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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Disney’s Club Penguin pledges to build real-world schools



Disney’s Club Penguin Pledges to Build Three Schools Globally for Back to School

Through Online Play, Kids to Help Build Three Real-world Schools in Ecuador, Haiti and India

Disney’s Club Penguin players can help other kids go back to school this year with the new ‘Build a School’ online event. From September 18 – October 1, players that log onto Club Penguin on web and mobile will help with the building of three real world schools in Ecuador, Haiti and India. Additionally, Club Penguin will provide 14,000 backpacks to kids across the United States on players’ behalf.

Starting September 18, kids can log into Club Penguin and embark on a scavenger hunt, cleaning up the Club Penguin University. During the scavenger hunt, they will learn about schools around the world and how they can make a difference in the lives of others. At the end of the event, Club Penguin, in partnership with charity partner Free the Children, will build three real-world schools in the next year and will donate 14,000 backpacks across the US. As special thanks for their help, players will receive exclusive in-world items, such as a schoolhouse igloo, a pro skater helmet, lab goggles and more.

Players that want to further give back can apply for the Club Penguin Matching Gift Program, which will give a total of $25,000 in matching grants this year to student leaders that fundraise on their own to help build a school in a Free the Children community.

As a result of the generous in-world actions kids have made over the years, Club Penguin has helped an excess of one million people in more than 42 countries by funding projects such as:

· 22 schools built for over 20,000 children

· 40 school libraries built for over 50,000 children

· 33 playgrounds for over 85,000 children

· 35 clean water projects for over 55,000 children & families

· Youth engagement & education programs around the world for over 1,000,000 children & families

To find out more about the ‘Build a School’ program, visit: http://www.freethechildren.com/clubpenguin/.

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About Club Penguin
Club Penguin (http://www.clubpenguin.com), is the #1 virtual world for children on web and mobile. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The award-winning virtual world of Club Penguin contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. Club Penguin, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is enjoyed by children around the world, and can be played in English, German, Portuguese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Renew your mind and body at Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa


Ever wonder what it's like to relax and rejuvenate at the beautiful and tranquil Laniwai Spa at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa? Renew your mind & body at Aulani! http://di.sn/dqV



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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa located on the island of O'ahu, is more than a place to stay — it's a Hawaiian paradise with a touch of magic. From our renowned service to the quality you come to expect from Disney, Aulani delivers the difference that makes Disney destinations some of the most sought-after vacation locations in the world

Aulani photo by Disney.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Win a trip to Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa - Enter The Boldly Go Sweepstakes


Summer may be winding down, but if you¹re not ready to say goodbye to the sunshine just yet, we have good news for you: Starting September 16, you can enter The Boldly Go Sweepstakes for a chance to live life unleashed and win a trip to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive some unbelievable perks, including:
•Roundtrip Airfare for 4 to the island of O¹ahu, including ground transportation to and from the resort.
•6 nights and 7 days in a sumptuous villa inspired by the wonders and traditions of Hawai¹ian island beauty.
•Resort credit for most meals; Aulani features a host of amazing dining options that will please every palate.
•The chance to experience up to 3 exciting excursions of your choice.

There¹s a whole new world of Hawai¹ian adventure outside of Aulani. Surf in the crystalline Pacific Ocean, ride horseback through lush valleys, explore sacred waterfalls and more. The Boldy Go Sweepstakes continues through October 28, 2014, and you can enter daily. See below or click through for the official rules.

https://www.boldlygosweepstakes.com/

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons who, as of Entry, are 21 years of age or older, legal residents of, and physically located in the 50 United States, Washington, D.C., Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, France or Japan.Sweepstakes starts 12:01:00 A.M., 9/16/14 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M., 10/28/14. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address per day. There is only one (1) prize available to be won. Trip must be booked by 12/31/14. To enter online, follow the instructions on this website. Click here for Terms & Conditions.

Discover a family paradise with a touch of magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. This award-winning Resort is designed with families in mind—and was recently voted No. 1 in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 in the category of Top Family Hotel: USA.
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Get your geeky gear at Rick's Comic City and save with our discount code


Rick's Comic City is my local comic book shop based out of Nashville, TN. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable and has an amazing inventory or books and collectibles. They are also a new partner with Jedi Mouseketeer and offering you a chance to save money whenever you purchase gear through their web store! So fill that shopping cart up with the latest Star Wars, Marvel and Disney releases and collectibles today!

Their web store and physical store have separate inventories to ensure what you buy online does not get bought in store at the same time. Some items may be found at both places, but the quantity, prices and sales can be different.

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Rick's Comic City first opened in 2000 in a small 250 square foot store. In 2008, they moved to their current location: a larger, nicer 2200 square foot store. Their web store opened in 2013 and is currently shipping to anywhere in the USA. They also ship comics internationally!

Their specialty is new comics and they pride themselves in having the largest selection of new comics and trade paperbacks in Nashville. In-store they've got over 80 long boxes of back stock and 1000's of trades, hardcovers and graphic novels. Plus they have a ton of toys, statues, Heroclix and more!

Can't find what you are looking for online? Contact the staff and they will track it down in their store!

They have also partnered with ComiXology for customers who like digital comics (like me), but still would like to support their local comic book shop.

Start shopping at http://rickscomiccity.com/ and USE THE CODE "JEDIMOUSE" to take 10% off your order!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Epcot's Maelstrom to get a "Frozen" makeover


Tom Staggs, Chairman, Disney Parks and Resorts announced that the Maelstrom ride at Epcot's Norway pavillion in World Showcase will be getting replaced by a "Frozen" themed attraction.

Staggs states, "The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests. We think these "Frozen" elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film."

"Frozen's" popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade."

We're extending some favorite elements of Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!, too, so that guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios can continue singing along to "Frozen" songs with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Wandering Oaken's will set up shop closer to the show through the holiday season and will feature a larger play area with real snow (in Florida!).

From the moment we screened the film several months before its release, we were inspired by the possibility of bringing this great story to life for our guests. Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! has been extremely popular, and now we're looking forward to doing even more to allow our guests to experience the "Frozen" phenomenon.

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As word of this announcement spread across the internet hard-core Disney fans weren't pleased and took to social media to profess their displeasure. Most comments very critical of how a fictional land like Frozen's Arendelle has no place in Epcot's educational World Showcase made of "real" countries. Other related Tweets were also in favor of a new attraction coming to Epcot citing that the theme park is ready for a new attraction that that the movie tie-in would only help increase attendance and bring a whole new audience into learning about other diverse cultures.

This past March Disney reported that "Frozen" became the top-grossing animated film of all time with $1.072 billion in domestic and international sales. As of today BoxOfficeMojo lists the film has overtaken "Toy Story 3," which had earned $1.063 billion. It is also the 10th largest global blockbuster and is the first billion-dollar film from Disney Animation Studios.

What do you think about the changes to the Norway pavillion? Is the sound of this new attraction warming your heart or leaving you cold? Leave your comments below.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier available on Blu-ray and Digital HD today


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After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.


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Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee.

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See bloopers from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD now available


Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 [Blu-ray] is now available! Pick it up using our Amazon link today!

Special Features Include:
Journey Into S.D.C.C. -- Hop On The Bus And Share The Thrill Of A Lifetime As The Series Makes Its First Ever Appearance At San Diego Comic-Con, Where The Cast Is Welcomed With Open Arms By A Sea Of Enthusiastic Fans



Tune in to the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season premiere TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 9|8c on ABC!

The saga that began in The Avengers continues on TV in Marvel’s Agents of Shield on television.

From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) who also co-writes and directs the pilot, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, LOST, Heroes) comes Marvel's newest TV series.

Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet

Follow the team on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/AgentsofShield

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get a sneak peek at Disney-Pixar's Inside Out's LAVA short


The following video clip looks absolutely gorgeous! Check out this teaser for the latest animated short from Pixar!


http://youtu.be/pSBo7Ngj5Vc

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, “LAVA” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out.”

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Disney animated short "Frozen Fever" debuting Spring 2015



From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the new animated short “Frozen Fever,” welcoming back to the big screen Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and, of course, the one-and-only Olaf. Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.” The announcement was first made within the ABC Television Network special “The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic,” which aired September 2. The special also featured the world television debut of a scene from the new action comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6,” as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming season of the ABC series “Once Upon A Time.” In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk. The short debuts Spring 2015.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen" is their 53rd feature film and is their seventh billion-dollar release, earning nearly $500 million at the domestic box office and $873 million internationally. "Frozen" is the fourth 2013 Disney release to reach the $500M milestone, joining Marvel's Iron Man 3, Disney•Pixar's Monsters University, and Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. Both a commercial and critical success, Frozen has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film by the Golden Globes and the BFCA Critics' Choice Movie Awards and is up for 10 Annie Awards. It has been named one of the top 10 movies of the year by Time Magazine, US Weekly, and Yahoo! Movies.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mix and mingle with Disney heroes and villains during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2014


Not-so-spooky ghosts and goblins return this fall – while dastardly villains unleash some mischief — during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, delighting fun-seekers of all ages in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

On 26 select nights from September 1 through Halloween night October 31, the Magic Kingdom will host this spooktacular after-hours party from 7 p.m. – midnight.

Disney villains take center stage in 2014 with “Villains Mix & Mingle – Live on Stage” castle show; and Club Villain, an all-new nightly character dance party experience takes over the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland. Mischievous villains will be available for guests to meet all night long in locations throughout the park

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party features Disney characters donning their favorite Halloween costumes, while partygoers navigate treat trails and candy galore throughout the Magic Kingdom themed out for happy haunts. Partygoers can show their Disney Side and dress up in favorite costumes and explore classic Magic Kingdom attractions as well as the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Eerie entertainment features the twice-nightly “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” at 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and “HalloWishes,” a green and orange fireworks spectacle complete with Disney villains, caps the evening festivities at 9:30 p.m.

Party dates for 2014 are: September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26 & 28 and October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 & 31. Advance purchase (prior to event day) savings are available for select dates. Guests may visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween for party dates and prices, or call 407-W-DISNEY.

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Guests also can purchase tickets to a new dessert party taking place during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle. Set within the majestic halls of Cinderella’s Royal Table, guests can meet a menagerie of malevolent special guests while they indulge in decadent desserts and specialty non-alcoholic beverages and listen to live music.

By purchasing a ticket to both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle, guests will receive preferred viewing for the 8:15 p.m. performance of Mickey’s “Boo-too-You” Halloween Parade, as well as preferred viewing for the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular. For dates, prices and to make reservations for the dessert party, guests may call 407/939-5262.

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