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Eddie Murphy is out as host of the 2012 Oscars. Who is the next logical host of the Oscars? Why the Muppet’s of course!
There is a petition going around the internet to get the Muppet’s to host the Oscars. If we can get enough people to talk, tweet, and spread the word the suits over at ABC could make this happen.
- First things first you should follow the Twitter @MuppetOscars
- Follow them on Facebook
- Finally Spread the word. Tweet, Retweet, Share.
Join the movement! Make this happen! #MuppetsOscars !!! Tell all your friends!!!
- The Muppets Should Host The Oscars!!! (perezhilton.com)
- Could The Muppets Host the 84th Annual Academy Awards? (collider.com)
Opposites rock in “Austin & Ally,” a new comedy series about an unlikely friendship, singing, songwriting and the adventures of trying to achieve one’s dreams, premiering SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The series follows polar opposites – an extroverted musician/singer, and a brilliant yet shy songwriter – who combine their talents in an attempt to create a true musical tour-de-force. Starring are newcomer Ross Lynch as Austin, Laura Marano (“Without a Trace,” “Back to You”) as Ally, Raini Rodriguez (Disney’s “Prom,” “I’m in the Band”) as Trish and Calum Worthy (“Psych,” “Good Luck Charlie”) as Dez. Prior to the premiere of “Austin & Ally,” music sensation Justin Bieber performs “Mistletoe” from his upcoming holiday album, in an all-new episode of the hit series “So Random!”
In the premiere episode, Austin is eager to release another music video, so he puts the pressure on Ally to quickly finish the lyrics. However, in her haste to complete the song, she scribbles down the lyrics in illegible handwriting, prompting Dez and Trish – who are collecting props for the music video – to gather some strange items which they think correspond to Ally’s lyrics. When the odd collection of musical props and items begins arriving, they piece together the handwriting debacle and quickly work together to resolve the mix-up.
The multi-platform schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
- DisneyChannel.com will launch the “Austin & Ally” super site featuring new videos, games and activities including “Rocking Out” posters, which fans can create to help showcase a surprise concert the gang is planning.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
- Free download of “Austin & Ally” preview episode available on iTunes.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
- Preview episode of “Austin & Ally” available via Disney Channel On Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of major affiliates including AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon customers.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
- Disney Channel preview of “Austin & Ally” with simulcast on Sprint TV and MobiTV (9:30 p.m., ET/PT), immediately following the Disney Channel Original Movie premiere of “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas.” In the pilot episode, unbeknownst to Ally, Austin and Dez “borrow” one of her songs, record it, create a video and post it on the internet, after which it and Austin become an overnight sensation. When Trish convinces Ally to tell the world she wrote the song, Austin pleads with her to write another hit for him.
- Kids and families can tour the Sonic Boom lounge, create music tracks of their own and learn more about the show and characters at DisneyChannel.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
- Preview episode of “Austin & Ally” available on DisneyChannel.com, Mobile VOD (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon) and Microsoft Xbox.
- Premiere episode of “Austin & Ally” available via Disney Channel On Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of major affiliates including AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon customers.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
- All-new episode of “So Random!” on Disney Channel starring global music sensation, Justin Bieber (7:30-8:00 p.m., ET/PT).
- Disney Channel premiere of “Austin & Ally” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) with simulcast on Sprint TV and MobiTV.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
- Premiere episode of “Austin & Ally” available on DisneyChannel.com, iTunes, Mobile VOD (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon) and Microsoft Xbox.
“Austin & Ally” was created and is executive-produced by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (“Good Burger,” “Kenan & Kel,” Disney Channel’s “Sonny With A Chance” and “JONAS”). The pilot was directed by Shelley Jensen (“Good Luck Charlie,” “Shake It Up”). The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.
- Good Luck Charlie: ‘It’s Christmas’ A Disney Channel Original Movie Premieres Friday, December 2 (chipandco.com)
- Disney Channel Announces Start Of Production On New Live-Action Comedy Series – Austin & Ally (chipandco.com)
Disney and Marvel have finally unleashed the final two volumes of the first season of ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’, and it was absolutely worth the wait. I jumped at the chance to review these latest two volumes of the Marvel produced Disney XD series, which is currently my favorite animated series on TV right now. The show is an adaption of the Marvel comics series, The Avengers, which follows the adventures of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk as they stand toe to toe with the world’s biggest enemies to protect the world. Hit the jump for my full review.
This is easily the best Marvel animated series since ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series’ from the mid 1990′s. Marvel and Disney have really taking their time to craft a truly great show for fans of the comics and new comers alike. These DVD’s contain the last thirteen episodes of season one, and they really saved the best for last in the second half of the season. In ‘Volume 3: Iron Man Unleashed’, the Avengers are finally faced with the Masters of Evil. But that’s not their biggest threat. My favorite arc in the series is the battle with Kang the Conqueror, who tries to go to war with the Avengers and over take them with a full blown alien invasion. It’s really a great story in the series, and it gives a chance for all the different characters to shine. Volume 3 also boasts a pretty cool special feature called ‘Avengers Unmasked: Masters of Evil’ which is an animated pop up feature that will play while you watch the episodes. It give you fun facts about the not only The Avengers and what you’re watching, but about the villains in the episodes as well. It’s a great way to get an information on you’re favorite characters that you may not have known before, and it’s definitely worth a look.
‘Volume 4: Thor’s Last Stand’ holds the last seven episodes of the series, which also features a great cliffhanger that you won’t see coming. These last seven episodes culminate in what had been building up over the entire stretch of the season. Loki has formed an army to overtake the earth and enslave humanity, so The Avengers must stand up against him and stop it form happening. But before they can do that, they must stop Ultron and his robot follows from destroying mankind. As with the last three volumes, Volume 4 also features another one of the pop up special features, this time called: ‘Avengers Unmasked: Hail Hydra!’. I really like these little pop up info tracks, because it really does give you some great tidbits of information on the characters that you may not know. Both seasons of the show are shown in their original widescreen aspect ratio, with a crisp and clear images that, I feel, are almost high-def quality. It also has a 5.1 surround sound mix, which will really work your sound system during the large scale battles the series features.
I have to say, ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ season 1 really does have a great final episode, with a great twist you won’t see coming. As a fan of the comics, I was really excited to see them take that angle on the series, and I can’t wait to see where they go with it during season 2. I can’t recommend these two DVDs more, as well as the first two volumes of the series. It’s a great show for fans of the comics as well as new comers, and families are sure to love the further adventures of their favorite Marvel characters Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk. Volume 3 and 4 of both of these series are on sale at a retailer near you, so check them out if you get a chance! And if you’re a fan of the series, keep a lookout for season 2 to be starting soon on Disney XD.
This November, parents and their preschoolers are invited to blast off with Mickey and pals on a rocketship full of fun in Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s newest release of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure, a new, full-length intergalactic adventure that takes the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy – into outer
space on a search for the ultimate space treasure. Packaged with a surprise, never-before-seen “Goofy’s Thinking Cap” episode and fun, glow-in-the-dark space-themed stickers, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure will be available for purchase as a 2-Disc (DVD + Digital Copy) Combo Pack November 8, 2011.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure is a 45 minute, full-length space-themed escapade, geared for kids 2 to 5 years of age, that invites young viewers to discover outer space and use their problem-solving skills while they watch. In this specific adventure, Mickey and pals head to space where they tour the Moon, Mars and the Rings of Saturn as well as meet new alien friends while on the hunt for a unique space treasure. This exciting release will be available for purchase as a 2-Disc (DVD + Digital Copy)
Combo Pack (the ultimate “2-for-1” value) for the suggested retail price of $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada.
It’s an out-of-this-world package the kids won’t want to miss!
About Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a children’s television series, that premieres on Disney Channel, and is
intended to help children solve specific age-appropriate problem solving skills, such as identifying shapes,
counting, memory and cartoon physics. The series uses cognitive, social and creative learning
opportunities. The premise of each episode centers on some kind of problem that Mickey has to solve, or
event he needs to prepare for. To reach his goals, he frequently enlists his viewers to help him solve the
problem by either counting out loud and/or identifying something on the television screen.
It’s Adventure Day and Professor Von Drake is sending Mickey and pals into the far reaches of outer space. The team blasts off in their Clubhouse Rocket in search of Treasure Stars that will point the way to the Out-of-this-World Treasure, their ultimate goal. The interplanetary trip takes preschool viewers first to the Moon, Mars and the Rings of Saturn. Along the way, the gang gets help from friendly space aliens Moon Men Chip and Dale, Martian Mickey and Pluto from Pluto but they also encounter sneaky Space
Pirate Pete, who wants the Treasure all for himself. Eventually the Clubhouse Rocket’s crew and Space Pirate Pete manage to become friends, and they all follow the trail of the Treasure Stars to the mysterious Planet Mickey where they discover the location of the Out-of-this-World Treasure. It turns out to be a futuristic, space age version of the Clubhouse — the perfect meeting place for all pals across the universe!
Street Date: November 8, 2011
Direct Prebook: September 13, 2011
Distributor Prebook: September 27, 2011
Release Formats: DVD + Digital Copy
Suggested Retail Price: 2-Disc (DVD + Digital Copy) Combo Pack = $19.99 U.S. / $24.99 Canada
Rated: TV-Y (Bonus material not rated)
Run Time: Approximately 70 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Full screen (1:33:1)
Sound: Dolby Digital
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney
Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to
consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures,
which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature,
Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution
methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion
picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney
Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney
on Ice and Disney LIVE! For more information, please visit www.disney.com.
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Debuts As A 2-Disc Combo Pack November 8, 2011 (chipandco.com)
- Disney Junior Magazine from Disney Publishing Worldwide (chipandco.com)
It looks like Disney has struck up to new streaming deals with the two biggest streaming companies available right now: Netflix and Amazon Prime. This is great news for those who love to stream movies and ABC TV shows from home. Hit the jump for a full breakdown on the new partnerships.