2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Guide and Map Now Available

Walt Disney World has just made its festival guide and map available for the 15th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival which takes place October 1 – November 14, 2010. The guide covers returning and new international marketplaces such as Belgium, South Korea and Charcuterie & Cheese plus events unique to the festival including brand new entries such as the Marketplace Discovery Passport sponsored by Disney Vacation Club, ‘First Bites Opening Reception,’ ‘”3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery,’ ‘Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French’ and more! Newer eateries such as Kouzzina and Paradiso 37 as well as some older favorites such as Bongo’s Cuban Cafe and Fulton’s Crab House are also joining in on the fun this year.

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Disney’s ‘Friends for Change’ Donates $100,000 to Gulf Oil Spill Relief Efforts

Disney’s Friends for Change, a movement that encourages kids to help the planet, is launching a new video spot about the oil spill in the Gulf. The program is also donating $100,000 to support clean-up efforts. The new content, premiering MONDAY, JULY 19, will encourage kids to communicate their feelings about the disaster, understand how they are already helping and learn more about how to protect our planet’s natural resources and wildlife.

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Disney Orders Fourth Season of ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ for Disney Junior

Disney has ordered a fourth season of its #1 series for preschoolers, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” Consisting of 13 new episodes and nine extended specials, Season Four will premiere on the recently announced Disney Junior, a new television and online brand and, ultimately, a re-branded 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel devoted to preschool-age children around the world.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for July 19, 2010 (12 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for July 19, 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.

Modern Art Series Evil Queen Pin Modern Art Series Evil Queen Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Tinker Bell Pin Modern Art Series Tinker Bell Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Mickey Mouse Pin Modern Art Series Mickey Mouse Pin – $6.99
BLOC 28 Graffiti Mickey Pen by Steven Daily BLOC 28 Graffiti Mickey Pen by Steven Daily – $30.00
Modern Art Series Cheshire Cat Pin Modern Art Series Cheshire Cat Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Jessica Rabbit Pin Modern Art Series Jessica Rabbit Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Jack Skellington Pin Modern Art Series Jack Skellington Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Chip an Dale Pin Modern Art Series Chip an’ Dale Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Winnie the Pooh Pin Modern Art Series Winnie the Pooh Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Stitch Pin Modern Art Series Stitch Pin – $6.99
Modern Art Series Minnie Mouse Pin Modern Art Series Minnie Mouse Pin – $6.99
BLOC 28 Graffiti Mickey Pen by Slick BLOC 28 Graffiti Mickey Pen by Slick – $30.00

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CONFIRMED: ‘Let the Memories Begin’ at Disney Theme Parks to Be 2011 Promotional Campaign

What comes after the successful ‘Year of a Million Dreams,’ ‘What Will You Celebrate?’ and ‘Give a Day, Get a Disney Day’ campaigns for Disney Parks and Resorts?

A recent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts offers up a service mark with the name Let the Memories Begin. There is no additional information beyond the service mark itself but it certainly does lend itself to a marketing slogan (but not quite up to the promotion level). In other words, it’s probably more Where the Magic Lives than What Will You Celebrate? but only time will tell for sure.

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‘Have a Laugh’ Collection of Classic Disney Animated Shorts Coming to DVD

'Have a Laugh' series on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home EntertainmentNow that you’ve collected all of the Have a Laugh vinylmation figures, it’s time to step back in time and check out all the classic animated shorts that inspired them.

We don’t have an official announcement from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment as of yet, but here’s what we do know so far. Have a Laugh volumes 1 and 2 will be released on Disney DVD on October 26. All of the shorts have been fully restored and remastered.

Volume 1 consists of classics such as Goofy’s ‘How to Play Baseball’ and ‘How to Hook Up Your Home Theatre,’ ‘Lonesome Ghosts,’ ‘Mickey and the Seal,’ and ‘Feudin for Food” amongst others.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for July 17, 2010 (3 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for July 17, 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.

Personalized Toy Story 3 Jessie Armchair Personalized Toy Story 3 Jessie Armchair – $99.95
Personalized Toy Story 3 Armchair Personalized Toy Story 3 Armchair – $99.95
Personalized Minnie Mouse Armchair Personalized Minnie Mouse Armchair – $99.95

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More Stills and Information from Studio Ghibli’s ‘Tales from Earthsea’

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with additional stills from Tales from Earthsea from Studio Ghibli which we have added to our existing gallery, placing the new stills at the beginning in no particular order.

In her six-book series, author Ursula Le Guin created the magical land of Earthsea—a world of islands and water where wizardry is a science that allows one to control the elements, heal illness, calm earthquakes, make the wind blow in the sails of boats, and much more. In this world, Sparrowhawk, whose secret name is Ged, was chosen when he was a young and proud shepherd to learn magic. The books follow him on his heroic journey of self-discovery and redemption through the Darkness and back again.

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Vinylmation News: Billiards Set Release Date, DisneyStore.com Additions

Vinylmation Billiards SetA couple of news items from the official Vinylmation blog today.

First is that the 16-piece set of the Vinylmation Billiards by Dawn Ockstadt will be released at D-Street at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on July 23. The limited edition collection is limited to just 1,000 pieces and retails for for $255.95.

The blog also notes that we already reported early this morning, that the Have a Laugh, Urban 4 and Vinylmation Jr Series 2 have gone on sale at DisneyStore.com. Also available are the Plane Crazy/Park Series 4 combo and the Vinylmation Condiments set.

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New DisneyStore.com Arrivals for July 16, 2010 (15 Items) (Vinylmation, Marvel, Pets)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals for July 16, 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.

Vinylmation Have a Laugh Series Figure - 3 -- Tray of 24-Pc. Vinylmation Have a Laugh Series Figure – 3” — Tray of 24-Pc. – $238.80
Marvel Super Hero Squad Tee Marvel Super Hero Squad Tee – $12.95
Personalization Charge Personalization Charge – $7.95
Graffiti Spider-Man Tee Graffiti Spider-Man Tee – $12.95
Vinylmation Urban 4 Series Figures - 3 - Tray of 24-Pc. Vinylmation Urban 4 Series Figures – 3” – Tray of 24-Pc. – $238.80
Vinylmation Park 4 Series Combo Pack with Plane Crazy Figure - 3 Vinylmation Park 4 Series Combo Pack with Plane Crazy Figure – 3” – $24.95
Vinylmation Condiment Set 3 -- 6-Pc. Vinylmation Condiment Set 3” — 6-Pc. – $84.95
Personalized Mickey Mouse Pet Bed - Large Personalized Mickey Mouse Pet Bed – Large – $59.95
Spider-Man Costume Tee Spider-Man Costume Tee – $12.95
Vinylmation Urban 4 Series Figure -- 3 Vinylmation Urban 4 Series Figure — 3” – $9.95
Vinylmation Jr. Series 2 Figure & Keychain Vinylmation Jr. Series 2 Figure & Keychain – $8.95
Iron Man Costume Tee Iron Man Costume Tee – $12.95
Metallic Marvel Super Hero Squad Tee Metallic Marvel Super Hero Squad Tee – $12.95
Vinylmation Have a Laugh Series Figure - 3 Vinylmation Have a Laugh Series Figure – 3” – $9.95
Personalized Mickey Mouse Pet Bed - Small Personalized Mickey Mouse Pet Bed – Small – $39.95

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