Diz on Demand Show #177

We welcome LATHAM GAINES (Bridge to Terabithia, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, The Cult, Hercules, Xena and more) to the show! He talks Bridge to Terabithia, Imagination, Music, Power Rangers and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here.

Diz on Demand Show #176

We welcome MICHAEL FIORE (Co-Director & Producer for Floyd Norman: An Animated Life) to the show! He talks the documentary, Floyd, the contest, animation and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here.

Diz on Demand Show #175

We welcome DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV Undressed) to the show! He talks the MMC, The Party reunion, The MMC Anniversary and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here.

Diz on Demand Show #174

We welcome BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer of Disneynature's Born in China) to celebrate Earth Day with us. He talks the film, favorite moments, inspirations and more. There is news hot off the D-Wire and The D-Team is here.

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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 as a villain on Power Rangers, his current work, music and more!

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, and we have Paige with the symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review while you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news about the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Descendants Sequel, Disney Junior, PJ Masks, Beauty and the Beast, Pandora, Hollywood Studios, The Disney Store, Disney Merchandise, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and so much more fresh off the D-Wire this week. 

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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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)

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

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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

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

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 restoration through The Nature Conservancy.

Disney Conservation Fund

Disney Conservation Fund

Marvel gave YouTube super star Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval an early look at Groot and his new dancing toy line, and challenged him to create a Groot inspired dance move to surprise and delight unsuspecting fans – the #GrootDancebomb was born. D-trix choreographed the ultimate “Groot move” to pull off the prank, before bringing it to the unsuspecting streets of Los Angeles. Watch the results here.

Marvel is now calling for fans to support the #GrootDancebomb Earth Month challenge by busting out a signature Groot move at an expected moment, using a dancing Groot toy to surprise someone, or even just liking or sharing Marvel’s video starring D-trix.

From April 18-May 5, like or share this video on YouTube or Facebook or post your own using #GrootDancebomb on Instagram or Twitter, and help plant up to a quarter of a million trees! Marvel and the Disney Conservation Fund will direct a $1 donation to The Nature Conservancy to plant 1 tree for each action, for a minimum donation of $50,000 and a maximum of $250,000.

“Groot was one of the break-out characters from Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, and has quickly become a fan favorite,” said Josh Silverman, Executive Vice President, Global Licensing, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “As we launch the toy line for the new movie, we’re excited to share the #GrootDancebomb challenge combining a little bit of fun and a little bit of doing good— just like the Guardians themselves.”

Fans watching Marvel’s #GrootDancebomb video will also be treated to D-trix’s signature dance style interspersed with Easter egg Groot toy cameos from Funko, Jakks Pacific, Hasbro and KIDdesigns—all of which can be utilized as perfect props for the unsuspicious dance set-up. These along with other exciting Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 merchandise are available now at major retailers and Disney Store and DisneyStore.com for fans of all ages to enjoy.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

“I’ve been a Marvel fan my whole life, so working on the #GrootDancebomb challenge was a dream come true,” said D-trix. “I found inspiration in Groot’s personality and the fun dance moves featured in the toys. I’m excited to share the #GrootDancebomb challenge with fans around the world and hope to inspire others to join the movement.”

Join the #GrootDancebomb challenge and view the video on Marvel YouTube channel.

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

 “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” to Open at D23 Expo 2017

“A Pirate’s Life for Me,” to Open at D23 Expo 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 during the biennial event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.

The 12,000-square-foot exhibit, located on the Expo show floor, will honor Disney’s treasured pirates from film, television, and the beloved Disney parks attraction that has thrilled guests from Anaheim to Shanghai. Hundreds of iconic and never-before-seen items will be on display.

Objects featured in the exhibit include Audio-Animatronics® figures from the original Disneyland attraction, a ride vehicle from Peter Pan’s Flight, and artwork and imagery from Treasure Island, Peter Pan, as well as an unproduced Donald Duck animated short, featuring the irascible duck searching for swashbuckler gold. The action-packed film franchise is represented with original costumes worn by the star-studded cast, Davy Jones’ pipe organ, a 23-foot-tall set model of the Black Pearl ship, the Dead Men’s chest, and more original props and set pieces, including items from the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Also on the show floor, the Archives will present “Fantastical Fashions,” a dazzling selection of dresses worn by beloved heroines and sinister villainesses. Costumes from six of Disney’s live-action fantasy films will be showcased including Enchanted (2007), Maleficent (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission, $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission, $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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 the debuts of Pandora ­– The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort and Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at the Disneyland Resort.

With a supporting cast of even more new events and great attractions at both resorts, there’s plenty of fun in the sun for Disney Parks guests in California and Florida.

“In the U.S. and around the world, Disney parks are making new magic for our guests,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With an irreverent and rockin’ new attraction at Disneyland Resort and an entire never-before-seen world at Walt Disney World Resort opening this May, there are fantastic experiences in store for our guests. Starting this summer they will be able to step into the worlds of their favorite stories and characters like never before.” 

Throughout the season, guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will experience the kind of sensational adventures only Disney can create.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, opening May 27: Pandora – The World of Avatar, an all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s epic film AVATAR. Guests will fly above the jungles of Pandora while riding on a mountain banshee on the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage. And they’ll board reed boats for Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly excursion down a rainforest river to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

At Disneyland Resort in California, opening May 27: Outrageous and irreverent characters from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, comics and animated series lead guests on a high-energy adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park. The chaotic and hilarious adventure combines a breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, plus the attraction’s “awesome mix tape” of music inspired by the films’ soundtracks. Guests will board a gantry lift for multiple, random ride experiences in a pulse-pounding rise and fall as they join Rocket, one of the most unusual heroes a guest will encounter, in a daring plan to free the captive Guardians from The Collector’s Fortress. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is the cornerstone of the summertime celebration, Summer of Heroes, where guests will enjoy Super Hero encounters; an awesome dance-off featuring Star-Lord and Gamora; and, for a limited time, a challenging “Avengers Training Initiative” for young recruits.

The two, all-new experiences are just the beginning of the fun at Disney Parks on both coasts this summer:

 AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

As Disney California Adventure unveils the sensational new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and Summer of Heroes, exciting experiences will be found all across the Disneyland Resort this summer. Specific dates for some will be announced soon. 

  • Guests have a chance to be dazzled by the beloved and iconic “Main Street Electrical Parade,” with an extended run through Aug. 20.
  • The spectacular nighttime “Fantasmic!” show re-opens at Disneyland this summer, and the classic Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions return to delight park guests.
  • Also in Disneyland, Star Wars and Disney fans will step into out-of-this-galaxy adventures at Star Wars Launch Bay, meeting some Star Wars characters and getting an up-close look at replica props and models from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
  • Across both parks, guests will meet characters familiar and new – from Moana and Chewbacca to the stars of Summer of Heroes, including Groot, Captain America and Spider-Man. Photos with Groot are sure to be a big hit as he makes his first appearance in a Disney park.
  • “Disney Junior Dance Party” debuts Friday, May 26, at Disney California Adventure, creating a fun concert experience where adults and kids can sing and dance along to the music. Popular Disney Junior characters from Disney Junior TV shows “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First” and “The Lion Guard” will be joined by characters from the new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers.”

AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

The stunning world of Pandora headlines a full lineup of new attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.  From theme parks to water parks to resorts to Disney Springs, there’s something new in every corner of this world.

  • A dazzling new after-dark show, Rivers of Light, treats Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to a celebration of nature in an experience that features water, floats, projections, fire and light choreographed to an original musical score.
  • A new nighttime experience premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 26. A full orchestra will provide the soundtrack for a 40-minute visual journey into The Music of Pixar LIVE!
  • Additional movie replicas from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story welcome guests to Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • A new family-friendly raft adventure, Miss Adventure Falls, recently debuted at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.
  • A May 12 opening is set for “Happily Ever After,” the most spectacular fireworks display in the history of the Magic Kingdom.
  • Disney Springs rocks out with more new, food and beverage locations to complete its transition from Downtown Disney.

All of these new experiences add up to a thrilling summer at Disney Parks, with blockbuster excitement awaiting guests at parks on both coasts.

Find out more at:  Disney.com

“Descendants 2” Stars Debut “Ways To Be Wicked,” The First Single From The Movie’s Soundtrack

"Descendants 2" Stars Debut "Ways To Be Wicked," The First Single From The Movie's Soundtrack

“Descendants 2” Stars Debut “Ways To Be Wicked,” The First Single From The Movie’s Soundtrack

 

Stars of the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants 2,” Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart, will debut “Ways to Be Wicked,” the first track from the “Descendants 2” soundtrack on Radio Disney tomorrow, THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (3:00 p.m. PDT). The single “Ways to Be Wicked” and pre-order for the full “Descendants 2” soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records wherever digital music is sold and streamed on FRIDAY, APRIL 14.

“Ways to Be Wicked” is performed by Cameron, Carson, Boyce and Stewart who will take over Radio Disney for the “planet premiere” of the high-energy pop rock anthem from the upcoming movie sequel.  The song is produced by Sam Hollander and Josh Edmondson who wrote the song with Grant Michaels and Charity Daw.  A lyric video for the single will be available on DisneyMusicVEVO starting Friday, April 14.

The “Descendants 2” soundtrack will feature six original songs, two covers of “Kiss the Girl” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid,” and three original songs from the animated short-form series “Descendants: Wicked World” including “Better Together,” “Evil” and “Rather Be With You.” Fans who pre-order the soundtrack will be able to immediately download the “Ways to be Wicked” single and the three upbeat pop songs from “Descendants: Wicked World.”

“Descendants 2” Track List:

  1. Ways to Be Wicked Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart
  2. What’s My Name Performed by China Anne McClain, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair
  3. Chillin’ Like a Villain Performed by Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Mitchell Hope
  4. Space Between Performed by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson
  5. It’s Goin’ Down Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair
  6. You and Me Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope and Jeff Lewis
  7. Kiss the Girl Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain and Thomas Doherty
  8. Poor Unfortunate Souls Performed by China Anne McClain
  9. Better Together Performed by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson
  10. Evil Performed by Dove Cameron
  11. Rather Be with You Performed by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson

The “Descendants 2” soundtrack will be available this summer wherever music is sold and streamed.  The “Ways to be Wicked” single is available HERE. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic and Instagram.com/disneymusic.

“Descendants” (2015) is the fifth most-watched movie in cable TV history in Total Viewers (12.2 million) and has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney’s YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The “Descendants” soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 album chart in its first week of release and also ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack, Children’s, Digital Album and Top Albums charts.  The album was also No. 1 on the iTunes Album Overall and Soundtrack charts.

Dove Cameron (“Liv and Maddie”), Cameron Boyce (“Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” “Jessie”), Booboo Stewart (“X-Men Days of Future Past”), Sofia Carson (“Adventures in Babysitting”) and Mitchell Hope reprise their starring roles as Mal, Carlos, Jay, Evie and King Ben, respectively. China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm“) is a villainous addition to the sequel as Uma, the daughter of Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” and Mal’s longtime nemesis from the Isle of the Lost.  Emmy Award-winning director Kenny Ortega (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” movies, 2016’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”) returns as director, executive producer and choreographer.

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)

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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Marvel Heroes Omega Announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Marvel Heroes Omega Announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Marvel Heroes Omega Announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Gazillion, a leading video game developer and publisher, today announced Marvel Heroes Omega, launching for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One® this spring. Inspired in part by popular action-RPGs, modern Marvel video games, and massively multiplayer online games, Marvel Heroes Omega defies traditional genre definitions with streamlined, action-RPG gameplay and long form character progression features. Marvel fans and gamers can level-up, defeat infamous Marvel Super Villains and henchmen, collect rare loot, and grow in power. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, Marvel Heroes Omega comes packed with tons of replayability and increasing challenges for a free-to-play console title.

Aiming to deliver the ultimate experience for Marvel fans and gamers, Marvel Heroes Omega assembles one of the largest in-game gatherings of iconic Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe, featuring 38 playable Heroes at launch with many more to follow and hundreds of costumes inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comics, television shows, and animated shows. Take on the role of your favorite characters, including Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Defenders, the Inhumans, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more!

The story campaign features an incredible nine chapters packed full of cameos. Players race to stop Doctor Doom as they explore many corners of the Marvel Universe, from the crime ridden streets of Hell’s Kitchen to the mystical realm of Asgard. Completing the story campaign is just the first step in a player’s journey, as they face many late game challenges and modes to master, including the Danger Room, Terminal Missions, Legendary Quests, and more.  

“Today, Gazillion is proud to unveil the next phase for Marvel Heroes with the announcement of Marvel Heroes Omega,” said Jeff Lind, COO at Gazillion. “Everyone here has been working overtime to ensure Marvel Heroes Omega delivers everything players expect from a top-tier, multiplayer, action-RPG. We also remain committed to Marvel Heroes for PC and are excited to bring those players new content inspired by the Marvel Universe as it evolves. Moving forward, our mission at Gazillion will be to continue supporting Marvel Heroes on all platforms to provide our players with a great experience.”

Marvel Heroes on PC will be refreshed to match the same high-quality experience of Marvel Heroes Omega. Players will be able to experience a consistent look and feel, regardless of gaming plaFortform. 

“When I first saw the PC version of Marvel Heroes years ago, I was blown away, but always felt it was a title that also belonged on the big screen in living rooms,” said David Von Dorman, CEO at Gazillion. “With so many massive improvements to nearly every aspect of the game, we’re beyond excited to be able to bring Marvel Heroes Omega to new audiences on the platforms it was always destined for.”

For additional details on today’s Marvel Heroes Omega announcement for consoles and what this means for Marvel Heroes on PC, please visit our official website for a letter to players from Gazillion CEO, David Von Dorman.

Marvel Heroes Omega is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this spring. Launch will be preceded by a short Closed Beta Test. More details on the start dates for the Marvel Heroes Omega Closed Beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be coming soon.

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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!)

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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!  

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