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Badder Santa Coming To Hi-def Dvd, After All

25th June 2007

Disney's Buena Vista Home Video, which only weeks ago denied reports that it plans to release an unrated version of Bad Santa (called Badder Santa) in high-def DVD in November, said Friday that it would...

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Disney To Halt Dvd Sequels

21st June 2007

The Walt Disney Co. will no longer produce direct-to-video sequels of its animated features, according to Disney watcher Jim Hill. Hill, who has had a hit-and-miss record in reporting on inside decisions at the company,...

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Peter Kay 'Inspiration' To Young

18th June 2007

Peter Kay has featured above Jane Austen and Leonardo da Vinci in a survey of inspirational artists among 18 to 25-year-olds.The Bolton-born comedian was second only to Walt Disney on the list of top inspirations...

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Pirates Unstoppable Overseas

14th June 2007

Business may have slowed for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End domestically, but it's riding high overseas where it has topped $500 million in just 20 days, a record, the Walt Disney Co. said...

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Disney Links Up With Bollywood

12th June 2007

WALT DISNEY studios is to team up with a Bollywood film company to make an animated movie based on the Indian cult industry.Disney is hoping the original animations, which will be filmed in Hindi, will...

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Marvel Superhero Creator Joins Disney

7th June 2007

In a meeting of the twain in the comics world, Stan Lee, who created or co-created most of Marvel Comics' most popular superheroes, is teaming up with the Walt Disney Co.. to develop and produce...

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Disney Brings The Lion King To South Africa

6th June 2007

For the first time, the Walt Disney Co. is bringing the theatrical version of its hit movie The Lion King "home." Tuesday night's opening in South Africa, in a new theater designed with the musical...

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Disney: No Plans For Hi-def Badder Santa Dvd Release

1st June 2007

The Walt Disney Company on Thursday denied a report that it plans to release Badder Santa: The Unrated Version on high-definition video in November. The report had appeared on several websites that track DVD releases....

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Barnes Jumps Ship -- Leaves Wall St. Journal For Ny Times

31st May 2007

Brooks Barnes, who has covered the television beat for the Wall Street Journal in recent years, is joining the New York Times, where he will cover the entertainment industry from the newspaper's Los Angeles bureau....

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Sony, Disney In Six-day War

30th May 2007

Sony, which boasted early in the month that Spider-Man 3 set a slew of box-office records, angrily lashed out at the Walt Disney Co. Tuesday over its claim that Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's...

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Disney's Name To Appear Over Unrated Film

30th May 2007

Only days after renaming its home video division to Disney Home Entertainment, the Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it intends to release Badder Santa: The Unrated Version on November 20 in HD DVD and...

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Treasure Chest Fuller Than Expected

30th May 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End took away more booty over the four-day Memorial Day holiday than the studio had estimated -- at least overseas. Final figures put the total worldwide gross for the...

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Disney Daughter Slams Hamas

10th May 2007

The daughter of legendary animator WALT DISNEY has blasted Palestinian terror group Hamas for using a character resembling Mickey Mouse for a recruitment drive. Diane Disney Miller has slammed the organisation for their use of...

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Disney Looking Good In First Quarter, Say Analysts

8th May 2007

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to report first-quarter revenue of $8.1 billion, up from $8 billion for the year-ago quarter, following the close of trading today (Tuesday), a figure likely to cheer investors given...

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Russell Applauds Disney's Personal Tutoring

24th April 2007

Veteran actor KURT RUSSELL credits legendary filmmaker WALT DISNEY with personally teaching him the mechanics of the movie industry. As a boy in the mid-1960s, Russell was headhunted by the mogul himself and went on...

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Russell: 'Last Words Disney Wrote Were My Name'

24th April 2007

Actor KURT RUSSELL has confirmed the last two words movie mogul WALT DISNEY wrote before he died were the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK star's name. It has long been rumoured that Disney penned 'Kurt' and...

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Disney To Build State-of-art Arena In Florida

28th March 2007

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to announce today (Wednesday) that it will construct a gigantic 70,000-square-foot sports arena at its Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the...

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Disney Clears Jobs Of Wrongdoing

19th March 2007

As far as the Walt Disney Co. is concerned, Steve Jobs was not involved "in any intentional or deliberate acts of misconduct" when he was the chairman of Pixar Animation. In a statement issued on...

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Disney Launching Family Website

13th March 2007

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to announce today (Tuesday) that it will launch a new website, www.family.com, aimed at young mothers. The company said that while ads for Disney movies will appear on the...

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Disney Returning To Classic Animation In 2009

9th March 2007

John Lasseter, who currently holds the title of chief creative officer of the Walt Disney Co., selected a stockholders annual meeting in New Orleans Thursday to announce that Disney will return to hand-drawn animation in...

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Video Renter Buys Video-on-demand Provider

8th March 2007

Movie Gallery, the struggling Avis of the video rental business, said Wednesday that it had acquired MovieBeam, a service that transmits movies on demand via a TV settop device. Since movies are made available on...

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Historical Disney Art To Be Exhibited In Montreal

1st March 2007

The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to loan the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts some 300 pieces from its archives -- most of which have never been publicly displayed -- for an exhibit that will...

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Weinsteins Land Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Et Al

21st February 2007

The Walt Disney Co. may now own the rights to Kermit and Miss Piggy, but Bob and Harvey Weinstein -- Disney's old nemeses -- now own the rights to distribute the shows featuring Elmo, Cookie...

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Oh, Bother, Judge Tosses Out Disney's Pooh Suit

19th February 2007

A federal judge in Los Angeles has turned back an effort by the Walt Disney Co. to terminate licensing agreements for the Winnie the Pooh characters that it has with the estate of Stephen Slesinger....

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Disney Finds Plenty Of Treasure In Pirates' Chest

8th February 2007

Continuing a spectacular two-year rebound under CEO Robert Iger, the Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday reported earnings of $1.7 billion in its first-quarter ended Dec. 30 against $734 million during the same period a year...

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Disney And Zemeckis To Create 3-D Company

6th February 2007

Director Robert Zemeckis, whose The Polar Express and Monster House were released in the 3-D IMAX format, is teaming up with the Walt Disney Co. to create a new company that will produce additional 3-D...

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Disney Says It Has Sold 1.3 Million Movies On Itunes

2nd February 2007

The Walt Disney Co., the only major film company that has permitted its movies to be distributed online via Apple's iTunes Music Store, said Thursday that it has sold 1.3 million movie downloads since they...

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Disney Divorces

22nd January 2007

Disney senior executive ROY DISNEY has filed for divorce from his wife of 51 year, citing "irreconcilable differences." Disney, the nephew of studio founder WALT DISNEY, wed wife PATRICIA in 1955, just after Disneyland opened...

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Disney/dali Film Collaboration To Be Screened 60 Years Late

19th January 2007

A film by animator WALT DISNEY and Spanish artist SALVADOR DALI is to receive its British premiere this summer (07) after finally being completed six decades after it was started. DESTINO, a six-minute animation showing...

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Disney Rewards Iger For Strong Year

15th January 2007

The Walt Disney Co. has rewarded CEO Robert Iger for leading a company resurgence over the past year by making him one of the highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. According to SEC filings, Iger received...

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