If you’ve seen at least three advertisements on children’s television lately, you’ve no doubt seen the one for CuddleUppets by Jay@Play. For the uninitiated, CuddleUppets are precisely what the earworm of the jingle says — blankets with puppets. Children can wrap themselves up with the cuddly blanket portion of the CuddleUppets while manipulating the puppet portion with one hand. For your convenience, we’ve embedded the commercial below — you’re welcome!
Beginning this spring, Jay@Play will be releasing an entirely new line of CuddleUppets featuring popular characters from across the Disney brand. Pictured above are Lambie and Hallie from the popular Disney Junior show ‘Doc McStuffins,’ along with Agent P from Disney XD’s ‘Phineas and Ferb.’ Additional characters waiting to hit the shelves include Sulley from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Also included in the bunch are Marvel’s Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk from Disney XD’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ and ‘Avengers Assemble,’ respectfully. While both the Marvel CuddleUppets allow children to manipulate the head, the mouths do not open as they do on other entries in the line.
The Disney CuddleUppets should be hitting the shelves in May and June at most major retailers such as Walmart, Target and Amazon. In addition to CuddleUppets, Jay@Play informs us that they will be producing Disney branded Shamzee pillow cases and that it’s likely the Disney characters will be incorporated into their entire line over time.
Note that packaging featured here is for positioning only (FPO), is not final and thus is subject to change.
For the next couple of days and while supplies last, Groupon is offering these large super-soft blankets featuring either Mickey or Minnie Mouse cheering on several popular teams from the worlds of the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Each raschel blanket measures 60″x80″ in size.
The following teams are available for Mickey Mouse: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants.
The following teams are available for Minnie Mouse: Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers.
The blankets are available for $29 each and customers may purchase up to three of them with an additional two as gifts, while the offer and supplies last. Free shipping is also included in the price.
For more information and to see images of all the available blankets, visit the official Groupon deal page.
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has now confirmed our initial report about an as-of-yet unannounced special musical episode of ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ titled ‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz.’ Also confirmed — as clearly depicted in the DVD art pictured here — is that it will be an MMC take on the classic L. Frank Baum story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
After being swept up in a big wind, Minnie and Pluto end up in the silly but spectacular land of Dizz. It’s an amazing place with rainbow trees, butterfly bows, and friendly ‘Chipmunchkins,’ but what Minnie wants most is to get home. Together, Minnie and her new friends Scarecrow Goofy, Mickey the Tin Mouse, and Donald the Lion set off to ask the wonderful Wizard of the Pink Crystal City to make their dreams come true. But look out! Sneaky Witch Pete wants Minnie’s magical, sparkly pink shoes, and he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.
Included on the DVD along with the special episode are two other ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ episodes, ‘The Golden Boo-Boo’ and ‘Goofy’s Gone,’ as well as ten episodes of the short form series, ‘Minnie’s Bow Toons.’ In addition, the DVD will include a free download of the Minnie Bow Maker digital book app.
‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz‘ will be available to own on DVD on February 5, 2013. It’s expected to air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior prior to that, but the date is unknown at this time.
‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz‘ will be released on DVD on February 5, 2013. And that, in a nutshell, is all we know. The news comes courtesy of Amazon.com which has recently begun accepting pre-orders for the title. According to cursory searches on the interwebs, there is nary a mention of it short of release dates in the mideast, often referring to it as ‘Wizards of Dizz’ [sic].
Apparently, and agreeably so, it will be a ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ special which will presumably be announced and air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior ahead of its DVD release. One could surmise from the title that this will be a take on the L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz series. The popular children’s series has already tackled Alice in Wonderland with its ‘Adventures in Wonderland’ episode.
Also lending credence to theory and adding a bit of suspicion to the subject matter and timing is Walt Disney Studios’ own Oz the Great and Powerful prequel to the series of books, which will bow into theaters a month later on March 8, 2013.
We will provide more information on the ‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz’ special and DVD as it becomes available to us.
The Minnie-inspired clothing is described as vivid repeat prints that showcase Minnie’s many moods and then ‘sets her signature bow free to fly!’ The signature ‘Minnie Bow’ is seen throughout the collection as a symbol of empowerment, taking the bow to new heights and making it the must-have accessory of the season. Fashion enthusiasts will take note of the flirty ‘Minnie Maxi-skirt’ and sassy ‘Bow-veralls’ as showpieces of the collection.
‘Minnie Mouse is a fashion icon that transcends time,’ said Stephanie Kraus, vice president of global product development and softlines for Disney Consumer Products. ‘Our collaboration with Gerlan Jeans brings to life Minnie’s flirty vitality and introduces her to a new generation of young women who will be inspired to infuse their fashion with fun.’
Both the Gerl Power and Minnie Mouse lines will be unveiled when Gerlan Jeans takes to the runway as part of New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 13, 2012.
Pictured sketch courtesy of Gerlan Jeans
The reigning ‘American Idol’ champion Phillip Phillips poses August 2, 2012 with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at ‘The American Idol Experience’ attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Phillips, who is currently touring the U.S. as part of the ‘American Idols Live!’ concert series, surprised park guests by making an appearance on-stage during one of ‘The American Idol Experience’ shows.
Photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
I must start by making two startling confessions: first, despite being an avid fan of ‘Project Runway,’ I never really understood equating fun with fashion; second, up until last night, I don’t believe I have ever stepped foot inside a Target store (only because where I live makes it particularly difficult). Both of these errors of my ways were corrected last night, however, as I managed to find my way to the clothing departments of a Target just a couple of hours away.
What brought me to Target were images and buzz going around the Disney fan world of a new collection from Target titled the ‘Disney Artist Collection.’ The recipient of much of the attention was Oswald — and rightfully so — as well as a tee inspired by the very first Silly Symphonies short, The Skeleton Dance. But Oswald, as I soon learned, was just the tip of the iceberg of this unique collection which is bound to surprise and delight Disney fans of all ages.
Although the women’s collection was missing completely at the particular location I visited, I was able to see some of the men’s, boys’, girls’ and toddler collections and going through the racks, it was Christmas morning as each design I discovered intrigued me more and more.
It wasn’t so much Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (and there is plenty of Oswald, no doubt the star of the collection), nor the obligatory Mickey and Minnie Mouse (whom I’m always happy to see), but the host of ancillary characters who are rarely — if ever — featured on merchandise. Spotted gracing the collection, for example, were Cleo and Figaro from Pinocchio, Pluto’s nemesis Butch, the Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Pigs and even a dwarf who is neither Dopey nor Grumpy, but rather Sleepy.
The artwork is fun and creative, often spanning both sides of the top, and is often enhanced for its target audience, such as distressing marks for boys & men, while often modest amounts of glitter for girls.
The one negative sentiment I must share, however, and this seems to be shared with others who have spotted the collection early in local stores is that the color palettes and sizing appears to be very limited. Additionally, while there are a few items available online (mostly women’s), there’s a substantial amount of the collection missing from Target.com as of this time.
Below is our gallery of photos of most of the items available for boys, girls, toddlers and men in the ‘Disney Artist Collection for Target’
OPI launches Vintage Minnie Mouse, including four limited edition nail lacquers, for summer. Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the colors encapsulate Minnie Mouse’s irresistible charm in playful, pretty shades of pink and red.
“OPI is so excited to collaborate with Disney and draw inspiration from one of the world’s most popular characters,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This collection brings together the expertise of OPI and the iconic style of Minnie Mouse to inspire the distinct palette of vibrant, feminine shades for summer Nails will pop against summer skin in these classic, saturated hues – holding their own alongside the bold prints of the season.”
The line features a pink crème lacquer, one frosted red shade, a shimmery fuchsia, and a heart glitter confetti:
- Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It – Don’t squeak it – SHOUT IT!This confetti light pink is tops!
- I’m All Ears – Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.
- If You Moust You Moust - You gotta pink what you gotta pink.
- The Color of Minnie – You had this little mouse at ‘red.’
As with all OPI nail lacquers, Vintage Minnie Mouse by OPI contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
Disney Baby announced today, the launch of the Minnie Mouse collection by Graco, a new collection of product essentials for mealtime, in the nursery, on-the-go, and playtime. Featuring five products in a plum-colored Minnie Mouse design, the new collection promotes both comfort and functionality with plush details and dual purpose amenities. The new Minnie Mouse collection by Graco helps turn strolls in the park, lunch in the kitchen, or road trips to Grandma’s house into magical moments.
“We are thrilled to introduce this new Minnie Mouse collection for parents who want to bring a little Disney magic into everyday life with their baby,” said Jeannine D’Addario, Vice President, Disney Moms and Babies for Disney Consumer Products. “The collection’s whimsical Minnie Mouse design and soothing, fresh color scheme reflects the fun but fashion-forward look today’s moms are seeking.”
The new Minnie Mouse collection by Graco includes:
In the Nursery – Baby’s playtime has never been more fun with the Minnie Mouse Pack ‘n Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat by Graco. This new Graco essential provides for all of Baby’s needs and includes a soft toy bar, a removable bassinet for nap time, a changing table and built-in shelves to keep important items close at hand. The unique, removable Cuddle Cove rocking seat allows Baby to be gently rocked while providing handle bars so that Baby can be carried from room-to-room. The enhanced electronics module features five classical songs, five soothing nature sounds and vibrations to help lull Baby to sleep on the cozy quilted mattress.
Mealtime – The Minnie Mouse Contempo™ Premiere Highchair by Graco is sleek and stylish. The beautiful pre-assembled highchair includes a convertible harness, six height positions and three recline levels for comfortable and easy feedings. The foldable chair offers parents hassle-free cleaning with a dishwasher-safe removable tray and machine-washable seat pad.
On-the-Go – Now traveling with Baby is easier than ever with the Minnie Mouse stroller and car seat. The Minnie Mouse Fast Action™ Fold LX Stroller by Graco, one of Graco’s newest, is sturdy, lightweight and easily accessible with its unique single-step folding process. The stroller also offers a multi-position reclining seat compatible with all Graco infant car seats and accommodates children up to 50 pounds. Parents will adore the Minnie Mouse SnugRide® 30 Infant Car Seat by Graco, featuring an adjustable harness that grows with your baby from four to 30 pounds. A canopy visor and body insert are included for added protection and comfort.
Playtime – The Minnie Mouse Sweet Snuggle™ Premier Infant Soothing Swing by Graco is designed to sooth and comfort Baby by offering four seating positions and six swing speeds so parents can find the combination that works best for your baby The swing also includes a deep plush seat, three-position recline, a soothing canopy with soft toys and 15 songs for optimal amusement or soothing.
The Minnie Mouse collection by Graco is currently available exclusively at Babies “R” Us stores and online at babiesrus.com.
Singer and former ‘American Idol’ champion Kelly Clarkson poses with Princess Belle and Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast yesterday in the Rose Garden area of the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Photo by Todd Anderson, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
Also visiting the Magic Kingdom was Grammy Award- and seventeen-time Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Juanes who received a special welcome to the theme park from Minnie Mouse on Feb. 18, 2012. Juanes is expected to release a new album in May 2012, and he will be featured on MTV’s Tr3s network on March 6, 2012. During his career, the Colombian-born performer has sold more than 12 million albums. He was named Latin music’s “Artist of the Decade” by Billboard and one of TIME Magazine’s ’100 Most Influential People in the World.’
Photo by Preston Mack, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort