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Report: Abrams "Defies" Disney And Lucas On Star Wars

Even as it was being announced today (Thursday) that the $7 million expansion of Britain's Elstree Studios, the original home of the Star Wars franchise, was now underway, reports appeared that J.J. Abrams, who is...

Pixar's Next Animated Film Regarded As "Risky"

After some test footage was screened over the weekend at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, Pixar's forthcoming feature, Inside Out has already begun to generate controversy. One person attending the presentation remarked during a...

Disney To Take A Big Write-off On Lone Ranger

The Walt Disney Co. is preparing to bite the (silver) bullet to the tune of $160-190 million on the failure of its summer tentpole The Lone Ranger. In a conference call with analysts on Tuesday,...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Tom Hanks In Saving Mr. Banks [Trailer + Pictures]

The long-awaited Walt Disney film, featuring Tom Hanks as the controversial man himself, is getting closer and closer, and we’ve got some stills of Hanks in action as well as his co-stars, Emma Thompson, B.J...

Pga To Vet All Producers Credits

From now on, audiences who read the rolling credits of a movie will know that the name (or names) after the words produced by refers to the actual producer of the film -- and not...

Trade Critics Shoot Down Lone Ranger

Uh, oh. In what would seem to support Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's prediction that an implosion may be in store for the major movie studios, the initial reviews for the $250-million The Lone Ranger...

Kanye West: I'm The Steve Jobs Of Culture

Kanye West thinks he's the Steve Jobs of popular culture.The outspoken rapper believes he is ''undoubtedly'' one of the most influential people in the world and has likened himself to the late Apple computers founder...

Disney's Plan To Trademark Mexican Holiday Is Muerto

The Walt Disney Co. has apparently decided it's not a good idea to try to trademark the name of a Mexican holiday. On Tuesday it was reported that Disney had filed 10 applications for trademarks...

Disney Teams With Electronic Arts For Star Wars Games

The Walt Disney Co., like other film studios, has never been able to develop an effective video game division. When it acquired Lucasfilm last year, one of its first acts was to shut down the...

Lucasfilm Looking To Set Down In China

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is the latest top U.S. studio executive to make the pilgrimage to China to discuss ways in which the burgeoning Chinese film industry and Hollywood can cooperate to their mutual benefit....

Disney To Lay Off Another 150 Workers

The Walt Disney Co. plans to pink-slip some 150 workers on Wednesday, published reports said today (Tuesday). All of the layoffs will reportedly come at the company's film studio and music operations, the reports said....

Disney Laying Off 150 Employees At Lucasarts

Despite churning out hundreds of video games, the Walt Disney Co. has never enjoyed much success in that medium, and indeed, some of its higher-profile games have failed spectacularly. In 2011 Disney Interactive reportedly laid...

Tamara Ecclestone To Buy Walt Disney's Mansion?

Tamara Ecclestone is looking to buy Walt Disney's former mansion.The heiress and socialite is reportedly thinking about purchasing the $99 million residence in Holmby Hill, Los Angeles. Should she invest in the cartoon king's 35,000...

Historical Error In Lincoln Will Stand, Says Writer

Neither Lincoln director Steven Spielberg nor writer Tony Kushner nor anyone at DreamWorks or the Walt Disney Co. is apparently going to apologize for misrepresenting Connecticut's vote on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which...

"Standalone" Star Wars Episodes In The Works

It was something for Yoda to ponder deeply: In addition to Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX there will be a few stand-alone films that will depart from the overall story line. Walt Disney...

Disney Profits Dip -- But Not As Badly As Expected

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported a 6-percent dip in profits to $1.38 billion for its first quarter, down from $1.46 billion during the year-ago period. Analysts had predicted a somewhat steeper decline. Disney...

George Clooney Confirmed For Disney's Tomorrowland

George Clooney's mysterious Disney movie has been renamed 'Tomorrowland'.The 51-year-old actor has been confirmed to star in Brad Bird's ''ultra-secret sci-fi project'', which was originally known by the working title '1952', according to Entertainment Weekly.Jeff...

Cable Operators May Put A Lid On Soaring Sports Costs

While cable and satellite operators have long complained about the cost of so-called retransmission consent fees -- the fees demanded by broadcast stations to allow their signals to be carried by the operators -- those...

Tom Hanks' Fears Over Walt Disney Role

Tom Hanks was apprehensive about taking on the iconic role of Walt Disney in upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, because he feared he wouldn't be able to do the movie legend justice.The project centres on...

Theme Parks Work Magic On Disney's P&l's

The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday reported a 14-percent jump in quarterly profit but it came from two unexpected sources, theme parks and cable-TV fees. Everything else, including its film division, its ABC television network,...

Disney Buys Lucasfilm; Star Wars Saga To Resume

In an announcement that surprised -- if not astonished -- the movie industry, the Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired George Lucas's Lucasfilm LTD in a stock-and-cash deal worth $4.05 billion....

Disney Buys Lucasfilm; Star Wars Saga To Resume

In an announcement that surprised -- if not astonished -- the movie industry, the Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired George Lucas's Lucasfilm LTD in a stock-and-cash deal worth $4.05 billion....

Walt Disney Sued By Stan Lee Media Over Marvel Character Rights

An internet company co-founded by Marvel comic character creator Stan Lee is attempting to sue Walt Disney Co. for several billion dollars.Stan Lee Media closed down over 10 years ago but are now claiming that...

Stan Lee Media In Lawsuit Against Disney Over Marvel Characters

Stan Lee Media are to enter litigation against Disney over the rights to some Marvel characters, including Spider Man and Iron Man. The lawsuit is seeking seeking "billions of dollars of profits,” reports Reuters.Disney bought...

Ginnifer Goodwin Gains Access To Walt Disney's Secret Club

Disneyland superfan Ginnifer Goodwin's dreams have come true - she has been welcomed into Walt Disney's exclusive Club 33.The actress, who plays Snow White in hit TV show Once Upon a Time, tried to get...

Photos Of Tom Hanks 'Wasted' Flood The Internet

A series of photos depicting Tom Hanks 'wasted' have gone viral, reports The Daily Mail. The photos also feature a 'wasted' accomplice.It's not what it seems though; the photos were completely and utterly staged. Hanks...

Avengers 2 Confirmed For May 2015 Release

'Avengers 2' will be released on May 1, 2015.The sequel to the superhero film will once again be written and directed by Joss Whedon and now Marvel have confirmed when it will come out after...

Disney Records Its Best Quarter Ever

The Walt Disney Co. said that it had recorded "the largest quarterly earnings in this history of or company" with net income rising to $1.83 billion during its third quarter, versus $1.48 billion during the...

Tom Cruise Treats Suri To Night In Cinderella Castle

Tom Cruise treated daughter Suri to a night in Cinderella Castle.The 'Rock of Ages' actor - whose divorce settlement from Katie Holmes was agreed last month - took the six-year-old tot to Disney World in...

What Would Big Bird Say About Henson-chick-fil-a Feud?

One day after the Jim Henson Co. announced that it was severing its relationship with Chick-fil-A because of the company's stance on homosexuality in general and gay marriage in particular, the fast-food chain said that...

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