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Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm today revealed at Nuremberg Toy Fair Hasbro, The LEGO Group, Mattel, JAKKS Pacific and Rubies as some of the global licensees that will support the highly anticipated theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A bespoke range of products will also be available at Disney Stores globally.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most anticipated movie events of all time. Our mission is to pay homage to the excitement of Star Wars fans around the world and bring the incredible storytelling from the movie to life through our products,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing, Disney Consumer Products. “Our teams have designed product lines that will deliver incredible play experiences, while preserving the surprises filmmakers have in store for audiences in December.”

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line-up will be led by best-in-class licensees with an assortment of action figures, role-play items, play sets, diecast vehicles, costumes and more. Additionally, there will be exclusive offerings such as collectibles, diecast action figures, role-play and much more available at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com.

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Avengers Assemble! Experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers and the much anticipated sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save humanity. The game will be available in fall 2015 for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, and Windows PC.

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There’s a rebellion brewing on Battleworld. Stretching far and wide into every dominion across the strange, patchwork realm, underground revolutionaries prepare for the uprising. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING #1, a new Secret Wars series from New York Times Bestselling writer Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman) and artist John Timms (Nova, Harley Quinn)!

Medusa, ruler of Attilan and Queen of the Inhumans, has been tasked with rooting out the rebels, and crushing their resistance beneath her steely tendrils of hair. Yet a chance encounter with the head of the insurgency will change everything. A man named – BLACK BOLT! And things are about to get complicated.

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“One of the ideas behind Inhumans: Attilan Rising from the start was to put Medusa, Black Bolt, Reader, Iso and other characters from Inhuman into a new context,” says Charles Soule, in an interview with Marvel.com. “That’s part of the fun of an event like Secret Wars. Things don’t have to be the way we’re used to seeing them.”

“My initial concept was ‘life during wartime’,” continued Soule. “The relationships we’re used to seeing will be different in this story. Huge drama, spies, glamour, action, betrayal, sabotage. My hope is that it won’t feel like anything else out there.”

The drums of war beat for the Inhuman nation. But when the dust clears, who will rise? Find out as BATTLEWORLD comes to the Inhumans in INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING #1 this May!

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The Wrap is reporting that Karl Urban has replaced Michael C. Hall in Disney’s remake of Pete’s Dragon. There is no word why the change was made or what character Urban will be playing. The film stars Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley alongside newcomer Oakes Fegley, who will play the title character.

The film is scheduled for release August 12, 2016.

 

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Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Rachael Taylor will star as Patricia “Trish” Walker in “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as “Patsy” Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica’s career.

The character of Patricia Walker has roots dating back to 1944 with her first appearance in MISS AMERICA MAGAZINE #2, and in the comics Walker donned the super hero identity of Hellcat in 1976.

Taylor will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) in the Netflix original series. “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Dexter”).

“The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both,” said Rosenberg. “Rachael is all that and more!”

“Rachael’s ability to embody a character that must balance both the darker and lighter elements of our series will provide a perfect emotional anchor for Jessica Jones,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Rachael blew us away with her grounded, humanizing take on Trish, adding yet another layer to the complex, emotional story we’re telling with this series.”

Taylor can next be seen in theaters with “The Loft.” “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” marks her first Netflix series, while past TV credits include “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Crisis.”

After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City

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As Doc McStuffins and her friends help Lambie realize the healing power of love in Doc McStuffins: Cuddle Me Lambie releasing on Disney DVD February 3rd, Disney has shared these clips from the release:

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unnamed (6)Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectible galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California has announced The Story of Disneyland Collection exhibit and auction to take place February 28th and March 1st at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA. The Story of Disneyland Collection is the most comprehensive and complete collection to ever come to market and provides an unprecedented narrative into the story of Walt Disney’s beloved Disneyland theme park. With memorabilia dating from the very beginning of Walt’s planning to his expansions in Florida and beyond, this one-of-a-kind rare collection has been amassed over thirty years and includes an extraordinary glimpse into the life of Walt Disney, his close group of original Imagineers, the initial plans for Disneyland and the amazing legacy he left behind.

A visionary and master showman, Walt Disney was inspired to build his theme park after spending time with his daughters at a local Los Angeles park and carousel. At that time, the unclean boardwalks and shady game booths of “Amusement Piers” were not places considered family friendly. Disney’s extensive travels had taken him to some of Europe’s more popular parks, and he wanted to build something in America that both adults and children could enjoy together. By the time Disney broke ground in 1954 on a 75 acre plot in Anaheim he had put almost everything he owned and more into the project. Considered “Walt’s Folly” by many who felt his idea would never work, the park welcomed its millionth visitor in less than one year, and has since become a worldwide cultural icon, influencing popular culture and generations of loyal followers across the globe.

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From the moment you enter the turn-of the century Main Street, a portal between the real world and the adventures yet to come, you enter into the creative mind of Walt Disney and his Imagineers. This exhibit and sale allows people the opportunity to not only experience, but also to own a piece of that magic.

Van Eaton Galleries will conduct an exclusive online and live auction paired with a limited time exhibit of the collection that includes over 1000 pieces of memorabilia. Among the collection’s highlights are several original artworks including a rare early concept for Tomorrowland by Bruce Bushman. Bushman was one of the major designers working by Walt’s side during the park development and construction. The artwork is a very early concept and was actually featured in the 1954 series premiere of Walt Disney’s “Disneyland” television show (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000). An original Slue Foot Sue costume dress from the Golden Horseshoe (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000) used from 1956 to 1986 and worn by one of the most well-known performers in the park, Betty Taylor; an original “Pinocchio” character head from a 1968 walk-around character (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000); an etched glass E-ticket sign that hung at The Pirates of the Caribbean entrance which is one of only two made (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); an original Disneyland Tiki Bird from the enchanted Tiki Room (Estimate: $20,000-$25,000), and a house from the Storybookland Village from the Disneyland attraction are only a few of the hundreds of items

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Everyone knows Walt Disney was a man of big dreams but he also took great delight in the world of miniatures. Disney constructed and collected a huge variety of miniatures during his lifetime which ultimately inspired some of his much bigger ideas including attractions at the Disney theme parks. A rare miniature pot belly stove hand-crafted and hand painted by Walt Disney himself will be offered in the online auction (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000)

Other highlights include the original Cigar Store Indian that stood at the front of Frontierland in the 1960s (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000), an actual skeleton prop from the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (Estimate:$ 60,000-$90,000), a large panel from the first monorail in the park (Estimate: $12,000-$15,000) and a doll from one of the most famous attractions of all time, “It’s a Small World.”

“This collection is beyond extraordinary,” said Mike Van Eaton, Founder & President of Van Eaton Galleries. “The breadth of this vintage collection and the rarity of the memorabilia are a true testament to the genius of Walt Disney. It tells the story of Disneyland from the beginning like we have never seen before and I am sure we won’t ever see again.” (photo right: Original “It’s a Small World Doll 1964)

Other highlights include several cast member costumes, badges, clothing and one-of-a-kind accessories, as well as original attraction posters, brochures, tickets, blueprints and programs from the earliest of days at the Disneyland theme park. Early concept work never before offered to or seen by the general public is only a portion of the vast array of items being featured and includes artwork from Primeval World, Pirates of the Caribbean, The House of Tomorrow, The Monorail, Main Street buildings, Adventureland, and many more.

The massive collection also includes a Michael Jackson original artwork for the Captain EO attraction (Estimate: $40,000-$60,000), rare unused examples of the first Disneyland ticket book (Estimate: $1,500-$2,500), a Walt Disney signed opening day Disneyland guidebook (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000), a 1956 Main Street Station Flag (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), an original costume design painting for The Haunted Mansion (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), an original Main Street Horse Drawn Carriage side panel (Estimate $15,000-$20,000), and several first year cast member ID badges, in-house ride manuals and procedures, pre-opening employee packets as well as original shopping bags, popcorn boxes, menus, souvenirs and much more.

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The Disney Parks Blog has revealed the Disneyland Diamond Celebration popcorn bucket. Available in red, purple, and blue, the bucket recreates the classic Disneyland Mickey Mouse balloon. It will be available in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.