Friday, October 17, 2014

Frozen and Spider-Man are now on a bag of apples

The Disney brand is on just about everything, including fruits and vegetables.

Since 2006, more the 4.1 billion servings of Disney-branded fruits and vegetables have been served in North America, according to Disney Consumer Products.

Now, Disney is added Frozen and Spider-Man to the bagged apples by Sage brand. "Beyond the toy aisle, Frozen is also keeping the produce section fresh and cool," said John T. King, vice president of licensing, consumables, Disney Consumer Products, said in a news release.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

'Big Hero 6' characters coming to Disneyland and Disney World in November

A new Disney movie means character visits at parks.

The recent practice of a character meet and greats continues with the starts of Disney's "Big Hero 6."

Hiro Hamada and Baymax will be available at Disneyland and Disney World starting in mid-November, the Disney Parks Blog reports.

At Disneyland, the two will be seen near the Starcade in Tomorrowland at a recreation of Hiro's robotics workshop.

At Disney World, the two will be seen at at the Walt Disney Animation Studios at Hollywood Studios.

According to the official description of the movie, inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name: "Big Hero 6"is comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, andHiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." The movie is set for release Nov. 7, 2014.

Fall Out Boy is featured in new Disney film 'Big Hero 6'; soundtrack to be released Nov. 4

Fall Out Boy will have a song featured on the new soundtrack to Disney's upcoming movie "Big Hero 6."

The song "Immortals" is featured in the film's sequence where super smart individuals transform into a group of high-tech heroes. "The idea of this kid stepping up on behalf of his brother is what inspired the song's title 'Immortals,'" says Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump said in a news release. "Your victories aren't exclusively yours, so the fact that all of these people are coming together to help him get to the finish line is really exciting."

"They're testing out their new super suits for the first time in the scene," says bassist Pete Wentz. "Some of it works—some of it doesn't. You get the sense that they're stepping into a bigger role."

According to the official description of the movie, inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name: "Big Hero 6"is comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, andHiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." The movie is set for release Nov. 7, 2014.

The soundtrack is set for release at digital retail Nov. 4 and on CD Nov. 24, 2014.

Disney and Animal Planet present special 'America's Cutest: Disney Side Howl-o-ween' on Oct. 18

©Disney/Charlie Champagne
Disney and Animal Planet are presenting a TV special featuring pet owners dressing their pets as their favorite Disney characters.

The one-hour special "America's Cutest: Disney Side Howl-o-ween" premiers Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. and will he hosted by John O'Hurley.

The special is based on Disney's big social media push asking everyone to show their "Disney Side" through photos and video. In this search, Disney asked pet owners to have their pets show their Disney Side. Parts were filmed at Disney World.


Clips of pets showing their Disney Side are divided into five Disney-theme categories. A finalist is selected in each category.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New restaurant at Boardwalk in Disney World opens Dec. 18

The new Italian restaurant
Disney publicity photo
Meatball Cannelloni Basil at Trattoria al Forno
Trattoria al Forno at the Boardwalk in Disney World will open Dec. 18, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

The restaurant features recipes from Italy’s various regions, showcasing handcrafted mozzarella made daily, a number of Neopolitan-style pizzas, risotto, baked lasagna, chicken Parmigiana with tagliatelle pasta.

The restaurant will also feature more than 60 offerings of wine by the bottle and more than 25 wines by the glass.

The full men can be found here. 

Holiday Star Wars jammies for kids and adults from Hannah Andersson

Here's a little something that might just make you want to rush the holiday season, just a little bit: Pajamas for the whole family in a fun holiday Star Wars print.

Hanna Andersson has introduced a "Star Wars Season's Greetings" pattern that is equal parts tacky holiday sweater and geek chic. Looks closely and you'll see Darth Vader wearing antlers and a red nose; Yoda in a Santa hat; and Princess Leia's trademark hair buns are green wreaths.

Hanna Andersson is known for its pure organic cotton fabric. The adult sizes are unisex, and the site has handy size guides to help you find the right fit.

If a holiday print isn't your thing, we've included a few evergreen patterns too. (Personally, I'd like to see the pink Darth Vader style in grown-up sizes.)

The pajamas are available at HannaAndersson.com (linked below) or at Nordstrom.











Star Wars Vader Stripe Long John Pajamas 
The red-striped long johns also are available in adults sizes, 
$44 for the top, $38 for the bottoms