Kickstarter Campaign to Restore Home Where Walt Disney Was Born

Walt Disney Home concept art by Clara MoonJust 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.

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Disney Annual Cash Dividend Up 15%; Next Shareholders Meeting March 18 in Portland

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.’

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WATCH: Tinker Bell and ‘The Pirate Fairy’ Trailer

Zarina and James (Captain Hook) in 'The Pirate Fairy'Via Walt Disney Studios UK, here is the first full length trailer for DisneyToon’s newest Pixie Hollow adventure, The Pirate Fairy, starring Christina Hendricks and Tom Hiddleston.

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.

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‘Disney Infinity’ Toy Art for Marvel, Princess Properties Surfaces

'Disney Infinity' Concept ArtIt’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.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for December 4, 2013 (2 Items)

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 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!
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Peas in a Pod Mini Bean Bag Plush - Holiday - 8 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!
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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ New Hi-Res Stills, Behind-the-Scenes Photo

P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), left; Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), right, in Disney's

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.

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SNEAK PEEK: Disney D23′s ’23 Days of Christmas’ Exclusive Art and Giveway

D23 '23 Days of Christmas' Art by Tara Billinger 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.

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‘Mary Poppins’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos, Concept Art and More Released for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Irwin Kostal, @iammrvandy and Robert Sherman (1964) © DisneyIn 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.’

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New Disney Arrivals at Target for December 3, 2013 (52 Items)

New Target arrivals for December 3, 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 Store arrivals and sales for December 3, 2013 (279 Items)

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.

Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United DVD Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United DVD – $21.95
Marvel makes cinematic history again with the most unexpected team-up in the universe! Hulk’s pulverizing brute strength and Tony Stark’s high-tech brainpower come together to face off against the ultimate enemy.

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The Little Mermaid DVD Diamond Edition The Little Mermaid DVD Diamond Edition – $21.95
With its unforgettable characters and thrilling adventures, The Little Mermaid has been transformed in this Diamond Edition featuring digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound!

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Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United Blu-ray 2-Disc Combo Pack Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United Blu-ray 2-Disc Combo Pack – $26.95
Marvel makes cinematic history again with the most unexpected team-up in the universe! Hulk’s pulverizing brute strength and Tony Stark’s high-tech brainpower come together to face off against the ultimate enemy.

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure! DVD Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure! DVD – $14.95
Zoom! Wow! It’s Super Mickey, Wonder Minnie, Super-Power Pup, Super Goof, Dynamo Duck, and Upsy-Daisy to the rescue in this exciting adventure straight out of a comic book!

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Jack Skellington Slippers for Men Jack Skellington Slippers for MenSALE $12.00 — SAVE 29%!
Poor Jack Skellington ain’t got no body, but thankfully he hasn’t lost his head, which looks up from these cozy slippers. Featuring plush uppers, a padded insole, and rubber soles, they will keep your feet wrapped up for the holidays.

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Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper for Baby - Personalizable Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper for Baby – PersonalizableSALE $10.17 — SAVE 40%!
She’ll wear hearts on her sleeve, and everywhere else, with this Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper. The allover heart design is as warming as the soft fleece fabric of this festive sleeper that will give every bedtime the gift of comfort.

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Mickey Mouse Black & Gold Watch for Women Mickey Mouse Black & Gold Watch for WomenSALE $62.99 — SAVE 50%!
Mickey will be on hand to add some style to your wrist with this elegant black and gold watch. His striking image sits at 12 o’clock so he’ll be right on time when you need him.

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Monsters University Deluxe Action Figure Set Monsters University Deluxe Action Figure SetSALE $24.99 — SAVE 75%!
Enjoy back to school fun with all your favorite characters from Monsters University. Sulley, Mike and their fellow scare students are joined by exclusive figures Dean Hardscrabble and Archie the Scare Pig in this 10-piece set.

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Vinylmation Jingle Smells 3 Series Minnie Nutcracker - 3 Vinylmation Jingle Smells 3 Series Minnie Nutcracker – 3”SALE $7.77 — SAVE 40%!
Minnie brings common scents to the holidays with this Vinylmation Jingle Smells 3 Series 3” Figure. The sweet smell of strawberry cupcakes wafts from this festive figure that includes a ribbon so you can hang it from your tree.

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Vinylmation Jingle Smells 3 Series Mickey Nutcracker - 3 Vinylmation Jingle Smells 3 Series Mickey Nutcracker – 3”SALE $7.77 — SAVE 40%!
Mickey brings common scents to the holidays with this Vinylmation Jingle Smells 3 Series 3” Figure. The sweet smell of chocolate cookies wafts from this festive figure that includes a ribbon so you can hang it from your tree.

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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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