Disneyland Resort to Host Inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival Including VIP ‘World of Color’ Presentation

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ABC Family Details Schedule for 12th Annual ’13 Nights of Halloween’ Programming Event

For the 12th consecutive year, ABC Family scares up 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN with programming filled with ghosts, ghouls and a few laughs, too! The popular programming event, starting Tuesday, October 19, and concluding on Sunday, October 31, includes the basic cable premiere of “The Spiderwick Chronicles, the ABC Family premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and a special Halloween episode of ABC Family’s hit original series, “Melissa & Joey,” along with the massive mix of Halloween-themed programming airing on the 13 nights leading up to Halloween.

The following is a listing of programming thrills and chills taking place October 19-31 during ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween.

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Photo Gallery: Paige O’Hara Joins D23 Tea Party at Disney Store San Diego Grand Opening

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In celebration of the new Disney Store Imagination Park grand opening in San Diego, Disney D23 members were invited to a private tea party event in which Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast appeared to meet and greet with fans. O’Hara was also presented with her very own Mrs. Potts limited edition tea set, part of the Disney Store limited edition Beauty and the Beast collectible line that was launched at the event.

Below is our gallery of photos from the event which features Paige O’Hara and the new limited edition collection.

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ABC’s ‘Wipeout’ Announces National Open Casting Call for Season Four

The producers of the ABC hit reality series “Wipeout” are on a nationwide search to find dynamic men and women to participate in the upcoming fourth season. Potential contestants should be fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor. We’re also looking to cast engaged couples, father/daughter teams, mother/son teams, co-worker teams, celebrity look-alikes and contestants with wacky hidden talents. You can apply by following either of these two steps:

STEP 1: Go to www.mysticartpictures.com and fill out an online profile and application. Be sure to upload a picture to your profile as well.

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‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly’ Seeking Participants for ‘Human Mattress Domino’ World Record Attempt in NYC

On Thursday, September 16, ABC’s ‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly’ is looking to set a new Guiness World Record for the largest ‘human mattress dominoes’ attempt as part of the ‘Guinness World Record Breaker Week 2010.’

Participants will each be provided with a twin-sized mattress and arranged in the ‘human domino’ formation. When signaled, participants will fall backwards one-by-one just like a set of dominoes. Participants must be 17 years of age or older (17 year olds must be accompanied by someone 18 and over) and taller than 4’11”. Participants must also be able to provide ID and sign a release form.

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Paul Ngeny, 31, of Auburn, Calif., Sets Record by Winning Fifth Annual Disneyland Half Marathon

Paul Ngeny, 31, of Auburn, Calif., led a record field of more than 14,000 registered runners Sunday at the fifth annual Disneyland Half Marathon, crossing the finish line first with a time of 1:07:24, beating the fastest Disneyland Half Marathon time by 41 seconds.

“The course was very nice and comfortable,” Ngeny said. “I liked running through the parks and all the music. I could keep on going for a hundred miles.”

Finishing just behind Ngeny was Eric Marenburg, 27, of San Diego, Calif., with a time of 1:12:10. Kevin Broady, 48, of Brea, Calif., finished third with a time of 1:12:43.

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ABC’s ‘Detroit 1-8-7′ to Open New York Television Festival; Michael Imperioli to Offer Q&A Session

The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced the Primetime lineup for its sixth annual Festival, offering audiences a sneak peek at the networks’ most highly anticipated fall premieres on ABC, BBC America, FOX, IFC and NBC. This year’s Festival is highlighted by the red carpet premieres of ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7” with Michael Imperioli, IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” with David Cross, and “Running Wilde” with Will Arnett. The Primetime line up also features special screenings of NBC’s “Short Cuts” hosted by Greg Giraldo and BBC America’s US premiere of the mini-series “Luther.”

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Guidemaps Available for 2010 ‘Night of Joy’ Event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has made guidemaps available for its annual Night of Joy event which takes place at Magic Kingdom this year on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11.

The guidemaps feature listings of available attractions, dining and shopping experiences as well as the schedule for each night and the various stage locations as well as other goings-on those evenings.

Click the following links for their respective guidemaps in PDF format: Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11

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D23 Members Invited to ‘Belle’s Tea Party’ with Paige O’Hara at San Diego Disney Store Opening

On Monday, September 13, D23 is inviting its members and their guests in the San Diego area to join the voice of Belle herself, Paige O’Hara, for a private tour of the new Imagination Park Disney Store model at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego to be followed by a mid-morning tea party.

Available for the purchase at the event will be the new limited edition Beauty and the Beast gold-trimmed Mrs. Potts teapot set ($124.50) which has a run of 1600 pieces worldwide.

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Photo Gallery: ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ Premiere

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The very special outdoor ‘picnic-in-the-park’ premiere of Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue was screened for more than 1,000 families in the local Los Angeles area this past weekend. The event featured a dozen of L.A.’s most popular food trucks, including ‘Top Chef’ alum Brian Hill’s gourmet food truck, along with a bevy of activity stations for the kids – including face painting, Tink tattoos, coloring stations and Radio Disney, who emceed the event. All fairy attendees received Tinker Bell blankets, Tinker Bell glow sticks, Fairy wings and enjoyed many Fairy activities.

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