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Monday, April 30, 2012

New Star Wars Art Debuts at Disneyland Resort's D Street (slideshow)


Check out these new works of art by ACME Archives that just made its way to Downtown Disney in California's Disneyland Resort. According to the Disney Parks Blog, there's to be new travel-style posters as well as a whimsical set of Victorian-style Star Wars portraits showcased at Downtown Disney's D Street.


 

Disney animation artist and Star Wars Episode III matte painter William Silvers, who's created a stunning series of Star Wars artwork illustrations for ACME, will be on hand with ACME Creative Director Chris Jackson at D Street in Downtown Disney on May 5 between 3-6 p.m., so stop on by to say hello as Disney kicks off its 2012 Star Wars summer season!


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"Marvel's - The Avengers" Week - D23 Behind the Scenes Filming in New York


D23 checks out some rare, candid, behind-the-scenes moments on set in New York's Central Park with the cast and crew of Marvel's The Avengers.




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"Marvel's - The Avengers" Week - A Sneak Peek at D23 Presents Armchair Archivist: Avengers Edition (video)


Armchair archivists assemble! Arriving just in time for the release of 'Marvel's The Avengers,' this exclusive episode of Armchair Archivist unveils rarely seen props and costumes from 'Marvel's The Avengers,' 'Iron Man 2,' 'Thor,' and 'Captain America.' Join host Josh and his special guest, Kevin Feige, producer of 'Marvel's The Avengers' and president of Marvel Studios, as they explore the past, present, and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The exclusive Armchair Archivist episode debuts on D23.com on May 2.




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Mash Up Monday: Disney XD Marvel Mash-up - Hulk and Betty Ross (video)


It's "Marvel's - The Avengers" Week on JediMouseketeer.com and what better way to get things started than by featuring one of my favorite Marvel Mash-ups featured on the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD. Enjoy this clip from one of the most powerful Avengers!




From the Marvel Universe comes new shorts that takes Classic Marvel cartoons and mashes them up with new twists!

See more of your favorite Marvel characters, games and videos at www.DisneyXD.com/Marvel Watch ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN and THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD! Click the SUBSCRIBE button to get notification when new Disney XD videos are posted!

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Teri Hatcher To Make Directorial Debut and Guest Star on ABC Family's "Jane By Design"


Hatcher Guest Stars as Jane’s Long-Lost Mother

Golden Globe© winner and famous “Housewife” Teri Hatcher has signed a directing and recurring guest star role deal with ABC Family for the original series “Jane By Design.” Hatcher will be playing Jane’s (Erica Dasher) long-lost mother for four episodes to be filmed between mid-May and mid-June, and will make her appearance starting on the June 19th episode. She will make her directorial debut by directing an upcoming episode of “Jane By Design.” “Jane By Design” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, June 5th at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT.

“We are beyond excited to have Teri join the cast of ‘Jane By Design,’ coming off of her incredible run on ‘Desperate Housewives’ and making ABC Family the home of her directorial debut” said Kate Juergens, EVP, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family. “Teri’s talent will bring the perfect blend of depth, comedy and emotion to the greatly anticipated role of Jane’s long-lost mother.”

Hatcher said: “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to direct. So many of the crew and cast of ‘Desperate Housewives’ have been encouraging me to do this for a long time, from Vanessa Williams, James Denton, to the talented camera crew department and producers. Now that I have time, I’m excited to whole heartedly conquer new ventures. ‘Jane By Design’ is charming, with very funny performances. I look forward to working with new and old friends over there and helping them tell stories both in front and behind the camera.”


“Jane By Design” follows Jane Quimby (Dasher), a quirky teen with an eclectic chic fashion sense, who lands a job at a hip fashion house when they mistake her for an adult. Torn between her love of fashion and the need to finish high school, Jane conceals her true age to assist the demanding, but talented creative director Gray Chandler Murray (Andie MacDowell). Jane quickly learns that working for a successful executive in the cutthroat world of fashion is not as glamorous as she once thought. But with help from her best friend, Billy Nutter (Nicholas Roux), Jane tries to keep up appearances as she toggles between two lives and guards her secret. Will Jane’s ruse be a passing fad, or will she be able to fashion a career in the design business?

Teri Hatcher has wrapped her wildly successful eight-season long stint on ABC’s hit series “Desperate Housewives” as single mother Susan Mayer. Her other credits include the television series “Lois and Clark” and feature films “The Big Picture,” “Soapdish,” “Spy Kids,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Coraline.”

“Jane By Design” is executive-produced by Gavin Polone, April Blair and John Ziffren. The series stars Erica Dasher, David Rogers, Nicholas Roux, Rowly Dennis, India De Beaufort, Matthew Atkinson, and featuring Andie MacDowell.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

You can also become a fan of the show on Facebook and Twitter at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/janebydesign
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ABCFjane

Official ABC Family “Jane By Design” website: www.abcfamily.com/janebydesign

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

WDW Tiki Room Podcast: April 27, 2012


Download the latest podcast from WDW Tiki Room Podcast FREE on iTunes (as well as other formats) http://wdwtikiroom.podbean.com!

Originally aired on Sorcerer Radio 4/27/12. Kristen, Aljon and Natalie talk about the Walt Disney World's Art of Animation Resort, Quick Service Restaurant favorites and interview Mindy host of the Mindy Mouse Club YouTube series!


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This podcast features highlights of Sorcerer Radio's "WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney" with hosts Kristen, Aljon and new co-host Natalie. Hear the crew discuss Disney parks, travel deals, trip tips, food news, comics, games and celebrity interviews!

Listen to other WDW Tiki Room podcasts!


Catch the entire show LIVE on Sorcerer Radio Fridays at 8 a.m./eastern on SRSounds.com!

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"Marvel's - The Avengers" Week - Buy Tickets at JediMouseketeer.com and Get a Free Song Download


In preparation for the release of "Marvel's - The Avengers" JediMouseketeer.com will be posting articles and videos from the people behind Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their fans!

Don't forget to support this website and purchase your tickets on-line using our Fandango links including the offer below!


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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Disney Games Launches Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow


Big news: Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow Online just launched!

Pixie Hollow Online is a computer experience based off Tinker Bell and her Fairy Friends. Inside this magical world, girls create their own Fairy, shop for fashions, style their hair, play tons of games, interact with friends and adopt virtual pets like Lightning Bugs. 65% of our players range in age from 6-13 and 25% of our players are Moms. Remember, every time a baby laughs, a new Fairy is born. Come spread your wings and fly into Pixie Hollow Online today!


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Printable Avengers Posters‏


Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. Print out these awesome character posters. “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble May 4, 2012.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Meta Con Announces Power Rangers Stars Jason Faunt and Jessica Rey



MetaCon 2012, the newest and hottest comic, sci-fi, and anime con to come to Minneapolis is excited to announce stars of Power Rangers: Time Force and Power Rangers: Wild Force, Jason Faunt and Jessica Rey, will be appearing at the 2012 Meta Convention. MetaCon will gather thousands of fans of TV, comics, sci-fi, anime, and popular culture at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota for a three-day weekend celebrating fan culture. Jason and Jessica will be joined by numerous other guests soon to be announced, in addition to previously announced anime-star Todd Haberkorn and Internet hacker YTCracker. MetaCon lasts for three days, from August 31 to September 2, 2012.

Jason Faunt was born outside of Chicago, IL. After years of playing college and then a brief stint in pro baseball he hung up the cleats and decided to move out to L.A. to pursue a longtime dream of becoming an actor. Initially having some success on the commercial and print side Jason started doing bit work on soap operas which led to his role of ‘Kane’ on Port Charles and ‘Carson’ on Passions. Soon after he booked the lead as the Red Ranger on Power Rangers Time Force, playing two different characters, one from both the present and the future.

Since Power Rangers Jason has had continued success on both the commercial and print side; along with co-Producing and starring in his own film that appeared and received festival acclaim in several national festivals. The film is entitled 'Pact'.

The past year Jason has been working in the motion capture world as the lead character in a yet to be released video game franchise. Until they announce it we are not able to say any more. Stay tuned for that announcement later this year. Jason resides in Newport Coast, CA with his wife Stephanie and two daughters Keira and Makayla. Ages 6 and 4.

Jessica Rey was raised in Orange County, where she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with her BA in Business. Immediately upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MBA at Loyola Marymount University. She began working as an actress, appearing in numerous national television commercial campaigns, including Kellogg’s, Jeep, Nokia, T-Mobile, and Gillette.

While finishing her MBA, she landed the role as Alyssa, the White Power Ranger on Power Rangers Wild Force. She has made guest appearances on Days of Our Lives, The Young & the Restless, The Stones, General Hospital, Las Vegas, and Rules of Engagement. Jessica currently designs her own line of vintage-inspired swimsuits: www.ReySwimwear.com and is producing her own television series.

MetaCon is a multi-genre fan convention that brings together every fan culture for an exciting weekend filled with autograph sessions, costume contests, tournaments, and events. Fans of anime will be treated with signings and panels from voice actors, while fans of music can enjoy concerts and DJs. Steampunk fans can get tips from professional costumers, and technophiles can talk about the gadgets they love. All types of geeks will come together for one of the largest three-day conventions to ever draw people to Minneapolis. Registration for MetaCon is just $25 in advance for attendees, and can be found online at http://www.metaconvention.com/

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10th Anniversary Dallas Comic Con May 19-20, 2012 Details


Attention Convention Fans,
Don't miss the 10th Anniversary Dallas Comic Con May 19-20, 2012 at the Irving Convention Center with our biggest guest list ever!

Special guests:

  • Stan Lee - creator of SPIDER-MAN, HULK, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE AVENGERS,
  • Sir Patrick Stewart - Captain Picard from STAR TREK: TNG (Saturday only),
  • Val Kilmer - star of THE DOORS, TOMBSTONE, BATMAN FOREVER, and more!

Attending media guests include:

  • Laura Vandervoort - Supergirl on SMALLVILLE, star of V
  • Kristanna Loken - T-X in TERMINATOR 3, star of PAINKILLER JANE
  • Adam West- TV's BATMAN, voice of Mayor West on FAMILY GUY
  • Burt Ward - Robin the Boy Wonder, The Dynamic Duo appearing together,
  • John de Lancie - Q on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
  • Kevin Conroy - voice of animated BATMAN, also in ARKHAM CITY
  • Dave Prowse - the man who played Darth Vader in STAR WARS
  • Peter Mayhew - the man who played Chewbacca in STAR WARS
  • Jeremy Bulloch - the man who played Boba Fett in STAR WARS
  • Tim Taylor - the Gamekeeper in THE HUNGER GAMES

Attending comic artists and creators include:

Neal Adams - legendary artist of BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW,

George Perez - legendary artist of SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, CRISIS,

Len Wein - co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING, writer of HULK,

Arthur Suydam - Zombie King! Artist for MARVEL ZOMBIES covers,

Doug Sneyd - legendary PLAYBOY artist - just added, rare appearance,

Jimmy Palmiotti - writer/inker of JONAH HEX, ALL-STAR WESTERN, PUNISHER,

Cully Hamner - co-creator of RED, artist of THE SHADE, BLUE BEETLE,

Brian Stelfreeze - cover artist BIRDS OF PREY, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT,

Greg Horn - covers SHE-HULK, MS. MARVEL, SECRET INVASION, EMMA FROST,

Norm Breyfogle - artist 1987-1995 SHADOW OF THE BAT, BATMAN, DETECTIVE,

Mitch Breitweiser - artist of CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT and ZERO POINT,

Elizabeth Breitweiser - colorist WINTER SOLDIER, CAPTAIN AMERICA,

Alex Saviuk - 7-year artist of WEB OF SPIDER-MAN, artist of Stan Lee's MIGHTY 7,

Joe Eisma - Eisner-nominated artist and co-creator of MORNING GLORIES,

Kristian Donaldson - artist THE GUILD, DR. HORRIBLE, DMZ, CHUCK, MASSIVE,

Josh Howard - creator and artist of DEAD@17, artist of CLUBBING,

Tom Fleming - cover artist ELEKTRA, CAPTAIN MARVEL, GREEN LANTERN,

Guo Jingxiong - artist JLA 80-PAGE GIANT, STAR WARS ADVENTURES,

Kerry Gammill - artist SUPERMAN, POWER MAN/IRON FIST, MARVEL TEAM-UP,

Kez Wilson - artist/inker of HAMMERLOCKE, SCARLETT, STAR TREK,

Steve Erwin - artist BATMAN RETURNS, DEATHSTROKE, STAR TREK,

Sam de la Rosa - artist/inker AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN, VENOM,
plus dozens of small press artists!


Media guests and Stan Lee charge a fee for autographs, professional photo ops available for purchase with select guests. Most comic guests will sign your items for free. Pricing info on the website. All four floors of the convention center are being used on this one, our biggest show ever!

For directions to the convention, guest details, travel help, and much more, visit dallascomiccon.com!

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Disney at CinemaCon 2012 - Wrap Up and Slideshow


Here's a wrap up from Disney’s presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

MARVEL NEWS!
It opened with a a clip from Marvel’s May 4 release The Avengers then moving to Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of motion picture distribution to talk about upcoming releases from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and DreamWorks.

Enter Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced the following:

Thor 2 (Nov. 15, 2013), with Hemsworth and Natalie Portman reprising their roles under director Alan Taylor. Feige promised that the movie would further explore the worlds and characters of the first installment.

Captain America 2 (April 4, 2014), where Chris Evans will have more to do with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) dealing with modern-day society.

Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013), with director Shane Black at the helm which begins shooting in three weeks in North Carolina. The film will star Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle. Black says the sequel will be “a crisis movie” that would “take Tony Stark and break him down and put him through the ringer.” Downey said the movie would be “a little more visceral, a little more soul-baring” for his character. Could this be a tease of Stark's alcoholism that is chronicled in the Marvel comic?

DREAMWORKS LIVE ACTION!
People Like Us (June 29), co-written by the Star Trek and Transformers team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and directed by Kurtzman (the two were recently hired to rewrite the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man). It’s a dramedy about a man (Star Trek’s Chris Pine) who discovers after his father’s death that he has a sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew. “I wanted to make a movie that felt big even though it was about the intimate lives of these people,” Kurtzman said in the preview reel, which featured select clips and interviews.

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. The biopic stars Sally Field as “Sally Ford” and would open “somewhere in the late holiday season.” As you can see a lot of info there.

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS!
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, a stop-motion animated adaptation of Burton’s 1984 live-action short film about a boy who resurrects his dead dog. Opening Oct. 5. Frankenweenie will be Burton’s second movie of the year, after Dark Shadows.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Aug. 15) is a mystical drama centering on an infertile couple (Garner and Joel Edgerton) who find themselves taking care of a mysterious, magical boy who shows up on their doorstep. Garner described it as a “true Disney movie” (something of a theme during this presentation) and introduced the latest trailer.

Oz the Great and Powerful, set for release March 8, 2013. Director Sam Raimi and producer Joe Roth explained that although the movie had more than 2,000 CGI special-effects shots, the filmmakers also built eight large stages at their production facility in Detroit, for an emphasis on practical effects. Roth said Oz was “more Disney than any movie I can remember.”

The film is an origin story of the wizard of Oz (James Franco), has “something in it for everyone. It’s an action picture but also a character story.”

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy spoofed the Lone Ranger and the Wizard of Oz before the official announcement of The Muppets 2, along with director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller (but without star and co-writer Jason Segel).

The Lone Ranger (May 31, 2013), starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character. The movie, directed by Gore Verbinski, would “reinvent the Western genre” the same way that Pirates of the Caribbean invigorated pirate movies. He also announced that Jack White had just been hired to write the musical score.

The movie will tell the Lone Ranger’s origin story from Tonto’s perspective.

John Lasseter, head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, who introduced Wreck-It Ralph, opening Nov. 2. The Disney animated feature reveals the secret life of video game characters staring John C. Reilly.

UPCOMING PIXAR!
The Good Dinosaur, which opens May 30, 2014.

An untitled Pixar movie that “takes you inside the mind,” directed by Up‘s Pete Docter, will be in theaters June 19, 2015.

Dia de los Muertos, set in Mexico and inspired by the Mexican holiday of the same name, to be directed by Toy Story 3‘s Lee Unkrich, with no release date set at the moment.

These films were all mentioned during last year's D23 Expo.

Finding Nemo 3D, which hits theaters Sept. 14

Monsters Inc. 3D for Jan. 18, 2013.

The Monsters Inc. prequel Monsters University, set 10 years before the first movie and following monsters Mike and Sully as they attend college, will be released in June 21, 2013. Voice actors John Goodman and Billy Crystal introduced the trailer’s world premiere.

Lastly, Lasseter talked up Pixar’s summer fantasy adventure Brave, which opens June 22.





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Disney-Pixar "Brave" Families Legend (video)


Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.




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Official Brave Website: http://disney.com/Brave

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Celebrate Family with DreamWorks Pictures' "People Like Us" and Sprinkles Cupcakes


Events Launch on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2nd

DreamWorks Pictures announced today that they are teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to promote their film “People Like Us” with events at the ten Sprinkles Cupcakes stores around the country. The promotion will run from May 2-June 29, 2012, and is centered around five family-themed holidays: Brothers and Sisters Day (May 2), Mother’s Day (May13), Visit Your Relatives Day (May 18), Father’s day (June 17) and National Forgiveness Day (June 26).

On the designated “People Like Us” holidays, Sprinkles Cupcakes in all ten locations will give out a free cupcake to each customer who comes in between the hours of 12 noon and 2 p.m. and says, “People Like Us.” Any customer can vote online for the official “People Like Us” flavor and the winning cupcake will be announced the week of the film’s opening. Customers can also pick up punch cards in Sprinkles Cupcakes stores, redeemable on the selected ‘People Like Us” holidays for a free cupcake. Follow the movie on Facebook.com/PeopleLikeUs for more details.

“People Like Us”-branded coffee trucks or carts will be at various locations on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2, to kick off the start of the promotion with free coffee. Visitors to facebook.com/PeopleLikeUs can take the Brothers and Sisters quiz and enter the “Celebrate Family” sweeps to win a trip to visit their family.

“People Like Us” is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.

A DreamWorks Pictures presentation, “People Like Us” is directed by Alex Kurtzman, produced by Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend, and written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert.

The film releases in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012, and is rated PG-13.

ABOUT SPRINKLES CUPCAKES
Sprinkles Cupcakes opened “the world’s first cupcake bakery” in Beverly Hills, as reported by the Food Network, and is credited by the Los Angeles Times as “the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze.” Founded by Candace Nelson, judge on Food Network’s hit show “Cupcake Wars,” and husband Charles, Sprinkles has inspired long lines of devoted Hollywood stars and serious epicureans alike. Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles Cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives, trans fats or artificial flavors. Sprinkles has 10 locations nationwide, a traveling Sprinklesmobile - the world’s first cupcake truck, and sells its cupcake mixes at over 250 Williams-Sonoma stores throughout the US and Canada. In 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world’s first Cupcake ATM and continued its foray into classic American desserts with the launch of Sprinkles Ice Cream. For additional information and a list of future locations, please visit http://www.sprinkles.com.




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Brave Takes on the NFL Draft (video)


In celebration of the NFL Draft, please find a video with some of the bravest talent around! Who would you select for your team?




When it comes to a Draft, who better to consult than a Scotsman in a kilt?

Brave is in theaters June 22

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Official Brave Website: http://disney.com/Brave

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

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Cobie Smulders Wants You to Assemble Your Own "Marvel's - The Avengers" Video Remix


Cobie Smulders, who plays Maria Hill in Marvel's The Avengers, introduces the YouTube audience to Marvel's The Avengers Video and Music Remix.




Make your video and music remix right here on YouTube at http://awe.sm/5lYrM.

Remix action-packed clips from the movie with music from the album "Avengers Assemble", featuring songs from Soundgarden, Bush, Cherri Bomb and Redlight King.

"Marvel's The Avengers" only in theaters and IMAX May 4!

I've made my own trailer and it's a lot of fun! Read more about it HERE.

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Make Your Own "Marvel's - The Avengers" Video and Music Remix Trailer on YouTube


FEATURING CLIPS FROM “THE AVENGERS” AND SONGS FROM THE “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE” COMPILATION ALBUM

Disney Interactive and Marvel invite fans to assemble an action-packed video using Marvel’s The Avengers Video and Music Remix on YouTube, an innovative video mixing tool that features official movie clips from “Marvel’s The Avengers,” the highly anticipated summer blockbuster set to premiere on May 4, 2012 and songs from Avengers Assemble, a compilation of music from and inspired by the film. Fans can access HD video clips from the movie; tools for trimming and rendering edits; special effects and transitions; and four songs from the Marvel Music/Hollywood Records’ Avengers Assemble album, including: Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise,” “Into the Blue” from Bush, “Shake the Ground” from Cherri Bomb (Hollywood Records) and Redlight King’s “Comeback” (Hollywood Records).


To create a Marvel’s The Avengers remix, fans can visit YouTube.com/AvengersRemix and follow the instructions for choosing clips and songs and using the edit tools. Once the video has been published, fans can post and share their unique link anywhere they choose, as well as post their creations to the main gallery for others to enjoy and for the chance to see their video featured on a special Marvel channel on Disney’s new network on YouTube.

About Marvel’s The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham.

The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Cosplay Friday: Darth Vader, Heavy Metal Axe Man



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Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Phineas and Ferb' VIPs Tour Epcot as Imagineers Prep Agent P's World Showcase Adventure (video)


While the new Epcot attraction, Disney Phineas & Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure, won't open until later this summer, three big talents behind the hit Disney Channel and Disney XD animated series got a sneak peek on Wednesday -- along with Agent P himself! Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh are co-creators of "Phineas and Ferb" and actor Vincent Martella gives voice to Phineas Flynn. The trio toured World Showcase as Walt Disney Imagineering revealed some of the new attraction's secrets -- and then swore them to secrecy.




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Jim Henson Company to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock


2013 DANCE YOUR CARES AWAY GLOBAL EFFORT BEGINS WITH ART CONTEST AND WILL INCLUDE A SPECIAL 30 YEARS/30 TRENDSETTING BRANDS, DESIGNERS, ARTISTS

In recognition of the upcoming 2013 30th Anniversary of The Jim Henson Company's perennially favorite children's television series Fraggle Rock™ the Company has announced plans for the following celebrations, events and new product availability for fans of all ages. Ongoing updates and additional announcements will be made at Henson.com; twitter.com/hensoncompany; facebook.com/hensoncompany

In preparation of the year-long campaign, The Jim Henson Company is partnering with Talenthouse, an influential online community of artists, whose sponsored engagement engine provides a unique platform to give artists and designers around the world an opportunity to create artwork that embodies the spirit and creativity of the Fraggle Rock brand. Artwork may be submitted in a contest which will begin on April 25th. Interested contributors can visit http://www.talenthouse.com/design-for-fraggle-rock-jim-henson for details. The Grand prize winner will receive $2,500 plus a trip to Hollywood for the launch event and a private tour of The Jim Henson Company. Nine second prize winners will receive $500. All ten winners' designs will be considered for use on special 30th anniversary commemorative product.

Thirty brands, designers, and artists will be joining the Dance Your Cares Away Fraggle fun by offering unique products to commemorate the year. Companies and designers already on board include:

  • DRx Romanelli will design a line of DRx Fraggle Denim.
  • Celebrity designer Anita Ko in conjunction with Glamhouse will launch a line of "funky" costume jewelry.
  • Kamibashi will add a line of Fraggle Rock characters to their popular String Doll Gang line.
  • Music producer Bryan Ray Turcotte will collaborate with tastemaker Darren Romanelli to produce a compilation record featuring top indie artists' unique renditions of popular Fraggle songs.
  • "As a testament to the legacy of the brand and to honor Jim Henson's original vision, we are creating a 30th anniversary celebration that our loyal fans around the world will love and enjoy," said Melissa Segal, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company. "We are in discussions with several exciting brands that share our love of the Fraggle Rock property and look forward to announcing additional partners who want to join in the celebration."

FRAGGLE ROCK Synopsis
Created by Jim Henson, Fraggle Rock stars a cast of five puppet creatures called Fraggles, diverse and quirky cave-dwelling creatures who live in an underground world alongside their hard working green neighbors, the Doozers and a family of enormous Gorgs. The three very diverse but yet surprisingly similar communities learn to live and work in harmony with music, fun and adventures.

Premiering in 1983, Fraggle Rock was seen in 80 countries in at least ten different languages. Fraggle Rock continues to enjoy a loyal international fan following. In its 88 episodes, the show encouraged an understanding and embracing of friendship and diversity and featured a unique mix of music from all genres from folk, blues, gospel, country and rock.

About The Jim Henson Company:
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated "Sid the Science Kid," and "Dinosaur Train" as well as "Wilson & Ditch: Digging America" and "Pajanimals." Features include "The Dark Crystal," "Labyrinth," "MirrorMask," and "Unstable Fables" and television productions include "Fraggle Rock" and the sci-fi cult series "Farscape."

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company's Henson Alternative brand has recently launched the national tour of "Stuffed and Unstrung," a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 "Best Stage Shows of 2010" by Entertainment Weekly. henson.com; join us on facebook.com/hensoncompany; and follow us at twitter.com/hensonparents

About Talenthouse
Talenthouse is the most influential online community of artists and creators, bringing aspiring talent and industry icons together to cultivate conversations and campaigns across the web. Artists always keep ownership of their own work using Talenthouse as a platform to make the connections that drive their careers forward. Brands and advertisers use our Sponsored Engagement Engine (SEE) to work with artists and leverage their influence across the social web. It's at Talenthouse that artists and brands engage to build an authentic community that rewards creativit

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Releases New Movie Costumes for Earth's Mightiest Heroes


Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment Put Out the Call to Protect the Online World from Loki and the Fall of Asgard

Avengers assemble in the latest update to the free-to-play massively multiplayer Marvel kids game Super Hero Squad Online from Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment. Kids of all ages can now hero up their squads with Hero costumes and characters directly from the upcoming theatrical launch of "Marvel's The Avengers"!

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online unleashes Earth's Mightiest Heroes in all their costumed glory! With the introduction of Ant-Man and The Avengers movie Captain America, Super Hero Squad Online is the first online Marvel game that allows players to assemble the original Avengers team consisting of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Black Panther, Hawkeye, the Hulk and Captain America.

In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release from "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Super Hero Squad Online brings together a team of heroes to protect Baxter Plaza and Asgard from the mad trickster god Loki. Meanwhile, the world itself falls into chaos, mirroring the very first adventure the original Avengers embarked upon.

"I've always been a huge fan of the Avengers characters in comic books," said Jay Minn, Studio Director for Gazillion Entertainment's studio, The Amazing Society. "Having a chance to bring these amazing heroes to life in a family-friendly online game for the launch of the movie is a dream come true."

"Seeing both the classic and current costumed characters in for Marvel Super Hero Squad Online alongside new Avengers film content is extremely satisfying to see and play," said TQ Jefferson, VP of Games Production at Marvel Entertainment.

Sign up at www.HeroUp.com to join the fun in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online .

About Gazillion Entertainment
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion's games feature revered brands and original properties, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. For more information on Gazillion please visit www.gazillion.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

About Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers"—the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.

"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Walmart Teams Up with Marvel's The Avengers to Transform Stores into a Super Hero's Playground


Super Hero Augmented Reality Mobile App Delivers First Integrated In-Store Gaming Experience

Fans of Marvel's The Avengers, prepare for game play! Beginning today, in advance of the film release of Marvel's The Avengers on May 4, only Walmart customers will have access to the Super Hero Augmented Reality (AR) game featuring their favorite Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow. This new "Super Hero AR" app is available now for download at the iTunes App Store and Android Market. Once downloaded, customers have instant access to Hawkeye, and only from the aisles of their local Walmart stores, customers can then "unlock" the superpowers of the five remaining Avengers and ultimately save the world.

"Walmart is bringing this summer's most anticipated blockbuster into stores through a first-of-its-kind augmented reality experience which bridges the gap between the physical store and mobile gaming," said Seong Ohm, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for entertainment, Walmart U.S. "We're committed to creating engaging and fun experiences at Walmart, and we've tapped different areas of the store for movie fans to interact with the mobile app while shopping the more than 600 Marvel's The Avengers merchandise available."

With more than 100 million augmented reality-capable smartphones in operation today1, Walmart is putting the devices to good use. Customers can use "Super Hero AR" in two modes, Game Mode and Photo Capture Mode. Here is how it works:

Game Mode: Collect All Six Superpowers and Save the World

Download the "Super Hero AR" App from the iTunes App Store or Android Market that also includes instant access to Hawkeye and his superpowers;
Visit a local Walmart with your enabled smart device;
Seek out specific images on Marvel's The Avengers signage located in various departments around the store including apparel, grocery, toys and wireless;*
Aim your smart devices at the target image to unlock each Super Hero's power;
Collect the powers of the five remaining Avengers and get a chance to defeat Loki and win the game.

Photo Capture Mode (available for iOS and Android): Take a Photo with Your Favorite Avenger

Activate "photo capture mode" from an Marvel's The Avengers DVD pallet in-store; a 3-D model of the Super Hero depicted on the DVD pallet will become visible on your phone;
Take a photo with your favorite Avenger; Share it with friends on Facebook or via email.
"We are happy to have Walmart's tremendous support behind the release of Marvel's The Avengers," said Mark Rhodes, senior vice president of North American Retail Development at Marvel Entertainment. "We are always looking for opportunities to develop unique retail programs with our partners and feel the Super Hero Augmented Reality app enables fans to extend both their shopping and movie experience in an interactive way."

Fans that just can't get enough will have another shot at bringing both Black Widow and Hawkeye to life. They can either visit www.walmart.com/TheAvengers and look for an image of Black Widow to bring her to life, or find a Hawkeye image in the April 29th Walmart newspaper circular and utilize the "Super Hero AR" app to activate the feature.

In addition, beginning on April 26, T-Mobile representatives will help customers navigate the terrain and unlock each Super Hero's power, bringing them one step closer to defeating Loki, and saving the world in the final level of the game. In select stores, the grocery section will also offer shoppers food and beverage samples of Avengers-themed products such as Dr. Pepper, Red Baron Pizza and Hershey's chocolate candies.

Join the Conversation on Twitter:

To celebrate The Avengers debut and the new Superhero augmented reality mobile app, Walmart (@WalmartSpecials) has partnered with Marvel (@Agent_M) and other Marvel influencers to host an exclusive Twitter party for Avengers fans. The discussion will include Avengers trivia and sneak peeks at exclusive content from the app and movie. The party will take place this Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. EST and participants will be using the branded hashtag: #AvengersWMT.

For more information on the "Super Hero AR" App visit www.walmart.com/TheAvengers or visit the iTunes App Store or Android Market. To learn more about Marvel's The Avengers visit http://marvel.com/avengers_movie/.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 10,000 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

About Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers—the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when Marvel's The Avengers assemble in summer 2012.

Marvel's The Avengers is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Expands to 38 New Countries Today


BioWare™, a Label of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and LucasArts announced today that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will officially launch in 38 additional countries throughout Europe and the Middle East. Starting today, fans in those regions will be able to purchase the critically-acclaimed massively multiplayer online game and enjoy the story-driven experience that has captivated critics and fans since the game’s historic launch in December.

Players will be able to choose from the Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic at Origin.com* and participating retailers located in Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. For a complete list of participating retailers and for pricing by territory, please visit http://buy.swtor.com.

The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars™ movies, with the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire locked in the middle of an epic, galactic war. By choosing one of eight iconic Star Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent, players become the hero or villain of their own personal Star Wars saga. Players team up with friends online, fighting in heroic battles reminiscent of the films, immersing themselves in a galaxy full of vibrant characters and planets, while experiencing visceral Star Wars combat.

Included with the purchase of every copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic is 30 days of access to the game, after which players can continue to play by subscribing** to the current service, which gives players access to new, ongoing content such as the recently released Game Update 1.2: Legacy. For more information on Star Wars: The Old Republic, please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com, follow the game on Twitter® at http://twitter.com/swtor or “Like” Star Wars: The Old Republic on Facebook® at http://facebook.com/starwarstheoldrepublic. Press assets for Star Wars: The Old Republic are available at www.info.ea.com.

* STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON ORIGIN.COM IN ALGERIA LUXEMBOURG OR TUNISIA.

** FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICING BY TERRITORY, PLEASE VISIT THE OLD REPUBLIC FAQ.

About LucasArts

Founded in 1982 by filmmaker George Lucas, LucasArts is a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment. With development facilities in San Francisco and Singapore, LucasArts leverages the global skills, technology and resources of the Lucasfilm family of companies -- including visual effects leader Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation and Skywalker Sound -- in addition to strategic partnerships with best-in-class external partners, to further the boundaries of game development. LucasArts is dedicated to delivering deeply immersive, visually spectacular and engaging experiences that inspire and amaze generations.

About BioWare

The BioWare Label is a division of EA which crafts high quality multiplatform role-playing, MMO, social, play-for-free and strategy games, focused on emotionally engaging, rich stories with unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles and franchises, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™, Mass Effect™ and Dragon Age™. BioWare currently operates in eight locations across the world, including Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec, Canada), Austin (Texas), Fairfax (Virginia), San Francisco (California), Los Angeles (California), Sacramento (California) and Galway (Ireland).

In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. In 2011 EA created the BioWare Label, alongside EA Games, EA SPORTS™ and EA Play. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bioware. To join the millions of fans already registered with the BioWare community, go to http://social.bioware.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

LucasArts, the LucasArts logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © 2012 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. BioWare is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. EA and the EA logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

See the New Disney-Pixar "Brave" Trailer


See the new trailer for Disney/Pixar's BRAVE exclusively on Apple Movie Trailers. Check it out!

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BRAVE arrives in theaters everywhere on June 22nd!

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ABC Family Greenlights a Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "The Lying Game"


ABC Family announced today the pick-up of a second season of the original drama series “The Lying Game.” The new season will begin production this summer for a winter premiere.
The audience for the drama series grew considerably during its first season, surging by double-digit percent margins. The Winter run was up 28% in W18-34 over the first half of its season, with three consecutive weeks of series highs in the demo, and contributed to ABC Family’s biggest 1Q ever in Prime in Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Females 12-34.

“The Lying Game” follows identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer who were separated at birth and led very different lives, each oblivious to the other’s existence until circumstances bring them back together. Yearning for the family she never had, kind-hearted foster kid Emma agrees to step into Sutton’s privileged shoes while she searches for their birth parents, setting in motion a web of secrecy and lies.

“The Lying Game” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by Charles Pratt, Jr., Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The series stars Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Blair Redford, Alice Greczyn, Allie Gonino and Helen Slater with guest stars Adrian Pasdar and Charisma Carpenter.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

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Disney Insider: Chase Jones Talks About Epic Mickey 2


Disney Insider recently spoke to Epic Mickey 2 design director Chase Jones about the new game. Here's an excerpt...

Have you played Disney Epic Mickey all the way through more than once since it first hit the game stores? Are you dying to explore Mickey and Oswald's world even further? Well, the Insider has some great news for you! Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be released this fall 2012.

We had a chance to talk to Design Director for both Disney Epic Mickey and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Chase Jones, about the new game. "Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is a true sequel to the first game. There are new lands and it incorporates more Disney history than even the first game. It's even more Disney than the original game," says Jones.

The Insider team was lucky enough to walk through some of the characters, locations, and play, and found that it was everything Jones said.

The game opens with a serenade from the Mad Doctor that immediately puts you into the world of the Wasteland and gives you a peek at some of the problems plaguing the town. Your favorite characters, Oswald and Ortensia, Gus, and of course Mickey himself, are back to save the Wasteland from this new peril. While we want to keep the baddies and bosses a surprise, we can tell you the first boss will "light up" the game!

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"Marvel's - The Avengers" Berlin & Beijing Premiere Photos (slideshow)


MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS hits theaters everywhere on May 4th!

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS - Berlin



MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS - Beijing


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D23 Presents Disney Geek - April 25, 2012


Every other week, Disney Geek reports the latest Disney news from around The Walt Disney Company, including theme parks, animation, movies, television, music, home entertainment, special events, and more. In this episode of D23 Presents Disney Geek, D23 sits down with Disney Legends Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke; takes a closer look at Disney twenty-three magazine, Orange Bird merchandise, Avengers toys; presents 23 Seconds with Marvel's Kevin Feige... and more!




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Jack White to Score Disney’s The Lone Ranger


The Walt Disney Studios announced today at CinemaCon that Jack White will write, produce and perform the score for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ highly anticipated The Lone Ranger. White, who today released his first solo album “Blunderbuss” to critical acclaim, is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer who first achieved notoriety as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band The White Stripes and then as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.

The Lone Ranger will mark White’s first foray into feature film scoring. The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski and featuring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger, is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

The Lone Ranger is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and hits theaters May 31, 2013.

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Disney-Pixar Update from CinemaCon‏ Includes "The Good Dinosaur" and Two Untitled Projects


Disney news from CinemaCon continues to surface. As reported earlier Disney green lit a sequel to "The Muppets" with no set release date. In terms of Disney-Pixar projects a few of them have been reported from last year's Disney D23 Expo with a few refinements. Here's what we know so far:

THE GOOD DINOSAUR
U.S. Release Date: May 30, 2014
Director: Bob Peterson
Co-Director: Peter Sohn
Producer: John Walker

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”).

Notes:
• Bob Peterson made his directorial debut as co-director of the Oscar®-winning film “Up,” for which he was also Oscar-nominated as one of the film’s screenwriters. His other credits include “Toy Story” (as layout artist and animator), “A Bug’s Life” (as story artist), “Toy Story 2” (as story artist), “Monsters, Inc.” (as story supervisor) and “Finding Nemo” (as a screenwriter), which was also an Oscar winner. Peterson also lends his voice to a host of iconic characters, including Roz (“Monsters, Inc.”), Mr. Ray (“Finding Nemo”) and Dug the dog (“Up”).
• John Walker produced the Academy Award®-winning film “The Incredibles” for Pixar Animation Studios, and served as associate producer for Warner Bros.’ “Osmosis Jones” and “The Iron Giant.” He also has an extensive background in producing live theatre.

THE UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MIND
U.S. Release Date: June 19, 2015
Director: Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Producer: Jonas Rivera

Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.

Notes:
• Director Pete Docter is the Academy Award®-winning director of “Up.” He made his directorial debut with Disney•Pixar‘s smash hit “Monsters, Inc.,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Docter developed the story and characters for “Toy Story,” Pixar‘s first full-length feature film, for which he also served as supervising animator. He served as a storyboard artist on “A Bug’s Life” and wrote the initial story treatment for “Toy Story 2.” As one of Pixar Animation Studios’ key creative contributors, Docter garnered an Academy Award nomination for his original story credit on Disney•Pixar’s Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning “WALL•E.”
• Jonas Rivera produced the Academy Award-winning “Up,” for which he was nominated for Best Picture. Prior to “Up,” he had worked on nearly every Pixar film since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1994, beginning with “Toy Story” for which he served as production office assistant. His subsequent credits include “A Bug’s Life” (as art department coordinator), “Toy Story 2” (as a marketing and creative resources coordinator), “Monsters, Inc.” (as art department manager) and the Golden Globe-winning “Cars” (as production manager).

THE UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE ABOUT DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Director: Lee Unkrich
Producer: Darla K. Anderson

From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning "Toy Story 3," comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.

Notes:
• Oscar® and Golden Globe®-winning director of “Toy Story 3,” Lee Unkrich began at Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as a film editor on “Toy Story” and continued on to “A Bug’s Life” as the supervising film editor. He made his directing debut in 1999 as co-director of the Golden Globe-winning “Toy Story 2.” Unkrich co-directed “Monsters, Inc.” and served as co-director and supervising film editor of the Oscar-winning animated feature “Finding Nemo.”
• Joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1993, producer Darla K. Anderson counts “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and the Golden Globe-winning “Cars” among her producing credits. Anderson most recently produced 2010’s Oscar and Golden Globe-winning “Toy Story 3,” which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and the award for Producer of the Year in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America.

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Disneynature's See "Chimpanzee" Save Chimpanzees Program Extended


Disneynature’s Newest True Life Adventure
Celebrates its $10.6 Million Opening-Weekend
Box Office by Extending Benefit to Jane Goodall Institute

Swinging into theaters April 20 with a $10.6 million opening-weekend performance, “Chimpanzee” proved so popular among audiences that Disneynature is extending the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation initiative for a second week. For every moviegoer who sees “Chimpanzee” through May 3, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.

“In theaters just five days, ‘Chimpanzee’ has already given us a lot to celebrate,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “Led by a young chimpanzee named Oscar, ‘Chimpanzee’ has won the hearts of audiences nationwide. It’s because of that success that we decided to extend our program with the Jane Goodall Institute.”

“See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees”—initially slated for the film’s opening week through April 26—will continue through the film’s second week till May 3—a first-ever extension to a Disneynature conservation program.

The news was well received by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. “We couldn’t be happier to extend this collaboration to help the Jane Goodall Institute better protect chimpanzees and the places they call home,” she said. “A film like ‘Chimpanzee’ helps spread the passion we have for these extraordinary beings, sharing the truly relatable moments experienced by Oscar and his fellow chimpanzees in a way that will hopefully inspire audiences to continue their support long after the movie ends.”

Rated G by the MPAA, “Chimpanzee” is in theaters now.

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy — navigates the complex territory of the forest. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), and narrated by Tim Allen (Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), “Chimpanzee” is in theaters now. For more information about “Chimpanzee,” visit Disney.com/Chimpanzee, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature.

ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior started more than 50 years ago—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

ABOUT THE DISNEY WORLDWIDE CONSERVATION FUND (DWCF)
The Walt Disney Company has since its beginnings demonstrated a commitment to the environment that continues to this day. Since its inception in 1995, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has carried this legacy forward through connections made to inspire people and partnerships to protect the world’s wildlife. The DWCF annual grants program has made a global impact on efforts to expand scientific knowledge, influence leaders to take conservation action and engage communities through education and sustainable approaches to conservation. To date, the DWCF has granted more than $14 million to more than 800 projects in 110 countries, including funding to support lions, cheetahs and chimpanzee conservation. The DWCF also maintains the Rapid Response Fund, which has provided emergency funding to more than 100 relief efforts. To learn more about Disney’s focus on nature visit
www.disney.com/conservation

ABOUT DISNEYNATURE
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire, and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards. The first three Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans” and “African Cats” are three of the top four highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Earth” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Conservation has been a key pillar of the label, and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening week attendance for all three films, Disneynature has planted. 3 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas and protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya.

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