ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced today the inaugural flight of the final of three aircraft decorated with special Star Wars livery. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the last aircraft, the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), featuring the new character from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will roll out on March 27 and commence international routes.
Disney XD has ordered two original animated series — ‘Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’ from Emmy Award-winning director Aaron Springer and ‘Country Club’ from comic book creators, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton. Both series, slated to launch in 2017 and 2018 respectively, are produced by Disney Television Animation (TVA). The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD.
“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” a new musical based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. Audiences will be immersed in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater, in an entertaining musical adaptation that includes elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and unique theatrical surprises.
“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film Frozen, which is the No. 1 animated feature of all time and among the most critically acclaimed animated films. It is the winner of two Academy Awards (2014), for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series, ‘Vampirina,’ executive-produced by ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator Chris Nee, and ‘Puppy Dog Tails,’ created by comedian Harland Williams. Both series have begun production and are slated to premiere in 2017. The channel has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Goldie & Bear.’ The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for March 4, 2016
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The ABC Television Network has issued pick-up orders for the following series for the 2016/2017 season: ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘The Middle,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Quantico.’
‘We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season,’ said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.
In support of today’s official announcement regarding the Blu-ray and Digital releases of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has also provided us with two ultra high resolution stills featuring Kylo Ren taking on Rey in their epic battle as well as Rey, BB-8 and Finn aboard the Millennium Falcon. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our already immense gallery of high resolution stills.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2 billion worldwide. Confirming an earlier report by Stitch Kingdom, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders today announced the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and coming home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.
The Walt Disney Company announced plans today to build two additional cruise ships, each of them showcasing the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver.
The company has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The schedule calls for the new ships to be completed in 2021 and 2023.
Each new ship will be approximately 135,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and each is currently planned to include about 1,250 guest staterooms. While design plans, ship names and itineraries are still in development, the Walt Disney Imagineering team is already dreaming up exciting new ways to create the world’s most magical oceangoing adventures.
Ahead of any impending official announcement, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has solidly confirmed an April 5, 2016 release date for the Blu-ray edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The news initially came to our attention via Disney Store who has updated their listing to include the new date, although they do not list any bonus features. In our experience, when Disney Store lists an ‘expected by’ date, it’s pretty solid as far as release dates.