Yo Ho Ho! Disney Junior Favorites Land on Apple iDevices with Free Apps

'Jake and the Never Land Pirate School'Earlier today, Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team released two new apps starring Disney Junior favorites, ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ (iOS Universal) and ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’  (iPad only), allowing the popular interactive shows to become even more engaging with their audiences.

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WATCH: ‘Epic Mickey 2: Behind the Scenes, Introduction’ Featurette

'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' for Wii

Disney Interactive Studios has released this first-look featurette with Junction Point’s Warren Spector, Paul Weaver (Studio Director) and Chase Jones (Design Director) as they talk about their new title, ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ which features the ability to play as both Mickey and Oswald with ‘couch co-op.’

The team talks about conceiving the sequel to the Nintendo Wii game as well as bringing it to all platforms this time around. All in all, there isn’t too much that’s new here, but it does provide the opportunity to hear a bit of Oswald’s speaking part in the game’s opening cinematic in which he screams ‘earthquake!’ In the game, Oswald is voiced by legend of the genre, Frank Welker.

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‘Brave’ New Concept Art, ‘Kilt’ Parody Ad and Video Game Trailer

BRAVE concept art by Artist Tony Fucile. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

We have a bit of a round-up of recent news surrounding Disney/Pixar’s Brave all consolidated here for your enjoyment, thanks in part to bouts of extreme laziness.

First up is some more character concept art courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar, here of King Fergus, Queen Elinor and the triplets: Harris, Hubert and Hamish. The new concept art has been added to the beginning of our gallery below:

Next up is a commercial parody titled ‘KILT – by Ruff McLauren,’ which dares ask the question if you are ‘brave enough to wear one.’ It debuted on iTunes yesterday and is brought to us today by Walt Disney Studios UK.

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Disney Launches ‘FilmPulse’ Rewards App for Moviegoers

Disney FilmPulse App for Android DevicesDisney has launched FilmPulse, an interactive rewards app for theatergoers, although the app is currently restricted to supporting select films at Disney’s El Captain Theatre in Hollywood.

When on site and at an eligible film, the app allows access to bonus content, allows users to compete in trivia games against other FilmPulse users at the theater, offers savings opportunities, gifts such as free popcorn and more.

The app is currently available only for Android devices through Google Play (Amazon.com and iPhone versions coming soon). For more information on the app visit DisneyFilmPulse.com.

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‘Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure’ Allows Players to Interact with Disney Royalty on Wii, 3DS

'Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure' for Nintendo Wii

Disney Interactive today announced the development of “Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure,” a new interactive journey from the globally successful Disney Princess franchise. Slated for release this fall, the video game will be available for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and Windows PC/Mac. In the game, players will find that a spell has been cast over the beloved Princess worlds and will need to use their magic wand to help Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle and Tiana restore peace and bring “happily ever after” back to each kingdom.

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‘Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion’ for 3DS to Pay Tribute to Sega Classic

Disney Interactive Media Group today announced the development of “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” the first Nintendo 3DS™ title in the “Disney Epic Mickey” franchise. The title features an interactive combination of painting, dual screen integration and 3D transformation capabilities designed to give players the unique ability to create objects and even characters they can place in the world of Wasteland.

In “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” Reality is What You Paint of It. The game offers a special drawing and painting function that allows players to create rough versions of objects that magically transform into classic Disney-style 2D illustrations. Utilizing the game’s unparalleled dual screen integration, players then move their creations to the top screen where they are further transformed into full-color, fully-rendered 3D visuals.

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‘Power Up’ Web Series with Christina Grimmie Debuts April 6; Show to Award Pixar Studios Tour

Disney Interactive's 'Power Up with Christina Grimmie'‘Power Up,’ Disney Interactive’s new original web series gives families an inside look at the exciting world of video gaming.  Presented by Kinect for Xbox 360, the weekly show on Disney.com is hosted by YouTube and musical sensation, Christina Grimmie, who will cover a wide range of game-related topics, including reviews of popular console, mobile, social and casual games.  The series will also feature comedic game-based skits with other popular YouTube stars, as well as original songs and music by Grimmie.  Fans can also check out ‘Power Up’ on YouTube, Disney Mobile and Xbox LIVE.

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‘Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ Hands-On Review, Gameplay Video, Screens, Pre-Order and Giveaway

'Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' Announcement Event - Presentation

‘We’re here to talk about “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” clearly the best kept secret in video gaming,’ jokes Warren Spector, Creative Director and Vice President of Disney Interactive’s Junction Point Studio in Austin, TX at an after-hours media event held earlier this week at the Bob Bullock Museum of Texas History.

Before he takes the stage, however, he is introduced by Brenda Gunn, Associate Director at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas. Gunn speaks on Austin’s role in shaping the video game industry beginning in the 1970s and commends Spector who — along with Richard Garriott, George Sanger, and Bill Bottorff — inspired the University to create and maintain its massive collection of thousands of video games, consoles and development materials including concept art, design documents, game proposals and internal correspondence.

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‘Muppets’ Disney Universe Content Now Available (Costumes, Screenshots)

Disney Universe screenshot

The months-long question ‘am I a man or am I a Muppet?’ has finally been answered and it’s a resounding BOTH! It’s time to Muppet Up in ‘Disney Universe’ for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as Disney Interactive Studios has released the much anticipated Muppets downloadable content (DLC) pack on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Costumes for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great and Animal are now available for purchase for $.99 (PSN) or 80 points (XbL) each or as a set for $2.99 (PSN) or 240 points (XbL). Each costume also comes with a costume-inspired upgradeable tool as well.

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‘Brave’ Announced for Xbox Kinect, PlayStation Move, Wii, DS and PC

Brave: The Video GameDisney Interactive Media Group announced today that ‘Brave: The Video Game’ is currently in development for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo DS™ handheld system and Windows PC/ MAC. Inspired by Brave, the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated fantasy adventure movie, the video game invites players to run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland. By using their wits and bravery, gamers will also be able to wield a sword and bow to defeat fierce enemies, break a magical curse and save a kingdom. The video game will release summer 2012, in conjunction with the film.

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