‘Mystery Girls,’ ‘Work Mom’ and ‘Young & Hungry’ Comedies Ordered by ABC Family

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ABC Family will produce three new comedy pilots, ‘Mystery Girls,’ ‘Work Mom’ and ‘Young & Hungry,’ it was announced today by Michael Riley, President, ABC Family. These orders join the pick-ups announced earlier this year including the back-order greenlight of ‘The Fosters’ and ‘Twisted,’ the third season of ‘Switched at Birth’ and ‘Baby Daddy’ and the fourth season of ‘Melissa & Joey.’

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Speculation: Eric Whitacre to Produce Virtual Choir for Disney’s ‘World of Color’

World of Color - Winter DreamsAs we previously reported, beginning November 15, 2013, Disney California Adventure will present a new holiday version of its ‘World of Color’ nighttime show, dubbed ‘World of Color — Winter Dreams.’ The show — which will be hosted by Olaf from Disney’s Frozen — will introduce new special effects along to a brand new cut of the show which will feature animation from Frozen as well as winter scenes from beloved Disney animated classics such as Bambi, Fantasia and Toy Story.

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‘Monsters University’ Bonus Features Full Details (Easter Egg, Bonus Deleted Scene, Japan Trailer)

'Monsters University' on Blu-rayAlthough some of the bonus features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University have been revealed, thanks once more to the BBFC, we now have full, explicit details for all of the additional content you’ll find on the discs.

Available to own October 29, 2013  with a digital release in both HD and 3D HD formats on October 8, it’s now available for Monsters University.

Below you’ll find a complete list of what we know about the bonus features which includes the initial list of items already announced earlier this month. In addition, we have added lengths of each of the features in minutes/seconds.

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Jennifer Hudson as Tiana in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz

Jennifer Hudson as Tiana in Disney Dream Portrait by Annie LeibovitzVia its official blog, Disney Parks and Resorts today unveiled the first few of a new series of portraits by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz portraying celebrities in iconic classic Disney roles.

The new image features Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ feature film, The Princess and the Frog.

The image has been added to the beginning of our gallery of Disney Dream portraits below:

The image will be included as a special inserts in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, O – The Oprah Magazine, and People.

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‘The Marvel Experience’ Featuring 4D Ride to Tour Country in 2014

'The Marvel Experience'Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles based entertainment company, announced today that it is teaming up with Marvel Entertainment to create ‘The Marvel Experience,’ an innovative, traveling experience, featuring dozens of Marvel’s iconic Super Heroes. This attraction will appeal to a multi-generational audience and will leverage state-of-the-art interactive and multimedia technology, including a 4D motion ride and original 3D animated features, allowing fans to be a part of the action. The tour comes to life in 2014.

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Disney Infinity Early Release Exclusives at Walmart, GameStop

Jack Skellington, Woody figures for 'Disney Infinity'Thanks to a couple of articles over at VinylmationKingdom, it has come to our attention that in light of Toys ‘R’ Us having an exclusive to the Infinite Crystal line of figures, starting with Lightning McQueen, other retailers are getting into the ‘Disney Infinity’ exclusive business by way of early releases.

GameStop will have an exclusive release window for the Jack Skellington figure beginning October 5, 2013 and running through October 28. His description on the site reads as follows: ‘Boo! Jack Skellington is up to his spooktacular Halloween tricks! Bone up on the action as the creepy King of Halloween uses Jack-o-Lanterns, screams and screeches to scare off rivals. How terrifying do you feel?’ He is now available for pre-order on their website.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Fun Facts

L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins)Ph: Jay Maidment© 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have once more provided us with a series of what they call ‘fun facts,’ this time in support of their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World in theaters on November 8, 2013.

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for August 21, 2013 (5 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for August 21, 2013 Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at Disney Store. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Disney Store in another window. Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability. Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.

Teen Beach Movie Musical Doll - Lela - 11 1/2 Teen Beach Movie Musical Doll – Lela – 11 1/2” – $22.95Sing along with the cast of Teen Beach Movie! Each doll is wearing their iconic ”Crusin”’ biker-themed fashions and sings their favorite song from the movie! Hear Lela sing Fallin’ for Ya.
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Snow White and the Prince Doll Set - Disney Fairytale Designer Collection Snow White and the Prince Doll Set – Disney Fairytale Designer Collection – $129.95With lips red as the rose and skin as white as snow, the Princess has never looked fairer. Paired with her handsome Prince, this stunning set of Disney Fairytale Designer Collection dolls will be cherished happily ever after.
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Mickey Mouse Tee for Adults - Hipster Mickey Mickey Mouse Tee for Adults – Hipster Mickey – $27.95A star since his 1928 debut, Mickey likes to keep up with the latest fashions. This tee features artist Jerrod Maruyama’s Hipster Mickey, complete with his chic eyewear, hat, and all the hipster accessories including a cool cup of Joe.
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Teen Beach Movie Musical Doll - McKenzie - 11 1/2 Teen Beach Movie Musical Doll – McKenzie – 11 1/2” – $22.95Sing along with the cast of Teen Beach Movie! Each doll is wearing their iconic ”Crusin”’ biker-themed fashions and sings their favorite song from the movie! Hear McKenzie sing Like Me.
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Teen Beach Movie Doll - Lela - 11 1/2 Teen Beach Movie Doll – Lela – 11 1/2” – $14.95Based on the new Disney Channel Original Movie debuting this summer, the Teen Beach Movie dolls, put kids right in the middle of this musical beach party! Join in on the fun with the film’s stars, McKenzie, Brady and Lela.
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CONFIRMED: Marvel Thor Meet and Greet Coming to Disneyland Resort

The Disney Parks official blog today confirmed earlier speculation by Stitch Kingdom that the Disneyland Resort will soon be introducing its first official Marvel meet and greet this year, that of Thor.

Earlier this month, we noted that the Disneyland Resort had issued a casting call for a mysterious, unnamed meet and greet to take place in an immersive environment. Specifically the role called for a ‘6’0” – 6’2” male to play 20 – 30 years old. Look is handsome, athletic, muscular build with broad shoulders. Be able to portray a hero type with a commanding presence. Acting experience is a plus.’

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‘The Little Mermaid: Greatest Hits’ to Feature New Music by Carly Rae Jepsen, Felicia Barton

'The Little Mermaid: Greatest Hits'On September 24, 2013, Walt Disney Records will release The Little Mermaid: Greatest Hits in support of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray October 1, 2013.

Featuring music from and inspired by The Little Mermaid, the album will also feature two additional covers by contemporary recording artists Carly Rae Jepsen and American Idol semi-finalist, Felicia Barton. Jepsen, whose video will also be featured on the Blu-ray bonus features, has covered ‘Part Of Your World’ which has just been released as a single via both iTunes and Amazon. Barton, meanwhile, will tackle ‘Kiss the Girl’ in a track titled ‘The Real Thing.’

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