D23 EXPO: Disney Channel to Offer Celebrity Meet and Greets, ‘Lion Guard’ Sneak Peak and More

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Fans can meet their favorite Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior stars, the biggest among a generation of kids and tweens, at D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 through SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The schedule features “inside-the-magic” experiences including a weekend full of jam-packed Center Stage musical performances by Hollywood Records recording artists Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Holt and Radio Disney’s NBT Bea Miller; a dance party with stars from the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach 2; a sneak peek at Disney Junior’s upcoming The Lion Guard; meet and greets with beloved characters from top-rated preschool series Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins; the premiere of an all-new Mickey Mouse cartoon short and more.

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‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Competing Celebrity Families Announced

Watching two families spar off against each other in “Family Feud” is one of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. In the new primetime celebrity version produced by FremantleMedia North America, “Celebrity Family Feud” will take the fun to another level over the six-episode special series. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. “Celebrity Family Feud” premieres on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

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REPORT: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season One on Blu-ray in September

'Star Wars Rebels'Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun listing the first season of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ for release on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 1, 2015, which puts it well behind the launch date of season two, which will be June 20.

The entries lack descriptions, so there is no hint at any potential bonus features, but they do report a running time of 450 minutes which appears to be 2 hours longer than the combined length of the first season, including ‘Spark of Rebellion.’ Even account for the introductory shorts, there seems to be a substantial amount of previously unreleased content to be expected.

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CONFIRMED: Walt Disney Animation Shorts Collection on Blu-ray; ‘Runaway Brain’ on DMA

'Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today confirmed an earlier Stitch Kingdom report that it will be releasing several of its animated shorts (from 2000 on) in a unique collection to be released on August 18 (now available for pre-order) as well as a digital release on August 11.

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Marvel Branded Coffee, Hot Chocolate to Debut in 2015, New York Comic-Con

White Coffee Corporation Marvel IronMan CoffeeWhite Coffee Corporation has announced it will be releasing single-serve Marvel-branded coffee and hot chocolate to be available later this year in retail outlets nationwide. In addition, the products will be available at the upcoming New York Comic-Con.

The Marvel Comics Coffee line consists of four single serve varieties, featuring Marvel’s Super Heroes’ likenesses splashed, in bold colors, across each 10-count box including: Iron Man’s ‘Stark French Roast,’ Spider-Man’s ‘Daily Bugle Breakfast Blend,’ Captain America’s ‘Shield Hazelnut’ and the Incredible Hulk’s ‘Gamma Espresso Roast.’ The suggested retail price is $6.99.

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WATCH: PBS Walt Disney Documentary Trailer; Airs and Available on DVD in September

Walt DisneyPBS and The American Experience have announced that their two-part, four hour documentary on Walt Disney will air on September 14 and September 15, 2015 at 9pm – 11 pm ET/PT. In addition, a trailer for the documentary has been released, which you can find embedded below

Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part, four-hour film offers an unprecedented look at Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.

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‘Star Wars: Uprising’ Mobile Game to Take Place Between Episodes Six and Seven

Kabam, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Lucasfilm Ltd., today announced the development of Star Wars™: Uprising, the first mobile game to take place after Star Wars™: Episode VI Return of the Jedi™ and before Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™. Developed by the industry-leading team at Kabam RPG Studio in San Francisco under the direction of Senior Vice President Aaron Loeb, Star Wars™: Uprising will allow players to create their own unique character, go on missions, and build their gear and skills, while amassing a powerful crew and cartel to join in large-scale sector-wide battles that dictate the future of the game universe. Players will also be able to engage in real-time co-op with friends against the Empire.

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D23 EXPO: Disney Theatrical to Present ‘The Originals’ Concert Hosted by James Iglehart

Following the incredibly warm and rousing reception from D23 EXPO fans in 2013, Disney Theatrical Productions is thrilled to announce a new concert presented exclusively for this year’s D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center entitled Disney on Broadway’s ‘The Originals.’ In anticipation of high fan-demand, two performances of the concert will be presented on Saturday, August 15th at 11am and at 2pm in Stage 23.

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REPORT: Alan Menken Reveals New Songs for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Live Action Movie

Alan MenkenEarlier this evening, Disney legend Alan Menken kicked off a new series at Lincoln Center in New York City titled ‘Artist to Artist’ with the premise that a newcomer to the industry would have the opportunity to interview a master of the craft.

While the majority of the interview included Menken recalling his storied legacy in the world of musical theatre, the closing end of the production ended on what Menken is currently working on. Of the numerous projects Menken was able to recall (the Tangled Disney Cruise Line show and animated series not among them), one he spoke at length about was the Beauty and the Beast live action remake starring Emma Watson.

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‘Tangled’ Animated Series with Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi to Debut on Disney Channel in 2017

EUGENE, RAPUNZEL‘Tangled,’ an animated series for kids, tween and families, based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed feature film, has begun production with Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (also known as Flynn Rider). The series will premiere in 2017 on Disney Channels around the world. It will also reunite Disney Legend and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.

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