The first time I saw that mouse droid in Star Wars, I wanted it. Needed it. I’m sure I’m not alone.
That’s why I was happy to hear that sometime around mid-December, a remote-controlled Mouse Droid will be rolling into select locations at both Disneyland (If I had to guess, Star Trader) and Walt Disney World Resort. Hopefully, it will also be offered on the Shop Disney Parks app at some point.
I don’t know if it makes the high pitched squeal or how much it’ll cost, but I need it. Check out the Mouse Droid scene in A New Hope below. [click to continue…]
If you’re planning to get married sometime in the near future and your significant other is a big Disney fan, you maaaaay want to keep the following news to yourself. Unless money is no object that is. [click to continue…]
As far as I’m concerned, Disney and Lucasfilm have knocked it out of the park with their Go Rogue video series. The fourth and final installment is out now and it’s probably my favorite. Especially the end.
The filmmakers did a stellar job showing off the new Star Wars Rogue One toys and I can’t wait to see the submissions people enter into the contest. You can check out more info on that, along with all four videos in the series below. [click to continue…]
Artist Disse86 has a twisted mind. He’s taken beloved cartoon characters like Winnie the Pooh, Shrek and Totoro and turned them into hellish nightmares. Honestly, they’re a little unsettling to look at, but I’ll bet you want to check out the pieces below anyway… [click to continue…]
Disney Princesses are prime POP figure territory, which is why Funko has gone ahead and redesigned Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Tiana to “show off their beautiful gowns”. The figures are available to pre-order now with a special sparkly Ariel coming exclusively to Hot Topic this Fall. Check out the entire lineup below. [click to continue…]
Adam Hargreaves of Bespoke Art recently used his painting skills to surprise his Disney-loving daughter, Bobbie, with an impressive mural that covers two walls of her bedroom.
The work includes iconic characters such as Simba, Ariel, Aladdin and Bambi, and actually glows in the freaking dark. It is also enhanced with Bobbie’s second great love: bubbles.
The creative process was captured in the timelapse video below, complete with a view of the glowing effect. [click to continue…]
Last year, Disney filed a patent. But it wasn’t just any patent. This patent involves involves lightsabers. As you can see in the diagram above, a guy from Virtua Fighter is clearly using a lightsaber to deflect a laser beam being fired by a cereal box trapped inside of a beach ball. The actual patent describes it thusly:
An entertainment environment has a user with a faux light saber that interacts with a drone flying through the air or operated with hidden rods to appear as if its flying through the air. The faux light saber has LEDs attached thereto to provide IR light to the drone. As an LED is turned on, an invisible light sensor built into the drone captures an image of the field of view with a bright spot at the position of the activated LED. A visible light source built into the drone then projects light through particulate matter toward the faux light saber. As a result, the uses is provided with the illusion that the faux light saber has deflected a laser beam. Multiple LEDs can be activated in sequence at various times to give user the impression that the movement by the users of the faux light saber is deflecting multiple laser beams.
An educated guess would be that this is for the Star Wars themed expansions currently under construction at Disneyland California and Walt Disney World Florida, though Disney aren’t giving anything away just yet. If it becomes something that we actually get to see and experience (as we’ve all learned by now, a company filing a patent doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going to do anything with it), details like this could make the difference between visiting something Star Warsy and feeling like you’re part of Star Wars.
(Patent Yogi via io9)
Disney’s Pete’s Dragon arrives on August 12th, but you can already buy your own personal Elliot at the Build-A-Bear Workshop. The Elliot plush can also be purchased with a 5-in-1 sound chip (I only wish that this sound was one of them).
You can even dress your other bears in Pete’s Dragon duds that include a t-shirt and hoodie. Each product is sold separately, but I know someone out there will get Elliot and dress him in the tee and hoodie. Elliot-ception! Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
It’s no secret that Disney is building Star Wars themed expansions to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. In fact, construction is currently underway.
Now the official Disney Parks blog has revealed some concept art of the upcoming Disneyland installation as it might appear when it opens in eighty-seven years. Or, y’know, three. Whenever. They haven’t set a date yet.
Check out the full piece of concept art below (click to enlarge). [click to continue…]
This LEGO Walt Disney World Resort Cinderella Castle Set IS OFFICIAL.
Try and remain calm. Deep breaths.
The LEGO The Disney Castle is 4,080 pieces and measures approximately 29 x 17 x 12″. It’ll be available for sale directly through LEGO beginning September 1, 2016 for $349.99.
The castle comes with five minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell. Each room in the castle has special features from famous Disney animated films like the Magic Mirror, Mickey’s Sorcerer hat and magic mop, Aurora’s snpinning wheel, Aladdin’s lamp and more.
The front of the castle is an incredibly detailed facade of the Castle Disneyland fans will instantly recognize and the back shows the details of all five floors with more awesome Disney details.
Check out more pics and the complete details below. [click to continue…]