We first told you about the new line of singing, articulated Disney Princess dolls coming from Disney Store this holiday season back when they were first shared with us in June. Featuring the vocal talents of their respective original performers (or official current when original not available), the 17″ dolls belt out their iconic songs a capella in 15 second segments. Now through YouTube, someone has leaked the Rapunzel doll from Disney’s Tangled in which Mandy Moore performs ‘When Will My Life Begin?’
Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released the following video Q&A with Disney’s Tangled directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard in which the pair discuss the attraction of one of the film’s stars, Flynn Rider (as voiced by Zachary Levi). Although there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of new footage, the directors talk about the infamous ‘hot guy game’ which helped develop Flynn’s looks with the assistance of the women who worked at the Studios and throw in some of the behind-the-scenes footage from that.
From the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, ABC Television Network presents international superstar Mariah Carey in the music special, “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You,” Monday, December 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). The special will feature Mariah performing songs from her new holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, available Tuesday, November 2nd on the Island Def Jam Music Group.
Viewers are in for a special treat as Carey sings unforgettable renditions of yuletide classics and original tunes, including her new holiday hit, “Oh, Santa!” In the spirit of giving, the program will also feature Carey surprising some very special fans and helping to make their wishes come true.
ESPN today officially launched ESPN on Xbox LIVE, delivering the ultimate interactive experience for sports fans with live events from ESPN3.com, ESPN.com video-on-demand clips and sports highlights and other features on the Xbox 360 console. Xbox LIVE members are able to access the service via today’s Xbox LIVE software update.
Xbox LIVE Gold members who are customers of an affiliated service provider will have access to thousands of live, global events every year via ESPN3.com – ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network – including college hoops, college football and bowl games, basketball, baseball, top international soccer, tennis including all four Grand Slam tournaments, golf majors and more. For more information about the service, click HERE.
New Disney releases for the week of October 31, 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.
|Electric Tiki Gargoyles: Classic Heroes: Goliath Statue (Available Wednesday, November 3 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)
To order or for more information, click here
Moving forward with its well-received collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, New Era has recently looked to the past to inspire its new ‘Vintage Disney 59FIFTY’ line of baseball caps inspired by classic Mickey Mouse cartoons of the 1930s. Now available at select retail locations such as NewEraCap.com and DisneyStore.com.
There are few things in life more chilling than early 80s pop music and nobody knows that better than former Walt Disney Imagineer Ric Turner. This year, Turner, who traditionally rigs up his home with lights sync’d to music for both Halloween and the Christmas season, returns with another rendition of Guitar Hero which he first introduced during the 2009 holiday season.
Set to the tune of ‘Freeze Frame’ by the J. Geils Band, the house becomes a fully functioning game of Guitar Hero (there is a console/screen version set up as well which players may opt to use) with the assistance of a smattering of jack o’lanterns who light up in time with the music.
From now through November 24, Toys ‘R’ Us is introducing a wealth of savings for many of its products which naturally include Disney fare. With that in mind, here’s just a sample of the savings you’ll find when you shop at ToysRUs.com:
For the extremely popular Disney Princess & Me collection from JAKKS Pacific, you’ll receive a free Princess & Me Royal Wardrobe with any Disney Princess & Me purchase of $75 or more. That represents a savings of up to 47%.
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream, one of the longest ships in the world and the largest ship to be built in Germany to date, left the shipyard yesterday evening with the aid of a tugboat. The ship will remain in the Meyer Werft shipyard’s harbor where she will first undergo a series of several technical tests as internal construction is completed.
She is expected to be conveyed down the river Ems at an as-of-yet specified date in mid-November at which point she’ll begin crossing the Atlantic for her anticipated January 4 arrival at Port Canaveral.
Photos courtesy Walt Disney World Resort.
If there is one film any fan of Disney should see, it’s Disney’s own documentary, Waking Sleeping Beauty. Comprised of tons of archival and personal footage, the documentary takes a no-holds-barred look at the state of The Walt Disney Company in the early 1980s when Hollywood big shots Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and all showed up in the parking lot with their fancy cars and turned the company and the animation department on its ear, taking it from the lows of The Black Cauldron to the highs of a series of animated films that helped to define a generation.