“Beauty and the Beast” 25th Anniversary Edition on Digital HD September 6 and Blu-ray September 20

Beauty and the Beast Blu Ray

Dream Big, Princess!

Disney has just announced that Beauty and the Beast will be receiving a 25th anniversary treatment (wow, I feel old) this September!

As Disney begins its Dream Big campaign, which spotlights the unique strengths and independence of all 11 Disney Princesses, the company has begun rolling out a ton of new content and re-releases of the classic Princess movies.

This announcement comes just a month after the teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast was released.

You celebrate 25 years of Beauty and the Beast on Digital HD and Blu Ray this September with a ton of new features and bonus content.

Coach and Disney Team Up for New Mickey Line

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Coach and Disney have teamed up to bring you a new line of limited edition bags, jackets and sneakers!

See below for a gallery of the entire line. Products will be available as early as today in some of the flagship stores.

Disney Unveils Poster for “Moana”

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“Mary Poppins” Sequel Slated for Christmas 2018 Release

Emily Blunt - Mary Poppins

Disney has officially announced that its sequel to Mary Poppins is scheduled to release on Christmas day of 2018.

The film will star Emily Blunt, as Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda from Broadway’s hit show Hamilton.

The film will be directed by Rob Marshall and the music will be scored by Tony-winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman who have a tall order of hitting the standards of The Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music for the original Mary Poppins among many other Disney classics.

 

With more than 2 years until release, there is little else known about the film at this time so keep checking back for updates!

“Tsum Tsum Kingdom” Web Series is Absolutely Adorable

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Disney has just launched the first episode of Tsum Tsum Kingdom, an adorable web series that shows how these cute plushies act in the wild…or at home when you aren’t looking.

Narrated by Pete Beaumont, this wildlife documentary style short tells the story of Mickey and friends as they escape the clutches of a vicious…house cat.

As some one who is personally obsessed with Tsum Tsums (I have over 150 on my desk at work), one could only wonder what kind of havoc they wreak when I leave the office.

Check out the full video below and subscribe to Disney’s channel for future episodes of Tsum Tsum Kingdom!

Disney Infinity is Officially No More, Ceasing Operations in June

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In a shocking turn of events, Disney announced this afternoon that Disney Infinity is officially no more.

Here is the official statement from Disney,

By now you may have heard the news that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity. From the beginning, Disney Infinity was built for you—our fans—and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, but for creating a community that made Disney Infinity more than just a game.

Our goal for Disney Infinity was to bring the best of Disney storytelling to life in homes around the world, and with your support we accomplished that. We hope you had as much fun playing the game as we had making it.

So what’s next for Disney Infinity? We have two final retail releases coming, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.

And as we turn to the next chapter in our story, I want to thank everyone who helped bring Disney Infinity to life, particularly Disney’s Glendale-based production and publishing teams, our external development partners, and of course the incredible Avalanche team for their tireless dedication to this project.

But most of all, I want to again thank you for making Disney Infinity a part of your lives—and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community.

So what’s going on?

Disney posted their earnings report this afternoon, and it did not meet expectations. We knew the Toys-To-Life bubble was going to pop at some point, but obviously did not expect it to be now.

Here are some excerpts from an internal memo sent to employees today:

The team behind Disney Infinity created an incredible product. It was a critical success that inspired a deeply engaged community of players. But, despite Disney Infinity’s quality, it has become difficult to financially justify continued investment given the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market. Coupled with high development costs, the economics of our current vertical business model no longer add up.

In addition, Disney will also be closing Avalanche Software, the main studio behind the Disney Infinity franchise.

(Check out more of Jason’s articles about Disney Infinity at Infinity Inquirer)

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as Told by Emoji

Star Wars The Force Awakens as told by Emoji

We’ve seen movies like Aladdin, Frozen and Tangled as told by emoji, but this week, Disney has released Star Wars: The Force Awakens as told by emoji in celebration of May the 4th…AKA, Star Wars Day.

Join emoji-fied versions of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Princess Leia and more Star Wars characters as they retell The Force Awakens, while we all wait for Rogue One.

Check out the video below!

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