Disney Consumer Products and Bandai Will Make a Splash this Summer for Disney∙Pixar’s Finding Dory

GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disney Consumer Products and Bandai today unveiled the new global
product lineup celebrating Disney∙Pixar’s Finding Dory, debuting
theatrically in the U.S. on June 17, 2016. Taking inspiration from the
loveable storyline in the film, Bandai has innovatively translated the
timeless characters to engaging play experiences for families.


“With the beloved characters from Finding Nemo joining a
fantastic new supporting cast of friends, our expansive line is sure to
spark imaginations worldwide to share in Dory’s aquatic journey,” said
Kenji Washida, Vice President of Brand Management, Bandai America
Incorporated. “From kids to adult collectors and everyone in between,
the Finding Dory line from Bandai offers something magical for the whole
family.”

With recognizable sounds and voices from everyone’s favorite fish
friends, Dory, Marlin and Nemo (in addition to a few new pals), Bandai’s
products capture the essence of the feature film and transform key
moments into playsets, interactive toys, feature figures, plush, bath
toys and much more. Specific highlights include My Friend Dory interactive
soft figure – which features 50 different phrases as Dory responds to
swimming and upside-down movements, and Swigglefish Figure Assortment that
showcases unique “fun fish motion” allowing kids to bring Dory, Nemo,
Marlin moveable figures and other new underwater friends to life! The
merchandise will roll out globally beginning in May 2016.

“Disney∙Pixar’s Finding Dory presents a great opportunity
for us to extend the adventures of these cherished characters through
innovative products,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president
global licensing, Disney Consumer Products. “Working with Bandai, we
were able to come up with fun and creative ways to translate ocean life
into engaging toys that fans of all ages will love.”

Disney∙Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites the friendly-but-forgetful
blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things
about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen
adventure dives into theaters in 2016, taking moviegoers back to the
extraordinary underwater world from the original film.

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt
Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product
experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to
books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the
imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney
into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is
comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney
Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand
priorities: Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment, Disney & Pixar
Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Tinker Bell, Lucasfilm
and Marvel.
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of
children’s books, magazines and apps, igniting imagination through
storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books,
magazines, eBooks and apps both vertically in-house and through an
extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW is also committed to the
educational development of children around the world through Disney
Learning, which includes our flagship learning brand, Disney
Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney-themed learning
products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America,
Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for
providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disney Store
operates ecommerce channels in nine countries, which can be found here.
For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com.

About Bandai

A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s
imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai
America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some
of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive
entertainment today. The Bandai America brand family includes Power
Rangers®, PacMan™, GODZILLA®, Big Hero 6,
SprüKits™ and Tamagotchi™, among other boys, girls, preschool and hobby
product lines. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of BANDAI
NAMCO Holdings USA Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of
Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass
three strategic business units: Toys and Hobby, Amusement Facility and
Contents. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, California. Find
out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh
ways at www.Bandai.com.

Contacts

Disney Consumer Products
Liz Virji, (818) 544-1926
liz.virji@disney.com