Disney Partners With Home Shopping Network To Capture Female, Maleficent-Loving Movie-Goers’ Money

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Don’t want to fall for it but don’t think I can help myself. 

“The studio has partnered with HSN in a unique deal to market three upcoming female-skewing films: MaleficentCinderella and The Hundred-Foot Journey, ” writes The Hollywood Reporter. “The retailer previously has held one-off movie collaborations, including with Disney for Oz the Great and Powerful, but the new two-year, three-film agreement marks the first such collaboration for both parties.”

Said HSN Inc. chief marketing officer Bill Brand, “There’s a gorgeous collar that Heidi Daus created in the spirit of [Maleficent].”

Hold on, watch out…

THR writes, “Disney welcomed HSN’s fashion director and other executives on set to gather inspiration for the movie’s aesthetics via conversations with the art department, costume designers and other crew members. That intel was shared with HSN’s merchandise and marketing teams, as well as its go-to designers, who put together an exclusive collection comprising curated items as well as products designed specifically for the event.”

The collection, which will include “clothes, jewelry and home accessories” will be available on HSN.com starting May 7, with a May 27 with a 24-hour programming event for Maleficent.

Thoughts on the partnership or possible products? Personally, I feel like I’m going to require all of the Maleficent things. Because Maleficent.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."