Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View), Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Kim Raver (Lipstick Jungle), Paige Davis (Trading Spaces), Matt Settle (Gossip Girl), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), and Cameron Mathison (Dancing With The Stars) join Disney Consumer Products and Playhouse Disney characters Handy Manny, Tigger and Darby for an interactive celebration to launch an exciting fall line-up of preschool toys and electronics inspired by the hit preschool shows on Disney Channel: Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
and My Friends Tigger and Pooh
A special story-time reading by Eric Mabius as well as product demonstrations, sing-along, face painting and art stations topped off by a photo opportunity with Handy Manny, Tigger and Darby.
The event will introduce Disney’s preschool toys and electronics that spark creativity and imagination while creating a rewarding learning experience any time, anywhere.
The new toy line Includes Handy Manny’s Fix It Right Transforming Tool Truck, Disney Vtech Create-a-Story, Little Einsteins Transform & Go Rocket, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Motors Speedway and the award-winning Disney Pix Jr. digital camera. WHEN:
September 20, 2008, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:
9:30-10:30 AM -- Select celebrities will walk the red carpet and be available for interviews. WHERE:
Toys "R" Us Times Square, New York City BACKGROUND: About Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney
Playhouse Disney is a standalone channel in eight countries and a daily, learning-focused programming block on Disney Channel in the U.S. It showcases new, original characters and classic Disney favorites. Designed for preschoolers, Playhouse Disney programming invites co-viewing with parents, grandparents and caregivers. Popular series include "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "Johnny and the Sprites," "Little Einsteins," "Handy Manny," "JoJo’s Circus," "Higglytown Heroes," "The Doodlebops," "The Wiggles" and "My Friends Tigger & Pooh." About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products and affiliates (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE
IS) that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books and magazines to foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. This is accomplished through DCP's various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Apparel, Accessories & Footwear, Disney Food, Health & Beauty, Disney Home and Disney Stationery. Other businesses involved in Disney's consumer products sales are Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, and www.disneyshopping.com
, the company's official shopping portal. The Disney Stores retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America and Europe. The Disney Stores chain in Japan is operated under a license agreement with Disney. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com