SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- It's hard to imagine a better year for the Walt Disney Company as they'll likely finish with at least seven films having earned more that $1 billion at the worldwide box office. We've given Marvel and Star Wars their own gift guides. Here we'll focus entirely on "Frozen 2," "Toy Story 4" and the company's back catalog of princesses.
- Hasbro leads the "Frozen 2" charge with numerous dolls, figures and playsets including "Frozen 2" Adventure Small Doll Collection, the Ultimate Arendelle Castle playset and a Singing Anna Fashion Doll.
- If you're in the mood to splurge, Citizen has added Anna and Elsa themed watches to their Eco-Drive Disney Princess Diamond Collection.
- zak! designs has an entire collection of kid-friendly dinnerware. The least practical being an Anna and Elsa 5-piece ceramic tea set.
- Hasbro's "Frozen 2" singing dolls also come in Elsa.
- Williams Sonoma has kids aprons with designs based on Anna, Elsa and Olaf. The kitchenware company also offers an Olaf Cookie Jar and "Frozen 2" themed spatulas, cookie kits and cake pans.
- Those looking for something more practical would enjoy the "Frozen 2" line of S'well Food Containers featuring Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
- Disney Animators' Collection Deluxe Figurine Set a Dinsey Shop exclusive featuring 13 5" princesses with cloth costumes and Aladdin thrown in for good measure. The less expensive, but more durable, alternative is the 11-figure
Disney Animators' Collection Mega Figurine Set.
- Disney Princess Style Series gives the classic characters Belle, Mulan and Ariel a modern twist.
- Disney Princess Royal Shimmer Series presents the princesses in their classic outfits with a splash of glitter.
- Nearly all of Disney's contemporary animated films are now available in on 4K UHD Blu-ray.
Toy Story 4
- There are hundreds of Toy Story related toys on the market. One of my favorite lines is Mattel's 7" Figure collection that features just about every major character from "Toy Story 4." Many come paired or in sets of four. The only downside is that if you're buying for someone who is obsessive compulsive, like I tend to be, you'll have to track them all down. The Forky & Duke Caboom is at the top of my list (unless I can talk Santa Claus into the Toy Story Ultimate Gift Pack ).
Toy Story 4
- The Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Interactive Talking Action Figure is something of a classic that continues to get updated with each film release. This version will start talking if it senses a Woody Interactive Talking Action Figure is nearby.
- I don't know what friendship smells like (cotton candy apparently), but new characters Ducky and Bunny come paired in the Disney Toy Story 4 Ducky & Bunny Scented Friendship Plush Set.
- Funko has numerous Toy Story 4 figures in their Pop!, Mystery Minis, pen toppers, Dorbz, backpack, wallet and keychain lines. I've featured the Sheriff Woody and Forky Pop! figures.
- Mattel also has a mini collection, Toy Story Minis Ultimate New Friends 10-Pack.
- All four Toy Story films are now available in 4K UHD.
The Lion King
- "The Lion King" remake did remarkably well at the box office. The new version and the original animated classic were both released on 4K UHD Blu-ray this year.
- Hasbro's FurReal Mighty Roar Simba is the sort of interactive plush toy that I would have loved as a child.
- The Descendants franchise follows the children of classic Disney villains as teenagers. 2019 saw the release of a third feature-length film and to celebrate Hasbro has released updated versions of Uma, Evie, Audrey and Mal as part of their Signature Doll line.
- The Dragon Queen Mal deluxe figure with collapsible wings and removable headpiece is for the extra special Descendants fan.
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