Disney has teamed with Giordano to produce a line of T-shirts billed as carrying the most complete collection of its cartoon characters in the Asia-Pacific region. 'The brand new Disney Tee Collection will be offered in 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region,' said Norman Janelle, Walt Disney Asia-Pacific's consumer products senior vice-president at the T-shirt launch yesterday. He anticipated sales of Disney's consumer products would jump with the approach of the September 12 opening of the theme park. Mr Janelle would not discuss how many licensees would be authorised. All T-shirts will sell for $80 each. The collection, already available in Hong Kong, will be launched on the mainland next week. Taiwan and Southeast Asia will follow in early August, followed by South Korea and Australia in September. Peter Lau Kwok-kuen, chairman of Giordano International, said it was the first licensing agreement for the casual-wear chain with another brand. 'In order to keep the programme fresh and exciting for consumers, Giordano will roll out new prints and designs every four weeks,' he said. 'We have to produce more T-shirts after seeing strong sales response in the first week ahead of the official launch.'