Sweet Suite 2016

White House Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys

Representatives from toy, media, retail companies, and more, came together yesterday for a day-long conference sponsored by the White House Council on Women and Girls, The Department of Education, and the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California. As part of the conference, companies and organizations committed to taking new action to break down gender stereotypes in toys and media to help children explore, learn, and dream without limits. Companies invited to participate included littleBits, Dream Big Toy Co., Disney, Mattel, and DC Comics. [Read more...]

Lego Disney Minifigures Collection Coming this May

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 8.30.41 PMLego will release 18 new minifigures based on classic Disney characters, the company announced on Twitter. The Disney Series will be available starting May 1, and is the company’s first-ever Disney character collection of minifigures. The collection includes classic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Daisy, and Peter Pan, and new favorites, including Stitch and Mr. Incredible. [Read more...]

Disney Magic Kingdoms Game Available Now on Smartphones and Tablets

a7270f5cccc9d30c634ab87beaf34ebbe17d9dc3cfd6fe4f994efde3feb853dcGameloft, in collaboration with Disney, has launched the Disney Magic Kingdoms app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Windows Phone.

Disney Magic Kingdoms allows players to enter the world of Disney and Disney Parks as they endeavor on a quest to restore the kingdom’s magic from evil powers. The app allows players to build attractions from the parks like Space Mountain, California Screamin’, and It’s a Small World. Disney Magic Kingdoms also allows users to share moments with their favorite Disney characters from Disney Pixar’s Wall E, Toy Story, Tangled, and more. [Read more...]

Zootopia Sets Walt Disney Animation Studios Record with $75 Million Debut

unnamedZootopia debuted this weekend with $75 million, marking the biggest three-day debut of all time for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Internationally, the film opened in mid-February, earning nearly $100 million over its first three weeks and posting an additional  $64.7 million this weekend for a combined global total of $235.2 million. [Read more...]

Disney Infinity Introduces First Arcade Brawler Gameplay with Marvel Battlegrounds and More

MBA_BrooklynTrainyard copyDisney Interactive unveiled a new trailer, characters, and Power Discs for the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set launching for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition on March 15.

Marvel Battlegrounds is the first play set to introduce four-player arcade brawler gameplay to Disney Infinity. Players will get to engage in the ultimate rumble as Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains struggle to gain control of Wakanda’s most valuable resource, Vibranium. The ever-growing clash creates factions as the war stretches to the cosmic battlegrounds of space. Players will battle through 12 levels across eight dynamic arenas. [Read more...]

Toy Photographer Uses Hasbro Disney Princess Dolls to Recreate Movie Scenes

i-L2cXrGt-LPhotographer Brian McCarty has created a Disney photo series that reimagines iconic scenes from Disney Princess movies. The photos depict the adventures of MeridaTiana, and Rapunzel, which mirror the film scenes in doll-size detail. McCarty and his design team used dolls from Hasbro’s Disney Princess line, custom created sets, props, and lighting to recreate the scenes. [Read more...]

Disney Launches #DreamBigPrincess Campaign

Untitled-1The Dream Big, Princess campaign takes Disney’s princess stories and qualities and pairs them with real-life girls to inspire and encourage kids around the world to dream big. Every kid is different and there is a Disney Princess to help inspire them and show them their dreams and ambitions are possible.

The campaign recruits girls who have a range of diverse interests, dream big, and achieve their goals, and who love Disney Princesses and their stories.

 

Disney Announces Global Release of Star Wars Tsum Tsum Collection

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.10.13 PMDisney Store today unveiled the newest characters as a part of their Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection, first introduced at Disney Store in Japan in 2013. [Read more...]

Disney Star Darlings Debuts First On-Air Special

star-darlings-in-halo-hall_1817e7bfDisney’s new original tween show Star Darlings, will premiere its first on-air special tonight on Disney Channel. The 30 minute on air special, “Becoming Star Darlings,” introduces 12 “Star-Charmed” girls who pursue their individual wishes with determination and the help of their friends. The special will extend the stories from the  book series, Star Darlings from Disney Publishing Worldwide. [Read more...]

Mattel, DCP Renew Agreement for Disney•Pixar’s Cars Franchise

mattel_logo_fullMattel and Disney Consumer Products have renewed their relationship for the Cars franchise and the upcoming DisneyPixar film, Cars 3. The agreement gives Mattel continued worldwide rights to manufacture, market, and distribute toys and products based on the award-winning Cars franchise across multiple categories, including vehicles and play sets. [Read more...]