Diz on Demand Show #158

We welcome JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD's Kickin' It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series) to the show! He talks his career, voice work, favorite Disney moments, Epcot and more! There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here and news hot off the D-Wire.

Diz on Demand Show #157

We welcome WALLY WINGERT (Voice Actor, Flick's Musical Adventure, Alice THrough the Looking Glass, Garfield Show, Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Tonight Show and more!) to the show! He talks movies, memories, and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here and news hot off the D-Wire.

Diz on Demand Show #156

We welcome AARON SCHWARTZ (The Mighty Ducks, Heavyweights, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Blessed, Gossip Girl, Adventures of Pete and Pete) to the show! He talks movies, memories, food fights and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here and news hot off the D-Wire.

Diz on Demand Show #155

We welcome JIM "The Rookie" MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration for Disney's The Rookie, Baseball Veteran, Motivational Speaker and more)! He talks DReams, his Career, the movie and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here and news hot off the D-Wire.

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September 8, 2016 - Show #158

It's Time D-Heads! This week we are greeting by Royalty, get in Shape with Martial Arts and hang our with our Favorite Bear in Baloo as we welcome JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD’s Kickin' It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids the TV Series, Writer, Voice Actor, Comedian and more!) to the Show! Joel stops in and discusses being a part of the fan favorite Princess Diaries films, his funniest moments on set of Kickin It and taking on the Iconic Role of Baloo in Disney Video Games, DVDs and more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and your have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know. Jason dives deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD to add to your collection while Cody takes a stroll on the week’s Hollywood Walk with more about our guest Joel McCrary. Nathan puts on the white gloves and tells you what happened This Week In Disney History and Paige brings music to your ears in the Magical Music Review.

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news on The Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, Halloween, Disney Springs, the Disney Channel, new Clothing, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Blu-Rays, DVDs and more!

So it's time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand "A New Kind of Disney Show"!

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Hot Topic, Inc. Announces Purchase of Assets of Her Universe, Proprietary Fangirl Brand

Hot Topic, Inc. Announces Purchase of Assets of Her Universe, Proprietary Fangirl Brand

Hot Topic, Inc. Announces Purchase of Assets of Her Universe, Proprietary Fangirl Brand

Hot Topic, Inc. today announced that the company has acquired certain assets of Her Universe LLC from Founder Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group. Hot Topic will operate the Her Universe brand e-commerce and wholesale businesses as a division of Hot Topic, Inc.

The acquisition of Her Universe, a fashion-forward apparel and accessories line for the female sci-fi and fantasy fans, will strengthen Hot Topic’s offerings and solidify its position as the go-to destination for pop culture.

“We are very excited to partner with Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe,” said Steve Vranes, CEO of Hot Topic. “We have worked closely with Ashley, Araca, and Her Universe over the past six years, together bringing fangirl fashion to a growing community of passionate fans. Ashley and Araca have built an incredible brand with a loyal customer base, and we look forward to supporting Her Universe in this new capacity.”

“I am thrilled to be bringing Her Universe to the Hot Topic family of brands,” said Ashley Eckstein, Founder of Her Universe. “Six years ago I founded Her Universe with the mission to create an empowering community and t-shirt brand for fangirls. We’ve since grown into a fashion, entertainment, publishing and lifestyle brand. Operating as a division of Hot Topic, Her Universe will continue to be a stand-alone brand selling to various retailers but with the support needed to grow the company in ways I have always dreamed.”

“We have had a tremendous experience building Her Universe alongside Ashley for the past six years,” said Mike Rego, CEO of The Araca Group. “Steve and his team at Hot Topic presented an incredibly compelling vision for the future of the brand, and we feel extremely confident that Hot Topic and Ashley will together now lead Her Universe in ways that will satisfy and delight fans for years to come.”

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Havaianas Announces Collaboration With Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana

Havaianas Announces Collaboration With Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana

Havaianas Announces Collaboration With Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana

Havaianas, known for energetic and vibrant Brazilian designs in footwear, announced today they will be teaming up with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming comedy adventure “Moana,” which hits theaters November 23, 2016.

Since being named the official flip-flops of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, Havaianas has expanded their strategic alliance and designed numerous Disney-themed styles, however, “Moana” will be the brand’s first collaboration in conjunction with the release of a film.

“We are inspired by the ingenuity of each and every Disney film, and we look forward to reaching a new generation of fans through this collaboration,” said Marcio Moura, Havaianas’ USA President. “The opportunity is a natural fit, not only because of our existing Disney Alliance partnership, but also because the vibrant and tropical setting of Moana is synonymous with the spirit of Havaianas.”

As a World Premiere sponsor of “Moana,” Havaianas will have a brand presence at the red-carpet premiere and party in Hollywood on Nov. 14, 2016.

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana

Havaianas is excited to welcome Moana into a long line of beloved Disney characters represented on its footwear, and in celebration of the collaboration, will be launching a sweepstakes to co-promote the film and the Moana product in-stores.

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Demand Podcast Show #158 w/ Special Guest JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD's Kickin' It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids the TV Show)

Demand Podcast Show #158 w/ Special Guest JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD’s Kickin’ It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids the TV Show)

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September 8, 2016 – Show #158

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we are greeting by Royalty, get in Shape with Martial Arts and hang our with our Favorite Bear in Baloo as we welcome JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD’s Kickin’ It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids the TV Series, Writer, Voice Actor, Comedian and more!) to the Show! Joel stops in and discusses being a part of the fan favorite Princess Diaries films, his funniest moments on set of Kickin It and taking on the Iconic Role of Baloo in Disney Video Games, DVDs and more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and your have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know. Jason dives deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD to add to your collection while Cody takes a stroll on the week’s Hollywood Walk with more about our guest Joel McCrary. Nathan puts on the white gloves and tells you what happened This Week In Disney History and Paige brings music to your ears in the Magical Music Review.

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news on The Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, Halloween, Disney Springs, the Disney Channel, new Clothing, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Blu-Rays, DVDs and more!

JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD's Kickin' It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2)

JOEL McCRARY (Voice of Baloo, Disney XD’s Kickin’ It, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2)

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Spooky Sweets and Terrifying Treats with Return of Halloween Baking Championship and FIRST EVER Kids Halloween Baking Championship Hosted by Jeff Dunham!

Contestants, from left, Brad Rudd, Damienx Bagley, Amy Strickland, Michelle Antonishek Tamara Brown, John Schopp, and Veronica von Borstel pose for a portrait, as seen on Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship, Season 2.

Contestants, from left, Brad Rudd, Damienx Bagley, Amy Strickland, Michelle Antonishek Tamara Brown, John Schopp, and Veronica von Borstel pose for a portrait, as seen on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, Season 2.

 

Zombies, mummies and monsters galore get in on the action on the return of the spookiest baking competition on Food Network, where seven terrifyingly-talented bakers compete to create the most hauntingly delicious desserts on Halloween Baking Championship, premiering Monday, October 3rd at 9:00pm ET/PT. Throughout the five-week competition, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his sidekick, Walter, challenge the bakers’ abilities to create creepy crawly confections for judges Damiano Carrara, Carla Hall and Sandra Lee. Only one baker with the most impressive treats will win the title of Halloween Baking Champion and take home the grand prize of $25,000.

Each week on Halloween Baking Championship, the bakers face tough challenges from making bite-sized monster morsels, to wickedly-decadent desserts stuffed with trick-or-treat candies, as well as creepy clown cake-pops and goodies of ghostly graveyards. The last three bakers who impress the judges with their spellbinding sweets will face the ultimate challenge in the grand finale – baking, designing and decorating a haunted “gingerdead” house. Fans can go behind the scenes of this spooky competition and see the creepy creations up close at FoodNetwork.com/BakingChampionship, and they can join the confectionary conversation on Twitter using #BakingChampionship.

For even more scary sweets, on Wednesday, October 5th at 8pm ET/PT, Duff Goldman and Alison Sweeney host the first-ever Kids Halloween Baking Championship. On this hour-long special, four fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship are back to bake their way through two chilling challenges for the chance to win $10,000, and the title of Kids Halloween Baking Champion! For kid-friendly Halloween recipes, spooky lunchbox snacks, and cute and creepy party ideas visit FoodNetwork.com/Halloween.

“The spirit of Halloween is deliciously captured on Halloween Baking Championship and Kids Halloween Baking Championship with creative new challenges that showcase the talents and imaginations of the bakers, both young and old,” said Didi O’Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network & Cooking Channel. “New and familiar faces, including Damiano Carrara, Jeff Dunham, Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, Sandra Lee and Alison Sweeney add to the frightful fun of both competitions with wickedly witty comments, crazy costumes, and so much more!”

Don’t miss all the dreadfully delicious action this October! Halloween Baking Championship and Kids Halloween Baking Championship are produced by Triage Entertainment.

Disney Parks Launches 10th Annual Moms Panel Search Today

Disney Parks Launches 10th Annual Moms Panel Search Today

Disney Parks Launches 10th Annual Moms Panel Search Today

Today, Disney Parks kicks off the 10th annual search for applicants to join the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel. Moms, dads, grandparents, and guardians of all walks of life can serve as panelists for this award-winning, online trip-planning forum.

Disney Parks is seeking seasoned Disney vacationers with diverse backgrounds to lend fresh insights to the Disney Parks Moms Panel that offers advice to guests looking to plan their ultimate Disney getaway. The search is on for new panelists who can answer questions in any of the four languages now used on the forum – English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Adults who have experience with and a passion for Disney vacations are encouraged to apply now through September 14 by visiting www.momspanelsearch.com.

The Disney Moms Panel began in January 2008 as a simple, question-and-answer forum with only 12 members focused solely on the Walt Disney World® Resort. Today, the Disney Moms Panel is a multilingual resource that has tripled in size with a diverse array of enthusiastic panelists with extensive knowledge of Disney vacation destinations and offerings, including Disneyland® Resort, Disney Cruise Line®, Disney Vacation Club, runDisney and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Over the years, more than 145 moms, dads and grandparents have participated on the panel and have answered more than 300,000 Guest questions.

“With this being the 10th year of our global search for Disney Parks Moms Panelists, I’m always in awe to see so many passionate and inspiring applicants share their Disney memories and emotional experiences as they vie for a spot on the Panel,” said Leanne O’Regan, Director of Content Relations for Disney Parks.  “Since 2008, the Panel has replied to hundreds of thousands of questions providing personalized answers and often sharing fun stories that help guests with their individual planning needs.”

Panelists tap into their own real-life experiences to thoughtfully answer a wide array of questions. Whether the questions are about visiting as a family on a tight budget, a parent of a child with special needs, or families traveling in groups looking to plan the ultimate getaway, there is truly a panelist for everyone.

How to Apply
Disney Parks will accept applications for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel from noon EDT on September 7, 2016, through noon EDT on September 14, 2016. Visit www.momspanelsearch.com to enter. The application process includes a series of written questions and essays in the first round; additional questions and essays along with a video submission in Round 2; with the final round being a phone interview. Applicants selected to be panelists for the Disney Parks Moms Panel will be announced in January 2017. Those selected must be available to attend a training session at Walt Disney World® Resort in December 2016.

www.DisneyParksMomsPanel.com

RyanCranePhotography.com Has Been Launched and Can Help Photographers Improve Their Skills with Disney World Photos

Ryan Crane is a world renowned and award winning photographer well known for having an artistic take on Walt Disney World photographs. The site RyanCranePhotography.com has now been launched!

Ryan Crane is a world renowned and award winning photographer well known for having an artistic take on Walt Disney World photographs. The site RyanCranePhotography.com has now been launched!

Ryan Crane is a world renowned and award winning photographer well known for having an artistic take on Walt Disney World photographs. The site RyanCranePhotography.com has now been launched!

RyanCranePhotography.com is a website that helps vacationers, aspiring photographers and seasoned photographers improve their skills. While there is more detailed help and lessons on the sister site ImproveYourPhotographyOnline.com, RyanCranePhotography.com has many free resources available to everyone.

Along with helping photographers improve, the website is also geared towards giving back to society. Helping others and giving back is very important to Ryan and the team at ryancranephotography.com. The site has a section to auction off prints and each print that gets auctioned off donates to a charitable cause. These auctions can be found athttp://www.ryancranephotography.com. The auctions often donate 25% of the total sale price to St. Jude’s Children’s research hospital to help children truly in need. As an added bonus, subscribers to the site have the occasional chance to win prints of Ryan Crane’s photography.

Back By Popular Demand Halloween At The Hollywood Bowl: ‘DISNEY IN CONCERT TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’

Back By Popular Demand Halloween At The Hollywood Bowl: 'DISNEY IN CONCERT TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS'

Back By Popular Demand Halloween At The Hollywood Bowl: ‘DISNEY IN CONCERT TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’

THIS IS HALLOWEEN: Los Angeles’ reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, “TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.” Elfman will be joined by other original cast members including Catherine O’Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock). Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10:00am via all Ticketmaster outlets. To purchase by phone call (800) 745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

Danny Elfman, who wrote the film’s songs (music and lyrics), composed its original score and was the original singing voice of Jack Skellington says, “Being able to perform ‘Nightmare’ live last year, in synch to the movie with a full orchestra was such a thrill. But having Catherine O’Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to perform with me really made it a unique and magical experience. I’m happy to bring it to our amazing Los Angeles audience one more time.”

Catherine O’Hara, the original voice of Sally adds, “I’m proud to once again be part of such a fun evening celebrating Danny’s musical genius.”

The original voice of Oogie Boogie, Ken Page says, “There is nothing that I can compare with stepping out onto the Hollywood Bowl stage to a sold out house with the great LA musicians playing Danny Elfman’s brilliant score of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and happily recreating OOGIE BOOGIE’S song ‘LIVE’… except doing it again!”

Paul Reubens adds, “The thrill from last Halloween of being onstage at the Hollywood Bowl singing with Catherine O’Hara and Danny Elfman has lasted a whole year! Of course I’m back!”

A cast of singers and special guest artists will be performing the film’s acclaimed songs live.  Conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will once again be leading the full orchestra and choir performing the film’s classic score and songs live to picture.

Last year’s NIGHTMARE AT THE BOWL was named “#1 Concert of 2015” by the Orange County Register beating out such shows as The Foo Fighters, Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and The Rolling Stones.

Not since Elfman’s iconic Oingo Boingo Halloween concerts have his fans been offered such a holiday treat.

HALLOWEEN AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL- TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS- IN CONCERT LIVE TO FILM will transform this legendary venue into Halloween Town with special pre-show activities including an audience participation costume contest, unique photo opportunities and trick-or-treating stations. Tim Burton-inspired costumes are encouraged.

The concert is produced by Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Tim Fox & Alison Ahart Williams and Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts, the team that recently presented the highly-acclaimed DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson.

First released in 1993, Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS was directed by Henry Selick (JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH), and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus. The film is rated “PG”.

DISNEY IN CONCERT TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is produced under license by Disney Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. Disney Concerts currently licenses 14 different concert packages including Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year accounted for approximately 325 performances in some of the world’s top venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl.

All acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

Know Before You Go: www.hollywoodbowl.com/lease for parking information.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #157 w/ Special Guest WALLY WINGERT (Voice Actor, Flick’s Musical Adventure, The Riddler, Garfield Show, The Tonight Show, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and more!) on DizRadio.com

WALLY WINGERT (Flick’s Musical Adventure, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tonight Show, The Garfield Show, Batman Arkham Asylum, Return of the Caped Crusaders, Voice Actor and more!)

WALLY WINGERT (Flick’s Musical Adventure, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tonight Show, The Garfield Show, Batman Arkham Asylum, Return of the Caped Crusaders, Voice Actor and more!)

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September 1, 2016 – Show #157

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go on an adventure as we welcome WALLY WINGERT (Flick’s Musical Adventure, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tonight Show, The Garfield Show, Batman Arkham Asylum, Return of the Caped Crusaders, Voice Actor and more!) He talks voice acting, his favorite roles, vintage toys, upcoming projects and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team as Paige steps into the musical world with the Magical Music Review. We have Cody taking a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk with more on Wally Wingert and Nathan puts on the gloves and tells you what happened This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2 with Caitlin!

There is news hot off the D-Wire with information on the Disney Channel, Star Wars Rogue One, Disney Blu-Ray, The Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Tower of Terror and more!

Special Guest, Voice Actor, WALLY WINGERT

Special Guest, Voice Actor, WALLY WINGERT

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Star Wars Superfans #GoRogue to Reveal New Toy Line in Glorious Stop Motion Animation!

 Star Wars Superfans #GoRogue to Reveal New Toy Line in Glorious Stop Motion Animation!

Star Wars Superfans #GoRogue to Reveal New Toy Line in Glorious Stop Motion Animation!

A team of Star Wars superfans today revealed the new toy line for the highly anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie via a series of fan-made animated shorts launching on the Star Wars YouTube channel. As part of a competition in collaboration with creative network Tongal, a team was assembled to write, direct and produce original, fan-made stop-motion shorts starring key toys from the new line to kick off a global UGC contest that asks fans to share their own “Rogue Stories.”

“These fan-created shorts are a tribute to the incredible content that the Star Wars community posts online every day,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “The Go Rogue campaign was designed with Star Wars fans in mind – we want them to be front and center in the run up to ‘Rogue One’ by imagining and creating their own Rogue Stories.”

When Star Wars news breaks, many fans worldwide react by sharing their own videos online. According to new research1, fans posted over 838,000 pieces of Star Wars-related content on YouTube in the past year alone, which is more than 2,296 per day and nearly 96 per hour. Star Wars fan-generated content is also incredibly popular, accruing more than 16.3 billion views in the last year – equivalent to everyone in the world viewing at least two fan-created videos.

All New Star Wars: Rogue One Toys

All New Star Wars: Rogue One Toys

The global contest, which kicks off September 30, invites fans to share their own short stories or skits set in a galaxy far, far away… Winning entries from around the globe will be chosen by a panel including “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards. Beginning September 30, teen and adult fans can enter the Go Rogue contest on StarWars.com/GoRogue. In addition to the global contest on starwars.com, in the U.S. and parts of Canada, kids 8-12 can participate on Disney.com/MyRogueStory. Winners will be invited to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to attend a screening of “Rogue One,” and see their short story on the big screen.

The Newest Star Wars: Rogue One Action Figures Announced

The Newest Star Wars: Rogue One Action Figures Announced

The fan-created shorts showcasing the new line of “Rogue One” toys for the first time launches on the Star Wars YouTube channel today, with new installments rolling out through September. The team was led by James DeJulio at Tongal, and the series was written by Kevin Ulrich and brought to life by stop-motion animators and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie. The stories follow the adventures of “Rogue One” toys from Hasbro, LEGO, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and Disney Store as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set which have been misplaced by the Empire.

“I’ve been a Star Wars fan my whole life so this is a dream project,” says James DeJulio, co-founder of Tongal. “It’s been amazing to see what an inspiration Star Wars has been to so many members of our creative community, whether that’s coming up with their own Star Wars storylines, or playing out scenes with Star Wars toys at home with their kids. I’m excited to share this first ‘Rogue Story’ with the world and hope it inspires other fans to share theirs.”

Fans can pre-order a handful of select items seen in the “Rogue Stories” beginning September 2 at mass retailers, Disney Store locations and disneystore.com. The full range of new “Rogue One” and Star Wars products will be available globally starting on September 30. Join the global #GoRogue conversation on social.

Tongal’s creative network includes 120,000 writers, directors and animators across 150 countries. For more information, go to www.tongal.com.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Starts Sept. 9, as Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Begins its Final Check-out Celebration

Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror Begins its Final Check-out Celebration

Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror Begins its Final Check-out Celebration

 

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort offers two new reasons for guests to visit this year­­––a special celebration at The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror with a chance to “drop in” like never before, and the debut of the “Frightfully Fun Parade” at Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate-ticket event. The parade features some popular Disney villains and a procession of grim, grinning ghosts, while The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow appears for the first time at Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Those treats add to the family-friendly thrills, popular seasonal attractions and spooky decor that make Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort so magical. The season runs from Friday, Sept. 9, through Monday, Oct. 31, offering the popular Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy attractions, themed foods and merchandise, plus spirited decor that features a giant Mickey Mouse jack-‘o-lantern on Main Street, U.S.A.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Final Check-out Celebration at Disney California Adventure Park

The invitation to check into the Hollywood Tower Hotel is even more urgent now as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror approaches its final check-out date, Jan. 2, 2017. A special tribute begins Sept. 9 to salute the haunted hotel’s eerie story and exciting adventure at Disney California Adventure Park. During the celebration, guests who arrive after twilight will enjoy “Late Check-Out”–-a chance to venture beyond the fifth dimension into complete darkness.  It’s something guests have never experienced before: free-falling in the attraction’s haunted elevator shaft with all the lights out.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror celebration also includes special musical performances, commemorative merchandise and specialty food and beverage items. Performing at the Hollywood Tower Hotel are the Silver Lake Sisters, characters from the story of this famous hotel who once performed at its rooftop lounge. The sisters make their return to the Hollywood Hotel during Halloween season.

Spooky Halloween Traditions at Disneyland Park

Throughout the Halloween season, guests will find special treats and thrilling traditions.  Haunted Mansion Holiday returns to celebrate the collision between Halloween and Christmas, and a familiar guest moves into the Mansion: Jack Skellington from the Walt Disney Pictures classic “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

  • Jack Skellington brings a unique spark to the season and, for the first time, his friend Sally joins him in the Mansion graveyard.
  • The annual Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house is back with a new theme. This year’s version appears to have been stitched together from pieces of other gingerbread houses and treats. In fact, the ghoulish architect has stitched himself inside the house, and one green arm still may be spotted, sewing the walls together around him.
  • Another Halloween favorite is Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, a Halloween-themed reimagining of the popular thrill ride in Tomorrowland, at Disneyland. Guests on board the speeding Space Mountain vehicles are thrust into a ghostly galaxy where they are bombarded with eerie screams, sound effects and music. Spine-chilling spirits pop out of the darkness, appearing to reach out to menace the space travelers.
  • The traditional Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos,” is observed with a skeleton display in Frontierland, near Rancho del Zocalo restaurant.
  • As a special, after-dark treat during the Halloween season, guests visiting Disneyland on select nights will enjoy the “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks spectacular.
  • During the day, the dynamic “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” marches down Main Street, U.S.A., throughout Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.

Mickey’s Halloween Party

New this year at Mickey’s Halloween Party is the premiere of the “Frightfully Fun Parade,” seen exclusively on the 17 nights of this separately ticketed event at Disneyland.

  • The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from the Disney animated classic “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”) brings a warning to guests, riding through the park on his ghostly black steed with a flickering jack-‘o-lantern.
  • Shortly afterward, the parade begins with greetings from Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • Grim, grinning (and hitchhiking) ghosts follow along in the procession, joined by other spirits from the iconic Haunted Mansion attraction.
  • Inspired by Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” the creepy Dr. Facilier calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor.
  • Mischievous Disney villains appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble, and their wicked gathering includes the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella.

Mickey’s Halloween Party guests are invited to visit in costume and trick-or-treat throughout Disneyland for candy and healthy snacks. An extra special treat is the Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, presented exclusively for guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party and hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington.

Tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party* may be purchased online and on mobile devices at Disneyland.com/party, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400. Guests may check for availability for the 17 nights: Friday, Sept. 23; Monday, Sept. 26, Wednesday, Sept. 28; Friday, Sept. 30; Monday, Oct. 3; Wednesday, Oct. 5; Friday, Oct. 7; Monday, Oct. 10;Wednesday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 17; Wednesday, Oct. 19; Friday, Oct. 21; Monday, Oct. 24; Wednesday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 29; and Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply.

Tickets purchased in advance are available at a discount for select nights. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $89 each. All tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31, are $99 each. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a non-smoking event. Smoking is permitted only in the Esplanade outside the Disneyland main entrance.

For more information about Halloween events at the Disneyland Resort, please visit http://www.Disneyland.com/Halloween. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice.

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