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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet) on DizRadio.com

BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature's Born in China, Netflix's Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet)

BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet)

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April 20, 2017 – Show #174

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate Earth Day and nature as we welcome BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet) to the show! Barnaby stops in and talks about composing Disneynature’s Born in China, his most compelling scenes, upcoming projects, and who inspired him in composing!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Domenic stops in with his Disney Short Leash to give you some tips and tricks for a quick Disney World Trip, while Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. We have Paige with the symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review while Nathan returns and dusts off the books with This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from The Disney Channel, Descendants, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Disney Expo, Pandora, Animal Kingdom, Disney Make Up and so much more!

#174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature's Born in China)

#174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China)

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LORAC Los Angeles Introduces a Limited-Edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Collection

LORAC Los Angeles Introduces a Limited-Edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Collection

LORAC Los Angeles Introduces a Limited-Edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Collection

LORAC Los Angeles announces the launch of a limited-edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collection, which marks the brand’s first-ever collaboration with Disney. The collection features a PRO Eye Shadow Palette, Color Source Cheek Palette and six MOD Crème Dual Ended Lip Colors, with shade names, packaging and color choices inspired by the film. The launch precedes the movie release, which premieres in theatres on May 26th.

“Developing a line for Pirates of the Caribbean allows us to further cement LORAC’s Hollywood roots in a unique way. As part of the brand’s modernization, we are embracing our LA heritage with fresh and fun new product collections and this collaboration is the perfect opportunity to showcase our brand values and creativity,” Besty Hamlett, Chief Creative Officer of LORAC.

From the film-inspired shade names to the celestial designs, LORAC fans are encouraged to set out on a beauty adventure of their own and discover the hidden treasures that lie within. These collectible, limited-edition items will help fans decode beauty mysteries as they venture out on a journey full of uncharted brilliance.

The PRO Eye Shadow Palette and Color Source Cheek Palette feature cosmic packaging inspired by the mystical journey of the film. The PRO Eye Shadow Palette features exclusive compass artwork on the exterior cover and opens to reveal 18 brand-new PRO-formula eye shadows and a deluxe mini Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in black – everything fans need to achieve the perfect smokey eye, inspired by Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Color Source Cheek Palette resembles new heroine Carina Smyth’s diary in the film, which contains clues to discover the mystical trident of Poseidon. LORAC’s version holds six brand-new shades of Color Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters to achieve an ethereal, luminous glow.

The MOD Crème Dual Ended Lip Colors feature brand new lip formulas for LORAC – a creamy, moderate coverage lipstick on one end and a non-tacky, moderate shine gloss on the other end that can be worn alone or combined.

Discover the LORAC Los Angeles limited-edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collection exclusively on loraccosmetics.com/pirates from April 14th-16th, and at ULTA, Kohl’s and other fine retailers on April 16th, while supplies last.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #173 w/ Special Guest RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more) on DizRadio.com

RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

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April 6, 2017 – Show #172

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate Easter by welcoming RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon, Honey I Shrunk the Audience and more) to the show! Randal stops in and talks about his famous movies, favorite scenes, upcoming projects, working for Disney and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know while Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection. Let’s not forget the symphony for your ears with Paige in the Magical Music Review while Domenic gives you those tip in this week’s Short Leash. And Randy brings you the latest in Disney Multi-Media! 

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from Star Wars Celebration, The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Disney Channel, Raven’s Home, Disney Junior, Puppy Pals, Star Wars Force of Destiny, and so much more! 

#173 w/ Special Guest RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

#173 w/ Special Guest RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

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Walt Disney Records Presents Born In China Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Music By Composer Barnaby Taylor And Original Song “Everything Everything” By American Authors

Walt Disney Records Presents Born In China Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Music By Composer Barnaby Taylor And Original Song "Everything Everything" By American Authors

Walt Disney Records Presents Born In China Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Music By Composer Barnaby Taylor And Original Song “Everything Everything” By American Authors

Walt Disney Records is set to release the digital soundtrack to Disneynature’s new film Born in China on April 21, 2017—the same day the film opens in theaters nationwide.  The album features original score composed by Emmy Award®-winning film and television composer, Barnaby Taylor, along with the original track “Everything Everything” performed by Island Records recording artist American Authors, who wrote the song after seeing—and being deeply inspired by—the film.  The music video and single are available today.  The video can be seen HERE. The single is available at digital retailers disneymusic.co/AAuthorsEverything and streaming services disneymusic.co/AAuthorsEverythingWS.

The story of “Born in China“—fun but emotional, intimate yet vast, and wild while heartfelt—called for a score that evoked the majesty of China’s natural world. Composer Barnaby Taylor is behind the Emmy®-winning music for “Wild China,” the BBC’s six-part landmark series that was executive produced by “Born in China” producer Brian Leith, and originally broadcast in 2008. “It’s a traditional Western orchestral score that’s infused with some lovely Chinese flavors,” says Leith of the “Born in China” score. “I think he’s done a fantastic job.”

 Says Taylor, “‘Born in China‘ celebrates the epic, sometimes other-worldly landscapes of China, while simultaneously revealing the most intimate moments in the lives of four charismatic animals: panda, monkey, chiru and snow leopard,” he says. “Musically linking these animals with an overarching theme is the semi-mythical crane, a bird that symbolizes rebirth—an ancient philosophy and belief system that has a strong vein in the ‘Born in China‘ film. Therefore, the music had to be intimate whilst also reflecting the varied regions of China.”

Given an array of animals featured in the film, Taylor applied individual themes to each of the central characters and infused the sounds of China into the score with a host of unique instruments, including the Tibetan horn, Mongolian fiddle, Guzheng (zither) and Chinese dulcimer.

Filmmakers called on the New York-based rock-pop band American Authors to provide the compelling and optimistic end-credit song. “‘Everything Everything’ is about how life is so much better when you’re with your best friends,” says band frontman Zachary Barnett. “There are so many exciting adventures in this world and they should be shared with loved ones. We wanted to channel each of the animals’ spirits and journeys into this song.”

The Born in China soundtrack will be available at digital retailers and streaming services on April 21. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic, follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic, Instagram.com/disneymusic and Snapchat.

Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its opening week (April 21-27, 2017) will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards. Advance tickets to the movie are on sale now at Fandango. http://www.fandango.com/borninchina_185550/movietimes

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #172 w/ Special Guest JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!) on DizRadio.com

#172 w/ Special Guest JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

#172 w/ Special Guest JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

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April 6, 2017 – Show #172

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate our Official 7th Anniversary of DizRadio by welcoming a return guest in the iconic JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Pete, Hondo, Darkwing Duck, Ray the Firefly and countless others). Jim talks about his career, Mickey’s Roadster Racers, Darkwing and more!  

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and this week to celebrate our Anniversary we are doing the show different than our usual format. Instead of our usual format we are going to invite you to an exclusive D-Team Fireside Chat. We are going to discuss the many years of the show, guests, moments, character mash ups, and more as we sit down with no agenda other than celebrating together this milestone journey together along with you D-Heads! 

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from the Walt Disney Company, but since we are changing formats this week, we instead will take news into a different direction for this fun diversion from our normal format. 

JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

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The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the premiere of its eighteenth original exhibition, Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle. On view from May 18, 2017 to January 8, 2018, this original retrospective showcases the life and work of Eyvind Earle. Earle is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) and for concept art that shaped such enduring favorites as Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Peter Pan (1953).

Reflecting on his time at The Walt Disney Studios, Earle once said, “I consider my six or seven years at Disney the greatest art school in the whole world, because I worked hard and fast with the very, very best men in the industry.” Beyond his work at The Studios, Earle’s distinctive interpretation of iconic American landscapes as a fine artist and printmaker continues to impact and inspire generations of artists and designers.

Co-curated by Ioan Szasz, CEO of Eyvind Earle Publishing, and Michael Labrie, Director of Collections and Exhibitions for the Walt Disney Family Foundation and The Walt Disney Family Museum, the artist’s first-ever comprehensive museum retrospective will feature more than 250 works, including intricate thumbnail concept paintings for Lady and the Tramp and evocative large-scale concept artworks for Sleeping Beauty. Alongside Earle’s work for The Walt Disney Studios is an extensive showcase of his fine art, including elaborate and lush landscapes, unique scratchboards, rare examples of sculpture, companion poetry, and commercial illustrations. In addition to signature landscapes and enchanting illustrations that are characteristic of Earle’s style, the exhibition will feature his limited edition serigraphs and lesser-known pieces, including cartoon drawings from his time in the U.S. Navy and commercial advertisements for American brands. A special component of the exhibition is Earle’s own treadle-powered printing press on which he created some of his collectible holiday cards.

This retrospective provides unique insight into Earle’s colorful life story, his inspiration, and his creative approach to the art-making process. Combined, these elements fueled an extraordinarily diverse career across a spectrum of traditional fine art, commercial design, and filmmaking.

“Eyvind was an honest and humble man, yet he was constantly challenging himself to push the boundaries of his own artistry with his enduring passion to explore, create and innovate,” said Szasz, who began working with the artist in 1988. “Whether it was through a modest snowy landscape for a Christmas card or a more intricate background concept for films like Sleeping Beauty, Earle brought magic to everything he touched.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Walt Disney Family Foundation Press will publish a fully illustrated 176-page catalogue. This lavish art book will showcase an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle’s entire life as an artist—from his early sketches and watercolors to the ethereal oil paintings of his later career. Of the catalogue’s more than 250 pieces, 80 date from Earle’s time at The Walt Disney Studios; they include concept paintings for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Academy Award–winning short Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Bloom (1953), and more. The catalogue is available for purchase at The Walt Disney Family Museum Store.

“You won’t have far to travel in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall, or turn many pages in this catalogue, to discover the beauty and magic of Eyvind’s work,” said Labrie. “From the scratchboards, cards, serigraphs, sculptures, and awe-inspiring landscapes, you get to ponder in a meadow, perch on a hillside, or soar above the towering cliffs captured, imagined, and shared by Eyvind Earle.”

When Earle passed away in 2000, he left behind a legacy of prolific artwork depicting a life’s journey that spans more than seven decades. Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle will bring a far-reaching and much deserved recognition to his influential career and the enduring impact of Earle’s magnificent artwork.

“This past year, the museum presented a comprehensive exhibition chronicling the exacting process that The Walt Disney Studios went through in the late 1930s to create the iconic film Pinocchio,” said Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Family Museum. “Now, with Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle, we are proud to provide our visitors with a deep look at Eyvind Earle’s intriguing and inspiring life and work, including his work at The Walt Disney Studios and his influence on a number of films—most notably, Sleeping Beauty.”

This special exhibition follows Eyvind Earle: An Exhibit of a Disney Legend which was on view at Forest Lawn Museum in Los Angeles from May 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017. This new exhibition adds additional works to fully represent the evolution of the artist’s style and to provide a complete retrospective of his life’s work. Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum and is presented in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall from May 18, 2017 to January 8, 2018.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock! and more) on DizRadio.com

#171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!)

#171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!)

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March 30, 2017 – Show #171

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we talk from the heart and take that ride again as we welcome STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!) to the show! Stefanie stops in and discusses her longstanding career, favorite Disney moments, Herbie, being a Boatnik, the popularity of Hart to Hart, Wildlife Conservation and more! 

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. While Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Stefanie Powers. And Jason is here digging deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest on Disney’s Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix, The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Star Wars, Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company, Moana, Walt Disney Records, Tangled the Series, Disney Channel, Security at Walt Disney World, and more!

STEFANIE POWERS

STEFANIE POWERS

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

"You're Welcome" Music Video From The "Moana" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Debuts Today On VEVO

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

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 be seen HERE.

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Dwayne Johnson in the film, “You’re Welcome” showcases the colorful personality of the demigod Maui. Hollywood Records artist Jordan Fisher teamed up with Miranda for the end-credit version of the track. After a breakout performance in the Emmy Award-winning production of Grease: Live, Jordan Fisher released his debut single last year, “All About Us,” which soared to the top of the Billboard Pop charts. Fisher, who opened for Alicia Keys at last year’s Apple Music Festival, just wrapped his run in the Broadway cast of “Hamilton.” Fisher is set to release his full-length album later this year.

Sixteen weeks after its release, the Moana soundtrack has spent 12 weeks in the Billboard 200’s Top 10, and has been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. The soundtrack is No. 5 this week on the Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, Moana videos have exceeded 500 million views worldwide.

Last week, Disney’s Moana crossed the $600 million mark at the global box office. Moana was nominated for two Oscars and two Golden Globes, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“How Far I’ll Go”). 

The in-home release of “Moana” is currently available for purchase on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD/3D. The release is packaged with fun-filled extras showcasing an all-new mini-movie, the charismatic cast, famed filmmakers, dynamic musical team, the beautiful people and cultures of the Pacific Islands, a deleted song, deleted scenes, and more! To learn more, please visit Movies.Disney.com/Moana.

The Moana soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and streamed. The two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack are also available at physical and digital retail. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic, follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic, Instagram.com/disneymusic and Snapchat.

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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

#170 w/ Special Guest KATIE LEIGH (Gummi Bears, Dumbo's Circus, Muppet Babies, Dungeons and Dragons, Darkwing Duck and more!)

#170 w/ Special Guest KATIE LEIGH (Gummi Bears, Dumbo’s Circus, Muppet Babies, Dungeons and Dragons, Darkwing Duck and more!)

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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 show! Katie stops in and discusses her career, projects, legacy, favorites, memories and more. 

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Katie Leigh. And Jason is here digging deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news on Magic Kingdom, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Walt Disney Records, Disney Channel, Perfume, House of Worth, Zootopia, Cars, Disney Springs, Capcom, Rescue Ranger, Ducktales, and more. 

Special Guest: Voice Actor KATIE LEIGH

Special Guest: Voice Actor KATIE LEIGH

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

Disney*Pixar's "Cars 3" Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour

Disney*Pixar’s “Cars 3” Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour

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 coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.

“We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios. “There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie.”

The roster of cities includes Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles, among others—the full list is available at CARS3tour.com. The “Road to the Races” nationwide tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at Sonoma at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017, and the life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the “Cars 3” world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

A host of sponsors have signed on to support the tour, which includes a variety of activities.

  • Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.  Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world. 
  • Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
  • Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and win “Cars”-themed oral care prizes from the Piston Cup prize wheel. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. For a chance to win “Cars 3” prizes this summer, check out www.dole.com/Cars3.
  • Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.

Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars.

In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.  

Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour.  

Schedules are subject to change without notice, and attractions may be unavailable for unscheduled reasons.

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DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #178 w/ Special Guest: Victor DiMattia (The Sandlot, Dennis the Menace, Adventures in Odyssey, Radio Flyer, Cool as Ice, and more)

May 25, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com May 25, 2017 – Show #178 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we travel back to those memories of playing ball with our friends and America’s Past Time as we welcome VICTOR DiMATTIA (The Sandlot, Adventures in Odyssey, Radio Flyer, Turner and Hooch, Cool as Ice, Dennis the Menace, many TV Shows and more) to the show! […]

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Launches Guests into a Rockin’ New Adventure: Helping Rocket Save the Guardians at the Disneyland Resort

May 25, 2017

Guests become the protagonists of a rockin’ new adventure in Disney California Adventure Park as they help rescue a cosmic gang of misfits in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! This thrilling attraction is fueled with high-energy, hilarious action that will be fun for Super Hero fans and those who are discovering this story […]

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Sets Sail On May 26

May 24, 2017

The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Original Motion Picture Soundtrack physical and digital soundtrack is set for release from Walt Disney Records on May 26, 2017, the same day the film opens in U.S. theaters.  As with the previous “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, and with a nod to its swashbuckling predecessors in […]

‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines’ Zooms on to DVD August 15th

May 23, 2017

Who just cannot get enough of everyone’s favorite Mouse and the gang! Calling back the days of the old Wacky Races, Mickey and the Roadster Racers has been a huge hit since it broke all records when it debuted on Disney Junior and the Disney Channel. Parents, Children and viewers of all ages have come […]

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Set to Debut in ScreenX Format

May 23, 2017

ScreenX, the world’s first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, announced today that the fifth installment of Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise will be available in the immersive format. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the first Disney […]

Hotel Transylvania: The Series premieres on Disney Channel On Sunday, June 25th!

May 23, 2017

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation announced today the debut details of their new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Series, based on the blockbuster film franchise of the same name. The 26×22-minute series, produced at the Nelvana studio in Toronto, focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends […]

DISNEY•PIXAR’S “CARS 3” Fuels TWO ALL NEW Soundtracks for the Film!

May 22, 2017

As Lightning McQueen heads to the big screen alongside his new tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” fuels two soundtrack releases—both available from Walt Disney Records on June 16 as the film opens in theaters nationwide. The Cars 3 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, features eight tracks—including original songs by Dan Auerbach and ZZ Ward, […]

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #177 w/ Special Guest LATHAM GAINES (Bridge to Terabithia, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Hercules, Xena, The Cult) on DizRadio

May 18, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com May 18, 2017 – Show #177 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we cross that bridge to Terabithia as we welcome LATHAM GAINES (Bridge to Terabithia, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Hercules, Xena, The Cult) to the show! Latham stops in and talks about the heartwarming film Bridge to Terabithia, what it was like to be immortalized […]

‘PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero’ To Hit The Road In First-Ever Live Theatrical Tour

May 16, 2017

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that ‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. Exclusive pre-sales begin Tuesday, May 16, at 10am EDT, with the general public on-sale starting Friday, May 19, […]

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