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Disney XD:”Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja,” Special Preview August 13th, Premiers September 17th



"Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," an action-packed, animated comedy
series that follows the adventures of an unlikely hero who, with his
super human ninja suit, the 'NinjaNomicon' (an 800 year-old Ninja guide)
and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds himself as the one thing
protecting his school and the world from certain destruction, is set to
premiere on Disney XD. A special preview will air MONDAY, AUGUST 13
(9:00 p.m., ET/PT) with the series premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
(7:00 p.m., ET/PT). New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday
(7:00 p.m., ET/PT).

© 2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
"Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" is a production of The Walt Disney
Company Limited
in association with Robin Red Breast, Inc. (a subsidiary
of Titmouse, Inc.) in Los Angeles
and Boulder Media in Dublin, Ireland. It carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.

Created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas
("Scooby-Doo"), "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" stars an
award-winning cast: Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation," "House of
Lies") as Randy Cunningham, Andrew Caldwell ("Transformers," "Hannah
Montana") as Howard Weinerman, Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Penguins
of Madagascar") as Willem Viceroy III, John DiMaggio ("Futurama") as
Hannibal McFist, Dave Wittenberg ("Stitch!") as Bash Johnson, Jim Rash
("Community") as Principal Slimovitz, Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror
Picture Show") as The Sorcerer, Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") as
Mrs. Driscoll and John Oliver ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") as
Coach Green.

On Monday, August 13 a full episode preview of "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" follows
the premiere of Disney's Magic of Healthy Living "TRYathlon" special
(9:00 p.m., ET/PT). In the episode "Last Stall On The Left," Freshman
Randy Cunningham discovers the 'NinjaNomicon,' which reveals that he has
been chosen to be Norrisville's newest Ninja. Armed with his
power-packed ninja suit, he faces his first battle with McFist's monster
Krakenstein, while juggling his new secret identity and being there for
his best friend Howard.

"Last Stall On The Left" will be available on iTunes as a free download directly following the preview on air. is also launching a "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" page
featuring a new side-scrolling platformer game, "Randy Cunningham:
Punchocalypse," with intense action and high flying ninja moves.

On Wednesday, August 29  "Enter the NinjaNomicon" activity will launch on,
allowing players to take control of Randy within the NinjaNomicon. In
the activity, an evil force has scattered the pages of the NinjaNomicon
and thrown it into chaos, and it is up to the player to put them back in
order. Players will be able to access a special power in the activity
called "Cold Rage" that can be used in the "Randy Cunningham:
Punchocalypse" game.

Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16
Jason Dolley and Bradley Steven Perry ("Good Luck Charlie") host the
nightly programming lineup on Disney Channel and will give viewers a "Randy
Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" sneak peek and highlights of the new

The series premieres Monday, September 17(7:00 p .m., ET/PT). In the episode "Got Stank," after
triangle-playing band geek Bucky is benched for showboating, he is
'stanked' by the Sorcerer's noxious gas which turns him into a crazy
monster creating mayhem at Norrisville High. Randy must learn the secret
to saving Bucky who has fallen under the influence of the evil
Sorcerer's powers by destroying the one thing Bucky holds most dear.

At, all five levels of the "Randy Cunningham:
Punchocalypse" game will launch. Players take on the role of Randy, who
equipped with his battle skills and ninja gear must rescue best pal
Howard from their rivals.

On Tuesday, September 18 "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" episodes will be available on WATCH Disney
XD, Disney XD Mobile VOD via AT&T U-Verse, Sprint and Verizon; along
with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation. Select episodes will be
available on

A new episode of "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" will be available Thursday, September 20 on WATCH Disney XD.

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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