written by songwriters under contract. It is responsible for the management, protection, and licensing of the Disney song catalog on a worldwide basis. Disney Theatrical Group Disney Theatrical Group develops, produces, and licenses live entertainment events. The company has produced and licensed Broadway productions worldwide, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN, Mary Poppins (a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd), The Little Mermaid, and Newsies. Disney Theatrical Group licenses the company’s intellectual property to Feld Entertainment, the producer of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Feld’s newest production, Disney on Ice: Frozen, launched in August 2014 for a North America tour. Consumer Products segment This segment engages with licensees, publishers, and retailers throughout the world to design, develop, publish, promote, and sell various products based on the company’s intellectual property through its Merchandise Licensing, Publishing and Retail businesses. In addition to using the company’s film and television properties, this segment develops its own intellectual property, which could be used across the company’s businesses. This segment generates revenue from licensing characters from the company’s film, television, and other properties to third parties for use on consumer merchandise; wholesale revenue from publishing children’s books and magazines and comic books; the sale of merchandise at the company’s retail stores and wholesale business; fees charged at its English language learning centers; and the sale of merchandise at internet shopping sites. Merchandise Licensing The company’s merchandise licensing operations cover a range of product categories, the majority of which are toys, apparel, home décor and furnishings, stationery, accessories, health and beauty, food, footwear, and consumer electronics. The company licenses characters from its film, television, and other properties for use on third-party products in these categories and earns royalties, which are based on a fixed percentage of the wholesale or retail selling price of the products. Some of the major properties licensed by the company include Mickey and Minnie; the Marvel properties, including Spider-Man, The Avengers and Iron Man; Disney Channel properties; Disney Princess; Star Wars; Cars; Frozen; Winnie the Pooh; Planes; Disney Classics; Toy Story; and Monsters. The company also provides input on the design of individual products and creates exclusive themed and seasonal promotional campaigns for retailers based on the company’s characters, movies and TV shows. Publishing Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) creates, distributes, licenses and publishes children’s books, magazine, and learning products in print and digital formats; and storytelling apps in multiple countries and languages based on the company’s branded franchises. DPW also operates Disney English, which develops and delivers an English language learning curriculum for Chinese children using Disney content in 33 learning centers in nine cities across China. Marvel Publishing creates and publishes comic books, and graphic novel collections of comic books, principally in North America in print and digital formats. Marvel Publishing also licenses the right to publish translated versions of these comic books, principally in Europe and Latin America. Retail The company markets Disney-, Marvel-, and Lucasfilm-themed products through retail stores operated under the Disney Store name and through Internet sites in North America (DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com), Western Europe, and Japan. The stores, which are located in primary shopping malls and other retail complexes, carry various Disney merchandise and promote other businesses of the company. The company owns and operates 210 stores in North America, 73 stores in Europe, and 45 stores in Japan. The company also offers merchandise that it designs and develops under wholesale arrangements. Interactive segment This segment creates and delivers branded entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms.
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