March 23rd many homes will be able to watch Disney Junior any time of the day. At the current moment, Disney Junior is a block of programing for preschoolers that airs on the Disney Channel. The shows usually air in the mornings and early afternoons. Disney Junior is geared toward preschoolers like the channels PBS Sprout and Nick Jr. Viewers should check with their local cable or satellite provider to find out if they are one of the homes that will be receiving Disney Junior. Since it was announced a couple years ago that Disney would be creating Disney Junior television channel, they have developed several addition preschool show that will help to fill the programming blocks that will be available. Shows like Handy Manny, Chuggington, Mickey Mouse Club House and Special Agent Oso have been joined by new shows like Third and Bird, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
One of the things parents dread and deeply enjoy at the same time is getting presents for their children during the holiday season. Most parents enjoy watching the smile on their child’s face when they open their present and see something that they enjoy. The problem is that some parents do not know what to get for their children. Many different stores and manufacturers have released lists of toys that they think that children will enjoying having. Disney has also released their own list of toys and games that they believe children will enjoy. Of course their list may not fall in line with what some parents see as their solution for their gift giving dilemma. If the list doesn’t help then a great way get a good gift for your child is to ask him or her.
Disney’s “Most Wanted Holiday Toy” List
1. Disney Animators’ Collection Princess Toddler Dolls (Disney Store)
2. Disney AppMATesTM Mobile Application Toys (Spin Master)
3. Disney•Pixar Cars 2 Bomb Blastin’ Mater (Mattel)
4. Disney•Pixar Cars 2 Remote Control Vehicles (Disney Store)
5. Disney Princess 5-in-1 Wardrobe Set (Disney Store)
6. Disney Spotlight (First Act)
7. My First Disney Princess Singing & Storytelling Belle (JAKKS Pacific)
8. Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl Playset (LEGO)
9. Rock Star Mickey Interactive Plush & Role Play Guitar (Fisher Price)
10. Trivial Pursuit: Disney For All Edition (Hasbro)
The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse soaps are a naturally derived, biodegradable eco-hand wash formula that leaves hands feeling soft and clean. The bottles’ whimsical designs and sweet fragrances — Lemonade and Strawberry Fizz — provide the ideal sink-side companion to any bathroom or kitchen. The new hand washes underscore the importance of washing hands and using sustainable cleaners by creating playful products that children and parents will want to use again and again.
“Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have had an everlasting presence, remaining cool with kids and adults alike through the years,” said Johanna Mooney, director of health and beauty, Disney Consumer Products. “The fresh new design of the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse soaps by Method is sure to provide an irresistible pop on the counter that will make a daily habit like hand washing fun for the whole family.”
The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hand washes will be available in the United States and Canada in early April at national retailers including Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Babies”R”Us, Soap.com, Amazon.com and methodhome.com.
There is an app for about everything. There is a new Disney Family Magazine iPad app for the monthly magazine. Disney says that the March and April editions will be available for free. After that point the monthly magazine issues can be purchased.
Developed in conjunction with leading App developers Texterity and The Wonderfactory, FamilyFun for iPad delivers cutting-edge features and design in a feature-packed and engaging format. The App brings content to life through interactive slideshows, videos of recipes and family activities, 360-degree views of craft projects, bookmarking features, and social media sharing tools.
You can use a Kraft singles wrapper to get 50% off tickets for Disney on Ice.
Any KRAFT Singles wrapper or carton, regardless of the presence or absence of the Disney On Ice branding, may be redeemed for any of the five Disney On Ice Shows playing January 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012, Monday-Friday, but the offer must be redeemed during the promotional offer period, January 1, 2011, to May 31, 2011. For shows that are already on sale at the venue box office, consumers can take their KRAFT Singles packaging directly to the venue box office and purchase tickets. Or consumers can visit the unique URL listed in the on-pack, fill out the online form provided and mail in the completed form, method of payment and the KRAFT Singles packaging to the venue box office (for shows already scheduled) or consumers can mail the completed form and KRAFT Singles packaging to Disney On Ice’s customer service.
There are several different Disney on Ice shows touring throughout the country.
- Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 : The toys are back in town! On the heels of the popular movie release, watch as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex and the rest of the gang set out on an exciting mission to return to Andy’s house.
- Mickey & Minnie‘s Magical Journey : Make imagination your destination! Join tour guides Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on an adventure exploring several popular Disney destinations.
- Princess Classics : Get to know the most celebrated princesses from Disney’s classic fairytales.
- Princess Wishes : Enter a world of wishes with Disney’s most celebrated royalty where believing is just the beginning.
- Let’s Celebrate! : It’s one colossal party on ice with all your beloved Disney friends in an incredible medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has always been a fun event adults and kids. There are many different characters from popular children television shows. The parade will air Thanksgiving Day on NBC from 9 am till noon
Dora the Explorer Float
Dora the Explorer will be there with a special Holiday parade float.
Latina heroine Dora the Explorer is returning to the Parade on a brand new float. The colorful float features Dora, one of the most iconic preschool characters in the world, and a 12-foot tall Christmas tree decorated with dazzling ornaments and some very special gifts. Dora and her friends will showcase their most recent adventure, where they teach their friend Swiper the true spirit of the holidays. As with every Dora adventure, there are lessons to be learned and the new float features elements of Swiper’s future if he doesn’t learn the true spirit of the season.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Balloon
See the new Diary of A Wimpy Kid balloon take flight this Thanksgiving. At 60-feet long, 25-feet wide, and 56-feet tall, “wimpy” is not the right word to describe this balloon behemoth. From the look on his face, we have a feeling Greg will be writing about this holiday experience just as soon as he makes it to the Parade finish line.
Kung Fu Panda Balloon
At more than 16,000 cubic feet of helium, Po from Kung Fu Panda™ is truly a larger-than-life master of the ancient Chinese art of Kung Fu. Designed by the magicians at Macy’s Parade Studio, Po is created with the help of more than half a mile of fabric and is covered in 17 gallons of paint. For his Parade debut, Po the Panda measures 42-feet tall, 46-feet long, and 34-feet wide, giving him the scale to take giant leaps down the route, poised to deliver his signature martial arts moves along the way.
Star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly and teen sensation Miranda Cosgrove will be riding aboard the Statue of Liberty float accompanied by the endearingly mischievous Minions, in support of Despicable Me’s Blu-ray/DVD release on Dec. 14.
Big Time Rush
Nickelodeon/Columbia Records group Big Time Rush — Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Logan Henderson — will perform their current hit “Til I Forget About You” on the Bridge to the Future float.
Nickelodeon’s newest rising teen star, Victoria Justice, will perform “Freak the Freak Out,” an original song from her hit comedy Victorious, on the Build-A-Bear Workshop®’s float.
Pop-culture icon and eternal optimist SpongeBob SquarePants will make his sixth appearance when he takes a special holiday trip to soak up the sights and sounds of the New York City. Based on the number-one animated kids’ show on TV, the SpongeBob balloon will absorb more than 16,200 cubic feet of helium to fly down the route. Although it may appear square, the SpongeBob balloon isn’t square at all; it is actually a single chamber sphere, made intricately square-shaped by more than 600 internal tie-lines. Looking dapper as always, SpongeBob stands at 62-feet high, 38-feet wide and 28-feet long.
Samuri Power Rangers
The most successful kids’ action series returns with a bang when the Samurai Power Rangers descend upon the streets of New York. Utilizing their Samurai powers, which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth, the Rangers will embark on their first journey together as they escort the Planet Earth balloon through the streets of Manhattan.
Some of the other characters in floats will include:
- Buzz Lightyear from Disney’s Toys Story
- Horton from Horton Hears a Who
- Kermit the Frog
- Disney’s Mickey Mouse
- Hello Kitty
Some of the Floats will be
- Snoopy’s Dog House
- Smurf Mushroom House
So there are a lot of performances, floats, and balloons for children to look forward to seeing during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Disney will be releasing the new 3d animated movie Tangled this November 24th. Disney Tangled may have a new name but it has an old character that we are familiar with: Rapunzel. We all know that Rapunzel lets down her hair, but the movie Tangled gets more into what happens after she does let down her hair.
Every woman wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day. Disney helps to make that possible with the new line of Disney Princess inspired wedding dresses. These dresses are based individual princesses: Ariel(Little Mermaid), Aurora/Sleeping Beauty, Belle(Beauty and the Beast), Cinderella, Jasmine(Aladdin), Snow White and Tiana(The Princess and the Frog).
The Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection will be available in sizes 0 to 30W, at all Alfred Angelo Signature stores and select Alfred Angelo wholesale Partner Bridal Boutiques in 2011. All gowns will be priced $599 to $1,199.
Several theaters will be airing Disney’s Beauty and Beast. The audience will get to sing along to some popular songs from the movie. Audiences get to see Disney Princess Belle and her Beast fall in love on the big screen 19 years after it was first released in theaters.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Event will appear in 504 select U.S. movie theaters, including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), The Carolina (Asheville, NC), The Majestic 10 (Williston, VT), Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA) and Visulite Cinemas (Staunton, VA).
“Beauty and the Beast” will be released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, arriving on a Blu-ray Diamond Edition Combo Pack (2-Disc Blu-ray + 1-DVD in a single package) on October 5.
Disney’s Tinker Bell joined the Ad Coucil to help promote energy conservation. Along with the Disney Fairies, Tinker Bell, will be a part of several Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to tell of simple ways that we can all save energy. Scene from Disney’s Tinker Bell and Great Fairy Rescue were used to create the energy conservation PSA. These ads are geared toward children in an effort to make them aware of things that they can do now and in the future to reduce energy consumption.
Video of Tinker Bell PSA on Energy Conservation