D23 Expo Updates Round-up #1: Things to Know, Panel Changes, Collectors Forum Map and More

Each year of the D23 Expo, we stumble upon various bits and pieces of information that — although announced through official channels — just don’t lend themselves to full on posts. Most of the time we share these tidbits as they come up via our official Twitter and Facebook outlets, but every now and then we like to compile what we’ve found so far in a bit of an updates roundup to keep everyone informed of the latest changes.

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‘Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel’ on DVD October 1

Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon.com has begun listing the DVD edition of the upcoming Phineas and Ferb/Marvel crossover special, ‘Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel‘ with a release date of October 1, 2013. No additional information has been provided at this time.

In ‘Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel,’ Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk stand powerless after being struck by Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s power-draining ‘inator.’ Once the Marvel Super Villains — Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K. — find out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is responsible for robbing the Super Heroes of their powers, they seek him out and together create mayhem in Danville. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb do everything they can to restore the Super Heroes’ powers before the evil villains take over the world.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for July 4, 2013 (4 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for July 4, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Hot Topic. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Hot Topic 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.

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WDW Update: Tiki Room Extended Closure, All Star Sports Food Court Closure Lengthened and More

As a follow up to tweets and Facebook statuses we posted last night regarding some recent changes to the Walt Disney World Resort refurbishment schedule, we would like to formally share these changes here on the site. So without further ado:

  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Magic Kingdom is currently expected to close on July 31 and is expected to re-open on August 29, 2013.
  • Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom is currently expected to close on September 30 and is expected to re-open on November 14, 2013.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ New Hi-Res Still Features Natalie Portman, Rene Russo

Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Frigga (Rene Russo)Ph: Jay Maidment© 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with a newly released still from its upcoming Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013) in high-resolution, which we have added to the beginning of our gallery below. The new still prominently features Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) alongside Frigga (Rene Russo). It has been added to the beginning of our film image galler below.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for July 3, 2013 (44 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for July 3, 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.

Rapunzel Shoe Ornament Rapunzel Shoe Ornament – $22.95Rapunzel’s sparkling slipper ornament will transform your holiday tree into a tower of delight, with more than a tangle of glittering trims, faceted gems and fairytale magic fit for a Disney Princess.
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Alice in Wonderland Woven Top and Pants Set for Baby Alice in Wonderland Woven Top and Pants Set for Baby – $29.95Baby will dream of becoming a little lady in her adorable two-piece outfit featuring woven top and matched pants with fanciful Alice decoration and wondrous ruffled trims.
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Queen of Hearts Shoe Ornament Queen of Hearts Shoe Ornament – $22.95A winning season is in the cards when dealing these heels to your holiday tree. The Queen of Hearts will ensure that heads will turn for Her Majesty’s most wondrous, bejeweled ornament.
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Cruella De Vil Shoe Ornament Cruella De Vil Shoe Ornament – $22.95Steal the spot-light this holiday season with Cruella’s stylish shoe ornament, so fashionably fierce, you’ll know you’re barking up the right tree!
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Alice in Wonderland Woven Romper for Baby Alice in Wonderland Woven Romper for Baby – $24.95Let baby celebrate her very merry Un-birthday 364 days a year wearing Alice’s woven romper with dizzy teacup decoration and wonderful ruffled trims.
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Santa Mickey Mouse Glass Glazed Holiday Plate - Red Santa Mickey Mouse Glass Glazed Holiday Plate – Red – $12.95Santa Mickey serves his guests a Holiday treat with this shimmering appetizer plate. Brilliant red glass coating on a metallic finish ceramic plate evokes a stained glass window pane adorned with golden decoration.
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Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper – $19.95Keep your drinks frightfully fresh with this Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper. Inspired by the bat stanchions used in the queue lines at the Haunted Mansion, the sculpted figure will give flight to memories of the popular attraction.
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Sofia Dress with Leggings Set for Girls Sofia Dress with Leggings Set for Girls – $29.95Your once and future princess will look just like Sofia while wearing this elegant two-piece set with layers of pleated tulle skirts and lots of fanciful trims, plus matched leggings.
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Belle Shoe Ornament Belle Shoe Ornament – $22.95Belle’s sparkling slipper ornament transforms your holiday tree into a lively objet d’art fit for a Disney Princess, adorned in iridescent glitter, golden gems and sculptured rosettes.
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Cinderella Shoe Ornament Cinderella Shoe Ornament – $22.95Cinderella’s sparkling slipper ornament will transform your holiday tree into a festival of fantasy, with more than touch of glittering filigree, faceted gems and glamour fit for a Disney Princess.
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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Disney ‘Planes’ Soundtrack to Feature Mark Holman, Chris Classic, Jon Stevens

Disney's 'Planes' SoundtrackAmazon.com has updated its listing for the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Planes, available to own on August 6, 2013, just ahead of the theatrical release of the film on August 9.

With a whopping 29 tracks, most of the music is the instrumental score as composed by Mark Mancina, but also features some original songs by the likes of Mark Holman, Chris Classic with Alana D, Jon Stevens as well as songs from film co-stars Carlos Alazraqui (El Chupacabra) and Dave Wittenberg.

The track listing is as follows:

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WATCH: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ First Footage – The Trailer You Didn’t See

'Frozen'It’s just about 45 seconds long and most of the footage is just looped, but this video capture from a Japanese television program shares some of the first real footage of Frozen, coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The footage reveals some of the obstacles Kristoff and Annna encounter while embarking on their quest, the least of which appears to be the wrath of Anna’s sister, Elsa.

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‘Disney Infinity’ Point of Sale Display Reveals Additional Influences

'Disney Infinity' Point of SaleThe range of Disney characters and other film influences when it comes to Disney Interactive’s upcoming gaming platform, ‘Disney Infinity,’ has seemingly been endless infinite. Nothing demonstrates this more than the iconic image often used which shows the mash-up of characters across many of the Disney franchises. As characters and playsets are officially revealed, so changes the imagery as characters are added and the image subsequently toyed with.

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It’s A Small World Singing Dolls and Plush by Disney Store (Video/Pics)

'it's a small world' Animators' Collection by Disney Store

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a talk with Disney Legend Richard Sherman about his storied career at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, via the Chicago Tribune. One of Mr. Sherman’s many recollections involved visiting one of the soundstages with his collaborator and brother, Robert, to experience a mock-up of an attraction that would soon be making its debut at the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York City.

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