For a limited time only, iPad owners can purchase a copy of Disney Publishing’s Toy Story 2 and The Princess and the Frog Read-Along Apps for just $3.99 each, more than 50% off the original price. Plus each user that purchases one of the apps is entitled to one month free to Disney Digital Books, an online library of hundreds of Disney book classics and original titles featuring Disney’s most popular characters, a value alone of $8.95.
Each of the highly-rated Disney Read-Along apps for iPad give children a fully interactive reading experience packed with exciting games, sing-along tunes, multi-touch surprises, puzzles, and coloring pages. Children can hear the story read aloud, record their own narration or simply explore at their own pace.
Both read-along apps feature the following highlights:
- Cinematic, interactive storybook apps featuring characters from Toy Story 2 and Princess and the Frog.
- Two interactive reading modes allow kids to follow along as the story is read aloud, or explore at their own pace. Children can also select ‘Younger Reading Mode’ to simplify page turning.
- Children can play exciting games based on scenes from Toy Story 2 and Princess and the Frog. Kids can watch Woody soar above the town, help him to safety in “Hang Glider,” and have a blast with Buzz as they overcome thrilling obstacles in “Falling with Style.” Children can also discover their fortune with a mystifying interactive card game, or help Tiana and Naveen escape the bayou by catching fireflies in Princess and the Frog.
- Children can record their voice reading the story and hear it played back as narration.
- Children can tap characters and objects for sound effects and fun surprises.
- An interactive coloring feature that lets kids finger-paint and share their masterpieces with friends and family.
- Kids can sing along to songs from the movie.
- A visual page index allows kids the ability to jump to their favorite page.
- Children can turn pages manually and move back and forth through the story as they wish.
Aimed at girls ages 5 – 8, the Princess & Me dolls (Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel) measure a whopping 18″ in height and seek to engage the child into exploring a whole new world of play beyond the cardboard box. Their unique facial features as the classic Disney Princesses are re-imagined as how they might appear if they were tweens. Each retails for $49.99 and includes a booklet filled with Disney Princess fun facts and activities and the opportunity to register so the child receives a special letter on their birthday from their favorite Princess.
The real slant on the collection, however, is that there is a full line of accessories and highly-detailed wardrobe available which includes actual Disney Princess roleplay dresses for the child that match the doll’s clothing exactly. There’s also a line of purses inspired by each of the Disney Princesses that comes in both child and doll sizes (shown together with the dresses below, but sold separately).
The matching child dresses are also $49.99 each while the individual doll outfits are $14.99 – $19.99 each (ballet and sleepwear at launch). Also available is a Princess & Me Vanity Set for $14.99, a Princess & Me Wardrobe for $39.99 and a Princess & Me Canopy Bed for $49.99.
The collection will be available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us beginning in August and the Disney Store in fall. Additionally, QVC will introduce the collection next month to accept pre-orders.
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We are partnering up with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to offer our readers the opportunity to win their very own copy of The Princess and the Frog on Disney blu-ray and DVD combo pack including a DisneyFile digital copy, available to own March 16.
Two lucky winners chosen at random will be able to bring this new Disney animated classic featuring the first Disney princess in ten years and an Oscar-nominated soundtrack by Randy Newman.
Magic, music and romance are waiting around every corner of the legendary Big Easy as Disney’s newest princess sets out on an exciting adventure through a magical new world. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) is a beautiful and hardworking young woman determined to fulfil her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen (Bruno Campos), a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier (Keith David) hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but in a hilarious twist on the classic story, she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the mysterious Louisiana bayou with only a trumpet-playing alligator and a love-struck firefly as guides to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”
In celebration of the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Princess and the Frog, Disney Movie Rewards is offering its members a free Disney Enchanted Call from Princess Tiana through March 28.
If you are not already a member of Disney Movie Rewards, now is the time to join. It’s completely free and offers many perks to its members throughout the year, the least of which being the ability to exchange reward points earned by simply purchasing most Walt Disney Home Entertainment Blu-ray and DVD releases for exclusive merchandise.
To claim your free call from Tiana, visit http://www.disneymovierewards.com/TianaCall and use magic code GUMBO when prompted.