Limited Edition Sleeping Beauty doll

Disney Store Announces a New Limited Edition Sleeping Beauty Doll and More

Pink or Blue? Now You Can Have Both!

Back in July, Disney Store introduced a Limited Edition Sleeping Beauty doll clad in her signature pink gown. And now, thankfully, they’ve announced the upcoming release of a new Limited Edition Sleeping Beauty doll, dressed in her signature blue gown. Disney fans no longer have to agonize over the age-old question, “Pink or blue?” Disney Store will also release two additional Limited Edition Dolls: the gallant Prince Phillip and the wickedly iconic villain, Malificent. The dolls will be available in select North American Disney Stores, beginning Tuesday, October 7 and at beginning Wednesday, October 8. European Guests can find release information and pricing by visiting their local Disney Store Facebook page.


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Save the Date!

Be sure to mark these upcoming Disney events on your calendar:

D23 and Walt Disney Archives
October 11
From the Vaults: Sleeping Beauty
November 8
Walt Disney Studios and Archives Tour
November 11
The Hunchback of Notre Dame VIP Experience
November 22-23
Destination D: Attraction Rewind at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World
Through January 4, 2015
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
August 14-16, 2015
D23 Expo 2015 returns to Anaheim, California

October 13
Star Wars Rebels premieres on Disney XD at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
October 20
Kirby Buckets debuts on Disney XD at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28; and October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 31
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom Park
September 26, 30; October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31
Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort
November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, and 30; and December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 19
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties at Magic Kingdom Park
October 10
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opens in theaters.
November 7
Big Hero 6 opens in theaters.
December 25, 2014
Into the Woods opens in theaters.
March 13, 2015
Cinderella opens in theaters.
June 19, 2015
Inside Out opens in theaters (along with the short Lava).

Check Out the New Big Hero 6 Trailer–Plus See a Sneak Peek of the Film at Disneyland

The new trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming Big Hero 6 shines a light on the special bond between prodigy Hiro Hamada and the adorable plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax. The action-packed comedy-adventure hits theaters November 7. And in the meantime, Disneyland Park guests can now, for a limited time, see an exclusive sneak peek of the film, presented in 4-D with special in-theater effects, at Tomorrowland’s Magic Eye Theater.


Danny Elfman Visits Haunted Mansion Holiday

Last week, the Disney Parks Blog featured Danny Elfman, composer of the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—as well as the singing voice for the movie’s Jack Skellington—recording a special reading for Haunted Mansion Holiday. This week they’ve shared a clip of Elfman speaking of his love for the attraction and his reaction to seeing the holiday-enhanced version for the first time.


See What the “Coolest” Princesses on Once Upon a Time are Wearing This Season

Disney Style took us into the Once Upon a Time costume department this week, and gave us an up-close look at the detail you’ll see on Anna and Elsa’s dresses this season on the show.


Mickey Mouse in Disney Channel's Monstober
Disney Channel Kicks Off Monstober on October 2

Monstober—Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween fest—returns this year with Halloween-themed episodes of popular series and specials, running from October 2 through October 31. This year’s lineup includes a one-hour Phineas and Ferb episode, an animated version of the Jessie cast in a crossover episode of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors, and the premiere of the mystery-adventure special Evermoor. Austin & Ally stars Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy will serve as Monstober hosts again this year.


Aladdin's First International Product to Debut in Tokyo
Aladdin‘s First International Product to Debut in Tokyo

Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company have announced that the first international stage production of Disney’s Aladdin will make its debut in May 2015 at the Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo, Japan. Visit to learn more.


a baby Gorilla in Disney's Animal Kingdom
It’s Another Boy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed its second gorilla—in the past month—when a baby boy was born to mother Kashata and father Gino on September 3. Another male gorilla was born to Azizi and Gino on August 7. The newest arrival is the fifth baby gorilla born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom—the first occurred in 1997 before the park opened to the public—as part of a program through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Their Species Survival Plan manages genetic diversity among species, and Disney also participates in AZA Species Survival Plans for elephants, cotton-top tamarins, and okapi.


Watch and Share With Next Generation of WATCH ABC Services

Disney/ABC Television Group has re-launched its WATCH ABC services with new social features. FastShare lets you share clips of your favorite shows while you watch, Social Lens helps you connect with friends via Facebook and Twitter while you’re viewing, and Multi-Cam will offer exclusive insider access during live events. The WATCH ABC app is available in the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.