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** "Mickey Mouse Funhouse" debuts with a primetime special "Mickey the Brave!" on FRIDAY, JULY 16." The series premieres Friday, August 20, on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior (8:00 a.m. EDT/PDT)**

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Mickey and Friends Inside the Funhouse!

[Los Angeles, CA] — Jump into Wow this summer with the premiere of an all new series on Disney Junior—"Mickey Mouse Funhouse"— featuring beloved iconic characters starring in brand-new stories for kids and families to enjoy! Livi and I got to enjoy a special sneak peek of "Mickey the Brave" and we are here to give you the scoop!



Disney Junior's "Mickey Mouse Funhouse" introduces, Mickey Mouse, and his friends - Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto - to Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse, who takes the Sensational Six on adventures of all types to unique worlds that inspire the imagination. Funny transports Mickey and the gang to magical lands, such as the Kingdom of Majestica or Crayon World, where they are transformed into characters specific to each setting. Whether portraying old-timey cowboys and cowgirls in Sunny Gulch or mer-people in Underwater Ocean World, Mickey and his pals are eager to embark on these new adventures together.


Clip from "Mickey the Brave" on Disney Junior.

"Mickey Mouse Funhouse" features stories which demonstrate creative play, encourage wish fulfillment and impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, creativity and ingenuity. Geared to kids ages 2-5 and their families, each episode features two 11-minute stories with a midway dance break separating the two.

Mama and Livi enjoying the show!

The stories were just the right length to keep Livi's attention and she loved the dance break to get all of her wiggles out. She couldn't stop laughing during the sneak peek and when it was all over asked for more. As a mom, I loved how much fun she was having. It sparked her imagination and got her involved. She was so curious, are all dragons bad? In the end she decided, "no mama, not all dragons are bad, sometimes things look different than they really are." That is right my little Livi bean, good life lesson learned!



Photo from Disney Junior "Mickey the Brave."

The new series will have an assortment of children's books from Disney Publishing Worldwide will be available nationwide later this summer; playsets, figures, apparel, plush, home décor and more will be available at shopDisney.com, Disney store and retailers nationwide, and Walt Disney Records will release the digital soundtracks "Disney Junior Music: Mickey Mouse Funhouse Vol. 1" on July 16!


Mickey Mouse Funhouse Wacky Wheeler Dump Truck, Just Play Products.

"Mickey Mouse Funhouse" premieres FRIDAY, AUG. 20, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (8:00 a.m. EDT/PDT). The series will be available in DisneyNOW and will begin streaming on Disney+ shortly thereafter. Disney+ premiere dates will be announced at a later date. This is one series your kids will not want to miss!


Livi enjoying a sneak peek of "Mickey Mouse Funhouse"!


Livi making her own gingerbread Mickey Mouse Funhouse!





Tickets On-Sale June 18 in 44 Cities Nationwide


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LOS ANGELES – June 14, 2021 – Fans of the global sensation L.O.L. Surprise!™ will finally be able to rock out in real life with their favorite characters when the hologram concert hits stages in 44 markets this fall. “L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live – Calling All B.B’s” (www.lolsurpriselive.com) will feature fan favorites and best sellers Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag in the first-ever family spectacular with original music, dancers, a DJ, and never-before seen live holograms. The first leg of the 44-city national tour kicks off September 30 at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks, CA with stops from coast to coast including the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, IL, Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, and Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI before heading to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.


Tickets and VIP packages go on sale starting June 15. Citi is the official presale credit card of the L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live – Calling All B.B’s national tour. As such, Citi cardmembers have access to purchase presale tickets Tuesday, June 15 at 10am local time until Thursday, June 17 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting June 18 at www.lolsurpriselive.com.


L.O.L. Surprise!™ is known for its innovation, always seeking to bring fans the most exciting play and family experiences. Using groundbreaking hologram technology, the beloved characters will sing, dance and come to life being able to interact with live audiences. Here is a first look at the L.O.L. Surprise!™ hologram technology.


CEO of MGA Isaac Larian says, “We love all of our L.O.L. Surprise!™ fans and this experience will surprise and amaze fans from ages 3-99. A must see, can’t miss moment. A Superbowl meets the Grammys event for kids and families of all ages.”


“We are excited to be the first family touring show to use this groundbreaking live hologram technology,” says Terrapin Station founder and L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live tour producer Jonathan Shank. “Fans attending the show are going to dance, sing and experience a show in a way they never have before.”


The live concert will feature songs from the forthcoming L.O.L. Surprise!™ album (Magic Star/Sony), including the first release “I’m a Queen,” along with classic hits like “Calling All B.B.’s” and “Remix.”. A toy and children’s entertainment industry phenomenon, L.O.L. Surprise!™ became an instant hit since launching in 2016. With over 15 billion YouTube views, L.O.L. Surprise!™ is one of the most beloved brands in the world with celebrity fans including Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Ciara and many others.

The production will have strict safety precautions and guidelines for audiences, cast and crew. Visit the individual venue website in each city for the most current COVID-19 information about this event.


L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live is the first family tour to partner with Lyte, the reservations technology platform reimagining e-commerce for artists, fans and live events. For tickets, VIP packages –including meet and greets and a soundcheck party—visit http://bit.ly/LOLLiveLyte. Reservations are being accepted for cities yet to be announced.


L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live - Calling All B.B.’s tour dates include:




Additional cities to be announced soon. To keep up with the latest L.O.L. Surprise!™ news, check out lolsurprise.com and follow the brand on Instagram (@lolsurprise) and Facebook (@lolsurprise). For more information on L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live, visit: www.lolsurpriselive.com











First public non-sports league (NBA) family event to be held at STAPLES Center

AT STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES FROM JULY 23–25

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures Implemented for Fan Wellness


**Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available!!**

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Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2021) – This. Is. MONSTER JAM®! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today roars back into Los Angeles for a high-octane weekend at STAPLES Center on Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25 at 100% capacity. Marking the first Monster Jam event back in California following a pandemic pause and the first public non-sports league (NBA) family event to be held at STAPLES Center, Monster Jam features the ultimate mix of high-flying entertainment and four-wheel excitement. With unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full throttle family fun!


Sign up today to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer at www.MonsterJam.com/en-US/preferred-customer-page to get exclusive early access to the pre-sale offer code to purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public tomorrow Tuesday June 15th. up today to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer at www.MonsterJam.com/en-US/preferred-customer-page to get exclusive early access to the pre-sale offer code to purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public tomorrow Tuesday June 15th.




As the pandemic recovery progresses, Monster Jam is monitoring changes to government mandates, public health guidelines and industry standards and is working closely with our venue partners to adjust protocols for the safety and wellness of guests based on state and local requirements. For details about Monster Jam’s Ultimate Lineup for Fan Wellness, please go here. Face coverings are currently required per government order, which is subject to change prior to the event. Full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required to attend. Please continue to monitor the venue website at STAPLES Center SAFE for requirements and venue health protocols in advance of your event date.

Monster Jam has reimagined the live event guest experience and created contactless shopping for fans to order merchandise in advance or onsite from the comfort of their seat. Once ordered, guests can pick up their items at a convenient, contactless pickup station during the live event. Additional information can be found here.

SoCal Monster Jam fans will witness a fierce battle for the event championship with each skilled Monster Jam athlete tearing up the dirt with gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, Skills Challenges and Racing competitions. Plus, fans can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the Skills Challenge and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world. From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full throttle family fun!

The all-star Los Angeles truck lineup will feature multiple fan favorites as Brandon Vinson gets behind the wheel of the legendary Grave Digger® and Ryan Anderson climbs back aboard Son-uva Digger® for the first time in 2021. Reigning Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle champion Linsey Read will compete in Scooby- Doo™.