The Disney Empire annexes another entertainment giant.
COPPELL, TX — He’s been hanging on walls and singing for 20 years. He’s probably the most well-known fish in the world after Jaws, Nemo, and Abe Vigoda. He’s Big Mouth Billy Bass.
And now he’s a part of Disney’s world, as the entertainment giant has announced the buyout of Billy’s creator, Texas-based Gemmy Industries.
“Billy is a natural fit in the Disney universe of beloved family entertainment,” says Justin LaFoe, Senior Vice President for Parks & Disney Store Merchandise & Product Development (and also sidekick to Gaston).
“Okay, he’s not, really. But honestly, Disney is running out of A-list companies to buy out.”
Billy joins a growing stable of established Disney princesses, including Cinderella, Snow White, Klinger, Scrat, and Alien.
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Cover photo: All hail Princess Billy. Now take him to the river. Photo by Cleveland Brown 1 [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.