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Court gives Pooh to Disney and ends lawsuit

In what is likely the final bars of the opera that has been the Slesinger’s families legal battle against the Walt Disney Company over the rights to the Winnie The Pooh characters, the courts have decided that Disney owns the rights, but still owes royalties… Read More »Court gives Pooh to Disney and ends lawsuit

Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Inspires new Fashion

Tim Burton’s take on the Alice in Wonderland mythos doesn’t arrive until 2010. But it’s already inspiring new fashion as seen at the MAGIC convention this week in Las Vegas. More items in the line and more designers will be revealed as the release date of the film approaches.

The line was introduced in a ‘flash mob’ tea party at the MAGIC convention with mystical performers in outfits inspired by the movie.

Follow below the jump for the full press release:

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John Lasseter Talks new Toy Story Toy Collection

Disney Consumer Products is launching an new video series of John Lasseter taking fans behind-the-scenes of the new Toy Story Definitive toy line. It can only be seen on their Disney Living YouTube Channel and, of course, embedded here for your viewing pleasure. This seven… Read More »John Lasseter Talks new Toy Story Toy Collection

Disney launches Disney Living YouTube Channel

Disney Consumer Products just launched its own Youtube channel — Disney Living. But don’t look for Mickey Mouse Cartoons or Movie Trailers, instead the new channel will highlight whats coming from the designers in Burbank.

Disney Living will give Disney fans an inside scoop on the coolest and newest Disney products for all ages. I like the fact that it will feature original programming that will takes viewers behind the scenes, offers tips and sneak peeks on new fashions, home décor, toys, food and much more. Feels a lot like the spirit of the original Disney Channel.

Up first is a video fashion show featuring back to school styles. Highlighted are designs inspired by the Jonas Brothers and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Below the cut is one more video featuring the street wear inspired Bloc28 series:

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Disney adds Kid Friendly Netbooks to electronics offerings

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When I was a kid I had a Disney branded record player and I thought I was the king of my block. Today’s kids can have their own Mickey Mouse or Princess themed mini-laptop (aka, Netbook) and rule the world. I’m just a little jealous.

Disney Consumer Products division has partnered with Asus, which makes the popular Eee PC netbook, to develop the Disney Netpal. The goal was to create something thats fun, web-safe, and easy to use. It should be available as soon as July for around $350.

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Press release and more photos below the cut:

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Disney adds special NBA Finals shirts

Despite the first game blowout, I’m still hoping for a competitive series in the NBA Finals “Fairytale” series. It appears that Disney is as well as they’ve just unveiled a special NBA Finals T-shirt collection featuring Mickey and the gang. They’re available just in time… Read More »Disney adds special NBA Finals shirts

Princess and the Frog Toys Revealed

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This year at the American International Toy Fair in New York City The Walt Disney Company revealed a few of the beautiful toys set to accompany it’s next animated feature The Princess And The Frog. Disney Consumer Products (DCP) in collaboration with Mattel and CDI, a division of JAKKS Pacific, unveiled a dazzling and magical toy line inspired by the film and its colorful characters. Tony Award-winning actress/singer Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Princess Tiana, unveiled the line which includes dolls, play sets and role-play dresses.

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Opening Holiday 2009, The Princess And The Frog is a magical fairytale set in New Orleans that marks Disney’s return to musicals and the warmth and grandeur of 2D hand drawn animation. Embodying the timelessness of Disney’s storytelling heritage, the film also introduces Disney’s newest princess in more than 10 years, Princess Tiana. The event marked the first time that Ms. Rose and Toy Fair attendees were able to see the toy line. Mattel presented a one-of-a-kind Princess Tiana doll created specifically for Ms. Rose in celebration of her role.

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“I have loved Disney movies since seeing Fantasia, Bambi, and Mary Poppins when I was little,” said Ms. Rose. “I have always wanted to do a Disney voice, since before I even thought of being an actor, so for me, this is a dream come true. It didn’t even need to be a princess, so this is just the cherry on top. Tiana is a different sort of princess in that she has had a very loving childhood and is not waiting for someone to change her life for her – she has a vision and a plan. I saw early models of the toy line, but seeing them today in final form, they are just beautiful. What an absolute thrill to be a part of something so timeless!”

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In addition to toys, DCP will also introduce an extensive line of The Princess and The Frog-inspired apparel, accessories, home décor, consumer electronics, school supplies and personal care products arriving to retailers nationwide this fall. Disney Publishing Worldwide will launch an assortment of titles including story and activity books. In malls across North America and Canada, over 220 Disney Stores will also celebrate the debut of Princess Tiana and The Princess And The Frog with gorgeous window displays and merchandising. The one-of-a-kind product assortment designed by Disney Store will offer something for everyone including Halloween costumes and role play dresses.

More and a video of Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Princess Tiana, accepting her special one of a kind doll below the cut:

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