New Hi-Res Stills, Details for ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ Marvel Cinematic Universe and Much More

As part of its preview for its upcoming 2014 slate of films, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with newly released high-resolution stills and first looks at several of its projects, including the official synopsis for McFarland, starring Kevin Costner. Details and images follow:

'Muppets Most Wanted'Muppets Most Wanted (March 21, 2014)
Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling our grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine — the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit — and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

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Sneak Peek: Carly Rae Jepsen on ‘Shake It Up!’ (Hi-Res Pix)

CARLY RAE JEPSEN, BELLA THORNE (DISNEY CHANNEL/ERIC MCCANDLESS)There’s no maybe about it, music sensation Carly Rae Jepsen is getting ready to ‘Shake It Up’ with Rocky and CeCe on the Disney Channel smash series.

Disney Channel has shared with us these hi-res stills from the episode titled ‘My Fair Librarian It Up’ which will premiere on Disney Channel at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Sunday, February 24. Click on either thumbnail to see it in its larger version.

ZENDAYA, CARLY RAE JEPSEN (DISNEY CHANNEL/ERIC MCCANDLESS)In the episode, which also guest stars Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro (who also directed it), CeCe and Rocky help Miss Burke (Banks) win over the heart of her crush, Mr. Zigfeld (Ribeiro), while Logan, Ty and Deuce help Flynn build a soapbox car. Carly Rae Jepsen will appear in the episode as herself.

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PHOTOS: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ World Premiere and After Party

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Musician Skrillex arrives at Walt Disney Animation Studios'

Last night, Walt Disney Animation Studios held its world premiere for Wreck-It Ralph at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, where cast and crew gathered for the event. In addition to cast such as John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and more, guests included music contributors Henry Jackman and Skrillex along with Disney Animation’s Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Paperman director John Kahrs.

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‘Disney Channel Holiday Playlist’ Tracklist Filled with Disney Channel Star Power

Disney Channel Holiday PlaylistAvailable 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:

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Sneak Peek: ‘Fashion is My Kryptonite’ from ‘Shake It Up: Japan’ with Bella Thorne, Zendaya

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This Friday, Disney Channel will premiere the all-new music video for ‘Fashion is My Kryptonite from the upcoming special, ‘Shake It Up: Japan’ during the broadcast of Toy Story 3 (beginning at 8 pm ET). Performed by Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the music video also features ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ host Cat Deeley.

In the music video, Bella and Zendaya travel through a secret closet door into a fantastical fashion wonderland filled with high style and runways. The song was written by Ben Charles and the music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Katy Perry’s ‘Last Friday Night,’ China Anne McClain’s ‘Calling All The Monsters’).

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‘Shake It Up: Made in Japan’ To Premiere August 17 on Disney Channel

Rocky and CeCe win a trip to Japan to be part of a dance video game production and the world famous Blue Man Group performs in a madcap “Shake It Up” event that’s infused with Tokyo teen fashion and “J-Pop” music. “Shake It Up: Made In Japan” premieres Friday, August 17 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Zendaya and Bella Thorne perform three new original songs in the storyline: “Made In Japan,” “The Same Heart” and “Fashion is My Kryptonite.” The latter song will premiere on Radio Disney during a “Take Over” with Bella Thorne and Zendaya on Friday, July 20. Their music video for the song, guest starring Cat Deeley, will premiere on Disney Channel in August.

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Disney Friends for Change Names Inaugural Ambassadors; $750K to be Donated

Disney Friends for Change AmbassadorsDisney Friends for Change, a global initiative that inspires kids and families to take action and make a difference in their communities, today announced that Disney Channel stars Debby Ryan (“Jessie”), Bella Thorne and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”), and Ross Lynch and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”) will serve as Friends for Change Ambassadors, encouraging kids and families to make a lasting, positive change by helping people, communities, and the planet.

In collaboration with select non-profit organizations, Disney Friends for Change Ambassadors will lead campaigns to engage millions of kids to take action and volunteer. Each nonprofit will receive a Disney Friends for Change grant to further the reach and impact of the themed campaign. In total, $750,000 will be awarded to the following three efforts:

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‘Make Your Mark: Shake It Up’ Contest Kicks Off; Rocky and CeCe to Join Club Penguin

Kids and tweens will once again have the opportunity to shake it up and break it down with the return of Disney Channel’s popular dance competition “Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off.” Last year, more than 12 million viewers watched the two-night finale event, skyrocketing it to #1 among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for both nights. This year, kids once again will have the opportunity to compete for the Grand Prize – a performance in an episode of Disney Channel’s top-rated series “Shake It Up.”

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Bella Thorne, Zendaya to Meet and Greet with Fans at Disneyland Resort

'Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance'In honor of the release of ‘Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance’ soundtrack, featuring music from the hit Disney Channel show, ‘Shake It Up,’ stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya will be offering the opportunity for fans to attend a signing being held at Studio Disney 365 in the Downtown Disney District of the Disneyland Resort  on March 24.

The event will being at noon at which point Bella and Zendaya will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Radio Disney’s own Jake Whetter. The signing portion will take place beginning at 1 pm.

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Disney Channel Orders New Dance-Filled Buddy Comedy Series, ‘Shake it Up!’

Disney Channel has ordered “Shake It Up!,” a buddy comedy centered around a teen dance show, created by Chris Thompson (“Laverne and Shirley,” “Bosom Buddies,” “The Naked Truth,” “Action”) and executive-produced by Thompson and Rob Lotterstein (“The War at Home,” “Ellen”). It stars 12-year-old Bella Thorne (“Big Love”) and 13-year-old Zendaya. The multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood, California, in July for a scheduled Fall 2010 premiere on Disney Channel. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

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