TOY FAIR: Disney and Marvel Branded CuddleUppets

Disney CuddleUppets - Lambie, Hallie, Agent P

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!

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TOY FAIR: ‘Monsters University’ Minor Spoilers Ahead of New Trailer Debut

'Monsters University' POP! Vinyl and Plushies from Funko

While potential film spoilers and the American International Toy Fair often go hand-in-hand, rare is the opportunity that we are able to actually photograph (with permission) new items that contain information not yet disclosed to the public. That said, yesterday we were able to do just that with some supporting merchandise for Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, just ahead of the new trailer launch at 9 am ET and the full Toy Fair product launch with John Goodman and Billy Crystal which kicks off an hour later, at 10.

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‘Monsters University’ Featurette Reveals Plot Points, First Clip (Minor Spoilers)

'Monsters University' Teaser PosterAnimation Fascination has uploaded a new featurette/sneak peek at Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, presumed to be included on the upcoming Monsters Inc. blu-ray release. Narrated by director Dan Scanlon, the featurette offers up quite a bit of concept art along with some of the story which involves how rivals Mike Wazowski and James ‘Sulley’ Sullivan were rejected from the prized scaring educational track by Dean Hardscrabble and how Mike concocts a plan to get into the program. To pull it off, they must join the Oozma Kappa fraternity which — although is made up of other scare program rejects — is just OK with us.

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TOY FAIR: Mattel Previews ‘Planes,’ ‘Cars,’ ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Sofia the First,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ and More

Just ahead of the American International Toy Fair in New York City, Mattel has shared some upcoming product information offering glimpses into some of its upcoming 2013 products from the Disney universe.

Disney/Pixar’s Cars Micro Drifters™ Fast-Flip Raceway from MattelDisney/Pixar Cars Fast-Flip Raceway. Kids can take their Micro Drifters vehicles — featuring their favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars — from Radiator Springs to the Piston Cup Race with this new track set! With a press of a button the action is started, launching vehicles around Willy’s Butte, where they can race, drift and swarm — just like in the movies. Time it right, and the set will flip to reveal the Piston Cup Race. It”s a perfect way for kids to catch the drift! MSRP: $24, Available July 2013

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TOY FAIR: Disney Sneak Peek: ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Planes,’ ‘Sofia the First’ and More

Just ahead of the 110th annual American International Toy Fair kick-off this Sunday, Disney Consumer Products has shared a sneak peek at just some of the toys coming later this year, representing some of its iconic properties. From Monsters University, Oz the Great and Powerful and Planes to ‘Sofia the First’ and ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ to proven franchises such as Minnie Mouse, Disney Fairies and — of course — the princesses, these toys represent some a new take on classic play, often integrating cutting edge technology to enhance the experience.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Dominates 40th Annual Annie Awards

Earlier this evening, The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, held its 40th Annual Annie Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. While addressing the myriad of technical issues for the awards show were well beyond the capabilities of Fix-It Felix Jr and his magic hammer, the clear winner of the night was Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The blockbuster took a total of five awards including Music in an Animated Feature Production (Henry Jackman, Skrillex, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto), Writing in an Animated Feature (Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee), Voice Acting in an Animated Feature (Alan Tudyk as King Candy), Directing in an Animated Feature (Rich Moore) and Best Animated Feature.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for January 28, 2013 (36 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for January 28, 2013 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.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Tee for Women - Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Tee for Women – Disneyland – $31.95Every home is a castle while wearing our casual, soft and comfy tee shirt souvenir of Fantasyland, fit for any self-proclaimed princess or queen of the realm.
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Iron Man Flip Flops for Boys Iron Man Flip Flops for Boys – $7.50Power-pad your pups in our super flip flops with non-slip soles and cool Iron Man 3 graphics for an invincible day of poolside play.
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Iron Man Hat for Boys Iron Man Hat for Boys – $10.50Top your superdome with Marvel’s invincible Iron Man baseball cap. Front panel and bill are decorated with screen art of Stark’s latest armor design as featured in Iron Man 3.
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Sleeping Beauty Castle Brooch Sleeping Beauty Castle Brooch – $24.95Accessorize your outfit in royal style with this Sleeping Beauty Castle Brooch. Accented with dazzling crystals, this brooch is part of the Disney Treasures collection that features ”Timeless designs inspired by magical Disney moments.”
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Minnie Mouse Hat for Girls Minnie Mouse Hat for Girls – $10.50It’s always a perfect day for fun and frolic wearing Minnie’s pretty pink polka-dot sun hat. This comfy, floppy cotton cap is the perfect topper for a dip in the pool, or playtime at the beach or park.
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Mickey Mouse Figurine - Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Figurine – Walt Disney World – $12.95Take home a three-dimensional souvenir of your favorite Walt Disney World friend with Mickey’s fully-sculptured figurine direct from Disney’s vacation kingdom, complete with ”autographed fancard” backdrop of Cinderella Castle.
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Iron Man Rash Guard for Boys Iron Man Rash Guard for Boys – $16.50Armor your aquatic play in our comfy, super-stretch swim shirt with Iron Man 3 graphics and excellent SPF 50+ UV protection, for heroic days by the beach or pool.
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Pluto Figurine - Walt Disney World Pluto Figurine – Walt Disney World – $12.95Take home a three-dimensional souvenir of your best Walt Disney World pal with Pluto’s fully-sculptured figurine direct from Disney’s vacation kingdom, complete with ”paw-tographed fancard” of Cinderella Castle.
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Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Baseball Cap for Adults - Disneyland 2013 Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Baseball Cap for Adults – Disneyland 2013 – $21.95Swing for the stars wearing our colorful 2013 baseball cap with embroidered Disneyland icons and logo. A Sorcerer Mickey silhouette conjures souvenir magic on this cool canvas hat.
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Iron Man Lunch Tote Iron Man Lunch Tote – $12.50Armor yourself with a power lunch packed our roomy tote with Iron Man 3 graphics, the efficient energy source for insulated food storage with heroic style!
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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REPORT: ‘Disney Infinity’ Will Launch Skylanders Rival June 2013

Disney Infinity - Toy Box Mode

At a launch event held earlier today at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, Disney Interactive Co-President John Pleasants was joined by John Lasseter to announce ‘Disney Infinity,’ a multi-platform experience which will certainly prove to be one of the most ambitious projects to date in the world of video games.

The announcement confirms everything we have reported previously. Using a combination of plastic figures, a ‘Disney Infinity’ reader and more, players will have the ability to allow Pixar and Disney characters to interact with each other directly in a video game, as demonstrated by the screen shot to the left which features Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 alongside Bullseye, Mr. Incredible, Mike Wazowski and Sulley.

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VIDEO: ‘Disney Infinity’ Announcement Preview

Disney Infinity Announcement at El Capitan Theatre

As Disney Interactive prepares to introduce the world to its multi-platform ‘Disney Infinity’ video game, Stitch Kingdom continues to be at the forefront of reporting the game news as it develops. Later this morning, Disney and its Avalanche Software developer plan on introducing the game at the historic El Capitan Theatre at an invitation-only event. Presiding over the announcement will be DIMG co-president John Pleasants as well as John Lasseter.

Billed as ‘Toy Box,’ the first video game in which Disney and Pixar characters unite and play together, we are anticipating the announcement to include many features reminiscent of Activision’s popular ‘Skylanders’ franchise, though nothing has yet to be confirmed by Disney.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Avengers,’ Get Oscar Noms; ‘Lincoln’ Leads Charge

Earlier this morning, awards show host Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominations for the primary categories for the upcoming 85th annual Academy Awards at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Disney’s only nominations announced thus far — unsurprisingly — have been for Best Animated Feature Film in which Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, Pixar Animation Studio’s Brave were all nominated. Other films in the category are Laika’s Paranorman and Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

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