Future hits Big Time with Disney

Consumer publishing powerhouse, Future, has taken on the UK licence for two Disney-branded magazines currently published by BBC Worldwide.
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The Disney Girl and Big Time magazines will re-launch in April, both with a new look. The deal also enables Future to work with Disney Publishing Worldwide on developing further UK launches for the 7-14 year- old age group, as well as one-off specials themed around other Disney projects.

Commenting on the new agreement with Future, Senior Publishing Manager for Disney Publishing Worldwide in the UK, Siobhan Geraghty said: "Big Time is one of Disney's longest established titles and Disney Girl, since its launch in 2002, has consistently performed well in a highly competitive marketplace. We feel that Future is ideally placed to not only drive these titles to the next level but also to offer fresh thinking and new publishing opportunities."

Big Time is Disney's magazine for boys aged 7-12 years old. The monthly title features the latest from Disney, alongside the latest gadgets, movies, games and music for young people, with celebrity gossip, competitions, posters, puzzles and much more. The 52-page magazine hits newsstands on Wednesday 12th April, with a cover price of £1.99.

Disney Girl is a magazine for young girls aged 7-10 years old who love Disney cartoons and films. Promising tips and advice for its young audience, the magazine includes things for girls to make and do including recipes, dances, songs and puzzles, as well as all-new cartoon strips featuring popular Disney characters. On sale Monday 24th April, the 32-page magazine has a cover price of £1.70.

Publisher for Future Kids, Mike Lamond, commented: "We are really excited and delighted to be working with Disney on these titles. Our new agreement allows Future to continue developing two popular magazines, whilst looking for further opportunities for young people within the Disney portfolio. We look forward to building our relationship with Disney, a perfect combination of our experience as a special-interest magazine publisher and Disney‚s massive popularity and understanding of its market."

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