PHOTOS: Disney Celebrates 90 Years of Animation

 Executive director John Lasseter, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Ed Catmull, General Manager, Walt Disney Animation Studios Andrew Millstein amongst Disney Legends, Frozen filmmakers, voice talent and artists onstage during the 90 Years of Disney Animation celebration at Walt Disney Studios on December 10, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Animation)

With its 53rd animated feature, Frozen, under its belt and resting comfortably at the top of the box office, Walt Disney Animation Studios held a private party honoring 90 years of animation in the Walt Disney Studios’ Legends Plaza last night. Kicking off with a screening of Frozen, the cocktail reception was hosted by Robert Iger, John Lasseter, Alan Horn and Ed Catmull and counted numerous Disney legends, filmmakers, artists and voice talent amongst its guests.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for December 11, 2013 (10 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 11, 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.

Disney Animators Collection Mulan Doll - 16 Disney Animators’ Collection Mulan Doll – 16”SALE $15.00 — SAVE 40%!

Spirited Mulan is reimagined as a courageous little girl, daring to break the rules to bring honor upon her family. This updated edition is costumed in a delicate cherry blossom print kimono with matching pants.
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Disney Animators Collection Tiana Doll - 16 Disney Animators’ Collection Tiana Doll – 16”SALE $15.00 — SAVE 40%!

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.
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Cinderella Castle Play Set - Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle Play Set – Walt Disney WorldSALE $67.46 — SAVE 25%!

Bring home Cinderella’s iconic castle and let the endless imagination begin. With lots of accessories to play with, this enchanting set provides hours of royal festivities.
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Santa Mickey Mouse Long Sleeve Tee for Adults - Walt Disney World Santa Mickey Mouse Long Sleeve Tee for Adults – Walt Disney WorldSALE $23.96 — SAVE 25%!

Santa Mickey delivers a big smile on this festive tee that’s a great way to get yourself in the holiday spirit. Give yourself a gift of a trip to Walt Disney World this Christmas, and be sure to take Mickey with you.
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EVE and WALL-E Ornament EVE and WALL-E OrnamentSALE $14.21 — SAVE 25%!

Looks like WALL-E and EVE have got themselves in a bit of a tangle. The festive ‘bot has picked himself up a Christmas tree for the holidays but adding lights is proving a problem, even with help from EVE, on this detailed ornament.
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Sleeping Beauty Castle Play Set Sleeping Beauty Castle Play SetSALE $56.21 — SAVE 25%!

 

This enchanting Sleeping Beauty Castle Play Set provides hours of royal festivities! Featuring lovable Disney characters and plenty of accessories, this play set modeled after Sleeping Beauty Castle will transport your little one straight to Disneyland.

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Disneyland Monorail Play Set Disneyland Monorail Play SetSALE $59.96 — SAVE 25%!

 

The Monorail has been a Tomorrowland icon since Walt Disney’s transportation miracle was dedicated in 1959. Our Disneyland Monorail play set comes with 14 feet of track and the latest Mark VII train design to keep the action going far into the future!

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Disney Theme Park Memory Challenge Game Disney Theme Park Memory Challenge GameSALE $18.71 — SAVE 25%!

 

Make your visit to Walt Disney World and Disneyland even more memorable with this Disney Them Park Memory Challenge Game. Match up the images of your favorite attractions, locations and characters for fun that you’ll never forget!

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Walt Disney World Resort Monorail Play Set Walt Disney World Resort Monorail Play SetSALE $63.71 — SAVE 25%!

 

Based on the world famous Disney Monorail, this battery-operated Disney Parks Monorail Play Set lets you recreate the Magic of your visit to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

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Mickey Mouse Pirates of the Caribbean Pirate Ship Deluxe Play Set Mickey Mouse Pirates of the Caribbean Pirate Ship Deluxe Play SetSALE $37.46 — SAVE 25%!

 

Adventures of the imagination await Mickey and friends in our Deluxe Mickey Mouse Pirates of the Caribbean Pirate Ship Play Set with four toy Disney figurines in swashbuckling costumes inspired by the films.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Interactive Book Available Free on iTunes

'Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi Touch Book'Walt Disney Studios announces the release of Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-touch Book, based on Disney’s highly anticipated film Saving Mr. Banks, in theaters December 20, 2013. Exploring the previously untold story of how Walt Disney worked his magic on author P.L. Travers to secure the rights to her book, Mary Poppins, the book includes a foreword by Academy Award®-winning composer Richard Sherman; never-before-seen correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers; rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives; an interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones; original recordings of the Sherman Brothers, performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs; facts and profiles on the key characters in Saving Mr. Banks — all created by Apple’s digital book creation app, iBooks Author.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for December 10, 2013 (232 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 10, 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.

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray – $29.95Released from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Walt Disney’s beloved classic Mary Poppins shines on Blu-ray and DVD with an all-new restoration.

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Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition DVD Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition DVD – $21.95Released from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Walt Disney’s beloved classic Mary Poppins shines on DVD with an all-new restoration.

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Disney Animators Collection Mulan Doll - 16 Disney Animators’ Collection Mulan Doll – 16” – $24.95Spirited Mulan is reimagined as a courageous little girl, daring to break the rules to bring honor upon her family. This updated edition is costumed in a delicate cherry blossom print kimono with matching pants.

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Muppet Treasure Island & The Great Muppet Caper 2-Movie Collection Muppet Treasure Island & The Great Muppet Caper 2-Movie Collection – $21.95A treasure trove of hearty laughs is yours when two of the funniest, most action-packed Muppet movies of all time make their Disney Blu-ray debut in this special star-studded 2-Movie Collection.

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Disney Animators Collection Tiana Doll - 16 Disney Animators’ Collection Tiana Doll – 16” – $24.95Our 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.

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Santa Mickey Mouse V-Neck Tee for Women - Disneyland Santa Mickey Mouse V-Neck Tee for Women – DisneylandSALE $24.71 — SAVE 25%!Santa Mickey’s busy tied up doing his Christmas wrapping on this festive tee. His soft fluffy hat is a nice touch, while the glittering gifts bring a sparkle to this V-neck shirt.

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Mickey Mouse Snowflake Long Sleeve Tee for Women - Disneyland Mickey Mouse Snowflake Long Sleeve Tee for Women – DisneylandSALE $29.96 — SAVE 25%!Every snowflake is unique, and so is Mickey Mouse. Now the two have combined on this long sleeve tee. The glittering red design makes this a sparkling celebration of your holiday visit to Disneyland.

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Santa Mickey Mouse Fleece Pullover for Adults - Disneyland Santa Mickey Mouse Fleece Pullover for Adults – DisneylandSALE $44.96 — SAVE 25%!Santa Mickey delivers the gift of warmth with this Disneyland fleece pullover. His embroidered silhouette is topped by a Santa hat to get you in the holiday spirit on your next park visit.

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Santa Mickey Mouse Long Sleeve Tee for Adults - Disneyland Santa Mickey Mouse Long Sleeve Tee for Adults – DisneylandSALE $37.46 — SAVE 25%!Put the holidays on red alert with this Santa Mickey Mouse Long Sleeve Tee for Adults. Soft heathered fabric will provide warm memories of your visit to Disneyland.

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Santa Minnie Mouse Plush - 15 Santa Minnie Mouse Plush – 15”SALE $20.21 — SAVE 25%!Minnie will add a sparkle to your holidays as she gets in the Christmas spirit with her glittering Mrs. Claus costume. Her velvet jacket and hat are flecked with silver as she delivers a big smile wherever she goes.

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‘Mary Poppins’ Blu-ray Bonus Feature Sneak Peek: ‘Becoming Mr. Sherman’

'Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released this brief clip from the Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Blu-ray bonus feature, ‘Becoming Mr. Sherman.’ The segment features Richard Sherman and Jason Schwartzman — who portrays Sherman in the upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks — discussing his role in the film. The clip also features quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage from the film. Mary Poppins makes its blu-ray debut tomorrow, while Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release this Friday, followed by a wide release on December 20, 2013.

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Spider-Man ‘Official Super Hero of Times Square,’ will Participate in New Year’s Eve Celebration

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve, announced today that Spider-Man, New York’s very own super hero, will be named the Official Super Hero of Times Square 2014. He will take part in the Ball Drop celebration, and events leading up to the big night in a partnership with the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Across the globe, Spider-Man fans will get a preview of the excitement awaiting them at the box office in 2014. On New Year’s Eve, an exclusive clip featuring a sneak peek of the film’s Times Square sequence will debut on the district’s iconic video screens, as well as in the evening’s broadcast pool feed and live webcast.

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New Disney Arrivals at Target for December 9, 2013 (38 Items)

New Target arrivals for December 9, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Target. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Target 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.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for December 9, 2013 (16 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for December 9, 2013 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.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for December 9, 2013 (37 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 9, 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.

Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends Scrapbook Album - Disney Cruise Line Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends Scrapbook Album – Disney Cruise Line – $29.95

Sail away on a sea of memories with our Disney Cruise Line Scrapbook Album. Captain Mickey and his shipmate pals are featured in colorful pages that set a perfect stage for your favorite vacation pictures.
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Minnie Mouse Tank Sleepwear Set for Women Minnie Mouse Tank Sleepwear Set for Women – $39.95

Minnie’s comfy stretch tank tee is accompanied by cozy matching pajama pants for dreams of pure delight every night.
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Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends Photo Album - Disney Cruise Line Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends Photo Album – Disney Cruise Line – $16.95

Sail a wave of nostalgia recalling your memorable Disney Cruise Line vacation with this photo album. Join Captain Mickey and his crew by inserting a favorite picture on the cover of this album that holds 100 4” x 6” photos.
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Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults - Red Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults – Red – $24.95

Different seasons come together when the summery style of this Mickey Mouse tee is given a wintry Fair Isle design. The faux stitch pattern includes Mickey, castles, and Christmas trees to get you in the holiday spirit.
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Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults - Gray Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults – Gray – $24.95

It’s all downhill for Mickey as he skis across this wintry tee. The Fair Isle pattern features Mickey, snowflakes, and Christmas trees using faux stitch design screen art that will get you in the holiday spirit.
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Star Tours The Adventure Continues Print ”Star Tours” The Adventure Continues Print – $39.95

Remember your trip on the preeminent spaceline in the galaxy with Scot Drake’s iconic art for our ”Star Tours” attraction. Featuring the classic StarSpeeder 1000, this beautifully matted print is ready to frame.
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Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends Travel Tumbler - Disney Cruise Line Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends Travel Tumbler – Disney Cruise Line – $19.95

Relive magical moments at sea every time you drink from Captain Mickey’s travel tumbler. Your colorful Disney Cruise Line crew attends this durable souvenir mug with no-spill sipper lid!
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Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults - Navy Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults – Navy – $24.95

You’re sure to have a smile everywhere you go in this Mickey Mouse tee. Mickey’s beaming face is incorporated into the Fair Isle design featuring faux stitching that will get you in winter’s holiday spirit even when it’s still summery.
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Minnie Mouse Tee for Girls - Walt Disney World Minnie Mouse Tee for Girls – Walt Disney World – $27.95

Tackle the fashion blues with Minnie’s fitted v-neck athletic jersey emblazoned with shimmering sequined collegiate letters and glitter ink accents, plus the Walt Disney World logo!
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Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults - Taupe Mickey Mouse Fair Isle Tee for Adults – Taupe – $24.95

Mickey has things all sewn up with this wintry tee. The Fair Isle pattern features Mickey, snowflakes, and Christmas trees using faux stitch design screen art so you’ll never have to worry about snagging it.
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ABC to Continue Airing ‘Peanuts’ Animated Specials Through 2020

The ABC Television Network proudly announced today that it has extended its relationship with the popular ‘Peanuts’ animated specials by Charles M. Schulz in a deal with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions until 2020. The beloved Emmy Award-winning specials created by Charles M. Schulz and produced and animated by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez began airing on ABC in December 2001. The ‘Peanuts’ animated holiday specials include ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ and the iconic ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ which first aired on television in 1965, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the coming year.

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