Sneak Peek: Rock Star Mickey by Fisher-Price

Constantine Maroulis with Rock Star Mickey by Fisher-PriceAs a follow-up to last year’s successful Dance Star Mickey, the roadies over at Fisher-Price are working hard to bring Rock Star Mickey to the open road this holiday season for an action-packed, music-filled tour with a stop in your very own home (* purchase required).

We first encountered the rock legend that is Rock Star Mickey at the 2011 New York International Toy Fair where he stole the stage with his rendition of two songs, a rock star tutorial, and — of course — the mouska-split where he performs a full-on split while playing the guitar with his nose. That’s talent, folks.

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D23 Expo: Funko POP! Vinyl Steamboat Willie and Lotso Exclusives

D23 Expo Exclusive Flocked Lotso by FunkoInspired by series two of the popular POP! Vinyl collection by Funko for Disney Store, Disney Consumer Products is bringing two exclusives to the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California to the Disney Living Pavilion.

Pictured to the left is a 3″ flocked version of Lotso which will sell for $15 and is limited to an edition size of 480 pieces. He will be joined by a 9″ metallic Steamboat Willie, according to The Fire Wire, which will retail for $50 and limited to an edition size of 360 pieces.

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D23 Expo: Disney Consumer Products Releases Further Details on Presentations

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will showcase an extensive collection of Disney merchandise and interactive experiences inside its Disney Living Pavilion at the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, held at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21.

In the Disney Living Pavilion, D23 Expo attendees can explore the ultimate Disney lifestyle through the neighborhoods of “Style,” “Play” and “Celebrations.” From the latest toys and newest fashions to the ultimate Disney birthday party and some of the most beloved Disney classics such as Disney It’s a Small World, guests can experience all things Disney through an immersive environment featuring: exclusive and never-before-seen products; meet and greets with artists, designers, authors and innovators; hands-on demos and activities; and live performances at the Disney Living Pavilion stage.

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D23 Expo: Mid-Week Update – Schedule Changes and Additions, Exhibitors and More

Oh dear. With just two weeks or so left to go, the information on the 2011 Disney D23 Expo is pouring in so fast, I’m afraid that come the weekend, the update would be a novel, so I’m forced to make a mid-week update post to keep you informed on all the latest and greatest news emerging on the Disney D23 Expo that you’ll be hard-pressed to find most anywhere else. Heck, I’m not even sure where to begin.

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D23 Expo: Disney Consumer Products Highlights and Signings

As part of the Disney D23 Expo, taking place August 19 – 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney Consumer Products has lined up an exciting array of products and opportunities for attendees to experience throughout the weekend.

Beginning on Friday, August 19, attendees will get a first look at special Disney Store 25th Anniversary merchandise along with Disney Store artist signings at the Disney Living Pavilion at 10 am.

On Saturday, August 20, there will be a Disney Store Designer Princess Doll artist signing at 10 am, followed later in the day by a Disney Store Halloween Fashion Show at 1 pm.

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D23 Expo Schedule Update: Member Only Events, Talent Meet & Greets, New Panels and More

This past weekend, we brought you a brief update regarding schedule additions and changes, including special D23 Member only presentations. Today, the official D23 Expo calendar has been updated to reflect some of the new presentations, panels and artist signings for members as well as all attendees and we are happy to be one of the first to share them with you. The new calendar additions are as follows:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • Radio Disney Road Crew (9:00a – 10:00a, D23 Members Only, Disney Channel Pavilion) – Pump up the music with a dance session and Radio Disney fun for kids and families.

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D23 Expo: ABC Announces ‘Prep & Landing,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ Screenings, Q&A Panels

Disney D23 ExpoBe among the first to watch ABC’s most anticipated new fall series and animated holiday special and have a chance to learn the secrets behind how they were made. Fans will have those opportunities at the D23 Expo, where the entire world of Disney comes together, August 19 and 20, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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D23 Expo: Weekend Update – Schedule Changes, New Shopping Opportunities and More

Disney D23 recently posted an advisory regarding the Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament, which is awarding a preview cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy to the winner. While Disney D23 wants to emphasize that those wishing to participate must audition on THURSDAY, August 18, one day prior to the Expo’s start, the newly released gotcha is that the line will be cut off at 9:45 am (the selection process begins at 7:30 am, but hopefuls are invited to line up as early as 6 am at the Anaheim Convention Center).

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D23 Expo: Dick Van Dyke to Perform with Vantastix Opening Night

Disney fans attending the first day of Disney’s D23 Expo, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will be able to end their day with an unforgettable evening of harmony provided by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix. The popular vocal quartet is comprised of legendary television, Broadway, and film star Dick Van Dyke and three renowned west coast musicians—Mike Mendyke, Bryan Chadima and Eric Bradley. The group will appear in concert on Stage 23 at the D23 Expo on Friday, August 19, 2011, at 8:15 p.m.

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D23 Expo: Disney Parks and Resorts and Imagineering Panels Schedule

Earlier this month, we shared the plans Disney Parks and Resorts has for its presentations at the 2011 D23 Expo taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 19 – 21. D23 has now released the full schedule for the Disney Parks panels, which are in addition to the keynote arena presentation by Parks Chair Tom Staggs on Friday, August 19 at 3:30 pm. The individual panels and schedule are as follows:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

  • The Making of The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Stage 23) – Imagineers Lisa Girolami, Larry Nikolai, and Chris Crump take you behind the scenes.

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