Disney Studios Collectors Cards Series Now Available Exclusively for D23 Members

Disney Studios Collector SeriesDisney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, today announced the availability of a new 99 card series of trading cards celebrating the rich animation history of the Walt Disney Studios.

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Cinderella Limited Edition Doll Pre-Order Available; Sneak Peek at Future Collection

Disney Store today began launching its Cinderella Premiere Collection in honor of the diamond edition Cinderella blu-ray being released later this year. The showpiece of the collection, as has become recent tradition, is the gorgeous Limited Edition Cinderella doll, which is now available for pre-order to own on October 2, 2012.

Limited to just 5,000 dolls, the Cinderella doll includes a certificate of authenticity and features a satin bodice covered with rhinestones, full peplum with layers of tulle and organza detailed with rhinestones, ebony bead choker, opera gloves dotted with silver rhinestones and a glittering headband with hair clip. For more information or to pre-order the doll, click here.

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Video: Pixar ‘Mail A Smile’ Postage Stamps Debut at Art of Animation Resort

Jo Ann Feindt (center), Postal Service Southern Area vice president, joins a party of Disney/Pixar characters with Jay Ward (left), legacy guardian for Pixar Animation Studios and Rick Allen (right), general manager of Disney' s Art of Animation Resort June 1, 2012 (Matt Stroshane/Disney)Amid a sea of smiles, the U.S. Postal Service celebrated the issuance of 125 million new stamps today featuring popular Disney/Pixar characters. The Mail a Smile Forever stamps official First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony took place at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Available nationwide today, all 125 million stamps can be purchased online at usps.com/shop, by calling 1-800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724) or by visiting Post Offices.

“These delightful stamps lift spirits and touch hearts and remind us that when it comes to connecting with loved ones, technology is no match for the mail,” said Jo Ann Feindt, Postal Service Southern Area vice president, in dedicating the stamps as part of the resort’s grand opening.

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Photos: Funko POP! Disney Series #4, Available July

Via the unofficial Funko fan forum, Funko recently previewed all of its characters for its upcoming series 4 of the popular Disney POP! line. Included in this set are: Sorcerer Mickey and Chernabog from Disney’s Fantasia; Goofy and Tigger; Oogie Boogie and the Mayor from Nightmare Before Christmas; Cinderella; Evil Queen and Grumpy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Wall*E and EVE; and Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean.

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‘Tailor Made’ Ink and Paint Cel Release on June 23 at Walt Disney World

'Tailor Made' Ink and Paint CelOn Saturday, June 23, join Disney Ink and Paint Artists: Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent as they celebrate the premiere of the Tailor Made entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Donald Duck directs the cast of Mickey and Minnie at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as they recreate a scene from the 1938 animated short, Walt Disney’s Brave Little Tailor.

'Tailor Made' Ink and Paint Cel PinThe cel is hand-painted with edition size of 1,000 pieces. As an extra bonus, the first 750 framed pieces sold will be accompanied by a matching limited edition pin created for the release.

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Mondo to Release ‘Toy Story’ by Tom Whalen on May 10

'Toy Story' by Tom Whalen for MondoFollowing up Monsters, Inc. with their Disney/Pixar line, Mondo will release Toy Story by Tom Whalen at a random time on Thursday, May 10.

The 24″x36″ screen print will retail for $50 and will be limited a print run of just 540 pieces, although it is unclear if all will be made available online as they allude to a film screening being held later in the month.

It will go on sale tomorrow, May 10, at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.

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Carbonite Experience to be Offered at Star Wars Weekends 2012

Custom Carbonites by Paul PapeWhat do you get the Star Wars fan that has everything? Studios Central is reporting that Star Wars Weekends (weekends May 18 through June 10, 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will be offering a ‘Carbon Freeze Me’ opportunity in which guests can be digitally scanned to produce a likeness of themselves frozen in carbonite.

The site reports the experience will be offered inside ‘Sounds Dangerous’ and will cost $99.95. The final product will be delivered via mail within 3 – 4 weeks.

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‘Cinderella’ Diamond Edition to Include ‘Tangled Ever After,’ Second Screen and New Fantasyland Preview

'Cinderella' Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Cinderella Diamond Edition will be available to own on Disney Blu-ray/DVD on October 2, 2012 and is now available for pre-order from both Amazon.com and DisneyStore.com (as a 2 disc edition, along with their usual exclusive bonus set of lithographs).

In addition, there will also be a six disc limited edition Cinderella Trilogy boxed set packaged inside a functional jewelry case (also available for pre-order). The boxed set will consist of a the Cinderella blu-ray, a single blu-ray containing both of the sequels (Cinderella, Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True, and Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time) along with individual copies of each on DVD and the digital copy disc). The discs themselves come inside a storybook packaging (Amazon.com has a photo as well as a demo unboxing video).

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‘Toy Story’ Cutesations Series Arrives at Disney Store

'Toy Story' Cutesations at Disney StoreLet’s all give a huge hey howdy hey welcome to Disney Store’s second and (therefore) newest series in their exclusive Cutesations line, Toy Story. The 5″ Sheriff Woody plush is joined by BFFs Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Wheezy, Alien, Lotso, Hamm and Rex in this adorable new collection. Like the previous Alice in Wonderland set, each of the Cutesations come available either as packaged individually in a blindbox for $6.50 or as a complete set including the exclusive Sheriff Woody’s Badge plush display for $79.50.

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Mondo to Release ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Mayor by Graham Erwin on April 25

'Nightmare Before Christmas' by Graham ErwinOn April 25, Mondo will release Graham Erwin’s print of the Mayor from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The 12″x36″ screen print will retail for $50 and will be limited a print run of just 325 pieces.

It will go on sale tomorrow, April 25, at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.

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