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    ABC television will present exclusive screenings of "Once Upon a Time" & "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice" at D23 Expo

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    THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE SCREENINGS AND Q&As WITH THE CREATIVE FORCES BEHIND TV'S MOST ANTICIPATED NEW FALL SERIES AND ANIMATED HOLIDAY SPECIAL - "ONCE UPON A TIME" AND "PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE" -- AUGUST 19 AND 20 AT THE D23 EXPO "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice," Screening Will Be Followed By a Q&A with Directors and Producer, Set for August 19 "Once Upon a Time" Screening Will Be Followed By a Q&A with...
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    New Disney "The Muppets" one sheet - Muppet Domination Nov. 23rd

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    ‘Like’ THE MUPPETS on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/Muppets THE MUPPETS opens in theaters everywhere on November 23rd!
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    Wizard from Waverly Place visits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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    © 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. Photo by Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort Famed teen singer and actress Selena Gomez visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort with family and friends on Friday, July 29, stopping at the Hogwarts Express to meet the Conductor in Hogsmeade. Hosted by Universal Orlando, Gomez and her backup singers (from left to right) Ashley Cook, Lindsey Harper and Katelyn Clampett also sipped on Butterbeer in Hog’s...
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    Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix to perform at Disney's D23 Expo August 19th

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    It's a Musical "Jolly Holiday" as Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix Bring Harmony and Melodic Fun to First Night of Disney's D23 Expo, August 19-21, 2011 BURBANK, Calif. (July 29, 2011) - Disney fans attending the first day of Disney's D23 Expo, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will be able to end their day with an unforgettable evening of harmony provided by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix. The popular vocal quartet...
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    New D23's Disney Geek video - #50!

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    This week on the show: - Hidden objects inside Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel - Epic Mickey's Warren Spector heads to the D23 Expo—plus, much more interactive fun - Jiko—The Cooking Place is honored at Walt Disney World - Viewer questions… and more!
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    Radio Disney's Popular Musical Talent Showcase "N.B.T." Debuts October 14th

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    FOURTH SEASON OF "N.B.T.," POPULAR MUSICAL TALENT SHOWCASE, DEBUTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 ON RADIO DISNEY AND DISNEY CHANNEL -- Music from Five Young Unsigned Artists to be Highlighted Across National Broadcast and Online Platforms -- -- "N.B.T." Winner's Single to be Released by Disney Music Group - - Radio Disney, the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families, will kick off its fourth season of "N.B.T." (Next Big Thing), beginning FRIDAY, OCTOBER...
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    James Franco & Mila Kunis hit the (yellow) bricks as Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" begins production

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    "OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" BEGINS PRODUCTION IN MICHIGAN James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams Topline Sam Raimi's New Fantasy Adventure Pontiac, MI., July 25, 2011- Walt Disney Pictures' fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, went in front of the cameras at the brand-new Raleigh Studios in Pontiac, Michigan, on Monday, July 25, 2011, boasting a stellar cast that includes Academy Award® nominee James Franco ("127...
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    Fall issue of DISNEY TWENTY-THREE Magazine hits stands Aug 2

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    Commemorating 40 Years of Walt Disney World DISNEY TWENTY-THREE MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE HITS STANDS AUGUST 2 Special Issue Includes The Story of How Walt's Dream Destination Became a Reality A Rare Glimpse into the Magic Kingdom's Underground Labyrinth A Peek Back at Early Attractions Plus an Exhilarating Hint of the Park's Future BURBANK, Calif. - July 26, 2011 - The special fall issue of Disney twenty-three magazine, on stands August 2, is dedicated entirely to the 40th anniversary of Walt...
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    Disney Interactive Media Group to Preview Upcoming Video Games at D23 Expo 2011

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    DISNEY INTERACTIVE MEDIA GROUP TO GIVE D23 EXPO ATTENDEES HANDS-ON FUN WITH THE LATEST INTERACTIVE GAMES AND ONLINE ART ACTIVITIES Guests to Preview Upcoming Video Games, Compete in Interactive Art Contests on Disney.com's Create and Meet Legendary Video Game Designer Warren Spector, Creator of Disney Epic Mickey BURBANK, CA -July 25, 2011 - Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) invites Disney fans and families to step into its pavilion at the D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan Event-for hands...
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    "A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films" at Universal Orlando Resort to feature cast and filmmaker appearances

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    VACATION PACKAGES ON SALE SUNDAY, JULY 31 st FOR "A CELEBRATION OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS" AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT Special Event Hosted by Warner Bros. to Feature Three Days of Cast Member and Filmmaker Appearances, Autograph Signings, Q&A Sessions and Film Screenings ORLANDO, Fla. (July 25, 2011) - Universal Orlando Resort announced today that special vacation packages will go on sale Sunday, July 31 st that will give guests the opportunity to attend "A Celebration of the...
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    D23's Disney Geek : The countdown to the D23 Expo begins

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    This week on the show: - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts bring a "Carousel of Projects" to the D23 Expo - Phineas and Ferb make beautiful music with... Slash?? - Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry and David Arquette join the roster of talent at the D23 Expo - "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" surfs into homes—with plenty of exciting extras - New additions coming to Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney - The debut of the stunning new entrance to Disney California Adventure...
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    Kevin Lima to Direct "Monkeys of Mumbai"at DreamWorks Animation

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    Lisa Stewart and Chris Chase to Serve as Producers GLENDALE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that Kevin Lima ( Enchanted , Tarzan ) will direct the upcoming feature film Monkeys of Mumbai (working title), the studio's first-ever Bollywood-style animated musical adventure. Lisa Stewart ( Turbo , Monsters vs. Aliens ) and Chris Chase ( Enchanted , Tarzan ) will serve as producers on the project. As previously announced, Stephen...
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    Disneyland and Walt Disney World visitors take note: Free Lasagna at Italian Restaurant Buca di Beppo July 28th National Lasagna Day

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    Buca di Beppo celebrates National Lasagna Day on July 28 FREE lasagna with purchase of any Buca Large pasta or entrée Las Vegas, Nevada (July 19, 2011) - Everyone's favorite family-style Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo, is offering FREE lasagna in celebration of National Lasagna Day on July 28. Guests who purchase any Buca large Pasta or entrée will receive a free lunch-sized portion of lasagna, with a festive Italian ambiance at no additional cost. Made fresh daily, Buca di Beppo...
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    Universal Pictures' Upcoming Thriller "The Thing" to Become Haunted House Experience at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

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    UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ UPCOMING THRILLER “THE THING” TO BECOME HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Guests Will Experience the Fear of the Film at the “Country’s Best Halloween Event” Before “The Thing” Hits Theatres ORLANDO, Fla. (July 19, 2011) — An abandoned scientific research facility in the midst of a vast and frozen Antarctica will set the stage for “The Thing,” an all-new haunted house...
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    Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

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    Photo by: Roberto Gonzalez, Universal Orlando Resort © 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. Irish actress Evanna Lynch, known for her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, stopped to admire the Quibbler display and try on a pair of Spectrespecs at Dervish and Banges , a magical supplies and equipment shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Monday, July 18, 2011. Lynch was hosted by Universal Orlando Resort, spending some time at the theme parks while attending...
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    Disney Publishing announces "The Bridge to Never Land" by "Peter and the Starcatchers" Authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

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    What if Peter Pan and Tinker Bell were real? And what if starstuff actually did exist? Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson , award-winning authors and creators of the best-selling series, Peter and the Starcatchers , are back and ready to answer those questions and more in the all-new book, The Bridge to Never Land - a contemporary follow-up to the Starcatchers series. The Bridge to Never Land Disney-Hyperion Publication Date: August 9, 2011 Ages: 10 years and up $18.99 ISBN: 1-4231-3865-1 ABOUT THE BOOK...
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    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites Disney D23 Expo attendees to hop aboard the "Carousel of Projects"

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    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Take Fans Through the "Carousel of Projects" at Disney's D23 Expo, August 19-21, 2011 BURBANK, Calif. (July 18, 2011) - Fans attending Disney's D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center will have the chance to experience "a great big beautiful tomorrow" as they immerse themselves in the future of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, which is currently in the biggest period of global expansion in its history. Drawing inspiration from...
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    First teaser trailer for Walt Disney Pictures' JOHN CARTER

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    From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars...
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    This week's D23 Disney Geek takes you from Times Square to Radiator Springs by way of the Hundred Acre Wood

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    This week on the show: - Arena schedule for the D23 Expo—including Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Marvel and "Shake It Up!"—is announced - Phineas and Ferb's Perry the Platy-bus drives into Times Square - A close-up look at progress on Radiator Springs Racers - The scoop from D23's "Wonderful Morning with Winnie the Pooh"—including something new for Eeyore! - Tinker Bell and her fairy friends return to the Magic Kingdom - "Winnie...
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    Disney's "The Lion King" Shatters Box Office Records in Dayton

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    TOURING ENGAGEMENT IS THE HIGHEST-GROSSING THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TO PLAY THE SCHUSTER CENTER Dayton, OH (July 13, 2011) - Disney's THE LION KING set new box office records during its four-week premiere engagement at the Benjamin & Marion Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton. The sold-out engagement, part of Victoria Theatre Association's Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series, concluded on July 10 and grossed over $ 5.3 million at the box office and entertained...
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    Disney's Winnie the Pooh - Pooh finds a note & looses his stuffing in this latest clip from Walt Disney Animation Studios' latest feature

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    Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with "Winnie the Pooh." Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original short films, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Ever have one of those days where you just can't win, Eeyore?" asks Pooh. Owl sends the whole gang...
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    Universal Orlando Resort Announces First Two Winners Of Its National 'Share Your Story' Sweepstakes

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    UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNOUNCES FIRST TWO WINNERS OF ITS NATIONAL ‘SHARE YOUR STORY’ SWEEPSTAKES There’s Still Time - Fans Can Enter to Win One of Four Remaining VIP Trips to Universal Orlando Ellen Doster of Roswell, Ga. and Jenny Williams of Elk Grove, Calif. Each Selected as the First Winners of the Sweepstakes WHAT: Universal Orlando Resort announced today that Ellen Doster, 19, from Roswell, Ga. and Jenny Williams, 32, from Elk Grove, Calif. were selected as the first two...
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    Internationally Acclaimed Screenwriter, Director & Producer M. Night Shyamalan Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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    Photo: Sheri Lowen, Universal Orlando Resort © 2011 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. The internationally acclaimed screenwriter, film director and producer M. Night Shyamalan was hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and experienced the most spectacularly themed environment ever created – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Best known for films such as “The Sixth Sense,” “The Village” and “Signs,” Shyamalan enjoyed browsing the unique merchandise...
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    Disney Channel kicks off first national dance talent search, "Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off - 'Shake It Up' Edition

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    ) "MAKE YOUR MARK: ULTIMATE DANCE OFF - 'SHAKE IT UP' EDITION" DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH,"MAKE YOUR MARK: ULTIMATE DANCE OFF - 'SHAKE IT UP' EDITION" KICKS OFF AT THE AMERICANA AT BRAND IN GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA "Shake It Up" stars Zendaya and Bella Thorne help kick-off a five-city talent search for "Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off - 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent...
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    Disney's Phineas and Ferb celebrate summer at Comic-con 2011

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    DISNEY'S "PHINEAS AND FERB" CELEBRATE SUMMER AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011 AS "PERRY THE PLATY-BUS ON TOUR" ROLLS ONTO SHOW FLOOR NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, "Dancing with the Stars" Finalist Chelsea Kane and "The Middle's" Atticus Shaffer Highlight a Roster of Disney Channel and Disney XD Panels Featured Panels to Include "Phineas and Ferb," "Fish Hooks," "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil" and Upcoming Animated Series...
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