Disney Interactive Labs introduces Video Portal

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Disney Interactive Labs has recently released a new video portal located at video.disney.com.  This interactive portal allows you to watch trailers, YouTube videos, and clips -- all from your browser on either your desktop machine or mobile device.  This sort of site is right up my alley, and my daughter's also!  We are always looking for Disney video information, and now, with this site, we've got a lot of it right at our fingertips.The video quality is phenomenal.  For example, take a look … [Read more...]


Once Upon a Time, the Complete First Season, coming to Blu-Ray and DVD August 28, 2012!

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Excitement abounds here at Chip & Company as Once Upon a Time, that incredible drama series on ABC, is about to come out on Blu-Ray and DVD August 28th, 2012!  This show hit the air on Sunday, October 23, 2011, and had a loyal following from day one!  We will be receiving Once Upon a Time and will write up a review about it for all of you, as well as give you insight into all of the incredible additional details that you will be able to experience on the bonus discs.ONCE UPON A TIME: … [Read more...]


Why I love Walt Disney World Extra Magic Hours!

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When it comes to Walt Disney World and Extra Magic Hours, the debate is endless!  There are strategies about how to make the most of your Extra Magic Hours (EMH), there are debates over which is better, morning EMH or evening EMH, and there are people that avoid them like the plague!  For those that don't know, Walt Disney World opens up a park either one hour early in the morning, or keeps a park open up to three hours later in the evening, just for guests of the Walt Disney World Resorts.  So, … [Read more...]


App Review: “Avengers Origins: Hulk” by Disney Worldwide Publishing

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The folks over at Disney Worldwide Publishing have been at it again, releasing the interactive book "Avengers Origins: Hulk" for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!  Just like Assemble!, which I reviewed recently, Hulk is available at the iTunes App Store, the book costs a very reasonable $1.99.The book is narrated by Stan "The Man" Lee, so for all of you comic book enthusiasts, you will love to know that!  However, there are different levels for the book, everything from "Read to me" mode, … [Read more...]


App Review: “Avengers Origins: Assemble!” by Disney Worldwide Publishing

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The folks over at Disney Worldwide Publishing have been at it again, releasing the interactive book "Avengers Origins: Assemble!" for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!  Available at the iTunes App Store, the book costs a very reasonable $1.99.The book is narrated by Stan "The Man" Lee, so for all of you comic book enthusiasts, you will love to know that!  However, there are different levels for the book, everything from "Read to me" mode, "Auto-turn the pages" mode -- which will take away the … [Read more...]


Disney releases “Avengers Origins: Hulk” and “Avengers Origins: Assemble!” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today that two more storybook app titles based on the original Marvel Origins series will join "The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story" app, which launched last month.  The new titles, both narrated by comic book legend Stan Lee, include “Avengers Origins: Hulk” and “Avengers Origins: Assemble!” which will be available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in February 2012.The “Avengers Origins: Hulk” action-packed app tells the story of how Dr. Bruce … [Read more...]


iPad App Review: Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3

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I was recently given the opportunity to review an iPad app by Disney.  This special app, called Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3, is part of their new Language Learning Read Along initiative, and is designed to help children -- and adults, if they are so inclined -- to learn how to read and speak Chinese with the help of your friends from Toy Story 3!The folks at Disney deserve many kudos for this app -- it is so incredibly detailed, it takes quite a while to get through all of it, and even after … [Read more...]


Disney Publishing Worldwide Releases “Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3” for iPad

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LEARN CHINESE: TOY STORY 3 TEACHES KEY VOCABULARY IN ENGLISH AND MANDARIN THROUGH DISNEY STORYBOOKSDisney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, will increase its presence in the digital learning space with its first language learning product. Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 will expand DPW’s existing base of educational products with an innovative approach based on the company’s long history of teaching English. The app will be available in … [Read more...]


RIP ‘Disney for Seniors’ Ken, we’ll miss you!

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The Chip & Company Family learned today of the passing of our great friend Ken.  Ken was one of the founding writers for Chip when he started the site, and had over 41 PAGES of articles that he wrote for the site!  Ken loved taking his wife Helen to Disney World, as you can see in this photo taken in front of Cinderella Castle!The unfortunate part of being a blogger on such a big site as Chip & Company is that we are all located across the Internet.  As a result of this, I never met … [Read more...]


App Review: “Tangled: Storybook Deluxe” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Disney Worldwide Publishing has released another app for the iOS platform.  Coming on the heels of "The Lion King: Timon's Tale" is "Tangled: Storybook Deluxe", which is now available over at the iTunes Store.Just like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, this interactive book is designed to help your children learn to read, while also exploring the story in a fun, interactive way!  In addition to that, there are also several games that your children will love to play, so let's take a … [Read more...]