Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media unveiled its new product line inspired by Disney Channel’s upcoming animated TV series Elena of Avalor, which debuts Friday, July 22. The Disney Store Michigan Ave. location in Chicago commemorated the launch of Elena of Avalor products in store by creating a custom window display with art from the series. Actress Jenna Ortega, who voices Elena’s younger sister, Isabel, and stars on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, was there to help unveil the new design to fans. [Read more...]
Disney will expand on the animated feature Disney Frozen with Frozen Northern Lights, an original story from the kingdom of Arendelle, spanning a collection of books, animated shorts from The Lego Group, and new digital extensions. Beginning in July, Frozen fans will follow Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven on an adventure to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights. [Read more...]
“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,” Blackburn wrote in the post.
There will be two final retail releases, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.
The announcement comes two months after Disney laid out the video game’s plans for the year, including a focus on developing play sets and characters based on events coming from Disney this year, instead of a new edition of the game. Disney Infinity came out for holiday 2014, and the franchise was the No. 1 game in the toys-to-life category in 2014 and 2015.
Representatives from toy, media, retail companies, and more, came together yesterday for a day-long conference sponsored by the White House Council on Women and Girls, The Department of Education, and the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California. As part of the conference, companies and organizations committed to taking new action to break down gender stereotypes in toys and media to help children explore, learn, and dream without limits. Companies invited to participate included littleBits, Dream Big Toy Co., Disney, Mattel, and DC Comics. [Read more...]
Lego will release 18 new minifigures based on classic Disney characters, the company announced on Twitter. The Disney Series will be available starting May 1, and is the company’s first-ever Disney character collection of minifigures. The collection includes classic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Daisy, and Peter Pan, and new favorites, including Stitch and Mr. Incredible. [Read more...]
Disney Magic Kingdoms allows players to enter the world of Disney and Disney Parks as they endeavor on a quest to restore the kingdom’s magic from evil powers. The app allows players to build attractions from the parks like Space Mountain, California Screamin’, and It’s a Small World. Disney Magic Kingdoms also allows users to share moments with their favorite Disney characters from Disney Pixar’s Wall E, Toy Story, Tangled, and more. [Read more...]
Zootopia debuted this weekend with $75 million, marking the biggest three-day debut of all time for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Internationally, the film opened in mid-February, earning nearly $100 million over its first three weeks and posting an additional $64.7 million this weekend for a combined global total of $235.2 million. [Read more...]
Marvel Battlegrounds is the first play set to introduce four-player arcade brawler gameplay to Disney Infinity. Players will get to engage in the ultimate rumble as Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains struggle to gain control of Wakanda’s most valuable resource, Vibranium. The ever-growing clash creates factions as the war stretches to the cosmic battlegrounds of space. Players will battle through 12 levels across eight dynamic arenas. [Read more...]
Photographer Brian McCarty has created a Disney photo series that reimagines iconic scenes from Disney Princess movies. The photos depict the adventures of Merida, Tiana, and Rapunzel, which mirror the film scenes in doll-size detail. McCarty and his design team used dolls from Hasbro’s Disney Princess line, custom created sets, props, and lighting to recreate the scenes. [Read more...]