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Disney Shares Hit Hard By Recession Worries

The Walt Disney Company was clobbered by investors today (Wednesday) as its shares tumbled for a time below their 52-week low, dropping 13 percent -- the worst percentage decline of any company on the Dow...

Disney Exec Moviegoers Want Spectacle, Not Story

Walt Disney Animation Studios chief technical officer Andy Hendrickson has argued that the notion that what draws moviegoers to the theater is a good script is utter "bull***t." Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that on...

Media Caught In Market Whirlwind

Like a TV reporter hanging on to a light pole during a hurricane, the media drew attention to itself Thursday as the Dow plunged 512 points. For some media companies, the nosedive was far greater...

Emma Watson Signs Up For Beauty And The Beast

Emma Watson will star in a film adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast'.The 'Harry Potter' actress will take the lead role in a new version of the traditional fairy tale, to be made by 'Lord...

Emily Mortimer's Cars 2 Director 'Crush'

Emily Mortimer's husband thinks she has a crush on her 'Cars 2' director. The 'Shutter Island' star - who has two children with her actor spouse Alessandro Nivola - was so impressed with how passionate...

Loren's Cars Role Is Disney Tribute

Sophia Loren accepted a role in the upcoming Cars sequel as a tribute to movie giant Walt Disney, who helped the actress conquer her nerves early on in her career.The veteran star voices a part...

Disney Planning To Expand Disney.com

The Walt Disney Co. may be having second thoughts about offering shows from its TV sites like ABC, Disney Channel, and ESPN and movies from its film studios on super sites such as Hulu and...

Producers To Host Overseas Film Commissioners

Members of the Producers Guild of America may continually gripe about the flight of production to other states and countries, but today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times reports that they are nevertheless planning to host a...

Mars Needs Moms Flop Drags Down Disney

While a single blockbuster movie can lift a media conglomerate's earnings dramatically, the latest quarterly earnings report from the Walt Disney Co. indicates that a single big-budget flop can pull it down just as dramatically....

Vieira Seeking A Lifeline To Stay On Millionaire

Meredith Vieira has indicated that while she is stepping down as co-host of NBC's Today show, she would like to keep her job as quizmistress on the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ....

Megaresorts To Feature Dreamworks Animation Characters

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who cut his teeth at the Walt Disney Co., may not be ready to build a DWA version of Disneyland, but he's certainly busy playing with the idea of using...

Disney Suspends Operations In Japan

With the threat of a nuclear disaster in Japan unabated a week after the earthquake/tsunami disaster, the Walt Disney Co. said on Thursday that it is suspending its operations in the country. Some of them...

Title Of Abc Pilot Draws Wrath Of Ptc

ABC may have been asking for trouble -- courting it even -- by titling the pilot for an upcoming sitcom Good Christian Bitches . If they were, they struck gold on Wednesday when the Parents...

Cbs Library Coming To Netflix

Netflix on Tuesday took another step to transform itself from a company that rents movies and TV shows via the Internet, then sends them out by mail to a company that eliminates the mail service...

Tim Burton's Sensitive Frankenweenie

Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' will be a "sensitive movie". The eccentric director is currently working on the feature length version of his 1984 short film about a pet owner who manages to bring his dead dog...

Espn Team Disney's Biggest Star

It may be its least Disneyish business, but ESPN turned out to be the star of the Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter earnings report, which saw a 54-percent leap in net income over the same period...

Hulu Postpones Ipo

Still searching for a way to recycle television shows profitably online, video website Hulu.com has reportedly postponed plans to offer an IPO and may pursue other options to raise funds needed to broaden its content....

Netflix And Disney Team Up

Episodes from past seasons of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives , and the entire saga of Lost will be available on Netflix's streaming service, thanks to a deal between the online video renter and the...

Jon Favreau Hoping To Capture Disney Magic In New Film

Jon Favreau wants 'Magic Kingdom' to capture the tone of old Disney movies.The 'Cowboys and Aliens' director's latest project sees the world-renowned theme park "come alive" on the big screen and says he is taking...

Google's Youtube Vying For Miramax Library

In an apparent effort to maintain its lead as the Internet's top video site, Google-owned YouTube is reportedly in talks with the new owners of Miramax about acquiring online rights to its sizable movie library....

Exhibitors Angered Over Warners' Vod Plans

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. are developing plans to offer some movies via video-on-demand while they are still playing in theaters, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). It cited comments by Time Warner chief...

Disney In Marvel-ous Deal With Paramount

The Walt Disney Co. clearly wants to put its imprimatur on its Marvel superhero blockbusters as soon as possible. The company, which bought Marvel Entertainment last year for $4 billion, has signed a deal with...

Nbc's Quarterly Results Now The Good News

While on the surface it appeared that NBC Universal experienced another weak fiscal quarter with a 15-percent decline from the same period a year ago, company executives were quick to point out today (Friday) that...

Disney Brings Beauty And The Best Back To Life

The Walt Disney Co.'s decision to rescue its nearly 20-year-old Beauty and the Beast from its vaults and restore it on high-definition Blu-ray disc has paid off handsomely for the company. The "Diamond Edition," which...

Disney Going All-out To Win Oscar For Toy Story 3

The mediocre box-office showing of The Social Network over the weekend may redound to the benefit of the Walt Disney Company, which is reportedly planning an extensive campaign to win the best picture Oscar for...

Natalie Portman To Bring Edge To Snow White

Natalie Portman is reportedly being lined up for an "adult" version of 'Snow White'.The 'Closer' actress is said to be keen to take the titular role in the upcoming film 'Brothers Grimm: Snow White', which...

Natalie Portman Set For Edgy Snow White?

Natalie Portman is "interested" in playing an edgy Snow White.The 'Black Swan' actress is reportedly eyeing up the lead role in 'Brothers Grimm: Snow White', producer Brett Ratner's reimagining of the classic fairytale, Pajiba reports....

Winona Ryder Lands Frankenweenie

Winona Ryder has been cast in Tim Burton's upcoming movie 'Frankenweenie'.The 'Star Trek' actress is set to provide the voice for the role of Elsa in the feature-length version of Burton's 1984 short film. She...

Zhang Ziyi Wins Mulan Role

Zhang Ziyi has signed up to star in 'Mulan'.The Chinese actress - who has appeared in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', '2046' and 'Hero' - will play the lead in English speaking big-screen adaptation of the...

Eisner To Head Tribune?

Michael Eisner, who was forced out as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. in 2005, may become the next chairman of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing several people with...

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