Debuting in March 2014 (with a rumored date of March 16, 2014 to be precise), the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy,’ will be the new daytime parade at the Magic Kingdom. To celebrate the new entertainment, Walt Disney World has provided us with full details on the floats and costumes that will be featured in the parade.
Earlier this month and under cover of darkness, Walt Disney World cast members and crew escorted several of the floats down the road in the middle of the night. The floats in this magical caravan include a 53-foot-long steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon from the 1959 Disney animated classic, Sleeping Beauty, a Fantasia-themed balloon and gondola for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a giant Brave bagpipe, and a Peter Pan float featuring Skull Rock and Captain Hook’s The Jolly Roger pirate ship.
On January 14, 2014, the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen, as well as the single ‘Let It Go,’ were recognized by the RIAA as being certified gold (selling more than 500,000 physical copies). To commemorate the event as well as the success of the film and the album in general, Disney held a private showcase event last night the Vibrato Grill Jazz Club in Los Angeles.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for February 10, 2014 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.
|White Rabbit Pocket Watch Pillow – Alice in Wonderland – $34.95 |
You’ll be frequently late for important dates after long naps and curious dreams on this soft plush pillow sculptured and embroidered to resemble the White Rabbit’s famous pocket watch from Wonderland.
|Disney Vacation Club Member Travel Mug – $17.95 |
This makes the perfect traveling companion as you enjoy your next trip as a member of the Disney Vacation Club. Quench your thirst for adventure and fun, then relive happy memories as you drink from this exclusive mug.
|Mike Plush Pillow – Monsters University – SALE $15.00 — SAVE 12%! |
|Iron Man 3 Plush Pillow – 17” – SALE $15.00 — SAVE 12%! |
|Don Carlton Mini Bean Bag Plush – Monsters University – 7 1/2” – SALE $1.99 — SAVE 80%! |
The bespectacled Don Carlton would love to see some hugs. As a member of Oozma Kappa, he needs to brush up on his social skills if he’s going to graduate from Monsters University. He’s frightfully cute so let him practice with you.
|Squishy Mini Bean Bag Plush – Monsters University – 7 1/2” – SALE $1.99 — SAVE 80%! |
Ol’ five eyes is here as Squishy looks forward to graduating from Monsters University. A member of Oozma Kappa, a fraternity of big-hearted misfits, Squishy seems more adorable than spooky so you’ll give him an A+ for hugs!
|Art Mini Bean Bag Plush – Monsters University – 7 1/2” – SALE $1.99 — SAVE 80%! |
With his soft hairy coat, Art is a master of hugs. That big smile is super sweet which is why he’s in Oozma Kappa, the fraternity known for its big hearts rather than big chills. Give him a big cuddle and he’ll be OK.
|Terri & Terry Mini Bean Bag Plush – Monsters University – 11” – SALE $1.99 — SAVE 80%! |
Terri and Terry don’t always see eye to eye, but when they put their heads together, they hope to be able to graduate from Monsters University. To be forewarned is to be four-armed so these OKs are warning you they love hugs.
|Rapunzel Plush Pillow – SALE $15.00 — SAVE 9%! |
Drift away into towering dreams on this comfy head cushion inspired by Disney’s Tangled. Rapunzel gently turns out the light with her soft-stuffed pillow featuring embroidered detail, glittering accents and and floral appliqués.
The third and final wave of power discs for the first generation of ‘Disney Infinity’ will be released on April 1, 2014, the same day that the ‘Phineas & Ferb’ Toybox Set is scheduled to be released. This news comes via a new listing for the blind packs on DisneyStore.com.
The third series will consist of just fifteen discs rather than the usual twenty as five of the 10 discs sold by Toys ‘R’ Us will in fact remain exclusive to them. The discs are expected to include: Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat, Violet’s Force Field, Rapunzel’s Healing, Chernabog’s Power, Wall-E’s Fire Extinguisher, Toy Story Mania Blaster, Dragon Firework Cannon, Tantor, Phillipe, Angus, Dr. Calico’s Helicopter, Cruella De Vil’s Car, Wall-E’s Collection, Buy n Large Atmosphere and Disney Parks Parking Lot Tram.
In the wake of CEO Robert Iger’s declaration that ‘Disney’s Frozen will be heading to Broadway’ during a recent earnings conference call, Disney Theatrical — the stage production arm of Walt Disney Studios — has erected a microsite for the production currently under development.
That said, there is nothing particularly noteworthy for the site which can be found at FrozenTheMusical.com (FrozenMusical.com, FrozenOnStage.com, FrozenOnBroadway.com and FrozenBroadway.com now all redirect to it). There site visitors will simply see a form to provide their email address for updates on the ‘stage adaptation.. as it becomes available.’
Season two of Disney Junior’s hit animated series ‘Sofia the First,’ is set to debuts on Friday, March 7 at 9:30 am ET/PT on Disney Channel. For the second season, the series has rounded up some amazing talent to lend their voices to characters appearing throughout the season. Among the guest stars are: Alyson Hannigan (‘How I Met Your Mother’) as a young faun who always felt she wasn’t special enough; Ginnifer Goodwin (‘Once Upon A Time’) as the castle’s kitchen maid who aspires to be an inventor; Melissa Rauch (‘The Big Bang Theory’) as Ruby’s fairy godmother; Anna Camp and John Michael Higgins (both of Pitch Perfect) as a charmingly sinister princess and a tall fire-breathing dragon; Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby) and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as two adventurous young sprites; Nick Offerman (‘Parks and Recreation’) as a well-connected fox who reigns over Enchancia’s woodland creatures; Robert Morse (‘Mad Men’) as an elderly retired sorcerer; Christian Borle (‘Smash’) as an ambitious, young castle steward out to take Baileywick’s job; Oliver Platt (‘The West Wing’) as a sickly old dragon; Tracey Ullman (‘The Tracey Ullman Show’) as a happily wicked witch; and Phylicia Rashad (‘The Cosby Show’) as a cranky ice witch who eventually allows her heart to be melted by the power of music.
‘Ella the Elephant,’ a new animated preschool series about an adventurous elephant and her magic hat, will make its debut Monday, February 17 on Disney Channel (7:00 am ET/PT) and Disney Junior (1:00 pm ET/PT). Thereafter, the series will air weekdays on Disney Channel and Disney Junior as well as weekends on Disney Junior. The series is produced by DHX Media (‘Caillou,’ ‘Teletubbies,’ ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’), a leading international producer and distributor of globally recognized children’s entertainment, in association with Canada’s TVO Kids and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for February 7, 2014 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.
|Disney Vacation Club Member Long Sleeve Tee for Adults – $31.95Here it is! This official Disney Vacation Club membership tee can be purchased online. The soft, cotton long sleeve shirt features the DVC logo and your status as a member on the front, back and sleeve! |
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|Jake and the Never Land Pirates Clock – $24.95Countdown the hours to your next Never Land visit with Jake’s jolly sculptured desk clock, also featuring Skully the parrot, a buoyant addition to any ship shape bedroom set. |
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|Jake and the Never Land Pirates Coin Bank – $19.95He’ll hide a precious cargo of coins in this decorative treasure chest inspired by Jake and the Never Land Pirates, a jolly addition to our swashbuckling bedroom collection. |
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|Spider-Man Pants for Boys – SALE $9.99 — SAVE 50%!Spidey triumphs against crime once again — by the seat of his pants! These soft fleece sweats allow for plenty of playtime action when combined with the Spider-Man Hoodie Pullover. |
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|Mickey Mouse Halloween Tee for Boys – SALE $3.99 — SAVE 69%!Mickey makes like a zombie for this merry mouse-querade tee, in just the right spirit for the spooky season. |
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In honor of next week’s release of The Jungle Book Diamond Edition, which marks the first time the immortal Disney classic will be available on Blu-ray, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has provided us with sketches and concept art created for the film. Admittedly much of these has been previously released before, but rarely at such a high resolution. So high in fact, that we had to shrink down several of the images in size just to make them fit. In addition to the concept art, they have also provided us with sneak peeks from the all new bonus feature, ‘Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman.’