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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‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ Score Big with Annie Awards Noms; Alice Davis to be Honored

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 41st Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The Annie Awards cover 30 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short and Outstanding Individual Achievements.

Best Animated Feature, Frozen, Monsters University and The Wind Rises are up against Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine and The Croods. Frozen and Monsters University also dominated with nine other nominations each in the following categories:

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for November 18, 2013 (24 Items)

New Hot Topic arrivals for November 18, 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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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for November 11, 2013 (77 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for November 11, 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.

Mickey Mouse Icon Metal Bowl Mickey Mouse Icon Metal Bowl – $29.95Mickey puts a shine on any table setting with this beautiful serving bowl in gleaming silvertone finish. Mickey icons join together in an airy pattern that will perfectly display or serve large items like fruit, bread, rolls, and more!
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Anna Singing Doll - Frozen Anna Singing Doll – Frozen – $39.95Anna will light up the room with a song and her cool blue glow when you activate her motion-detection. Clad in her signature folk costume, Anna brings music to life For the First Time, each time you command a performance.
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Evil Queen Ear Headband Evil Queen Ear Headband – $23.95This mouse ear headband inspired by Snow White’s stepmother, the wicked Queen, has glow-in-the-dark poisoned apples for ears! Part of our Limited Time Magic – Year of the Ear celebration, you’ll sleep more soundly after wearing it!
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Mickey Mouse Double-Up Bodysuit for Baby - Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Double-Up Bodysuit for Baby – Walt Disney World – $17.95Celebrate your little one’s trip to Walt Disney World with this all-cotton bodysuit. Featuring double-up thermal sleeves, they’ll be nice and warm, and with a smiling Mickey on the front, they’ll be in good company everywhere they go.
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Mickey Mouse Wine & Dine Logo Tee for Men Mickey Mouse Wine & Dine Logo Tee for Men – $32.95Raise a glass to comfort after you whisk away moisture and cross the finish line in style in our official Wine & Dine logo tee from Champion® with DoubleDry fabric.
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Mickey Mouse Red Striped Victoria Bag by Dooney & Bourke Mickey Mouse Red Striped Victoria Bag by Dooney & Bourke – $168.00Strike a pose along with Mickey while carrying this red striped Dooney & Bourke Victoria bag. Plenty of pockets, roomy interior and a bold red lining make this fabric tote a stylish accessory for any occasion.
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Vinylmation Pixar Series 2 Figure - 3 Vinylmation Pixar Series 2 Figure – 3” – $12.95Bring the animated magic of Pixar to your Vinylmation collection with this series of 7 designs, plus one mystery chaser. Each 3” figure comes in a blind box so you won’t know which one you’ve gotten until you’ve opened the box!
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Henry Hugglemonster Hoodie for Kids - Create Your Own Henry Hugglemonster Hoodie for Kids – Create Your Own – $34.95

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Doc Tee for Adults Doc Tee for Adults – $24.95You’ll never have a healthier time at the Disney Parks than while you’re wearing this soft cotton tee featuring Snow White’s distinguished dwarf companion, Doc. Trust him — he’s a doctor!
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Tinker Bell Long Sleeve Raglan Tee for Women Tinker Bell Long Sleeve Raglan Tee for Women – $39.95You’ll feel like a star in Tink’s soft, vintage-style baseball tee featuring long contrast raglan sleeves, heathered fabric, and scoop neck.
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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‘The Blue Umbrella’ Pitch Script Available for Free Download

"THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.For consideration of best animated short, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have released the beautiful and poetic — albeit grammatically flawed — pitch script for the short The Blue Umbrella, which played before Monsters University. It can be downloaded in PDF form directly here.
It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas — one blue, one not — fall eternally in love.

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‘Monsters University’ Script Available for Free Download

'Monsters University' Character PosterIn addition to Disney’s Frozen, Walt Disney Studios has also released the the script for Pixar’s Monsters University, which can be downloaded directly here. The script is credited to Daniel Gerson & Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon. The script for Saving Mr. Banks is also expected to be released but as of this time, it has not been.

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 Submits Four Animated Films for Oscar Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that a total of nineteen animated films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature category in the 86th Academy Awards, which will air in the United States on ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Among the submitted films are Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Planes from Disney Toon Studios, Monsters University from Pixar Animation Studios and Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises. The other entries from other studios are: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Epic, Ernest and Celestine, The Fake, Free Birds, Khumba, The Legend of Sarila, A Letter to Momo, O Apóstolo, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion, Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury, The Smurfs 2, and Turbo.

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Disney’s Dream Award Categories for ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University’

'Saving Mr. Banks' For Your Consideration AdWith Awards season upon us, Walt Disney Studios is preparing to launch its annual ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign which will promote three of its films along with two animated shorts for consideration of nominations across several categories, which have been detailed below. Being promoted are Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University along with animated shorts The Blue Umbrella and Get A Horse

No particular surprises other than Disney is pushing for Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks as a supporting role.

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Pixar’s Angus MacLane Proposes Wall-E, ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ LEGO Models on CUUSOO

Proposed LEGO Wall-E Set by Angus MacLanePixarian Angus MacLane, who most recently directed the ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ special and ‘Small Fry’ short is also a well-known LEGO enthusiast. His LEGO CubeDude collection has even been produced by the LEGO company for limited edition sets as well.

Now MacLane has taken to CUUSOO to promote two of his projects: a Wall-E figure as seen here as well as the LEGO bunny from ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ (billed as screen-accurate), complete with the ability to ‘transform’ into a staircase.

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REVIEW: ‘Toy Story in Space’ Playset for Disney Infinity

'Toy Story in Space' Playset for 'Disney Infinity'Tomorrow, Disney Interactive will release its sixth and first playset for ‘Disney Infinity’ since the gaming platform’s release, ‘‘Toy Story in Space.’ Complete with Buzz Lightyear and Jessie figures (with Sheriff Woody available separately), the playset has the Disney/Pixar Toy Story gang helping the Little Green Men assimilate onto a newly colonized planet. Disney Interactive supplied us with both the playset as well as the additional Woody figure for review.

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