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Sphero Announces Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Disney Pixar’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer that’s packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.

Being a Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro.

Use the app to sharpen your pit crew skills in Pit Stop Panic. When you’re not training, kick back and relax by watching Disney Pixar’s “Cars” with Lightning while he reacts to the movie.

Product Features

– Driving – Emotive suspension allows Lightning to move like a champion.
– Drifting – Drift and do donuts Lightning-style with authentic movement.
– Reactive Touch – Master Lightning’s latest moves with a simple tap.
– Acting Studio – Create animations for Lightning to perform.
– Pit Stop Panic – Race the clock changing tires, fueling up, and getting racers back on the track in this mini game.

Order HERE for $299.99.

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Vinylmation x WonderGround Gallery Kingdom of Cute Blind Box Series By Jerrod Maruyama

Check out the new Vinylmation x WonderGround Gallery collaboration release on June 2, 2017 at D Street and WonderGround Gallery at the Disneyland Resort, Pin Traders and WonderGround Gallery in the Marketplace Co-Op at the Walt Disney World Resort. The series features adorable Disney Park classic icons interpreted by Jerrod Maruyama.

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Disney Dream Store Returns To D23 Expo With One-Of-A-Kind Items & Unique Collectibles

Bursting with D23 Expo 2017-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Parks, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles to accessories, books, and more, the Disney Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true.  Highlights include:

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise: Celebrate the joy and magic of Disney history with specially curated Throughout the Years collections celebrating key milestones, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean 50th Anniversary, Space Mountain 40th Anniversary, Epcot 35th Anniversary, Star Tours 30th Anniversary, as well as other items that are sure to bring excitement to every Disney fan-atic! Guests can enjoy a sparkling selection of jewelry designs from ALEX AND ANI, Crislu, and Rebecca Hook.

The creative Interchangeable Bow Collection will make its debut at the Disney Dream Store.The collection comes with a traditional Mickey Ears headband that guests can easily swap with one of six specially designed bows available for purchase.

Official D23 Expo and Disney Legends 30th Anniversary Merchandise: Show your D23 Expo 2017 side with official D23 Expo 2017 logo merchandise including tees, headwear, drinkware, souvenirs, pins, and more! Guests can bring home the “R5-D23” droid and Brethupp the Ewok plush—debuting at D23 Expo 2017! The Dream Store will also be featuring a Legends 30th Anniversary collection including a commemorative tee, limited-edition pin, and paperweight.

Guests can find an exciting assortment of items showcasing product debuts, original artwork, giclées, deluxe prints, and more from the following: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Choice Collectibles, Joey Chou, John Coulter, Daniel’s Woodland, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Dooney & Bourke, Craig Fraser, Jeremy Fulton, HARVEYS, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Ink & Paint Artists, Jerrod Maruyama, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, Mark Page, Mike Peraza, Patty Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Noah, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Shag, Jim Shore, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Vinylmation™, Joe Yakovetic, Kenny Yamada, and more!

Dream Store Autograph Sessions: Disney fans will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and artists inside the Dream Store. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (available soon for download) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.

Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23expo.com, www.DisneyParksBlog.com, www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23”.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.

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Walt Disney’s First Hand-Drawn Map of Disneyland To be Auctioned

Though dozens of Disneyland attractions that were in the original park have since been torn down or replaced, there are some still standing today that were a part of Walt Disney’s vision from the very beginning.

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors and became Walt Disney’s first theme park dream-come-true. But before that day could come, Walt needed investors.

The New York Times reported that a hand-drawn map, created by Walt himself and a friend named Herb Ryman, was completed “over one rushed weekend in September 1953 as part of a frantic effort to secure funding to build Disneyland.”

Now that map – the first piece of paper that shows Walt’s vision for Disneyland – is going to be auctioned off to one serious Disney fan.

Van Eaton Galleries will auction the map in June and its value is currently estimated at $750,000 to $1 million,

Take a closer look at the map HERE.

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Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Arriving On Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray & Disney Movies Anywhere June 6, 2017

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records.

The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology.

A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs. Bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand on June 6.

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Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures For Disney’s Darkwing Duck

Funko has just announced new Darkwing Duck figures for their popular Pop! collection, featuring the superhero along with his sidekick Launchpad McQuack and his daughter Gosalyn Mallard. The beloved cartoon series ran on ABC from 1991-1992 and told the story of Drake Mallard, whose secret identity was the hero Darkwing Duck. The Pop! figures will be released in June.

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Watch The Cars 3 Rivalry Trailer

The new Cars 3 trailer has arrived, emphasizing the rivalry between Jackson Storm and Lightning McQueen.

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist for Cars and Cars 2), Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 begins when, blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Cars 3 features the return of Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin as Ramone. There’s also some brand-new characters, including Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer) and Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo). They are joined by Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria. NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will lend their voices as well.

Cars 3 opens in theaters on Friday, June 16.

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Rocket Raccoon Teaser For Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

On May 27, Disney California Adventure is unveiling the new attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! Now Marvel and Disney Parks have revealed the first teaser trailer for the experience featuring Rocket Racoon!

Featuring characters from the blockbuster films, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Brerakout! offers a new epic new adventure combining the familiar, breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, including music inspired by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy film soundtrack. Guests will experience a variety of randomized ride experiences, so you never know which adventure you will get!

Each time guests board a gantry lift to rescue the Guardians from The Collector’s Fortress, they will experience one of the six randomized scenarios created for the attraction and one of the following songs:

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar (1980)
“Give Up The Funk” by Parliament (1975)
“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf (1968)
“I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 (1969)
“Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group (1973)
“Burning Love” by Elvis Presley (1972)

The attraction will also feature new music from film composer Tyler Bates.

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Bambi To Be Re-Released As Part of Walt Disney Signature Collection

Disney has announced that Bambi will be released on home video again as part of the Walt Disney Signature collection.

This will be released to celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary, and will be released on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23th, and will be on DVD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand on June 6th.

The Collection includes new bonus materials including:

– The Bambi Effect: Take a look at how Bambi’s past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.

– Studio Stories: Bambi: Listen in on intimate moments when Walt Disney discusses the challenges, pitfalls, and triumphs during production of Bambi.

– Deleted scene, Bambi’s Ice and Snow: Bambi coaxes Thumper and his brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the first snow.

– Deleted scene, The Grasshopper: A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.

– Bambi Fawn Facts: Discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures who live in the forest Bambi calls home.

– Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Africa Before Dark: Enjoy the classic antics of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in this short.

– Celebrating Tyrus Wong (Digital Exclusive): Take a heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of Bambi. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in Bambi were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.

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Announcing “Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show” By Mondo, Cyclops Print Works & Oh My Disney

Mondo, Cyclops Print Works and Oh My Disney have announced a Disney-themed gallery show! “Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show” kicks off with two events, free and open to the public. The opening night reception will be held Friday, April 28 from 3:00 – 10:00pm and the show will run during regular gallery hours through May 13.

“On our list of dream opportunities, hosting another Disney gallery show was always near the top,” said Mondo Co-Founder and Creative Director Mitch Putnam. “Luckily, Cyclops came through and granted our wish. This time around, we’ve got some new artists in the mix, some new titles, and overall, just a different vibe from the first show. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve put together. It’s pretty special.”

Full artist list: Martin Ansin, Marc Aspinall, Oliver Barrett, Florian Bertmer, Jonathan Burton, Becky Colonna, Nicolas Delort, Craig Drake, Joe Dunn, Laurent Durieux, Mark Englert, James Flames, Brandon Holt, Josh Holtsclaw, Rich Kelly, Dan McCarthy, César Moreno, Randy Ortiz, Dave Perillo, Phantom City Creative, Paul Pope, JC Richard, Jessica Seemanns, Benson Shum, Stan & Vince, Matt Taylor, Ken Taylor, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Tom Whalen, and Teagan White.

Images from io9, Slashfilm, Moviefone, Oh My Disney

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