Production Begins on ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ Zendaya to Star in ‘Zapped,’ College Football Kicks Off on ESPN Networks

From The Walt Disney Studios to ESPN, there are a lot of exciting updates from around the company this week. Check out the latest happenings below.

Big news from the Studios! Tomorrowland (dated for release December 12, 2014) andAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (hitting theaters October 10, 2014) have both begun production. Tomorrowland, currently filming in Vancouver, stars Academy Award® winner George Clooney and features the story of a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment. The pair embarks on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and 12-year-old Ed Oxenbould, who makes his big-screen feature debut as the film’s title character, Alexander. The film, shooting entirely in the Los Angeles area, follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life.

Next year, multi-talented actress, singer and dancer Zendaya will star in Zapped, a comedy adventure movie slated to premiere on Disney Channels around the world, as well as on Canada’s Family Channel. The storyline follows 16-year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student who is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new stepdad, three new rowdy stepbrothers and an unruly dog. But things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.

And college football fans can look forward to a game-filled holiday weekend as ESPN kicks off the 2013 college football season with national coverage of 46 games in five days, as part of the sixth annual DICK’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week through Monday, September 2. In the first week of the season, ESPN will provide national distribution of 25 more games than every other national network combined. Don’t miss a minute of the action and click here to see the full schedule.