In conjunction with Walt Disney Studios’ remake of Pete’s Dragon (August 12, 2016), Disney Editions will be releasing a 128-page volume dedicated to Elliott and all of the other famous — and infamous — dragons from Disney’s films and theme parks. Among the iconic dragons in the book are: Mushu from Mulan, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Madam Mim from The Sword in the Stone, the Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland, Queen Narissa from Enchanted, Hades’ hydra from Hercules, the Reluctant Dragon, Figment from Disney’s Epcot and more. The publisher’s description is as follows:
Ever pass by the well stocked library of first edition ghost stories and wish you could pluck one of the books from the shelves to peruse? If so, you just may get your wish next summer. Announced in the new book catalog for spring/summer 2016, Disney Press will be introducing a new series of books titled ‘Tales from the Haunted Mansion.’
We have already reported on a mysterious title currently known only as Winter Tales Book and Magnetic Play Set — which many are assuming is tied to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — but now Disney Publishing has announced plans for four novels to be published a month earlier, all on the same date.
Known only as Autumn Travels #1, Autumn Travels #2, Autumn Travels #3 and Autumn Travels #4, all four titles are slated to be released on September 4, 2015. The first three titles are listed as having a page count of 240 pages each and recommended for readers aged 8-12, while the fourth skews slightly older at 10-14 and clocks in at 304 pages. All titles are described as hardcover titles, measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″.
Disney Hyperion has released the cover art for the anticipated follow-up series best-selling author Ridley Pearson’s ‘Kingdom Keepers.’ Titled ‘The Return,’ the new series follows the further adventures of the Kingdom Keepers. Expected March 31, 2015, the official current publisher’s description of the first book, ‘Disney Lands,’ is as follows:
With the defeat of the Overtakers behind them, the five teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers should be celebrating. By all accounts they saved Disneyland from certain destruction. Why then did their mentor leave one last puzzle for them to decipher? The Keepers must solve a puzzle of the past, or be crushed under an evil that makes the Overtakers seem like gentle souls.
While Random House will continue the adventures of Anna and Elsa in a series of new stories, Disney Press will continue to examine the events of Frozen in new lights, this time from the perspective of Hans — and Anna. Due out May 26, 2015, A Frozen Heart is a 304 page novel for young adults that explores what’s going on inside the minds of Anna and Hans and explore their inner emotions as the events of the film unfold. It is written by Elizabeth Rudnick, who has not only written several junior novelizations, but most recently explored the inner thoughts of Aurora and Maleficent in her Maleficent adaptations.
Amazon has begun listing Disney Frozen CineStory Volume One with a release date of November 25, 2014. The 376 page softcover title is being published by Joe’s Books and is one of several new titles featuring Disney characters. The official publisher’s description is as follows:
A lot has been made recently of a new series of chapter books ‘continuing’ the adventures of Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, available from Random House in 2015. While news of the books isn’t exactly news — the only thing to really come of it was the cover for the first title, we also now have a synopsis for the third title in the series and between books 2 and 3, Frozen fans have some interesting adventures to look forward to.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of newly released behind-the-scenes photos from Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). The new images — which prominently feature stand-ins for Groot and Rocket Racoon — have been added to the beginning of our gallery, embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with several ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1. 2014). Additionally, we have been given a hi-res version of the film’s IMAX sneak-peek poster that will be provided to attendees of the upcoming 17-minute look at the film at participating theaters throughout North America on July 7. While some cities have already run out of the free tickets, many cities are still available here.