Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato will be performing a private concert at Walt Disney Worldâ€™s Epcot theme park on February 11, 2010 for a Celebration of Volunteerism event.
The Radio Disney Spirit of Volunteering Sweepstakes has already closed, but no word yet on who won the grand prize of a 4 day / 3 night trip for four to the Walt Disney World Resort to watch Joe and Demiâ€™s performance.
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The Walt Disney Company has been quietly shopping what remains of its Miramax film unit and has attracted seven to 10 interested bidders, according to a mergers and acquisitions expert with knowledge of the process.
The initial discussions indicate a price of over $700 million for the Miramax name and its 700-film library, including films like â€œPulp Fictionâ€ and â€œShakespeare in Love,â€ which is essentially all that remains of the once-mighty art house label, according to the person, who declined to be identified because of the confidential nature of the negotiations.
Interest is sharply higher than a year ago, when Disney briefly floated a Miramax sale before reconsidering because of the recession, and has been helped by a loosening of the credit markets.
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Disney TV Animation has begun production on 26 episodes of CG animated series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” for air on Playhouse Disney.
With the goal of emphasizing problem-solving and teamwork to its young aud, “Jake” will take the title character and his kid pirate fans to Never Land, where they will try to outsmart Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee. Each episode will contain two segments, with original, pirate-themed music.
Colin Ford (“Sweet Home Alabama”), who will voice Jake, is joined in the cast by Disney Channel vet Madison Pettis and Jonathan Morgan Heit (“Bedtime Stories”) as Cubby.
Rob LaDuca (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) will exec produce and Howy Parkins (“Emperor’s New School”) will direct.
Federal consumer safety regulators on Friday announced the recall of “The Princess and The Frog” pendants sold at Walmart stores because of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, an unprecedented action that reflects concerns of an emerging threat in children’s jewelry.
The recall affects two products, about 55,000 items in total, sold exclusively by the world’s biggest retailer for $5 each. The action was taken voluntarily by Rhode Island-based jewelry company FAF Inc., which did not respond to requests for comment.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which disclosed the recall, had been testing for cadmium in children’s metal jewelry for several weeks in response to an Associated Press investigation that reported high levels of the known carcinogen in the Disney movie-themed pendants and other children’s metal jewelry imported from China.
The Walt Disney Co. released a letter Friday it sent its vendors and licensees that sets a zero-tolerance policy for cadmium in any children’s jewelry bearing its brand. That is far stricter than federal regulations, which not only don’t require testing for cadmium in children’s jewelry but also set no upper limit for how much a product can contain.
Disney is now requiring that all products be tested for cadmium, and that a detection means production and distribution of the product should be stopped.
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