Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Donate 20,000 Toys to Toys for Tots Program

Mickey Mouse and Duffy the Bear deliver donated toys to 'Toys for Tots'With approximately 20,000 brand new toys in tow, Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS were on a mission this morning to make the holidays brighter for thousands of local children. Joined by Mickey Mouse and Duffy the Disney Bear, Disney VoluntEARS made a special delivery to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Central Florida Toys for Tots headquarters to drop off the sizable donation.

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‘Good Morning America’ Begins Search for Real ‘Modern Family’

Quirky, funny, unique, different… what makes a family a “modern family?” Beginning today, ABC’s “Good Morning America” has teamed up with ABC’s hit show “Modern Family” in search of a real modern American family. Millions of fans tune in each week to “Modern Family,” and many see parallels to their own families. It’s time for them to tell “GMA” why their family stands out.

Starting today, viewers can log on to abcnews.go.com/gma and tell “GMA,” in 250 words or less, why their family is a one-of-a-kind modern family. Submissions can include family photographs. During the week of February 14, the top three families will be profiled on “GMA.”

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First Element of Fantasyland Expansion Makes On-Stage Debut

'Beauty and the Beast'-inspired snack cart at Magic KingdomIf you’re wondering why this new snack cart at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World looks more like it was crafted by ‘crazy old Maurice’ rather than Walt Disney Imagineers, it’s because it will eventually find its home just beyond that blue wall, inside Gaston’s Village as part of the park’s Fantasyland Expansion project.

The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced that its Toontown Country Fair will be closed permanently as of February 12, 2011 to continue work on the expansion which involves the relocation and doubling of the Dumbo attraction into that area. The only remaining attractions will be the train station and Goofy’s Barnstormer, re-themed to the area.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Soundtrack Debuts in Top 10 Spot on Billboard 200

'TRON: Legacy' Soundtrack by Daft PunkThe original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award–winning French duo Daft Punk, debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, scanning over 70,000 units in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It is the first score soundtrack to debut in the Top 10 in five years (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005).

The TRON: Legacy soundtrack marks Daft Punk’s best sales week and is their highest-charting album ever. The duo’s previous best week was 2001’s Discovery, which debuted at No. 44, with 34,000 units.

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Tonner Announces Deal to Manufacture Line of Marvel Character Figures

Tonner Doll Company, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-end collectible dolls and figures, will team up with Marvel to create character figures based on classic Marvel characters.

“We were fortunate enough to work with Marvel a few years ago and I am thrilled to be back working with them,” Robert Tonner, CEO of Tonner Doll said. “We are looking at all of the classic characters like Captain America, Storm and Jean Grey,” he added.

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Bachelorettes Looking for Love with Brad Womack on ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Announced

What do a good-natured funeral director, an emotional waitress, a sexy model who is a real vixen, a competitive hairstylist, a sweet children’s hospital event planner and a sassy divorcee have in common? They all have their sights set on moving to Austin with the Bachelor, Brad Womack, when “The Bachelor,” the 15th edition of ABC’s popular romance reality series, premieres Monday, January 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Brad, 37, a sexy, self-made successful entrepreneur, meets 30 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 1501,” Brad prepares for the night of his life, as the 30 bachelorettes, curious about who the new bachelor is, begin to arrive.

And what a beginning! Chantal wastes no time with pleasantries and, in the name of women everywhere, slaps Brad on the face. This sassy divorcee’s painful message for Brad leaves him wondering if she’ll ever give him a second chance at love. But there are those who have other things on their minds, as an emotional Melissa, a waitress who serves up plenty of drama, jumps into his arms and Ashley S., a sweet fun-loving girl, playfully grabs his rear end.

As the party begins, the women are impressed with the handsome Bachelor, but tough questions remain about how much he has changed. However Ashley S. is ready to move on and doesn’t care about Brad’s past. Things get serious and sparks fly when the “first impression” rose is brought out. Raichel, a self-proclaimed “manscaper,” not only leaves Brad speechless but hairless, as she demonstrates her talent. Keltie, a Radio City Rockette, teaches the Bachelor some slick dance moves and Madison, a mysterious model, reveals her odd orthodontics – fangs! Will it be love at first bite for her and Brad? But if Madison’s motives are somewhat suspect, Emily’s are not. The shy blonde seems ready to fall in love, but is she ready to tell Brad about her tragic past and the death of her then fiancé?

After Brad’s first rose ceremony, 20 women remain to compete for his affection and, in the end, his heart.

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Disney Publishing Worldwide Debuts Illustrated Books From Tron, Toy Story, Cars and More on Apple’s iBookstore

Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today the debut of beautifully illustrated books from Tron, Toy Story, Cars and other favorites on Apple’s iBookstore. iBooks 1.2 app, Apple’s popular free reading app whose new version was released today and includes the iBookstore, features new visual enhancements for brilliant, full-color, two-page spreads of illustrated books on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Disney titles include:

  • Beauty & the Beast: Enchanted Christmas
  • Donald’s Christmas Gift
  • Mater Saves Christmas
  • Phineas & Ferb: Oh Christmas Tree!
  • Prep and Landing
  • Rapunzel’s Amazing Hair
  • Thumbs Up! Phineas & Ferb

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ESPN Adds ‘College Bowl Showdown’ Enhancements to Xbox 360 Service

ESPN and Xbox 360 are delivering a new and unique interactive experience for college football bowl season.  In a new software update to ESPN on Xbox LIVE available today, sports fans will be able to engage in this year’s bowl games – available live on ESPN3.com – by playing the College Bowl Showdown pick ‘em against other friends on the Xbox 360 console.  Users predict who will win each game, earn a score for predictions and compete against friends to determine a winner.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for December 15, 2010 (3 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for December 15, 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 Phineas And Ferb Perry The Platypus Face Raglan 2XLDisney Phineas And Ferb Perry The Platypus Face Raglan 2XL – $24.00

This turquoise and black raglan features the face of Phineas and Ferb’s fantastic pet platypus, Perry!
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Turner Classic Movies to Spotlight Music of Disney During 2011 Film Festival

The musical legacy of The Walt Disney Studios will be celebrated at the 2011 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, will host a multi-faceted celebration of the studio’s history of bringing music and film together. Presentations at TCM’s four-day festival in April 2011 will include a screening of the recently restored groundbreaking classic Fantasia (1940), which integrated great works of classical music with some of the most innovative animation ever put on film; a collection of Silly Symphonies animated shorts, curated and introduced by film historian Leonard Maltin; and a special tribute to Disney live-action musicals.

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