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Disney Backer Sues Studio

18th December 2008

A dispute between the Walt Disney Co. and its principal financing partner, Kingdom Films, could resolve the question, when is a sequel a sequel? According to today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times, Kingdom claims that Disney's...

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"One More Thing"

17th December 2008

Just three weeks before the scheduled annual Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Apple announced that the 2009 event would be the last in which it would participate and that Steve Jobs would not deliver the...

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Abc Next To Cut Jobs, Disney Cfo Predicts

10th December 2008

Walt Disney CFO Tom Staggs indicated Tuesday that his company is likely to be the next to announce major cost-cutting measures, with the ABC television network taking the brunt of the reductions. "We have a...

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Disney Caught Up In Downturn

7th November 2008

The Walt Disney company, which has resisted the economic downturn withgreater strength than most other media conglomerates -- its stock hasdropped only about 25 percent over the rocky past two months, while othermedia companies' have...

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Disney To Renovate Failing Theme Park To Save Reputation

16th October 2008

The Walt Disney Co. plans to invest $1 billion in its poorly attended California Adventure park adjoining Disneyland, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday) citing Bob Weis, executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering...

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Spielberg Amblin' On Home

14th October 2008

As was widely predicted, Steven Spielberg is returning to Universal Studios, where he began his career as an unpaid intern in the 1960s (after first sneaking into the studio by, as he said, "looking important,")....

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Crowe And Dicaprio Together Big Deal!

13th October 2008

Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, which had been expected to rise to the top of the box office over the weekend, instead sank like a storied oceanliner. The Warner Bros. film,...

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Fascinating Fact 6073

1st October 2008

Composer PHILIP GLASS has been commissioned to create an opera version of WALT DISNEY's life....

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Fascinating Fact 6066

30th September 2008

The life of late media mogul WALT DISNEY is to be commemorated in a new production by the New York City Opera company. The performance will be based on PETER STEPHAN JUNGK's 2001 fictional novel...

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Johnny Depp To Play Captain Jack For Fourth Outing

25th September 2008

Johnny Depp will star as Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, it has been confirmed.The Disney trilogy, based on a ride at the company's theme parks, has grossed an amazing...

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Snoopy Animator Melendez Dead At 91

4th September 2008

Animator BILL MELENDEZ, who worked on WALT DISNEY movies, including Fantasia and Pinocchio, in the 1930s then joined Warner Bros. in 1941, where he worked on the Looney Tunes cartoons, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig...

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Disney To Push Blu-ray

27th August 2008

Children's movies, which are generally credited with giving home video its initial thrust, may do the same for high-definition Blu-ray, if the Walt Disney Co. has anything to say about the matter. The New York...

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Bourne Star Matt Damon Becomes Father For Second Time

21st August 2008

Matt Damon's wife Luciana has given birth to the couple's second daughter, it has been revealed.Gia Zavala Damon was born on Wednesday, the actor's representative Jennifer Allen told People magazine.She joins older sisters Isabella, 2,...

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Mcavoy And Blunt In Talks To Play Star-crossed Lovers

20th August 2008

James McAvoy and Emily Blunt are in negotiations to voice the lead roles in Gnomeo and Juliet, a new CGI take on Shakespeare.The Miramax/Rocket Pictures production puts a horticultural spin on the work of the...

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Disney For Tween Boys

7th August 2008

The Walt Disney Company, which has found enormous success developing films and cable shows that have strong appeal for "tween" girls, plans to relaunch its Toon Disney channel as Disney XD, aimed at boys ages...

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Jobs Claims His Health Is Good

25th July 2008

Steve Jobs has been telling close associates in recent days that rampant rumors about his health have been greatly exaggerated, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. The rumors have reportedly been responsible for a downturn in Apple's...

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Disney Swiftly Replaces Ebert And Roeper

23rd July 2008

The Walt Disney Co. has wasted no time in finding replacements for Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper as hosts of the syndicated At the Movies . Two days after Roeper quit the show and one...

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Roeper Quitting At The Movies

22nd July 2008

At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper will apparently become another entertainment magazine show along the lines of Entertainment Tonight following Sunday's announcement by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper that he will leave the show...

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Judge In Betamax Case Dies

17th July 2008

Federal Judge Warren Ferguson, whose decision in the so-called Betamax case in 1979 set the stage for the home-video revolution, died on June 25 in Fullerton,CA, published reports said Sunday. Ferguson had ruled in favor...

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Weinstein-roth Phone Conversation Disclosed

4th July 2008

The writer of a book about Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein has sent the New York Post a 1996 recording of a telephone conversation between Harvey Weinstein, whose company had been acquired by Disney,...

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Lyne Leaves Martha Stewart

12th June 2008

Susan Lyne, who became CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia shortly after she was fired as president of ABC Entertainment in 2004 -- and at about the same time that Stewart herself was heading for...

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Disney Streaming Movies Online -- Free

11th June 2008

The Walt Disney Co. says that it will stream several full-length movies on its website,, for one week after they are broadcast on ABC's Wonderful World of Disney this summer. The company said that...

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Jolie: Where Are Disney's Black Princesses?

10th June 2008

Angelina Jolie has criticized the Walt Disney Co. for failing to produce an animated film featuring a black princess. Jolie, whose adopted child Zahara was born in Africa (two other adopted children, Maddox and Pax...

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Vod And Dvd Releases Will Soon Come On Same Day, Say Moguls

29th May 2008

Walt Disney Co. chief Robert Iger and News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch each predicted that movies will be released on video-on-demand platforms on cable and the Internet at the same time they are released on...

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Tivo Subscribers To Get Disney Movies

29th May 2008

Subscribers to the TiVo service will soon be able to "rent" movies from the Walt Disney Co. via their digital video recorders and view them on their television sets, the company announced Wednesday. It said...

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Narnia Film Prince Caspian Tops Us Box Office Charts

19th May 2008

Prince Caspian, the second instalment in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, has debuted at the top of the US box office charts.The sequel, which sees director Andrew Adamson returning to Narnia, grossed $56 million (28...

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Iron Man Still Rules Us Box Office

12th May 2008

Iron Man has held on to the number one spot in the North American box office as the summer blockbuster season endures.The comic book adaptation added $50.5 million (25.8 million) to its opening week haul,...

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About Those Full-season Dvd's During A Shortened Season

28th April 2008

The Walt Disney Co. seems to have solved the problem of how to release full-season DVDs of its most popular shows when the season has been shortened by a strike. The company's home-entertainment unit said...

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Miley: Call In The Image Repairers

28th April 2008

Miley Cyrus has issued an apology to her fans for the photos and cover story about her that appears in the June issue of Vanity Fair. "I took part in a photo shoot that was...

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Earth Will Be First Film From Disney's New Nature Branch

22nd April 2008

Walt Disney Co has launched a new film label charged with producing environmental and wildlife features for the big screen.And the first Disneynature release, on April 22nd 2009, will be Earth, a movie adaptation of...

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