‘The Avengers,’ ‘John Carter’ in Running for Visual Effects Academy Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards, among which can be found Marvel’s The Avengers from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios’John Carter. Also among the contenders is Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man, which is a technical notch for Marvel, speaking purely from the intellectual property perspective.

The other films being considered for nomination in the category are: Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Prometheus, Skyfall and Snow White and the Huntsman.

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ to be Directed by Co-Writer Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee, courtesy Walt Disney StudiosWalt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature Frozen, which is slated for the big screen on November 27, 2013. Lee, who has contributed to the film’s screenplay, is one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping adventure Wreck-It Ralph.

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Disney Cruise Line Recognized by Industry for Conservation Efforts

Seatrade Insider Presents Disney Cruise Line with the 2012 Environmental Initiative AwardIn recognition for making notable contributions to advance the environmental aspects of cruising, Disney Cruise Line was presented with the Environmental Initiative Award at the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2012. Disney Cruise Line is dedicated to minimizing its impact on the environment through efforts focused on utilizing new technologies, increasing fuel efficiency, minimizing waste and supporting conservation worldwide.

“Our persistent focus on innovative environmental initiatives starts with developing leading-edge fuel and energy efficiencies on our ships, but it doesn’t stop there,” said Bert Swets, vice president, marine and technical operations at Disney Cruise Line. “Our approach on shore extends to conservation and animal research efforts on our private island, Castaway Cay, inspiring and educating children and families to care about the environment, and engaging the communities in our ports of call.”

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for November 29, 2012 (336 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 29, 2012

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.

Minnie Mouse Plush - New York - 13 Minnie Mouse Plush – New York – 13”SALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!Minnie Mouse is the symbol for freedom and democracy in her Statue of Liberty robe and crown. She sure looks cute and cuddly holding her torch and tablet dated with the year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
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Minnie Mouse Rolling Luggage Minnie Mouse Rolling LuggageSALE $30.00 — SAVE 13%!Tiny tourists will adore Minnie’s rolling luggage with satin bow appliqué, sequins, and lots of space to pack all her travel needs for a sparkling vacation.
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Rapunzel Rolling Luggage Rapunzel Rolling LuggageSALE $30.00 — SAVE 13%!Get out of the tower and tour the kingdom with our sparkling Rapunzel luggage. Lots of storage space for royal travel essentials will help make every trip a happy tale.
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Mickey Mouse PJ Pal for Boys - Holiday Mickey Mouse PJ Pal for Boys – HolidaySALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!He’ll drift off to sleep in the holiday spirit with this snowflake-covered Mickey Mouse PJ Pal. Wrap him up this christmas in this warm organic cotton sleepwear.
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Disney Princess Nightshirt for Girls Disney Princess Nightshirt for GirlsSALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!Awaken happily ever after in our charming Disney Princess Nightshirt with a royal icon print ruffled trims, vivid color art, and three favorite fairytale heroines; including Snow White, Ariel, and Rapunzel.
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Cinderella Nightshirt for Girls Cinderella Nightshirt for GirlsSALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!Wishes come true in the sweet dreams inspired by our lovely Cinderella nightshirt with a pumpkin coach and floral print, ruffled trims, and colorful art.
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Rapunzel Nightshirt for Girls Rapunzel Nightshirt for GirlsSALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!She’ll enjoy dreams of enchantment in our Rapunzel nightshirt with a floral print, ruffled trims, vivid color character art, and contemporary styling.
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Minnie Mouse Nightshirt for Girls Minnie Mouse Nightshirt for GirlsSALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!Keep cozy all through the season in our pretty Minnie Mouse nightshirt with a snowflake print, ruffled trims, bows and fancy embroidered detailing.
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Minnie Mouse PJ Pal for Girls - Holiday Minnie Mouse PJ Pal for Girls – HolidaySALE $12.00 — SAVE 27%!Your young snowflake will drift off to sleep in the holiday spirit with this Minnie Mouse PJ Pal. The fun and festive design of this toasty sleepwear will wrap her up like a pretty present this Christmas.
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Ariel Plush Doll - 21 Ariel Plush Doll – 21”SALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!Our soft and huggable Little Mermaid doll shimmers with an iridescent tail and satin top. Your own little princess will adore Ariel’s pretty embroidered features and plush design.
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‘Terminales’ Begins Production in Boston for ABC Family

Production begins today on the ABC Family drama series pilot “Terminales,” starring Italia Ricci (Unnatural History), Mary Page Keller (‘NYPD Blue’), Vondie Curtis-Hall (‘ER’), Aisha Dee (‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’), Richard Brancatisano (The Elephant Princess), Abhi Sinha (The Social Network), Haley Ramm (Red State) and guest stars Barry Watson (’7th Heaven’) and Rebecca Schull (‘Wings’).

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Disney D23 Announces Preliminary Event Schedule for 2013 with Return of Fanniversary Tour

In 2013, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will reach out to fans across the country through an exciting roster of uniquely magical Disney experiences.

Starting in March, D23 takes the party on the road once again with D23’S second ‘Disney Fanniverary Celebration.’ The event, which played to crowds of enthusiastic fans across the U.S. earlier this year, will commemorate dozens of magical milestones, each celebrating an anniversary in 2013. Said The Hollywood Reporter of the 2012 event, ‘It’s a must for Disney fanatics and a fascinating look at Disney history.’ Hosted by Disney Archivists and D23 Team Members, D23’s Disney Fanniversary Celebration events will be held in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., and will revisit some of the most beloved theme park attractions, animated and live-action films, TV series, and nearly 90 years of Disney history. Fanniversary events will be open to the public, with special admission and surprises created especially for D23 Members in attendance.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for November 28, 2012 (29 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 28, 2012

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.

Mickey Mouse Sleepwear Set for Women - Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Sleepwear Set for Women – Walt Disney WorldSALE $23.97 — SAVE 40%!Walt Disney World delivers the funny papers to your bedroom or den with a soft cotton sleep set pairing Mickey’s ribbed tank tee with flannel lounge pants in a colorful comic strip print.
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Rapunzel Fleece Throw Rapunzel Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

Keep cozy no matter how remote the tower under our soft Rapunzel fleece throw. Embroidered Rapunzel appliqué and your own personalization will inspire only the warmest of dreams.

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Toy Story Fleece Throw Toy Story Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

Keep your young sheriffs and space rangers warm under our soft Toy Story fleece throw. Embroidered Buzz Lightyear and Woody appliqués plus your own personalization will keep kids cozy until playtime!

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Ariel Fleece Throw Ariel Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

After swimming about under the sea, your little mermaid will be happy to snuggle up warm in this Ariel Fleece Blanket. An embroidered appliqué of Ariel adds personality to this throw that can be personalized to add even more character.

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Phineas and Ferb Agent P Fleece Throw Phineas and Ferb Agent P Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

The secret agent star of Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb takes a break from his undercover work to appear above cover on this Agent P Fleece Blanket. Your young secret agent can reveal their identity by having it embroidered on this throw.

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Brave Merida Fleece Throw Brave Merida Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

The Scottish Highlands can get very cold so be sure to pack your Brave Fleece Blanket. An embroidered appliqué of the flame-haired Merida clutching her trusty bow is featured on the corner of this warm throw that can be personalized.

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Cinderella Fleece Throw Cinderella Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

She’ll have only the sweetest dreams under our soft and cozy Cinderella fleece throw. Embroidered Cinderella appliqué and your own personalization will make warm wishes come true!

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Lightning McQueen Fleece Throw Lightning McQueen Fleece ThrowSALE $12.00 — SAVE 38%!

The speedy way to get warm is to snuggle up in this Lightning McQueen Fleece Blanket. An embroidered felt appliqué featuring the fiery star of Cars is parked in the corner of this toasty throw blanket that can be personalized.

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Chernabog Ear Hat Ornament Chernabog Ear Hat OrnamentSALE $13.17 — SAVE 40%!

Fire up the holidays with this Chernabog Ear Hat Ornament. Created by Disney artist Costa Alavezos, this limited edition ornament, inspired by the demonic villain from Fantasia, includes Chernabog’s signature and glow-in-the-dark features.

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Belle Plush Doll - Mini 11 Belle Plush Doll – Mini 11”SALE $5.00 — SAVE 47%!

Let Belle be your guest as a soft and sweet Mini Plush Doll! Belle’s velvety brown hair, signature gold outfit, and soft-stuffed sweetness add to our beauty’s charm.

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Limited Edition Cast Photos from ‘Revenge,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Castle’ Now Available

'Once Upon a Time' Limited Edition Cast Photo It was announced today on ‘The View’ that limited edition prints of ABC’s hit series ‘Revenge,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Castle’ are now available for purchase at OfficialABCPrints.com, while supplies last. Each print is numbered and will be issued with a certificate of authenticity.

A never-before-seen print featuring the cast of ‘Revenge’ is available — only 2012 numbered reproductions of this image will be custom printed on museum-quality photo paper. Pricing for a 16×20 print is $69.95.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for November 27, 2012 (116 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 27, 2012

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.

Crystal Castle Mickey Mouse Necklace Crystal Castle Mickey Mouse Necklace- $29.95With our Crystal Castle Mickey Mouse Necklace you never have to leave the magic behind. Sparkling with clear Austrian crystals, our Mickey icon and castle conjure timeless memories — and a happy daydream or two — with every glance.
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Silver Crystal Heart Mickey Mouse Necklace Silver Crystal Heart Mickey Mouse Necklace- $29.95Everybody ”hearts” Mickey. Our beautiful Silver Crystal Heart Mickey Mouse Necklace brings the charm of Mickey to life in a dazzling setting. Clear Austrian crystals and polished silver plate catch the light — and are sure to capture her heart.
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Cars Tractor Tipping Set Cars Tractor Tipping SetSALE $39.50 — SAVE 34%!With the help of Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen, your Cars fan can enjoy some tractor tipping fun with this set. Just be careful he doesn’t upset Frank. This 6-piece die-cast set includes characters from the memorable scene.
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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Kitchen Towel Set - Holiday Mickey and Minnie Mouse Kitchen Towel Set – HolidaySALE $8.97 — SAVE 40%!Make everyday chores a cheerful occasion with this festive kitchen towel set. One stripe and one block color waffle weave towel make up the pair behind the happy holiday couple, Santa Mickey and Minnie!
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Disney Princess Wardrobe Set for Girls Disney Princess Wardrobe Set for GirlsSALE $119.50 — SAVE 20%!The story begins with you and this wardrobe set featuring five Disney Princess gowns and accessories. Dress guests as Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel and Cinderella to create a fairytale they’ll remember happily ever after.
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Mickey Mouse Bottle Stopper Set - Holiday Mickey Mouse Bottle Stopper Set – HolidaySALE $13.17 — SAVE 40%!Invite Mickey to add a festive touch to your holiday entertaining. These snug fit stoppers keep your refreshments fresher — which is no surprise, since parties are always more merry with Mickey around!
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Mickey Mouse Throw - Holiday Mickey Mouse Throw – HolidaySALE $53.97 — SAVE 40%!You’ll be dreaming of sugarplums while snuggled under this soft plush holiday throw made of furry quilted fleece. Golden beads, sparkling gems and a Santa Mickey appliqué add the sparkle of the season.
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Mickey Mouse Icon Beverage Glass Charms Set - Holiday Mickey Mouse Icon Beverage Glass Charms Set – HolidaySALE $11.97 — SAVE 40%!Make every gathering more joyful with a glittering rainbow of ring charms featuring our ”fa-mouse” Mickey icon. Slip these charms on your straw or glass stem so you can identify each guest’s beverage with ease.
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Mickey Mouse Icon Ornament Mickey Mouse Icon OrnamentSALE $11.37 — SAVE 40%!Gild the family tree with Mickey’s large Victorian glass ball ornament decorated in golden filigree with glittering gems, and accented by Mickey icon patterns.
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Mickey Mouse Pillow - Holiday Mickey Mouse Pillow – HolidaySALE $35.97 — SAVE 40%!Sequin snowflakes sparkle on this Mickey Mouse Pillow that’s covered in soft red velour and trimmed with gold rope braid. In the corner, Santa Mickey looks across at the colorful rhinestones that decorate this festive cushion.
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More 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Details; New Food Options; ‘Flower Power’ Line-up

A blooming bounty of festival firsts will welcome Disney guests to the 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV March 6-May 19, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort. First, the news:

  • Epcot chefs will cook up first-time festival food and beverage fun, with special cooking stations offering exclusive-to-the-festival bites along the park’s World Showcase promenade.
  • A new circus-like “Land of Oz Play Area,” based on the Disney fantastical film adventure Oz: The Great and Powerful to be released in March 2013, will debut a kaleidoscope of interactive fun.

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