‘Downton Abbey”s Lily James Cast as Disney’s ‘Cinderella’

Walt Disney Studios today announced that actress Lily James of ‘Downton Abbey’ has been cast as Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of the beloved classic tale. The film is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and stars Cate Blanchett as the iconic evil stepmother.

Additional announcements regarding Cinderella are expected in the coming weeks.

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Disney Princess Weekend at Build-A-Bear Workshop, January 11 – 13

Disney Princess Bear from Build-A-Bear WorkshopIn honor of their brand new 16″ Disney Princess Bear, and Disney Princess collection, Build-A-Bear Workshop has announced it will be conducting a special Princess Weekend this weekend, from Friday, January 11, 2013 through Sunday, January 13 at locations throughout North America.

Guests will be given the royal treatment with paper crowns and jewel stickers to decorate in their own special way. After a crowning and knighting ceremony, Guests will be able to create magical memories with the new Disney Princess Bear ($23), featuring a sparkling crown and paw depicting beloved Disney Princess characters and majestic crowns.

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Funko Disney, Marvel POP! 3D Bookmarks Now Available for Pre-Order

Belle POP! 3D Bookmark by FunkoThey are the ultimate stocking stuffer but sadly they won’t be available to own until January 2013. Nevertheless, Entertainment Earth is now accepting pre-orders for the new lines of Funko POP! 3D Bookmarks featuring Disney and Marvel favorites. Building on the incredible success of the POP! vinyl figure lines, Funko is now expanding its selections to include several of the Disney favorites along with some of Marvel’s greatest heroes, combining the forces of the greatest worlds in entertainment with the wonderful world of reading.

Available now for pre-order are: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), CinderellaThe Little Mermaid (Ariel), Snow White, Tinker Bell, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for November 1, 2012 (136 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for November 1, 2012

Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com 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.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Carry-Along Sippy Cup Jake and the Never Land Pirates Carry-Along Sippy Cup- $6.50When it’s time for adventure, young buccaneers need a cup with carry-along convenience and security. Our Jake and the Never Land Pirates sippy cup has a fresh design with twist top closure, pop-up straw and shoulder strap.
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Cars Micro Drifters: Lightning McQueen, Octane Gain No. 58 and Spare O Mint No. 93 Set -- 3-Pk. Cars Micro Drifters: Lightning McQueen, Octane Gain No. 58 and Spare O Mint No. 93 Set — 3-Pk.- $6.50Three of the stars of Cars 2 have become Micro Drifters in this set that will have your young racer in a spin. Lightning McQueen, Octane Gain and Spare O Mint team up here and come in this special packaging that shows off their drifting skills.
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Cars Micro Drifters: Gold Lightning McQueen, Holley Shiftwell and Acer Set -- 3-Pk. Cars Micro Drifters: Gold Lightning McQueen, Holley Shiftwell and Acer Set — 3-Pk.- $6.50Three of the stars of Cars 2 have become Micro Drifters in this set that will have your young racer in a spin. Gold Lightning McQueen, Holley Shiftwell and Acer team up here and come in this special packaging that shows off their drifting skills.
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Cars Micro Drifters: Lightning McQueen, Chick Hicks and Clutch Aid No. 121 Set -- 3-Pk. Cars Micro Drifters: Lightning McQueen, Chick Hicks and Clutch Aid No. 121 Set — 3-Pk.- $6.50Three of the stars of Cars 2 become Micro Drifters in this set that will have your young racer in a spin. Lightning McQueen, Chick Hicks and Clutch Aid No. 121 team up here and come in this special packaging that shows off their drifting skills.
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Cars Micro Drifters: Grem, Professor and Finn McMissile Set -- 3-Pk. Cars Micro Drifters: Grem, Professor and Finn McMissile Set — 3-Pk.- $6.50Three of the stars of Cars 2 have become Micro Drifters in this set that will have your young racer in a spin. Grem, Professor and Finn McMissile team up here and come in this special packaging that shows off their drifting skills.
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Minnie Mouse Costume Accessory Set for Girls Minnie Mouse Costume Accessory Set for GirlsSALE $15.00 — SAVE 23%!Minnie brings her special touch to ”let’s pretend” time with this fun assortment of costume jewelry and accessories. You’ll find rings, bracelet, necklace, plus glittering Minnie ear hair clips with bows, and her trademark white gloves.
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Evil Queen Tee for Women Evil Queen Tee for WomenSALE $14.99 — SAVE 39%!The regal villain from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the villainously stylish star of this v-neck top. Silver foil and gold rhinestuds accent the striking artwork of her sinister royal-tee!
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Maleficent Tee for Women Maleficent Tee for WomenSALE $14.99 — SAVE 39%!Sleeping Beauty‘s ”Mistress of all evil” becomes ”Miss Chievous” on this Maleficent tee. Twinkling rhinestones add sparkle to the purple foil lettering of this villainously fashionable top.
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Maleficent Tee for Women - Plus Size Maleficent Tee for Women – Plus SizeSALE $14.99 — SAVE 47%!Sleeping Beauty‘s ”Mistress of all evil” becomes ”Miss Chievous” on this Maleficent tee. Twinkling rhinestones add sparkle to the purple foil lettering of this villainously fashionable top.
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Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Costume Accessory Set for Girls Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Costume Accessory Set for GirlsSALE $15.00 — SAVE 23%!Tink brings a bit of bling to ”let’s pretend” time with this glittering assortment of costume jewelry and accessories. You’ll find rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair clips and even a capelet for hours of Pixie Hollow play.
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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for October 31, 2012 (11 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for October 31, 2012

Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com 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.

Cinderella Mini Disney Princess Doll Set Cinderella Mini Disney Princess Doll SetSALE $15.00 — SAVE 23%!Once upon a time, four favorite characters came together in one splendid gift box. This Mini Disney Princess Doll Set includes Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, and Drizella in 5 1/2” scale with dreamy detailing.
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Alice in Wonderland Shoes for Girls Alice in Wonderland Shoes for GirlsSALE $9.90 — SAVE 40%!

Wearing these sparkling Alice in Wonderland Shoes for Girls, your young one’s imagination can run away with her. The sparkling black uppers feature a front bow with Alice cameo while the side strap is accented with a dazzling jewel.

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Brave Bear Play Set Brave Bear Play SetSALE $15.00 — SAVE 9%!

Relive the exciting climax to Disney/Pixar’s newest animated adventure with our Brave Bear Play Set. Merida brings together all the elements to make playtime magic in this detailed figurine set with sliding-action feature.

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Queen Elinor Transforming Doll Set - Brave Queen Elinor Transforming Doll Set – BraveSALE $15.00 — SAVE 23%!

Enjoy hours of fun recreating Disney/Pixar’s Brave with our Classic Queen Elinor Doll Set. Merida’s gracious mother features detailed accents from her hair to her dress and is accompanied by a large Bear figure.

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Pocahontas Shoes for Girls Pocahontas Shoes for GirlsSALE $9.90 — SAVE 40%!

Your little one will embark on a New World of fun, adventure and excitement when she steps into our Pocahontas Shoes! The soft-textured sandals feature fringe and glitter detailing and coordinate perfectly with Pocahontas’s costume.

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Mulan Shoes for Girls Mulan Shoes for GirlsSALE $9.90 — SAVE 40%!

Step into the shoes of a brave warrior… who also happens to be a beautiful princess! These dazzling Mulan Shoes do honor to us all when paired with our Mulan Costume. You’ll love your reflection when dressing up like Mulan!

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Light-Up Tiana Shoes for Girls Light-Up Tiana Shoes for GirlsSALE $9.90 — SAVE 40%!

When she’s Down in New Orleans, your southern belle will light up the bayous in these Tiana shoes. The glitter-injected jelly shoes are topped by a Tiana cameo, making them the perfect accessory to the Princess and the Frog Tiana Costume.

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Light-Up Cinderella Shoes for Girls Light-Up Cinderella Shoes for GirlsSALE $9.90 — SAVE 40%!

These Cinderella slippers are the perfect fit for your little princess, who won’t have to wait until the stroke of midnight to enjoy dancing in them all night and day! The shoes sparkle, light up and match Cinderella’s ball gown.

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Triplets Doll Set - Brave Triplets Doll Set – BraveSALE $15.00 — SAVE 23%!

Recreate the story with Merida’s mischievous little brothers, the perfect addition to the Classic Brave Merida Doll. The troublesome triplets Harris, Hubert, and Hamish are accompanied by three cute cubs in this Brave Triplets Doll Set.

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Classic Merida Doll - 11 Classic Merida Doll – 11”SALE $15.00 — SAVE 9%!

With her bow fastened on her waist and arrow in hand, skilled archer Merida is ready to embark on ambitious adventures. Revisit the epic story of Disney/Pixar’s Brave with our Classic Merida doll.

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Lady Tremaine Limited Edition Doll from Disney Store Now Available

Lady Tremaine Limited Edition Doll by Disney StoreIn honor of the release of Cinderella: Diamond Edition today on Blu-ray, Disney Store has released a limited edition doll for Lady Tremaine which is now available for purchase online. Limited to an edition size of just 1500 pieces, the 17″ doll features a burgundy velvet gown and bodice with intricate golden piping, mutton sleeves with pleated lilac organza cuffs, stand-up collar of pleated lilac satin, scoop neck inlay with glittering lilac rhinestones, pleated burgundy satin skirt, faceted green gemstone brooch with matching earrings, golden attic key with black satin ribbon and multi-tone hair and rooted eyelashes. A display stand and certificate of authenticity are included.

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Cinderella Diamond Wedding Gown Collection by Alfred Angelo to Launch in October

Cinderella Diamond Wedding Gown Collection by Alfred Angelo SketchAlfred Angelo and Disney Consumer Products celebrate the release of Disney’s Cinderella Diamond Edition, available on Blu-ray™ for the first time this Fall, with a one-of-a-kind Cinderella- inspired bridal collection.

This unique line of limited-release wedding dresses consists of five exquisite styles in soft shades of blue. Each gown represents the iconic Disney Princess character from a unique point of view, including timeless ball gowns that sparkle with every turn, and modern fit and flare silhouettes that look as if they were bathed in moonlight.

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New Fantasyland ‘Princess Fairytale Hall’ Interior Concept Art

Princess Fairytale Hall Concept ArtAlthough it had previously been shared with media at a prior event, Walt Disney World has just officially released this concept art of the interior of the Princess Fairytale Hall which will be in the space once consumed by Snow White’s Scary Adventures.

The new home for visiting royalty in the Magic Kingdom, Princess Fairytale Hall will feature walls of stone and stained glass windows, a spacious gallery adorned with portraits of Disney princesses and elegantly finished rooms where guests can meet Aurora, Cinderella and other princesses. Set to open in 2013, as part of the next phase of the New Fantasyland expansion after the opening on December 6, 2012, Princess Fairytale Hall will be located in the Castle Courtyard in the center of Fantasyland.

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Preview ‘Cinderella’ ‘The Lost Chords’ Available to Own October 2

Disney's 'The Lost Chords: Cinderella'As we previously reported, Disney will be releasing a set of ‘lost chords’ from Cinderella on October 2, just as they have done with recent classic releases, The Aristocats and The Rescuers. The new ‘Lost Chords’ series consists not only demos of songs written for the films that ended up not being used, but all-new, fully orchestrated songs, produced in the same vein as if they had been used in the original film after-all.

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‘Cinderella’ Collector’s Edition Soundtrack to Feature Newly Recorded ‘Lost Chords’

'Cinderella Collector's Edition'Continuing with what appears to be a new tradition, the ‘Cinderella Collector’s Edition’ soundtrack will contain several of the film’s ‘lost chords,’ re-recorded and fully produced just as the company has recently done for The Aristocats and The Rescuers, according to Amazon.com.

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