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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.
September 3, 2013

Disney and Marvel Make Back-to-School Shopping Fun for All Ages

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products
As summer comes to an end and kids are heading back to school, Disney and Marvel are celebrating the new school year with a wonderful assortment of new products that’ll add a little pixie dust to any student’s curriculum.
August 27, 2013

Q&A with Disney Junior's Nancy Kanter

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Last year, we took you behind the scenes of "Sofia the First" with Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, and took a close look at the significant amount of research that was conducted to produce the show. Since then, "Sofia the First" has become a Disney Junior sensation that has attracted fans all over the world!
April 5, 2013

Disney Junior Celebrates One Year!

By Sarah Smith, The Walt Disney Company
It’s hard to believe that it’s been just over a year since the launch of Disney Junior, a 24-hour stand-alone channel—a labor of love for so many here at Disney.
January 11, 2013

Disney News This Week: January 11, 2013

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

From the news of MyMagic+ at Walt Disney World to the premiere of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First, take a look at some of this week’s biggest highlights.

November 13, 2012

Behind the Scenes of 'Sofia the First'

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

I had no idea how much care Disney Junior puts into the creation of its preschool TV shows until I went to ABC Little School in Van Nuys and watched Nancy Kanter, SVP of General Programming and GM of Disney Junior Worldwide, sit on the floor and read storyboards to a captivated audience of preschool girls. Take a look at this video to see all the work that goes into creating Disney Junior’s newest TV movie and subsequent series, Sofia the First.