Jo-Ann Invites You to Celebrate the Release of Disney • Pixar’s Monsters University

Free Make It-Take It event October 20 at all Jo-Ann stores nationwide

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:59 am EDT

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HUDSON, Ohio
"Kids will love these puppets inspired by the characters’ time on the campus of Monsters University."

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is hosting a free Simple Sunday Make It-Take It event on October 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at all Jo-Ann stores nationwide* to celebrate the release of Disney • Pixar’s Monsters University available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and HD Digital October 29.

“We are excited to partner with Disney • Pixar to celebrate the Blu-ray and HD Digital release of Monsters University with this free Make It-Take It event for crafty fans,” said Beth Shivak, manager of special events for Jo-Ann. “Kids will love these puppets inspired by the characters’ time on the campus of Monsters University.”

During the Simple Sunday event on October 20, fans of the popular series can create their own Monsters University themed puppets with the help of Jo-Ann Team Members. The event will last as long as supplies do, or until 3 p.m. – so come early!

Simple Sundays provide an opportunity for crafting and sewing enthusiasts to learn firsthand about the foundation of the Creativity Made Simple campaign: simple solutions to creativity. The simple solutions to creativity are simple skills, simple supplies, simple steps and simple shopping.

To learn more about Creativity Made Simple, including an entire list of this year’s Simple Sunday events, visit Joann.com/creativitymadesimple/.

Creativity Made Simple was developed to support the Craft and Hobby Association’s CRE8TIME movement. CRE8TIME is a movement designed to help people recover eight hours a month and devote it to their particular craft, and to create a place for them to share their experiences. You can learn more about CRE8TIME at CRE8TIME.org.

To find the Jo-Ann store nearest you, use the store locator on Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

About The Walt Disney Studios

For nearly 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Disney|Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

*Except Paramus, NJ, and other stores closed on Sundays.

Contact:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications, 330-463-6705
margaret.skinner@joann.com