Disney Interactive Offers Closer Examination of Game Play for ‘Guilty Party’

Guilty Party from Disney Interactive and Wideload for Nintendo WiiAvailable to own exclusively for the Nintendo Wii on August 31, Guilty Party from Disney Interactive Studios and Wideload Games allows families and friends to combine detective forces (or to compete) to solve fun, family-friendly mysteries using their Wii Remote in all sorts of innovative ways.

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New Concept Art for Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Revealed; Trailer to be Unveiled Online 6/14

Concept art for Disney's 'Tangled' © DisneyThrough its official Facebook page for Disney’s Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios has offered up this new concept art for the film featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

Along with the concept art comes news that Facebook will also play host to the premiere of the Tangled trailer on Monday, June 14. Those wishing to wait to see it on the large screen, however, can do so when they go see Toy Story 3 beginning just  few days later.

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Production Has Begun on the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure’

Ashley Tisdale in Disney Channel's 'Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure' © DisneyProduction has begun on “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,” a Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Emmy Award-winning director Michael Lembeck (“Tooth Fairy,” “Santa Clause 2″ and “Santa Clause 3.”). Ashley Tisdale stars as the scene-stealing drama queen Sharpay Evans in the role she made so popular in the “High School Musical” TV movies and feature film. “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure” is scheduled to premiere in 2011 on Disney Channel.

In addition to Tisdale, the movie stars Austin Butler (“Life Unexpected” and “Ruby and the Rockits”) as the confident film student Peyton Leverett and Bradley Steven Perry (“Good Luck Charlie”) as a precocious young dog owner and Sharpay’s nemesis, Roger Elliston the 3rd.

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Reality TV Star Melissa Rycroft to Co-Host New ABC Reality Series, ‘Bachelor Pad’

Former “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Melissa Rycroft gets set to co-host “Bachelor Pad,” the exciting new competitive reality series from the producers of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Rycroft will host alongside Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) when the series premieres Monday, August 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

“Bachelor Pad” reunites 19 of the most unforgettable suitors from the hit franchise “The Bachelor.” The series, which marks the first “all-star” reunion from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” will feature the contestants living together while competing against each other in a series of challenges. At stake is $250,000 and maybe a second chance at finding love.

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Ken from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3′ Offers Dating Tips on ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’

Throughout last night’s episode of The Bachelorette on ABC, Ken from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (and Mattel) offered up a healthy dose of dating tips for ‘today’s bachelor’ through interstitial ads for the show.

No woman stands a chance against the trained sights of the bachelor armed with these valuable tips and a few cans of hair spray (solid!).

Tip #24: Know Yourself, Be Yourself

Tip #31: Play Hard to Get

Tip #48: Communication is Key

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‘The Last Song’ with Exclusive Alternate Opening Available on Disney Blu-ray/DVD August 17

The Last Song on Disney Blu-ray/DVDThe Last Song, a coming of age love story, from bestselling novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks (Dear John and The Notebook) comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack and DVD editions on August 17, 2010 from Touchstone Home Entertainment. Bonus features include filmmaker commentary, making of the Miley Cyrus music video “When I Look At You,” deleted scenes, set tour and alternate opening sequence.

Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana,” Hannah Montana: The Movie) and Greg Kinnear (Oscar® nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, As Good As It Gets, 1997, Little Miss Sunshine, You’ve Got Mail) star as an estranged father and daughter in this year’s most heartwarming love story. Bobby Coleman (Take, Martian Child), Liam Hemsworth (Knowing), Hallock Beals, Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire, The Cat in the Hat), Stephanie Leigh and Nick Searcy (Castaway, The Ugly Truth) round out the cast. Directed by Julie Ann Robinson (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Big Love”), The Last Song is set in a small Southern beach town where father and daughter reconnect with the help of their shared love for music. The journey is complete with discoveries of friendship, first love and second chances.

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Disneynature’s OCEANS and Crimson Wing Arrive on Blu-ray October 19

Oceans and Crimson Wing from DisneynatureAlthough no official press release has been issued as of yet, TheHDRoom has reported that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing both OCEANS and The Crimson Wing on Blu-ray/DVD Combo packs on October 19, 2010. Both will have an MSRP of $39.99.

Extras for OCEANS include:

  • Living Menus – an Interactive Experience (Blu-ray only)
  • Filmmaker Annotations (Blu-ray only)
  • Make a Wave Disney’s Friends for Change Music Video with Demi Levato and Joe Jonas
  • Disney & Nature – Preserving the World We Share
  • Deeper in the Ocean – Select Videos from Living Menus and Filmmaker Annotations

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‘Learn to Draw’ Book Offers New Look at Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s ‘Tangled’

'Learn to Draw Disney's Tangled' from Walter FosterLearn to Draw Disney’s Tangled: Learn to Draw Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, and other Characters from Disney’s Tangled step by step! from publisher Walter Foster gives us a fresh look at Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (and Pascal the chameleon).

Set against a stunning fantasy world, Rapunzel—Disney’s latest film in the Princess lineup—contains all of the ingredients necessary for retelling this beloved fairy tale: a beautiful girl with big dreams (and 70 feet of golden hair!); a mysterious tower; an evil witch; a handsome hero; and one very enterprising horse. After watching the story unfold onscreen, young fans of the film can re-live the magic, fun, and adventure with Learn to Draw Disney’s Rapunzel. In addition to a detailed story synopsis, this beautifully illustrated 32-page book features step-by-step instructions for rendering favorite characters from the film, as well as art tips from professional Disney animators. Learn to Draw Disney’s Rapunzel is a must-have for all aspiring artists and princesses.

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Video: Disney Magic Unites Couple at Magic Kingdom Decades Before They Met

Local NBC affiliates have been running this story about Alex and Donna Voutsinas, a couple whose paths crossed in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom when they were both children, only to meet and eventually marry years later. When sifting through family photos for their wedding photos, a particular picture of young Donna caught her fiance’s eye when he spotted his father (and himself) in the photo’s background.

WPTV of West Palm Beach, FL’s coverage is below:

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Got leche? Handy Manny to Become Next Spokesperson for Milk

Beginning June 8, Playhouse Disney’s Handy Manny will become the next celebrity to sport a milk mustache as part of the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP)’s ‘Got Milk?’ ad campaign. Print ads will first run in English in magazines such as Disney FamilyFun and People. Later this year, in conjunction with ‘Hispanic Heritage Month,’ Handy Manny will appear in milk ads in Spanish.

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