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[3 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Club Penguin Launching Magazine in UK

Club Penguin, Disney’s popular virtual world for kids, will be launching a print magazine in the UK. The company hopes the magazine will help Club Penguin compete against rivals Bin Weevils and Moshi Monsters.
The magazine will launch February 9, and will be a test for whether print titles are viable for other countries. Lane Merrifield, one of three co-founders who created Club Penguin, says:
This type of printed magazine for kids is certainly more popular in the UK than elsewhere in the world. We get literally tens of thousands of pieces …

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Paris Launching Fall Recruitment Drive

Last week, Disneyland Paris announced they would be launching a Europe-wide recruitment campaign, which will run until March 30, 2012. The company is looking for 4,000 individuals for a wide variety of positions to help celebrate Disneyland Paris’s 20th birthday.
Positions that talented candidates may apply for include food and beverage, hospitality, hotels and sales and administrative positions in human resources, legal and financial sectors. The first recruitment drive is scheduled to begin in London, October 11-14. Additional dates across the UK will be held throughout November, December and January. In …

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[17 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Plans for the Next ‘Immersive Stores’

Can’t get to the theme park?  No worries.  Because Disney is bringing the theme park to you!
The company announced last week that it is going forward with plans to introduce more of its “immersive” stores in 2011.  Most of the new stores will be remodels of existing Disney retail locations.  But a few will be brand new – including locations for the first time ever in Minnesota’s Mall of America, as well the first Disney stores in Puerto Rico, Dublin, Ireland, and Copenhagen, Denmark.  Jim Fielding, Disney Store’s president, sees it …

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[5 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Buzz Lightyear Heads to Infinity and Beyond in the UK

Buzz Lightyear is certainly living up to his favorite catchphrase:  Disney has announced that Buzz is officially their top-selling toy of all time in the UK.
More than one million of the 12-inch movable, plastic toys have been sold since the figure launched 15 years ago, in tandem with the release of the original “Toy Story” film.  Disney forecasts an additional 50,000 units will sell this year in advance of the Christmas holiday.
Renewed, or perhaps sustained, interest in the popular action figure has certainly been helped by the theatrical release and wild success of …

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[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
UK’s Cheryl Cole Could be the Next Disney Star

Cheryl Cole is set to be the new face of Disney. Hitting it big in the UK, in talks with Simon Cowell to judge on the American version of X Factor, and wowing Disney execs while shooting a recent music video, the starlet was recently described to the Daily Mirror newspaper as, “the full package. She’s got it all – brains, beauty, and a hint of bolshyness. It’s unbelievable the amount of interest she stirred up in the Disney Studios following her recent trips to Los Angeles.”
Cole is best known …