Jessica Chastain as Merida is Annie Leibovitz’s Newest Disney Dream Portrait Muse

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Jessica Chastain as Merida in Disney Dream Portrait by Annie LiebovitzAlthough we will have to wait until tomorrow to see the actual portrait, ETOnline has announced that actress Jessica Chastain is the next to be the subject in the ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ series by Annie Leibovitz for Disney Parks and Resorts.

In the portrait, for which ET has already shared a behind-the-scenes video look (embedded below), Chastain assumes the role as Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave. Chastain joins a long line of celebrities who have assumed the roles of Disney heroes and heroines and even figures from theme park attractions.

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Four Seasons at Disney World Gives Sneak Peek Before Opening

Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando, which is slated to begin taking guests on August 3, 2014, has released additional details, room photos and concept art of what its guests can expect during their stay. In addition, the Resort has announced an introductory deal offering a third night free as well as a group value rate (minimum 10 rooms per night).

The Resort boasts the following features and amenities:

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New Disney Arrivals at Super Hero Stuff for January 8, 2014 (10 Items)

New Super Hero Stuff arrivals for January 8, 2014 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Super Hero Stuff. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Super Hero Stuff 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.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for January 8, 2014 (8 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for January 8, 2014 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.

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Disney Names Adam Sanderson as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Adam SandersonThe Walt Disney Company today announced the promotion of Adam Sanderson to senior vice president, corporate communications. The announcement was made by Zenia Mucha, executive vice president and chief communications officer of The Walt Disney Company. In his new role, Mr. Sanderson will oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Disney Corporate Creative Resources and the Walt Disney Archives.

A 17-year Disney veteran, Sanderson most recently served as senior vice president, franchise management of Disney/ABC Television Group, where he was responsible for launching, building and sustaining franchises for Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney, ABC Family, ABC Entertainment Group and ABC Daytime. Previously, he served as senior vice president, brand marketing of Disney Channels Worldwide, helping to build High School Musical, ‘Hannah Montana’ and Disney Junior into franchise successes, managing all synergy initiatives.

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Tinker Bell’s ‘The Pirate Fairy’ New Hi-Res Still, Christian Siriano’s Zarina Design

Zarina Costume Sketch by Christian Siriano. ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today has provided us with a new hi-res still from its upcoming Pixie Hollow film, The Pirate Fairy, available to own on Disney Blu-ray on April 1, 2014.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Viral Ad is Totes Da Bomb

'Muppets Most Wanted' PosterWalt Disney Studios has just released this new viral ad on its YouTube page promoting Muppets Most Wanted, most likely the first of many parody ads if 2011’s The Muppetsmarketing is any indication.

Instead of taking shots at other films, however, this particular ad pokes fun at the burgeoning marketing method of using the tweets of ‘ordinary folk,’ not actually reviewing the film, but instead just simply voicing the intent of seeing the film. All of the tweets/accounts named in the ad do actually exist (see embedded below), but they are obviously not genuine and were all generated for the sake of making the ad, embedded below.

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Amazon ‘Confirms’ ‘Frozen’ Blu-ray March 18 Release Date While Walmart Redacts

Disney 'Frozen' on Blu-rayDisney’s Frozen has been garnering accolades and attention for all sorts of reasons, most of which have been for quite positive ones, while others have been — well, confusing.

Take the case of the hotly anticipated home video release of Frozen. Amazon was first to begin accepting pre-orders — even while the film was just debuting in theaters — but this, in essence, has become the norm for Amazon. It’s a given that the product will be released on Blu-ray eventually, so why not accept pre-orders? Only Amazon had also been taking pre-orders for a 3D version of the Blu-ray, one it had to subsequently remove and unceremoniously cancel all orders.

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Sneak Peek: Disney Animation Artist Showcase Series: Lorelay Bove

'Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase No Slurping, No Burping!: A Tale of Table Manners' Illustrated by Lorelay Bove

Starting in March, Disney Publishing will be launching a new series of original children’s books that will feature the work of some of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ top artists. The first to arrive is a title conceived and illustrated by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist who has worked on Wreck-It Ralph and The Princess and the Frog as well as previously published books based on the films.

Titled No Slurping, No Burping!: A Tale of Table Manners, the first book in the Disney Artist Showcase is a humorous look at manners featuring two kids who school their dad on proper mealtime etiquette. The publisher’s description follows:

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for January 7, 2014 (34 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for January 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.

Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper for Baby - Personalizable Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper for Baby – PersonalizableSALE $9.99 — SAVE 41%!She’ll wear hearts on her sleeve, and everywhere else, with this Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper. The allover heart design is as warming as the soft fleece fabric of this festive sleeper that will give every bedtime the gift of comfort.
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Minnie Mouse Hat and Mittens Set for Baby - Holiday - Personalizable Minnie Mouse Hat and Mittens Set for Baby – Holiday – PersonalizableSALE $9.99 — SAVE 50%!Little dreamers will keep cozy all through the season in Minnie’s merriest warmwear set, featuring soft knit cap with plush mouse ears, pom-poms and plaid bows, plus a pair of mittens with happy holiday appliqués.
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Mickey Mouse and Friends Holiday Tumbler with Straw - Small Mickey Mouse and Friends Holiday Tumbler with Straw – SmallSALE $1.99 — SAVE 71%!Mickey, Minnie and Pluto share the magic of the holiday season with this festive double-walled tumbler. Made of durable plastic but designed to look like a disposable cup, it comes with a resuable plastic straw that won’t fall out!
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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Holiday Cookie Jar Mickey and Minnie Mouse Holiday Cookie JarSALE $9.99 — SAVE 78%!They’ll reach for the magic all through the season when you store your sweet treats in this irresistable holiday cookie jar, shaped like a giftbox with sculptured Mickey and Minnie topper. Makes a wonderful winter centerpiece!
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Mickey Mouse Hat and Mittens Set for Baby Mickey Mouse Hat and Mittens Set for BabySALE $14.99 — SAVE 25%!Little head and hands will stay warm and cozy while he wears our Mickey Mouse Hat and Mittens Set. Mickey’s winning smile can warm any day and makes this set a cold weather favorite.
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Minnie Mouse Puffy Jacket for Baby - Personalized Minnie Mouse Puffy Jacket for Baby – PersonalizedSALE $24.99 — SAVE 28%!Your little sweetheart will be a snuggly, warm polka-dot sensation wearing Minnie’s hooded puffy jacket. Minnie sure knows how to turn up the cuteness with the plush faux fur hood lining and a pair of pink bows.
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Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt and Pants Set Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt and Pants SetSALE $19.99 — SAVE 33%!Your little one will be looking cool and staying warm with our Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt and Pants set, including long-sleeve shirt and jersey knit lined pants.
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Monsters University Rugby Shirt for Boys Monsters University Rugby Shirt for BoysSALE $14.99 — SAVE 35%!He’ll get a kick out of wearing Mike and Sulley’s sporty rugby shirt with pieced collegiate styling and embroidered appliqu? detailing on front, back, and sleeve.
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Minnie Mouse Hooded Puffy Jacket for Girls - Personalized Minnie Mouse Hooded Puffy Jacket for Girls – PersonalizedSALE $24.99 — SAVE 37%!They’ll enjoy a spot of cold weather when wrapped snuggly in this Minnie Mouse Hooded Puffy Jacket, with its all-over polka dots. Minnie’s sparkling personality is highlighted with rhinestones, while the whole jacket is topped with a big bow.
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Ariel Dress for Girls Ariel Dress for GirlsSALE $14.99 — SAVE 40%!Swimming in color, this Ariel dress will be treasured by your little mermaid. Sequins and rhinestones make Ariel sparkle as she splashes about under the sea with Flounder. Inset striped panels add waves of movement to the skirt.
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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