Ahead of any official announcements, multiple etailers have begun listing several Disney animated classics (and neo-classics) for a release date on Blu-ray of August 6, 2013. (NOTE: Return to Never Land has now been given an August 20 release date).
Amongst the releases scheduled are Return to Neverland Special Edition, Sword in the Stone 50th Anniversary Edition and Robin Hood 40th Anniversary Edition. No information on bonus features is currently available but we will update as it becomes available to us.
Also of note being listed for an August 6 release is the Disney Channel animated special, Pixie Hollow Games Pixie Party Edition.
NOTE: Image shown above is not official art for United States release / Source
UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed a couple of the releases and provided details, offered below:
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Disney proudly presents the unforgettable animated classic Robin Hood on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Experience all the fun, thrills and celebrated music (Academy Award® Nominated Music for Best Original Song ‘Love’ in 1973) of this legendary adventure with perfect picture and sound!
Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won’t rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne. One of Disney’s most beloved movies is even better on Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Bonus Features: Deleted Storyline ‘Love Letters’ (NEW), Alternate Ending, ‘Oo-de-lally,’ Disney Sing-Along Song, Disney Song Selection, Robin Hood Storybook, Robin Hood Art Gallery, ‘Ye Olden Days’ Bonus Short & Sing Along with the Movie.
Disney proudly presents the 50th anniversary edition of a spellbinding and beloved animated classic. Conjure up magical family fun with the humor, adventure and Academy Award®-nominated music (Best Score – Adaptation or Treatment, 1963) of The Sword In The Stone — now on Blu-ray Combo Pack for the first time ever!
Take an amazing journey with a young orphan named ‘Wart’ and the extraordinary wizard Merlin. According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, Wart discovers his destiny and learns the best magic is the kind you find inside yourself!
Bonus Features: New Alternative Opening: ‘Where Wart Meets Merlin’ plus all the original Classic DVD Release Bonus Features including Music and Magic: The Sherman Brothers, Sing-along with The Movie, All About Magic (excerpt), A Knight for a Day & Brave Little Tailor
Let your imagination soar as your favorite characters from Peter Pan, Disney’s classic adventure, Return to Never Land, available to own August 20, 2013. Now, for the first time through the magic of Blu-ray, experience all the thrilling action with digitally restored picture and spine-tingling high-definition sound!
Wendy’s very practical and no-nonsense daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a lifetime when the infamous Captain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted island of Never Land. It’s up to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to help Jane believe in faith, trust and pixie dust. With the first-ever Lost Girl at his side, will Peter Pan finally defeat Hook and his swashbuckling band of pirates?
Share the power of believing with your family in Return To Never Land — now more spectacular than ever on Disney Blu-ray. (No bonus features specified).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. Among the films submitted are Disney/Pixar’s Brave, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, DisneyToon’s Secret of the Wings and Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Wreck-It Ralph.
Films from other studios that have been submitted for nomination consideration are:
The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: Adventures in Zambezia, Delhi Safari, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, From Up on Poppy Hill, Hey Krishna, Hotel Transylvania, Ice Age Continental Drift, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, The Mystical Laws, The Painting, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Rabbi’s Cat, Rise of the Guardians, Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas and Zarafa.
Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.
Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
In honor of the Disney 3D Blu-ray release of Secret of the Wings starring Tinker Bell and the rest of her Pixie Hollow friends, the Disneyland Resort has decided to bring some winter magic of its own to Southern California and open a temporary outdoor skating rink in the heart of its Downtown Disney District.
Last night, a grand opening ceremony was held in which Disneyland Ambassador Rene Toricco played emcee and welcomed everyone to the event. Also speaking at the event were Vice President of Resorts and Downtown Disney Daniel Delcourt and Downtown Disney’s General Manager Janet Knox and filmmakers Peggy Holmes and Michael Wigert — along with a special appearance by Tinker Bell and newly reunited twin Periwinkle, of course.
The Secret of the Wings skating rink is located between the ESPN Zone and AMC 12 movie theater in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District and will be open every day through January 12, 2013 from 11 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 pm all other days. Plus every half hour, a magical moment happens and guests will hear the film’s anthem, ‘The Great Divide’ as performed by Hollywood Records recording artists The McClain Sisters set to a synchronized light show.
Ice skating sessions are $15 per hour per person with skate rentals (double-blade also available in children’s sizes) available for an additional $3 while toddlers are $12 per hour including rentals. Mandatory helmets and pads are provided at no additional charge.
And there’s more seasonal magic to come. Beginning November 12, a unique holiday village consisting of four chalets will sprout up around the rink featuring seasonal eats and treats. A forest of ‘snow’-covered pine trees, twinkling holiday lights and cheerful garlands will create an enchanting holiday atmosphere where guests can shop, ‘chill out’ and enjoy activities for the whole family, including ‘Santimals’ (an interactive children’s art experience) and fun winter-themed photos.
Below are some additional photos of the Secret of the Wings skating rink.
All video and photos © copyright Kelly Noble for Stitch Kingdom. All rights reserved.
Tinker Bell and her sister Periwinkle took to the Mainland earlier today to play host to the premiere of Secret of the Wings in New York City. The fairy twins – born of the same baby’s laugh — graciously welcomed some of the cast and crew from the film along with local celebrities and their families.
In attendance were Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Anjelica Huston (Queen Clarion), Timothy Dalton (Lord Milori), Raven Symone (Iridessa), Matt Lanter (Sled) and filmmakers Peggy Holmes and Michael Wigert. Joining them were Disney Channel star Debby Ryan, celebrity stylist Ken Paves, Miss USA Oliva Culpo, Kerry Butler, Mike Tyson, Clare Foley, Alexis Welch, Faith Wladyka, Brent Zachery and more.
Below is our gallery of photos from the event. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version.
For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place. Secret of the Wingstakes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.
Secret of the Wings is available to own on October 23, 2012 on Disney 3D Blu-ray,
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First Look: Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Characters from Disney Parks; New ‘Secret of the Wings’ Clips
The official Disney Parks blog today shared this first image of Tinker Bell and Periwinkle /aka/ Peri /aka/ Tink’s sister as they will appear at both Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland in mid-September (September 17 in Orlando according to this site, to be precise).
Peri will be joining Tink in Pixie Hollow in honor of their upcoming 3D Blu-ray release, Secret of the Wings, available to own on October 23, 2012. For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place. Secret of the Wings takes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.
Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios New Zealand, we also have a couple of new clips to share. In the first clip, titled ‘Sisters,’ Tink and Peri learn that they are ‘two fairies born of the same laugh’ in a way that only Pixie Hollow could announce the news:
The next clip, titled ‘Exactly Alike,’ overlaps a bit with a previously released clip and introduces Gliss and Spike as Peri shows her newly-discovered sibling around the Winter Woods:
In honor of Secret of the Wings, which debuts on 3D Blu-ray on October 23, Disney Parks has officially confirmed it will be introducing Tinker Bell’s new wintery friend, Periwinkle, as a meet & greet character at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme parks. No specific date has been given other than her appearances will begin in October.
For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place. Secret of the Wings takes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.
Below is a previously released clip from the film:
Disney Channel has shared with us this sneak peek of the music video for ‘Dig Down Deeper’ by ‘Shake It Up’ star Zendaya.
The theme song to the upcoming Pixie Hollow special, ‘Pixie Hollow Games,’ ‘Dig Down Deeper’ recently made its premiere on the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown and will be available for purchase on iTunes as a single beginning on November 8. The music video, from which you can see stills and clip below, will premiere on Disney Channel on November 5.
On November 19 at 7:00 pm ET/PT, Disney Channel will premiere ‘Pixie Hollow Games,’ starring the voice talents of Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Raven-Symoné (Iridessa), Lucy Liu (Silvermist), Megan Hilty (Rosetta), Brenda Song (Chloe), Jason Dolley (Rumble), Tiffany Thornton (Glimmer) and Zendaya herself as Fern. In ‘Pixie Hollow Games,’ the adventure-filled story follows spirited newcomer Chloe as she, along with Tinker Bell and the fairies, and sparrow men of Pixie Hollow, gather for the legendary Pixie Hollow Games, a tournament-style sporting event where Chloe is determined to inspire her trailing team to believe in themselves and bring home the championship.
Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image.
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October is in full force in Pixie Hollow and everyone is busy celebrating all the autumn events. The Animal Masquerade has everyone putting on their critterific costumes to trick or treat and players are busy entering the “Sweet Treat Design Contest”!
Have you ever imagined sitting on a cotton candy sofa or looking into a lollipop mirror? Imagine no longer because the fairies and sparrow men in Pixie Hollow all agree that sweet treats aren’t just for eating. Pixie Hollow’s Never Council wants to see how creative YOU can get with edible sweet treats!
The contest, which runs until noon on November 1st, invites Disney Fairies Fans to design and share any Pixie Hollow home item inspired by an edible sweet treat, with the grand prize winner receiving a designer’s dream.
Enter NOW for a chance to win the ultimate designers dream grand prize which includes:
- A real-life Disney Fairies furniture set including a Disney Fairies canopy bed, desk, nightstand and bedding set
- Their design made available as a seasonal tinkering blueprint in Pixie Hollow for all players to enjoy
- 1 One-Month Pixie Hollow Membership Card
Ten first prize winners will receive 1 One-Month Pixie Hollow Membership Card and a Tinker Bell Vinylmation Bakery Series 3” Figure. To enter the “Sweet Treat Design Contest,” fans can submit their design and entry form either by U.S. Mail or by Internet via http://pixiehollow.go.com/contests_home.html.
In addition to the amazing ‘How Will You Train?’ contest in which the grand prize winner will receive an ultimate viewing party featuring a Blu-ray player, flat screen TV and much more, our friends at Disney Online, PixieHollow.com and the Never Council are offering Stitch Kingdom readers the opportunity to win an adorable Pixie Hollow prize pack (pictured).
So while the fairies work hard this Labor Day, Mainlanders have the chance to take home this prize pack simply by tweeting about it. To enter, just follow these simple instructions:
1) Make sure you are following @stitchkingdom on Twitter Follow @stitchkingdom
2) Tweet the following line at some point during September 5, 2011 only:
RT and follow @stitchkingdom for your chance to win a Pixie Hollow prize pack! http://626.sk/tinkprize #pixiehollowprize
Alternatively, you can just click here to enter it into Twitter for you (but don’t forget to click the Tweet button!)
3) You may tweet no more than once every two hours up to a maximum of 5 chances. If you choose to enter more than once, be sure to number them at the end of your tweet.
That’s it! Just a few simple rules apply. This opportunity will end at 11:59 pm PT on September 5, 2011. You must be age 13 or above and reside within the United States.
In Pixie Hollow Games, all of the fairies and sparrow men in Pixie Hollow gather for the legendary three-day Olympic-style competition event, which culminates with one fairy guild being named champion of the Games. Determined not to let the garden fairies’ unfortunate history of not performing well at the Games get to her, newcomer Chloe (voiced by Brenda Song) works to convince all of the other garden fairies, which includes her teammate Rosetta (voiced by Megan Hilty) and the pragmatic Fern (voiced by Zendaya), that they must work together and dig down deep to break their well-known losing streak. Along the way, the reigning champion storm fairies, including Rumble (voiced by Jason Dolley) and Glimmer (voiced by Tiffany Thornton), continue to intimidate and outperform their competitors, but with Chloe’s spirited determination, they are forced to work harder than ever before.
The virtual world of Pixie Hollow will host and celebrate the Games with the “How Will You Train?” art contest. The contest, which runs from August 16 – September 6, invites Disney Fairies fans to draw and share how they will train for the Pixie Hollow Games, with the grand prize winner receiving the ultimate viewing party kit. The kit includes everything needed to enjoy the “Pixie Hollow Games” premiere on Disney Channel, including a TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, a Tinker Bell DVD collection, party supplies, and more. To enter the “How Will You Train?” art contest, fans can submit their art either by U.S. Mail or by Internet via http://pixiehollow.go.com/contests_home.html.
‘Pixie Hollow’ ‘How Will You Train?’ Contest to Give Away Ultimate ‘Pixie Hollow Games’ Viewing Party
Coming to Disney Channel this fall, “Pixie Hollow Games” is a world premiere television event where fairy talents from all over the Hollow gather to compete in a thrilling athletic competition. To prepare for this exciting television special, the Never Council wants to know how YOU will train for the Pixie Hollow Games!
The fairies and sparrow men in Pixie Hollow are busy training for the Pixie Hollow games and for three weeks the virtual world of Pixie Hollow, will celebrate the Games by hosting the “How Will You Train?” art contest. The contest, which runs from August 16 – September 6, invites Disney Fairies Fans to draw and share how they will train for the Pixie Hollow Games, with the grand prize winner receiving the ultimate viewing party kit.
- Flat-screen TV
- Blu-ray/DVD player
- Disney Fairies Blu-ray/DVD collection
- Party supplies featuring the Disney Fairies
- 5 one-month Pixie Hollow Membership Cards for you and your friends
Ten first prize winners will receive 1 One-Month Pixie Hollow Membership Card and the Disney Fairies Blu-ray/DVD collection. To enter the “How Will You Train?” art contest, fans can submit their art either by U.S. Mail or by Internet via http://pixiehollow.go.com/contests_home.html.