‘Yo-kai Watch’ to Air on Disney XD in 2015; Hasbro to Debut Toy Line in 2016

Yo-kai WatchDentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Disney XD in the U.S. to telecast 26 half-hour episodes of the Japanese brand phenomenon ‘Yo-kai Watch,’ it was announced jointly today by LEVEL-5, Inc. and Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc.

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‘Once Upon A Time: The Complete Fourth Season’ on Blu-ray in August with Bloopers, Deleted Scenes and More

Once Upon A Time Season Four Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that the complete fourth season of the ABC hit ‘Once Upon A Time’ will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD on August 18, 2015 (now available for pre-order).

Love. As seductive and dangerous as magic, this potent, unpredictable force proves to be the ultimate weapon in the epic battle between good and evil in ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fourth Season.’

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Disney ‘Descendants’ Soundtrack Available July 31; Includes A Capella Hip Hop Version of ‘Be Our Guest’

Descendants Soundtrack Cover ArtWalt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for Disney’s ‘Descendants’ on Friday, July 31, the day the eagerly-anticipated movie premieres on Disney Channel. The soundtrack pre-order is available now on Amazon. It features the single ‘Believe,’ performed and written by 16 year-old recording artist Shawn Mendes and original songs performed by the ‘Descendants’ cast plus bonus tracks and a score suite.

Beginning Tuesday, June 16, Shawn Mendes’ ‘Believe’ single will be available as a song purchase or free with the purchase of the ‘Descendants’ soundtrack at select digital retailers. The song will premiere in the U.S. and Canada, Monday, June 15 on Radio Disney at 7 pm ET /4 pm PT.

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‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Competing Celebrity Families Announced

Watching two families spar off against each other in “Family Feud” is one of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. In the new primetime celebrity version produced by FremantleMedia North America, “Celebrity Family Feud” will take the fun to another level over the six-episode special series. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. “Celebrity Family Feud” premieres on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

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REPORT: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season One on Blu-ray in September

'Star Wars Rebels'Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun listing the first season of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ for release on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 1, 2015, which puts it well behind the launch date of season two, which will be June 20.

The entries lack descriptions, so there is no hint at any potential bonus features, but they do report a running time of 450 minutes which appears to be 2 hours longer than the combined length of the first season, including ‘Spark of Rebellion.’ Even account for the introductory shorts, there seems to be a substantial amount of previously unreleased content to be expected.

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‘Tangled’ Animated Series with Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi to Debut on Disney Channel in 2017

EUGENE, RAPUNZEL‘Tangled,’ an animated series for kids, tween and families, based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed feature film, has begun production with Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (also known as Flynn Rider). The series will premiere in 2017 on Disney Channels around the world. It will also reunite Disney Legend and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.

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Disney ‘Descendants’ on DVD July 31 with Bloopers, Behind-the-Scenes and More

'Descendants' on DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that the Disney Channel Original Movie will be available to own on DVD on July 31, 2015, the same day the film premieres on Disney Channel. The DVD is now available for pre-order.

From the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical franchise) comes this original contemporary story of classic Disney characters reinvented and the introduction of modern Disney lore. Enter this new epic universe of relatable tween characters on a journey of self-discovery. New on Disney DVD, and complete with never-before-seen bonus and a FREE bracelet!

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WATCH: Disney ‘Descendants’ Extended Trailer, Premieres July 31; DVD Released Same Day

DOVE CAMERON, BOOBOO STEWART, SOFIA CARSON, CAMERON BOYCE (DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D'Amico)Disney Channel has has released a full-length, extended trailer the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants, which will debut on Disney Channel on July 31, 2015 at 8 pm, but will be available on the WATCH DISNEY CHANNEL platforms starting one week earlier, on July 24. You can find the trailer embedded below.

In addition, Amazon has begun listing the DVD edition of the film for a July 31, 2015 release as well. Reported bonus features include ‘Backstage Dance Rehearsals — Dance Till You Drop! Exclusive Cast Rehearsals With Director Kenny Ortega.’

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REPORT: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Shorts Will Lead to Series (Spoilers)

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Animated SeriesWhile nothing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe was shared at this weekend’s ‘Marvel Unlimited+’ members only panel at New Jersey’s first Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, footage from upcoming animated series was shared with the attending audience. Among the footage was an extended clip from the upcoming Disney XD animated series, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ — or to be more precise, one of the shorts that will lead into the series. The shorts will actually help establish the Guardians for the viewing audience with origin stories and the like.

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ABC Announces New and Returning Series for 2015-16 Primetime

ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

New series ‘The Catch,’ ‘Dr. Ken,’ ‘The Family,’ ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Of Kings and Prophets,’ ‘OIL,’ ‘Quantico,’ ‘The Real O’Neals,’ ‘Uncle Buck’ and ‘Wicked City’ will join the lineup.

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