At the Mouse House world headquarters in Burbank, rumors have been ciruclating of coming layoffs and now the shoe appears to have dropped. Chief Executive mouse Bob Iger ordered an audit of the company and found it a bit puffy around the top & middle.… Read More »Layoffs Expected at Disney
Forget the franchise, international expansion is the keyword of the Bob Iger regime. The latest nation to receive the Disney-brand upon its shores is Qatar. The Lulu Hypermarket at Al Gharaffa will now be stocked with Disney branded merchandise. I have a hard time believing… Read More »Disney moves into Qatar
Editor: Please welcome guest author Jennifer Lazzaro to The Disney Blog. The events of the grand opening were this morning, I apologize for not posting it until now. All my fault, not Jenn’s. One more day before the official grand opening of the brand new… Read More »Bringing the Disney Magic Back to the Big Apple
We’ve heard a little about the new State-of-the-Art store design coming to The Disney Store brand. Inspired by Walt Disney’s legacy of innovation and Steve Job’s Apple Stores, interactivity and personalization will be the name of the game at these new locations. The first location… Read More »Disney Store prepares to roll out new concept
The other day I ran across this postcard of Mickey Mouse through the years. I used to have the full size poster up in my room as a teenager. With a few notable departures (CG Mickey in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Runaway Brain (which hearkens… Read More »Mickey Mouse manipulation
From Scotland of all places, we have news of a new Toy phenomenom sweeping Japan and soon the world. Of course the article is silent on one important detail… what are these little buggers called? Any ideas? Andy Mooney, Disney’s global chairman of consumer products said: "We literally have a phenomenon exploding that just started… Read More »New Trend in Disney?
CBS Marketwatch has an article with some more detail on the licensing of The Disney Store to The Children’s Place chain. This is the first time I’ve heard that analysts blame the profit-loss on inexperience at Disney. I think they’re wrong. Experience can be hired and absorbed. What got Disney Stores in trouble was the… Read More »More on Disney Store Licensing