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Zizzle is a company based in Bannockburn, Illinois, United States that makes many types of electronics and toys based on original concepts as well as movies licenses.[1]


The Zizzle company was founded in 2005 by Roger Shiffman, co-founder of Tiger Electronics, along with the marketing guru behind Furby, Marc Rosenberg.[2] Shiffman credits his wife for the name of the company.[1] The first toy released by the company was called "iZ", which received comparisons to the Furby.[3] The company received licenses to produce toys for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and also Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer cartoons.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Marriott, Michel. (2007-02-12) "Powered by Toys: The Story Continues" The New York Times Accessed on 2009-12-04.
  2. ^ a b "A Happy Tune for Zizzle's iZ?". BusinessWeek. August 23, 2005. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ Cole, Wendy. (2005-08-07) "Competition: Toyland's Savior?" Time. Accessed 2009-12-02.
  4. ^ Levine, Greg. (2006-08-01) "Shiffman's Zizzle Enjoys Exclusive Disney 'Pirates' License" Forbes. Accessed on 2009-12-04.

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