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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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The Little Mermaid Dives Into The Walt Disney Signature Collection On Digital February 12  & Blu-ray February 26

In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel — along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula — is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD  and Movies Anywhere on February 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey.   Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.” The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of “Part of Your World” by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features! 

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, “The Little Mermaid” was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (“Aladdin”). It features the voice talents of Jodi Benson (“Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3”) as Ariel, Pat Carroll (“Laverne & Shirley”) as Ursula, Samuel E. Wright (Broadway’s “The Lion King”) as Sebastian, Christopher Daniel Barnes (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) as Eric, Kenneth Mars (“Young Frankenstein”) as Triton, Buddy Hackett (“The Music Man”) as Scuttle, Jason Marin (“Back to the Future”) as Flounder and René Auberjonois (“The Patriot”) as Chef Louis. The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989 and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.

“The Little Mermaid” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

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Live-Action Dumbo New Character Posters 

Disney has posted 5 new character posters from the highly anticipated live-action Dumbo film. 

From visionary director Tim Burton, Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 

Featured characters include Dumbo, a sweet newborn elephant with oversized ears; Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star charged with caring for an elephant who can fly; Max Medici (Danny DeVito), the owner of a struggling circus who hopes Dumbo will bring in the crowds; V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), an entrepreneur who sets his sights on Medici’s circus and its flying elephant; and Colette Marchant (Eva Green), an accomplished aerialist who’s cast to fly alongside Dumbo in a state-of-the-art amusement park called Dreamland.

Dumbo flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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All The Disney Things To Look Forward To In 2019

2018 was such an incredible year for Disney fans. From Marvel Studio’s Black Panther to Toy Story Land to Ralph Breaks the Internet to Mary Poppins Returns, this past year was definitely a memorable one. 

What’s truly magical is that 2019 has so much to offer as well! HERE is a look at every marvelous Disney thing to look forward to in the coming year; mark your calendars!

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D23 2019 Gold Member Gift – 10 Fan-Tastic Milestones Pin Set

In 2019, D23 Gold Members will celebrate 10 years of the Official Disney Fan Club “that’s made for you and me” with this delightful pin set celebrating milestone Disney memories. From The Skeleton Dance to Up, celebrate D23’s 10th anniversary and 10 of 2019’s momentous Disney anniversaries with a collection of beautifully crafted pins, presented in an exclusive D23-embossed tin.

Spanning 90 years of history, these glittering gold-tone finish pins were uniquely designed by Disney artist Ricky De Los Angeles exclusively for D23 Gold Members in 2019. Included in the set are highlights from across the Disney family—from Marvel Comics to Disneyland, from Indiana Jones to the Muppets! This limited-time set was made for the fan in all of us.

The Skeleton Dance (90 years)

On August 22, 1929, the very first, very macabre Silly Symphony was released. Inspired by the brand-new advent of sound in cartoons (which debuted with Steamboat Willie in 1928), the Silly Symphonies were a musical way for Walt Disney and his artists to experiment with new animation techniques. After the successful debut of The Skeleton Dance, seven out of the series’ 75 cartoons would go on to win Best Cartoon Academy Awards!

Donald Duck (85 years)

Everyone’s favorite feisty fowl made his debut in The Wise Little Hen, a Silly Symphony cartoon released on June 9, 1934. After stealing the show as a supporting character, Donald Duck would go on to star in 128 theatrically released cartoons of his own, even surpassing that of Mickey Mouse! Walt Disney himself may have said it best when it came to his ducky star: “Donald is a very outrageous fellow, with bad manners and a worse temper, and everyone is fond of him, including myself.”

Marvel Comics (80 years)

In 1939, Timely Publications, later re-branded as Marvel Comics, released its first publication—Marvel Comics #1, featuring the first appearances of the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. Seventy years later, when Marvel joined The Walt Disney Company in 2009, more than 5,000 heroes and villains had been created, including fan favorites Iron Man, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and Thor, all of whom remain just as popular today—on the big screen, small screen, and in theme parks—as they are in the comics!

Disneyland Television Series (65 years)

Walt Disney’s first regularly scheduled television series, Disneyland, would debut on television sets across America in late 1954. While developing his Disneyland theme park, Walt struggled to find investors confident in the concept. The ABC Network would offer him a deal that would provide them Disney-quality content for the fledgling platform, along with financing for his “latest and greatest dream” of Disneyland. The Disneyland series kicked off with “The Story of Disneyland,” which introduced his bold new idea to the public on October 27, 1954. The show would win the Emmy Award for Best Variety series during its first season.

Haunted Mansion (50 years)

After its ominous exterior sat silently in New Orleans Square for nearly seven years, Haunted Mansion first swung open its doors to Disneyland visitors on August 9, 1969. Walt Disney had dreamt of such an attraction in the park a decade earlier, but it took the advent of Omnimover technology used via the attraction’s now-iconic “Doom Buggies” to perfect the experience. Haunted Mansion became an instant classic, sparking new versions at Disney Parks around the world, each one of them brimming with happy haunts and ghoulish delights.

The Muppet Movie (40 years)

The most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational movie the world had ever seen hit theaters in 1979, marking Jim Henson’s zany creations’ big-screen debut! The Muppets had been a smash hit on television, but were an unknown quantity on the big screen at that point, and the smash success of The Muppet Movie would lead to seven more theatrically released Muppet movies. The enduring legacy of Kermit’s road trip from the swamp to Hollywood can be encapsulated in the classic song “Rainbow Connection,” which remains one of the most iconic songs in Muppets—and film—history.

7 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (35 years)

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s globe-trotting archaeologist returned to the big screen in 1984, in a brand-new adventure taking him from the streets of Shanghai to the depths of the foreboding Pankot Palace. Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones finds himself in 1930s India on a quest to recover the sacred Sankara Stones. Along the way, he’s faced with booby traps, a mysterious cult, all manner of creepie-crawlies, an epic mine cart chase, and groundbreaking special effects to boot!

The Little Mermaid (30 years)

In 1989, The Little Mermaid made quite a splash when it hit theaters, telling the tale of now-beloved Disney characters such as Ariel, Ursula, Scuttle, and Sebastian, all while debuting mesmerizing music from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Ushering in a renaissance of Disney animation, The Little Mermaid would go on to win two Academy Awards—best original score and best song for “Under the Sea”—and prove that the classic Disney fairy-tale musical never goes out of style!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (25 years)

In 1994, the Hollywood Tower Hotel reopened its doors for the first time since 1939, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ became a thrilling and chilling favorite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A classic Disney attraction in every way—complete with an innovative ride system, an elaborate backstory, and incredible details both inside and out—it would prove to be such a hit that versions of the attraction would “drop” into Disney Parks in Anaheim, Tokyo, and Paris!

Up (10 years)

Pixar Animation Studios untethered a masterpiece in 2009 with Up, introducing audiences to a quirky cast of characters, including the curmudgeonly Carl, exuberant Ellie, persistent Russell, and lovable Dug. Director Pete Docter’s unconventional airborne adventure connected with audiences like few films had, becoming only the second animated film of all time to earn a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and winning two more!

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First Official Look At Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Revealed

Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first photos from director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The photos give us our first look at the main cast including Will Smith’s Genie wearing a newly designed costume quite different from the original animated film. Check out the photos below! (via Entertainment Weekly)

The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter; Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan’s beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; Navid Negahban (Homeland) as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine; Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar (Homeland) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.

Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) from a screenplay by John August (Dark Shadows, Big Fish) based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin and stories from “One Thousand and One Nights.” The producer is Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) with Golden Globe winner Marc Platt (La La Land), Jonathan Eirich (Death Note) and Kevin De La Noy (The Dark Knight Rises) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors) and Tim Rice (The Lion King) as well as two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen).

Aladdin was nominated for five Academy Awards and won two, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World.” Based on the Middle-Eastern folktale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, the 1992 animated film was co-directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had previously-directed The Little Mermaid and would go on to make other Disney classics, including Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and Moana. It famously featured Robin Williams as the film’s genie, along with Scott Weinger as Aladdin, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Linda Larkin as Princess Jasmine, Frank Welker as Aladdin’s monkey pal Abu, plus Douglas Seale as The Sultan, and Gilbert Gottfried as Iago.

The film is set to debut in theaters May 24, 2019.

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Disney Pixar Short Film Bao

In Bao, an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. 

This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada. 

Bad is available on The Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 3 on Digital, Movies Anywhere, and Blu-ray.

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Disney Reveals The Mandalorian Cast

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.

Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.

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Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Octavia Spencer Join Voice Cast For Pixar’s Upcoming Film Onward

Pixar Animation Studios revealed today four members of its voice cast for its original new feature film “Onward,” including Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Tom Holland (“Spiderman: Homecoming”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s “Monsters University,” “Onward” is slated for theaters on March 6, 2020.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help bring key characters to life.

“Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humor to his character,” said Rae.

“Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” said Scanlon.

“There is no one funnier than Julia,” said Scanlon, “but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.” 

“Octavia can do it all,” said Rae. “We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character.”

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From All of Us To You: The Disney Christmas Card 

For nearly nine decades, Disney artists have created annual seasonal art for greeting cards, advertisements, and in support of motion picture releases, TV programs, and the parks. 

Featuring beloved Disney characters and scenes, these seldom-published examples of vintage Disney art create a one-of-a-kind and festive collection perfect for holiday gift-giving. The book includes a center gatefold cover opening, like Maps of the Disney Parks, and a dozen removable holiday cards, exclusively-designed as a unique bonus feature to showcase both rare and original Disney art, artifacts, and treasures from the Walt Disney Archives!

You can purchase the 144 page book HERE.

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