In case the Super Bowl has you feeling too manly, please enjoy the opening credits from the new Disney Channel show Sonny With A Chance starring Demi Lovato, premiering next Sunday.
Universal Studios Orlando is giving away a free 7 day, 2 park ticket to the first 100,000 entrants at its Universal Heroes website after the airing of each of its ads during the Super Bowl.
In addition, USO is running a sweepstakes which gives away 1 free trip per day in February, 28 in all. See the website for full details.
UPDATE: Tickets are no longer available for the Walt Disney Studios tapings, but see here for a related contest.
The LA Times is reporting that The View will be broadcasting from the Disney Studios in Burbank, CA the week of March 9.
The inspiration for the location came from executive producer Bill Geddie who accompanied Barbara Walters when she was honored with a Disney Legends Award. The article cites Geddie as being enamored by the Disney Studio’s Legends Plaza (see image on left) which faces the seven dwarfs adorning the Michael D. Eisner building and holds replicas of the famous Disney statues Partners and Sharing the Magic in addition to a giant sculpture of the Disney Legends award itself. Plaques containing the names of Disney Legends cover the plaza’s columns.
Here’s an edited down version of the initial trailer for UP. It’s also purported to be the ad Disney will run during the Super Bowl to promote the film:
Please enjoy this 45 second diversion featuring Carl and Russell, the stars of Disney/Pixar’s newest venture UP
Universal Studios Orlando has promised to unveil an “unprecedented offer” during its Superbowl commercial. Below is a preview of the ad which will be aired only once in its entirety and promises that those who take advantage of the offer will have the chance to feel “superhuman.”
Universal Orlando will also be represented at the NY Times Travel Show February 6-8 where they’re expected to talk about the offer plus a sneak peek at the new Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket coaster. Look for an update here next week.
The addition of Disney characters and the rainforest scene isn’t all that guests will encounter when they re-acquaint themselves with the Disney theme park classic “it’s a small world.” The LA Times Travel Blog discusses how one of the world’s most famous theme songs is getting a makeover as well – including the fusion of music from several classic Disney films.
The Hollywood Reporter reports on the winners of the 36th Annual Annie awards for animation held Friday night in Los Angeles. It was DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda that did the cleaning last night picking up a total of 10 awards including best animated feature, that’s even more than the previous best feature winner, Pixar’s Ratatouille. Kung Fu even took the award for the best animated short for the bonus Secrets of the Furious Five included on the DVD.
The first part of the 2 part series premiere of the future Disney XD show Aaron Stone is available for free now on iTunes. Direct link.
Preliminary park hours are now being posted on the international versions of the Walt Disney World calendar. Unfortunately issues with the international calendar are preventing TimeKeeper from updating itself, although I hope to rectify this soon. Until then, enjoy these direct links to the calendar (no entertainment information has been posted as of yet):
The other parks have not yet been posted.