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14 posts from August 2012

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Happy Labor Day!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 31, 2012 9:00 AM

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Buzz Readers!

This weekend, we’re excited to kick off our shoes, sip a tall glass of lemonade, and relax with our family and friends.

Tell us what else you're doing this Labor Day Weekend! Whatever it may be, we hope you find some time to head to DisneyStore.com or to your local Disney Store to take advantage of some awesome Labor Day savings.

Labor Day Savings



Disney Villains Designer Collection Spotlight: The Evil Queen

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 30, 2012 9:00 AM

The Evil Queen
Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest doll of all? The Evil Queen from the Disney Villains Designer Collection, of course! There’s no question that the Evil Queen’s famed beauty is captured perfectly by her Disney Villains Designer Collection Doll. Her elegant velvet cape has a poison-apple-red satin lining. The regal purple dress she wears is accented by plenty of sparkle, from her beaded crown and earrings to her rhinestone-studded chain belt. This new outfit takes the Evil Queen from cloaked conspirator to dastardly diva, and one thing is certain: this Evil Queen is no old hag!

The Disney Villains Designer Collection Evil Queen doll will be released in select Disney Stores (for more information click here) on September 17, and online at Disney Store.com on September 18.

If you’d like to see a bit of the Evil Queen’s style in your magic mirror at home, the Disney Villains Designer Collection at DisneyStore.com has plenty of marvelously wicked pieces inspired by her that you’ll find enchanting! The only downside? Even true love’s kiss won’t break the spell the Evil Queen’s fashion sense will put on you.

                      Disney Villains Evil Queen Tee Disney Villains Black Crystal Poisoned Apple Snow White Ring Long Sleeve Disney Villains Evil Queen TeeDisney Villains Crystal Evil Queen's Heart Box Snow White Bracelet




Disney Villains Designer Collection Spotlight: Maleficent

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 28, 2012 9:00 AM

Maleficent
In 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, Merryweather says “Maleficent doesn’t know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping others.” That may be true, but our Disney Villains Designer Collection Maleficent certainly knows a thing or two about fashion! From the tips of her signature horn-like hairstyle, all the way down to the hem of her fit and flair velvet skirt, Maleficent oozes high fashion. She even comes with a crystal ball staff with claw details! All she’s missing are her pet raven and her beastly minions, but maybe they’re off looking for some killer heels to match her outfit.

The Disney Villains Designer Collection Maleficent doll will be released in select Disney Stores (for more information click here) on September 10, and online at Disney Store.com on September 11.

Are you willing to fight your way through a forest of thorns to bring home the other items in the Disney Villains Designer Collection featuring Maleficent? Fortunately, you won’t have to. Ride your trusty steed over to the Disney Villains Designer Collection at DisneyStore.com and take a look at all the pieces with your favorite dark fairy. Just watch out for any spinning wheels along the way…

                Disney Villains Maleficent Journal Disney Villains Maleficent Tee Disney Villains Nail Polish Set Disney Villains Maleficent Mug



A Very Villainous Flashback Friday: Forgotten Foes

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 24, 2012 9:00 AM

All of the dark magic and wicked cackles from the Disney Villains Designer Collection have seeped into Flashback Friday, so today we're going to re-introduce you to some Disney Villains you may have forgotten about.

Barnaby
Barnaby is the wicked suitor who kidnaps Tom Piper, then tries to force Mary Contrary to marry him in 1961's Babes in Toyland. Despite his trickery, Tom defeats Barnaby with the help of some toy soldiers, and Mary and Tom live happily ever after. We still can't help but love Barnaby's villainous pizzazz, complete with top hat, cape, and mustache.

Madame Medusa
Madame Medusa is the fabulous evil-doers from 1977's The Rescuers. She kidnaps a little girl named Penny in an attempt to use her to retrieve a diamond from a pirate cave. Fortunately, Penny is rescued by Bernard, Bianca, and the Rescue Aid Society, but we still give Madame Medusa credit for her avant-garde fashion sense.

Ratigan
Ratigan is the nemesis of Basil of Baker Street in 1986's The Great Mouse Detective. Basil tracks Ratigan down after he kidnaps a toymaker and involves him in an evil plan to make a robotic look-alike of the Queen that will allow him to rule England. In the end, Ratigan's plan is foiled, but he still holds a special place in our heart, because he was voiced by the ultimate villainous voice actor, Vincent Price.

Backson
The Backson is the supposed terrifying monster in 2011's Winnie the Pooh. His name comes from a misunderstanding of the words "back soon," which Christopher Robin writes in a note. Does this picture of the Backson not look familiar to you? Next time you watch the movie, stick around after the credits and you'll get to see the Backson in a whole new light.

Tell us, Buzz readers: who are your favorite forgotten foes?

Disney Villains Designer Collection Spotlight: Mother Gothel

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 23, 2012 9:00 AM

Mother Gothel
Mother knows best, and Mother Gothel definitely knows best when it comes to fashion. She may be clothed in a dark cloak throughout Tangled, but our re-imagining of her style for the Disney Villains Designer Collection reveals her wicked beauty. Her regal burgundy dress is made of real satin, and features a golden fringe and embroidery on the back. Mother Gothel’s hair is in a theatrical up-do so glamorous that it might even outshine Rapunzel’s glowing locks. We hope she finds her way out of her tower in the forest and onto a runway ASAP.

The Disney Villains Designer Collection Mother Gothel doll will be released in select Disney Stores (for more information click here) on October 8, and online at Disney Store.com on October 9.

The Disney Villains Designer Collection Mother Gothel is all set to hit the runway,  all she needs to do is master the smolder. Maybe Flynn Rider can teach her? Skip the drama, stay with Mama, and check out all the other pieces featuring Mother Gothel in the Disney Villains Designer Collection at DisneyStore.com!

      Mother Gothel mug      Disney Villains lithographs    Mother Gothel journal    Disney Villains notecards

 

Harvey's Tote and Makeup Case Winner and Another Chance to Win!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 22, 2012 10:03 AM

We are happy to announce that Andrea is the winner of the Classic Minnie and Mickey Mouse tote and makeup case by Harvey’s. Congratulations Andrea, we hope you love your new Minnie and Mickey Mouse fashion accessories!

If you didn't win this time, we have another exciting giveaway today on the Disney Store Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!
We're giving away a Harvey's Classic Minnie and Mickey Mouse messenger bag and wallet!

Harvey's messenger bag Wallet

For your chance to win, head over to our official Disney Store Twitter, @DisneyStore and be sure to follow us and re-tweet the official Harvey's Classic Minnie and Mickey giveaway tweet! You can find the rules for our sweepstakes here.

The entire Harvey's Classic Minnie and Mickey Mouse accessory collection is available now at DisneyStore.com. Happy tweeting, and good luck!

The Cinderella Premiere Collection has Arrived at the Ball

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

Does it seem like things on the Buzz have been a little dark and dastardly lately with all of our updates about the Disney Villains Designer Collection? Maybe a magic spell would lighten things up...

Cinderella's transformation
Just like magic, the Cinderella Premiere Collection is now online at DisneyStore.com, and at select Disney Stores. This modern reimagining of Cinderella for princesses of all ages brings a regal touch to your everyday wardrobe and accessory collection.

Classic Cinderella tote bag Happily Ever After Cinderella tee Classic Cinderella wallet with coin purse

The entire collection sparkles like Cinderella's gown, but our favorite piece is this especially luminous top. It's covered in rhinestones, features Cinderella's slipper, and includes a reminder that the right pair of shoes really is a girl's best friend.

A girl's best friend...
To see the entire Cinderella Premiere Collection, take your pumpkin carriage to DisneyStore.com.

Disney Villains Designer Collection Spotlight: Cruella De Vil

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 21, 2012 9:00 AM

Cruella
The perfectly wretched Cruella De Vil’s fashion was one of the centerpieces of 1961’s 101 Dalmatians, so she fits like a red satin glove into the Disney Villains Designer Collection. From her luxe fur coat, to her sequin halter dress, to her signature hair style, the Disney Villains Designer Collection Cruella De Vil doll captures the glamorous wickedness that Cruella is known for. In this fabulous ensemble, we think she’s dressed more appropriately for a red carpet than a puppy heist.

The Disney Villains Designer Collection Cruella De Vil doll will be released in select Disney Stores (for more information click here) on October 15, and online at Disney Store.com on October 16.

If seeing our glamorous Cruella De Vil doesn’t make you want to see more of the Disney Villains Designer collection, no evil thing will. Be sure to check out all of the pieces featuring her in the Disney Villains Designer Collection at DisneyStore.com!

                        Cruella tee Cruella Scarf Cruella journal CruellaMug




 

Harvey’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse Tote and Makeup Bag Giveaway

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 20, 2012 9:00 AM

To brighten up the start of your week, we have an adorable and stylish giveaway today!

We’re celebrating the release of a new line of Classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse accessories by Harvey’s. The new collection is available online at DisneyStore.com, as well as at our Times Square, Michigan Avenue, and Stockton Street stores. However, one lucky reader won’t have to rush out and buy them: we’re giving away two items from the collection!

Tote Makeup-case


Today’s winner will receive a Classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse tote and makeup case by Harvey’s!

The contest ends Tuesday at 11:59:59pm PDT. We’ll select and announce a winner Wednesday, August 22.

To enter, post  your first name and email address in the comments section below (email address will not be displayed with the comment). This is our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

For contest rules, please click here.

For even more Disney and Harvey's goodness, watch this video with Harveys co-founder Dana Harvey on the Classic Minnie and Mickey Collection by Harvey's:

 

The complete Harvey’s Classic Mickey and Minnie accessory collection is available now at DisneyStore.com

 

Brave and Finding Nemo Blu-ray Combo Pack Online Pre-Sale

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 17, 2012 10:56 AM

We have two big announcements about some of our favorite Disney·Pixar’s  films: online pre-sale for both Brave and Finding Nemo begins today! 

  Brave and Finding Nemo

Both the Brave and the Finding Nemo Blu-ray combo packs include two Blu-ray discs and one DVD, so you can get your fill of Merida, Nemo, and all their friends from the Scottish highlands and the coral reef. Each also comes with a coupon to take $10 off any other purchase OR $20 off any other purchase of $40 or more at DisneyStore.com once the Blu-ray combo pack is released. For Brave, the coupon is valid 11/13/12 -11/25/12. For Finding Nemo, the coupon is valid 12/4/12 -12/16/12

Plus, each Blu-ray combo pack comes with four beautiful collectible lithographs.

Here are the Brave lithographs featuring Merida...

                    The Highland Games Merida in the clearing

                    Merida and Angus Merida's family

... And the lithographs for Finding Nemo, featuring everyone under the sea.

                    The EAC, Dude! Shark bait

                    Jellyfish Hello, Bruce

 Head over to DisneyStore.com now to pre-order your Brave and Finding Nemo Blu-ray combo packs! You can also pre-order Brave at your local Disney Store on September 25, and the same goes for Finding Nemo on October 29.

Brave arrives in stores and online November 13, and Finding Nemo swims onto shelves December 4.