Fact: Disney bosses are returning to the Snow White saga for a new movie about the fairytale princess' sister. Executives are developing a script about Rose Red, written by Justin Merz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story imagines the part Snow White's sister played in the classic Brothers Grimm tale, and suggests she played a key role in waking her sibling from a sleeping death after she takes a bite from a poisoned apple.
Fact: Disney's animated movie Frozen is a hit all over again in the home entertainment market - 3.2 million units of Dvds and Blu-rays were sold on their first day of release in the U.S. on Tuesday (18Mar14). The family film took in over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and its soundtrack has just returned to the top of the U.S. charts for a non-consecutive sixth weeks.
Fact: A prequel to the Disney classic Peter Pan is heading to Broadway. The production, Peter and the Starcatcher, follows Peter on as mystical voyage to a faraway island and is set to be staged next spring (12).
Fact: Oscar favourite UP will compete with ASTRO BOY, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, CORALINE and Disney'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL for next year's (10) Best Animated Film Academy Award. The 20-strong submissions list, which will be whittled down to five by February (10), also includes Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Mary and Max, Ponyo and Monsters vs. Aliens.
Quote: "A lot of Disney stuff and classical. She likes Good Charlotte. And she likes her granddad (Lionel Richie)'s music. She likes old stuff. She's a CURE fan ... She likes The Cure - she kicks her legs." Joel Madden on his daughter HARLOW's taste in music.
Fact: <p>The stormy feud between Disney boss Michael Eisner and Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz is to be immortalised in movie form - John Lithgow and Alec Baldwin are in talks to play the tempestuous twosome in TWO BLIND MICE . </p>
Fact: <p>Former Disney chief executive PETER SCHNEIDER has become an international bridge champion. The card player was part of a team that took home the gold medal in the transnational open division of the World Team Bridge Championship in Portugal. </p>