Disney Books, Music and Videos Being Released During Week of May 9

Here’s look at some of the Disney-related books, movies and audio CDs being released this week. Please note that this list is automatically generated and information is not guaranteed by this site.

A Dozen Fairy Dresses (Step into Reading) (Available Tuesday, May 11 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)

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New Contest From Walt Disney Studios Asks ‘Alice’ Fans to Show Their Best Futterwacken

'Alice in Wonderland' on Disney Blu-ray and DVD © WDSHEIn honor of the June 1 release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray and DVD, Walt Disney Studios is asking fans to submit video performances of their own individual takes on the Mad Hatter’s Futterwacken.

For some inspiration, they’ve provided the following clip from the home video release in which David ‘Elsewhere’ Bernal talks about how the dance came about:

Entries should be no longer than 40 seconds in length and include your first name and the state where you reside. It only takes three easy steps to enter — record your video, add music (your favorite Almost Alice is encouraged but not required) and upload to the contest website.

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‘Lion King’ Diamond Edition to Arrive on Disney 3D Blu-ray on October 4, 2011; 8-Disc Trilogy Also to be Released

'Lion King' on Disney 3d Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home EntertainmentAlthough bonus features have yet to be revealed, we have learned that The Lion King will be available to own on Disney Blu-ray/DVD on October 4, 2010. There will be multiple editions, including the Four-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy, the Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo and DVD editions, all currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com

There will also be an 8-disc ‘trilogy’ set, presumably consisting of The Lion King, The Lion King 1 1/2 and The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride.

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Disney Books, Music and Videos Being Released During Week of April 26

Here’s look at some of the Disney-related books, movies and audio CDs being released this week. Please note that this list is automatically generated and information can not guaranteed by this site.

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Disney Favorites from Travel Channel Arrive on Blu-ray and DVD for First Time

It absolutely never fails. Each time Travel Channel decides to run a block of its Disney-themed program, threads pop up on every Disney fan site message forum and quickly fill with dozens of responses ranging from ‘Thanks for letting us know!’ to ‘I’m watching it!’ to ‘Aww, I wish I would have known’ to the perennial favorite, ‘I’ve got my DVR full of them all!’

That’s why when we heard the news that the Disney Parks oriented programs produced by Lightship Entertainment were finally coming home to DVD and Blu-ray, we could barely contain ourselves and couldn’t wait to be the first to deliver the news.

Distributed by Questar, the Disney Parks collection promises to bring all the secrets, stories and magic from the world’s most beloved vacation destinations: the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts.

“Disney granted us unprecedented access into their theme parks, resorts, and attractions which has allowed us to present over five hours of programming that reveals incredible information and imagery,” said Andy Perrott, President and Executive Producer of Lightship Entertainment. “Working closely with Disney Parks, we proudly present over five hours of the most definitive collection of insiders information and imagery on Disney’s theme parks, resorts, and attractions.”

There are three different editions available in the Disney Parks collection: A DVD pack consisting of six of the programs; a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack featuring three of the programs; and a single-disc edition DVD consisting of two of the programs. In addition to those, Questar has announced an additional special Premier Collection in special gold foil-wrap that will be available exclusively through Disney outlets.

“Questar is truly honored to be the exclusive provider of Disney Theme Park content,” said Kevin Silverman, Vice President, Digital Distribution and Programming at Questar Entertainment.  “This is an exciting start to 2010 and proves that in its 25th year, Questar still has ‘Everything in the World Worth Watching.’”

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ Arrives on Disney Blu-ray/DVD June 1 – Now Available for Pre-Order

'Alice in Wonderland' on Disney Blu-ray and DVD © WDSHE Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical new adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, Alice in Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The extraordinary characters you’ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There’s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience – Alice in Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes.

Following a record-breaking theatrical performance, Tim Burton’s epic fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s 4th biggest film of all time, takes its booming box-office success into the home with a Disney 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on June 1, 2010, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE).

The Alice in Wonderland Blu-ray Disc(TM) Combo Pack provides audiences with the chance to experience a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time in pristine 1080p picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound quality and has been especially packaged with family and fans in mind – with lots of exciting bonus features and an extra DVD and Digital Copy of the movie.

The Blu-ray Disc versions of the film include nine bonus features that take viewers deeper into the famous “Rabbit Hole” – exploring more of the world of Wonderland, its iconic characters and the making of the film. Features include the making of the Futterwacken Dance, a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Johnny Depp’s transformation, Tim Burton’s vision for the movie and its characters, the visual effects of growing and shrinking of Alice, costume designs, music, stunts and more.

The film’s opening weekend made Alice in Wonderland the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time and the biggest IMAX opening of all time.

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Disney Home Video Launches Site for ‘Iron Man’ Animated Series on DVD

Iron Man - The Animated Series on DVDContinuing our coverage on what we considered to be the first Marvel-related public move Disney made since it acquired the comics powerhouse, we were pleased to learn that Buena Vista Home Entertainment has finally launched the official site for the DVD edition of the Iron Man animated series produced back in the mid-90s.

Although the animated series has been released on DVD in Europe, this is the first time the series has made its way to the home video market in North America. It will become available to own on May 4, but has been available for pre-order on Amazon.com for some time now.

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Bring the Magic of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Home on Disney Diamond Edition Blu-ray October 5

'Beauty and the Beast' Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly announces the Blu-ray high-definition debut of Disney’s animated masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast on October 5, 2010.

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‘When in Rome’ Comes to Disney Blu-ray/DVD June 15 Featuring Alternate Opening and Ending

'When in Rome' on Disney Blu-ray and DVDNow available for pre-order on Amazon.com!

An unlucky-in-love workaholic who takes a whirlwind trip to Italy for her sister’s wedding, unexpectedly finds herself pursued by one too many goofy suitors in the hilarious romantic comedy, When in Rome, coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on June 15, 2010 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. And for the first time ever, the studio is also offering Blu-ray Disc owners an exclusive never-before-scene alternate opening and ending they won’t want to miss!

An ambitious young New Yorker (Kristen Bell), disillusioned with romance, takes a whirlwind trip to Rome where she defiantly plucks magic coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of those who threw them in: a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (John Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnet) and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, how will she know if his love is the real thing?

From the studio that brought you The Proposal, When in Rome is the ultimate, must-own romantic comedy of the year. Available for purchase as either a high-definition Blu-ray Disc or standard-definition DVD, When in Rome is a feel-good, laugh-out loud film that will keep viewers pleasantly entertained.

Bonus includes deleted scenes, bloopers, music videos and more. And as a special incentive to those who purchase the film on Blu-ray Disc, the studio has included an entertainingly funny alternate opening and ending as well as four extra bonus features that provide viewers with more in-depth context to the funny cast and crew who brought this film to life.

Set in the beautiful Italian city of Rome, When in Rome, features comedic performances by an all-star cast including Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat), Josh Duhamel (Transformers franchise), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Danny De Vito (Erin Brockovich, Batman Returns), Anjelica Huston (The Life Aquatic), Dax Shepard (Baby Mama) and Will Arnett (TV’s “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation”).

When in Rome on Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $39.99 (US) or $44.99 (Canada) and the standard DVD has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (US) or $35.99 (Canada).

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Disneynature’s ‘The Crimson Wing’ Now Available in North America on Blu-ray

Disneynature's The Crimson Wing on Blu-rayAmazon.com is now listing an import of the blu-ray edition of Disneynature’s The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (regions A+B) for $54.99. Released in several countries outside of North America, this is the first film distributed under the Disneynature banner, preceeding EARTH.

This represents an extremely rare opportunity for folks in the United States and Canada to see and own this award winning film should it never be released in North American theaters (and it seems unlikely at this point).

Click here for our coverage of this remarkable, pioneering film.

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