‘Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box’ Starter Pack Announced for November

'Disney Infinity 2.0 Disney Originals Starter Pack'Disney Interactive today announced that a special Disney-themed Toy Box Starter Pack is set to launch on November 4, 2014, just in time for the holidays. The Disney Infinity: Toy Box Starter Pack (2.0 Edition) gives Disney fans the chance to experience the new and improved Toy Box 2.0 mode, set in the wonderful world of Disney, and is compatible with the game’s Marvel Play Sets.

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AMAZON: Pre-order ‘Disney Infinity 2.0,’ Get Spider-Man Play Set Free

'Disney Infinity 2.0' Marvel Premium Bundle from AmazonAmazon has begun listing what it refers to as the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Premium Value Pack for all consoles at launch for the price of $119.99. In addition to the starter pack featuring the Avengers play set, figures and toy box game discs, the bundle also includes the Spider-Man play set, Captain America figure, Venom figure and Rocket Raccoon figure (as a reminder, Rocket Raccoon is playable inside the Avengers play set once enough tokens are collected during regular game play) as well as a Marvel power disc blind pack.

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‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Adds Donald Duck, Power Disc (Photos, Screens, Video)

Disney Infinity 2.0 -- Donald Duck Toy Box

Disney Interactive today announced that Donald Duck will be the next of the Disney Originals characters to appear as a Toy Box playable in Disney Infinity 2.0. Donald joins other Disney and Pixar characters recently announced for the second generation of ‘Disney Infinity 2.0,’ such as Merida, Maleficent, Stitch, Tinker Bell, Aladdin and Jasmine.

Joining Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey, Donald Duck is the second of Disney’s fab five to be added to the Toy Box and is sure to bring nostalgia to Disney fans everywhere. Donald Duck delivers his signature catch-phrases, fiery temper and special abilities like tossing objects, sweeping up enemies with a broom and becoming a feathered fury to the new Toy Box mode where families will be able to use hundreds of Disney and Marvel themed items, locations, props, vehicles and characters to create one-of-a-kind adventures.

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‘The Wise Little Hen’ by Tom Whalen and Mondo on Sale May 5

'Wise Little Hen' by Tom Whalen for MondoMondo and Tom Whalen are at it again! This time, Whalen is taking on the 1934 Donald Duck classic ‘Silly Symphonies’ short, The Wise Little Hen.

Created in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles, this 18″x24″ follow-up to the Steamboat Willie print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 325 pieces.

It will go on sale this Thursday, May 5, 2011 at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.

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Report: Disney Dream Christens AquaDuck with Donald Duck

Donald Duck rides the AquaDuck during its christening onboard the Disney Dream

Just moments ago, the Disney Dream held a formal christening ceremony for its AquaDuck water coaster and we were there beside gal pal Daisy to help bring the event to you. Before he took his own maiden voyage on the AquaDuck, Donald Duck christened the first-of-its-kind attraction by adding in water collected from Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach waterparks located at Walt Disney World.

Then it was go for launch as Daisy cheered on her man — er, duck.

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Donald Duck Groping Case to Move Forward in Pennsylvania Court

U.S. District Judge John R. Padova has ruled that a recent lawsuit charging an act of molestation by Donald Duck in Epcot back in 2008 will go forward in Pennsylvania despite attempts by The Walt Disney Company to have the case moved to Florida.

According to the decision, the plaintiff, April Magolon, her fiance (a witness) and her doctors are all located in the state, justifying the decision to leave the case within its borders.

Magolon, who is seeking charges in excess of $50,000, has claimed that the incident has resulted in ‘severe physical injury, emotional anguish and distress including, but not limited to post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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MINDstyle Offers First Look at ‘Animatronic Donald Duck’ from Epic Mickey

Epic Mickey Animatronic Donald Duck from MINDstyleMINDstyle has been promoting Epic Mickey in a very vague way as of late and with the other merchandising for the game going on, particularly through Hot Topic, it’d be of little shock if MINDstyle were to produce vinyl adult toy collectibles (ATCs) in support of the game. In fact, it might even be more shocking if they weren’t (or at least Medicom which is producing the VCD of Mickey in the collector’s edition of the game).

Enter Animatronic Donald Duck. I’ll be honest, this may not be news, but this is the first time I’ve personally seen any form of these animatronic Disney characters since the initial concept art was leaked. According to the blog entry from MINDstyle:

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Donald Duck Accused of Goosing a Guest at Walt Disney World, Claims Lawsuit

Donald Duck © Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved.Earlier today, The Smoking Gun published a claim filed by April Magolon of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania which claims that while visiting Donald Duck at Epcot Center [sic] in 2008, Donald had deliberately grabbed her ‘breast and molest[ed] her and then made gestures making a joke he had done something wrong.’ Magolon, who reportedly had her children with her, is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for negligence and seeking in excess of $50,000, claiming to have suffered ‘severe physical injury, emotional anguish and distress including, but not limited to post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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First Look: Disney Taps into Silly Bandz Craze with Classic and Pixar Properties

Lord Redbrick ©Miramax Film NY, LLC. All Rights Reserved. A couple of weeks ago, the official Disney Parks blog made it known that Disney had plans to jump on the Silly / Crazy Bandz tween craze and was going to introduce a line of Disney-themed (shaped) elastic bands.

Today we get our first look thanks to a tip from the Animal Bracelets Blog who notes that the full packaging for one of the Disney Princess sets can be found on Amazon.com.

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Is the University of Oregon Duck Swimming in Hot Water with The Walt Disney Company?

A trio of University of Oregon students: Brian McAndrew, Jamie Slade and Michael Bishon, also known as Supwitchugirl, have come into the limelight recently with a music video they produced and released on YouTube singing (and/or rapping) their praises of the school’s football team, the Oregon Ducks.

They’ve also produced a little bit of controversy and it may not be reasons that you’d immediately think of. The problem, some are finding, including the UO Athletic Department, is the prominent appearance in the video by the school’s mascot, the Duck (and often just the head of the Duck on someone’s body).

What this has to do with controversy (and — more importantly — Disney) is that the UO Duck, although not an identical twin by any stretch of the imagination, is a licensed version of Donald Duck. Donald was licensed to the University by Walt himself in a famous anecdote in which the deal was sealed with a simple handshake. Upon Walt’s death, when the question of the legitimacy of the claim came up, a photograph featuring Walt wearing a UO Letterman’s jacket featuring Donald was accepted as grounds for continuation of the deal, this time on paper.

What some are afraid of is that the unauthorized use of the mascot in the video may be subject to legal action by The Walt Disney Company as Disney would need to explicitly provide consent for anything beyond the already agreed upon use of Donald’s likeness. While the licensing contract details haven’t been revealed, some are concerned this may be the beginning of the end of the agreement altogether and have asked the students to remove the mascot from the video, a Herculean task which the students have respectfully declined.

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