ABC News Debuts New ‘Nightlineprime’ Series August 19; Investigates the Human Mind

ABC News launches a new primetime series, “Nightlineprime,” with four installments of “Secrets of Your Mind — Why We Do What We Do.” This marks “Nightline’s” first foray into primetime series. “Secrets of Your Mind” premieres THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) and continues for three successive Thursdays, concluding September 9.

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New Pizzeria Via Napoli Unveiled at Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort

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Patina Restaurant Group has opened a new casual pizzeria, called Via Napoli, adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante, its restaurant in the Italy pavilion in Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This becomes the first authentic Italian pizzeria to ever open in the park.

Restaurateur and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti created the Via Napoli concept, based upon his travels in Southern Italy and his time developing and overseeing the successful Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria in New York which was awarded the coveted certification of “La Vera Pizza Napoletana.” While in Naples, Valenti spent time studying the art of dough, crust, sauce and oven temperatures at the famous pizzerias Da Michele and Trianon.  At Da Ettore, he discovered the art of pagnotiello, a folded round of pizza dough filled with mozzarella, ham and mushrooms.

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Official Synopsis for Disney’s ‘Prom’ Released

Walt Disney Studios has just provided us with the official synopsis for its upcoming teen dramedy Prom, written by Katie Wech. Wech, who has only Prom and a couple of episodes of the cable television program Stephen King’s Dead Zone under her credit belt, is also listed by IMDB as working on Wings, which  appears to be another Disney project, based on the novel by Aprilynne Pike and set to star Miley Cyrus. The first in a series of supernatural romances for tweens, Wings centers around a fifteen year old named Laurel who ends up learning that her awkward stages are a bit more to deal with than most.

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3′ Comes Out to Play on Blu-ray and DVD on November 2

According to a photo of an in-store retail advertisement posted on The Digital Bits, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD on November 2. Nothing has been officially confirmed, but it’s hard to debate with a photo (at least one that hasn’t been modified). This would place the film one week ahead of the rumored release date for Finding Nemo of November 9.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for August 5, 2010 (2 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for August 5, 2010

Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com in another window.

Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.

Reusable Phineas and Ferb Tote Reusable Phineas and Ferb Tote – $2.50
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Secret Catapult Phineas and Ferb Pen Secret Catapult Phineas and Ferb Pen – $9.50
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New Upcoming Disney Parks Entertainment Include Show Inspired by ‘TRON Legacy,’ All-Female Improv Troupe

Disney Parks has posted notices for auditions for a couple of new upcoming productions at the domestic Disney theme parks in the wake of the recent announcement of the Disney Channel Rocks! show.

At Disney California Adventure, the Disneyland Resort is preparing a new nighttime celebration in honor of TRON Legacy from Walt Disney Studios. For the show (reported working title of ElecTRONica), male and female contemporary and hip-hop dancers are being seeked out to perform on stages outside in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot and main entrance areas. Experience with martial arts is considered a plus.

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Disney Shuffles ‘Monsters,’ Kills the ‘Beast’ and Saves the Date for ‘Prom’

Walt Disney Studios made some announcements earlier today regarding its upcoming slate. Fearing sparkling vampires, Mike Wazowski and Sulley will be making their triumphant return to the silver scream in Monsters Inc. 2 a whopping two weeks earlier now on November 2, 2012.

Despite the tremendous buzz and many supporters, it appears that the already-rescheduled Beauty and the Beast 3D may not make it to theaters in the United States after-all as it has been completely removed from the upcoming release slate. Originally expected to be released in 2010 and then in 2011, the special edition of the film is slated for a limited release overseas later this year.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for August 4, 2010 (53 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for August 4, 2010

Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com in another window.

Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.

Pre-Order Walt & El Grupo DVD Pre-Order Walt & El Grupo DVD – $19.99
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Mickey Mouse Golf Balls by Pinnacle® -- 3-Pk. Mickey Mouse Golf Balls by Pinnacle® — 3-Pk. – $9.95
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Pre-Order Disneys A Christmas Carol Blu-ray Disc Pre-Order Disney’s A Christmas Carol Blu-ray Disc – $24.99
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Mickeys Big Dreams Mickey Mouse Figurine by Lenox ”Mickey’s Big Dreams” Mickey Mouse Figurine by Lenox – $75.00
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The Story of Disney Bear Book The Story of Disney Bear Book – $3.99
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Tangled Bedding Set for Toddlers -- 4-Pc. Tangled Bedding Set for Toddlers — 4-Pc. – $54.95
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Long-Sleeve Silhouette Belle Tee Long-Sleeve Silhouette Belle Tee – $16.50
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Belle Dress Belle Dress – $24.50
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Cinderella Dress Cinderella Dress – $24.50
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Dancing Belle Tee Dancing Belle Tee – $14.50
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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Sneak Peek: ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Featuring Seth Macfarlane and Kevin Smith

Disney XD has provided us with a couple of clips from its upcoming episode of Phineas and Ferb, ‘Nerds of a Feather Parts I & II,’ which is set to premiere August 16 on the network.

In the episode, which we first told you about here, Phineas and Ferb head to the Tri-State area’s annual sci-fi/comic book convention to meet their hero, special effects guru Clive Addison.  Their plan gets sidetracked when they’re swept into a duel between fantasy fans and sci-fi geeks.  Meanwhile, Candace tries to keep secret that she’s a fan of Ducky Mo-Mo, another convention staple.  Across the convention hall, Dr. Doofenshmirtz has taken television executive Jeff McGarland hostage so he can pitch him a show he’s developed, “Doof ‘N’ Puss.”

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Playhouse Disney Favorite ‘Chuggington’ Goes Full Steam Ahead Towards Second Season

Ludorum plc, a leading specialist in the creation of global pre-school children’s IP, announced today that it has licensed the second season of 13 half hour episodes of Chuggington, its successful train-based, CGI-animated series, to Disney Channel for its Playhouse Disney programming block in the United States. The acquisition of the second season follows the success of the first season of 26 half hours which commenced broadcast on Playhouse Disney in January 2010 and currently airs seven days a week. The channel has acquired all U.S. television rights to the property.

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