Win Tickets to ‘Destination D: 75 Years of Animated Features’ Presented by @DisneyD23

D23 Destination D 2012 EventWe are pleased to join forces with Disney D23, the official fan club for Disney fans, to offer one lucky Stitch Kingdom reader a pair of tickets to what is easily one of the most exciting events to date — Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features being held at the Disneyland Resort on August 11 & 12, 2012!

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‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Blows In Online

'Oz the Great and Powerful' Teaser PosterWith few things more American than the classic tales from L Frank Baum’s series of books from the land of Oz, Walt Disney Studios has released this gorgeous teaser poster of its upcoming film Oz The Great and Powerful set to land in theaters on March 8, 2013.

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‘Paperman’ First Images in High Resolution

HEART, IMAGINATION… AND PAPER ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

The whistle almost blew calling for quitting time, but after what seems like months of teasing, Walt Disney Animation Studios has finally provided us with these hi-res first images from John Kahrs’ revolutionary short, Paperman, which will play before Wreck-It Ralph in theaters beginning November 2, 2012.

In the revolutionary short, which uses a combination of hand-drawn animation with computer graphics, a young New Yorker has only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get the attention of the girl of his dreams. Paperman is an innovative short about destiny and the power of second chances.

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‘Avengers’ on 3D Blu-Ray September 25; Second Screen Coming to iPhone in July

'Avengers' on Disney 3D Blu-rayComing this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, Marvel’s The Avengers assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July — ‘The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App’ (available for the first time on iPhone) — that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Toys and Plush First Look (Video, Photos)

Wreck-It Ralph - Fix-It Felix Plush

Earlier this week, Disney Consumer Products held its annual holiday preview showcase in which it presents many of the new and exciting products that will be released during the fall and holiday seasons. While we hope to present to you just some of the great things you can expect to find on the shelves at Disney Store and other popular retailers later this year, we’d like to start of slow by focusing on a few specific collections, starting with toys inspired by Wreck-It Ralph which opens on November 2, 2012.

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‘Frankenweenie’ 360 Degree Virtual Set Tours, New Concept Art, Tour Schedule Updates (Minor Spoilers)

Frankenweenie 360In a wonderful use of technology, Walt Disney Studios has produced a new website titled Frankenweenie360 which takes visitors on a virtual 360 degree tour of the sets of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.

In tour 1, film producer Allison Abbate takes us through film unit 23 (at which point there is a total of 35 filming units), where they are preparing to film scenes involving a disaster at New Holland, California’s festival, titled ‘Dutch Day,’ described as a Fourth of July-type event. According to Abbate, the town is ‘obsessed with its dubious Dutch heritage.’ Along the way, we meet set dressers, lighting designers and animators all working on the film and sharing bits and pieces of their behind-the-scenes knowledge.

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Disneynature’s ‘Chimpanzee’ on Blu-ray August 21 #MeetOscar

'Chimpanzee' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will bring Oscar home to the Disney blu-ray family on August 21, 2012 when it releases Disneynature’s Chimpanzee (now available for pre-order).

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans and African Cats, comes Chimpanzee — a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. Full of curiosity, a zest for discovery, joy and a love for mimicking others, they are some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ to Have Brazzle Dazzle Blu-ray Day in October

Pete's Dragon on Blu-rayCelebrating its 35th anniversary and ahead of any official announcements, the official Disney DVD site is reporting that the beloved classic Pete’s Dragon will be making its debut on blu-ray on October 2, 2012.

While Disney announced earlier this year that the film would be released on blu-ray this year, information surrounding the release outside of the site seems to be as elusive as Elliott himself. To complicate matters further, the DVD site has proven to be very unreliable in terms of release dates in recent months.

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‘Monsters University’ Concept Art in Ultra High Resolution

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Walt Disney Studios (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with concept art for their upcoming film Monsters University and monsters they are. The original images were so big, we had to downsample them to a miniscule ~10 MP for your enjoyment.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

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Disney D23 ‘Brave’ Movie and Art Night at El Capitan Theatre on July 1

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarDisney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Disney Fine Art have announced that they will be holding a special screening of Disney/Pixar’s latest on screen adventure, Brave, at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in conjunction with a special meet and greet opportunity with artists Victoria Ying of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Daniel Arriaga of Pixar Animation Studios and Jim Salvati who will be presenting new art inspired by the film.

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