Jakks Pacific (JAKK +0.4%) forecasts that sales of merchandise from Disney's (DIS +1.4%) Brave...

|By:, SA News Editor

Jakks Pacific (JAKK +0.4%) forecasts that sales of merchandise from Disney's (DIS +1.4%) Brave will be triple that of original estimates based on early numbers. A key to the boom in toy sales and the movie's strong box office showing is attributable to the warm reaction to Merida - the first heroine character to feature in a Pixar-produced movie for Disney.