Speculation: Disney’s ‘The Ballad of Nessie’ May Be In Theaters Alongside ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ Summer 2011

'Ballad of Nessie' from Walt Disney Animation StudiosIn 2008, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced an initiative to re-introduce the practice of animated shorts, particularly leading into full-length theatrical features due, in part, to the success of Disney/Pixar’s famed shorts lead-ins.

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WDW Refurb Update: Splash Mountain Closure for January 2011 Announced

With what should come as little to no surprise, the official Walt Disney World website has now posted a closure for Splash Mountain in January for the Magic Kingdom’s attraction annual refurbishment. Currently the site has the attraction as closing on January 3 and re-opening on February 1, 2011, but last-day-of-the-month dates are always suspect and suggest that the closure may continue on into the next month, although this is not the publicly available information at this time. Should we learn of the closure extending into February, we will update the article and note the changes via our official Twitter and Facebook pages.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for October 6, 2010 (2 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for October 6, 2010

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.

Disney Kingdom Hearts Icons Rubber Bands Disney Kingdom Hearts Icons Rubber Bands – $8.99

This plastic key chain and pouch contains 12 Kingdom Hearts theme shaped rubber bands.
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New Marvel Shop Arrivals for October 6, 2010 (2 Items)

New Marvel Shop arrivals for October 6, 2010

Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Marvel Shop. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Marvel Shop 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.

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KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded to be Released for Nintendo DS on January 11, 2011

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded for Nintendo DS™ will be available at North American retailers on January 11, 2011.

Sora’s journey in KINGDOM HEARTS II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin.

Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn’t write it – so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this “datascape” dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.

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DisneyXD.com Invites Viewers to Vote on ‘Top 10 on 10/10/10′ Marathon

Disney XD's Top 10 on 10/10/10 EventOn October 10, 2010, Disney XD will air the ‘Top 10 on 10/10/10′ marathon beginning at 8:00 am ET/PT and ending at 11:00 PM ET/PT. The marathon will feature viewers’ favorite episodes of ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ ‘Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil’ and ‘Zeke and Luther.’

Viewers can now go online at DisneyXD.com/tententen to cast their vote for Agent P’s Top 10 Saves for ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ Top 10 Stunts for ‘Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil’ and Top 10 Funniest Schemes for ‘Zeke and Luther.’

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Sneak Peek: Cars Toons ‘Heavy Metal Mater’ Premiering Oct 8 on Disney Channel

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A new Disney/Pixar “Cars Toons” short will premiere FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The animated short, directed by Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter with Rob Gibbs co-directing and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (“Devo”), will also be presented on Disney XD on Friday, October 15 at 7:27 p.m., ET/PT.

In the episode entitled “Heavy Metal Mater,” Mater is a rock star in a heavy metal band. He starts out in a garage band and rises to the top with his hit song, “Dad Gum.” Lightning McQueen joins him on stage in the middle of a huge concert and they rock into history.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Video: ‘Hero Wanted: Flynn Rider’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released this video, initially released by Yahoo! Movies yesterday, which takes a closer look at Tangled’s Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi). Titled ‘Wanted: Hero,’ the montage of clips actually contains quite a bit of previously unreleased footage from the film.

We anticipate that this is the first of a series of clips focusing on characters central to Disney’s Tangled which opens nationwide on November 24. Disney’s Tangled also stars the voice talents of Mandy Moore and Donna Murphy. For more information on the film including featurettes, concept art, character art, fun facts, photos of the meet & greet characters at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and more, follow this bookmark.

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Cars Toons ‘Heavy Metal Mater’ to Premiere on Disney Channel October 8

A new Disney/Pixar “Cars Toons” short will premiere FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The animated short, directed by Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter with Rob Gibbs co-directing and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (“Devo”), will also be presented on Disney XD on Friday, October 15 at 7:27 p.m., ET/PT.

In the episode entitled “Heavy Metal Mater,” Mater is a rock star in a heavy metal band. He starts out in a garage band and rises to the top with his hit song, “Dad Gum.” Lightning McQueen joins him on stage in the middle of a huge concert and they rock into history.

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20/20 Investigates ‘Reality Thriller’ ‘Catfish'; Exclusive Interviews Include Angela and ‘Megan’

It’s a story so unbelievable, it has everyone wondering what really happened. The documentary film “Catfish” bills itself as “a reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times… a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.” But the media and moviegoers alike have questioned the validity and truthfulness of this Sundance Film Festival favorite. The film follows Nev Schulman, a 24-year-old New York City photographer who becomes entangled in an internet relationship with a Michigan family that includes an eight-year-old art prodigy, her beautiful older sister, Megan, and her mother, Angela. Nev’s filmmaker brother, Ariel, and friend Henry Joost document the budding virtual love affair between Nev and Megan and embark on a road trip to discover the shocking truth about the family.

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