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

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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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Disney Announces Webcasts of Shareholder Meeting and Iger Q&A

* Bob Iger, president and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will participate in a question-and-answer session at the Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST. To listen to a live audio Webcast of the session, please point your browser to www.disney.com/investors approximately fifteen minutes prior to the start time. A re-play will be provided through Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

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Pinocchio to Help Remind Moms About MyPyramid.gov

USDA/Pinocchio Ad

New York, NY – February 25, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Department of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack joins The Advertising Council today to announce a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to inspire parents to adopt healthier lifestyles for their families. The campaign, which is supported by the USDA’s Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, features characters from the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio and encourages parents to visit MyPyramid.gov to find the right balance to a healthy lifestyle for their children.

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A Photo Tour of Walt Disney Studios

Photo Tour of Walt Disney Studios

Photo Tour of Walt Disney Studios

As promised, in honor of The View broadcasting from the Walt Disney Studios, a little something to whet the appetite. Join me, if you will, on an exciting voyage from cyberspace to Burbank courtesy of Oceanic Air (one way only). See photos of the Disney Studios Watertower, the Animation Building and Soundstages and the infamous Disney Legends Plaza.

See this exclusive rare glimpse at the studio here.

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