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A Couple of Walt Quotes

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no… Read More »A Couple of Walt Quotes

Miramax Primer

For all of you attempting to follow along with the Disney, Miramax, and Weinstein brothers contract negotiations, The New Statesman has a great primer. I imagine a lot of this is up in the air until the next CEO of Disney is decided upon.

Toy Story III & IV

Apparently Disney is content to severe all ties with Pixar and go it alone with their own CGI Animation Department. To that end, they just announced that two more sequels to the Toy Story movie will be released, but this time without the help of Pixar. If that doesn’t put a nail in the coffin… Read More »Toy Story III & IV

The Disney Stores going, going, gone…

A memo has been posted backstage at The Disney Stores relating some details of the impending buyout by ‘The Children’s Place.’ I’ve been trying to pin down exactly what the memo says, but it looks like Oct 11th might be the date of transfer for ownership. Many heartfelt comments have been left at this previous… Read More »The Disney Stores going, going, gone…

Pixar History

Here’s an amazing Case Study from the UMICH Business School on the rise of Pixar. It was written in 1996, so it’s a tad out of date. But still a great historical look at the company. I found the above link on LUXO, a blog devoted to Pixar. There’s lots of good stuff to check… Read More »Pixar History

Walt’s People

I’ve been hearing rumors of a book about Walt and the Golden and Silver era’s of the Walt Disney Company that tells the story through interviews with what could be called ‘Walt’s People’. Now comes word that it is actually a series of books edited by Didier Ghez and that the first one will be… Read More »Walt’s People