Designs Celebrating the NFL, Disney, Star WarsTM and Marvel Arrive Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft
April 20, 2021 – The Walt Disney Company and the National Football League (NFL) have teamed up with Junk Food Clothing to create a capsule collection of NFL team-themed apparel, which launches today with designs featuring Disney Mickey Mouse and characters from the Star Wars galaxy and Marvel universe, prior to the 2021 NFL Draft, taking place April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the NFL's and Disney's most extensive co-branded apparel collection together.
The collection offers unisex short sleeve T-shirts with the following as retro art designs:
- "The Mickey QB" Tee - Mickey Mouse strikes a quarterback pose in heritage NFL team uniforms.
- "The Avengers Throwback" Tee - 1970s-era comic book character art of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk accompanies NFL team names in the iconic slanted font.
- NFL team names are redrawn to honor the title script font from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on two different designs:
- "The Rebels Team" Tee highlights the characters Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia,
- "The Empire Team" Tee features the characters Darth Vader, Boba Fett and stormtroopers.
"The NFL continues to reimagine our consumer products through standout collaborations that capture the essence of the brands involved," said Joe Ruggiero, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, NFL. "This collection, which launches ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, features retro designs that will appeal to new and existing fans alike. We are excited to celebrate characters people adore such as Mickey Mouse, Marvel's Captain America and Luke Skywalker designed alongside the NFL teams they love."
"We are always looking for ways to engage with our fans in new and unexpected ways, and this collaboration with the NFL allows us to do just that," said Josh Silverman, Executive Vice President, Third-Party Commercialization, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing. "Fans can now celebrate their favorite teams and characters from Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, and all in time for the 2021 NFL season to begin."
The Mickey Mouse, Star Wars and Marvel inspired collections are now available at NFLShop.com, Fanatics.com, JunkFoodClothing.com, participating Lid's and Rally House stores, NFL team retail locations and on-site NFL Shop retail locations at the NFL Draft in Cleveland.
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About Marvel Entertainment
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About Junk Food Clothing
Junk Food came onto the scene in 1998, creating and forever changing the premium T-shirt market. Carried in thousands of the top stores throughout the world, Junk Food is a celebrity favorite, featured weekly on numerous style icons in major media. Junk Food has signature soft fabrics and trend-leading fits that also include unique treatments that make each piece one-of-a-kind. Also a licensing powerhouse, Junk Food has rights to hundreds of major pop culture licenses, including numerous sports leagues, artists and brands. Junk Food is sold online at junkfoodclothing.com.
National Football League (NFL)
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The Walt Disney Company
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