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LeapFrog Enterprises Announces Release of Interactive eBooks “Doc McStuffins: Rundown Racecar” & “Wreck-it Ralph: Sugar Rush” from Disney Publishing



EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013
— LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in
educational entertainment, today announced the release of interactive
eBooks from Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher
of children's books and magazines, as part of LeapFrog's new third-party
developer program for its award-winning platforms. "Doc McStuffins:
Rundown Racecar" and "Wreck It Ralph: Sugar Rush" were developed and
produced by Disney Publishing Worldwide for LeapFrog and are available
for purchase in the "Just for Fun" section of the LeapFrog App Center
for the kid's learning tablets, LeapPad1TM and LeapPad2TM, and learning video game systems, Leapster ExplorerTM and LeapsterGSTM.

"We are excited to offer the many talented independent content
developers and gaming studios the opportunity to develop new interactive
games and apps for the millions of connected LeapFrog platforms around
the world," said Greg Ahearn, chief
marketing officer at LeapFrog. "The highly experienced team at LeapFrog
and Disney Publishing worked closely to ensure these eBooks offered kids
truly unique reading adventures. We will continue to work with brands
such as Disney to provide new and unique ways to engage kids on our
award-winning learning platforms."

The new interactive eBooks, "Doc McStuffins: Rundown Racecar" and
"Wreck It Ralph: Sugar Rush," are available in the LeapFrog App Center
and features activities that immerse readers in the storyline and give
them an opportunity to be part of the story. In "Doc McStuffins: Rundown
Racecar" kids will grab their magic stethoscopes and help Doc
McStuffins tune up a toy car while experiencing a valuable lesson on the
importance of getting enough rest. "Wreck It Ralph: Sugar Rush" is a
high-energy kart-racing adventure that introduces kids to compassion.

"We are very excited to be one of the first third-party developers to create content for LeapFrog's platforms," said Lyle Underkoffler,
VP, digital media, Disney Publishing Worldwide. "Leveraging Disney's
collection of timeless stories, our work with LeapFrog allows us to
offer millions of children the chance to interact with characters they
know and love through new innovative interactive experiences."

The new eBooks from Disney Publishing Worldwide join LeapFrog's vast
library of learning games, eBooks, videos, music and more that have been
reviewed and approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of
educational experts.

"Doc McStuffins: Rundown Racecar" and "Wreck It Ralph: Sugar Rush" eBooks are available for purchase (MSRP $5.00,
for children three years and older) in the LeapFrog App Center. The
LeapFrog App Center can be accessed through the LeapFrog Connect
Application for LeapPad1, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer and LeapsterGS.

LeapPad1 (MSRP $79.99, for children ages 4-9), LeapPad2 (MSRP $99.99, for children ages 3-9), Leapster Explorer (MSRP $59.99, for children ages 4-9) and LeapsterGS (MSRP $69.99, for children ages 4-9) are currently available at major retail locations and at

For more information on LeapPad1, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS and other LeapFrog products, visit

About LeapFrog

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment
for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions
of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class
curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms
and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination
for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a
child's learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance
each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's
products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and
life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45
countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S.
classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California,
and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based
learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the
learning at

TM & © 2012 LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of
children's books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each
year. Disney Publishing Worldwide consists of an extensive worldwide
licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing
imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy, and Disney Libros in Spain. DPW publishes a range of children's magazines globally, including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey, and Donald Duck,
as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S., which include Disney
Princess and Phineas and Ferb. Disney English is DPW's English language
learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China
and a worldwide retail licensing program. DPW's digital products
include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered
in Glendale, California, Disney
Publishing Worldwide publishes books, magazines, and digital products in
85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit


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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