New Delhi: Disney's iconic Mickey and Friends characters as well as - Aladdin, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Dumbo and the cast of 'The Jungle Book' will now be published in the country by Penguin Random House which on Tuesday announced the launch with Disney India's Consumer Products business.
Published under the Puffin imprint and aimed at young readers, the fully-illustrated books will include readers, storybooks, colouring and activity as well as novelty books. The first series of titles is set to be available to consumers from March 14, publishers said.
The books include Dumbo and Aladdin colouring books, Jungle Book, Dumbo and Peter Pan Treasured Classic editions, Peter Pan and Dumbo storybooks and readers Mickey's Round Up, Donald's Special Delivery, Minnie's Rainbow, Minnie Red Riding Hood and Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail.
"Puffin India has long published some of India's finest writing for children with generations brought up on books from authors including Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty and APJ Abdul Kalam. We are delighted to now be working with Disney India to bring their well-loved characters to readers with a specific range of Indian publishing," Gaurav Shrinagesh, CEO, Penguin Random House in India said.
"Disney is synonymous with storytelling. We all have grown up reading Disney stories and are familiar with Disney characters. We are happy to be working with Puffin India to launch a series of Disney books for the new generation of readers in the country," Abhishek Maheshwari, VP & Head, Consumer Products, Disney India said.