Viva Vision and Disney Interactive Launch ‘Walt Disney Presents’ Mobile Slideshow

Viva Vision, a leading provider of mobile entertainment, and Disney Interactive Studios, today announced the launch of “Walt Disney Presents,” an innovative mobile slideshow featuring popular Disney characters, movies and trivia.

“Walt Disney Presents” is an interactive slideshow which dynamically displays static images creating an engaging, interactive experience. With its easy and intuitive interface, subscribers can pause, rewind and fast-forward throughout the slideshow and even save their favorite images.

Consumers are able to access the following categories as part the “Walt Disney Presents” slideshow:

* Character Spotlight – Images and fun facts on a characters such as Mickey Mouse, Tinkerbell and Winnie the Pooh

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Miley Cyrus to Surprise ‘Hannah Montana the Movie’ Audiences During Opening Weekend

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Orlando Introduces New ‘Deal of the Week’ Program and Contest

New Deal Posted Every Friday through June 30 at VisitOrlando.com/smile

ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 — Beginning today, the “Bundles of Free Smiles” campaign developed by the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (Orlando CVB) will get a new boost through June 30 with a weekly featured deal and a vacation giveaway contest in addition to the more than 130 free offers at VisitOrlando.com/Smile. The new “Deal of the Week” component begins today and offers enhanced savings at select Orlando resorts. With more than 130 accommodations, attractions and other venues already offering “free” components such as stay three nights get two free, the “Deal of Week” will provide a bonus savings of up to $100 in added value.

Visitors to VisitOrlando.com/smile will find a new “Deal of the Week” posted every Friday through June 30. However, to celebrate the inauguration of the program, this first deal offering more than $300 in savings will be featured for two weeks, ending April 17:

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Disney DVD Roundup for March 31, 2009 – Hannah Montana, Handy Manny, Baby Einstein & More

Here’s a look at some DVDs set to hit the shelves Tuesday, March 31.

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Who’s Your Nanny? Mary Pops In on Google’s Street View

Mary Poppins on Google's Street View

Ever since Google rolled out its Street View in Britain about a week ago, it’s been fraught with controversies and curiosities including this particular woman who bears a practically perfect resemblance to a well known caregiver. According to this article on WalesOnline, the guilty party is an internet terrorist group going only by the name google.

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Revisiting the Science of Disney Imagineering

After its stellar debut in 2008, the second annual World Science Festival in New York City is slowly coming upon us. While the schedule isn’t expected to be published until April, here’s a formal request for some pixie dust in that Disney will once again be a participant. An introduction to the educational DVD series under the same name, the Science of Disney Imagineering introduces school-aged children to science as employed by Disney’s imagineers in the theme parks and featured presentations by actual imagineers and prominent cast members. Below is a very abbreviated video from one of the World Science Festival presentations featuring Scott Trowbridge, Ric Turner, Asa Kalama, Dr. Ben Schwegler, Amber Samdahl, Dr. Anne Savage and special guest stars Crush and Lucky. For Stitch Kingdom’s photo-heavy coverage of last year’s event, click here.

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“Celebration Mickey” Solid Gold Statue Begins Nationwide Tour in Baltimore

Celebration Mickey

Celebration Mickey

Certified Assets Management, one of the nations leading rare coin and bullion dealers announced today that “Celebration Mickey” is going on tour and will debut at the Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention on March 26th – 28th 2009. being held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“Celebration Mickey” is the largest solid gold sculpture ever created in the United States, and the most valuable “Disney” collectible in the world!

Made from 24-karat gold, this one-of-a-kind Mickey Mouse sculpture was created to observe Walt Disney’s 100th birthday in 2001. Designed by Disney artist Marc Delle, “Celebration Mickey” classically depicts Disney’s hallmark character dressed in his traditional button shorts, gloves, shirt, and shoes.

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KB Home And Disney Bring Imagination To Life With All-New Disney Dream Rooms

Complete Disney-themed bedroom designs exclusively available at KB Home Studios

LOS ANGELES and GLENDALE, Calif. — March 11, 2009 — KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, and Disney Consumer Products have launched a new series of imaginative Disney-themed bedroom designs, exclusively available to KB Home homebuyers. The Disney Dream Rooms enable buyers to create a personalized bedroom inspired by renowned Disney franchises: Classic Pooh, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar Cars, and Hannah Montana™.

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Mickey Brings the Magic to Terminally Ill Children

Daily human interest story: Whilst in town for the touring production of Mickey’s Magic Show, Mickey visited Claire House, a hospice for terminally ill children and  young adults, near Liverpool in England yesterday morning. Brief article here.

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Ten Year Old Girl is a Suite Life-saver

A ten year old was recently honored for saving the life of her grandmother late last year using the Heimlich Maneuver which the girl credits The Suite Life of Zack and Cody for teaching her that very same day. Full article found here via HappyNews.

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