‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Fun Facts about Production

 Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) confronts P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a series of ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks (limited release December 13, wide release December 20, 2013). Admittedly they start out a bit slow with nothing really new to add to the mix, but as you go through the list, there’s sure to be a fact or two that will impress — especially the roles that the Walt Disney Studios Archive and Walt Disney Family Museum too on with aiding the production of the historical dramedy.

SAVING MR. BANKS FUN FACTS

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Disney’s Infrared Projection Stops Ride Photo ‘Theft,’ Adds Haunted Mansion ‘Ghostbusting’

Infrared Imaging Projection by DisneyMore than three years ago, Stitch Kingdom broke the news that Disney was looking into a way to control what it considered a viable threat: abuse of refillable mugs. The news caused an uproar across the internet sparking further debate over a topic that had already been debated immeasurable times before. While some recognized it was a long day coming, many argued that it really wasn’t worth Disney’s time and effort to implement such a system, while others plotted on how to get around it just based on the patent application. Three years later, the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced its ‘Rapid Fill’ program which, in effect, does exactly what the company set out to do.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for September 4, 2013 (2 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for September 4, 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.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Character Descriptions (Minor Spoilers)

'Thor: The Dark World'

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with a list of main characters and their descriptions from their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World in theaters on November 8, 2013. In case you may have missed it, you may also want to review the list of fun facts about the film we previously shared.

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WATCH: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Second Screen Live Experience Trailer

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'The Little Mermaid' Second Screen LiveImmediate reactions were mixed at best when we first reported from the D23 Expo earlier this year that Disney will be taking its ‘Second Screen Live’ experience to theaters with The Little Mermaid beginning September 20, 2013.

Now Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a trailer promoting the event, which is the first time it has gone nationally after some prior localized trials with Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. The ‘Second Screen Live’ experience encourages movie-goers to download a special app for their Apple iPad and bring it to the theater to engage in various activities such as sing-alongs, trivia, games and more.

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WATCH: ‘The Little Mermaid’ ‘Harold the Merman’ Deleted Character Blu-ray Bonus Feature

'The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition' Blu-rayWhen The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition debuts on Blu-ray on October 1, 2013, it will include a few new bonus features. In addition to Carly Rae Jepsen’s music video for ‘Part of Your World,’ the Blu-ray will also include ‘Howard’s Lecture,’ ‘Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland,’ ‘The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model,’ Disney Intermission support and a look at deleted character, Harold the Merman.

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Italy, we get early access to the Harold the Merman deleted character bonus feature, which can be seen here embedded below:

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ to Open AFI Fest 2013

 Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) confronts P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney announced today that Saving Mr. Banks has been chosen to open AFI FEST 2013, presented by Audi, on Thursday, November 7. The film, which will have its North American premiere at the festival, stars Academy Award®-winning actress Emma Thompson and Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, both of whom will be in attendance at the Opening Night Gala, along with director John Lee Hancock and other stars from the film.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for September 4, 2013 (2 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for September 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.

Mike Plush Pillow - Monsters University Mike Plush Pillow – Monsters University – $16.95Mike will be following his dreams all the night through, so rest your head on this rising star and keep one eye on the horizon while snuggling with this soft-stuffed pillow monster!
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Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Doll Set - Disney Fairytale Designer Collection Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Doll Set – Disney Fairytale Designer Collection – $129.95With her long golden hair and glamorous velvet gown, the artistic Rapunzel is a picture of royal beauty. She’s paired here with the roguish Flynn Rider in this glamorous pair of Disney Fairytale Designer Collection dolls.
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New Disney Arrivals at Swarovski for September 3, 2013 (2 Items)

New Swarovski arrivals for September 3, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Swarovski. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Swarovski 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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Toys ‘R’ Us to Release Second Exclusive ‘Disney Infinity’ Power Disc on September 7

'Disney Infinity' User Control Power DiscIn conjunction with their first official ‘Disney Infinity’ power disc trading event taking place on Saturday, September 7, 2013, Toys ‘R’ Us has announced it will be releasing the second of its exclusive series of ten discs from wave one.

The next disc to be released will be the circular ‘User Control Power Disc’ inspired by the animated tv series ‘TRON: Uprising.’ The disc will provide toys with the chance to accelerate in-game experience by 10%.

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