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Is John Carter Making A Comeback On Dvd?

Will John Carter , which turned out to be the Walt Disney Co.'s biggest bomb in the studio's history when it debuted at the box office this year, be redeemed on the home-video market? That...

Disney Witholding John Carter Discs From Netflix, Red Box

Last February, the Walt Disney Co. quietly changed its policy of making DVD releases available to Redbox and Netflix on the same day that they went on sale in stores, but, unlike Universal and 20th...

Disney May Become Member Of 28-Day Delay Club

Walt Disney Studios may be about to join other studios that withhold their movies from kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express for at least 28 days after they are released for sale. Home Media magazine...

Disney Hires Hollywood Veteran Horn To Run Studio

Former Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox president Alan Horn has been named chairman of Walt Disney Studios, succeeding ousted boss Rich Ross. In a statement, Disney CEO Robert Iger said that Horn has "earned...

Disney To Produce Avengers Sequel -- Suprised?

In what was probably the most predictable news release of the decade, the Walt Disney Co. and Marvel said on Tuesday that they will produce a sequel to The Avengers . No release date was...

Disney Reports Solid Quarter -- Despite John Carter

That $300-million John Carter bomb that brought down Rich Ross, the head of Walt Disney Studios, turned out not to be the disaster that many analysts had reckoned it would be. According to the Disney...

Michael Eisner Getting Back Into The Game?

Former Walt Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is planning a comeback and is currently looking to raise $800 million for a new production company, CNBC anchor/reporter David Faber said on the cable channel Wednesday,...

Christian Louboutin To Make Cinderella Slipper

Christian Louboutin is to create his own version of Cinderella's glass slipper.The legendary shoe designer will celebrate Walt Disney's re-release of the iconic fairy tale on Blu-ray and DVD later this year by making his...

Julie Andrews Loves Tom Hanks As Disney

Beloved actress Julie Andrews has applauded casting bosses for landing Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in a new film about the making of Mary Poppins - because the Oscar winner personifies what was special about...

Taylor Kitsch Made Ugly For John Carter

Taylor Kitsch was made to look ''awful'' in 'John Carter'.The 31-year-old actor plays the titular military captain who is sent to Mars in the film and he has revealed his handsome appearance would be marked...

Disney To Help China Build Animation Business

Hollywood's fascination with China as a new frontier took on a new dimension Tuesday as the Chinese government and the Walt Disney Company announced the creation of the National Animation Creative Research and Development Cooperation....

Tom Hanks To Play Walt Disney

Tom Hanks is to play Walt Disney in a new movie.The 'Forrest Gump' actor has entered talks to appear in 'Saving Mr. Banks' - a film exploring the making of 'Mary Poppins' - as the...

Tom Hanks To Play Walt Disney In Mary Poppins-related Film

Tom Hanks is slated to play beloved moviemaker Walt Disney is a new film about the making of Mary Poppins.The Forrest Gump actor is set to star opposite Emma Thompson in the movie, which chronicles...

No Lack Of Buyers For Family Films On Dvd And Blu-ray

Family films continue to outperform on home video -- the only bright spot on an otherwise dreary business. The latest evidence is the strong performance of Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked from 20th Century Fox...

John Carter Suffers Record Losses

'John Carter' is one of the biggest box office flops of all time.Studio Walt Disney have admitted they expect to lose $200 million on the film - which stars Taylor Kitsch as a military captain...

Gcb Uproar Will It Help Or Hurt?

Conservatives have ignited a firestorm of controversy over ABC's new drama GCB, based on the novel Good Christian Bitches. On his radio show Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh commented that the show represented "slime disguised as sophistication"...

Lady, Tramp To Romance Audiences Again

The Walt Disney Co. is staggering the release of a digitally restored Lady and the Tramp in February and March. The 1955 feature will make its first appearance in selected theaters on February 2, but...

Market Soars; Media Stocks Soar Higher

The Dow Jones Average rose 490 points on Wednesday -- up 4.2 percent -- but many media stocks soared even higher. While none of them were directly affected by the major driving forces of the...

Disney No 99-Cent Movies On Youtube

The Walt Disney Co. on Monday shot down speculation that it planned to offer new releases on YouTube for 99 cents, as some reports had indicated. Disney spokesperson Bridget Osterhaus emailed Home Media magazine a...

Long "Lost" Early Disney Cartoon Discovered

Before Mickey was a mouse, he was a rabbit -- named Oswald. But, except for the ears, Oswald is virtually an identical Mickey -- created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1927 and the...

Walt Disney's Pre-mickey Sketch To Be Auctioned

An autographed sketch by Walt Disney before he hit the bigtime is set to go under the hammer in Reno, Nevada later this week (begs28Nov11).The image of a cigar-smoking man in a derby hat is...

Former Abc Chief Dan Burke Dead At Age 82

Former Cap Cities/ABC President and CEO Dan Burke died Wednesday in Rye, NY at age 82. He, along with Chairman Tom Murphy, headed the company at the time it was acquired by the Walt Disney...

All Harry Potter Videos To Be Yanked At Year's End

Borrowing a page from the Walt Disney playbook, Warner Bros. announced Monday that it plans to remove all Harry Potter videodiscs from stores on December 29th and put the entire franchise on an undefined moratorium....

Don't Forget Jobs Also Gave Us Pixar

While Steve Jobs will forever be associated with Apple, his influence on the entertainment business will likely be regarded by history to have been as consequential as his influence on the personal computer business. It...

More 3d Re-releases Coming From Disney

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D -- it has sold more than $80 million worth of tickets since its release less than three weeks ago -- Disney is...

Avatar Theme Park Ride Coming To Disney World

Get set for Avatar The Theme-Park Ride. The Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with director James Cameron, his producing partner Jon Landau, and 20th Century Fox to develop...

James Cameron Announces 'Avatar' Theme Park

'Titanic' director James Cameron has announced plans to develop an 'Avatar'-style theme park. The amusement park - which will be based on the 2009 movie that tells the story of an alien race under attack...

Avatar Theme Park To Be Built

An 'Avatar' theme park is to be built. The Walt Disney Company has confirmed an entertainment ground will be created - based on the James Cameron-directed movie about an alien world invaded by humans to...

Lion King Completes 14-Year Circle Of Life With $29.3 Million

The Walt Disney Co., the only studio that periodically releases films from its famed vault, pulled off its most successful re-release ever this past weekend as its 3D version of 1994's The Lion King brought...

Abc Scooped By Nbc On Jackie Kennedy Book

Walt Disney Co. executives were said to be "furious" that excerpts from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's book and audio recordings about her life with John F. Kennedy were broadcast on NBC Friday night, four days before...

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