Leveraging the success of the hit dance-driven series “Shake It Up,” Disney Channel will launch its first-ever talent competition exclusively for kids and tweens, “Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – ‘Shake It Up’ edition,” where kids will help decide the winner. Beginning Friday, July 1, with the consent of a parent, kids will have the opportunity to show off their “mad dance skills” by uploading their own short dance video, up to 45 seconds long, for a chance to compete in the ultimate dance off to air on Disney Channel this October. The Grand Prize includes a performance in an episode of “Shake It Up.”
On Tuesday, May 31st, ABC Family will launch “Switched at Birth: Hunt for the Code,” an online scavenger hunt game, as part of the network’s launch of its new one-hour scripted original drama series “Switched at Birth,” premiering Monday, June 6th at 9:00PM ET/PT. To enter the game, viewers can log onto www.abcfamily.com/switchedatbirthgame.
“Switched at Birth” tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a working class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.
Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up once again to celebrate the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 7, 2011 with the ‘A Pirate’s Life For You’ Sweepstakes.
On Saturday, May 7 from 9 AM – 9 PM PT, Pirates’ fans can help celebrate the May 7 World Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland by connecting nationwide on Mobile, Twitter and SCVNGR to win a trove of treasure, including a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera!
Starting in May, kids are invited to show off their creativity in Marvel The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Comic Creator Contest. One grand prize winner will get their comic featured as an insert in an upcoming Marvel Adventures comic book and five finalists will win a fantastic Thor prize pack. To enter, kids can go to Disney.com/Create to design their own comic and then save and share it online for a chance to win.
Beginning today, Disney Living, the official Facebook page of Disney Consumer Products, will kick off its month-long Mother’s May Sweepstakes to celebrate the special women in our lives. Every day in May, fans can enter to win Disney’s daily sweepstakes prizes including Disney Store gift cards, beautiful gift baskets, iPhone accessories, fashionable designer handbags and jewelry, and more. A total value of approximately $3,500 in prizes will be awarded throughout the month of May.
The sweepstakes will feature weekly themed product prizes for mom, the kids and the whole family and will conclude on May 31st with a grand prize of four passes to the Disneyland or Disney World theme parks, a value of approximately $550.
Courtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios, we have copies of the newest Disney Channel Original Movie, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, based on the popular High School Musical franchise, on Disney Blu-ray/DVD to give to two randomly selected Stitch Kingdom readers.
Courtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios, this must-have edition of the popular franchise will be awarded to one Stitch Kingdom reader chosen at random.
In addition, the chosen winner will also receive a copy of the Jeff Bridges photo book, Making TRON: Legacy. This special soft-cover book was printed in Hong Kong and limited to an edition size of just 1,000 copies. It was never made available for retail sale, so this is a rare opportunity to win a copy of this exclusive book.
With full details to come, along with study aids, Disney D23 has announced the addition of the ‘Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament’ at the 2011 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.
According to the announcement, ‘no corner of the magical empire will be left unexplored in this quest to find that uniquely talented individual who knows more about Disney than anyone else.’
The competition will begin on August 18, when the playing field will be whittled down to the select few that have risen to the challenge. The semi-final and final rounds will take place during the D23 Expo in the Arena, where all D23 Expo attendees will be invited to watch.
Courtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, we are pleased to be able to offer one of our lucky readers a Tangled prize pack consisting of their very own copy of Tangled from Walt Disney Animation Studios on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (note this is not the 3D edition) plus a do-it-yourself Tangled paper lantern kit and a Tangled tee (adult large) featuring Pascal (images coming soon).
ABC Family’s “Greek” will kick off its latest philanthropic endeavor, the I Heart Greek Twitter Give-Back Event, on Monday, February 14th. The event will give loyal fans of the hit series the opportunity to take home authentic “Greek” Kappa Tau, ZBZ and Omega Chi memorabilia, by showing their dedication to both the series and their community. Combining volunteerism with the social media phenomenon Twitter, the network is asking fans to tweet about the various ways they give back. Each tweet will be considered a sweepstakes entry and winners of items will be selected at random. Fans can visit abcfamily.com/giveback for more information about how to participate in the I Heart Greek Twitter Give-Back Event.