Disney Consumer Products

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

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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T-shirt Spotting

One of my little hobbies at Walt Disney World is to find the latest T-shirt designs they’re hoping the public will buy. Today there is a wider selection than ever before even to the point where you can customize your own tee right at Downtow Disney.

Here are a few that stood out to me this Sunday at Downtown Disney:

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I like this design a lot. I had a cheesy non-Disney shirt with that saying on it in high school. Mi Casa Es Su Casa. Thanks Mickey!

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I’m continually astounded by the drug culture influenced designs they find for Tinker Bell. This isn’t one of the worst, in fact, it’s part of a new line of Tees that are inspirational in nature. But on the other hand this would fit in well in the 70s too.

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This is a design from street artist Bloc28. Previously there had been a line of baseball caps from Bloc28, but I never saw those for sale at the parks. There’s a little Steamboat Willy going on (although it should be all black and white). Frankly, I’m amazed that they’re selling this design since it appears to show Mickey Mouse being violently torn in two by a sea creature of some sort. That’s about as off-model as I’ve ever seen.

Two more Bloc28 designs below the cut:

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Disneyland vs Disney World NBA Finals T-shirts

Tonight is Game 3 of the Fairytale series aka the Disneyland vs Disney World NBA Finals. Here are the Disney themed t-shirt designs that are available for purchase at STAPLES Center and Amway Arena, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and online at nbastore.com, orlandomagicshop.com and lakersstore.com.

Still looking for the first shots of these in the wild. They didn’t have any of them at Downtown Disney on Sunday.

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The Los Angeles Lakers get the fab four on their shirts.

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But the Orlando Magic get the classic pie-eye Mickey. Which I think is pretty cool.

Two more designs below the cut:

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