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    Disneyland Resort Donates $200,000 to Help 20th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park Raise a Record $2 Million

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    Anaheim, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2010 – At sunrise on October 17, more than 12,000 walkers gathered on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park to make a lasting impact on the lives of local families by taking part in CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland Resort. In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis surprised CHOC Children’s Hospital with a special $200,000 donation, bringing total funds to a record $2 million raised in...
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    STAR WARS®: CLONE WARS ADVENTURES™ GALACTIC PASSPORT NOW AVAILABLE AT NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS

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    SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 19, 2010 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., have announced that the Star Wars ® : Clone Wars Adventures ™ Galactic Passport is now available for purchase at major North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $19.99. The all-new retail package includes a 90-day premium Jedi Membership, 500 Station Cash ™ , the exclusive Togruta playable character species, a Yoda bobblehead monitor...
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    The Art of Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer and Artist at the ToonSeum

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    Pittsburgh-- "The Art of Caroll Spinney," a new exhibit poised to open at the ToonSeum, explores the alternate career path that could have been from one of the world’s best-loved puppeteers. Caroll Spinney, best known for his portrayal of Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird, has been with Sesame Street for more than 40 years. During his puppetry career, he never lost sight of his first passion, the art of cartooning. Spinney brings his beloved characters into new realms through elaborate...
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    Gloria Estefan joined the chainsaw drill team lurking in the streets, scaring guests in “Saws and Steam,”

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    © 2010 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved Photo Credit: Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan joined the chainsaw drill team lurking in the streets, scaring guests at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort on Oct. 17. Estefan and her family were hosted by Universal Orlando to enjoy Halloween Horror Nights XX where guests will face Fear – the master behind everything the event has ever been and will become...
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    Syfy is debuting a new reality series called "Hollywood Treasure" on Wednesday, October 27

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    Syfy is debuting a new reality series called "Hollywood Treasure" on Wednesday, October 27 featuring Joe Maddalena, the world's leading authority on entertainment memorabilia. Joe hunts down the memorabilia items, and auctions them off for top-dollar to pop culture collectors. Recent finds include the Wicked Witch's Hat from The Wizard of Oz, Jeannie's Bottle from I Dream of Jeannie, and the Magic Carpet Bag from Mary Poppins. On November 6 at the Globe Theatre at Universal...
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    Universal Orlando Resort's Holidays Event Offers Music, Cheer and Unforgettable Family Memories

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    UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S HOLIDAYS EVENT OFFERS MUSIC, CHEER AND UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY MEMORIES Celebrate the Season with Macy’s Holiday Parade, Grinchmas and an All-New Holiday Village Enjoy Nightly Holiday Music, Including Three Concerts By Top-Selling Holiday Music Group Mannheim Steamroller on December 4, 11 and 18 ORLANDO , Fla. (October 14, 2010) – Imagine cheerful holiday music floating on the brisk air. Children marveling at giant, colorful balloons passing overhead. Laughter...
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    Goodspeed's Most Creative New Musical - 'James and the Giant Peach' - Begins Next Week!

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    A fresh new musical that will capture the imagination of everyone who sees it! BEGINS NEXT WEEK Not just for kids - adults will also be fascinated by the imagination and creativity in this production! Oct 21 - Nov 21 The Norma Terris Theatre For the first time ever, the beloved story of James and the Giant Peach becomes a new musical! When James is shipped off to live with his wretched aunts, he longs for a real family and a new home. All seems lost until he discovers a magical giant peach filled...
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    ‘Disneynature Oceans’, 'Disneynature The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos'

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    DISNEYNATURE OCEANS - From the same studio that brought you Disneynature Earth , the #1 theatrical nature film of 2009, comes Disneynature’s latest chronicle Disneynature OCEANS – an unprecedented, breathtaking journey deep into uncharted waters of the ocean uncovering the playful splendors and the harsh realities of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. Debuting on October 19th as a Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD in a single package) and 1-Disc DVD by Walt Disney...
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    Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse – 82 Years Young on November 18!

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    The Walt Disney Family Museum November 2010 Events Calendar Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse – 82 Years Young on November 18! We Celebrate with Three Original Mouseketeers, Bobby, Sharon and Cubby When They Visit the Museum on Saturday, November 20. Join us for Mickey-themed screenings, activities and fun! SCREENINGS + DISCUSSIONS FILM OF THE MONTH – November 1-24 A Month of Mickey Mouse and Friends (1928-1942) 1:00pm and 4:00pm daily, Theater (except Tuesdays, November 13, and November 20...
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    TO SAVE A SMALL TOWN, ONE BIG-CITY GIRL MUST GET CREATIVE

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    Just in Time for the Holidays Available On DVD November 23rd Los Angeles (October 12, 2010) – The search for “Mr. December” begins, as 12 MEN OF CHRISTMAS is revealed on DVD November 23, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This cheeky, romantic comedy is a holiday must-have featuring Broadway super-star and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee,” “Pushing up Daisies”), Anna Chlumsky ( My Girl, In the Loop) and Josh Hopkins (“Private Practice...
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    UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS XX GETS HIGHEST RATINGS IN HISTORY

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    Event Has Also Won Amusement Today’s Coveted Golden Ticket Award for the Nation’s Best, Most Intense Halloween Event – For the Third Year in a Row ORLANDO, Fla. – Guests at Halloween Horror Nights XX have given the event its highest overall ratings ever. They have also said it is the scariest Halloween Horror Nights in five years. At the same time, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has won Amusement Today’s 2010 Golden Ticket Award for the “Best...
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    RHYS IFANS JOINS CAST OF NEXT “SPIDER-MAN”

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    CULVER CITY, Calif., October 11, 2010 – Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production...
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    Disney’s Friends For Change: Project Green

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    Disney's Friends for Change: Project Green (www.disney.com/projectgreen) – a movement that helps kids help the planet teamed up with Ocean Conservancy to co-host an International Coastal Cleanup kickoff in the Gulf. The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and other stars of Disney Channel's "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" joined in to lend a helping hand. Radio Disney was also on site. The event shined a light on the Gulf region and drew attention to the importance of keeping the world’s...
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    MARY POPPINS WELCOMES ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER TO THE BROADWAY CAST AS ROBERTSON AY

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    MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010 – MARY POPPINS, Broadway’s perfectly magical musical, is pleased to welcome to the company ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER as Robertson Ay on Tuesday, October 12 (7pm) . Keenan-Bolger reprises the role he originated in the critically-acclaimed North American touring production (previewing tonight in Buffalo, NY). Produced on Broadway by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS performs at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West...
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    DOCTOR WHO TO FILM IN THE U.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME

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    DOCTOR WHO TO FILM IN THE U.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME Upcoming season’s first two episodes to be set in the U.S. The BBC announced today that season six of Doctor Who , which delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA earlier this year, will open with a spectacular two-parter set in the U.S. and penned by ‘Who supremo’ Steven Moffat. In the special two-parter co-produced with BBC AMERICA, key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late ‘60s in which the Doctor, Amy...
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    KIDS' TV STAR TO MAKE CAPE ANN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FINAL WEEKEND OF FILM FESTIVAL

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    [Cape Ann, MA * October 8, 2010] - The film "My Tale Of Two Cities" ( www.MyTaleOfTwoCities.com ), a funny and hopeful comeback story, kicks off the final weekend of The Cape Ann Film Festival ( www.CapeAnnFilmFest.com ) on Friday, Oct. 15th at 7:00pm at the Rockport Music Cinema ( www.RockportMusic.org ) at the Shalin Liu Performance Center at 37 Main Street in Rockport with Guest of Honor, David "Mr. McFeely" Newell of the long-running kids' staple, "Mister Rogers'...
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    The Doctor Returns

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    Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. IDW DOCTOR WHO comic book series continues with all-new Eleventh Doctor stories Coming in January 2011 San Diego, CA (October 8, 2010) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the official continuation of its partnership with BBC Worldwide with its critically acclaimed DOCTOR WHO comic book series, which will now feature all-new adventures of Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor. Earlier this year, the television series Doctor Who delivered...
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    Godzilla® Finds New Stomping Grounds at IDW

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    Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Media Contact: AnnaMaria White AnnaMaria@IDWPublishing.com 858.270.1315, ext. 121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Godzilla® Finds New Stomping Grounds at IDW The King of the Monsters™ returns to comics… and this time, he’s not alone San Diego, CA (October 8, 2010) – The biggest star in motion pictures prepares to wreak havoc once again! IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a partnership with Toho Co., Ltd. to create all...
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    Futurama Volume 5

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    Memo CONFIDENTIAL: FOR EMPLOYEES ONLY To: Planet Express Staff From: Professor Hubert Farnsworth Date: October 7, 3000 Re: Grand Re-Opening of Planet Express Attention Planet Express staff, We’re back in business! Planet Express is now delivering “Futurama” Volume 5 to terrestrial locations beginning December 21, 2010 just in time for the holidays! The Simpsons genius, Matt Groening, placed a large order of these shiny discs featuring the animated series truly light-years-ahead...
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    Disneyland Resort Environmental Honor

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill Bicknell, (408) 720-8811 CASQA Recognizes Disneyland Resort for Stormwater Treatment Program Awards Ceremony to Acknowledge Excellence in Stormwater Quality Management ANAHEIM, Calif. – October 28, 2010 — The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) will present an award to the Disneyland Resort at the sixth annual CASQA Stormwater Conference awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. Disneyland...
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    PRO SKATEBOARDER TONY HAWK GUEST STARS IN AN EPIC NEW EPISODE OF "ZEKE AND LUTHER," MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 ON DISNEY XD

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    “ZEKE AND LUTHER” PRO SKATEBOARDER TONY HAWK GUEST STARS IN AN EPIC NEW EPISODE OF "ZEKE AND LUTHER," MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 ON DISNEY XD When Luther reveals that his family is moving out of town, he and Zeke set out to accomplish everything on their "bro list" before Luther has to leave. As they complete each item on the list, they come down to the final task -- to meet and skateboard with pro skateboarder Tony Hawk. After searching high and low for the famous skateboarder...
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    Happy October from Van Eaton Galleries!

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    Dear Collectors, HAPPY OCTOBER! As you may have noticed, we’ve been acquiring all kinds of fantastic art! In addition to that, I want you to know that it’s been decided! The San Diego Comic-Con will remain in San Diego until 2015!! Check out the news article: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=34&s=259&ai=100971 Don’t forget to browse the Van Eaton Galleries website from time to time. The Holidays are coming up fast, and you might want...
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    Become a Famous Monster!

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    Become a Famous Monster! Enter the FM Costume Contest Winners Will Be Featured In Famous Monsters #253! Cate GORE ies: Best Costume Best Male Costume Best Female Costume Best Child Costume (ages 2-12) Best Pet Costume Click Here for Contest Rules and Prizes FM Monster's Brawl Come one, come all and step on up to the First Annual FM Monster's Brawl. Greetings and beatings to you all. It's time to find out who is the most famous-est monster in all of filmland. All the winners will be determined...
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    Spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios For the Seventh Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit! Saturday, November 6, 2010

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    The Cartoon Art Museum , the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its seventh annual benefit on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Pixar Animation Studios . From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film, Luxo Jr. , to the studio’s latest full-length feature, Disney€Pixar’s Toy Story 3 , Pixar has wowed and charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year...
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    WARNER BROS. RECORDS TO RELEASE THE DANNY ELFMAN & TIM BURTON 25TH ANNIVERSARY MUSIC BOX THIS DECEMBER

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    LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 ELABORATE COLLECTIBLE PACKAGES CELBRATES 25 YEARS OF CREATIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN ACCLAIMED COMPOSER ELFMAN AND LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTOR BURTON AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT WWW.ELFMANBURTON.COM Package Features More Than 19 Hours Of Music, Including Fan-Requested Expansions Of 13 Film Scores, Plus Seven Hours Of Previously Unreleased Music, A Skeleton USB Flash Drive Containing MP3s Of The Music And A Bonus DVD Featuring An Exclusive Conversation Between Elfman And Burton Burbank...
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