Marvel Films, ‘The Lone Ranger’ Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar Nomination Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that three of Disney’s films from the past year — both of Marvel Studios’ films, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World as well as Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Lone Ranger have been shortlisted for nomination consideration in the category of visual effects (VFX).

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Featurette on the Music of ‘Mary Poppins’

Richard Sherman (Jason Schwartzman) and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has released this new featurette for Saving Mr. Banks, focusing on the iconic music of Mary Poppins. It featuring Robert Sherman (half of the famous Sherman Brothers songwriting team responsible for the soundtrack as well as the film’s common threads) as well as the cast of Saving Mr. Banks as they discuss (and in some cases, reminisce) about the music and Walt Disney’s influence. Some additional footage as well as behind-the-scenes footage is also shared along the way.

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Tinker Bell’s ‘The Pirate Fairy’ on Blu-ray April 1, 2014 (High-Res Stills)

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that the newest entry in the popular Pixie Hollow series of films, The Pirate Fairy,  will be available to own on Disney Blu-ray on April 1, 2014 (now available for pre-order.

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Chicago Proclaims ‘Walt Disney Day’ at Home of Disney’s Birth

The restoration and preservation of Walt and his brother Roy’s birthplace and home officially got underway today, on Walt Disney’s 112th birthday, at a press conference held at the historic site.  Alderman Rey Colon was on hand along with homeowners Brent Young and Dina Benadon to kick off the year-long meticulous process of restoring the home to its 1901 state, when Walt was born. As part of the celebration, Mayor Emanuel proclaimed it Walt Disney Day in Chicago.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for December 5, 2013 (12 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 5, 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.

Marvel Comics Lounge Pants for Men Marvel Comics Lounge Pants for Men – $19.95You’ll be able to sleep safely with so many stars of the Marvel universe looking out for you. Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and The Thing are among the galaxy of Super Heroes on these colorful lounge pants.
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D23 Scrooge McDuck Ringer Tee for Adults - Create Your Own D23 Scrooge McDuck Ringer Tee for Adults – Create Your Own – $19.95 Share this item with your friends on Facebook Share this item with your followers on Twitter share this item
Mickey Mouse Lounge Pants for Women Mickey Mouse Lounge Pants for Women – $19.95It’s easy to be soft on Mickey as he’ll be soft on you with these cotton lounge pants for women. Hoops of gray circle around this sleepwear that is as comfy as you’ll feel when relaxing in the company of Mickey.
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D23 Mickey and Minnie Holiday Fleece Hoodie for Adults - Create Your Own D23 Mickey and Minnie Holiday Fleece Hoodie for Adults – Create Your Own – $35.95 Share this item with your friends on Facebook Share this item with your followers on Twitter share this item
D23 Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee Ringer Tee for Women - Create Your Own D23 Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee Ringer Tee for Women – Create Your Own – $19.95 Share this item with your friends on Facebook Share this item with your followers on Twitter share this item
D23 Mickey and Minnie Holiday Mug - Create Your Own D23 Mickey and Minnie Holiday Mug – Create Your Own – $15.95 Share this item with your friends on Facebook Share this item with your followers on Twitter share this item
D23 Lilo & Stitch Holiday Mug - Create Your Own D23 Lilo & Stitch Holiday Mug – Create Your Own – $15.95 Share this item with your friends on Facebook Share this item with your followers on Twitter share this item
Mickey Mouse Art Deco Watch for Women Mickey Mouse Art Deco Watch for WomenSALE $49.99 — SAVE 60%!Mickey brings his timeless appeal to this glamorous watch inspired by the elegant art deco style. The distinctive lines are highlighted with sparkling jewels and complemented by the black leather band.
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Woody Stretchie for Baby - Toy Story Woody Stretchie for Baby – Toy StorySALE $12.00 — SAVE 29%!Your junior sheriff will be comfortable as can be when he dreams of keeping the peace in his Woody sleeper, tailored from soft cotton featuring zip front with snap and attached slipper feet.
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Buzz Lightyear Stretchie for Baby Buzz Lightyear Stretchie for BabySALE $12.00 — SAVE 29%!When the stars come out and it’s time for your little space ranger to snuggle in, he will be comfortable as can be in his Buzz Lightyear sleeper, tailored from soft cotton featuring zip front with snap and attached slipper feet.
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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Kickstarter Campaign to Restore Home Where Walt Disney Was Born

Walt Disney Home concept art by Clara MoonJust outside Chicago, built by his father Elias Disney in 1893, stands the house in which both Walt Disney and his older brother Roy were born and spent the early years of their lives. The decades since have brought significant wear and tear to the building and now the current property owners — Dina Benadon and Brent Young — are seeking to restore the home to its original glory to preserve its history and honor the legends from whence they came.

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Disney Annual Cash Dividend Up 15%; Next Shareholders Meeting March 18 in Portland

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors today declared an annual cash dividend of $0.86 per share, up 15 percent, or $0.11 per share, from the previous year. The dividend is payable on January 16, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 16, 2013. The January payment represents the 58th consecutive dividend payment to shareholders.

‘Disney had a great year creatively and financially in fiscal 2013, delivering record revenue, net income and earnings per share for the third year in a row,’ said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. ‘We are pleased to be able to increase our shareholder dividend by 15 percent while continuing to invest for future growth.’

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WATCH: Tinker Bell and ‘The Pirate Fairy’ Trailer

Zarina and James (Captain Hook) in 'The Pirate Fairy'Via Walt Disney Studios UK, here is the first full length trailer for DisneyToon’s newest Pixie Hollow adventure, The Pirate Fairy, starring Christina Hendricks and Tom Hiddleston.

When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina (Hendricks) steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink’s world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow.

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‘Disney Infinity’ Toy Art for Marvel, Princess Properties Surfaces

'Disney Infinity' Concept ArtIt’s probably not too hard to imagine that one of the most popular questions constantly being posed to Disney’s Avalanche Software, developer of ‘Disney Infinity’ is if and when Marvel or Star Wars will be introduced as playables. While it just wasn’t likely Lucasfilm properties would find their way into the first generation of the gaming platform simply because of the timing, the potential for tapping into Marvel was there — as it is, Marvel does actually have a known presence in the game in the form of the Incredible Hulk townsperson costume.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for December 4, 2013 (2 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 4, 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.

Figment and Dreamfinder Holiday Tee for Adults - Epcot - Limited Availability Figment and Dreamfinder Holiday Tee for Adults – Epcot – Limited Availability – $24.95

Celebrate the season with a jolly journey into imagination, accompanied by Figment the dragon and Dreamfinder dressed as Santa, on this special delivery direct from Epcot, available for a limited time only!
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Peas in a Pod Mini Bean Bag Plush - Holiday - 8 Peas in a Pod Mini Bean Bag Plush – Holiday – 8”SALE $5.97 — SAVE 40%!

In their furry Santa hats, three peas in a pod make merry all through the season. When you receive this soft plush favorite from Toy Story 3, friends and family will be pea-green with envy!
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