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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‘Blue Umbrella’ New Hi-Res Still from Pixar’s Upcoming Short

"THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved."THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Yesterday we shared a hi-res still with you of the new short, The Blue Umbrella, from Pixar Animation Studios. Today we are pleased to bring you another still from the short, this one an aerial view of the street where we catch a glimpse of Blue and Red amongst the sea of black umbrellas.

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Sneak Peek: ‘The Blue Umbrella’ from Pixar, Plus Full Synopsis (Hi-Res)

"THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with this still from their upcoming short, The Blue Umbrella, which will play before Monsters University in theaters beginning June 21, 2013. The full synopsis for the short is as follows:

‘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.’

Additionally, the Wall Street Journal has recently debuted a clip from the short which can be seen embeddedbelow:

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‘Monsters University’ Viral Ad Promotes Campus Life, Website

'Monsters University' Teaser PosterPremiering during today’s Rose Bowl game, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios began its television campaign to promote the upcoming Monsters University prequel. The ad, which mocks traditional campus life-style advertisements, features students explaining why Monsters University is the right school for them. The ad finishes by promoting the viral website for the film, MonstersUniversity.com/edu, which launched last year.

The new ad even has its own page on the University’s website in which it is accompanied by an article about its production.

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Sneak Peek: Disneyland’s ‘Cars Land’ Float for 2013 Rose Parade

Disneyland Resort's 'Cars Land' Float, 2013 Rose Parade

We are just under a week from the New Year and — with it — the 124th annual Rose Parade held on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. This year’s theme is taken from the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and Disneyland Resort hopes to transport the parade’s millions of viewers to Cars Land, it’s newest addition at the Disney California Adventure theme park.

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New Disney Store Arrivals for December 26, 2012 (74 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 26, 2012

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.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Tee for Boys Jake and the Never Land Pirates Tee for Boys – $12.50

Embark on high seas adventure without ever leaving home in our rowdy red Jake tee crafted with the comfort of 100% organic cotton.

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Spider-Man Tee for Boys Spider-Man Tee for Boys – $12.50

Get ready for webslinging action at school or play in this 100% organic cotton tee modelled after Spidey’s trademark uniform.

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Finding Nemo Tee for Boys Finding Nemo Tee for Boys – $12.50

Chill with Nemo and his sea turtle buds Crush and Squirt for good times and fun in the sun wearing this cool organic cotton ringer tee.

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Minnie Mouse Tee for Women Minnie Mouse Tee for Women – $19.50

Ms. Mouse takes the cake (cupcake, that is!) on a sweet organic cotton shirt with vintage-style Minnie graphics on both sides.

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Minnie Mouse Icon Tee for Women Minnie Mouse Icon Tee for Women – $19.50

Wrap-up your fashion statement with a bow and our Minnie Mouse icon on a simple, stylish organic cotton tee with a host of glittering fun phrases.

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates PJ Pal for Boys Jake and the Never Land Pirates PJ Pal for Boys – $16.50

Sail away to adventurous dreams of Never Land in Jake’s PJ Pal. Discover the treasure of 100% cotton comfort with these snuggly pajamas that will be worth their weight in pirate gold!

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Ariel Deluxe PJ Pal and Tutu Set for Girls Ariel Deluxe PJ Pal and Tutu Set for Girls – $22.50

This Ariel PJ Pal and Tutu Set will put your little mermaid in a spin. The deluxe three-piece set combines the soft, snuggly comfort of 100% cotton pajamas with a matching tutu so she’ll dance through the night.

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Bambi Tee for Women Bambi Tee for Women – $19.50

This soft, comfy cotton tee will be ”deer” to your heart with vintage-style Bambi art and glittering golden foil butterfly wings, logo, and design accents.

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Mickey Mouse Tee for Men Mickey Mouse Tee for Men – $19.50

Mickey’s silhouette spells out the mantra, ”The best part of being a grown-up is not having to act like one,” on this classic style ringer tee made from the comfort of 100% organic cotton. Wearing it will never grow old!

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Jasmine Tee for Girls Jasmine Tee for Girls – $12.50

Our glittering, floral accented Jasmine tee is more than one could wish for. Made with the splendid comfort of an organic cottton blend, this vintage-style top will set her dreams free!

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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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D23 Members Invited to ‘Disney Infinity’ Announcement in Hollywood

'Disney Infinity'Disney D23, the official club for fans of The Walt Disney Company, has announced that it has secured a few coveted spots for the exclusive invite-only official reveal of Disney Interactive’s ‘Disney Infinity,’ to take place next month.

Disney Infinity InvitationThe event, which will take place at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre, will allow D23 members to be amongst the very first audience to actually experience ‘Disney Infinity,’ a game we have speculated will use popular characters from the world of Disney and Pixar in an Skylanders-type experience across multiple platforms in a way never before experienced.

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‘Monsters University’ Gear for Four-Armed Students Now Available

'Monsters University' 4-Armed HoodiesJust in time for the theatrical release of Monsters, Inc 3D featuring alumna from next year’s prequelthe Monsters University campus store is now stocking its popular 4-armed hoodie, just almost in time for the holiday season.

We first reported on the Monsters University merchandise some time before the viral site went — well, viral, but it’s seemed to go under the radar that despite a couple of items that appeared to be jokes, the site’s Campus Store is a fully-functioning shop filled with (mostly) real products and serviced by Disney Store.

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