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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 18, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Update, Pixar Animation Studios Announces New 'Cars' and 'Incredibles' Films and More Studios Announcements

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Exciting studio news from Disney’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Portland, Oregon! Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that Lucasfilm will start shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII" in mid-May. The film, directed by J.J. Abrams, will continue the "Star Wars" saga, taking place 30 years after the events depicted in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. While the hunt is on for three new young leads to join several familiar faces in the new film, fans will have to wait a little longer for word on who those characters and actors might be, as Bob confirmed the only official cast member so far is R2-D2.
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.
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 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.
August 16, 2013

Disney Post Celebrates One Year!

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

A year ago today we launched Disney Post, the official blog of The Walt Disney Company. It’s been an incredible journey, and we’ve truly enjoyed giving you an inside and in-depth look at all of our businesses.

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.
July 11, 2013

'Star Wars'-themed 'Course of the Force' Relay Event Raises Funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
What if you could run a relay race with the Force behind you? Now, what if the baton was a lightsaber? Double cool. Am I right?

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