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The Proposal Tops Dvd Sales Chart

Walt Disney's The Proposal , a surprise hit in theaters when it premiered last June, appears headed toward hit status on DVD as well. The movie, which grossed $163.8 million domestically and $131.8 million abroad,...

Disney To Unlock "Keychest"

Pay one price for a movie and be able to watch it on any device that has a screen -- that's the thinking behind Keychest, a new technology that the Walt Disney Co. says it...

Times Get Tougher For Indie Filmmakers

The Walt Disney Co.'s decision to drastically cut back its Miramax specialty division has come as a heavy blow to the already hammered independent film industry, Daily Variety indicated today (Thursday), noting that Miramax's staff...

Past Pixar Movies May Return In 3d

The Walt Disney Company, which once regularly brought back its animated features to the screen every seven years, may do something similar with its nine Pixar films -- except that the reissues will be in...

Disney Promotes Upcoming Fare In London, Anaheim

The Walt Disney Co., whose executives and staff have always appeared to be Anglophiles of the first order, offered journalists a preview of its forthcoming slate Thursday -- much of it featuring British performers. A...

Cemetery Switch Sees Jackson Buried Beside Disney And Stooge

MICHAEL JACKSON will be laid to rest beside his idols WALT DISNEY and LARRY 'STOOGE' FINE when he's buried on Thursday (03Sep09).The King of Pop will be interred in the Freedom Mausoleum at Glendale, California's...

Mickey And Spidey -- Together At Last

! In a deal that could unite Mickey Mouse and Spider-Man (at least in theme parks, if not in movies), the Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion in...

A&e And Lifetime Cable Channels Merge

In a somewhat complicated reorganization of their ownership and management structure, the A&E cable channel and the Lifetime channel are merging. The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corp. had been equal owners of Lifetime...

Osha Investigates Deaths Of Disney Employees

A federal investigation was launched Wednesday into three recent fatal accidents involving employees at the Walt Disney Co.'s Disney World theme park in Florida. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent investigators to the...

It's A (Finally) Done Deal Between Dreamworks And Reliance

In a deal that seemed to take forever-and-a-day to conclude, Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks and India's Reliance ADA Group finally signed the final documents that puts financing for Steven Spielberg's new studio in place. Reliance will...

Actress Davis Dies At 90

Former child star VIRGINIA DAVIS, known as WALT DISNEY's first movie star, has died. She was 90 years old.The actress passed away of natural causes on Saturday (15Aug09) at her home in Corona, California. Davis...

Disney Claims Success With "Combo" Packs

Amid reports that consumers are holding off buying DVDs as they consider upgrading to high-definition home-theater set-ups, the Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it is extending its "combo pack initiative," in which Blu-ray and...

Miyazaki's Ponyo To Get Full Court Press

The Walt Disney Company, which holds the distribution rights to the films of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki but has never put much marketing effort behind them, is set to give Miyazaki's latest film, Ponyo ,...

Disney Profits Plunge 26 Percent

Add the Walt Disney Co. to the list of media conglomerates reporting big second-quarter losses. Its profit fell 26 percent in the quarter, but analysts noted that it was expected to report an even sharper...

Movie Reviews G-force

Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times heaps faint praise on G-Force , describing it as "pleasant, inoffensive." "It will possibly be enjoyed by children of all ages," he remarks with hardly a trace of enthusiasm....

Hong Kong And Disney Plan $465-Million Disneyland Expansion

Hong Kong and the Walt Disney Co. have agreed to give the struggling Disney theme park Hong Kong Disneyland an infusion of about $465 in cash in hopes of revitalizing the park with new attractions....

Jobs Back On The Job

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was spotted by a Reuters reporter at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, CA Monday, lending credence to speculation that he has already returned to work. The report comes days after a...

Banks Finally Show Spielberg The Money

Nearly nine months after Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks closed a $325-million deal with India's Reliance Big Entertainment to partially finance its movies over the next three years, Spielberg has finally landed the required matching financing in...

Comcast Extends Video-on-demand Service To Two Days

Warner Bros., Walt Disney Studios, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have agreed to allow customers of Comcast's video-on-demand service to have two days, instead of one, to view the movies they have rented on cable. Video...

Voice Of Mickey Mouse Dead At 62

Wayne Allwine, a Disney sound-effects technician who became the falsetto voice of Mickey Mouse in 1977, died Monday in Los Angeles at age 62 from complications related to diabetes. In a statement, Disney CEO Robert...

Disney Drops Again

For its shareholders, the Walt Disney Co. was not the happiest place on earth Wednesday as the giant media conglomerate reported a 46-percent drop in profits for the last quarter, including a 97-percent plunge at...

Cyrus Admits Clooney "Crush"

Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus has admitted she has a celebrity crush on fellow actor George Clooney.Cyrus was in London for the premiere of her new film Hannah Montana: The Movie in Leicester Square.And the...

By on 25 April 2009

Nato Down Close Window

Wrapping up its ShoWest convention in Las Vegas last Friday, the National Association of Theater owners warned studios against further closing the window between the end of a movie's theatrical release and its release on...

Eisner Takes "Subtle Jab" At Successor Iger

Michael Eisner will take what today's (Wednesday) New York Post describes as "a subtle jab" at Robert Iger, who succeeded him as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. when the two appear on Eisner's CNBC...

Abc To Join Nbc And Fox On Hulu?

ABC may join NBC and Fox on Hulu.com, the website paidContent.com and the Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend, citing no sources. The reports said that ABC's corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., is...

Disney Halts Talks On Expanding Hong Kong Disneyland

The Walt Disney Co. has pulled out of talks with the Hong Kong government on plans to expand its theme park, which some analysts regard as crucial in order to attract repeat visitors. Disney said...

A President's Day Like No Other At Box Office

It's now official the Friday the 13th/Valentine's Day/President's Day weekend produced the biggest February weekend in box-office history. According to final figures released by Media by Numbers Tuesday, the box office was up 31 percent...

Disney Launching A Boys' Channel

Saying that it plans to focus on "tween" and younger boys but include girls, the Walt Disney Company on Thursday announced the creation of Disney XD, which will combine a cable channel offering sports and...

Dreamworks Completes Deal With Disney

DreamWorks fittingly will become part of the enterprise that promoted wishing upon a star. The company headed by Steven Spielberg and the Walt Disney Co. said that they had signed a distribution deal similar to...

Disney And Dreamworks Team Up Over Bollywood Vision

Walt Disney and DreamWorks have announced a long-term distribution deal aimed at bringing Bollywood movies to the States.Under the terms of the deal, which has not been fully disclosed, Disney will distribute and market six...

By on 10 February 2009

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