Photos/Video: The Muppets Take Hollywood (Walk of Fame)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: (Top L-R) Muppets Animal, Pepe, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, (Middle L-R) Kermit, Walter and Sweetums attend the Inimitable Muppets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Recognizing more than five decades of entertainment they have brought to the world, the Muppets were the latest to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre yesterday.

The celebration was emceed by Chamber President and CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speakers Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios and Lisa Henson, CEO, The Jim Henson Company. Several Muppets were on hand to receive the star including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums, and Walter, the newest Muppet, who made his debut in Disney’s 2011 film. The Muppets’ star is the 2,466th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Bella Thorne, Zendaya to Meet and Greet with Fans at Disneyland Resort

'Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance'In honor of the release of ‘Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance’ soundtrack, featuring music from the hit Disney Channel show, ‘Shake It Up,’ stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya will be offering the opportunity for fans to attend a signing being held at Studio Disney 365 in the Downtown Disney District of the Disneyland Resort  on March 24.

The event will being at noon at which point Bella and Zendaya will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Radio Disney’s own Jake Whetter. The signing portion will take place beginning at 1 pm.

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Disney D23 Expo 2013 to be held August 9-11 in Anaheim; Tickets Available August 9

The largest gathering of Disney fans outside of a Disney Park will return to Anaheim, California next summer as Disney D23 announces it will hold its 2013 Disney D23 convention once more at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 9 through August 11, 2013.

‘The D23 Expo has become a phenomenal way for Disney fans to see everything they love about Disney all in one place –- from Disney’s biggest stars and latest innovations to unforgettable performances live on stage,’ said Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, which produces the bi-annual D23 Expo. ‘Our third Expo is sure to create even more magical new experiences and memories for our biggest fans attending from throughout the U.S. and around the globe.’

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Disney D23 Takes ‘Fanniversary’ on the Road with Nationwide Events

Disney lovers are invited to celebrate with Disney D23, the official fan club of The Walt Disney Company, this summer as it brings its annual anniversary event to Disney fans in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Chicago and Walt Disney World (Orlando).

Each event promises to lead guests on a journey through dozens of unforgettable Disney moments that have delighted generations of Disney fans. Each show will be hosted by a Disney archivist and D23 team member and will highlight the rich behind-the-scenes stories of these magical moments through rarely (or never-before) seen film footage, concept art, photography, and exclusive interviews with many of your favorite Disney Legends and luminaries.

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‘One More Disney Day’ Limited Edition Merchandise Available Online for Today Only

'One More Disney Day' tee for MenCan’t make it to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom or Disneyland within the next 24 hours but wish you could convince all your friends, neighbors, strangers and yourself you were there anyway? If so, DisneyStore.com has some really good news for you: the theme park merchandise celebrating the event is available for purchase online for today only.

Both styles of the ‘One More Disney’ tees are available for online purchase and for each coast. The color edition of the ‘I took the leap and didn’t sleep’ tee is available for both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom in mens’ and childrens’ sizes, as well as hoodie (Disneyland, adults only). Also available is the single-toned ladies’ v-neck tee for both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom.

The special limited edition merchandise commemorates the ‘One More Disney Day’ event in which both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park are both open for 24 hours straight on Leap Day, February 29, 2012, from 6 am through 6 pm.

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Photos: Oscar Winners Kermit, Miss Piggy Arrive at 84th Annual Academy Awards

Miss Piggy (dress: Zac Posen, shoes: Christian Louboutin, jewelry: Fred Leighton, hair: Kim Kimble) and Kermit the Frog (in Brooks Brothers) at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Not a dry eye was in the house, as Miss Piggy — dressed by Zac Posen with shoes by Christian Louboutin, jewelry by Fred Leighton and hair by Kim Kimble — and long-time partner Kermit the Frog took to the red carpet at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held this evening where they will be presenting, marking the fifth appearance by the Muppets on the telecast. The Muppets was nominated and won for a ‘Best Song’ for ‘Man or Muppet’ written by Bret McKenzie.

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Disneyland Details ‘SIGNin’ in the Street’ Event (Schedule and Opportunities)

On March 17 and March 18, the Disneyland Resort and ABC Family unite to create a street fair to ‘embrace the social, technological and artistic accomplishments of world-renowned Deaf talent and local community organizations.’

Among the talent scheduled to appear are mixed martial artist Matt Hamill, Marlee Matlin and Sean Berdy from ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth,’ Sesame Street’s Linda Bove, artist Mary Rappazzo and other deaf entertainers as well as Disney cast members.

Additional details for the event are as follows:

Times:

  • Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Photos: ‘John Carter’ Premiere Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Chief Creative Office of Pixar John Lasseter, actress Lynn Collins, director/writer Andrew Stanton and producer Jim Morris arrive at the Walt Disney Presents

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with images from the star-studded red carpet premiere of John Carpet held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live last night. Among  the film’s stars and other fans were Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, James Purefoy, Mason Cook, Daryl Sabara, writer/director Andrew Stanton, Helen Mirren, Zendaya Coleman, Bella Thorne, Katie Leclerc, Caroline Sunshine, Kevin McKidd, Michael Giacchino, Mark Andrews, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Michael Chabon, Bruce Boxleitner and more.

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‘Kingdom Keepers V’ Pre-Release Signing at Walt Disney World

'Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game' by Ridley PearsonOn Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will have the opportunity to meet author Ridley Pearson and purchase a signed copy of his latest book, Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game’ days before its official release in stores on April 3, 2012.

Pearson will be at Once Upon a Toy in the Downtown Disney District Marketplace on March 29, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and at the Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 30 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Note that park admission will be required for the Disney’s Hollywood Studios event, but not for Once Upon a Toy.

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Photos: Michelle Obama, Disney Channel Stars Visit Disney World for ‘Let’s Move’

First Lady, Disney stars and kids danced 'The Platypus Walk' (Gene Duncan/Disney)On a tour to celebrate the second anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to hundreds of children and parents at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex about the importance of healthy living. She also recognized the efforts of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, which partners with parents in their quest to raise healthy, happy kids.

“I want to thank Disney for all that they’ve done to support “Let’s Move” and to make sure our kids are eating right and being active,” Obama told the audience before joining Disney Channel and Disney XD stars for the new dance, “The Platypus Walk,” inspired by the hugely popular “Phineas and Ferb” character Perry the Platypus.

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