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Disney+ launch plans for live action Mulan remake baffle UK cinemas

The release of Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan on its own streaming platform Disney+ has been labelled as ‘frankly bewildering’ and strongly criticised by the body representing British Cinemas. The announcement came this week that Mulan has finally confirmed its release date, having suffered a number of postponements owing to …

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Siso Toys UK is launching The Child plush toys later this year

Siso Toys UK has become the latest to tap into the popularity of one of the Star Wars canon’s most baby-faced characters, having detailed the forthcoming launch of its new plush range inspired by The Child from the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. Coming in at 25cm tall, and as cute …

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LEGO launches classic look Mickey Mouse and Minnie in latest Disney partnership

The classic look Mickey Mouse and Minnie are to be immortalised in brick form, thanks to a new partnership between Disney and LEGO that will see the Danish toy company launch new building sets depicting the animated icons in their original style. With this new construction set, fans can re-live …

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Ridley’s Games signs major new partnership with Disney for multi-title roll-out

The design-led gifting company, Wild + Wolf has signed a new partnership with Disney to bring a cast of popular Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars properties to its Ridley’s Games portfolio this year. Marking the first licensed range for the growing games brand, the product collection will consist of …

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Surge in Disney+ subscribers amid global lockdown boosts demand for Hasbro’s ‘Baby Yoda’

The surge in subscribers to Disney+ amid global coronavirus lockdown measures has already provided a boost to Hasbro’s licensed toy sales, particularly, the global toymaker has stated, to the popularity of the ‘Baby Yoda’ character from the Disney original TV series, The Mandalorian. Demand for the character – officially called …

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Disney boss Bob Iger steps down as chief executive as Bob Chapek is promoted

Disney boss Bob Iger is stepping down from his role as chief executive with the studio. Disney has said that it has appointed Bob Chapek – the man previously responsible for the company’s parks and products division – to replace the longstanding Iger. Having led Disney through several blockbuster acquisitions …

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Ravensburger North America unveils Disney Hocus Pocus, Disney Jungle Cruise, and Back to the Future board games

Disney’s bewitching classic, Hocus Pocus is making the leap from the library of seasonal favourites and into the world of tabletop gaming, as the IP joins a roster of newly revealed board games from Ravensburger North America this year. The 1993 fantasy comedy, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker …

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Ravensburger turns to the Marvel Universe for latest Villainous board game release

Ravensburger’s popular Villainous game is taking on the Marvel Comic Universe with the launch of Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power, featuring five of Marvel’s most popular – and most evil – villains. The new title – scheduled for launch this August – will feature new game mechanics, allowing players to accomplish …

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Disney reveals toys and products line up for both Mulan and Onward

In a double whammy for the studio, Disney has revealed the consumer products portfolio for not one but two of its upcoming blockbuster movies, detailing the toy lines and licensed products line-up for both Mulan and its new animated feature film, Onward. Hasbro, Mattel, and Funko join the ranks of …

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