Disney has found itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit as a result of their selling movies online via iTunes. The suit comes from the Starz Cable Channel which has already won one similar lawsuit against Disney’s movie distribution arm, Buena Vista Distribution. Starz claims to have exclusive first rights to show Disney’s movies… Read More »iTunes and AppleTV gets Disney in hot water with Starz
I’ve had a few great responses to my desire to know how Disney’s recent spate of deaths and injuries has affected your travel plans, if at all. I’m happy to say that everybody appears to be fairly sane, is a little more cautious. I wanted to post this response I got through another channel as… Read More »Good answer to Will you change travel plans question
According to the LA Times the Weinstein brothers and the Walt Disney Company has agreed to the details of their upcoming split. Sadly the brothers will have to give up the name that was derived from the names of their parents. I’m sure they’ll get over it. Hundreds of other company founders have. Miramax will… Read More »Miramax Brothers lose name, jobs, gain freedom
The New York Times and the LA Times have two good articles on Eisner’s exit strategy. Both speculate that a deminished Eisner role could entice Steve Jobs to rehitch Pixar to Disney’s horse. Disney’s has had a cash cow in its joint venture with Pixar, which in some years has generated 50 percent of the… Read More »Eisner Out Means Pixar In?
CBS Marketwatch has the contents of Michael’s two-year notice letter. (And I thought I gave plenty of notice with my 1 month warning shots.) In his 20 years as CEO and sometimes Chair of the Walt Disney Company, Eisner helped guide the mouse house to record profits and through amazing downturns. The first 10 years… Read More »Eisner’s Resignation Letter
I will admit that when i was down there for Charley, I didn’t prepare like I should have. We didn’t go and get bottled water or any extra food at the store…I didn’t think it was going to be as bad. Being from the north, I had never been through anything like that before! As… Read More »How not to act when a hurricane hits WDW
Rumors continue to float regarding Pixar’s choice for a distribution partner for its films after ‘Cars’ when its current contract runs out with Disney. Variety’s latest story indicates that Pixar is in a much better position than many had previously thought. With the ability to self finance their next films in development, Pixar begins to… Read More »Pixar Partner?