As we reported earlier, guests can meet the stars of Disney/Pixar’s UP at the animation building at Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning tomorrow, May 15.
Multiplatform Environmental Initiative on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Radio Disney and Disney.com Features Star-Studded Lineup of Disney’s Young Talent Pledging Environmental Stewardship and Encouraging Other Kids to Do the Same
Kids’ Votes Determine How Disney Will Divide $1 Million in Donations Among Environmental Causes
BURBANK, Calif., May 14, 2009 — The Walt Disney Company today announced Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green, a multiplatform environmental initiative that will help kids help the planet. Disney stars Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato are among the 29 young stars participating in outreach messages to debut on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Radio Disney and Disney.com. The Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green initiative invites young people to join together to help the environment across four key areas: climate, water, waste and habitats. Kids will learn practical ways to preserve the planet, track their collective impact and have the opportunity to vote on how $1 million in donations from Disney will be divided and invested in various environmental causes over the course of a year.
Ford Motor Company and partner ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” are still eagerly searching for community Heroes looking to make a difference. The Heroes F-150 campaign is awarding an all new 2009 Ford F-150 and $250,000 to help build or rebuild a portion of a community. Entries are still being accepted at www.TheHeroesF150.com. Participants can nominate their Hero until May 31.
Burbank, CA, May 13, 2009 — The global Web community has voted Beaker’s performance of “Ode To Joy” as Best Music Video of the Year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards. The musical performance – a solo tour de force by Muppet Labs most famous, most combustible and only assistant – was part of a viral video campaign that was produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films and was released surreptitiously on the web by the Muppet characters themselves.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 13 — Want the “celebrity scoop” on visiting Walt Disney World? Look no further. Families can now access park tips from celebrity moms and dads via the Walt Disney World Moms Panel site, www.disneyworldmoms.com. Disney Parks welcomes television personality Joan Lunden and actor/comedian Brad Garrett, as they go on camera to share vacation advice based on their family travel experiences. Lunden and Garrett are just another two parents, like the real parents on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, who have mastered the art of planning a Disney vacation.
This year, the Walt Disney Company appears to be celebrating synergy more than anything else and they’ve taken it to a whole new level here.
With very limited cross-over in the past, the Walt Disney Company has done well to keep its merchandising lines completely separate from each other. Even when Disney owned the Disney Store the first time, the merchandise found at the Theme Parks (often marked with both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland logos along with a golden castle logo) was primarily available only at the theme parks or mail order (or the occasional shopping by proxy), but never at the Disney Store or online.
Mitchel Musso, star of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” will be a special guest on Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids and families, on FRIDAY, MAY 15 (6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT). Musso will speak to Radio Disney on-air personality Ernie D. about his music, tour plans and his role as Oliver Oken on the hit series “Hannah Montana.” Following the interview, Radio Disney will world premiere “Hey,” the second single off Musso’s self-titled Walt Disney Records debut album, due in stores June 2, 2009. New episodes of “Hannah Montana” air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.
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New Series Features Live Performances by Chart-Toppers Including Jordin Sparks and Natasha Bedingfield at Universal’s New Concert Venue, The Music Plaza
ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando is kicking off its first-ever Summer Concert Series with performances by some of music’s biggest talent – live at its new outdoor Music Plaza. Beginning Saturday, June 13 and running Saturday nights through July 4, the new concert series will give guests the chance to top off their day in the park with a nighttime mega-concert.
The concert line-up features four of the biggest names in pop, hip-hop and R&B – all of whom are chart-topping, multi-platinum, Grammy Award nominees and winners.
First up is “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, whose self-titled album has sold more than a million copies. Sparks will be followed by hip-hop icon LL Cool J, with more than 15 million records sold and 20 singles on the Billboard charts. Then comes British songstress Natasha Bedingfield, with album sales of more than 10 million – and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers, The O’Jays. Continue reading…