D23 EXPO: Disney Theatrical to Present ‘The Originals’ Concert Hosted by James Iglehart

Following the incredibly warm and rousing reception from D23 EXPO fans in 2013, Disney Theatrical Productions is thrilled to announce a new concert presented exclusively for this year’s D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center entitled Disney on Broadway’s ‘The Originals.’ In anticipation of high fan-demand, two performances of the concert will be presented on Saturday, August 15th at 11am and at 2pm in Stage 23.

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‘Aladdin: Diamond Edition’ on Blu-ray October 13, Digital September 29

Disney 'Aladdin: Diamond Edition' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that the Aladdin: Diamond Edition will be available to own digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere on September 29, 2015, with a Blu-ray combo pack release on October 13 (now available for pre-order). No bonus features have been announced at this time.

Soar away on a magic carpet ride of nonstop laughs and thrills in one of the most spectacular adventures on all time! Now meticulously restored and enhanced – experience the wonders of Aladdin like never before, from the Academy Award®-winning music (Best Music, Original Song for ‘A Whole New World’ and Best Music, Original Score, 1993) to the unforgettable moments of sidesplitting comedy and soaring adventure.

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WATCH: ‘Aladdin Diamond Edition’ Blu-ray Trailer; Available October 6

Aladdin Blu-ray (UK)Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today confirmed an October 6, 2015 release date for ‘Aladdin Diamond Edition’ on Blu-ray. The announcement trailer (sans date) can be found embedded below.

While it’s still too early for any announcements regarding bonus materials, Disney’s Diamond Editions generally include brand new bonus features in addition to classic features from previous releases.

As usual, we will provide more information as it becomes available to us.

Note: Artwork pictured above is for the UK Blu-ray release of Aladdin and should not be considered an accurate representation of the upcoming Diamond Edition.

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‘Frozen,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Guardians, ‘Banks’ Grammy Nominations

Earlier today, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on the CBS Network on February 8, 2015 at 8 pm ET. To be considered eligible for the 2014 award season, songs and albums must have been released between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.

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Disney Theatrical Announces Unprecedented Ticket Exchange Program

Most of the time, when you are planning to attend a Broadway event and have already purchased your tickets, you are out of luck if you are unable to attend the performance. Today, Disney Theatrical announced it is introducing an unprecedented ticket exchange program for those planning on attending performances of ‘Aladdin’ or ‘The Lion King.’ The new policy allows ticketholders for Disney’s Broadway shows — in advance and for any reason whatsoever — to change the date they see the show at any time up until two hours in advance of their scheduled performance. There is no limit to the number of times the tickets may be exchanged. Tickets must be exchanged at the original point of purchase via the Disney on Broadway Hotline, Ticketmaster (phone and web) or in-person at the respective show box offices (New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres), and a modest exchange fee of $12 per ticket applies. This service is available only to guests of Disney’s New York City productions of Aladdin and The Lion King, and the exchange may be made only for another performance of the production originally purchased. Specific terms and conditions follow.

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FIRST LOOK: ‘LEGO Disney Princess Line to Add ‘Frozen’ and More in 2015

41062 Elsa's Sparkling Ice CastleNewly revealed images from the upcoming LEGO Disney Princess line for 2015 have surfaced and included among them are properties from Frozen, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.

According to Bricks and Blocks, the Frozen set at least is scheduled for a January 2015 release, but like the first generation of the LEGO Disney Princess sets, it’s likely that they’ll appear in some stores as early as late December. Details of the new sets are as follows:

  • 41060 Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroom – 96 pieces
  • 41061 Jasmine’s Exotic Palace – 143 pieces

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‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Power Disc Complete Gallery, Details

'it's a small world' Environment Power DiscsDisney Interactive today unveiled the complete lineup of Power Discs from its upcoming ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Marvel Super Heroes and Disney Originals editions, which will launch their first waves on September 23, 2014 and November 4, 2014 respectively. Full galleries of every Power Disc along with sample Toy Box screens will be featured below shortly. In addition, Disney Interactive has released a trailer featuring some of the power discs which you can find embedded below.

There will be a total of 82 new Power Discs released for Disney Infinity 2.0: 40 for Marvel and 42 for Disney Originals. In addition, all of the Disney Infinity 1.0 Power Discs will continue to be supported in the new version of the game.

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‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Adds Falcon, Yondu to ‘Avengers,’ ‘Guardians’ Play Sets (Screens)

Disney Infinity 2.0: Falcon (Avengers Play Set)

With less than two weeks left until the launch of ‘Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes,’ Disney Interactive today is offering a first look at two more additions to the Marvel Super Heroes line-up. Joining the already assembled team will be Yondu, from Marvel’s box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America’s loyal ally, Falcon.

Character highlights include:

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‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Go Goes ‘Big Hero 6′ with Baymax, Hiro, Power Disc (Photos, Screens, Video)

Disney Infinity 2.0: Hiro and Baymax from Big Hero 6

Disney Interactive today officially announced the inclusion of two of the stars from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014): Hiro and a fully armored Baymax. Along with the two Toy Box 2.0 figures, a power disc featuring the talents of chemistry wiz Honey Lemon was also announced. You can find additional photos of the figures, concept art, screens (which also include good looks at Medua’s boat from The Rescuers and Jim Hawkin’s surfboard from Treasure Planet), the trailer and more embedded below. The official descriptions (which apparently include a minor spoiler) for the newly announced figures and power disc are as follows:

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‘Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box’ Starter Pack Announced for November

'Disney Infinity 2.0 Disney Originals Starter Pack'Disney Interactive today announced that a special Disney-themed Toy Box Starter Pack is set to launch on November 4, 2014, just in time for the holidays. The Disney Infinity: Toy Box Starter Pack (2.0 Edition) gives Disney fans the chance to experience the new and improved Toy Box 2.0 mode, set in the wonderful world of Disney, and is compatible with the game’s Marvel Play Sets.

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