‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to Build Smart Home for Blind Parents in Cleveland

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The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team has ambushed the Anderson Family in Cleveland, Ohio, and is about to deliver the ultimate upgrade. The family of four have inspired their community by heightening awareness of the obstacles facing the disabled in their community. Diving headlong into their work, Andre and Jasmine have dedicated their time to supporting and counseling the disabled by connecting them with resources to help them live and lead more independent lives. Faced with some of their own challenges (Andre is blind and Jasmine is legally blind), the couple have pushed forward full steam to make Cleveland a more user-friendly environment.

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Thomas Kinkade’s Adds ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Disney Dreams Collection

'Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love' by Thomas KinkadeAdmittedly we’re a little late to the party, especially since we’ve traditionally been so good at revealing Thomas Kinkade’s newest Disney paintings before he does, but as we always say, if it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it.

Enter the sixth and newest entry to Kinkade’s Disney Dreams collection, Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love.

According to the official description for the painting:

Thomas Kinkade has spent over 700 studio hours on this painting which is the most he has ever spent on any painting (Cinderella and Pinocchio had about 300 hours each).

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Walt Disney World Announces Homebuilders for ‘Golden Oak’ Properties

'Golden Oak' Entry Sign. Photo courtesy Walt Disney WorldSeven prestigious homebuilders have been selected by Disney to design and construct the luxury homes in the unique resort community of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort. Each of the builders is purchasing initial individual homesites, allowing construction of the first showcase and spec homes to begin immediately.

Since Disney announced the project in June, the company has seen significant interest from potential buyers. Inquiries have come from as far away as Brazil and England – and domestically from New York to Texas to California. The selected builders are currently designing home plans in preparation for the launch of homesite sales later this year.

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Threadless Begins Collaboration with ‘TRON: Legacy’ Design Contest

Threadless has announced a new collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, in its popular “Threadless Loves…” design challenge series. As Threadless celebrates its tenth anniversary as the crowdsourcing poster child, it’s evolving from a t-shirt design shop and giving its online community of artists more platforms to show off their talent. From t-shirts and hoodies, to flip flops, iPhone cases and even Dell laptop designs, Threadless is growing up and other companies are taking note — including one of the most well-known brands in the universe — Disney.

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Jim Henson Company’s ‘The Possibility Shop’ Returns for Second Season on Disney Online

Disney Online, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, today debuts a second season of “The Possibility Shop“, an original web series produced by The Jim Henson Company. The site, which can be accessed through DisneyFamily.com, will be updated every two to three weeks with content designed to inspire the imagination of the entire family through creative projects, activities and games. The Clorox Company returns as the exclusive sponsor for all 20 webisodes in season two of “The Possibility Shop.”

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Disneyland Resort Cast Members Contribute Over $385,000 to Southern California Nonprofits

Disneyland Resort cast members made magic for their favorite Southern California nonprofit organizations by donating more than $385,000. This month, cast members selected nearly 80 organizations – from local schools to social services – to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

The Anaheim Interfaith Shelter was one of the organizations that received a $5,000 grant. The shelter will use the funds to provide healthy food options at its on-site food pantry, helping to counter obesity among underprivileged children. The organization assists families in need of short-term support due to one-time events that cause homelessness.

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New Disney Arrivals at Toys ‘R’ Us for September 28, 2010 (2 Items)

New Toys ‘R’ Us arrivals for September 28, 2010

Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Toys ‘R’ Us. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Toys ‘R’ Us 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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Bring Tron to life with our Tron 1:50 Scale Die Cast Vehicle – Good Guy Light! These detailed replicas from the film come with working lights and projectiles! If your a fan of the Tron Movie, this is the toy for you!
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New Still from Disney’s ‘Tangled’: Mother Gothel

Walt Disney Studios has just provided us with this still of Mother Gothel (voiced by Donna Murphy) from Disney’s Tangled from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The still has been added to our gallery of stills from the film below.

Disney’s Tangled also stars the voice talents of Mandy Moore and  Zachary Levi and opens nationwide on November 24. For more information on the film including featurettes, concept art, character art, fun facts, photos of the meet & greet characters at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and more, follow this bookmark.

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ABC Family Orders Pilots for Three New Original Dramas

In its first order for the season, ABC Family has given the production greenlight to three pilots, it was announced today by Michael Riley, president, ABC Family. The network just concluded a record-breaking summer that included the debut of its new hit series “Pretty Little Liars” and “Melissa & Joey,” and the return of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Make It or Break It.” The pilots are scheduled to go into production this fall.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for September 28, 2010 (1 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for September 28, 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.

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