Cars Toons ‘Heavy Metal Mater’ to Premiere on Disney Channel October 8

A new Disney/Pixar “Cars Toons” short will premiere FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The animated short, directed by Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter with Rob Gibbs co-directing and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (“Devo”), will also be presented on Disney XD on Friday, October 15 at 7:27 p.m., ET/PT.

In the episode entitled “Heavy Metal Mater,” Mater is a rock star in a heavy metal band. He starts out in a garage band and rises to the top with his hit song, “Dad Gum.” Lightning McQueen joins him on stage in the middle of a huge concert and they rock into history.

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DisneyChannel.com Offers Halloween Costume Augmented Reality Experience

This month, DisneyChannel.com lets users celebrate Halloween early with its “October Takeover” initiative, an augmented reality experience that gives kids the chance to be a virtual character from eight popular Disney Channel series.

A multiplatform digital and programming event, Disney Channel’s October Takeover starts online at www.DisneyChannel.com/Halloween where kids, with their parents’ permission, can digitally recreate themselves in virtual Halloween costumes representing some of their favorite Disney Channel characters such as “Hannah Montana,” Agent P from “Phineas and Ferb” and Sicky Vicky from “Sonny With A Chance,” among others. Trying on a costume is as easy as sitting in front of a webcam or uploading a photo. The Halloween-themed site instantly adds a costume over the image and allows webcam users to create a 15-second video. Participants have the opportunity to have their videos and photos featured on Disney Channel’s site or on-air throughout the month of October.

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Sneak Peek: Shaquille O’Neal on Disney Channel’s ‘Sonny With A Chance’ Halloween Special

Shaquille O'Neal in 'Sonny With A Chance' (DISNEY CHANNEL/RANDY HOLMES)

In an upcoming episode of Disney Channel’s ‘Sonny With A Chance,’ Shaquille O’Neal guest stars as himself, in a fully-produced, ghoulish “So Random!” Halloween special, along with special musical guests Allstar Weekend and a brand new song performed by Sonny Munroe.

You may have already seen the promotional clips of the episode which feature Shaq as ‘Shaqula,’ but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve met ‘Shakenzie’ who’s introduced to us in the following clip from the show shared with us by Disney Channel. Also featured in the clip are regular cast members Demi Lovato, Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, Doug Brochu and Brandon Mychal Smith.

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Sneak Peak: Wizards of Waverly Place Season Finale – ‘Wizards Exposed’

Disney Channel has just posted this extended sneak peek of  the season finale episode of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ titled ‘Wizards Exposed.’

When the Russos are captured by a government agency interested in studying them, they are at risk of being exposed as Wizards and must find a way to escape and save the other Wizards who have been captured. Find out what happens to them during the Season Finale Friday, October 15 at 8:30/7:30c on Disney Channel.

The Russo’s are taken away by a secrent department of the U.S. government!
Find out what happens to them during the Season Finale Friday, October 15 at 8:30/7:30c on Disney Channel!
When the Russo’s are captured by a government agency interested in studying them, they are at risk of being exposed as Wizards and must find a way to escape and save the other Wizards who have been captured.

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Production on ‘The Suite Life Movie’ for Disney Channel to Begin This Month

Production will begin this month on the thrilling comedy/adventure, “The Suite Life Movie,” a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) based on the pair of hit comedy series for the channel — “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “The Suite Life on Deck” — starring Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan and Phill Lewis. The movie is set to premiere in 2011 on Disney Channel.

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Sneak Peek: Phineas and Ferb in ‘Wizard of Odd’ (Spoilers)

Isabella and Candace in Phineas and Ferb's 'Wizard of Odd' © Disney XD

Disney XD has just provided us with these sneak peeks at the upcoming ‘Phineas and Ferb’ special episode, ‘Wizard of Odd’ which premieres on Disney Channel September 24 at 8:30 PM ET/PT.

In the all-new episode, Phineas and Ferb build a contraption that spins their house around in an effort to paint it quickly, causing Candace to become so dizzy, she collapses. She soon finds herself in the magical land of Odd where their friends Isabella, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Jeremy, Buford and Baljeet are remarkably like the characters in L. Frank Baum’s book ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ When Candace follows the yellow brick sidewalk to Bustopolis (to find the Wizard who can help her finally bust her brothers), things aren’t what they seem.

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Sneak Peek: Mason Returns to ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ in ‘Wizards Unleashed’ October 1

When Alex (Selena Gomez) sees a news report on TV about a dog in the Poconos who is painting portraits of her, she, Justin (David Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin) go to rescue Mason (Gregg Sulkin) from a family of country wizards. Meanwhile, Harper (Jennifer Stone) tries to get Zeke (Dan Benson) to kiss her.

‘Wizards Unleased’ premieres October 1 at 8 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel

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TGIS! ‘Girl Meets World with Selena Gomez’ Premieres on Disney Channel September 10

Teen superstar Selena Gomez lights up the screen in “Girl Meets World with Selena Gomez,” a new short-form series that provides viewers insights into Selena’s point of view about her life and career and the inspiration she receives from her family and fans.  Filmed on location throughout Europe, the special shows Selena performing in concert and recording her second album.  It will be presented in three parts on Friday, September 10 (between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

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Disney Channel Previews Fall with First Looks at New Series, Events, Movies and More

Disney Channel has released this promo which offers clips from upcoming events this fall which includes new series ‘Fish Hooks’ and ‘Shake It Up,’ special events such as Shaquille O’Neal’s guest appearance on ‘Sonny With A Chance,’ a health issue with horse Blue Jeans on ‘Hannah Montana Forever,’ and the Wizard of Oz-inspired episode of ‘Phineas and Ferb’ (which we also gave you a first look of here). There are also clips from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High based on the popular book by Meg Cabot, a cross-over episode of ‘I’m in the Band’ and ‘Suite Life on Deck’ and the season finale of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’

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