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Cast of Frozen Performs Songs From the Film Live and More in News Briefs for February 12

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Cast of Frozen Performs Songs From the Film Live
For the first time in forever, the music of Frozen was celebrated with live performances at Los Angeles’ Vibrato Grill Jazz club last night (February 9). Kristen Bell (voice of Anna), Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf), and Santino Fontana (voice of Hans) took the stage, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by David Metzger, to perform songs from the Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning film, including the Oscar-nominated “Let It Go.” The packed house included songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho and executive producer John Lasseter, in addition to a host of celebrity guests. In theaters since November 27, 2013, Frozen has earned more than $900 million worldwide. The Frozen soundtrack has held the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart for four non-consecutive weeks, and is the longest-running No. 1 film soundtrack since 2003. Worldwide, the album has sold more than 1 million units and 3.4 million tracks. At iTunes, the album has peaked at No. 1 in more than 30 countries.

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Idina Menzel to Perform on The Oscars®
Tony Award®-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Let it Go” for a global television audience at the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2 live on ABC.

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Miss Piggy Calls on Vivienne Westwood To Design Key Wardrobe For The All-New Disney Film Muppets Most Wanted
At last! Miss Piggy is back on the big screen, starring in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which follows the Muppets on a grand, star-studded tour throughout Europe. The European setting screamed romance to Miss Piggy, who’s been trying to convince her favorite frog to tie the knot for years. But what will the divine diva don for the all-new film, which hits theatres in the US March 21, 2014? Vivienne Westwood was commissioned to create couture designs for the fashion icon, including a white dress that would be perfect for a wedding… if one should actually take place.

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Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Costumes Revealed
One Disney designer is taking her turn in the fashion spotlight this week as Disney Parks unveils a new collection of costume creations for Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, which debuts at Magic Kingdom this March.

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Valentine’s Day Merchandise at Disneyland
From jewelry and plush to romantic dinners and sweet treats, the Disneyland Resort offers lots of ways to express your love this Valentine’s Day. Café Orleans, Carnation Café, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Steakhouse 55 & Lounge all feature special menu items for the holiday. Boudin Bakery at Pacific Wharf is also baking its famous sourdough in the shape of a teddy bear or a heart for Valentine’s Day (available through Feb. 16, or while supplies last). Merchandise for the holiday includes a Lady and the Tramp Vinylmation set, a WALL-E and Eve pin and assorted Valentine’s Day-inspired plushes, including Mickey Mouse as Cupid and a 9-inch Duffy the Disney Bear.

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Planes: Fire & Rescue Trailer Released
The new “Courage” trailer for Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue is now available. Planes: Fire & Rescue is a new comedy-adventure in which Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft and learns what it takes to become a true hero. It hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.

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Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day Collection at Hallmark
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hallmark’s “itty bitty” plush collection featuring limited editions Happy Hearts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are available now. You can also find an assortment of Mickey and Minnie Valentines cards at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.

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Disney Store Offers “I Love Mickey” Collection For Valentine’s Day
Now available at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com, the “I Love Mickey” Collection features Disney’s sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, as well as Mickey’s friends in an assortment including fashion, accessories, home décor and more. The collection reflects the current in-store marketing campaign at Disney Store locations nationwide, with the main window display featuring an “I Heart Mickey & Minnie” creative piece that invites guests to take pictures posing inside the heart and share on social media.

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Spoonful.com Partners with Punchbowl for Disney Digital Invitation Collection
Spoonful.com is partnering with Punchbowl, the leader in start-to-finish party planning, to create the Disney Digital Invitation Collection, a selection of free online invitations featuring beloved Disney characters that can be shared via email and social media. This new initiative provides parents with an easy way to create an unforgettable Disney-themed party for their child, from inspiration to invitation. Spoonful.com inspires families to create memorable moments every day with crafts, recipes and party ideas, and Punchbowl makes it easy for families to plan parties online from start to finish.

The Disney Digital Invitation Collection features invitation designs featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princess characters, Disney Fairies characters, Toy Story, Cars, The Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Finding Nemo, Frozen, Planes, Phineas and Ferb, Sofia the First, and Brave.

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Oh My Disney and Mondo Present Special Gallery Event Celebrating Classic and Contemporary Disney Films at South By Southwest
Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is partnering with Disney’s Oh My Disney blog to unveil “Nothing’s Impossible,” a gallery event at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, from March 7 – March 11, 2014. The gallery will open to the public on March 7 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, Texas. After partnering last year to debut limited-edition artwork inspired by DuckTales and The Little Mermaid, Oh My Disney and Mondo invite fans to explore decades of beloved Disney films and characters like never before through original and fresh artwork from some of Mondo’s most renowned artists like Martin Ansin, Jeff Soto, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor, and Rich Kelly. Oh My Disney, a new pop culture blog on Disney.com, brings classic and current Disney characters to life for digital audiences through humorous and heartfelt original artwork, stories, articles and videos.

Visit Oh My Disney to check out new posters every week leading up to the gallery opening on March 7th.

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Captain America Arrives at Disneyland Park in Anaheim March 7
The excitement continues to build as Captain America makes his way to Disneyland park in Anaheim this spring, just in time for the April 4 theatrical release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier! While Captain America may still be struggling to find his place in the modern world, you’ll soon be able to find him in Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage, part of Innoventions at Disneyland park in Anaheim. Here, Captain America will stand proud in a patriotic setting befitting the First Avenger, ready to greet friends and fans alike. And when visiting Innoventions, you can also experience Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries and Thor: Treasures of Asgard.

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He’s Olaf, He Likes Warm Hugs, and He’s Now in Frozen Free Fall
The Arendelle adventures continue in Frozen Free Fall’s newest update, with brand new puzzles, power-ups, and characters including the addition of everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf! The challenges are up to 120 icy levels and stars Frozen‘s wintery sidekicks. So if the cold never bothered you anyway, download the Frozen Free Fall update today on the App Store and Google Play.

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