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Gone With The Wind Is Top UK Film

29th November 2004

American civil war epic GONE WITH THE WIND is the most popular film ever in British cinema history. The 1939 OSCAR-winning film, starring CLARK GABLE and VIVIEN LEIGH, has been watched by over 35...

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Weinstein Picks Up Cbe - And Slams Eisner

24th November 2004

MIRAMAX boss HARVEY WEINSTEIN has been made an honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in a ceremony at his New York apartment. Weinstein was presented with his cross by British Consul SIR PHILLP...

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Moore Tops 'Least Powerful' Poll

23rd November 2004

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 director MICHAEL MOORE tops this year's (04) Frigid 50 list - an annual collection of Hollywood's least-inspiring, least-intriguing celebrities. Despite causing controversy in the run-up to the American presidential election with...

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Disney To End Miramax Partnership In 2005

15th October 2004

WALT DISNEY is reportedly planning to end its long partnership with MIRAMAX movie bosses HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN in September 2005. Hollywood industry magazine DAILY VARIETY reports Disney have given the film moguls notice...

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Lion Writer's Family Win In Court

4th October 2004

The family of the man who wrote the song THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT have won a court battle with the company that own the rights to it. South African SOLOMON LINDA has only ever...

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No Comeback For Dame Julie's Voice

26th September 2004

Actress DAME JULIE ANDREWS has given up hope of her singing voice returning, despite singing in a film for the first time in seven years. The 68-year-old SOUND OF MUSIC star had her...

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Dreamworks Trio Top Us Rich List

24th September 2004

DREAMWORKS founders STEVEN SPIELBERG, DAVID GEFFEN and JEFFREY KATZENBERG are celebrating a successful year - their names feature on a magazine's list of the 400 richest people in America. Media mogul Geffen, who has...

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Mafia Bosses Blast Disney's Shark Tales

17th September 2004

WALT DISNEY's new animated movie SHARK TALES has infuriated Italian-American groups, who complain the film's gangster-like characters promote negative stereotypes. Pressure groups like COLUMBUS CITIZENS are urging parents to boycott the film, claiming it...

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Disney Chief Executive To Step Down In 2006

15th September 2004

MICHAEL EISNER will end his 20 year reign as WALT DISNEY's chief executive on his own terms, by stepping down in two years time (06). Eisner's decision, made public in a letter to shareholders...

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Africans Roar About Disney's Use Of Lion Song

5th July 2004

South African lawyers are suing movie giants WALT DISNEY for cashing in on zulu tune THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT. Disney bosses used the lullaby in THE LION KING on the big screen and onstage,...

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Miramax Face Job Cuts

18th June 2004

MIRAMAX bosses HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN are under pressure to make up to 20 per cent of their workforce redundant - as they battle to save money at the New York-based movie company....

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Iconic Duck To Receive Hollywood Star

18th June 2004

Animated legend DONALD DUCK is being honoured with a star on Hollywood's WALK OF FAME beside celebrities like veteran rocker ROD STEWART and movie hunk ANTONIO BANDERAS. The cartoon character is one of 32...

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Homer And Marge Top Best Couple List

4th June 2004

Animated TV stars HOMER and MARGE SIMPSON have been crowned the greatest fictional couple of all time. The pair - stars of long-running cartoon comedy THE SIMPSONS - brushed aside competition from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's...

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Atomic Liz In Disney Move

10th May 2004

ATOMIC KITTEN beauty LIZ McCLARNON's quest to score success as a solo artist has been interrupted by bosses at WALT DISNEY who are eager to sign her up for TV work. Disney chiefs were...

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Case Against Disney Thrown Out Of Court

30th March 2004

A Los Angeles Judge has thrown out a WINNIE THE POOH lawsuit accusing the WALT DISNEY company of failing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties - due to the tampering of evidence....

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Disney To Make Narnia Film

2nd March 2004

Bosses at WALT DISNEY are lining up an ambitious project to co-finance and distribute THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - following the massive success of the LORD OF THE...

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Jungle Book Crowned Top Animated Film

24th February 2004

The big-screen adaptation of RUDYARD KIPLING's THE JUNGLE BOOK has been voted the best-loved animated movie of all time. The 1967 children's favourite beat off competition from a series of contemporary contenders like TOY...

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Walt Disney Bag The Muppets

23rd February 2004

Underfire media giants WALT DISNEY have snapped up the TV and media rights to popular puppets THE MUPPETS. The JIM HENSON CO. have sold the rights to Disney - who rejected a hostile takeover...

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Bid For Disney

13th February 2004

Legendary media company WALT DISNEY is reeling after cable company COMCAST launched a hostile $54 billion takeover bid yesterday (11FEB04). The bid comes after Comcast tried to enter negotiations with Disney's underfire chief executive...

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Finding Nemo Earns Nine Annie Awards

9th February 2004

The fish story FINDING NEMO took top honours on Saturday (07FEB04) at the animation industry's 31st annual ANNIE AWARDS. The film, co-produced by PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS and WALT DISNEY, scooped nine awards, including...

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Mickey's Portrait Artist Dies

8th February 2004

MICKEY MOUSE's official portrait painter, JOHN HENCH, has died of a heart attack at a hospital in Burbank, California. Hench, who was 91, worked for WALT DISNEY for 65 years after originally signing on...

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Pixar Splits From Disney

30th January 2004

Animation giants PIXAR and WALT DISNEY have ended their record-breaking partnership, despite the international success of films including FINDING NEMO, TOY STORY and MONSTERS INC. PIXAR chief executive STEVE JOBS says the company has...

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Jackson's Walt Disney Fixation

22nd December 2003

MICHAEL JACKSON's friendships with children came as no surprise to his siblings - because they watched the pop superstar grow up as a devoted fan of kid's entertainment pioneer WALT DISNEY. Michael, 45, was...

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Disney Retires Amid Boardroom Row

1st December 2003

DISNEY boss ROY DISNEY has been forced to resign by the film company's board of directors, and he wants to take CEO MICHAEL EISNER with him. Disney, the nephew of founder WALT DISNEY, was...

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Thornton Film Shocks Disney

18th November 2003

Actor BILLY BOB THORNTON's new Christmas movie has infuriated DISNEY bosses - because it portrays SANTA CLAUS as a sex-crazed, foul-mouthed alcoholic. Bosses at the studio - famous for making kids movies - were...

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Affleck's Movie Left At The Altar

24th October 2003

BEN AFFLECK has encountered even more wedding troubles - this time in the film world. The DAREDEVIL star, who called off his nuptials with JENNIFER LOPEZ last month (SEP03) blaming it on media attention,...

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Dali + Disney Win Down Under

11th August 2003

A lost WALT DISNEY collaboration with eccentric Spanish artist SALVADOR DALI has won top honours at the AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL. DESTINO, a seven-minute cartoon made in 1946, was found in one of Disney's vaults....

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Turner And Collins Line Up For New Disney Soundtrack

24th July 2003

TINA TURNER is to sing on the soundtrack for WALT DISNEY's upcoming movie BROTHER BEAR. SIMPLY THE BEST singer Tina will record GREAT SPIRITS for the animated movie which is scheduled to hit cinemas...

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Audiences Bored Of Sequels

16th July 2003

Hollywood studio bosses have come under fire for releasing too many sequels - because audiences are increasingly shunning follow-up films. According to new figures, cinema-goers are turning expensive sequels - like 2 FAST 2...

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Duff Signs Deal With Disney

30th June 2003

Singer and actress HILLARY DUFF has signed a record deal with WALT DISNEY's music group - just weeks after parting ways with the company over a pay dispute for her TV show. Duff left...

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