Top Holiday gifts for a Disney fan 2012

Need a great gift idea for that Disney fan on your list? Look no further. We’ve compiled this handy list of this year’s most sought after Disney possesions, as well as where you can obtain them!

1) Music:

a) Wreck-it Ralph (Amazon/ iTunes) – driving techno pop soundtrack to this year’s blockbuster that includes the movie’s score and hit artists like Rihanna, Owl City, and Skrillex.

b) Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust (Amazon/ iTunes) – companion music to the the Tinkerbell animated movies features Zendaya, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato.

c) Classically Disney (Disney Store online) – Disney classics arranged and performed by a string quartet.

2) Prep and Landing (Hallmark Exclusive) – based on the Pixar holiday short and perrenial Christmas favorite, Hallmark’s exclusive line of products includes Wayne and Lanny hats (with elf ears), light-up gingerbread man scanners, and glowing googles. They also carry plushes, snowglobes, and storybooks.

3) Books:
a) The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Amazon) – features over 200 pieces of art and is the definitive version of story of the movies creation and ultimate success.

b) Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal (Amazon) – compiled from the Henson archives, this book allows access into the creative process of Jim Henson’s personal journal including doodles, sketches, and rarely seen photos.

c) A Disney Sketchbook (Amazon) – Consisting of only sketches (no words), this book gives artists and art connoisseurs alike a glimpse into the Disney creative process firsthand. It features early Mickey Mouse all the way up to Tangled.

4) DVD’s/ Blurays:
a) The Pixar Shorts: Volume 2 (Just about anywhere) – The second editon of Pixar’s award- winning shorts also includes student films from Pixar legends.

b) Disney 4-movie collections (Amazon/ Target(in-store)) – reasonably priced at between ten and fifteen dollars a piece, these 4 packs bring together some oft overlooked and forgotten disney classics that are definitely worth checking out. Highlights include The Classics Collection, The Game Changers Collection, and The Herbie Collection. Other volumes focus on thrills and chills, Disney dogs, and Don Knotts.

c) Secret of the Wings (Just about anywhere)- Did you miss this release in the hustle and bustle of Fall? It tells the story of Tinkerbell meeting a new fairy named Periwinkle.

6) Video Games:
a) Epic Mickey 2 (Just about anywhere) – Sequel to 2010’s smash hit. It is designed for two players and is actually a musical. Available for all major platforms.

b) Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed (Just about anywhere) – Although not technically a Disney game, this multiplayer racing romp features Wreck-it Ralph as a playable character. Available for all major platforms, but the 3DS and PS Vita versions will not be out until December 11th.

7) Swampy (Disney Store online) – Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Swampy the alligator, main character in Disney’s Where’s My Water mobile game. The Disney store online has a whole range of products including vinyl figures, bouncy balls, and this plush version currently on sale. Ain’t he cute?

8) Theme Park Exclusives – For those who have been really, really good.
a) Oswald Ears (Disney World/ Disneyland) – An alternative to Mickey Mouse ears, these hats were all but impossible to get your hands on earlier this year.

b) Orange Bird antenna topper (Disney World) – Unofficial mascot of Walt Disney World in the 1970’s, the Orange Bird made his return this year. Other offerings include t-shirts and collector’s cups, I think this is the keenest.

c) The Circle Sessions: The Music of Carthay Circle (Disneyland) – Newly recorded jazz renditions of Disney standards old and new that some say are the highlight of the latest update to Disney’s California Adventure. Here they are, now available for your listening enjoyment.

Disney World Mail Order Department:
Telephone: 877-560-6477 (toll Free)
Fax: 407-352-6369

Disneyland Mail Order Department:
Telephone: 800-362-4533 (toll Free)

If you like what you see, don’t hesitate to stick around a while. Click on home to check out our other articles including one recently added entitled: A (very) brief history of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Cmon, what are you waitin’ for? (poke, poke, poke)

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