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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.
January 3, 2014

Disney News This Week: Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces to Publish 'Star Wars' Comics, 'Frozen' Crosses $500 Million in Worldwide Box Office, Rose and Fiesta Bowls on ESPN

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just this morning, Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment released their first big announcement for 2014. The two are joining forces to bring new "Star Wars" adventures, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish "Star Wars" comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015. In fact, the agreement marks a homecoming for the "Star Wars" comic books. If you didn’t know, Marvel Comics published the first "Star Wars" comic book, "Star Wars" #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Thereafter, Marvel Comics published its "Star Wars" series for nine years.
December 6, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Star Wars' on Instagram, WestJet 'Magic Plane' Features Disney's Sorcerer Mickey, 'Jimmy Kimmel' Draws Biggest Weekly Audience Since Time Shift

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Many accounts from around Disney are active on Instagram, and now "Star Wars" joins the Instagram family. Just four days ago, the account launched giving fans around the world an exclusive look at all things Star Wars. Follow @starwars today, especially if you want to see Darth Vader's #selfie! Who wouldn't like that post!
December 3, 2013

International Roundup: China and Hong Kong

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
With the arrival of the most wonderful time of the year, Disney toys and products are a popular topic of conversation here at the Company and with my family. I’ve personally got my eye on several items… especially "Disney Infinity"! Our partners in China and Hong Kong are talking toys and consumer products around their regions as well. Let’s travel to the Far East to get the latest on some exciting developments.
November 8, 2013

Disney News This Week: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Star Emma Thompson Honored at TCL Chinese Theatre, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Release Date Announced, Disney Interactive Launches ‘Star Wars: Tiny Death Star’

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The weekend is off to a great start as Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" hits U.S. theaters today! So before you head to a local showing to Thor and Loki, check out the latest news from around Disney this week.
November 1, 2013

Disney News This Week: Demi Lovato Sings 'Let It Go,' 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Update, Disney Interactive Launches 'Stack Rabbit,' Fusion Debuts

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Happy November! With the announcement of First Lady Michelle Obama as the keynote speaker at "Veterans Institute" to our spotlight on the beloved Minnie Mouse, there was a lot to talk about this week on Disney Post. Check out the newsworthy updates from around the Company we didn’t get a chance to share below!
July 29, 2013

Exclusive Look into Club Penguin's 'Star Wars' Takeover Event

By Mariam Sughayer, Disney Interactive
Just last week, Disney Interactive launched the all-new Club Penguin "Star Wars"™ Takeover event! I had the chance to sit down with Adam Semeniuk, one of the producers behind Club Penguin’s most epic and anticipated in-world party ever. Check out what Adam had to say about the Jedi wardrobe, lightsabers and Darth Herbert in this galactic adventure that already has proven to be out of this world during its debut weekend!
July 13, 2013

Disney News This Week: Old Navy Launches 'Mickey Through the Decades' Collection, Join 'The Optimist,' Disney Consumer Products Takes Fans from Sketch to Shelf at D23 Expo 2013

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just recently, we announced Mickey’s return to the small screen in the "Mickey Mouse cartoon" series. Alongside his TV comeback, our favorite mouse is now the face of a brand-new T-shirt collection. Hear about Mickey’s stylish debut and other news from around the company this week.
June 5, 2013

International Roundup: Disney in China

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
From a Disney Toy Collectors social media experience to a new I Am a Hero campaign, it’s time to sail across the Pacific for the latest update on Disney happenings in China.
May 14, 2013

'Star Wars' Feature Film Production Returns to the United Kingdom

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Last year on the blog, we shared that production would begin on Star Wars: Episode VII, with a released date scheduled for 2015. Today, we're pleased to share that production of the film will take place in the United Kingdom.

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