Disney reveals 2013 licensing opportunities

By Lewis Tyler

February 2nd 2012 at 10:00AM
Disney reveals 2013 licensing opportunities

Digital brands star alongside evergreen characters.

Disney consumer products has revealed its spring/summer 2013 licensing opportunities at its bi-annual partners meeting.

The licensor outlined support for its evergreen properties like Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princess, detailing its integrated marketing and retail strategies.

Aside from the old favourites, Disney showed off its mobile app Where’s My Water? which has achieved number one spots on the App Store in over 30 countries. The puzzler features Swampy the Aligator (pictured) and is set to be spun into a series of animated shorts. A merchandising programme is underway.

Disney also championed its kids virtual world Club Penguin and Sofia the First, a new film which will be followed by an animated TV series.

Marianthi O’Dwyer, vice president, Licensing, the Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland commented: "The strength of the Disney and Marvel brands, combined with our integrated approach to all aspects of how we do business, make us different from other licensing companies in the marketplace today.

"Our unmatched storytelling, well-loved characters and the reach and frequency of our brand in the fabric of everyday life truly sets us apart. We look forward to working closely with our licensees to leverage Disney’s exciting new content, retail and promotional opportunities for Spring/Summer 2013."