After officially inducting Tiana into the royal Disney Princess family in New York City in 2010 and Rapunzel at London’s Kensington Palace in 2011, Disney Consumer Products is preparing to shine the spotlight on its first official Pixar princess, Merida, from Disney/Pixar’s Brave. This time around, the ceremony will be held at 9:30 am on May 11, 2013 at Cinderella Castle located in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. The occasion will mark the first time that the ceremony itself is open to anyone visiting the theme park that day.
At the event, Merida will become the 11th princess to receive the Disney Princess title and join the popular franchise, standing alongside Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel, all of whom are anticipated to be in attendance.
There is no word yet on who else may be in attendance of the event, but Disney star Debby Ryan has announced via her Facebook page that she plans on witnessing the ceremony of Disney’s ‘new ginger princess.’
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for April 26, 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.
Randall Figure – Disney Infinity – Pre-Order – $12.99Randall ”Randy” Boggs is the sneakiest monster around! Be sure to keep an eye out for him? he likes to disappear! You’ll find lots of Disney Infinity fun with this fully-sculptured game figure. share this item
Sofia Lunch Tote – $12.95Your petite princess will lunch like a little lady from Sofia’s first lunch tote, with two insulated compartments for fresh dining on-the-go. share this item
Doc McStuffins Lunch Tote – $12.95She’ll find a fresh, lite, and healthy meal every day in our Doc McStuffins Lunch Tote, fit for a cornucopia of well-balanced nutrition in just the right-sized portions! share this item
Doc McStuffins Backpack – Personalizable – $19.95She’ll carry all her charts, books, and wellness essentials in our handy Doc McStuffins daypack, an efficient assistant for school, playground, or home visits! share this item
Sofia Backpack – Personalizable – $19.95Sofia the First will carry all her elemental magic to school, play, or palace with this dainty daypack bearing a bright fairyland of floral design. share this item
At the ‘Monstrous Summer’ media event being held at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line today confirmed a Stitch Kingdom report that it will be bringing some of the more popular attractions and amenities of its Disney Dream and Fantasy cruise ships to the Disney Magic, the first of its four ships, when it goes into dry dock later in the year.
Included in the exciting additions are an abbreviated form of the industry-first AquaDuck waterslide, called the AquaDunk, which takes guests over the edge of the ship. The AquaDuck will be joined by the Fantasy’s water play area, the AquaLab, as well as a new waterslide dubbed the Twist N’ Spout. Additionally, a new infant/toddler water play area referred to as the Nephew’s Splash Zone.
Children at sea will also be amongst the first to benefit from the Marvel acquisition, as Disney Cruise Line introduces four immersive experiences in its Oceaneer’s Club as on the newer ships. New play areas will be themed to: Marvel’s Avengers Academy (inspired by an upcoming animated television series on Disney XD); Mickey Mouse Club, inspired by the new shorts; and the already familiar Andy’s Room from Pixar’s Toy Story and Pixie Hollow.
Dining changes are also scheduled to take place such as a long anticipated conversion of Parrot Cay to Carioca’s, named after Donald Duck’s Brazilian Saludos Amigos co-star, Jose. The restaurant will be will be Brazilian-influenced, themed to an outdoor marketplace during festival. Animator’s Palette will also be receiving the Animation Magic treatment, as experienced aboard the Disney Fantasy.
The ship’s adults-only district, Beat Street, will be re-themed and now titled After Hours. It will feature O’Gills as found on the Disney Fantasy, along with an undersea-themed club called Fathoms and a piano bar named Keys.
Below is a gallery of all the hi-res concept art recently released for the re-imagined Disney Magic:
Concept video for Disney Cruise Line AquaDunk:
Walt Disney World has also already confirmed our previous report for all of the events surrounding it ‘Monstrous Summer’ event which includes an ‘all-nighter’ 24 hour party at the Magic Kingdom on May 24 (as well as at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure), a re-themed Monsters University student union meet and greet at Disney’s’ Hollywood Studios and new Monsters University-inspired jokes introduced to Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have just released the newest trailer for Monsters University, which you can find embedded below.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Screaming with laughter and fun, Monsters University stars the vocal talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray and Peter Sohn and is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae. The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
In addition, potential scarers can now test their Monsters University knowledge by taking the new Monsters Aptitude Test (MAT) online at http://monstersumat.com
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of games for the mass market along with Disney Interactive, announced today that ‘Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff‘ is expected to launch this August. Based on the top-rated Emmy Award-winning hit series, ‘Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff’ will release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U video game system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ from Nintendo. The title is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com with a release date of August 13, 2013.
Join Phineas and Ferb as they travel to out-of-this-world places in their newest invention, the A.T.T. (All-Terrain Transformatron). This upgradeable, customizable, ultra-cool amphibious ride helps the boys hunt for lost loot to display in their backyard Museum of Cool. Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff features many of the fan-favorite characters from the hit show, including Perry the Platypus — aka secret Agent P, Candace, Isabella, Buford, Baljeet, and the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who is determined to unleash his latest creation, the ‘get-rid-of-cool-stuff-inator’ on the Tri-State Area.
‘Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff’ features include:
Multiple Gameplay Modes
Exploration Mode: Switch on-the-fly between ambitious innovator Phineas and silent, but stoic ‘Man of Action’ Ferb as they explore an ancient lost temple, underwater caverns and more in search of treasure!
Build, upgrade and customize the A.T.T. (All-Terrain Transformatron vehicle), then take it on treasure-seeking adventures around the world.
Action Mode: Transform Perry from subdued pet to super Agent P and battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Original Storyline: Experience four intertwining episodes filled with witty humor and outlandish adventures.
Museum of Cool: Display the loot collected inside including the lost Atlantis hieroglyph, caveman’s first stone wheel, floating baby head, and much more.
Screenshots from the Xbox 360 edition have been provided to us below:
Majesco also plans to release a unique Phineas and Ferb smartphone and tablet game in August, which will feature Agent P and the rest of the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym).
New Hot Topic arrivals for April 24, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Hot Topic. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Hot Topic 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.
Disney Pixar Mystery Minis Blind Box Figure – $7.50 Stylized versions of popular characters from Disney/Pixar – 8 classic characters, each one in 3 different poses! Which one will you get? It’s a surprise! Facebook|Digg|delicious|Twitter|MySpace|Disney Pixar Mystery Minis Blind Box Figure|$7.50| $7.50 |Stylized versions of popular characters from Disney/Pixar – 8 classic characters, each one in 3 different poses! Which one will you get? It’s a surprise!|Sorry, no choice.|2 1/2″ tall|Vinyl|Imported| share this item
Marvel Universe The Punisher Boxers – $12.50 Black and white boxers with allover The Punisher checkered skull logo design. Elastic waistband and button fly. 100% cotton Wash cold; dry low Imported share this item
Marvel Universe Punisher Boxer Briefs – $12.50 Black boxer briefs with Punisher logo and pistol design. Black with white bullets elastic waistband. 95% cotton; 5% spandex Wash cold; dry low Imported share this item
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for April 24, 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.
Donald Duck Tee for Men – Artist Series One – $29.50Donald displays his fabled temperament for this premium Artist Series tee made in the casual comfort of 100% cotton jersey knit and embellished with marbled ink effects. share this item
Seven Dwarfs Tote – Artist Series One – $29.50Carry everything you need as home from work you go in our casual Seven Dwarfs canvas tote with reinforced carry handles and a contemporary art interpretation of Snow White’s happy crew from the Disney Store Artist Series One Collection. share this item
Snow White Tee for Women – Artist Series One – $29.50Snow White shines in a contemporary sketch interpretation for our premium Artist Series tee made in the sheer comfort of 100% cotton jersey knit and embellished by shimmering black sequins plus red glitter. share this item
Mickey Mouse Tee for Men – Artist Series One – $29.50Mickey’s gloves do the creative handiwork for this premium Artist Series ringer tee made in the casual comfort of 100% cotton jersey knit and embellished with flocked line art. share this item
Mickey Mouse iPhone 4/4S Case – Artist Series One – $24.50Good reception will always follow a showing of Mickey’s designer iPhone case, part of our Artists Series One Collection. This contemporary interpretation of Mr. Mouse will decorate and protect your precious electronic equipment. share this item
Monsters University Journal – $16.50Take note of every scare tactic and scream theory in our classy, collegiate-rule Monsters University Journal featuring the historic college emblem on cover, plus metallic edging and satin ribbon bookmark with metal logo charm. share this item
Mickey Mouse Tote – Artist Series One – $29.50Carry everything needed for a day at the museum in our contemporary canvas tote with reinforced carry handles and embroidered pop interpretation of Mickey fronting a Helvetica typeface pattern, all from the Artist Series One Collection. share this item
Disney Store Artist Series One Notecard Set – $16.50Send your best wishes on dreamy notecards featuring favorite characters as interpreted by Disney Store artists around the globe. This set of 20 cards in 10 different designs includes envelopes and stickers in an elegant lift-top box. share this item
Tinker Bell Tee for Women – Artist Series One – $29.50Tink is envisioned as a Never Land huntress for our premium Artist Series tee made in the sheer comfort of 100% cotton jersey knit and embellished with shimmering clear sequins plus flocked accents. share this item
The first official trailer for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World has been released and is embedded below for viewing.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book Journey into Mystery“ #83 in August, 1962.
To celebrate parents and guardians who foster their child’s creativity and teach valuable life lessons through storytelling, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has launched a nationwide search for the Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year.’ The ‘Storyteller of the Year’ user generated contest taps into parents’ love of Winnie the Pooh and invites them to share the loveable bear’s story in a creative way through video and the use of fun props including Pooh plush toys, puppets, blankets or any other Pooh item. To enter, all parents and families need to do is create a simple, one-minute video that’s sweet like ‘hunny,’ full of wonder or funny, as they read a select Winnie the Pooh story to their child and show their favorite Pooh items. From April 22 through May 15, 2013, videos can be submitted online at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller or from any mobile device. Complete rules and a list of prizes can be found here.
‘We invite parents to join Disney in celebrating the art of storytelling and Winnie the Pooh, one of our most beloved characters of all time,’ said Stephen Teglas, vice president of classic franchises for Disney Consumer Products. ‘Pooh teaches us about friendship, adventure, and to appreciate the simple things in life. Through the “Storyteller of the Year” contest we hope to capture some of these sweet family moments and encourage parents to use their best storytelling abilities to spark their child’s imagination and create long-lasting memories.’
Parents and guardians can choose from three Pooh stories ‘A Blustery Day,’ ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and ‘A Bouncy Babysitter’ to create their own video. Once their video is complete, they simply upload it at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller to enter the contest. DCP will select the winning video that best showcases creativity, integrates Pooh items, and captures the essence of Winnie the Pooh. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles, CA for a family of four and an assortment of Winnie the Pooh products including toys, books, and other gifts. As an added bonus, the winning video will be added to an upcoming version of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: Wonder and Wander App, and everyone who downloads the free app will see the ‘master storyteller’ in action.
Additionally, while in Los Angeles, the winning family will join DCP at the ‘Wonder and Wander with Winnie the Pooh’ experience held at ‘PLUSH: the posh little urbanites show’ on June 9, 2013, where the winner will be officially crowned ‘Storyteller of the Year,’ and will read a Winnie the Pooh story to kids and families and celebrities in attendance.
Fans can also vote at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller to select a ‘fan favorite’ video. The ‘fan favorite’ will receive a great assortment of Winnie the Pooh products.
Ahead of any official announcement, a Disney website has begun listing the 25th anniversary edition of Oliver and Company as getting a Blu-ray release date of August 6, 2013.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Disney classic with the stunning Blu-ray debut of Oliver And Company, featuring perfect picture and sound. Relive this charming animated adventure, packed with excitement, fun and unforgettable songs by Billy Joel, Bette Midler and Huey Lewis.
In the heart of New York City, Oliver, a mischievous orphaned kitten, is befriended by Dodger, a carefree pooch and his ragtag family of misfit mutts. Life gets even better for Oliver when he is adopted by a lonely little girl named Jenny. But when tough guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart, the spirited kitten and his newfound friends discover the meaning of courage and find a home where they truly belong.
Bonus features set to be included with the release are as follows:
Two Bonus Shorts: ‘Lend A Paw’ – Academy Award® Winning Animated Short – Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1941; ‘Puss Cafe’ Animated Short
Disney Sing-Along Mode
Disney’s Animated Animals
The Making Of Oliver and Company
Amazon.com has the title listed on Blu-ray but features no information, artwork or a release date at this time. It is worth noting that the dates provided by this particular source have not been particularly reliable.
As usual, we will provide more information as it becomes available to us.