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14 posts from December 2011

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Congratulations to our Disney Animators’ Collection Doll Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 29, 2011 9:39 AM

This is it—the moment you have all been so patiently waiting for! We have a winner for our Top Toy of the Holiday Season, a Disney Animators' Collection Doll, and that person is…

Tiffany B., of Anaheim, CA! The home of our very own Disneyland Park :)

Disney Animators' Doll Collection

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Countdown to the Holidays Sweepstakes! We had over 580 total entries, which is amazing!

As we wrap up all our giveaways for 2011, stay tuned in 2012 for even more sweepstakes. You could be our next lucky winner!


Ariel Animators' Doll Sketch

Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Pre-Sale is On!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 28, 2011 11:31 AM

“Oh this is the night, it’s a beautiful night…”

... and Lady and the Tramp, Disney’s beloved “tail” of puppy love, is now available for Blu-ray pre-sale!

You can pre-order your very own copy of Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition in all Disney stores and online at for its debut on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The Blu-ray 2-disc combo pack includes 1 DVD Disc and 1 Blu-Ray Disc (SRP: $24.99), and features three never-before-seen scenes and one never-before-heard song! This is the first time Lady and the Tramp has been available since 2007, and trust us, you don’t want to miss out!

With your in-store or online pre-order, you can also take home 4 exclusive full-color Lady and the Tramp lithographs for FREE (see photos below!), as well as a coupon valued at $10 off any purchase up to $39.99 or $20 off any purchase of $40 or more. Act now, as these fantastic gifts are only available while supplies last!

Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Blu-ray 2-disc combo pack.

"What a beautiful little Lady!" Exclusive Lady and the Tramp lithographs.

Fun Fact For You! Remember the scene when Jim Dear gives his wife, Darling, a puppy hidden in a hat box for Christmas? This scene was included at the request of Walt Disney, as it mirrors a true life event in which he presented his wife, Lily, with a puppy on Christmas Eve! Lily was very surprised by the gift, but she fell in love with the puppy, which she named Sunee. From that day forward they became lifelong companions.

Listen to Walt Disney himself tell the story here, thanks to our friends over at the Walt Disney Family Museum!

Foot loose and collar-free,



Furry Friends Vinylmation Artist Signing at South Coast Plaza

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 27, 2011 12:29 PM

Hello friends!

We have exciting news for all you Vinylmation fans and animal lovers!

To celebrate the release of Furry Friends Vinylmation, South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA) will host an early-release Artist Signing event on Saturday, 1/7, from 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.  Jim Valeri, Gerald Mendez, Enrique Pita, Quincy Sutton, and Matthew Chittavanichprapa, the artists that designed the series, will be on hand to meet fans and sign the figures they were responsible for creating.  Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, Oskar Mendez will not be able to attend.

Furry Friends Series

Max – Oskar Mendez (unavailable)

Francis – Oskar Mendez (unavailable)

Oliver – Gerald Mendez

Patch – Gerald Mendez

Trusty – Jim Valeri

Tramp – Jim Valeri

Meeko – Jim Valeri

Pluto – Enrique Pita

Peter Pegasus – Quincy Sutton

Percy – Quincy Sutton

Marie – Matthew Chittavanichprapa

Furry Friends SeriesThe new Furry Friends Vinylmation series!
Max and Furry Friends CasePrince Eric's loyal friend, Max, from The Little Mermaid.
Francis, Percy, Meeko, Oliver
Your favorite furry characters from Pocahontas and Oliver & Company.

Aren’t they adorable?! Being a huge fan of the original Fantasia, my favorite is Peter Pegasus! Which is your favorite character in the series?

Go to to check out more Vinylmation series!


Peter Pegasus

Guests may bring their figure(s) in or purchase in-store and choose which figures they would like signed. Purchase limit of eight (8) 3-inch Vinylmation™ per style per Guest a day, or two full trays. Please note that artists will only sign Vinylmation™ figures they have designed. Each Guest is limited to two (2) pieces signed per artist.

Happy Holidays from The Buzz!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 25, 2011 1:31 PM

Wishing you all the happiness and joy of the season! 

Happy Holidays from The Buzz!



Woody, Buzz, Jessie and Friends Hit the Ice!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 23, 2011 2:00 PM

It’s the time of the year to strap on some skates and practice your twirls on the ice, and that’s just what our favorite characters from Toy Story 3 are doing!

Disney on Ice ™ presents Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story 3, a sensational live production including memorable moments from Andy’s beloved group of toys. Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the whole Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in this fast-paced adventure.

A few of us over here at The Buzz were lucky enough to attend the premiere of the show, and we must say, it’s fantastic! Several celebrity fans were in attendance to celebrate the show opening, including Melissa Joan Hart, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ariel Winter (Alex from Modern Family). Disney Store was fortunate enough to collaborate with Disney on Ice ™ to donate over 100 toys to Toys for Tots. Check out the action in the pictures below!


Melissa Joan Hart and family.


Jennifer Love Hewitt and the Deluxe Toy Story Action Figure Set.


Alex Winter from Modern Family!

It was amazing to see all the characters in dazzling and humorous performances, including our favorite scene from Toy Story 3, with Barbie and her groovy bachelor Ken. If you want to rediscover the charm and magic of Toy Story 3, we highly recommend a family visit to a local performance near you!

  Jessie, Woody, Buzz

  Barbie and Ken

Happy skating!


Minnie Mouse Ice Skating

Congratulations to our Cars 2 Remote Control Car Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 22, 2011 5:49 PM

The checkered flag has been waved, and the lucky winner of the Cars 2 Remote Control Car is… Michelle Nguyen, from Huntington Beach, CA!

  Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Remote Control Vehicle

Here is the answer to the Sweepstakes question:


  1. Who is the leader of the group of “lemon” cars in CARS 2? Professor Zündapp

Thank you to all who participated in our Sweepstakes!

Holiday festivities are in full swing, which means we have arrived at our final sweepstakes of the season! Enter to win a Disney Princess doll from the Disney Animators' Collection, our NUMBER 1 holiday toy in our Top 5 Gifts of the Season, by clicking HERE and answering our posted questions!

Still in need of that perfect last-minute gift? Head to to purchase an Online Gift Card for that special someone! Give the Gift of Magic to your friends and family so they can purchase their favorite Disney merchandise.

Disney Store Online Gift Card Online Gift Cards are available for quick delivery to any valid email address and are available in $25 increments up to $150. Click here to get started!

Happy holidays and Ka-CHOW!



Disney Store Celebrates the Season of Giving

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

Greetings and Happy Holidays, Buzz Readers!

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself as the new official Disney Store blogger for The Buzz! I am thrilled to continue bringing the magic and spirit of Disney Store into each and every post for all of you, our wonderful readers :)

For my inaugural post I wanted to share some of the fantastic holiday happenings we have going on here at Disney Store. In the spirit of the season Disney Store Cast Members came together to support two local charities, with our own version of Santa’s Workshop. Cast Members designed homemade holiday cards for the children at the  Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and decorated delicious sugar cookies for our local neighbors at Union Station Homeless Services. Check out our busy elves in the photos below!

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Our very own Santa’s Workshop!

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Assembly line for the holiday cards. We got creative and spread the holiday cheer!

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Bringing color to the cookies with frosting and sprinkles.

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We are all smiles for the holiday season!

How are you giving back this holiday season? Let us know about your wonderful acts of kindness in the comment section!

Warmest holiday wishes,

Mickey & Minnie Holiday

Enter to win the Top Toy of the Holiday Season: Disney Animators’ Collection Toddler Doll!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 19, 2011 12:42 PM

Hey Buzz readers! This is the final week to enter for a chance to win one of Disney Store's top holiday gifts in our Countdown to the Holidays Sweepstakes...and we saved the best for last!

The Buzz is giving away Disney Store's number 1  holiday toy...a Disney Princess doll from the Disney Animator's Collection! Created by Disney Studios Animators, the Disney Animators’ Collection is the most wanted gift this holiday season. With their adorable facial expressions, it’s hard not to love our DisneyPrincesses as toddlers!

  Animator toddler group

Enter to win a Disney Animators’ Collection Toddler Doll! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends December 25, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on December 26, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.


 1.       What city was Rapunzel’s official Royal Celebration held in this year?

2.       Who is the voice of Tiana in Princess in the Frog?


When entering in comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (email address will not be displayed with comment). This our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

For official sweepstakes rules, click here.

This is your last week to enter into our Countdown to the Holidays Sweepstakes series! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!


Retweet to Win our Share the Magic Prize Pack

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 16, 2011 10:55 AM

In the spirit of the holidays, Disney Store would like to 'Share the Magic' by offering the chance to win the ULTIMATE Disney Store Holiday Prize Package featuring the Top 10 Gifts of the Season!

To enter for a chance to win our Share the Magic Prize Pack, simply retweet any of our @DisneyStore tweets with the hashtag  #ShareTheMagic this weekend! Rules can be found here.

One lucky winner will receive the following 10 holiday gifts...


     Retweet 2 win


  1. Enchanting Disney Princess Costume Wardrobe Set for Girls -- 12-Pc.  (Size Small)
  2. Vinylmation Villains 2 Figure -- 3"
  3. Singing Rapunzel Doll -- 17'' H
  4. Pixie Dust Eau de Toilette
  5. Kidada for Disney Store Wish-a-Little Ariel Figure with Charm Necklace
  6. Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure -- 12'' H


To find these amazing gifts and more, visit 

Congratulations to our Three Muppets Plush Toys Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 13, 2011 11:20 AM

And the winner of the Three Muppet Plush Toys is... Allie S. from Bonita Springs, Florida!


Here are the answers to the Sweepstakes question:


1. In The Muppets movie, who is Gary's brother?  Walter

2. What's Miss Piggy's pet poodle's name?  Foo-Foo


Thank you to all who participated in our Sweepstakes!

Your chances of winning are still not over! Enter to win a Cars 2 Remote Control Car  here and check back on THE BUZZ next week as we end our countdown to the holidays with your chance to win the #1 gift of the season!

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