D23 Expo: Major Schedule Updates Include ‘Frozen’ Panel, Brad Bird Signing

Late last night, the D23 Expo schedule received a major overhaul with appearances, signings, panels and other events as well as more specific start — and more importantly — end times. While each attendee should carefully pour over the additions, here are just a few of the highlights we spotted:

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D23 Expo: Disney Parks to Tease New Star Wars, Avatar Attractions

Iron Man and Captain America (DISNEY XD/Rick Rowell)According to a new article from Disney Insider, the Disney Parks pavilion at the upcoming D23 Expo will offer more than just a look back at Walt Disney Imagineering’s 60 year history.

Speaking with the show producer of the D23 Expo Disney Parks pavilion, Dave Fisher, the article mentions many things the pavilion will offer attendees, which include teasers of brand new attractions coming to Disney Parks based on Disney’s Star Wars property as well as Avatar. In addition, the pavilion will be play testing a new project Imagineering is working on titled ‘Adventure Trading Company.’ The pavilion will also offer two virtual ride-throughs using their pre-vis DISH (Digital Immersive Showroom) technology and a meet and greet with Captain America.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Theatrical Poster

'Saving Mr. Banks' PosterThe Walt Disney Parks official blog today revealed the theatrical poster for Disney’s upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks which opens in theaters limited release on December 13, 2013, followed by a wide release on December 20.

We also recently shared the news that Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for the two-disc deluxe soundtrack for the film, scored by Thomas Newman.

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D23 Expo: ABC to Present ‘Once Upon A Time: Behind the Fairytale,’ Early Screenings

Be among the first to watch ABC’s most anticipated new fall series and animated specials and have a chance to learn the secrets behind how they were made. Fans will have those opportunities at the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, where all the worlds of Disney come together, August 9 – 11, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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D23 Expo Updates Round-Up #2 – Official App, Exclusives and More

Cinderella's Castle Ornament D23 Expo Exclusive from HallmarkIt’s been a few weeks since our first round-up of Disney D23 Expo updates featuring little tidbits you should know that haven’t earned themselves a dedicated mention, however if you follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook, you’re likely to have come across our mentions of them as they have come. That said, there’s plenty here we haven’t mentioned elsewhere including the release of the official D23 Expo App, so, on with the show!

The biggest update so far is no doubt the release of the official D23 Expo App available now for free for Apple iDevices from the App Store as well as Android devices from Google Play.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for July 23, 2013 (10 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for July 23, 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.

Franz Fliegenhosen Die Cast Plane - Planes Franz Fliegenhosen Die Cast Plane – Planes – $9.95The versatile German Planes character, Franz Fliegenhosen, is the die-cast car who cleverly turns into a plane, so he makes the perfect fly-drive vehicle!
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Spider-Man Fleece Throw - Personalizable Spider-Man Fleece Throw – Personalizable – $19.95Throw a web of warmth around sleeping Super Heroes with Spidey’s soft embroidered fleece throw, empowered to keep the heat on dreamtime crime!
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Mike Wazowski Slap Watch - Monsters University Mike Wazowski Slap Watch – Monsters University – $14.95Keep an eye on the time wearing Mike’s soft and squishy wristwatch with flexible band that slaps and wraps comfortably around almost any wrist. It’s the timepiece that watches you!
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Sofia the First Throw - Personalizable Sofia the First Throw – Personalizable – $19.95Your once and future princess will dream happily ever after under this fuzzy fleece throw with embroidered Sofia appliqué to keep kids cozy until the coronation!
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Minnie Mouse Glitter Handbag Minnie Mouse Glitter Handbag – $19.95Minnie is all smiles on the side of this glamorously glittering handbag. The soft padded exterior features a bold polka dot print and raised Minnie decal, while the jeweled handle carries sparkles with you everywhere you go.
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Chug Die Cast Vehicle - Planes Chug Die Cast Vehicle – Planes – $9.95Life’s a gas for Chug, the fuel tanker who quenches the thirst of the high flying stars of Planes. This detailed die cast Chug is sure to fuel the fun as they recreate their favorite scenes from the movie.
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Ned Die Cast Plane - Planes Ned Die Cast Plane – Planes – $9.95The single-seater Ned, who is paired with Zed as Ripslinger’s henchmen in the movie, is captured in fine detail here with this die cast model. With his filigree paint detailing, Ned, will make their Planes collection really take off.
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Minnie Mouse Tote - Disneyland Minnie Mouse Tote – Disneyland – $19.95Minnie’s souvenir canvas tote makes for a pretty polka dot purse for your little park hopper to carry through The Happiest Place on Earth or anywhere she goes!
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Mickey Mouse Ear Hat Ornament - Christmas Mickey Mouse Ear Hat Ornament – Christmas – $22.95Santa Mickey delivers a bountiful Holiday sparkler with his cheery ear hat ornament that will give the gift of smiles throughout the season!
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Spider-Man Comics Tee for Men Spider-Man Comics Tee for Men – $19.95Spider-Man finds himself in the spotlight on the cover of this edition of The Amazing Spider-Man from March, 1970. This all-cotton Spider-Man tee makes a nostalgic addition to your Super Hero wardrobe.
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for July 23, 2013 (7 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for July 23, 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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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Soundtrack by Thomas Newman Available December 10

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) shows Disneyland to "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," releasing in U.S. theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and wide on December 20, 2013. Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Ahead of any official announcement and without many details, Amazon.com has begun listing the official original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks for a release date of December 10. The film is slated to open in limited release beginning December 13 with a wide release, a week later on December 20. Composed by Thomas Newman, the Saving Mr. Banks soundtrack, deluxe edition, consists of two CDs and is now available for pre-order.

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Minnie Mouse is UK’s ‘LOVE’ Cover Girl; Fashion Houses Unveil Minnie Ears

'LOVE' Magazine featuring Minnie MouseToday, one of the world’s most influential fashion magazines, LOVE, has revealed Minnie Mouse as the cover star of their 5th Anniversary special The Sweetie Issue. One of Disney’s most beloved stars, Minnie Mouse is the first cartoon character to appear on the cover of LOVE. Inspired by Minnie Mouse’s enduring cultural influence and iconic style, LOVE‘s Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand asked Minnie Mouse to make her debut fashion cover alongside some of the world’s most sought-after models, showcased in bespoke Minnie Mouse ears created by leading luxury fashion houses.

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AT&T Named Official Wireless Provider for Disney Parks North America

AT&T* and Disney Parks today announced an agreement that makes AT&T the official wireless provider for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Through the agreement, AT&T will have various marketing and branding opportunities, including sponsoring Disney-created soccer and runDisney events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. In addition, Disney will join AT&T to educate Cast Members and guests about “It Can Wait®,” AT&T’s groundbreaking initiative to educate consumers about the dangers of texting while driving. AT&T and Disney will also collaborate to enhance the experience for the growing number of Disney guests using smartphones and tablets during their visit. Furthermore, Cast Members will use new mobile devices on AT&T’s network to help deliver Disney’s legendary guest service.

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