DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #143 with Special Guest HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #143 / Special Guest HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #143 with Special Guest HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) on DizRadio.com

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March 31, 2016 – Show #143

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we plan on going to camp, play with shrink rays and hang with friends as we welcome HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids the TV Show, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) to the show! Hillary stops in and talks about these classic films, acting, her fans, having the guts, being a mother, favorite scenes and new projects.

In addition no show would be complete without the D-Team and much of the team is off for Spring Break this week but we do have some lingering around as Caitlin brings you the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2 and Nathan dusts off the books and tells you what happened This Week in Disney History. For all you gizmos fans Randy is back with another Disney Multi-Media and Cody takes a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk.

Actress Hillary Tuck

Actress Hillary Tuck

There is news hot off the D-Wire from Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Sofia the First, Sofia Carson, Hollywood Records, Walt Disney World, Legos, Patty Duke, Epcot, Video Games and so much more!

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All of Disney’s Wonderful Worlds Come Together at D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event from July 14–16, 2017!

D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event from July 14–16, 2017!

D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event from July 14–16, 2017!

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents D23 Expo 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of July 14–16. Each of Disney’s magical worlds will unite under one roof to celebrate what’s new and what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.

Highlights planned for D23 Expo include the Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives; D23 Expo’s costume contest, Mousequerade, showcasing the most creative designs by fans; the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more; and the D23 Expo Design Challenge. (Details on the Design Challenge and Mousequerade will be forthcoming.)

The 2017 Expo will feature a massive show floor full of immersive experiences and special opportunities to see what’s next for Disney around the world—and guests may run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. StagePass, the popular ticket distribution system that allows attendees to obtain guaranteed seats for some of Expo’s most popular presentations, and StorePass, which allows priority entry to select shopping venues at the event, will once again enhance the guest experience. Hall D23, the popular presentation and performance venue featuring more than 7,000 seats, will return, as will Stage 23, Stage 28, and Center Stage.

The fifth event follows the success of D23 Expo 2015, which drew tens of thousands of Disney fans for three star-studded days and nights. Guests were treated to appearances by such celebrities as Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Dwayne Johnson and watched performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of Teen Beach 2 and stars of Disney’s shows on Broadway. Guests previewed costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and were the first to hear about the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. They also enjoyed a look back at Disney’s rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations, and exhibits and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products coming from Disney.

Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning July 14, 2016. D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Charter Members will also be entitled to special benefits at the 2017 Expo. Gold Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities. Ticket prices will be announced this summer.

About D23 Expo

D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. Presentations, talent, and schedule are subject to change. For the latest D23 Expo news, visit D23Expo.com. To join the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter and use #D23Expo.

ONE OF THE GREATEST RESCUE STORIES EVER TOLD: The Finest Hours Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on May 24th!

 ONE OF THE GREATEST RESCUE STORIES EVER TOLD: The Finest Hours Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on May 24th!

ONE OF THE GREATEST RESCUE STORIES EVER TOLD: The Finest Hours Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on May 24th!

Disney presents one of the greatest rescue stories ever told. THE FINEST HOURS a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut packaged with a host of bonus features about the making of the movie and the remarkable true-life events that inspired it. It storms home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere May 24th.

THE FINEST HOURS,” a heroic action-thriller based on the true story of a 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue, storms home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand on May 24th, 2016. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut packaged with a host of bonus features about the making of the movie and the remarkable true-life events that inspired it.

Based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, viewers can enjoy diving into the thrilling eye of the storm with: An all-new documentary  “Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story,” in which real-life residents of Chatham recall the events that set the stage for the film’s historic rescue mission;Four making-of featurettes highlighting cast members experiences and reflections by members of the U.S. Coast Guard; as well as two never-before-shared Deleted Scenes.

Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Million Dollar Arm”), “THE FINEST HOURS” stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films); Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”); Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”); Holliday Grainger(“Cinderella”); John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”); and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”). The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”), the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver(“8 Mile”) and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films)serves as executive producer.

BONUS FEATURES*:

Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Digital SD, Disney Movies Anywhere

AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE BERNIE WEBBER STORY – Visit the quaint and close-knit town of Chatham, and experience the events surrounding the most heroic Coast Guard rescue ever through the eyes of the people who witnessed them.

 BROTHERHOOD – Cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot.

 TWO CREWS – Chris Pine and Casey Affleck share insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert, men who led their respective crews against all odds.

 WHAT IS YOUR FINEST HOUR? – A Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.

 THE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD Meet the people who put their lives on the line for others.

 DELETED SCENES:
o    A Desperate Idea

o    The Story of How They Met

 

DVD

BROTHERHOOD

THE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD

*Bonus Features may vary by retailer

 

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Feature Run Time:
Approximately 117 min.

Rating:
PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

Aspect Ratio:
 
Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1
 DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1

Audio:
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD = 5.1 Dolby Digital (English, French, & Spanish), English 2.0 DVS Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles:
English, English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook:
Facebook.com/TheFinestHoursMovie

Website:
Movies.Disney.com/The-Finest-Hours

 

FILM SYNOPSIS:

This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit,The Finest Hours is a triumph. 

Marvel Encourages Women to ‘Be A Hero’ with New Her Universe Activewear Line

March 28, 2016 Disney News, Marvel No Comments
Marvel Encourages Women to ‘Be A Hero’ with New Her Universe Activewear Line

Marvel Encourages Women to ‘Be A Hero’ with New Her Universe Activewear Line

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media today announced a Marvel Super Hero makeover for women’s activewear via a new collaboration with fangirl fashion company, Her Universe. The stylish line for teens and millennial women is inspired by the forthcoming movie Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and will launch this month at Kohl’s stores and Kohls.com.

The capsule collection featuring looks based on Black Widow, Iron Man and Captain America will be tagged “Be A Hero” and offer more than 30 pieces, including tanks, sports bras and leggings, available in sizes XS – XL and 1X – 3X.

“Collaborating with Marvel on activewear is a dream come true,” said Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein. “These Marvel characters inspire me to try and ‘Be A Hero’ in my everyday life, and being active is an important part! We’re incredibly proud of this collection and hope that girls will be inspired to wear these designs from the gym to the street.”

The line is part of a major expansion into women’s fashion from Marvel, including launching @StyledByMarvel on Instagram, where female fans have flocked to keep up with Marvel style, attracting 275,000 followers in just 18 months.

“Activewear is a huge trend with young women and a natural fit for the Marvel brand,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re excited about the potential of this new collection to connect with female fans and continue to drive our fashion business.”

“Through this exclusive collection we are providing our customers with key pieces that will inspire them to find the hero in themselves while being active,” said Amy Kocourek, Kohl’s executive vice president of Junior’s, Children’s, Accessories and Jewelry. “This first-ever line of athletic wear is highly relevant for teens and millennials, and empowers fans to express their authentic selves.”

Launching today on YouTube.com/HerUniverseChannel is a workout video featuring Ashley Eckstein and Heidi Moneymaker, stunt double for “Black Widow.” The video highlights the all-new Marvel by Her Universe activewear collection, along with super-cool workout moves inspired by three Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow.

For more information on the products mentioned in this release, visit your local retailer or shop the “like 2 buy” link in the @StyledByMarvel profile on Instagram. Fashion-forward apparel offerings for women and teens are available at Kohl’s, as well as retailers like Disney Store, JCPenney, Macy’s, Target and Walmart.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #142 w/ Special Guest RANDY CRANE (Author of Once Upon Your Time, Faith and the Magic Kingdom) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #142 w/ Special Guest RANDY CRANE (Author of Once Upon Your Time, Faith and the Magic Kingdom) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #142 w/ Special Guest RANDY CRANE (Author of Once Upon Your Time, Faith and the Magic Kingdom) on DizRadio.com

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March 24, 2016 – Show #142

It’s Time D-Heads! Happy Easter D-Heads! This week we welcome the Easter Bunny, Peter Cottontail, Easter Parades, Springtime fun and RANDY CRANE (Author of Faith and the Magic Kingdom, Once Upon Your Time) to the show! Randy stops in and talks about his books, the unique direction, how it has impacted lives, Disneyland, his next book, being a Father and more!

In addition we have the D-Team here to Celebrate Easter with all! The team stops in with Easter wishes and memories, we have all kinds of Springtime and Easter goodies and the team brings you their signature segments as Jason goes deep into the archives and gives you a Blu-Ray and DVD that you must add to your collection in The Vault. Paige is coming to us live from the Walt Disney World Resort in the Magical Music Review. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know and Cody stops by and takes a stroll in this week’s Hollywood Walk and Nathan looks back at the books this week in This Week in Disney History.

Author Randy Crane

Author Randy Crane

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news covering Disney Springs, Disney Channel, Disney Music Emporium, Star Wars, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Attractions, Clothing, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and more.

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Disney Music Emporium Presented By Disney Music Group Featured At Comic-Con International’s WonderCon 2016 with Exclusive Picture Discs from Star Wars, TNBC, and more!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Picture Disc Vinyl image.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Picture Disc Vinyl image.

Disney Music Emporium, the online destination for collectible Disney music products, will take physical form at Booth #2036 at WonderCon 2016 on March 25, 26, and 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Over the 3-day event, the Emporium will feature exclusive and limited edition music products, free gifts, plus album signings by award-winning composers.

Scheduled for Friday, March 25 in Room 515B, DME presents “The Composers: Today’s Greatest Superheroes of Music” moderated by Jon Burlingame. The panel of composer superheroes will discuss creating the music that helps bring Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney movies and TV series to life. Scheduled to appear on the panel are Brian Tyler (Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy), John Debney (Marvel’s Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels). Autograph signings will immediately follow the panel in DME’s booth #2036.

Limited quantities of a wide assortment of music products and posters will be available for purchase including: Star Wars BB-8 Die-Cut Picture Disc, WonderCon/DME Limited Edition Poster, Captain America Limited Edition Poster with Picture Disc Vinyl and The Winter Soldier CD, TRON Legacy Limited Print Poster with TRON Legacy Translucence Vinyl, Picture Disc Vinyl Box Collectible Set, and The Nightmare Before Christmas Vinyl Picture Disc.  Additionally, The Jungle Book Picture Disc Vinyl and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Picture Disc Vinyl albums, will be available for the first time at WonderCon.

For more information visit DisneyMusicEmporium.com.  For more information on WonderCon 2016, please visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #141 w/ Special Guest EMMA RIDLEY (Ozma in Disney’s Return to Oz, Goddess Dance) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #141 w/ Special Guest EMMA RIDLEY (Ozma in Disney's Return to Oz, Goddess Dance) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #141 w/ Special Guest EMMA RIDLEY (Ozma in Disney’s Return to Oz, Goddess Dance) on DizRadio.com

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March 17, 2016 – Show #141

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate all things green for St. Patrick’s Day as we head out and Return to Oz with Special Guest EMMA RIDLEY (Ozma in Disney’s Return to Oz, Goddess Dance and more). Emma stops in and discusses playing Ozma in this classic Disney Live Action film that continues the adventures of Dorothy in the land of Oz. She talks about the role, fun on the set, her most memorable moment she will never forget, the dresses, passing it on to her children and more. She also brings us to date with her current venture, dance and so much more.

In addition we have the D-Team back as Jason goes deep into the archives and gives you a Blu-Ray and DVD that you must add to your collection in The Vault. Paige is coming to us live from the Walt Disney World Resort in the Magical Music Review. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-In-2. Cody stops by and takes a stroll in this week’s Hollywood Walk and Nathan looks back at the books this week in This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget Randy giving you the latest in Disney Multi-Media!

Special Guest EMMA RIDLEY (Ozma in Disney's Return to Oz)

Special Guest EMMA RIDLEY (Ozma in Disney’s Return to Oz)

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news covering Hollywood Studios, Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures, Share Your Ears, Make-A-Wish, Disneyland, Disney Springs, Girl Meets World, Walt Disney Executives, and more!

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Disneyland® Resort and Make-A-Wish® Celebrate the Success of Worldwide “Share Your Ears” Campaign

Disneyland® Resort and Make-A-Wish® Celebrate the Success of Worldwide "Share Your Ears" Campaign

Disneyland® Resort and Make-A-Wish® Celebrate the Success of Worldwide “Share Your Ears” Campaign

In front of a crowd of wish granters, volunteers, and wish families, Disneyland Resort and Make-A-Wish® celebrated the success of the global “Share Your Ears” campaign and announced that Disney Parks will double its original donation from $1 million to $2 million in recognition of the overwhelming support from fans around the globe.

To honor the 100,000th Disney wish granted globally, and in celebration of Disneyland Resort’s 60th Anniversary, fans were invited to share images of people wearing Mickey Mouse Ears or creative interpretations of ears. Photos uploaded with the hashtag #ShareYourEars unlocked a $5 donation from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, up to $1 million.

“We were overwhelmed by the response to Share Your Ears,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “The campaign not only raised valuable funds for wish granting, it allowed us to engage with both current Make-A-Wish supporters and those who learned about us for the very first time. We now have a worldwide community who is more enthusiastic about our unique relationship with Disney than ever before.”

Today Disney Parks announced that it would donate $2 million to Make-A-Wish, double the original pledge, to recognize the outpouring of public support for the campaign. An exclusive dazzled Ear Hat and two exclusive Disney experiences are part of a Make-A-Wish sweepstakes to raise additional funds. Proceeds from the sale of collectible 60th Anniversary Ear Hats sold at Disneyland also will go to Make-A-Wish.

“We’re thrilled that so many of our guests, fans, and cast members supported Make-A-Wish by sharing their ears and joining Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in making even more children’s wishes come true,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

For more than 35 years, Disney and Make-A-Wish have granted the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, touching millions of people around the world. Nearly 8,000 Disney-related wishes are granted worldwide every year – including experiences at Disney theme parks, voyages on Disney Cruise Line, meetings with Disney characters, and visits to TV and movie sets – making Disney the most popular request by Make-A-Wish children.

Jon Stettner, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish International said: “We are grateful to Disney and the hundreds of thousands of fans around the world who shared their simple, artistic and sometimes even wacky ears. It’s because of you that wish kids and families experience the life-changing power of a wish-come-true.”

For more information, visit www.ShareYourEars.org.

Give Kids The World Celebrates 30 Years of Making Dreams Come True

Give Kids The World Celebrates 30 Years of Making Dreams Come True

Give Kids The World Celebrates 30 Years of Making Dreams Come True

Give Kids The World, a nonprofit organization that provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families weeklong, fantasy vacations, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, marking three decades of providing the happiness that inspires hope.

Since 1986, the organization has hosted more than 143,000 children and their families. Give Kids The World partners with more than 240 wish-granting organizations from around the world to bring these families to Central Florida to experience the world’s most beloved theme parks. There is no cost for visiting families.

The inspiration for Give Kids The World was a wish that went unfulfilled.

Thirty years ago, a 6-year-old girl named Amy wanted to visit Walt Disney World. But despite efforts to make that dream come true, Amy, who had leukemia, passed away before all of the pieces could come together. An Orlando hotelier and Holocaust survivor named Henri Landwirth was so moved by her story he pledged that no child’s wish would ever again come too late.

With the help of his friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry, his new venture could make a wish come true in as little as 24 hours.

Give Kids The World started in 1986 as a few rooms spread out between several local hotels. Three years later, the whimsical Give Kids The World Village resort opened in Kissimmee, and has grown to encompass 79 acres with 144 two-bedroom villas.

The one-of-a-kind Village looks as if it leapt off the pages of a child’s storybook. It features the Castle of Miracles, where golden stars personalized with each wish child’s name twinkle on the ceiling. There’s a magical carousel, a child-size train, a dinosaur-themed mini golf course, two pools and a spectacular splash pad. Halloween and Christmas are celebrated every week, as is the birthday of Mayor Clayton, a six-foot rabbit who serves as honorary mayor of the Village. All the amenities are designed to help the children and their families forget – if only for a week – the challenges that living with a life-threatening illness present.

Give Kids the World Celebrates 30th Anniversary (Photo from 2000)

Give Kids the World Celebrates 30th Anniversary (Photo from 2000)

Today, the mission of the Village is fulfilled with the help of dozens of corporate partners and countless donors, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, as well as Kennedy Space Center, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and Gatorland, all of which provide admission tickets. Visiting families enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by Perkins Restaurants & Bakery, Boston Market and Papa John’s Pizza. Additional support comes from longtime partners such as Mears Transportation, InterContinental Hotels Group Owners Association and Orange Lake Resorts, Home to Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

“Over the last 30 years, we’ve welcomed thousands of children and their families into our Village home and into our hearts. Each one of them has made an indelible mark on our lives,” said Pamela Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids The World Village.

“As we look back through the years, we are so thankful for the incredible generosity of our corporate donors, our partners, and everyone who has helped support our mission,” she said. “They have shared their time, talents, and resources to ensure that our families leave the Village with memories they will cherish for a lifetime.”

In 2015, the Village welcomed more than 7,700 families, a number expected to grow in 2016. To accommodate the continuing growth, additional villas are under construction. The first phase of Banyan Park, which includes an additional 24 villas, is scheduled to open this fall.

Also this year, Give Kids The World is bringing memories of the Village to “alumni” families during “family reunions” to be held in cities throughout the country. These ice-cream socials will allow guests to reconnect, reminisce and rediscover the feeling they had at the Village while meeting other families with stories much like their own. The family reunions are scheduled in cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Columbus, and Philadelphia.

For more information on Give Kids The World Village’s mission, the resort or how to make a donation that will help provide the “Happiness that Inspires Hope,” please visit GiveKidsTheWorld.org.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #140 w/ Special Guest LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #140 w/ Special Guest LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, 24, Spin City) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #140 w/ Special Guest LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, 24, Spin City) on DizRadio.com

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March 10, 2016 – Show #140

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head to the Underworld with none other than LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, 24, Spin City, Miami Medical). Lana stops in and talks about being the Evil Queen on the hit ABC Television Series Once Upon a Time, the big kick off to the back half of this season, the fans, her wardrobe, and heading down into the Underworld.

In addition we have the D-Team back as Jason goes deep into the archives and gives you a Blu-Ray and DVD that you must add to your collection in The Vault. Paige is coming to us live from the Walt Disney World Resort in the Magical Music Review. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-In-2. Cody stops by and takes a stroll in this week’s Hollywood Walk and Nathan looks back at the books this week in This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget Randy giving you the latest in Disney Multi-Media!

Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time)

Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time)

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news covering Animal Kingdom, The Disney Channel, Magic Kingdom, Gaming, Virtual Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Tangled Before Ever After, Disney Television Animation, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, The Finest Hours, Star Wars, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Marvel, Zendaya, Spiderman 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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March 28, 2017

 SQUARE ENIX® and Disney are celebrating 15 years of magical KINGDOM HEARTS adventures with today’s release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. The new HD collection is the first time six chapters from the beloved series will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. In KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, fans […]

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors Extends Robert A. Iger’s Contract as Chairman and CEO to July 2, 2019

March 27, 2017

Board of Directors announced that it has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to July 2, 2019. “Given Bob Iger’s outstanding leadership, his record of success in a changing media landscape, and his clear strategic vision for Disney’s future, it is obvious that the Company and its shareholders will be […]

“You’re Welcome” Music Video From The “Moana” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Debuts On VEVO

March 25, 2017

Oscar®-nominated, Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hollywood Records artist Jordan Fisher are featured in the music video for “You’re Welcome.” Shot on location in New York City and London, the clip was directed by Declan Whitebloom (James Blunt, Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, One Direction). The video debuted on VEVO today and can […]

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #170 w/ Special Guest KATIE LEIGH (Gummi Bears, Dumbo’s Circus, Muppet Babies, Dungeons and Dragons, Darkwing Duck, Adventures in Odyssey and more!) on DizRadio.com

March 23, 2017

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com March 23, 2017 – Show #170 It’s Time D-Heads! This week grab a big bowl of cereal and sit on the couch to watch cartoons as we welcome the iconic KATIE LEIGH (Gummi Bears, Muppet Babies, Darkwing Duck, My Little Pony, Dumbo’s Circus, Dungeons and Dragons, Adventures in Odyssey and more!) to the […]

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train: London Studio Teams up With The Jim Henson Company to Launch Their Latest Mobile Game

March 23, 2017

Independent games developer Kuato Studios is delighted to announce the release of ‘Dinosaur Train’ on the App Store and Google Play Store, based on the award-winning television series from The Jim Henson Company, Dinosaur Train: Paint & Match is the latest title from Kuato Studio that engages children by capturing the excitement of learning through […]

Disney*Pixar’s “Cars 3” Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour and Kicks Off at Disney Springs

March 22, 2017

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities […]

Fox and the Hound Director & Return to Neverland Script Writer Team up for Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ Animated Holiday Film

March 22, 2017

Production is now underway on Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, a fun, and heartwarming holiday story brought to life in beautifully realized CGI animation. Based on one of the best-selling and most beloved Christmas songs of all time and the children’s book it inspired, the film which features Mariah Carey’s iconic […]

Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart: Walt Disney Records’ Beauty And The Beast And Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

March 21, 2017

Two Disney Music Group soundtracks hold Top 5 positions on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending March 16.  The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3, with 57,000 album equivalents and Moana is No. 5 with 52,000 album equivalents, according to Nielsen Music. Beauty and the […]

Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon Celebrate Newly Opened Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

March 20, 2017

Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, opened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs and held a week-long celebration with International Mega Star, Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon. On Monday, March 13, 2017, pop-sensation Britney Spears kicked off the Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs […]

The House of Worth Presents Belle by Worth, a New Fragrance Inspired by ‘Beauty and the Beast’

March 18, 2017

The House of Worth, a prestige global fragrance designer, announces the exclusive arrival of Belle, a new limited-edition women’s scent inspired by the central character in Walt Disney’s new live action adaptation of the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast”, now premiering worldwide.  With the aim of raising awareness of conscious beauty and literary empowerment in the 21st […]

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