This Holiday season, Disney.com invites kids and teens to channel their inner rock star in the U Rock the Holidays event at Disney.com/URock. The online video promotion lets guests create their own music videos from a selection of holiday tunes from Disney artists, then upload them on Disney.com/URock. One grand prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles for a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of a Disney music video and meet the artists!
To participate in U Rock the Holidays, Disney.com guests download one of the available :30 song clips, then create and upload their own music videos to the site. The videos will be posted in a gallery on the Disney.com/URock page where guests can then view, comment and “like” the video submissions. For some creative inspiration, guests can check out U Rock the Holidays video submissions from some of their favorite characters including The Muppets, WALL-E, Agent P and Swampy.
This year’s U Rock the Holidays song selections include:
- “Dig Down Deeper” sung by Zendaya from Pixie Hollow Games
- “Winter Vacation” from Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites
- “Naughty Naughty Children (Better Start Actin’ Nice)” by Grace Potter from Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice on ABC
- “Forget You” from Disney’s The Muppets Soundtrack
Additional songs will be released throughout the promotion to keep Disney.com guests rockin’ throughout the holiday season.
Each person who uploads an eligible video will receive the hit Disney Mobile app, “Where’s My Water?” To kick it up a notch, there will be a daily sweepstakes and winners will be randomly selected to receive a Disney prize pack, which will include a Walt Disney Records CD. A final grand prize winner will be selected by Disney.com and receive a trip to Los Angeles to go behind-the-scenes of a Disney music video production and meet the artists. Videos will be accepted from now until 4:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on December 13, 2011. The winners will be announced in January 2012.
For even more rock star treatment, Casey and Tyler from Disney.com’s Rule the Mix web series will feature a video medley each week on their show, from the best U Rock the Holidays submissions. Rule the Mix is a new weekly show on Disney.com that celebrates entertaining and hilarious videos made by Disney.com guests.
Beginning at 12 pm EST today, Disney Cruise Line is inviting online guests to enter in the The Magical Cruise Adventure Sweepstakes at DisneyCruiseAdventure.com. At stakes is one grand prize consisting of a seven night Mexican Riviera Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder for four, including roundtrip airfare (must be taken on April 15, 2012, April 22, 2012 or October 28, 2012). The winner will also receive a selection of upgrades achieved during the virtual gameplay.
To place an entry into the sweepstakes, eligible entrants may play once per calendar day by spinning the board game’s wheel and moving x amount of spaces along the gameboard. There are four different game space types to land on, each rewarding or penalizing the entrant: the Disney Cruise Line Space adds 25 points to the voyage ; Treasure Space adds an upgrade to the cruise along with 100 points; Disney Hero allows you to choose between the nearest upgrade spaces; and Disney Villain eliminates a nearby upgrade space. Gameplay ends when you reach Castaway Cay at the end of the gameboard. If you’ve managed to rack up 500 points or more, you’ll gain a bonus entry into the sweepstakes. If the winning entrant manages to collect all the upgrades, a special bonus upgraded will be added to the prize.
Initially players will be limited in how many potential upgrades they can receive, but by inviting friends to play (the rules specifically state referrals must be known on an in-person basis), entrants will increase their upgrade capacity by five for each referral who plays. However, if an entrant plays eleven times during the contest period, they will be awarded everything regardless.
Possible upgrades include: Adults Only Dinner for two at Palo Restaurant, Adults Only Champagne Brunch at Palo Restaurant, Private Tour of the Galley, Flounder’s Reef Nursery Care, Entertainment Pack, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Facial, Couples Absolute Spa Ritual (Pro-Collagen Marine Facial + Well-Being Massage, Daily Passes to The Rain Forest for two (2) people, Salon Visit – Ladies ‘Up-Do’ Each Evening, Salon Visit – Ladies wash, cut and style, Salon Visit – Men’s wash, cut and style, Ship Shape Desk Set, Choice Photo Package at Shutters (Twenty (20) Photo credits to use in any combination), Premium Photo Package at Shutters (Thirty (30) Photo credits to use in any combination), Bon Voyage Memory Box, Bon Voyage Stateroom Celebration, Private Airport Transfers, Classic Wine Package, Bon Voyage Package, Puerto Vallarta Port Adventure for Four (4) people, $50 in Arcade Credits, Cabo San Lucas Port Adventure for Four (4) people, $400 in Shipboard Credit. The bonus upgrade for obtaining all upgrades is a Private Character Meet & Greet.
October is in full force in Pixie Hollow and everyone is busy celebrating all the autumn events. The Animal Masquerade has everyone putting on their critterific costumes to trick or treat and players are busy entering the “Sweet Treat Design Contest”!
Have you ever imagined sitting on a cotton candy sofa or looking into a lollipop mirror? Imagine no longer because the fairies and sparrow men in Pixie Hollow all agree that sweet treats aren’t just for eating. Pixie Hollow’s Never Council wants to see how creative YOU can get with edible sweet treats!
The contest, which runs until noon on November 1st, invites Disney Fairies Fans to design and share any Pixie Hollow home item inspired by an edible sweet treat, with the grand prize winner receiving a designer’s dream.
Enter NOW for a chance to win the ultimate designers dream grand prize which includes:
- A real-life Disney Fairies furniture set including a Disney Fairies canopy bed, desk, nightstand and bedding set
- Their design made available as a seasonal tinkering blueprint in Pixie Hollow for all players to enjoy
- 1 One-Month Pixie Hollow Membership Card
Ten first prize winners will receive 1 One-Month Pixie Hollow Membership Card and a Tinker Bell Vinylmation Bakery Series 3” Figure. To enter the “Sweet Treat Design Contest,” fans can submit their design and entry form either by U.S. Mail or by Internet via http://pixiehollow.go.com/contests_home.html.
This past Sunday, the Japan Society in New York City held a one-day animated short film festival titled ‘Films for Hope’ in order to benefit those affected by the devastating earthquake on March 11. The centerpiece of the festival was a joint presentation of Dai Soto’s Five Numbers and Disney/Pixar’s La Luna, which is the short that will open alongside Brave on June 22, 2012. A presentation and brief Q&A session with La Luna writer and director Enrico Casarosa was also offered following the screening.
According to the official synopsis, La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?
Even though the film was screened at a panel during the 2011 Disney D23 Expo, I was unable to attend it and so this was my first time seeing the short and the only thing preventing me from saying it was worth the wait is the constant nagging, desire to see it again and wishing I had seen it again before and can see it again now — I can only assume those of you that have already seen it know what I’m talking about. It’s a visually stunning, enchanting piece that delivers its message quickly, clearly and quite sweetly, in a way that will make you want to watch it over and over.
Casarosa, who grew up in Italy but lived in New York City for many years, has a strong connection to Japan, who he says inspired the film along with Italy, where it takes place (although it quite literally could take place anywhere). As a child in Genoa, he was able to watch much of the animated shows being produced in Japan on local television. Although it took many years to realize it, he credits Japanese animation and Hayao Miyazaki in particular amongst his influences in the medium. There is even an homage, or ‘love letter,’ to Miyazaki in the short, where gravity temporarily loses its old on protagonist Bambino.
Via a presentation laden with hilarious sketches, photos, footage, concept art and more, Casarosa took the audience through the process of directing his first film at Pixar, from conception to completion. With his directorial debut being a short, he said the go-to analogy for most is to say to him ‘so they’ve handed you the keys to the little car,’ to which Casarosa counteracts with ‘it’s still your first car,’ although he noted he much rather prefers sea planes, so he switched the analogy to that and took us through the sea plane construction process as it applied to a Pixar Animation Studios short.
For Casarosa, who set out to create a modern fable, the story began with heart — a personal and emotional story, that’s ‘fantastic.’ For Enrico, it was memories of growing up in Italy with generations in his family being in disagreement with each other (demonstrated in sketch form through the use of perennial visual aid, minestrone soup). For the fantastic element, Casarosa found inspiration Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince and the books of Italo Calvino in addition to Miyazaki. The goal for his story was to create a ‘Moon myth, rooting it in something personal and familiar.’
Once the idea is formed, the first step is to pitch it to Mary, Kiel and Karen, the development team at Pixar Animation. Then the idea progresses as ‘you tell it on your way to work, then on break, then at home — too much.’
From there, it progresses to the storyboarding process which starts with image boards in watercolor. ‘I don’t write on the computer,’ he later explained, ‘I write with images.’ A sketch showed Enrico frenetically pitching the story to a completely calm and relaxed Lasseter (in truth, traditional storyboarding has been replaced with a proprietary package known as ‘Pitch Docter’ — a nod, to Monsters Inc. director Pete Docter). Lasseter had but a couple of notes, the primary one insisting that this would be the boy’s (Bambino) first time with his father and grandfather at work, so that the audience experiences it with him, a plot point that Casarosa had not originally considered. Lasseter also influenced the character design, but I will address that later on.
Casarosa talked about how scratch (temporary) voices are generally used alongside the story reels, but quickly moved on to the actual casting process and the struggles they had with the use of gibberish in lieu of dialogue, even though the film would arguably have worked just as well without any vocals at all. They first called on John Gilkey of Cirque du Soleil fame; Gilkey had worked with Pixar before on Ratatouille to work out some of the pantomime. Showing footage of Gilkey performing opposite Pixar’s Bob Peterson, Enrico explains that it wasn’t living up to his expectations, but after considering passing on the idea on gibberish altogether, they found animator Tony Fucile to ‘voice’ Papa and actor/storyteller Phil Sheridan to voice Nonno. Casarosa recalls Sheridan’s initial offer: ‘with teeth or without?’ They went without.
Casarosa then moved on to the character design and showed several pieces of concept art from fellow artists such as Robert Kondo, Katy Wu and Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi. Dice, who had worked with Enrico at Blue Sky on films such as Robots, was ‘such a friend,’ that he began creating illustrations for the short before it had received the green light.
Seeking a 1920s-1930s feel of Mediterranean peasants/fisherman, Casarosa explained his intent for Bambino to have a large head with large eyes, so that he is open to the world, ‘looking around’ with child-like wonder. Papa, however, is physically opposite, set in his ways. Italian actor Massimo Troisi was used as reference for big, over-the-top gestures while actress Giulietta Masina served as the real-life inspiration for Bambino.
Not wanting to place an emphasis on facial features, Casarosa felt using facial hair would be a simpler, less expensive way to animate the film — something he learned quickly wasn’t the case. ‘We had Toy Story 3 technology, we wanted Brave technology,’ he half-joked, referring to the technological advances made since the short was animated. He showed test footage of grandfather/Nonno from when they were ‘about 70% there’ speaking with his eyebrows and beard moving rather dynamically. With the idea of facial hair, Casarosa saw the opportunity to make a successful visual gag involving the older generations’ tools. It was Lasseter’s experience as a sweeper at Disneyland that influenced the specific look of broom-bearded Nonno whose broom (and beard) have a distinct look as a result from constant use.
For the look of the film, Casarosa looked for ‘stylized reflections, naturally simple and naturally beautiful,’ using texture as the key word (Casarosa later explained that ‘a glow is never just a glow — I want it to have texture). Support came in the form of watercolors by Greg Couch and a pastel by Bill Cone that operated as the film’s backdrop (Cone also provided the color script for the short). They went to shoot reference video for the moon’s reflection upon the water on a lake at John Lasseter’s home. The moon was full, but was not visible from where they were, so they walked away with no footage, but ‘it was great team building.’
For the boat, the team went to Genoa in Italy to visit a boat building company called Cantiere Navale Topazio, where Casarosa recalled hearing an older, traditional builder complain about how newer boats made of fiberglass lacked soul. Casarosa wanted the boat to feel as it had been handed down through generations, so he decided that it had received at least three coats of paint through the year and they mimicked the real world process they had seen by painting each plank individually before mapping it to the boat, a process that worked so well, they applied it to other elements in the film. For the stars in the film, Casarosa envisioned they were frosted candle lights, each dimming with age, and the overall sensation that they were effectively tiles as they moved around, producing noise.
Another crucial element in the production is, of course, the crew. Casarosa gushed over the group of animators and filmmakers he worked with on production of the short, using a company pasta sauce competition, inspired by the film, as an example of the camaraderie, though he fell short attempting to explain how a Spaniard had won. Casarosa offered a special note of thanks to film composer Michael Giacchino, who was ‘very patient’ and ‘bombarded with strange, Neapolitan music.’
Casarosa closed his presentation with the film’s message, which he hopes will deliver a positive influence on children: ‘Trust your inspiration. You can stand on the shoulders of tradition and still find your own way;’ for adults, he hopes that it helps remind them of what it was like to view the world with the eyes of a child; and as for his own family, he just wants to let his father and grandfather he doesn’t want to pick sides and loves them both.
One interesting note to close on is just how personal the film truly is for Enrico Casarosa. With the hopes to inspire to find one’s own way in the world, it wasn’t until his early 20s that Casarosa decided to enter the field of animation; until then, he was an engineering student.
To enter the giveaway, please visit our sweepstakes page on Facebook. The contest will run through September 30, 2011, after which one person will be chosen at random to receive the poster. The contest is open to residents in the United States, aged 13 and up.
And if you look hard enough, you just may also catch a glimpse (or two) of the moon in it as well.
In addition to the amazing ‘How Will You Train?’ contest in which the grand prize winner will receive an ultimate viewing party featuring a Blu-ray player, flat screen TV and much more, our friends at Disney Online, PixieHollow.com and the Never Council are offering Stitch Kingdom readers the opportunity to win an adorable Pixie Hollow prize pack (pictured).
So while the fairies work hard this Labor Day, Mainlanders have the chance to take home this prize pack simply by tweeting about it. To enter, just follow these simple instructions:
1) Make sure you are following @stitchkingdom on Twitter Follow @stitchkingdom
2) Tweet the following line at some point during September 5, 2011 only:
RT and follow @stitchkingdom for your chance to win a Pixie Hollow prize pack! http://626.sk/tinkprize #pixiehollowprize
Alternatively, you can just click here to enter it into Twitter for you (but don’t forget to click the Tweet button!)
3) You may tweet no more than once every two hours up to a maximum of 5 chances. If you choose to enter more than once, be sure to number them at the end of your tweet.
That’s it! Just a few simple rules apply. This opportunity will end at 11:59 pm PT on September 5, 2011. You must be age 13 or above and reside within the United States.
In Pixie Hollow Games, all of the fairies and sparrow men in Pixie Hollow gather for the legendary three-day Olympic-style competition event, which culminates with one fairy guild being named champion of the Games. Determined not to let the garden fairies’ unfortunate history of not performing well at the Games get to her, newcomer Chloe (voiced by Brenda Song) works to convince all of the other garden fairies, which includes her teammate Rosetta (voiced by Megan Hilty) and the pragmatic Fern (voiced by Zendaya), that they must work together and dig down deep to break their well-known losing streak. Along the way, the reigning champion storm fairies, including Rumble (voiced by Jason Dolley) and Glimmer (voiced by Tiffany Thornton), continue to intimidate and outperform their competitors, but with Chloe’s spirited determination, they are forced to work harder than ever before.
The virtual world of Pixie Hollow will host and celebrate the Games with the “How Will You Train?” art contest. The contest, which runs from August 16 – September 6, invites Disney Fairies fans to draw and share how they will train for the Pixie Hollow Games, with the grand prize winner receiving the ultimate viewing party kit. The kit includes everything needed to enjoy the “Pixie Hollow Games” premiere on Disney Channel, including a TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, a Tinker Bell DVD collection, party supplies, and more. To enter the “How Will You Train?” art contest, fans can submit their art either by U.S. Mail or by Internet via http://pixiehollow.go.com/contests_home.html.
As Rapunzel is welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court on October 2 at Kensington Palace in London, England, Disney Princess fans can feel a part of the special occasion by participating in an online video contest on Disney.com. Whether it’s the kindness shown by Cinderella, determination of Tiana, or adventurous nature of Rapunzel, girls connect with Disney Princess characters in different ways to bring their own stories to life. With the “Your Princess Moment – The Story Begins With You” video upload contest, fans age 12 and under can submit a 45-second video singing part of one of four songs from the upcoming Disney Princess Fairy Tale Songscompilation album – available September 20 from Walt Disney Records. Alternatively, fans can submit a video recreating a favorite Disney Princess scene, dressing up or performing a dance.
Videos entered between now and Sept. 12, 2011 at Disney.com/PrincessMoment are eligible for the ultimate Grand Prize – a trip for four to London for Rapunzel’s royal celebration. From videos entered by Oct. 4, 2011, one First Prize winner will be selected to receive a 3D TV and DVD assortment from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, and ten Second Prize winners will receive the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle from Mattel. Parental consent is required to enter the contest.
Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011. Little princesses from across the globe will watch Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. In a world first, Kensington Palace, London, UK, was chosen by Disney as the perfect location for this magical welcoming ceremony of a Disney Princess, as it has been the home of many real life princesses over the centuries.
For full contest rules, prize information and details for how to enter, please visit Disney.com/PrincessMoment.
‘Pixie Hollow’ ‘How Will You Train?’ Contest to Give Away Ultimate ‘Pixie Hollow Games’ Viewing Party
Coming to Disney Channel this fall, “Pixie Hollow Games” is a world premiere television event where fairy talents from all over the Hollow gather to compete in a thrilling athletic competition. To prepare for this exciting television special, the Never Council wants to know how YOU will train for the Pixie Hollow Games!
The fairies and sparrow men in Pixie Hollow are busy training for the Pixie Hollow games and for three weeks the virtual world of Pixie Hollow, will celebrate the Games by hosting the “How Will You Train?” art contest. The contest, which runs from August 16 – September 6, invites Disney Fairies Fans to draw and share how they will train for the Pixie Hollow Games, with the grand prize winner receiving the ultimate viewing party kit.
- Flat-screen TV
- Blu-ray/DVD player
- Disney Fairies Blu-ray/DVD collection
- Party supplies featuring the Disney Fairies
- 5 one-month Pixie Hollow Membership Cards for you and your friends
Ten first prize winners will receive 1 One-Month Pixie Hollow Membership Card and the Disney Fairies Blu-ray/DVD collection. To enter the “How Will You Train?” art contest, fans can submit their art either by U.S. Mail or by Internet via http://pixiehollow.go.com/contests_home.html.
Millions can play along at home as America’s most talented karaoke singers take the stage Friday, August 12 on “Karaoke Battle USA.” “Karaoke Battle USA’s” panel of all-star judges and show producers will select finalists from the best video submissions from aspiring amateur karaoke stars. Then viewers will pick a winning At-Home King and Queen online. Contestants should visit www.karaokebattleusa.com or the “Karaoke Battle USA” Facebook page and follow the directions to enter, starting at 9:00 a.m., ET on August 12. A karaoke version of either “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” or “Unchained Melody” will be available upon registration, and eligible contestants can upload a video of their solo performance using Facebook or YouTube.
“We are really rooting for the at-home karaoke singers to succeed, but they’re going to have to sing well to impress us!,” said show judge Carnie Wilson (“Bridesmaids” and Wilson Phillips). “We will be judging the at-home karaoke singers just as carefully as we judge the show contestants, with great attention to voice quality, interpretation and entertainment value.”
John R. Green, executive producer of “Karaoke Battle USA,” said: “We were so inspired by what we saw in karaoke bars across the nation, we wanted to give people at home a chance to channel their inner star for our judges from home.”
The winners receive a professional karaoke machine and $100 iTunes gift certificate.
Finalists for the At-Home Karaoke King and Queen will be chosen in advance of August 26, and their performances will be posted online for viewers to vote and ultimately pick a male and female winner to be announced in September. See the Official contest rules at Karaoke Battle USA for all the details. No purchase necessary.
“Karaoke Battle USA” shines the spotlight on the best karaoke singers across the country in six one-hour episodes, hosted by Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, “Dancing w/the Stars”) and premiering with a two-hour episode, Friday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. The series will air regularly Fridays from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET.
Host Joey Fatone and a judging panel including singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson (“Bridesmaids”), music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian Scott will travel to the regional competitions at House of Blues locales, semi-finals and finals, along with officials from the pre-eminent Karaoke World Championships USA organization, which crowns two U.S. champs each year. As part of “Karaoke Battle USA,” the best male and female performers at each regional competition will move on to the Los Angeles House of Blues, where they will square off for the titles of King and Queen of Karaoke. In addition to those bragging rights, winners will also receive a prize package that includes a recording released by Hollywood Records and a trip to compete at the Karaoke World Championships in Ireland later this year.
Lilly Diabetes today announced the launch of an innovative collaboration with Disney Online and Disney Publishing Worldwide that combines Lilly’s deep understanding of diabetes with some Disney magic to provide inspiration, education and practical advice to families with children who have type 1 diabetes. The companies have created a variety of resources for families, including a special online hub found on Disney Family.com and a series of custom books by Disney Publishing Worldwide for children of various ages and stages of life with diabetes.
Each year, more than 13,000 young people in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. For both the child and family, the challenges of living with diabetes can be daunting. Through the collaboration, the companies hope to provide an empowering message for families with children who have type 1 diabetes—changing the focus from what they can’t do to what they can do.
To help families add some magic to their everyday lives, a special online destination dedicated entirely to type 1 diabetes will live on Disney Family.com at www.family.com/type1. The site will contain articles, videos and advice from caregivers raising children with type 1 diabetes and will highlight ways for families to establish a new routine and let kids be kids. The site will feature important topics such as how to plan for vacations, sleepovers and extracurricular activities as well as tips on how to talk to friends, teachers and coaches about type 1 diabetes. Content will be refreshed monthly and contributors will include dietitians, psychologists, nurses and everyday families, making the hub a rich destination for parents and caregivers.
“Through this collaboration, we hope to provide suggestions to families on how to help them experience the fun and magic of everyday life,” said Brooke Chaffin, SVP, Disney Interactive Media Group.
Lilly Diabetes and Disney Publishing Worldwide will launch a collection of custom books for children of various ages and stages of life with diabetes. The books, which will be released over several years and made available through select doctors’ offices, focus on the many adventures of childhood with type 1 diabetes, such as returning to school after diagnosis, going to birthday parties and playing sports.
One such book is part of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series, and features Coco—a charismatic and fun-loving monkey who has type 1 diabetes. Coco, along with Disney characters, helps readers understand that with planning, these families and children can still experience the fun and magic life has to offer.
“Lilly Diabetes is proud to join forces with such an iconic and loved brand as Disney to bring families affected by type 1 diabetes much-needed resources,” says Dana Hardin, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist and clinical research physician at Lilly. “Type 1 diabetes affects the entire family unit, not just the child. We’re excited to offer practical tools that address what families need after a diagnosis, which focus on living a healthy and active life.”
To commemorate the collaboration and spark a national dialogue about diabetes, Denise Jonas, mother of the multi-platinum album selling and Grammy nominated Jonas Brothers, announced today the launch of the Once Upon a Time Contest. Having personal experience with raising a diabetic child after her son Nick was diagnosed at the age of 13, Denise is looking forward to sharing her unique story of how the Jonas family adjusted their everyday lives upon being impacted by diabetes.
“When Nick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, our family’s world was turned upside down,” says Denise. “Suddenly, caring for Nick was more than just making sure he was loved, happy and safe; making sure he was healthy, while still living a full and active life, became our top priority. Although the adjustment was challenging, it ultimately brought our family closer together.”
Now, Denise is encouraging parents and caregivers like her to enter the Once Upon a Time Contest by submitting an original written work, such as a poem, story or essay, inspired by their child’s experience with type 1 diabetes. The best entry, as determined by a panel of independent judges, will be featured on Disney Family.com’s type 1 diabetes website, www.family.com/type1, and the winning family will have the opportunity to attend the 2012 children with DIABETES conference, Friends for Life, in Orlando.
For more information on the Once Upon a Time Contest, please visit www.onceuponatimecontest.com. The contest begins today, July 14, and will remain open for entries through November 30, 2011. The winning family will be notified by January 30, 2012.
For more than 85 years, Lilly has been a worldwide leader in pioneering industry-leading solutions to support people living with and treating diabetes. Lilly introduced the world’s first commercial insulin in 1923, and remains at the forefront of medical and delivery device innovation to manage diabetes. Lilly is also committed to providing solutions beyond therapy?practical tools, education, and support programs to help overcome barriers to success along the diabetes journey. At Lilly, the journeys of each person living with or treating diabetes inspire ours. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com.
Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up once again to celebrate the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 7, 2011 with the ‘A Pirate’s Life For You’ Sweepstakes.
On Saturday, May 7 from 9 AM – 9 PM PT, Pirates’ fans can help celebrate the May 7 World Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland by connecting nationwide on Mobile, Twitter and SCVNGR to win a trove of treasure, including a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera!
Pirates fans across the country have 3 ways to connect to the Disneyland World Premiere and win Pirates of the Caribbean Prize Packs including Hot Topic T-shirts, Xpand 3D Glasses, Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray™ Box Sets, Pirates Booty, a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera and more!
WIN A GRAND PRIZE DISNEY CRUISE GIVEWAY
You could win a Mexican Riviera Cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Line plus gain access to exclusive Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides content. To enter, follow Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Twitter (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) all day on May 7. Jerry Bruckheimer will tweet special instructions to how to enter the sweeps.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years and older. Sweepstakes starts at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) on 5/7/11 and ends at 11:59 PM (PT) on 5/8/11. For official rules go to http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthecaribbean
SCVNGR Hunt for the Fountain of Youth
Pirate fans in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Miami can participate in a local scavenger hunt in an attempt to win prize packs including including Hot Topic T-shirts, Xpand 3D Glasses, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Soundtracks, Pirates Booty and the Pirates movie poster.
To enter, download the free SCVNGR app for iPhone & Android at www.scvngr.com, tap ‘Treks’ and search for “Pirate’s Life.” Go to the places in the trek and do the challenges there to earn points.
All participants are automatically entered for a chance to win Sponsor selected prize packs. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of Los Angeles; New York City; Chicago; Washington, DC; Boston; Dallas; Philadelphia; Seattle; San Francisco; Miami age 18 years and older. Sweepstakes starts May 7, 2011 9 a.m. EDT and ends May 7, 2011 when Participating Locations close for business. For official rules go to: For official rules go to http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthecaribbean
TWITTER PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAYS
Follow @DisneyPirates on Twitter between 9AM PT and 9PM PT on May 7 for your opportunity to win prize packs including Hot Topic T-Shirts, Skull decanters, Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray™ Box Sets, Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack Treasures Collection Box Sets and Pirates Booty!
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of is open only to legal residents who are physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations) who are at least 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. Sweepstakes starts May 7, 2011 6 p.m. PDT and ends May 7, 2011 9 p.m. PDT. For official rules go to: For official rules go to http://www.facebook.com/piratesofthecaribbean