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Overdue charges at the Film Library

This article in USAToday nicely sums up why Disney and Pixar are likely to hook up again. Also covered is a similar situation with Miramax. Yes, having the talent to produce good films is important. But almost as important is control of the film library. Disney makes huge profits every year with spinoffs, sequels, and… Read More »Overdue charges at the Film Library

Pixar Partner?

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?

Business Good for Eisner?

Business Week Magazine does some analysis of the revenue machine that is The Mouse. Frolicking kids and free-spending parents will make Disney’s theme parks the biggest growth driver this year, figure most analysts I don’t know what oracle those analysts have been consulting, but the word I hear is that attendance is light at the… Read More »Business Good for Eisner?

James Bond’s Fine Singing Voice

With a library of films like The Walt Disney Company has the challenge has to be where you apply the resources first. It takes a lot of time and effort to clean up old prints of films, soundtracks, special footage, and add in interviews and background material where possible. But when they’re done, Disney has… Read More »James Bond’s Fine Singing Voice

Quicktime VR of Indy

This bloke who works at Disneyland used to maintain his blog. He hasn’t posted since February when he got signed off on Jungle Cruise. However, he did make and post this very cool quicktime VR of the Indiana Jones Loading area. Here’s a story from my past. I applied to work for WDI about 7… Read More »Quicktime VR of Indy

Another great marketing move

Part of being a mega media corporation is protecting your image and the artistic integrity of your films. However, it is when stuff like this story hits the media that the most damage is done. Sure, Disney wants to make sure that the quality is… Read More »Another great marketing move

Mickey Mouse in Space

In 1955 Walt Disney broadcast the famous ‘Disneyland’ TV show on ABC. In large part it was an effort to publicize his upcoming creation of the Disneyland Themepark. One of the lands in Disneyland is Tomorrowland and the ideas and philosophy behind that led to… Read More »Mickey Mouse in Space