PHOTO: ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Original Mouseketeers Reunite at Walt Disney Family Museum for 60th Anniversary


Mouseketteers 60th ReunionCommemorating the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club on the ABC television network, which debuted on October 3, 1955, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio reunited several of the original Mouseketeers during a special program. Pictured left are: Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Doreen Tracey, Tommy Cole, Sherry Alberoni, The Mickey Mouse Club’s Spin and Marty (David Stollery and Tim Considine), plus Mouseketeers Karen Pendleton and Darlene Gillespie. The museum’s celebration will continue today, Sunday, October 4.

Also celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Disneyland Resort has also produced a limited release edition t-shirt honoring the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club, which is available exclusively online through October 8.

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Nicki Minaj to Produce Half-Hour Autobiographical Comedy Series for ABC Family

Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum superstar Nicki Minaj will executive produce a new scripted comedy series for ABC Family that she will also appear in. It was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President Programming and Development, ABC Family. The single-camera comedy will shoot in her hometown of Queens, New York this winter.

The half-hour comedy is based on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’s. It will focus on her growing up in Queens with her vibrant family and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.

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WATCH: Michelle Obama to Guest on ‘Doc McStuffins’ in October

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA, DOCIn the upcoming ‘Doc McStuffins’ episoded titled ‘Doc McStuffins Goes to Washington,’ Doc and the toys travel to Washington D.C. to meet the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Airing on Disney Channel on Child Health Day (Monday, October 5, 2015) at 9:00 am, the First Lady invites Doc and other kids who are making a difference in their community to the White House to be honored in a special ceremony. While there, the First Lady appoints Doc the official ‘toy doctor’ for the White House.

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Disney Channel Options ‘Upside-Down Magic’ Book Series for Television

'Upside-Down Magic'Disney Channel has announced that it has optioned Upside-Down Magic, a new book series from Scholastic, for development of an original TV show. The first book of the series, by bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins, will be released on September 29, 2015.

Upside-Down Magic follows the misadventures of Nory, the youngest in a family of elite magicians, who finds herself relegated to a class for misfits after one magical mishap too many. There Nory meets a group of kids with equally wonky powers. Surrounded by people who believe in her, she starts to question if her so-called ‘upside-down magic’ might actually be right side up after all.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series ‘Cosmic Mix #1’ Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order

'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Mix #1'Marvel Music will release the soundtrack for ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy‘ the animated television series on October 16, 2015, now available for pre-order. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series) is a collection of 12 songs featured in the show’s upcoming first season.

Tracks from the soundtrack include hits such as Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ Joe Walsh’s ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ and Thin Lizzy’s ‘Boys Are Back in Town.’

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NYCC: Marvel Television to Present ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Agent Carter,’ ‘Daredevil’ and More

Marvel Television and ReedPOP, producer of New York Comic Con (NYCC), are once again making NYCC the ultimate destination for exclusive Fan experiences with the announcement of an action-packed lineup at the show. As part of the Marvel Television roster, Fans will witness the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix Original Series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and catch the world-premiere of an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Those in attendance will also get an inside glimpse at what’s next for Marvel Animation with an exclusive look at Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors and new series, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

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‘Sofia the First’ to Encounter Merida in ‘The Secret Library’ Television Event

PRINCESS MERIDA, PRINCESS SOFIASofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give her a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint Sofia storykeeper of magical books in ‘Sofia the First: The Secret Library,’ the first episode of a four-part story arc, debuting Monday, October 12 on Disney Channel at 9:00 am ET/PT and Disney Junior at 7:00 pm ET/PT. The first episode features a special appearance by Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave.

Bonnie Hunt and Eric Stonestreet reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus, respectively. Hugh Bonneville lends his voice as the Narrator throughout the four-part Secret Library storyline. Additional guest stars include Cary Elwes as nefarious Prince Roderick, Ruth Connell as Merida and Dean Norris as Minimus’ brother, Mazzimo.

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ABC Family ’13 Nights of Halloween’ Schedule for 2015 Featuring ‘Stitchers’ Halloween Episode

ABC Family scares up the 2015 ’13 Nights of Halloween’ celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 17th year, kicks off on Monday, October 19th and concludes on Saturday, October 31st, and features a special Halloween episode of procedural drama Stitchers. The stunt will also include the ABC Family premiere of Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow, the network premiere of Disney?Pixar’s Monsters University, and a delightfully scary mix of Halloween-themed programming airing for the 13 nights leading up to Halloween.

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‘PJ Masks’ to Premiere on Disney Junior in September

'PJ Masks'Entertainment One Family (eOne) today announced that its innovative new CGI animated series, ‘PJ Masks,’ will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Friday, September 18, 2015.

‘PJ Masks’ is produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, and with Disney Junior and France 5. The series is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series Les Pyjamasques. A much loved publishing property in its native France, where books debuted in 2008, 15 titles have been published in the country to date with plans to release two new titles every year.

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REPORT: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel, ‘Puppy Papers’ Series in Development at Disney

Earlier today, The Animation Guild Blog, representing the Local 839 IATSE union, provided a list of projects currently in the works at various studios in the Southern California area. Among the list are a few of interest when it comes to Disney television and feature animation.

Among the several already-known projects for Disney Television are two new entries: ‘Unannounced fairy tale’ and ‘Puppy Papers.’ An extensive Google search for the latter provided very little information on the new series, other than it’s being developed by Rough Draft Studios for Disney. All we could find were professional references for storyboard artist Aimee Major Steinberger and animation sheet timer David Lyman.

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