Disney Cruise Line Takes Helm of Disney Dream from Meyer Werft in Ceremony

Captain Mickey and Donald Duck join Bernard Meyer, managing partner of the Meyer Werft shipyard and Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise LineDisney Cruise Line recently took possession of its newest ship, the Disney Dream, from the Meyer Werft shipyard in a traditional maritime ceremony aboard the ship in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Meyer Werft flag was lowered, while the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised, transferring ownership from the shipbuilder to Disney.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for December 15, 2010 (34 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for December 15, 2010

Below is a list of new items and sales 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.

Sparkle Ariel Swimsuit -- 2-Pc.Sparkle Ariel Swimsuit — 2-Pc. – $24.50
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Sweetheart Disney Princess SwimsuitSweetheart Disney Princess Swimsuit – $24.50
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Butterfly Tinker Bell SwimsuitButterfly Tinker Bell Swimsuit – $24.50
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Disney Girl and Minnie Mouse Figurine by Precious MomentsDisney Girl and Minnie Mouse Figurine by Precious Moments – $49.95
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A Wonderful Dream Come True Cinderella Figurine by Precious Moments”A Wonderful Dream Come True” Cinderella Figurine by Precious Moments – $649.95

”A Wonderful Dream Come True” Cinderella Figurine by Precious Moments
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Disney Boy and Mickey Mouse Figurine by Precious MomentsDisney Boy and Mickey Mouse Figurine by Precious Moments – $49.95
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Fuchsia Tinker Bell Nightshirt for WomenFuchsia Tinker Bell Nightshirt for Women – $24.95
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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Sleep Set for Women -- 2-Pc.Mickey and Minnie Mouse Sleep Set for Women — 2-Pc. – $29.95
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Striped Mickey Mouse Lounge Pants for MenStriped Mickey Mouse Lounge Pants for Men – $19.95
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Personalized Ariel Beach TowelPersonalized Ariel Beach Towel – $14.50
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ABC News’ Robin Roberts Interviews Sarah Palin in Alaska on December 17

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Co-Anchor Robin Roberts travels to Alaska for an interview with Sarah Palin to air on Friday, December 17 on “Good Morning America.” Roberts will spend a day-in-the-life with the former governor and mother of five at her home in Wasilla.

In a wide-ranging interview, Roberts will talk to Palin about her new book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag,” plus all the major political news of the day, from taxes to health care and foreign policy.

A portion of the interview will also air on “Nightline” on Friday night (11:35 p.m., ET).

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‘Modern,’ ‘Tangled,’ ‘Alice,’ ‘Toys’ Golden Globe Noms for Disney

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its list of nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globes this morning and Walt Disney Studios, Disney/Pixar and Disney-ABC Television Group (DATG) offered up a solid selection of nominations in films and television.

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is the weakest link in the nomination chain with a single, but very crucial nomination in the Best Animated Feature Film category in which it competes against Walt Disney Animation Studios’ own Tangled along with unsurprising entries from DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for December 14, 2010 (15 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for December 14, 2010

Below is a list of new items and sales 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.

Baby Einstein Baby Beethoven Discovery KitBaby Einstein Baby Beethoven Discovery Kit – $14.99
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Cinderella Dress Making Set -- 21-Pc.Cinderella Dress Making Set — 21-Pc. – $29.50
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Baby Einstein Animals Around Me Discovery KitBaby Einstein Animals Around Me Discovery Kit – $14.99
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Baby Einstein Baby Mozart Discovery KitBaby Einstein Baby Mozart Discovery Kit – $14.99
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Baby Einstein World of Words Discovery KitBaby Einstein World of Words Discovery Kit – $14.99
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Baby Einstein World of Colors Discovery KitBaby Einstein World of Colors Discovery Kit – $14.99
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Baby Einstein Wild Animal Safari Discovery KitBaby Einstein Wild Animal Safari Discovery Kit – $14.99
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Belle Boutique Play Set -- 14-Pc.Belle Boutique Play Set — 14-Pc.SALE $20.00 — SAVE 32%!
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Personalized Minnie Mouse Holiday StockingPersonalized Minnie Mouse Holiday StockingSALE $9.99 — SAVE 39%!
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Lightning McQueen OrnamentLightning McQueen OrnamentSALE $4.99 — SAVE 47%!
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Get Up to Two Nights at a Gaylord Palms Executive Suite in Kissimmee for Just $199/Night (Very Limited Supply)

Act fast and you can spend up to two nights inside an executive suite at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Kissimmee, Florida, just a mile and a half away from Walt Disney World and home to the annual ICE! exhibition favorite, for just $199 per night (taxes and resort fees included). That represents a savings up to 66%. The catch? You’ll have to stay at the hotel by January 31, 2011 (excluding December 14, December 31 – January 1, January 15-18, January 24, and January 26) and supply is extremely limited. Once this deal is gone, it’s gone.

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Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’ New Hi-Res Stills

Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have provided us with these new stills from the upcoming Earth Day film, African Cats. An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.  The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.  Disneynature brings The Lion King to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (Earth).

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Photos: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer Event at Disneyland Resort

Early this morning, a few hundred very lucky Pirates of the Caribbean fans had the opportunity to congregate at the Disneyland Resort where they were treated to an exclusive ‘Fans First’ first look at the first trailer and sizzle reel for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides in 3D. After checking in for the event, guests were entertained by several area pirates before heading over to the AMC theater where Pirates director Rob Marshall introduced the trailer and footage to the attending crowd.

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Time Warner Cable Offers Disney Channel on Demand Free to Disney Channel Subscribers

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced the launch of Disney Channel On Demand and Disney Channel En Español On Demand. Digital TV customers that receive Disney Channel can now enjoy even more programming, in both English and Spanish, at no additional cost. This free On Demand offering will feature programs from current and previous seasons on the Disney Channel. Disney Channel On Demand and Disney Channel En Español On Demand will be available on the Kids On Demand channel. In addition, Disney Channel En Español On Demand will also be available on Lo Mejor On Demand, Time Warner Cable’s Spanish language On Demand channel.

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First Look: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Teaser PosterHere’s your first look at the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios while it lasts.

The trailer also features an introduction by Captain Jack Sparrow, the very same that was first shown at San Diego Comic-con earlier this year at the end of the TRON: Legacy panel.

In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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