Disney Store to Donate Up to $65K to Make-A-Wish for World Wish Day 2012

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Jiminy Cricket Silver VinylmationOn April 29, 2012, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will hold its third annual World Wish Day event to commemorate the first wish granted by the organization on April 29, 1980.

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‘Muppet Theatre’ Silkscreen by James Carroll to be Released by Acme Archives Next Week

'Muppet Theatre' by James Carroll from Acme ArchivesVery few details have been released, but Acme Archives Limited has announced it will be releasing this silkscreen titled ‘Muppet Theatre’ by James Carroll at some point next week.

In addition to the original which features dozens of Muppets, Acme Archives has also announced a Red Carpet and Neon Light variant.

More information as it becomes available will probably be announced on Acme’s Facebook page as well as the Muppets category on their website.

UPDATE: Acme Archives says the print will be released on Tuesday, April 24 on Dark Ink.

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Dooney & Bourke Retro (Disneyland Exclusive) and Buttons Collections to Debut in May

Dooney & Bourke 'Retro' Collection Exclusively at Disneyland ResortDooney & Bourke Creative Director Ian Ray will be on hand at Disney Vault 28 in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort to unveil the company’s newest collections on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2 pm – 5 pm PT.

The Retro collection will be exclusive to the Disneyland Resort and will be available in a variety of popular silhouettes including a wristlet, mini barrel, tassel tote, satchel, letter carrier as well as an iPad case. Prices range from $78 – $268.

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Mondo to Release ’20K Leagues Under the Sea’ by Ken Taylor on March 30

Disney's '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' by Ken Taylor from MondoMondo will release Ken Taylor’s tribute to the Academy Award-winning 1954 classic, Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at a random time on March 30, 2012.

The double-size 36″x24″ screen print will retail for $50 and will be limited a print run of just 390 pieces.

It will go on sale tomorrow, March 30, 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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‘The Avengers’ 3D to Offer Limited Edition RealD Collectible Glasses

In honor of one of the most highly anticipated films this summer, Marvel and RealD have formed an alliance to offer fans the opportunity to own their very own pair of limited edition RealD glasses themed to Marvel’s The Avengers. Patterned after Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America, fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on a pair of the RealD 3D glasses at special events, fan screenings and upcoming giveaways beginning this April. Of course they will also be available at select AMC and National Amusement theaters as well as other independent theaters beginning midnight on May 3rd. Note the glasses will be available in adult sizes only.

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Bid on Rare Pixar Collectibles, Original Artwork in ‘311’ Charity Auction to Benefit Japan

Pixar Crew Hat signed by Mark AndrewsOn March 11, 2011, ‘311’ — the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami — left much of Japan devastated, claiming more than 20,000 lives and adversely affecting the lives of countless others who survived.

In an effort to aid those affected in his home country, Pixar Art Director Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi organized an effort called Artists Help Japan, which has raised more than $235,000 to directly support those whose lives were affected by the disaster.

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Muppets Build-A-Bear Workshop Online Exclusive Now Available for Limited Time

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy from Build-A-Bear WorkshopExpected to be available in their brick-and-mortar stores beginning February 28, Build-A-Bear Workshop has just released its Kermit and Miss Piggy Muppet plush as online exclusives, available now and for a limited time.

The Muppet Build-A-Bear Workshop plush are unique in that they are in fact puppets as inspired by their real-life counterparts, offering a hole in the back of their heads to access the controls to open and close their mouths.

Available as plush are Kermit and Miss Piggy as well as a Kermit Tee and a non-Muppet specific Fuchsia Fringe Dress and matching heels. Aside from the plush, none of the other items are indicated as being web exclusives.

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Tonner Debuts ‘TRON Legacy,’ ‘Avatar’ Dolls at Toy Fair

At the 109th Annual International Toy Fair in New York City, Tonner Doll Company debuted all new dolls for 2012 including these prototypes for TRON Legacy and Avatar. Tonner had previously released a Kevin Flynn figure based on the original TRON from 1982 and now they take on the sequel. Included in the collection are Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and Gem (Beau Garrett).

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Thomas Kinkade’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Joins ‘Disney Dreams’ Collection

'The Little Mermaid' by Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade has debuted his newest entry into his ‘Disney Dreams’ collection, The Little Mermaid. The painting features Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder, Scuttle, King Triton, Ariel’s sisters, Sebastian, Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam and many more, including hidden appearances by characters featured in previous entries in the series as well as several hidden Mickeys.

The painting marks the 9th (of potentially 12) entry into Kinkade’s ‘Disney Dreams’ series which includes previous releases Snow White Discovers the Cottage, Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland, Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream, Bambi’s First Year, Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love, The Lion King and Sleeping Beauty.

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‘Mickey’s Railroad Adventure’ Ink and Paint Cel Release on March 17 at Walt Disney World

'Mickey's Railroad Adventure' Ink & Paint Cel On Saturday, March 17, join Disney Design Group Artist Randy Noble and 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 Mickey’s Railroad Adventure entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. The cel invites you to take a trip with Mickey, Minnie and Donald aboard the train.

Mickey's Railroad Adventures Limited Edition PinThe cel is hand-painted with an unknown edition size. 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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