Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Disney Online Launches Two New Original Web Series!



“Muppets Kitchen” and “Hasty Tasty” Help Families

Rediscover Together Time through Cooking

All-New Honda Odyssey and the National Milk Mustache "got milk?”® Campaign Tapped as Exclusive Sponsors

BURBANK, Calif. – September 14, 2010 – Disney Online, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, launched two new original video series today featuring The Muppets and celebrity chef Cat Cora. The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora on Disney.com inspires and entertains families through cooking and classic Muppet comedy, while Hasty Tasty Cooking Tips with Cat Cora and the Muppets on Disney Family.com was created specifically for moms, offering recipes, step-by-step cooking tips and fun family-time ideas. Muppets Kitchen and Hasty Tasty are exclusively sponsored by the all-new Honda Odyssey and the National Milk Mustache "got milk?”® Campaign.

Joining Cat Cora in the kitchen is her new Muppet cooking partner, Angelo. A chef with style, panache and a quirky habit of cooking up chaos, Angelo can spice up any meal. And with Muppet favorites like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo dropping by, one thing is certain: everything is funnier in Muppets Kitchen.

“This has been a great partnership between Disney Online, the Muppets and Cat Cora, and the end result is a fantastic line-up of original content that will entertain families, while offering moms great tips and ideas for ways to create magical meals and spend more time together,” stated Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online.

“As a chef and a mother of four boys, meal time is family time at our house,” said Chef Cat Cora. “I hope the delicious and easy to make recipes featured on ‘Muppets Kitchen’ and ‘Hasty Tasty’ inspire more families to get creative and get cooking in their own kitchens!”

“Muppets Kitchen” episodes will offer a variety of entertaining themes including “Game Day,” “Movie Night,” “Slumber Party,” “World’s Biggest Sandwich,” “Breakfast Isn’t Just Breakfast Anymore” and “Birthday Cat-astrophe.”

“Hasty Tasty” will feature short episodes that focus on giving moms access to step-by-step cooking instructions, specific culinary information, helpful tips, nutritional guidance and advice on how to get kids excited about cooking. Episodes include "Dough-Re-Mi," “Egg-straordinary Wraps," "The Really Cheesey Episode," "Chicken: the Dredge Report," "Chicken Ins and Outs," "Herb - The 'H' is Silent" and "Frozen Fruit Fun." Additionally, the “Hasty Tasty” site will offer complete recipes and other helpful culinary content designed specifically for moms. “Hasty Tasty” also has a mobile web site giving moms access to all online videos and recipe ingredient lists on the go, as well as a mix the ingredients recipe game. Text HASTY to DISNEY (347639)* or visit Disney.com/HastyTasty.

About Cat Cora
On and off-screen, Chef Cat Cora continues to make a lasting impression on the culinary community. Her food aspirations began at an early age, and by 15, she developed a business plan for her own restaurant. In 2005, she made television history on Food Network's Iron Chef America as the first and only female Iron Chef, and in 2006 Bon Appetit Magazine named her Executive Chef and bestowed her with their Teacher of the Year Award. Cat has also authored three must-have cookbooks including Cat Cora’s Classics With A Twist (June 2010, Houghton Mifflin). From partnering with Macy’s for a new restaurant concept called CCQ (Cat Cora’s Que) that premiered in December 2008 to her first stand alone restaurant, Kouzzina that opened at Walt Disney World BoardWalk Resort in September 2009, Cat’s bringing a taste of her culinary influence to both coasts.

About Disney Online
Disney Online (
www.Disney.com or text MOBILE to DISNEY or 347639*) a unit of Disney Interactive Media Group, produces the No. 1 ranked community-family and parenting destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1996, Disney.com is the online and now mobile web gateway to all of the company's Disney-branded entertainment initiatives, providing comprehensive access to, and information about Disney movies, travel, television, games, music, shopping and live events.

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