First Look: Aflac ‘Toy Story 3′ Television Commercial

Below is the tv advertisement that began running today featuring the Aflac duck in his 50th commercial. The joint venture between Aflac and Disney/Pixar helps to promote Toy Story 3 by placing the beloved duck smack dab in the middle of Sunnyside Daycare.

This is the second advertisement in which the Aflac duck meets the stars of a Disney/Pixar film, the first being a commercial that co-promoted UP.

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Aflac Celebrates Disney/Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3′ with Aflac Duck’s 50th Commercial

The Aflac duck pops up in a commercial co-branded for Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3. © AflacAflac is collaborating with Disney*Pixar to create the Aflac Duck’s 50th television ad and to celebrate the Duck’s 10th birthday by reminding people that Aflac is there to help out when you need it most.  The commercial is part of Aflac’s integrated marketing campaign with Disney*Pixar to promote Aflac together with the highly-anticipated release of Toy Story 3, a 3D comical adventure opening June 18, 2010.

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First Look: Artwork for ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Available on Blu-ray August 3

James and the Giant Peach on Disney Blu-ray and DVD © WDSHEThanks to Amazon.com, we now have our first look at the blu-ray release cover for Disney’s James and the Giant Peach from Tim Burton and Henry Selick, based on the story by Roald Dahl.

No additional information on the release is currently available, but it will be released on August 3 on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack on August 3 (and is now available for pre-order).

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International Trailer for Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’ Debuts Online

From Walt Disney Studios Australia comes this look at the first international trailer for Disneynature’s African Cats: Kingdom of Courage which takes a real life look at two rival families — cheetahs and lions — and what the matriarchs of each must do to ensure their cubs’ survival in the wilds of Africa.

The trailer below (which actually kicks in at around 20 seconds) takes a much closer look at the film than the initial trailer that appeared attached to Disneynature’s Oceans. African Cats will open in North America on Earth Day, 2011.

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Disney Channel’s ’16 Wishes’ Starring Debby Ryan to Premiere June 25

 Debby Ryan stars as Abbey Jensen on Disney Channel's "16 Wishes." (MAR VISTA ENTERTAINMENT/SERGEI BACHLAKOV)The world premiere of “16 Wishes,” starring Debby Ryan (“The Suite Life on Deck”), is set for FRIDAY, JUNE 25 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The movie follows Abby Jensen (played by Ryan), a teenager who can’t wait to grow up, and when she’s handed the chance to make all her wishes come true, quickly learns the importance of being careful what you wish for.

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LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to Host ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Exhibition

In celebration of Alice in Wonderland’s Blu-ray™ and DVD debut on June 1, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE), in partnership with Disney Consumer Products (DCP), are unveiling a first-of-its-kind Alice In Wonderland Exhibition in the FIDM Museum & Galleries at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.  The exhibition is free to the public and opens on Thursday, May 27 and will run through September 30, 2010.

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Products for Miramax’s ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Hit Amazon.com’s Virtual Shelves

It’s indoor vs. outdoor gnomes in this take on the Shakespeare classic from Elton John’s Rocket Pictures and Miramax. With an anticipated release date some time in 2011, no time has been wasted in announcing several book adaptations for the CG film starring the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.

Now available for pre-order (but not shipping any time soon) are the Junior Novelization, the Gnomeo and Juliet Pictureback Book and Gnomeo and Juliet Reusable Sticker Book, all listing a shipping date of January 11, 2011.

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‘Disney A to Z’ Supplement Delivers Bad Newts for Pixar Project

Although its demise has been rumored for some time — and with the usual disclaimer that nothing really means anything — it’s worth noting that the May 2010 update to the Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia has removed its entry for the Pixar project by the name of Newt.

The entry previously read as follows:

Newt (film) An animated feature from Pixar, planned for a Summer 2011 release. The last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they cannot stand each other. Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Directed by Gary Rydstrom.

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Disney Books, Music and Videos Being Released During Week of May 9

Here’s look at some of the Disney-related books, movies and audio CDs being released this week. Please note that this list is automatically generated and information is not guaranteed by this site.

A Dozen Fairy Dresses (Step into Reading) (Available Tuesday, May 11 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)

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A Dozen Fairy Dresses (Step into Reading) (Available Tuesday, May 11 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)

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Deputy Mater (a Golden Go-Along Book) (Available Tuesday, May 11 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)

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Photo: Dedication of ‘Roy E. Disney Animation Building’ at Walt Disney Studios

Don Hahn, Mickey Mouse, Robert Iger and Roy P. Disney dedicate the Walt Disney Animation Building in honor of Roy E. DisneyThis past Friday, hundreds of D23 members were joined by Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert Iger, producer Don Hahn, Roy E. Disney’s son Roy P. Disney and, of course, Mickey Mouse, as they re-dedicated the Walt Disney Animation Studios building in honor of the late Roy E. Disney at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Pictured are (L-R): Don Hahn, Mickey Mouse, Bob Iger and Roy P. Disney. Photo courtesy of Disney.

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