Hey Howdy Hey! Disney Education is calling on children (aged 3-12) from the US to come up with their best original story featuring Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the Toy Story pals and produce it with the Toy Story: Story Theater app ($2.99) for the chance to send their family to this year’s Disney D23 Expo, being held right near the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
Beginning May 28, Disney Cruise Line hopefuls will have the opportunity to win a seven day voyage aboard the Disney Fantasy with the ‘Catch Stitch Sweepstakes’ available at CatchStitchSweepstakes.com. At stake is a single grand prize of either a western- or eastern-Caribbean vacation aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Fantasy.
Although the sweepstakes’ temporary homepage is advertising a vacation at Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay, the official rules clearly define the prize as being a regular vacation which will, of course, include day stops at Castaway Cay. The vacation will be for up to four guests and includes roundtrip airfare.
Just ahead of E3, we have received confirmation of something we have been reporting for quite some time: a previously as-of-yet unannounced playset for ‘Disney Infinity,’ The Lone Ranger. Although we have been talking about the playset since before the original announcement, we last visited the possibility back in March, when the launch had been delayed until August. While most outlets focused on that its launch no longer coincided with the theatrical release of Monsters University, we also pointed out that it now releases after the theatrical debut of The Lone Ranger, which will now mean Disney Infinity will be relying on the success of the film rather than being a marketing tool for it.
With the home video release of Oz the Great and Powerful on June 11, 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be launching a new service, ‘Digital Copy Plus.’ Taking a cue from the Disney Movies Anywhere initiative, in which consumers will be able to purchase a film and stream it across multiple devices, the Digital Copy Plus replaces the digital copy disc previously offered and transfers it into the cloud, so consumers can choose how and where the digital copy is stored/accessed from.
On June 4, Walt Disney Records will digitally release The Circle Sessions (Piano Performances from Carthay Circle), a new soundtrack that highlights some of the music that can be found at the Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure in the Disneyland Resort.
This is the second title from the popular restaurant whose background music consists of Disney favorites with styles that transition seamlessly as diners move between seating areas. The first title, The Circle Sessions (The Music of Carthay Circle) was released online last year after being available in the park.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for May 24, 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.
|Mike Wazowksi – Monstrous Summer All-Nighter Tee for Adults – Walt Disney World – $27.95Keep your eye open for 24 hours at our Monstrous Summer All-Nighter celebration, May 24, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort. This dated souvenir tee lets the world know you were there and didn’t blink an eye! Available for a limited time only. |
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|Disneyland Crystal Arts, China Closet, Main Street Photo and East Plaza Street Miniature by Olszewski – $295.00Our Crystal Arts, China Closet, Main Street Photo and East Plaza Street Miniature by Olszewski is a state-of-the-art architectural model, highly detailed with special lighting. Add it to your own Disneyland Main Street U.S.A. collection. |
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|Mike Wazowksi – Monstrous Summer All-Nighter Tee for Adults – Disneyland – $27.95Keep your eye open for 24 hours at our Monstrous Summer All-Nighter celebration, May 24, 2013 at Disneyland Resort. This dated souvenir tee lets the world know you were there and didn’t blink an eye! Available for a limited time only. |
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|Mickey Mouse and Friends Sculptured Photo Frame – $24.95Treasure your most precious memories, park visits, and personal events forever in this elegant white sculptured photo frame with lacey filigree made up of tiny Mickey icons and your favorite Disney friends. |
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|Disneyland King Triton’s Garden and Snow White Grotto Miniature by Olszewski – $345.00Disneyland’s Hub transports nostalgic collectors back in time to visit King Triton’s Garden and Snow White Grotto with this magical miniature by Olszewski; a state-of-the-art architectural model, exquisitely detailed with special lighting. |
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Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions have provided us with these ‘fun facts’ from their upcoming release, The Lone Ranger (July 3, 2013), starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. They also provided us with a new teaser poster for the film, displayed here (click to see the larger version).
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Representatives from both the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire were out in full force this morning as LEGO virtually transformed New York City’s Times Square into Yavin IV to unveil the world’s largest LEGO sculpture. Consisting of 5,335,200 LEGO bricks and weighing in at a svelte 45,980 pounds, the full-scale LEGO X-wing Starfighter arrived with much fanfare. Built in the LEGO model shop in Kladno, Czech Republic, the 1:1 replica of LEGO kit 9493 took 32 builders 17,336 hours to construct. Its true 1:1 scale means it measures 11 feet in height, 43 feet in length and has an impressive wingspan of 44 feet. In addition, the cockpit can fit an actual ‘pilot’ (serving as a photo-op during the three day event).
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that for a limited time, every guest who purchases a ticket to Marvel’s Iron Man 3 in RealD 3D will receive a free Iron Man comic book. Beginning Friday, May 24 until Monday, May 27, more than 400 participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will distribute the special edition comic books, while supplies last.
For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for ‘Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.’ The concert will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday, August 10.
Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen Disney Park attractions and half a dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.