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Red Carpet Here I Come #InsideOutEvent and More

Inside Out I'm GoingAs I shared with you last week, in just a few days I am thrilled to be heading on another press trip with Disney as I travel back to Los Angeles to join 24 other incredible bloggers to finish a journey that started last January when I visited Pixar Animation Studios to learn all about their up and coming Disney•Pixar animated film Inside Out. Now it’s time to share even more of the details of all that awaits us.

#ABCTVEvent #CelebrityFamilyFeud

Celebrity Family Feud Logo

As soon as we land, we’re hitting the ground running as we head directly to  CBS Television Studios for a live taping of Celebrity Family Feud. Although exactly which celebrities will be playing, the survey says, seeing Steve Harvey and one of the shows that has been my favorite since Richard Dawson first hosted is excitement enough!  You will be able to watch Celebrity Family Feud when it starts airing on ABC beginning on June 21 for a six episode run. You can follow along with the Sunday’s fun by looking for  #ABCTVEvent and #CelebrityFamilyFeud

#PhineasAndFerbEvent #LastDayOfSummerPhineas and Ferb Poster

Day two will find us up early for a jammed-packed day. We’ll be arriving at the Walt Disney Studios lot first thing in the morning for breakfast, and a little shopping fun before we sit down together to view the Phineas and Ferb episode “The Last Day of Summer” followed by a special question and answer session with Creators and Executive Producers Dan Povenmire & Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. And how else would one celebrate The Last Day of Summer? Why with a picnic with Dan, Swampy and of course Phineas and Ferb themselves. No picnic would be complete without pictures. The Last Day of Summer-– an hour-long episode of Phineas and Ferb — will debut on Friday, June 12th starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD with a simulcast on Disney Channel. To properly set the stage for this show’s send-off, Disney XD plans on presenting every Phineas and Ferb story just prior to “Last Day of Summer” ‘s broadcast debut. This 73 hour-long marathon will begin on Tuesday, June 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT  You can be watching for #PhineasAndFerbEvent. #PhineasAndFerb #LastDayOfSummer hashtags to join us.

#InsideOutEvent #InsideOutKyle MacLachland Interview

The second part of the day really kicks into high gear with Inside Out.  First up we will be sitting down to talk to the one and only Kyle MacLachlan who is the voice of Dad in Inside Out. Whether you are a fan of Kyle’s from back in the “Twin Peaks” days, or loved him on “Desperate Housewives” or in his current role in “Agents of SHIELD”,  just wait until you see him as Riley’s dad in Inside Out. If you have any questions for Kyle, be sure to let me know and we will do our best to find out the answers from the man himself.  Inside Out Disney Infinity Set

Following our interview with Kyle, we’ll be getting a special first hand look as we learn all about the addition of Inside Out  to the Disney Infinity 3.0.  We’ll also be treated to a special presentation by Disney Consumer Products and see a showcase of the new Inside Out toy line. Could there be some game playing in my future?

Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out" takes us to the most extraordinary location yet - inside the mind of Riley. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. Directed by Pete Docter and produced by Jonas Rivera, "Inside Out" is in theaters June 19, 2015.

After a brief stop back at the hotel to get ready, Monday brings us to the main event-the red carpet premiere of Inside Out and Lava at the world famous El Capitan Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The magic kicks off with a pre-party right on Hollywood Blvd with a list of people that goes on and on and on,one more fabulous than the next.  Some of those confirmed include:

From the Film: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind, Kyle MacLachlan, Bobby Moynihan, John Ratzenberger. Director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, co-director Ronnie Del Carmen, executive producer John Lasseter, composer Michael Giacchino. From “LAVA” : director Jim Murphy, producer Andrea Warren.

Confirmed Guests: Garcelle Beauvais, Catherine Bell, Billy Burke, Katie Aselton Duplass & Mark Duplass, Minnie Driver, David Alan Grier, Tony Hawk, Lena Headey, Jon Heder, Cheryl Hines, Ken Jeong, Chuck Liddell, Mario Lopez, Johnny Knoxville, Ken Marino, Joel McHale, Breckin Meyer, Kevin Nealon, Busy Phillips, Rob Riggle, Rachel Roy, Fred Savage, Molly Sims, Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, Rainn Wilson.

And of course the reason we’re all there, the world premiere of Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out and the short that plays in front of it, Lava,  the greatest love story ever told since Up.  Inside Out  takes us into the life of Riley.  Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Joy (Amy Poehler).#InsideOut Emotions

The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.  You’ll be able to see Inside Out and Lava with your own family when it opens in theaters everywhere June 19.  To join us live, simply follow #InsideOutEvent and #InsideOut across social media.  How do you cap off a night like that? By eating at the world famous Mel’s Drive In and having the best burger and shake in town.

#TeenBeach2Event  #TeenBeach2Teen Beach Movie 2 Poster

According to my granddaughters, Disney saved the best for last because our last day in town finds us heading to the Disney Channel building where breakfast will be served before screening Teen Beach 2  which premieres Friday, June 26th at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel as well as on DVD with never-before-seen dance rehearsal bonus feature starring Ross Lynch (‘Austin & Ally,’ and member of ‘R5′) and Maia Mitchell (‘The Fosters’). Teen Beach Movie StarsPart of the fun includes the chance to take part  in a special  post-screening interview with Chrissie Fit (“Pitch Perfect 2″) aka CheeChee and Jordan Fisher (Hollywood Records recording artist) aka Seacat and then they’ll take over and teach us, or try to, some of the actual choreography from the movie. You know you’re not going to want to miss that so make sure you’re following along on Tuesday with #TeenBeach2Event and #TeenBeach2.

Thank you so much to our wonderful friends at Disney, Pixar, Disney Channel and Disney XD for making this possible.  I can promise, you won’t want to miss a single moment.  It all starts this Sunday, June 7.


PHINEAS AND FERB’s “Last day of Summer” on Friday, June 12th at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD debuts on Sunday June 21st at 8/7c on ABC
TEEN BEACH 2 on the Disney Channel on June 26th at 8pm ET

Stay tuned right here for all the excitement as we bring you all the exclusives from this amazing media trip.  We know you won’t want to miss a thing-from the Red Carpet of Inside Out all the way up to the Last Day of Summer, we’ll have it all for you right here!  Follow along with me at Facebook, Twitter  and Instagram and across social media looking for our hashtags to get all the exclusive updates and live from the events.

#InsideOutEvent   #‎TeenBeach2Event  ‪#‎PhineasAndFerbEvent

‪‪#‎TeenBeach2    #PhineasAndFerb #‎LastDayOfSummer

#ABCTVEvent #CelebrityFamily Feud


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Disclosure: I have been invited by Disney to cover this media event. All material and expenses for this event have been provided courtesy of Walt Disney Studios but all opinions my own