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Alana Semuels reports in the Los Angeles Times that Britain's EMI Group has rejected a $4.1-billion takeover proposal from Warner Music Group.Analysts said any sale was unlikely to go through until issues clouding a planned merger between Sony Music and Bertelsmann's BMG were resolved. On Thursday, the European Commission opened an in-depth investigation of the
As he talked about the amusement park business, he was forced to speak above the park's roar - screeching steel and coaster riders blending nearly indistinguishably. "We leave theming to Disney," he said. "It's very, very expensive. We can't justify it, being a seasonal operation. Our theming is the ride itself. You walk under the
I wasted many a study session watching the Disney Afternoon back at the college dorm. That was a really great time for Disney television, certainly the greatest since the prime of the Mickey Mouse club and the Disneyland show. I'm not alone apparently, here Steve downloads a copy off alt.binaries.* and reminisces. Of course, if
The shockwaves from Pixar Animator and Story man Joe Ranft's death continue to spread across the internet and the world. Searches on his name now rank number 3 on technorati and reflections on how Ranft's work and life continue to be posted. Ranft's death is immensely sad news for the creators and fans of animation
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (official site) is set for release on December 9th 2005. It's a Walden Media film, but Disney is distributing, so expect a big push to start any time now. NarniaFans.com is a great place to start if you're looking for more information on the film. It's very
A verdict in the shareholder lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company, its board of directors, and Michael Ovitz (ex-uber agent and ignored visionairy) is expected tomorrow. In an earlier post it was hypothisized that the shareholders would lose due to Delaware's lax laws of corporate governence. According to a story at CBS Marketwatch:Law professors have