We first spoke of Disney Theatrical’s intent to develop the Miramax film Shakespeare in Love into a staged production exclusively back in early 2010. News of the production — along with several others we had talked about — has since been confirmed back in 2011 with word that Tom Stoppard would be adopting it for the stage, but little on the project can be found since.
We now believe that news of the production, which will make its debut in London (prior to Disney’s goal of bringing it to the Broadway stage), is likely to start in early 2014 with news of its staging imminent.
Recently AKA in the UK, which is primarily known for bringing about awareness of staged productions, has taken control of Disney’s ShakespeareInLove.com and updated it to tease that a new site would be ‘coming soon.’
New Target arrivals for November 11, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Target. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Target 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 Jr. Sofia Stocking – $13.00 Find seasonal holiday decorations at Target.com! Your little one will have even more fun waiting for santa when she can do it with her favorite disney princess. This purple and white christmas stocking features the image of sofia wearing a tiara and surrounded by sparkling snowflakes. At eighteen inches long, it’s the perfect size for stashing toys, treats and other christmas loot. share this item
New Hot Topic arrivals for November 11, 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 The Jungle Book Slim-Fit T-Shirt – $15.38 Slim-fit T-shirt with classic design from Disney’s; The Jungle Book; .; 100% cotton; Wash cold; dry low; Imported; Listed in men’s sizes share this item
Disney Princess No-Show Socks 5 Pair – $10.88 Disney Princess themed no-show socks with the faces of Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Belle and Cinderella.; 72% acrylic; 25% polyester; 3% spandex; Wash warm; dry low; Imported share this item
Disney Beauty And The Beast Rose Pullover Top – $25.88 Crewneck pullover top with stained glass style image of Belle dancing with the Beast on the front – rose under glass on back.; 65% polyester; 35% cotton; Wash cold; dry low; Imported; Listed in junior sizes share this item
Walt Disney Studios UK (via Walt Disney Records) has released an extended clip from Disney’s upcoming film, Frozen (November 27, 2013), which features the full version of the ‘In Summer’ sequence as performed by Olaf in which the snowman ponders how wonderful his life might be during the hottest months of the year. The song — performed here by Josh Gad as Olaf — was written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and can be found on the original motion picture soundtrack (available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes).
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven –to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film also stars the vocal talents of Santino Fontana (as Hans) and Alan Tudyk (as Duke of Weselton).
The film is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and produced by Peter Del Vecho. Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen is in theaters in 3D on November 27, 2013.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 11, 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.
Mickey Mouse Icon Metal Bowl – $29.95Mickey puts a shine on any table setting with this beautiful serving bowl in gleaming silvertone finish. Mickey icons join together in an airy pattern that will perfectly display or serve large items like fruit, bread, rolls, and more! share this item
Anna Singing Doll – Frozen – $39.95Anna will light up the room with a song and her cool blue glow when you activate her motion-detection. Clad in her signature folk costume, Anna brings music to life For the First Time, each time you command a performance. share this item
Evil Queen Ear Headband – $23.95This mouse ear headband inspired by Snow White’s stepmother, the wicked Queen, has glow-in-the-dark poisoned apples for ears! Part of our Limited Time Magic – Year of the Ear celebration, you’ll sleep more soundly after wearing it! share this item
Mickey Mouse Double-Up Bodysuit for Baby – Walt Disney World – $17.95Celebrate your little one’s trip to Walt Disney World with this all-cotton bodysuit. Featuring double-up thermal sleeves, they’ll be nice and warm, and with a smiling Mickey on the front, they’ll be in good company everywhere they go. share this item
Mickey Mouse Wine & Dine Logo Tee for Men – $32.95Raise a glass to comfort after you whisk away moisture and cross the finish line in style in our official Wine & Dine logo tee from Champion® with DoubleDry fabric. share this item
Mickey Mouse Red Striped Victoria Bag by Dooney & Bourke – $168.00Strike a pose along with Mickey while carrying this red striped Dooney & Bourke Victoria bag. Plenty of pockets, roomy interior and a bold red lining make this fabric tote a stylish accessory for any occasion. share this item
Vinylmation Pixar Series 2 Figure – 3” – $12.95Bring the animated magic of Pixar to your Vinylmation collection with this series of 7 designs, plus one mystery chaser. Each 3” figure comes in a blind box so you won’t know which one you’ve gotten until you’ve opened the box! share this item
Doc Tee for Adults – $24.95You’ll never have a healthier time at the Disney Parks than while you’re wearing this soft cotton tee featuring Snow White’s distinguished dwarf companion, Doc. Trust him — he’s a doctor! share this item
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with seventeen newly released hi-res stills from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery of images from the film below. In addition to close-ups of several of the main characters such as Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), Don DaGradi (Bradley Whitford), Richard and Robert Sherman (Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak) and Ralph (Paul Giamatti) — the only fictional character in the film — we also get some good looks at Travers’ life as a child as portrayed by Annie Buckley with parents Margaret and Travers Goff (Ruth Wilson and Colin Farrell) and Aunt Ellie (Rachel Griffiths). In addition, we also have a couple of looks at costume designs for Walt Disney and P.L. Travers by Daniel Orlandi.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise — one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Saving Mr. Banks stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths and Kathy Baker. It will received a limited theatrical release on December 13 and be expanded to a wide release on December 20, 2013.
For the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s The Jungle Book has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection. Now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns ‘The Bare Necessities’ of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!
Explore your family’s wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship.
BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
All-New Blu-ray Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman
Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter
@DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity
Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman
Disney Intermission – Bear-E-Oke hosted by Baloo
Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long
I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Today Disney and Forever 21 launched a new collection of limited-edition women’s apparel and accessories, under the Mickey & Co. collection by Forever 21 label. Inspired by vintage Mickey Mouse designs with an ’80′s vibe, the collection is available now at Forever 21 stores, just in time for the holiday season.
The Mickey & Co. brand was first introduced in 1984, and the apparel collection it adorned was one of the fastest selling collections in Disney’s history. The Mickey & Co. collection by Forever 21 features Mickey Mouse and friends in exuberant artwork with bold pops of color in 46 pieces including reversible pop-over sweatshirts, oversized tees with rolled and tacked sleeves, denim on denim with a two pocket chambray shirt, and a screened denim jacket.
The collection is brought to life by world recognized model and fashion influencer, Jasmine Sanders. Embedded below is a behind-the-scenes photo shoot of Sanders, inspired by the 1980′s pop hit ‘Hey Mickey’ by Toni Basil.
Two social media contests will be held in conjunction with the launch of the collection. Beginning November 7, fans can participate in the ultimate Hidden Mickey Challenge to locate Hidden Mickey Mouse designs across Forever 21′s social platforms. Following the launch, the #ThrowBackMickey Instagram Challenge will ask fans to upload a nostalgic photo of their favorite Mickey & Co. brand memory with at least one of the characters featured in the collection. Forever 21′s Facebook fans will be able to vote for the three grand prize winners who will receive awesome Mickey-themed swag!
The Mickey & Co. collection by Forever 21 will be available in select stores globally and online at Forever21.com.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 8, 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.
Reversible Disneyland Mickey Mouse Lanyard – $8.95Enjoy pin trading at Disneyland with this reversible lanyard sporting Mickey’s iconic ears. Mickey adds his classic flair to both sides, allowing you to be a Disney pin trading legend at the Parks in no time! share this item
Minnie Mouse Highland Dancer Figurine – SALE $79.99 — SAVE 60%!Minnie steps it up in her tartan plaid and ”ghillies” as an authentically folk-costumed Scottish Highland Dancer for this lively, fully sculptured statuette with international flair! share this item
Monsters, Inc. Tee for Women – SALE $7.99 — SAVE 59%!Scare-up a host of admirers while wearing our retro-style Monsters, Inc. tee featuring Sulley, Mike Wazowski, and Boo on soft, heathered jersey knit. share this item
Monsters, Inc. Tee for Men – SALE $7.99 — SAVE 59%!Mike Wazowski and Sulley punch the time clock for laughter with their daily slogan, ”Another day, another hollar,” on this heathered blue-collar tee made in the working comfort of an organic cotton blend. share this item
The newest themed airplane in Alaska Airlines’ fleet flew into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today, featuring one of America’s most beloved and rusty tow trucks.
Adorned with the familiar images of Disney-Pixar’s animated Cars characters Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi, the colorful Boeing 737-800 named ‘Adventure of Disneyland Resort’ celebrates Alaska’s partnership with Walt Disney’s original theme park.
At a special airport event, Mater himself made a satellite appearance from Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, providing travelers with updates on the arrival of the plane as it neared Seattle. After the ceremony, the aircraft officially joined the Alaska fleet on a flight to Orange County, Calif., and will then fly throughout the carrier’s 65-city network.
Joining passengers flying on Flight 500 were four Make-A-Wish children from Washington and Alaska, ages 3 to 7, and their families, who will spend the next several days at the Disneyland Resort. During their visit, they will be treated to special activities and enjoy overnight accommodations at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel at the Resort.
‘The Adventure of Disneyland Resort’ aircraft received its new livery at Aviation Technical Services in Everett, Wash. A team of specialists from Associated Painters Inc. accomplished the complicated painting process, including a sponge-type application to re-create Mater’s rust-colored finish.
‘Adventure of Disneyland Resort’ trivia:
A 34-member crew worked around the clock for 29 days at Associated Painters Inc. to paint the plane.
Painters painstakingly airbrushed the aircraft with 70 unique colors and applied more than 10,000 square feet of vinyl graphics to create the lifelike characters, including the headlights, tire rims and eyes.
More than 72,000 linear feet of masking tape was used during the painting of the ‘Adventure of Disneyland Resort.’
Mater’s rustic-looking muffler, which is located on the tail of the jet, will naturally change color over time due to the plane’s normal exhaust stain.
Alaska’s other Disney-themed planes are the ‘Spirit of Disneyland II,’ launched in 2009; the ‘Spirit of Make-A-Wish,’ which debuted in 2006; and ‘Magic of Disneyland,’ which entered the fleet in 2005. Alaska’s first Disney plane, the ‘Spirit of Disneyland I,’ joined the fleet in 2002 and was repainted in 2009.