Retail 

First Disney Store shop opens in the Middle East

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 413 First Disney Store shop opens in the Middle East The Middle East can now reap the benefits of having a curated selection of Disney store merchandise from the US. The stores are open in three major business cities – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait. John Hadden, Alshaya Group CEO, said: “We all grew up with Disney and we all have a favorite character. We are delighted that Alshaya Group has been able to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company Middle East to bring the magic of Disney,…

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Mira Royal Detective Character & Entertainment TV & Films TV Series Licensing 

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain featured in Disney’s show Mira Royal Detective

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 771 Padma Shri Zakir Hussain featured in Disney Junior’s “Mira, Royal Detective” as himself. The tabla virtuoso and percussionist mentored the animators over a series of zoom calls to help them understand the correct hand movements for the show. Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain featured in Disney’s show Mira Royal Detective The series is set in a fictional land and shows the struggles of the brave and resourceful protagonist Meera (Leela Ladnier), a common person appointed as the Queen’s royal detective. Zakir features in the episode titled “The case…

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Centric Brands Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Fashion & Accessories Retail 

Brand licensing company Centric Brands files for bankruptcy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,963 Considering the weak growth in apparel sales in recent years, New York based, Centric’s Brands were likely already experiencing some challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made that worse, as consumers have less need than ever for clothes for work or special events, and are pulling back on spending with many stores still temporarily closed and economic uncertainty looming. Apparel sales plunged 89% in April, with most retail stores closed due to the outbreak, after dropping more than 50% in March, when some stores were still open…

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Character & Entertainment TV Series Licensing 

DISNEY INDIA TO PREMIERE THREE COSMOS-MAYA SHOWS THIS SUMMER

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,345   Studio adapts to lockdown with seamless remote production pipeline 17 April 2020. In a move that will put a smile on the faces of millions of young viewers staying home, Disney India is premiering Guddu, Bapu and Gadget Guru Ganesha, three new shows produced by leading India and Singapore-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya. With the addition of these three shows, Cosmos-Maya will have 20 of its own produced series currently airing worldwide.  The news comes soon after two other Cosmos-Maya original series, Titoo and Lambuji Tinguji were…

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Character Merchandise Licensing 

TeeStory launches official Disney merchandise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,253 TeeStory the online fashion e-commerce player has launched its official collection of Disney merchandise on it’s website TeeStory.in. The collections starts from Rupees 499 and has various different disney character merchandise on sale.

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Character Licensing Entertainment Licensing 

Mattel expands global licensing agreement with disney for Pixar Animation Studios

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,420 Mattel announced the expansion of its global licensing agreement with Disney to span new titles and to design and develop toys inspired by characters from all Pixar Animation Studios’ film properties. Included in the new agreement are upcoming 2020 movie releases, including “Onward,” as well as beloved titles, many of which are Academy Award® winners or nominees, “Coco,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.,” and “The Incredibles,” among others. Mattel’s licensing rights in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand include a wide variety of products, such…

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Corporate Brand 

Disney+ set to launch in US market on November 12

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,237 The Walt Disney Company presented an extensive overview of its comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, including presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+, and the upcoming Disney+ service at its highly-anticipated Investor Day, which took place on the Company’s studio lot. “Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company – one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands,…

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Game Licensing 

Jam City, Disney announce mobile games development partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,709 Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, announced a multi-year mobile games development partnership with Disney that includes Jam City taking over Disney’s popular mobile game, Disney Emoji Blitz. Members of Disney’s Glendale Games Studio will join Jam City and continue to operate and grow Disney Emoji Blitz as part of the Jam City team. Jam City will also have the right to develop new mobile games based on iconic characters and stories from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.  “Jam City is proud to be teaming…

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Character Licensing Fashion Licensing 

Dose of Colors launches new ‘Mickey Mouse’ cosmetic collection

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,329 Cosmetic brand ‘Dose of Colors’ released a brand-new collection themed around one of Disney’s most notable mascots – Mickey Mouse, who is celebrating its 90th Anniversary. According to Allure, the line, which includes lip products and an eyeshadow palette features small tributes to Mickey, including tubes covered in mouse ears and a palette with the character’s face. A lipstick was named 1928, in honor of Mickey’s birthday, and eyeshadows named after the character’s most famous phrases. The entire collection is currently available online, and products retail between…

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Character Licensing 

Mickey Mouse all set to turn 90: Here’s what India has planned

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,223 Whether you are a 90’s or new generation kid, one cannot forget the charm and brand value of the iconic character Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney’s most iconic cartoon character is set to turn 90, and India has definitely planned a special surprise for its fans and followers. According to a Livemint report, around 30 licensees will bring out collections centered around the nine-decade commemoration. “Mickey exists in all our verticals including television, gaming, and touring productions, but its popularity is most visible in consumer products,” Abhishek Maheshwari,…

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