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May, 2011

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    Disney-Pixar Cars 2 Inspired Product Races Into Stores

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    GLENDALE, CALIF. (MAY 31, 2011) -On your mark, get set, go! Disney Consumer Products (DCP) introduces an exciting array of Disney•Pixar Cars 2 merchandise that will recreate the fun of the film. The robust new Cars 2 product assortment will span toys, apparel, home, stationery, food, publishing and more and is now available at all major retailers, at Disney Store locations and at Disneystore.com. Toys: • Mattel introduces more than 150 Cars 2 toys that bring to life the thrilling racing...
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    Disney-Pixar Cars 2: "Spy Cars Like Us" Featurette Now Available

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    CARS Puzzle Book app now in iTunes

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    AM² Announces the 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest

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    1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners for Each Contest Awarded Cash and Amazing Prizes This July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference! LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 1, 2011) ­ Attendees can get more involved with this Summer¹s most anticipated animation, music and manga event AM2 (July 1-3, 2011; Anaheim Convention Center) by entering the official 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest! Not only will the winner have their winning design utilized on...
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    Super-Star Mary J. Blige Records Original Song For Dreamworks Pictures and Participant Media's "THE HELP"

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    BURBANK, Calif. (May 26, 2011) - DreamWorks Pictures and Geffen Records announced today that multiple Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige wrote and recorded an original song for the soundtrack of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media's THE HELP, a film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, opening in theaters August 12, 2011. "The Help" soundtrack - music from the Motion picture, will feature the original song from Mary J Blige "The...
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    Disney Baby Launches Disney Cuddly Bodysuit™

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    GLENDALE, Calif., June 1, 2011 - Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today announced a dedicated collection of Disney Baby brand products designed to equip parents with the essentials they need for Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start TM . The collection debuts with the Disney Cuddly Bodysuit TM , an infant bodysuit made of Disney Huggable Soft 100% Cotton TM with a second row of snaps that allow the bodysuit to "grow" with baby, available on amazon.com/Disneybaby this month and at...
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    Free Super Screenings at Pittsburgh's museum of the cartoon arts, The ToonSeum

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    The ToonSeum will be presenting several animated and documentary film screenings in conjunction with their summer exhibit Superheroes: Icons and Origins, a exploration of the timeless characters of Marvel and DC Comics. All screenings are free an open to the public. Donations are always welcome. The first half of this series highlights the exceptional work of animator and producer Bruce Timm. Having cut his teeth in early 80s working with Don Bluth and Ralph Bakshi, and later on shows like He-Man...
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    New "The Muppets" movie trailer " Fuzzy Pack" released

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    1st Trailer
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    All-New 3D Version of Disney's “The Lion King” Hits Theaters September 16, 2011

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    AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE DISNEY'S "THE LION KING" LIKE NEVER BEFORE... TWO FIRSTS FOR OSCAR®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSIC: September 16, 2011-All-New 3D Version of "The Lion King" Hits Theaters for the First Time Ever October 4, 2011- Available on Disney Blu-ray TM Hi-Def and Blu-ray 3D TM for the First Time Ever BURBANK, Calif. (May 26, 2011) - Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney's "The Lion...
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    Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo release classic Disney limited edition print, MICKEY'S SERVICE STATION by artist Tom Whalen

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    Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo have released their next classic Disney limited edition, MICKEY'S SERVICE STATION. This was done in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles as a continuing series with artist Tom Whalen (previous prints have included STEAMBOAT WILLIE & WISE LITTLE HEN MICKEY'S SERVICE STATION by Tom Whalen 18x24 Edition of 370 $45 On sale Friday, 5/27 at MondoTees.com Follow @MondoNews for the "on sale" announcement. ABOUT MONDO Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse's...
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - How'd they do that?

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    In "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Johnny Depp reprises his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in his greatest adventure yet-a quest to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. Makeup artist Joel Harlow and hair stylist Karen Asano-Myers tend to Johnny Depp on the deck of the Queen Anne's Revenge. Photo by Peter Mountain. Copyright Disney Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is the first film in the "Pirates" franchise...
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    Stunning concept art from the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship in this week's D23's Disney Geek

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    This week on the show: - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue blasts off at Disney's Hollywood Studios with Bob Iger, George Lucas and… Darth Vader! - Stunning concept art from the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship including the European-themed nightclub area - "Pirates" makes a lotta loot! - It's Donald Duck's birthday and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" is celebrating - The first poster for the new Muppet movie - Luminaries announced for D23's Rocketeer 20th Anniversary...
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    "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" returns to the D23 Expo

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    FROM JACK SPARROW'S BLACK PEARL TO WALT DISNEY'S LIMOUSINE, "TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES" RETURNS TO THE D23 EXPO, SHOWCASING MORE THAN 80 YEARS OF DISNEY HISTORY 12,000-Square-Foot Exhibit Will Feature Imagery, Costumes, Props and More From Beloved Disney Movies, Television Shows and Characters BURBANK, Calif. - May 26, 2011 - D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives are proud to announce the return of the "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives"...
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    "I Am Number Four" 's stunt coordinator talks taking hits in Hollywood

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    "When you stage a fight for a film, it's not the same thing as a real fight." In celebration of TODAY'S release of I AM NUMBER FOUR on Blu-ray & DVD, we present you with Stunt Coordinator Peng Zhang's tips for breaking into the business as a stunt and fight coordinator for film! So You Want Be A Stuntman? Top Hollywood Stunt Coordinator Peng Zhang Tells Us About His Cool Job And How To Break Into The Business Peng Zhang is one of Hollywood's most sought-after stunt and...
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    Releasing From The Disney Vault -- For The First Time Ever In High Def --Bambi II

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    Releasing From The Disney Vault -- For The First Time Ever In High Definition! Disney's Beloved Forest Friends - Bambi, Thumper, Owl, Flower & Faline - Are Back In A Magnificent Special Edition BAMBI II Available As A Blu-ray TM and DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Movie Download August 23, 2011 - For A Limited Time Only Features All-New, Never-Been-Released Bonus Features BURBANK, Calif., May 20, 2011 - Walt Disney Studios invites audiences to once again fall in love with the adorable, beloved...
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    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Announces Spectacular New Prize For Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament

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    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Announces Spectacular New Prize For Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament Presented by Hasbro® TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition Winning Contestant Gets Free Trip on Disney Cruise Line's Newest Majestic Ship, the Disney Fantasy BURBANK, Calif. - May 24, 2011 - D23's Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament Presented by Hasbro® TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition kicks off the weekend's activities at this year's D23 Expo with a full day of...
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    ABC Family Acquires Network Television Premiere Rights to Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

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    Burbank, CA (May 23, 2011) - ABC Family has acquired the Walt Disney Pictures film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, executive vice president, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. The deal gives ABC Family the first-window rights to the network television premiere. The film is slated to premiere on the network in 2013. "'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'...
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    Disney Store Accelerates 2011 Store Opening Schedule and Expands to New Markets

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    Disney Store to Celebrate 25th Anniversary and Open New Store at Southern California's Glendale Galleria in Spring 2012 PASADENA, Calif., May 23, 2011 - Disney Store plans to open its interactive concept stores in more than 40 locations in 2011 the company announced today at the Global Retail Real Estate Convention (REcon) in Las Vegas, NV. Building on the successful launch of the innovative design in 2010 and fueled by demand from retail property owners eager to bring the one-of-a-kind shopping...
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    Disney's modern Christmas tale "Prep & Landing" arrives on DVD - November 22nd

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    An All-New, Modern Christmas Tale To Add To The Family Holiday Viewing Collection! Disney's PREP & LANDING Arrives on DVD - November 22, 2011 Featuring Two New Animated Shorts - "Tiny's Big Adventure" and "Operation Secret Santa" BURBANK, Calif., May 20, 2011 - This coming holiday, Disney invites audiences of all ages to make Prep & Landing (the all-new modern classic Christmas tale) part of their family's -must own‖ holiday-viewing collection! Arriving to...
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    GNOMEO & JULIET - "Mow-down Showdown" Hilarious Lawnmower Race ­

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    To celebrate the May 24th release of Gnomeo and Juliet on Blu-ray ™ Disc and DVD, the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association continued their 2011 STA-BIL racing season with the Gnomeo & Juliet “Mow-down Showdown" on May 21st May 21, 2011 - To celebrate the May 24th release of Gnomeo and Juliet on Blu-ray TM Disc and DVD , the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (the organization that turned a weekend chore into a national competitive sport!) continued their 2011 STA-BIL racing season...
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    Bill Campbell, Rick Baker & more join Kevin Smith for D23’S The Rocketeer 20th Anniversary Celebration at the El Capitan Theatre

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    STAR BILL CAMPBELL, ACCLAIMED MAKEUP ARTIST RICK BAKER, SCREENWRITERS DANNY BILSON & PAUL DE MEO AND MORE JOIN NOTED FILM DIRECTOR & PRODUCER KEVIN SMITH FOR D23'S THE ROCKETEER 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC EL CAPITAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD JUNE 21, 2011 Members of Disney's official fan club may purchase advance tickets now! Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, May 23, 2011. BURBANK, CA, May 19, 2011 - In 1991 when The Rocketeer hit theaters, actor Bill Campbell...
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    Universal Orlando Resort team flash mob at announcement of new “Despicable Me” attraction

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    To celebrate this big announcement, Universal Orlando Team Members and some surprise guests got together for a one-of-a-kind performance in front of Universal Studios.
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    Disney-Pixar's Cars 2 trailer gets LEGO-fied

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    LEGO Systems has just released an amazing Cars 2 trailer created entirely with LEGO bricks in celebration of its Disney-Pixar’s Cars 2 line of LEGO play sets. The trailer is a frame-by-frame recreation of the original Cars 2 trailer. It took several thousand LEGO bricks to complete and was recorded at 24 frames per second, just like the movie. Opening in theaters in 3D on June 24, Disney-Pixar’s Cars 2 is packed with great racing action as Mater finds himself embroiled in international...
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    John Lasseter gets revved up by the "Cars 2" soundtrack in the latest D23 Disney Geek show

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    This week on the show: - All the excitement of Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th, from Disney luminaries to big surprises! - The Enchanted Tiki Room at Walt Disney World will be reimagined in homage to the original Tropical Serenade - More than 550 teams raced around the World in D23's Great Disney Scavenger Hunt: Walt Disney World - The ultimate "Fantasy" prize for the Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament - Brad Paisley, Robbie Williams and Weezer lend their talents to the "Cars...
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    Disney The Muppets Teaser Poster Released - They're Closer Than You Think

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