VIDEO: ‘Monsters University’ Animation Progression Reel

'Monsters University' Character PosterIn honor of Monsters University hitting the $400M worldwide mark at the box office, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with this amazing video which takes the Archie the scare-pig scene and shows how the CG animation process progresses, from storyboards to layout to crowd simulation to animation to the final lighting.

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Teaser Poster (Hi-Res)

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with this teaser poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), which we gladly provide in high resolution (click on the thumbnail to the left).

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will pick-up where Marvel’s The Avengers left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

Our gallery of concept art from the film follows:

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D23 EXPO: Disney Consumer Products Announces Exclusives, Presentations

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney’s most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive experiences and merchandise that celebrate Disney, Marvel and Star Wars timeless characters during the bi-annual D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug. 9-11, 2013, Disney fans will have the chance to follow their favorite products from “sketch to shelf” and learn how Disney Consumer Products extends storytelling from character and content extension to product development through featured discussions, art and sculptures and final product displays.

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D23 EXPO: Disney Consumer Products to Bring Star Wars, Marvel to Mix

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney’s most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive experiences and merchandise that celebrate Disney, Marvel and Star Wars timeless characters during the bi-annual D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug. 9-11, 2013, Disney fans will have the chance to follow their favorite products from “sketch to shelf” and learn how Disney Consumer Products extends storytelling from character and content extension to product development through featured discussions, art and sculptures and final product displays.

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D23 EXPO: ‘The Optimist’ Alternate Reality Game Announced Ahead of Expo

Disney D23 today announced a new alternate reality game (ARG) dubbed ‘The Optimist,’ as a joint venture between Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development and the Walt Disney Studios. The game focuses on a young undergrad named Amelia (on Twitter as @storyorbit) who is working on a documentary about her grandfather, Carlos. Recently deceased, Carlos was a writer who would inspire a young Amelia with his stories. After his passing, Amelia stumbled upon many of his old documents and began compiling everything she could find for her documentary as a tribute to him.

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DLR Updates: Attraction Closures for August through October 2013

The Disneyland Resort has recently updated its list of upcoming refurbishments for the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, the highlights of which we are passing on below:

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  • Big Thunder Mountain is scheduled to remain closed until October 31
  • Starcade upper floor is scheduled to remain closed until January 2014
  • Mad Tea Party is scheduled to close on August 19 and re-open on August 30
  • Haunted Mansion is scheduled to close on August 26 and re-open on September 13, presumably with its traditional Nightmare Before Christmas overlay

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Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of the Year Named; Pooh Prize Pack Giveway

Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of Year winner Steven PrusakowskiSteven Prusakowski of New Jersey was named the ‘Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of the Year’ last month at the industry’s Posh Little Urbanites Show (PLUSH) in Los Angeles, California. By submitting a video that ‘best showcases creativity, integrates Pooh items and captures the essence of Winnie the Pooh,’ Steven won himself a vacation for four to Los Angeles as well as the opportunity to be showcased in the Winnie the Pooh Wonder and Wander app, available free for Apple iPhone and iPad devices. Steven’s winning video can also be viewed online at the contest’s official page at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller.

Being recognized as the ‘Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of the Year’ was just one of the many activities Disney Consumer Products brought to the attendees of PLUSH this year. In addition to showcasing many of the Disney Baby lines of products featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends, the event also included a fashion show as well as a storytime session with winner Steven. In addition to members of the public, the event was also attended by celebrities and personalities such as Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, Jason Kennedy and  ‘Cold Case’ star Kathryn Morris, who is currently expecting twins.

Below is a photo gallery from the event provided to us by Disney Consumer Products:

To commemorate the event, Disney Consumer Products and Stitch Kingdom are teaming up to offer one of our lucky readers an amazing gift package featuring many of the products featuring Winnie the Pooh and his friends, as seen here. The entry period runs though July 20, 2013. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details). One lucky winner will be chosen at random.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hanna Andersson for July 8, 2013 (72 Items)

New Hanna Andersson arrivals for July 8, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Hanna Andersson. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Hanna Andersson 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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PHOTOS: Old Navy Launches ‘Mickey Through the Decades’ Vintage Tee Collection

Girls Disney© Mickey & Minnie Tee SRP: $12.94

Old Navy today launched a new clothing line featuring one of Disney’s most iconic characters — Mickey Mouse. Available in-store and online at www.OldNavy.com/mickeystyle, the ‘Mickey Through the Decades’ collection includes Mickey Mouse and his friends in rarely seen art on vintage-style tees for the whole family. The classic artwork explores how Mickey and other beloved Disney characters have evolved over the decades. Shining the light on this unique collection, the summer tees are prominently displayed as the stars of Old Navy’s center stage.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for July 8, 2013 (247 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for July 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.

Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Ringer Mug - Customizable Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Ringer Mug – Customizable – $15.95


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Aurora Coverall for Baby Aurora Coverall for Baby – $19.95
Aurora makes a number of cameo appearances on this long sleeve coverall. Other characters from Disney’s beloved Sleeping Beauty feature on the cameo print design of this cotton coverall that has pretty ruffled detailing on the back!

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Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe iPod Case - Customizable Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe iPod Case – Customizable – $39.95


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Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Mug - Customizable Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Mug – Customizable – $15.95


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Mickey Mouse Tee for Men - Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Tee for Men – Walt Disney World – $34.95
Show your surfer attitude with this souvenir tee featuring the classic Walt Disney World logo and Mickey’s unmistakable gloved hand giving you the sign to kick back and keep it real.

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Minnie Mouse Sun Dress For Girls - Disneyland Minnie Mouse Sun Dress For Girls – Disneyland – $34.95
Minnie’s light, cool sundress will fill the summertime with smiles as she enjoys her day at The Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland!

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Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Tote Bag - Customizable Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Tote Bag – Customizable – $25.95


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Minnie Mouse Pink Ballet Flat Shoes for Baby Minnie Mouse Pink Ballet Flat Shoes for Baby – $14.95
Minnie makes the perfect dance partner with these Ballet Flat Shoes for Baby. The glittering pink uppers feature Minnie’s embroidered face, with her sparkling 3-D ears topped by a big pink satin bow.

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Aurora Top and Pants Set for Baby Aurora Top and Pants Set for Baby – $19.95
They will all hail your little princess in this Aurora Top and Pants Set. Our Sleeping Beauty makes a cameo appearance on the pants of this two-piece set, which includes the coordinating kimono-style top.

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Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Ringer Mug - Customizable Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe Ringer Mug – Customizable – $15.95


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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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