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Disney Cruise Line sets sail for first British Isles visit in 2016

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So many of Disney and Pixar’s fairy tales original in Europe, so taking a Disney Cruise to Europe, and for the first time the British Isles, is bound to be extra magical. That probably explains why Disney Cruise Line is sending it’s original ship the Disney Magic, on these new itineraries.

In 2016, Disney Cruise Line is sailing its first British Isles itinerary, visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France. Throughout the summer of 2016, Disney Cruise Line also will return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries. There will be limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, British Isles, Greek Isles and the Mediterranean.

In this video, Cruise Director Brent gives us a sneak peek at where you can sail with Disney Cruise Line next year including our first-ever British Isles cruise

More detailed itineraries below:
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Behind the Scenes on Jessica Chastain’s Disney Dream Portrait Shoot with Annie Leibovitz

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Earlier this week famed photographer of the stars Annie Leibovitz added Jessica Chastain to the list of celebrities she has featured in her Disney Dream Portraits series. The famous redhead portrayed Pixar’s first princess, also a redhead, Merida from the hit animated feature Brave.

Today we get two exciting videos that take us behind the scenes of the photo shoot and reveal how the magic is made. (Love the fake horse in the shot above. Makes sense though.) Appropriately enough for the Scottish princess, the photo shoot took place in an area of Cold Spring, New York known as the Hudson Highlands.

Turns out Chastain is a fan of a certain activity enjoyed by many guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World – Pin Trading. Below she shares her Pin Trading strategy:Read More »Behind the Scenes on Jessica Chastain’s Disney Dream Portrait Shoot with Annie Leibovitz

Director of Pixar’s Brave Speaks About Potential Sequel

There’s been a period of silence following Brave’s win at the Academy Awards, but now director Mark Andrews is talking about the prospects of a sequel. They’re pretty good, winning the Oscar certainly helped. Andrews was in Scotland working with students on a film project… Read More »Director of Pixar’s Brave Speaks About Potential Sequel

Brave’s Kevin McKidd Lends Scottish Realism To Film

Trainspotting and Gray’s Anatomy actor Kevin McKidd, who happens to be from Elgin, Scotland, started his work on Pixar’s Brave more than four years ago. He was asked to provide the voices of both the Lord and young MacGuffin. When asked to make up some… Read More »Brave’s Kevin McKidd Lends Scottish Realism To Film

Merida Meet & Greet Soft Opens at Magic Kingdom

While word of Disney’s first Scottish princess greeting guests inside a Disney themepark makes its way around the world to Scotland’s papers (she sounds Irish, they say), the Magic Kingdom has completed the transformation of the space originally created for Belle’s Story Time and subsequently used by Rapunzel and Flynn is now playing host to Merida.

Update: The Disney Parks Blog shared this photo on their Facebook page:

I didn’t have time to stand in line and get up close with Princess Merida myself, but you can get a general idea of the set up from the following pictures. Note the tartan and kilt worn by the cast member, is that a first outside of performing groups? There’s also a lot of fun new merchandise available (although I’m not too sure about the Merida sippy cup where you drink from a straw in the back of her head.. brains, I need brains… it’s Zombie Merida).

Can’t make it to the parks? Some of the above merchandise is available at the DisneyStore.com too.

Below the cut is a video from Ricky of Inside the Magic:

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The Disney Store online adds Brave Merchandise

Excitement is growing for the June 22nd open of Pixar’s Brave. If your little darling wants to attend the movie in style, DisneyStore.com has your back. They’ve just added 18 great dolls, shirts, and costume items related to Brave and Princess Merida. Here’s a small… Read More »The Disney Store online adds Brave Merchandise