Disney Product Releases for the Week of August 29, 2010 (23 Items)

New Disney releases for the week of August 29, 2010

Below is a list of new Disney items being released this week at Amazon.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Amazon.com in another window.

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‘You Again’ New Hi-Res Stills: Kristen Bell and Odette Yustman Face Off, Betty White Takes Off and Kristin Chenowith

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with dozens of new stills from its upcoming Touchstone Pictures release You Again starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Betty White. The collection of stills, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery for the film seen below, also includes publicity shots as well as behind-the-scenes photos with director Andy Fickman.

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Duffy the Disney Bear Preview for Disneyland Annual Passholders to Take Place September 19

Duffy the Disney BearOn Sunday, September 19, Annual Passholders at the Disneyland Resort and their guests will have the opportunity to be among the first to hear about Duffy, his origins and his journey from Tokyo DisneySea to Disney California Adventure as well as the magical date that he will become available to meet and greet guests at the Disneyland Resort this fall.

There will be two sessions available, approximately 45 minutes long, with one at 11:30 am PT and one at 2 pm PT. The presentations will be held at Stage 17 at Disney California Adventure. Any type of recording device is explicitly prohibited from entering the venue. Cellphones will be allowed but they must be turned off and stored away.

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Former Walt Disney World Cast Member Arrested on Xbox Child Pornography Charges

Timothy Hammerstone courtesy of WFTS TampaWFTS ABC in Tampa is reporting that 22 year old Timothy Wayne Hammerstone of Polk County, a former cast member at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has been arrested on 16 counts of possession of child pornography. According to the story, Hammerstone was in correspondence with two ten year old boys via Microsoft Xbox Live and had convinced one of them to send him nude photos in exchange for points to be used on the Xbox marketplace (as per the report from the Orlando Sentinel). While both outlets report that police found sixteen images of child pornography on a USB flash drive, it is unclear how many of those photos are of the direct victim. As of the WFTS report, Hammerstone was sitting in Polk County jail on a $80,000 bond.

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Disney Channel Gets Busted in Marblehead, MA While Filming New Series ‘My Family Tree’

Twelve year old Noah Gerry prepares to film Disney Channel's 'My Family Tree'  (Leigh Blander/Marblehead Patch)A couple of related stories this morning caught my eye this morning courtesy of the Marblehead Patch in Massachusetts which reports on a recent visit from Disney Channel. According to this feature article, Disney Channel was in town to film an episode for a new series (possibly short-form) titled ‘My Family Tree’ expected to begin airing in November.  The highlighted subject of the episode is 12 year old Noah Gerry, a descendant of Elbridge Gerry, the Vice-President under James Madison. Noah doesn’t live in Marblehead, in fact this was his first visit to the town, but it was Marblehead where Vice-President Gerry was born and raised. Noah and his family toured the town, visiting and reporting on various locations important to the life of his famous ancestor including the home Elbridge Gerry was born in.

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Own Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ and ‘Fantasia 2000’ Bundle on Blu-ray/DVD on November 30, 2010; Now Available for Pre-Order

'Fantasia/Fantasia 2000' on Disney Blu-ray/DVD ©WDSHEOn November 30, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the Disney animated classics Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 as a bundle in both a 4-Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and a 2-Disc DVD edition. Both are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com at the links provided.

DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • New Digital Restoration
  • Disney Family Museum – Explore the new Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California with Walt’s daughter Diane Disney-Miller, featuring a very large exhibit on Fantasia and the Schultheis notebook
  • Musicana – Walt’s Inspiration For A Sequel To Fantasia
  • Audio commentaries

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First Look: Bonus Features for Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Diamond Edition

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just shared sneak peeks at just three of the bonus features you’ll find on the Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVD when it’s released on October 5.

In the introduction for the picture-in-picture edition, producer Don Hahn sets up the bonus feature by recalling the first time the film had been screened for the public, far from its completion, at the New York Film Festival. With the picture-in-picture feature, you’ll watch both the original theatrical release and the screened edition simultaneously.

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Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 Will Cross $1B Today; Disney to Become First Studio with Two $1B Films in Single Year

Two weeks after becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office today, joining Alice in Wonderland as the second $1 billion film this year from The Walt Disney Studios – the first studio in history to accomplish this feat. Disney first crossed the $1 billion threshold with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2006. Toy Story 3 becomes the only animated film to reach this milestone and the seventh title in industry history.

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‘A Year Without Rain’ by Selena Gomez & The Scene to Premiere on Disney Channel and Radio Disney Sept. 3

Disney Channel will present the world premiere of Selena Gomez & The Scene’s music video, “A Year Without Rain,” from their upcoming album of the same title, on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (10:15 p.m., ET/PT), following the premiere of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” and a preview of the new animated comedy series “Fish Hooks.” The single will also debut on Radio Disney and will be available as a digital single and digital video that same day.

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