Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of the Year Named; Pooh Prize Pack Giveway

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Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of Year winner Steven PrusakowskiSteven Prusakowski of New Jersey was named the ‘Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of the Year’ last month at the industry’s Posh Little Urbanites Show (PLUSH) in Los Angeles, California. By submitting a video that ‘best showcases creativity, integrates Pooh items and captures the essence of Winnie the Pooh,’ Steven won himself a vacation for four to Los Angeles as well as the opportunity to be showcased in the Winnie the Pooh Wonder and Wander app, available free for Apple iPhone and iPad devices. Steven’s winning video can also be viewed online at the contest’s official page at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller.

Being recognized as the ‘Winnie the Pooh Storyteller of the Year’ was just one of the many activities Disney Consumer Products brought to the attendees of PLUSH this year. In addition to showcasing many of the Disney Baby lines of products featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends, the event also included a fashion show as well as a storytime session with winner Steven. In addition to members of the public, the event was also attended by celebrities and personalities such as Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, Jason Kennedy and  ‘Cold Case’ star Kathryn Morris, who is currently expecting twins.

Below is a photo gallery from the event provided to us by Disney Consumer Products:

To commemorate the event, Disney Consumer Products and Stitch Kingdom are teaming up to offer one of our lucky readers an amazing gift package featuring many of the products featuring Winnie the Pooh and his friends, as seen here. The entry period runs though July 20, 2013. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details). One lucky winner will be chosen at random.

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‘Mickey’s Christmas Carol,’ ‘Merry Pooh Year’ to Have Blu(ray) Christmas in November

'Mickey's Christmas Carol' on Blu-rayAhead of any official announcements, e-tailers have begin listing two Disney animated holiday classics on Blu-ray for November 5, 2013.

First is the 30th Anniversary edition of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Disney’s timeless tale sparkles like never before on Blu-ray and Digital Copy, with fully-restored classic holiday shorts, plus all-new bonus features. Make the season merry as Mickey, Goofy, Donald and all their pals star in a heartwarming retelling of Dickens’ unforgettable holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some wise ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) and a bunch of newfound friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. Share this wonderful holiday treat with the whole family.

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CONFIRMED: ‘Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ on Blu-ray; Includes New Bonus Features

'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our report from this past weekend that the 1977 animated classic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is headed for a Blu-ray release on August 27, 2013.

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Share all the fun, whimsy and wonder of The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh in this amazing original Disney classic  — now digitally restored and remastered in high definition to thrill a whole new generation!

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‘Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ to Have Blustery Blu-ray Day in August

'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our report from this past weekend that the 1977 animated classic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is headed for a Blu-ray release on August 27, 2013.

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Share all the fun, whimsy and wonder of The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh in this amazing original Disney classic — now digitally restored and remastered in high definition to thrill a whole new generation!

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Disney Announces Search for Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year’

Winnie the Pooh 'Storyteller of the Year'To celebrate parents and guardians who foster their child’s creativity and teach valuable life lessons through storytelling, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has launched a nationwide search for the Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year.’ The ‘Storyteller of the Year’ user generated contest taps into parents’ love of Winnie the Pooh and invites them to share the loveable bear’s story in a creative way through video and the use of fun props including Pooh plush toys, puppets, blankets or any other Pooh item. To enter, all parents and families need to do is create a simple, one-minute video that’s sweet like ‘hunny,’ full of wonder or funny, as they read a select Winnie the Pooh story to their child and show their favorite Pooh items. From April 22 through May 15, 2013, videos can be submitted online at DisneyStore.com/PoohStoryteller or from any mobile device. Complete rules and a list of prizes can be found here.

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New Disney Arrivals at Swarovski for August 29, 2012 (4 Items) (Winnie the Pooh)

New Swarovski arrivals for August 29, 2012

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Disney Consumer Products Talks Boys, Disney Baby and More for 2010/2011

'Toy Story 3' display at Toys R Us. Photo courtesy of Disney Consumer ProductsWith strong retail sales of licensed Disney merchandise thus far in 2010, Disney continues its reign as the world’s largest licensor with $27 billion in global retail sales for 2009. During a presentation this week in preparation for the annual Licensing International Expo 2010 trade show next week, Andy Mooney, chairman of Disney Consumer Products (DCP), announced DCP’s new goal to significantly increase annual global retail sales of Disney and Marvel licensed merchandise within the next five years, with boys’ merchandise playing a prominent role.

DCP’s core strategy is to focus on newer properties targeting the boys’ market, including popular Marvel franchises, TRON and Disney Channel and Disney XD hit series Phineas and Ferb, as well as continued support of its six key franchises: Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Disney Fairies, Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Winnie The Pooh. With unmatched content, rich franchises and given recent signs of an improved economy, DCP is primed for significant growth through the remainder of 2010 and into 2011.

Retail sales of merchandise for boys’ properties have clearly been on the rise for DCP.

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“Our brand is our strongest asset and there is no better time in history for licensees or retailers to be associated with Disney; our strong slate of boys properties are designed to capture this market in a very big way,” Mooney said. “The tremendous strength of the Cars franchise, coupled with the recent acquisition of Marvel, which appeals to older boys, puts us in an optimum position to increase our share of this segment.”

Toy Story Expected to Reach $2.4 Billion Mark
With fiscal year 2010 retail sales expected to reach $2.4 billion, Toy Story and its beloved cast of characters have become a priority and long-term franchise for The Walt Disney Company and DCP’s biggest event film licensing program ever generating $9B in global retail sales since its inception. As Toy Story 3 readies to release in theaters June 18, major retailers have rolled out significant Toy Story product statements which have only set in the last month. But already in that short time, over 3.5 million units of Toy Story merchandise have been sold. In addition to the momentum from the film and merchandise, the Toy Story franchise will grow into a cross-company initiative that will include the introduction of all-new short form content on multiple Disney platforms modeled after the popular series, Cars Toons.

Cars Franchise Poised To Lead Disney Boys Franchises in 2011
Following the incredible success of Toy Story, DCP’s biggest event film licensing program, the upcoming release of Cars 2 in June 2011 will be supported with unprecedented cross-company initiatives that are expected to dwarf DCP’s huge Toy Story 3 retail sell-in. Cars was the highest grossing animated film in the U.S. in 2006 and has generated $2B in annual global retail sales every year since then. Cars has been a huge and consistent hit with boys, parents and collectors; years after the original film’s debut, Lightning McQueen and Mater still rank as the #1 and #2 most popular movie characters among moms of boys 2-5. Cars Toons, the hilarious series of shorts airing on Disney Channel, has made Cars relevant to young boys and provided fresh merchandising themes for incremental retail programs globally. To date, there have been 150 million die-cast cars sold around the world.

Marvel Drives Boys’ Marketshare Growth
The acquisition of Marvel and its wildly popular properties, including Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, gives DCP a tremendous opportunity to reach older boys and enhance its overall marketing and growth efforts.

DCP will initially leverage its strong retail and licensing relationships to stimulate sales internationally; the core Marvel management team will continue to run Marvel’s domestic brand in New York and will collaborate with DCP’s domestic team on select, synergistic opportunities. Disney Store and DisneyStore.com began selling Marvel-licensed products this year with the release of Iron Man 2 and will continue through the year and into 2011.

And as the anticipation with TRON Legacy builds with the theatrical release approaching this holiday, DCP is laying the groundwork for a stellar merchandise assortment filled with innovation and something exciting for all, primarily older boys.

Phineas and Ferb Reigns As #1 Disney Channel Series For Boys 6-11, the #1 Animated Series on TV in Total Viewers, Kids 6-11 and Tweens
Phineas and Ferb is Disney Channel’s #1 series among Boys 6-11 and is TV’s #1 animated series in Total Viewers Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. It is also delivering strong ratings on Disney XD in more than 135 countries and in 26 languages around the world. In the spring of 2009, DCP soft-launched a Phineas and Ferb t-shirt and by the end of the year Phineas and Ferb became one of the top three licensed properties in the boys departments at national retailers. The franchise has also demonstrated strong sales with stationery, fruit snacks, books, a DS video game and music sound track. For the first time this summer, consumers can enjoy a full line of Phineas and Ferb merchandise including skateboards, action figures and an assortment of toys and playthings. A Talking Perry plush has been a top seller at Disney Store, and DisneyStore.com now lets consumers create personalized Phineas and Ferb merchandise.

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D23 Expo: Lasseter Turns Back the Page on New Winnie-The-Pooh Movie

As part of his presentation Sunday at the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter spent a great deal of time talking about the upcoming Winnie-the-Pooh movie from Walt Disney Animation that was announced a few months ago.

Lasseter began by fighting off the notion that Pooh was just for kids and that he and co-directors Steve Anderson and Don Hall recently reviewed the original Walt Disney Pooh films, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hunny Tree and Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day and how they found them just as charming and funny today as they did back then and it was there they found inspiration for the new film.

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Disney DVD Roundup for April 7, 2009 – Bedtime Stories, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Classic Disney Shorts & More

Here’s a look at some of the Disney DVDs being released April 7, 2009…

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KB Home And Disney Bring Imagination To Life With All-New Disney Dream Rooms

Complete Disney-themed bedroom designs exclusively available at KB Home Studios

LOS ANGELES and GLENDALE, Calif. — March 11, 2009 — KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, and Disney Consumer Products have launched a new series of imaginative Disney-themed bedroom designs, exclusively available to KB Home homebuyers. The Disney Dream Rooms enable buyers to create a personalized bedroom inspired by renowned Disney franchises: Classic Pooh, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar Cars, and Hannah Montana™.

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