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Disney Announces Global Launch For Star Wars Inspired Products On Triple Force Friday

Triple Force Friday, the latest in a tradition of Star Wars product launches, is set for October 4, 2019 Lucasfilm and Disney announced. The event will see the debut of brand-new products inspired by three of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases, including:

– The highly anticipated, final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX
– The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, set to debut exclusively on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
– The latest title from EA and Respawn – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – a brand-new action adventure game releasing Holiday 2019

Products spanning categories from toys to collectibles, housewares, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 4. As with past Force Friday celebrations, stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings.

For more details on Triple Force Friday, those interested can visit StarWars.com and follow the conversation on social using #ForceFriday.

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Meet The Cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

This is the start of something new, Wildcats.

Production is underway in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the highly anticipated and reimagined High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming streaming service. Joining previously announced star Joshua Bassett (Stuck in the Middle) are cast members Olivia Rodrigo (Bizaardvark), Kate Reinders (Modern Family), Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack), Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs), Dara Reneé (Freaky Friday), Julia Lester (Mom), Frankie Rodriguez (Modern Family), Larry Saperstein (Fan Girl), and Mark St. Cyr (Doomsday).

The 10-episode series picks up nearly 15 years after the first movie aired, at the real-life location where it all began: East High. It follows a group of students as they rehearse for opening night of their school’s first production of High School Musical. Behind the scenes, show-mances develop; friendships are both forged and tested; rivalries rage; and lives are changed forever.

Brand-new songs and acoustic “rehearsal-room” reinterpretations of songs from the original High School Musical provide the soundtrack, with Zach Woodlee (Glee, Dumplin’) choreographing the numbers. The series is developed and executive produced by Tim Federle (Ferdinand) with showrunner and executive producer Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars); Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, from the original High School Musical trilogy, are also executive producers. Tamra Davis (Empire, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is directing the first three episodes.

“The challenge we handed the creative team was Herculean. How do you recapture the joy and the magic of the original High School Musical movie… and simultaneously reimagine it completely?” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.  “That’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded. And Tim and Oliver—and this amazingly talented and diverse cast and crew—have done exactly that!”

Here are the character breakdowns:

– Kourtney (Reneé) is obsessed with makeup tutorials and feminism in equal measure. Nini’s ride-or-die BFF, Kourtney also works on the costume crew of High School Musical.
– E.J.’s cousin Ashlyn (Lester) is an “old soul” who worships Sara Bareilles—so much that she secretly dreams of following in her idol’s footsteps to become a songwriter herself.
– As captain of the color guard and student choreographer, Carlos (Rodriguez) thinks of Miss Jenn as a peer. In fact, he eats lunch in her office and has been drinking espresso since third grade. And of course, Carlos already has his Tony Awards® speech memorized.
– Big Red (Saperstein) is the quintessential skater boy, always fuzzy and sleep-deprived. He’s weirdly devastated by Ricky and Nini’s split, as he’s been their third wheel forever.
– East High’s somewhat stiff S.T.E.M. teacher Mr. Mazzara (St. Cyr) believes in preparing students for the future, which leads him to butt heads with the daydreaming Miss Jenn.

“We are truly excited about this extremely talented cast and the fresh and contemporary take on this globally beloved franchise,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content, Disney+.  “From the music and dance, to the characters and hilarious meta references, there is something here for fans of the originals, as well as people who are new to East High. It’s going to be an unforgettable viewing experience for Disney+ subscribers.”

Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, is set to launch in the U.S. later this year.

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Mondo Announces Disney Valentine’s Day Enamel Pins

“Life is brief, but when it’s gone, love goes on and on.” Celebrate your sweethearts this Valentine’s Day with this romantic menagerie. Mondo is smitten with these three enamel pin sets commemorating some of our favorite Disney darlings – Lady and the Tramp by Dave Perillo, Robin Hood and Maid Marion by Matt Taylor, and Steamboat Willie and Minnie Mouse by 100% Soft. 

Find your enchantment here on Thursday (February 14) at 12 PM (CT) via mondotees.com

Lady and The Tramp Enamel Pin Set
Designed by Dave Perillo, Edition of 300
Expected to Ship in March 2019
Ships to Addresses in United States, Canada & Puerto Rico only
$15

Robin Hood and Maid Marion Enamel Pin Set
Designed by Matt Taylor, Edition of 300
Expected to Ship in February 2019
Ships to Addresses in United States, Canada & Puerto Rico only
$15

Steamboat Willie and Minnie Mouse Enamel Pin Set
Designed by 100% Soft, Edition of 300
Expected to Ship in February 2019
Ships to Addresses in United States, Canada & Puerto Rico only
$15

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Watch The Frozen 2 Teaser Trailer

Check out the new teaser trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2.

From the Academy Award-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens on November 22, 2019.

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Watch The First TV Spot For Disney’s Aladdin

The first TV spot for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Aladdin is here and includes new, never-before-seen footage.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah.

Aladdin is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin. The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

On May 24, 2019 hop on a magic carpet and go see Aladdin in theaters nationwide.

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Watch The Dumbo Sneak Peek

Watch a new sneak peek for Disney’s Dumbo, from the visionary director Tim Burton. The film expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Dumbo will soar into theaters on March 29.

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Mondo Announces New Disney Mickey Mouse Pins

Mondo has announced a new partnership with Disney, and tomorrow, the high-end collectibles maker will release 2 Disney enamel pins featuring the beloved and historical True Original icon, Mickey Mouse. 

Tom Whalen and DKNG Studios offer up their treatments of Sorcerer Mickey and the classic Mickey. 

“Imagination is often associated with Disney, and rightfully so. Through their films, animated classics, and characters, Disney’s pantheon has inspired generations, old and young, to dream big,” Mondo creative director for toys/collectibles Brock Otterbacher said in a statement. “For us here at Mondo, it’s no different. We’ve all had our imagination stirred by Disney in one form or another in the work we do — whether it’s to design better, dig deeper for inspiration, or just add more heart. With this in mind, we couldn’t be more proud of what we’re bringing to both Disney and Mondo fans alike. From our pins and tiki mugs, as well as other fun items down the line, we’re taking our queue from Walt himself — ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’”

Start your collection tomorrow (February 8, 2019) at 12PM (CT) via mondotees.com.

Classic Mickey Enamel Pin
Designed by DKNG Studios
1.5″ in height, Material: Black Nickel
On a 2″x3″ backing
Expected to Ship in 1 – 2 Business Days
Ships to Addresses in North America
$10

Sorcerer Mickey Enamel Pin
Designed by Tom Whalen
1.3″ in height, Material: Shiny Silver
On a 2″x3″ backing
Expected to Ship in 1 – 2 Business Days
Ships to addresses in North America
$10

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Watch The Dumbo International Trailer

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new international trailer for director Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo. Featuring new footage from the film, the video also highlights the first meeting between the main characters and the adorable titular elephant.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.

But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (Ophelia, Dream House), the film is set to take flight on March 29.

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Watch The Toy Story 4 Super Bowl Ad

Disney and Pixar have released the Toy Story 4 Super Bowl spot as Woody, Buzz, and Bo-Peep head to the carnival!

Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip.

Woody’s journey in Toy Story 4 also includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.

Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele join newcomer Tony Hale in the voice cast alongside returning cast members Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack.

Toy Story 4 will open on June 21, 2019.

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Funko Disney Dumbo Mystery Box Hot Topic Exclusive

Let this mystery box from Disney’s Dumbo lift you up! Presented in a cardboard box, contents include: Pop! Baby Dumbo, Pocket Pop! Dumbo Clown, Baby Dumbo enamel pin, Dumbo pen topper, peanut zipper pouch and Timothy Mouse mystery mini in collectible tin. Get yours now before the circus leaves town!

Available only at Hot Topic. Order HERE for $32.90.

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