WATCH: Michelle Obama to Guest on ‘Doc McStuffins’ in October

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA, DOCIn the upcoming ‘Doc McStuffins’ episoded titled ‘Doc McStuffins Goes to Washington,’ Doc and the toys travel to Washington D.C. to meet the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Airing on Disney Channel on Child Health Day (Monday, October 5, 2015) at 9:00 am, the First Lady invites Doc and other kids who are making a difference in their community to the White House to be honored in a special ceremony. While there, the First Lady appoints Doc the official ‘toy doctor’ for the White House.

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‘Aladdin’ Deleted Song ‘My Finest Hour’ to be DMA Exclusive Plus Robin Williams Outtakes and More

Disney 'Aladdin: Diamond Edition' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially rolled out the list of bonus features that will be found on Aladdin: Diamond Edition, available to own digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere on September 29, 2015, with a Blu-ray combo pack release on October 13 (now available for pre-order). You can find the details below.

Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, ‘A Whole New World,’ Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the ‘Genius behind the Genie.’

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series ‘Cosmic Mix #1’ Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order

'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Mix #1'Marvel Music will release the soundtrack for ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy‘ the animated television series on October 16, 2015, now available for pre-order. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series) is a collection of 12 songs featured in the show’s upcoming first season.

Tracks from the soundtrack include hits such as Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ Joe Walsh’s ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ and Thin Lizzy’s ‘Boys Are Back in Town.’

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‘Sofia the First’ to Encounter Merida in ‘The Secret Library’ Television Event

PRINCESS MERIDA, PRINCESS SOFIASofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give her a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint Sofia storykeeper of magical books in ‘Sofia the First: The Secret Library,’ the first episode of a four-part story arc, debuting Monday, October 12 on Disney Channel at 9:00 am ET/PT and Disney Junior at 7:00 pm ET/PT. The first episode features a special appearance by Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave.

Bonnie Hunt and Eric Stonestreet reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus, respectively. Hugh Bonneville lends his voice as the Narrator throughout the four-part Secret Library storyline. Additional guest stars include Cary Elwes as nefarious Prince Roderick, Ruth Connell as Merida and Dean Norris as Minimus’ brother, Mazzimo.

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‘PJ Masks’ to Premiere on Disney Junior in September

'PJ Masks'Entertainment One Family (eOne) today announced that its innovative new CGI animated series, ‘PJ Masks,’ will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Friday, September 18, 2015.

‘PJ Masks’ is produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, and with Disney Junior and France 5. The series is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series Les Pyjamasques. A much loved publishing property in its native France, where books debuted in 2008, 15 titles have been published in the country to date with plans to release two new titles every year.

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REPORT: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel, ‘Puppy Papers’ Series in Development at Disney

Earlier today, The Animation Guild Blog, representing the Local 839 IATSE union, provided a list of projects currently in the works at various studios in the Southern California area. Among the list are a few of interest when it comes to Disney television and feature animation.

Among the several already-known projects for Disney Television are two new entries: ‘Unannounced fairy tale’ and ‘Puppy Papers.’ An extensive Google search for the latter provided very little information on the new series, other than it’s being developed by Rough Draft Studios for Disney. All we could find were professional references for storyboard artist Aimee Major Steinberger and animation sheet timer David Lyman.

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‘Goldie & Bear’ to Debut in November on Disney Channel; Available September 12 on WATCH Apps

JACK, BEAR, GOLDIEDisney Junior will debut the first six episodes of fairytale-inspired ‘Goldie & Bear’ on the popular WATCH Disney Junior platforms, beginning Saturday, September 12,with one new episode premiering on the WATCH Disney Junior app and WATCH Disney Junior.com each Monday from September 21 through October 12. Set in the magical world of Fairy Tale Forest, the animated series for kids age 2-7 reunites Goldie and Bear, after the renowned porridge incident featured in “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.” The series premieres in November on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Title Treatment

'Moana' Title TreatmentWalt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with the newly released title treatment for their upcoming film, Moana (November 23, 2016).

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped — and no one today knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible  odds.

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CONFIRMED: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ on 3D Blu-ray in November; Digital in October; Full Bonus Features List

'Inside Out' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today confirmed an earlier report that Pixar Animation Studios’ Inside Out will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and On Demand on November 3, 2015, with an early Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere release on October 13.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.

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‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’ in November with Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, James Earl Jones; Preview at D23 Expo

The Lion GuardThe epic storytelling of Disney’s The Lion King continues with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to ‘The Lion Guard’ television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe. A special preview of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will be presented at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, August 16.

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