Disney to launch story books in Indian languages

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HONG KONG -- Disney plans to publish Indian-language story books for the first time.

Disney is releasing "The Jungle Book," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," "Winnie the Pooh," "Bambi," "Cinderella," "Tarzan" and "Peter Pan" in Hindi, Marathi and Malayalam, Hong Kong-based Disney Asia spokeswoman Alannah Goss said Monday in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

Goss said Disney launched the Hindi and Marathi books last week, while the Malayalam books would debut in March. She said Disney was not planning to publish any other Indian-language books.

The books are being published by India's Popular Prakashan.

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