Update: Free “The Incredibles” offer is over. New reward is nicely done copy of the original sheet music for Mary Poppins’ “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” when you buy copy of “Saving Mr. Banks.” Details on the Disney Movie’s Anywhere site.
At first I wasn’t interested in Disney Movie Anywhere, I had heard that it was only for ipad, iphone, and itouch owners. Those of use who don’t own an iOS 7 capable device, were out of luck. But I was wrong. We ‘alternate’ service users can still view videos (including a few exclusive titles) for free on the website (which isn’t really anywhere, but better than nowhere). But I’m getting ahead of myself.
What is Disney Movie’s Anywhere? It’s a new digital movie service and app that gives you cloud-based access to your library of digital Disney movies anywhere. For now, you can get movies you’ve downloaded via iTunes or Disney’s digital locker and add them to the service. Those who download the all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel to watch at home and on the go. Just activate today and connect your Disney Movies Anywhere account to your iTunes account and you will receive a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s classic “The Incredibles.” (offer is only good for a limited time )
“Disney Movies Anywhere offers an exceptional consumer experience built around some of the most beloved and popular entertainment brands in the world,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “This unique technology underscores Disney’s commitment to meeting our consumers where they are with the content they want, and we’re thrilled to debut with iTunes, the #1 digital media retailer in the world.”
Connect your iTunes account to your Disney Movies Anywhere account to begin populating their Disney digital movie locker and watch movies online and on your device. Featuring simultaneous access on multiple devices, Disney Movies Anywhere enables consumers to stream and download Disney movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV (through iCloud or using AirPlay).
The old photographer’s saying goes “the best camera for the shot is the one you have with you.” With more than half of the US now possessing a mobile phone with digital camera built in, the phone has become the camera fo choice for many. This is evidenced by the plethora of apps out there that allow you to take, modify, and share your photos in all sorts of ways.
Disney Interactive may be a little slow out of the gate, but they have announced their own photo based sharing app. It has an emphasis that’s core to the Disney experience – Story. In fact, that’s the apps name.
Story allows you to quickly assemble storybooks of your daily experiences. You choose a theme, add a few narrative bits of text, and select the photos or video you want to include, then Story makes it available to share and view via mobile or web device.
“When we become moms, our iPhone instantly becomes the go-to device to capture the spontaneous moments of family life. Before we know it, we have thousands of photos and videos on it,” said Brooke Chaffin, senior vice president, Disney Interactive Family. “With Story, we’ve created a easy-to-use app that takes this content and creates meaningful narratives and stories that can be shared with friends and family with just a few taps.”
You are allowed up to 20 photos and two short videos in each story. It reminds me a bit of the digital scrapbooking software that was popular a few years ago, but really stripped down to the essentials.
- Effortless Storytelling: The Story App automatically finds the moments in the Photo Library on your iPhone or iPod touch, based on when and where your photos and videos were captured.
- Creative Freedom: Users can simply select a moment to share immediately, or personalize it with their own captions, pages of text, themes and layouts.
- Quick, Selective Sharing: With just a couple of taps, stories can be shared via e-mail or Facebook. They are visible in any browser to invited friends and family on Story.us. Stories can also be embedded on your website or blog.
- Preservation: All stories created are saved in the app and backed up by iCloud for future viewing and editing.
Alas Story by Disney is only available for iOS devices (iPhone or iPad) at the moment. I hope Disney Interactive realizes its ignoring more than 54% of the mobile phone market (myself included) by not having an Android version too.
I’ve embedded a sample Story to explore below the jump:
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First up is a cute Saint Patrick’s Day outfit on Duffy the Bear. Say what you want about the merchandise team manufactured character, he has a good fashion consultant.
Mickey, on the other hand, while always cute, definitely eeds some fashion help in this un-inspired piece.
A lot more merchandise below the fold, including the ‘find of the week’. Come and see:
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