Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Debuts Friday Plus New Online Game #DisneyJunior

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Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will debut this Friday, January 3, featuring guest stars Jack McBrayer and Josh Duhamel

The new season will have new characters including pirate ghosts, mummies and robots, and special super powers and  gadgets for Jake and his crew, including Jake’s Mega-Mecha Sword, a robot suit and an invisibility ring that will help the gang outwit their new adversaries.

Special Guests Include Jack McBrayer, Mark Hamill, Carl Reiner, Rico Rodriguez, Estelle Harris and Jo Frost

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES - "Never Land Rescue" - When Never Land begins to disappear, Jake must go on his most heroic mission ever to save the magical Forever Tree, the source of magic throughout all of Never Land. Guiding Jake on his quest is Tinker Bell, who makes her first-ever appearance in the series. This episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" airs Sunday, September 29 (6:00 PM - 6:55 PM ET/PT), on Disney Junior. (DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES  (Photo credit: DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

Season 3 will also include action-packed extended length episodes and a revamped rock and roll-style theme song performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.

New episodes will air every Friday in January and February, culminating with the premiere of a special extended episode on Friday, February 28, featuring three 11-minute stories that pit Jake against Hook in an ultimate showdown!

Plus There’s a New Game for Kids too!

Beginning Friday, January 31, DisneyJunior.com/Jake will debut the new game, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Super Pirate,” where players can take on the role of Jake as he attempts to retrieve the Mega-Mecha Sword that Captain Hook has stolen and each Friday through February 28, kids are invited to unlock a new game level.

Don’t forget… “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” airs daily on Disney Junior and Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7!

About Jake and the Never Land Pirates

The series stars Cameron Boyce as Jake; Madison Pettis as Izzy; Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby; David Arquette as Skully; Corey Burton as Captain Hook; Jeff Bennett as Mr. Smee and Bones and Loren Hoskins as Sharky. Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is producer/story editor and Howy Parkins is director, all of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”  The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.

Join Chris O’Donnell and Support Hunger Action Month #Orange4Hunger

reblogged from the RCR article found here

We got to speak with Chris O’Donnell, of NCIS LA fame and father of 5, about his passion for helping hungry kids in the US and bring awareness to Hunger for Action Month and this cause.

Did you know that nearly 16 million or more than 1-in-5 children in the U.S. miss the vital meals they need for an active, healthful life every day?

Chris O’Donnell is a huge supporter for Hunger Action Month

Chris O’Donnell is a huge supporter for Hunger for Action Month #Orange4Hunger

Chris reminded us about something we all know… It’s one thing to have school lunch programs for kids in need, but some schools don’t have a breakfast program and that is the most important meal of the day for kids – they need nutritious foods for their minds and bodies to grow as they are meant to. Chris connected with helping kids back when he attended Boston College and was a “Big Brother” he saw first hand how kids in need really want to have stability and know they will have a meal, at meal time. Last summer, Chris got involved with the ConAgra Food’s program and made a PSA (see below) and continues to champion this cause. Chris tells us that the special thing about September is that is is “Hunger  forAction” month and this program can help make everyone aware about it just by sharing the #Orange4Hunger hashtag and visual…let’s not take for granted that there are kids out there who need our help. RCR FB button orangeLet’s start the conversation and raise awareness via social media to not only share orange but to take action. Share a photo of your orange moment – we’ve changed our Facebook avatar to orange for the month of September. Help out by donating food to your local food bank, and if you’re not sure how to start out – you can click on this link and visit ConAgra Food’s #Orange4Hunger website for more ideas.

Will you join Chris and the Red Carpet Report and share your #Orange4Hunger today?

To get more information about this program or to learn about other ways you can help, go to: http://www.childhungerendshere.com/takingaction

Red Carpet Events LA’s 2013 #TeenChoice Gift Suite Benefiting #1AMF

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Paige Sullivan, were invited to come out to Red Carpet Events LA’s Style Lounge Gifting Suite in honor to the Teen Choice Awards at the SLS HOTEL. We love to see what the hottest items are for teen celebs and got to catch up with some celebs while walking through the Teen Choice Awards Celebrity Gifting Suite 2013 for Nominees & Presenters.

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As with most gift suites, there were gourmet food and drinks to try, spa and nail services, an amazing gift bag with over 20 products plus the sponsors on hand who were showing the latest designer dresses, jeans, shoes, jewelry, apparel, skincare, electronics, pet products and even luxury travel destinations to 5 different caribbean resorts. http://redcarpeteventsla.com/

Giving Good
The best part of celebrity gifting suites? The charities that they support. Red Carpet Events LA’s Teen Choice Style Lounge Gifting Suite selected the African Millennium Foundation to be their charity for this event. (AMF) seeks to target poverty, hunger and disease at its very root by providing African women and children with the necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency. for more info visit: http://www.1amf.org. twitter.com/1amf http://www.facebook.com/AfricanMillenniumFoundation

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Moms, Disney Junior has Valentine’s Day Fun for Your Kids with Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny

Happy Valentine’s from Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny

Doc McStuffins” episode titled “My Huggy Valentine,” Doc receives a stuffed Valentine’s Day heart named Val as a gift and Lambie gets jealous because she thinks Doc likes her new toy better. After diagnosing Lambie with “splitheartitis,” Doc reassures her that no one could ever take her place. Watch “Doc McStuffins” on the Disney Channel and on Disney Junior.

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DOC, VAL, LAMBIE

DOC, VAL, LAMBIE

Watch on Valentine’s Day

Handy Manny” episode, Manny wants to ask longtime friend Kelly to a Valentine’s Day party. With a little help from the tools, he finally works up the courage and asks her to attend Mrs. Portillo’s party with him. The episode titled “Valentine’s Day Party” premieres Thursday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel and 6:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Junior.

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Yahoo! Sports “A Day Of Champions”

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Gabe Lenners, were invited to cover “A Day Of Champions” event presented by Yahoo! Sports benefiting The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program honoring Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann with the 2012 Children’s Choice Award at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles.

This is the 2nd year Yahoo! Sports and the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program have worked together to celebrate the unique, family-oriented sports themed day-long event at The Sports Museum of Los Angeles. This privately owned venue boasts the largest Dodger memorabilia collection in the world (including a never before seen 10,000 square foot Dodger’s archive of the team’s history,) as well as Babe Ruth’s 1934 uniform, Joe DiMaggio’s record-breaking ball from his 56 game hitting streak and a bevy of other priceless articles from the sporting world.

During the day-long event, guests will meet and compete with some of the biggest names in professional, Olympic and extreme sports. Special demonstrations and activities will allow guests to challenge athletes to basketball, football, soccer and boxing.

About The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program
The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program raises vital funds to support early stage pediatric cancer research at the Bogart laboratories located at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. These funds are matched many times over by government and private dollars to allow the maximum support for this important research. The Bogart Program is dedicated to supporting “bench to bedside” research to find cures and treatments for these diseases and to enhancing the quality of life of the children who survive them. For more information, please visit www.bogartfoundation.org

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30th Anniversary Smile Gala Red Carpet Report

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Gabe Lenners, were invited to come out and cover the 30th Anniversary Smile Gala at the Beverly Hilton honoring Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet, Jill Grey, Sanuk, Julia and Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki.

This is the second time we’ve covered this wonderful event and are humbled to share with our readers the great work that this organization does to help children around the world. Did you know that every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft and 1-in-10 of those children will die before their first birthday. Operation Smile provides free surgery to children suffering from facial deformities around the world and helps them heal their smiles which also transforms their lives.

On hand to serve as Master of Ceremonies was Billy Bush who was busy greeting everyone on the red carpet as they were making their way inside the showroom. Operation Smile honored their Smile Ambassadors, Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and her husband David Charvet along with philanthropist Jill Grey, the outdoor footwear company Sanuk, humanitarians Julia and Stephanie Argyros, Krsita Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki. Also on hand were the Gala co-chairs, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Sue Naegle, Jennifer Salke and Dr. Randy Sherman.

About Operation Smile
Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of 5,000 medical volunteers from 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 2 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. For more information, please visit www.operationsmile.org. Operation Smile’s 2012 30th Anniversary Smile Gala was produced for the eighth consecutive year by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.

For updates on Operation Smile’s global efforts, visit the daily blogs on www.operationsmile.org, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/operationsmile, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/operationsmile.
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How a $4.99 App Gave Parents Hope After the 9.0 Earthquake in Japan on March 12th

As many of you know, I am a total geek when it comes to using technology to do more with less. As the owner of a marketing services company, I also work with tech clients as a consultant to help them  figure out their sales and marketing go-to-market strategy. One of my clients creates audio and GPS tour guide apps (GeoRoamer Yellowstone is the first of several new apps coming this spring) so when I heard about this story using similar technology, I had to share it with you, and after reading this, I know you will be sharing it with your friends too.

Let’s go back to the devastation of the 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan on March 12, 2011. We were all watching in shock as the news videos and reports were coming in. The toughest thing was for families and friends to try to reach their loved ones by phone, email, and any means to see if they were okay… and of course, hundreds and thousands of people could not be reached, phone lines that were working were over wrought and calls were not getting through – remember that awful busy sound you’d hear when trying to call someone 20+ years ago?

Well, one family had made a purchase of an app called TekTrak. (Okay, my son also has this app and was successful in getting his lost phone back by tracking it using this app so I know first hand it works and saved me from buying a new iPhone to replace it if he couldn’t have gotten it back…) But I digress.

This family in Japan, whose daughter was at school which was about an hour’s ride from home began to worry about how their daughter was doing after the earthquake – they remembered the app they put on her phone which had a GPS component to track the phones location… so they immediately began to track her movement, which was encouraging because she was moving.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I would be running out the door towards her school to get her to safety. But these parents had the presence of mind to check with the tracking system. They saw that she was not staying in the same place and through the GPS (which does not require cell service to use) they could see where she was going as they tracked her with TekTrak.

Oh – yeah, it took 7 hours for the daughter to get home… to her anxious parents. But they knew she was on her way as they tracked her with technology!!

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Location tracking after the earthquake with TekTrak

I can tell you that skipping a Starbucks or dessert and putting that $5 into an app that you may never need but could be a lifesaver is well worth it… Okay, I admit I won’t give up my Angry Birds app for it but there are plenty of other things you can do for yourself and your family… and one of them is getting an emergency preparedness kit together (here are several to check out www.quakekare.com, www.essentialpacks.com and a list from the Ready.gov site to put together yourself: www.ready.gov/america/getakit) - no matter where you live – you should have one… and if all possible, get this app from TekTrak, if cell service goes out… you can still track your loved ones via the TekTrak app!

Hasbro Studios Releases Cute Animated Series for Kids

We love to share cool finds with our audience and seeing the new TV channel with programming for kids ages 6-12 that has an online community with videos and games was one we had to tell you about! The Hub Network is a joint TV network venture from Discovery Communications and Hasbro. Check out some of the new programs added to the network:

Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies on the Hub Network

Pound Puppies

In this new original series, Pound Puppies features a team of fearless dogs whose mission is to find homes for puppies in need. Their motto is “A pup for every person and a person for every pup.” The Pound Puppies appear to be “average dogs” keeping the humans who are running Shelter 17 in the dark while helping “dog-kind” find loving families. Once you’re a Pound Puppy, you’re always a Pound Puppy.

 

 


My Little Pony on the Hub Network

My Little Pony on the Hub Network

 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

In the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated only by colorful ponies, Twilight Sparkle, a studious and slightly reclusive young unicorn intent only on enhancing her magical abilities, has been assigned by her mentor, Princess Celestia, a very important task: get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends! In the quaint, fairytale village ofPonyville, Twilight Sparkle meets five new ponies, and through funny, offbeat experiences and exciting, enchanted adventures, they teach her about the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship!


Chuck & Friends on the Hub Network

Chuck & Friends on the Hub Network

 

The Aventures of Chuck & Friends

Chuck, the adventurous pint-sized truck, has the world at his wheels and he’s running on a full tank of enthusiasm. Chuck imagines larger-than-life adventures and then shares his inspiration with his friends, who find creative methods for playing them out.

Parents can find a variety of programming for kids on the Hub Network online at their website. You can also find videos, games, and activities on this site as well. If you’re looking for safe programs for your children, please check out these shows and more on the Hub Network.

FYIThe Hub TV channel, which replaced Discovery Kids, launched on October 10, 2010 and is a joint venture of Discovery Communications, Inc. and Hasbro with programming aimed at children ages 6–12.

Learn Your “ABC’s” Online for Preschoolers thru Kindergarten

As we have a lot of Mom’s coming to Mingle Media TV (and have some Mom’s who host web shows here as well), we wanted to share this amazing new program that we heard about: The ABCMouse.com Early Learning Academy.

ABCMouse.comImagine an online environment that was developed especially for your children, ages 2-6 where they can engage in a safe environment where learning their ABC’s can also teach them those life skills that are so necessary – “mousing around” with a computer mouse (hence the name).

The patent-pending educational content and delivery methods developed especially for ABCmouse.com will help young children thoroughly learn educational basics in reading, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music. The website is the first to offer this type of educational content for early learners and even includes a unique reward system that not only recognizes your child’s accomplishments, but encourages them to continue to progress.

From my experience as a mother, I know that every child excels differently, not just by skills but by topic so having a system that tracks that for you will help you with your child’s development as they grow enabling you to see where they may need extra help, either in math or reading skills (as an example). Don’t wait for those quarterly reports – stay on top of your child’s progress with a program like ABCMouse.com.

From ABC’s and 123′s to Thank You and Please, ABCmouse.com is “Bringing Learning to Life” by offering more than 2,000 individual learning activities, including online books, games, songs, puzzles, art activities and printables contained within more than 350 custom lesson plans spanning six academic levels-all tailored for preschool-, pre-k- and kindergarten-aged children.

Here’s one of my favorite points: Unlike most other children’s websites, ABCmouse.com has no advertising, pop-up ads, or links to other websites, so children can learn and explore with their parents or teachers or on their own, depending on their age and experience, in a safe and secure online environment.

Cost?? The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is available to families on a low-cost subscription basis (Subscription options for ABCmouse.com: $7.95/month and $79.00/year) and allows up to three children per household for one low fee. In addition, the company has announced that at launch, the ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy will be available free of charge to all public schools throughout the United States and Canada that apply for the program.

What are you waiting for? Check out ABCMouse.com and give your children the gift of learning (yeah, I know… they need their own computer… we’ll get them writing letters to Santa).

You can explore ABCMouse.com by watching the following interviews and program overview here…click.