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Crayola ColorStudio HD iPad App now available on the App Store



Griffin and Crayola Announce Availability of Crayola ColorStudio HD for iPad

Crayola ColorStudio HD App now available on the App Store; iMarker digital stylus now available at Apple Stores nationwide


Nashville, TN / Easton, PA – July 6, 2011 – Griffin
Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for
everyday life, and Crayola, whose products have inspired artistic
creativity in children for more than 100 years, announce the
availability of Crayola ColorStudio HD for iPad, an accessory and app
combo that blends coloring with cutting-edge mobile technology.

ColorStudio HD is an entirely new digital play experience, coupling a
multi-activity drawing app for iPad with a marker-shaped digital stylus,
iMarker. With the functionality of a marker, crayon, pen and paintbrush
in one, iMarker allows young artists to interact with animated coloring
book pages that move and react while being colored. The iMarker brings
the ColorStudio HD App to life on iPad, generating custom-produced
pictures, animations, sound effects, music and other special effects
with each touch on the Multi-Touch display.

“We love creating
technology for kids, and our partnership with Crayola allows us to
elevate their signature blend of kid-friendly creativity into the
digital world,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology.
“ColorStudio HD is the first of many offerings to come from this
exciting partnership.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with
Griffin Technology to bring a timeless children’s activity to life in an
amazing new way,” said Warren Schorr, Head of Crayola Licensing.
“Crayola ColorStudio HD ushers coloring into the 21st century by turning
the iPad into an interactive coloring book that morphs and transforms
as kids digitally color.”

The Crayola ColorStudio HD App is able
to differentiate automatically between a child’s finger input (taps,
swipes, etc.) and the input from iMarker. For the first time, users are
able to manipulate both the creative space and color without having to
toggle between app modes. The ColorStudio HD App provides hundreds of
hours of playtime, with more than 30 animated coloring pages, pictures,
sound effects and music. Young artists also have the option to design an
unlimited number of their own coloring pages using ColorStudio HD’s
extensive built-in library of backgrounds, music, sound effects and
other elements. Artwork can be e-mailed, uploaded to Facebook or even
printed directly from iPad to any AirPrint-enabled printer.

Crayola ColorStudio HD is available for $29.99 from Apple Retail Stores,, Best Buy stores, or from

The Crayola ColorStudio HD App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at

For additional information about Griffin products, visit and contact Jennifer Reiss at 305-576-1171 ext. 144 or via e-mail at

About Griffin Technology

on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is
today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home,
mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®,
PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken
new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world
over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed
in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped
create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at, and

About Crayola®

Crayola®, color is our magic. We unleash wonder and adventure in every
child and inspire colorful self-expression in bold, new ways. From
Crayola® Glow Explosion markers that bring imaginations to life with
colorful glow-in-the-dark drawings, to Crayola® Color Wonder — a
magical, mess-free way for children to draw and paint — our color
wizardry gives colorful wings to the invisible things in a child’s

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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