New ‘Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa’ Short from Walt Disney Animation Studios to Air December 7

“Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa,” featuring the voice of Betty White as Mrs. Claus, is slated to air Tuesday, December 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), during the holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The seven-minute animated short is the second installment from the Emmy Award®-winning franchise “Prep & Landing.” Both specials will also air again on Thursday, December 16.

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Jay Leno and Dr. Phil McGraw to Guest Star on Special Episode of ‘Hannah Montana Forever’

Drew Roy, Jay Leno and Miley Cyrus (DISNEY CHANNEL/ERIC MCCANDLESS)Jay Leno and Dr. Phil McGraw guest star as themselves when international superstar Hannah Montana contemplates removing her blonde wig and telling the world she’s really Miley Stewart, in a one hour episode of “Hannah Montana Forever” premiering Sunday, November 7 (7:30-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. It will be available first as part of an episode compilation DVD, “Hannah Montana: Who is Hannah Montana?,” releasing November 2 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

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Disney Online Offering Chance for One Family to Win Opportunity to Open Disney Store Times Square

Disney announces an online contest on Family.com to win a trip to the grand opening celebration of Disney Store’s Times Square, New York City location on November 9 and a starring role during the star-studded opening ceremony. The crown jewel of Disney Store’s slate of store openings around the world this year, the Times Square location will be celebrated with magical festivities including celebrity appearances, live musical performances, a parade of Disney’s most beloved characters and interactive experiences storewide. Beginning October 19, Disney fans will have just one week to register online for the chance to join the fun in-person, win a $250 shopping spree, and have the distinction of their child taking the stage to turn the key to imagination and officially unlock the all-new Disney Store in Times Square. The lucky family will also meet award winning singer Jordin Sparks during a private VIP reception after she performs Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” theme song, which she rerecorded to celebrate the 2010 release of the Blu-Ray and DVD.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for October 19, 2010 (11 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for October 19, 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.

Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Slick Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Slick – $39.50
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Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Tenga Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Tenga – $39.50
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Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Rime Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Rime – $34.50
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Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Craola Bloc28 Artist Series New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat by Craola – $39.50
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Birthday Minnie Eco Shopping Bag Birthday Minnie Eco Shopping BagSALE $1.49 — SAVE 40%!
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Peter Pan Costume Accessories Set -- 5-Pc. Peter Pan Costume Accessories Set — 5-Pc.SALE $7.99 — SAVE 45%!
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WALL•E Figure Play Set -- 6-Pc. WALL•E Figure Play Set — 6-Pc.SALE $2.99 — SAVE 76%!

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Disney Cruise Line Commemorates Titanic Disaster by Launching the Disney Fantasy

DCL President Karl Holz atop the Disney DreamYesterday’s big news for Disney Cruise Line was offering up the date for the maiden voyage of their fourth ship, the Disney Fantasy. Announced to be setting sail on April 7, 2012, bookings will begin to open up to the public this week. What wasn’t widely announced, however, were the details offered during a series of webinars aimed at Disney Travel Agents to update them on the Disney Cruise Line fleet and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. It was during the pre-recorded presentation that another Disney Fantasy maiden voyage was given — that of April 14, 2012, a day that would live in infamy. Not so much for the launch of the new ship, but the fact that it would have been 100 years earlier to the day that the billed-as-unsinkable RMS Titanic met its tragic fate during its own maiden voyage. Apparently the correlation may have gone unnoticed when the date was initially set and it appears DCL has since decided to move the date up by a week. It’s unclear when the presentation was recorded, but the press release may have been issued prior to the presentation (which promised to reveal new information to the travel agents) so that the original date didn’t get any press.

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Disney and NAE to Offer ‘TRON: Legacy’-Inspired Experience on National Mall in October

The Walt Disney Studios collaborated with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to co-create a highly interactive exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, which will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., October 23-24, 2010, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day. The hands-on experience blends themes from the upcoming major motion picture “TRON: Legacy” with the NAE’s Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Visitors to the Disney-NAE exhibit will be able to:

  • View and photograph real props from the film including the SHIVA laser
  • View and photograph a lifelike replica of Sam Flynn’s Lightcycle

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Walt Disney Studios Buys Distribution Rights for ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘The Avengers’ from Paramount

The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they have reached an agreement under which Paramount will transfer its worldwide marketing and distribution rights to Disney for Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Paramount will remain the worldwide distributor of the upcoming films, Thor and Captain America, as well as the previously released Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

Under terms of the new deal, Disney will pay Paramount $115 million for the transfer of the distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers to be paid on the theatrical release dates. These monies will serve as a minimum guarantee against the distribution fees.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for October 18, 2010 (57 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for October 18, 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.

Halloween Pumpkin Pin Set -- 6-Pc. Halloween Pumpkin Pin Set — 6-Pc. – $149.95
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D23 Membership Exclusive 10th Anniversary The Emperors New Groove Pin D23 Membership Exclusive 10th Anniversary The Emperor’s New Groove Pin – $19.95

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Personalized Mickey Mouse Plate -- 11 Personalized Mickey Mouse Plate — 11” – $34.95

Personalized Mickey Mouse Plate — 11”
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Candy Corn Minnie Mouse Ears Headband Candy Corn Minnie Mouse Ears HeadbandSALE $9.99 — SAVE 54%!
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Sequinned Witch Minnie Mouse Ears Headband Sequinned Witch Minnie Mouse Ears HeadbandSALE $9.99 — SAVE 54%!
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Champion Performance Mickey Mouse Tee -- Red Champion Performance Mickey Mouse Tee — RedSALE $12.99 — SAVE 61%!
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Champion Performance Mickey Mouse Tee -- White Champion Performance Mickey Mouse Tee — WhiteSALE $12.99 — SAVE 61%!
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Disney Cruise Line’s ‘Disney Fantasy’ Sets Sail April 2012; Bookings Open October 20

The Disney Fantasy will sail her maiden voyage on April 7, 2012, bringing even more innovation, unique guest experiences and personalized service for which Disney Cruise Line is renowned. A sister ship to the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy will feature an AquaDuck water coaster, magical children’s areas, world-class entertainment, delightful dining, retreats for adults and immersive experiences for guests of all ages with beloved Disney stories and characters.

Guests will be able to book Disney Cruise Line sailings, including the Disney Fantasy, for the initial part of the 2012 season beginning Oct. 20, 2010. The Disney Fantasy will sail out of Port Canaveral, Fla. on the popular seven-night Caribbean itineraries – alternating eastern and western – including a stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

The Disney Dream will continue to sail three-, four- and five-night cruises to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, while the Disney Wonder will remain on the west coast, sailing Mexican Riviera itineraries from the Port of Los Angeles. To start the 2012 season, the Disney Magic will sail alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.

“The Disney Fantasy continues our tradition of sailing beautifully-designed vessels that offer innovations, world-class guest service and memorable family vacation experiences like only Disney can do,” said Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz. “We are delighted to expand our offerings to provide guests with more options and more flexibility to enjoy a Disney family cruise.”

Additional Disney Fantasy details and 2012 itinerary information will be released at a later date.

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Disney Product Releases for the Week of October 17, 2010 (14 Items)

New Disney releases for the week of October 17, 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.

Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.

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