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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

"Muppets Now" Video Call Trailer and Joe the Legal Weasel-Approved Press Release



THE LOVERS, THE STREAMERS, AND ME:
“MUPPETS NOW” PREMIERES JULY 31 ON DISNEY+
   
WATCH KERMIT THE FROG GIVE THE GREENLIGHT:

  
SWAMP (JULY 15, 2020) - In preparation for the world premiere of the Muppets’ first-ever streaming show, “Muppets Now,”  Kermit the Frog will conduct a video chat to break the news that Disney+ has ordered six half-hour muppisodes premiering July 31. With a full roster of rotating guest stars, world-class production facilities, and pure unscripted mayhem, “Muppets Now” breaks new ground for the gang in their Disney+ debut.
   
“The Muppets are thrilled to be doing our first-ever unscripted show! It’s going to be extremely spontaneous and very surprising; almost as surprising as the fact that we ever actually used a script in the past.”
  • Kermit the Frog
   
“This is moi unfiltered, unexpurgated, and more unbelievably fabulous than ever. If you watch only one show on Disney+ ,you really should tune in more often. But whenever you watch, make it moi on Muppets Now.”
  • Miss Piggy
   
“For the first time ever, I’m working without a joke book, folks. It’s a new kind of totally improvised comedy I call ‘bare bear’! See what I did there? Ahh! Wocka! Wocka!”
  • Fozzie Bear
   
“I knew Muppets Now was coming to Disney+ but I did NOT know they wanted Muppets Now  NOW, as in right away, as in “doesn’t anybody give a warning around here’!? Gotta go upload those episodes pronto! Wish me luck; I’ll need it.”
  • Scooter
   
This season’s celebrity guests include entertainers, comedians, chefs, and more. Fans won’t want to miss all-new improvised comedy segments from their favorite Muppets including Miss Piggy, Beaker, Camilla, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Scooter, Uncle Deadly, among others.
   
Disney+ is the streaming home for the Muppets collection where “Muppets Now” will join an assortment of fan-favorite Muppet movies, series, and shorts.
   
Produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films, “Muppets Now” premieres Friday, July 31, streaming only on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Friday.

Monday, July 13, 2020

“STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH” – AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED SERIES FROM LUCASFILM – TO DEBUT ON DISNEY+ IN 2021


BURBANK, Calif. (July 13, 2020) – Today Disney+ ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” Fresh off of the critically-acclaimed series finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021.  

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army -- each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.
  
“Giving new and existing fans the final chapter of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ has been our honor at Disney+, and we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+.  “While the Clone Wars may have come to its conclusion, our partnership with the groundbreaking storytellers and artists at Lucasfilm Animation is only beginning.  We are thrilled to bring Dave Filoni’s vision to life through the next adventures of the Bad Batch.”
  
Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”) and Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) with Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (“Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Giveaway: Disneyland 65th Anniversary Mug


Enter to win this awesome mug celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Disneyland on July 17th!!! You will also get a $20 Starbucks gift card!! This giveaway is open worldwide!!! The winner will be notified by email!!! Good luck!!!

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STREAM “HAMILTON: HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON YOU,” HOSTED BY ROBIN ROBERTS, EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ JULY 10


BURBANK, Calif. (July 9, 2020) -- One week after premiering “Hamilton,” the filmed version of the original Broadway production, Disney+ will release a new special conversation “Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You,” exclusively on Friday, July 10.




Hosted by ABC News’ “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, “Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You” is an  intimate discussion about the groundbreaking film that has become a global phenomenon and features “Hamilton”’s creator, its director and cast members of the original Broadway production.  A Harvard Historian also shares insight on the historical relevance and accuracy of the production.  Earlier today, Roberts shared a first look with “Good Morning America” viewers. From cast members sharing personal memories and stories about their participation in the groundbreaking Broadway show to what it means to them to be part of this project, this conversation will enhance the “Hamilton” experience for all Disney+ subscribers.

“It was an immense pleasure speaking with this talented group,” said Roberts. “After you listen to their insights and perspectives it will heighten your viewing of Hamilton. Such an engaging, enlightening conversation.”

“Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You” features creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, cast members from the original Broadway production; Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Leslie Odom Jr.(Aaron Burr), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Renée Elise Goldsberry, (Angelica Schuyler), Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson) and Harvard historian and Professor Annette Gordon-ReedOkieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan and James Madison) appears in the tape piece at the top of the show.
  
This special encompasses topics that range from questions about the show’s creation and creative process to its remarkable relevance and today’s current social and political realities.  As America tries to undergo a right-now revolution in racial awareness, can parallels with “Hamilton’s” take on the 1776 American Revolution guide its audience’s thoughts and feelings? Is “Hamilton” true to history, and what can we learn from what really happened more than 250 years ago as our nation began to search for the meaning of freedom?

“Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You” is produced by Rock ‘n Robin Productions and ABC News for Disney+. Robin Roberts and John R. Green are the executive producers