‘Thor: The Dark World’ Mentor Contest to Team High School Girls with Women Leaders in STEM

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In Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman portrays astrophysicist Jane Foster, an independent spirit who follows her heart and journeys to a new world.

Marvel Studios, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, National Academy of Science, Girl Scouts USA along with the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, are proud to team up to sponsor a nationwide ‘Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure’ in conjunction with the November 8th release of the film starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.

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‘Disney Side’ Vine Contest to Award $1,000 Daily, Disney Parks Vacation Plus $10K

'Find Your Disney Side' Disney Parks CampaignYesterday, Disney Parks revealed its newest campaign, ‘Disney Side,’ confirming a Stitch Kingdom report filed back in July of this year.

Beginning at noon today, Disney Parks will unveil its next ‘Disney Side’ campaign move — a six second ‘Disney Side’ video contest to take place via Vine. During the contest period, which kicks off today and runs through the end of the month, Disney will be awarding one winning video $1,000 each day starting October 6 (for a total prize pool of $25,000). In addition, one grand prize winner will receive their choice of either a Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort vacation package plus an additional $10,000. Videos will be judged on creativity (50%), originality (25%) and expression of the Disney Parks ‘Disney Side’ campaign (25%).

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Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ One Shot Hi-Res Stills and Poster

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In honor of the Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3, available to own on September 24 with digital download on September 9, 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Marvel Studios have provided us with hi-res versions of stills from the bonus feature, the ‘Marvel One Short: Agent Carter’ film, along with its promotional poster. The fourth entry into the ‘Marvel One Shot’ series, ‘Agent Carter’ features Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. The film takes place after the events of The First Avenger and offers the latest expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The short will see its premiere at San Diego Comic-con later this week.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Blu-ray Additional Details Including Deleted Scenes Information

'Iron Man 3' on 3D Blu-ray Combo PackWith thanks to a couple of recent entries from the British Board of Film Classification (the rich man’s MPAA), we now have additional details regarding the bonus features for the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray which will be available to own on September 24 with HD Digital Download available beginning September 9.

In addition to the assigned titles of the deleted scenes (which not-so-coyly give insight as to what they may be about), we also have lengths for each bonus feature, all of which is provided below:

Deconstructing the Scene: Attack on Air Force One (8:19)

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‘Iron Man 3′ on Blu-ray September 24; Available as HD Digital Download September 9

'Iron Man 3' on 3D Blu-ray Combo PackAlthough there have been many rumors circulating around a domestic release date for this summer’s blockbuster, Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. as eccentric billionaire Tony Stark, thanks to a DisneyStore.com listing for the 2D edition, we now have an official release date of September 24, 2013. Amazon.com lists the 3D/2D/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack available for pre-order.

Oddly enough, there is no mention of bonus features yet, but thanks to a tip from the forums at hidefninja.com, we have a list of potential bonus feature candidates from the Amazon Italy’s listing for the steelbook edition of the film. While we are still awaiting an official announcement for release (hopefully with confirmed list of bonuses), here are some ideas of what we might expect:

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D23 Expo: A La Mode Disney Costume Contest Announced

Disney D23, the official club for fans of The Walt Disney Company, today announced that it will debut a new experience at its upcoming 2013 D23 Expo: the À La Mode Costume Contest. The contest is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Stage 23 venue.

À La Mode, named after The Incredibles’ couture genius Edna Mode, is the first competition of its kind to showcase fans’ creativity through costumes inspired by all things Disney, including Motion Pictures (Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm); Parks & Resorts; Consumer Products; Media Networks (including Disney Channel, ABC, and ESPN); and Interactive.

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‘Toy Story: Story Theater’ Film Festival Contest Offers D23 Expo Vacation Prize

Toy Story: Story TheaterHey Howdy Hey! Disney Education is calling on children (aged 3-12) from the US to come up with their best original story featuring Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the Toy Story pals and produce it with the Toy Story: Story Theater app ($2.99) for the chance to send their family to this year’s Disney D23 Expo, being held right near the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

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‘Catch Stitch Sweepstakes’ Offers Disney Fantasy Vacation from Disney Cruise Line

Catch Stitch SweepstakesBeginning May 28, Disney Cruise Line hopefuls will have the opportunity to win a seven day voyage aboard the Disney Fantasy with the ‘Catch Stitch Sweepstakes’ available at CatchStitchSweepstakes.com. At stake is a single grand prize of either a western- or eastern-Caribbean vacation aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Fantasy.

Although the sweepstakes’ temporary homepage is advertising a vacation at Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay, the official rules clearly define the prize as being a regular vacation which will, of course, include day stops at Castaway Cay. The vacation will be for up to four guests and includes roundtrip airfare.

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Disney Announces Search for Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year’

Winnie the Pooh 'Storyteller of the Year'To celebrate parents and guardians who foster their child’s creativity and teach valuable life lessons through storytelling, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has launched a nationwide search for the Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year.’ The ‘Storyteller of the Year’ user generated contest taps into parents’ love of Winnie the Pooh and invites them to share the loveable bear’s story in a creative way through video and the use of fun props including Pooh plush toys, puppets, blankets or any other Pooh item. To enter, all parents and families need to do is create a simple, one-minute video that’s sweet like ‘hunny,’ full of wonder or funny, as they read a select Winnie the Pooh story to their child and show their favorite Pooh items. From April 22 through May 15, 2013, videos can be submitted online at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller or from any mobile device. Complete rules and a list of prizes can be found here.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Fun Facts, Suit and Prop Exhibition at Disneyland (Minor Spoilers)

'Iron Man 3' Payoff PosterWalt Disney Studios has provided us with these ‘fun facts’ for Marvel’s Iron Man 3, arriving in theaters on May 3, 2013, which we present to you below. In addition, Disney Parks today announced that beginning April 13, its Innoventions attraction located in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in Anaheim, California will be hosting a ‘Stark Expo’ of sorts, featuring actual set pieces from the film. The ‘Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries’ exhibition will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII -– the same suits featured in Iron Man 3. Guests will even be able to virtually ‘suit up’ via simulation technology, that will allow them to see what it’s like to operate the latest pieces of the Mark 42 Iron Man armor, even getting the chance to test out its infamous repulsor blasts. The exhibition is scheduled to run through September.

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