Hundreds of fans gathered early this morning at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World to celebrate the induction of Princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave into the Disney Princess Royal Court. An honor bestowed to just ten before her, Merida arrived at Cinderella Castle in style atop her faithful steed Angus before receiving the crown from none other than her own mother, Queen Elinor, who made an exceptionally rare appearance. The pair were joined by the other members of the Disney Princess Royal Court along with emcee U.S. Gymnastics 2-time Olympic champion, Gabby Douglas, who was joined on stage by her own mother, Natalie Hawkins.
Tomorrow morning, May 11, 2013, Disney Consumer Products will officially welcome Merida into its Disney Princess line of products with a celebration fit for — well, a princess. The event will take place at 9:30 am ET at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as part of the Limited Time Magic campaign. Merida will become the 11th princess in the royal family and is expected to be joined on stage by the existing set of ten in a rare opportunity. Rumors indicate a possible even rarer appearance by Merida’s mum herself, Queen Elinor, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and other live touring staged productions featuring your favorite Disney characters, will be launching a new touring show, ‘Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure’ featuring characters from some of Disney Junior’s hottest stars.
Advertised as one of its Limited Time Magic events exclusively for Passholders, the Disneyland Resort has announced that it will be offering annual passholders to attend a special presentation of the Animation Academy, located at the Animation Building at Disney California Adventure, hosted by animator Eric Goldberg, best known for characters such as Genie, Phil, Louis and Rabbit.
Goldberg will offer four presentations to passholders for free on May 17, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Registration is required to receive a wristband for admission and can be obtained on May 17 at the Animation Building beginning at official park opening.
New Junk Food Clothing arrivals for May 10, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Junk Food Clothing. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Junk Food Clothing 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. Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for May 10, 2013 Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at Disney Store. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Disney Store 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. Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.
|Vinylmation Park Starz 2 Series Figure – $18.95Disney artists break the mold with the Vinylmation Park Starz Series 2 by re-interpreting classic characters from the Disney Parks. You won’t know which one you’ve got until you’ve opened the box! |
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|Vinylmation Park Starz 2 Series Tray 3” Figures – $227.40The Vinylmation Park Starz Series 2 re-interprets classic characters from the Disney Parks. This tray includes 12 blind-tins, each containing one of the 11 known designs, or it could be the Mystery Chaser. |
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|Minnie Mouse 2013 Graduation Plush – 10” – $14.95Minnie has graduated with honors in hugs. Proudly wearing her mortar board and gown with its print of lucky symbols, Minnie makes the perfect graduation gift for the scholar in your life and a lasting reminder of a memorable year! |
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|Mickey Mouse 2013 Graduation Plush – 10” – $14.95Mickey has graduated with honors in hugs. Proudly wearing his gown and mortar board, Mickey makes the perfect graduation gift for the scholar in your life and a lasting reminder of a memorable year! |
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|Duffy the Disney Bear 2013 Graduation Plush – 12” H – $30.00Duffy the Disney Bear shows top class with this 2013 graduation plush. Wearing his gown, with its good luck charm print, ”Class of 2013” sash, and mortar board, Duffy is a scholar of affection and is set to present your graduate with hugs. |
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|Merida Royal Celebration Tee for Girls – Limited Availability – $24.95For a limited time only collect our Merida Royal Celebration Tee commemorating her coronation. On May 11th 2013, at Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle, the Brave heroine will be officially crowned the 11th Disney Princess. |
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Apologies all around as we’ve actually been sitting on these images for a while, but without further ado, here are some hi-res versions of concept art recently released for both Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). Our galleries for both are presented below. As always, click on the thumbnail to see a larger version. When the resize arrow appears, click it to view the image at its original resolution.
It’s just seven seconds long, but for whatever reason, ABC may have just provided us with our first look at
the hotly anticipated Hulk television series that Guillermo del Toro and Marvel television have been working on for years Joss Whedon’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ from Marvel Television. It’s just seven seconds long, but it now looks like the series, which was hopefully offered as a 2013-2014 candidate by ABC’s Paul Lee at the television industry’s upfronts last year is soon headed to the small screen via a mystery writer. The Upfronts is an annual event in which networks traditionally invite advertisers and dazzle them with celebrities and sneak peeks at upcoming fall programming — ABC’s 2013 Upfronts will take place on May 14.
Walt Disney Animation Studios today announced a November 7, 2014 release for Big Hero 6, a full-length animated feature based on a popular Marvel television series in Japan.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Big Hero 6, an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated Big Hero 6 hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Disney/ABC Television Group (NYSE:DIS) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for one of the most popular shows on Disney Junior, ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates,’ as well as fan favorite Disney XD show ‘Tron: Uprising.’ In addition, ‘Handy Manny,’ ‘Special Agent Oso’ and ‘JoJo’s Circus’ will also be available for members in the U.S. to watch instantly later this month.