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Feast Print By Dave Perillo To Be Released By Cyclops Print Works At D23 Expo

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This Feast print by Dave Perillo will be released by Cyclops Print Works at D23 Expo. Feast was a Disney animated short that was shown before the film Big Hero Six. D23 will run from August 14-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Cyclops Print Works To Release Big Hero 6 Yokai Print By Joe Dunn And Lilo & Stitch Print By Tom Whalen On July 31, 2015

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Cyclops Print Works will release Big Hero 6 Yokai prints by Joe Dunn and Lilo & Stitch prints by Tom Whalen on July 31, 2015 at 12 PM at www.cyclopsprintworks.com.

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Yokai (Big Hero 6)
Artist: Joe Dunn
Size: 20″x30″
Technique: Serigraph | 18 colors
Edition Size: Limited Edition of 125
Hand-Signed | Hand-Numbered | Metallic Inks | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Colorplan Ebony 330 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
 Officially Licensed by Disney

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Lilo & Stitch
Artist: Tom Whalen
Size: 24″x36″
Technique: Serigraph | 7 colors
Edition Size: Limited Edition of 250
Hand-Numbered | Varnish Finish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Coventry Rag Vellum 320 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Officially Licensed by Disney

For those attending D23 Expo 2015 Cyclops Print Works will offer a limited amount of the Yokai Variant Edition by Joe Dunn as well as the Lilo & Stitch Sunset Variant Edition by Tom Whalen available at their booth in Hall B.

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The New Trailer For Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

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Disney Pixar has released the new trailer and image for The Good Dinosaur.

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

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Directed by Peter Sohn, “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theatres nationwide Nov. 25, 2015.

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First Look At Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team

Here is the first look at Sanjay’s Super Team, the new Pixar short that will be attached to all showings of the animation powerhouse’s next feature film The Good Dinosaur on November 25, 2015.

The autobiographical short marks the directorial debut of 41-year-old Sanjay Patel, whose 20-year animation career began at “The Simpsons” followed by a long stretch as an animator/story artist at Pixar, starting with their second feature A Bug’s Life. The story melds the style of American cartoon superheroes with three deities from Hindu culture: the monkey-like Hanuman, the goddess of power and protection Durga, and the blue-skinned Vishnu, who represents preservation. Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) provides the soundtrack for the story, which, like many of Pixar’s other shorts, contains no dialogue.

Both Patel and producer Nicole Paradis Grindle will be attending Comic-Con International this Thursday July 9 from 11:00am-to-12:00 p.m. for a panel titled “The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team,” which will take place at the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

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Disney Announces Playmation, The Next Step In The Evolution of Play

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Disney Consumer Products introduced the world to Playmation – the next step in the evolution of play, where digital gets physical and imagination becomes real. The groundbreaking system of toys and wearables uses smart technology to inspire kids to run around and use their imaginations, as they become the hero or heroine of stories from across The Walt Disney Company.

Dreamed up by a team of technologists, Imagineers and storytellers from across The Walt Disney Company, Playmation is the culmination of extensive research into the world of play. A new third party study commissioned by Disney reveals that parents feel nostalgia for the way they used to play growing up and that they also have a desire to keep their kids active. The study also found that children enjoy being active—yet at the same time, they have a growing appetite for technology-infused products.

The online study of 2,000 families across the country shows that while almost all parents believe in the power of active and creative play, they believe technology is also an important part of growing up today. In fact, 9 out of 10 parents are open to new technology that could play a role in keeping their child active.

Playmation also marks a new chapter in Disney Consumer Products’ long-term partnership with Hasbro. DCP and Hasbro collaborated on physical product design and manufacturing of Playmation. Hasbro’s record of innovation and consumer insights make them the perfect partner to ensure that Playmation is a truly ground-breaking play experience.

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Playmation Marvel’s Avengers is the first in a series of systems in development around Walt Disney Company franchises, and will hit shelves this October. At launch, the Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack will include five connected toys: one piece of Avenger Gear (Repulsor), two Power Activators and two Smart Figures – a Super Hero (Captain America) and a Super Villain (Iron Skull). Getting started is easy, strap the high-tech Repulsor Gear onto your arm (it fits adults, too!) and listen closely to JARVIS as he takes you through the tutorial on how to control your new Gear, inspired by Iron Man technology. Other Playmation Marvel’s Avengers connected toys that work with the Starter Pack will also be available separately for purchase at launch, with more on the way.

Also available at launch, is the AvengersNet app where you can register your Avenger Gear to see progress, explore additional locations and characters, and get access to new missions. New recruits to the Avengers can fight Marvel Super Villains including Ultron, Iron Skull, Loki, or join fellow Avengers Super Heroes like Black Widow, Falcon and more as they battle to save the Earth by running, jumping, ducking and dodging – whatever each challenge requires.

Playmation Marvel’s Avengers uses familiar technologies including smart toys, wearables, wireless technology, motion sensors and more, but applies them in ways that are completely new to create an experience that’s never been possible before. The Repulsor Gear connects with the Power Activators and Smart Figures to take you on a variety of adventures through locations around the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers Lab in New York to the jungles of Wakanda. Playmation is purposely not tethered to an Internet connection so players can run around and explore each adventure from anywhere they want – a bedroom, living room or yard. With multiplayer modes, recruits can sync their Avenger Gear to tackle missions and combat arenas together, or face off in competitive play.

The Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack will have a suggested retail price of $119.99 and will launch in October 2015 in the United States and Canada at mass and specialty retailers, select Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com, and will be available for pre-order starting July 7.

Star Wars and Disney Frozen systems are currently in development for 2016 and 2017, respectively. Each will use a range of technologies to create a system based on the different ways that kids play and experience their favorite stories and characters from that franchise.

For more information, visit www.playmation.com.

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Disney Announces Park Pack, A Monthly Mystery Box of Disney Park Merchandise

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Disney has announced the release of Park Pack, a monthly mystery box of Disney Parks merchandise. The packs will go on sale through the Disney Parks online store on the first Thursday of each month.

This box focuses on Disney pins and includes an exclusive Limited Edition 500 pin, as well as 2 open edition pins guests can not yet purchase at Disney Parks.  The limited edition pins are part of a series and may include characters from animated features or attractions at Disney Parks. The limited edition pins will also have two embellishments (like pin-on-pin or special fills).

The boxes will retail for $39.95 including shipping. Park Packs containing other types of items are expected to come at a later date.

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New MagicSliders Turn Your MagicBand Into A Watch

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One of the more popularly requested accessories for MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort is a watch. There will be two MagicSlider timepieces coming this summer – a Minnie Mouse analog timepiece and one with a digital display. Both will be available at Disney World!

MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands that you can quickly and easily touch to a sensor called a touch point. Cards work in a similar fashion, but physically resemble a plastic credit card or driver’s license. Both MagicBands and cards allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation.

You can use your card or MagicBand to:

-Unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room.
-Enter theme and water parks (with valid admission).
-Check in at FastPass+ entrances.
-Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
– Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room (only available during your hotel stay).

 

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Cyclops Print Works To Release Inside Out Poster By Stacey Aoyama On June 19, 2015

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Collectors Editions unveils today their newest publishing arm: Cyclops Print Works. This latest division of the company will have a primary publishing focus on serigraph printed art (also known as screenprints) based on various works of visual culture – all of which will be officially licensed.

The debut release from Cyclops Print Works will be Disney Pixar’s Inside Out, with artwork done by Disney artist Stacey Aoyama (lettering by Stacey Aoyama and Eric Tan) – an 18”x 24” fine art serigraph with 23 colors, hand-deckled edges, and a varnish finish, produced in a limited-edition run of 305; plus, it will be hand-signed and hand-numbered by the artist. This inaugural release from Cyclops Print Works will launching on the same day of the film’s release on June 19, 2015 and will be available exclusively at www.cyclopsprintworks.com with an MSRP of $70.

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The Inside Out piece will be the first of many officially licensed Disney serigraphs releases, with more to follow soon after that will be available online, as well as at conventions — the first being the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, in August. For its releases, Cyclops Print Works has teamed up with a wide variety of notable Disney and Pixar artists, as well as many other talented veterans and newcomers to the modern day art scene.

Visit www.cyclopsprintworks.com for more news about future releases and @cyclopsprints on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Watch The Teaser Trailer For Disney’s Zootopia

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has debuted the first teaser trailer from their animated feature Zootopia.

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.

The comedy-adventure is directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”). Zootopia opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

 

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Walt Disney Comes To PBS American Experience In September 2015

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American Experience offers an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers in Walt Disney, a new two-part, four-hour film premiering Monday and Tuesday, September 14-15, 2015, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

Executive produced by Mark Samels, directed and produced by Sarah Colt, the film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Imagineers who helped design Disneyland.

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This film examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including “Snow White,” and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.

In 1966, the year Walt Disney died, 240 million people saw a Disney movie, 100 million tuned in weekly to a Disney television program, 80 million bought Disney merchandise, and close to seven million visited Disneyland. Nearly fifty years later, his reach remains enormous. Few creative figures before or since have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular culture.

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