Founded in 1984, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) organization launches a tour each spring titled Dining By Design mixing top design with fine cuisine. Currently located Pier 94 in New York City through March 22, the tour will make stops in Kansas City, Chicago and Francisco.
The theme park exclusive 2-figure pack featuring the R2-MK Droid action figure will become available at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts beginning April 1.
As previously reported, the 2 pack, which also includes a Jedi Mickey action figure, will retail for $18.95.
From the upcoming Have A Laugh series which highlights classic Disney short, the official Vinylmation blog presents this artwork of the seal in the bathtub from the 1948 classic Mickey and the Seal.
Previously the blog had featured a character from the 1937 short Lonesome Ghosts.
Disney Consumer Products offered an unprecedented event earlier today that had even the skies opening up and pouring tears of joy on the otherwise gloomy streets of New York City. The event, which had celebrities from television, film and theatre mingling with Disney royalty, had Princesses Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Mulan officially welcome Tiana from The Princess and the Frog to the Disney Princess family.
Held quite appropriately at the New York Palace luxury hotel, celebrities and their families such as Tina Fey (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Nine Dead, Melissa & Joey), Kelly Bensimon, Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Nigel Barker (America’s Next Top Model), Matt Walton (One Life to Live), Amy Landecker, Miss Teen USA Stormi Bree Henley with Miss USA Kristen Dalton and more strolled down the purple carpet for the event. Also in attendance from the film, which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday were directors John Musker and Ron Clements along with voice talents Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Jennifer Cody (Charlotte), Michael-Leon Wooley (Louis) and Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie).
After the purple carpet was cleared and the honored guests had made their way indoors to the ballroom, a horse-drawn carriage rolled down Madison Avenue, stopped directly in front of the Palace and Princess Tiana took to the purple carpet herself, escorted by a live jazz band and dozens of her adoring fans.
The event itself began with Anika Noni Rose who addressed the gathered group of families consisting mostly of little girls dressed as Disney princesses. Rose said that the first dream she ever recalls having as a child was that she would grow up to be the voice of a Disney character and how her dream came true. She spoke of Tiana and offered her own advice to the princess’ fans: meeting Prince Charming is a great thing, but they should never lose sight of their dreams and who they are.
With such an overwhelming response to the recent soundtrack giveaway, we’d be mad as a hatter not to offer another round of exciting Alice in Wonderland inspired merchandise from some of the hottest outfitters and toy manufacturers around. Thanks to our friends at Disney Consumer Products, we’re proud to offer one lucky Stitch Kingdom reader chosen at random this awesome Alice in Wonderland gift pack valued at approximately $110 and consisting of:
- An Eat Me/Drink Me 59fifty fitted cap from New Era in a New Era zipper black hat case
- A Mad Hatter Kubrick and Chesire Cat Be@rbrick collectible set
- A Mad Hatter tee shirt featuring the Mad Hatter holding a tea cup reading ‘Mad As A Hatter… You’re Mad’ (not pictured, size men’s large)
- Our jealousy* (* cash value: 1/100th of a cent)
FAO Schwarz, currently the exclusive location to purchase an official Muppet Whatnot (until the Whatnot locations come to the US theme parks), has now begun selling the outfits individually for $19.99 each. Previously, only a single outfit was able to be purchased during the actual Whatnot creation.
Unfortunately, searching for whatnot or muppets on the site simply takes you to the creation process right now, so there’s no easy way to locate the outfits, but if you search for Disney, you’ll find all the outfits. There’s also a garment bag currently being sold for $5 (marked down from $19.99).
Expected to be released this month is the adorable set of Kingdom Hearts avatar mascot straps. The Play Arts #2 King Mickey rules the collection, however, expected to be released in July along with the gift of joy provided by Santa Sora. Also expected to be released in July is the highly anticipated Pixar Formation Arts collection featuring characters from Wall-E, Ratatouille and UP.
Already resonating with young, edgy female consumers as a Junior and Girls lifestyle brand, Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products will roll out an exclusive, limited edition collection of apparel inspired by the new upcoming epic 3D fantasy adventure, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, in U.S. theatres March 5. The trend-right, affordable collection, which blends Avril’s rock and roll vibe with the title character’s sense of imagination will debut in Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com on March 5th.
Following the success of its Experiment 626 Project in which artists put their unique spins on Stitch-shaped vinyl figures and the recently announced mini-Stitch figures, MINDstyle announced today that it will be releasing a series of figures based on the alien from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story series. According to the graphic, we can expect the invasion to begin in early summer.
To celebrate, Build-A-Bear Stuff for $tuff members (membership is free when purchasing BABW items and accessories) are invited for a special sneak peek and pre-sale opportunity of these unique Disney-themed bears on March 5 between 5 and 7 pm.
On top of that, the first 250 guests to purchase one of the new Downtown Disney Bears at the event will also receive a free Downtown Disney tee for their new friend.
To reserve your space for the event, call BABW customer services at 877-789-2327.