VIDEO: ‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ Campaign to Award Cameo in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

'Star Wars: Force for Change'Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of ‘Star Wars: Force for Change,’ a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefiting the world’s most vulnerable children.

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New Disney Store Arrivals and Sales for May 16, 2014 (10 Items)

New Disney Store arrivals and sales for May 16, 2014 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.

Star Wars Rebels Tee for Adults - Limited Availability Star Wars Rebels Tee for Adults – Limited Availability – $29.95Let the Force envelop you while wearing this stirring Star Wars Rebels tee. Inspired by the new animated series, it’s available for a limited time only.
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Star Wars Rebels Long Sleeve Tee for Adults - Limited Availability Star Wars Rebels Long Sleeve Tee for Adults – Limited Availability – $39.95Let the fashion Force be with you while wearing this stirring Star Wars Rebels long sleeve raglan tee. Inspired by the new animated series, it’s available for a limited time only.
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Star Wars Rebels Tee for Kids - Limited Availability Star Wars Rebels Tee for Kids – Limited Availability – $24.95They will follow Force for fun while wearing this stirring Star Wars Rebels tee. Inspired by the new animated series, it’s available for a limited time only.
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Star Wars Rebels Tee for Women - Limited Availability Star Wars Rebels Tee for Women – Limited Availability – $36.95Let the fashion Force be with you while wearing this stirring Star Wars Rebels v-neck burnout tee. Inspired by the new animated series, it’s available for a limited time only.
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Mickey Mouse Swim Towel for Baby - Personalizable Mickey Mouse Swim Towel for Baby – PersonalizableSALE $11.99 — SAVE 40%!BACK IN STOCK! Your little one will be happy to get a rub down from Mickey after splashing about in the bath or pool. Mickey drops anchor on a sea of soft blue terry with this swim towel for baby.
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Walt Disney World Folk Print Tee for Adults - Blue Walt Disney World Folk Print Tee for Adults – BlueSALE $11.99 — SAVE 52%!BACK IN STOCK! This all-over tapa print tee will transport you back to exotic ports of call from Adventureland and The Enchanted Tiki Room to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, all among the wonders of Walt Disney World!
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Ariel Sun Hat for Girls - Personalizable Ariel Sun Hat for Girls – PersonalizableSALE $9.99 — SAVE 23%!BACK IN STOCK! Keep your little mermaid safe from harsh rays with Ariel’s Sun Hat for Girls. A ruffled brim and floral appliqué with glittering gem center add seaside style to this cute cap with UPF 50+ protection.
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Ariel Swim Bag Ariel Swim BagSALE $12.99 — SAVE 23%!BACK IN STOCK! Your little mermaid will love diving into this Ariel Swim Bag for all her beach and pool essentials. The Disney Princess floats against a glittering sea of blue coated in a clear PVC layer, adding depth to the aquatic scene of shells.
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Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper for Baby - Personalized Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper for Baby – PersonalizedSALE $9.99 — SAVE 41%!BACK IN STOCK! Minnie sends a hug, a kiss and a wish for happy dreams to your little cutie, who is sure to drift into dreamland with our soft, warm Minnie Mouse Blanket Sleeper.
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Stitch Plush - Lilo & Stitch - Medium - 16 Stitch Plush – Lilo & Stitch – Medium – 16” – $19.50BACK IN STOCK!

Hawaii’s favorite extra-terrestrial creature becomes a soft and cuddly keeper with our Stitch Plush toy. But don’t be fooled by the adorable appearance of this stuffed space invader. He’s come down to Earth to get a hug just from you!

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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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Crocs Debuts ‘Star Wars’ Collection

'Star Wars' CrocsKnown and beloved by many a Disney fan, Crocs has now ventured into the outer regions of space for its brand new clogs collection inspired by Star Wars.

The new collection allows children to pledge their allegiances to either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire (or perhaps both) with Crocs inspired by R2-D2 and the Stormtroopers.

Both styles feature a permanent Jibbitz, a glow-in-the-dark sole band and the Star Wars logo featured prominently on the back strap.

For more information or to purchase the Star Wars editions of Crocs, visit the R2-D2 and Stormtroopers Crocs product pages on Amazon.com.

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REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Journeys: Phantom Menace’ App Brings ‘iPod’ Racing to iOS

Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace

Disney Publishing Worldwide today released Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace for most current Apple iOS devices. The first of a series of planned apps, each associated with a difference episode in the Star Wars saga, ‘Phantom Menace’ the all-inclusive app retails for $6.99 on the App Store. Disney Publishing Worldwide was kind enough to share the app with us prior to its release in order to bring you the following unbiased review.

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SNEAK PEEK: ‘Disney twenty-three’ Summer Issue Features ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Star Wars’ and More

'Disney twenty-three' Summer 2014D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced that its summer 2014 issue of Disney twenty-three magazine — available exclusively to gold level members — will celebrate the upcoming release of the eagerly anticipated Maleficent (May 30, 2014). In the issue, Angelina Jolie and the creative team pull back the curtain on the surprising tale behind one of Disney’s most iconic villains. ‘I was afraid of her, and I loved her,’ Jolie confesses in the cover story. Accompanying the piece is an in-depth look by animation historian Charles Solomon at the development of Walt Disney’s 1959 creative masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty, with rarely seen concept art and drawings.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Officially Announced

April 29th, Pinewood Studios, UK ? Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan. Ph: David James © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights ReservedVia the official StarWars.com website, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced. The news comes just ahead of Star Wars Day (May 4) on which most anticipated the news to be revealed.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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‘Star Wars’ Replica Costumes by ANOVOS to Debut at C2E2

ANOVOS Productions LLC has announced it will be revealing its replica costumes based on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back at Chicago’s C2E2 Expo (April 25-27).

Based on original costume designs and patterns used for the films, the collection will kick off with Luke Skywalker’s Bespin uniform as well as Han Solo. A full-length Darth Vader costume is expected to be released later in the summer. ANOVOS also plans to build on the line with what it calls its ‘Kamino Armor Works’ which will include a Jango Fett costume and Clone Troopers costumes. Future plans also include costumes for Sandtroopers, Biker Scouts, Stormtroopers and other variants of Clone Troopers.

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WATCH: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ First Clip Released at Wondercon

'Star Wars Rebels' Hera © LucasfilmEarlier today, Disney XD and Lucasfilm released the first clip from their upcoming animated series, ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ which begins later this year.

In the clip — embedded below with a an introduction from voice actress Vanessa Marshall — Hera, captain of the Ghost, pilots her starship during a battle with two TIE fighters. Chopper delivers a message from Kanan, currently engaging the TIEs in the top turret. The Jedi is apparently displeased with Hera’s maneuvering. In response, she takes matters into her own hands…

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Gentle Giant Announces Life-Size Vader Statue, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Maquette

Life-Size Kenner Darth Vader StatueStanding at a proud 6’9″, Gentle Giant continues its life-sized Kenner-inspired Star Wars statues with Lord Vader himself. The figure is a result of digitally scanning an authentic, mint-condition 3 3/4″ action figure and scaled up to life size. The figure boasts full articulation, a telescoping lightsaber and a vinyl cape. Anticipated to be released in early 2015, the limited edition monument is hand-painted and comes with a certificate of authenticity. It will retail for $2600.

For more information or to pre-order, visit the product page.

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‘Star Wars’ Branded M&M’s Debut in Time for May the 4th

'Star Wars' M&M's Bowl with CandiesJust in time for May the 4th, My M&M’s is launching a new collection of Star Wars-themed M&M’s which are now available for purchase online. The ‘m-pire’ candies are imprinted with designs of some of the series more popular characters such as Yoda and Darth Vader as well as catch phrases from the film series.

Options now available for purchase include:

  • Star Wars M&M’s Blends – choose from three different pre-printed blends: red, gray and black dark side M&M’S, blue and white light side M&M’s or gold and silver M&M’s with the famous ‘May the Force Be with You’ phrase

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