‘Sword in the Stone,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘Return to Never Land’ Among August Blu-ray Releases (UPDATED)

Ahead of any official announcements, multiple etailers have begun listing several Disney animated classics (and neo-classics) for a release date on Blu-ray of August 6, 2013. (NOTE: Return to Never Land has now been given an August 20 release date).

Amongst the releases scheduled are Return to Neverland Special Edition, Sword in the Stone 50th Anniversary Edition and Robin Hood 40th Anniversary Edition. No information on bonus features is currently available but we will update as it becomes available to us.

Also of note being listed for an August 6 release is the Disney Channel animated special, Pixie Hollow Games Pixie Party Edition.

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‘Once Upon A Time: Season Two’ on Blu-ray August 13 with Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary and More

'Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that the complete second season of the popular ABC television series, ‘Once Upon A Time‘ will be released on Blu-ray on August 13, 2013 and is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Viewers are invited to relive every thrilling moment of the fairy tale-inspired series when ‘Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season’ casts its tantalizing spell onto Blu-ray/DVD. The curse is broken, magic has arrived, and there’s no telling what — or who — will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new ‘reality.’ Old loyalties will be tested, new heroes will emerge, and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke, love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil.

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‘Disney’s Planes Take Flight’ Featurette Serves as Sizzle Reel for Film

'Planes' Teaser PosterFeaturing no vocals and simply titled ‘Disney’s Planes Takes Flight,’ Walt Disney Studios has released what could be tantamount to a sizzle reel, promoting the epic scale of its upcoming animated film from DisneyToon Studios, with background music supplied by the film’s composer, Mark Mancina.

Inspired by the world of Cars from Pixar Animation Studios, Disney’s Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing — and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

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EXCLUSIVE: D23′s Steven Clark on Free Membership, New Archive Finds and D23 Expo

D23 Membership CardD23, the official Disney fan club, today announced a brand new free membership level option as well as a ‘re-imagined,’ gated website launching this summer. We had the opportunity to talk with D23 head Steven Clark who told us about the exciting changes as well as some of the amazing things D23 members of all levels have to look forward to in the upcoming months.

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‘Disney Infinity’ Accessories by PDP Now Available for Pre-Order

Disney Infinity Play Zone by PDPWhile we expect to see and hear a lot more as E3 rolls around next month, Amazon.com and other etailers have begun listing some of the accessories by PDP that will be available for Disney Infinity at launch on August 18, 2013.

The big ticket item appears to be the Disney Infinity Play Zone (seen here), which according to etailers will be able to store up to 17 character figures and 3 playset tokens along with 20 power discs and the Disney Infinity base and software disc. Amazon is also listing a Disney Infinity Play ‘N Store which is currently lacking a product image, but it appears to be a more convenient form of the Play Zone, allowing easy storage to play conversion, featuring stackable capability for multiple Play ‘N Stores and the ability to easily slide in the Disney Infinity base for game play.

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Disney Launches Royal Ball Quinceañera Dress Collection

Corona De La Princesa – Style 41021 SRP: $778 Retailers: Specialty and formal wear retailers across US and Canada Available: March 2013 Fabric: Taffeta, Organza, Tulle Color: Purplish/Cerise/Turquoise, Dark Fuchsia/Burnt Orange/Lavender, Turquoise/Teal/Tiffany Sizes: 0-20 Our very own grand addition to the Disney Royal Ball collection! A sweetheart, corset-style, colorful organza ball gown with cascading ruffled skirt.

Disney Consumer Products today unveiled the Disney Royal Ball collection, the first ever line of Quinceañera gowns inspired by the inner qualities, personalities and stories of the Disney Princess characters Designed and created in collaboration with special occasions fashion industry leader, Ashdon Inc, the new gowns combine classical styling with elements of fantasy and magic to bring an air of royalty and fairy tale to young women celebrating their Quinceañera. The debut line features 21 gowns — two styles for each Disney Princess and a special new gown, “la Corona de la Princesa,” that will be added to the line each year.

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Golden Oak Marceline Neighborhood Now Open for Home Sales

Marceline Neighborhood at Golden Oak (Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort) Following brisk sales of homesites, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Marceline. Sale of the first 19 homesites will begin today.

As part of the Golden Oak community, Marceline residents will enjoy a lifestyle surrounded by the Walt Disney World Resort. This quiet, luxurious enclave is located in close proximity to Disney theme parks and recreation. Taking advantage of its natural setting, more than half of the Marceline homesites will offer water views and others will border on a nature preserve. Each homesite is approximately one-quarter acre in size and is within easy walking distance of Summerhouse, the private clubhouse for Golden Oak residents and their guests.

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‘Frozen’ New Concept Art of Arendelle (Ultra Hi-Res)

A CHILL IS IN THE AIR – Concept art from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming “Frozen” introduces Arendelle, a kingdom trapped in eternal winter thanks to one sister’s icy powers—and another’s inability to stop them. In theaters Nov. 27, 2013. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a very hi-res version of the concept art recently shared from Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

When a prophecy traps the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter, Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

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ABC Announces New and Returning Series for 2013 – 2014 Season and Specials

Continuing to deliver some of the most compelling and heartfelt series on television, ABC is adding fourteen new shows to its established slate of programming. Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

“We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with smart and sophisticated storytelling. ABC is known for its combination of innovation and stability, and our new schedule reflects that. We’re bringing back the shows that viewers have embraced and enhancing the lineup with a slate of exciting new series,” said Lee.

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s New Experiences for 2013

Disney guests can sip and savor fresh flavors from six continents during the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 27-Nov. 11, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney chefs will debut the authentic tastes of Scotland at the celebrated 46-day festival known for innovative food, wine, beer, cocktails, music and entertainment. The sizzling aromas of more than 25 ethnic and specialized marketplaces including Africa, Brazil and Florida Local will tempt guests strolling the World Showcase Promenade. Celebrity chefs like Warren Brown and Jamie Deen will bring culinary cachet to special festival events and demonstrations.

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