The restoration and preservation of Walt and his brother Roy’s birthplace and home officially got underway today, on Walt Disney’s 112th birthday, at a press conference held at the historic site. Alderman Rey Colon was on hand along with homeowners Brent Young and Dina Benadon to kick off the year-long meticulous process of restoring the home to its 1901 state, when Walt was born. As part of the celebration, Mayor Emanuel proclaimed it Walt Disney Day in Chicago.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 5, 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.
|Marvel Comics Lounge Pants for Men – $19.95You’ll be able to sleep safely with so many stars of the Marvel universe looking out for you. Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and The Thing are among the galaxy of Super Heroes on these colorful lounge pants. |
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|D23 Scrooge McDuck Ringer Tee for Adults – Create Your Own – $19.95 share this item|
|Mickey Mouse Lounge Pants for Women – $19.95It’s easy to be soft on Mickey as he’ll be soft on you with these cotton lounge pants for women. Hoops of gray circle around this sleepwear that is as comfy as you’ll feel when relaxing in the company of Mickey. |
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|D23 Mickey and Minnie Holiday Fleece Hoodie for Adults – Create Your Own – $35.95 share this item|
|D23 Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee Ringer Tee for Women – Create Your Own – $19.95 share this item|
|D23 Mickey and Minnie Holiday Mug – Create Your Own – $15.95 share this item|
|D23 Lilo & Stitch Holiday Mug – Create Your Own – $15.95 share this item|
|Mickey Mouse Art Deco Watch for Women – SALE $49.99 — SAVE 60%!Mickey brings his timeless appeal to this glamorous watch inspired by the elegant art deco style. The distinctive lines are highlighted with sparkling jewels and complemented by the black leather band. |
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|Woody Stretchie for Baby – Toy Story – SALE $12.00 — SAVE 29%!Your junior sheriff will be comfortable as can be when he dreams of keeping the peace in his Woody sleeper, tailored from soft cotton featuring zip front with snap and attached slipper feet. |
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|Buzz Lightyear Stretchie for Baby – SALE $12.00 — SAVE 29%!When the stars come out and it’s time for your little space ranger to snuggle in, he will be comfortable as can be in his Buzz Lightyear sleeper, tailored from soft cotton featuring zip front with snap and attached slipper feet. |
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Just outside Chicago, built by his father Elias Disney in 1893, stands the house in which both Walt Disney and his older brother Roy were born and spent the early years of their lives. The decades since have brought significant wear and tear to the building and now the current property owners — Dina Benadon and Brent Young — are seeking to restore the home to its original glory to preserve its history and honor the legends from whence they came.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors today declared an annual cash dividend of $0.86 per share, up 15 percent, or $0.11 per share, from the previous year. The dividend is payable on January 16, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 16, 2013. The January payment represents the 58th consecutive dividend payment to shareholders.
‘Disney had a great year creatively and financially in fiscal 2013, delivering record revenue, net income and earnings per share for the third year in a row,’ said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. ‘We are pleased to be able to increase our shareholder dividend by 15 percent while continuing to invest for future growth.’
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina (Hendricks) steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink’s world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow.
It’s probably not too hard to imagine that one of the most popular questions constantly being posed to Disney’s Avalanche Software, developer of ‘Disney Infinity’ is if and when Marvel or Star Wars will be introduced as playables. While it just wasn’t likely Lucasfilm properties would find their way into the first generation of the gaming platform simply because of the timing, the potential for tapping into Marvel was there — as it is, Marvel does actually have a known presence in the game in the form of the Incredible Hulk townsperson costume.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 4, 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.
|Figment and Dreamfinder Holiday Tee for Adults – Epcot – Limited Availability – $24.95 |
Celebrate the season with a jolly journey into imagination, accompanied by Figment the dragon and Dreamfinder dressed as Santa, on this special delivery direct from Epcot, available for a limited time only!
|Peas in a Pod Mini Bean Bag Plush – Holiday – 8” – SALE $5.97 — SAVE 40%! |
In their furry Santa hats, three peas in a pod make merry all through the season. When you receive this soft plush favorite from Toy Story 3, friends and family will be pea-green with envy!
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several newly released hi-res stills from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery of images from the film below. In addition to the new stills, we also received our first behind-the-scenes image which features Thompson consulting with screenwriter Kelly Marcel.
Just in time to celebrate the season, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has brought back its popular ’23 Days of Disney Christmas’ series — a gorgeous collection of work contributed by artists from nearly every corner of The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Television Animation, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Disney Design Group, Disney Consumer Products, and more.
Beginning today, D23.com will unveil a new piece of art that celebrates the holidays. The theme for 2013 is ‘The Ultimate Gift’ — and D23 asked Disney artists what their favorite characters would most want for the holiday. The results are just as creative as the talents behind them, and 23 lucky D23 Members now have the chance win a lithograph of the work.
In honor of Saving Mr. Banks which shares the previously untold story of what it took for Walt Disney to bring Mary Poppins to the movies, Walt Disney Studios has released several behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, sketches by screenwriter Don DaGradi (as seen below) and more. Pictured left is a rarely seen photo of Richard and Robert Sherman singing along with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Irwin Kostal, while pictured below is a sketch by DaGradi featuring P.L. Travers during ‘the trial — I mean conference.’