On a night dedicated to celebrating Hollywood, and particularly the modern musical – “La La Land,” the Walt Disney Company still managed a few wins at the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press, about 85 people in total, votes for each award, but they are… Read More »Walt Disney Company wins at Golden Globes
Are you a cord cutter, leaving cable TV behind for the new frontier of over-the-top boxes and Netflix downloads? You’re not alone. In fact, the numbers of people who never had a land-line or cable subscription is growing. This has companies like The Walt Disney… Read More »Disney giving serious look at purchase of Netflix
Big news from The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group. According to an announcement made today, the Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort’s first official guests on June 16, 2016. “When… Read More »Shanghai Disney Resort grand opening set for June 16, 2016
Yesterday was quite a day for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Not only did their most recent film “Frozen” win two Academy Awards, it crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. That makes it the biggest non-sequel animated film ever and the second biggest animated film of all time. Not too shabby for a film that struggled to get out of story development.
The golden icicles keep piling up in Disney’s bank account with an estimated $388.8 million at the domestic box office and $611.5 million internationally for a global total of $1,000.3 million. Passing that threshold makes it The Walt Disney Studios’ seventh release to reach the $1 billion mark, joining “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” Disney’s second and fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” and Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
“With ‘Frozen,’ we knew we had something truly special on our hands, and it has connected with fans and filmgoers around the world in a way we only dreamed was possible,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Animation is the cornerstone of our company, and thanks to the vision, dedication, and talent of our tremendous cast and filmmaking team, Disney Animation has come roaring back with a new classic for fans of all ages.”Read More »Disney’s Frozen Passes One Billion Dollars at Box Office