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“Miles From Tomorrowland,” Disney Junior’s Interactive Adventure Series, Blasts Off February 6



Disney Junior logo— Stellar Voice Cast Includes Olivia Munn,
Adrian Grenier, Mark Hamill,

George Takei, Bill Nye, Wil Wheaton, Alton Brown
and Brenda Song–

— Preview Episode Available Beginning Friday,
January 16

on WATCH Disney Junior —


Disney Junior’s
“Miles from Tomorrowland,” an intergalactic adventure series, blasts off
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m., ET/PT). Launching with
four back-to-back episodes, it incorporates unique space and science facts into
the storylines that chart the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles
Callisto and his family as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the
Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

The series
follows the explorations of Miles and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe;
mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend
pet robo-ostrich, Merc. Together, they explore new galaxies filled with peculiar
aliens, space-age vehicles and high-tech gadgets, taking young viewers and their
families on a futuristic journey designed to fuel kids’ natural interest in
space and at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close
to home – the family bond. 

Olivia Munn
(“The Newsroom”) stars as Phoebe Callisto alongside Cullen McCarthy (“Mr.
Peabody & Sherman”) as Miles Callisto, Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”)
as Leo Callisto, Fiona Bishop (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First”) as Loretta
Callisto, and Dee Bradley Baker (Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb”) as Merc. Recurring
guest stars include Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”) as Captain Joe, Mark Hamill
(“Star Wars”) as Gadfly, George Takei (“Star Trek”) as Spectryx, Bill Nye
(“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) as Professor Rubicon, Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek:
The Next Generation”) as Commander S’leet, Alton Brown (“Good Eats”) as Lysander
Floovox, and Brenda Song (“Dads”) as Aunt Frida.  

Space, science
and technology experts from NASA and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the
Space Tourism Society and Google serve as consultants on the series, which is
designed to inspire young children’s interest in the exhilarating world of space
exploration and the world that lies beyond their own. Curiosity and discovery is
central to the show’s STEM curriculum and throughout the series, Miles and his
family model friendship, teamwork, critical thinking, exploration of their
environment and the celebration of family. 

A “Miles
from Tomorrow
land: Missions” app for iOS and Android devices
launches in late January. Game players will rocket through the galaxy with Miles
and Merc exploring mysterious planets and completing critical
missions. Disney|ABC Television Group’s ground-breaking WATCH Disney Junior app
will launch a Miles-branded game featuring a 3D virtual reality space simulator
that enables kids to control Miles’ Photon Flyer by physically moving their
handheld device to navigate a variety of planetary environments​. 

An episode of
“Miles From Tomorrowland” is being adapted into an Appisode for
the popular Disney Junior Appisodes app, which allows fans ages 2-7 to touch,
tap, swipe, tilt, shake and talk their way through various activities embedded
into full episodes of Disney Junior shows. Additionally, a stand-alone microsite
featuring character profiles, videos, and both online and offline planetary
activities for the whole family has launched at 

multiplatform premiere schedule is as follows:

Friday, January 16

Preview of
“Miles from Tomorrowland” is available on the WATCH Disney Junior app and 

“Journey to the
Frozen Planet/Attack of the Flickorax” – During a mission on an ice-covered
planet, Miles must save Loretta as she is swept down a river towards a
waterfall. Then, when lights go out on the planet Calpurnia, Miles and Loretta
must protect their ship from light-eating Flickorax aliens.

Monday, January 19 – Friday, January 23

“Message from
Miles” shorts premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (various times).

This series of
one-minute shorts, which launched on the popular
WATCH Disney Junior app in December, spotlight
Miles and Merc as they share helpful tips on navigating life in outer space,
including everything from how to handle floating food in an anti-gravitational
atmosphere to words of caution when dealing with alien life.

Friday, February 6

“Miles from
Tomorrowland” series premiere on Disney Channel with four back-to-back

Shuttle/Surfin’ the Whirlpool”
(9:00 a.m. ET/PT) – Miles and Merc rescue a
trapped pilot before his ship crashes into Jupiter’s moon Io. Then, Miles and
Leo must work together to escape the Zuma Whirlpool waves on a father/son surf

“Ocean in
Motion/Explorer Exchange”
(9:30 a.m. ET/PT) – The Callisto family is visited
by alien Blodger Blopp as part of the Cosmic Explorers exchange program. Then,
Miles and his family must figure out why a probe on a dry planet has sustained
water damage.

“Game On/How
I Saved my Summer Vacation”
(10:00 a.m. ET/PT) – Miles’ skill at the game of
Galaxias becomes crucial when the Callistos are captured by an alien queen.
Then, while vacationing on the dried-out planet Alarbus, Miles and Loretta
uncover an ancient secret.

“Journey to
the Frozen Planet/Attack of the Flickorax”
(10:30 a.m. ET/PT) – During a
mission on an ice-covered planet, Miles must save Loretta as she is swept down a
river towards a waterfall. Then, when lights go out on the planet Calpurnia,
Miles and Loretta must protect their ship from light-eating Flickorax

Sascha Paladino (“Henry Hugglemonster,” “Ni Hao, Kai-lan”) is creator and
executive producer and Emmy-nominated Paul Demeyer (“Duckman,” “Rugrats in
Paris”) is director. Nicole Dubuc (“Transformers”) and Greg Johnson (“Planet
Hulk”) are story editors and Lisa Schaffer (“Disney’s Phineas and Ferb”) is
voice director. The series is a production of Wild Canary in association with
Disney Junior. 

Disney Junior
reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney
storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites
mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and
heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and
development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend
Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with
learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles,
and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on
Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel reaching over 220 million U.S. homes.  In
total, there are 34 Disney Junior channels in 26 languages around the


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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