Available to own on October 2, 2012, the new ‘Disney Channel Holiday Playlist’ is full of two things: holiday spirit and Disney Channel star power. From the stars of favorites such as ‘Shake It Up,’ ‘A.N.T. Farm,’ ‘Good Luck Charlie,’ ‘Austin & Ally’ and more, this album is sure to bring holiday cheer to any young fan. And now thanks to Amazon.com, we get a full track list of who’s performing on the album and what they’re singing:
1. Shake Santa Shake – Zendaya
2. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree – Bella Thorne
3. Christmas Soul – Ross Lynch
4. Jingle Bell Rock – The McClain Sisters
5. Song for You – Bridgit Mendler and Shane Harper
6. Winter Wonderland – Olivia Holt
7. Christmas is Coming – Ross Lynch and R5
8. All I Want For Christmas – Caroline Sunshine
9. Christmas Night – Coco Jones
10. Happy Universal Holidays – Adam Hicks
In an expansion of Disney XD’s ongoing “TRYit” initiative designed to inspire kids to get up, get outside and try something new, professional sports stars: the NFL’s Arian Foster (Houston Texans), the WNBA’s Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) and the NBA’s Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) coach young stars Leo Howard and Olivia Holt (“Kickin’ It”), Billy Unger and Spencer Boldman (“Lab Rats”) and Doc Shaw and Adam Hicks (“Pair of Kings”) who team with three viewers (hailing from Georgia, Oregon and Texas) to compete in fun challenges that will test their skills and their teamwork, in Disney’s “TRYathlon” special premiering Monday, August 13 at 8:00 pm ET/PT Disney XD. The special is hosted by Hal Sparks and Tyrel Jackson Williams (“Lab Rats”).
Disney XD’s “TRYathlon” is part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living, a program that inspires kids and families to lead healthier lifestyles by making nutritious eating and physical activity simple and fun.
David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide, said, “Our Disney XD stars are trying something new – a triathlon with a twist — to encourage young viewers to get active and to challenge themselves.”
On DisneyXD.com/TRY, users can participate in the “TRYit Challenger” where kids and parents can pledge to challenge themselves in new ways such as trying a new dance move or a swim stroke or adding a piece of fruit to a meal. Kids and parents are encouraged to participate to help the campaign reach one million pledges.
Beginning Tuesday, July 31, a new “Summer TRYathlon Mash-up” game will launch on DisneyXD.com where players can create their own game by choosing from equipment and a playing fields. Kids can practice with the online version and then print and take the instructions to the playground to play with their friends.
The “TRYathlon” teams are:
Team “Kickin’ It”
Leo Howard and Olivia Holt with Texas fan Nick Carew and coach Arian Foster.
Team “Lab Rats”
Billy Unger and Spencer Boldman with Oregon fan Jenna Hoiland and coach Candace Parker.
Team “Pair of Kings”
Doc Shaw and Adam Hicks with Georgia fan St. Clair Duberry and coach Kevin Love.
Filmed at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California, the special is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Scott Freeman, Jeff Schmidt and Brandon Wilson serve as executive producers.
The stars of Disney XD’s hit comedy series “Zeke and Luther” — Hutch Dano (Zeke), Adam Hicks (Luther) and Daniel Curtis Lee (Kojo) — will greet fans at multiple AT&T retails stores across the U.S. beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 26. Each local event, hosted in conjunction with Disney XD, AT&T U-verse® TV and Radio Disney, the No.1 radio outlet for kids, tweens and families, will feature one or two of the young actors plus entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew. Fans can submit an entry card in a drawing box at the retail store for the chance to win an Xbox 360 to be given away every 20 minutes during the event at each store. Winners will be selected in random drawings.*
While in store, AT&T invites local residents to a special demonstration of its advanced suite of AT&T U-verse services, including U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice. Learn how U-verse TV provides customers an exciting alternative to cable with a better DVR, better features and apps and a better TV experience.
Event dates and locations are:
San Francisco, CA, Saturday, June 26, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Pleasant Hill with Radio Disney AM 1310
Miami, FL, Saturday, July 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks and Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Sunrise Sawgrass Store in Plantation with Radio Disney AM 990
Orlando, FL, Sunday, July 11, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks and Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Millenia Orlando Store with Radio Disney AM 990
Chicago, IL, Saturday, July 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Meet Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Mobility Store in Romeoville with Radio Disney AM 1300
Cleveland, OH, Saturday, July 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Mayfield Heights with Radio Disney AM 1260
Atlanta, GA, Saturday, July 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Wildwood Store in Birmingham, AL with Radio Disney AM 590
Detroit, MI, Saturday, July 31, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Shelby Township with Radio Disney AM 910
* A total of fifty six (56) Xbox 360s will be given away (each with an approximate retail value of [$250] for a total ARV of [$14,000] Entrants must be present to win. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter.
Disney XD’s ‘Zeke and Luther’ Introduces New Web Series; New TV Episode and ‘Next X’ Special Monday Night
On MONDAY, AUGUST 10 (7:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT), Disney XD presents a high-flying evening on boards and bikes, including a new “Zeke and Luther” episode in which the skateboarding buddies finally go “pro,” and a half-hour “Next X” reality series special, hosted by professional BMX athletes Scotty Cranmer and Van Homan, that follows five amateur action sports athletes age 9-12 to the big-time at X Games 15. It will be available on DisneyXD.com immediately following the TV premiere. Also on Monday, August 10, the “Zeke and Luther” inspired “Zeke and Luther Dude Feud” debuts as a 15-webisode series at DisneyXD.com.
The 15-webisode series “Zeke and Luther Dude Feud” stars Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks and Nate Hartley as Zeke, Luther and Ozzie, the characters they play in the comedy series “Zeke and Luther” on Disney XD. In the comedic webisodes, Zeke and Luther engage in a series of unusual competitions, each refereed by Ozzie.
Action sports stars, including BMX professional Jeremiah Smith, light up the “Next X” special as five reality action sports athletes, aged 9-12, get the VIP treatment at X Games 15, and the boy named The Next X, 12-year-old Ian Bradley from New Hampshire, gets the opportunity to showcase his BMX moves at the marquee action sports event.
The “Next X” special is a culmination of the eight-part reality series for kids that followed five of the world’s top professional BMX and skateboarding athletes (skateboarder Chris Cole, BMX freestyle rider Scotty Cranmer, BMX street rider Van Homan, skateboarder Billy Marks and skateboarder Lincoln Ueda) as they mentored young amateurs in their chosen sport, inspiring them to become better athletes. In addition to Ian Bradley, the amateur athletes are: Mitchie Brusco, a 12-year-old vert skateboarder from Washington; Matty Cranmer, a 12-year-old freestyle BMX rider from New Jersey; Tom Schaar, a 9-year-old bowl and vert skateboarder from California, and Micah Wu, an 11-year-old mini ramp and bowl skateboarder from Kentucky.
“Next X” is executive-produced by Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart and Kathleen French. It is a production of Evolution Media (“Big Brother,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Clean Sweep,” Disney Channel’s “Bug Juice”).
Kids and families are invited to celebrate Father’s Day at special events hosted by Disney XD at ESPN Zone® locations in Anaheim, Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington DC, Baltimore, Atlanta and New York on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (doors open at 9:15 a.m.). Reservations are required and guests should RSVP at www.disneyxdfathersday.com, between June 1 and June 15. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The events, hosted by Disney XD, ESPN Zone® and Radio Disney, include a complimentary breakfast, $5 ESPN Zone® game card and gift bags, a special drawing for a Disney XD skateboard and iPod Nanos, and an exclusive sneak peek at “Zeke and Luther,” Disney XD’s comedy series about two best friends determined to become world-famous skateboarders. The series premieres Monday, June 15 on Disney XD.
Sixteen-year-old actors Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks (of “Zeke and Luther”) will make a special guest appearance at the ESPN Zone Anaheim located in Downtown Disney®.
Radio Disney’s Road Crew will emcee the Father’s Day celebrations in Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta and New York.