Author Archives: Ken Pellman

About Ken Pellman

I was a Disneyland Cast Member for 15 years. Currently a freelance writer.

Should Disney Use Pop-Up Stores?

We saw Disney Stores rise, expand rapidly, shrink, be sold off, and then reacquired by the Walt Disney Company, and recently it was announced that the stores would get a major overhaul. And bargain hunters have been happy to frequent … Continue reading

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Universal, Sea World, and Queen Mary

There’s a lot of news relating to NBC Universal lately. Soon, Vivendi can change (as in sell some or all) its 20% stake in NBC Universal; the rest is currently owned by General Electric. This is a big reason why Comcast is … Continue reading

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Time Warner?

Time Warner has been one of Disney’s largest rivals, which in today’s world of media and communications means they have both competed against each other and helped each other. Their films compete with each other at the box office, and … Continue reading

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Warner/DC Counters Disney/Marvel

With Disney buying Marvel Entertainment, Time Warner is moving to make better use of Marvel rival DC Comics. Alex Dobuzinskis reports in this Reuters story. In its reorganization of DC Comics, Warner Bros changed the division’s name to DC Entertainment … Continue reading

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Travel Channel Up For Sale

I caught Joe Flint’s article in the Los Angeles Times saying that Cox Communications is looking to sell the Travel Channel for about $700 million. It is their only channel and they got it part of a deal involving Discovery. … Continue reading

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