‘Shake It Up’ Dances Its Way to Disney Channel in Fall 2010

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Disney Channel has ordered “Shake It Up,” a buddy comedy centered around a teen dance show, created by Chris Thompson (“Laverne and Shirley,” “Bosom Buddies,” “The Naked Truth,” “Action”) and executive-produced by Thompson and Rob Lotterstein (“The War at Home,” “Ellen”). It stars 12-year-old Bella Thorne (“Big Love”) and 13-year-old Zendaya. The multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood, California, in July for a scheduled Fall 2010 premiere on Disney Channel. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

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First Look: Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Bus Shelter Ad

'Secretariat' Bus Shelter Ad © Disney EnterprisesWalt Disney Studios has just provided us with this bus shelter ad for its upcoming epic Secretariat, billed as ‘The Impossible True Story.’

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.  Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.  Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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New Pook-a-looz Pook-a-sode: Fairy Tale Ending (Almost!)

Via its official YouTube channel, Disney Consumer Products offers up its latest ‘pook-a-sode’ featuring its popular Pook-a-Looz line of plush toys. Although each of the pook-a-sodes is worth a watch, this one in particular goes well above and beyond all measurable forms of cuteness as a night spent watching Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs gives Dopey an idea. Will Dopey’s quest end in success? Watch the video to find out.

As with all of the pook-a-sodes, this one also features an appearance by a ‘hidden Pook-a-looz’ but this one in particular may take a careful eye to spot it.

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Champion and Sport Chalet Announce Sponsorship of 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon

Today, two leaders within the sporting industry announced their official sponsorship of the 5th annual Disneyland® Half Marathon to take place over Labor Day weekend in Anaheim, Calif. For the first time, Sport Chalet joins Champion® Athleticwear, the official performance apparel of the Disney Endurance Series, as the official retailer of the exciting Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for August 31, 2010 (1 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for August 31, 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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Video: ABC Announces ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrities for Season 11

Earlier tonight during an episode of Bachelor Pad, ABC announced the list of celebrities in the upcoming fall 2010 season of Dancing With The Stars for the first time in press conference format. Announced by DWTS co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, the list of celebrities scheduled to appear is as follows:

  • Brandy
  • Jennifer Grey
  • Margaret Cho
  • Audrina Patridge
  • Florence Henderson
  • Bristol Palin
  • Michael Bolton
  • Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Kurt Warner
  • Kyle Massey
  • Rick Fox

The press conference will be available for online viewing beginning tomorrow at abc.com

The next season of Dancing With The Stars begins September 20, 2010 on ABC with all 12 couples dancing live performing either the Viennese Waltz or Cha Cha. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home on Tuesday, September 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) in the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.” Music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry are slated to perform.

Other key dates this season include:

  • “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” regular time premiere, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” 200th Episode Celebration, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 and TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (Time is TBD)
  • “Dancing with the Stars,” final performance show, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (Time is TBD)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” season finale, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (Time is TBD)

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Vinylmation: Nightmare Before Christmas Release Date Announced

Vinylmation Nightmare Before Christmas The Vinylmation Nightmare Before Christmas 3″ and 9″ figures will be released at D-Street at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on September 10, 2010 a per the official Vinylmation blog.

The 9″ Oogie Boogie and Santa Jack (with elf) figures are limited to an edition size of 1,000

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Radio Disney’s Michael Riley Named President of ABC Family Network

Respected television and radio executive Michael Riley has been named president, ABC Family, it was announced today by Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks & president, Disney/ABC Television Group, to whom he will report.

In this new position, Riley will have oversight of ABC Family’s original programming and acquisitions, franchise management, marketing, sales and operations, and be responsible for the overall strategic and creative direction for the channel.

In making the announcement, Sweeney stated, “Michael’s talent and drive are eclipsed only by the enthusiasm and passion he brings to every opportunity. I’m confident his unique set of skills and experience will help us further ABC Family’s amazing momentum.”

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‘TRON Evolution’ Collectors Edition for Xbox and PS3 Includes Lightcycle Replica

Hot on the heels of the announcement for the collectors edition of Epic Mickey,Disney Interactive Studios has announced that it will offer a special collectors edition for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 editions of TRON Evolution.

The collectors edition which sells for around $130 includes the game and a miniature replica Lightcycle produced by Sideshow Collectibles. Included with the package is a plastic display case for the Lightcycle which also includes a tray that the game’s disc can be stored in.

'TRON Evolution' Collectors Edition from Disney Interactive StudiosScheduled to be released on December 7, 2010, the collectors edition of TRON Evolution for the PS3 and Xbox is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

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Disney/ABC Television Group Takes Home 19 Emmys, Including Six for ‘Modern Family’

ABC Network’s critically acclaimed freshman hit comedy series, “Modern Family,” swept more categories than any other series with three wins, including the top comedy series prize, at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, presented last night. In addition to winning for Outstanding Comedy Series, “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet captured his first-ever Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and executive producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd took the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series prize for the pilot episode.

“Modern Family” won a total of six Emmys, with the other three awards for Casting, Sound Mixing and Picture Editing announced at the Creative Arts Emmys on Aug. 21.

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