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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, August 7, D23 and Disney Channel are offering D23 members the opportunity to see Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam almost a month before it premieres on the Disney Channel at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, followed by a Q&A with the film’s creative team. Tickets are free and do not include a $5 processing fee. The screening is scheduled to begin promptly at 3 pm.
Get ready to rock out at the Walt Disney Studios and be a hero to those tweens and teens in your life!!! Our friends at Disney Channel are offering D23 Members and their families an exclusive sneak peek at their new original film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers!
Disney’s Friends for Change, a movement that encourages kids to help the planet, is launching a new video spot about the oil spill in the Gulf. The program is also donating $100,000 to support clean-up efforts. The new content, premiering MONDAY, JULY 19, will encourage kids to communicate their feelings about the disaster, understand how they are already helping and learn more about how to protect our planet’s natural resources and wildlife.
Disney has ordered a fourth season of its #1 series for preschoolers, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” Consisting of 13 new episodes and nine extended specials, Season Four will premiere on the recently announced Disney Junior, a new television and online brand and, ultimately, a re-branded 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel devoted to preschool-age children around the world.
With a 100 episodes and counting, the Emmy Award-winning series “Phineas and Ferb” continues to roll out with new and thoroughly amusing stories for kids, tweens and families. In August, the hit animated comedy, increasingly renowned for its smart humor and noteworthy guest stars, will present two new episodes featuring the legendary recording artist Chaka Khan, multi-Platinum selling singer Clay Aiken (“American Idol”), Emmy-winning animator/writer Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”) and filmmaker Kevin Smith (“Clerks”).