November 29, 2010
The Walt Disney Company, Australia, ACP Magazines, and nextmedia today announced a co publishing agreement that will see nextmedia publish a single Disney magazine for kids under a sublicence arrangement with ACP . The first issue of Disney Magazine will be on sale in December, replacing Disney Girl and Disney Adventures.
ACP will continue to publish pre-school titles for Disney under the Disney Princess and Disney Little Library brands and continue to publish Disney Family Fun .
Lee Siefken, Senior Manager of Published Media, Books and Stationery for The Walt Disney Company, said: “We are excited to continue our partnership with ACP and begin a new relationship with nextmedia that will allow us to bring the latest and most exciting Disney content to kids and parents.
Disney Magazine will be a trustworthy and fun publication for the entire family to enjoy.”
Phil Scott, Managing Director of ACP Magazines, said: “ACP and Disney have an enduring relationship, going back 10 years and encompassing a stable of fun and lifestyle magazines enjoyed by children and families across Australia. We are particularly proud that these titles have become favourites with Australian kids while also being educative, informative and trusted by parents. The new arrangements will see ACP focus on the Disney pre school publications.
Bruce Duncan, Commercial Director of nextmedia, said: “We are excited to be working with Disney and ACP on delivering the best of Disney Adventures and Disney Girl in a single new monthly title, Disney Magazine. We will bring readers the very best of Disney for both boys and girls, to become the authority on the latest Disney releases, breaking news, giveaways, posters, competitions, activities and the much-loved Disney classics”.
For more information please contact Bruce Duncan, Commercial Director, (02) 9901 6138