

Season Three brings a new year of dramatic changes for the Army Wives. Watch their lives unfold in touching detail as they tackle the challenges faced daily by families on Army Reserve posts around the country. Pamela (Brigid Brannagh) digs in and fights to save her marriage after uncovering a hurtful secret, while the ever-resilient Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) hides a painful truth of her own. Joan’s (Wendy Davis) struggle with a major decision leads her husband Roland (Sterling K. Brown) to imagine what his life would be like had he taken a different path, and Denise (Catherine Bell) and Frank (Terry Serpico) question the foundation of their relationship in the show’s most important season ever.

 

 

 


 

 

 

WHEN IN ROME. JANUARY 29

Touchstone Pictures

ALICE IN WONDERLAND In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D. MARCH 5

Walt Disney Pictures

THE LAST SONG. APRIL 2

Touchstone Pictures

OCEANS. APRIL 22

Disneynature

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME. MAY 28

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films

TOY STORY 3 In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D. JUNE 18

DISNEY•PIXAR

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE. JULY 16

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films

STEP UP 3D. AUGUST 6

Touchstone Pictures / Summit Entertainment

YOU AGAIN. SEPTEMBER 24

Walt Disney Pictures

SECRETARIAT. OCTOBER 8

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RAPUNZEL [Working Title] In Disney Digital 3D™. NOVEMBER 12 (Limited) / NOVEMBER 24 (Wide)

Walt Disney Pictures

TRON: LEGACY In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D. DECEMBER 17

 

 

 

          10ThingsIHateAboutYouVolumeOne           MakeItOrBreakItVolumeOneDVD

 

New Releases Streeting 1/12 (‘Like Stars On Earth’, ’10 Things I Hate About You: Volume One’, ‘Make It Or Break It: Volume One’)

 

- Like Stars On Earth (Street Date: 1/12)
- 10 Things I Hate About You: Volume One (Street Date: 1/12)
- Make It Or Break It: Volume One (Street Date: 1/12)


 


LIKE STARS ON EARTH - An eight-year-old misfit with his head in the stars learns that being different can also mean being special in the emotional and entertaining Like Stars on Earth, coming to 3-Disc DVD/CD set January 12, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Like Stars on Earth includes seven infectious Bollywood dance numbers, vividly imagined animated interludes and a brand new English-language track for a cross-cultural celebration of creativity and individuality. “A little twinkling star of a movie" according to BBC Movie Reviews, Like Stars on Earth is a sparkling example of why Indian cinema has rapidly become the most popular film import to the U.S.

Originally brought to a worldwide theatrical audience by UTV Motion Pictures, and produced, directed and starring Aamir Khan, one of India’s most acclaimed filmmakers (Lagaan, 2002 Academy Award® nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, India), Like Stars on Earth also features young newcomer Darsheel Safary in an astonishingly nuanced performance that earned him a 2007 nomination for Best Actor in India’s prestigious Filmfare Awards. Like Stars on Earth was one of India’s top grossing theatrical films of 2007.

In this touching and inspiring film, eight-year-old Mumbai native Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) lives in a world where letters dance exuberantly with the brilliant colors, lively animals and joyfully soaring kites of his fantastical imagination. Struggling to read and write and unable to deliver the good grades and disciplined behavior expected by his parents and teachers, Ishaan is shipped off to a boarding school to straighten out. Almost 200 miles from home and suffering from homesickness, Ishaan alone is unmoved when a new art teacher (Aamir Khan) energizes the classroom by asking students to think, dream and imagine, instead of merely following the rules. Determined to draw the introverted child out, the teacher sets about helping Ishaan find the wondrous power of creativity that lies within him.

 


10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: VOLUME ONE – From the director of the original hit movie comes the hilarious ABC Family Series 10 Things I Hate About You. Viewers will experience the ultimate sibling rivalry with the show that Jennifer Goodwin of E! Online calls “wickedly funny, smart and sweet” and meet Kat (Lindsey Shaw) and Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin), two very different sisters who have their own unique views on high school life and teenage love. Kat is a feisty, smart student activist who wants to stand out, and Bianca is a sweet social butterfly who just wants to fit in. Things get a lot more complicated, however, when Kat meets the mysterious Patrick Verona (Ethan Peck). Fans can experience every episode of Volume One, complete with exciting bonus features, available only on DVD. 10 Things I Hate About You is a witty and fun family comedy with something for everyone.

 

MAKE IT OR BREAK IT: VOLUME ONE – How far will they go to achieve their ultimate dream? Experience the rivalry and romance of four teenage girls on their path to Olympic gold in the original ABC Family series that has fans and critics cheering all across the nation. “You’ll flip for…Make It Or Break It,” raves David Hinkley of the New York Daily News. Who will rank #1 at Nationals and what will it take to get there? Viewers will flip for this engaging series chronicling the triumphs and heartbreaks as close friends balance their lives as high school students with the intense world of competitive gymnastics. Fans can relive the series that raises the bar on family drama, complete with a never-before-seen extended episode, and go behind the scenes to discover what it takes to perform such amazing stunts—only on DVD!

 

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New Releases Streeting 1/26 (‘Surrogates’, ‘The Boys Are Back’, ‘I Heart Jonas’)
 


 

- Surrogates (Street Date: 1/26)
- The Boys Are Back (Street Date: 1/26)
- I Heart Jonas (Street Date: 1/26)


 


SURROGATES — Action superstar Bruce Willis (the Die Hard franchise) headlines another spectacular thrill ride in the gripping film Surrogates, coming to Blu-ray® Hi-Def and DVD on January 26, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator Three: Rise of the Machines, U-571), Surrogates is a heart-pounding futuristic tale of splintered identity, treachery and murder. Both DVD and Blu-ray editions come with an array of bonus features that not only invite viewers to delve deep into the darkly imaginative world of Surrogates, but describe how this futuristic idea is not such a far-off reality.

Based on the enormously popular graphic novel created by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, Surrogates also stars Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible), James Cromwell (Spider-man 3) and Rosamund Pike (An Education).

Synopsis
FBI agent Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) lives in a world where robotic surrogates stand in for people, protecting them from violence, contagion—and the appearance of aging. These picture perfect, real-life avatars—fit, good-looking, remotely controlled machines that assume their operator’s life role—enable the population to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Greer and his partner, Agent Peters (Radha Mitchell), are called in to probe the mysterious death of a college student, whose life ended when his surrogate was destroyed. When Greer’s surrogate is damaged in the investigation, he ventures out of his apartment for the first time in decades. In a world of masks, Greer must decide who is real and who can be trusted

 


THE BOYS ARE BACK – The Boys Are Back, the deeply moving and often funny tale of a man who finds himself suddenly responsible for raising two sons alone, comes to DVD on January 26, 2010 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The story of this irreverent and independent sportswriter who suddenly faces single fatherhood is inspired by the true story of Australian Simon Carr, The Boys Are Back is an original and uplifting story of one family’s journey. Exclusive bonus features include a behind-the-scenes photographic tour and a visit with the three special guys who lived the story.

Clive Owen (Closer, Duplicity) heads up an accomplished cast that includes Laura Fraser (A Knight’s Tale), Emma Booth (TV’s “The Circuit”) and George MacKay (Defiance). Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine), The Boys Are Back is a 2009 Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award winner that won the hearts of critics everywhere including Peter Travers of Rolling Stone who calls it “A funny, touching and vital film…Clive Owen gives a heartfelt, award-caliber performance.”

The death of his wife leaves wisecracking sportswriter Joe Warr (Clive Owen) with a curious six year-old (Nicholas McAnulty) and a rebellious teen from a previous marriage (George MacKay) to bring up in a household devoid of feminine influence. So Joe takes on parenting the only way he knows how—full throttle. With an exuberance born of necessity, he teaches his boys to meet the joy and fragility of life head on. The Boys Are Back chronicles the fierce love and loyalty the three Warr men discover for each other as they make their way through the trials of everyday life.

 

 

I HEART JONAS – Fans will get a kick out of the lovable antics of three of the world’s most famous musicians with 7 specially selected episodes of the hit Disney Channel Original Series in I Heart JONAS. Viewers will see how Joe reacts when he discovers that Stella has a date with another guy, and what happens when the tables are turned and a struggling young actress makes a play for Joe. Plus, with the never-before-seen bonus feature, “You’ve Just Been Jo Bro’d—Surprising Jordin Sparks,” I Heart JONAS is a must-have for any Jonas Brothers fan!

 
 
 
 D 23 NEWS

The holidays are a very special time of year and the winter edition of Disney twenty-three provides an inside look at two upcoming holiday releases from the Walt Disney Studios; The Princess and the Frog and Disney’s A Christmas Carol.   “The Princess and the Frog” is Disney’s stunning return to 2D animation starring Princess Tiana who graces the cover of the issue.    Filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke and actor Bob Hoskins, aka Mr. Fezziwig himself, take Disney twenty-three  inside the high-tech world of Disney’s A Christmas Carol. 

Additional features include:

Dream Boat -- The Disney Cruise Line expands its fleet as Disney Dream is set to sail in early 2011.  Disney twenty-three takes a colorful tour aboard this luxurious liner. 

Zorro Rides Again -- The Masked Avenger carves out his place in American TV history.

Prepping a Christmas Classic -- Walt Disney Animation Studios teams up with ABC to reveal the never-before-told tale of an elite group of elves who make Santa’s job possible.  It all happens in Prep & Landing, that rare holiday special that’s destined to become a small-screen classic.

Two Decades of Love at First Sight -- In honor of The Little Mermaid’s 20th anniversary, Disney twenty-three turns to the film’s directors and composer to explain how this magical work of art became part of our world. 

Exploring New Lands -- From the Old West to a toy-lover’s paradise to a mythical jungle, Imagineer Joe Lanzisero unveils secrets of the Hong Kong Disneyland expansion.

D Society -- Relive the magic and fun of the first-ever D23 Expo! 

You can read these stories and much more in the winter issue of Disney twenty-three, available to D23 members and at Barnes & Noble booksellers, all domestic Disney Stores, Disneyshopping.com and at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BrothersandSistersTheCompleteThirdSeasonDVD            DesperateHousewivesTheCompleteFifthSeasonDVD

New Releases Streeting 9/1 (‘DisneyNature Earth’, ‘Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season’, ‘Brothers and Sisters: The Complete Third Season’, ‘Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie Limited Edition Gift Set')


Dear Journalist,

Please note the latest press releases from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment:

- DisneyNature Earth (Street Date: 9/1)
- Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season (Street Date: 9/1)
- Brothers and Sisters: The Complete Third Seson (Street Date: 9/1)
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie Limited Edition Gift Set (Street Date: 9/1)

 


DISNEYNATURE EARTH - The Walt Disney Company introduces a new motion picture label, DisneyNature, to home audiences when Earth comes to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on September 1, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The debut home entertainment offering from the label, Earth tells a trio of unforgettable stories sure to captivate movie lovers of all ages. Set against some of the world’s most spectacular vistas, this breathtaking motion picture achievement uses the classic Disney storytelling tradition to celebrate the diversity and determination of its animal stars in a heroic journey that covers the Earth from pole to pole.

Award-winning filmmakers Alastair Fothergill (“The Blue Planet”) and Mark Linfield (“Planet Earth”) employ the latest innovations in film techniques to bring Earth’s stunning visuals to the screen. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the inaugural release from Disneynature is just the beginning of an instantly collectible new line of films and a worthy successor to the beloved, Academy Award®-winning True Life Adventures series, which includes The Living Desert (Best Documentary, Features; 1953) and The Vanishing Prairie (Best Documentary, Features; 1954).


Available in a single-disc DVD or two-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def/DVD Combo Pack, Earth includes bonus features that offer viewers an in-depth look at the making of the film and an opportunity to learn more about our planet and its myriad fascinating inhabitants. In Blu-ray, the film gives audiences an unmatched opportunity to view its dizzying aerial photography, epic backdrops and rare footage of land, sea and air in astonishing high definition.

In the Arctic, a mother polar bear trailed by her two cubs searches for food as their icy hunting grounds melt away. A herd of African elephants slowly traverses the arid Kalahari Desert toward the water-rich Okavango Delta. A humpback whale and her calf make a 4,000-mile journey in an epic migration that takes them from tropical waters all the way to Antarctica. Remarkable high-definition footage follows these creatures and more to places human beings rarely see, capturing unique worlds populated by Mandarin ducks and birds of paradise, as well as a pride of lions and a vast caribou herd. Filled with surprising facts and extraordinary images, Earth is a dazzling portrait of life on our planet.

 

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON – Wisteria Lane’s most delicious season of deception and backstabbing to date comes to DVD on September 1, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment with the arrival of Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season. The multidisc set includes every Season Five episode of the long-running Emmy® and Golden Globe winning series, as well as exclusive bonus features that will shock and delight viewers with new revelations.

The ladies of Wisteria Lane have still more scandalous secrets to unveil in their fifth season, as Susan (Teri Hatcher), Lynette (Felicity Huffman), Bree (Marcia Cross), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria Parker), Katherine (Dana Delaney) and Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) give the residents of Fairview plenty to talk about. The show’s subversively funny take on suburban life reveals all the juicy secrets lurking behind closed doors in this seemingly perfect community.

The two-time winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season stars Teri Hatcher (Coraline), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Marcia Cross (“Everwood”), Eva Longoria (Over Her Dead Body), Nicollette Sheridan (Code Name: The Cleaner), James Denton(“Threat Matrix”), Doug Savant (“24”), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Six Feet Under”), Dana Delany (“Kidnapped”), Neal McDonough (“Boomtown”) and Kyle MacLachlan (“In Justice”).

 


BROTHERS AND SISTERS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON – Family bonds bend, but never break, for five dissimilar siblings in Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Third Season, coming to DVD on September 1, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The six-disc DVD includes every episode from the third season of the acclaimed ABC television series, plus exclusive cast interviews, deleted scenes and much, much more.

Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Third Season stars two-time Oscar® winner Sally Field (Best Actress for Norma Rae, 1979 and Places of the Heart, 1984)—who won a 2007 Lead Actress Emmy® for her Brothers & Sisters role as family matriarch Nora Walker—Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under), Rob Lowe (“The West Wing”), Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”), Balthazar Getty (“Alias”), Dave Annable (“Reunion”), Luke Macfarlane (“Over There”), Sarah Jane Morris (Seven Pounds), Matthew Rhys (The Edge of Love), Ron Rifkin (“Alias”), Emily VanCamp and Patricia Wettig (“Prison Break”).

The Walkers are everything anyone could ask from a family—and a few things no one would want. The Complete Third Season of this compelling one-hour drama continues to follow the sprawling California-based clan as they face the complications of contemporary American life. Passionately devoted mother Nora Walker (Sally Field), her grown children and their loved ones contend with romance, parenting, divorce, infidelity, addiction, war and even death.


POOH’S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET - The spectacular Halloween classic, Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie, is now a limited edition gift set with an exclusive Pooh dressed as Tigger beanz plush –available in limited quantities on September 1, 2009 on Disney DVD. The hilariously haunting movie features Pooh and his friends as they weave unconditional friendship with spooky adventures and warm-hearted moments.

Set in the Hundred Acre Woods, Roo is ready to accompany his new friend, Lumpy the Heffalump on his first trick-or-treat adventure until they quickly discover Pooh has eaten all the candy. The adorable duo decide to be “brave together, brave forever” and embark on an adventure to catch the mythical, wish-granting Goboloon that Tigger has told them about so they can wish for more candy and save Halloween. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie features all of the Halloween-themed original bonus features including numerous, fun-filled Halloween party activities and games, printable party invitations and Halloween-themed recipes.

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie DVD was originally released in 2005 and is the sequel to the theatrical movie, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie.

DVD Gift set Includes:
*Original Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie DVD
*Pooh Dressed as Tigger beanz plush

ORIGINAL DVD BONUS FEATURES
Fun Games including:
*Trick or Re-Treat
*Pooh’s Boo Bingo!
*Pass the Pumpkin

Plus, Heffalump Halloween Party Planner
*Printable Party Invitations
*Halloween-themed Recipes
*Decorate Your Own Jaggedy Lantern

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE TRAIN TOUR

Sponsored by Hewlett Packard, “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” Train Tour will travel more than 16,000 miles and pass through 36 states.  Amidst a winter wonderland with holiday décor and Christmas carolers, visitors will see footage from “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” inside a 48-foot-wide, 2-story, inflatable 3D theatre which will be erected in each city.  Visitors can also check out the cutting-edge technology behind the film, as well as artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum and interactive games.  The whole experience is free.

 

ABOUT THE MOVIE

 

“Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event.  Ebenezer Scrooge (JIM CARREY) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (GARY OLDMAN) and his cheery nephew (COLIN FIRTH).  But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late.  Opens in theaters nationwide on November 6, 2009. 

 

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New Releases Streeting 5/12 (‘Hatching Pete/Dadnapped Double Feature’, ‘The Tortoise And The Hare’, ‘Wind In The Willows’, ‘The Reluctant Dragon’)

 

- Hatching Pete/Dadnapped Double Feature (Street Date: 5/12)
- The Tortoise And The Hare (Street Date: 5/12)
- Wind In The Willows (Street Date: 5/12)
- The Reluctant Dragon (Street Date: 5/12)


 


HATCHING PETE/DADNAPPED DOUBLE FEATURE - Fans get double the laughter and two times the fun when Disney Channel Original Movies Dadnapped and Hatching Pete arrive on DVD on May 12, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, two full-length movies featuring some of the network’s favorite young stars come together in a single disc for one low price!  Dadnapped and Hatching Pete will provide viewers with hours of wholesome, hilarious entertainment, as well as a bevy of exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else.

Top-flight Disney Channel talent shines in a pair of the network’s signature productions as Emily Osment, star of the hit Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana, and David Henrie of Wizards of Waverly Place headline Dadnapped, an action-packed, thrill-a-minute comedy. Then a pair of tween faves rules the roost when Jason Dolley, of Cory in the House and Minutemen, and Mitchell Musso, of Hannah Montana, star in the screwball comedy Hatching Pete, a tale of fame, friendship and “fowl” play.

In Dadnapped, fourteen year-old Melissa (Emily Osment) is struggling with a unique kind of sibling rivalry. To get her father Neil’s (George Newburn) attention, she has to compete with teenage spy Tripp Zoome, the main character in her father’s best selling novels. Her dad spends so much time on his imaginary son’s exciting missions that even Melissa’s special daughter-dad vacation gets interrupted by a promotional event for Neil’s newest book. But when Neil is abducted by overzealous fanboys and falls into the clutches of a pair of sinister brothers, the fictional Tripp can’t save him and Melissa will have to try to channel her "inner Zoome" to rescue her dad.

A bashful high school student finds fames as a high-flying poultry impersonator in Hatching Pete. Pete’s (Jason Dolley) best friend Poole (Mitchel Musso) wants to keep up his family’s longstanding tradition of playing their high school mascot, the Chicken, but Poole is allergic to the costume. Pete agrees to stand in for his pal, but only on the condition that his identity remains a secret. The anonymity of the Chicken suit gives Pete the freedom he’s always dreamed of and a whole new personality emerges. His unexpectedly outrageous antics make the Chicken an instant celebrity— except no one knows it’s Pete. As Poole reaps the benefits of his pal’s talent, Pete must decide if it's time to reveal that he's the man behind the beak.

 


THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE  – Walt Disney’s Academy Award®-winning adaptation of The Tortoise And The Hare (1934; Short Subject – Cartoons) is now part of the Disney Animation Collection series on DVD! Join the excitement as unlikely competitors Max Hare and Toby Tortoise challenge each other to a foot race. Max is so confident he will win, he takes time out to flirt with some cute bunnies, show off his skills in other sports and break for a nap. But when he hears the crowd roar for Toby, who has slowly and steadily kept to the course, Max must make a last-minute dash for victory. Will the ever-persistent Toby beat him across the finish line?

 

WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Experience the magic of Wind In The Willows in this extraordinary adaptation – now part of the Disney Animation Collection series of beloved classic short films. Join the adventures along the riverbanks as one of the most enchanting storybooks of all time comes to life with classic Disney animation. Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad has got himself into a bit of trouble – from buying fancy new cars and dealing with some weaselly weasels! Now his beloved home, Toad Manor, is at risk of being lost. It will take the help of his dear friends Ratty, Moley and Angus McBadger, and a promise to change his ways, for Mr. Toad to set things right.


THE RELUCTANT DRAGON - The Reluctant Dragon, a clever and entertaining short film, is now part of the Disney Animation Collection! This lighthearted story follows the adventures of a brave young boy who, emboldened by tales of brave knights, decides to pursue the horrible dragon that is terrifying the villagers. But what he discovers is a surprisingly friendly dragon that is more interested in reciting poetry and making music than devouring fair damsels. Will the boy be able to stop the local hero before he challenges the dragon to a fiery battle?

 

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New Releases Streeting 5/5 (‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Big Splash', ‘Imagination Movers Warehouse Mouse Edition’, ‘October Road: The Complete Second Season’, ‘Enchanted April’)

- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Big Splash (Street Date: 5/5)
- Imagination Movers Warehouse Mouse Edition (Street Date: 5/5)
- October Road: The Complete Second Season (Street Date: 5/5)
- Enchanted April (Street Date: 5/5)


MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY’S BIG SPLASH - Get ready to ride the waves with four times the wild and wet fun or your whole family when MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY’S BIG SPLASH, a bonus-filled compilation of Playhouse Disney’s #1 show amongst kids 2-5, comes to Disney DVD on May 5, 2009.

The fun-filled DVD, perfect for summer vacation fun, features four episodes and a bonus feature starring the entire Clubhouse Gang –Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy and Pluto- on a series of exciting adventures including a day of fishing, a surfing beach party luau and much more. In the new episode Donald’s Ducks, Mickey and Donald rescue ten adorable ducklings in search of a summertime beach. The Mouseketools are put to work in Pluto’s Bubble Bath when Mickey and Pluto each get stuck in a Giant Bubble and start floating away from the Clubhouse eventually ending up back to ground just in time for a fun Tea and Biscuits Party with their friends. In Mickey Goes Fishing, Mickey and Pluto search for lunch for Pluto’s kitten, Mr. Pettibone. While in Pete’s Beach Blanket Luau, it’s the hottest day of the year and Pete decides to put on a Luau down at the lake to cool off.

The DVD also features an all-new game called "Fun In The Sun with Mickey and the Gang” that includes fun luau party planning activities and games. 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ranked as the #1 cable series with kids 2-5 in February 2009, with more than 24 Million unique viewers – over 42% of preschool kids age 2-5. It features the iconic characters of Mickey and friends encouraging teamwork and problem-solving. (Source: Nielsen Media Research, National Ratings, Live +7, 1/26/09-2/22/09)

 

IMAGINATION MOVIERS WAREHOUSE MOUSE EDITION – IMAGINATION MOVERS Warehouse Mouse Edition Playhouse Disney’s hit music-filled TV series starring New Orleans' favorite alternative rock band for preschoolers, comes to Disney DVD for the first time ever on May 5, 2009.

The TV series features the blue-suited IMAGINATION MOVERS – Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty – as everyday guy brain-stormers working hard to solve "idea emergencies" in their Idea Warehouse, a place of infinite inspiration. The series introduces preschoolers to the Movers' energetic rock and roll style of music while emphasizing creative problem solving skills. Through music and storytelling, the Movers encourage kids to exercise their bodies and brains with their motto – "Reach high, think big work hard, have fun!".

In each episode of IMAGINATION MOVERS Warehouse Mouse Edition, the Movers, along with their friendly neighbor Nina and sidekick Warehouse Mouse, identify an "idea emergency" and then brainstorm problem-solving techniques, test out possible solutions and by the end of each episode, have used teamwork to solve the problem. IMAGINATION MOVERS, Warehouse Mouse Edition features four episodes and an exclusive bonus episode of the upcoming animated Playhouse Disney series Special Agent Oso.

IMAGINATION MOVERS premiered on Playhouse Disney in September 2008, with new episodes continuing to roll out into 2009. The series has been picked up for a second season, which will begin production in the spring. The quartet has won multiple national music awards and were named a Parenting Pick by Parenting Magazine. Most recently, the Movers and the TV series were honored with an award for Outstanding Kids Entertainment by the Common Sense Media Awards, which honors nationally recognized individuals and organization that have made a profound impact in the world of kids and family media. The Movers' Walt Disney Records release, "Juice Box Heroes," was selected by iTunes as a 2008 Top 10 pick in the children's music genre.

 

OCTOBER ROAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON – The residents of a small town come to terms with lost love, regret and redemption in October Road Season 2, coming to DVD on May 5, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Fans of this heart-warming hour-long drama can own a special three-disc set, complete with all 13 second season episodes, plus a never-seen series wrap-up created exclusively for DVD, that addresses the show’s unresolved storylines, such as the fate of Nick and Hannah’s unrequited relationship, the identity of Sam’s father, and what the future holds for the citizens of Knight’s Ridge.

October Road Season 2 stars Bryan Greenberg (Bride Wars, “One Tree Hill”), Odette Yustman (The Unborn, Cloverfield), Laura Prepon (“That’s 70’s Show”) and Geoff Stults (The Break-Up, Wedding Crashers) in a captivating and touching look at the challenges of going home again. The series is executive produced by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, who also serve as executive producers of the ABC hit series, “Life on Mars.”

The last time writer Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg) left his hometown of Knight’s Ridge, he promised his high school girlfriend, Hannah Daniels (Laura Prepon), he would be back in six weeks. Ten years later, he finally returns to and discovers life in the Ridge has moved on without him. Hannah is a single mom, raising a bright and articulate nine-year-old son, Sam, and dating Nick’s high school nemesis, and the men Nick once thought of as his closest friends have grown older, and even grown up. In the complete second season of this acclaimed ABC television series, Nick stays on in Knight’s Ridge to repair his relationships with family and friends, explore his budding romance with Aubrey (Odette Yustman), and satisfy his suspicion that Hannah’s son Sam may be his son. October Road Season 2 also includes an unprecedented series wrap-up created exclusively for DVD release.

 

ENCHANTED APRIL - Two proper Englishwomen find romance, hope and renewal in the Italian countryside when Enchanted April makes its highly anticipated DVD debut on May 5, 2009 from Miramax Films. Enchanted April’s breathtaking scenery and charming story make it the perfect movie for anyone who has ever dreamed of an unhurried sojourn in Italy. The DVD includes audio commentary by the director and producer.

Josie Lawrence (“Eastenders”) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) head a stellar ensemble that also includes Joan Plowright (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Polly Walker (“Cane”), Alfred Molina (Spiderman 2) and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001). Gorgeous visuals and top-notch acting, directing and writing made Enchanted April an international hit and earned the film three 1992 Oscar nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriter Peter Barnes, Best Supporting Actress for Plowright and Best Costume Design for Sheena Napier. In addition, the film received two Golden Globes, one for Richardson (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical) and one for Plowright (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role) and was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

In a temporary escape from their drab lives and inattentive husbands, Lottie Wilkins (Josie Lawrence) and Rose Arbuthnot (Miranda Richardson) rent a magnificent villa on the Italian Riviera. To be able to afford a month of this luxury, they must share expenses with two unlikely companions – Mrs. Fisher (Joan Plowright), a crusty widow living in the past and Caroline Dester (Polly Walker), a charming, but bored aristocrat. The mismatched housemates find that the spectacular villa and lush Italian setting hold a special magic that soon sparks friendships and reminds the women of ways to live and love that have long eluded them. Gorgeously photographed and superbly acted, Enchanted April is like taking a little mini-trip to a sunny Italian paradise.

 

 

 

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New Releases Streeting 3/22 and 3/24: (‘Bolt’, ‘Lilo & Stitch Big Wave Edition’)

- Bolt Blu-ray (Street Date: 3/22)
- Bolt DVD (Street Date: 3/24)
- Lilo & Stitch Big Wave Edition (3/24)

 


BOLT - Fully awesome! For the first time ever, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) makes a Blu-ray high definition release available two days before the standard def DVD. Enabling the millions of excited Blu-ray owners a chance to own the 2008 Academy Award nominated BOLT (Best Animated Feature Film) first on Sunday, March 22, for a limited time only. An exciting hit for the whole family, BOLT’s 3-Disc Blu-ray release includes two hi-def discs, and a bonus 3rd standard definition of the movie disc and special ‘DisneyFile’ Digital movie copy which enables viewers to enjoy the film in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats, on the go! The Standard definition 2-disc Deluxe Edition of BOLT will be available Tuesday March, 24.

Making it even more exciting for fans of all ages to own BOLT in high-definition, movie lovers will be amped at the fantastic Blu-ray only bonus features, including ‘Bolt’s Be-Awesome Mission’ an exclusive interactive game; an inspiring ‘Bolt Art Gallery’ which highlights the film’s breathtaking art and showcases the animation technique, and the film comes alive with the exciting Blu-ray only ‘BD-Live’ which allows viewers to enjoy ‘Movie Chat,’ ‘Movie Mail,’ ‘Movie Challenge’ and ‘Disney Movie Rewards.’ Both the Blu-ray and DVD releases of BOLT, include an exciting all-new short film, “Super Rhino” as BOLT’s breakout star Rhino, the hyperactive hamster, gets a chance to headline his very own hilarious adventure!

Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks the whole thing is real. When the super dog is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus), his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt springs into action to find his way home. Together with his hilarious new sidekicks Rhino (voiced by Mark Walton) – Bolt’s #1 Fan – and a street-smart cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), Bolt sets off on an amazing journey where he discovers he doesn’t need super powers to be a hero.

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (“I Thought I Lost You’), BOLT features the voices of Academy Award® nominee John Travolta (nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Pulp Fiction, 1994 and Saturday Night Fever, 1977) as Bolt, the wonder dog and Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) as Penny, his “person.” The stellar voice cast also includes Susie Essman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell (“Heroes”) and James Lipton (“Inside the Actor’s Studio”). BOLT was also produced by Pixar co-founder and CGI pioneer John Lasseter (director of Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Cars).

 

LILO & STITCH BIG WAVE EDITION – Get ready for the wildly original story about an independent little girl named Lilo and her adopted alien "puppy," the mischievous Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet. After crashlanding on Earth, Stitch wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, but he also learns about loyalty, friendship and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family. Now, catch the wave of fun and adventure in the Big Wave Edition jam-packed with games and awesome bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the movie. Experience LILO & STITCH like never before in the 2-Disc Big Wave Edition.

 

 

 

 

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New Releases Streeting 3/10: (‘Pinocchio: 70th Anniverary Platinum Edition’, ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’, ‘Escape To Witch Mountain and Return From Witch Mountain’)

- Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition (Street Date: 3/10
- Happy-Go-Lucky (Street Date: 3/10)
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Street Date: 3/10)
- Escape To Witch Mountain (Street Date: 3/10)
- Return From Witch Mountain (Street Date: 3/10)


 


PINOCCHIO 70TH ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM EDITION -  Walt Disney’s original classic that taught the world to wish upon a star shines again when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Edition from the Disney vault in high-definition on March 10, 2009 for a limited time.  Brilliantly restored with enhanced picture and sound, this enduring story of magic and adventure will be available for a limited time only and comes loaded with bonus features that unlock the doors to the magical world of Pinocchio.

Disney’s perennial childhood classic of the puppet who yearns to be a real boy will be available to own in a new Platinum Edition on 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD. The 2-disc Blu-ray is a Special Offer Combo Pack that also includes a DVD copy of the of the classic movie, allowing fans to own this classic story on standard def DVD while they are preparing to upgrade to 1080p Hi-def Blu-ray, so consumers can “future-proof” their collection.

Walt Disney’s second animated feature, Pinocchio debuted 70 years ago with vibrant hand drawn animation, universally loved music like the Academy Award® winning Original Song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and a touching story that made it an instant classic. Introducing audiences to the magical favorites of Pinocchio, Geppetto the wood carver and the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio also marks the screen debut of a character who became one of Disney’s signatures: the fast-talking, wisecracking Jiminy Cricket. A timeless, sublimely beautiful film, audiences will be able experience this film with the most pristine picture and sound available today.

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration and now, for the first time ever, the richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music (“When You Wish Upon A Star”) and heartwarming adventure-filled story is fully revealed with all-new dazzling bonus features transport you into Pinocchio’s fantastic world. Join Geppetto’s beloved puppet—with Jiminy Cricket as his guide—on a thrilling quest that tests Pinocchio’s bravery, loyalty and honesty, virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The one and only Pinocchio will live on forever in the heart of anyone who has wished upon a star.
 

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY -  Happy-Go-Lucky, an effervescent new comedy from writer and director Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies), comes to DVD on March 10, 2009 from Miramax Films. Happy-Go-Lucky’s upbeat look at the life of an irrepressible optimist earned Leigh a 2009 Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Now even more irresistible on DVD with intriguing new bonus features, this feel-great comedy is a walk on the sunny side of the street with an endearing and inspiring heroine.

In a joyful star turn that earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical, Sally Hawkins (Cassandra’s Dream, Vera Drake) headlines as Poppy, an irrepressibly free-spirited teacher with an infectious laugh and an unshakably positive outlook. Written and directed by Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky was filmed in his signature improvisational style, and also stars Eddie Marsan (Hancock).

Critics praised Happy-Go-Lucky for its infectious buoyancy, skillful performances and astonishing humanity. Claudia Puig of USA Today declared it “a rare film that is equal parts entertaining, life-affirming and thought provoking.” “Heartfelt and hilarious, it’s more than a movie, it’s a gift,” enthuses Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal raves,” “Wonderful!  Sally Hawkins gives an astonishing performance!” And Thelma Adams of US Weekly marvels, “This movie made me blissfully happy.”

Happy-Go-Lucky was an Official Selection at the New York, Toronto, Berlin, and Telluride Film Festivals. It has earned a host of honors including a Golden Bear nomination for Leigh and a Best Actress Award for Hawkins at the Berlin Film Festival. The actress also received the Breakthrough Award at the Hollywood Film Festival, plus Best Actress nominations at the British Independent Film Awards, the European Film Awards and the Satellite Awards. The Norwegian International Film Festival presented Leigh with its Bringer of Joy Award for most enjoyable movie.

School teacher Poppy (Sally Hawkins) approaches every day with an optimism and joy that is unshakable. When the bicycle she commutes to work on is stolen, Poppy simply signs up for driving lessons. Her teacher, Scott (Eddie Marsan), is a fuming, uptight cynic who channels his anger into hilariously inappropriate episodes of road rage. But neither Scott, her bitter pregnant sister, a fiery flamenco instructor or a class room bully can change the Happy-Go-Lucky girl’s “glass half full” world view in writer-director Mike Leigh’s funny, truthful and deeply life-affirming film.

 

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS – A touching and unforgettable tale of a forbidden friendship between two children divided by war, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes to DVD on March 10, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Set during World War II, the story is seen through the eyes of the eight-year-old son of a concentration camp commandant of a, whose pact with a Jewish boy has heart-wrenching consequences. Bonus features, including an exclusive look at the creation of the film, add to a powerful and poignant movie experience.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas stars Asa Butterfield as eight-year-old Bruno, with Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Nothing But the Truth) and David Thewlis (Kingdom of Heaven, the Harry Potter franchise) as his parents, and Jack Scanlon as his friend, Shmuel. Farmiga earned a Best Actress award from the British Independent Film Awards and the film collected two additional nominations for Most Promising Newcomer (Butterfield) and Best Director for Mark Herman (Little Voice, Brassed Off). It received the Audience Choice Award at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is based on the internationally bestselling novel by John Boyne.

When his father (David Thewlis,) a high-ranking Nazi officer, is assigned to oversee a farm in the countryside, eight-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) misses the excitement and camaraderie he knew in his hometown of Berlin. Lonely and bored, Bruno secretly explores his new surroundings and discovers the farm is surrounded by barbed wire. When he sees Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a boy his own age, working behind the fence, he strikes up a tentative friendship, playing checkers and catch through the barbed wire. As Bruno slowly realizes that his new friend is Jewish, he becomes confused by the Nazi doctrines his tutor espouses and suspicious of the real purpose of the farm. When Shmuel needs his help, the boys form an outrageous plan that comes to a devastating conclusion. Intelligent, thoughtful and haunting, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an unforgettable portrait of a child trying to navigate in an increasingly complex and shadowy adult world.


ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN and RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN – As the story of Witch Mountain returns to movie theaters this year with the release of “Race to Witch Mountain,” the original films that launched the Witch Mountain saga, Escape to Witch Mountain and Return From Witch Mountain, are returning to DVD in special new editions from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Laying the groundwork for the new film starring Dwayne Johnson, the two family favorites first put the magical world of Witch Mountain onscreen, and featured such classic stars as two-time Academy Award® winner Bette Davis (All About Eve, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) , Academy Award® winner Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend, Dial M For Murder), Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Academy Award® nominee Eddie Albert (Roman Holiday, TV’s “Green Acres”) and Donald Pleasance (You Only Live Twice, The Diary of Anne Frank.)

Long before Harry Potter and the Narnia movies, the Witch Mountain films created a world in which children learned to use their magical powers. In Escape to Witch Mountain, first released in 1975, orphaned siblings Tony and Tia Malone (Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards) discover their paranormal powers and learn the truth about their origin; reviewing the film, Roger Ebert wrote, “something is happening all of the time, and most of the time it’s scary but funny, too.”

In the 1978 sequel, Return From Witch Mountain, the Malone children recruit a band of juvenile delinquents to help them battle a pair of criminal masterminds played by Bette Davis and Christopher Lee, who Daily Variety called “one of the best Disney villains in years.” Both Eisenmann and Richards make cameos in the new “Race to Witch Mountain,” a modern reimagining of the original Witch Mountain story featuring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Carla Gugino, and Alexander Ludwig.

The new Walt Disney Family Classics DVD editions both contain extensive bonus features, including all new Pop-Up Fun Facts, filmmaker commentaries, and more. They will be available in stores on March 10, three days before the theatrical release of “Race to Witch Mountain.”

Escape To Witch Mountain Synopsis
An evil millionaire (Ray Milland) lures Tony and Tia Malone (Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards) to his mansion in order to exploit their paranormal abilities for his own greedy purposes. Escaping their would-be captor with the help of a vacationing widower (Eddie Albert), the siblings discover puzzling clues about their origins that eventually lead them on a thrilling journey home to far away Witch Mountain. Adapted from the book by Alexander Key, the movie brims with timeless appeal and amazing acts of wizardry that will delight young and old alike. Starring Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann and a flying RV!

Return From Witch Mountain Synopsis
Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann star in a sequel every bit as exhilarating and fun as its inspiration. Adapted from Alexander Key’s book Escape to Witch Mountain, this Disney Family Classics’ DVD presentation is perfectly timed to coincide with the March 13 theatrical debut of the new Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson. Return from Witch Mountain – Special Edition is packed with fun and intriguing bonus features, including all new Pop-Up Fun Facts, filmmaker commentary and much more.

 

 

 

Walt Disney Treasures: Chronological Donald Volume 4        Walt Disney Treasures: Dr Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh        Walt Disney Tresures The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette        Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season

New Releases Streeting 11/11: (‘Walt Disney Treasures: Wave VIII’, ‘Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season')

- Walt Disney Treasures: Wave VIII (Street Date: 11/11)
- Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season (Street Date: 11/11)


 


WALT DISNEY TREASUERS: WAVE VIII – The popular Walt Disney Treasures series continues with three new double-disc DVD sets from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Each of the specially packaged collections includes never before seen bonus features on DVD that will delight Disney enthusiasts and fans of classic film and television alike. Available on November 11, 2008 in limited supply, all three Walt Disney Treasures DVDs arrive just in time for the holidays.

The Chronological Donald, Volume Four stars the short-tempered but hilarious Donald Duck in 31 films dating from 1951 through 1961 and presented for the first time on DVD in the original widescreen format. The final volume of the sputtering superstar’s collected shorts, “The Chronological Donald, Volume Four” includes “Working for Peanuts,” Donald’s 1954 foray into 3D animation. Exclusive bonus features include:
Donald Goes To Press – A retrospective look at Donald’s prolific career in comic books.
• The Unseen Donald Duck: Trouble Shooters - Storyboards for an unproduced Donald Duck cartoon pitched by famed Disney animator, Eric Goldberg.
Audio Commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck

The Mickey Mouse Club Presents: Annette stars Annette Funicello, Disney’s most beloved Mouseketeer, in an original 20-episode serial on DVD for the 50th anniversary of the serial’s conclusion. Adorable Annette plays a spunky country orphan who has to make big adjustments when she is sent to live with her sophisticated city cousins. Devoted Mickey Mouse Club fans will be delighted to see Tim Considine and David Stollery of Spin and Marty in supporting roles. The DVD includes the following bonus features:
Musically Yours, Annette – From a 1992 interview, Annette recalls her career as a recording star and her years on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” This mini documentary also includes interviews with Annette’s fellow teen idols Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
To Annette, With Love - A newly produced tribute to everyone’s favorite Mouseketeer.
The Mickey Mouse Club – The first and last episodes of the popular television program

Based on the popular series of three novels, Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh tells the story of a mild-mannered parson by day who becomes the Scarecrow, an anonymous champion of the oppressed by night. All three original TV episodes of this Wonderful World of Disney miniseries are presented for the first time ever in widescreen format, with an all-new digital restoration 5.1 audio mix as well as the original restored mono track. The DVD also includes the theatrical film version, released exclusively in England.

Bonus features include:
Dr. Syn: The History of the Legend – A look at the evolution of the legend of Dr. Syn from his literary origins to the Walt Disney film version.
Walt Disney: From Burbank To London – A featurette about the first satellite studio established by Walt Disney in the 1950s in England.
Walt Disney TV Introductions in Widescreen
Noted film historian, author, and critic Leonard Maltin provides exclusive commentary for the series. Each DVD is individually numbered, with an authenticity certificate, and an exclusive lithograph in the collectible, unique packaging tins. They are available in a limited supply only


SCRUBS: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON – The show that changed the rules of television comedy, Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season comes to DVD on November 11, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. A series like no other, Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season keeps its creative edge scalpel sharp in 11 unforgettable episodes full of surreal escapades and bittersweet life lessons. Wacky, touching and occasionally hilariously bizarre, the two-disc set comes with exclusive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look at the Season Seven finale, “My Princess,” a fairytale episode directed by Zach Braff, plus episode commentary, cast interviews, bloopers and deleted scenes.

Zach Braff (The Last Kiss, Garden State), Donald Faison (“Felicity,” Clueless), Sarah Chalke (“Roseanne”), John C. McGinley (Office Space, Identity), Judy Reyes (“Oz,” Washington Heights), Neill Flynn (Sex & Death 101, Mean Girls) and Ken Jenkins (I Am Sam, The Sum of All Fears, “Homefront”) star in Scrubs, an off-the-wall and unpredictable look at the professional and personal lives of the doctors and nurses of Sacred Heart Hospital. The seventh season of the genre-busting comedy continues to keep audiences on their toes with its original and imaginative take on life in the medical profession.

Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) has gone from intern to resident to attending physician at Sacred Heart Hospital. He and his friends and colleagues, Elliot (Sarah Chalke), Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes), may be growing older but they aren’t necessarily growing up. Career changes, family matters and even love invades the quirky world of this tight knit bunch of friends, but nothing—not sarcastic Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley), imperious Dr. Kelso or the enigmatic Janitor (Neil Flynn)—will stop them from administering a healthy dose of humor in each episode of Season Seven.

Scrubs won a 2005 Emmy Award®, as well as collecting two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. The series also received three Golden Globe nominations, a Humanitas Award and the 2006 Peabody Award for Excellence. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

 
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New Releases Streeting 3/3: (‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’, ‘Air Bud Special Edition’)


BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA — A pampered pooch gets caught up in a “ruff”-and-tumble comedy adventure in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, available on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on March 3, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. When a diamond-clad, bootie-wearing Beverly Hills beauty gets lost on a Mexican vacation, she proves that good things really do come in small packages. Bonus features include an all-new animated short, deleted scenes and bloopers—plus Blu-ray exclusives that take viewers behind-the-scenes of the breakout hit that has captured the hearts of families and canine lovers across the nation.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua features live-action performances from some of Hollywood’s hottest stars including Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday) and Piper Perabo (The Prestige), the voice talents of Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angels), George Lopez (Swing Vote), Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Thirteen), Cheech Marin (Cars) and Paul Rodriguez (A Cinderella Story), and 200 of the cutest canines north or south of the border! With its themes of courage, friendship and fun, this heartwarming and sublimely silly action adventure is a can’t-miss DVD event for kids and adults.

When a chic Chihuahua named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) goes astray south of the border, she must find her own way back to her indulgent 90210 life. Wealthy Viv’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) diminutive darling is misplaced in Mexico by a careless dog-sitter (Piper Perabo), thrusting her into the dog-eat-dog life of an ordinary mutt. As Chloe tries to make her way north with the help of her self-appointed protector Delgado (voiced by Andy Garcia) and a pack of new  four-legged friends, hometown hero Papi (voiced by George Lopez), Chloe’s ardent Chihuahua admirer, embarks on a cross-cultural mission to rescue his beloved. As Chloe goes from ridiculously spoiled to newly self-sufficient, she also learns to embrace her “tiny but mighty” Chihuahua heritage.

 

AIR BUD SPECIAL EDITION - The original Bud that started it all is back in a new Special Edition featuring an exclusive Dog-U-Commentary with the entire BUDDIES family. Buddy, the sensational real-life hoop hound with 22,000 career baskets under his collar, stars in this hilarious and touching Disney comedy that critics and families cheered as irresistible family entertainment! When Josh Framm, a 12-year-old boy, finds himself in a new city with no friends, he's too shy to try out for the basketball team. However, while practicing, he meets Buddy, a runaway golden retriever, who surprises him with his ability to score baskets. Josh and Buddy eventually make the school team, and the dog's extraordinary talents spark a media frenzy -- one that attracts Buddy's greedy former owner who wants to cash in on the dog's new found fame. Josh and Buddy have to stay one step ahead of the brute -- and rally their school team to the state finals at the same time!

 

 

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New Releases Streeting 1/13: ('Swing Vote’, 'Brideshead Revisited') 

- Swing Vote (Street Date: 1/13)
- Brideshead Revisited (Street Date: 1/13)

 


SWING VOTE– An ordinary Joe accidentally gets the power to choose the next president of the United States in Swing Vote, a smart and timely comedy coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on January 13, 2009 from Touchstone Home Entertainment. An all-star cast and a full slate of bonus features, including exclusive glimpses behind the scenes, filmmaker commentary and deleted scenes, light up an election year comedy about the power of one.

Two-time Oscar® winner Kevin Costner (1990 winner, Best Director and Best Picture, Dances with Wolves) stars as Bud Johnson, a regular guy whose life has just taken an unexpected turn. Costner is aided by an all-star lineup including two-time Oscar® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers, 1969, Best Screenplay, East Rider), five-time Emmy® winner Kelsey Grammer (2005 winner, Outstanding Voiceover Performance, “The Simpsons”; 2003, 1997, 1994 and 1993 winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, “Frasier”), Nathan Lane (The Producers, The Lion King), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl), George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, TV’s “The George Lopez Show”) and newcomer Madeline Carroll as Molly, Johnson’s wise-beyond-her years daughter.

Bud Johnson is content to coast through life in a dead end job, until his precocious twelve-year old, Molly, sets off a chain of events that results in a presidential election coming down to a single vote: Bud’s. Political operatives swarm his tiny hometown in New Mexico in an all-out battle for his ballot and there are no lengths the Republican incumbent Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) and Democratic candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper) won’t go to in order to curry Bud’s favor. As the underhanded antics of their campaign managers, played by Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane, create hilarious consequences, Bud realizes that beyond the implications for the nation, this is his shot at winning his daughter’s respect.


BRIDESHEAD REVISITED – A provocative story of love, power, and betrayal featuring a riveting performance by two-time Academy Award® Winner Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited arrives on DVD on January 13, 2009 from Miramax Films Home Entertainment. Based on Evelyn Waugh’s much-loved novel of the same name, Brideshead Revisited DVD debut includes deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes look into the film’s acclaimed recreation
of the decadent world of British aristocracy.

Critics rave about Brideshead Revisisted, calling it, “A Masterpiece,” (Rex Reed, New York Observer). Director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) transports viewers to patrician England in the 1920’s where an aspiring young artist yearns for a woman and a house he can never attain. Shot in stunning locations in England, Morocco and Venice, and featuring spectacular costumes and sumptuous settings, Brideshead Revisited stars Matthew Good (Match Point), Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Ben Wishaw (Perfume), Michael Gambon (The Good Shepherd) and two-time Oscar®-winner Emma Thompson (1992 Best Actress, Howard’s End; 1995 Best Adapted Screenplay; Sense and Sensibility).

Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode), a young man of modest means but considerable ambition, has just begun his studies at Oxford University, when he encounters flamboyant aristocrat and fellow student Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw). Infatuated with his new friend’s hedonistic lifestlye, Charles eagerly accompanies him to the family’s opulent mansion, Brideshead, where he becomes entranced by the eccentric clan and the palatial 18th century estate. But when
Charles falls for Sebastian’s beautiful sister Julia (Hayley Atwell), his friend reacts with jealousy and the siblings’ domineering mother, Lady Marchmain (Emma Thompson), rules out the possibility of marriage for reasons of class and religion. As Charles becomes further involved with the Marchmain family, he realizes that at Brideshead, everything comes at a price.

 

 

 
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New Releases Streeting 2/3 (‘Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition’, ‘Space Buddies’)

- Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition (Street Date: 2/3)
- Space Buddies (Street Date: 2/3)


OLIVER & COMPANY: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – Fall in love with Oliver & Company’s adorable gang of animal outcasts all over again on February 3, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Disney’s 27th full-length animated film celebrates its 20th anniversary in a special edition DVD with enough fun and laughter for the whole family. Brilliant animation, a fantastic soundtrack and the amazing voice talents of Billy Joel, Bette
Midler, and Huey Lewis, put Oliver & Company on track to win the hearts of a whole new generation. The 20th Anniversary Edition comes with animated shorts, behind–the-scenes featurettes and an all-new game that the parents and kids will love to play together.

Inspired by the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, the film boasts a lovable cast of characters and five infectious original songs from top-tier contemporary talents including Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Huey Lewis and Barry Manilow. Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition is filled with hilarious animal antics and high-energy adventures as one clever kitten leads a pack of resourceful pups against a would-be kidnapper!  This timeless classic lights up the screen with a story of courage and heart, friendship and loyalty and a songbook filled with unforgettable tunes.

Disney presents an unforgettable musical adventure as Oliver, an adorable stray kitten (voiced by Joey Lawrence), takes Manhattan by storm! When Dodger (Billy Joel), a street-smart mutt with a weakness for mischief, befriends the homeless tabby, he introduces his new pal to his pack of pickpocket pooches, run by the nefarious Sykes (Robert Loggia). Just as Oliver is about to begin a life of crime, he is rescued by a rich girl named Jenny, who takes him home to live in luxury with her and her spoiled poodle Georgette (Bette Midler). But when Sykes finds out about Oliver’s new benefactor, he hatches a plot to abscond with the little girl and hold her for ransom. The courageous kitty and his newfound friends must race to the rescue in an electrifying chase through the city's labyrinthine subway system in order to bring Jenny home. Brimming with music, humor and adventure, Oliver & Company is sure to delight the entire family.


SPACE BUDDIES: Disney’s irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie, Space Buddies, an intergalactic action-adventure coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on February 3, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Packed with more heart, more suspense and more tail-wagging fun -than ever before, the Buddies’ greatest adventure yet takes them to the final frontier— outer space! Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day gift-giving, Space Buddies is packed with out-of-this world bonus features including hilarious doggy bloopers and a brand new music video.

Adorable Golden Retriever puppies Rosebud, Buddha, Budderball, B-Dawg, and Mudbud return in an epic adventure that takes them farther than they ever dreamed. In a delightful new escapade, the inquisitive pooches travel to the moon in search of a dream, only to realize that what they want is back on earth. Moving at warp speed, dodging asteroids and more, the Buddies and their two new friends, Spudnick, a sweet bull terrier and Gravity, a resourceful ferret, must summon their courage and ingenuity to launch plans for a moon landing and a rocketing trip back home. Will they have the right stuff?

Overflowing with intergalactic action and heart, Space Buddies is an inspiring tale of teamwork, and loyalty that celebrates the journey of life and the friendships made along the way. It’s Buddy-loving fun the whole family will enjoy again and again.

 

 

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New Release Streeting 12/9: (‘Lost: The Complete Fourth Season – The Expanded Experience’)

- Lost: The Complete Fourth Season – The Expanded Experience (Street Date: 12/9/08)

 


LOST: THE COMLETE FOURTH SEASON – THE EXPANDED EXPERIENCE – The survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 come closer than ever to solving the mysteries of their remote island prison when Lost: The Complete Fourth Season – The Expanded Experience comes to DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on December 9, 2008. In addition to all 14 captivating one-hour episodes from the show’s unforgettable fourth season, this six-disc compilation is packed with mesmerizing bonus features that will take fans even deeper inside this award-winning series. Teeming with the kind of astounding discoveries and riveting plot twists that have made Lost television’s most compelling adventure, Lost: The Complete Fourth Season – The Expanded Experience arrives just in time for fans to catch up on their favorite episodes before the exciting fifth season begins.

More than three months after their fateful crash, the stranded passengers of the ill-fated transcontinental flight learn that the only thing more dangerous than the Island itself might be the people who have come to save them from it. Every twist and turn, and all the secrets and clues of the boldest show on network television come together in one place, revealing some of the dark mysteries at its heart. Shocking revelations and subtle clues about “The Oceanic 6,” “The Others,” the Dharma Initiative and much more make Season Four a must-own DVD or Blu-ray Disc for any fan.

Lost: The Complete 4th Season’s acclaimed cast features Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Naveen Andrews, Yunjin Kim and Harold Perrineau as a group of castaways thrown together by fate. Lost is Produced by ABC Studios.

In its first three seasons, the series earned seven Emmy® Awards and 20 more Emmy® nominations, plus a Golden Globe® and five additional Golden Globe® nominations.

 

 

Hannah Montana's Miley Cyrus Celebrates Her Sweet 16 at Disneyland With Friends and Fans

Event Celebrates Youth Volunteers With $1 Million Disney Gift

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 5 - Fireworks will sparkle in the night sky at Disneyland as more than 5,000 party guests sing "Happy Birthday" to Disney star Miley Cyrus tonight at "Miley's Sweet 16 - Share the Celebration," a music-filled bash kicking off Disney's "What Will You Celebrate?" invitation to guests of all ages.
 

Miley, star of the wildly popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, will celebrate her milestone birthday with family, friends, fans and special guests from Youth Service America, an organization that shares her passion for promoting youth volunteerism.
 

In one of the evening's big highlights, Disney CEO Bob Iger will present a special gift of $1 million to Youth Service America on behalf of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Disney has worked with YSA since 2004, providing "Disney Minnie Grants" to support youth-led community service projects that engage young people between the ages of five to 14 from around the world.
 

"On behalf of everyone at Disney, I'm happy to wish Miley a very happy birthday and celebrate this special occasion with a donation to Youth Service America," Iger said. "We're delighted to have Miley join in Disney's great legacy of giving back through volunteerism while encouraging kids everywhere to do the same."
 

Miley will arrive at the Disneyland bash on a purple carpet (her favorite color), joined by pals and her fellow Disney Channel stars.
 

"I always love coming to Disneyland but celebrating my birthday here with my family, friends and the kids from YSA is really awesome!," Miley said. "This is a night I'll never forget."
 

Guests of the "Sweet 16" party will celebrate like rock stars alongside Miley and other celebrities who are expected to attend, including actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, actor Steve Carell, super model Cindy Crawford and "Dancing with the Stars" performers such as Cristian De La Fuente. The party will come to life for fans in a big way as the world's most popular teenager rocks the Rivers of America, singing four of her popular songs as well as a duet with her star father Billy Ray Cyrus. The Hollywood Records musical artist will dazzle the crowd by boarding a floating stage to cross over to the banks of the river, getting up close with her fans.
 

Miley also invited 10 "Service Stars" from Youth Service America to the party to honor their extraordinary volunteer service. They will join Miley and her fans for the fun in Disneyland park, riding favorite attractions such as Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion, watching a "Stars in Cars" celebrity cavalcade, and playing at the party zones, including Rock Out Stage and Hannah Montana Makeover Zone.
 

The gala will end with a spectacular farewell in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, featuring Miley, her father Billy Ray and a beautiful birthday cake. Everyone will get to smile for a commemorative photo and sing "Happy Birthday." Just as Miley makes a wish and prepares to blow out the birthday candles, the sky will light up with a glitzy fireworks display set to the Hannah Montana smash hit, "Best of Both Worlds."
 

Beginning in 2009, guests at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are invited to bring their own celebrations to life at Disney theme parks. And for the first time ever, anyone who comes to Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort can get free admission to one of the theme parks on their birthday in 2009. A valid ID and proof of birth date are required. See details at http://www.disneyparks.com/.
 

Celebrations of all kinds will continue at Disney Parks as Disney makes it easier than ever for guests to plan and take "celebration vacations," a newly identified trend in which families celebrate special milestones by taking a trip together. For more information or to book a Disney "celebration vacation," guests can visit http://www.disneyparks.com/, call 407/W-DISNEY or contact their local travel agent.
 

Source: Disneyland

 

 

 

 

·        MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA
release date:  Sept. 26, 2008

·        BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA         
release date:  Oct. 3, 2008

·        MORNING LIGHT
release date:  Oct. 17, 2008

·        HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3:  SENIOR YEAR
release date:  Oct. 24, 2008

·        BOLT
release date:  Nov. 26, 2008

·        BEDTIME STORIES
release date:  Dec. 25, 2008

 

 

 

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New Releases Streeting 7/29: (‘Witches of Waverly Place: Wizard School’, ‘Phineas and Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas’)

- Witches of Waverly Place: Wizard School (Street Date: 7/29)
- Phineas and Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas (Street Date: 7/29)

 


WITCHES OF WAVERLY PLACE: WIZARD SCHOOL – What’s it like to suddenly discover that you have the most awesome magical powers ever? Three siblings find out in Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School, coming to Disney DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on July 29, 2008.

For the very first time, four episodes of this spellbinding Disney Channel Original Series come together in one bewitching DVD with an amazing and exclusive bonus features.

Alex Russo and her brothers Justin and Max suddenly go from being your average, ordinary kids to discovering their family’s astonishing secret—they are wizards in training! Navigating the unpredictable politics of Wizards’ School, trying to control amazing new powers and fixing magic spells gone awry are just part of everyday life for these teenagers. With a red-hot young cast that includes Selena Gomez (guest appearances on Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), David Henrie (guest appearances on That’s So Raven and How I Met Your Mother) and Jake T. Austin (Johnny Kapahala), as well as Maria Canals-Barrera and David DeLuise, Wizards of Waverly Place conjures up nonstop laughs as these three siblings find themselves up to their necks in the art of wizardry.


PHINEAS AND FERB: THE FAST AND THE PHINEAS – Nothing is impossible in the wacky, wonderful world of Phineas and Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas coming to Disney DVD on July 29 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. In this hilarious animated series created by Dan Povenmire ("Family Guy") and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh ("The Simpsons"), you will laugh along with two of Disney Channel’s fastest rising stars, Phineas and Ferb, in some of their most outrageous and inspired animated adventures, that includes an exclusive, never-before-seen two-part bonus episode and awesome new set-top games! Every over-the-top episode is jam-packed with the pair’s trademark crazy schemes, hare-brained ideas and amazing escapades – set to unforgettably goofy original songs.

With 104 days of summer, Phineas and Ferb are determined to make the most of each and and every day – like souping up the car and entering it into the biggest race of the year, inventing a time machine or directing a smash hit movie! Now, the only limit to their world is their own wild imaginations. With their unwilling older sister Candace and their pet platypus (a.k.a. secret “Agent P”) on board, they embark on a series of astonishing exploits—and always make it home in time for dinner.

See America’s favorite stepbrothers make the seemingly impossible…totally possible

 


 

 

 

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Launches First Look at "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" Ahead of October 24th Worldwide Cinema Release

 

As fans anxiously await the big screen premiere of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" which releases worldwide in cinemas on October 24th, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK today release the first images from the film at http://www.image.net to tie in with the launch of the brand new trailer which premieres on the Disney Channel at 4pm today.
 

The trailer includes the new song "Now or Never" from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" set to be the first single release. The trailer also features all new footage from the highly anticipated movie.
 

About the Movie
 

Disney's "High School Musical" phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in which America's favourite high school students (Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a big spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (Matt Prokop, Justin Martin and Britain's own Jemma Mckenzie-Brown) joins in the fun as the film's incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen.
 

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" is released worldwide only in cinemas on October 24th 2008.
 

High School Musical arrived in the UK when the Disney Channel Original Movie premiered on the channel on 22 September 2006. Over a million viewers tuned in making it the highest rated movie on the channel ever!
 

Europe was gripped by High School Musical 2 fever when the cast, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman and Ashley Tisdale arrived in London for a whirlwind promotional tour. The cast were greeted by thousands of fans at the High School Musical 2 CD signing at HMV Oxford Street and the European premiere at The O2 Arena, ahead of the channel premiere.
 

High School Musical 2 premiered on 21 September 2007 on Disney Channel UK and smashed the ratings record when over 1.74 million viewers tuned it to see the return of the Wildcats.
 

Since then High School Musical has gone from strength to strength:
 

About the Music
 

The "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be in UK stores Oct. 20th, 2008.
 

About Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
 

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International are the global marketing and distribution arms of The Walt Disney Studios. They are responsible for all aspects of marketing, publicity, advertising, promotion, and distribution for motion pictures released under the Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, and Hollywood Pictures banners. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures oversees all domestic marketing and distribution activities, and generated a Studio gross of more than US$1.35 billion in 2007, giving the Studio its 11th billion dollar year in the past 14 years, a feat unmatched by any other Studio. At the overseas box office, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International helped propel the Studio to a gross exceeding US$1.7 billion in 2007, leading that division to an unprecedented 13 consecutive years of surpassing the US$1 billion mark at the international box office.
 

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Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy

Latest production features live debut of fairies from Walt Disney Pictures Tinker Bell and brings Disney/Pixar's Cars to the ice for the first time

VIENNA, Va., July 7- Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy takes flight this fall as Feld Entertainment's newest ice spectacular, featuring four fun-filled classic and current Disney stories. Set to launch on a 70 city, two-year tour in August 2008, Worlds of Fantasy showcases beloved characters from Disney/Pixar's Cars, Disney's The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, as well as a live debut of the magical cast of new Fairies from the highly anticipated October 28th DVD and Blu-ray(TM) release of Walt Disney Pictures Tinker Bell.
 

In a captivating "fairy tale" segment, audiences will enter into the wondrous world of Pixie Hollow and meet the Disney Fairies from Tinker Bell. The entire ice floor will transform into springtime, as the fairies' magical role in the mysteries of nature is finally revealed. For the tour's first nine cities, Worlds of Fantasy performs before the movie releases in the U.S., serving as a sneak preview of the enchantment to come.
 

"Our re-creation of Pixie Hollow and the visual splendor on the ice sets the stage for the magical and diverse cast of Disney Fairies," says Producer Nicole Feld. "Audiences will get to meet the fairies live for the first time ever as we open the door to this mystical fairy world deep in the heart of Never Land and unveil the secrets that lie within."
 

In another first time reveal, life-size Disney/Pixar's Cars characters -- Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and the crew -- take their high-octane personalities to the ice. Featuring state-of-the-art, custom animatronics, their eyes and mouths move with every twist and turn on the frozen highway. Mater has amusing antics in store as the Cars characters convoy to rock the ice with jumps, spins and freewheeling fun.
 

"Worlds of Fantasy connects classic and new Disney stories," says Producer Kenneth Feld. "Audiences will be blown away in Radiator Springs when they encounter the unforgettable crew of animated cars, this time built to scale and live on ice. They will see their all-time favorites -- The Little Mermaid and The Lion King -- and discover up-close the secret world of Pixie Hollow. All of this, combined with a brand new Disney Princess pre-show experience, provides a value that is truly unparalleled in the world of live family entertainment."
 

A bonus experience, complimentary with ticket purchase, the Disney Princess Pre-Show will tour nationally for the first time in Feld Entertainment history. Prior to each Worlds of Fantasy performance, families will be treated to an exclusive collection of enchanting ball gowns and mementos from the Disney Princess stories. The exhibit features beautiful settings for photo opportunities.
 

To produce Worlds of Fantasy, the Feld father-daughter duo called upon the talents of a creative team consisting of:
 

-- Jay Smith (Director) -- Directed numerous Walt Disney World shows, parades and events, including the opening of Disneyland Hong Kong; developed entertainment for Disneyland Paris; serves as director of show development for Feld Entertainment
 

-- Jerry Bilik (Writer/Adapter) -- Involved in the development of every Disney On Ice show to date; arranged music for a number of television series, including "Starsky and Hutch" and "Charlie's Angels"; serves as Vice President of Creative Development for Feld Entertainment
 

-- Sarah Kawahara (Choreographer) -- Two-time Emmy(R) Award-winning choreographer and Disney On Ice veteran who has worked with skating legends Scott Hamilton, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill and Michele Kwan; directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT;
 

-- Cynthia Nordstrom (Costume Designer) -- Designed more than fourteen shows for Walt Disney World including Tarzan Rocks!; recently contributed to Off-Broadway's Silent Laughter and a new show at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel; Walt
 

-- Peter Morse (Lighting Designer) -- Disney On Ice veteran who has worked with such talent as Madonna, Prince, Shania Twain, Destiny's Child and the Backstreet Boys; won an Emmy(R) Award for his work on Bette Midler's HBO Special, Diva, Las Vegas
 

-- Jeremy Railton (Set Designer) -- The recipient of four Emmy(R) Awards for designing "The 57th Academy Awards," art directing "Pee Wee's Playhouse," designing the costume characters for "Zoobilee Zoo," and most recently for designing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, UT. Railton just served as production designer for Cher's 2008 Las Vegas Spectacular at Caesar's Palace.
 

Worlds of Fantasy is just one of the many Feld Entertainment productions touring the globe in 2008-2009. Additional productions playing North America beginning this fall include Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour, Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey, Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland Adventure, Playhouse Disney Live! and Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh. With a growing roster of more than 30 Disney On Ice and Disney Live! spectaculars, Feld Entertainment brings the magic of Disney to fans all over the world.
 

See attached 2008-2009 tour schedule for Worlds of Fantasy. To find out more about Disney On Ice and to purchase tickets, the public should visit http://www.disneyonice.com/.
 

ABOUT FELD ENTERTAINMENT
 

Feld Entertainment, Inc. is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 25 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in 50 countries and on 6 continents to date and include Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour, The Doodlebops Live!, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R).
 

For more information about Disney On Ice, members of the media should visit our Press Room at http://www.feldentertainment.com/.
 

ABOUT WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc(TM) and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.
 

These press materials are available in electronic form at http://www.wdshepublicity.com/.
 

Tinker Bell, one of the world's most beloved animated characters, will speak in an all-new original film that reveals many of life's wondrous mysteries of nature. From the storytellers of Disney, comes a spectacular, full-length CG animated movie filled with magic and adventure. Tinker Bell takes flight on October 28, 2008 with a treasure trove of captivating bonus features on Disney DVD and Blu-ray(TM) Disc.
 

                         2008-2009 Tour Schedule

                           *Subject to Change*

  1  Lakeland, FL              Fri 8/29/2008 -- Sat 8/30/2008
     The Lakeland Center
  2  Orlando, FL               Fri 9/5/2008 -- Sun 9/7/2008
     Amway Arena
  3  Nashville, TN             Thu 9/11/2008 -- Sun 9/14/2008
     Sommet Center
  4  Providence, RI            Wed 9/17/2008 -- Sun 9/21/2008
     Dunkin Donuts Center
     Providence
  5  Fairfax, VA               Wed 9/24/2008 -- Sun 9/28/2008
     Patriot Center
  6  Hampton, VA               Wed 10/1/2008 -- Sun 10/5/2008
     Hampton Coliseum
  7  Charlotte, NC             Wed 10/8/2008 -- Sun 10/12/2008
     Time Warner Cable
     Arena
  8  Cincinnati, OH            Wed 10/15/2008 -- Sun 10/19/2008
     U.S. Bank Arena
  9  Atlanta, GA               Wed 10/22/2008 -- Sun 10/26/2008
     Philips Arena
  10 Baltimore, MD             Wed 10/29/2008 -- Sun 11/2/2008
     1st Mariner Arena
  11 Hershey, PA               Wed 11/5/2008 -- Sun 11/9/2008
     Giant Center
  12 Richmond, VA              Wed 11/12/2008 -- Sun 11/16/2008
     Richmond Coliseum
  13 Uniondale, NY             Wed 11/19/2008 -- Sun 11/23/2008
     Nassau Veterans
     Memorial Coliseum
  14 East Rutherford, NJ       Tue 11/25/2008 -- Sun 11/30/2008
     IZOD Center
  15 Newark, NJ                Wed 12/3/2008 -- Sun 12/7/2008
     Prudential Center
  16 Raleigh, NC               Wed 12/10/2008 -- Sun 12/14/2008
     RBC Center
  17 Cleveland, OH             Wed 12/17/2008 -- Sun 12/22/2008
     Quicken Loans Arena
  18 Philadelphia, PA          Fri 12/26/2008 -- Sun 1/4/2009
     Wachovia Center
  19 St. Louis, MO             Wed 1/7/2009 -- Sun 1/11/2009
     Scottrade Center
  20 Moline, OH                Thu 1/15/2009 -- Mon 1/19/2009
     i wireless Center
  21 Rosemont, OH              Wed 1/21/2009 -- Sun 1/25/2009
     Allstate Arena
  22 Chicago, IL               Thu 1/27/2009 -- Sun 2/8/2009
     United Center
  23 Boston, MA                Fri 2/13/2009 -- Sun 2/22/2009
     TD Banknorth Garden
  24 Auburn Hills, MI          Wed 2/25/2009 -- Sun 3/1/2009
     Palace of Auburn Hills
  25 Minneapolis, MN           Wed 3/4/2009 -- Sun 3/8/2009
     Target Center
  26 Laredo, TX                Thu 3/12/2009 -- Sun 3/15/2009
     Laredo Entertainment Center
  27 Dallas, TX                Wed 3/18/2009 -- Sun 3/22/2009
     American Airlines Center
  28 Fort Worth, TX            Wed 3/25/2009 -- Sun 3/29/2009
     Ft. Worth Convention Center
  29 Austin, TX                Wed 4/1/2009 -- Sun 4/5/2009
     Frank Erwin Center
  30 San Antonio, TX           Wed 4/8/2009 -- Sun 4/12/2009
     Alamodome
  31 Houston, TX               Wed 4/15/2009 -- Sun 4/19/2009
     Reliant Stadium
  32 Little Rock, AR           Wed 4/22/2009 -- Sun 4/26/2009
     ALLTEL Arena
  33 New Orleans, LA           Wed 4/29/2009 -- Sun 5/3/2009
     UNO Lakefront Arena
  34 Baton Rouge, LA           Wed 5/6/2009 -- Sun 5/10/2009
     Baton Rouge River Center
  35 Hidalgo, TX               Wed 5/13/2009 -- Sun 5/17/2009
     Dodge Arena
  36 Corpus Christi, TX        Wed 5/20/2009 -- Sun 5/24/2009
     AmericanBank Center

Source: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Web site: http://www.feldentertainment.com/
http://www.wdshepublicity.com/
http://www.disneyonice.com/
 

 

 

NASA LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVE WITH DISNEY PARKS AND BUZZ
 LIGHTYEAR

WASHINGTON -- As seven, well-trained astronauts begin an important
mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, May 31, one
toy astronaut, Buzz Lightyear, will begin a journey to help educate
children across the country.

The liftoff of space shuttle Discovery kicks off a new education
initiative between NASA and Disney Parks. A 12-inch-tall Buzz
Lightyear action figure will be carried aboard the shuttle as part of
the partnership to encourage students to pursue studies in science,
technology and mathematics, one of NASA's main educational goals.

Disney's Youth Educational Series and NASA have developed an online
program known as the Space Ranger Education Series. It includes fun
educational games for students, as well as materials for educators to
download and integrate into their classroom curriculum.

"NASA is excited to help students understand the science and
engineering currently underway on the International Space Station,"
said Joyce Winterton, NASA assistant administrator for Education.
"The educational games and resources from this partnership will allow
students to explore the science and math behind space exploration
with a beloved character."

Beginning Saturday, May 31, the online games featuring Buzz Lightyear
will be available by visiting NASA's homepage and clicking on the box
for the NASA Kids' Club at:

http://www.nasa.gov

The five educational games are:

"Mission Match Up: Create a Game" -- Match the International Space
Station partner countries to space facts
"Connect it! Flight Path" -- Attach the Kibo laboratory to the
International Space Station using a sequence of commands
"Load the Shuttle" -- Fill the shuttle with cargo to a certain mass
"I Spy: Reflections from Space" -- Find everyday objects on the
International Space Station that were built on NASA technology
"Toys in Space" -- Navigate Buzz Lightyear to different toys to see a
movie on how they behave in space

Since 1985, NASA's Toys in Space project has used toys flown aboard
the shuttle and the International Space Station to help children
learn science and mathematics. Scientific and mathematical principles
make these toys work. For example, wind-up toys convert stored
potential energy in their springs into kinetic energy as the springs
unwind. Gravity often plays an important role in the actions of toys,
but how would the same toys function in an environment where the
effects of gravity are not felt? Only NASA can provide the settings,
so students can discover the answer to questions like these.

"We are thrilled that Buzz's lifelong dream of space travel finally
will come true thanks to NASA," said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts. "This launch fulfills his dream, and we
hope it will inspire countless children to stay interested in science
and believe in their own dreams."

The beginning of Buzz's space mission coincides with the opening of
"Toy Story Mania!," a new 4-D interactive attraction, on May 31 at
Walt Disney World, Fla., and on June 17 at Disneyland Resort, Calif.

For information about other NASA education programs, visit:

http://education.nasa.gov

For more information about the space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For more information about the STS-124 shuttle mission and its crew,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
 

 

A Celebration Fit for a Princess - Disney Parks Celebrate Dream-Come- True Quinceanera for 15 Lucky Girls

Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts Honor Selected Winners with a Grand Red-Carpet Entrance and Enchanted Evening at Disneyland Resort in Southern California

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 25 -- Pretty as princesses, 15 special young ladies from across the United States and Puerto Rico celebrated a Dream- Come-True Quinceanera on Thursday at Disneyland Resort, with a grand red- carpet entrance, an enchanting ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a pixie-dusted dinner party with family and friends. Royal and resplendent, these lucky girls marked their cultural milestone with a dash of Disney magic, as part of the Year of a Million Dreams celebration.
 

A tradition in the Latin community, a Quinceanera is a young woman's celebration of her 15th birthday, which marks the transition from a child to a young woman. It is commemorated in a way that distinguishes it from her other birthdays.
 

The royal evening ceremony at Disneyland Resort was filled with opulence, pageantry and tradition. It began with a dream-come-true moment for any teenage girl -- a celebrity escort along a red carpet that led to the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle. The stellar lineup of stars included Cristina Saralegui, host of "The Cristina Show;" Andy Garcia, acclaimed actor and producer; pop singer Frankie J; actor-dancer Cristian De La Fuente of "Dancing with the Stars" and others.
 

In the castle forecourt, each birthday girl was greeted by Disney characters and prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Each young lady, elegant and enchanting in her ball gown, danced a special waltz with her father, stepped from her flat shoes into Cinderella-like glass slippers and received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her mother.
 

Following the official ceremony in the Castle Forecourt, each of the princesses joined her special guests at a private dinner party in Fantasyland Theater. The unforgettable party included the traditional Quinceanera cutting of the cake and doll ceremony, two important symbols of the transition from childhood to adulthood.
 

The magic began on Tuesday when the girls arrived, ready to prepare for the grand gala with dress fittings, rehearsals, a princess etiquette seminar, an ice cream social at the Disneyland Dream Suite and plenty of photo opportunities. After two days of fun, bonding and magical anticipation, they were ready for the spotlight and the delightful Quinceanera celebration.
 

The girls are from California, Florida, Arizona, New York, Texas, Illinois and Puerto Rico. Amethyst Lisa Cristina Martinez of Miami imagined this day for weeks and said, "Dreams aren't impossible." Kassandra Hernandez of Sacramento, Ca., was thrilled to celebrate her coming-of-age with family, a welcome joy after several recent family hardships. And Brenda Prado of Fresno, Ca., said her parents, who are farm workers, were ecstatic that their daughter could enjoy a magical Quinceanera celebration.
 

The bright lights will keep shining on these lucky young ladies, as their enchanting Disneyland Quinceanera is scheduled to be featured in a one-hour television special on Univision network's "El Show de Cristina," (The Cristina Show). More than 40 international broadcast and news outlets covered the festivities.
 

To make these dreams come true, Disney Parks launched a national search for prospective princesses in conjunction with selected Univision television news affiliates, Univision.com, Coca-Cola, David's Bridal and "The Cristina Show." Together, they found these 15 special girls to celebrate their magical Quinceaneras at Disneyland Resort.
 

All eligible princesses-to-be submitted essays explaining why they wanted to have their coming-of-age celebrations at "The Happiest Place on Earth."
 

To ensure each Quinceanera girl was dressed as a true "belle of the ball," David's Bridal, the nation's leading bridal retailer, provided each of the 15 girls with a ball gown, tiara and shoes. Southwest Airlines provided flights for each young lady and up to seven guests to attend the sparkling soiree. Hewlett-Packard donated limited-edition entertainment notebook PCs to each Quinceanera princess to help her pursue her educational goals and stay connected with family and friends. Kodak provided specially created Quinceanera-themed cameras so that each girl could capture her unique and thrilling memories.
 

Disney Parks, already a home to lavish ceremonies and magical milestone celebrations for guests visiting from around the globe every year, provides a castle-full of Quinceanera celebration options for young women and their families.
 

Quinceanera celebrations at Disneyland Resort Hotels or Walt Disney World Resort can be traditional, spiritual, large or intimate. Up to 500 guests can enjoy a Quinceanera at Disney Parks, with popular themes including fairy tale treasures such as "Cinderella" and "Beauty & the Beast" celebrations.
 

  Other custom and lavish options include:
  -- Disney character appearances, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse,
     dressed in formal or elegant charro attire
  -- Cinderella's enchanted crystal coach, presented by a quartet of fanfare
     trumpeters
  -- An artful cake adorned with Disney princesses or characters
  -- A towering, 40-foot-wide castle facade creating a storybook setting for
     a formal dinner
  -- The Quinceanera girl's name spelled in lights or illuminated balloons
  -- Intricate ice carvings
  -- Ornate floral arrangements and table centerpieces

For more information on Disney Parks' Quinceanera product offerings and vacation packages, including the special Labor Day weekend Quinceanera at Walt Disney World Resort, guests may visit Disneyparks.com/quinceanera or Parquesdisney.com/quinceanera. For phone assistance about Quinceaneras at Walt Disney World, call 321-939-4555, and for Disneyland Resort in Southern California, call 866-55-DISNEY.
 

Source: Walt Disney World

 

Web site: http://www.disneyparks.com/quinceañera
http://www.parquesdisney.com/quinceanera
 

 

WALT Disney W D Studios Motion Pictures

P R E V I E W 2 0 0 8

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus:

Best of Both Worlds Concert February 1

Walt Disney Pictures

Step Up 2 The Streets February 14

Touchstone Pictures and Summit Entertainment

COLLEGE ROAD TRIP March 7

Walt Disney Pictures

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian May 16

Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media

WALLE June 27

Disney•PIXAR

SWING VOTE Summer

Touchstone Pictures / Treehouse Films

SOUTH OF THE BORDER Fall

Walt Disney Pictures

MORNING LIGHT Fall

Walt Disney Pictures

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR Fall

Walt Disney Pictures

MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA Fall

Touchstone Pictures presents in association with On My Own and Rai Cinema

BOLT November 26

Walt Disney Pictures

BEDTIME STORIES December 25

Walt Disney Pictures

 

step up 2 the streets TOUCHSTONE PICTURES AND SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT

 

Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan

Photo Credit:

Karen Ballard

Briana Evigan Photo Credit: Lance Staedler

 

Notes:

• The original “Step Up” opened in August 2006 at #1 with a weekend box-office of over $20 million.

STEP UP 2 THE STREETS is the follow-up to the smash hit “Step Up,” which ignited theaters in

August 2006. When rebellious street dancer Andie (BRIANA EVIGAN) lands at the elite Maryland

School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she

joins forces with the school’s hottest dancer Chase (ROBERT HOFFMAN) to form a crew of classmate

outcasts to compete in Baltimore’s underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to

live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.

Featuring the directorial debut of award-winning up-and-comer Jon M. Chu, STEP UP 2 THE STREETS

reunites much of the production team behind the original film including “Step Up’s” cutting-edge hip-hop

choreographer Jamal Sims, who is joined this time by choreographers Hi-Hat (“hip-hop’s high diva of

dance”) and Dave Scott (“Stomp the Yard”). Patrick Wachsberger & Erik Feig of Summit Entertainment

produce with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment.

Look for the hot Atlantic Records soundtrack exclusively featuring the smash hit “Low” by Flo Rida

featuring T-Pain, plus new singles and videos from T-Pain, Missy Elliott, Enrique Iglesias, Trey Songz

featuring Plies, Plies featuring Akon, Cassie, Cherish featuring Yung Joc and more.

CAST: Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura,

Adam G. Sevani, Telisha Shaw

DIRECTOR: Jon M. Chu

written by: Toni Ann Johnson and Karen Barna

Based on characters created by Duane Adler

producers: Patrick Wachsberger, Erik Feig, Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot

executive producers: Bob Hayward, David Nicksay, Anne Fletcher, Meredith Milton

GENRE: Drama

RATING: PG-13

RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2008

 

Mari Koda, Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani and Danielle Polanco Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff, SMPSP

 

HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS:

beST OF boTH woRLDS coNCERT

 

CAST: Miley Cyrus, with Special Guest Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega, Billy Ray Cyrus

DIRECTOR: Bruce Hendricks

producer: Art Repola

concert tour cONCEIVed and produced by: Kenny Ortega

GENRE: Concert

RATING: G

RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2008

The film website is: www.Disney.com/HannahMontana3D

 

hannah Montana fans everywhere will have a chance to see their favorite singer, songwriter and actress,

Miley Cyrus, perform her sold-out concert tour on the big screen in HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY

CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT. Shot during Cyrus’ 69-city tour and exhibited in state-ofthe-

art Disney Digital 3D™, the film will be coming to theaters for a special one week engagement on

February 1, 2008.

Notes:

• Walt Disney Records released the “Hannah Montana” soundtrack on October 24, 2006.

It debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart and is now triple Platinum (3 million sold).

• In June 2007, Walt Disney and Hollywood Records released the first solo CD from

14-year-old Miley Cyrus, a double set, “Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus” which has

sold over 1.5 million.

• The “Hannah Montana” TV series on Disney Channel was the #1 basic cable show in the

US among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 in 2006. The Hannah Montana character is based on

the series created by Michael Poryes and Rich Correll & Barry O'Brien.

 

 

Disney's New Musical, THE LITTLE MERMAID Opened January 10

- SHOW DAZZLES AUDIENCE AND CRITICS ALIKE TO MAKE A SPLASH ON BROADWAY! -

-- Last night, the curtain went up at the Lunt-Fontanne (205 West 46th Street) for Broadway's most-anticipated new musical, THE LITTLE MERMAID, presented by Disney Theatrical Productions. The stage production is based on the beloved Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. (THE LITTLE MERMAID began performances on Broadway, Saturday, November 3, 2007, after selling-out its seven-week, pre-Broadway engagement at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.)

The glimmering opening night audience included guests Rosie O' Donnell, Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford, Joel Grey, Patricia Clarkson, Mario Cantone, Jacob Young and the original character voices from the beloved animated film, Jodi Benson and Pat Carroll (Ariel and Ursula respectively), all of whom leapt to their feet as the cast delivered show-stopping performances, including the signature number "Under the Sea." But, it was musical theater aficionado O'Donnell who led the uproarious, emotional standing ovation as Denver-native Sierra Boggess, in her Broadway debut as "Ariel," and Sherie Rene Scott as "Ursula" took their bows, along with the rest of the Broadway cast. They join the roster of recent celebrity visitors at THE LITTLE MERMAID including Christie Brinkley, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Teri Hatcher, Vanessa Williams, Cameron Mathison, Emily Osment and Renee Fleming, all of whom visited back stage at the show and signed the illustrious "Wave of Fame" wall.

Robert Iger (Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company), Dick Cook (Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios) and Executive Producer Thomas Schumacher (President, Disney Theatrical Productions), treated their cast, crew, creative team and guests to a very special Mermaid celebration at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom.

Boggess, 25, was lucky enough to be made "princess" twice in one night, draped in vintage Verdura jewels and a satin, oyster-colored Calvin Klein gown. Boggess lived the ultimate fairy tale dream as "Ariel" became the latest Disney princess to firmly plant her "feet" on Broadway.

The show's stars including Sherie Rene Scott (Ursula), Sean Palmer (Prince Eric), Norm Lewis (King Triton), Tituss Burgess (Sebastian), Eddie Korbich (Scuttle), Jonathan Freeman (Grimsby), Derrick Baskin (Jetsam), Tyler Maynard (Flotsam), all celebrated with special Mer-tini themed-cocktails, and dined under draped blue canopies, evoking the feeling of an underwater lair.

Schumacher warmly thanked his cast, creative team and collaborators, including composer Alan Menken, director Francesca Zambello, playwright Doug Wright and choreographer Stephen Mear for helping to create Broadway history.

The production had even more reason to celebrate as THE LITTLE MERMAID was invited to perform two classic numbers on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, January 11: star Boggess singing the indelible ballad "Part of Your World," and Tituss Burgess leading the cast in the Academy Award-winning song "Under the Sea."

ABOUT THE SHOW

THE LITTLE MERMAID takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice.

The Broadway score of THE LITTLE MERMAID features the classic songs: "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the Academy Award(R)-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea," composed by eight-time Academy Award(R) winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as 10 new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the new musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award(R)-winning playwright Doug Wright. The show is helmed by award-winning director Francesca Zambello with choreography by Oliver Award winner Stephen Mear.

The company of 37 also includes: Trevor Braun, Brian D'Addario, Cody Hanford and J.J. Singleton alternating as "Flounder," Adrian Bailey, Cathryn Basile, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Brown III, Robert Creighton, Cicily Daniels, John Treacy Egan, Tim Federle, Merwin Foard, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Ben Hartley, Meredith Inglesby, Michelle Lookadoo, Joanne Manning, Alan Mingo, Jr., Zakiya Young Mizen, Betsy Morgan, Arbender J. Robinson, Bret Shuford, Jason Snow, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Kay Trinidad, Price Waldman and Daniel J. Watts.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

THE LITTLE MERMAID performs Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm. The running time is 2 hours, 25 minutes with one, 15-minute intermission.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets range in price from $51.50-$121.50 (all prices include a $1.50 facility fee).

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4747, online at http://www.disneyonbroadway.com/, or in-person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

CAST ALBUM RECORDING

Walt Disney Records will release THE LITTLE MERMAID original Broadway cast recording on Tuesday, February 26.

Online visit, http://www.disneyonbroadway.com/

Source: Disney Theatrical Productions

 

Tale of Two Castles: Snow Blankets Disneyland, Ice Drapes Walt Disney World as New Holiday Magic Transforms Both Theme Park Icons into Wintry Palaces

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 26

- Guests to Disney Parks on both coasts are in for some eye-popping spectacle this holiday season. Thanks to new lighting and special effects packages, glistening snow blankets Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland while Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort is bathed in shimmering cascades of ice.
 

At Disneyland
 

New enchantment arrived in Disneyland Nov. 16. The holiday season finds Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle covered in freshly fallen snow. With its exciting new look, the castle will serve as a shimmering centerpiece for a daytime holiday celebration, and as a snow-capped stage for the new music, lighting and special effects that will precede the legendary "Believe ... in Holiday Magic" nighttime fireworks spectacular.
 

The castle will create a magical sense of wintertime enchantment throughout the holidays at Disneyland, adding to the many delights that traditionally welcome guests when Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure parks are transformed into dazzling holiday wonderlands.
 

As evening arrives, the castle undergoes a transformation as special lighting effects and a new musical score take guests on a journey that dramatizes a young child's dream for snow.
 

This magical spell will build to the highlight of the evening: the fireworks spectacular, "Believe ... in Holiday Magic," which will take guests on a journey of sights and sounds of the season and will end with one of Disneyland's most beloved holiday traditions: a climactic snowfall that swirls down on Main Street, U.S.A. To top it all off, the beautiful blanket of snow on the castle will begin to shimmer like never before.
 

At Walt Disney World Resort
 

A dazzling new lighting spectacle is transforming the iconic Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort into a glimmering, shimmering ice palace at holiday time.
 

Bathed in more than 200,000 tiny white lights, the castle glows and glistens as "Cinderella's Holiday Wish" delights Magic Kingdom guests. The nightly (5:45 p.m.) illumination follows live onstage appearances by Mickey, Minnie and the gang, Fairy Godmother, Cinderella and her Prince Charming.
 

Park guests are treated to an icy wonderland seeming to fill up half the sky.
 

As if suddenly dusted in a million ice crystals, Cinderella Castle shines like the galaxies, adding to the wintertime wonderment of the holidays at Florida's Vacation Kingdom.
 

To transform Cinderella's fairytale castle into a magical ice palace it took ...
 

  * Five weeks and 65 elves
  * Two cranes
  * 15 miles of cables, cut and dyed castle colors, supporting ...
  * 32,000 square feet of fishing nets, supporting ...
  * 200,000 energy-efficient LEDs, interspersed with ...
  * 500 strobes
  * One Fairy Godmother working some very special magic ...

With the wave of her wand and the help of park guests, Fairy Godmother grants Cinderella's wish that her castle should shimmer like her famous glass slippers. In a dazzling instant, the castle suddenly shines like a glistening blanket of ice.
 

Cinderella Castle aglow will also play a supporting role in other Magic Kingdom entertainment such as live stage shows, the nighttime fireworks extravaganza "Holiday Wishes," and the after-hours Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a specially-ticketed event.
 

Disney's U.S. castles will be joined by those at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland in lighting spectacles for the holidays. Disney's newly expanded global celebration was inspired by Disneyland Paris which began the lighting tradition in 2005.
 

Source: Walt Disney World Resort

 

 

 

Meet The Robinsons DVD Boxart

- Meet the Robinsons (Street Date: 10/23)

 


MEET THE ROBINSONS – Journey to the future and meet the wildest assortment of characters imaginable in Meet the Robinsons, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc® October 23rd from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. This hilarious animated adventure for the whole family includes space age bonus features and games that will surely send you out of this world! Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew.  In the fantastical world of 2037, hip-hoppin frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can’t save it alone, he’ll need every bit of help he can get from the wonderfully wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.

Meet the Robinsons’ space age DVD bonus features include deleted scenes, “Keep Moving Forward: Inventions that Shaped the World”, Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas’s “Little Wonders” music video, “Kids of the Future” music video by the Jonas Brothers, “Family Function 5000: Family Tree Game”, “Inventing the Robinsons” and director Stephen Anderson’s audio commentary.

The Blu-ray Disc® edition of the film has even more amazing features: extra deleted scenes and an additional game “Bowler Hat Barrage!” Watch Out! The Bowler Hats are trying to take over! Navigate Lewis’ time machine through armies of bowler hats to save the city of the future, and fire through the ranks to reach the big boss hat at the end of each level.

Disney fans will not only marvel at Meet the Robinsons’ richly detailed, animated futuristic setting, but also get a hoot out of the many quirky characters. Wilbur’s bubbly mother Franny has developed a method for teaching frogs, such as ‘goodfella’ amphibian Frankie the Frog, to sing. When Frankie’s not belting out hits he’s a mafia don. And then there’s Tiny the Dinosaur. The T-Rex’s huge head and big heart more than make up for his cartoonishly small arms.

Daniel Hansen (“Stuart Little 2”) speaks for Lewis with Wesley Singerman (“7th Heaven”) voicing Wilbur. Other notable cast members include Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”) as the highly caffeinated science fair judge Dr. Krunklehorn and Academy Award ®-Nominated Angela Bassett (Best Actress “What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as compassionate orphanage housemother Mildred. Adam West (“Family Guy”) as Uncle Art and Tom Selleck (“Boston
Legal”) as Cornelius round out the star-studded voice cast. Based on the book “A Day with Wilbur Robinson” by acclaimed author and illustrator William Joyce, Meet the Robinsons was directed by Stephen J. Anderson, who also voiced Bowler Hat Guy. Anderson is an experienced animator and storyboard artist, having worked on Disney’s “Brother Bear,” “Emperor’s New Groove” and “Tarzan”.

 

 

 

Grey's Anatomy Season Three Boxart

9/11('Grey's Anatomy: Season 3')
 

- Grey's Anatomy: Season Three, Seriously Extended (Street Date: 9/11)
 


GREY'S ANATOMY: Season Three, Seriously Extended - The drama continues when season three of one of television's most popular and critically-acclaimed series Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season, Seriously Extended comes to DVD on September 11, 2007 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The release date of the 2007 Emmy(r) nominated show's DVD is timed to give new and existing fans an opportunity to catch up on all the third-season episodes
(plus hours of exclusive bonus programming), before the fourth season premieres on Thursday, September 27 (9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

Critical conditions are plentiful in the not-to-be-missed Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season - Seriously Extended. They are doctors, lovers and friends. Join the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital as they learn there are no easy cures for life's challenges and that each choice comes in shades of grey.

Grey's Anatomy's 2007 Golden Globe nominees Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd), as well as 2007 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang), 2007 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress and SAG winner, Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke), Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens), 2007 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor, T.R. Knight (George O'Malley), SAG Award recipient, Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), James Pickens Jr. (Chief Webber), Kate Walsh (Addison Sheperd), Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres), and Eric Dane (Mark Sloan), work overtime to keep the romance, drama and, of course, the patients, alive at Seattle Grace Hospital.

Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season - Seriously Extended includes all 25 one-hour episodes on seven-disc DVD plus hours of exclusive bonus features including four extended episodes exclusive to the DVD and "Making Rounds with Patrick Dempsey", in which viewers join Dempsey on the race track. Cast and crew members share their favorite scenes in "Good Medicine" and "Prescription for Success" introduces how a new character is created and integrated into the show.

 


 

 

Brothers and Sisters Season One DVD Box Art       Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Vol. One DVD Boxart    Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volume Two DVD Boxart

('Brothers & Sisters Season One', 'Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive - Volumes 1&2')
 


 

- Brothers and Sisters: The Complete First Season (Street Date: 9/18)
- Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volumes 1 & 2 (Street Date: 9/18)


 

BROTHERS AND SISTERS: The Complete First Season - The next great family drama, Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season, will hit home on a 6-Disc DVD box set September 18th from Buena Vista Home Entertainment.  Just in time to catch up with the Walkers before the season 2 premiere, the set includes a bonus un-aired episode and hours of revealing bonus features plus all the outstanding episodes from season 1 featuring a stellar cast - 2007 Emmy(r) nominee and Oscar(r) winner Sally Field (Best Actress for 1979's "Norman Rae" and 1984's "Places in the Heart"), alongside 2007 Emmy (r) nominee Rachel Griffiths, Golden Globe(r) nominee Calista Flockhart ("Ally McBeal"), and Emmy(r) nominated Rob Lowe ("The West Wing.")

The Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season DVD bonus features offer a ticket to the hidden heart of the top-rated ABC primetime drama. View an exclusive un-aired episode of the hit show, and explore the "Family Tree" feature, which leaves no Walker family stone unturned, with a backstage peek into the soul of this acclaimed ensemble series. "Behind the Scenes with the Brothers" grants access to the real-life homes of Walker brothers Tommy (Balthazar Getty), Justin (Dave Annable), and Kevin, (Matthew Rhys). "Family Business" introduces fans to Ken Olin's family, the real family story behind the show's success. Other special features include bloopers, deleted scenes and commentary by the producers.

The 6-DVD box set relives the laughs, tears and frustrations of this quintessential post-modern American family, the Walkers. The popular primetime drama explores the difficulties of 21st century family relationships, which can be simultaneously delicate and strong, dynamic and tedious, trustworthy and deceptive. Emmy(r) winner Tom Skerritt ("Picket Fences") is family patriarch William, with Field as his strong-willed wife Nora and mother to the five Walker children.
Kitty (Flockhart) portrays a political pundit who's always been daddy's little girl, while Sarah (Griffiths) balances motherhood with managing the struggling family business. The loyal son and logical heir to the Walker firm is Tommy. Kevin is a gay lawyer struggling to find love, while Justin, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, deals with drug addiction. Ron Rifkin ("Alias") does a turn as Nora's brother Saul, second in command of the Walker family business. "The West Wing's" Rob Lowe plays Kitty's boyfriend Senator Robert McAllister.

 

POWER RANGERS: Operation Overdrive Volumes 1 &2 - Five brave teens are all that stand between the power of evil and global domination in Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive, Volumes 1& 2 coming to DVD on September 18, 2007 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment.  Powers Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volumes 1 & 2 are the first two installments in a five volume set that chronicles the adventures of the genetically enhanced super heroes and treats viewers to an exciting interactive game and behind-the-scenes interviews with the Rangers themselves. 

The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the Power Rangers search for the five magical jewels of the Corona Aurora, Crown of the Gods.  Long ago, the crown and gemstones were hidden separately to prevent the villainous brothers Moltor and Flurious from using them to further their evil ambitions. Now, with the brothers in search of the crown and its jewels, the Rangers must also search the world from Saint Lucia to the lost continent of Atlantis, unraveling mind-bending mysteries and fighting spectacular battles to find the gems--or the Dark Forces that covet the Crown will be unstoppable. 

Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volumes 1 & 2 each contain six episodes of the exhilarating live action series, as well as an exclusive installment of two ongoing bonus features. Reserve Ranger Training Course is a five-level, set-top game that challenges players to recover all five jewels (one per volume) in a simulator training course.  Ranger Profiles is a five-part series of interviews with the Rangers as they explain their backgrounds, their unique weapons, vehicles and special genetic enhancements, and talk about the powerful lessons their lives as Rangers have taught them.

The Power Rangers franchise emphasizes the power of teamwork, the importance of fighting for what is right, self-respect, self-esteem and self-confidence.  The long-running live-action action/adventure series airs over 65 times a week in over 40 territories worldwide and inspired the best selling action figure brand of all time.

 

 

 

 
Aug 27, 2007 06:00 ET

The Best-Reviewed Film of the Year(1), Disney•Pixar's "RATATOUILLE," on DVD and Blu-ray(TM) Hi Def November 6, 2007

 

This Holiday's Perfect Gift Includes an Exclusive All-New Animated Short, Deleted Scenes and More!


 

 

- From the award-winning team that thrilled audiences with "Cars" and "The Incredibles" comes the best-reviewed film of the year! Disney•Pixar's "Ratatouille" is an incredible adventure with something for everyone. It is the perfect recipe of comedy, heartfelt storytelling, and breathtaking animation. Experience Paris from the unique perspective of a rat named Remy, who dares to dream the impossible dream of becoming a gourmet chef in a five-star French restaurant. Bubbling over with bonus features, including an original animated short starring Remy and his brother, Emile, deleted scenes, and much more, "Ratatouille" is a treat you'll want to enjoy again and again on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi Def November 6, 2007.

Delicious DVD Bonus Features Include:

 

--  Deleted Scenes - With
    introductions by "Ratatouille's"
    acclaimed screenwriter/director
    Brad Bird.
    
--  "Your Friend the Rat" - Remy and
    Emile star in an all-new animated
    short film.
    
--  Fine Food and Film: A
    Conversation with Brad Bird and
    Thomas Keller - Cuisine and
    cinema come together in this
    behind-the-scenes look at
    how master chef and
    restaurateur Thomas Keller
    brought his real-life expertise
    to the table.
    
--  "Lifted" - In Pixar's latest
    short, Oscar® nominated for
    Best Animated Short Film, a teen
    alien learns that failure is an
    option.
    
--  More Surprises!
    

Blu-ray™ Hi Definition Bonus Features:

 

--  Includes all the bonus features available on DVD plus:

--  All-new features only available on Blu-ray™ Hi Def:

    --  Gusteau's Gourmet Game: In this inventive new Java-based game, the
        orders are stacking up in Chez Gusteau's kitchen. You must help
        Linguini by moving quickly from station to station in the kitchen
        to prepare the right meal. If the guests are happy, there just
        might be time for a delicious bowl of ratatouille.

    --  Cine-Explore: An innovative, in-movie Java feature allows viewers
        to customize their own behind the scenes experience, which
        includes:
        --  Animation Briefings
        --  Documentary Shorts
        --  Deleted Shots: R.I.P.
        --  Deleted Scenes

From Academy Award®-winning director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles") and the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios ("Finding Nemo," "Cars") comes "RATATOUILLE," this year's most original comedy about one of the most unlikely friendships imaginable.

The film's protagonist is a rat named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who dares to dream the impossible dream of becoming a gourmet chef in a five-star French restaurant. Undeterred by the obvious problem of trying to make it in the world's most rodent-phobic profession, not to mention his family's urgings to be satisfied with the usual trash-heap lifestyle, Remy's fantasies are filled with flambés and sautés. When circumstances literally drop Remy into the Parisian restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau (Brad Garrett), Remy finds the one thing he needs, a friend to believe in him: the restaurant's shy, outcast garbage boy named Linguini (Lou Romano). Remy and Linguini form the most improbable partnership that will turn Paris upside down, leading them both on an incredible journey of comical twists, emotional turns and the most unlikely of triumphs, which they could never have imagined without each other.

Disney•Pixar presents "RATATOUILLE," written and directed by Brad Bird. The film is produced by Brad Lewis and executive produced by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton. Bringing to life a wide-ranging roster of memorable characters is a voice cast that includes popular stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt, Golden Globe® Award winner Brian Dennehy, Emmy® Award winner Brad Garrett, comic star and Emmy® nominee Janeane Garofalo, Academy Award® nominee Ian Holm (1981 Nominee for Best Supporting Actor) and the legendary 8-time Academy Award® nominee Peter O'Toole (1962 Nominee for Best Actor, 2007 Nominee for Best Actor).

 

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Direct prebook:          September 11, 2007
Distributor prebook:     September 25, 2007
Suggested retail price:  $29.99
Feature run time:        111 minutes
Rated:                   "G" - Bonus material not rated in the U.S.
Aspect ratio:            2.39:1
Sound:                   Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Blu-ray Disc®:
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Suggested Retail Price:  $34.99
Feature Run Time:        111 minutes
Rated:                   "G" - Bonus material not rated in the U.S.
Aspect Ratio:            2.39:1
Sound:                   Uncompressed High-Definition Surround Sound
                         (48k HZ / 24-bit)

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.

 

(1) RottenTomatoes.com, 8/1/07

© Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.

 

 

 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat   Return to Halloweentown: Ultimate Secret Edition

 

- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat (Street Date: 8/28)

- Return to Halloweentown: Ultimate Secret Edition (Street Date: 8/28)

 

 

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: Mickey's Treat - Grab a goody bag and get ready to join in the fun with this triple-length Halloween adventure, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat, premiering on Disney DVD August 28, 2007. The Sensational Six - Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto - put on their Halloween costumes and head to the Trick-or-Treat Tower for Halloween fun!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat is an all-new Halloween DVD from Playhouse Disney In this adventure, Mickey and his pals journey to the Trick-or-Treat Tower for Pete's big Halloween Party. Many surprises await and The Sensational Six need a couple of tricks to reach the tower in time for the festivities. Also, episodes "Goofy the Great" and "Doctor Daisy, MD" capture the magical spirit of Halloween while showcasing how cooperation and teamwork go a long way in getting out of any sticky situation.

PLUS, a bonus Halloween episode with the cast of another Playhouse Disney favorite, Little Einsteins. In "A Little Einsteins Halloween," Leo, June, Quincy, Annie and Rocket plan a night of trick-or-treating at a European castle and are joined by some spooky visitors. In true Little Einstein spirit, this Halloween adventure illustrates simple examples of teamwork, friendship and compassion, stimulating curiosity and learning along the way. To create Disney fun in your own home and get the Halloween party started, the DVD also includes a party planning guide and special Halloween recipes from Mickey and his pals.

RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN: Ultimate Secret Edition - Unlock the ultimate secret when Walt Disney Home Entertainment uncovers Return to Halloweentown: Ultimate Secret Edition starring High School Musical singing and dancing sensation Lucas Grabeel on DVD August 28th.

Return to Halloweentown: Ultimate Secret Edition features "Behind the Scenes Spooktacular" which includes exclusive interviews with the stars and an inside look at of Return to Halloweentown, the newest installment of the top-rated Disney Channel Original Movie franchise.

Return to Halloweentown tracks Marnie (Sara Paxton) - daughter of mortal man and witch mother - during her first semester at Witch U. But this school of higher education is much more than just an ivy-covered repository of nimble minds. Marnie discovers that the university is her family's ancestral home... and it's bearing an alluring yet terrifying gift, one that allows Marnie to control minds. To keep the magical amulet away from the scheming Dominion as well as the evil Sinister Sisters, Marnie enlists rival-turned-friend Ethan (Lucas Grabeel), brilliant Professor Periwinkle (Millicent Martin), all-knowing Aneesa the Genie (Summer Bishil), Benny the Skeleton, as well as her naïve but goodhearted younger brother Dylan (Joey Zimmerman).

Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds reprises her "Halloweentown" role as Marnie's highly magical grandmother Aggie. Grabeel stars in Disney's Channel's "High School Musical" franchise, while Paxton's credits include the WB's "Summerland." Veteran TV director David Jackson ("CSI: NY"; "Miami Vice") directed Return to Halloweentown.

 

 

 

 

Ugly BettyRocket FirebirdHandy Manny


 


 

- Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season - The Bettyfied Edition (Street Date: 8/21)
- Handy Manny: Tooling Around (Street Date: 8/21)
- Little Einsteins: Rocket's Firebird Rescue (Street Date: 8/21)

 


UGLY BETTY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON - The Bettyfied Edition - ABC Television's newest critically acclaimed and 2007 Emmy(R) nominated primetime series, Ugly Betty will make its debut on DVD with Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season - The Bettyfied Edition on August 21, 2007 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The complete first season of Ugly Betty will include behind-the-scenes bonus features so revealing viewers will feel like they're on-set. Ugly Betty is the ultimate story of a square peg in a universe of round holes. The bespectacled Betty Suarez (America Ferrara, a 2007 Emmy(R) Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) is the true beauty in the skin-deep world of high fashion, but she toils as the assistant to dashing womanizer Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius), editor-in-chief of fashion industry bible "MODE."

Get into the MODE with all 23 episodes on this six-disc DVD. "Must-have" bonus features include "Becoming Ugly", in which Ferrara and the cast discuss what it means to get Bettyfied. Plus, get the real behind-the-scenes scoop with "A La Mode" and "Green is the New Black," which explore the fashion, sets and magic that go into creating the show. The DVD will also feature deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and bloopers. A first for ABC-TV on DVD, Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season - The Bettyfied Edition also includes a Spanish audio track.


HANDY MANNY: Tooling Around - Say "hola" to the handiest neighbor in town! Handy Manny, the preschool hit on Playhouse Disney, is available for the first time on DVD August 21, 2007. In Handy Manny: Tooling Around, Manny and his posse of talking tools work to fix problems around their neighborhood and learn messages of teamwork, friendship and community with an introduction to basic Spanish-language skills.

Handy Manny: Tooling Around is a triple-length adventure featuring a never-before-seen episode, "Squeeze's Day Off," as well as fun activities for the whole family. Also included are episodes, "Amigo Grande" and "A Sticky Fix" that kids will enjoy over and over again! In their daily tasks, Manny and his tools realize that all it takes is a "can do" attitude and a little teamwork to get the job done.


LITTLE EINSTEIN'S: Rocket's Firebird Rescue - Join the Little Einsteins on a musical adventure in the all-new movie Little Einsteins: Rocket's Firebird Rescue premiering on Disney DVD August 21, 2007. In this all new movie, Leo, Quincy, Annie, June, and Rocket travel to Russia to save their new friend, the magical Firebird.

Inspired by Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird" ballet, the all-new movie features classical music
as an essential role in completing the Little Einsteins' mission. Children interact, sing
and are encouraged to "make music everyday" while taking a world-wide journey.

Little Einsteins: Rocket's Firebird Rescue tells the story of Leo, Quincy, Annie, June
and Rocket as they travel to Russia to help save Rocket's new friend Firebird. Firebird
is a mysterious bird who sprinkles magic everywhere she flies bringing beauty and
music to the world. As the team journey's the world, a heartless ogre captures Firebird.
It's up to the Little Einsteins and Rocket to set Firebird free and bring music back to the
world.

The DVD includes a unique bonus feature, the "Magic Mission Viewing Mode" which
allows the viewer to watch the feature with trivia interspersed throughout the movie.

 


 

 

Disney Raises The Bar On Electronics For Tweens With Innovative New Video Cam, LCD TVs And iPod Compatible Speakers

Disney Flix Video Cam Lets Tweens Shoot Like A Pro And Make Their Own Movies; First Disney LCD TVs And iPod Compatible Speakers Boast Attractive Design And The Latest Technologies

Click here to see downloadable versions The Disney Flix Video Cam is an easy and fun to use compact handheld video camera boasting real-world features and functionality. It comes bundled with Disney Director software which lets kids shoot and star in their own Disney movie. Software includes storyboards, sound effects, film footage, music and character voices from popular Disney films and TV shows. (SRP $99.99).

-Disney Consumer Products is raising the bar on innovative electronics for tweens with its new fall line-up, which boasts creative designs, real-world features and a sprinkle of Disney magic. New offerings for fall include the easy-to-use Disney Flix Video Cam, high-quality iPod compatible speakers and the debut of the first line of Disney LCD TVs. Products are inspired by some of Disneys most popular franchises, including Disney Princess, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Disney Channels High School Musical and Hannah Montana.

We are seeing kids and tweens quickly follow the adult market in terms of technology. Gone are the days of boxy TVs and CD players. This year, kids will be looking for flat screen TVs and iPod compatible speaker docks with great sound, and our new line is very much on the forefront of this trend, said Chris Heatherly, VP of global electronics for Disney Consumer Products.

Designed by Disney, the new Fall 2007 line-up includes:

The Disney Flix Video Cam is an easy and fun to use compact handheld video camera boasting real-world features and functionality. It comes bundled with a great add-on: Disney Director software lets kids shoot and star in their own Disney movie. Software includes storyboards, sound effects, film footage, music and character voices from popular Disney films and TV shows. Kids can simply connect the camera to their PC to use the software and film their favorite scenes (SRP $99.99).

The Disney Flix Video Cam comes bundled with High School Musical Disney Director software. Additional Disney Director software titles can be purchased separately and include Cinderella and Pirates of the Caribbean (SRP $14.99 each).

Available in four attractive styles that kids and tweens will love, the new Disney LCD TVs feature a 15-inch viewing screen and great designs that are ideal for kids and tweens rooms. They also offer the latest technology and everything a savvy buyer wants: high-quality Sharp LCD panels, digital operation and the ability to receive digital television. The resolution is 1024 x 768 and aspect ratio is 4:3, and each model features a VGA out for use as a PC monitor. The designs are inspired by some of Disneys biggest hits, including High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Disney Princess and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The High School Musical LCD TV is bright red, resembles a school locker and comes with stickers that let tweens personalize their TV. The Hannah Montana model is purple and silver, with a hip vibe that tween girls will love. The Disney Princess style is reminiscent of a royal carriage, with sleek lines and creamy pinks with fuchsia accents. The Pirates of the Caribbean model has a base resembling a ship and is topped with a skull & crossbones and Pirate flag. Disney LCD TVs will be available this fall at Wal-Mart, ToysRUs, Best Buy and DisneyShopping.com (SRP $299.99).

New Disney iPod compatible speakers are Made-for-iPod compliant and use Apples 30-pin connector. Theyre ideal for owners of Apple iPods or the popular Disney Mix personal media players. Available in High School Musical and Hannah Montana styles, the docking stations include an iPod compatible/personal media player dock, a digital AM/FM alarm clock radio, and quality speakers, 2.5 3 watts per channel, a smart/self timer chip. The High School Musical style is bright red and resembles a school locker. The purple and silver Hannah Montana speaker comes in two designs the standard design with iPod compatible/personal media player dock and digital AM/FM alarm clock radio, and a second design featuring a guitar amp with microphone and guitar inputs so tweens can sing and play to their favorite songs while they listen to the music (this design does not include the clock feature). All Disney speakers will be available this fall at Best Buy, ToysRUs and Wal-Mart (SRP $69.99).

Disney designed the LCD TVs and speakers to complement each other, theyre ideal for enhancing any bedrooms décor and also make great gift sets.

Disney Electronics prolific design team boasts pedigrees from some of the most prestigious firms in the world, including Astro Studios, Fitch, frog design, IDEO, Leapfrog, Motorola and Sony Electronics. Based at Disney Consumer Products in Glendale, Calif., the team works year-round with leading manufacturers and licensees to bring fashion forward technology and eye-catching design creativity to Disneys award-winning electronics line.

ABOUT DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS:

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books and magazines to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. This is accomplished through the work of DCP's various lines of business: Disney Toys, Disney Apparel, Disney Food, Health & Beauty, Disney Home, Disney Stationery, Disney Publishing, Disney Interactive Studios, Baby Einstein, and www.disneyshopping.com. The Disney Store, which debuted in 1987, also falls under DCP, through stores currently owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties under licensing agreements in North America and Japan, and wholly-owned stores in Europe. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com.

Apple and iPod are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

 

 

 

 

- Wild Hogs (Street Date: 08/14)
- The Lookout (Street Date: 08/14)

 

WILD HOGS – “A lot can happen on the road to nowhere,” especially when four middle-aged guys who wanna shake up their suburban lives are at the wheel. So be sure to reserve your laughs for the August 14th DVD and Blu-ray disc release of Wild Hogs from Touchstone Home Entertainment. The star-studded cast of this hit comedy includes Tim Allen (“Doug”), John Travolta (“Woody”), Martin Lawrence (“Bobby”) and William H. Macy (“Dudley”) as four suburban couch jockeys who suffer from mid-life crises and take motorcycles to the American asphalt expecting nothing but fun and adventure. But being an easy rider isn’t so easy, especially after a chance encounter with the real-life Del Fuegos biker gang proves just how lame and tame the Hogs really are.

The Wild Hogs DVD and Blu-ray Disc have a topped-off tank full of bonus features for the armchair biker including “Bikes, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of Wild Hogs,” a making-of featurette led by director Walt Becker and featuring interviews with the superstar cast. The Wild Hogs alternate ending shows the originally planned final scenes with a character the gang never wanted to see again. Additional features include deleted scenes, an easter egg, outtakes and an audio commentary with Walt Becker and writer Adam Copeland.

THE LOOKOUT – Bust open the vault for the August 14th DVD and Blu-ray Disc debut of The Lookout, Miramax Home Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed bank heist thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels. This “haunting and hypnotic film” (according to Rolling Stone) comes with knockout bonus features including “Behind the Mind of Chris Pratt”. The Lookout stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (TV’s “3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Brick”) as Chris Pratt, a once-proud high school hockey standout whose short-term memory fades away following a brutal car crash. With his best days behind him, Chris toils as a nighttime janitor at a local bank until a group of crooks seduce him into carrying out their heist plans. The Lookout boasts an eclectic cast of characters that highlight the suspenseful story. Veteran film, TV and Broadway star Jeff Daniels (“Good Night, and Good Luck”, “The Squid and the Whale”) plays Chris’ sardonic, blind roommate roommate with a dark past. Up-and-coming starlet Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) employs her considerable charms to lure Chris into the gang, which is led by Gary, played by Matthew Goode (“Match Point”).

 Bonus features include “Behind the Mind of Chris Pratt”, an exploration of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s intense portrayal of the lead character, the “Sequencing The Lookout“ making-of featurette, and audio commentaries from filmmaker Scott Frank and cinematographer Alar Kivilo (“The Lake House”). The Lookout sees Scott Frank making his directorial debut. Frank garnered a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar®- nomination for Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 caper “Out of Sight.”

 

 

Disney Publishing Worldwide Launches Two New Books to Coincide with Upcoming Television Premiere of High School Musical 2

Over 1 Million Copies of the High School Musical 2 Junior Novel Will Be Shipped To U.S. Retailers Over 4.5 Million High School Musical Books Have Sold Worldwide To Date

 Disney Publishing Worldwide released today High School Musical 2 Junior Novel and High School Musical: East High Yearbook in conjunction with Disney Channel's highly anticipated August 17, 2007 premiere of High School Musical 2, with over 1 million copies of the junior novel being shipped to U.S. retailers. To date, worldwide sales of High School Musical books are well over 4.5 million copies and an additional 18.5 million stickers/packets sold throughout Europe and Latin America. There are over 60 High School Musical related titles currently published worldwide and are sold in over 30 countries around the world. Titles have appeared on the best-seller lists in the US, UK and Spain.

Disney Press's High School Musical Junior Novel hit #1 on the New York Times best-selling list and spent 16 weeks on the list. The original novelization series- Stories from East High- from Disney Press based on High School Musical characters has also spent time on the New York Times best-selling list, as well as, USA Today's Top 150 Best Sellers. In the US, a total of 10 titles will be in stores in time for the August premiere of High School Musical 2 and 20 more titles are in development through spring 2008, including original fiction, novelty and High School Musical 2 tie-ins.

Premiering this August on Disney Channel, there is no stopping this tween phenomenon. Disney Records' soundtrack to High School Musical hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and is the best-selling album of 2006. The TV movie has spawned the #1 album of 2006, the year's #1 TV movie on DVD, a sold-out 42-city arena tour in North America, licensed amateur and professional stage productions, a best-selling junior novel, sheet music, and a popular consumer products franchise at mass retailers.

"High School Musical 2," part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel U.S., and will be featured Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19 in online and on-air programming events hosted by the movie's cast. It will also premiere on Disney Channels around in the world beginning in September.

It's summertime, school's out and the East High Wildcats yet again take the center stage - this time at the Lava Springs Country Club, where Sharpay tries to lure Troy away from Gabriella and his friends and into a duet with her for the club's Midsummer Night's Talent Show - in Disney Channel's contemporary musical movie, "High School Musical 2," the sequel to the award- winning global sensation for kids and families.

DPW is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines with 441 children's magazines published and 120 million children's books sold each year. Disney Book Group is part of Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW). Disney Book Group's imprints include Hyperion Books for Children, Jump at the Sun, Disney Press, and Disney Editions. Headquartered in New York, DPW publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries, reaching more than 100 million readers each month.

 

 

Disney's High School Musical 2 World Premiere Set for Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort Tuesday, August 14

-- The biggest splash of the summer, the world premiere of Disney Channel's highly-anticipated High School Musical 2, will be hosted at AMC Theatres in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort on Tuesday, August 14.

It will be the latest highlight of the ongoing Year of a Million Dreams celebration at the Resort, and the newest chapter in the unparalleled worldwide popularity of High School Musical. The phenomenon has even extended into Disney's California Adventure, where High School Musical has jumped out into the park as a live show.

Stars of the movie, along with director-choreographer Kenny Ortega and other celebrity guests will walk the carpet in Downtown Disney prior to the 6:00pm screening. Following the Downtown Disney festivities, they will attend an invitation-only poolside party at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. High School Musical 2 follows other high-profile premieres hosted at the Disneyland Resort, including all three Pirates of the Caribbean films. This will mark the first time a movie made especially for Disney Channel has been premiered at the Resort.

Kids, tweens and families have found the first movie's appealing music, charismatic cast and high-energy dancing irresistible. Rich Ross, president of Disney Channel Worldwide, said, "What better way to celebrate this movie than to have its world premiere screening at the happiest place on earth!"

The music and spirited fun of the High School Musical movie have been entertaining park guests throughout the current Year of a Million Dreams celebration at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. During live daily performances of the High School Musical Pep Rally, an interactive sing-along street show, guests have been catching Wildcat fever as they learn lively cheers and cool dance moves from the hit movie's popular songs. And inspired by the sequel, a brand new High School Musical 2: School's Out! show will spring to life in Disney's California Adventure beginning Saturday, August 18.

"We've seen the amazing popularity of High School Musical firsthand as our guests enthusiastically participate in the Pep Rally," said Ed Grier, President of the Disneyland Resort. "Needless to say, High School Musical 2 now brings new opportunities for our guests to further engage in the High School Musical phenomenon."

Reprising their singing and dancing roles in the movie sequel are: Zac Efron as star athlete Troy Bolton, Vanessa Hudgens as brainy transfer student Gabriella Montez, Ashley Tisdale as drama club diva Sharpay Evans, Lucas Grabeel as her brother and on-stage partner Ryan Evans, Corbin Bleu as teammate and best friend Chad Danforth and Monique Coleman as academic decathlete Taylor McKessie. Also returning are Alyson Reed as Ms. Darbus, Chris Warren, Jr. as Zeke Baylor, Olesya Rulin as Kelsi Nielsen, KayCee Stroh as Martha Cox, Ryne Sanborn as Jason and Bart Johnson as Coach Bolton. Mark L. Taylor joins the cast as the country club manager, Mr. Fulton.

In the contemporary movie musical High School Musical 2, the Wildcats are back. This time, school's out and East High School hoops star Troy Bolton, A-student Gabriella Montez and the rest of the Wildcats are getting ready for a fun summer vacation. But that all changes when scheming drama queen Sharpay Evans uses her dad's connections to get Troy a job at Lava Springs, their ritzy country club, and a chance at a college basketball scholarship. The catch? He'll have to turn his back on his friends and pair up with Sharpay in a musical extravaganza for the club's annual talent show. But when Gabriella and the Wildcats start making plans without Troy, he must decide where his loyalties truly lie.

High School Musical 2, part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, premieres Friday, August 17 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel U.S., and will be featured Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, in online and on-air programming events hosted by the movie's cast. It will also premiere on Disney Channels around the world beginning in September.

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 90 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 27 Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group.

Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks -- Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney's California Adventure -- plus the Downtown Disney district comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. Resort hotels include the luxurious 745-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, the magical 990-room Disneyland Hotel and the "day at the beach" fun of the 502-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. For Resort information call (714) 781-4565.

Source: Disney Channel

 

The Walt Disney Studios Signs Exclusive Deal With Spider-Man's Legendary Creator Stan Lee

The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an exclusive multi-year first look deal with "Spider-Man" creator and producer Stan Lee and his production company POW! Entertainment, it was announced by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.
 

Under the terms of the agreement, Lee and his production company will develop and produce all forms of entertainment.
 

"As the father of such renowned comic book heroes as Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men among others, Stan is considered one of the most creative and inventive forces in the industry today. His innate talent of tapping into the human qualities of his super hero characters has certainly struck a chord with generations of audiences and readers around the world," stated Cook in making the announcement. "We are honored to be working with someone as formidable as Stan and his production company and welcome them to the Disney family."
 

"It's like the realization of a dream. Ever since I was a young boy, Disney represented the best and most exciting film fare to me. And now, many decades later, with movies such as their incredible Pirates of the Caribbean spectaculars, Disney is still at the forefront of family entertainment, excelling in live action, animation, TV, theme parks -- whatever it takes to bring fun and fantasy to audiences everywhere. I look forward with indescribable enthusiasm to being a part of that world and contributing whatever I can to keep the legend alive and growing," said Stan Lee, chairman of POW! Entertainment.
 

Oren Aviv, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, added, "Stan Lee is a living legend in the world of pop culture and his characters and stories have been the inspiration for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. We're very excited to be working with him and his talented team in creating some incredible new motion picture experiences. Stan has so many fantastic new ideas for films, and we can't wait to get started."
 

Bob Chapek, president, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, was instrumental in bringing this deal to Disney and will work closely with Lee on many of his projects.
 

Chapek said, "Stan is not only loved by fans of the genre, but is one of the most respected and admired figures in the entertainment industry. In fact, it's hard to think of another individual who has created as many memorable and appealing characters. We're thrilled that Stan has decided to make Disney his new home, and feel very fortunate to be collaborating with him on a wide range of new projects for all divisions of our company. His track record is impressive by any measure, and Home Entertainment is sure to benefit from his creations."
 

Gill Champion, POW! Entertainment, COO says, "There can be no better opportunity to perpetuate the Stan Lee/Pow! brand for all media than to be associated with the Disney Studio. No one better understands the incalculable value and importance of Developing, Producing, Distributing and Marketing new global franchises. We are incredibly impressed with the professionalism and
 

valuable input from the executive and creative talent whom we now so eagerly join."
 

About The Walt Disney Studios
 

The Walt Disney Studios is a unit of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and produces and distributes motion pictures under the following banners: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Animation, Disney-Pixar Animation and DisneyToon Studios as well as Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax Films. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment distributes Disney and other film titles to the rental and sell-through home entertainment markets. Disney Theatrical Productions is one of the largest producers of Broadway musicals, and the Disney Music Group distributes original music and motion picture soundtracks under its four record labels: Walt Disney Records, Buena Vista Records, Hollywood Records and Lyric Street Records.
 

About Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment
 

Stan Lee is the creator and inventor of the modern superhero. A prolific author, Lee revolutionized the entertainment industry by creating compelling characters who, despite extraordinary powers and talents, are none the less plagued by the same doubts and difficulties experienced by ordinary people. Some of his most enduring characters, like Spider-Man*, The Incredible Hulk*, X-Men*, The Fantastic Four*, Iron Man*, Daredevil*, and Silver Surfer*, have transcended from the comic book genre and exploded onto the big screen breaking all time box office records.
 

POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets: POWN) is founded by world famous comic book and motion picture icon Stan Lee, together with award winning producer Gill Champion and acclaimed intellectual properties specialist Arthur Lieberman Esq. POW!'s principals, combined, have created, produced and licensed some of the most successful character franchises of all time which have gone on to generate billions of dollars of revenues. POW! specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, television, DVDs, video games, merchandising, and related ancillary markets, all of which aid in the establishment of new and exciting global franchises.
 

* These are Trademarks of Marvel Character Inc.
 

Source: Walt Disney Studios
 

 

 

RATATOUILLE Big Cheese Tour Visiting New York One Day Only! Sunday, JUNE 17 FROM 11AM - 6PM at The International Cultures Festival on Sixth Avenue

WHAT: Inspired by Disney Pixar's RATATOUILLE, a hilarious comedy

about a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great French

chef, the interactive experience will be highlighted by a

thrilling "Big Cheese Slide" which will give kids an exciting

ride down a 25' wedge of cheese. A Center Stage area features

daily cooking demonstrations with a real chef featuring Tasty

Treats and Healthy Snacks' for busy families as well as daily

shows featuring Ratatouille Video Game demonstrations. Tour

goers will also be able to see multiple making-of pieces at

various kiosks.

The tour is being supported by a fantastic lineup of

promotional partners. Tour goers can interact with Intel

Corporation's roaming ambassador chefs, equipped with Intel(R)

Centrino(R) Duo processor technology-based laptops using

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processors, where they can take photos

with the RATATOUILLE characters superimposed into the picture,

play an interactive game or register for a chance to win an

array of prizes. The tour chef's will feature recipes from the

General Mills' portfolio of brands and attendees will be able

to sample Chocolate Chex(R) cereal as available. Samsung is

providing all of the appliances on stage and plasma screens

throughout the tour. THQ will provide video game demonstration

kiosks where consumers get a chance to sample the latest game.

WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2007

3:00 AM - PRESS: Set-up begins. Coverage and crew interaction

invited.

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM - PUBLIC: Ride the giant cheese slide,

enjoy cooking demonstrations, view a sneak peak at the movie

trailer and clips, receive movie-inspired healthy cooking

cookbooks and more! Bring your camera.

WHERE: International Cultures Festival along Avenue of the Americas

Big Cheese event will be stationed on the West side of the

street from 44th-45th Street

CONTACTS: Press Derek Del Rossi (broadcast) W: 212/536-6427

Press Chris Bogusz (print/radio) W: 212/536-6426

Big Cheese Tour Lori Lenz/Spokesperson C: 714/553-5181

Big Cheese Tour Erin Weissman W: 212/536-6431

C: 917/587-5543

Event Joe Giovanni, Mardi Gras

Festival Prods W: 212/809-4900

NOTE: The Big Cheese Tour is a FREE event.

YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED

WALT DISNEY PICTURES Presents a PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS FILM

Opens Friday, June 29, 2007 * http://www.ratatouille.com/

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created several of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life," "Toy Story 2," "Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles," and "Cars." Pixar has won 20 Academy Awards(R) and its films have grossed more than $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

About Intel

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.com/pressroom.

About Chocolate Chex

Chocolate Chex cereal is a chocolaty breakfast option that's wholesome - true to the 70-year Chex cereal tradition. With 12 vitamins and minerals, chocolate flavor is hero in this oven toasted rice and corn cereal. One serving of Chocolate Chex cereal is a good source of whole grain (at least 8g per serving), delivers an excellent source of iron and has only 8 grams of sugar. For more information and recipe ideas, visit http://chex.com/.

About Samsung

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products; and oversees Samsung's North American operations, including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., ranks #5 in the 2006 Consumer Electronics segment of the Fortune Magazine "America's Most Admired Companies," and ranks # 20 in the BusinessWeek "The Best Global Brand 100 2006." Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. is a top patent holder, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2006. Please visit http://www.samsung.com/ for more information.

About Becker Group

The Becker Group is an experiential marketing company that has over fifty years of experience creating immersive, entertaining attractions and brand- based experiences for a wide variety of clients and venues including top consumer brands, movie studios, shopping malls, television networks, theme parks, museums and casinos around the globe. The award-winning company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has offices in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Miami, Barcelona, Spain and San Paulo, Brazil.

RATATOUILLE "Big Cheese Tour" stops include:

May 11-13, 2007 Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, FL

May 19-20, 2007 Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA

May 26-27, 2007 Taste of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH

June 1-3, 2007 Milwaukee Riversplash! Milwaukee, WI

June 9-10, 2007 Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA

June 17, 2007 International Cultures Festival New York, NY

June 23-24, 2007 Safeway BBQ Challenge Washington, D.C.

June 30-July 8, 2007 Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL

July 13-15, 2007 TBA TBA

July 21-22, 2007 TBA TBA

Source: RATATOUILLE

 

 

Disney's "Pirates" Rule the Global Box Office With Biggest Opening of All Time; Film's Unprecedented Booty of US$401 Million is a New Industry Record


 

- UK - "Pirates" Has the Biggest Opening Weekend of the Year With GBP13.4M
 

- Bank Holiday Monday Takes the UK Box Office to a Staggering GBP17.3M
 

- "Pirates" is 4th Highest Grossing Film of 2007 After Only Five Days on Release
 

- Domestic Tally of US$156 Million Anchors Memorial Day Weekend Record
 

- 6 Day International Tally of US$245 Million Sets New Record
 

Walt Disney Pictures' epic adventure "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," from Jerry Bruckheimer Films, landed in the global box office record books and laid claim to the biggest opening in industry history, with an unprecedented gross of US$401,000,000 in its first six days of release, it was announced today by Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution. This figure surpasses the previous record of US$382 million set by the six day opening of "Spiderman 3" earlier this year. "Pirates" continues to please audiences around the world with exceptionally strong exit polls.
 

Domestically, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" raised its weekend estimate to US$156 million (including Thursday night showings). The film set a new record for the four-day Memorial Day Weekend with its gross of US$142 million (including Monday estimates), surpassing the previous high of US$122.8 million set by "X-Men: The Last Stand" in 2006.
 

At the international box office, Disney's latest "Pirates" adventure shattered records from Russia to Japan with its phenomenal US$245 million cume through Monday (including Monday estimates). The film had record-breaking openings (figures are through Sunday) in their respective markets in the following countries: Korea (US$18.4 million), Japan (US$15.9 million; US Productions only), Russia (US$13.7 million), Spain (US$11.6 million), Taiwan (US$4.5 million) and Netherlands (US$2.8 million). It also set new Walt Disney Studio records in the U.K. (US$26.6 million), France (US$17.7 million), Germany (US$16.8 million) and Australia (US$9.9 million). With its six-day tally of US$245 million, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" has set a new international record that surpasses the previous six-day high of US$232 million set by "Spiderman 3" a few weeks ago. "Pirates" still has a few markets yet to open including China and India.
 

In the UK, further records were smashed as "Pirates" became the BIGGEST opening weekend of the year with a weekend total of GBP13.4m (including previews). The Bank Holiday Monday ensured a final booty for the long holiday weekend of GBP17.3m. With schools on half term holiday all week long, the final figure for the first week of release is set to be a record breaker.
 

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is already the FOURTH highest grossing film of 2007, and this result is achieved after only FIVE days on release. Pirates3 is already GBP4m AHEAD of Pirates2 at the same stage of release, and Pirates2 went on to become the biggest film of 2007 with a record breaking GBP52.5m box office total.
 

Commenting on the announcement, Zoradi said, "We knew that audiences all over the world were excited to see Johnny Depp and the rest of the fantastic 'Pirates' cast in this latest adventure, but this record-setting response at the global box office has been nothing short of incredible. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' now has the distinction of having the biggest opening in movie history, and we're extremely proud of that achievement. Credit goes to the multitude of talent both in front of and behind the camera. Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski and their exceptional teams as well as the creative minds of writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio have proven to be the perfect recipe for success."
 

"Pirates" which rolled out on over 29,000 screens worldwide, showed on a record number of digital screens both domestically (1,064) and internationally (414) bringing the global total to 1,478. The film has already become the Studio's 54th release to join the US$100 million club internationally and the 53rd film to reach the US$100 million plateau domestically - unprecedented in the industry.
 

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" picks up where the record-breaking 2006 smash hit left off, with our heroes Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones' locker. With the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman, and its commander Davy Jones under the control of the East India Trading Company, there is havoc on the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, the heroic trio must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final titanic battle - as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way hangs in the balance.
 

 

 

From Disneyland to the Movies and Back Again! 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Fever Spreads Beyond the Film and Attraction to New Interactive Disneyland Adventures

Disneyland Resort Guests Encounter Jack Sparrow & Company at 'Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island,' Premiering May 25; Exclusive In-Park Videogame Content for Nintendo DS(TM) Available Today

A longtime favorite Disneyland Resort attraction is reopening May 25 with new swashbuckling adventures as Captain Jack Sparrow and his gaggle of mates take over Tom Sawyer Island and turn it into their own "Pirate's Lair." The pirates will loot and carouse as they attempt to recruit island guests into their brotherhood of freedom and greed at Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.

"The phenomenal popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has allowed our Imagineers and cast members to bring the classic Tom Sawyer Island pirate experience alive in new, entertaining and fun ways like only Disney can do," said Ed Grier, President of Disneyland Resort. "Through Disney's signature brand of storytelling, guests will be immersed in a pirate experience like no other and find new ways to explore an island that's been taken over by some of the most popular characters from the Pirates franchise, including Captain Jack Sparrow himself."

Pirates aficionados who are gamers also will find a bounty of buccaneer booty when a Disney Parks wireless initiative brings technology to life like never before. Created in partnership with Disney Interactive Studios for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, guests with a Nintendo DS(TM) and a copy of the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Nintendo DS video game will be able to download content only found in Disney Parks in Southern California and Florida.

"The Year of a Million Dreams has been all about immersing our guests in the excitement of Disneyland, and this in-park videogame content is a groundbreaking way for them to participate in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' adventure," said Grier.

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for Nintendo DS, players take on the roles of Captain Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner in a journey based on the events, environments and characters seen on the silver screen in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Developed by Amaze Entertainment and published by Disney Interactive Studios, the game is rated E 10+ for "Everyone ten and older" by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and will be available at retailers nationwide as well as for purchase in the parks.

At Disneyland, half the fun will be discovering "hotspot" locations in New Orleans Square (hint: as every pirate knows, X marks the spot) for downloads that unlock new content such as unlimited health and "savvy" as well as fun extras and additional costumes. This special content is only available in the parks through Labor Day weekend and is accessible with a Nintendo DS.

Both Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and the Nintendo DS in-park play opportunities are additions to the line-up of the new immersive experiences debuting in 2007 as part of the Year of a Million Dreams celebration at Disney Parks.

Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island makes its debut day and date with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, the third film in the popular Disney movie franchise. Building upon the hands-on play and exploration that have made the island a Disneyland favorite for children and adults alike since it opened more than 50 years ago, Pirate's Lair takes its inspiration from Tom and Huck's pirate games chronicled in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as well as from Disneyland's famed Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and the blockbuster motion picture series.

The Pirate's Lair experience embarks when aspiring pirates traverse the Rivers of America in Frontierland on rafts -- with island maps in hand -- and head ashore at Pirate Point where they are greeted by Captain Jack Sparrow's warning of his presence on the isle.

Guests will soon discover that Captain Jack has joined his fellow adventurers from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies in a plan to overtake Tom Sawyer Island. William Turner has set up his blacksmith shop on Pirate Point and Elizabeth Swann has landed, as evidenced by her framed portrait, signed love letters and diary.

Quarrelsome pirates Pintel and Ragetti also have staked their claim. Appearing as special effects in the form of a pop-up head and a spooky skeletal arm, the pair attempts to frighten off would-be treasure-snatchers and other plunderers.

Cavern explorers in Dead Man's Grotto will encounter ghostly apparitions, buried treasure and mysterious voices, as well as discover an ornate chest that holds the heart of the villainous Davy Jones. Brave souls seeking to claim the cherished chest will be shocked to feel the thump of his beating heart and hear the strains of his ghostly voice.

In a watery inlet alongside a ramshackle barrel bridge in Smuggler's Cove, treasure seekers might spot a sunken ship. A closer look discovers a chest that can only be revealed by operating a hoist to lift it from its underwater nest.

Unwitting guests roaming the island may stumble upon a rather intimidating suspended bone cage, similar to the one depicted in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. However, this seemingly unfortunate situation could lend itself as the perfect opportunity to pose for photos as trapped prisoners of the cannibal tribe that menaced Captain Jack.

Down another path, guests may meet up with roving pirates seeking new recruits to take the Pirate Oath, as well as The Bootstrappers, a fun-loving band of rogues who are always looking high and low for sing-a-long participants.

Guests also should keep a keen lookout for pirates at other island landmarks like Tom & Huck's Treehouse and Castle Rock, where -- as legend has it -- marauders have stashed their hoard of loot.

Captain Jack and several sly, cunning pirates take to the swords in "Jack Sparrow's Swashbuckling Adventure," an interactive and high-energy live performance. During the show, Captain Jack tricks a fellow pirate into helping him retrieve a map from the Casque of the Unknown that leads to the ultimate buried treasure. A brawl ensues and the pirates engage in swordplay, acrobatics and a cannon battle in their quest for the revered map. The performance runs several times daily on the island.

The crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, his ruthless and cunning nemesis Barbossa, and Davy Jones, the legendary ruler of the ocean depths, continue to entertain Disney park guests as part of the "wildest crew to ever sack the Spanish Main" in the classic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Tom Sawyer Island opened in June 1956. It claims the distinction of being the only attraction personally designed by Walt Disney.

Along with the arrival of Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, summer 2007 will mark the return of FANTASMIC! This dazzling adventure inside Mickey Mouse's magical imagination is an extravaganza of characters, light and special effects. It will be performed on the Rivers of America around Tom Sawyer Island beginning in June.

Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island joins a full lineup of immersive experiences to be found at Disneyland during the Year of a Million Dreams celebration in 2007. The Resort is celebrating its "Dreams Come True" heritage by making literally millions of dreams, large and small, come true for eligible guests. Many money-can't-buy experiences -- from exclusive Dream FASTPASSES for popular Disney attractions to around-the-world vacations or a stay in the special Mickey Mouse Penthouse at the Disneyland Hotel -- will be awarded at random. There are other "Dreams Come True" opportunities for guests to meet and play with Disney Princesses at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire, duel with Darth Vader at Jedi Training Academy, create mayhem with the denizens of Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, or show their school spirit by joining in the fun of the High School Musical Pep Rally at Disney's California Adventure park. The Year of a Million Dreams continues throughout 2007 both at Disneyland Resort and at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

For more information about new attractions, the Year of a Million Dreams, and vacations at Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 60-DISNEY or visit local travel agents.

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Disney Connection Expands to Include Exclusive Games and Full Access to Select Premium Subscription Products

Major Redesign Offers New Navigation Tools and Age-Specific Features

Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, today announced a new version of Disney Connection, a premier broadband entertainment destination available through certain high-speed Internet providers that offers compelling interactive content for kids and families. The updated version of the broadband service, which appeals to a variety of ages, now features a suite of exclusive single and multi-player games as well as targeted channels for different demographics. In addition, for select affiliates, the new version will include full access to Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online and Disney Game Kingdom Online, two of Disney's premium subscription products, with a combined current retail value of $99.

"We're delighted to offer a suite of enhancements to Disney Connection," stated Steve Parkis, vice president of premium content for Disney Online. "The most significant of these is the inclusion of access to Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online - which won the 2006 National Parenting Center's 'Seal of Approval' among other prestigious national parenting and editor awards - and Disney Game Kingdom Online, an interactive world filled with games and fun customization options for kids, at no additional charge for Disney Connection guests. This, coupled with the addition of exclusive games, presents significant value to the consumer - and to our affiliate partners."

Disney Connection will continue to feature full-length episodes of TV shows from Disney Channel, Toon Disney and Playhouse Disney. It will also continue to be advertising-free, making it truly immersive and ideal for kids. Disney Connection's fresh new design builds on these benefits by adding channels for preschoolers, boys, girls, and kids & teens, so that kids can find what they like best faster than ever. Given that games are a key content area for kids, the new version also now includes the ability to search by game type (puzzles, arcades, activities, etc.) and track high scores. Also, Disney Connection guests can now create separate playlists for favorite games and videos.

"Disney Connection continues to be one of our flagship broadband services. This latest version further demonstrates our commitment to continually evolving our broadband services to make them as compelling as possible," stated Ben Pyne, president, Disney and ESPN Networks, affiliate sales and marketing. "We are truly excited to partner with some our key affiliates to offer this to their customers."

Disney Online has partnered with leading high-speed internet service providers to offer Disney Connection to their subscribers as an added benefit to their regular monthly Internet service at no additional charge. The service is designed for families with kids of a variety of ages, ranging from 3-14.

About Disney Online

Disney Online (http://www.disney.com), a division of the Walt Disney Internet Group, produces the number one kids' entertainment and family community destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1996, Disney.com is the online gateway to all of the company's Disney-branded entertainment initiatives, providing comprehensive access to, and information about Disney movies, travel, television, games, mobile, music, shopping and live events. Disney.com also features Disney Xtreme Digital(SM) (Disney XD), a highly interactive broadband experience, that lets Disney.com guests create their own customized online channel with games, videos, music, and chat - all of which can be enjoyed simultaneously in an immersive environment.

In addition, Disney Online develops and publishes a range of online products and services including Disney's Toontown Online, Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, Disney Game Downloads, Disney's Blast, Disney Connection and Hot Shot Business.

 

 

Playhouse Disney Live! Brings Disney Channel Favorites Together on Stage to 70 U.S. Cities in Their First Live Touring Production

Tickets for 2007 on Sale May 15th

Playhouse Disney Live!, the first U.S. live touring stage production featuring favorite characters from four shows in Disney Channel's popular Playhouse Disney program block for preschoolers, is set to launch a 70-city tour this September, it was announced today by Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Productions, and Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment.

Produced by Feld and his daughter, Alana Feld, for Feld Entertainment, in conjunction with Disney Theatrical Productions, the show spotlights characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins and Handy Manny, as well as the stars of a brand new show premiering this month, My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Tickets for all 2007 U.S. engagements will go on sale Tuesday, May 15th.

Playhouse Disney Live! represents the first time that characters from this enormously popular block of Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programs will be together on the same stage, creating interactive moments for children and their families. The original storyline follows this colorful cast as they set off in their own unique ways to create and contribute songs and music for an unforgettable musical party at Mickey's Clubhouse.

"Playhouse Disney Live! brings these TV shows to life and engages children in an inspiring experience with the characters they love to watch on Disney Channel every day," said Producer Kenneth Feld. "They will feel as if the 'Playhouse Disney' stars jumped out of the screen and onto the stage right before their eyes. From Mickey and pals to the globe-trotting Little Einsteins, everyone comes together to share the universal language of music with children everywhere."

Thomas Schumacher added, "We love working with Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld and they demonstrate time and again why they're the best in the business. Feld Entertainment does an outstanding job bringing the Disney characters to life and Playhouse Disney Live! gives them a great new cast to work with. Fans all over the country are going to have a wonderful experience seeing their 'Playhouse Disney' favorites perform live in this imaginative and fun- filled new stage production."

"We are excited to bring these popular Disney Channel shows together in a live production that will tour an unprecedented 70 cities in one year," said Producer Alana Feld. "We combine all of the familiar faces that families already know and love in an original storyline that is jam-packed with upbeat music, singing and dancing, from our very own 'Playhouse Boogie' dance to the well-known favorite 'Hot Dog!' song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse."

Rich Ross, President, Disney Channel Worldwide, said, "We're thrilled that this wonderful new stage tour will extend the connection preschoolers and parents have with our Playhouse Disney storytelling and that through it, families can share the unique experience of a live stage production and their favorite Playhouse Disney music and characters."

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the top-rated series on basic cable among kids 2-5, followed by Handy Manny in the number two spot*. Little Einsteins ranks #1 in its primary time period among all basic cable with kids 2-5, girls 2-5 and boys 2-5, beating other children's programming in head-to-head competition.*(1)

To produce Playhouse Disney Live!, the Feld father-daughter duo called upon the talents of a creative team consisting of:

-- Nancy Gregory (Director/Choreographer) Directed such Hollywood films

as The Little Rascals and Harry and the Hendersons, and served as music

producer for the 1990s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club;

-- Kevin Campbell (Writer) Writer for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Lilo &

Stitch: The Series, House of Mouse and the upcoming Untitled Clone Wars

TV series in collaboration with Producer George Lucas;

-- John Morgan (Lighting Designer) Two-time Emmy(R) Award-winning lighting

designer whose projects span from TV shows to live concerts and

theatrical events, and include Doodlebops Live! and Fox's American

Idol;

-- Scott Lane (Costume Designer) Designed for several Disney On Ice

productions including Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Finding

Nemo and Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc., and

worked for seven years with the Tournament of Roses Parade;

-- Jeff Hall (Production Designer) Contributed his talent to establish the

current look of the NFL Channel network and designed a number of

reality TV show homes, including those found in America's Next Top

Model, Last Comic Standing and Project Runway.

To find out more about Playhouse Disney Live! and to purchase tickets, the public should visit www.playhousedisneylive.com.

Feld Entertainment, Inc., is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 25 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in 50 countries and on six continents to date and include Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour, The Doodlebops Live!, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R).

For more information about Disney Live!, members of the media should visit our Press Room at www.feldentertainment.com/playhousedisneylive.

*[Source: Nielsen Media Research, September 2006, Ranked on Coverage Rating, Live Plus 7 Day and Live Plus Same Day Data when available.]

*(1)[Source: Nielsen Media Research, 12/26/05-8/7/06, 10/10/05-8/7/06, national ratings]

2007 Tour Schedule

*Subject to Change*

 

 

Sat Robert V. Youkey

8/25/2007 Theatre

1 Lakeland, FL -Sun

8/26/2007

 

Sat Von Braun

2 Huntsville, AL 9/1/2007 Center Concert

Hall

 

 

 

3 Duluth, GA Mon The Arena at

9/3/2007 Gwinnett

Center

Thu Theatre for

4 Baton Rouge, LA 9/6/2007 the

-Fri Performing

9/7/2007 Arts

Sat Century Tel

5 Bossier City, LA 9/8/2007 Center

Sun The

6 Lafayette, LA 9/9/2007 Cajundome

Thu

9/13/2007 MGM

7 Kissimmee, FL -Sun Studios

9/16/2007

Fri

9/21/2007 Kodak

8 Hollywood, CA -Sun Theatre

9/23/2007

 

Fred Kavli

Fri Theatre at

9/28/2007 Thousand Oaks

9 Thousand Oaks, CA -Sun Civic Arts

9/30/2007 Plaza

 

 

Tue

10/2/2007

10 Phoenix, AZ -Wed US Airways

10/3/2007 Center

 

Fri

10/5/2007

11 Las Vegas, NV -Mon Orleans

10/8/2007 Arena

 

Fri

10/12/2007

12 Rosemont, IL -Sun Rosemont

10/14/2007 Theatre

Fri Giant

13 Hershey, PA 10/19/2007 Center

Sat Canton Memorial

14 Canton, OH 10/20/2007 Civic Center

 

Sun

15 Dayton, OH 10/21/2007 Hara Arena

Fri William D. Mullins

16 Amherst, MA 10/26/2007 Memorial Center

 

 

 

Cumberland

Sat County

17 Portland, ME 10/27/2007 Civic Center

Sun Ryan

18 Kingston, RI 10/28/2007 Center

Fri

11/2/2007

19 Columbus, OH -Sun Palace

11/4/2007 Theater

Fri

11/9/2007

20 Wallingford, CT -Sun Chevrolet

11/11/2007 Theatre

 

Fri Wicomico Youth and

21 Salisbury, MD 11/16/2007 Civic Center

 

Broome County

Sun Veterans Memorial

22 Binghamton, NY 11/18/2007 Arena

 

Fri

11/23/2007 Lyric

23 Baltimore, MD -Sat Opera

11/24/2007 House

 

Sun Norfolk

24 Norfolk, VA 11/25/2007 Scope

Fri Sovereign

25 Reading, PA 11/30/2007 Center

Sat Wachovia

26 Philadelphia, PA 12/1/2007 Spectrum

Sun Sovereign

27 Trenton, NJ 12/2/2007 Bank Arena

Fri Rupp

28 Lexington, KY 12/7/2007 Arena

 

Sat Municipal

29 Charleston,WV 12/8/2007 Auditorium

Sun John Paul Jones

30 Charlottesville, VA 12/9/2007 Arena

Nashville

Fri Municipal

31 Nashville, TN 12/14/2007 Auditorium

32 Evansville, IN Sat

12/15/2007 The Centre

33 Louisville, KY Sun Palace

12/16/2007 Theatre

 

 

 

Fri

12/21/2007

34 Hidalgo, TX -Sun Dodge

12/23/2007 Arena

 

Sun Toyota

35 Houston, TX 12/30/2007 Center

Web site: http://www.playhousedisneylive.com/

 

Disney Donation to Sponsor USO Family Events

-- In celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, The Walt Disney Company is sponsoring 32 Military Family Appreciation Events at USO centers worldwide. More than 64,000 service members and their families are expected to attend these events, which feature children's activities, games, food and prizes.

"We are grateful for the generous donation from The Walt Disney Company," said Edward A. Powell, USO president and CEO. "This is the perfect time to reflect on the selfless service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and their families."

As a Worldwide Strategic Sponsor of the USO, The Walt Disney Company has supported military personnel and their families through the "Operation Disney Care Package" and "Disney Minnie Grant" programs, which builds on six years of corporate support for the USO, totaling more than $3.6 million of cash and in- kind donations.

Throughout May, the following centers are holding Military Family Appreciation Events: USO Okinawa, USO Sasebo, the USO Pacific Regional Office and USO Kadena Air Base, Japan; USO Korea; USO Guam; USO Kaiserslautern, USO Rhein-Main Area, USO Rhein-Neckar, USO Stuttgart, and USO Schweinfurt, Germany; USO Naples, USO Rome and USO Vicenza, Italy; the USO Center of Jacksonville and USO of Greater Pensacola Area, Fla.; USO of North Carolina at Raleigh-Durham International Airport; USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey; USO of Illinois; USO of Greater Houston, Texas; USO of Hampton Roads, Va.; USO General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Center and USO Fort Drum, N.Y.; James S. McDonnell USO, Mo.; USO Gulf Coast, Miss.; USO Fort Hood and USO El Paso, Texas; and Rocky Mountain USO, Colo.

In May, 127 "Operation Disney Care Packages," filled with Disney DVDs, books, toys and other products will be sent to USO centers around the world to help entertain troops and their families.

About the USO: For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc., Military Channel, S & K Sales Co., TriWest Healthcare Alliance and The Walt Disney Company. Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at http://www.uso.org/.

About Disney Worldwide Outreach: Disney brightens the lives of children in need around the world through global outreach programs, local community initiatives and the Disney VoluntEARS program. Last year, Disney donated more than $170 million in cash and in-kind support to various charities around the world. Disney VoluntEARS contributed more than 485,000 hours of service and the company drew upon its unique magic to make wishes come true for children and families. The Disney VoluntEARS program provides opportunities for Disney employees to contribute their time and expertise towards making a positive impact in the communities they serve while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company. For more information on Disney's outreach efforts, please visit http://www.disneyhand.com/

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http://www.disneyhand.com/

 

 

See Helen Mirren’s Academy Award® Winning Best Actress Performance in

The Queen

      

 

GRACING SHELVES ON DVD & BLU-RAY APRIL 24th

“…Acting is Just Pinpoint Perfect…” – Ebert & Roeper

“A Brilliantly Crafted Drama…” – Claudia Puig, USA Today

BURBANK, CA – February 2, 2007 – Miramax Home Entertainment announces that The Queen, one of the

most highly-acclaimed films of the year, will grace us with her presence on DVD and Blu-ray April 24th ,

bringing Helen Mirren’s Academy Award© Winning performance (Best Actress), the Academy Award©

Nominated Best Picture and Stephen Frears Academy Award© Nominated directing to the noble chambers of

your living room. The critics have all been buzzing about The Queen, a revealing look at the private world of

the British Royal Monarchy in the wake of the tragic death of Princess Diana, starring Dame Helen Mirren as

Queen Elizabeth. The New York Post raves, “The Queen is one of the year’s best movies.”

The Queen has been showered with critical acclaim, including an Academy Award© Nomination for Best

Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score; the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best

Actress (Helen Mirren); Golden Globe© Awards for Best Actress (Helen Mirren) and Best Original Screenplay

(Peter Morgan); the Venice Film Festival’s Best Actress Award (Helen Mirren) and Best Screenplay Award

(Peter Morgan); The New York Film Critics-Online Best Director Award (Stephen Frears) and Best Screenplay

Award (Peter Morgan); The National Board of Review’s Best Actress Award (Helen Mirren) and The Los

Angeles Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Award (Michael Sheen).

      

 

The Queen’s royal court of bonus features includes a “Making of The Queen” featurette plus feature-length

commentary from helmer Stephen Frears, writer Peter Morgan, and British historian/Royal Expert and author

of “Majesty,” Robert Lacey.

Acclaimed director Stephen Frears (Mrs. Henderson Presents, Dirty Pretty Things, Dangerous Liaisons, The

Grifters) pulls back the curtain on the private chambers of the royal family in the aftermath of Princess Diana’s

death in 1997, where the contained, traditional world of the Queen of England (Helen Mirren) is brought into

conflict with the public, modern Prime Minister (Michael Sheen) and a nation looking to its leaders for

guidance in dark times. Dramatic and revealing, the story of The Queen was drawn from extensive

interviews, research, discreet sources and informed imagination.

The Queen’s aristocratic cabinet includes Helen Mirren (Gosford Park, The Madness of King George), rising

British star Michael Sheen (Kingdom of Heaven, Laws of Attraction, Mary Reilly) and James Cromwell (Babe,

The Green Mile, L.A. Confidential).

Available on April 24, 2007, The Queen is priced at U.S. $29.99 (SRP) from Miramax Home Entertainment.

STREET DATE: April 24, 2007

Suggested retail price: $29.99

Rated: U.S. PG-13.

Bonus materials not rated and subject to change.

Feature run time: Approximately 103 minutes

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English, Spanish audio. Spanish subtitles. Close captioned.

 

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the

marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and

Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Worldwide

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What if You Could Change the Past?

From Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott

Déjà Vu

       

     

 

ON DVD April 24th

Captivating Action-Thriller Starring Denzel Washington Includes

“The Surveillance Window” and Other Pulse-Pounding Bonus Features

BURBANK, CA – February 2, 2007 –Touchstone Pictures announces the DVD debut of the hit action-thriller,

Déjà Vu—on DVD April 24th . From critically-acclaimed director Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Crimson Tide, Spy

Game) and blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, National

Treasure, Pearl Harbor), Déjà Vu, an unexpected flash of memory when meeting someone or something

completely new, guides an FBI agent through the investigation of a shattering crime only to find the

phenomenon isn’t merely “in his head,” but something far more powerful. Starring two-time Academy Award®

Winner Denzel Washington, (Best Actor for Training Day, Best Supporting Actor for Glory, Inside Man) Val

Kilmer (Spartan, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Alexander) and an exciting cast, Déjà Vu grabs audiences for a

thrilling chase through time to save hundreds of innocent lives.

Loaded with explosive bonus features, this captivating DVD begs audiences to experience the mystery of

Déjà Vu. Bonus features include the innovative “The Surveillance Window,” which allows users to go back in

time with the filmmakers and experience on set, behind the scenes moments just before they happen in the

film, plus exclusive deleted scenes.

Available on April 24, 2007, Déjà Vu is priced at U.S. $29.99 (SRP) and Canada $37.99 (SRP) from

Touchstone Home Entertainment.

      

Everyone has experienced the unsettling mystery of déjà vu, that flash of memory when you meet someone

new you feel like you’ve known your whole life or recognize a place you’ve never been before. But what if

these unexpected feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to an unfolding future?

In the captivating action-thriller from the explosive team of producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony

Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, it’s Déjà Vu that guides Federal Agent Doug Carlin (Denzel

Washington) through an investigation of a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans ferry and the connected

murder of a young woman (Paula Patton). As Carlin’s investigation deepens he is recruited to a newly

developed FBI Unit granting him access to a unique, top-secret government device that allows him to observe

events precisely four days, six hours, and a few minutes in the past...no more, no less. Using this window,

Carlin attempts to prevent the young woman’s murder and avert a major terrorist attack.

In addition to Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, the cast of Déjà Vu includes Jim Caviezel, (The Passion of

the Christ, Final Cut) Paula Patton, (Idlewild, Hitch) Bruce Greenwood (Capote, 8 Below, Thirteen Days) and

Adam Goldberg (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Hebrew Hammer, A Beautiful Mind).

STREET DATE: April 24, 2007

Suggested retail price: $29.99 US and $37.99 Canada

Rated: U.S. PG-13, Canada PG.

Bonus materials not rated and subject to change.

Feature run time: Approximately 128 minutes

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens

Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English, French, Spanish audio. Spanish and French subtitles. Close

captioned for the hearing impaired.

Touchstone Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, Inc., a

recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales

and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and

Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

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World Premiere Celebration for Disney's Third ``Pirates'' Adventure -- ``Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'' -- to Raise $3 Million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R)

Star-Studded Swashbuckling Disneyland Premiere on May 19th is the Hottest Event of the Year; Public Can Purchase Tickets for the First Time

 The Walt Disney Company is helping to make wishes come true for children all over the world by donating proceeds from the highly anticipated World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and Make-A-Wish(R) International, it was announced today by Dick Cook, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. The event will take place on May 19th at Disneyland(R) Park in Anaheim, California, with all of the film's stars expected to participate. This gala celebration for the third installment of the enormously popular "Pirates" saga will raise $3 million for Make-A-Wish efforts, with Disney providing an initial donation in excess of $1 million to the charities, in addition to underwriting the entire cost of the Premiere (so that 100 percent of the ticket income will benefit both Make-A-Wish organizations).

This is the first time that the public has been invited to participate in a "Pirates" Premiere. Individual tickets are priced at $1,500, and are now available for sale at http://www.piratespremiere.com. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and Make-A-Wish International are dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Commenting on the announcement, Cook said, "Disney is dedicated to making dreams come true and we're extremely proud to be lending our support to the Make-A-Wish Foundation with this benefit World Premiere of 'Pirates' to make a difference. The Studio is extremely excited about the upcoming release of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' and we're pulling out all the stops to give it the send-off it deserves with a magnificent gala event at Disneyland. Disney has been a longtime supporter of this wonderful organization and we're excited to be doing something special to bring smiles to the children and their families, giving them magical moments to share."

Over the past 25 years, Disney has continued to support the Make-A-Wish cause, contributing more than $10 million in cash and in-kind donations on an annual basis. With more than 6,000 wishes granted each year including visits to the Disney Parks, Disney Cruises, meeting Disney Characters and visiting TV and movie sets, including "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, Disney-themed wishes continue to be the most popular requests.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" picks up where the record-breaking 2006 smash hit left off, with our heroes Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones' locker. With the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman, and its commander Davy Jones under the control of the East India Trading Company, there is havoc on the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, the heroic trio must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final titanic battle - as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way hangs in the balance. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski from a screenplay written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, our beloved cast sets sail again on a fresh new adventure in May 2007.

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Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment Announces First-Ever Theatrical Tie-In With Walt Disney Pictures MEET THE ROBINSONS for Its DVD Loyalty Program

'Disney Movie Rewards'

Home Entertainment Industry's First Loyalty Program Enrolls 700,000 Members in Its First Six Months and Is Now Available in Canada

 Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has announced the next major advancement for its Disney Movie Rewards program: the first-ever theatrical tie-in with Walt Disney Pictures MEET THE ROBINSONS, in theatres March 30, 2007. In just six months, BVWHE has enrolled over 700,000 members in Disney Movie Rewards, the home entertainment industry's first and only loyalty program that gives Disney fans an opportunity to earn great rewards for purchasing Disney DVDs like PETER PAN: 2-DISC PLATINUM EDITION and CINDERELLA III: A TWIST IN TIME.

Disney Movie Rewards is located on the web at DisneyMovieRewards.com, where DVD movie buyers can enroll for free, earn points with each eligible purchase and access exclusive Disney promotions and benefits unavailable anywhere else. Beginning with MEET THE ROBINSONS, members who purchase tickets to see select Disney movies in theaters may mail in their ticket stubs to earn additional Disney Movie Rewards points; members collect points and redeem them for merchandise and digital rewards.

A special members-only opportunity is the "Instant Win Game," where members can instantly win one of 12,000 fun and exciting prizes, including a special behind-the-scenes tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures, an Epson(R) MovieMate(TM) Projector, DVD and Music Player Combo with Portable Projection Screen, Radio Disney customized Acoustic Guitar with Starter Pack, and a host of other prizes.

"We always strive for ways to innovate the home entertainment industry and add value for the loyal fan base who love our DVDs," Gabrielle Chamberlin, Senior Vice President of Marketing, North America, Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment said. "Disney Movie Rewards program continues this tradition as it drives interest in our releases and rewards members with things like sneak peeks of upcoming movies and behind-the-scenes experiences that only Disney can bring, and money can't buy."

The innovative program debuted packed inside the releases of home entertainment blockbusters including THE LITTLE MERMAID: 2-DISC PLATINUM EDITION (10/3/06) and 2006's #1 animated movie, Disney/Pixar's CARS (11/7/06). Over 700,000 consumers have become members of the program to date, with membership expected to continue its rapid pace.

Millions of unique codes have been created and placed on special Disney DVD and Blu-ray Disc inserts and the flipside of the DVD Guides packed into some of the industry's biggest releases. Fans visit DisneyMovieRewards.com to register and to enter their codes from every qualifying purchase. Members can view their point balance, browse through the thousands of available rewards and redeem their points for exciting items including games, DVDs, tickets to Disney events, Disney electronics, movie posters, books, magazines, collectibles, T-shirts, hats, exclusive merchandise, one-of-a-kind experiences, and so much more.

Easy reference of all eligible DVDs and films, and the Disney Movie Rewards point value for each, can be found on the website under the "Eligible Movies" tab. New DVDs and films are added regularly, so members are encouraged to visit the website often for updates.

Among the eligible upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles in the program are JUMP IN!, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Blu-ray), PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST (Blu-ray), THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH: THE FRIENDSHIP EDITION, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE CONCERT. In addition to MEET THE ROBINSONS, members may earn points when they see upcoming Disney films including PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END and RATATOUILLE.

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Meet Actor Adam West, Part of the Voice Ensemble for Disney's Animated ''Meet the Robinsons,'' at the El Capitan Theatre's Midnight Kick-off on Thursday Night, March 29

 Mar. 27, 2007 Actor Adam West ("Batman," "The Family Guy"), who provides the voice of Uncle Art, one of the eccentric Robinson family members in Walt Disney Pictures' exciting new computer-animated comedy-adventure, "Meet the Robinsons," will help kick off the El Capitan Theatre's spectacular Disney Digital 3-D(TM) engagement with a personal appearance at the midnight show on Thursday night, March 29th, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

"Meet the Robinsons" is scheduled to run at the El Capitan Theatre from March 30th through May 19th. Adding to the fun, an exclusive animation exhibit in the theatre's lobby and lower lounge will provide unique insights into the making of this spectacular new comedy-adventure. On the same program, in its first big screen appearance in 54 years, will be Walt Disney's classic 1953 3-D short, "Working for Peanuts," starring Donald Duck and Chip and Dale. Guests will also have a chance to have breakfast with Chip and Dale (reservations required) at a special character breakfast proceeding the 10:00 a.m. showing at Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store.

Regular showtimes are 10:00 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., and 9:55 p.m. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at the El Capitan Theatre box office, online at http://www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.

Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "Seeing 'Meet the Robinsons' in Disney Digital 3-D at the El Capitan Theatre is an amazing experience, and the fantastic animation exhibit in the lobby adds to the fun. Family audiences and moviegoers of all ages are going to fall in love with these characters and their hilarious and heartfelt comedy adventures. With the theatre's state-of-the-art 3-D projection and a generous helping of good old-fashioned showmanship, we believe there's no better place to experience 'Meet the Robinsons.'"

To commemorate the occasion, Disney's Soda Fountain will also be offering a special sundae called the "Tiny's Treat." It consists of two scoops of chocolate chip ice cream, layered with hot fudge and marshmallow toppings, with chopped snickers and dinosaur sprinkles added for good measure.

Walt Disney Pictures' "Meet the Robinsons" follows the adventures of Lewis, a boy-genius with a love of gizmos and gadgets, and an undying hope of finding the family he never knew. But Lewis' journey takes him to a place even he couldn't have imagined, a place where the impossible no longer exists: the future. When he encounters a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, he's in for the time-travel of his life as he is whisked off to meet a family unlike any other - the sublimely fun and futuristic Robinsons - who will help him discover a series of amazing and heartfelt secrets about his own limitless potential. Filled with unforgettable characters, clever contraptions, classic villains, and a wide assortment of eye-popping surprises, "Meet the Robinsons" continues in the beloved Disney legacy of looking ahead to a dazzling world of tomorrow.

"Meet the Robinsons" features the voice talents of Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler, and Tom Kenny, among others. The film was directed by Stephen Anderson and produced by Dorothy McKim. The screenplay is by Jon Bernstein and Michelle Spitz; and Don Hall, Nathan Greno, Aurian Redson, Joe Mateo, Stephen Anderson, based on the acclaimed book A Day with Wilbur Robinson by Williams Joyce. Two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Danny Elfman wrote the score.

 

 

Disney Theatrical Productions to Debut Touring Stage Version of Disney's Phenomenally Popular 'High School Musical' Beginning on June 26th; Tour Expected to Reach Over 60 Cities by End of 2008

-- Disney Theatrical Productions, the division responsible for such smash Broadway hits as "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Mary Poppins," will debut a new touring stage version of "High School Musical," the 2006 Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie, on June 26th, and will tour the production to over 60 cities across the United States and Canada, it was announced today by Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Productions. This new touring stage adaptation of the hit musical movie features a book by David Simpatico (adapted from the original movie script by Peter Barsocchini), and a score including all the songs from the original soundtrack plus two new songs. The production, which will feature a new cast of talented theatrical performers, will be directed by Jeff Calhoun ("Big River").
 

Originally presented earlier this year at Theatre of the Stars in Atlanta, this new touring production will play at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit from June 26th - July 8th, and continue on to the Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia (July 11th - 22nd), and the LaSalle Bank Theatre in Chicago (July 25th - September 2nd). The official opening will be Wednesday evening, August 1st in Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre. Ticket on sale dates for these cities will be announced locally in each market; future dates for the tour will be announced later this spring. The touring company will include a live orchestra and 35 actors; casting will be announced shortly.
 

Commenting on the announcement, Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, said, "Our stage version of this great property has been mounted as a direct response to overwhelming demand. As someone who has been passionate about theatre since I was a kid, I am thrilled that we will be touring this remarkably popular title as a fully realized stage production, and most certainly introducing countless young people to the world of theatre for the very first time. You can't ask for more than that."
 

Continued Schumacher, "It is a great joy and privilege for us to be able to produce and present Disney Channel's enormously popular property on stage."
 

Rich Ross, president, Disney Channel Worldwide, said, "To have the great characters, movie and music from our Disney Channel Original Movie adapted for this professional theatre tour is an honor and we hope it will provide an opportunity to introduce kids to the arts."
 

The creative team for this new touring stage production of "High School Musical," in addition to aforementioned director Calhoun, will be choreographer Lisa Stevens, scenic designer Kenneth Foy, costume designer Wade Laboissonniere, lighting designer Kenneth Billington, sound designer Duncan Robert Edwards, and music supervisor Bryan Louiselle.
 

Additionally, "Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour," being produced by Feld Entertainment in cooperation with Disney Theatrical Productions, will hit the ice starting on September 29th. That tour is being produced by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Feld, his daughter Nicole Feld, and Kenny Ortega (director of the two Disney Channel Original Movies). The show will include music from the original "High School Musical," as well as from "High School Musical 2," which is scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel in August.
 

"High School Musical" premiered on Disney Channel on January 20th, 2006, and became the highest rated original movie up until that time. It won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Children's Programming, and received two Emmy Awards (of its total 6 nominations), a DGA Award, an Imagen Award for Best Children's Program, and a Humanitas Prize nomination. The soundtrack received a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack of the Year, and was nominated for an American Music Award in the Favorite Album (Pop/Rock) category. The film even earned an entry in the Guinness World Record Book as the first TV movie to deliver nine concurrent singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
 

"High School Musical" is a contemporary musical comedy about a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the "jocks," the "brainiacs" and even the drama club regulars are soon hatching convoluted plots to separate the pair and keep them offstage. By defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, however, the couple inspires other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own.
 

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- Jump In! Freestyle Edition (Street Date: 04/03)

 

 

 

 

JUMP IN! FREE STYLE EDITION  Disney Channels highest rated original movie will debut on Disney DVD April 3, 2007. Jump In! Freestyle Edition will be release just in time for Easter. Starring Corbin Bleu  (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) and Keke Palmer (AKEELAH AND THE BEE) in her Disney Channel debut, JUMP IN!  is a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn teenager Izzy Daniels (Bleu) whose father dreams of him becoming a champion boxer. When his neighbor Mary (Palmer) asks him to substitute for a jumper on her double Dutch team in time for the city championship, Izzy jumps in and discovers a passion for the world of competitive jump roping. Rounding out the primarily African-American cast are David Reivers (POSEIDON) and  Shanica Knowles (HANNAH MONTANA). Filled with exciting bonus features, the JUMP IN! DVD includes the exclusive Learning the Moves in which Corbin Bleu hosts an instructional Double Dutch jump rope video so fans can learn the moves at home, a an exclusive pop-hop music video, Jumpin from the movies sound track performed by Keke Palmer. Rounding out the bonus features is a music video from rising pop sensation T-Squad performing their song Verticaland a making-of featurette Inside the Ropes.

JUMP IN!/Page 1

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DISNEY CHANNEL’S HIGHEST RATED ORIGINAL MOVIE

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD

 

JUMP IN!

FREESTYLE EDITION

 

Pop-Hopping onto DVD April 3 in time for Easter

Starring High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu and

Keke Palmer in her Disney Channel Debut

 

Includes the Exclusive Bonus Materials

“Learning the Moves” with Corbin Bleu and

“JUMPIN,”A Music Video Featuring Keke Palmer

BURBANK, Calif., DRAFT – Disney Channel’s highest rated original movie will debut on Disney DVD

April 3, 2007. Jump In! Freestyle Edition will be release just in time for Easter. Starring Corbin Bleu

(HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) and Keke Palmer (AKEELAH AND THE BEE) in her Disney Channel

debut, JUMP IN! is a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn teenager Izzy Daniels (Bleu) whose father

dreams of him becoming a champion boxer. When his neighbor Mary (Palmer) asks him to substitute for

a jumper on her double Dutch team in time for the city championship, Izzy jumps in and discovers a

passion for the world of competitive jump roping. Rounding out the primarily African-American cast are

David Reivers (POSEIDON) and Shanica Knowles (HANNAH MONTANA).

Filled with exciting bonus features, the JUMP IN! DVD includes the exclusive “Learning the Moves”, in

which Corbin Bleu hosts an instructional Double Dutch jump rope video so fans can learn the moves at

home, a an exclusive pop-hop music video, “Jumpin’” from the movie’s soundtrack performed by Keke

Palmer. Rounding out the bonus features is a music video from rising pop sensation T-Squad performing

their song “Vertical” and a making-of featurette “Inside the Ropes.”

JUMP IN! premiered on Disney Channel on January 12, 2007 with highest ever DCOM ratings in Total Viewers

(8.2 Million) and Kids 6-11 (3.7 million/15.2 rating), and the second-most-watched DCOM ever in Tweens 9-14

(3.4 million/14.0 rating).

In target demos Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, “Jump In!” finished as TV’s most-watched program for the entire

day (broadcast and basic cable).

It was directed by Paul Hoen (SOUTH OF NOWHERE and READ IT AND WEEP) and written by Doreen Spicer

(Disney’s THE PROUD FAMILY), and Regina Hicks and Karin Gist (GIRLFRIENDS).

Available on April 3, 2007, JUMP IN! is priced at U.S. $26.99 (SRP) and Canada $29.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney

Home Entertainment. For more information about the DVD, please visit www.bvhepublicity.com.

STREET DATE: APRIL 3, 2007

Direct prebook: February 6, 2007

Distributor prebook: February 20, 2007

Suggested retail price: $26.99 US and $29.99 Canada

Rated: U.S. ‘TV-G.’ Canada ‘G’.

Bonus materials not rated.

Feature run time: Approximately 85 minutes

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound

Languages: English

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized

industry leader. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution

company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes

and DVDs.

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The Classic ``Love Bug'' Returns to Charm a New Generation of Fans with Herbie Videogame

Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally Races into Stores Today on Nintendo DS(TM)

Mar. 20, 2007 Herbie first raced onto the scene in 1969 with Walt Disney's "The Love Bug," securing the white Volkswagen Beetle a spot in movie history. Now with five films and a television series under its hood, the car with a mind of its own is back speeding into the world of videogames. Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally for the Nintendo DS(TM) is the latest title to bring young gamers into the madcap adventures and high-speed races which made Herbie a household name.

In Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally, players slip behind the wheel of one of the world's most beloved cars to navigate extreme race courses filled with ramps, jumps and hills while utilizing power ups and special moves to defeat opponents. Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Climax Handheld(1) based in London, UK, Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally is now available exclusively for the Nintendo DS. The game is rated E for "Everyone" by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and has a suggested retail price of $29.99.

"A fast-paced, arcade-style racer, Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally offers an entertaining experience for racing and Herbie fans alike," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios.

In the game, Louise Noble must win the Cross States Rally to protect her animal sanctuary from the E. Vile Corporation. She purchases Herbie, a dusty Volkswagen Beetle left forgotten in the corner of a car dealership, and challenges evil Herman, the E. Vile Corp's fully armored vehicle. It's up to players to help Louise and Herbie humble Herman and save the sanctuary.

Taking short-cuts, collecting pick-up items and completing special moves are more than fun tricks - they're crucial for success. Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally features sixteen intense races and takes place in four challenging landscapes. Fill up the Love Bug's "Happy Meter" and perform wacky Herbie "Moments" to race up walls, loop-the-loop and leapfrog over obstacles. The game's multiplayer mode accommodates up to three racers on any of the tracks and includes two unique power-ups.

About Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California and has four internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.

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Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour Adds New Level of Cool to the Hit Musical Phenomenon

Unprecedented 100-City Global Tours Launch This September

Tickets Go on Sale April 2 for U.S. Tour

- The cultural sensation "High School Musical" reaches a whole new level of "cool" with Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour. This ice spectacular is premiering September 29th, it was announced today by Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Productions, and Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment.
 

Tickets for the U.S. tour will go on sale at http://www.highschoolmusicaltheicetour.com/ on Monday, April 2, while the European, Canadian and Mexican dates will be released later this spring.
 

The ice tour will feature a live fusion of songs, dance and team-spirited fun to celebrate the music of the original Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel movie, and its sequel "High School Musical 2," which is set to debut on the Channel this summer. Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour is being produced by Feld Entertainment and Kenny Ortega and mounted in cooperation with Schumacher and his team at Disney Theatrical Productions.
 

Commenting on the announcement, Schumacher said, "'High School Musical' has been a smash hit in virtually every area of the entertainment spectrum from television and home entertainment to soundtracks, and live concert tours. The ice tour celebrates the fun and music in a whole new and exciting way. Feld Entertainment is the undisputed expert in its field, and we're working closely with them and the movie's original creators to make this a fantastic experience for audiences of all ages."
 

Kenneth Feld, a Tony(R) Award-winning producer, said, "We brought together a creative dream team who will deliver a top-notch production that celebrates moments from the movies in an ice spectacular that will fill arenas with lights, music, dancing, and spirit. Kenny Ortega has pumped incredible genius into this production and we're thrilled to be collaborating with him."
 

The global tour, comprised of three companies, is expected to play more than 100 cities in its first year alone, including the worldwide premiere at Madison Square Garden (on September 29th and 30th) and the Staples Center in Los Angeles (on October 5th) in addition to cities in Europe, Canada and Mexico.
 

Feld Entertainment's award-winning creative team includes some of key talent associated with the original "High School Musical" films and concert tour:
 

  --  Kenny Ortega (Producer) Emmy(R) Award-winning director and
      choreographer, Disney's High School Musical, High School Musical 2,
      2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Dirty Dancing, Ferris
      Bueller's Day Off
  --  Jeff Calhoun (Director) Tony(R) Award-nominated director, Brooklyn the
      Musical, Grease, Annie Get Your Gun and the Deaf West production of
      Big River as well as Theatre of the Stars's production of "High School
      Musical" in Atlanta
  --  Peter Barsocchini (Writer) Disney's High School Musical, Disney's High
      School Musical 2, Drop Zone, The Merv Griffin Show
  --  Jeremy Railton (Production Designer) Emmy(R) Award-winning designer,
      2002 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Billboard Music
      Award, Miss Universe / Miss USA Beauty Pageant
  --  Patrick Woodroffe (Lighting Designer) the Rolling Stones, Elton John,
      Genesis, Bob Dylan and High School Musical:  The Concert
  --  Erin "Topaz" Lareau (Costume Designer) Emmy(R) Award-winning designer,
      Disney's High School Musical: The Concert, Benise: Nights of Fire,
      Gwyneth Paltrow, John Mayer, Brad Pitt
  --  Charles Klapow (Choreographer) Emmy(R) Award-winning choreographer,
      Disney's High School Musical, Disney's High School Musical 2, Cheetah
      Girls 2
  --  Cindy Stuart (Skating Choreographer) Disney On Ice, Olympic Gold
      Medalists Jamie Sale and Davie Pelletier, Six-time Canadian National
      Champion Jennifer Robinson, Stars On Ice with Olympic Gold Medalist
      Christopher Dean, Co-Choreographer with Olympic Gold Medalist Robin
      Cousins 

"We'll be recruiting some of the world's most talented skaters to play East High School's own Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor," said Nicole Feld. "They'll be heating up the ice performing chart-topping tunes and signature choreography, and with the ice as the dance floor, this event will be an unprecedented twist on a fan favorite."
 

Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour will feature music from the popular "High School Musical" soundtrack, including "We're All in This Together," "Get'cha Head in the Game," "Start of Something New," "Stick to the Status Quo," along with new music from "High School Musical 2."
 

Rich Ross, president, Disney Channel Worldwide, said, "We are so proud to have introduced 'High School Musical' to the world and to see its popularity continue to grow in so many ways. The ice tour is a fantastic way to build upon the experience for its millions of fans worldwide while introducing the music and dancing to a new audience."
 

"High School Musical," an Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie, premiered in January 2006 in the U.S. and through the year, on 25 Disney Channels and free-to-air broadcasters, reaching over 100 countries and over 100 million unique viewers worldwide. In the U.S., its soundtrack was the #1 album of the year in 2006 (certified quadruple Platinum by the RIAA), and broke records on the Billboard charts with an unprecedented nine original songs making the "Hot 100." It was the #1 TV movie on DVD for the year and sold 7.2 million units have been sold around the world. In fall 2006, Disney Theatrical adapted the teleplay for local school productions, and it is anticipated that 2000 schools will produce stage versions in the first year alone.
 

Schumacher added, "The first of our regional professional theatre licensed productions was a huge success earlier this year during its five-week run in Atlanta's Theatre of the Stars, and we're currently in discussions on how to tour that production starting later this year. Additionally, by June of this year, more than 1,000 schools will have licensed and staged the show, representing an unprecedented 5,000 performances."
 

Internationally, "High School Musical" has aired on Disney Channels (26 worldwide) and free-to-air broadcasters, reaching over 100 countries. For the September 2006 premiere in India, the music was re-recorded in Hindi with Indian instrumentation and more rhythmic beats to achieve a "Bollywood" sound.
 

Adding to its success, "High School Musical" has spawned a #1 New York Times bestseller -- "High School Musical -- The Novel," which has sold over 1.2 million copies. "High School Musical" was also the first TV movie to be offered on the iTunes Music Store. "High School Musical" themed shows have also proven to be popular at the Disney Theme Parks and Resorts, including Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and an upcoming production at Disneyland Paris.
 

About Feld Entertainment
 

Feld Entertainment, Inc., is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment that lifts the human spirit and creates indelible memories, with 25 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in 50 countries and on six continents to date and include Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R) and Doodlebops Live!
 

Members of the media should visit http://www.feldentertainment.com/hsmtheicetour for more information.
 

  Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour
  Schedule is subject to change

  City         State   Start     End        Venue
                       Date      Date
  Lakeland     FL      08/31/07  09/01/07   The Lakeland Center

  Orlando      FL      09/07/07  09/09/07   Amway Arena

  Tampa        FL      09/07/07  09/09/07   St. Pete Times Forum

  Fort Myers   FL      09/14/07  09/16/07   Germain Arena

  Nashville    TN      09/14/07  09/16/07   Gaylord Entertainment Center

  City         State   Start     End        Venue
                       Date      Date
  Sunrise      FL      09/19/07  09/19/07   BankAtlantic Center

  Knoxville    TN      09/21/07  09/23/07   Knoxville Civic Coliseum

  Miami        FL      09/22/07  09/23/07   AmericanAirlines Arena

  Hampton      VA      09/28/07  09/30/07   Hampton Coliseum

  New York     NY      09/29/07  09/30/07   Madison Square Garden
  City
  Roanoke      VA      10/03/07  10/03/07   Roanoke Civic Center

  Los Angeles  CA      10/05/07  10/05/07   STAPLES Center

  Richmond     VA      10/05/07  10/07/07   Richmond Coliseum

  Long Beach   CA      10/06/07  10/07/07   Long Beach Arena

  Los Angeles  CA      10/09/07  10/09/07   Los Angeles Sports Arena

  Charlotte    NC      10/12/07  10/14/07   Charlotte Bobcats Arena

  San Diego    CA      10/12/07  10/14/07   ipayOne Center at the Sports
                                            Arena
  Fairfax      VA      10/19/07  10/21/07   Patriot Center

  Oakland      CA      10/19/07  10/21/07   ORACLE Arena

  Atlanta      GA      10/27/07  10/28/07   Philips Arena

  San Jose     CA      10/26/07  10/28/07   HP Pavilion at San Jose

  Stockton     CA      10/30/07  10/30/07   Stockton Arena

  Baltimore    MD      11/02/07  11/04/07   1st Mariner Arena

  Sacramento   CA      11/02/07  11/04/07   ARCO Arena

  Trenton      NJ      11/07/07  11/07/07   Sovereign Bank Arena

  Fresno       CA      11/07/07  11/07/07   Selland Arena at Fresno
                                            Convention and Entertainment
                                            Center
  Bakersfield  CA      11/10/07  11/11/07   Rabobank Arena

  Hershey      PA      11/09/07  11/11/07   Giant Center

  Salt Lake    UT      11/15/07  11/18/07   EnergySolutions Arena
  City
  Uniondale    NY      11/16/07  11/18/07   Nassau Veterans Memorial
                                            Coliseum
  East         NJ      11/23/07  11/24/07   Continental Airlines Arena
  Rutherford
  Des Moines   IA      11/22/07  11/25/07   Wells Fargo Arena

  Kearney      NE      11/28/07  11/28/07   FirsTier Event Center

  Indianapolis IN      11/30/07  12/02/07   Conseco Fieldhouse

  Kansas City  MO      11/30/07  12/02/07   Sprint Center

  St. Paul     MN      12/14/07  12/16/07   Xcel Energy Center

  Philadelphia PA      12/28/07  01/01/08   Wachovia Center

  Bridgeport   CT      01/04/08  01/06/08   Arena at Harbor Yard

  Hartford     CT      01/11/08  01/13/08   Hartford Civic Center

  Cleveland    OH      01/12/08  01/13/08   Quicken Loans Arena

  Cleveland    OH      01/18/08  01/21/08   Quicken Loans Arena

  Albany       NY      01/16/08  01/16/08   Times Union Center

  Rochester    NY      01/18/08  01/20/08   Blue Cross Arena

  Providence   RI      01/23/08  01/23/08   Dunkin Donuts Center
                                            Providence
  Rosemont     IL      01/25/08  01/27/08   Allstate Arena

  Syracuse     NY      01/25/08  01/27/08   War Memorial at OnCenter

  Rockford     IL      01/30/08  01/30/08   MetroCentre

  Buffalo      NY      02/01/08  02/03/08   HSBC Arena

  Chicago      IL      02/01/08  02/02/08   United Center

  Chicago      IL      02/08/08  02/10/08   United Center

  Milwaukee    WI      02/08/08  02/10/08   U.S. Cellular Arena

  Green Bay    WI      02/15/08  02/16/08   The Resch Center

  City         State   Start     End        Venue
                       Date      Date
  Boston       MA      02/15/08  02/18/08   TD Banknorth Garden

  Grand Forks  ND      02/20/08  02/20/08   Ralph Engelstad Arena

  Auburn       MI      02/29/08  03/02/08   The Palace of Auburn Hills
  Hills
  Wheeling     WV      03/05/08  03/05/08   WesBanco Arena

  Pittsburgh   PA      03/07/08  03/09/08   Mellon Arena

  St. Louis    MO      03/14/08  03/16/08   Scottrade Center

  Saginaw      MI      03/19/08  03/19/08   The Dow Event Center

  San Antonio  TX      03/21/08  03/23/08   Alamodome

  Grand        MI      03/21/08  03/23/08   Van Andel Arena
  Rapids
  Peoria       IL      03/28/08  03/30/08   Peoria Civic Center

  Dallas       TX      03/28/08  03/30/08   American Airlines Center

  Wichita      TX      04/02/08  04/02/08   Kay Yeager Coliseum
  Falls
  Fort Wayne   IN      04/04/08  04/06/08   Allen County War Memorial
                                            Coliseum
  Fort Worth   TX      04/04/08  04/06/08   Ft. Worth Convention Center

  Houston      TX      04/11/08  04/13/08   Reliant Stadium

  Bossier      LA      04/16/08  04/16/08   CenturyTel Center
  City
  Little Rock  AR      04/18/08  04/20/08   ALLTEL Arena

  Birmingham   AL      04/22/08  04/22/08   BJCC Arena

  Mobile       AL      04/26/08  04/27/08   Mobile Civic Center

  Pensacola    FL      04/30/08  04/30/08   Pensacola Civic Center

  Baton Rouge  LA      05/09/08  05/11/08   Riverside Centroplex

  Hidalgo      TX      05/16/08  05/18/08   Dodge Arena

  Corpus       TX      05/21/08  05/21/08   AmericanBank Center
  Christi
  Laredo       TX      05/23/08  05/25/08   Laredo Entertainment Center
 

Disney Creates One-Stop Online Resource for Parents

Disney Family.com Blends Content, Search and Community Features to Help Parents Answer Life's Everyday Questions Disney Family.com Also Expected to Expand Company's Reach into Important and Growing Demographic of Moms on the Internet

Mar. 12, 2007 The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) today will unveil its new Web site for parents -- especially moms: Disney Family.com (http://www.family.com). The site, designed to appeal to the more than 32 million moms that are online in the U.S.(1), combines content, search and community elements to provide parents with an easy to use, one-stop "best of the Web" resource of family relevant information.

"Consumers, particularly parents, are engaging and interacting with new media like never before and are going online daily in search of answers to parenting related questions or to share experiences with other moms and dads," said Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, a division of WDIG.

"In Disney Family.com, we have an opportunity to make the Internet an even better resource for families by incorporating Web 2.0 trends and combining that with the longstanding Disney heritage of serving families with quality entertainment and trustworthy information."

Yanover, who will preview the site today at the iHollywood Digital Media Summit, noted that Disney Family.com also is a natural extension of the Disney brand on the Internet, with an audience the company knows well and already has a good relationship with.

"These recent developments in technology have driven continued growth in Internet usage, and, as a result, there is a massive adult audience that wants access to family relevant information in an easy-to-use format and trusts Disney to provide it."

Disney Family.com is designed to present information on a variety of topics important to today's families -- ranging from education, food and parenting, to advice on traveling with children, entertainment and shopping, in a manner that is compelling, comprehensive, entertaining and, most importantly, objective. The goal of Disney Family.com is to provide parents with answers to pressing questions, with practical and reliable information on the editorial side of the site that is objective.

"We expect Disney Family.com will take on the feel of a corner coffee shop, a relaxed and inviting atmosphere to enter where any number of relevant conversations are taking place," said Emily Smith, vice president in charge of Disney Family.com development. "And, because the community will ultimately decide whether content is relevant, we believe the site will remain on the leading edge in terms of helping parents with information and advice."

From a user's viewpoint, Disney Family.com is: -0-

-- Content

    -- A diverse range of original and aggregated content from a
       variety of reliable sources, specific to the needs and
       interests of parents -- including articles from experts in the
       parenting field.

    -- Opinion pieces from parenting bloggers from around the country
       who cover family related issues.

-- Answers

    -- Search for answers in three different ways: the entire Web; a
       list of 1,000 community recommended sites; or just within the
       Disney Family.com site.

        -- The "Disney Family 1,000" is a set of useful sites rated by
           registered site users as their most recommended online
           resources for parents -- from high profile to hidden gem
           Web sites.

        -- Users may choose to search only the Disney Family.com site
           via search term or keyword for articles, comments and blogs
           that appear on the site.

    -- Also features Family Tool Box, a collection of interactive,
       time-saving search tools on family relevant topics, including
       recipes, family travel, coupons and entertainment.

-- Community

    -- Rich, easy-to-access community of other moms and dads with
       shared parenting experiences.

    -- Site guests will be able to create their own profiles, comment
       on articles, blogs and postings from other guests, rate the
       quality of information on the site, and rate reliability and
       usefulness of sites in the Family 1,000.

    -- Community members can contribute by offering their own unique
       perspective on Disney Family.com content created by its expert
       authors or by bloggers.

    -- Plans for the near future include the ability to create online
       groups on any imaginable family relevant topic, and to even
       create private online groups relevant to organizations. For
       example, a mom could create a closed online group and limit
       membership, via a password, to the parents of children in her
       daughter's class.

    -- Community members also will be able to participate by helping
       create the ParentPedia, a family wiki of parenting topics that
       combines expert advice with everyday parents' advice to provide
       practical information for daily life.

A beta version of Disney Family.com is launching this week, and Disney plans to add features and functionality, including the ability to access Disney Family.com via mobile phones and other platforms, within the coming year.

WDIG operates the number-one entertainment destination on the Web for kids and families, Disney.com. Together, The Walt Disney Company Internet properties rank among the top-10 Web properties in the U.S., with more than 50 million unique visitors monthly, and include ABC.com and ESPN.com.(2)

Disney Family.com joins WDIG's family network of parenting sites, including the award-winning FamilyFun.com and Wondertime.com. FamilyFun.com serves moms with kids ages 3-12 with easy-to-do ideas for family oriented activities. Wondertime.com serves moms with kids 6 years old and under with ideas for playtime activities and easy-to-make crafts.

About The Walt Disney Internet Group

The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) offers a compelling mix of interactive entertainment and information content and services for Internet and mobile devices for audiences around the world. WDIG is both a developer of unique new media experiences specifically designed for Internet and mobile media and a developer of new platforms for distributing content selected from broad, existing entertainment divisions and libraries of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Its paramount mission is to provide a safe, secure environment for consumers to experience the Disney brand anytime and anywhere as they inform and entertain themselves, look to join communities with other Disney fans, or shop for products and services. WDIG integrates the unmatched breadth of content with a best-practices approach to Internet and mobile technology and drives multiple revenue streams from premium content offerings, advertising and ecommerce. WDIG, which is headquartered in North Hollywood, Calif., has operations in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

1. eMarketer's Moms Online: Parenting With Web 2.0 report (June 2006)

2. ComScore Media Metrix, January 2007

 

 

 

Disney Channel, Disney Online and Walt Disney Records Launch Virtual 'D*Concert: Disney Channel Concert Series' Exclusively on Disney.com's Disney Xtreme Digital(SM)

Concerts Feature Musical Performances from Hannah Montana, The Cheetah Girls and the Cast of High School Musical: The Concert

Mar. 12, 2007 Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG), Disney Channel and Walt Disney Records today announced the launch of "D*Concert: Disney Channel Concert Series," a virtual concert series premiering exclusively in Disney Xtreme Digital(SM) (Disney XD(SM)). The series will feature Disney Channel-headlining musical acts Hannah Montana, The Cheetah Girls and the cast of High School Musical. Available only on Disney.com, Disney XD is a customizable, personalized entertainment and social networking experience that now allows fans to rock out online.

The three-month online concert series, spanning from March through May, will kick off with a Hannah Montana performance beginning March 13 and available through March 19. Concerts featuring the cast of acclaimed Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical and singing sensations The Cheetah Girls will take place, respectively, in April and May. Fans can register online at http://www.disney.com/dconcert to collect exclusive D*Concert badges, chat with other fans and compete for the highest score in new D*Concert games. Each concert will host its own set of unique and fun interactive content making each show a musical must-see event for all ages.

"We're excited to be working with Disney Channel and Walt Disney Records to bring the D*Concert Series to the millions of fans of these great artists. D*Concert is a great example of the original content that will be showcased on Disney.com," said Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director, Disney Online. "Working with the many creative teams across the breadth of The Walt Disney Company, we are focused on bringing audiences new, amazing entertainment experiences that fully leverage the unique aspects of personalization, on demand delivery, and interactivity with our brands that the internet offers."

"We are dedicated to providing Disney Channel viewers with access to their favorite shows and characters on all of the platforms they are using," said Albert Cheng, executive vice president, digital media, Disney-ABC Television Group. "These online, on-demand concerts are a great way that we can connect kids with the music and talent they love in a truly unique way."

"The internet has become a favorite resource for discovering and enjoying new artists and their music. Disney XD is uniquely positioned as a powerful destination for people to discover exclusive performances from the exciting artists from the Walt Disney Records family," said Jim Weatherson, senior vice president/general manager, Walt Disney Records. "The segue from hit Disney Channel properties to concert arenas and now to the internet is a natural progression that continues our tradition of bringing great music to families. These concerts follow on the heels of our record-breaking, sold-out Cheetah Girls and High School Musical tours."

The Hannah Montana D*Concert will feature Miley Cyrus performing as "Hannah Montana," the character she portrays in Disney Channel hit live-action comedy series that follows typical tween Miley Stewart, who lives with her older brother and widowed dad, a songwriter. The Hannah Montana Soundtrack, released last Fall, was the first-ever TV soundtrack to enter the Billboard Top 200 at #1.

The High School Musical D*Concert will showcase performances from the recent sold-out, 42-date High School Musical: The Concert tour. Featuring many of the stars of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman, along with newcomer Drew Seeley, the High School Musical D*Concert special will also be featured on Disney Channel in May. Walt Disney Records will release the first-ever live CD + DVD package with High School Musical: The Concert on May 1. The set will contain all 10 songs from the quadruple platinum soundtrack on the audio CD, plus concert highlights on the DVD. The concert was filmed at Houston's Toyota Center in December.

Featuring the high energy singing and dancing trio made up of Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams and Adrienne Bailon, The Cheetah Girls D*Concert will showcase songs from the platinum-selling soundtracks of the Disney Channel Original Movies "The Cheetah Girls" and "The Cheetah Girls 2." The Cheetahs 86-date sold-out concert tour was one of the most successful tours of 2006/2007. Walt Disney Records will release the second installment of the live franchise with The Cheetah Girls: The Concert CD + DVD in June.

About Disney Channel

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 89 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 25 Disney Channels and feeds around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group.

About Disney Online

Disney Online (http://www.disney.com), a division of the Walt Disney Internet Group, produces the number one kids' entertainment and family community destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1996, Disney.com is the online gateway to all of the company's Disney-branded entertainment initiatives, providing comprehensive access to, and information about Disney movies, travel, television, games, mobile, music, shopping and live events. Disney.com also features Disney Xtreme Digital(SM) (Disney XD), a highly interactive broadband experience that will let Disney.com guests create their own customized online channel with games, videos, music, and chat -- all of which can be enjoyed simultaneously in an immersive environment.

In addition, Disney Online develops and publishes a range of online products and services including Disney's Toontown Online, Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, Disney Game Downloads, Disney's Blast, Disney Connection and Hot Shot Business.

About Walt Disney Records:

Walt Disney Records and its imprints Buena Vista Records and Disney Sound are part of the Buena Vista Music Group. The Buena Vista Music Group encompasses all of the Walt Disney Company's recorded music and music publishing operations.

 

 

3D Rocks at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre with 'Meet the Robinsons' in Disney Digital 3-D(TM) During Its Special Engagement of Disney's Latest Animated Film from March 30th -- May 20th; Exclusive Animation Exhibit Adds to the Fun!

 Mar. 8, 2007 Hollywood's legendary movie palace, The El Capitan Theatre, invites moviegoers to "Meet the Robinsons" in spectacular Disney Digital 3-D(TM) during its special engagement of Disney's exciting new computer-animated feature, from March 30th -- May 20th, it was announced today (March 8, 2007) by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. Adding to the fun, an exclusive animation exhibit in the theatre's lobby will provide unique insights into the making of this spectacular new comedy-adventure. On the same program, in its first big screen appearance in 54 years, will be Walt Disney's classic 1953 3-D short, "Working for Peanuts," starring Donald Duck and Chip & Dale. Guests will also have a chance to have breakfast with Chip & Dale (reservations required) at a special character breakfast preceding the 10:00 am showing at Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store.

Regular showtimes are 10:00 am, 12:25 pm, 2:50 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:40 pm, and 9:55 pm. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at the El Capitan Theatre box office, online at http://www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.

Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "Seeing 'Meet the Robinsons' in Disney Digital 3-D at the El Capitan Theatre is an amazing experience, and the fantastic animation exhibit in the lobby adds to the fun. Family audiences and moviegoers of all ages are going to fall in love with these characters and their hilarious and heartfelt comedy adventures. With the theatre's state-of-the-art 3-D projection along and a generous helping of good old-fashioned showmanship, we believe there's no better place to experience 'Meet the Robinsons'."

To commemorate the occasion, Disney's Soda Fountain will also be offering a special sundae called the "T-Rex Treat." It consists of two scoops of chocolate chip ice cream, layered with hot fudge and marshmallow toppings, with chopped snickers and dinosaur sprinkles added for good measure.

Walt Disney Pictures' "Meet the Robinsons" follows the adventures of Lewis, a boy-genius with a love of gizmos and gadgets, and an undying hope of finding the family he never knew. But Lewis' journey takes him to a place even he couldn't have imagined, a place where the impossible no longer exists: the future. When he encounters a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, he's in for the time-travel of his life as he is whisked off to meet a family unlike any other -- the sublimely fun and futuristic Robinsons -- who will help him discover a series of amazing and heartfelt secrets about his own limitless potential. Filled with unforgettable characters, clever contraptions, classic villains, and a wide assortment of eye-popping surprises, "Meet the Robinsons" continues in the beloved Disney legacy of looking ahead to a dazzling world of tomorrow.

"Meet the Robinsons" features the voice talents of Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler, and Tom Kenny, among others. The film was directed by Stephen Anderson and produced by Dorothy McKim. The screenplay is by Jon Bernstein and Michelle Spitz; and Don Hall, Nathan Greno, Aurian Redson, Joe Mateo, Stephen Anderson, based on the acclaimed book A Day with Wilbur Robinson by Williams Joyce. Two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Danny Elfman wrote the score.

 

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment Springs into Action with Four More Blu-ray Discs in April 2007

Titles Include King Arthur, G.I. Jane, Deja vu and Academy Award(R) Winner The Queen

Mar. 5, 2007 Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment (BVWHE) today announced their slate of Blu-ray Disc(R) releases for April 2007, all of which are presented on the newest high definition 50 GB disc. Titles will include King Arthur and G.I. Jane, which will be in stores on April 3, and Deja vu and The Queen, available on April 24. Most Blu-ray(TM) titles from BVWHE will be available for $34.99 SRP.

The action-packed King Arthur (Clive Owen, Keira Knightley) on Blu-ray Disc will feature original DVD bonus materials including audio commentary by director Antoine Fuqua, the featurette "Blood on the Land: Forging King Arthur," a cast & filmmaker roundtable, alternate ending, and Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase. G.I. Jane (Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen) on Blu-ray Disc includes the exclusive Movie Showcase.

Tony Scott's action-thriller Deja vu (Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer) on Blu-ray Disc will include DVD bonus features including the "Surveillance Window" featurette which gives an in-depth look at how and where the film was made, numerous deleted and extended scenes, and the Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase. Deja vu was written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

The Academy Award(R) winner The Queen (Helen Mirren -- Best Actress, 2006) on Blu-ray Disc will include DVD bonus features including a making-of featurette, feature commentary with director Stephen Frears and writer Peter Morgan, feature commentary with British Historian and Royal expert Robert Lacey, and the Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase.

BVWHE's Blu-ray titles feature advanced new menus offering seamless navigation and on-the-fly preference selection; dynamic and unparalleled high-definition picture quality; new layer-coating technology that provides a scratch-resistant surface; Movie Showcase which highlights the most impressive high-definition picture and sound moments on the disc; and new sleek packaging. Other Disney Blu-ray feature technologies being developed include unmatched interactive features and compelling online content utilizing web connectivity, which will allow users to connect to live events hosted by the studio.

Blu-ray Disc is the next-generation optical disc format for high-definition video and high-capacity software applications. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 25GB of data, and a double-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 50GB of data. Blu-ray Disc is supported by the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and gaming companies, and, with seven of eight Hollywood studios releasing their high-definition content on Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray will deliver the widest variety of high-definition, home entertainment content.

About Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution product. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

Walt Disney's Peter Pan Platinum Edition 2-disc DVD is filled with high-flying bonus features for all ages including “Camp Never Land” - explore the world of Never Land with three all-new multi-level games, a never-before-seen alternate opening beginning in Never Land instead of the Darling's home, a deleted song, “In Walt's Words” – A new discovery! Walt Disney reveals in his own words “Why I made Peter Pan”, “You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan” an exciting journey to discover how the film was made, a sneak peek at the all-new Tinker Bell movie, and much more.
Studio:    Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Genres:    Comedy And Animation
Release Date:    March 06, 2007 (dvd)
MPAA Rating:    G
Starring:    Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont
Directed By:    Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson
Produced By:    Walt Disney

 

Peter Pan Platinum Edition DVD English
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 (03/06/07)

 

 

Peter Pan Platinum Edition DVD Spanish
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 (03/06/07)

 

 

 

TVN Entertainment Enters into New Agreement with Disney's Buena Vista Video-On-Demand to License Films for VOD

Distribution Includes TVN's Cable, Telco, and IPTV Affiliates

VN Entertainment Corp., the leading on-demand company, announced today that it has entered into a new agreement with Disney's Buena Vista Video-On-Demand (VOD) to license the company's movie titles for video-on-demand distribution. TVN previously has offered Disney films for Pay-Per-View.

Under terms of the agreement, Disney's Buena Vista Video-On-Demand will make available from the Walt Disney Studios new release, direct-to-video, and library films to TVN affiliates for unlimited viewing over a 72-hour period--three times as long as the traditional 24-hour viewing period for VOD.

"VOD customers have been anxiously awaiting movies from Disney," said Doug Sylvester, chief operating officer of TVN Entertainment. "We are very excited that Disney's Buena Vista Video-On-Demand has now made the commitment to broadly offer its rich collection of studio titles to the growing VOD market."

Disney's Buena Vista Video-On-Demand gains access to TVN's extensive roster of affiliates that includes many medium and small sized cable companies, as well as its growing number of telco partners. The agreement also allows Disney to utilize TVN's ADONISS 2.0 (A2) asset management system, which provides unparalleled management control of VOD assets. A2 will enable its customers to manage and customize VOD marketing campaigns on a national, regional, or local market basis.

About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment Corporation, the leading television on-demand company, works with every major studio, network, and telecommunications video provider in North America. TVN is the preferred provider of original on-demand programs and networks. TVN supports an open, advanced technology platform, and offers the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for licensing, managing, distributing and marketing on-demand content to virtually any platform. For more information about TVN's products and services, please visit http://www.TVN.com.

About Disney's Buena Vista VOD

Disney's Buena Vista Video-On-Demand is a leading distributor of movies in the Video-On-Demand arena. BVVOD distributes movies domestically from the Walt Disney Company, including titles from Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax Films. It currently licenses movies through a wide range of distributors and platforms including cable MSOs, satellite companies, internet distributors, telecos, mobile operators, and via other emerging technologies.

 

 

NEW ON DISNEY DVD

 

Disney’s

LITTLE EINSTEINS:

The Legend of the Golden Pyramid

 

Join The Team and Ride Rocket To Preschool Fun And Adventure!

Includes Never-Before-Seen Episode and Bonus Storybook

 

 Calling all explorers! Disney’s Little Einsteins, the

preschool hit from the Disney Channel, embarks on more fun and adventure with Little

Einsteins: The Legend of the Golden Pyramid, available on Disney DVD February 27, 2007.

In this adventure, the team finds a gold harp and a treasure map, which leads them to Egypt in

search of the Golden Pyramid and the secrets that lay inside.

Little Einsteins: The Legend of the Gold Pyramid is a triple-length adventure featuring a DVD

premiere episode. The musical missions include a gold harp, a dragon kite and a little toy

plane, and preschool audiences are invited to help. From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the

wondrous wall of China and beyond, it’s excitement and adventure at every turn.

Included are: “The Legend of the Golden Pyramid” – Quincy finds a harp that plays a song that

can open up anything. The harp has a picture of a golden pyramid on it. The team makes it

their mission to find out who lives inside the golden pyramid. It’s off to Egypt, as the team and

Rocket go through the Egyptian desert, take a trip down the Nile and visit the Sphinx to find the

golden pyramid. Once they open the pyramid with the golden harp, the team gets to have a

dance party with the ancient hieroglyphics inside.

“The Dragon Kite” – While June practices her dancing in the backyard, she is surprised when a

Little Dragon Kite comes to visit her. When she discovers that the Little Dragon Kite needs her

help because some of her friends went missing, June gets her friends together and they head

off to China. They need to find three Blue Dragon kites, two Yellow Dragon Kites and one

Orange Emperor Dragon kite – all in time for the big Dragon Kite Parade.

This high-flying DVD includes a bonus, never-before-seen Little Einsteins episode “Annie and

the Little Toy Plane” and a new, interactive storybook all ages will enjoy.

Little Einsteins: The Legend of Golden Pyramid is available for U.S. $19.99 (SRP), Canada

$24.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

Created specifically for preschoolers, Disney’s Little Einsteins was developed with child

development experts and musicians. Preschoolers are encouraged to “make music every day”

and shout “We’ve Got A Mission!”

The Little Einsteins interactive series airs on Disney Channel in the Playhouse Disney block.

Children are encouraged to listen, respond, collaborate with and create their own music, often

right on the spot. They also experience fine works of art by the world’s best artists as never

before.

The lovable and diverse cast of Little Einsteins – Leo, June, Quincy, Annie and Rocket – each

bring a special talent to the group of spirited adventurers. Leo is six years old, loves music, and

is the conductor of the group. Annie is four years old and Leo’s sister. She loves to sing and

can make up a song on the spot. She’s also the only one who can fly Rocket all by herself.

Quincy is an instrument virtuoso who plays any instrument he gets his hands on. He’s five

years old and especially likes the trumpet and violin. And he tells great jokes. June is six years

old and loves dancing. Her leaps, spins and twirls help change the direction of each mission.

Rocket is the best friend of all four children. He has lots of gadgets, and can transform himself

into anything imaginable.

STREET DATE: February 27, 2007

Direct prebook: January 2, 2007

Distributor prebook: January 16, 2007

Suggested retail price: U.S. $19.99, Canada $24.99

Aspect ratio: Full frame 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

Rated: G

Total episode run time: 72 minutes

Sound: Dolby® Digital Surround Sound

Languages: English, Spanish, French audio

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment,

Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is the

marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures,

Miramax and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

.Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, Inc. # # #

 

 

 

Kim Possible Blasts Beyond TV Stardom with Growing Videogame Popularity and New Title in Stores

Today's Leading Videogame Heroine Continues Her Adventures on the Nintendo DS with "Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini"

 Cheerleader, fashionista, straight-A student and world-class super agent, Kim Possible is now establishing herself as the leading videogame heroine for young gamers. The spunky redhead has rocketed from her globally successful Disney Channel show to a starring role in action-packed games. Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini is the latest adventure in the Kim Possible video game franchise, which has sold over one million units to date in North America. The game is now available in stores for the Nintendo DS(TM), giving kids the chance to save the world in the palm of their hands.

In Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini, players take on the role of teenage girl Kim Possible whose mission is to save the world. Along with her trusty sidekicks, Ron Stoppable and the naked mole-rat Rufus, they traverse the globe in an effort to bring the evil Gemini to justice. Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by A2M, the game is rated "E" for Everyone and is available February 13, 2007 for $29.99 SRP.

"Kim Possible is the modern role model that kids are looking for -- the smart girl next door with the latest gadgets, endless witty comebacks and effortless moves to stop the bad guys," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing for Disney Interactive Studios. "Kim Possible: Global Gemini extends the show's entertainment to the DS platform, giving fans the ability to step into Kim's shoes and take on her empowering can-do attitude."

The game follows an original story in which Kim, Ron and Rufus visit exotic locations utilizing cool gadgets, acrobatic kung-fu moves and unlockable special abilities to foil the evil Gemini. DS touch screen functionality gives players unique control of extreme vehicles and activation of gadgets. Additionally, exciting multiplayer challenges, including snowboard racing and vehicle chases, are featured in the game.

For more information, please visit http://www.disney.com/videogames. Disney's Kim Possible: What's The Switch?, developed for the PlayStation 2 system, is also available in retail stores.

About the "Kim Possible" TV Show

Disney Channel's hit TV series, "Kim Possible" is an action-comedy, animated series that strikes a unique balance between gadget-wielding crime fighter, everyone's favorite cheerleader and the girl next door. Kim Possible, along with her best friend Ron Stoppable, travel on extraordinary adventures around the globe...and still find time to be ordinary teenagers. They're joined in their adventures by Rufus, the naked mole-rat, a favorite of Kim Possible fans.

About Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M)

Founded in 1992, Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) is a Montreal, Canada-based videogame developer specializing in the creation of interactive action-adventure games. A2M's experience developing quality licensed games and original titles made it one of the premier game developers in Canada.

About Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self-publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, Calif., and has four internal game development studios around the world, including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studios, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.

 

 

Disney's Phenomenal ``High School Musical'' Franchise Graduates to the Big Screen in 'O8 with New ``Haunted High School Musical'' Feature

2007 Disney's (NYSE:DIS) phenomenally successful "High School Musical" franchise will graduate to the big screen in 2008 with "Haunted High School Musical," an all-new musical adventure, it was announced today by Oren Aviv, president of production for the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. The original "High School Musical," an Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2006, went on to reach over 100 million unique viewers worldwide. In the U.S., the movie's soundtrack was the #1 album of the year in 2006 (certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA) and is a top-seller in international territories. Additionally, 6.5 million DVD units have been sold to date around the world. The success of the movie led to a sold-out 42-date arena concert tour featuring cast members Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, and special guest star Drew Seeley (Zac Efron was unavailable due to his movie production schedule). Additionally, Disney Theatrical has licensed the script for local school productions, and it is anticipated that 2000 schools will produce stage versions in the first year alone. "High School Musical 2," reuniting the film's original cast with director Kenny Ortega, will premiere on Disney Channel this summer.

Commenting on the announcement, Aviv said, "Given the enormous universal appeal and phenomenal popularity of the 'High School Musical' franchise, we wanted to bring that same energy, excitement and entertainment to the big screen with a unique and original idea. We're now ready to transform 'High School Musical' into a memorable theatrical musical experience with 'Haunted High School Musical."

Rich Ross, president, Disney Channel Worldwide, added, "When people think 'big screen' for a TV movie, they generally don't think this big - but no plasma TV could contain our plans for 'High School Musical 3,' thanks to the Walt Disney Studios."

Gary Marsh, president, entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide, commented, "'High School Musical' exploded off the TV screen and into the lives of kids and families everywhere. It skyrocketed to heights never before achieved by a TV movie, so it's only fitting that its next incarnation should be as a major motion picture. Now, millions of kids and families can 'get their heads in the game' one more time -- and continue to experience this cultural phenomenon."

"High School Musical" premiered on Disney Channel on January 20th, 2006, and went on to become the highest rated original movie up until that time. It won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Children's Programming, and received two Emmy Awards (of its total 6 nominations), a DGA Award, and an Imagen Award for Best Children's Program, and a Humanitas Prize nomination. The soundtrack received a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack of the Year, and was nominated for an American Music Award in the Favorite Album (Pop/Rock) category. The film even earned an entry in the Guinness World Record Book as the first TV movie to deliver nine concurrent singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Internationally, "High School Musical" has aired on Disney Channels (26 worldwide) and free-to-air broadcasters, reaching over 100 countries. For the September 2006 premiere in India, the music was re-recorded in Hindi with Indian instrumentation and more rhythmic beats to achieve a "Bollywood" sound.

Adding to its success, "High School Musical" has spawned a #1 New York Times bestseller - "High School Musical - The Novel," which has sold over 1.2 million copies. "High School Musical" was also the first TV movie to be offered on the iTunes Music Store. "High School Musical" themed shows have also proven to be popular at the Disney Theme Parks and Resorts, including Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and an upcoming production at Disneyland Paris.

 

 

Walt Disney Pictures' 'Tinker Bell' Coming in Fall 2008 From Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment

Film Will Bring to Life Disney's Latest Franchise in This All New CG-Animated Feature

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 9  Walt Disney Pictures' all new CG-animated feature "Tinker Bell" will arrive worldwide in Fall 2008 from Disney's Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment it was announced today by Bob Chapek, president of BVWHE.
 

"Tinker Bell," produced by DisneyToon Studios, will be the first time audiences hear Tinker Bell speak, as the movie brings to life the amazing world of Disney Fairies, The Walt Disney Company's newest franchise, in all-new CG-animation with Brittany Murphy as the voice of the spunky and sassy fairy. In the tradition of its many animated classics, Disney will bring to life an enchanting tale of Pixie Hollow and Tink's new fairy friends voiced by some of Hollywood's most talented actors.
 

"'Tinker Bell' represents an incredible franchise opportunity in the home entertainment category," said Chapek. "Audiences will get to know Tinker Bell like never before, and will fall in love with her all over again."
 

Disney Fairies builds upon the enormous popularity of Tinker Bell and introduces children to her secret, magical world and a new circle of enchanting fairy friends -- each with an incredibly diverse talent, personality and look. Disney Consumer Products introduced Disney Fairies in 2005 with the release of New York Times best-seller, "Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg," from Disney Publishing Worldwide, followed by an apparel line, toys, a global magazine launch and a series of award-wining chapter books in 2006.
 

"Tinker Bell has been recognized as an icon by fans of all ages for many years -- her merchandise sales to date have proven this despite the lack of new content," said Andy Mooney, chairman of Disney Consumer Products. "This new film will bring to life Tinker Bell's spectacular world and will offer incremental opportunities across the company to grow the Disney Fairies franchise significantly."
 

Disney Fairies represents an expanded definition of synergy at The Walt Disney Company. As part of its ongoing commitment to drive the franchise companywide, Tinker Bell will be supported with a strong marketing campaign and a broad licensed merchandise program at major retailers around the world through an expanded Disney Fairies line from Disney Consumer Products. The new line will launch into new categories such as role play, youth electronics, stationery, home decor, and personal care.
 

The iconic Tinker Bell character, together with the Tinker Bell film and Disney Fairies product line, will provide a multitude of new experiences for families to enjoy and treasure for many years to come.
 

About Disney Consumer Products
 

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home decor and books to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. This is accomplished through the work of DCP's various lines of business: Disney Toys, Disney Apparel, Disney Food, Health & Beauty, Disney Home, Disney Stationery, Disney Publishing, Buena Vista Games, Baby Einstein, and www.disneyshopping.com. The Disney Store, which debuted in 1987, also falls under DCP, through stores currently owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties under licensing agreements in North America and Japan, and wholly-owned stores in Europe. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com
 

About Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment
 

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.
 

Source: Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment

Web site: http://www.disneyshopping.com/
 

 

 

The Walt Disney Studios and Academy Award(R)-Winner Director Robert Zemeckis and Producing Partners Form New Company That Will Produce 3D Performance Capture Films

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 5 - The multi award-winning team of Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey join forces with The Walt Disney Studios to set-up a new performance capture film company, it was jointly announced by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios and producer/director Robert Zemeckis.
 

The company will create films using the performance capture technology, a technique of digitally recording actors' movements that are fed into a computer allowing for the development of state-of-the-art 3D motion pictures.
 

Zemeckis, Rapke and Starkey will produce all of the films with Zemeckis expected to direct a number of the projects. The Walt Disney Studios will distribute and market the motion pictures worldwide.
 

In making the announcement Cook said, "The creation of this new company is yet another step in our leadership role in cutting edge technology as it relates to the movie industry." Cook continued, "Bob is an amazing director who continues to push the envelope in creating the best in cinematic experiences. Along with his partners, Jack and Steve, they are one of the finest producing teams in the business. They have a real pulse on the future of motion pictures especially as it pertains to the creativity and technology of motion capture and 3D film experiences. They are true leaders in every sense of the word and we are proud to be partners with them in this new endeavor."
 

Zemeckis added, "Jack, Steve and I are looking forward with great excitement to be working with Dick Cook and his team. In addition to being an enthusiastic champion of 3D movies, The Walt Disney Studios is committed to the advancement of digital cinema in all areas including performance capture."
 

Zemeckis, along with executive producing partner Rapke and producer Starkey, first used this innovative film technology of performance capture when he directed the highly successful animated feature film "Polar Express."
 

Following up on the success of "Polar Express," Zemeckis was executive producer on his second performance capture film, the Academy Award-nominated Best Animated Film "Monster House," with Rapke and Starkey producing. Additionally, Zemeckis is directing and producing the performance capture film, "Beowulf," with Rapke and Starkey also producing. The film is due out in theaters in 2007.
 

Among some of their other credits are: "Castaway" -- Zemeckis director and producer and Rapke and Starkey producers; "What Lies Beneath" -- Zemeckis director and producer and Rapke and Starkey producers; "Contact" -- Zemeckis director and producer and Starkey producer; "Forrest Gump" -- Zemeckis received an Academy Award for Best Director and Starkey was awarded the Best Picture Oscar for his role as producer; "Back to the Future" trilogy -- Zemeckis directed and Starkey served as associate producer on part 2 and 3 and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" -- Zemeckis directed and Starkey was associate producer.
 

About The Walt Disney Studios
 

The Walt Disney Studios is a unit of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and produces and distributes motion pictures under the following banners: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disney-Pixar Animation and DisneyToon Studios as well as Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax Films. Buena Vista International serves as the studio's international distribution arm. Buena Vista Home Entertainment distributes Disney and other film titles to the rental and sell-through home entertainment markets worldwide. Disney Theatrical Productions is one of the largest producers of Broadway musicals, and the Buena Vista Music Group distributes original music and motion picture soundtracks under its four record labels: Walt Disney Records, Buena Vista Records, Hollywood Records and Lyric Street Records.
 

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

 

Celebrities Enjoy Alternative to the Super Bowl!

 

CINDERELLA III: A TWIST IN TIME

 SCREENING/TEA PARTY DVD EVENT

Benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital®

 

SUNDAY, February 4, 2007  As an alternative to the Super Bowl, celebrities and their children celebrated the CINDERELLA III: A Twist in Time DVD Release with a screening and tea party to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital® at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.

 

Attendees included Cinderella III: A Twist In Time director FRANK NISSEN, RACHEL GRIFFITHS, MARCIA GAY HARDEN, SEAN ASTIN, DEBI MAZAR, SKEET ULRICH, MELINDA CLARKE (TVs The O.C.), CATHERINE BELL (TVs Army Wives), JANE SIBBETT (TVs Friends), RACHEL FOX (TVs Desperate Housewives), JASMINE ANTHONY (TVs Commander In Chief), CASSIDY LEHRMAN (TVs Entourage), RYAN NEWMAN (Zoom, Monster House) and more.

 

CINDERELLA III: A TWIST IN TIME will be released on DVD on February 6, 2007 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment

 

 

 

Dream Comes True for Colts' Dominic Rhodes: He's 'Going to Disney World!' After Joining Coach Tony Dungy in Famous Commercial

MIAMI, Feb. 4 - Head Coach Tony Dungy and running back Dominic Rhodes of the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts Sunday night became the latest sports celebrities to realize a dream, stand in front of a TV camera, and shout the famous "going to Disney World" phrase. And Monday, Rhodes heads to Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando to also make a few special kids' dreams come true as they will play the first-ever game of football on Main Street, U.S.A. on a specially built gridiron.
 

Their "We're going to Disney World" pronouncement, part of the production for one of TV's most enduring and celebrated commercials, was captured Sunday night on tape at Miami's Dolphin Stadium just moments after the Colts' 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. Dungy became the first African American head coach to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl champion, while Rhodes rushed for a game-leading 113 yards and a second- quarter touchdown that put the Colts ahead for keeps.
 

The commercial -- which also includes a Disneyland version for the West Coast -- is the 37th of a series that began in 1987 following Super Bowl XXI. The first "I'm going to Disney World" commercial, featuring New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, was regarded as a groundbreaking concept -- a produced national commercial involving a current event, airing on major networks hours after the event.
 

And this latest installment is to follow a similar script, airing Feb. 5 - - when Rhodes is to be in Disney's Magic Kingdom along with a group of children, ages 8 to 11, who normally participate in NFL Youth Football leagues around Central Florida. But on this magical Monday, they will participate in an unprecedented game of football in the shadows of Cinderella Castle.
 

For the first time in history, a football field will be constructed on Main Street, U.S.A. near the theme park's gleaming royal icon. The children will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run plays with Rhodes less than 24 hours after he starred in his team's Super Bowl XLI victory.
 

While Rhodes' participation in a Magic Kingdom football game is a first, he joins a lineup of sports heroes such as Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Joe Montana, John Elway, Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Doug Williams, Magic Johnson, Patrick Roy and Super Bowl XL star Hines Ward who have been featured during two decades of "I'm going to Disney World" commercials.

 

Source: Walt Disney World

 

“I’m Going to Disney World” Fact Sheet
First Spot: Super Bowl XXI (Phil Simms, New York Giants)
Number of Spots Since Inception: 37
Chronology of "I'm going to Disney World" Spots:
2007 Super Bowl XLI (Tony Dungy and Dominic Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts)
2006 Super Bowl XL (Hines Ward, with Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh Steelers)
2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII (Tom Brady, New England Patriots)
Major League Baseball World Series Champions (Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox)
2003 Super Bowl XXXVII (Jon Gruden and Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
2002 Super Bowl XXXVI (Tom Brady, New England Patriots)
2001 Super Bowl XXXV (Trent Dilfer, Baltimore Ravens)
Major League Baseball home run record (Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants)
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams)
1999 Super Bowl XXXIII (Terrell Davis and John Elway, Denver Broncos)
Women's World Cup (United States Championship Team)
1998 Super Bowl XXXII (John Elway, Denver Broncos)
Major League Baseball home run record (Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals)

 

1997 Super Bowl XXXI (Desmond Howard, Green Bay Packers)
Holiday Gift-Giving (Santa Claus)

 

1996 Super Bowl XXX (Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys)

 

1995 Super Bowl XXIX (Jerry Rice and Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers)
1994 Super Bowl XXVIII (Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys)
Olympics (Nancy Kerrigan, U.S. Figure Skater)

 

1993 Super Bowl XXVII (Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys)
Stanley Cup (Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens)

 

1992 Super Bowl XXVI (Mark Rypien, Washington Redskins)
1991 Super Bowl XXV (Ottis Anderson, N.Y. Giants)
NBA (Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls)

 

1990 Super Bowl XXIV (Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers)
Graduation (Jim Thompson of Temple University, and
Matt Kaldenberg, Phyllis Kaldenberg and Laura McEwen of Simpson College)

 

1989 Super Bowl XXIII (Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers)
NHL (Al MacInnis, Calgary Flames)
NBA (Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons)
1988 Super Bowl XXII (Doug Williams, Washington Redskins)
Miss America (Gretchen Carlson)
World Series (Orel Hershiser, L.A. Dodgers)
NBA (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, L.A. Lakers)
1987 Super Bowl XXI (Phil Simms, N.Y. Giants)
America’s Cup (Dennis Conner)
NBA (Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers)
World Series (Frank Viola, Minnesota Twins)

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S A SMALL WORLD OF FUN Volume 4

DVD FACT SHEET

Studio:

Walt Disney Home Entertainment

 

Story:

Get ready for a magical journey around the world with this collection of classic animated shorts.

Follow a cast of lovable Disney characters as they bring you fun-filled stories from across the globe.

Prepare to meet the fire breathing, poetry-loving star of "The Reluctant Dragon," and experience the

adventure of "The Goddess of Spring" in this hilarious and touching compilation. Disney favorites

Donald Duck and Goofy are along for some international comedy in this treasury of tales that will

enchant the entire family.

STREET DATE: February 13, 2007

Direct prebook: December 19, 2006

Distributor prebook: January 2, 2007

Rated: Not Rated.

Suggested retail price: U.S. $14.99; Canada $16.99

Total episode run time: Approximately 55 minutes

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

Sound: Dolby® Digital Stereo Sound

Language: English audio, French audio.

 

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.

 

 

IT’S A SMALL WORLD OF FUN Volume 3

DVD FACT SHEET

Studio:

Walt Disney Home Entertainment

 

Story:

Join your favorite Disney characters as they travel the globe in this fun-filled collection of classic

shorts. Six unforgettable adventures with an international flavor prove that it truly is a small world

after all. The journey begins with Disney's take on the legend of "Johnny Appleseed," one of the

most colorful characters of the American frontier. Volume 3 also finds Mickey, Donald and Pluto

involved in a Swiss mishap in "Alpine Climbers," and Goofy's trip to India goes hilariously awry in

"Tiger Trouble." this magical collection is a treasure trove of classic tales to share with the whole

family.

STREET DATE: February 13, 2007

Direct prebook: December 19, 2006

Distributor prebook: January 2, 2007

Rating: Not rated.

Suggested retail price: U.S. $14.99; Canada $16.99

Total episode run time: Approximately 55 minutes

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

Sound: Dolby® Digital Stereo Sound

Language: English audio, French audio.

 

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.

 

 

 

 

THE FINAL SEASON SAVES THE BEST LAUGHS FOR LAST!

THE GOLDEN GIRLS:THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON

 

The Final Season of the Classic Comedy

Features Exclusive, Seven Year Retrospectives by Bea, Betty and Rue

 

Take The Gals Home On DVD February 13

BURBANK, Calif., October 27, 2006 – Seven years of laughter, tears, friendship and fun culminate in

The Golden Girls: The Complete Seventh Season, available on a 3-disc DVD from Buena Vista

Worldwide Home Entertainment. Among the many highlights of the final heartwarming and hilarious

season, Dorothy gets two marriage proposals, Rose sends a “naughty” gift to Miles as she contemplates

marrying him, Blanche goes through a mid-life crisis when she can’t seduce her date, and Sophia has a

hysterical run-in with the Pope. And that’s just for starters.

The Golden Girls: The Complete Seventh Season features guest stars galore, including Leslie

Nielsen (“Naked Gun” franchise, “Scary Movie” 3 and 4) as “Uncle Lucas,” who ends up falling for

Dorothy; Don Stark (TV’s “That 70’s Show”), Peter Graves (TV’s “Mission Impossible”); Edie McClurg

(TV’s “7th Heaven”); Kristy McNichol (TV’s “Empty Nest”); and Merv Griffin and Alex Trebek, who appear

as themselves when Dorothy comically tries out for the Jeopardy game show.

One of the most beloved TV shows of all time – and winner of eleven Emmy® Awards and four Golden

Globe awards – “The Golden Girls” follows four friends -Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur), Rose (Betty White),

Blanche (Rue McClanahan) and Sophia (Estelle Getty) -who move in together in Miami. Their

uproarious relationships with each other and with the comical men in their lives have made them hugely

popular with fans of all ages.

The Golden Girls: The Complete Seventh Season includes all 26 episodes of the final season, as well

as exclusive interviews with Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan as they reminisce about

seven golden years with the show. Available just in time for Valentine’s Day in a 3-disc DVD box set for

U.S. $39.99 (SRP), Canada $59.99 (SRP) on February 13.

“The Golden Girls” earned an incredible eleven Emmy® Awards and four Golden Globe awards. The

Emmy® Awards included three straight Outstanding Comedy Series wins (1986-1988) Outstanding Lead

Actress Comedy wins (Betty White 1986, Rue McClanahan 1987, Beatrice Arthur 1988), Outstanding

Supporting Actress Comedy (Estelle Getty, 1988), and Best Writing Comedy (1986). The show won the

Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series -Comedy three straight times (1986-1988) and Estelle Getty

also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Comedy in 1986.

STREET DATE: February 13, 2007

Direct prebook: December 19, 2006

Distributor prebook: January 2, 2007

Suggested retail price: U.S. $39.99, Canada $59.99 (3-disc DVD)

Rated: TV-PG

Bonus features not rated or subtitled.

Total episode run time: Approximately 625 minutes

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

Sound: Dolby® Digital Stereo Sound

Languages: English Audio.

Close captioned for the hearing impaired.

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Digitally Restored Version of Disney's Animated Classic ``Peter Pan'' Takes Flight at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre from 2/1-15

New 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD Set to Debut on March 6th

 Jan. 24, 2007 A generous sprinkling of pixie dust, special live appearances at each show by Tinker Bell, and an opening night extravaganza is in store for moviegoers as Walt Disney's animated classic "Peter Pan" makes its big screen digital debut at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre from February 1st-15th, it was announced today (January 24, 2007) by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. This special two-week engagement, which heralds the March 6th arrival of an all-new 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD, will feature a newly restored digital version of the film with enhanced picture and sound. Adding to the excitement on opening night (Thursday, February 1st), veteran Disney producer Don Hahn ("The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," etc.) will lead a special panel discussion at the 7:00 pm show. Highlighting the evening will be a reunion of the actors who voiced Wendy and John Darling (Kathryn Beaumont-Levine and Paul Collins), plus appearances by Margaret Kerry (the live-action reference model for Tinker Bell), legendary animation star June Foray (who voiced and posed for characters in the film), and other surprises. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at the El Capitan box office, online at http://www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Daily showtimes are 10:00 am, 12:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:15 pm.

Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "We're delighted to be presenting the digital debut of 'Peter Pan' at the El Capitan Theatre in advance of its new Platinum Edition DVD release. This film is one of the great Disney classics and we know that audiences are going to have a great time seeing it on the big screen in all its digitally restored splendor. With a surprise-filled opening night panel, and the live appearance by Tinker Bell at every show, we'll be offering the best show this side of Never Land. There will be lots of fun, fantasy and magic throughout this engagement, and don't forget, 'Peter Pan' is the perfect movie to see on Valentine's Day."

Originally released in 1953, Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" is an enchanting animated adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of a magical boy who refuses to grow up. Accompanied by the three Darling children - Wendy, John, and Michael - Peter flies back to Never Land where they encounter the Lost Boys, Indians, Mermaids, and the treacherous pirate Captain Hook. When Peter's fairy pal, Tinker Bell, becomes jealous of his attentions toward Wendy and is duped into helping Captain Hook, Peter must fly into action to save the day and get his friends "off the Hook." Filled with memorable music (including "You Can Fly" and "The Second Star to the Right"), colorful animation, and fantastic characters, "Peter Pan" soared to the top of the box office and became a favorite with movie fans all over the world. The film was directed by Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, and Wilfred Jackson. The vocal cast includes Bobby Driscoll as Peter, Kathryn Beaumont as Wendy, Paul Collins as John Darling, and Hans Conreid as Captain Hook.

On March 6th, 2007, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will release the special 2-Disc Platinum Edition of Walt Disney's "Peter Pan," brimming with fantasy, fun, and new bonus features. For this new "limited time only" release, the film has undergone an extensive digital restoration and features a new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. Among the highlights of the 2-Disc set: "The Peter Pan That Almost Was" - a never-before-seen alternate opening set in Never Land (instead of the Darlings' home), "In Walt's Words - Why I Made Peter Pan!" in which Walt reveals in his own words why he made the film, "You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan," three all-new multi-level games, a sneak peek at the all-new "Tinker Bell" movie and much more!

 

 

CINDERELLA III: A Twist In Time

 

Cinderella III: A Twist In Time (Street Date: 02/06) Available for a limited time only!

 

Disneys original classic continues in the all-new, animated motion picture, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time, premiering only on Disney DVD.  Featuring all the magic and wondrous spirit of Walts original Cinderella, this new, spellbinding story takes a daringly different turn. When the Fairy Godmothers magic wand falls into the wrong hands, the glass slipper no longer fits Cinderella! Instead, her evil stepsister Anastasia is slated to marry Prince Charming! But with her loyal mice friends, Gus and Jaq by her side, Cinderella is determined to make things right again.

 

All your favorite characters return in this all-new movie. Cinderella is joined by the delightful mice duo Gus and Jaq. Lady Tremaine the evil Stepmother once again menaces Cinderella, accompanied by her deliciously horrible daughters Anastasia and Drizella and their wicked cat Lucifer. Prince Charming returns with the King, and the Grand Duke, and of course there is the beloved Fairy Godmother. Family-friendly bonus features include a Bibbidi Bobbidi Choose game, where players can put the Fairy Godmothers wand in the hands of different characters from the movie, including Gus and Jaq. Cinderellas Ballroom DVD Rom invites viewers to enter Cinderellas ballroom and discover a world of beautiful gowns, music and dance. There, players can choreograph different ballroom dances, try out different gowns, import printable photos to turn themselves into a princess or royal court member, dance to the Princess jukebox, print Princess party invitations for their own Princess Ball and more.

 

The DVD Bonus Features also include the music video for I Still Believe, sung by Hayden Panettierre (Heroes)!

 

 

Release Schedule 2007

 

 

 

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films

GENRE: Action-Adventure

RATING: To Be Determined

RELEASE DATE: May 25

From left to right: Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp Photo: Peter Mountain

n the follow-up to the record-breaking smash 2006 hit PIRATES OF THE

CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST, we find our heroes Will Turner

(ORLANDO BLOOM) and Elizabeth Swann (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY) allied with

Captain Barbossa (GEOFFREY RUSH) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack

Sparrow (JOHNNY DEPP) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones’ locker—while

the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman, and Davy Jones, under the control of the

East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through

treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and

confront the cunning Chinese pirate Sao Feng (CHOW YUN-FAT). Now headed beyond

the very ends of the Earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle—

as not only their lives and fortunes but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way

hangs in the balance.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski from a screenplay

written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, our beloved cast sets sail once again on a fresh,

new adventure in May 2007.

 

CAST: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, with Chow Yun-Fat

and Geoffrey Rush

DIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski

WRITTEN BY: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio

Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean and characters created

by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert

PRODUCER: Jerry Bruckheimer

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Bruce Hendricks

and Eric McLeod

The film website is: pirates.movies.com.

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PREVIEW 2007

 

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media

GENRE: Fantasy/Adventure

RATING: PG

RELEASE DATE: February 16

 

Based on the popular Newbery Award-winning novel, BRIDGE TO

TERABITHIA is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power

of imagination from the producers of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and

the Wardrobe.” Jess Aarons (JOSH HUTCHERSON) is an outsider at school and even in

his own family. Jess has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his middle school

class, but his goal is unexpectedly thwarted by the new girl in school, Leslie Burke

(ANNASOPHIA ROBB), who competes in the “boys only” race and wins.

Despite their awkward introduction, the two outsiders quickly become best friends. Leslie

loves to tell stories of fantasy and magic. Jess loves to draw, but until he met Leslie, it was

something he kept to himself. Leslie opens a new world of imagination for Jess. Together,

they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place only accessible by swinging

on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the

kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies.

Thanks to his friendship with Leslie, Jess is changed for good. Brimming with fantastical

creatures, palaces and beautiful forests, the world of Terabithia is brought to life by the

amazing Academy Award®-winning visual effects wizards at Weta Digital (the “Lord of

the Rings” trilogy, “King Kong”).

CAST: Josh Hutcherson, Annasophia Robb,

Robert Patrick and Zooey Deschanel

DIRECTOR: Gabor Csupo

SCREENPLAY BY: Jeff Stockwell and David Paterson

BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Katherine Paterson

PRODUCERS: Hal Lieberman, Lauren Levine, David Paterson

The film website is: disney.com/terabithia.

 

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PREVIEW 2007

 

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

GENRE: Comedy

RATING: PG-13

RELEASE DATE: March 2

im Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy hit

the road in this rollicking comedy-adventure about a group of

middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with

freewheeling motorcycle trip. Taking a long-dreamed-of breather from their

stressful jobs and family responsibilities, they can’t wait to feel the freedom

of the open road.

 

When this mismatched foursome, who have grown far more used to the

couch than the saddle, set out for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, they

encounter a world that holds far more than they ever bargained for. The trip

begins to challenge their wits and their luck, especially during a chance run-

in with the Del Fuegos, a real-life biker gang who are less than amused with

their novice approach.

 

As they go looking for adventure, they soon find that they’ve embarked on

journey they will never forget.

 

CAST: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence,

William H. Macy, Marisa Tomei, Jill Hennessy and Ray Liotta

DIRECTOR: Walt Becker

WRITTEN BY: Brad Copeland

PRODUCERS: Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins, Todd Lieberman

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERs: Amy Sayres, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett

 

The film website is: wildhogsmovie.com.

 

From left to right: John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Tim Allen Photo: Lorey Sebastian

From left to right: John Travolta, William H. Macy, Tim Allen Photo: Lorey Sebastian

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PREVIEW 2007

 

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

GENRE: Animation

RATING: To Be Determined

RELEASE DATE: March 30

 

ewis is an orphan who dreams of finding a family. His

journey takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger

named Wilbur Robinson whisks him away to a world where anything is

possible…THE FUTURE.

 

There, he meets an incredible assortment of characters and a family

beyond his wildest imagination, the Robinsons, who help lead him on

an amazing and hilarious adventure with heartfelt results.

 

Based upon the book A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce.

DIRECTOR: Steve Anderson

Producer: Dorothy McKim

SCORE BY: Danny Elfman

ORIGINAL SONGS BY: Danny Elfman, Rob Thomas

 

and Rufus Wainwright

voice talent: Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams,

Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler and Tom Kenny

The film website is: meettherobinsons.com.

 

From left to right: Lewis, Wilbur

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PREVIEW 2007

Studio: Disney•Pixar

GENRE: Animation

RATING: To Be Determined

RELEASE DATE: June 29

 

fter taking audiences on incredible journeys to the worlds of cars, superheroes,

fish and toys, only the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios (“Cars,

“Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles”) could create an entirely new and original world where

the unthinkable combination of 5-star restaurants and rats come together for the ultimate

fish-out-of-water tale.

 

In the new animated adventure RATATOUILLE, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming

great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in

decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds

himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste

Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely—and certainly unwanted—

visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into

motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

 

Remy finds himself torn between his calling and passion in life and returning forever to his

previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice

but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef. Directed by Academy Award®

winning Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”) and co-directed by Academy Award®-winning Jan

Pinkava (“Geri’s Game”), RATATOUILLE is slated for release on June 29, 2007.

 

DIRECTOR: Brad Bird

Co-director: Jan Pinkava

PRODUCER: Brad Lewis

VOICE TALENT: Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy,

 

Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm

The film website is: ratatouille.com.

 

Remy

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PREVIEW 2007

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

GENRE: Live-Action Romantic Comedy

RATING: To Be Determined

RELEASE DATE: November 21

 

classic Disney animated fairy tale meets with the modern, live-action romantic

comedy in Walt Disney Pictures’ ENCHANTED. Featuring an all-star cast, the

film follows the beautiful princess Giselle (AMY ADAMS) as she is banished by an evil

queen (SUSAN SARANDON) from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself

in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new

environment that doesn’t operate on a “happily ever after” basis, Giselle is now adrift in

chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with

charmingly flawed divorce lawyer (PATRICK DEMPSEY) who has come to her aid—even

though she is already promised to a perfect fairy-tale prince (JAMES MARSDEN) back

home—she has to wonder: can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

 

ENCHANTED is directed by Kevin Lima (“Tarzan,” “Eloise at Christmastime”) from

screenplay written by Bill Kelly (“Blast from the Past”) and will feature original songs from

the reunited team of acclaimed composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz

(“Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame”)

 

DIRECTOR: Kevin Lima

WRITER: Bill Kelly

PRODUCERS: Barry Sonnenfeld, Barry Josephson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Chase, Sunil Perkash, Ezra Swerdlow

CAST: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall,

 

Idina Menzel and Susan Sarandon

MUSIC BY: Alan Menken

SONGS BY: Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz

 

The film website is: www.enchantedmovie.com.

 

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PREVIEW 2007

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures in association with Spyglass Entertainment

GENRE: Adventure Comedy

RATING: To Be Determined

RELEASE DATE: August

 

here’s no need to fear. Underdog is here! The superhero canine with a gift for

rhyme returns in an all-new live-action re-imagination of the classic cartoon,

UNDERDOG.

 

After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister

(PETER DINKLAGE), an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with

unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero

costume, Underdog (voiced by comedian JASON LEE) vows to protect the beleaguered

citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebread

(voiced by Academy Award® nominee AMY ADAMS). When a sinister plot by

Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad (PATRICK WARBURTON) threatens to

destroy Capitol City, only Underdog can save the day.

 

Utilizing state-of-the-art CGI special effects mixed with live action, UNDERDOG flies

into theatres in August 2007.

 

CAST: Jim Belushi, Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, Patrick Warburton,

Brad Garrett, with Amy Adams, and Jason Lee as the voice of Underdog

DIRECTOR: Frederik Du Chau

SCREENPLAY BY: Adam Rifkin and Joe Piscatella & Craig A.Williams

STORY BY: Joe Piscatella & Craig A. Williams and Adam Rifkin

BASED ON THE TELEVISION SERIES: “Underdog”

PRODUCERS: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jay Polstein,

Jonathan Glickman

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eric Ellenbogen, Bob Higgins, Todd Arnow

 

The film website is: underdog-movie.com.

 

 

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