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    Disney and Dole Announce Branded Fruit Products

    Oct 14 (Reuters) – Seeking to lure American children to the healthy delights of fruit and vegetables, Walt Disney Co.’s consumer products unit and Dole Food Company Inc are launching co-branded fresh produce featuring Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel characters. Under the marketing tie-up announced on Friday, the companies will supply Disney-branded Dole bananas, […]

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    Disney Removes ‘Moana’ Halloween Costume After Being Accused of ‘Polyface’

    Disney has pulled a costume inspired by the upcoming movie “Moana” that drew objections from critics, who called it “brownfacing,” CNN reported Friday. The Disney Store came under fire after the store introduced a costume for children that allowed them to dress up as the character, Maui. The problem, as many see it, is that the costume sports […]

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    James Pitaro Takes Over for Leslie Ferraro to Consumer Products

    James Pitaro, Co-Chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Interactive, has been named Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, it was announced today by Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Pitaro assumes additional responsibilities following DCPI Co-Chair Leslie Ferraro’s departure from the Company to […]

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    Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Merge into New Unit

    The Walt Disney Company today announced a realignment of two of its divisions, Disney Consumer Products and Disney Interactive. The new combined segment, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI), will be run jointly by Leslie Ferraro, Co-Chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Consumer Products; and Jimmy Pitaro, Co-Chair, Disney Consumer […]

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    ‘Tradition Meets Innovation’ Showcase & Events at D23

    Disney Consumer Products will unveil unique product experiences and exclusive merchandise at this year’s D23 EXPO, held at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16. Reflecting a ‘Tradition Meets Innovation’ theme, the expansive Disney Consumer Products pavilion will provide interactive opportunities for fans of all ages to explore exciting stories and engaging experiences and products celebrating […]

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    Disney’s Playmation: the Internet of Things

    Today Disney unveiled “Playmation,” a whole new type of high-tech toy that brings motion-sensor technology, Bluetooth and cloud connectivity to wearable devices and traditional action figures. Despite its cutting-edge nature, Playmation is in some ways an anti-video game. Why? It’s designed to get kids up and running around. Playmation, which launches in October, has been in the works for […]

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    Largest Disney Store in the World Opens in Shanghai

    SHANGHAI – Disney Store today opened the doors of its flagship store in the popular Lujiazui area of Pudong, Shanghai, China. The landmark store is the largest retail space of any Disney Store in the world featuring 5000 square meters of immersive shopping experiences and innovative product, and also features an outdoor plaza. “We couldn’t […]

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    Leslie Ferraro Named President of Consumer Products

    On Thursday, CEO Robert Iger COO Tom Staggs, announced that Disney veteran Leslie Ferraro has been named president of the company’s consumer products division. Ferraro takes over for Bob Chapek, who was recently shifted to the chairmanship of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. She will report directly to Iger and Staggs. She started at Disney […]

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    Disney Japan: Tsum Tsum

    Here is a full CG animated short of the popular “Disney Tsumutsumu” or “Tsum Tsum.” It’s a slapstick comedy of them having fun in an ice rink at Tokyo Disneyland. It was specially produced for The Disney Channel, Japan. Related DbM Stories: Disney Japan: Tsum Tsum ‘Adult’ Disney Store to Open in Tokyo Duffy the […]

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    Disney Publishing to Release +20 Star Wars Books

    At least 20 new books, from novels to storybooks and stickerbooks will be released this fall to fill the gap between 1983’s Return of the Jedi and this December’s The Force Awakens. This new series will be known as Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “The Force Awakens is an extraordinarily, heavily guarded storyline. […]