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Disney To Buy Pixar In $7.4 Billion Deal

by Matthew Williamson January 24, 2006
Disney has just announced that it will purchase Pixar Animation Studios in a deal worth around $7.4 billion in stock, making the animated studio a wholly owned subsidiary. Chief personnel involved in the deal include Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter. Jobs will become Disney’s largest individual shareholder and will hold a seat on […]

CBS and Warner Bros. to Form New Broadcast Network

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced their intent to form a new broadcast network, The CW, to be launched in the fall of 2006. The network will be a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, with each company owning 50%. In an important strategic move that secures major market distribution […]

Disney Channel February 2006 Movies & Specials

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of February: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Sunday, February 12 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Cinderella (1950) Sunday, February 12 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Monday, February 13 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Dinosaur (2000) Saturday, February 4 […]

Nickelodeon to Air President’s Day "Go, Diego, Go!" Marathon (Updated 1/24)

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Nickelodeon will present a three-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! on Monday, February 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The marathon will conclude with an all-new episode entitled “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears” at 11:30am. PR Newswire has the revised schedule. Updated 1/24: Nickelodeon has updated their schedule. Please note the above changes in bold […]

"Darkwing Duck" and "The Tick" Reportedly Coming to DVD This Year

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Darkwing Duck and The Tick are reportedly coming to DVD sometime this year, according to an unnamed industry source of TVShowsOnDVD. According to the reports, Disney is expected to release both series in a multi-DVD set, similar to the DuckTales and Rescue Rangers releases last year. Please note that a release date has not been […]

"Monster Warriors" Comes to Jetix Europe

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
This spring, Jetix Europe will premiere Monster Warriors, a live-action and CGI fantasy adventure from Canadian production company Coneybeare Stories, World Screen reports. The series will be distributed internationally by BVITV.

"Joe Cartoon" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
BCI has announced a licensing agreement to release a variety of “Joe Cartoon” animation shorts on DVD, DVDtoons reports. Greatest Hits, Volume One will be available in April for $14.98 SRP, followed by the release of Volume Two in July. A three-disc boxed set will be available in November 2006.

"Monsters Inc." Comes to Disneyland

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Disneyland Resort has unveiled the grand opening of its all-new attraction “Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!” The new attraction, inspired by the film Monsters, Inc., is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section of Disney’s California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. PR Newswire has more.

"Superman: Braniac Attacks" Direct-to-Video Later This Year

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2006
The Superman homepage has an exclusive look at Superman: Braniac Attacks, a new direct-to-video movie coming later this year from Warner Brothers Animation. Tim Daly and Dana Delany will reprise their roles as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane from Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League. The report states that the January 30th issue of […]

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2006
Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]