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Disney Unveils Advance Look at Limited-Edition Merchandise for D23 Expo 2019

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During the “ultimate Disney fan event,” attendees will be able to
purchase all-new collectibles, apparel, and more from |
Disney store, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale

GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disney today revealed a sneak peek at some of the new collections and
limited-edition sets attendees can get their hands on during D23
2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug 23–25. During
the show, fans can scoop up never-before-seen collections across the
three Disney-operated retail shops on the Expo floor: |
Disney store, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale.

D23 Expo 2019 attendees will be introduced to new collections that
celebrate milestone anniversaries and fan-favorite characters across
Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel along with must-have
official D23 Expo 2019 gear and accessories, nostalgic Disney
Parks-inspired items, and limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt
Disney Imagineering’s heritage.

Below are highlights of some of the exciting merchandise fans will be
able to purchase at the show. For images and pricing of the below items,
click here.
To purchase tickets to the Expo, visit
| Disney store
– Home to the widest assortment of Disney merchandise
for everyone in the family, D23 Expo 2019 merchandise will give fans a
wide variety of specially curated collections and limited-edition (LE)
series with a behind-the-scenes twist. Honoring some of Disney’s biggest
legacies, here is a snapshot of what fans will see:

  • Disney Designer Collection: Midnight Masquerade Series – The
    fan-favorite series returns with a new twist and features doll sets of
    Tiana and Naveen, Giselle and Edward, and Aurora and Phillip.
    Rapunzel, Belle, Meg, Cinderella, and Esmeralda will also be included.
    In addition to dolls, fans can pick up pin sets, stationery, mug and
    plate sets, and more
  • Legacy Collection – This LE collection will celebrate
    anniversaries and milestones for some of the most beloved Disney
    characters and films including:

    • Donald Duck 85th – Plush, collectible pins, a retro
      T-shirt, varsity jacket, hat, and more
    • Silly Symphony 90th – Spirit Jersey shirt, retro T-shirt,
      pins, and more
    • The Lion King 25th – Celebrate the wonder
      that is The Lion King with LE collectibles, plush,
      litho set, and more
  • The Little Mermaid 30th – Celebrate 30 years of The
    Little Mermaid
    with journals, ornament sets, pins, apparel, dolls,
    and more
  • Disney•Pixar

    • Take home a LE “Talking Woody,” “Talking Jessie,” and “Talking
      Bullseye,” along with a LE plush set of Ellie and Carl in their
      “Adventure Book” and much more
  • Backstage Collection – Go “Backstage” for a behind-the-scenes
    look into DisneyPixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Walt Disney
    Animation Studios to celebrate the artistry, legends, and rich
    heritage of The Walt Disney Company.

    • Disney Backstage Collection Subscription Box – D23 Expo
      guests will be among the first to see and order the new Disney
      Backstage Collection subscription box, which celebrates the
      artistry of Disney through limited-release T-shirts, pins, and
      more, delivered to your doorstep—all in a custom-designed package.
    • Walt Disney Animation Studios “Under the Hat” – LE Wreck-It
      Shadow Box, mug, and sketchbook
    • Disney•Pixar “Under the Lamp” – Pixar campus hat, fleece,
      tiki crew mug, and more
    • Lucasfilm “Behind the Force” – All-new crew jacket and hat
      along with a LE “Java the Hutt” T-shirt, mug, and more
    • Marvel “Behind the Hero” – A LE Black Panther Shadow
      Box, hat, and more
  • Mickey Mouse Shufflerz – Fans can extend their “Mickey Mouse
    Memories” collections with the new Mickey Mouse Shufflerz that
    highlight Mickey through the years—pressing the top of the figures 10
    times causes them to “shuffle” along their way! Pick up the LE 13-pack
    or single figures.

The Dream Store – Jam-packed with D23 Expo 2019-themed official
merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park
Merchandise, The Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney
fans of all ages. This year, guests will discover whimsical assortments
inspired by the Dapper Dan’s, Main Street, U.S.A., and iconic Mickey
balloons on a variety of items including apparel, art and collectibles,
accessories, pins, and more! The Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s
dream come true. Highlights include:

  • Dapper Dan’s – This collection features a “Dapper Dress” from
    Her Universe along with adult T-shirts, a Spirit Jersey shirt, pins,
    plush, Funko POP figures, and much more
  • Mickey Balloons – Evoking the feeling you get as you stroll
    down Main Street, U.S.A., the Mickey Balloons lend their iconic look
    to an assortment that includes adult apparel, a Spirit Jersey shirt,
    skirt from Her Universe, hats, mugs, accessories, and more
  • Official D23 Expo 2019 Gear – Swing by to grab official 2019
    D23 Expo gear and apparel including T-shirts, a Lounge Fly
    mini-backpack, hat, pins, and more!

Mickey’s of Glendale – Mickey’s of Glendale, the Walt Disney
Imagineering store, returns with two stores for three days only for D23
Expo attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center:

  • Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store – Mickey’s of Glendale
    will feature exclusive merchandise designed by Imagineers, including
    hats, T-shirts, accessories, and more. Additionally, Guests will have
    the opportunity to shop limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt
    Disney Imagineering’s heritage.

    • Attraction Quote T-Shirt Collection – An assortment of
      T-shirts that let fans celebrate the most iconic quotes from their
      favorite attractions through bold graphics.
  • Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store – Disney pin enthusiasts will
    want to stop by the Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store, which will feature
    a large assortment of limited-edition pins.

Attendees can also head to “Uptown Disney” for an interactive shopping
and photo experience, featuring merchandise available through In this booth on the showroom floor, fans can shop, snap
photos with friends, and discover hidden surprises around every corner
and magic in every step. Featured product includes the “Black Leather
Collection” from Disney store China along with Marvel’s Iron Man MK50
Robot by UBTech, “The Lion King” Mighty Roar Simba from furReal, The
Little Mermaid
apparel and accessories, Toy Story 4 apparel
from Fifth Sun, new Star Wars items, Mickey Mouse LEGO® Ideas
Steamboat Willie set and the relaunch of the Minnie Mouse Dose of Colors

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available
for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold
Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for
$77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day
Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information
on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit

About D23 Expo 2019

D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of
Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions,
experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event
provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television,
games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2019 news,
Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23
Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923
when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing
them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney
; a rich website at
with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special
events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Family Membership
($129.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at
To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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credential application, please visit


Press Contacts:

Disney Retail:
Laura Jalaie, Disney Communications

D23 Expo:
Jeffrey Epstein
The Walt Disney Company

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Cambodia Junior National Canoe Team Members to Visit Japan as Part of Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sixteen members of the Cambodia junior national canoe team are scheduled to visit Japan from September 17–25 as part of the Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019 promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

We invite the group to enjoy canoe-related tours and lectures in Tokyo, and then to visit Ishikawa Prefecture to participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament, joint practice with the Japan national team, a social gathering with high school students, and other activities, all in an effort to promote personal exchange between Japan and Cambodia through sports. Our aims with these activities are to effectively share the appeals of Japan and to further promote the future development of the sports industry in Cambodia and friendly relations between Cambodia and Japan.

We hope that participants in this program will proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to Cambodia.

For reference: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatchees take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.


Tuesday, September 17

Arrive in Japan, orientation, lecture by the Japan Canoe Federation, etc.

Wednesday, September 18

Tour Sea Forest Waterway, etc.

Thursday, September 19

Travel to Ishikawa Prefecture

Courtesy visit to the Komatsu City Office

Joint practice with the Japan national team

Friday, September 20

Visit Komatsu Ltd.

Social gathering

Saturday, September 21–Monday, September 23

Participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament

Tuesday, September 24

Travel to Tokyo

Presentation of outcomes, etc.

Wednesday, September 25

Depart Japan


Inquiries about the program

JENESYS 2019 ASEAN + East Timor Project Implementing Agency

JTB Kasumigaseki Operations Department

Contact: Junji Mise (Mr.), Yutaka Shintani (Mr.)

TEL: +81-3-6737-9447

Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)


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CommerceWest Bank Supported Caterina’s Club and Provided Warm Meals, Affordable Housing, and Job Training Assistance to Low-Income Families

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK) supported Caterina’s Club and provided warm meals, affordable housing and job training assistance to low-income families throughout Southern California. Caterina’s Club “Feeding Kids in America” program feeds over 25,025 children a week. The “Welcome Home” program provides qualified families, living in the dark environment of a motel, with the necessary resources to move into the safety and stability of an apartment or condo.

Chef Bruno Serato commented, “It’s time to stop talking about it and do something about it.” He continued, “Thank you all so much for supporting Caterina’s Club, the children, and families we serve. This year’s gala wouldn’t be a success without grand supporters such as CommerceWest Bank. Thank you!”

Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, stated, “A lot of families take for granted how meaningful it is to sit down and have a nightly dinner. It is disheartening to think of, especially when thousands of children in our community go to bed hungry, without an adequate roof over their head.” He continued, “We are excited to be able to help Chef Bruno Serato provide warm meals and affordable housing to underprivileged children and low-income families in our community.”

CommerceWest Bank is a California based full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California. The Bank serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including concierge services, remote deposit solution, online banking, mobile banking, lines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans, and cash management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

Please visit to learn more about the bank. “BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE”


Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO

Work Phone: 949-474-5278 (Media Only)

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Cabinet painting is a cost-effective way to modernize the kitchen and increase property value.

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CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen renovations have one of the highest returns on investment compared to other home renovations. A modern, updated kitchen will add value to a property and make it more attractive to buyers. The largest financial component of a kitchen renovation is the cabinetry.

“Homeowners can experience huge savings on their kitchen renovation when they choose cabinet painting over a full cabinet replacement,” said Chris White of New Look Cabinets in Calgary. “Cabinet painting can make the kitchen look like new, at a fraction of the cost.”

The best advice is to hire Calgary cabinet painters for this project, but homeowners can attempt to DIY cabinet painting. Here are some instructions on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

  1. Choose paint: Choose a paint that will best adhere to your cabinet material and give lasting durability. You should also consider what paint colour will best suit your home’s overall design and your personal taste.
  2. Prepare the kitchen: Before starting, remove everything from the kitchen and cabinets that might get in the way.
  3. Remove cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware: Take everything off the cabinet boxes and label it for easy reassembly.
  4. Clean and sand the surfaces: Wipe down all surfaces with a grease-removing cleaner. Then lightly sand all doors, drawer fronts and side panels. Remember to wipe off the dust afterwards.
  5. Prime and paint the cabinets: You can choose to paint them using a brush, compressor and paint gun, or have them painted by Calgary cabinet painters in a professional spray shop. Be sure to apply a primer and allow it to completely dry before putting on the top coat.

Homeowners should be aware that cabinet painting is a time consuming, detail-oriented job. If you are not comfortable with your ability, or you do not have enough time to complete the job properly, you should consider hiring professional cabinet painters.

“We have the experience, skills and equipment to get the job done efficiently and with seamless, professional results,” said White. “If you can’t commit the time, it is well worth the money to have your kitchen cabinets painted by a professional company.”

New Look Cabinets & Interiors is a RenovationFind Certified Painting Company in Calgary. They specialize in interior painting, as well as cabinet painting, cabinet refinishing and furniture refinishing. They offer superior workmanship, excellent customer service and are passionate about every project they work on. For more information, or for help with your next paint job, visit


Chris White


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