Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Report: Disney Buys MakieLab
MakieLab, the custom, 3D printed doll startup which had been part of Disney's second Disney Startup Accelerator program, has been acquired, reportedly by Disney itself. Full details of the acquisition and buyer were not officially announced, however, MakieLab said that it has been acquired by a "a fantastic US media behemoth". MakieLab had a deal with Disney to ship custom, 3D printed dolls featuring such characters as Star Darlings, Minnie Mouse, Maleficient, and others; the company's CEO, Alice Taylor, had relocated to Los Angeles as a result of the time at Disney's Burbank accelerator.