First Look: Katie Holmes in ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

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Katie Holmes in Miramax's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'In honor the film’s presence at San Diego Comic-con, Miramax has just sent us this rather chilling photo of Katie Holmes in its upcoming release Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Directed by Troy Nixey and Produced/co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is a remake of a horror telefilm in which about a little girl (Bailee Madison) who is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the old mansion they are renovating, only to unwittingly unleash malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them.

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Adventures By Disney Announces Egypt Excursion for 2011, Bookings Begin July 21

Adventures By Disney has announced a brand new itinerary featuring the country of Egypt which will begin in 2011. Bookings for the new tour begin on July 21, 2010.

Highlights of the 8- and 10-day Egypt itineraries include:

  • Ride a camel at the Great Pyramids of Gizah, tour the Pharoah’s Boat Museum and come nose-to-nose with the Sphinx
  • Learn to make papyrus and write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • Enjoy three days of leisurely cruising on the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor, discovering ancient temples, tombs and treasures
  • Shop and dine in the colorful Khan el-Khalili Market, Cairo’s ancient souk

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Details for Walt Disney World’s ‘Last Tour to Endor’ Star Tours Event Revealed checks in with popular Walt Disney Imagineer and Last Tour to Endor show director Jason Surrell as he talks about the preparation going into some of the exclusive events guests will get to experience first hand as part of the special hard-ticket event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 14 commemorating the transition of Star Tours into Star Tours II.

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The Disneyland Resort Begins Selling Fresh Groceries to Cast Members at Cost

Disneyland Resort Cast Members shop for groceries at the Cast Member store. Photo courtesy Disneyland ResortAs a commitment to the health and lifestyle of its Cast Members and their families, the Disneyland Resort has announced that it has begun selling groceries to its cast members at cost as of last week. More than 80 high-quality and healthy items including fresh produce, milk, lunch meat, bread, rice and pasta are available at the Cast Member store for Cast Members to purchase at the same price the Resort pays for the food.

Photo courtesy of the Disneyland Resort

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Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival Returns for Sixth Year, April 29 – June 12

Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival will celebrate its sixth anniversary in 2011 with six weeks of culinary experiences for guests of all ages, April 29-June 12 at Disney California Adventure park and select locations across the Disneyland Resort.

Chefs, winemakers and guest speakers will focus on cultures, tastes and traditions with hundreds of tantalizing demonstrations, along with outstanding wine and spirits seminars. Guests will also feast on delicious food, wine and beer available throughout Disney California Adventure park.

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Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence Premiere in ABC Original Comedy Series ‘Melissa & Joey’ August 17

In the new ABC Family original comedy series, “Melissa & Joey,” Melissa Joan Hart portrays Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and adolescent nephew, Ryder. Spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe (Lawrence) who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family’s “manny.” “Melissa & Joey” debuts on ABC Family on Tuesday, August 17 with back-to-back original episodes, at 8:00PM & 8:30PM ET/PT. The half-hour series will air regularly on Tuesday nights at 8:00PM ET/PT.

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First Look: ‘The Debt’ Trailer from Miramax (Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington)

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Australia, here is our first look at The Debt, a remake of the Israeli thriller, HaHov.

In The Debt (rated R by the MPAA for some violence and language), Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) is one of three Israeli Mossad agents who were sent on a secret mission to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1960’s East Berlin. Now, decades later, she must go back undercover and risk everything once again. The film was directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love and Proof) and also stars Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington.

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New Concept Art for Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Puts Rapunzel Into Perspective

On its official Facebook page for Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios has offered up this concept art from the film which shows Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) at the top of her tower, looking off into the distance, all 70 feet of hair flowing endlessly in the wind.

Concept art for 'Tangled' © Disney EnterprisesAlong with the artwork was the following in quotes, most likely to be song lyrics from the film: ‘Look at the world so close, and I’m halfway to it…’

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Disney XD’s Phineas and Ferb Presents ‘My Town’ at Dodger Stadium July 22

Dodger Stadium's 'My Town' with Phineas and FerbDisney’s Emmy Award-winning “Phineas and Ferb” to take over Dodger Stadium for an exclusive Phineas and Ferb “This Is My Town” night Thursday, July 22 for the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets game.

Phineas and Ferb fans can purchase tickets to the show’s MyTown section at a specially discounted price of $37.  Each ticket includes admission to the game, a limited edition Dodgertown t-shirt featuring both characters, Disney XD giveaways and an all-you-can-eat, kid-friendly menu featuring Dodger Dogs and Phineas and Ferb-inspired food.  To purchase tickets, visit and enter the promo code MYTOWN.

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D23 to Offer Free Screening of ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam’ at Walt Disney Studios August 7

On Saturday, August 7, D23 and Disney Channel are offering D23 members the opportunity to see Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam almost a month before it premieres on the Disney Channel at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, followed by a Q&A with the film’s creative team. Tickets are free and do not include a $5 processing fee. The screening is scheduled to begin promptly at 3 pm.

Get ready to rock out at the Walt Disney Studios and be a hero to those tweens and teens in your life!!! Our friends at Disney Channel are offering D23 Members and their families an exclusive sneak peek at their new original film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers!

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