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    Jennette McCurdy VisitsThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

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    © 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. On July 21, 2014, television actress Jennette McCurdy stopped by Universal Orlando Resort to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. After enjoying some delicious Butterbeer ice-cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour and experiencing the brand-new attraction Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Jennette enjoyed the rest of her visit at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Jennette...
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    Disney Consumer Products to Unveil New Big Hero 6 Toy Line at San Diego Comic-Con July 24-27

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    With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band...
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    Adult Swim with Intel, Lexus & State Farm® Offering Free Ice Cream & VIP Access at Comic-Con® International: San Diego

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    Fan Reward Program to Include Helpful Tips, VIP Access to Panels & Events, Free Rides & Online Access to Network Panels Adult Swim fans will be in for a real treat at 2014 Comic-Con ® International: San Diego - both literally and figuratively - thanks to unique activations from its sponsors that will combine to provide the most comprehensive fan experience both on and off the convention floor. The network announced today activations with Intel, Lexus and State Farm designed to tap into...
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    Marvel Comics Announces "Thor, God of Thunder" Series Has a New Female Hero

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    New York, NY - July 15 th , 2014 - Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR , written by Jason Aaron ( Thor : God of Thunder , Original Sin ) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman ( Cyclops). This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel's "big three" - Captain American, Iron Man and Thor - Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF...
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    MARVEL Announces an All-New Thundering Title on “THE VIEW” July 15th

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    New York, NY - July 14 th , 2014 - Marvel is excited to announce that on Tuesday, July 15 th , at 11AM EST, it will be announcing its latest explosive title live on the Emmy-Winning, daily talk show "The View." Tweet #theview during the live broadcast as select viewer tweets will appear live, on screen, during the show. Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to stop back throughout the day to see what everyone is saying about Marvel's latest news. Join Marvel...
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    Sony Pictures Animation Announces Stop Motion/live Action Hybrid SUPERBAGO

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    Sony Pictures Animation confirmed yesterday they are producing a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project named SUPERBAGO. SUPERBAGO will be directed by ROBOT CHICKEN's John Harvatine and Eric Towner and produced by NAPOLEON DYNAMITE helmer Jared Hess along with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson. The film is being written by Ricky Blitt; Jared Hess, Hubbel Palmer, and Chris Bowman. Michelle Raimo Kouyate, president of production at Sony Pictures Animation, commented: "SUPERBAGO...
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    D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration Tickets Now Available to the General Public

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    The Official Disney Fan Club Brings Roadshow Event to Burbank, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Guests Will Celebrate Favorite Disney Movies, Attractions, Music, Television Shows, Characters, and More. Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration presented by Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection . The live event will bring Disney magic to 11 cities across the U...
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    Universal Orlando Resort News: Hot Dog Hall of Fame Now Open at Universal CityWalk

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    HOT DOG HALL OF FAME NOW OPEN AT UNIVERSAL CITYWALK New Venue Debuts as Part of the Historic Expansion to the Entertainment Complex ORLANDO, Fla. (July 3, 2014) - Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opened today at Universal Orlando's CityWalk, becoming the latest venue to debut as part of this year's historic expansion to the entertainment complex. Hot Dog Hall of Fame , located across from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, features stadium-style seating and iconic hot dog creations from across...
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    Acclaimed Animator Glen Keane Debuts Short Film Project "Duet" at Google I/O Conference

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    A celebration of life through the hand-drawn line, DUET is the latest in a series of Google ATAP's Spotlight Stories, interactive short films made exclusively for mobile devices Acclaimed animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, DUET, as part of a special ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) Session this morning at the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco, California. Presented together with Regina Dugan, who leads the ATAP group, Glen gave...
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    Ben Kingsley cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book 2015

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    Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney's upcoming The Jungle Book . Kingsley (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Iron Man 3) joins: - Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Iron Man 2) as the voice of Kaa - Idris Elba (Thor, Thor: The Dark World) as the voice of Shere Khan - Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: Episode VII) as the voice of Rakcha. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book...
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    Universal Orlando News: NBC News Primetime Event, "Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Aley," to Air on June 30

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    IN AN NBC NEWS PRIMETIME EVENT, "HARRY POTTER: THE MAKING OF DIAGON ALLEY," MEREDITH VIEIRA EXPLORES THE CULTURAL PHENOMENON OF HARRY POTTER WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO ITS LATEST INCARNATION AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley Airs Monday, June 30th at 8 pm/7c NEW YORK - June 26, 2014 - In anticipation of the July 8th Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort's newest theme park experience, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Meredith Vieira...
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    Disney's "The Lion King" Roars Into Retail to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary

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    This summer, it's all about "Hakuna Matata" and the fiercely feisty lion cub, Simba! To celebrate the 20 th anniversary of "The Lion King", Wet Seal has launched a fashion-forward collection of apparel and accessories including tanks and tees, dresses and leggings, beanies and scarves to totes and cell phone cases that incorporate artwork pulled from the Disney archives. The price points span from $11.99-36.99 and will be available in Wet Seal stores and www.wetseal.com beginning...
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    The Beach Boys Had Fun, Fun, Fun at Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Grand Opening Celebration

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    No. 1 selling American band of all time - The Beach Boys - Performed at Grand Opening Celebration of Fourth On-Site Hotel ORLANDO, Fla. (June 19, 2014) - Universal Orlando celebrated the official Grand Opening of its fourth on-site hotel - Universal'sCabana Bay Beach Resort - this evening with a beach bash featuring a surprise performance by The Beach Boys. The brand-new hotel features a total of 1,800 moderate and value priced rooms that evoke the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts...
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    Disney "Newsies The Musical" to Play Final Broadway Performance August 24th, 2014

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    Newsies , The Tony Award ® -Winning "Critics' Pick," To Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, August 24, 2014 Prior to National Tour Launch in October Originally Set for 101 Performances, Newsies Run to Reach 1005 Performances at the Nederlander Theatre Newsies , the Tony Award®-winning new American musical (featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein...
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    20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released the FIRST trailer for their highly anticipated film, HOME

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    When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of...
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    Disney Begins Production on "The Lion Guard" an Animated Disney Junior TV Movie & Series Inspired by "The Lion King"

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    Disney Television Animation has begun production on "The Lion Guard," an animated television movie and series that continues the story introduced 20 years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film "The Lion King." Geared towards kids aged 2-7 and their families, "The Lion Guard" television movie will premiere in fall 2015 and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. The wildlife education experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom...
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    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' makes an unprecedented return to both the Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood for Halloween Horror Nights

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    THOSE WHO ARRIVE, SURVIVE... Back by popular demand: The Walking Dead returns as the largest maze in Halloween Horror Nights history, with more characters in a single haunted house than ever before ORLANDO, Fla. (June 9, 2014) - After rave reviews from fans, Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing back AMC's "The Walking Dead" to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience an all-new terrifying...
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    Harry Potter Film Stars Get A Sneak Peek Of The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley At Universal Orlando Resort

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    WEASLEY FAMILY OUTING: HARRY POTTER FILM STARS ENJOY A SNEAK PEEK OF THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER - DIAGON ALLEY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT Today, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright from the popular Harry Potter film series enjoyed a sneak peek of the highly anticipated, spectacularly themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. The actors - who portrayed siblings Fred, George and Ginny Weasley in the films - toured the new...
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    Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Exciting Entertainment and Interactive Experiences at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

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    Guests Will Enjoy New Entertainment and Shows in Diagon Alley, Featuring Puppetry from Emmy Award-Winning Designer Michael Curry, and Other Interactive Experiences ORLANDO, Fla. (June 4, 2014) - Imagine wandering up the cobbled street of Diagon Alley, turning into nearby CarkittMarket, and enjoying a live performance by one of the wizarding world's most popular singing sensations or seeing stories from The Tales of Beedle the Bard come to life right before your eyes. Today, Universal Orlando...
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    Disney Movies Anywhere introduces PIXAR SUMMER MOVIES TO GO

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    Soak up summer with Pixar Summer Movies To Go exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere, the free app that lets you stream and download Disney, Pixar and Marvel films anywhere. Beginning June 3, log on for new Pixar surprises coming each week throughout 13 weeks of summer. With Pixar Summer Movies To Go , a different fan favorite film will be featured each week and you can unlock exclusive bonus content like special filmmaker introductions, film trivia and morePixar surprises! Additionally, in the Discover...
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    Universal Orlando News: Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Vivo Italian KIitchen and Menchie's Opening This Month at Universal Citywalk

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    New Venues to Debut in June as Part of the Historic Expansion to the Entertainment Complex ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2014) - This month, three new venues will debut at Universal Orlando's CityWalk as part of this year's historic expansion to the entertainment complex. Menchie's is now open and is located on the second floor promenade of CityWalk. This popular frozen yogurt shop provides guests a unique and fun frozen yogurt experience with an expansive, self-serve toppings bar that is guaranteed...
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    Disney Interactive Officially Announces Latest Playable Characters in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity - Merida &Maleficent

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    Merida: With her untamed fiery red locks, this headstrong Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity . Between her sharp sword and bow combo attacks with ricocheting arrows, she can upgrade her aim with elemental freeze arrows, freezing enemies in front of her then following up with rapid shots showing off her impressive athletic skills as an archer and sword fighter. Maleficent: The wicked title character from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film employs numerous magical powers...
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    The Stars of Disney's "Maleficent" Cast a Spell on Hollywood Last Night at the Movie's Blue Carpet Premiere

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    "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown...
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    More Disney Talent Announced for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind November 22 & 23 at Walt Disney World Resort

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    Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, Bill Sullivan, and a host of Walt Disney Imagineers join previously announced guest such as Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis for the salute to beloved Disney attractions and entertainment of yesteryear. BURBANK, Calif. - May 27, 2014 - The roster of talent continues to grow for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus . The event will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will...
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    May The Course Be With You! Star Wars(tm) Half Marathon Weekend Makes Its Intergalac​tic Arrival at Disneyland Resort in 2015

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    Four-day race weekend is first collaboration with Lucasfilm; Aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corporation to be inaugural event's presenting sponsor; Race registration opens June 10 ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 27, 2014) - Joining forces with one of Hollywood's most iconic brands, run Disney is creating another transportive race weekend - the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort. The intergalactic journey begins January 15 and runs through January...
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