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Disney Channel Logo 2014Disney Channel will launch a vibrant new channel logo and overall on-air graphics design on Friday, May 23 in the U.S. and on each of the other 42 Disney Channels worldwide this year. All interstitial programming, identification spots and programming menus will feature the new logo, style and palette. The design provides the unified global business with a creative, contemporary new look that authentically celebrates the faces, families and environments of Disney Channel viewers throughout the world.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Character Rename Confirmed by Studio; Updated Official Synopsis

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterBefore releasing the first official teaser trailer for its upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), earlier today, Walt Disney Animation Studios quietly updated its official synopsis for the film, which did not go unnoticed by us.

While the majority of the changes were minor — mostly more of the flowery aspects and a bit of rearranging — we did happen to notice that one of the characters got a bit of a name change. Initially named Wasabi No-Ginger as he had been in the Marvel comics on which the film is based, his last name was officially dropped for the film, so he will now be known as simply Wasabi. The full, updated synopsis is as follows:

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for May 22, 2014 (30 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for May 22, 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.

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WATCH: ‘Big Hero 6′ Teaser Trailer (Full Version) – Updated

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Animation Studios has released the first official teaser video for its upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which you can find embedded below.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius — thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, clean freak Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion — a cutting-edge robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for May 22, 2014 (14 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for May 22, 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.

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WATCH: ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer Teaser

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Animation Studios has just released this teaser for the first official trailer for its upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which will debut online tomorrow, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT. You can find the teaser embedded below.

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WATCH: Amazing ‘Newsies’ A Capella Tribute Music Video with Behind-The-Scenes

In order to support the release of their new album, Spectrum, Brigham Young University’s nine-member A Capella group, Vocal Point, produced a music video for their nearly 4 1/2 minute medley of songs from Disney’s Newsies. Impressively, the video — shot on site at the Historic Utah County Courthouse — is not only a single cut but includes a cast and crew of more than 85 BYU students and not only transitions from outside to inside, but on multiple floors as well.

You can watch the complete music video, which feature’s BYU’s Vocal Point’s take on ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York,’ ‘Santa Fe,’ and ‘Carrying the Banner’ embedded below.

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‘Disney On Ice Presents Frozen’ to Tour North America; Full Details and Cities

'Disney on Ice Presents Frozen'The New York Times has reported that Disney On Ice, under license of Disney Theatrical, will be debuting ‘Disney On Ice Presents Frozen which will tour North America later this year. The show’s official description, as shown on the official site is as follows:

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including ‘Let It Go,’ ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ and ‘Fixer Upper.’ Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

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New ‘Kingdom Keepers’ Trilogy by Ridley Pearson to Debut in 2015

The insanely popular Kingdom Keepers series may have ended with volume VII, but it is far from over. Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced a new trilogy by Ridley Pearson to debut in March 2015 featuring the Kingdom Keepers characters as well as new characters. According to Disney, the beloved Kingdom Keepers head to an exclusive Imagineering school where they begin to discover that everything they’ve been through may have been all in preparation for a mission they could never have imagined.

The first of the trilogy is currently titled Disney Lands and is slated for a release on March 31, 2015. The publisher’s description is as follows:

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VIDEO: ‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ Campaign to Award Cameo in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

'Star Wars: Force for Change'Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of ‘Star Wars: Force for Change,’ a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefiting the world’s most vulnerable children.

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