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New Options For Star Wars – D-Tech Me Returning To Star Wars Weekends At Disney World Starting May 16, 2014

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Star Wars – D-Tech Me experience will return this year to Star Wars Weekends at Disney World with a few new options for guests. This year, the experience will be located inside Darth’s Mall, located in Soundstage 1 between Studio Backlot Tour and Toy Story Midway Mania.

For those unfamiliar with Star Wars – D-Tech Me, this 10-minute experience uses the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by our Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. The captured image is later sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create the figurine.

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This year, two returning favorites – Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper – will be joined by two new figurines – Alderaan Princess and X-Wing Pilot. There are both male and female options offered for X-Wing pilot, Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper figurines. For children, Alderaan Princess and Carbon-Freeze Me figurines will be available in more youthful appearances.

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For the first time, we are introducing a 16-inch figurine. While a wise Jedi Master once said “size matters not,” you can see the size differences of the Stormtrooper figurines in the above image.

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The Star Wars – D-Tech Me 7-inch figurines are $99.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. For the 16-inch figurines, retail is $149.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. All participants will receive a specially designed button.

Completed figurines will arrive within 7-8 weeks after the experience if shipping domestically (it takes a little longer if shipping internationally). To book your experience, please call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).

The experience will be offered during Star Wars Weekends 2014 (May 16 – 18, May 23 – 25, May 30 – June 1, June 6 – 8, and June 13-15).

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Marvel Characters Coming To Disney Infinity 2.0 Gaming System

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Marvel announced their inclusion in the video game world of Disney Infinity via a video teaser.

The video calls it Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition, showing Captain America’s shield flying through the game’s familiar Toy Box mode, high above Disney characters. There’s no doubt Marvel characters are on the way to the game soon. As the teasers states, “Bring on the super heroes.”

Rumors suggest Disney Infinity 2.0 will be available for next-gen systems Xbox One and Playstation 4 in addition to Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii U, though those details have not yet been confirmed or announced.

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Celebrate The 10th Anniversary of The Incredibles & Spend The Day At Pixar Animation Studios On Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its ninth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 3 to 8 p.m. Beginning with the 1986 release of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to last year’s box office hit Monsters University, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, we welcome you to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home.

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Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Monsters University. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy Award-winning feature The Incredibles with several of the film’s creators in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers in the Steve Jobs Theater, including:

- Brad Bird, Director
- Mark Andrews, Head of Story
- Tony Fucile, Supervising Animator
- Andrew Jimenez, Director of Photography
- Ted Mathot, Storyboard Artist
- Kevin O’Brien, Storyboard Artist

The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception by the Luxo Cafe staff with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.

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Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!

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Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited. 

Doors open at 2 p.m. with the presentation starting at 4 p.m. in the Steve Jobs Theater.

Register for the event HERE.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Set 30 Years After Return of the Jedi, Will Feature Heroic Trio

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Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm revealed that their Star Wars: Episode VII will begin production at London’s historic Pinewood Studios in May 2014. The studio has confirmed that the sequel will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and that the storyline follows “a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.”

The film’s cast is expected to be announced shortly with “Girls” and Inside Llewyn Davis star Adam Driver heavily rumored to play the film’s Darth Vader-like antagonist. Among the other actors rumored to be in contention are 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o.

Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

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The Trailer For Maleficent

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Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. 

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

Maleficent opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

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D23 Expo – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event Will Run From August 14 – 16, 2015 In Anaheim, California

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All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again under one roof when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of Aug. 14–16, 2015. Each of Disney’s wonderful worlds will unite to celebrate what’s new and what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, games, and films, including Pixar, the Muppets, Star Wars, and Marvel. 

 The fourth event promises to be the biggest ever, following the success of D23 Expo 2013, which drew more than 65,000 Disney fans for three star-studded days and nights. Fans were treated to appearances by such superstars as Angelina Jolie, Chris Evans, Billy Crystal, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston; watched performances by Idina Menzel, and R5 featuring Ross Lynch; enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime concert from Disney Legends Alan Menken and Richard M. Sherman; explored the inner workings of Walt Disney Imagineering; looked back at Disney’s rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations, and exhibits; and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products from The Walt Disney Company.

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Highlights planned for D23 Expo 2015 include the 2015 Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a collection of one-of-a-kind assets, props, and costumes curated by the Walt Disney Archives; and the Collectors Forum, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, and merchandise. Once again the event will feature a massive show floor full of special opportunities to see what’s on the horizon for Disney around the world—and guests may run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. Plus, the event will once again feature StagePass, the popular ticket distribution system that allows attendees to obtain a guaranteed seat for some of the Expo’s most popular presentations.

Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2015 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning August 14, 2014. D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Silver Members will also be entitled to early admission to the Expo show floor. D23 Charter Members will enjoy access to the Expo’s Charter Member Lounge. Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities.

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Walt Disney Pictures Announces Cars 3 & The Incredibles 2

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Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger today announced that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third big screen Cars adventure as well as a sequel to Brad Bird’s 2004 superhero adventure The Incredibles. The announcement was made during a meeting of shareholders and D23 Members during the company’s annual meeting today in Portland, Oregon. Directed by John Lasseter, the original Cars was released in 2006 and featured the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable the Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman and many more.

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A sequel, Cars 2, was released in 2011 with Disneytoon Studios taking over the property for a spinoff feature, Planes, that was released to the big screen last year. A sequel to that film, Planes: Fire & Rescue is set for release on July 18, 2014, also from Disneytoon. Cars 3, however, appears set for development through Pixar directly. A sequel to The Incredibles, meanwhile, has been requested by fans for the past decade with the original film’s writer/director Brad Bird having said in the past that he’s open to another adventure, but only if it has a truly great story idea behind it. There’s no confirmation yet of Bird’s involvement, but he remains closely tied to Disney. His next film, the live-action Tomorrowland, arrives from Walt Disney Pictures on May 22, 2015.

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Oh My Disney & MONDO Present “Nothing’s Impossible” Gallery Event Celebrating Classic & Contemporary Disney Films At SXSW

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MONDO, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is partnering with Disney’s “Oh My Disney” blog to unveil “Nothing’s Impossible,” a gallery event at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, from March 7 – March 11, 2014.  

The gallery will open to the public on March 7 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The MONDO Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

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After partnering last year to debut limited edition artwork inspired by DuckTales and The Little Mermaid, Oh My Disney and Mondo invite fans to explore decades of beloved Disney films and characters like never before through original and fresh artwork from some of Mondo’s most renowned artists like Martin Ansin, Jeff Soto, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor and Rich Kelly.

Oh My Disney, a new pop culture blog on Disney.com, brings classic and current Disney characters to life for digital audiences through humorous and heartfelt original artwork, stories, articles and videos.

“Disney has a special way of bringing out the magic in all of us and we’re very excited to bring that feeling to Austin at this year’s gallery event,” said MONDO CEO Justin Ishmael. “Having worked with Oh My Disney over the last year, we know the site celebrates reinventing timeless stories and we hope our work sparks the imagination of both Disney and Mondo fans.”

Oh My Disney and MONDO will release posters digitally every week leading up to the gallery’s opening on March 7th.

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Disney’s Alice In Wonderland by Ken Taylor

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The Incredibles by Tom Whalen

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The Lion King by Tom Whalen

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The Jungle Book by Olly Moss

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The Nightmare Before Christmas by Graham Erwin

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Variant by Graham Erwin

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Beauty and The Beast by Martin Ansin

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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs by Anne Benjamin

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The Sword In The Stone by Rich Kelly

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Peter Pan by JC Richard

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Fantasia by Jeff Soto

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Sleeping Beauty by Billy Baumann

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The Black Hole by Killian Eng

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The Cat From Outer Space by Jay Shaw

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The Rescuers by David Petersen

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WALL-E By Kevin Tong

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Winnie the Pooh by Dave Perillo

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The Jungle Book by Brandon Holt

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The Skeleton Dance by Phantom City Creative

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Ratatouille by Aaron Horkey

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Ratatouille Variant by Aaron Horkey

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The Black Cauldron by Francesco Francavilla

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Ursula by Jason Edmiston

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Maleficent by Jason Edmiston

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Evil Queen by Jason Edmiston

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The Walt Disney Studios Announces Disney Movies Anywhere

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The Walt Disney Studios today unveiled its exclusive cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere. This all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Web experience enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go. iTunes is the premier digital movie provider for Disney Movies Anywhere.

The debut of Disney Movies Anywhere coincides with the digital release of Disney’s hit film “Frozen” and features Disney’s library of over 400 active digital titles. In addition, for a limited time, Disney Movies Anywhere users who activate and connect their Disney Movies Anywhere account to their iTunes account will receive a free digital copy of Disney Pixar’s animated classic “The Incredibles.”

Disney Movies Anywhere unlocks digital content across platforms and devices, enabling access to user-owned Disney digital content and movies in the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem and through iTunes.

With an easy-to-use interface, consumers can explore live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel; watch exclusive content and bonus features; preview upcoming offerings; and more. Users can simply connect their iTunes account to their Disney Movies Anywhere account to begin populating their Disney digital movie locker and watch movies online and on their devices. Featuring simultaneous access on multiple devices, Disney Movies Anywhere enables consumers to stream and download Disney movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV (through iCloud or using AirPlay). In addition, Disney Movies Anywhere functions as a streaming movie service when users log in to the website on their desktop or laptop computers (Mac or PC).

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Since 2008, Disney has included codes in select DVD and Blu-ray products redeemable for digital copies of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films. Users can now redeem these codes through Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital Copy titles previously redeemed in Disney Movie Rewards or via iTunes will automatically be active in both Disney Movies Anywhere and iTunes once a user logs into Disney Movies Anywhere and connects their iTunes account. Additionally, for the first time, consumers can now earn Disney Movie Rewards points for their digital purchases through Disney Movies Anywhere going forward.

Disney Movies Anywhere’s functionality is built upon Disney’s proprietary digital rights locker, KeyChest. The Disney Movies Anywhere App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/disney. Sign up is also available through the Disney Movies Anywhere website.

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All-New Sing-Along Version of Disney’s Frozen Hits Theaters Nationwide January 31, 2014

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Frozen audiences are invited to join the act—literally—as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014.

“‘Frozen’ fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s a great opportunity for families to get together and have some fun with these songs.”

According to Hollis, on-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The duration of the sing-along run will vary by theater.

Disney’s “Frozen” received two Oscar nominations, including best animated feature and best original song (“Let It Go”). Named best animated film by more than a dozen critics associations, the film won a Golden Globe for best animated feature, two Critics Choice Movie Awards, including best animated feature and best song (“Let It Go”), and a Producers Guild of America Award for outstanding animated feature.

In wide release since November 27, the film posted the No. 1 all-time Thanksgiving debut and the largest opening ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film. “Frozen,” Walt Disney Animation Studio’s 53rd feature film, has earned more than $773 million worldwide, including $337` million domestically. The film’s soundtrack was No. 1 in the Billboard top 200 for two straight weeks.

At Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, the “Frozen” sing-along version includes on-stage appearances from the movie’s Elsa prior to each showing, plus snow flurries inside the theater. Showtimes are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

On Digital HD and 3D February 25, 2014 and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand March 18, 2014, the in-home version of “Frozen” promises continued family fun with a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras to complement the film’s gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music.

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Jerrod Maruyama To Debut “It’s A Small World of Cute” Print At WonderGround Gallery On February 1, 2014

Artist Jerrod Maruyama will debut new prints including “It’s A Small World of Cute” at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District on February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2014.

“It’s A Small World of Cute” celebrates the countries, kids and colors of the classic attraction. This deluxe print comes with a decorative matte all ready to frame.

Maruyama will be signing at the gallery from 2-5PM both days.

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Captain America To Appear At Disneyland This Spring

Captain America will be following in the steps of Thor and make in-person appearances at Disneyland starting this spring. Marvel announced the character’s appearance this afternoon, and noted he’ll be joining the “Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries” and “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” attractions that can also be seen at the Anaheim park.

Captain America’s appearance at the park is scheduled to coincide with the upcoming release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hits theaters April 4th.

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Disney’s Frozen Coming To Digital HD February 25, 2014 & Blu-ray Combo Pack March 18, 2014

Disney’s Frozen is coming to Digital HD on February 25, 2014 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 18, 2014.

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad), Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Special Features:

- Original Theatrical Short – “Get A Horse”
- The Making of Frozen: People want to know how movies are made, this piece will do that for you. Hosts Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff take you deep into the Disney Animation Studios on a musical tour written by composers Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez. Directed By Kenny Ortega
- D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen: While Frozen is a new and unique fairy tale, the story of Hans Christian Anderon’s The Snow Queen was one of Walt Disney’s projects in development for years. Through research and never before seen concept artwork by Marc Davis, we take a look at the legacy of this story and how it lead the way for Frozen.
- Breaking The Ice (The Real Making of Frozen): Join the filmmakers and crew of Frozen as we go behind the scenes and explore how this modern Disney Classic was made.
- Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee: (Never Underestimate The Power of Elsa, The Dressing Room, Meet Kristoff # 1 and Meet Kristoff #2)
- Let It Go (End Credit Version) Music Videos: (Demi Lovato (English), Martina Stoessel (Spanish), Martina Stoessel (Italian) and Marsha Milan (Malaysian))
- Frozen Teaser Trailer

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Jessica Chastain As Merida From Pixar’s Brave. Photo By Annie Liebovitz

As part of Disney Dream portrait campaign, Annie Leibovitz took this photo of Jessica Chastain as Merida from the Pixar film “Brave.” Out of all the Disney characters, Merida is probably Chastain’s favorite, as she takes her destiny in her own hands.

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

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Indiana Jones Vinylmation Series Launches On January 10, 2014

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The Indiana Jones Vinylmation series will launch on January 10, 2014 at D Street locations in Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts and on the Disney Parks online store. 

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Series 1 characters ($12.95 each) include Indiana Jones, Marion Ravenwood, Sallah, Rene Belloq, Arnold Ernst Toht, Cairo Swordsman, and The Mechanic.

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The series was designed by Thomas Scott, lead Vinylmation artist with Disney Design Group and features characters from the first Indiana Jones film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

There will also be a combo pack figure with Indy in disguise ($24.95) which will be released on January 24, 2014.

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Finally, on January 10, 2014 at D-Street in Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World, Vinylmation artist Thomas Scott will be signing from 5-6PM.

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New Monsters University Short “Party Central” To Debut Before Disney’s The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted

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Disney is set to unveil the latest Pixar short film — a Monsters University spinoff titled Party Central in front of Muppets Most Wanted when that movie hits theaters on March 21.

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In the six-minute short, which Disney first debuted at last year’s D23 Expo, Mike and Sulley and their Oozma Kappa frat brothers try to throw a monster blowout party but are dismayed to find that no one is showing up. Fortunately, they have some extra inter-dimensional doors handy, which they put to creative use to get the party rocking.

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Pixar’s Ratatouille Ride Coming To Disneyland Paris In Summer 2014

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This summer, Disneyland Paris will unveil a major new attraction and mini-land inspired by the Oscar-winning Disney Pixar film Ratatouille. The film, directed by Brad Bird, tells the tale of Rémy, a young rat who has amazing talents in the kitchen and dreams of one day becoming a great chef. This leads to a fun but perilous journey that eventually lands him as the head chef of one of the most famous restaurants in Paris. Now Rémy has arrived at Walt Disney Studios Park to share his culinary delights and crazy adventures with the entire family.

On the attraction Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, guests will shrink down to the size of a rat and join Rémy and his friends as they scurry through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant, all the while trying to avoid the nemesis from the film, Chef Skinner. This first of its kind Disney attraction will immerse guests into an animated world. The attraction is located in a new corner of Toon Studio that’s been transformed into a Ratatouille-inspired version of the City of Light. In addition to the attraction, this mini-land also features a shop, Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris, and a rat-scale themed table service restaurant, Bistrot Chez Rémy. The restaurant, which is the only one of its kind across Disney Parks worldwide, is directly adjacent to the attraction and serves the “little chef’s” famous dish, ratatouille.

After Crush’s Coaster, Cars Race Rally and Toy Story Playland, Ratatouille will be the fourth attraction at the Walt Disney Studios Park inspired by a Disney Pixar film.

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Funko Pop! Disney: Finding Nemo Figures Due On January 14, 2014

The cutest Pop!’s in the Coral Reef! These Funko Pop!’s capture all the undersea fun from the 2003 classic Disney Pixar film, Finding Nemo.

Featuring Nemo, Dory, Crush and Bruce these the figures will be available on January 14, 2014.

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Easter Egg: Did You Spot Rapunzel & Flynn Rider In Frozen?

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Eagle-eyed viewers of Frozen may have noticed a split-second cameo in the film by Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled. The Tangled easter egg surprised even Nathan Greno, the co-director of the film, who had to check with one of the animators on the Frozen shot to confirm the presence of his film’s characters.

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Anna’s love for all things chocolate summons sweet treats all the way from the land of Sugar Rush from Wreck-It-Ralph.

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A tiny Mickey Mouse plush hides on one of the bottom shelves in Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna. Can you spot it?

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Frozen filmmakers loved this painting—made during the Tangled development phase and based on “The Swing” by Jean-Honoré Fragonard—so much that they made it part of Anna’s signature song, “For the First Time in Forever.”

Frozen is now playing in theaters in 3D.

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Walt Disney Pictures Set To Distribute Future Indiana Jones Films

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Disney and Paramount Pictures have announced they have reached a marketing and distribution agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise.

Under the arrangement, Disney gains marketing and distribution rights to future films, in addition to retaining its current ownership rights which it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm. Paramount will continue to be responsible for distribution of the first four films in the franchise and will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.

George Lucas had last discussed a potential fifth big screen outing for Henry Jones, Jr. back in 2011, suggesting that a story was already in place, but that the film was still in need of a MacGuffin. A term popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, a MacGuffin refers to a narrative element that drives the story forward.

The Indiana Jones series is famous for making the MacGuffin the object of Jones’ search. In Raiders of the Lost Ark it’s the Ark of the Convenant, in Temple of Doom it’s the Sankara Stones, in The Last Crusade it’s the Holy Grail and, most recently, in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it’s the skull itself.

Although Disney will distribute any new entries in the franchise, Paramount retains the distribution rights to the first four films.

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Disney Announces Release Dates For Live Action Jungle Book & Alice in Wonderland 2

Disney announced that the live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book will open on October 9, 2015 and the Johnny Depp-fronted Alice in Wonderland 2 is set for a May 27, 2016 release.

Iron Man Director Jon Favreau will helm The Jungle Book, which Justin Marks is adapting. The film will be a re-telling of the classic Kipling tale of a boy raised by animals in the jungle. Disney previously adapted the story for the 1967 animated pic and as a live-action feature with Cary Elwes in 1994.

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Alice in Wonderland 2 will re-team Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska as the Mad Hatter and Alice. James Bobin (The Muppets) will take over directing duties from Tim Burton. The first film hit theaters in March of 2010 and went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

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Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

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Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

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Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted is directed by James Bobin and stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. The film hits the big screen on March 21, 2014.

 

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Marvel Presents A First Look At Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

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Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1, from the critically acclaimed creative team of Brandon Seifert and Karl Moline! Inspired by Disney’s legendary but never constructed Museum of the Weird addition to the Haunted Mansion – and created in conjunction with the world-famous Disney Imagineers — Seekers of the Weird is an all-new, five-issue adventure no Disney fan or Marvel fan can miss!

When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s strangest – and most treacherous — museum! With the aid of their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle, it’s up to the young heroes to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society!

On January 15, 2014 , enter the fabled Museum of the Weird for the start of an action-packed adventure in Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1!

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Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” Comes To The Place That Started It All – The Walt Disney Studios In Burbank, California – For A Special Limited Engagement December 13-19

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Disney announced today that for one week only, guests will have the opportunity to see Disney’s upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, in a state-of-the-art movie theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, and then walk in Walt Disney’s footsteps on a special tour of the famous lot. This limited engagement features one show daily at 7 p.m. from December 13th through December 19th.

Tickets are $50 each and include a reserved seat to watch “Saving Mr. Banks” in the Studio Main Theatre as well as the “Walk in Walt’s Footsteps” tour immediately following the screening, which showcases key locations that were featured in the film. 

On the tour guests will have photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse as well as Mary Poppins and Bert the Chimney Sweep characters from “Mary Poppins” and will get a chance to see sets from the film, such as Walt Disney’s office and “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers’ home. Guests will also visit the Walt Disney Animation building, where they will get a sense of the art of animation and the history of the Walt Disney Company. Included in the tour is a visit to the Legends Plaza to see the statue of Walt Disney and view the many historical plaques, including Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, and more. Guests will also receive a commemorative 50th Anniversary “Mary Poppins” DVD, a value of $17.99.

To purchase tickets to this limited and exclusive engagement, call 1 (800)DISNEY6 or go to http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks and click on the link on the homepage.

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The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray & DVD To Be Released On February 11, 2014

The Jungle Book, is coming to Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo-Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) on February 11, 2014.

The all-new Blu-ray extras will include:

- 1080p, 1.75:1 Video
- DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 English, Original Theatrical Mix English 
- Dolby Digital 5.1 French and Spanish Audio
- English SDH, French, and Spanish Subtitles
- Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman
- Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter
- @DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity
- Music, Memories & Mowgli – A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman
- Disney Intermission – ‘Bear-E-Oke’ hosted by Baloo
- Bear-E-Oke Sing-A-Long
- I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Combo-Pack’s DVD will also include all of the classic bonus features that were part of the previous DVD release.

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