Animal Kingdom Lodge Team Wins 2010 Walt Disney World Cast Member Canoe Races

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CROW Walt Disney World cast members winnersHundreds of Disney Cast Members arrived at the Magic Kingdom before sunrise this month to participate in Canoe Races of the World, also known as C.R.O.W., a spirited Disney tradition that involves friendly competition and strength behind the oars. The beloved annual Cast Member event dates back to 1963 at Disneyland, 1973 at Walt Disney World Resort and is now at Disney Parks worldwide.

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Disney Hyperion and ABC Family Debut eBook Inspired by ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’

Hyperion and ABC Family announced today that The Secret Diary of Ashley Juergens (Hyperion; $12.99) is now available as an enhanced eBook on the iBookstore, which is included in the free iBooks app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (www.itunes.com/apps/ibooks). The first based on a television series on the iBookstore, this eBook is enhanced with video footage from Season One of ABC Family’s top-rated hit television series, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” integrating complementary text and video to provide a cohesive story.

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Disney and Pixar Voiceover Artists to Speak at Marc Davis Celebration of Animation August 19

The artists who voice Dug the Dog, Minnie Mouse, Natasha Fatale, Rocky the Squirrel and Winnie the Pooh will sound off at “Voices of Character,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 16th installment of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, on Thursday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Hosted by animation historian Charles Solomon, the event will feature onstage discussions with such legendary voice artists as Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Susan Egan (Meg of “Hercules”), June Foray (Natasha Fatale and Rocky the Flying Squirrel), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben Tennyson) and Russi Taylor (Minnie Mouse), along with animation director Bob Peterson (who voices Dug the Dog in “Up”), animator James Baxter and casting executive Rick Dempsey.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for July 29, 2010 (3 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for July 29, 2010

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

Toy Story 3 Shirt for Men Toy Story 3 Shirt for Men – $49.95
Classic Whistling Mickey Mouse Tea Kettle Classic Whistling Mickey Mouse Tea Kettle – $34.95
The Princess and the Frog Curtain The Princess and the Frog Curtain – $19.95

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Julie Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’ to Open Nationwide December 17; Limited Release December 10

From Miramax Films comes The Tempest directed and adapted for the screen by Julie Taymor who last directed the Beatles’ music-filled Across the Universe and created and directed the Disney Theatrical adaptation of The Lion King on Broadway. The film — which stars Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones and Tom Conti — is adapted from the William Shakespeare play and will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on December 10, 2017, followed by a wide release on December 17. This will be Taymor’s second adaptation of a Shakespeare play, the first being Titus (based on ‘Titus Andronicus’).

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Motherhood Maternity Unveils Disney Maternity Apparel Collection

3/4 Length Destination Maternity Heathered Striped Minnie Mouse Fashion TopMotherhood Maternity®, the world’s largest maternity retailer, today announced its collaboration with Disney Consumer Products on a new collection of maternity apparel and accessories available this summer. The introductory line will feature three of Disney’s iconic characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.

This exciting relationship brings together the maternity fashion expertise of Motherhood Maternity and the beloved whimsy and storytelling of Disney. Expectant women will enjoy expressing their love of Disney and sense of fun throughout the most fashionable nine months of their lives with this brand new line of high-quality, trend right apparel for expectant moms who have grown up with these Disney characters.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for July 28, 2010 (101 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for July 28, 2010

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

Belle Dress and Legging Set for Girls Belle Dress and Legging Set for Girls – $24.50
Soccer Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt for Toddler Boys Soccer Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt for Toddler Boys – $14.50
Mickey Mouse Soccer Polo for Toddler Boys Mickey Mouse Soccer Polo for Toddler Boys – $12.50
Disney Cars Polo for Boys Disney Cars Polo for Boys – $12.50
Cargo Khaki Handy Manny Pants for Boys Cargo Khaki Handy Manny Pants for Boys – $19.50
Disney New York Mets Mickey Mouse Tee Disney New York Mets Mickey Mouse Tee – $19.95
Disney Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey Mouse Tee Disney Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey Mouse Tee – $19.95
Soccer Mickey Mouse Tee for Toddler Boys Soccer Mickey Mouse Tee for Toddler Boys – $12.50
Personalized Disney Cars Windbreaker Jacket for Boys Personalized Disney Cars Windbreaker Jacket for Boys – $29.50
Disney Fitted New York Mets Mickey Mouse Tee Disney Fitted New York Mets Mickey Mouse Tee – $24.95
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Sneakers for Toddler Boys by Adidas -- White Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Sneakers for Toddler Boys by Adidas — White – $39.95
Disney Fitted Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey Mouse Tee Disney Fitted Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey Mouse Tee – $24.95
Disney St. Louis Cardinals Mickey Mouse Tee Disney St. Louis Cardinals Mickey Mouse Tee – $19.95
Toy Story 3 Polo Shirt for Boys Toy Story 3 Polo Shirt for Boys – $14.50
Striped Toy Story 3 Tee for Boys Striped Toy Story 3 Tee for Boys – $12.50
Disney Philadelphia Phillies Mickey Mouse Tee for Kids Disney Philadelphia Phillies Mickey Mouse Tee for Kids – $19.95
Tinker Bell Dress and Legging Set for Girls Tinker Bell Dress and Legging Set for Girls – $24.50
Disney Fitted Chicago Cubs Mickey Mouse Tee Disney Fitted Chicago Cubs Mickey Mouse Tee – $24.95
Disney Fitted Boston Red Sox Mickey Mouse Tees Disney Fitted Boston Red Sox Mickey Mouse Tees – $24.95
Disney Fitted Philadelphia Phillies Mickey Mouse Tee Disney Fitted Philadelphia Phillies Mickey Mouse Tee – $24.95

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Photo: Dolores O’Riordan of the The Cranberries ‘Lingers’ at Disneyland Paris

Dolores O'Riordan from the Cranberries at Disneyland ParisFrom Disneyland Paris comes this photo of Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman for the legendary Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries.

Dolores was recently vacationing at the resort with her family.

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New Clip from ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ — Fairy Journal

Apparently what we know of fairy lore stems from Lizzy’s time with Tinker Bell as we see in this new clip from the upcoming release Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. After finding some comfort in Lizzy’s doll house, Tink helps Lizzy answer the ages-old question of where fairies come from. Despite that Lizzy is unable to understand Tink when she speaks, the two find a way to communicate and help Lizzy get started on her very own fairy journal.

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ABC Entertainment Group President Stephen McPherson Resigns

According to the Disney/ABC Television Group:

Steve McPherson today submitted his resignation as President, ABC Entertainment Group, and the Company accepted.  Mr. McPherson said, “I want to thank the wonderful team of individuals who have worked with me throughout my time here and wish them nothing but the best.”  A replacement for McPherson will be announced shortly.

According to his studio bio, which has been removed from the official DATG website, McPherson joined ABC Entertainment in 2004 and has been the driving force behind the network’s primetime comeback, developing quality content and then supporting it with more strategically directed marketing. The ABC Entertainment Group has delivered some of the most successful, talked-about and evolutionary series on television today, including “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Modern Family.”

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