Recognizing the need for a real-world testing ground to continue the development of ESPN 3D, ESPN has designated the ESPN Innovation Lab at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex located at the Walt Disney World resort as the hub for developing 3D technology. ESPN will invite various technology companies to utilize the site for emerging technology enhancements focused on 3D television. In addition to the resources at the Innovation Lab, ESPN will bring online a new production center that can be used for producing live sporting events for multiple ESPN platforms.
They say a good man is hard to find, but one woman will make it her career goal to find love in the workplace in ABC Family’s new original movie, “Beauty & the Briefcase” (fka. “The Business of Falling in Love”), premiering Sunday, April 18th (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT). The film stars Hilary Duff (“Gossip Girl”), Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”), Michael McMillian (“True Blood”), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”) and Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”).
Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor guest star in an action-packed episode of TV’s #1 animated series for kids and tweens, “Phineas and Ferb,” premiering MONDAY, MARCH 8 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. It will also be presented Friday, March 12 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The real-life husband and wife are the parents of “Phineas and Ferb” fans.
UPDATE: The royal premiere of Alice in Wonderland has come and gone but not been forgotten! Below you can still watch the red carpet event. You can also view our extensive gallery of photos here.
In just a little while, the red carpet event at the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland in London will be kicking off and Walt Disney Studios has invited our readers to be able to watch a live stream of the red carpet event featuring celebrity appearances and interviews.
To celebrate, Build-A-Bear Stuff for $tuff members (membership is free when purchasing BABW items and accessories) are invited for a special sneak peek and pre-sale opportunity of these unique Disney-themed bears on March 5 between 5 and 7 pm.
On top of that, the first 250 guests to purchase one of the new Downtown Disney Bears at the event will also receive a free Downtown Disney tee for their new friend.
To reserve your space for the event, call BABW customer services at 877-789-2327.
In Beta Research Corp.’s 2009 Cable Operator Study, ESPN, ESPN2 and Disney Channel again ranked first, second and third in the key category of average perceived value. This is the 10th consecutive year that cable operators have ranked ESPN the most valuable network on their cable system. ESPN2 and the Disney Channel have held the second and third most valuable spots for five consecutive years.
To commemorate the opening of the Champion Custom Tee Center at the ESPN Wide World of Sports located at the Walt Disney World resort, Steelers’ running back and Champion brand ambassador Rashard Mendenhall will greet guests on Friday, February 26 at the Champion Sports Zone at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Mendenhall will be greeting his fans from 12 – 2 pm. No purchase is required to meet with Mendenhall, however admission to the park is required.
Hollywood Records has just posted the video for White Rabbitby Grace Potter and the Nocturnals from the Almost Alice soundtrack of mostly original songs inspired by the Walt Disney Studios film Alice in Wonderland. The song should easily be recognized as a cover of the infamous 1967 tune by Jefferson Airplane.
Thanks to the good folks at Disney/Pixar, we have these amazing character turns of the new Toy Story 3 friends that have been introduced to us so far.
Check out these 360 degrees of cuddly goodness of Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear! You can almost smell the strawberries.
Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is now currently scheduled to be closed from April 24 through May 14.
Without a reason for the closure, one might suspect that this is the upgrade Disney announced during D23 that Muppet fans have been waiting for in which the attraction will receive a new digital print. With rumors swirling around that Star Tours will close for its anticipated upgrade shortly after Star Wars Weekends concludes, it also seems an appropriate time to tend to Muppet*Vision so that the number of unavailable attractions is mitigated.