Parental Programming Including Cooking to Debut on Disney Junior

Starting this coming Tuesday, September 4th, Disney Junior will be debuting a nightly blog of parent-targeted, kid-friendly, short-form programming to air from 9 PM to 4 AM Eastern/Pacific on the Disney Junior Channel.

Disney Junior Night Light – For Grown-ups

The series that will be launching include:

  • “DJ Tales,” featuring cleverly costumed finger puppets acting out kids’ versions of classic fairytales and storybook favorites.
  • “Picture This!,” a fast-paced series featuring artists and animators creating images of classic and contemporary Disney characters.
  • “That’s Fresh,” a cooking show hosted by chef Helen Cavallo who shares inspirational stories of cooking and eating with her own family and simple, healthy recipe ideas for kids and families

Tune in Online

You can also watch the content online at DisneyJunior.com/Nightlight.

"Disney Junior Night Light"

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Radio Disney Launches First “N.B.T.” Concert Monday in Chicago Plus Sweepstakes to Win Trip

Fans of Radio Disney in Chicago will experience the first-ever “N.B.T.” (“Next BIG Thing”) concert stop on Monday, September 5. Sponsored by Invisalign Teen, the eight-city tour will feature the season four “N.B.T” artists and “N.B.T.” alumni. Tour stops in New York City, Boston, St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and concludes in Celebration, Florida on Saturday, December 10. Tour venues will be a mix of local festivals, fairs and shopping centers.

ZACK MONTANA, TAY BARTON, HOLLYWOOD ENDING, JAKE WHETTER, LADINA SPENCE, SHEALEIGH

Radio Disney's fourth season "N.B.T." artists Zack Montana, Tay Barton, Hollywood Ending, Ladina Spence and Shealeigh with "N.B.T." host Jake Whetter - Photo Credit ©DISNEY CHANNEL/TODD WAWRYCHUK

Invisalign Teen launched the “Straight Up Celebration” Sweepstakes on September 1st with a grand prize trip for four to the Radio Disney Holiday Concert in Celebration, Florida to see “N.B.T.” alumni Coco Jones and Kicking Daisies. Three runner-ups will receive prize packages including an iPad, an iPod touch or iTunes gift cards.

Click here to enter the Sweepstakes!

“We are excited to give Radio Disney listeners the opportunity to see, hear and get to know this year’s ‘N.B.T.’ artists as we kick off the competition with a tour that provides an in-person experience unlike any other talent competition show,” says Kelly Edwards, executive director of Music and Programming, Radio Disney. “The mix of our veteran ‘N.B.T.’ artists with this year’s contestants will offer fans a great show.”

Mingle Media TV got to meet Ladina Spence, Zack Montana, Hollywood Ending, Jake Whetter, and other Radio Disney stars – here’s a few of those interviews with us:

“We are thrilled to be such a big part of Radio Disney’s first live ‘NBT’ Tour, where we have an opportunity to reach and engage directly with fans and their parents about Invisalign Teen,” said Sheila Tan, vice president of Marketing and chief marketing officer for Align Technology, Inc. “We realize that one of the keys to a successful performance is exuding personality and confidence, and Invisalign Teen wants to remind parents that there is a modern choice for straightening teeth that helps kids feel more confident as they pursue their dreams no matter what their passion.”

Click here to Enter the Sweepstakes!

“N.B.T.,” a daily multiplatform feature that launched the careers of Kicking Daisies, Coco Jones and Hollywood Records recording artists Allstar Weekend, puts the spotlight on aspiring young, undiscovered recording artists and provides them with the chance to showcase their music across national broadcast and online platforms. Over the course of 10 weeks, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will be invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite artist at RadioDisney.com or on the Radio Disney Facebook page (Facebook.com/RadioDisney), or text* “NBT” to DISNEY (347639). The winner will have their single released by Disney Music Group.

New Media Film Festival Starts Today! Honoring the Art of Story Telling

In case you missed it and are looking for something fun to do this weekend, be sure to check out the New Media Film Festival starting today in Downtown Los Angeles. From film making to mobile consumption, there is something for everyone looking to create and find new cool ways to tell their stories – and be entertained!

Oh yeah – don’t miss the 3D webseries premiere from Safety Geeks SVI!! Tell them, Stephanie from Mingle Media TV sent you!

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

07:00pm – Opening Night Film – RiP: A Remix Manifesto – 09:30pm – Opening Night VIP Party

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010

09:45am – Webseries Program 11:00am – Panel: Experts in New Media Technology and Filmmaking share the Who, What, Why and How 01:00pm – Documentary Screening #1 – Orgasm, Inc. 03:00pm – Documentary Screening #2 – 2012:Time For Change + Site/Light 05:00pm – Shorts Program #1 07:00pm – Double Take Screening & Panel Discussion 10:00pm – Superhero Pajama Party Screening

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010

11:00am – Panel: Social media, alternative distribution…the trials and tribulations of releasing independent films 01:00pm – Web & Mobile Content Program 02:30pm – Memories of Overdevelopment Feature Film Screening & Panel 05:00pm – Shorts Program # 2

07:00pm – Closing Night Program and Awards Ceremony – New Media & HerpesBoy 10:00pm – VIP Rooftop After Party

Located at the Downtown Independent251 S. Main Street, LA, CA 90012 (Located between W. 2nd St. & W. 3rd St.)

This event is open to All Ages-All Cultures-All New Media apply. This Film Festival is for you: Artist, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Above and Below the line Crew, Thought Maker, Implementer that bring stories worth telling to life.

Categories for the Festival:

MOBILE – media content created with your cell phone

MOBISODE – media content created for your cell phone

WEBISODE – online media stand alone

WEBSERIES – online media multiple (series of 3 or more)

SHORTS – Media under 30 minutes

DOCUMENTARIES – Media that is non fiction

3D – Media of moving images in 3D (any length)

RED – Media shot on the RED camera (any length)

FEATURE LENGTH – Media over 30 minutes

Los Angeles Inaugural Event – LA Rock’n Comic Con 2010

HUH? Yeah, it’s true, Rock N Roll fans secretly love Stan Lee….

At least I will confess my love for comics from the time I was a kid and fell in love with Superman, Batman, Spider-Man…. and Rock-N-Roll! Which is why I am so excited to help get the word out on this awesome NEW LA Rock’n Comic Con event coming up on May 28th-30th at the Pasadena Convention Center & Civic Auditorium.

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Featured on this Fantastic Four Comic

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Featured on this Fantastic Four Comic

Imagine being there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Stan Lee (yup, he’s the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many others), checking out comic book alley featuring hundreds of comic book artists & studio animators (hey this sounds like an awesome opportunity for families to come together and see what goes into making comic books!)

Rock-N-Roll Comic Con Pasadena

For all you music lovers, there will be concert performances by A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Dramarama, The Motels, Stevie Nicks guitarist Waddy Wachtel, KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, and
Dave Schulz, keyboardist from Berlin, Goo Goo Dolls, English Beat!!!

There will be something for everyone there from ArtistsAnimationStan LeeComic BooksMonsters, HorrorFilm IndustryVideo GamingCelebsTouring MusiciansIndependent MusiciansCostumed Performers, and more!

What are you waiting for?? Buy your tickets now! Check out all these activities:

  • All-Star Rock Concert Jam
  • After Hour Party & Jam
  • VIP Celebrity Party & Press Package
  • Fire, Dance & Acrobatic Performers
  • Costume Contest & Parade
  • Kids Themed Entertainment Pavilion
  • Animation Film Festival
  • Guest Speakers & Animation Art Demos
  • Entertainment Studios & Industry Professionals
  • Animation, Illustration & Comic Artists
  • Comic & Graphic Novel Publishers
  • Art, Animation & Music Related Merchandise
  • Collectibles & Movie Memorabilia
  • Art Show & Sale
  • Portfolio & Music Talent Reviews
  • Supporting Charity & School Organizations
  • Plaza Area Outdoor BBQ favorites

Special Promotional Giveaway… Purchase Tickets By Friday, May 14th... and be automatically entered to win one of these giveaways:

  • Backstage passes to meet the All-Star Rock Musicians & CelebsPreferred Seating
  • AllStar Concert Jam Tickets
  • After Hours Party tickets
  • 3-day General Admission pass
  • Event T-shirts
  • A free Artist Alley, Musicians Corner or Writer Block table
    (for professionals or college students)
  • a Spotlight Performance on Plaza Outdoor Stage

This is a great chance to support your fellow artists, enjoy exhibits, performers and entertainment. Be sure to tell your friends and family about this Inaugural Event… see you at the Pasadena Rock’n Comic Con May 28-30th 2010!