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Total Intelligence Solutions and the Terrorism Research Center (TRC), companies owned by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, were contracted by several U.S. Corporations including The Walt Disney Company, according to a recent report by The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill.

According to the report, which cites Blackwater internal documents:

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‘Disney’s Art of Animation’ Resort to Open Summer 2012; WDW Site Offers Update

Walt Disney World has added a page for its Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the official website. The resort, which replaces the original proposed Pop Century: Legendary Years resort, is slated to open in summer of 2012.

According to the site, it will be a value resort that will consist of mostly family suites, as was rumored for Pop Century: Legendary Years after a pilot program at All Star Music. While The Little Mermaid section will consist of 864 ‘sea-inspired’ rooms, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo sections will offer a total of 1,120 family suites, each consisting of: 1 master bedroom; 2 bathrooms; and 3 separate sleeping areas which includes a ‘Inovabed,’ a pull-out bed that transforms from a dining or work table as opposed to a sofa. The suites will sleep up to six.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for September 16, 2010 (1 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for September 16, 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.

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Report: Disney to Release Revolutionary iPad App That Synchronizes with Television Broadcasts

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney is teaming up with Nielsen to produce an app for the iPad which will allow the app to provide content in real-time along with the broadcast of its new drama ‘My Generation.’

According to the article, the app will provide interactive opportunities for the viewer who will be able to participate in polls, trivia, twitter feeds and the like, all in relation to the specific program they are watching, whenever they are watching it. The app takes advantage of technology developed by Nielsen called audio watermarking in which the app’s content is triggered by audio cues from the television program through the iPad’s built-in microphone, which means the app will work even if the viewer is watching the show on a DVR.

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Walt Disney World Cast Member Choir Encore! Raises Record $36K for Local Make-A-Wish

Encore! Cast Member Choir and Orchestra. Photo courtesy Walt Disney World ResortTaking to the stage for charitable good, the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra hit an all-time high recently by raising $36,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. The volunteer ensemble of nearly 500 Disney Cast Members put in more than 47,000 hours to produce Dream Our Dreams, A Musical Tribute to the Legacy of Disney. Proceeds from the August 6-8 shows hosted at Epcot World ShowPlace were given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida this week.

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Kristen Bell Gets Downright Dirty in New Stills from Disney’s ‘You Again’ Featuring Patrick Duffy, Kristin Chenoweth and More

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several more stills and behind-the-scene photos for its release You Again starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman and Betty White. In addition, the photos include Patrick Duffy, Kristin Chenoweth, James Wolk, Sean Wing, Billy Unger and Kyle Bornheimer.

The images have been added to the beginning of our gallery for You Again below:

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ABC Family Details Schedule for 12th Annual ’13 Nights of Halloween’ Programming Event

For the 12th consecutive year, ABC Family scares up 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN with programming filled with ghosts, ghouls and a few laughs, too! The popular programming event, starting Tuesday, October 19, and concluding on Sunday, October 31, includes the basic cable premiere of “The Spiderwick Chronicles, the ABC Family premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and a special Halloween episode of ABC Family’s hit original series, “Melissa & Joey,” along with the massive mix of Halloween-themed programming airing on the 13 nights leading up to Halloween.

The following is a listing of programming thrills and chills taking place October 19-31 during ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween.

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ABC’s Music Lounge to Offer Free Download of ‘Change’ by Tu Phace from ‘My Generation’

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., ET on Thursday, September 16, ABC’s Music Lounge will launch the free download of the new single from Philadelphia-based Epic Records recording artist Tu Phace entitled “Change.” It will be available free for an exclusive window of 48 hours. This will the first glimpse of music that will both be inspired by and featured in the new fall drama series, “My Generation.” New songs and artists will be spotlighted on ABC Music Lounge throughout the season, culminating to the release of an original soundtrack for “My Generation” in December 2010.

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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Names 2010 ‘Disney Conservation Heroes’

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) announced the recipients of the “Disney Conservation Heroes” award for 2010 today during the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The award recognizes citizens around the world for their tireless efforts at the local level to save wildlife, protect habitats and educate the communities around them.

“Conservation efforts around the globe and in our own backyard rely on the local community and direct involvement of dedicated people like our Disney Conservation Heroes,” said Dr. Jackie Ogden, Vice President, Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “These are extraordinary individuals who are passionate about protecting animals and habitats in areas of critical concern.”

This year’s honorees represent conservation programs in six countries and three continents that concentrate on a wide array of animal species from sea turtles to chimpanzees. They were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations and AZA zoos and aquariums committed to field conservation programs.

Each award recipient and their nominating organization will share a $1,000 award from the DWCF. This year’s recipients include:

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Five New Hi-Res Stills Released for Disney’s ‘Tangled’

In addition to the release of two different versions of the trailer for Disney’s Tangled, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with five new stills that we have added to the beginning of our stills gallery below.

As always, click on the thumbnail to see a larger version of the still. You can then click the resize arrow if it appears to view the still at its original size.

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