In support of its in-park preview of Maleficent (May 30, 2014) which starts tomorrow at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, Disney Parks has released this featurette titled ‘Reinventing the Tale’ which features Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, screenwriter Linda Woolverton and director Robert Stromberg talking about the film. There’s also a bit of new footage in it as well. You can find the video embedded below.
Earlier today, Disney Theatrical announced that it will be offering same-day ticket programs for both ‘Newsies’ as well as its newest Broadway family member, ‘Aladdin.’
Beginning two and a half hours before each performance, patrons can sign up to enter a lottery drawing for ‘Aladdin’ tickets which will be held two hours before showtime at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street). Winners will be able to purchase up to two tickets each for $30 each ticket (cash only).
It should be painfully obvious what the image to the left is demonstrating, but do indulge us and allow us to explain just the same. Pictured here is the primary drawing from a recently published patent application titled ‘Chin Strap Sensor for Triggering Control of Walk-Around Characters’ (20140106642) by Walt Disney Imagineering’s Holger Irmler.
The design, which centers around a chest strap, aims to resolve current obstacles in producing a walking, talking, interacting meet and greet character for theme parks, presumably by making the operator even less comfortable in the process. While significant achievements have been made in bringing interactive and animated characters to life, there are still some ongoing challenges.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for April 17, 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.
|Anna and Elsa Deluxe Nightshirt for Girls – Frozen – $19.95BACK IN STOCK! |
She’ll sparkle like the stars at night in this glamorous Frozen Deluxe Nightshirt for Girls. The glittering tulle skirt and sleeves frame Anna and Elsa on this sleepwear that will inspire dreams of a winter wonderland.
|Mickey Mouse Icon Azure Mirage Wrap by Alex and Ani – $39.95BACK IN STOCK! |
Beads of shimmering azure wrap around your wrist with this dazzling bracelet. Created by Alex and Ani as part of their Vintage Sixty-Six range, its retro chic design can dress up or down, be layerd, or worn alone for a customized look.
|Olaf Sleep Set for Girls – Frozen – $16.95BACK IN STOCK! |
She’ll melt your heart in Olaf’s playful pajamas inspired by the animated hit Frozen. This sunny sleepwear set includes top with short sleeves and matching short pants for comfy slumbering in spring and summer.
|Mickey Mouse Cutting Board – Color Fusion – $8.95BACK IN STOCK! |
|Doc McStuffins Cell Phone Toy – $6.95BACK IN STOCK! |
She’ll check-in for all her playtime appointments with this toy cellphone featuring light-up buttons, lenticular screen, Doc McStuffins phrases and sounds. Doc’s plan offers full coverage for fun times!
|Disney Animators’ Collection Tiana Doll – 16” – $24.95BACK IN STOCK! |
Our Mardi Gras Princess is reimagined as a little girl before she kissed a frog and saw a new perspective. This updated edition is outfitted in an emerald green satin dress with puff sleeves and glittering filigree trim.
|Darth Vader Lunch Tote – $29.95BACK IN STOCK! |
Press Darth Vader’s mouthpiece to hear him breathe, and watch him scare off any would-be lunch pirates. This roomy tote by Thermos® will fit a snack, a sandwich, and the plans for your latest Death Star in insulated safety!
|Mickey Mouse Filigree Bangle by Alex and Ani – Gold – $39.95BACK IN STOCK! |
A filigree design etched into the Mickey icon charm brings positive energy to this silver Mickey Mouse Bangle. Designed by Alex and Ani to ”enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit,” it features a sliding mechanism for a perfect fit.
|Anna Bowl – Frozen – $6.95BACK IN STOCK! |
Anna will be waiting for your young one when she reaches the bottom of her bowl. Featuring the distinctive Norwegian rosemaling design, this durable Anna Bowl is part of the Frozen Meal Time Magic Collection.
|Belle Plush Doll – 21” – $19.95BACK IN STOCK! |
Plush Belle will be your guest always in her golden gown that features glittering accents on the skirt with tulle sash trim. Embroidered facial features, flowing brown hair and all-over softness add to her grace and charm.
On April 29, 2014, Walt Disney Records will release a three-track digital EP titled ‘Let It Go: Remixes’ according to a new listing on Amazon.
The album will contain the following remixes of the smash hit ‘Let It Go’ as performed in the film by Idina Menzel: Dave Audé Club Remix, Papercha$er Club Remix and DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Club Remix.
For more information or to pre-order/purchase ‘Let It Go: Remixes,’ visit Amazon.
New Hot Topic arrivals for April 16, 2014 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Hot Topic. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Hot Topic 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.
As a follow-up to the successful release of the ‘DuckTales: Remastered‘ video game for most consoles, Capcom and Walt Disney Records will be releasing a full digital download soundtrack on April 29, 2014, according to a new listing on Amazon.
Clocking in at a whopping 47 tracks and a time of nearly 90 minutes in length, the extensive game soundtrack includes both original and 8-bit versions of its music, composed by Jake Kaufman.
The full track list is as follows:
I have long been a fan of the (junior) novelizations of the Disney family of films, so when I was offered the opportunity to read the novelization of Maleficent by Disney Publishing Worldwide, I jumped at the opportunity. What I expected was a novelization based on the film; what I did not expect were two novelizations: Maleficent and The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty, both available April 29, 2014.
Via its YouTube channel, Disneyland Paris has announced that its widely anticipated attraction for Disney/Pixar’s ‘Ratatouille’ will make its official debut on July 10, 2014. The official description of the attraction, is as follows:
A totally immersive experience awaits guests in a brand new rat-traction, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. Once shrunk to the size of a rat, families will be whisked off for a culinary adventure in the company of Remy and his friends. After scurrying across Parisian rooftops, guests will tumble down into the busy kitchens and dining room of Chef Gusteau’s prestigious eatery. Keeping out of Skinner’s reach has never been so much fun.