We were sent over there with the message that only we would defend Disney quality.. We learnt quickly that the Japanese culture speaks to a level of quality that is hard to comprehend. They were all unbelievably skilled and willing to do the right thing.
Craig Russell -Walt Disney Imagineering
My only real complaint is I HATE HATE HATE how they are marketing Duffy towards little kids. Duffy is ageless and timeless and it irritates me how Disney management in the States refuses to see this.
Sigh, I agree. It looks like they don't have any intention of marketing Duffy to anyone but small children, and probably never will. I suppose they feel that it's easier to keep feeding into the cultural stereotype that teddy bears are for little kids, rather than trying to break that barrier and give Duffy more universal appeal.
I don't love the story, but they should definitely run it until at least 2 or 3 AM. Some of us adults might need a bedtime story too.
I know at DL, at least, they have princess bedtime stories too...yet Disney has finally started marketing some princess items to and for adults (designer dolls/etc.). So IF Duffy became popular with enough adults, Disney might also aim Duffy items toward them. (I'm not holding my breath.)
We just traveled to Walt Disney World and watched the new bedtime story. I must say, our keychain Duffy and Shellie May loved it! What a fun little story, especially the parts about traveling around the world and creating bears with such meaning.
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