Hewlett-Packard to Expand Sponsorship at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort today announced an expansion to its long-term business relationship with HP, which now includes naming rights for the 165,000-square-foot fieldhouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

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Disney Interactive Confirms ‘Tangled’ for Nintendo Wii, DS and Windows/PC

Disney Interactive Studios today announced “Disney Tangled: The Video Game, a story-based adventure game inspired by the world and characters featured in the upcoming 3D animated Disney film “Tangled,” an action-packed comedy adventure for audiences of all ages. Featuring Rapunzel, a feisty teen with incredibly long magical hair, and Flynn Ryder, a charming rogue, the video game combines humor with an engaging adventure as players embark on a journey to fulfill one of Rapunzel’s lifelong dreams to see the lights she’s admired from her Tower window. “Disney Tangled: The Video Game” will be released for the Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems, as well as Windows/PC this holiday season.

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

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.

Of the 79 participating teams, Shut Up and Let Me Row… HEY! from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, was crowned the 2010 C.R.O.W. grand champion on July 23. The title is a first for the co-ed recreational team, who competed against five other finalists in the grand championship round, held pre-dawn on the Rivers of America.

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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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