FIRST LOOK: Fairytale Designer Collection Dolls from Disney Store

Disney Fairytale Designer Collection by Disney StoreAfter sharing a first look at the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection set of lithographs celebrating several of the most popular couples in Disney lore, we are pleased to share a first look at a couple of the doll pairings from the upcoming Disney Store collection.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Video Q&A: Flynn Rider

Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released the following video Q&A with Disney’s Tangled directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard in which the pair discuss the attraction of one of the film’s stars, Flynn Rider (as voiced by Zachary Levi). Although there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of new footage, the directors talk about the infamous ‘hot guy game’ which helped develop Flynn’s looks with the assistance of the women who worked at the Studios and throw in some of the behind-the-scenes footage from that.

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First Look: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Meet & Greet Characters at Walt Disney World

Flynn Rider and Rapunzel

Although their permanent ‘play and greet’ environment isn’t yet completed at Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Garden, as we previously reported, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s Tangled began making appearances today at Epcot.

Although we initially reported that they would be appearing at the International Gateway, we learned the hard way that the location may vary and in fact found the couple outside of the World Showplace, situated between the Canada and UK Pavilions. This is one of three locations used in Epcot to test out new characters and their friends, the others being the International Gateway and the area to the left of the American Adventure.

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WDW Character Update: ‘Tangled’ Meet and Greet Postponed

The so-called ‘Play and Greet’ featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s Tangled at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is now being reported to be postponed from its original start date of October 15 until October 25.

This was confirmed by cast member extraordinaire and consistently accurate source Paul Chadkin via twitter.

Update 10/12/10 – Rapunzel and Flynn Rider will begin meeting and greeting guests (without ‘play’ elements) on October 15 as originally scheduled, but at the International Gateway in Epcot

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Video: ‘Hero Wanted: Flynn Rider’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released this video, initially released by Yahoo! Movies yesterday, which takes a closer look at Tangled’s Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi). Titled ‘Wanted: Hero,’ the montage of clips actually contains quite a bit of previously unreleased footage from the film.

We anticipate that this is the first of a series of clips focusing on characters central to Disney’s Tangled which opens nationwide on November 24. Disney’s Tangled also stars the voice talents of Mandy Moore and Donna Murphy. For more information on the film including featurettes, concept art, character art, fun facts, photos of the meet & greet characters at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and more, follow this bookmark.

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Photos: Disney Event Offers First Look at Tangled’s Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Meet & Greet Characters

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider appear with guests at Disney's Tangled press eventWalt Disney Studios held a screening and press event for Tangled earlier today in Los Angeles according to tweets by LatinoReview.com’ George Roush (@elguapo1). We hear that in addition to appearances by the film’s stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, the event was attended by John Lasseter and Alan Menken. Roush also tweeted out a photo that features the new meet & greet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider characters that will be making their Disney Parks debut beginning October 15.

Note that we do anticipate the meet and greet areas at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts to embellish on Rapunzel’s hair which is significantly hidden in the photo.

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Disney’s Tangled Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Meet & Greet at Disneyland Concept Art Revealed

Concept art for Tangled meet & greet with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Disneyland © DisneyOn its official blog, Disney Parks has shared some concept art for the upcoming meet & greet with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at the Disneyland Resort. The art and blog entry reveal Disney’s plans on how to turn Rapunzel’s ~70 feet of hair into a reality.

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider will begin greeting guests on October 15 at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. At Walt Disney World, the duo can be found at the Magic Kingdom in the Fairytale Garden near Cinderella Castle, where Storytime with Belle currently takes place (that show ends September 12 in preparation of the transition). At Disneyland, Rapunzel and Flynn will be found at what is currently Gepetto’s Sweet Shoppe.

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New Concept Art for Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Revealed; Trailer to be Unveiled Online 6/14

Concept art for Disney's 'Tangled' © DisneyThrough its official Facebook page for Disney’s Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios has offered up this new concept art for the film featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

Along with the concept art comes news that Facebook will also play host to the premiere of the Tangled trailer on Monday, June 14. Those wishing to wait to see it on the large screen, however, can do so when they go see Toy Story 3 beginning just  few days later.

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‘Learn to Draw’ Book Offers New Look at Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s ‘Tangled’

'Learn to Draw Disney's Tangled' from Walter FosterLearn to Draw Disney’s Tangled: Learn to Draw Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, and other Characters from Disney’s Tangled step by step! from publisher Walter Foster gives us a fresh look at Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (and Pascal the chameleon).

Set against a stunning fantasy world, Rapunzel—Disney’s latest film in the Princess lineup—contains all of the ingredients necessary for retelling this beloved fairy tale: a beautiful girl with big dreams (and 70 feet of golden hair!); a mysterious tower; an evil witch; a handsome hero; and one very enterprising horse. After watching the story unfold onscreen, young fans of the film can re-live the magic, fun, and adventure with Learn to Draw Disney’s Rapunzel. In addition to a detailed story synopsis, this beautifully illustrated 32-page book features step-by-step instructions for rendering favorite characters from the film, as well as art tips from professional Disney animators. Learn to Draw Disney’s Rapunzel is a must-have for all aspiring artists and princesses.

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First Look: Mattel Introduces Toys for Rapunzel, Toy Story 3, Cars and More

The 107th annual American International Toy Fair is about to kick off in New York City and we couldn’t be more excited. In honor of the 1200+ exhibitors showing off their latest and greatest in toys, we thought we’d take a sneak peek at some of the new Disney toys from Mattel that you can expect to find at your favorite retailer later this year.

We’ll start with this summer’s most anticipated event: Toy Story 3.

Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack from MattelFirst up is the Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack (Ages 6+; MSRP $49.99; Available May). Junior Space Rangers can sport this backpack style gear which — at a touch of a button — pops out a set of their very own wings, useful for flying or simply falling with style. Other buttons speak some of Buzz’s most popular catchphrases, but the coolest part of all is that the wings can sense when they’re in the horizontal position and will automatically play ‘flying’ noises. When the mission’s been accomplished, the wings contract at the press of a button.

If you’ve been following the TS3 news and have seen the new trailer, you probably already know that Ken (Michael Keaton) joins the Toy Story family and given that Mattel is the home of Ken and Barbie, the Barbie Toy Story 3 Made For Each Other Gift Set (Ages 3+; MSRP $24.99; Available May) is a zero-brainer. The pair of dolls help re-live the magic of the film dressed in the style as they appear on screen.

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