Photos: Disney Event Offers First Look at Tangled’s Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Meet & Greet Characters

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider appear with guests at Disney's Tangled press eventWalt Disney Studios held a screening and press event for Tangled earlier today in Los Angeles according to tweets by’ George Roush (@elguapo1). We hear that in addition to appearances by the film’s stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, the event was attended by John Lasseter and Alan Menken. Roush also tweeted out a photo that features the new meet & greet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider characters that will be making their Disney Parks debut beginning October 15.

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New Marvel Shop Arrivals for September 8, 2010 (3 Items)

New Marvel Shop arrivals for September 8, 2010

Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Marvel Shop. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Marvel Shop 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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‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly’ Seeking Participants for ‘Human Mattress Domino’ World Record Attempt in NYC

On Thursday, September 16, ABC’s ‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly’ is looking to set a new Guiness World Record for the largest ‘human mattress dominoes’ attempt as part of the ‘Guinness World Record Breaker Week 2010.’

Participants will each be provided with a twin-sized mattress and arranged in the ‘human domino’ formation. When signaled, participants will fall backwards one-by-one just like a set of dominoes. Participants must be 17 years of age or older (17 year olds must be accompanied by someone 18 and over) and taller than 4’11”. Participants must also be able to provide ID and sign a release form.

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Secretariat Featurettes: ‘Penny’s Story – Against All Odds’ and ‘Making of a Champion’

Walt Disney Studios has released two featurettes today focusing on its upcoming buzz-worthy October 8 release of Secretariat.

In ‘Penny’s Story – Against All Odds,’ director Randall Wallace, producer Mark Ciardi and Diane Lane talk about the challenges Penny Chenery faced when she decided to bring Secretariat to the world of horse racing, in a place where women simply weren’t meant to be, accomplishing something most men couldn’t. Among much of the new footage introduced in the clip are scenes with Dylan Baker and a great introduction to horse trainer Lucien Laurin as portrayed by the incomparable John Malkovich.

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ESPN Debuts Nimble SpiderCam Technology During US Open Coverage

ESPN's SpiderCam at the U.S. OpenMaking its debut at a Grand Slam tennis event, ESPN’s SpiderCam at the US Open has taken viewers where they’ve never gone before for dramatic shots of Arthur Ashe Stadium.  The aerial camera system – which is exclusive to ESPN2 and its approximately 100 hours of US Open action – is suspended by four thin Kevlar ropes connected to large winches via pulleys high above the court surface on light poles at the four corners of the world’s largest tennis arena.  It moves in three dimensions, ranging from as low as one meter off the court to 33 meters high, from beyond one end of the court to the other and from side to side.  The camera can pan, tilt, zoom and focus, with the images sent via fiber optics wiring within the Kevlar roping.

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Video: ‘Secretariat’ Director Randall Wallace Relays Penny Chenery’s Reaction to Film

Walt Disney Studios released this clip earlier today in which Secretariat director Randall Wallace discusses the reaction Penny Chenery had to seeing her life played out on the big screen. ‘It was in seeing the movie that she understood for the first time just how lonely she had been in her life, how isolated the journey had been, what it had cost her emotionally,’ he notes.

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TGIS! ‘Girl Meets World with Selena Gomez’ Premieres on Disney Channel September 10

Teen superstar Selena Gomez lights up the screen in “Girl Meets World with Selena Gomez,” a new short-form series that provides viewers insights into Selena’s point of view about her life and career and the inspiration she receives from her family and fans.  Filmed on location throughout Europe, the special shows Selena performing in concert and recording her second album.  It will be presented in three parts on Friday, September 10 (between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

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‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Appears on Disney Blu-ray/DVD November 30; Available for Pre-Order

'Sorcerer's Apprentice' on Disney Blu-ray/DVD © has begun accepting pre-orders for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios available in Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy and DVD formats.

Magic is everywhere in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-the fun family adventure from the creators of National Treasure. Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer’s apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!

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Muppet Video Newsflash: Cat Cora Joins the Muppets in New Online Show

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WDW Refurb Update: Astro Orbiter Closure at Magic Kingdom in December

The official Walt Disney World website has listed Astro Orbiter at the Magic Kingdom as closing on December 5 and re-opening on December 10.

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