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Disney Extends Ban On Depicting Smoking In Films To Marvel & Star Wars

Abraham Lincoln can smoke in Disney movies but Tony Stark has been banned from lighting up a celebratory cigar. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced future Disney films will not feature any smoking, in order to...

Disney Announces Work Has Begun On 'Frozen 2'

Disney chairman Bob Iger has announced plans for a sequel to the billion dollar animated movie Frozen. Iger shared the news at a shareholder meeting where the company showed the short feature Frozen Fever to...

Disney Shuffles Release Dates For Marvel Films

Disney has rescheduled its superhero film release dates following Marvel and Sony's collaboration on a new 'Spider-Man' franchise.The much-anticipated film is set for release on July 28, 2017 and has led to four Marvel films...

Sony Pictures And Marvel Sign Landmark Deal

Sony Pictures and Marvel have signed a deal that will see Spider-Man appear in an as-yet-unspecified Marvel film.However, Sony Pictures will not be giving up the film rights to the character and still intends to...

Talks Held Over Spider-man, Captain America Crossover

Discussions have been held about a 'Spider-Man' and 'Captain America' crossover.A series of leaked documents, seen by the Wall Street Journal, show that Sony has staged talks with Marvel about the possibility of Peter Parker...

Idina Menzel Confirms Frozen Sequel

Idina Menzel has confirmed a 'Frozen' sequel is ''in the works''.The 43-year-old actress - who voices Princess Elsa in the Oscar-winning Disney film and sings the popular theme tune 'Let It Go' - has revealed...

Disney Planning 'At Least Three' Star Wars Spin-offs

Disney are planning ''at least three'' 'Star Wars' spin-offs.The studio have previously stated their interest in releasing films to fill in the gaps between forthcoming episodes 7, 8 and 9 and CEO Bob Iger is...

Parents Dismayed As Disney's 'Frozen' Dress Hits Ebay For $1,600

Parents across the globe are being faced with the prospect of logging into their eBay accounts, searching for "Frozen dress" and shelling out a cool $1,600 to keep their Disney obsessed kids happy. Stores across...

Ben Sherwood On Top Disney Job, "I Have A Lot To Learn"

Ben Sherwood, the former ABC News man who is now head of all Disney's non-sports television efforts worldwide, says he has a "lot to learn." Sherwood will take the reins fully in February 2015, when...

State Of The (Disney) Union: Cars 3, Incredibles 2, In The Pipeline

In news you didn’t know you needed until right now, Disney has confirmed the development of two new Pixar flicks. One is a third Cars movie, but before you cringe and ash “Why?”, the other...

Disney Plan Incredibles Sequel And Cars 3

Disney are planning a sequel to 'The Incredibles' and a third installment of 'Cars'.Director Brad Bird, who wrote and directed the 2004 original, is developing the follow-up to the animation, which shows a family of...

Frozen To Become Broadway Musical

Disney's 'Frozen' is being turned into a Broadway musical.The smash hit animated film will follow in the footsteps of Disney's hugely successful movie-turned-musical 'The Lion King' as it will be adapted for the stage, CEO...

Star Wars To Open On December 18, 2015

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will be released on December 18, 2015.Disney has announced the release date for its highly anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, marking the first time a 'Star Wars' movie hasn't...

Ewan Mcgregor Wants Star Wars Spin-off Film

Ewan McGregor wants his own 'Star Wars' spin-off film.The sci-fi franchise's producers are reportedly planning several standalone films while 'Episode VII' - which is being directed by 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' filmmaker J.J. Abrams -...

Yoda To Be Focus Of Confirmed Star Wars Spin-off Movie?

Walt Disney chief executive Bob Iger has confirmed several stand-alone Star Wars movies that are not part of the new trilogy currently in the works. Screenwriters Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are already in a...

Toy Story 3 Writer To Pen Star Wars Movie?

Michael Arndt has reportedly already penned the new 'Star Wars' trilogy.The 'Toy Story 3' writer was hired by LucasFilm to ''put together ideas to take the franchise forward'' before Disney bought the company in October...

Barbara Walters Donates $250,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Barbara Walters has dontated $250,000 to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.The TV personality's generous gift was announced on Monday's 'Good Morning America' show (05.11.12) by host George Stephanopoulos, who revealed to viewers he will also...

$100 Million Raised For Academy Movie Museum In Los Angeles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already raised $100 million towards the development of a museum dedicated to the history of movies.The non-profit organisation has a goal of $250 million to raise...

Avengers Assemble Sequel Confirmed

A sequel to 'Avengers Assemble' has been confirmed. The Marvel superhero movie - which features well known comic characters including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk - has been a huge box-office...

Rich Ross Steps Down After John Carter Flop

After fifteen years working for the Disney Corporation, head of the film-making studio RICH ROSS has resigned from his post as chairman - a month after the film John Carter announced it's enormous loses. The...

Leonardo Dicaprio Purchases Oz Slippers

Leonardo DiCaprio has purchased the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'. The 'J Edgar' star has been named as one of a group of donors to have contributed to buying the...

Weinsteins Take The Lead In Miramax Bidding

Harvey and Bob Weinstein now appear to be the frontrunners in the bidding to acquire Miramax, the company that they founded, from the Walt Disney Co. after sweetening their offer to about $600 million in...

Weinsteins Wonder What Would Have Happened If...

Miramax founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein have suggested that they might have remained with the Disney Co. had Robert Iger been running it while they were there instead of Michael Eisner. In an interview with...

Apple Unveils Core Of New Movie Biz

Apple's iTunes Store went into the movie business Tuesday as Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that future films made by Disney's four studios as well as 75 previously produced movies...

Disney Makes A Comeback

The Walt Disney Co. beat analysts' expectations by a wide margin as it reported that its third-quarter net income jumped 39 percent to $1.13 billion, versus $811 million during the same quarter a year ago....

Weinstein Brothers Agree To Leave Miramax

Movie mogul brothers HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN will cease to be co-chief executives at the DISNEY-owned film production company MIRAMAX in September (05). The pair, who founded the hugely successful firm 25 years ago,...

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