is discontinuingproduction of its DisneyInfinity gaming initiative.
The unit's finalretail releases will include three new characters from "Alice Through theLooking Glass" later in May and a "Finding Dory" play set whichwill launch in June, John Blackburn, senior vice president and general managerat Disney Infinity, wrote in a May 10 post on the Disney Interactive blog.
The companyrecorded charges of $147 million related to the discontinuation of Infinity forthe quarter ended April 2, according to a Form 10-Q filed the same day. Thecharges are mainly due to an inventory write-down, but also include severanceand other asset impairment charges. Disney Infinity is reported in thecompany's consumer products and interactive media segment.
DisneyInfinity, a game platform which allows users to create stories and playexperiences starring their favorite characters from Disney and its brands, wasunveiled in January2013.