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Miley: Call In The Image Repairers

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...

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

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...

By on 22 April 2008

Aol And Espn Team Up

AOL, a unit of Time Warner, has secured rights to carry video from ESPN, a unit of the Walt Disney Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aside from whatever financial provisions, if any,...

"Madness" At 200 Sites

CBS Sports plans to allow live access on the Internet to its coverage of the Final Four games of the NCAA basketball championships, it said Thursday. Moreover, the telecasts will be available at the click...

After 50 Years, Disney Relics To Return To U.s.

Some 250 pieces of original Disney animation art that wound up lying in a janitor's closet at Chiba University in Japan for nearly a half century are due to be returned to the Walt Disney...

Disney Draws Up Japanese Anime Projects

Walt Disney is reportedly planning a tie-up with Japanese anime maker Toei Animation to produce cartoons to Asian tastes.Disney plans to produce three programmes with Toei, with the first, a short animated film about a...

By on 06 March 2008

Espn To Make Sports Movies With Disney

ESPN will partner with corporate sibling Walt Disney Studios and the Creative Artists talent agency to make theatrical films with sports themes, the New York Times reported today (Monday). "We see this as a new...

Disney Unit To Produce Shorts For Online Viewing

In what today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times described as a return to "its short-form roots," the Walt Disney Co. is expected to unveil a comedy series composed of 10 3-5-minute-long episodes about window-washer slackers. The...

Disney-dali Collaboration Coming To Dvd

The Walt Disney Co. plans to release Destino, a film that began as a 1946 collaboration between Disney and surrealist Salvador Dali and completed in 2003 under the supervision of Walt's nephew, Roy E. Disney....

Blu-ray Win As Toshiba Confirms End To Production Of Hd Dvds

Toshiba has paved the way for Blu-ray to dominate next-generation video by announcing its plans to stop making high-definition (HD) DVDs.The Japanese technology firm announced Tuesday that it will cease development, production and marketing of...

By on 19 February 2008

Hollywood Writers Vote To End Strike After Three Months

The three-month strike which crippled Hollywood has ended after writers voted in favour of returning to work.Some 92.5 per cent of 3,775 members of the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) who chose to cast a...

By on 13 February 2008

Disney To Promote Fox's Idol

Seemingly following the advice "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," the Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday that it will develop at attraction at its theme park in Florida where visitors will be able to...

Hollywood Waits For Wga Contract -- Especially Oscar

Despite numerous reports that the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers have reached an agreement and are currently hammering out the wording, the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday...

Slowing Economy Not Slowing Disney Parks, Says Disney Cfo

Following warnings from analysts that the current weakening economy could result in people cutting back on entertainment expenses -- and in particular, on expensive visits to theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. said Thursday that...

Disney Cleans Up

Wholesomeness once again paid off bigtime for the Walt Disney Co., which saw its revenue climb 9 percent to $10.45 billion in its last quarter compared to $9.58 billion a year ago. Disney said that...

'Breakthrough' In Strike Talks

Hopes have been raised of a breakthrough in negotiations between striking Hollywood writers and studio executives.According to the Associated Press news agency, Writers' Guild of American (WGA) representatives and production companies are nearing a deal...

By on 03 February 2008

Disney Phenomenon High School Musical To Hit West End Stage

Disney's hit film High School Musical is to be transformed into a West End stage show, it has been confirmed.The musical will open with a ten-week run at London's Hammersmith Apollo in June, though the...

High School Musical 3 Confirmed

A third instalment in Disney's record-breaking High School Musical franchise has been confirmed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions.After the smash success of the first two TV movies, High School Musical 3: Senior Year...

By on 15 January 2008

Christmas Treasure

It appeared Tuesday that National Treasure: Book of Secrets would wind up with about $65 million for the five-day Christmas holiday. The figure, released by Walt Disney Pictures on Tuesday, was based on actual receipts...

Pirates Again Sales To The Top

After mostly lackluster DVD sales this season, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment unit shipped Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End to retailers last week and consumers promptly snatched up 8 million copies, according to...

Disney Props Up Hong Kong Disneyland

Raising the question of whether Hong Kong Disneyland may be heading towards perennial losses as Euro Disney has for most of its existence, the Walt Disney Co. has agreed to waive its management fees and...

Media Moguls Blast Fcc's Attempt To Regulate Cable

The heads of News Corp, Disney, Viacom, and NBC Universal have jointly told the FCC to butt out of the cable business. While the letter is intended to counter reported FCC plans to require cuts...

Writers, Producers Near Strike Deadline

As the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed negotiations today (Wednesday), the expiration day of their contract, it was still anyone's guess whether the writers would walk...

No Clear Winner On Dvd Sales Chart

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Disney's Buena Vista Home Video have each claimed the No. 1 spot on the DVD sales chart for the week ended Oct. 7. Nielsen VideoScan First Alert placed Walt...

Oh, Bother. Appeals Court Affirms Rejection Of Pooh Case

A California appeals court on Tuesday upheld a trial judge's 2004 decision to toss out a lawsuit filed by the heirs of Stephen Slesinger, owners of the Winnie the Pooh rights, against the Walt Disney...

U.k. Net May Be Hit With Largest Broadcasting Fine Ever

The British morning-time network, GMTV, is facing the largest fine every meted out in the history of broadcasting for its part in the widespread scandal over call-in TV contests. U.K. news reports said that OFCOM,...

Wild Hogs Roars Into First Place Again

Wild Hogs, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, remained the top selling DVD for the second week in a row last week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. Warner Home Video's 300...

Thumbs Caught In At The Movies Money Wringer

It turns out that when applied to movie reviews, the "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" gesture, which dates back to ancient Rome, is a trademark owned by Roger Ebert and the estate of Gene Siskel....

Disney Touched By Tinkerbell

The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit increased 4.7 percent to $1.18 billion from $1.13 billion during the same period a year ago. The better-than-expected lift in earnings came despite a 20-percent...

Disney Issues No-smoking Edict

In what was regarded as a largely symbolic gesture, the Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday said that depictions of smoking would be barred in all films released under the Disney brand and discouraged in those...

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