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Perfect Pook-A-Looz Promotion at Disney Parks

Steven Miller

by , Manager, External Affairs

Pook-A-Looz Promotion at Disney Parks

I first learned of Pook-A-Looz at the D23 Expo in September 2009. There was a huge display of these handcrafted creations which I thought looked adorable. Originally introduced by Disney Consumer Products, Pook-A-Looz plush were designed to capture the personalities of Disney characters in a fun and offbeat way. Dara Trujillo first told you about these plush characters arriving at Disney Parks last April. In the article, she mentioned there were some Pook-A-Looz plush developed specifically for Disney Parks. I recently spoke with Denise Edelmaier, product developer for dolls and plush, about the development of these items.

Pook-A-Looz Promotion at Disney Parks

“We worked closely with Disney Consumer Products to make the Disney Parks Pook-A-Looz plush since they were the creators of the brand,” explained Denise. “The idea was to introduce characters that were specific to Disney Parks such as Figment or the Yeti. Monty Maldovan from Disney Design Group provided the Disney Consumer Products team with reference images. In turn, they designed the plush.”

Pook-A-Looz Promotion at Disney Parks

There were a total of six Pook-A-Looz developed for Disney Parks including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Sorcerer Mickey, Band Leader Mickey, Yeti and Figment. The latter two were made as 8-inch plush rather than 12-inch plush. Denise was excited to share that more unique Pook-A-Looz are coming later in Summer 2011.

“The response at Disney Parks for the Pook-A-Looz has been wonderful,” exclaimed Denise. “We have several additional designs on the way including Pirate Mickey, Safari Mickey and two Pook-A-Looz plush for the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. They will be arriving at Disney Parks later in 2011.”

Pook-A-Looz Promotion at Disney Parks

The above image is the artwork for the 40th Anniversary Pook-A-Looz. According to Monty, their outfits were inspired by the outfits worn by Mickey and Minnie on October 1, 1971, the day that Walt Disney World Resort opened to guests.

Denise also shared some very exciting news about something I’m calling the perfect Pook-A-Looz plush promotion (try saying that three times fast – I love alliteration!). Now through May 11, 2011, at select locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, select Pook-A-Looz plush are 40% off.** It’s a pretty awesome deal, and a perfect way to jump start (or complete) a Pook-A-Looz collection.

**Friendly disclaimer: Discount to be taken at Register. Not valid on previous purchases. While Supplies Last. Offer subject to change without notice.

Comments

  • i have the cheshire cat <3 and have been trying to find sorcerer mickey at down town disney but every time im there and ask were they are they tell me that they have sold there last one

  • IS there anyway to get the Figment one without going to Walt Disney World? I dont know when I’m going to be able to go back and my godfather LOVES Figment!

  • I have Figment!!! but I didn’t know there was Yeti…. gonna have to get him now.

  • I love the Pirate Mickey!!!! It is adorable!!!

  • still trying to figure these out….. Want to see Stitch? He can go with my other ones.

  • Going down there in May! Gotta get the Figment one!!! LOVE FIGMENT!!!! He’s my absolute favorite!!! =D

  • I love the Muppets Pook-A-Looz!

  • I have never seen the Figment!!!! We are going to be at Walt Disney World in early May during the sale. Can you tell me the best place to find these park exclusive Pook-A-Looz? My son will be riding Expedition Everest for the first time and he loves the Yeti!!! That would be a great gift for him. Thanks

  • OMG they are adorable!! I want it!! When will they be available on line!!

  • I love the Pook-A-Looz! I have Black & White Mickey and a small Figment. The 40th Anniversary Mickey and Minnie are too cute!

  • We were in WDW last fall, and my son searched desperately for the Sorcerer Mickey Pook-a-Looz. The Cast Members had never seen it and we couldn’t find it. He was so sad. Is this something that is no longer available? I would still love to get it for him.

  • My kids love pookalooz! We r going to Disney in June! I hope they will have the special park pookalooz available for souvenirs!

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