San Diego Comic Con Disney Exclusives Today

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Although Disney is somewhat skipping this years San Diego Comic Con with no big events and panels planned (except some Disney Channel and a Disney/Marvel Team up programs) there is still some good exclusive Disney items that go on sale on the con that has just started.

There are the Boom comics Get-A-Sketch exclusive San Diego blank covers from Ducktales, Chip ‘n Dale, Darkwing Duck as well as a 8-bit cover of Ducktales 1. There is an amazing looking Nightmare Before Christmas 2 Piece Bronze Paperweight Set. At Disney’s boot there will be a Phineas & FerbvAgent P Limited Edition Figurine. Disney will also offer a special limited range of Vinylmation figures at the convention. These exclusives are the following; three-inch Flocked Sully, three-inch Glow in the dark Mike Wazowski, three-inch Metallic Mickey Mouse, and a three-inch Blue Mr. Incredible. There are also a couple of nine-inch vinylmation figures;  nine-inch Metallic Buzz Lightyear and the nine-inch Metallic Maleficent.

Happy collecting to those attending the San Diego Con. For those not at the con, good luck finding them online once the con is finished.

San Diego Comic con has started yesterday with preview day and today with official opening day. Don’t have any tickets yet… You will not be able to get in. Tickets need to be book well in advance. The best way to get tickets: get them at the end of the previous show…

Picture copyrights Disney

Mickey Mouse in Magic Kingdom Movie (April Fool’s)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

It was already green lighted, the Magic Kingdom movie, now we also know who will be the leading part in the movie. A rumored new full length Mickey Mouse movie is in the making. However, it has come to our attention that the Magic Kingdom movie and the Mickey Mouse feature are one and the same. Mickey Mouse will star as the lead role in the Magic Kingdom movie.

It is not clear yet if Mickey will be fully CGI or if they will use other methods of bringing him to live. Nothing is said or known about the story yet but according to our sources it will not be the Playhouse Mickey version, but a version that both young children as well as their parents will appreciate. Goofy and Donald could also be part of this new adventure.

An appointment with Mickey

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Mickey Mouse will have a new house in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. He will meet and greet guests at the Town Square Theater at the entrance of the park. I guess with Toontown closed Mickey had to move. The imagineers are making sure everything will be ready for Mickey once he will start to appear in the beginning of the spring time. It will be more then just a meet and greet area as the Disney imagineers are creating an interactive queue for those that are waiting to see Mickey.

One big extra element will be a FastPass to visit the mouse. From now on guests can get a FastPass, enjoy the rest of the park, and come back in their specific one hour window to see and meet Mickey. Good Idea? Not sure yet! I love the FastPass system but we will have to wait and see if it will work for character meets to. If it does then this could be something that might get implemented at other future character meet and greet area’s. What do you think about it?

Picture copyrights Disney via Disney Parks Blog

InspEarations TRON Mickey Statue

Monday, December 6th, 2010

If you are both a Mickey Mouse fan and a Tron fan (like me) then this is the auction for you. The original InspEarations TRON Mickey Statue is up for grabs on Ebay. Starting bid is $9500, or you can buy it now for $15000. This statue was specially designed for  Mickey’s 75th birthday and has originally been displayed in the park. This is one beautiful collectible!

To bid or buy this item or to see some more picture visit the original Ebay page. 4 days left for those that want to place a bid.

Disney’s Avengers

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The Disney Channel and Disney XD has released their plans for the 2010-2011 television season and as expected will have some of their famous usuals return.

But there will be some new shows to and one of them will be a new Avengers animation series: “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”.

The new show will target kids age 9 to 14, will be 52 episodes long and will feature Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp.

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Mickey Mouse from Kingdom Heart 2

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

More great figures from the New York Toy Fair. Here you can see Mickey Mouse in his Kingdom Heart 2 Attire. He is only one of the new figures from the fun game.

There is also a Sora in Santa Costume and an amazing looking Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas on display. The figures are from Square Enix.

You can see some big pictures of the preview oversized figures on Pulse Figures.

The Spirit of Disneyland II

Monday, December 28th, 2009

After Alaska Airlines retired “Spirit of Disneyland” a couple of weeks ago, they introduced to the new “Spirit of Disneyland II” Airplane the public. The first flight took place from Portland to Los Angeles on December 18th 2009  where it was welcomed by three Make a Wish foundation children who traveled to Disneyland to have their wish granted.

Spirit I had Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald pictured on it, the new Spirit II is bigger (a Boeing 737-900) and had room for one more character joining the gang, namely Pluto.

Follow the link to see pictures of the plain getting painted.

Picture copyrights Alaska Airlines / Trademark copyrights Disney.

Galleries 3 New Horizons: The Emergence of the Walt Disney Studio (1928 to 1940)

Friday, July 31st, 2009

thegoofAre you ready to visit some real magical history? Time to order your tickets!

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s website is up and you can now order your tickets for the October opening. For those getting a Museum membership, you could get the opportunity to visit the museum in The Presidio of San Fransisco before the general public during a special preview weekend before the official opening.

Here is another preview, straight from the museum…

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Gallery 2 – Hollywood (1923-1928)

Friday, July 24th, 2009

oswaldReady for another treat coming straight from the Walt Disney Family Museum? Well here it is. The second gallery will again host some amazing Walt Disney treasures, including the telegram send by Roy to Walt which read “Don’t worry everything OK will give details when arrive”.

There is also picture of the marriage license and certificate of Walt and Lillian and a great drawing of Oswald from 1927. Feast your eyes on these gems in this second preview…

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Mickey Mouse Chocolates

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

LeonidasDisney1There are a couple of things Belgium is famous for, one of them is their chocolates. Leonidas is  possibly the most famous Belgium Chocolates brand known all over the world. It has stores everywhere! To widen their range of chocolates they are now offering a new kind of yummies. Together with Disney they created a new box filled with nice chocolates with a Mickey Head form on top them. I have a feeling Minnie loves these chocolates a lot…

Leonidas is proofing to be a very healthy business with a turnover of $423 million dollars. It had a growth of 3%, even in these difficult times. It is expected the company will grow with another 1 to 2% next fiscal year. They have 350 shops in Belgium, 350 in France, 260 more in the rest of Europe, 86 in Asia and In the US there are about 80 shops. Need to find a shop near you to try the new Disney chocolates? Visit their website and “find a store near you

Picture copyright Leonidas

Disney’s Christmas Carol Poster

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

disneychristmascarolDisney has released the official poster of their Jim Carrey project, “A Christmas Carol”. The movie will be released on November 6 in Digital 3D and Imax 3D. (Via Yahoo Movies)

Jim Carrey is Ebeneezer Scrooge and will have Gary Oldman as his faithful clerk.

This is one of those stories with uncountable amount of movies (actually the counts for movies stands on 19 films and 43 Television adaptations). Also for Disney it’s not been the first time. Mickey’s Christmas Carol was released in 1983.

Picture copyrights Disney

Michael Jackson’s Disneyana Collection – AUCTION STOPPED (update!)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

mj-auction0If the money is gone, you have to start selling some of your things. It can happen to the best of us, even Michael Jackson, the king of pop. After already selling his ranch Michael has no other option to sell some of his private collection so he can pay his bills. In this collection, as was to be expected, are a lot of Disneyana to be found. Browsing the catalog some amazing Disney things popped up. So if you have a couple of left over dollars, maybe something is in the collection for you. Although, I must admit, I don’t think “left over dollars” will be enough as most of the items are big, some of them are very rare and all of them will go for top dollars.

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D23 … step by step III

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Putting a Smile on the WorldOriginally this was supposed to be “step II” of my D23 experience – and it in some way still is – but then fellow blog writer Andy muscled into “my” series with his post about his experience with the D23 “club” / “community”  … so  now I’ll have to call this step III  ;- )

In my prior post in this series I commented on Disney most probably expecting us Europeans to be grateful for being allowed to join D23 even so they add a gross surcharge for international delivery. Afterall they never allowed Europeans to orde their (failed) Disney Yearbook. Andy chimed in reminding us that the extreme shipping is also tagged to any other orders international members place in the D23-shop – even if it is a small comparable affordable item such as a pin. I agree with him that this is really annoying. But – differen from him – I expected it. Afterall Disney always used to overcharge for shipping and handling with similar amounts such as 25$ – prior experience with the Disney Catalogue and the mailorder services of Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort Anaheim taught me that. In addition I never expected to place many orders for D23 exclusive merchandise. So while I think it is annoying it does not irk me as much as it does Andy. However, I think Disney should overthink this policy – even if international mailing results in extra work such as completing the custom forms (but more about that later). Also I think as an international member I also have the option to liump several orders of items together so to reduce the amount of shipping that applies to each separate item. However, I see that that might not work for limited items that sell out before the next item shows up one is interested in.

But Andy also wrote about him being disappointed with the D23 magazine and the surprise gift … I still can’t say anything about the magazine as it still has not arrived, but I got my surprise welcome gift today …

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D23 … Step by Step II

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

OK, so before reading this entry make sure to read what Dirk thinks about the D23 club so far in D23 … Step by Step… Done? Good! Now here is what I think about D23…

I became member on day 1, mainly because I am a Disney geek and whatever Disney does I’ll go for it. I love Disney, especially the parks, and when Disney put something on the market they can be sure that my money will leave my pocket and end up in their account. It was no different with D23 and once the site got live (I gazed at the white screen for a couple of times before it did) I got myself the charter membership… Living in Europe it set me back the $120 Dirk already talks about, but I had big hope and wanted to get my hand on some of the exclusive merchandise. Once I got my login information I visited the D23 shop. As a collector of Disney things I wanted to make sure to get the special D23 Tinker Bell Pin. It was the first in a series of ten, a series I was going to collect myself. So I went to the site, clicked on the pin and started to go to the checkout procedure…

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The Jonas Brothers, The Purity Rings … & Mickey Mouse

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Much has been written about the success of The Jonas Brothers – frequently the three brothers have been presented as the typical Disney created artifical boy-band (even so they moved into the Disney fold only after Sony failed to market their major label debut as successful as the brothers had hoped), even more frequently critics and “music fans” past the tween stage have criticized their music … but the band continued to sell their two studio albums for Disney extremly good and played to sell-out crowds on their tours in the US and international … so the public debate in the recent months turned to the Purity Rings all three brothers wear (indicating that they have pledged not to have sex before marriage) … a story so “interesting” that even the (compared to the Hannah Montana concert movie) not so impressive performance of their concert movie on the box office didn’t manage to shoulder it aside. But this is about to change … forever … because finally we are going to learn the true story behind the Purity Rings … thanks to SouthPark episode 1301 … and let me tell you so much … it might not be the Jonas Brothers who want to wear the rings … but take a look yourself: