ABC Family Secures Network Premiere Rights to G-Force, Christmas Carol and Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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Burbank, CA (April 9, 2009) – ABC Family has acquired a slate of theatricals including several network television premieres as part of an agreement with Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The network will air the network television premieres of the Walt Disney Pictures 3-D films “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, in theaters this summer, and “A Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carrey, to be released in theaters this November. The package also includes the network television premiere of “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and second position windows for the studio’s two recent films, “Race to Witch Mountain” and “Bedtime Stories.”

“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” is tentatively scheduled to make its network television premiere on ABC Family in 2010, “G-Force” in 2011 and “A Christmas Carol” in 2012. “Bedtime Stories” and “Race to Witch Mountain” will both tentatively mark their runs on the network in 2012.
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Disney DVD Roundup for March 31, 2009 – Hannah Montana, Handy Manny, Baby Einstein & More

Here’s a look at some DVDs set to hit the shelves Tuesday, March 31.

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Dwayne Johnson Surprises Audience with Personal Appearance at Theater in San Diego

Event Hails Opening Weekend of “Race to Witch Mountain”
As Disney Launches Exciting “Opening Weekend Surprise” Program

BURBANK, Calif. (March 16) – Dwayne Johnson, star of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Race to Witch Mountain,” this weekends No. 1 film at the box office, surprised audiences at a San Diego movie theater when he made a personal appearance on the first day of the film’s release, Friday, March 13. In addition to greeting the moviegoers at the AMC Mission Valley theater, Johnson gave every member of the audience two free passes to Disneyland! Appearing with Johnson were the film’s director, Andy Fickman, and producer, Andrew Gunn.

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KABC to Stream Red Carpet at Witch Mountain Premiere March 11

Beginning at 9:30 PM EST (6:30 PM PST) Wednesday evening, KABC-TV in LA will be streaming live from the world premiere of Race to Witch Mountain at the El Capitan Theatre.

To access the event, click here. WARNING! Do NOT go the website ahead of time unless you want to either be horribly annoyed or annoy former loved ones.

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You Can’t Escape To From ‘The Rock’

Dwayne Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain (c) Disney

Dwayne Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain (c) Disney

Can you smellllllllllll what the Disney publicity machine is cookin’? The actor formerly known as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, is working overtime to promote the release of Race to Witch Mountain this Friday. After hosting FOX’s Animation Domination last week, Johnson did double duty this weekend, hosting both Saturday Night Live as well as a Disney marathon of films on Starz Sunday night. And he has not yet begun to promote.

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