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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…]

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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)

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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Steve Dobbs may be a 68-year-old grandfather, but really he’s just a big kid at heart. Dobbs built what he calls “Dobbsland” for his grandkids in the backyard of his Fullerton, California home.

Being that he has a background in aerospace engineering, Dobbs was able to build all sorts of fun attractions on his own, including a mini-rollercoaster!

Take a closer look at his creation in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Create your own little Disney fairy garden with these Tinkerbell silhouette solar garden lights! They’re also available in Winnie The Pooh and Lilo & Stitch versions.

I wonder if I could incorporate these into my apartment balcony. Dammit, I want to buy a home with a walkway just so I an use these. [click to continue…]

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Disney announced the news that Wreck-It-Ralph is getting a sequel via Facebook Live with directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston along with Ralph himself, John C. Reilly.

The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph will arrive in theaters on March 9, 2018 and both Reilly and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope) are returning. There’s not a lot of detail on the plot, but it looks like Ralph and Vanellope are set to outdo Kim Kardashian and actually break the Internet.

You can check out an interview with Reilly, Johnson and Moore over at Oh My Disney to get a few more tidbits on the sequel.

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Sometimes you see a toy and you think, “Huh. I’m not sure that needs to exist.” This is not one of those toys.

Call it Voltron, call it a Megazord, call it whatever you like – this Toy Story “Chogokin combiner” from Tamashii Nations takes several of the classic toys from Andy’s toy chest and turns them into robots which combine to form one 9″-tall mega-awesome cowboy-themed robot-y thing. What do the individual toys turn into? I’m very glad you asked – nothing. But their combined form looks incredibly cool.

The set drops in Japan this November, priced at $169.99. The set will eventually make its way to the US, though that’ll likely come with a higher price tag. Tamashii Nations have also hinted at a second model based on Buzz Lightyear possibly coming at some point in the future.

Check out more photos below. [click to continue…]

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After the success of The Jungle Book, Disney is preparing for another dive into live-action classics with Beauty and The Beast featuring Emma Watson as Belle.

The teaser below doesn’t show much in the way of footage, but you’ll definitely get a feel for the setting. [click to continue…]