Lanvin & Alber Elbaz Create A Dress for Minnie Mouse - Alber Elbaz has created a custom-made Lanvin dress for Disney’s Minnie Mouse to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. Elbaz’s inspiration stems from Minnie’s love of colours, jewelry and everything sparkly. In his opinion, Minnie is a true fashionista!
For Mr. Elbaz this project represents a sort-of “fantasy-meets-reality” that allowed child-like naivety and purity into his work instead of the usual “glossy” fashion stuff.
The final product, a lovely electric-blue evening gown decorated with all sorts of sparkling tidbits and topped off with a ruby red crown; absolutely fitting to Minnie’s happy personality.
For Minnie and Alber Elbaz, dreams really do come true!
Paperman by John Kahrs & Walt Disney Animation Studios - Papeman tells the story of a young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a lovely woman on his morning commute. Absolutely convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his dull office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
Director John Kahrs’ “Paperman” introduces a new groundbreaking animation technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques. This approach tugs at our nostalgic heart strings, as our longing for those o.g. hand-drawn animations can be fulfilled, while we can still marvel at how fascinating computer animations have become.
Using a minimalist black-and-white style, reminiscent of Steamboat Willie, John Kahrs has trully captured are heart with “Paperman” and has almost all of us saying “awww shucks. this is so cute.”
“Paperman” is nominated for Best Animated Short Film at this year’s Oscars. Enjoy!
Burton Youth Toy Story Snowboard Jackets - For Winter 2012-2013, Burton released a collection of limited addition Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story” snowboarding paraphernalia. Alongside a range of kids snowboards, Burton also put out girls and boys youth sized “Toy Story” snowboarding jackets. Both the boys’ mini shred “Fray” jacket and the girls’ mini shred “Charm” jacket feature a blue all-over-print graphic of characters from the Toy Story movies.
Burton promises that their “Toy Story” jackets include “big-time warmth and waterproofing with a parent-friendly price tag.” Burton use a Thermacore™ insulation system throughout the jackets in order to keep your munchkins warm and toasty on the hill; which is absolutely essential if you plan on riding more than two runs with your kids. The jackets also feature the DRYRIDE 2L fabric so that you kids can go cray cray on the hill and the jackets won’t show the abuse.
Lastly, the Mini Frey and Mini Charm have the Room-To-Grow™ feature. This allows you to take out the stitching in order to extend the sleeves for multi-season use. With outerwear this cute, the Room-To-Grow feature is a must!
Disney Princess Leia - The “friendly” princesses of Disney have decided to show Star Wars’ Princess Leia the ropes at her new film studio. In song, as per usual, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Snow White and Cinderella teach Leia how to be a proper Disney character and initiate her to the princess rules of thumb.
Star Wars Episode 7 Announced for 2015 as Disney Buys Lucasfilm -Earlier today Disney announced that they have acquired George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm Ltd for $4.05 billion, in a deal that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise. The announcement has had a very polarized reaction from Star Wars fans who are either ecstatic about the new films or horribly disappointed by Mr. Lucas. We are personally looking forward to seeing what kind of Jedi Mind Tricks the Disney team have been readying for 2015. Maybe they will even cast Mickey Mouse as a real Jedi. lol.
Here is what George Lucas has to say about it:
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.
Threadless x Disney Villains - To celebrate the love/hate relationship that we all have for those nasty Disney Villains, Threadless, the international community-based design company, and Disney have partnered and asked 2.2 million Threadless members and Disney fanatics to create t-shirt designs inspired by Disney Villains.
Cool adaptations of Ursula, Cruella, Hook, Maleficent and many more have been picked and printed onto kid and adult sized t-shirts. We really like the Lost is Spots design by Kat Moon.
SpiritHoods x Disney Classics Collection - SpiritHoods, the brand known for its fun-loving animal-inspired faux-fur hoods, have collaborated with the wonderful people at Disney on their FW12 collection.
The partnership between SpiritHoods Kids and Disney will feature a Disney “Classics” collection inspired by beloved childhood favorites such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Simba and the Cheshire Cat.
Check spirithoods.com now for Simba and Winnie gear. The rest is sure to follow throughout the month.
Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” Theatrical Trailer - From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious arcade-game-hopping adventure featuring the immense Ralph, the typical video game “bad-guy” that is always overshadowed by the star of the game, Fix-It Felix.
Tired of paying the role of the villain, Ralph takes matter into his own hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade to prove that he too, can be a hero. Along his journey Ralph makes a special new friend that helps him figure who he really is.
Burton Chopper Toy Story Snowboard – For Winter 2012, Burton has decorated their softest and most forgiving kids board with fun Toy Story artwork. The Chopper is the perfect board for young learners as it is very flexible and as it almost impossible to catch an edge due to a convex base. Joining Buzz, Wood and the rest of the Toy Story gang might encourage nervous learners to get out there, be fearless and shred. With sizes ranging from 80 to 130, the Toy Story chopper might really allow your kids to go to infinity and beyond!
Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green - “On Wednesday August 15th, Disney and Academy Award–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges will bring enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.”
Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Series - For this years Disney Dream campaign, famous American photographer Annie Leibovitz has added to her ongoing photo series featuring celebrities as classic Disney characters.
This year, Annie worked with Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand posing as Captain Hook and the Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion, all characters that originated at the Disney Parks.
You’ll find these amazing images and more as part of a special insert in fall issues of GQ, O – The Oprah Magazine, People, People En Español, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, Essence, and InStyle.
Finding Nemo Sequel Confirmed! - Disney and Pixar’s successful 2003 animated underwater film, Finding Nemo, is not only going to back in theater’s this September in 3D, but is also going to have a sequel! Oscar winning American film director, screenwriter and producer, Andrew Stanton, is officially on board the Finding NemoSequel team and has a concept the studio loves. No other info is currently available but if it’s anything like the $867.9 million worldwide grossing fish adventure we know and love, we are going to have another great animated movie on our hands.
Disney Villains Designer Collection - Disney has taken a turn to the dark side and decided to bank roll on their evil villains. Classic corrupt queens and witches have been revamped to seduce even the most convinced young girls that witches might not be bad as they seem.
In the past, most young girls would just run by any villains toy section to retrieve their admired beautiful princesses. Now, these attractive yet dastardly villains, who have obviously undergone some serious reconstructive surgery, are perhaps as beautiful as their eternally gorgeous Disney counterpart. Cruella DeVil, the Evil Queen, Ursula, Mother Gothel, Maleficent and the Queen of Hearts are getting ready to cast their spell on your young girls. Do you think they will succeed in their beauty?
Disney’s “It’s a Small World” Collection by LeSportsac - America’s leading manufacturer of functional and casual nylon bags, LeSporstsac, has collaborated with Disney to create the “It’s a Small World” Collection. Handbags, backpacks, weekenders and much more adorn bright and whimsical prints inspired by the mid-century artwork by Disney’s artist Mary Blair, creator of the classic “It’s a Small World” attractions at Disney theme parks.
The collection will feature five seasonal deliveries, each inspired by a specific country’s facade from the attraction. The first delivery celebrates the small island of Tahiti with two vibrant prints, “Tahitian Dreams” and “Magical Journey”. Each bag also comes with a signature collectable charm.
To celebrate the collection and in keeping with the original ethos of “It’s a Small World”, Disney will make a donation to UNICEF to honour their profound dedication to continued the legacy of “It’s a Small World” and its connection to kids all around the planet.
Visit lesportsac.com to see the the first delivery of the collaborative collection.