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April 4, 2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide Shines at Bologna Children's Book Fair

By Tracy Stecko, Disney Consumer Products
Bologna, Italy, is a city known for its culinary tradition. But did you also know that it’s the location of one of the largest children’s book festivals? Each year, Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) travels to Bologna, along with hundreds of publishers, editors, authors and agents to attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair—a three-day event that is one of the most significant book festivals for the children’s publishing industry. In 2013, the fair had 1,200 exhibitors from 75 countries and 25,000 international professional trade representatives. This year’s book fair—which took place March 24–27—marked another action-packed event. DPW’s booth was a popular destination for guests and showcased the latest content from Disney’s publishing arm.
March 26, 2014

Bestselling Disney Series 'Kingdom Keepers' Concludes in Final Book, Out Next Week

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Disney Publishing Worldwide award-winning author Ridley Pearson is back with his bestselling series Kingdom Keepers, which follows five teens who were transported to the Disney Parks through a technological glitch. For more than three years, Ridley’s Kingdom Keepers have done little more than surveillance missions into the Disney Parks after dark to prevent Disney’s destruction.
March 6, 2014

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Designer

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Strolling through the Glendale Central Creative Campus, we bump into Melissa Cassara, a third-generation Disney employee. “My grandfather worked at the Studio as a carpenter, and my father was a set dresser and would often work on Disney productions. My mother even worked on the Studio lot,” she says. “I feel special carrying on the Disney tradition in my family.”
February 17, 2014

Disney Supercharges 2014 American International Toy Fair with Award Wins and Action-Packed Product Lines

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Today, as we kick off the 2014 American International Toy Fair, we announced that the Toy Industry Association (TIA) has awarded Disney’s Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Center by Just Play “Preschool Toy of the Year.” The award was first announced at the annual Toy of the Year Awards, a prestigious toy industry awards program that identifies the top toys available during the previous calendar year. Winners are selected based on votes from toy manufacturers, retailers, media and consumers.
February 3, 2014

Retail Shelves are 'Frozen' with Bestseller Products

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products

As fans are belting out “Let It Go” and other hit songs during the special Frozen sing-along engagement in theaters across the country, Anna and Elsa are bringing their frosty adventures to store shelves in retailers nationwide!

January 16, 2014

Storytelling—the Heart of Inspiration for Disney Consumer Products in 2013

By Tracy Stecko, Disney Consumer Products
2013 was a strong year for The Walt Disney Company (TWDC)—recently named Company of the Year by Yahoo! Finance—and Disney Consumer Products (DCP) was a key part of that success, reporting an operating income of $1.1 billion in 2013. This milestone also marks the first time DCP crossed the $1 billion dollar threshold! We’re kicking off the new year by celebrating the awards, accolades and “best of” moments from DCP that made 2013 a standout year.
January 8, 2014

Yahoo Finance Names Disney Company of the Year

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
One of the most exciting things about working at Disney is playing a part in the development of stellar products and experiences that touch the lives of so many around the globe. Knowing that alone makes my job all the more fulfilling and enjoyable.
December 30, 2013

Q&A with 'Tinker Bell: An Evolution' Author Mindy Johnson

By Tracy Stecko, Disney Consumer Products
Whether you remember her as the spunky sidekick to Peter Pan or watched her embark on magical fairy adventures, Tinker Bell is a cherished character for Disney fans of all ages. Tinker Bell’s journey began in J.M Barrie’s original version of "Peter Pan," and the feisty fairy is still relevant today as one of Disney’s most popular female characters. Her roots are now explored in "Tinker Bell: An Evolution," published by Disney Editions and authored by Mindy Johnson, a Disney creative consultant and avid Tinker Bell fan. Mindy explores the fairy’s evolution with never before seen pictures from the Animation Research Library (ARL) and shares her experience working with Disney Legends Alice Davis and Marc Davis. Disney Post recently sat down with Mindy to discuss the book and her passion for our favorite fairy.
December 23, 2013

'Tech' the Halls with Boughs of Toys

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
‘Tis the season! We’re celebrating the holidays at Disney Consumer Products with a sleigh full of innovative products for every family. From storytelling that comes alive to a magical princess castle, these products embody Disney’s commitment to innovation, while reinforcing our rich storytelling heritage. Join us as we spotlight some examples of how Disney is leading the convergence of toys and technology.

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