Following the success of Wendy Toliver’s Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale, Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced a second novel by Toliver, this time focused on perennial favorite Regina. Currently slated for a release date of April 25, 2017, Once Upon A Time: Regina Rising currently clocks in at a whopping 416 pages and has the following publisher’s description:
Queen Elizabeth isn’t the only cultural icon to mark their 90th birthday this year. In October, she will be joined by Winnie the Pooh who will also be celebrating this incredible milestone. To celebrate, Disney has released a brand new original illustrated story in which the two meet for the very first time.
As the old saying goes, sometimes a carrot nose is just a carrot nose. While the likelihood that there is a new Frozen short on the horizon, Random House has announced additional information regarding the hush-hush Frozen: Northern Lights, which now appears to be more of a franchise. About a month ago, we reported that a synopsis for the upcoming 224-page ‘adaptation’ had been released. At that time, the title had been changed to a TBA, but now we not only have a title, but an actual cover and author’s name as well. The new book will be titled Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights and it was written by Suzanne Francis. Francis has written several Disney titles for Random House, including novelizations of Pixar’s Inside Out and Disney’s Zootopia and some ancillary titles to boot. The book is slated for release on July 5, 2016 and is available for pre-order. The official publisher’s description is as follows:
With just a few days before the second title in the Twisted Tales series, Once Upon A Dream is released, Disney has debuted the cover for the third book, As Old As Time, slated for a September 6, 2016 release. As with its predecessors by Liz Braswell, the book takes a Disney classic (Beauty and the Beast) and changes one of the key elements to put an entire new spin on the story. As the official publisher’s description explains:
Breaking its complete silence on the Frozen Northern Lights subject, Random House has officially released a synopsis for its upcoming Frozen Northern Lights: The Deluxe Novelization (ISBN: 0736436596, 978-0736436595) with just four months to go to its release. As previously reported, after news of the title began to gain awareness, Random House changed the title simply to ‘to be announced’ (TBA), a title it still currently retains. That said, we do now know the following:
Disney Press has released several internal pages from the upcoming Gravity Falls Journal 3 replica book being released on July 26, 2016 (available for pre-order). While we previously shared a sneak peek and additional details about the upcoming book, this is the first time we’re seeing pages directly from the source, including some that haven’t been seen until now.
Although it’s primarily a printed collection of short stories that were e-published last year as part of the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens‘ campaign, Landry Q. Walker’s Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens, Volume 1 (April 5, 2016) will feature two brand new stories, of which we are pleased to share the first details of below.
Featuring artwork by Tyler Scarlet of Industrial Light and Magic, the 352 page collection of stories is intended to be reminiscent of pulp fiction novels, using aliens featured in Star Wars The Force Awakens who didn’t quite hold the spotlight in the film itself. The official publisher’s description, including details on the just-announced new tales is as follows:
Following the success of Marvel’s foray into original junior and young adult novels with Margaret Stohl’s Black Widow treatment, Forever Red, several more collaborations with bestselling authors was announced at last year’s New York Comic-Con.
One such collaboration announced was with Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer who is working on a novel focusing on Iron Man. With temporary artwork for Iron Man: Gauntlet having been recently released, as well as a slated release date of October 25, 2016 (now available for pre-order), we now have our first official synopsis for the 320-page novel:
For many visitors to Disney resorts around the world, the free guide maps provide an extremely useful way to orient themselves within the parks, with many even considering them inexpensive souvenirs. But as the parks change, so do the maps, and so they also provide historical documentation, tangible evidence of what actually was and what will always be.
On October 18, Disney Editions is slated to release The Disney Parks Maps, a compendium of Disney theme park maps from around the world, documenting the history of each park as it made its own transitions throughout the decades. The 144 page book is written by Kevin Neary, who has also authored the official Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World book due out in June.