‘Recovery Road’ Book-Inspired Drama Ordered by ABC Family

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ABC Family has picked up a new scripted drama to series ‘Recovery Road,’ announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family.

Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, ‘Recovery Road’ focuses on a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Manga to be Published in March 2015

'Big Hero 6' MangaOn March 24, 2015, Orbit’s Yen Press imprint will publish Haruki Ueno’s Big Hero 6, Vol 1, a 192-page collection of official manga first published in Japan to introduce the story of the Marvel-inspired film from Walt Disney Animation Studios to the public. The official publisher’s description is as follows:

Hiro’s a genius, but what he really wants is to be like his inventor big brother, Tadashi — but one day, Tadashi vanishes while saving Hiro’s life. The only thing left behind to console the grief-stricken Hiro is Tadashi’s last invention, the health-care companion robot Baymax. But the friendship that grows between the gentle bot and the lonely boy is only the beginning of their adventure…

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‘The Descendants’ Prequel Synopsis, Character Descriptions

DOVE CAMERON, BOOBOO STEWART, SOFIA CARSON, CAMERON BOYCE (DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D'Amico)A new publisher’s description for Isle of the Lost, the prequel novel for the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘The Descendants,’ penned by Melissa de la Cruz, has been released. In addition, Amazon has provided what appears to be official character descriptions for the offspring of the famous Disney villains. The book’s description is as follows:

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Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that’s been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

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‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ to Air on Disney Junior Beginning December 19

'Kate & Min-Mim'This holiday season, the fantastical imaginations of one family will twirl to life on Disney Junior with the launch of ‘Kate & Mim-Mim,’ a new animated series created by husband and wife duo, Scott and Julie Stewart, with the help of their own children’s creative fantasies. Based on their own daughter, ‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ tells the story of a feisty five-year-old who together with her toy rabbit Mim-Mim travels to the fantasy world of Mimiloo, where Mim-Mim comes alive as a larger-than-life playmate.

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WATCH: ‘Miles from Tomorrowland’ Full Trailer, Character Descriptions

'Miles from Tomorrowland'Along with recent casting news that Olivia Munn will be assuming the role of Mom /aka/ Captain Phoebe Callisto, Disney Junior has released a full trailer for ‘Miles from Tomorrowland,’ premiering in February 2015. You can find the new trailer embedded below.

Set in outer space, the series charts the missions of the Callisto family – 7-year-old Miles, big sister Loretta and their scientist parents Phoebe and Leo, who work for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Each episode features two 11-minute adventure-filled stories as Miles and his family explore strange new worlds, taking young viewers and their families on a journey that fuels kids’ natural interest in the universe, and at the same time reminding them that what matters most is what lies closer to home – the family bond.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for December 16, 2014 (87 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 16, 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.

Elsa Light-Up Wand Elsa Light-Up Wand – $12.95

She will be able to wave away the eternal winter with her Elsa Wand. Encased in a silver petal, the pretty flower features a light-up jewel, making this scepter, with its glittering cameo, the perfect Frozen costume accessory.
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Into the Woods Soundtrack CD Into the Woods Soundtrack CD – $14.95

Inspired by the award-winning original musical by James Lapine, Into the Woods features an unforgettable soundtrack which includes 19 songs by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim.
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Big Hero 6 Stationery Gadget Case Big Hero 6 Stationery Gadget Case – $14.95

Our Big Hero 6 Stationery Gadget Case opens up its secret compartments to reveal a world of creativity. Press buttons to discover scissors, ruler, tape dispenser and more, or lift the soft padded lid to uncover pencils.
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Anna Light-Up Wand Anna Light-Up Wand – $12.95

She can protect loved ones from having everything they touch turn to ice with a wave of her magic wand. Featuring a pretty flower with light-up jewel, and glittering Anna cameo, it’s the perfect Frozen costume accessory.
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Baymax Plush - Big Hero 6 - Small - 10 1/2 Baymax Plush – Big Hero 6 – Small – 10 1/2” – $14.95

Cuddle-up to our soft stuffed Baymax for compassionate care and comfort throughout the daily adventure of life. This petite plush robot is sure to cure any dull day!
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Olaf Silly Snowman Figure by Jim Shore Olaf ”Silly Snowman” Figure by Jim Shore – $29.95

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The sunshine-loving snowman will melt the hearts of Frozen fans everywhere with this sculptured Olaf figure by Jim Shore. Crafted in a folk art style, Olaf will welcome a warm reception at your home over the holidays.
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Captain America Shield Tee for Men by Mighty Fine Captain America Shield Tee for Men by Mighty Fine – $24.95

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Our Captain America Shield Tee for Men by Mighty Fine makes any figure look fit for super heroic action. This soft, vintage style tee shirt will create a secret identity from dawn to dusk.
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Captain America Noise Isolating Ear Buds with Pouch Captain America Noise Isolating Ear Buds with Pouch – $19.95

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A dynamic Avengers fan deserves the dynamic sound provided by these Captain America Ear Buds. The noise isolating technology will rescue you from distracting sounds. Includes a cool pouch to protect them on your daily adventures.
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Iron Man Headphones Iron Man Headphones – $29.95

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Iron Man travels at the speed of sound to deliver dynamic quality music to your ears with these headphones. The contemporary design, with adjustable padded ear cushions, make these over-the-ear headphones a great fit for any super hero!
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Hulk Noise Isolating Ear Buds with Pouch Hulk Noise Isolating Ear Buds with Pouch – $19.95

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These small ear buds are bursting with a powerful, dynamic sound befitting the giant green Avenger. The noise isolating technology will fight off distracting sounds, while the cool pouch will protect them on your daily adventures.
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‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Trademarks Reveal New Character, Captain Phasma

Star Wars: The Force AwakensLucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios recently announced the names for several of the characters featured in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015). On December 11, Lucasfilm went ahead and registered several related applications for several of these characters, including: BB-8, the ball-droid; Kylo Ren, the sith; and Poe Dameron, the X-Wing Fighter pilot.

Among the registrations, however, were many for a ‘Captain Phasma,’ for which we were unable to find any previous documentation outside of an extensive fan-fiction titled Tarkin’s Fist and random usernames.

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‘Maleficent,’ ‘Guardians’ Shortlisted for Hair and Makeup Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films, including ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ have been shortlisted for consideration for Oscar nominations in the Hair and Makeup category. The remaining five shortlisted are: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel, “Noah” and “The Theory of Everything”

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

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‘Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration’ Details; Parade Airs Christmas Day on ABC

This holiday season, Disney will put a Frozen twist on its 31st annual Christmas Day telecast, appropriately renamed the “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration” airing Dec. 25, 2014 on ABC-TV.

Robin Roberts of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ will host the re-imagined television special inspired by the blockbuster hit’s message of uniting family and loved ones. Roberts will lead the telecast from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with support from GMA Contributor and ESPN and SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow.

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WATCH: ‘Cinderella’ Brand New Trailer with Tons of New Footage

'Cinderella' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios France has released a new trailer for Cinderella (March 13, 2013) which you can find embedded below. While completely in French without subtitles, the new trailer features plenty of previously unseen footage.

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