Walt Disney Studios has posted a sneak peek teaser at Planes from DisneyToon Studios that was previously running at AMC Theatres.
Inspired by the world of Cars from Pixar Animation Studios, Disney’s Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing — and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
In Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage (now available)The Kingdom Keepers and their friends have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney. Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed — and the Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.
Now, for the first time, readers get the chance to help write the seventh and final book in the series via the Kingdom Keepers Insider app, launching April 2nd. Available on all mobile devices, e-readers and online, the app will provide a groundbreaking interactive fan experience for readers of the Kingdom Keepers series, allowing them to follow along as Ridley Pearson writes, voting on plot points, character involvement, and locations—even contributing ideas for dialogue! Plus, there will be writing contests based on the previous book in the series and judged by Ridley Pearson, promoting writing and literacy in a safe environment with characters readers already know and love! Learn more at www.kingdomkeepersinsider.com.
April 2: 7:00 PM event at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL
April 3: 7:00 PM event at Barnes & Noble, Paramus, NJ
April 4: 7:00 PM event at Book Revue Huntington, NY
April 6: 2:00 PM event at St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO
April 7: 2:00 PM event at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
April 9: 7:00 PM event at Books-A-Million, Brandon, FL
April 10: 4:00-6:00 PM signing at Once Upon a Toy in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
April 11: 9:30-11:30 AM signing at Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, FL
April 19: 6:30 PM event at Poisoned Pen, Phoenix, AZ
April 20: 2:00 PM ‘Sagas and Series’ panel at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA
When Dory said ‘just keep swimming’ in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film Finding Nemo, she could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory — an all-new big-screen adventure diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
‘I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,’ said DeGeneres. ‘I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is — it’s got a lot more Dory.’
Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton takes audiences back to the extraordinary underwater world created in the original film. ‘There is no Dory without Ellen,’ said Stanton. ‘She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world—not to mention our team here at Pixar. One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she met Marlin. In Finding Dory, she will be reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way.’
According to Stanton, Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.
Ellen Degeneres joked about visiting Australia and revealed Finding Dory earlier today on her show:
Finding Nemo won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars® (Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound Editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the American Film Institute named Finding Nemo among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its release, Finding Nemo was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It’s currently the fourth highest grossing animated film worldwide. The film has more than 16 million Likes on Facebook, and Dory — with more than 24 million — is the most Liked individual character from a Disney or Disney/Pixar film.
Living Social is now offering 35% off category 3 and 4 tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘La Nouba’ for performances between April 9 and June 21, 2013 (note the show will be dark May 12 – 27).
Recognized the world over for high-quality artistic entertainment, Cirque du Soleil has brought its unique combination of dance, acrobatics, art, and music to more than 100 million spectators. Join the ranks of mesmerized showgoers when you take in La Nouba at Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Through this special deal, tickets are $40/$32 for category 4 tickets and $49/$39 for category 3 tickets.
For more information or to take advantage of this limited offer, visit the official Living Social page.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for April 2, 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.
Minnie Mouse Headband for Baby – $5.50You’ll bill and coo at your little one who will look as cute as Minnie with this headband. Minnie’s signature bow features a polka dot print covered with a white tulle top layer, and soft, stretchy elastic band. share this item
Ariel Headband for Baby – $5.50Make her lovely locks look cuter than a mermaid’s with our Ariel Headband. A pretty tulle flower blossoms on the soft, stretchy elastic band with its satin cover. share this item
Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Mug – Disneyland 2013 – $14.95Awaken fond memories of your visit to The Happiest Place on Earth every morning with a sip from Mickey’s extra big hot beverage mug featuring The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, plus Disneyland 2013 logos. share this item
Duffy the Disney Bear Plush Wristbag – 10” – $16.95Bring Duffy on all of your adventures with this plush wristbag. A super cute and cuddly way to keep a friend close by as well as your small essentials, this snugly purse makes a precious accessory. So, where will you take Duffy? share this item
Mickey Mouse Icon Tumbler – Summer Fun – Short – $6.95Quench your summer thirst with Mickey’s delightful drinkware made from sturdy, clear acrylics with vibrant translucent color highlights and a merry Mickey icon pattern. share this item
Doc McStuffins Tumbler with Straw — Small – $6.50Doc McStuffins has the best remedy for curing a thirst. This tumbler with straw features Doc and her friends Lambie, Chilly, Stuffy and Hallie surrounded by glittering hearts floating in the liquid within the double-walled sides. share this item
Minnie Mouse Woven Top and Shorts Set for Baby – $24.50She’ll wear a grin as big as Minnie’s with this soft cotton set featuring a woven top and coordinating shorts. Embroidered flowers surround Minnie’s while fashionable touches bloom all around. share this item
Mickey Mouse Feeding Set for Baby – $16.50Your little one will love being fed from this colorful Mickey Mouse Feeding Set. Mickey will bring a big smile to meal times with this durable melamine set that includes matching plate, bowl, sippy cup and spoon. share this item
Ariel Romper for Baby – $19.50Bring a splash of color to your little mermaid’s day with this Ariel Romper for Baby. Featuring a vivid all-over print and Ariel appliqué, this woven outfit will bring waves of joy wherever she goes. share this item
In honor of tomorrow’s release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled movie pack, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has provided us with these recently declassified documents from the United States Selective Service and Army pertaining to Steve Rogers, attempting to enlist in order to help fight Nazi Germany. In addition, we also have images of a couple of the rare and highly collectible Captain America trading cards. Replicas of these insightful documents will even be included with the collection.
Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exciting collection includes stunning Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ presentations of Marvel’s The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray™ versions of Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk in exclusive collectible packaging.
In addition, to possessing level 7 security clearance, fans will also be granted special access to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most confidential archives, including a top-secret Bonus Disc filled with never-before-seen deleted scenes, extended scenes, featurettes and more. Also featuring exclusive memorabilia (prop reproductions and artifacts) from the motion pictures, the must-own Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection will verify owners status as the world’s greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for April 1, 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.
Winnie the Pooh First Year Frame for Baby – $29.50Assemble a storybook assortment of baby’s first year highlights for your nursery with Pooh’s contemporary design picture frame, perfectly matted and ready to use for a variety of photo shapes and sizes. Show off the sweetest moments! share this item
Mickey Mouse Icon Tumbler – Summer Fun – Tall – $6.95Quench your summer thirst in Mickey’s delightful drinkware made from sturdy, clear acrylics with vibrant translucent color highlights and a merry Mickey icon pattern. share this item
”Mansion Morning” Art Print by Scott Brinegar – $39.95The sun rises on another ghoulish day at Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion. Photographer Scott Brinegar captures the looming menace of the popular attraction with the atmospheric ”Mansion Morning.” share this item
Winnie the Pooh Arrival Frame for Baby – $19.50Add a touch of storybook charm to your nursery with Pooh’s contemporary design picture frame, perfectly matted and ready to use for any horizontal display 3” x 4” photo. Show off the sweetest moments! share this item
Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Mini Snowglobe – Disneyland 2013 – $16.95Stir-up the stars along with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice when you give our Disneyland 2013 mini snowglobe a shake. This sculptured souvenir of The Happiest Place on Earth makes a perfect paperweight! share this item
”Carrousel Horses” Art Print by Scott Brinegar – $39.95Nighttime Fantasyland is aglow with the brilliant lights of the King Arthur Carrousel. This magical Disneyland scene is captured by photographer Scott Brinegar in his dazzling print ”Carrousel Horses.” share this item
Expedition Everest Photo Frame – Disney’s Animal Kingdom – $12.95Relive unforgettable memories of your thrilling journey through the Expedition Everest attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with your photo captured in this handsome paper frame for 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photos. share this item
New Hot Topic arrivals for March 29, 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.
Marvel Universe The Avengers Vintage Tank Top – $20.50
Heather grey tank top from Marvel Universe with a faded vintage illustration of The Avengers. 50% cotton; 50% polyester Wash cold; dry low Imported Listed in men’s sizes share this item
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with these ‘fun facts’ for Marvel’s Iron Man 3, arriving in theaters on May 3, 2013, which we present to you below. In addition, Disney Parks today announced that beginning April 13, its Innoventions attraction located in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in Anaheim, California will be hosting a ‘Stark Expo’ of sorts, featuring actual set pieces from the film. The ‘Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries’ exhibition will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII -– the same suits featured in Iron Man 3. Guests will even be able to virtually ‘suit up’ via simulation technology, that will allow them to see what it’s like to operate the latest pieces of the Mark 42 Iron Man armor, even getting the chance to test out its infamous repulsor blasts. The exhibition is scheduled to run through September.
IRON MAN 3 FUN FACTS
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is based on the comic created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Iron Man first appeared in ‘Tales of Suspense #39′ in March, 1963. The film brings the favorite Iron Man series cast together: Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Iron Patriot/Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), alongside franchise newcomers Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 blends two classic storylines from the ‘Iron Man’ comics, bringing Tony Stark’s archenemy the Mandarin into play and combining that element with the Extremis storyline, which deals with the biological enhancement of humans.
Production on Marvel’s Iron Man 3 commenced on May 25, 2012, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the production shot onstage at the Sony Screen Gems Studios and various locations in and around the city of Wilmington. Other filming locations included Raleigh, N.C. and Miami, Fla.
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. This time around, Downey Jr. reteams with director Shane Black, who previously directed Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Academy Award®–winning actor Ben Kingsley plays the Mandarin, a frightening, modern-day villain bent on destroying Tony Stark and everything he stands for. To define the Mandarin’s persona, Kingsley came up with the Mandarin’s enigmatic voice and costume designer Louise Frogley collaborated with Marvel’s Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding, to pull off a highly original look to his wardrobe.
For the first time ever in an Iron Man movie, Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, gets to don a suit in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. Paltrow did not mind wearing the suit, finding it to be light and comfortable — not to mention that her kids thought she was really cool.
The filmmakers looked far and wide for a young actor to play the part of Harley, a boy Tony Stark encounters when he is stranded in Tennessee. The part went to Ty Simpkins, whose natural and honest interaction with Robert Downey Jr. was just what the filmmakers were looking for. Ty was very surprised and elated when Robert Downey Jr. himself called to tell him he had won the part.
Jon Favreau appears again as Happy Hogan, Pepper and Tony’s trusted bodyguard, chauffeur and friend. For the first time in Marvel’s Iron Man franchise, Favreau stepped into the role of executive producer leaving the directing to Shane Black. Black was grateful to have Favreau’s input and experience so readily available, both on and off set.
In the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 story, after the events in New York with The Avengers, the U.S. Government needed a weapon that it could rely upon to protect the country, so it turns to James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) to man the revamped War Machine armor, which has been reconfigured, painted red, white and blue and rebranded as The Iron Patriot.
When last seen in Marvel’s The Avengers, Tony Stark was wearing the Mark 8 suit. When Marvel’s Iron Man 3 opens, we see him in the Mark 42, so Stark’s been spending a lot of time tinkering in his workshop. The Mark 42 is called a prehensile suit, which allows individual pieces of the suit to fly to Stark and latch onto him at his command; however, the suit is definitely still a prototype.
For the first time in the “Iron Man” film franchise, the filmmakers go deeper into revealing more about Tony Stark’s Hall of Amor. The Hall of Armor houses all of the suits that Stark conceived, representing any and all of his ideas regarding suit technology.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 brings back the notable cliffside Stark Mansion. This set was built on a soundstage in Wilmington, N.C. and required 16 weeks of construction and set decoration in order to get it ready. The set was built on an impressive moving gimble, which allowed the entire structure to be tilted 45 degrees and reset at a moment’s notice, providing for the dramatic stunt work required to film the House Attack sequence.
For the filmmakers, creating the small town where Iron Man crash lands after his home is destroyed was something that could not be done on stage, so the production headed to Rose Hill, North Carolina. Rose Hill has its own claim to fame for having the world’s largest frying pan, which is 15 feet in diameter, weighs two tons and can cook 365 chickens at a time.
Filming in Rose Hill, North Carolina, was no easy task. As if five straight weeks of night shoots weren’t grueling enough, the short summer days made for a tight schedule. The very complicated and elaborate sequences meant that the crew was always racing to complete work before dawn broke.
Some of the exterior shots in Rose Hill were winter scenes complete with snowfall. Since it was summer in North Carolina during filming, 90-degree temperatures were common, but the local background extras took it all in stride, despite the fact they were dressed in full winter clothing.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 showcases one of Marvel Studios’ most complicated action sequences to date. In the film, 13 people fall out of a plane and Iron Man attempts to save them all — even though he can only carry four. With the help of the Red Bull skydiving team, and with rigorous and meticulous planning by second-unit director Brian Smrz and stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad, 630 jumps over 10 days went off without a hitch.
The majority of scenes involving The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) were shot in Miami. Production designer Bill Brzeski created The Mandarin’s compound there by shooting the exteriors on the 10-acre grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark built in 1916, and the interiors were shot at a private waterfront residence in South Beach.
Prop master Russell Bobbit, who worked on Marvel’s Iron Man and Iron Man 2, returned to work with Marvel Studios on Iron Man 3. One of Russell’s favorite props was The Mandarin’s set of ten rings. Bobbit collaborated with jewelers through several concepts and manufactured specific stones for the rings, giving each ring a custom paint job. The process took a few months in order to get the rings right and ready for Ben Kingsley’s first day. Bobbit was able to use the same ‘ten rings’ images he designed for use in the first Iron Man film.
Florida pop-art artist Bask was hired to create distinctive artwork for the office and bedroom of the Mandarin’s residence that would mesh with the villain’s persona. Although the basis of Bask’s work is pop art, it is infused with influences from comic books, graffiti and punk rock fliers.
On Friday, July 6, 2012, the production moved to a local Wilmington hospital to shoot Tony Stark delivering an impromptu message to the world’s press. While the crew was only there for six hours, this happened to be the exact same time executive producer Stephen Broussard and his wife Claire were delivering their first child at that very same hospital. Once his wife and new baby boy, Rex Sebastian Broussard, were confirmed healthy and happy, Broussard was actually able to visit his friends on set for a few minutes. He describes the whole day as ‘even more surreal and wonderful than I would have thought. Work followed me to the birth of my son.’ Soon after, at the ‘half-way there’ party for the crew, Robert Downey Jr. raffled items to raise money for the hospital’s Women’s & Children’s ward.
Iron Man 3 pairs Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Kingsley working together for the first time. Both actors also played memorable roles in films directed by Richard Attenborough (Downey Jr. in Attenborough’s Chaplin and Ben Kingsley in Attenborough’s Gandhi). The first day they met on set, Downey Jr. and Kingsley snapped a photo together to send to their mutual friend.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for March 28, 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.
Finding Nemo Cover-Up for Baby – Personalizable – $22.50
She’ll never be lost for compliments when she wears this Finding Nemo Cover-Up. Nemo and Dory clown around with their jellyfish friends on this soft terry swimwear accessory that can be personalized to make it extra special. share this item
Finding Nemo Swimsuit for Baby – $19.50
The unforgettable forgetful fish Dory shows her bubbling personality alongside her friend Nemo on this one-piece swimsuit. Featuring ruffled detailing at the neck and ruched side panels, this Finding Nemo swimwear is memorably cute. share this item
Walt Disney World Tee for Men – $34.95
Take a nostalgic trip down Main Street wearing your Walt Disney World Tee. Celebrating the opening of the Magic Kingdom in 1971, this all-cotton tee features fun period styling. share this item
Ariel Flip Flops for Baby – $7.50
Just like the Little Mermaid, these flip flops are cute on land and in the water. Ariel is surrounded by bubbles on the footbed and the toe strap blossoms with a pretty fabric flower. share this item
Mickey Mouse Swim Trunks for Baby – $19.50
He’ll make waves at the beach or pool with these striking Mickey Mouse Swim Trunks. The bold design and appliqué patches will add a splash of color while a big smile surfs across Mickey’s face. share this item
Mickey Mouse Tank Tee for Women – Walt Disney World – $32.95
Follow the rainbow to find fashion treasure with this vivid visit back to 1971, the year Walt Disney World opened to the public, featuring flocked Mickey art plus retro resort logo on a sheer cotton tank top. share this item
Minnie Mouse Swimsuit for Baby – $19.50
Minnie’s always great company when heading to the beach or pool. She’ll add a splash of color with this one-piece swimsuit that is trimmed in layers of ruffled tulle and accented with Minnie’s trademark bow. share this item
Minnie Mouse Sunglasses for Baby – $4.50
Your little one will shine in these cute sunglasses. 3-D bows accent the heart-shaped frames, while she’ll see double as Minnie appears on both lenses, which also feature 100% UVA and UVB protection. share this item
Ariel Swimsuit for Baby – 2-Piece – $22.50
She’ll find her sea legs as she splashes about in this 2-piece Ariel Swimsuit. Ruffled tulle waves wash up on the swimwear top which features the Little Mermaid and her fishy friend Flounder. share this item