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Dreamworks Falls Out With Universal; Heads For Disney

Four months after announcing that they had reached a tentative agreement, DreamWorks and Universal have failed to finalize the deal. According to several reports, the deal came apart after DreamWorks was unable to come up...

Mouse Caught In Financial Trap

The Walt Disney said on Tuesday that its profit during its first quarter plummeted 32 percent to $845 million vs. $1.25 billion during the same quarter a year ago. Total revenue dropped to $9.6 billion....

No Shanghai Disneyland Yet, Says Disney

Denying reports that appeared in China's state-run press last week, the Walt Disney Co. said today (Monday) that it has not concluded a deal to open a Disneyland theme park in Shanghai. Although Bill Ernest,...

Disney In Deal To Build Disneyland In Shanghai

The Walt Disney Co. and the government of China have reached an agreement to build the first Disneyland theme park on the mainland. The deal is similar to the one Disney negotiated with authorities in...

Iger Weathers Recession

The Walt Disney Co. reported in its annual proxy statement that CEO Robert Iger received total compensation of more than $30.6 million last year, representing an 11 percent raise from the previous year. While his...

Mamma Mia! Helps Universal Rule UK Box Office

The huge success of Mamma Mia! has helped Universal Pictures International in being named the UK's most successful film distributor in 2008.UPI earned 176.6 million at the UK box office last year to claim an...

By on 13 January 2009

Second Baby Girl For Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck

Hollywood couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have become parents for the second time, it has been revealed.The actors, both 36, are already parents to three-year-old Violet.And People magazine has now revealed that Garner has...

By on 07 January 2009

Disney Backer Sues Studio

A dispute between the Walt Disney Co. and its principal financing partner, Kingdom Films, could resolve the question, when is a sequel a sequel? According to today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times, Kingdom claims that Disney's...

"One More Thing"

Just three weeks before the scheduled annual Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Apple announced that the 2009 event would be the last in which it would participate and that Steve Jobs would not deliver the...

Abc Next To Cut Jobs, Disney Cfo Predicts

Walt Disney CFO Tom Staggs indicated Tuesday that his company is likely to be the next to announce major cost-cutting measures, with the ABC television network taking the brunt of the reductions. "We have a...

Disney Caught Up In Downturn

The Walt Disney company, which has resisted the economic downturn withgreater strength than most other media conglomerates -- its stock hasdropped only about 25 percent over the rocky past two months, while othermedia companies' have...

Disney To Renovate Failing Theme Park To Save Reputation

The Walt Disney Co. plans to invest $1 billion in its poorly attended California Adventure park adjoining Disneyland, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday) citing Bob Weis, executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering...

Spielberg Amblin' On Home

As was widely predicted, Steven Spielberg is returning to Universal Studios, where he began his career as an unpaid intern in the 1960s (after first sneaking into the studio by, as he said, "looking important,")....

Crowe And Dicaprio Together Big Deal!

Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, which had been expected to rise to the top of the box office over the weekend, instead sank like a storied oceanliner. The Warner Bros. film,...

Johnny Depp To Play Captain Jack For Fourth Outing

Johnny Depp will star as Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, it has been confirmed.The Disney trilogy, based on a ride at the company's theme parks, has grossed an amazing...

By on 25 September 2008

Snoopy Animator Melendez Dead At 91

Animator BILL MELENDEZ, who worked on WALT DISNEY movies, including Fantasia and Pinocchio, in the 1930s then joined Warner Bros. in 1941, where he worked on the Looney Tunes cartoons, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig...

Disney To Push Blu-ray

Children's movies, which are generally credited with giving home video its initial thrust, may do the same for high-definition Blu-ray, if the Walt Disney Co. has anything to say about the matter. The New York...

Bourne Star Matt Damon Becomes Father For Second Time

Matt Damon's wife Luciana has given birth to the couple's second daughter, it has been revealed.Gia Zavala Damon was born on Wednesday, the actor's representative Jennifer Allen told People magazine.She joins older sisters Isabella, 2,...

By on 21 August 2008

Mcavoy And Blunt In Talks To Play Star-crossed Lovers

James McAvoy and Emily Blunt are in negotiations to voice the lead roles in Gnomeo and Juliet, a new CGI take on Shakespeare.The Miramax/Rocket Pictures production puts a horticultural spin on the work of the...

By on 20 August 2008

Disney For Tween Boys

The Walt Disney Company, which has found enormous success developing films and cable shows that have strong appeal for "tween" girls, plans to relaunch its Toon Disney channel as Disney XD, aimed at boys ages...

Jobs Claims His Health Is Good

Steve Jobs has been telling close associates in recent days that rampant rumors about his health have been greatly exaggerated, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. The rumors have reportedly been responsible for a downturn in Apple's...

Disney Swiftly Replaces Ebert And Roeper

The Walt Disney Co. has wasted no time in finding replacements for Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper as hosts of the syndicated At the Movies . Two days after Roeper quit the show and one...

Roeper Quitting At The Movies

At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper will apparently become another entertainment magazine show along the lines of Entertainment Tonight following Sunday's announcement by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper that he will leave the show...

Judge In Betamax Case Dies

Federal Judge Warren Ferguson, whose decision in the so-called Betamax case in 1979 set the stage for the home-video revolution, died on June 25 in Fullerton,CA, published reports said Sunday. Ferguson had ruled in favor...

Weinstein-roth Phone Conversation Disclosed

The writer of a book about Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein has sent the New York Post a 1996 recording of a telephone conversation between Harvey Weinstein, whose company had been acquired by Disney,...

Lyne Leaves Martha Stewart

Susan Lyne, who became CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia shortly after she was fired as president of ABC Entertainment in 2004 -- and at about the same time that Stewart herself was heading for...

Disney Streaming Movies Online -- Free

The Walt Disney Co. says that it will stream several full-length movies on its website, www.Disney.com, for one week after they are broadcast on ABC's Wonderful World of Disney this summer. The company said that...

Jolie: Where Are Disney's Black Princesses?

Angelina Jolie has criticized the Walt Disney Co. for failing to produce an animated film featuring a black princess. Jolie, whose adopted child Zahara was born in Africa (two other adopted children, Maddox and Pax...

Vod And Dvd Releases Will Soon Come On Same Day, Say Moguls

Walt Disney Co. chief Robert Iger and News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch each predicted that movies will be released on video-on-demand platforms on cable and the Internet at the same time they are released on...

Tivo Subscribers To Get Disney Movies

Subscribers to the TiVo service will soon be able to "rent" movies from the Walt Disney Co. via their digital video recorders and view them on their television sets, the company announced Wednesday. It said...

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