Leslie Ferraro Named President of Disney Consumer Products

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Leslie Ferraro has been named President, Disney Consumer Products, effective immediately, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

A 16-year Disney veteran, Ms. Ferraro most recently served as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Travel Operations, where she was responsible for leading the marketing and sales teams in developing numerous highly successful consumer campaigns worldwide.

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‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ Season Premiere to Feature Traci Lords, Jackee Harry

Season Four of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ returns Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring actress Jackee Harry swapping lifestyles with pop icon Traci Lords.

Emmy-Award Winning actress Jackee Harry, best known for roles on the hit comedy ‘227’ and ‘Sister, Sister,’ lives in Los Angeles, CA with her ex-husband Elgin Charles. Even though the couple is divorced, they still share a home and life in which Jackee and Elgin enjoy the finer things, frequently going out for drinks, dinner and dancing with friends late into the evening.

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ 73 Hour Marathon to Lead to Series Finale, June 12; New Series ‘Mikey Murphy’s Law’ in 2017

After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and a record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie, the final episode of the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ will air on June 12, following a 73-hour long marathon of every preceding episode. The series will continue to be presented daily on Disney XD and Disney Channels around the world and it will be followed up by a standalone hour-long special ‘The O.W.C.A.Files’ later this year.

Every ‘Phineas and Ferb’ story ever told will be presented in a 73-hour marathon beginning Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 pm ET/PT leading to the ultimate story capper, ‘Last Day of Summer,’ which premieres on Friday, June 12 at 9:00 pm ET/PT, simulcasted on both Disney XD and Disney Channel.

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D23 Expo: ‘Hall D23′ Main Stage Panels Announced

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announces the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 EXPO 2015, August 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday, August 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Disney Animation and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Then on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks Chairman Bob Chapek.

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Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Gets Yet Another Synopsis Update

'The Good Dinosaur' 2014 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Arlo may be a good dino, but his synopsis may have to go to obedience school to learn how to sit. We have received a third(?) official synopsis for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015), courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios which now reads as follows, removing all references to Arlo’s family and the ‘traumatic event':

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

 

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WATCH: ‘Tomorrowland’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Clooney, Laurie and Bird

'Tomorrowland' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios Australia has released a new featurette for Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), which you can find embedded below. Although there’s just a teeny bit of new — and obviously very odd — footage, there’s tons of behind-the-scenes footage of the filming, along with anecdotal contributions from cast members George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson, along with filmmakers Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof.

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Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ New Poster in High Resolution

'Ant-Man' PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with a high resolution version of the recently released poster for Ant-man (July 17, 2015), pictured left.

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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‘Teen Beach 2′ on DVD June 26 in Tandem with Disney Channel Premiere

'Teen Beach 2' on DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2, will arrive on DVD the same day it is scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel, June 26, 2015 (now available for pre-order).

Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer’s over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack’s (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout — until Lela, Tanner and the ‘Wet Side Story’ kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “reel” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, Teen Beach 2 is ‘wow-abunga’ fun for everyone.

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‘Best Friends Whenever’ Time Travel Comedy to Premiere on Disney Channel June 26

MATTHEW ROYER, GUS KAMP, LANDRY BENDER, LAUREN TAYLOR, RICKY GARCIA, BENJAMIN ROYER (Disney Channel/Craig Sjodin)When a science experiment goes awry, teen best friends Shelby and Cyd gain the power to travel back and forth in time, although they can’t quite control their powers just yet, in the new sitcom ‘Best Friends Whenever,’ debuting Friday, June 26 on Disney Channel. The series, starring Lauren Taylor and Landry Bender as time-traveling teen besties Shelby and Cyd, premieres immediately following the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach 2 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT).

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WATCH: ‘Tomorrowland’ ‘Athena Fun,’ ‘Jet Pack’ Spots Offer New Fun and Strange Footage (Spoilers)

'Tomorrowland' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios has released a couple of new television spots for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), which you can find embedded below. Continuing the slow seepage of the weird beauty (or weird and beauty, to be more precise) that the film is evidently full of, the spots offer plenty of new footage guaranteed to faze even the coolest movie-going heads.

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