Disney Launches its Own Adult Coloring Book App

Adult coloring book apps are all the rage, and now Disney’s getting in on that action, too. The company has today released its own take on the genre with the launch of the Color by Disney mobile application, and app that lets wannabe artists practice their skills by coloring in templates featuring popular characters and scenes from Disney and Pixar and films.

At launch, there are hundreds of designs to choose from, including more recent movies like “Frozen” and “Moana,” as well as classics like “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid,” in addition to Pixar titles like “Brave” and “Monsters, Inc.”

Wait, did I say this app was for grown-ups? Because this sounds like something the little ones would enjoy…

Nope!  “Color by Disney” is being marketed just to the adult crowd, with the company touting how coloring apps can reduce stress. This claim (which might not be backed by hard science) has already led the App Store to fill with coloring applications in recent months, including apps like Recolor, Pigment, Colorfy, Heycolor, and dozens of others.

The Disney version isn’t all that different from the numerous others already on the market. To use the app, you select your template, your pen type (pencil, crayon, marker, etc.) and your colors, then tap away. The app, however, does include film-inspired color palettes and offers a handful of effects – like adding pixie dust to your creation, for example.

Your work can be then be shared on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or saved to your device.

Color by Disney also offers a subscription service, which delivers unlimited access to the Disney art collection. This service will see new additions weekly, Disney says. Three packages, offered via in-app purchase, are currently available: one week all-access for $2.99, one month all-access for $7.99 or a year all-access for $39.99.

The app is a free download on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Windows App Store.

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Disney Emoji Blitz Now Available for iOS and Android

The magic of Disney combines with the modern expression of emojis in Disney Emoji Blitz, a game for mobile devices where players can collect and play with hundreds of Disney and Pixar emojis.

The game features over 400 emojis of Disney and Pixar characters, settings, and famous items, including FrozenToy StoryCinderellaThe Lion King and The Muppets. Disney park items will also be available, such as the famous churros. Watch the trailer above to see the game in action and the various emojis offered to players.

Once players progress in the game by blasting away rows of emojis using Elsa’s ice powers or Sulley’s scare tactics, the emojis download to the “Disney Emoji Blitz keyboard” that users can add to their phone’s keyboards.

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After downloading the game, fans can also flock to Downtown Disney on Sunday July 18th from 2-8 p.m. PT in Anaheim, California for “World Emoji Day.” The party will include emoji-themed games, prizes and photo-ops from stores like World of Disney, and entertainment by Radio Disney.

Disney Emoji Blitz is now available to download for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

D23 Expo 2015 Official Mobile App Now Available

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D23 EXPO 2015 is the Ultimate Disney Fan Event, and the D23 EXPO 2015 Official Mobile App will help you navigate all the entertainment, presentations, shopping, photo opportunities, and magic that Disney has in store.

• Maps will help you navigate your way through all things Disney and find everything you need from stages and stores to photo spots and more.
• See the full schedule of presentations and special entertainment, and get up-to-the-minute information on StagePass availability.
• Personalize a schedule that keeps you on track to see and do everything you’re dreaming about, find out who’s available for autograph sessions and where to find them, and learn about special guests.
• Locate the latest D23 EXPO and Disney products to make the most out of your shopping experience.

Go ahead and download the D23 EXPO 2015 Official Mobile App today and discover the wonder and excitement of Disney, all under one roof. Updates will be made throughout D23 EXPO 2015.

Please consider that this app contains:

• Social media links to connect with others
• The option to accept push notifications to let you know when we have exciting updates like new content
• Registration to create profile
• Advertising for some third parties
• Location-based services

This version requires iOS 8 or later and iPhone 4s and above.

For the iPhone go to the App Store or use this link.

For Android devices go to Google Play or use this link.

New Disney Side App Transforms You into Disney Parks Characters

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Disney’s newest app, Show Your Disney Side, is now available for download and we think it’s going to be one of your favorites. The app brings your Disney Side – that side of you that comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks – to life like never before, transforming you into characters from our most popular park attractions and experiences.

With the Show Your Disney Side app, you can become an X-Wing Pilot from the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction, a swashbuckler from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, a princess from “Frozen” and even a favorite Disney villain, Maleficent. And If you visit Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort, you can unlock special Haunted Mansion characters like the Hitchhiking Ghost and Madame Leota. It’s also possible to unlock these special characters by sharing three creations on Facebook or Twitter.

Once you download the app from the Apple iTunes store, facial mapping technology transforms you into a 3D moving character. To begin, the first step is to snap a selfie or have someone take a photo of your face. Here are a few tips:

  • Smile big – but without your teeth showing.
  • Make sure your hair isn’t blocking your face.
  • Try to take your photo in front of a plain background.

You can personalize your Disney Side character with different costumes and frames. Then, by tapping or swiping the screen, your Disney Side will come to life with special effects, unique for each character. To share your creation, simply press the share button on the app and pick your favorite social network.

The app was created by TYFFON, an entertainment app developer and one of the participants of the 2014 Disney Accelerator, a highly selective, immersive mentorship and investment program for technology-enabled startups in the media and entertainment space.

Show Your Disney Side is now available for free on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch at http://DisneySideApp.com.

Disney Releases My Disney Experience Update for Apple iOS

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Disney has released an updated version of the ‘My Disney Experience’ app for Apple iOS devices.

In the new version (2.3), new features will include wait times for some meet and greet experiences, an improved method for linking tickets and passes, updated park maps, and a number of bug fixes throughout the application.

iOS users can grab the update now from the Updates tab in the App Store.

My Disney Experience App on iOS Updated

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The iOS version of the My Disney Experience app has just been updated to version 2.2 and is now available via the Apple App Store. The update is available for both iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Improvements include:

  • Significantly improved the app’s launch time and overall performance
  • Included refresh capabilities to auto-update restaurants, shows, attractions and FastPass+ experiences
  • Fixed bugs affecting Character Dining search results
  • Corrected the camera orientation and font sizes for iPad
  • Enabled scrolling on the FastPass+ landing screen for devices with 3.5″ display