Barnes and Noble announced its ‘More in Store’ program today which offers free bonus content to owners of its Nook portable e-book reader when visiting the store.
Amongst the offerings announced is the ability for Nook owners to personalize their Nooks with 13 screensavers, based on director Tim Burton’s sketches from Alice in Wonderland from Walt Disney Studios. The screensavers include images of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Red Queen and other memorable characters from the imaginative movie. Additionally, customers can download a free copy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland eBook.
The bonus content is available in store now through April 7.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced a couple of Content Theater Sessions for the 2010 NAB Show which bring Disney technology to the forefront. The show takes place in Las Vegas from April 10-15.
In ‘Alice in Wonderland’: Turning Fantasy into Motion Picture Reality,the session will will explore both the production and post production processes, and will describe the challenges of creating characters of unique heights and proportions with special attention to the hybrid of live action and visual effects and the conversion of 2D to stereoscopic 3D. Expected to appear on the panel are: Art Repola, executive vice president of visual effects and production, The Walt Disney Studios; Ken Ralston, multi Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor for the film; Corey Turner, stereographer for the film; and Tom Peitzman, co-producer/visual effects producer for the film. The session is scheduled to place Monday, April 12.
With such an overwhelming response to the recent soundtrack giveaway, we’d be mad as a hatter not to offer another round of exciting Alice in Wonderland inspired merchandise from some of the hottest outfitters and toy manufacturers around. Thanks to our friends at Disney Consumer Products, we’re proud to offer one lucky Stitch Kingdom reader chosen at random this awesome Alice in Wonderland gift pack valued at approximately $110 and consisting of:
- An Eat Me/Drink Me 59fifty fitted cap from New Era in a New Era zipper black hat case
- A Mad Hatter Kubrick and Chesire Cat Be@rbrick collectible set
- A Mad Hatter tee shirt featuring the Mad Hatter holding a tea cup reading ‘Mad As A Hatter… You’re Mad’ (not pictured, size men’s large)
- Our jealousy* (* cash value: 1/100th of a cent)
AMC Theatres Announces ETX™, an Enhanced Theatre Experience Exclusively at AMC Pleasure Island 24 in Walt Disney World
AMC Theatres® (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, today announces that guests will be able to see movies in a new, entirely superior fashion when the AMC Enhanced Theatre Experience (ETXTM) makes its U.S. debut on March 5 at AMC Pleasure Island 24 at Downtown Disney® Area at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
ETX includes a 20-percent larger screen, 3D technology, digital projection and an upgraded sound system. Specifically, the digital projection system produces images comprised of 2 million pixels, which delivers a higher resolution than HD. This eye-popping image is then showcased on a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling screen that immerses guests in the image.
The ETX auditorium also boasts 12 audio channels fueled by 50,000 watts of power, which is a major upgrade and three times the power of typical auditoriums with six audio channels. As a result of this improved sight and sound experience, guests will not simply watch a movie. They will live it in ETX.
“We are proud to launch our new ETX concept for the first time in the United States at AMC Pleasure Island 24,” said John McDonald, executive vice president, U.S. operations. “We truly believe this premier location at Downtown Disney deserves the absolute best entertainment experience AMC can offer, and ETX is the cornerstone of that experience.”
The high-tech, state-of-the-art ETX auditorium will feature Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” in 3D when the movie opens across the United States on March 5.
“With the upgraded screen and sound system, in addition to the premium viewing experience digital cinema offers, we believe our guests at AMC Pleasure Island 24 will walk away with a new perception of how movies should be delivered,” said McDonald.
Movies shown in the ETX auditorium will cost $2 more, while 3D titles such as “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” will cost $4 more to see it in ETX. For more information about ETX and amenities at AMC Pleasure Island 24, please visit www.AMCEntertainment.com.
Events taking place that day include:
- Alice in Wonderland inspired offerings will include the following:
- Tarina Tarantino Trunk Show with Sales Manager, Jennifer Goldstein from 2 pm – 6 pm (Disney Vault 28)
- Mini Makeovers by Sephora from 2 pm – 6 pm (between Disney Vault 28 and D Street)
- Alice in Wonderland Merchandise all day (Disney Vault 28 & D Street)
In addition, Fossil will offer 10% off store items (excluding sale items and battery repairs) with a Downtown Disney AMC 12 Theatres movie ticket stub for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland on March 6th. Note The ticket stub will be honored all day on March 6th.
In other news, Disney Vault 28 has announced that it will begin selling Dooney & Bourke Disney licensed accessories beginning this week.
Already resonating with young, edgy female consumers as a Junior and Girls lifestyle brand, Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products will roll out an exclusive, limited edition collection of apparel inspired by the new upcoming epic 3D fantasy adventure, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, in U.S. theatres March 5. The trend-right, affordable collection, which blends Avril’s rock and roll vibe with the title character’s sense of imagination will debut in Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com on March 5th.
Featuring special details that incorporate Wonderland, the collection consists of Abbey Dawn’s best selling styles including graphic tees and denim. Soft jersey vintage burnout tees illustrate the iconic stop-watch graphic paired with a feminine ruffle touch. Other tees feature sayings such as “At Least We Love Each Other” with spade and fleur-de-lis detailing. Cream pinstriped twill shorts with black suspenders and a pink bow also feature a complementing hooded jacket with a “Shrink Me” silk screen. Rounding out the collection are Abbey Dawn boyfriend jeans with suspenders and black jersey and a pink printed silk tank dress with exposed zipper. Prices range from $28 for printed tees to $54 for denim.
“I am a huge fan of the Alice in Wonderland story and am beyond thrilled that Disney has joined this venture with Abbey Dawn to celebrate the launch of Mr. Burton’s film,” says Lavigne. “Kohl’s is a great partner for my brand, and together we look forward to bringing this limited-edition product to our customers.”
Walt Disney Studios has just begun airing a new television commercial for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. In addition to much of the footage previously released, the new tv ad shows a bit of footage from ‘the real world’ towards the beginning of the film in which Alice must face her fate shortly before spotting a well dressed rabbit.
Thanks to our good friends at Walt Disney Records, we are pleased to offer our biggest giveaway to date! Not just one, but BOTH soundtracks to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (ARV: $37.98) with not just one but TEN sets to give away in all and not just one but THREE ways to enter. Here’s how!
IMPORTANT: You will be able to enter once per method, but can win only once regardless of the methods chosen.
ENTRY METHOD #1: FOLLOW AND RETWEET ON TWITTER – THROUGH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28
Make sure you’re following @stitchkingdom on Twitter (or follow if you don’t, but don’t follow if you follow and please don’t unfollow. You follow?) and tweet the following:
RT @stitchkingdom This is my entry to win both Alice in Wonderland soundtracks! RT and follow! http://bit.ly/bULN0M #almoststitch
Alternatively, you can click here but make sure you update your status to ensure it goes through!
This option to enter will end Sunday, February 28 at 11 pm ET. You may enter only once using this method. Three sets of the soundtracks will be award randomly to eligible entries.
ENTRY METHOD #2: FACEBOOK – THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Make sure you’re a fan of Stitch Kingdom on Facebook and leave a comment on this Topic. This option to enter will end Sunday, February 28 at 11 pm ET. You may enter only once using this method. Two sets of the soundtracks will be award randomly to eligible entries.
ENTRY METHOD #3: FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW THROUGH TUESDAY, MARCH 2
Simply fill out the form below! Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, March 2 at 11 pm ET. Five winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries.
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|Eligibility Requirements:||The contest is open to individuals ages 18 and up residing within the United States only.|
|Contest Period:||The contest will begin February 26 at 8 PM EST and will end on February 28 at 11 PM EST for the Twitter and Facebook portions and on March 2 at 11 PM EST for the entry form portion. Shortly thereafter, ten eligible entries will be chosen by random (as defined above) and determined to be the winners and notified by email.|
|Submission Rate:||One entry per household for the duration of the contest period.|
|Prize:||One prize pack consisting of: (1) Almost Alice Soundtrack and (1) Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack. Total approximate retail value: $37.98.|
Shortly after arriving in the Underland, Alice re-acquaints herself with the Cheshire Cat after a chance encounter with the bandersnatch, a horrible beast that has an appetite for destruction (and virtually everything else).
After the film and a quick wardrobe change (for some), no one was late to the after party at the Sanderson Hotel, even Crispin Glover who makes his first appearance in our photos for the evening. Also on hand were famed directors Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson amongst others.
And of course the usual suspects were all in attendance: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman (Absolum), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Paul Whitehouse (March Hare), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Barbara Windsor (Dormouse) and Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky), et al.
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