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  • Pulling the Strings on Disney’s The Muppets
    Pulling the Strings on Disney’s The Muppets

    It’s been 12 years since the last big screen adventure that stared The Muppets. And there was a good reason for that, the films were creative and box office disappointments. Disney’s challenge, since taking over the brand, has been to find a way to recapture the old magic and bring…

  • John Carter of Mars — New on the set details
    John Carter of Mars — New on the set details

    A terrific blog in the Guardian talks with John Carter (of Mars) director Andrew Stanton and reveals a couple of key behind the scenes details that promise to make this the next franchise hit for Disney. I felt that if the actor was really there looking into the eyes of…

  • Targeting Young Boys with Phineas & Ferb
    Targeting Young Boys with Phineas & Ferb

    It’s no surprise that Disney has a hit with the animated TV show Phineas and Ferb. It took the company a while to wake up to the revenue potential for the show, but now that they think they’ve found another franchise, the race is on to capitalize on the popularity…

  • Disney Expanding Cars Franchise to Planes
    Disney Expanding Cars Franchise to Planes

    With Cars 2 coming next from Pixar Studios, the common thought was that Disney would then spin off a Cars animated TV series to continue the franchise. Today, however, Movieline is claiming that Pixar will instead work on a Direct to DVD movie set in the world of Cars, but…

  • Last Song for Disney’s Lyric Street Records
    Last Song for Disney’s Lyric Street Records

    Disney will be shutting down the country music label Lyric Street Records in a cost saving move. The label will lay off 20-25 employees as the final few records in its system are promoted. The big names in the brand, including Rascal Flatts, will be moved to other Disney owned…

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