‘Into the Woods’ First Look Image of Meryl Streep as the Witch (High-Res)

Meryl Streep in 'Into the Woods' ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo by: Peter MountainWalt Disney Studios has just provided us with this high-res still of Meryl Streep as the Witch from its upcoming film, Into the Woods.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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‘Into the Woods’ in Production, Will Feature New Song by Stephen Sondheim

Disney’s Into the Woods kicked off production last week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical Chicago and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics — including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation. Into the Woods is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, ‘Wicked’ producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. Shooting in studio and on location throughout England, the film is slated for a December 25, 2014, holiday release.

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CONFIRMED: ‘Muppets on Broadway’ in Disney Theatrical’s Sights

Nearly a year ago, we speculated that Disney Theatrical may have been working on creating a staged production involving the Muppets. Fast forward to last month (via today) and Variety is reporting that Disney Theatrical has in fact taken steps towards making it a reality.

According to the article, a fifteen minute segment was produced last month at the New Amsterdam Theatre, the future home of ‘Aladdin’ — another story we helped to break.

The article quotes Disney Theatrical head Thomas Schumacher as acknowledging the move, qualifying it was effectively a proof of concept to see if something more substantial would be feasible. It goes on to quote Schumacher as being ‘intrigued’ by the potential of bringing the Muppets to the stage.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for June 3, 2013 (48 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for June 3, 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.

Newsies: The Broadway Musical Tote Newsies: The Broadway Musical Tote – $25.95Read all about Disney’s red hot production of Newsies: The Broadway Musical on our tabloid-style tote. Clever design presents all the headlines from the hit show in a period newspaper design on a satin covered handbag.
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Disney Cruise Line Rolling Duffle Disney Cruise Line Rolling Duffle – $19.95Keep holiday memories rolling along with this Disney Cruise Line Duffle. Featuring wheels and retractable handle, this spacious and versatile luggage is perfect for weekend getaways or your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.
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Monsters University Sheet Set Monsters University Sheet Set – $29.95Transform their room into a dorm with this Monsters University Sheet Set. Students Sulley and Mike spend all their time hanging out on this bright, fun bedding that will make it the coolest pad on campus.
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Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt for Men by Nike Golf Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt for Men by Nike Golf – $49.95You’ll always have more fun when you play a round with Mickey. Even under pressure, you’ll keep your cool with this Mickey Mouse Polo Shirt by Nike Golf, made with all-over mesh Dri-FIT fabric to help wick away sweat.
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Mickey Mouse Peek-A-Boo Hoodie for Adults - Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Peek-A-Boo Hoodie for Adults – Walt Disney World – $44.95Mickey’s smiling face bursts from the front of this hooded sweatshirt to welcome you to Walt Disney World. The back completes the amusing illusion as Mickey pushes his head through for a peek-a-boo greeting!
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Sorcerer Mickey Giclée Sorcerer by Natalie Kennedy - Disneyland Sorcerer Mickey Giclée ”Sorcerer” by Natalie Kennedy – Disneyland – $120.00Sorcerer Mickey celebrates 2013 and The Happiest Place on Earth in this striking duotone. Available in a variety of formats, ”Sorcerer” captures artist Natalie Kennedy’s creative use of color and type for a print to grace any home.
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Newsies: The Broadway Musical Keychain Newsies: The Broadway Musical Keychain – $10.95Deliver the goods from Disney’s red hot production of Newsies: The Broadway Musical with our souvenir split ring keychain featuring four sparkling charms inspired by the hit stage show.
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Avengers Assemble Comforter Avengers Assemble Comforter – $59.95He’ll be able to rest easy knowing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are protecting them. Thor, Captain America and Iron Man are together as Marvel’s Avengers assemble on this comforter that will make every bedtime an adventure.
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Grumpy Golf Towel Grumpy Golf Towel – $20.95Grumpy’s lost his grin on the greens (if he ever had one) for this soft, woven terrycloth towel that will look familiar to hot-tempered swingers everywhere!
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The Lion King: The Broadway Musical iPhone 5 Case The Lion King: The Broadway Musical iPhone 5 Case – $20.95Hear the roar of applause while using Mufasa’s artful iPhone 5 case, a souvenir of Disney’s theatrical hit The Lion King: The Broadway Musical. It’s sure to be a source of pride and protection for your iPhone 5.
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D23 Expo to Unite Musical Legends Alan Menken, Richard Sherman in Concert

Alan Menken For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for ‘Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.’ The concert will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday, August 10.

Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen Disney Park attractions and half a dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.

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‘Aladdin’ Confirmed for Broadway, Spring 2014

'Aladdin' on Broadway TeaserDisney Theatrical today officially confirmed what we have been reporting for some time — a staged musical adaptation of Aladdin is headed to Broadway for the 2014 season.

We have been talking about a staged adaptation by Disney Theatrical for nearly three years now, prior to its original incarnation at the 5th Avenue Theater in 2011. Since then, it has had several runs around the world and has consistently been edited as it continued to meet mixed reviews. Its reported lackluster performances fueled doubts when we relayed composer Alan Menken’s informal announcement last summer that it would in fact be headed for Broadway. Even after a reported leak which led to confirmation that ‘Mary Poppins’ would see its final Broadway curtain call on March 3, Disney Theatrical was slow to acknowledge that ‘Aladdin’ was waiting impatiently in the wings.

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CONFIRMED: Disney’s Aladdin is Broadway-Bound

We had been talking about Disney Theatrical producing a musical based on Disney Animation’s Aladdin for years, so it came as little shock to us when the production became fully realized at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in early 2011.

Since then, the show has been re-tooled and has played at various regional theaters, but it wasn’t until a special private event for members of Disney’s official fan club, Disney D23, last summer, that we had any inkling that it was destined for Broadway (in truth, we believed a touring production would be as far as the plans went).

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for December 10, 2012 (865 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 10, 2012

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.

Mickey Mouse Diamond Oval Earrings Mickey Mouse Diamond Oval Earrings – $1187.50The scooped oval design of these earrings is given extra sparkle with the addition of a genuine full-cut diamond Mickey icon. Elegantly crafted in your choice of platinum, 14 karat or 18 karat gold tones for our Disney Dream Collection.

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The Lion King: The Broadway Musical Mini Glass Set The Lion King: The Broadway Musical Mini Glass Set – $10.50You’ll be the toast of Broadway with our pair of Mufasa mini glasses inspired by The Lion King: The Broadway Musical. These stylish souvenirs of the big show make a great toothpick holder too!

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Vinylmation Zooper Heroes Series - 3 Vinylmation Zooper Heroes Series – 3” – $9.95Bring out the animal in your Vinylmation collection with the Zooper Heroes Series 3” figures. Set to rescue the animal kingdom, the 11 known designs and mystery figure are blind boxed so you won’t know which one you have until you open it.

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Tinker Bell Cel - Pixie Perfect Tinker Bell Cel – ”Pixie Perfect” – $495.00Savor fine Disney animation art with a ”Multiplane” replica Tinker Bell cel by Courvoisier Galleries, hand inked and painted from original drawings used in Peter Pan, and mounted with foreground and background elements.

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Dumbo Cel - Lets Go Dumbo Cel – ”Let’s Go” – $495.00Savor fine Disney animation art with the ”Let’s Go” cel by Courvoisier Galleries. Hand inked and painted from original drawings used in Dumbo, this dramatic artwork is mounted and framed to bring the film’s lasting charm to your home.

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Vinylmation - Zooper Heroes Series Tray Vinylmation – Zooper Heroes Series Tray – $238.80Bring out the animal in your Vinylmation collection with the Zooper Heroes Series. Now you can get a sealed tray of 24 individual boxes with the entire assortment of 3” Zooper Heroes figures.

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The Lion King: The Broadway Musical Magnet Set The Lion King: The Broadway Musical Magnet Set – $20.50The Lion King: The Broadway Musical is a big draw in New York City, and this magnificent tin-boxed set of 20 souvenir magnets will be equally drawn to your refrigerator, metal desk, or any magnetic surface!

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Mickey Mouse Diamond Earrings Mickey Mouse Diamond Earrings – $1625.00A genuine full-cut diamond Mickey icon adds dazzle to the hoop on these earrings. Available in platinum, and 14 karat and 18 karat golds of different colors, these earrings make an elegant addition to our Disney Dream Collection.

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Mickey Mouse Icon Diamond Swirl Ring for Women Mickey Mouse Icon Diamond Swirl Ring for Women – $1437.50Mickey sets the gold standard with this dazzling ring. A genuine full-cut diamond Mickey icon is framed by a swirling design set within two gold bands. Available in a choice of yellow or white gold from our Disney Dream Collection.

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Mickey Mouse Icon Diamond Ring for Women Mickey Mouse Icon Diamond Ring for Women – $1187.50Three genuine full-cut diamonds form a Mickey icon set within three bands of 14 karat gold on this dazzling Mickey Mouse ring. Available in yellow or white gold, it’s an elegant addition to our Disney Dream Collection.

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Report: Free ‘Inside the Lion King’ Exhibit Opens in New York for Limited Time

Inside the Lion King - Giraffes, Zazu, Ostriches

On November 13, 1997, Disney brought the staged, musical adaptation of its animated smash, The Lion King, to Broadway. Fifteen years later, it is now the the fifth longest-running musical in Broadway history, contains to sell out nightly and consistently has one of the top box-office intakes out of the dozens of theatrical offerings on Broadway alone.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for November 19, 2012 (371 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 19, 2012

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.

Beauty and the Beast Tee for Woman Beauty and the Beast Tee for Woman- $32.95Belle and the Beast try to look past the surface on this tee that underscores their evolving relationship. A timeless fairytale meets contemporary culture on this scoop neck tee.
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Minnie Mouse Ears Headband for Women Minnie Mouse Ears Headband for Women- $14.95You’ll be doubly soft on Minnie with this Minnie Mouse Ears Headband featuring black plush ears. There’s a padded red satin polka dot bow to give it maximum Minnie-ness as you wear it on your visit to the Parks or wherever you go!
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Mickey Mouse Bodysuit for Baby - Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Bodysuit for Baby – Walt Disney World- $34.95Baby will keep cozy with Mickey Mouse in this one-piece bodysuit with hood and plush mouse ears. Makes a snuggly souvenir of their first magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort.
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Disney Cruise Line Tote Disney Cruise Line Tote- $17.95Set sail for adventure with plenty of room to carry all your daily essentials in this sturdy canvas tote bag with embroidered Disney Cruise Line logo, a useful, fashionable souvenir of your happy voyage.
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Minnie Mouse Hoodie for Girls - Walt Disney World Minnie Mouse Hoodie for Girls – Walt Disney World- $34.95Look cool but keep warm at Disney’s vacation kingdom – or anywhere you go – in our hooded pullover with embroidered graphics featuring Minnie Mouse and the Walt Disney World logo!
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Vinylmation Park 8 Series Tray Vinylmation Park 8 Series Tray- $310.80Continuing the tradition, our Vinylmation Park 8 Series collectible figures are inspired by historical Disney Parks attractions and icons. Now you can get a sealed tray of 24 individual boxes with the entire 3” figure assortment.
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The Lion King: The Broadway Musical Scarf The Lion King: The Broadway Musical Scarf- $20.50Wrap your neck with the regal air of Mufasa and our elegant The Lion King logo. This beautifully woven scarf makes a warm souvenir of your wonderful night on Broadway!
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Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical Scarf Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical Scarf- $20.50There will be no fashion nonsense when you wrap your neck like our marvelous nanny Mary Poppins. This wonderfully woven print scarf is a simply Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious souvenir of the big show.
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Tinker Bell Tee for Women Tinker Bell Tee for Women- $32.95Looks like Tink is on her own, and not just on this tee. The feisty fairy gives an update on her romantic life with this soft blend tee that features sparkling rhinestones.
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Minnie Mouse Comforter - Twin/Full Minnie Mouse Comforter – Twin/Full- $59.50Little dreamers enjoy only the happiest travels while wrapped in Minnie’s super soft microfiber comforter, quilted with heart to fit twin or full beds.
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