UPDATE: After Stitch Kingdom’s reporting on Disney’s myserious Strange Magic project, news has finally come to light. Lucasfilm has announced that Strange Magic is its own title which will be distributed through Disney’s Touchstone label with a slated release date of January 23, 2015.
If you have your DVR set to record the ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,’ you may want to take a few minutes to reprogram it. ABC has confirmed what has already been reported at both the Walt Disney World Resort via it’s Very Merry Christmas Party map and the Disneyland Resort — which is filming its half today — that the annual holiday program will in fact be dubbed the ‘Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration.’ The official program description is as follows:
Season four of ABC’s fairytale drama ‘Once Upon A Time’ has been boasting the tagline ‘Once has been Frozen‘ as it already introduced several mainstays from the popular Disney animated film – Elsa (Georgina Haig), Anna (Elizabeth Lail), Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), Hans (Tyler Jacob Moore) — and even Sven.
When the all new Frozen short, ‘Frozen Fever,’ was announced at the tail end of the tail end of the television special, ‘The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic,’ speculation ran rampant that it would be attached to Disney’s live action Cinderella despite only being told it would arrive in ‘spring 2015.’ It was always our assertion that not only this would not be the case, but it hinted at a still possible home video release of a 3D Blu-ray for Frozen which we originally anticipated for this month (prior to the Sing-Along edition announced for November). While we were put on blast for being the site that cried wolf, new evidence points to this possibility.
Amazon has begun listing Disney Frozen CineStory Volume One with a release date of November 25, 2014. The 376 page softcover title is being published by Joe’s Books and is one of several new titles featuring Disney characters. The official publisher’s description is as follows:
Accompanied by a performance of ‘Let It Go’ by 12 year old YouTube sensation and One Voice Children’s Choir member Lexi Walker, the Elsa bridal gown by Alfred Angelo made its worldwide debut at an intimate runway show yesterday in New York — and yes, it even snowed. We were fortunate enough to have been invited to the event and you can find our exclusive photos and video below.
ABC Studios has released some new behind-the-scenes photos from the upcoming ‘Once Upon A Time’ episode, ‘Rocky Road,’ which will premiere on ABC on Sunday, October 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. You can find several of the stills in our gallery below which feature Tyler Jacob Moore as Hans and Elizabeth Mitchell as the Snow Queen.
According to Bricks and Blocks, the Frozen set at least is scheduled for a January 2015 release, but like the first generation of the LEGO Disney Princess sets, it’s likely that they’ll appear in some stores as early as late December. Details of the new sets are as follows:
- 41060 Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroom – 96 pieces
- 41061 Jasmine’s Exotic Palace – 143 pieces
New York Comic-Con and ABC Studios have just announced that a special screening and panel will be offered on Friday, October 10, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on the Empire Stage. The panel’s official description is as follows:
ABC invites new and devoted ‘Once Upon a Time’ viewers to take another look at this popular fantasy series in the new special, ‘Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over,’ which will explore the show in a way that will bring new viewers up to date — but which current viewers will also find illuminating – in anticipation of the exciting fourth season premiere. The special will take a look at the role that family plays in the show and never giving up on the ones you love, our heroes’ journey from breaking the curse to the ramifications of magic in our world, travelling to Neverland to save Henry from an evil Peter Pan, their battle with The Wicked Witch of the West upon their return, and the upcoming presence of Elsa, the Ice Queen from Arendelle, in Storybrooke. The special features interviews with executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to help tell the story of ‘Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over,’ airing on Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. John Rhys-Davies narrates the special.