Disney Channel Previews Fall with First Looks at New Series, Events, Movies and More

Disney Channel has released this promo which offers clips from upcoming events this fall which includes new series ‘Fish Hooks’ and ‘Shake It Up,’ special events such as Shaquille O’Neal’s guest appearance on ‘Sonny With A Chance,’ a health issue with horse Blue Jeans on ‘Hannah Montana Forever,’ and the Wizard of Oz-inspired episode of ‘Phineas and Ferb’ (which we also gave you a first look of here). There are also clips from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High based on the popular book by Meg Cabot, a cross-over episode of ‘I’m in the Band’ and ‘Suite Life on Deck’ and the season finale of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’

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Photo: Stephen Graham and Paul Bazely of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ Research Roles at Disneyland

Stephen Graham and Paul Bazely at Disneyland © DisneyVia the official Disney Parks blog, here’s a photo of Stephen Graham (Scram) and Paul Bazely (Salaman) from Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides as they visit the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

After wrapping their filming in Hawaii, the cast and crew are currently shooting elements of the film at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA.

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Video: ‘Epic Mickey’ Opening Cinematic Part Two: Oswald Meets Mickey

Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios has just released the second portion of the opening cinematic we first shared with you a couple of weeks ago. In the new footage, Mickey Mouse awakes to find himself in the laboratory of the Mad Scientist who is hard at work at experimenting on the world’s most beloved animated character. The Mad Scientist doesn’t realize who he’s up against however when Mickey finds a way to make even the Phantom Blot do his disappearing ink act. The cinematic also shows Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as he encounters Mickey in the flesh for the first time, although the rabbit-mouse relationship exploration is tabled as its apparent that Oswald simply wants out of the situation.

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‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers’ Comics Announced by BOOM! Studios

Chip and Dale appear at Magic Kingdom in Rescue Ranger outfits © Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved.In just a few short years, BOOM! Studios has already had enormous successes with adapting many Disney and Pixar favorites to comic format, most recently with the Disney Afternoon cult classic Darkwing Duck.

Today BOOM! announced that, starting in December, it will begin producing an ongoing series based on Darkwing contemporary Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. Penned by Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill and illustrated by Leonel Castellani (Marvel Superhero Squad), issue #1 will be released with two variant covers (with a 50/50 distribution) by Leonel Castellani and Magic Eye Studios plus a 1-in-10 incentive cover featuring Zipper by Jake Myler as pictured below.

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Disney Store vs. The Credit Card Consumer Round Two

An article recently appearing on Psychology Today‘s website takes something as minute as a medium-sized purchase at the Disney Store and places it under the psychological microscope. The virtual non-event involved a Disney Store cast member asking to see the purchaser’s identification, noting the request was being made only because the card wasn’t signed. Providing the reason for the request, according to the article (which then goes on to discuss the psychology of trust), made all the difference in the world. Point: Disney Store.

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Disney/ABC Television Group and Time Warner Cable Announce Agreement, Expanded Services

Disney/ABC Television Group, ESPN and Time Warner Cable today entered into a long-term, wide-ranging agreement that will provide Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks cable customers the programming of ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes and SOAPnet, as well as WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, WTVG in Toledo, and associated HD cable networks. Subscribers will also have unprecedented digital access to online content and expanded Video On Demand services.

This extensive and expanded rights package, Disney Media Network’s most expansive content agreement to date, provides for:

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Marathon Training Guru Jeff Galloway Named Official Training Consultant For Newly Branded runDisney Race Series

Jeff Galloway, one of America’s foremost marathon trainers, has been named the official training consultant to Disney’s series of endurance events, which has been rebranded runDisney.

Galloway, a 1972 Olympian and founder of the popular Galloway Marathon Training Program, will offer his running and training expertise to beginners as well as experienced runners, helping runners of all ages lead more active lifestyles. Galloway’s unique training methods and tips will be available to runners through online runDisney videos and programs, as well as through special Galloway appearances at all runDisney events.

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ABC and CafePress Now Offer Fan-Designed Merchandise for Popular ABC Programs

ABC Entertainment Group and CafePress, a market-leading online destination for user-designed T-shirts and gifts, today announced a groundbreaking new merchandising agreement that builds upon the success of their existing relationship. CafePress will power a new, cutting-edge ABC Online Store, located at www.abctvstore.com, where fans of ABC’s popular shows will be able to buy official merchandise alongside merchandise designed by fellow fans. The new online store will fully leverage CafePress’ proprietary Print-on-Demand technology and product customization tools that facilitate real-time retail planning and high-touch consumer engagement.

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Vinylmation Previews Celebration Vinylmation/Vinylmation Jr Sets

Vinylmation Celebrations - Graduation (top) and Thank You (bottom)On its official blog, Disney Vinylmation has offered up a preview of an upcoming series first mentioned at its recent Trade City, USA event.

Vinylmation Celebrations offers up multiple occasions to celebrate such as graduation and just saying thank you, as pictured to the left. Each 3″ figure (the larger ones shown) comes in an open-window box so you’ll be able to see which one you’re purchasing, but the accompanying Vinylmation Jr figure (the smaller ones shown) will not be visible within the package so you won’t know which one you’ll get until you purchase the set.

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ABC’s ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ to Open New York Television Festival; Michael Imperioli to Offer Q&A Session

The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced the Primetime lineup for its sixth annual Festival, offering audiences a sneak peek at the networks’ most highly anticipated fall premieres on ABC, BBC America, FOX, IFC and NBC. This year’s Festival is highlighted by the red carpet premieres of ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7” with Michael Imperioli, IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” with David Cross, and “Running Wilde” with Will Arnett. The Primetime line up also features special screenings of NBC’s “Short Cuts” hosted by Greg Giraldo and BBC America’s US premiere of the mini-series “Luther.”

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