‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Merida and Maleficent Screens, Figures and Details

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'Disney Infinity 2.0' Maleficent and Merida

In conjunction with today’s theatrical release of Maleficent, Disney Interactive unveiled new details for Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition playable characters Maleficent and Merida. In addition to a game play trailer, final concept art for the figure as well as screen shots of the duo in action inside the Toy Box were also released and can be seen below.

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SNEAK PEEK: ‘Festival of Fantasy’ Parade Details, High-Res Photos

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Debuting in March 2014 (with a rumored date of March 16, 2014 to be precise), the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy,’ will be the new daytime parade at the Magic Kingdom. To celebrate the new entertainment, Walt Disney World has provided us with full details on the floats and costumes that will be featured in the parade.

Earlier this month and under cover of darkness, Walt Disney World cast members and crew escorted several of the floats down the road in the middle of the night. The floats in this magical caravan include a 53-foot-long steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon from the 1959 Disney animated classic, Sleeping Beauty, a Fantasia-themed balloon and gondola for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a giant Brave bagpipe, and a Peter Pan float featuring Skull Rock and Captain Hook’s The Jolly Roger pirate ship.

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PHOTO: Jessica Chastain as Merida in Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait

Jessica Chastain as Merida in Disney Dream Portrait by Annie LiebovitzWhere your destiny awaits. That’s the tag line used in the newest ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ series entry by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. As we previously shared, the image features actress Jessica Chastain tackling the role of Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave. Chastain is the next in a long list of celebrities who have posed as popular Disney characters for Liebovitz.

Embedded below is a behind-the-scenes video courtesy of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ which shares some of the ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ photo session:

According to the official Disney Parks blog, the new image will appear in the February issue of O – The Oprah Magazine.

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Jessica Chastain as Merida is Annie Leibovitz’s Newest Disney Dream Portrait Muse

Jessica Chastain as Merida in Disney Dream Portrait by Annie LiebovitzAlthough we will have to wait until tomorrow to see the actual portrait, ETOnline has announced that actress Jessica Chastain is the next to be the subject in the ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ series by Annie Leibovitz for Disney Parks and Resorts.

In the portrait, for which ET has already shared a behind-the-scenes video look (embedded below), Chastain assumes the role as Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave. Chastain joins a long line of celebrities who have assumed the roles of Disney heroes and heroines and even figures from theme park attractions.

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New Disney Arrivals at LEGO for January 1, 2014 (6 Items)

New LEGO arrivals for January 1, 2014 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at LEGO. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on LEGO 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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LEGO ‘Disney Princess’ Line Launches January 1 (Hi-Res Photos)

After a successful tie-in with its DUPLO brand of building blocks, aimed at pre-school set, LEGO is launching a new line of sets inspired by the Disney Princess franchise. The product line — with availability starting January 1, 2014 — will launch with six sets, featuring characters from Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Disney/Pixar’s Brave. Photos and descriptions of each set follow below:

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for October 21, 2013 (11 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for October 21, 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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Disney Merida Pop! Dress Color Metallic Variant San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive by Funko

Merida Dress Metallic Variant POP! by FUNKODisney Consumer Products and Funko have graciously allowed us to share this first look at an upcoming San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: the Disney/Pixar Brave ‘Merida Pop! Dress Color Metallic’ variant figure from the Disney Pop! Vinyl collection.

Limited to an edition size of 480 pieces, Merida will be available at Funko’s booth (#5343) at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 while supplies last. She will retail for $15.

Merida will be one of many Comic-Con exclusives from Funko which feature Disney favorites as well as other popular characters and franchises. For more information, as well as the opportunity for a chance to win some of Funko’s SDCC exclusives, visit their official Facebook and Twitter pages.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Merida Royal Coronation Event at Magic Kingdom

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Hundreds of fans gathered early this morning at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World to celebrate the induction of Princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave into the Disney Princess Royal Court. An honor bestowed to just ten before her, Merida arrived at Cinderella Castle in style atop her faithful steed Angus before receiving the crown from none other than her own mother, Queen Elinor, who made an exceptionally rare appearance. The pair were joined by the other members of the Disney Princess Royal Court along with emcee U.S. Gymnastics 2-time Olympic champion, Gabby Douglas, who was joined on stage by her own mother, Natalie Hawkins.

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Merida Coronation Celebration Tee Available Online for Limited Time

Limited Release Merida Coronation TeeTomorrow morning, May 11, 2013, Disney Consumer Products will officially welcome Merida into its Disney Princess line of products with a celebration fit for — well, a princess. The event will take place at 9:30 am ET at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as part of the Limited Time Magic campaign. Merida will become the 11th princess in the royal family and is expected to be joined on stage by the existing set of ten in a rare opportunity. Rumors indicate a possible even rarer appearance by Merida’s mum herself, Queen Elinor, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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