PHOTO: Jessica Chastain as Merida in Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait

Jessica Chastain as Merida in Disney Dream Portrait by Annie LiebovitzWhere your destiny awaits. That’s the tag line used in the newest ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ series entry by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. As we previously shared, the image features actress Jessica Chastain tackling the role of Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave. Chastain is the next in a long list of celebrities who have posed as popular Disney characters for Liebovitz.

Embedded below is a behind-the-scenes video courtesy of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ which shares some of the ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ photo session:

According to the official Disney Parks blog, the new image will appear in the February issue of O – The Oprah Magazine.

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Jessica Chastain as Merida is Annie Leibovitz’s Newest Disney Dream Portrait Muse

Jessica Chastain as Merida in Disney Dream Portrait by Annie LiebovitzAlthough we will have to wait until tomorrow to see the actual portrait, ETOnline has announced that actress Jessica Chastain is the next to be the subject in the ‘Disney Dream Portrait’ series by Annie Leibovitz for Disney Parks and Resorts.

In the portrait, for which ET has already shared a behind-the-scenes video look (embedded below), Chastain assumes the role as Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave. Chastain joins a long line of celebrities who have assumed the roles of Disney heroes and heroines and even figures from theme park attractions.

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New Disney Arrivals at LEGO for January 1, 2014 (6 Items)

New LEGO arrivals for January 1, 2014 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at LEGO. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on LEGO in another window. Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability. Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.

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LEGO ‘Disney Princess’ Line Launches January 1 (Hi-Res Photos)

After a successful tie-in with its DUPLO brand of building blocks, aimed at pre-school set, LEGO is launching a new line of sets inspired by the Disney Princess franchise. The product line — with availability starting January 1, 2014 — will launch with six sets, featuring characters from Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Disney/Pixar’s Brave. Photos and descriptions of each set follow below:

LEGO Disney Princess 41050 Ariel's Amazing Treasures
LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Amazing Treasures (41050) – 77 pcs, $12.99 MSRP

Discover Ariel’s Amazing Treasures in this amazing underwater world!

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for October 21, 2013 (11 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for October 21, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Hot Topic. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Hot Topic in another window. Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability. Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.

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Disney Merida Pop! Dress Color Metallic Variant San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive by Funko

Merida Dress Metallic Variant POP! by FUNKODisney Consumer Products and Funko have graciously allowed us to share this first look at an upcoming San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: the Disney/Pixar Brave ‘Merida Pop! Dress Color Metallic’ variant figure from the Disney Pop! Vinyl collection.

Limited to an edition size of 480 pieces, Merida will be available at Funko’s booth (#5343) at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 while supplies last. She will retail for $15.

Merida will be one of many Comic-Con exclusives from Funko which feature Disney favorites as well as other popular characters and franchises. For more information, as well as the opportunity for a chance to win some of Funko’s SDCC exclusives, visit their official Facebook and Twitter pages.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Merida Royal Coronation Event at Magic Kingdom

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Hundreds of fans gathered early this morning at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World to celebrate the induction of Princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave into the Disney Princess Royal Court. An honor bestowed to just ten before her, Merida arrived at Cinderella Castle in style atop her faithful steed Angus before receiving the crown from none other than her own mother, Queen Elinor, who made an exceptionally rare appearance. The pair were joined by the other members of the Disney Princess Royal Court along with emcee U.S. Gymnastics 2-time Olympic champion, Gabby Douglas, who was joined on stage by her own mother, Natalie Hawkins.

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Merida Coronation Celebration Tee Available Online for Limited Time

Limited Release Merida Coronation TeeTomorrow morning, May 11, 2013, Disney Consumer Products will officially welcome Merida into its Disney Princess line of products with a celebration fit for — well, a princess. The event will take place at 9:30 am ET at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as part of the Limited Time Magic campaign. Merida will become the 11th princess in the royal family and is expected to be joined on stage by the existing set of ten in a rare opportunity. Rumors indicate a possible even rarer appearance by Merida’s mum herself, Queen Elinor, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Merida Coronation Ceremony at Magic Kingdom in May

After officially inducting Tiana into the royal Disney Princess family in New York City in 2010 and Rapunzel at London’s Kensington Palace in 2011, Disney Consumer Products is preparing to shine the spotlight on its first official Pixar princess, Merida, from Disney/Pixar’s Brave. This time around, the ceremony will be held at 9:30 am on May 11, 2013 at Cinderella Castle located in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. The occasion will mark the first time that the ceremony itself is open to anyone visiting the theme park that day.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for December 26, 2012 (74 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 26, 2012

Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at Disney Store. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Disney Store in another window.

Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.

Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Tee for Boys Jake and the Never Land Pirates Tee for Boys – $12.50

Embark on high seas adventure without ever leaving home in our rowdy red Jake tee crafted with the comfort of 100% organic cotton.

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Spider-Man Tee for Boys Spider-Man Tee for Boys – $12.50

Get ready for webslinging action at school or play in this 100% organic cotton tee modelled after Spidey’s trademark uniform.

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Finding Nemo Tee for Boys Finding Nemo Tee for Boys – $12.50

Chill with Nemo and his sea turtle buds Crush and Squirt for good times and fun in the sun wearing this cool organic cotton ringer tee.

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Minnie Mouse Tee for Women Minnie Mouse Tee for Women – $19.50

Ms. Mouse takes the cake (cupcake, that is!) on a sweet organic cotton shirt with vintage-style Minnie graphics on both sides.

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Minnie Mouse Icon Tee for Women Minnie Mouse Icon Tee for Women – $19.50

Wrap-up your fashion statement with a bow and our Minnie Mouse icon on a simple, stylish organic cotton tee with a host of glittering fun phrases.

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates PJ Pal for Boys Jake and the Never Land Pirates PJ Pal for Boys – $16.50

Sail away to adventurous dreams of Never Land in Jake’s PJ Pal. Discover the treasure of 100% cotton comfort with these snuggly pajamas that will be worth their weight in pirate gold!

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Ariel Deluxe PJ Pal and Tutu Set for Girls Ariel Deluxe PJ Pal and Tutu Set for Girls – $22.50

This Ariel PJ Pal and Tutu Set will put your little mermaid in a spin. The deluxe three-piece set combines the soft, snuggly comfort of 100% cotton pajamas with a matching tutu so she’ll dance through the night.

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Bambi Tee for Women Bambi Tee for Women – $19.50

This soft, comfy cotton tee will be ”deer” to your heart with vintage-style Bambi art and glittering golden foil butterfly wings, logo, and design accents.

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Mickey Mouse Tee for Men Mickey Mouse Tee for Men – $19.50

Mickey’s silhouette spells out the mantra, ”The best part of being a grown-up is not having to act like one,” on this classic style ringer tee made from the comfort of 100% organic cotton. Wearing it will never grow old!

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Jasmine Tee for Girls Jasmine Tee for Girls – $12.50

Our glittering, floral accented Jasmine tee is more than one could wish for. Made with the splendid comfort of an organic cottton blend, this vintage-style top will set her dreams free!

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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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