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CLASSIC DISNEY CHARACTER PUPPETS NOW AVAILABLE FROM FOLKMANIS
NEW DISNEY COLLECTION SHOWCASED AT NEW YORK TOY FAIR

(EMERYVILLE, CA – February 18, 2017) – Folkmanis® Puppets announced today a new puppet collection, bringing to life iconic Disney characters. Disney fans may now create their own puppetry magic with impeccably detailed, full-body puppets of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Pluto.  View and play with these new puppets at Toy Fair 2017, February 18th to 21st, at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, booth #2835.

Creative Director, Elaine Kollias notes, “It’s been an incredible journey for our design team--perfecting each Disney characters’ personality, as well as engineering a quality puppet worthy of the Folkmanis brand.”

Unique to the marketplace, these heirloom quality toys offer superior play value. They’re gorgeous as plush with a luxurious look and feel that invites playful interaction. The puppet-features enable a personal connection to play and create everlasting memories with these beloved Disney characters.

“We appreciate the genius of Walt Disney,” adds Marketing Manager, Maria Fortez. “So, it’s really our tribute to the man behind the most recognizable animated characters on the planet.”

Reminisce and re-imagine scenes from your favorite Disney cartoons as you create new memorable moments with these initial offerings in the Disney puppet collection:

Mickey Mouse: Walt’s original—the essence of all things Disney. In retro style, the Mickey Mouse puppet dons his signature red shorts, large yellow-gold shoes, and white gloves. This exquisite Mickey Mouse puppet comes to life when you animate mouth and hands through the access point in the back. Additionally, find pockets in the gloves to wave, clap and blow kisses. Available now. 22” tall. Ages 3+. SRP $73.99

Minnie Mouse: In similar fashion, Minnie Mouse is adorned in sumptuous materials as she sports her classic style of polka-dotted skirt over bloomers, over-sized high heeled pumps, white gloves, and flower in hat. Enliven her persona by animating the mouth and arms through the hidden access point in the back and wave and clap her hands through openings in each glove. Available now. 22” tall. Ages 3+. SRP $73.99

Donald Duck:  The Donald Duck puppet is ultra-huggable. Decked out in his characteristic sailor shirt, bow-tie and cap, Donald has movable mouth and hands that bring his feisty personality to life with your creative imagination. Available end of February. 22” tall. Ages 3+. SRP $85.99

Pluto: The gang’s loyal canine companion Pluto has an expressive face with movable mouth and perky ears. Engage Pluto in fun antics and bring out his good nature by animating his perky ears with a squeeze to the low-tech airbladder at the base of each foreleg. Operate one or both ears to amuse and delight friends and family. Available end of February. 22” long. Ages 3+. SRP $65.99

About Folkmanis® Puppets:

Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life.  Innovating specialty puppets since 1976, Folkmanis® Puppets are clearly the best loved, low-tech, classic toys in the global marketplace.  Lauded by industry experts as well as child development and kid-approved toy tests, the company consistently earns high marks for superior play value and design excellence. Most Folkmanis® Puppets are recommended for ages 3 and up and are available at specialty toy and gift stores, nationwide and in more than 15 countries around the world.  Find Folkmanis® Puppets online at www.folkmanis.com.

Folkmanis® Puppets: An essential ingredient to every toy box, every childhood, every generation.

©Disney

For further information: Maria Fortez, Marketing Manager, 800-654-8922, maria@folkmanis.com