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Disney Consumer Products Unwraps its #DisneyDozen Gift List for the 2013 Holiday Season



Receiving more awards and accolades than ever before, this holiday toy list showcases imaginative products for all ages and budgets featuring Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters.  

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint and Play App by Disney
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play app by Disney Publishing Worldwide

Glendale, Calif. (October 15, 2013) –It's the holiday season and Disney Consumer Products has magical gifts for all ages and budgets in its #DisneyDozen gift list inspired by favorite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters and stories. This award-winning assortment includes 12 entertaining and innovative holiday gifts – plus some additional "must-have" items – that tap into The Walt Disney Company's rich history of storytelling, while offering enduring play value and transforming playtime into a truly magical experience that Disney is known for.

With products inspired by popular Disney properties such as Disney Junior's Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins along with Disney's Planes and Disney Infinity, the #DisneyDozen products are being recognized by more national retailers, toy experts, industry organizations and media outlets than ever before, including: Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Kmart,, The Toy Insider, Parents magazine and more. There's something for every budget with toys ranging from $5.99 to $189.99, and digital apps ranging from FREE to $4.99.

The #DisneyDozen gift list includes:

  • Angry Birds Star Wars TELEPODS (Hasbro)

  • Cheerin' Minnie (Fisher-Price)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List

  • Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List's "Most Wanted" toys for 2013 and "People's Play Award" nominee
    -Toy Insider's "Hot 20" toys for 2013
    -Toys "R" Us 2013 Holiday Hot Toy lis

  • Disney's It's A Small World Animator's Collection (Disney Store) its a small world doll collection
    -Family Choice Awards 2013 Holiday Gift Guide Winner
    Parents magazine "Top 10 Favorite" for November 2013's "People's Play Award" nominee

  • Disney's Planes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper RC Plane (Mattel)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List
    -National Parenting Publications Awards 2013 Children's Products Honors Winner in the Toys category "People's Play Award" nominee
    -Toy Insider's "Hot 20" toys for 2013
    -Toys "R" Us, Walmart and Kmart's top holiday toys lists

  • Disney Princess Palace Pets (Blip) and Palace Pets app (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List's "Most Wanted" toys for 2013 and "People's Play Award" nominee

  • Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle (Mattel) and Magic Mirror App (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List
    Parents magazine "Virtual Reality" Top Toy Pick 2013

  • Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center (Just Play)'s "Most Wanted" toys for 2013 and "People's Play Award" nominee
    -Toy Insider's "Hot 20" toys for 2013
    -Toys "R" Us, Walmart and Kmart's top holiday toy lists

  • LEGO® DUPLO®-brand Jake and the Never Land PiratesTM construction sets (LEGO)

  • Iron Man Flying RC Extreme Hero (EB Brands)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List "People's Play Award" nominee

  • Sofia the First Magical Talking Doll with Animal Friends (Mattel)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List
    -Kohl's Top 25 Dream Toys list's "Most Wanted" toys for 2013
    -Toy Insider's "Hot 20" toys for 2013

    Additional "must-haves" items:

  • Disney Baby The Lion King Simba Drop N' Roar (Fisher-Price)
    -Amazon's 2013 Holiday Toy List
    Parents magazine "Best for Babies" Top Toy Pick 2013

  • Disney's Frozen Anna & Elsa dolls (Disney Store)

  • Marvel Creativity Studio Deluxe Stylus and App (eKids)

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play App (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
    -National Parenting Publications Awards 2013 Children's Products Gold Winner in the Virtual Products category

  • Winnie the Pooh Interactive Story Book Buddy (Hallmark)

    From the loveable characters of hit Disney Junior shows and new characters discovered on the big screen, to soaring Super Heroes and angry Darth Vader birds (and pigs), the best-of-the-best products from the world's leading entertainment company are available now at national retailers including Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Kmart along with other mass and specialty retailers, as well as Disney Store retail locations and, and the iTunes and Google Play stores. 

    Best for Baby

  • Disney Baby The Lion King Simba Drop N' Roar (MSRP $34.99;, and
    Surprise baby with different reactions via drop-through ball play with The Lion King Simba Drop 'n Roar, which includes sound effects and an original song, 'I Just Can't Wait to Be King.'

    Winnie the Pooh Interactive Story Buddy (MSRP: $34.95, available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores starting November)
    Bring story time to life with Hallmark's Winnie the Pooh Interactive Story Buddy that uses Hallmark's I Reply® Technology – the plush Winnie the Pooh Story Buddy chimes in when key phrases from the book are read aloud.


Preschool Picks

Cheerin' Minnie (MSRP: $44.99; available at mass retailers)
Watch every girl's friend, Minnie, raise her pom poms high while she cheers for her favorite mouse, singing and dancing to the hit song "Hey Mickey"!

Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center (MSRP: $79.99; available at mass retailers)
The Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center has everything kids need – from the Big Book of Boo Boos to other doctor "tools" and accessories – so they can imagine they are healing toys and giving healthy checkups right along with Doc McStuffins!

LEGO® DUPLO®-brand Jake and the Never Land PiratesTM construction sets (MSRP: $14.99, $24.99 and $39.99; available at mass and specialty retailers)
Build your own pirate fun – from Jake's Treasure Hunt, to the Never Land Hideout, to Jake's Pirate Ship Buckey; a swashbuckling adventure awaits young Jake and the Never Land Pirates fans!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play app by Disney Publishing Worldwide (app is $4.99; available on iTunes and Google Play)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play is a magical 3D coloring book that lets kids create the Clubhouse world. With unlimited combinations of tools, colors, patterns, stickers, and more, kids paint everything they see – even Mickey and Minnie! A magic wand brings the Clubhouse to life as a fully-animated 3D world.

Sofia the First Magical Talking Doll with Animal Friends (MSRP: $39.99; available at mass retailers)
Dressed in her signature princess gown and very special amulet from the King, Sofia can recognize and talk with three of her best animal friends. With multiple character-specific phrases, it's endless interactive friendship fun with everyone's favorite princess-in-training!

Boys Toys

Angry Birds Star Wars TELEPODS (MSRP: $14.99 – $39.99, available at mass retailers; app is $0.99 available on iTunes and Google Play)
For the first time ever, TELEPODS lets you teleport your Rebel Bird and Imperial Pig figures into the new Angry Birds Star Wars II app so you can choose who you launch. You can also launch your Rebel Bird figures in real life to destroy iconic Angry Birds Star Wars structures and topple the evil Pig Empire!

Disney's Planes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper RC Plane (MSRP: $39.99; available as mass retailers)
Kids can have fun recreating the action seen in Disney's Planes with this RC vehicle that offers role-play remote control, which means the plane moves when they do!

Iron Man Flying RC Extreme Hero (MSRP: $79.99; available at mass retailers)
Experience the thrill of controlling the world's first flying Iron Man. The Extreme Hero banks, soars dives and climbs, just like the real Iron Man and offers high performance yet easy enough for a beginner as it soars up to 300 feet in the air.

Marvel Creativity Studio Deluxe Smart Stylus and App (MSRP: $34.99, available at Apple Stores; app is FREE, available on iTunes)
A truly creative gift for any Marvel fan or budding artist, the Marvel Creativity Studio features a "smart" stylus that magically transforms into a pencil, marker, crayon, brush or stamper, for an immersive art experience on iPad devices. Through engaging activities and assembling your own action stories, kids of all ages can draw, color and activate their favorite Marvel Super Heroes to create their own customized artwork and storytelling.

Gifts for Girls

Disney's Frozen Anna & Elsa dolls ($39.95 each; available at Disney Store locations and
From Disney's Frozen, these beautiful dolls begin to sing their own signature songs triggered by motion-activation – Anna ("For the First Time") and Elsa ("Let It Go").

Disney Princess Palace Pets and Palace Pets app (MSRP: $5.99 – $29.99, available at mass retailers; FREE app, available on iTunes)
Inspired by the love for animals the Disney Princess characters display in their classic stories, the Disney Princess Palace Pets app and product collection enable children to play with, nurture and love their Palace Pets, just like their favorite Disney Princess characters. The product line includes figures, "plush" stuffed animals and playsets.

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle and Magic Mirror App (MSRP: $189.99, available at mass retailers; $3.99 for app or FREE with Castle purchase, available on iTunes)
The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle and Magic Mirror app merge physical and digital to create magical interactive experiences both in and around the castle themed to girls' favorite Disney Princess characters. Special spots in each room trigger activities including baking with Snow White, popping bubbles with Ariel, sewing beautiful dresses with Cinderella, and singing songs with Aurora. With so many areas of play, more than 30 accessory pieces, and the new augmented reality app, it's the ultimate castle for any little princess to call home.

Under the Sea Surprise Ariel (MSRP: $29.99, available at mass retailers)
When is placed in water, Ariel's fin lights up, creating a magical rainbow of color; she also sings and says phrases from favorite movie moments in both English and Spanish.

Family Fun

Disney Infinity (MSRP: $74.99 starter pack, available at mass and specialty retailers)
Disney Infinity is an all-new video game starring the beloved characters from Walt Disney Studios' and Pixar's most popular franchises. Players can place real-world toy versions of their favorite Disney characters onto a device called the Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, The Incredibles, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger and Toy Story in Space as well as into a giant Toy Box where they can create their own adventures.

Disney's It's A Small World Animator's Collection ($29.95 each, available at Disney Store locations and
Celebrate our "small world" with a new collection of dolls inspired by the original Fantasyland attraction, "it's a small world," and one of the best-known Disney tunes of all time. Each doll is dressed in traditional costume and sings in its native language. 

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’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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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim





BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: RagnarokBlack Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof 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

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”



First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an

All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.     

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