With just a few days before the second title in the Twisted Tales series, Once Upon A Dream is released, Disney has debuted the cover for the third book, As Old As Time, slated for a September 6, 2016 release. As with its predecessors by Liz Braswell, the book takes a Disney classic (Beauty and the Beast) and changes one of the key elements to put an entire new spin on the story. As the official publisher’s description explains:
Breaking its complete silence on the Frozen Northern Lights subject, Random House has officially released a synopsis for its upcoming Frozen Northern Lights: The Deluxe Novelization (ISBN: 0736436596, 978-0736436595) with just four months to go to its release. As previously reported, after news of the title began to gain awareness, Random House changed the title simply to ‘to be announced’ (TBA), a title it still currently retains. That said, we do now know the following:
Disney Press has released several internal pages from the upcoming Gravity Falls Journal 3 replica book being released on July 26, 2016 (available for pre-order). While we previously shared a sneak peek and additional details about the upcoming book, this is the first time we’re seeing pages directly from the source, including some that haven’t been seen until now.
Although it’s primarily a printed collection of short stories that were e-published last year as part of the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens‘ campaign, Landry Q. Walker’s Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens, Volume 1 (April 5, 2016) will feature two brand new stories, of which we are pleased to share the first details of below.
Featuring artwork by Tyler Scarlet of Industrial Light and Magic, the 352 page collection of stories is intended to be reminiscent of pulp fiction novels, using aliens featured in Star Wars The Force Awakens who didn’t quite hold the spotlight in the film itself. The official publisher’s description, including details on the just-announced new tales is as follows:
By now, virtually anyone with a working knowledge of Marvel Comics has no doubt heard of and become somewhat familiar with Kamala Khan, a first-generation American Islamic resident of Jersey City, NJ, whose parents have emigrated from Pakistan. She also happens to be a bit of a superhero nerd who writes her own fanfic and via the result of an action by Inhuman Black Bolt, has become an Inhuman herself. Armed with her new superhero powers, Kamala assumed the role of Ms. Marvel, the namesake of her personal idol, Captain Marvel /aka/ Carol Danvers.
For many visitors to Disney resorts around the world, the free guide maps provide an extremely useful way to orient themselves within the parks, with many even considering them inexpensive souvenirs. But as the parks change, so do the maps, and so they also provide historical documentation, tangible evidence of what actually was and what will always be.
On October 18, Disney Editions is slated to release The Disney Parks Maps, a compendium of Disney theme park maps from around the world, documenting the history of each park as it made its own transitions throughout the decades. The 144 page book is written by Kevin Neary, who has also authored the official Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World book due out in June.
Earlier this year, we shared news that 2016 would be a good year for fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion as Disney is preparing to launch a brand new novelized series based on the attraction as well as a new theme park exclusive series of book/cd inspired by classic attractions. In addition, Marvel today announced it too will be representing the Haunted Mansion as the next chapter in its Disney Kingdoms saga.
Today, Disney Publishing Worldwide released some inside pages as well as additional information about the novels, beginning with Volume I: The Fearsome Foursome (formerly sub-titled The Frightmare Fraternity), which is slated for release in July and now available for pre-order.
A sequel script to Disney’s Descendants (working title: Descendants 2) has been commissioned from the first movie’s screenwriters, Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who will also serve as executive producers on the project. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. Descendants is cable television’s fifth highest-rated movie of all-time.
On Saturday, October 17, the stars of Disney’s Descendants, including Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson, and Kenny Ortega will celebrate with fans during an on-stage, music and dance-filled event at Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.
Although we’ve known the title for a while, Random House released the cover art earlier today for the upcoming Frozen chapter book, Anna & Elsa #7: The Secret Admirer (on sale January 5, 2016, now available for pre-order), which we shared this morning on our social media channels.
While we have no synopsis for the title, it seems clear from the cover that Elsa is on the receiving end of some affection from the titular secret admirer. Who the secret admirer is and whether the admiration is requited remains to be seen, but our followers have some strong ideas on both Twitter and Tumblr where the image has gone viral.
Addressing an at-capacity (and then some) crowd at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, ‘Gravity Falls’ creator Alex Hirsch shared a sneak peek and additional details for the upcoming Gravity Falls Journal 3 replica book currently slated to be released on July 26, 2016 (available for pre-order).