Nintendo of America announced earlier today that ‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ will become available for the Nintendo 3DS on September 30, 2016. Promising the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game, the new adventure also offers many new areas to explore outside of Springdale, more than 100 new Yo-kai, a new-and-improved in-game Yo-kai Watch and even the ability to travel back in time. ‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ will launch with two versions: ‘Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits’ and ‘Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls,’ each featuring rare Yo-kai that can only be found in their respective games.
The Disney Channel Original Movie powerhouse Disney’s Descendants, which has already spawned a prequel book, another upcoming book (Return to the Isle of the Lost), multiple web series and an upcoming sequel, now has its own line of Pop! vinyl collectibles from Funko.
Available with Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the initial wave is expected to arrive in May/June 2016 and is currently available for pre-order.
Fore more information or to pre-order, visit Entertainment Earth.
Also be sure to follow Stitch Kingdom for potentially more Descendants news during the upcoming New York International Toy Fair later this month.
With 2016 now upon us, Disney is ready to launch a brand new, 3-year long campaign it is calling ‘Dream Big, Princess.’ According to Disney, the campaign will show the strong, active, unique side of each Disney Princess, with a special focus in 2016 on Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, and Ariel.
A sequel script to Disney’s Descendants (working title: Descendants 2) has been commissioned from the first movie’s screenwriters, Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who will also serve as executive producers on the project. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. Descendants is cable television’s fifth highest-rated movie of all-time.
On Saturday, October 17, the stars of Disney’s Descendants, including Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson, and Kenny Ortega will celebrate with fans during an on-stage, music and dance-filled event at Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.
This Sunday (October 4), Disney and Hasbro officially launch the first wave of Playmation, the inter-connected toy system that promises to ‘flip toys-to-life on its head.’ Usually reserved for describing specific video console games, the ‘toys-to-life’ concept allows players to use real-world toys (usually stationary figures) to affect gameplay — one that Disney’s own ‘Disney Infinity’ franchise has managed to do incredibly well. Instead of plopping down in front of a television screen, however, Playmation combines new technology with old-fashioned imagination and physical play for an almost-new play pattern. The result is augmented imaginative role-play that encourages physical activity both indoors and outdoors, alone or with friends, anytime and virtually anywhere.
Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for Disney’s ‘Descendants’ on Friday, July 31, the day the eagerly-anticipated movie premieres on Disney Channel. The soundtrack pre-order is available now on Amazon. It features the single ‘Believe,’ performed and written by 16 year-old recording artist Shawn Mendes and original songs performed by the ‘Descendants’ cast plus bonus tracks and a score suite.
Beginning Tuesday, June 16, Shawn Mendes’ ‘Believe’ single will be available as a song purchase or free with the purchase of the ‘Descendants’ soundtrack at select digital retailers. The song will premiere in the U.S. and Canada, Monday, June 15 on Radio Disney at 7 pm ET /4 pm PT.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that the Disney Channel Original Movie will be available to own on DVD on July 31, 2015, the same day the film premieres on Disney Channel. The DVD is now available for pre-order.
From the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical franchise) comes this original contemporary story of classic Disney characters reinvented and the introduction of modern Disney lore. Enter this new epic universe of relatable tween characters on a journey of self-discovery. New on Disney DVD, and complete with never-before-seen bonus and a FREE bracelet!
Disney Channel has has released a full-length, extended trailer the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants, which will debut on Disney Channel on July 31, 2015 at 8 pm, but will be available on the WATCH DISNEY CHANNEL platforms starting one week earlier, on July 24. You can find the trailer embedded below.
In addition, Amazon has begun listing the DVD edition of the film for a July 31, 2015 release as well. Reported bonus features include ‘Backstage Dance Rehearsals — Dance Till You Drop! Exclusive Cast Rehearsals With Director Kenny Ortega.’
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Before Hasbro begins producing Disney Princess and Frozen dolls for Disney in 2016, they will debut a full line of dolls and accessories for the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘Descendants.’ At a recent visit to their International Toy Fair showroom in New York City, we got a preview of the full line of dolls and accessories that will launch later this year in support of the film. The dolls were presented in a fun, immersive environment which also featured a couple of the props used in the film (and reproduced as doll accessories). Below you will find a gallery of our photos from the event as well as a video tour and close-up looks at each of the dolls.