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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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    "Big Hero 6" - 54th Feature Film From Walt Disney Animation Studios - Makes Its Online Debut

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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: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo,...
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    Universal Orlando Announces New Vacation Package Featuring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

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    EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC... UNIVERSAL ORLANDO ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW VACATION PACKAGE FEATURING THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER - DIAGON ALLEY New Vacation Package Available Now for Travel Beginning June 29 - Giving Guests the Opportunity to Experience the Incredible New Land ORLANDO, Fla. (May 22, 2014) - Universal Orlando Resort is announcing an all-new exclusive vacation package giving guests the opportunity to enjoy this year's most anticipated theme park experience: The Wizarding World of Harry...
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    Maleficent Soars In the Clouds While Stuntmen Fly Across the Battlefield in Newly Released Videos

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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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    Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” Are Back in an All-New High Speed Adventure Available Only on Disney Movies Anywhere!

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    Available Free in the "Discover" Section of Disney Movies Anywhere Beginning May 20, 2014! Race into summer with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of Radiator Springs 500 1Ž2 . The all-new Disney•Pixar short is available for free, and is an exciting first installment in the "Tales from Radiator Springs" series. Just download Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Radiator Springs 500 1Ž2 now! Featuring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen and directed by Rob...
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    Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel

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    Buena Park, CA (MAY 2 014) - Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City water park are pleased to announce that they will be offering FREE admission to active and retired United States Military personnel Satur A tribute to the Knott's Berry Farm Armed Forces Program all active Military, Retired Military, Department of Defense personnel are eligible for free admission . A valid military ID must be presented to receive free admission.day through Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26)...
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    Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration Continues This Weekend With a Performance by Cher Lloyd

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    Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration continues this Saturday night with a live performance by multi-platinum British singer-songwriter Cher Lloyd , best known for her for her smash hit "Want U Back.” Lloyd is also getting ready to release her sophomore album "Sorry I'm Late" on May 27 . Before the concert, guests can catch colorful beads by the handful during the festive Mardi Gras parade, which features 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating...
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    Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Teaser Trailer Released

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    From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten...
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    "Frozen" Director / Writer Jennifer Lee Delivers Inspiring Speech to University of New Hampshire Grads

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    Jennifer Lee ’92, director/writer of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Frozen,” spoke at the University of New Hampshire’s 144th commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Mark Bolton DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Jennifer Lee '92 encouraged graduates and guests to banish self-doubt during the university's 144th commencement held Saturday, May 17, 2014. More than 2,200 undergraduate and 488 graduate students...
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    Whoopi Goldberg Gets Her Wish to Meet Disney Aladdin's Genie James Monroe Iglehart

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    Photo by Getty Images Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award® winner Whoopi Goldberg attended last night's performance of Broadway's new smash musical comedy Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Following the performance, Ms. Goldberg went backstage to visit with Tony nominee James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), who was near tears at meeting one of his idols, and the cast. She lavished praise on his performance, calling it, "the meaning of 'sensational!'" Photo by Getty Images...
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