Below is a list of new Disney items being released this week at Amazon.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Amazon.com in another window.
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Art of Disney John Carter, The (Introduction by Andrew Stanton / Afterword by Ryan Church): A Visual Journey (Hardcover) (Available Tuesday, March 6 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)
Renowned Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Pixarâ??s Wall-E, Finding Nemo) takes his audience on a visual voyage through the world of John Carter. Now, in The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey, take part of that adventure and discover the magic from behind the scenes and what it took to bring this century old tale to life!
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Follow That Dog! Storybook and Sound FX Car (Hardcover) (Available Tuesday, March 6 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)
When Mickey Mouse returns from a shopping trip to buy food for a picnic, he surprises his pet pal Pluto with a new bouncy red ball. Pluto has so much fun playing with it, that when it bounces away, he races off to follow it. Mickey soon notices that Pluto is missing, so he jumps into his car and searches high and low for his dog.Â Mickeyâ??s friends join the search on bikes, roller skates, and even in a hot-air balloon. Kids will feel like theyâ??re riding right along with Mickey, thanks to the molded toy car that accompanies the book. When the car is moved across the pages, the motion activates four cool sound effects.
Winnie the Pooh: Pooh’s Secret Garden (Paperback) (Available Tuesday, March 6 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)
Spring has sprung in the Hundred-Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh is planting a garden. Turn the pages and lift the flaps of this delightful tale to see what surprises are springing up in Pooh’s secret garden!
Buzz Lightyear and RC demonstrate feats of amazing skill with our Toy StoryStunt Action Play Set. Launch RC through the light-up ball-and-loop track to hit the blocks and send Buzz circling down the pole, or snap Buzz on to ride along with RC!
Say ”Ciao” to the ltalian forklift who picks up where he left off in the original Cars. Luigi’s assistant makes a welcome return in Cars 2 and is reproduced here in detail with this Guido Plush. Give him a lift with a nice hug.
Pictured here is a diagram taken from a recent patent application for a new breed of carousel from Disney Enterprises. At first glance, you’ll notice some interesting deviations from what we’ve come to known as a carousel, standard fare for any amusement park, even parks such as the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
What you may not notice at first, however — and it may not in fact be intentional in the drawing — is that the horses are backwards — at least for this side of the Atlantic. Traditionally speaking, American carousels travel in a counter-clockwise direction whereas European travel in a clockwise direction. So while you will generally see the horses face to the right at Disney theme parks (even at Disneyland Paris), these horses are facing the opposite direction.
Why that is, however, is not as important as the rest of the rest of the patent. The intent behind the new carousel design is to actually address what it sees as current problems with the existing, popular design as well as to plus the guest experience while on the attraction.
One problem that the patent defines with existing implementations has to do with the horses being configured to move up and down while the carousel is in motion. This means that when the ride cycle ends, the horse can be in any position along its y-axis, making it difficult for children and many adults to unload and load from the carousel, particularly when the horse is at its highest point. The new design addresses for this by ensuring that all of the horses are always at their lowest point between cycles, making the loading and unloading process easier.
But an even bigger change to the design is breaking the attraction up into a series of two or more concentric circles that can move independently of each other — not just in speed, but in direction as well. This means that not only can the horses effectively ‘race’ each other, but they could perhaps even spin around and travel in the opposite direction of the horses next to it, creating a ‘Dueling Dumbo’ effect.
The patent application goes on further to describe variations of attractions that can also leverage this technology. Pictured here is a different kind of attraction in which there are three rings. Vehicles are placed on the outer rings, facing each other, with the middle ring used as a transport for obstructions. By varying speeds and directions on all three rings, a classic shoot’em up type attraction receives a whole new spin.
Kermit may have sang ”it’s not easy being green” back in the day, but he’s changing his tune as seen on this The Muppets tee. Embrace being green with Kermit by wearing this relaxing tee made with organic cotton!
Nerds and Muppets come together on this nerdy The Muppets tee made with organic cotton! Whether they’re sporting glasses, a bowtie, or a giant book, Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and Animal each show off their unique nerdy sides on this amusing tee.
The ”Believe” Disney Dreaming Charm Bracelet is a reminder that when you believe in yourself, magical things happen. Silver ”Believe” and Mickey Mouse charms hang from a stretchy corded bracelet of wooden and silver-tone beads and twinkle cut stones.
Recall the magic of sailing the open seas with our Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic PokitPal by Olszewski. Tuck a little keepsake under the ship for safekeeping and swivel the magnetic closure lid to take a peek from time to time.
Enjoy delicious memories of the Kitchen Kabaret animatronic show at Epcot’s Land pavilion with this limited edition Vinylmation set. Inspired by characters in the show, which ran from 1982 until 1993, this set was created by Disney artist Maria Clapsis.
Enjoy fun in the sun with our Vinylmation Cutesters at the Beach Series. Inspired by a trip to the seaside, each blind box contains one of 11 designs or the mystery chaser. You won’t know which one you’ve got until you open the box!
This limited edition Vinylmation set celebrates the Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. Created by Disney artist Casey Jones, this collectible set is a colorful way to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary.
Continuing the tradition, our Vinylmation Park 8 Series presents 3” vinyl collectible figures inspired by historical Disney Parks attractions and features. Created by Disney artists, each blind box contains one of 11 designs or the mystery chaser.
What a beautiful day as Chip an’ Dale pose with an evergreen tree at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa! This cool camera-shaped pin has a slider element that reveals a photo taken at the Disneyland Resort landmark.
Skipper Stitch observes the vast wildlife in front of him on this pin celebrating 40 years of Jungle Cruise in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom. Our favorite meddlesome alien is ready to journey straight into your Disney pin collection!
Mariah Carey may be the Godmother of the Disney Fantasy, but it’s another sultry siren that guests aboard the ship’s inaugural cruises are more likely to encounter — Jessica Rabbit. The temptress of Toontown’s face graces the label of Disney Cruise Line’s Fantasy-exclusive, limited edition champagne, ‘Ooh La La,’ named after the adults-only lounge in which it will be served. Ooh La La Lounge is described as being ‘reminiscent of an elegant French boudoir,’ and what better spokespersontoon than Jessica Rabbit herself?
Although Disney Cruise Line has issued a statement noting the champagne will be only be available for a year, we have also been told that is a strict limited edition in size as well. ‘We produced 3,000 bottles and will not produce any more,’ Larry Nocera of Kobrand Corporation, the exclusive US importer of Taittinger Champagne, tells us. It was Nocera that united Disney Cruise Line with Taittinger for the exciting venture.
Guests aboard the Disney Fantasy will be able to enjoy the ‘Ooh La La’ champagne by either the glass or by the bottle. By the glass, it will be served exclusively in the Ooh La La Lounge (located in the Europa district on Deck 4 Aft) for $26 per glass and served with a berry verrine. For guests wishing to purchase a bottle, they may do so at the ship’s gift shops for $118 per bottle. It should be noted that given both the caps on production size as well as time, not to mention being served on board, expect available quantities to be limited per sailing.
Taittinger and Kobrand also provided the giant bottle of champagne used in the Fantasy christening ceremony last night. Known in the industry as a Melchizedek, it is the largest ‘mass-produced’ bottle and holds 30L of champagne, or the equivalent of 40 standard sized bottles.
Label image courtesy Kobrand Corporation. Photo via video by Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide.
Chef Mickey is handy to have around the kitchen. Use our Gourmet Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towels to dry dishes, wipe off counters, lift hot lids and so much more. Neutral blue and tan design makes these towels complementary to any kitchen décor.
Celebrate your happily-ever-after occasion or fan the fondest dreams with our enchanting Cinderella snowglobe. Prince Charming and his bride ride within a sparkling glass and silvertone coach reminding us that any dream you wish can come true.
Mickey is a shadow of his usual self on this bold cup! Silhouetted against the bright blue background, Mickey looms large on the outside, while the inside features Mickey’s name amidst a jumble of letters.
You can always rely on Grumpy to keep things under wraps with this Grumpy Plush Golf Club Cover. It’s fun to go a round with the cranky dwarf from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs who shows his soft side on this plush Grumpy golf club cover.
Mickey shows he’s not just a fair-weather friend. Our handy Disney Parks Mickey Mouse Umbrella will protect you against the rain and sun at whichever Disney Park you’re visiting. And it features the iconic Disney castle to cheer you up even on dull days!
This limited edition Sally and Jack Skellington Pin and Litho Set includes a colorful pin designed by artist Jason Zucker and accompanying lithograph sketch of the original concept art. Together they make the perfect pair, just like Jack and Sally!
Partners will peek through your hand of cards while the face value remains hidden with this unique clear plastic playing card deck direct from the Disney Parks. Sorcerer Mickey is seen on both sides with castles on back and magic character face cards.
”Welcome, foolish mortals” to the alarming abode of The Haunted Mansion! Your favorite Hitchhiking Ghosts from the phantom-dwelling manor cordially invite you to add this ”D”-evious pin to your Disney pin collection!
Walt Disney World Cast Member Dave provided confirmation via Twitter this evening that beginning March 2, 2012 and through March 17, 2012, all Magic Kingdom monorail service will be suspended daily from 11:30 am through 6 pm. This is being done primarily so that construction work related to the Grand Floridian DVC expansion can be completed, although ‘planned maintenance’ is also mentioned in the notice.
In response to the reduction of service, more buses and water transportation will be put on line to accommodate guests traveling between the Magic Kingdom and the TTC and area resorts. Monorail service between the TTC and Epcot will not be affected by this change.
To accommodate planned maintenance and nearby construction: Magic Kingdom Monorails will not operate between 11:30am- 6pm 3/2/12-3/17/12
Disney lovers are invited to celebrate with Disney D23, the official fan club of The Walt Disney Company, this summer as it brings its annual anniversary event to Disney fans in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Chicago and Walt Disney World (Orlando).
Each event promises to lead guests on a journey through dozens of unforgettable Disney moments that have delighted generations of Disney fans. Each show will be hosted by a Disney archivist and D23 team member and will highlight the rich behind-the-scenes stories of these magical moments through rarely (or never-before) seen film footage, concept art, photography, and exclusive interviews with many of your favorite Disney Legends and luminaries.
Tickets will become available for purchase on March 16 at 1 pm ET/10 am EST initially be available to D23 members and their guests for $18 each. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public for $25 each.
Event locations and dates are as follows:
Los Angeles – Friday, April 27, 2012 – The Studio Theatre, The Walt Disney Studios
San Francisco – Saturday, April 28, 2012 – Walt Disney Family Museum
Boston – Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Museum of Fine Arts
New York City – Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – Cherry Lane Theater
Orlando – Saturday, June 23, 2012 – Premiere Theater, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World
(Park admission not included and required)
Chicago – Sunday, June 24, 2012 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Additionally, we have been advised that while the live elements of the show will contribute to a unique experience, the content is not expected to change between performances.
For more information and to purchase tickets as they become available, visit the event page.
Walt Disney Studios New Zealand has released the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie which will be released in theaters later this year. Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with several new stills, which include first looks at the characters of Edgar ‘E’ Gore (get it?) and Persephone.
From Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, comes this image of young Victor Frankenstein laying in bed while his faithful pup Sparky lays beneath it. A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous. Frankenweenie opens in theaters nationwide on October 5, 2012.