Radio Disney and Disney Channel Present ‘Next Best Thing’ Season 3 in September

Radio Disney, which Billboard magazine ranked twice among the Top 25 on its Maximum Exposure list of ways to get music noticed, will kick off its third season of “N.B.T.” (Next Big Thing), beginning WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. “N.B.T.,” a daily multiplatform feature that launched the career of Hollywood Records recording artists Allstar Weekend, puts the spotlight on young recording artists and provides them with national broadcast and online exposure. Over the course of 10 weeks, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will be invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite artist at RadioDisney.com or by texting* “NBT” to DISNEY (347639) — message & data rates may apply, kids under 18 must get parent’s permission first. The highest ranked “N.B.T.” artist will have the opportunity to have their single released by Disney Music Group and open for Allstar Weekend at a special holiday performance.

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Disney Channel Picks Up ‘Timmy Time,’ a ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Spin-off

Variety is reporting that Disney Channel will be adding ‘Timmy Time’  from Aardman Studios beginning September 13 with a sneak preview on September 7. Already known to viewers of ‘Shaun the Sheep,’ Timmy, the baby lamb, is the star of the new Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior show which relies on gestures and animal noises to teach its pre-school level lessons.

‘Preschoolers can easily identify with Timmy as he learns universal lessons about himself, his friends and the world around him,’ according to Jackie Cockle, the creator, producer and supervising director for the series.

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‘Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Extended Edition’ Details

'Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam' on Disney DVD © WDSHEThe momentum continues for Disney’s “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment furthers the TV musical event of the year with the addition of two new musical numbers into the story, in Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Extended Edition,  a Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD, on September 7, 2010.

The premiere of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” will be presented across Labor Day weekend with four event telecasts -– each celebrating music and dance with a storyline that suggests life is about the way you play. The fun for kids, tweens and families begins FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 and goes through MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT, each night) on Disney Channel.

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‘Hannah Montana’ to Honor and Feature Military Families in Special Programming Event

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Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” honors military families with a touching episode that includes cameo appearances by real families of the armed services and two new Hannah Montana songs, the heartfelt ballad “Been Here All Along” and the upbeat “I’m Still Good,” a performance interspersed with greetings from military families to their deployed loved ones. The “Hannah Montana Forever Family Salute” premieres SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT). Forty special messages from military families will air throughout the evening (8:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT) and will be available with the episode at DisneyChannel.com/Salute.

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Playhouse Disney Favorite ‘Chuggington’ Goes Full Steam Ahead Towards Second Season

Ludorum plc, a leading specialist in the creation of global pre-school children’s IP, announced today that it has licensed the second season of 13 half hour episodes of Chuggington, its successful train-based, CGI-animated series, to Disney Channel for its Playhouse Disney programming block in the United States. The acquisition of the second season follows the success of the first season of 26 half hours which commenced broadcast on Playhouse Disney in January 2010 and currently airs seven days a week. The channel has acquired all U.S. television rights to the property.

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‘Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam’ Stars Hit the Wall in West Hollywood

'Camp Rock 2' billboard. Photo courtesy Disney ChannelThe Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam has taken to the road –8560 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California to be precise.

The giant advert features the film’s stars Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato and Kevin Jonas and promotes the movie which will premiere on Disney Channel on September 3.

For more information about the movie, follow this bookmark.

Photo courtesy of Disney Channel.

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Production Has Begun on Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Lemonade Mouth’ Starring Bridgit Mendler

Production has begun in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the music-driven “Lemonade Mouth,” a Disney Channel Original Movie that tells kids and tweens that building your confidence rocks and finding your destiny rules. The story follows five disparate high school students who meet in detention, realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

The movie was written by April Blair based on the book Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes, and is directed by award-winning Patricia Riggen (“La Misma Luna” aka “Under the Same Moon”) and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Disney Channel’s “The Cheetah Girls” movies) and choreographed by Chris Scott. It is scheduled to premiere in 2011 on Disney Channel.

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First Look: Publicity Stills for Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Avalon High’

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Disney Channel has shared with us these publicity stills of the cast from its upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High, based on the book by Meg Cabot.

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Walt Disney Records Invites Fans Who Pre-Order ‘Hannah Montana Forever’ Soundtrack to Become Part of Celebratory Farewell

Walt Disney Records announces an exciting opportunity to be part of the Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack! By pre-ordering the album before September 3, 2010, the first 10,000 fans can add their photo to the official Hannah Montana Photo Mosaic and get the poster delivered right to them by mail with the official soundtrack. The photo will also be included in an official music video that will air on Disney Channel. Fans will also instantly get the track “Ordinary Girl” from the Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack out this fall and an additional song when it becomes available before the album release.

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First Look: Clay Aiken in Phineas and Ferb’s ‘Summer Belongs to You’ on Disney XD

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Disney XD has just released these stills featuring guest star and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken from the upcoming ‘Phineas and Ferb’ one-hour special ‘Summer Belongs to You’ which premieres on Disney XD on August 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and on August 6 on Disney Channel.

As the story goes, it’s the summer solstice and because it’s the longest day of the year, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb decide to travel around the world in one day.  But not everyone believes they can actually achieve what they’ve set out to do, leading them to get some encouraging words, in the form of a duet, from Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan.  Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz takes a father-daughter trip to Tokyo with Vanessa.

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