The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that animation historian John Canemaker will be paying tribute to animation pioneers Winsor McCay and Walt Disney in a three part program that ends with a screening of Disney’s Fantasia. All three events will take place on Saturday, September 13 the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
‘Gertie the Dinosaur and the Birth of Personality Animation’ will commemorate Gertie the Dinosaur’s 100th birthday with a ‘salute to Gertie and her creator, the prolific comic strip artist and animation pioneer Winsor McCay. This richly illustrated look at McCay’s life and work includes four of his animated shorts, and a re-creation – with audience participation – of the legendary routine that introduced Gertie in McCay’s 1914 vaudeville act.’
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for August 25, 2014 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.
|Star-Lord Costume for Boys – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – $49.95The galaxy will be in safe hands when your young hero transforms into the legendary intergalactic outlaw Star-Lord. Inspired by his long leather coat featured in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the costume includes his mask. |
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|Aurora Sketchbook Ornament – Sleeping Beauty – Pink – $12.95 |
Frocked in a glittering pink satin gown, our Princess Aurora ornament awakens a vision found once upon a dream. Dress your holiday tree with this classic Disney dreamer from Sleeping Beauty.
|Pascal Sketchbook Ornament – Tangled – $12.95 |
A chameleon loves to disguise himself, so little Pascal is elegantly costumed as his best friend Rapunzel for this fun and festive ornament that will be a highlight of your holiday home trims, especially with the kids!
|Doc McStuffins and Lambie Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
Doc turns off her smart phone to celebrate the holidays with an adorably dressed Lambie on this frosty sculptured ornament with glittering highlights. Don’t worry, she has an emergency call service!
|Walt Disney Limited Release Sketchbook Ornament – August 2014 – $19.95 |
Relive magical moments that made Disney history with a monthly series of limited release, fully sculptured ornaments from our Sketchbook Ornament Collection. This August 2014 selection commemorates 1923 as Walt Arrives in Los Angeles.
|Tigger and Eeyore Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
|Tiana Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
|Aurora Sketchbook Ornament – Sleeping Beauty – Blue – Online Exclusive – $12.95 |
Frocked in her glittering blue satin gown, our Princess Aurora ornament awakens visions found once upon a dream. Dress your holiday tree with this variant color online exclusive inspired by Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
|Disney Fairies Tumbler with Straw – Small – $7.95 |
Tink’s kid size tumbler lets them sip the fun with fewer spills. The lid twists on tight for on-the-go thirst quenching, while the cool dual-layer design looks just like a fast food drink cup but made from resuable, heavy-duty acrylic.
|Chip ‘n Dale Sketchbook Ornament – Two Chips and a Miss – $12.95 |
Chip ‘n Dale step out in their holiday best wearing twin tuxedos to impress starry-eyed starlet Clarice (not depicted) on this sculptured scenic ornament inspired by Walt Disney’s cartoon classic Two Chips and a Miss (1952).
|Lady and the Tramp Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
Lady and the Tramp celebrate their first date by leaving a pair of paw prints in wet cement on this ornament for a lovely Bella Notte. Our romantic canine couple will warm your heart all through the holidays.
Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun listing ‘Mickey Mouse: Season One‘ with a release date of December 2, 2014, although it’s worth noting that Walmart (where the artwork came from in this case) has been listing it for an August 26, 2014 release for some time now.
According to the new listing, the DVD will contain nineteen of the shorts from the award-winning series’ first season as well as a bonus ‘making of’ featurette. The bonus feature, ‘The Making of Disney Mickey Mouse,’ features creators discussing ‘the fun of working with one of the world’s most beloved and recognized characters as they create a fresh new take on an iconic character — Mickey Mouse — for the new millennium.’
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for August 22, 2014 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.
|Olaf Reusable Tote – Frozen – $2.95 |
Olaf loses his head in all the excitement following the success of Frozen. The sun-loving snowman will melt hearts with his appearance on this sturdy shopping bag made of 80% recycled plastic bottles.
|Vinylmation Cranium Command 3” Figure Set – Buzzy and General Knowledge – $29.95 |
Take a nostalgic trip back to the Wonders of Life Pavilion at Epcot with Buzzy and General Knowledge, two of the characters from Cranium Command, the multi-media show that entertained and educated guests from 1989 to 2007.
|Vinylmation Storyteller 3” Figure plus 1 1/2” Junior Set – Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse – $29.95 |
As Walt Disney said of a career that forged him as one of the greatest ever storytellers, ”It all started with a mouse.” Walt and Mickey are paired in this Vinylmation set inspired by the landmark statue at Disney California Adventure.
|Vinylmation Animation 5 Series Tray – $207.20 |
Discover an ”animated” collection of classic Disney characters for your Vinylmation collection. Now you can get a sealed tray of 16 individual boxes with the entire Animation 5 Series 3” figure assortment.
|Maleficent Blu-ray Combo Pack – Pre-Order – $24.95 |
Explore the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain in Maleficent, a wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty. Journey beyond the fairytale in this soaring ”visually arresting,” adventure.
|Luke Skywalker Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber by Hasbro – $44.95 |
|Vinylmation Animation 5 Series Figure – 3” – $12.95 |
Discover an ”animated” collection of classic Disney characters for your Vinylmation collection. You won’t know which 3” Animation 4 Series figure in this series you’ve got until you’ve opened the box!
|Planes: Fire & Rescue Rugby Top for Boys – $22.95 |
|Sofia Snack Box – $6.95 |
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Meal times will become a royal occasion in the company of Sofia and her friends. Clover, Whatnaught, Robin, and Mia join the princess in training on this Sofia Snack Box that’s perfect for busy young things on the go.
|Planes: Fire & Rescue Snack Box – $6.95 |
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Dusty Crophopper and his friends come to the rescue of your hungry pilot with this Planes: Fire & Rescue Snack Box. Blade Ranger, Windlifter, Cabbie, and Lil’ Dipper will join in his inflight meal.
Everyone knows drones are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to deliver packages to customers’ doorsteps, target and destroy someone from thousands of miles away or looking to entertain thousands of guests, you’ll need an army of drones.
Thanks to a series of recently published patent applications, we now have an idea of where Walt Disney Imagineering is headed with future plans for night-time entertainment to take place over lagoons (which are specifically mentioned in the applications), although the technology can be applied virtually anywhere.
Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with a high resolution version of a recently released still featuring Hiro and Baymax from their upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014). The photo, seen left, has also been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film, which you can find embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a high resolution version of a recently released still featuring Meryl Streep stars as the Witch and MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel from the upcoming film, Into the Woods (December 25, 2014). The photo, seen left, has also been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film, which you can find embedded below.
Disney Interactive is giving Disney Infinity (1.0 Edition) Wii gamers the chance to upgrade their play experience to Wii U free of charge, exclusively through the Nintendo eShop. Starting today, fans who own the Disney Infinity Starter Pack on Wii can download the Wii U version of the game from the Nintendo eShop, complete with multiplayer. The Disney Infinity base and figures are required to play on Wii U once downloaded.
The Oriental Land Company, owners and operators of the Tokyo Disney Resort have announced that they will be honoring the success of Disney’s Frozen with a special event, titled ‘Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy,’ to be held at the Tokyo Disneyland theme park starting January 13, 2015 and ending on March 20, 2015. According to the press release, ‘guests will find opportunities to experience the beautiful world of Frozen, with family and friends.’
Celebrating at the park during the winter season, guests are promised ‘a lovely world of ice and snow created by Elsa’s magical power.’ The park will feature special menus and approximately 25 specially themed merchandise as well as decorative snow and ice crystal, ‘reminiscent of the film’s atmosphere.’