Disney announced today that, in support of their new trailer launch, AMC Theatres® will be presenting a global live Q&A on Yahoo! Movies following a special screening of 20 minutes of exclusive footage from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ thrilling action adventure The Lone Ranger on April 17, 2013, at the AMC Town Square 18 in Las Vegas. The event, which starts at 12:30 p.m. (PDT), gives 400+ fans the first look at select footage from the movie and features a live Q&A session with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer following the screening, with global live streaming beginning at 1:00 p.m. (PDT).
Film fans have an opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion with the stars and filmmakers of The Lone Ranger by submitting questions via Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #LoneRanger. The Q&A will stream live on Yahoo! at: http://movies.yahoo.com/lone-ranger-live.
In conjunction with the trailer launch, the”Who Will You Ride With to See a Sneak Peek of The Lone Ranger Sweepstakes” will offer three lucky fans and their Kemosabes a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to view the footage and attend the live Q&A, where the winners will each be able to pose a question to a member of the cast or a filmmaker. Fans can enter the sweepstakes beginning today, March 28(th), through April 4(th). For information on eligibility, how to enter and official rules, visit: www.lonerangersweeps.com.
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
The Lone Ranger releases in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.
‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ steps up its annual ‘Girls Night Out’ contest this year to include a bi-coastal event, including a five night trip to Los Angeles during the 85th Academy Awards, where the winner and up to four of her friends will receive bleacher tickets for the red carpet arrivals, a night out with Kelly Ripa, VIP tickets to the LIVE after-Oscars show as well as $2500 in spending money.
To enter to be considered for the ‘Girls Night Out: Oscar Edition,’ eligible contestants must send ‘LIVE’ a short letter describing their (up to 4) women friends and why they and their friends should be selected for this trip. The entrant must also include a recent photo (non-returnable) of themselves and their friends. In addition, individuals may (but are not required to) also submit a short video (2 minutes or less) offering further explanation of their written entry.
Entrants must also be available for travel to Los Angeles from February 20, 2013 through February 25. Additionally, the chosen winners may be asked to appear on the show during the month of February.
For more information on the contest as well as details for how to enter, visit the official contest announcement page.
Viewers of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which recently aired on ABC, may have caught notice that co-host Maria Menounos mentioned she would be making a special Disney Parks announcement during ABC’s broadcast of ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ this upcoming Monday evening.
A similar announcement was made last year regarding the ‘One More Disney Day’ campaign in which the Disney Parks on both coasts honored the leap year by remaining open all night long for the parks fans that managed to brave it. That announcement, however, was a poorly guarded secret and the campaign had been known about in some form or another for months prior to the actual announcement (we reported on it as early as August of 2012).
Since then Disney Parks has announced a new campaign for 2013, ‘Limited Time Magic.’ Perhaps taking a cue from its previous self-leaks, the campaign was kept well under wraps. So much so that we admit that while we knew there would be a Times Square event a couple of weeks prior, we didn’t learn about the ice sculpture until the evening before and of the ‘Limited Time Magic’ moniker just a few hours before the event began.
So while the Disney fanbase impatiently awaits the first new details of ‘Limited Time Magic’ (via the Disney Parks blog and LIMITEDTIMEMAGIC.COM) and how Disney Parks plans on celebrating the beginning of the new year, albeit temporarily, we are preparing to tell you about another campaign brewing: ‘Disney Time.’
Curb your excitement however because what we do know of ‘Disney Time’ is fairly limited at this time. We do know that it will consist of some large sweepstakes which will be part of the announcement (if not the announcement itself) and that Disney Parks has already registered and is preparing websites such as DISNEYTIMESWEEPS.COM (which seems to have seen the most work done, but is not currently available for public viewing), DISNEYTIMESWEEPSTAKES.COM and DISNEYTIME.CA.
We hope to have more information shortly and invite anyone who may have additional details they’d be willing to share to use the contact form on the site. Tips can be made anonymously.
UPDATE #1: 12/28/12 – We now have the following teaser video which confirms ‘Disney Time’
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) invites you to celebrate the magic of the season through the New Year with the ‘if you dream it, you can pin it’ sweepstakes. The first Pinterest sweepstakes from Disney Living, the campaign includes seven exciting weeks of over $4,000 in giveaways. Fans can now follow Disney Living on Pinterest and enter to win a themed Prize Pack each week featuring DCP’s most popular products from D-Signed fashion apparel to Disney Baby essentials, and an assortment of the season’s top Disney toys, including My Magical Wand Cinderella, Bounce Bounce Tigger and Wreck-It Ralph Talking Figures.
To enter, guests can follow Disney Living on Pinterest at www.Pinterest.com/DisneyLiving and create a personal Pinterest board titled ‘My Disney Living Winter Wish List’ with the hashtag #DisneyWishList in the description. By re-pining at least five items from the Disney Living Winter Wish List boards you can then submit your completed board to Disney Living’s Facebook tab.
A new sweepstakes week begins every Monday, ending January 27, 2013. The prize themes are now live and include Disney Adventure, Tween, Marvel, Disney Princess, Disney Baby, Fashionista, and Disney Channel and Games. The final weeks’ exciting Grand Prize includes Theo Kalomirakis for Walt Disney Signature Toccata Credenza, Walt Disney Signature Neverland Collection Minka Lamp, and Walt Disney Classics Mickey and Minnie Mouse artwork. Disney Living Pinterest followers can enter once per day. One Prize Pack will be given away each week.
GIVEAWAY: ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ + Oswald Ears (Ten Copies, Winner’s Choice of Platform)
Whether you haven’t bought your copy of the widely anticipated ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ yet, have it but want it for another console or are looking for the perfect give for a loved one this holiday season, Stitch Kingdom is proud to join forces with Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studio and award ten of our readers their very own copy of ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ on their choice of platform: Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation PS3 or Xbox 360. As an added bonus, each copy comes with its own pair of the coveted ‘Epic Mickey 2′ exclusive branded Oswald ears.
We’ve dubbed this amazing opportunity ‘Ten to the Power of Two,’ and will be counting down the days to the holiday season by awarding one copy/ear hat per day for the next ten days beginning 12 am ET on December 4, 2012. Although your chances to win won’t be exponential, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your chances by participating each day by tweeting an entry via the form below. The more days you participate, the better your chances!
Note that the fulfillment will be processed by Disney Interactive Studios so while you will know whether you’re a winner, we cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. Daily winners will be notified and must respond within 24 hours to receive their copy. Unclaimed prizes will be given away the following day in a method of our choosing (e.g. exclusively on Twitter). One winner per family for the duration of the giveaway. Winners who fail to acknowledge the prize within 24 hours will be eligible to win again during the giveaway period.
- 1 pair of Spider-Man X-celeRacers by Stride Rite shoes (winner’s choice of size Toddler 8.5 – 12)
- Full Spider-Man costume
- Super Hero Movie Poster
- $50 Stride Rite gift card
Loaded with X-treme features, the X-celeRacers Spider-Man is bound to send your little web crawler’s imagination soaring to new heights.
- X-Grip outsole for mega traction
- X-tra Flex construction for ultra flexibility
- X-tra Fast Strap for lightning quick closure and unparalleled fit
- Lightweight cushioning for added comfort
- Extra wide opening for easy on and off
- Leather and synthetic upper featuring Spider-man face and web graphic
- Shoe sizes available for boys ages 2 – 5
Kids and tweens will once again have the opportunity to shake it up and break it down with the return of Disney Channel’s popular dance competition “Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off.” Last year, more than 12 million viewers watched the two-night finale event, skyrocketing it to #1 among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for both nights. This year, kids once again will have the opportunity to compete for the Grand Prize – a performance in an episode of Disney Channel’s top-rated series “Shake It Up.”
Beginning today, viewers can visit DisneyChannel.com/Danceoff where “Shake It Up” choreographer Rosero McCoy hosts instructional dance videos that teach kids steps seen in the hit Disney Channel series. New dance tutorials will be uploaded throughout the summer and beginning June 29, with the consent of a parent, kids ages 8-16 are invited to visit DisneyChannel.com/Danceoff to create and submit their own short dance videos to be considered for a chance to compete in the on-air dance competition. Dance videos can be choreographed or freestyle and up to 45-seconds long, with a maximum of five dancers.
Also this summer, Club Penguin players will have the chance to make their mark and shake it up when Club Penguin’s annual Music Jam is transformed into the “Make Your Mark: Ultimate Jam.” Beginning July 19 through August 1, players in the Internet’s #1 virtual world will be invited to chat and dance with customized Rocky and CeCe penguins, and even unlock exclusive dance moves, just like the characters from “Shake It Up.”
In September, finalists will be announced and they’ll square off in front of celebrity judges during the “Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off” which will air on Disney Channel in October. “Shake It Up” stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya will return to the popular dance competition.
Last year’s competition garnered more than 7.5 million total site visits and nearly 30,000 online dance video submissions resulting in more than 68 million video starts in four months. Six finalist teams were chosen to compete in the two-night finale event which included celebrity judges Selena Gomez, recording artist Sean Kingston and choreographer Rosero McCoy, and a performance from Hollywood Records recording artist, China Anne McClain.
DisneyBaby.com, a new online destination and product showcase for expectant and new parents is offering proud parents, family members and friends the opportunity to enter their favorite little character into the DisneyBaby.com “Little Character Contest.” The grand prize winner will be awarded a variety of once-in-a-lifetime prizes, including a ‘crawl on’ role for Baby on ABC Family’s upcoming original comedy “Baby Daddy,” Baby’s photo featured in a Disney Baby ad in a national baby magazine, $10,000 towards Baby’s education and a VIP trip to attend the grand opening of the first Disney Baby store at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif.
To enter the contest, guests can upload their favorite photos of Baby onto the site using Disney Baby Magical Moments, an easy-to-use tool that allows guests to add their favorite baby photos and memories to a dynamic collection of shared family experiences.
“Baby Daddy” is a half-hour original comedy series about Ben who, in his 20s, becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she’s left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother Bonnie, his brother Danny, his best buddy Tucker and his close female friend, Riley, who is harboring a secret crush on him. “Baby Daddy” will makes it world premiere on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC Family.
Entry Phase: From May 15 to June 18, guests across the country can enter a photo of a magical moment with Baby (newborn – age 2) into the contest by visiting DisneyBaby.com/Magical-Moments. Guests can enter an unlimited number of eligible photos during the contest entry period. Each week, one winner will be selected as a finalist by the Disney Baby team. The five weekly finalists will each receive a deluxe Disney Baby gift basket, along with a case of Huggies brand diapers featuring Disney characters.
Fan Favorite: Guests who enter the weekly contests will also automatically be entered into the fan favorite contest. The lucky guest whose little character receives the most votes during the entry phase of May 15 to June 18 will win a family-friendly Luxury Included® Caribbean Vacation provided by Beaches Resorts, a one-year supply of Huggies brand diapers and a deluxe Disney Baby gift basket.
Voting Phase and Sweepstakes: From June 28 to July 19, the five weekly finalists will have their entries showcased on the site for the public to vote for their favorite little character. Each person that votes will be entered into the Voters’ Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a luxurious beach vacation at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, Calif. One entry per person into the sweepstakes is allowed on each day of the voting period.
Grand Prize Winner: On August 8, the finalist with the most votes will be announced as the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will win a ‘crawl on’ role on ABC Family’s new original series “Baby Daddy” for Baby; a family trip to Los Angeles that includes a VIP invitation to the Disney Baby store grand opening along with a $500 Disney Baby store shopping spree; Baby’s picture in a Disney Baby ad in a national baby magazine and on DisneyBaby.com; a $10,000 scholarship towards Baby education; and a one-year supply of Huggies brand diapers.
For additional rules visit:DisneyBaby.com/Little-Character-Contest-Rules
On March 28, 2012, Disney Store will celebrate its 25th anniversary. For a quarter of a century — since the day it first opened its doors at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California — Disney Store has been helping to bring the magic of Disney to neighborhoods around the world. In honor of the momentous occasion, Disney Store has been rolling out special merchandise to celebrate the anniversary and we are pleased they have offered to provide one lucky Stitch Kingdom reader with a gift pack of just some of the items featuring the commemorative artwork by Jim Valeri.
By entering via the widget below, one lucky winner will receive a Disney Store 25th Anniversary Gift Pack consisting of: a 16″ Mickey Mouse Plush Toy ($16.50), a Mickey & Minnie Mouse Photo Frame ($24.50), a World of Disney Journal ($10.50), a World of Disney Ballpoint Pen ($4.50) and a World of Disney Reusable Tote ($3.50). All of these items plus many more are available now at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. Remember, you can enter daily via Twitter and each entry counts!
Before all that, however, let’s take a moment to relive the past twenty five years of Disney Store, highlighting just a few of its remarkable milestones:
- March 28, 1987 — Disney Store unveils its first store at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA
- June 11, 1988 — Bridgewater, NJ becomes home to the first Disney Store outside California
- May 1990 — Disney Store hosts its first video pre-sale. Guests who pre-ordered The Little Mermaid received a film lithograph and a bubble watch
- November 1, 1990 — The first Disney Store in Europe opens in London, England
- August 21, 1992 — The first Disney Store Japan opens in Yokohama
- September 10, 1994 — Disney Store hosts its first VoluntEARS project to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Phoenix, AZ
- November 4, 1994 — Disney Store opens its first Walt Disney Gallery Store concept location in Santa Ana, California. The Walt Disney Gallery Store catered to the Disney collector, selling everything from classic Disney film artifacts, artwork, character figurines, collectible spoons, mugs and more.
- October 15, 1995 — Disney Store opens its doors at the Walt Disney Studios exclusively for Disney Cast Members and Studio guests
- May 22, 1996 — Disney Store opens on Fifth Avenue in New York City (the location would later become a World of Disney store operated by Disney Parks and Resorts before shutting its doors)
- September 16, 1997 — Disney Store opens an ESPN concept store at Glendale Galleria, in Glendale, California, catering to the ESPN sports fan.
- June, 2000 — Disney Store introduces a t-shirt featuring three Disney Princesses together, marking the creation of the Disney multi-Princess franchise.
- May 1, 2008 — Disney Store introduces a new vision statement aimed at providing ‘the best 30 minutes of a child’s day.’
- April, 2009 — DisneyShopping.com relaunches as DisneyStore.com and — for the first time — begins making theme park merchandise available online officially.
- October, 2009 — Jim Fielding, President of Disney Store, is appointed International Chairperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- April 29, 2010 — Disney Store forms a corporate partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and participates in the first annual World Wish Day.
- June 22, 2010 — Disney Store debuts its first ‘Imagination Park’ concept store in Montebello, California.
- June, 2010 — Disney Store launches its official blog, The Buzz.
- July, 2010 — Disney Store opens its first new design store in Europe in Madrid, Spain.
- November 4, 2010 — Disney Store returns to New York City in the heart of Times Square, featuring a large digital billboard towering six stories above the streets.
- January 30, 2011 — Disney Store debuts its first exclusive Vinylmation collection, Villains.
- June 2, 2011 — Disney Store launches its first signature fragrance, Imagination.
- October 26, 2011 — Disney Store redesigns its store on the Walt Disney Studio lot, modeled after the original Kem Weber Studio Store design from 1940.
- March 28, 2012 — Disney Store will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The first 250 guests to arrive at each location will receive a pair of free Mickey Ears. Games, trivia and dancing events will take place at various times throughout the day.
For more information about Disney Store’s past 25 years, be sure to visit its official blog, The Buzz, which is posting articles daily that celebrate its vibrant history.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Stitch Kingdom are proud to offer the opportunity for one of our readers to win a free copy of the Wocka Wocka edition of Disney’s The Muppets on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with free digital soundtrack download, available to own on March 20, 2012 (now available for pre-order.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its flawless picture and pitch perfect sound, comes with a fantastic slate of bonus content including the laugh out loud “The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think).” The exciting release also includes the hilarious featurette “A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through,” which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others as they get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.
Additional fun-filled features on Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray include a groundbreaking industry first — ‘Disney Intermission,’ a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. The release also includes “Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song,” an extended version of the rollicking rap song by villain Tex Richman (Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper) who provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. The extended version of the song is included on the digital soundtrack and features Disney Music Group Tenor, Nathan Pacheco. Audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.
The entry period runs though March 30, 2012. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details).