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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’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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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim





BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: RagnarokBlack Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”



First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an

All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.     

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