Girl Meets World Debuts Tonight on the Disney Channel

After all the hype, the stories, the releases, our own tidbits on shows at DizRadio.com, the moment has arrived for those of you who have been eager to see Girl Meets World. Tonight following the new Disney Channel Movie ‘Zapped’, you can re-live those fond memories of as they continue the story of Corey & Topanga and their children.

We had the pleasure of seeing the episode early on and let’s just say it is spot on! We have written about it and spoke about it on our podcasts so be sure to check out more in these places. (DizRadio.com Archives , Girl Meets World , All-New Corey & Topanga are Back )

It's time for the return of good FAMILY Entertainment!

It’s time for the return of good FAMILY Entertainment!

New This Summer: Walt Disney World Guests Can Join In the ‘Frozen’ Fun of the Hit Film at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Royal sisters Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, from Disney's Frozen

Royal sisters Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, from Disney’s Frozen

This summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be celebrating “Frozen,” the hit animated feature film from Disney, with a daily character procession, sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, fireworks, a polar playground, ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations and a nightly party featuring a live band, all themed to the worldwide phenomenon.

From July 5-Sept. 1, 2014, “Frozen Summer Fun Live!” will bring to life the world of royal sisters Anna and Elsa and their fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle.  Most activities are included in theme park admission.

Special experiences will immerse guests in lots of Frozen fun. Here are some highlights (*schedule subject to change without notice):

Anna’s & Elsa’s Royal Welcome:  Each day at 11 a.m., Anna and Elsa, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh, will travel in a royal procession down Hollywood Boulevard.  Rugged mountain man Kristoff is along for the fun joined by a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters, all dressed in their Arendelle best.

For The First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration: Inside the park’s Premiere Theater, Princess Anna and Queen Elsajoin the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the history of their kingdom amidst projections, lighting and special effects.  Guests will be invited to join in special sing-along moments from the film’s chart-topping soundtrack.  At the end of the performance, guests might find themselves becoming “Honorary Citizens of Arendelle.”  The 20-minute show will be presented multiple times each day.

Anna and Elsa from Frozen Head to Hollywood Studios

Anna and Elsa from Frozen Head to Hollywood Studios

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland: There’s a “big summer blowout” happening inside the park’s Soundstage One, where Oaken – the film’s trading post owner – and his cousins have created the “Frozen Funland” amidst a winter wonderland.  Living up to its name, there will be plenty of frozen festivities inside the makeshift adventure park Oaken and his cousins built to make the most of the sudden snowstorm.

Part of the Oaken’s Frozen Funland will be an ice skating rink with demonstrations by some of Oaken’s talented cousins on the Arendelle ice.

In addition, icy artisans will put their talents on display, creating carvings of favorite “Frozen” characters from giant frozen blocks.  Kids can enjoy frozen wintertime activities in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” area.  For all of his Frozen Funland friends, Oaken has plenty of merchandise at his Trading Post, along with hot cocoa and sweet treats available for purchase.

Guests can take pictures with the film’s animated characters in a virtual setting, and then email them or share on their social media channels.

When guests want to escape the icy atmosphere of Oaken’s outpost, all they have to do is look for the door marked “Sauna,” where they once again will exit to the warm Florida sun.

Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party: From 5:30-9:30 p.m. each evening, a live band will take the stage to celebrate the Frozen summer fun with contemporary songs and a few familiar tunes from the film.

Take-Along Olaf: As a special feature before the fireworks, guests will have a chance to be a part of a pre-show celebration by hashtagging photos of themselves in the park with a “Take-Along Olaf.”  Throughout the day, Take-Along Olafs will be distributed at various locations in the park.  Guests are then invited to take Olaf along with them on their Disney’s Hollywood Studios adventures.  By sharing their photos with the unique hashtag #OlafSummerVacation, their photos may appear on the big screen in this special pre-show feature.

Frozen Fireworks: At 9:35 each evening, the giant Sorcerer Mickey Hat on Hollywood Blvd. gets the full Frozen treatment with special projections of snow and ice images, in an eye-popping spectacular above Hollywood Blvd.  Set to the film’s soundtrack, the fireworks show will feature some special guests – including a very magical appearance from Elsa in which she will show how her powers flurry “through the air and to the ground” to produce magically icy blue and white gleaming fireworks.

More Frozen Fun! The Frozen festivities do not end at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! At Magic Kingdom, fans can get immersed in these “Frozen” fantasies:

  • Meet Anna and Elsa inside Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland
  • Anna and Elsa appear in the new daytime spectacular “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade”
  • The “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show transforms Cinderella Castle with visuals from “Frozen.”

Disney Institute Reimagines Professional Development Courses

Disney Institute participants visit Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Institute participants visit Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Institute, the external business and professional development arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced its 2014-2015 professional development courses available at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in Southern California. Offered to business professionals, the roster of one-day and multi-day courses gives participants insight into Disney’s award-winning approach to business.

“While all Disney Institute courses have been ‘reimagined’ to help professionals navigate the continuously changing landscape of today’s business climate, at the heart remains our core principles,” said Jeff James, vice president and general manager, Disney Institute. “These accredited courses have brought success to tens of thousands of professionals over the years and we’re proud to announce the 2014-2015 schedules.”

Disney Institute continually evaluates best practices to ensure participants are challenged to think differently and motivated to take actions that deliver results. The 2014-2015 Disney Institute professional development courses include a variety of subjects ranging from leadership, to culture, to service and more.

Disney Institute courses are offered at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Program fees include instruction, all course materials, guided studies of onstage operations and behind-the scenes locations, and breakfast and lunch. These courses are also available in select cities around the world in cooperation with local sponsoring organizations.

Disney Institute participants receive training in a classroom setting as well as key examples from a "living laboratory" behind the scenes at Walt Disney World

Disney Institute participants receive training in a classroom setting as well as key examples from a “living laboratory” behind the scenes at Walt Disney World

Disney Institute also works with both small companies and multi-national organizations to develop custom business solutions that help companies advance their business goals. In these instances, Disney Institute infuses the time-tested strategies, insights, and business practices established by The Walt Disney Company to implement solutions customized to meet each client’s unique goals. Disney Institute has an extensive client base that includes diverse case histories such as reengaging professional sports teams with their fans, boosting hospital patient satisfaction scores, and reducing employee turnover in the restaurant industry, among others.

To view the schedule of Disney Institute professional development courses available throughout the year, visit:DisneyInstituteCourses.com.

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Disney Publishing Worldwide Takes Storytelling to New Heights with Star Wars™ Scene Maker

"Star Wars Scene Maker" is a new line of creativity apps that gives kids and Star Wars fans of all ages the tools to create, control, customize, capture and share their own 3D animated Star Wars scenes.

“Star Wars Scene Maker” is a new line of creativity apps that gives kids and Star Wars fans of all ages the tools to create, control, customize, capture and share their own 3D animated Star Wars scenes.

Disney Publishing Worldwide today re-defines the storytelling experience with the release of “Star WarsScene Maker, a new line of creativity apps that gives kids and Star Wars fans of all ages the tools to create, control, customize, capture and share their own 3D animated Star Wars scenes. Utilizing simple, intuitive commands, the apps give fans an unrivaled user-generated storytelling experience that allows them to re-imagine and re-create iconic scenes from the Saga.

Star Wars Scene Maker "Vader"

Star Wars Scene Maker “Vader”

Featuring 3D models of characters, vehicles, and environments, “Scene Maker” allows fans to zoom in, pull back and explore each animated Star Wars scene. Users have the freedom to place characters and vehicles wherever they choose, and then customize them with a variety of weapons to create new storylines and dialogue.

Star Wars Scene Maker "Select Weapons"

Star Wars Scene Maker “Select Weapons”

Three movable cameras can be maneuvered and switched to different film modes, with options to rotate and adjust vertical heights to give scene makers complete creative control of how they film their scenes. Additionally, iconic music and dialogue deepen the scene making experience, while options to record original dialogue expand the level of customization. A save and share option provides opportunities for fans to socialize their content online.

“At Disney Publishing, we are committed to reaching today’s consumers in deeper, more engaging ways through innovative and immersive storytelling experiences,” said Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Star Wars Scene Maker allows us to put kids and fans of all ages in the director’s seat and provide them with ways to unleash their creativity and share their passion for the Star Wars brand in a new way.”

The first app in the “Scene Maker” series launches with iconic scenes from the original trilogy: “The Battle of Endor,” from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, “Cloud City Duel” from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and “Death Star Trench Run” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. “The Battle of Endor” is free with download, and each additional content pack is $2.99, or $3.99 for both.

The “Scene Maker” apps will continue to feature content from the Star Wars Saga, with plans to expand to new content from the upcoming “Star WarsRebels” animated series on Disney XD. Additional content packs will be released through app updates, and available through in-app purchase.

Star Wars Scene Maker” is available now for free for iOS on the App Store. For additional Star Wars mobile apps updates and information, visitwww.StarWars.comwww.DisneyStories.com, Facebook at Facebook.com/disneyreads and Twitter at @DisneyReads

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Lion King Two Disc Set Available June 24th

The Legacy Collection The Lion King

The Legacy Collection The Lion King

Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney RecordsThe Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations.  Launching the line on June 24th is The Lion King 2-disc set, coinciding with the film and soundtrack’s 20th Anniversary.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Lion King features the beloved original soundtrack, plus 30 minutes of previously unreleased score and 7 score demos by Oscar®-winning composer, Hans Zimmer. Zimmer also provides detailed notes for each score demo.

Don Hahn, the film’s producer, contributed liner notes and provides an overview of how the coming of age story set in Africa evolved to become a phenomenon. The film’s music went on to win 2 Academy Awards in 1994 (Original Song and Original Score), 4 Grammy® Awards and 2 Golden Globes.  The soundtrack was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for 10 nonconsecutive weeks and was certified Diamond by the R.I.A.A., for 10 million units sold.

The CD cover and 20-page booklet feature newly created artwork inspired by “The Lion King” from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Wreck-It Ralph”).   Later this year, Bove’s art can be seen in the hardcover book, Lovely: Ladies of Animation: The Art of Lorelay BoveBrittney LeeClaire KeaneLisa KeeneVictoria Ying and Helen Chen.

The CD booklet also includes a 6-page sampling of visual development art from the film, with notes by Dave Bossert, Producer/Creative Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Track list follows:

Disc One
1. “Circle of Life/Nants’ Ingonyama” Performed by Carmen TwillieAfrican Vocals Performed by Lebo M
2. “Didn’t Your Mother Tell You Not to Play With Your Food” Score
3. “We Are All Connected” Score
4. “Hyenas in the Pride Land” Score
5. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” Performed by Jason Weaver with Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams
6. “Elephant Graveyard” Score
7. “I Was Just Trying to Be Brave” Score
8. “Be Prepared” Performed by Jeremy Irons with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings
9. “Simba, It’s to Die For” Score
10. “Stampede” Score
11. “Mufasa Dies” Score
12.” If You Ever Come Back We’ll Kill You” Score
13. “Bowling for Buzzards” Score
14. “Hakuna Matata Performed by Nathan LaneErnie Sabella with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams
15. “We Gotta Bone to Pick With You” Score
16. “Kings of the Past” Score
17. “Nala, Is It Really You?” Score
18. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” Performed by Joseph Williams and Sally Dworsky with Nathan LaneErnie Sabella and Kristle Edwards
19. “Remember Who You Are” Score
20. “This Is My Home Score
21. “The Rightful King” Score

Disc Two
1. “The Morning Report” Performed by James Earl JonesJeff Bennett and Evan Saucedo
2. “Warthog Rhapsody” Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
3. “We Are All Connected “Score Demo
4. “I Was Just Trying to Be Brave” Score Demo
5. “Stampede” Score Demo
6. “Mufasa Dies” Score Demo
7. “This Is My Home” Score Demo
8. “The Rightful King” Score Demo
9. “Circle of Life” Instrumental Demo
10. “Circle of Life” Performed by Elton John
11. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” Performed by Elton John
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (End Title) Performed by Elton John

The second release from The Legacy Collection will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins and will be available on August 26, 2014.  The 3-disc set will include the songs and score from the film, rare-behind-the scenes recordings, new recordings of The Lost Chords, excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and the Sherman brothers, plus the Hollywood Spotlight Microphone 1965 post-premiere interviews and a 1989 interview with the Sherman brothers.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Lion King 2-disc set will be available on June 24th at disneymusicemporium.com.  ViewThe Lion King product here: http://youtu.be/8PU8xfHJUhA.    For more information on the Disney Music Emporium, please visit DisneyMusicEmporium.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow us at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.

Fangirls Assemble! Her Universe and Marvel Team Up to Launch the Ultimate Fangirl Fashion Apparel Line

Her Universe Kicks Off Marvel Line

Her Universe Kicks Off Marvel Line

Her Universe™, the leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a breakthrough collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products to create a fashionable collection of empowering Super Hero apparel for the ever-growing female fan base of Marvel comics, films and television series. The Marvel by Her Universe line of “geek couture” is premiering with an action-packed assortment of Captain America fashion items along with fan favorite Marvel characters on fashion tops, tanks, dresses, cardigans, hoodies, skirts, leggings and more that will inspire fangirls of all ages to channel their inner Super Hero.

Along with Spider-Man and Avenger characters like Loki, Thor and Iron Man, there are also strong female characters such as Black Widow, Elektra, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel being spotlighted in their own comics and Marvel’s new “Characters and Creators” initiative which aims to speak directly to an audience of women and girls, the Marvel by Her Universe line will celebrate this effort by creating fashion forward products exclusively for the female Marvel fan.

“At Marvel we actively seek innovative opportunities to leverage our iconic characters in the marketplace and expand our storytelling to a larger audience,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “This collaboration with Her Universe presents our brand in exciting new ways at retail while reinforcing Marvel’s values of empowerment and strength amongst our female demographic.”

Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe

Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe

Actress and entrepreneur, Ashley Eckstein, who launched Her Universe with her business partner, The Araca Group, in 2010, is well-known to sci-fi fans as the voice of Dagger on the animated series, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

“I am so excited to announce that we have joined forces with Marvel for a Her Universe line of apparel,” said Eckstein. “The fans have been asking us to make Marvel merchandise and it’s been on my wish list for a long time! There are so many compelling characters in the Marvel Universe and it is a dream come true to be able to collaborate with Marvel and design with these celebrated Super Heroes and villains!”

“As long time devoted fans of the Marvel Universe,” added Michael Rego, Chief Executive Officer of The Araca Group, “we feel incredibly humbled to work alongside this most iconic brand – ‘Nuff said!’”

Marvel apparel and accessories from the Her Universe collection will be available in the U.S. at both HerUniverse.com and through national retail outlets such as Hot Topic and online with ThinkGeek.com. Throughout the year, Marvel merchandise will also be available at select conventions including San Diego Comic-Con.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #77 w/ Special Guest RYAN LAMBERT (Kids Incorporated, Monster Squad, Kill Moi, Actor, Musician, Writer) on DizRadio.com

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DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #77 w/ Special Guest RYAN LAMBERT (Kids Incorporated, Monster Squad, Kill Moi, Actor, Musician, Writer) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #77 w/ Special Guest RYAN LAMBERT (Kids Incorporated, Monster Squad, Kill Moi, Actor, Musician, Writer) on DizRadio.com

June 19, 2014 – Show #77

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we take a trip back to the days of the Disney Channel as we welcome RYAN LAMBERT (Kids Incorporated, Monster Squad, Kill Moi, Musician, Writer) to the show! Ryan stops in to talk about being the classic show Kids Incorporated, the cult film Monster Squad, his current work, music, bands and more!

In addition we have the D-Team back. Lexie is stopping in with more on our special guest Ryan Lambert in the Hollywood Walk and Erin answers all your questions from the virtual mailbag in I Want To Know.

There is news hot off the D-Wire with information on The Muppets, Hollywood Studios Star Wars, Magic Kingdom, Television, Disney Channel, Pixar and more! And we have the look at an all-new segment here at the show.

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The TOP 10 UNDERRATED Disney Movies of the 1990s

The Top 10 Underrated Disney Movies of the 1990s

The Top 10 Underrated Disney Movies of the 1990s

Over the years there are many Disney Films that get overlooked yet have the ‘Heart’ of a classic you should remember, or may have played a part in your life. So let’s look at the TOP 10 UNDERRATED DISNEY FILMS OF THE 1990s. Do you agree?

Walt Disney Records To Release Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content

Walt Disney Records To Release Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content

Walt Disney Records To Release Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content

Currently available digitally and in-theater, the Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording is set for physical release by Walt Disney Records on June 17.  The cast recording was produced by Alan Menken,Michael KosarinFrank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch.

Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar) and recent Tony Award® winnerJames Monroe Iglehart (Genie) will be signing CDs at the Barnes & Noble Citigroup Center location (160 East 54th at Third) onFriday, June 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken(Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and three-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).  This new production features a full score, including the Oscar and Grammy®-winning hit “A Whole New World,” and four other cherished songs from the film and multi Grammy-winning original motion picture soundtrack.  The cast album also includes four Menken/Beguelin songs written especially for the stage and three Menken/Ashman songs that were cut from the original film, plus exclusive bonus content created especially for the album.

Disney’s Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. USA Today raves, “Pure GENIE-US! Aladdin delivers a rush that will surprise you.” New York Magazine calls it “Musical comedy wish-fulfillment!” while The New York Times hails the show as “Fabulous… Extravagant!” Huffington Post saysAladdin is “the surprise hit of the season!” and the Daily News declares, “Seriously, it’s amazing!”

Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Les MiserablesThe Lion King) in the title role, Courtney Reed (In the HeightsMamma Mia) as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart (MemphisThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) in his Tony Award-winning role as Genie, and, as Jafar, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary PoppinsThe ProducersShe Loves Me) brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film.  The show also stars Brian GonzalesBrandon O’Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.

The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available in physical format on June 17 wherever music is sold and in-theater at http://www.aladdinthemusicalstore.com.

For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic.

For more information on Aladdin, visit AladdinTheMusical.com.  Connect with Aladdin on Facebook.com/Aladdin andTwitter.com/Aladdin.

Phillip Phillips And The Muppets Join The Cast Of PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth,” America’s National Independence Day Celebration, Live From The U.S. Capitol

The Electric Mayhem

The Electric Mayhem

Joining the all-star line-up for the 34th annual broadcast of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are platinum recording artist and songwriter Phillip Phillips and the world-famous Muppets.  Phillips will perform his hit single “Raging Fire” from his sophomore album Behind The Light that debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 upon its March release.  And, as a special treat for the entire family, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – stars of the recent release of “Muppets Most Wanted” – will be on hand to celebrate America’s 238th birthday, and performing the Oscar-nominated song “Rainbow Connection” with the National Symphony Orchestra.

“I love Washington D.C.  Not only was it built on a swamp, but this is where I got my start in show business – on a local TV show in 1955,” said Kermit the Frog.  “Being in D.C. is like coming home!”

“Moi is thrilled to be part of this glorious patriotic celebration,” adds Miss Piggy, who insists she’s ready for all the pomp and pageantry.  “Let’s face it, wherever I go there’s usually fireworks.”

A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Friday, July 4, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The program can also be heard live over NPR member stations nationwide.

Behind The Light is Phillips’ follow-up to 2012’s The World from the Side of the Moon (a platinum plus-selling album) that debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the 5x platinum smash hit “Home.”   Throughout the last year, the 23-year-old Georgianative has toured the U.S. and the world, joining Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer on tour and sharing a stage with Bruce Springsteen at the 2013 Rock in Rio festival.  The American Idol season 11 winner is currently co-headlining a summer tour with O.A.R.

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the Muppets are the stars of the recent motion picture, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” as well as international stars of television, movies and music.  Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” will be available for purchase on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand on August 12th, 2014.

Hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS), A CAPITOL FOURTH will also feature performances by: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning music legendPatti LaBelle; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriterMichael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt from BIG TIME RUSH andHEFFRON DRIVE; and five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestraunder the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.  And, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams will conduct his special new arrangement for orchestra and chorus of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Marvel Launches Global #GrootDancebomb Challenge to Plant a Quarter Million Trees in Honor of Earth Month and Groot, The Galaxy’s Top Tree

April 18, 2017

As tree-like creature Groot dances back into theatres in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 on May 5, Marvel today announced the global #GrootDancebomb challenge. An intergalactic twist on the social photobomb phenomenon, the #GrootDancebomb challenge blends surprise and dance to spread Groot-will during Earth Month working with the Disney Conservation Fund to support forest […]

Brand New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit, “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” to Open at D23 Expo 2017

April 18, 2017

The Walt Disney Archives returns to D23 Expo with an all-new exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents––A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Disney’s most memorable marauders, from Peter Pan’s Captain Hook to Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow, will be on display July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center […]

From Surreal Worlds to Super Heroes, Groundbreaking New Experiences Premiere During Blockbuster Summer of Fun at Disney Parks

April 18, 2017

Anchored by two amazing new experiences ­– one an alien planet where mountains float and Banshees fly, the other an epic adventure inviting a breathtaking drop into the world of Super Heroes – Disney parks on both coasts are poised to make summer 2017 a season like none other. It all begins May 27, with […]

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