The Walt Disney Co. is putting pressure on Simon & Schuster over James B. Stewart’s forthcoming DisneyWar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom, according to The Los Angeles Times (free registration required). The closely guarded book reportedly paints an unflattering picture of Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s tenure at the company, and Disney has warned Simon […]
SpongeBob SquarePants-creator Stephen Hillenburg has dismissed rumors about his creation’s sexuality, Reuters reports. Speaking with the wire service shortly before the premiere of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in Singapore, Hillenburg said the recent controversy about a school video featuring SpongeBob “doesn’t have anything to do with what we’re trying to do.” “We’re just trying to […]
The Independent Film Project of Minneapolis will screen Dream On Silly Dreamer, which features recollections of “the good old days” at Walt Disney Feature Animation before layoffs and workforce reductions devastated the unit, SaveDisney.com reports. The forty-minute film, which was written and directed by Dan Lund and produced by Tony West, will have five free […]
Braceface will head to Poland and Denmark via deals with Canal+ Cyfrowy and DRTV, <a href="http://www.worldscreen.com/newscurrent.php?filename=nelvana127.htm” target=”_blank”>World Screen News reports. The Polish channel has picked up the first 26 episodes of the series while the Danish channel has ordered an additional 13 to the ones it currently airs.
Kids WB’s exclusive U.S. premiere of Pokémon The Movie: Destiny Deoxys gave the network its best delivery in key demographics since 2003. On Saturday, January 22, the network finished as #1 among all Saturday morning competition in Boys 6-11 (5.8/23) and Male Tweens 9-14 (5.4/26), and ranked as the #1 broadcaster in Kids 2-11 (3.1/12), […]
Here are highlights of programming events airing in February on Toon Disney. Please note information is subject to change without notice. “Hey Cupid, don’t point that at me!” Marathon It’s a “Hey Cupid, don’t point that at me!” programming event featuring Valentine-themed episodes of series including Fillmore! and Recess, leading into Toon Disney’s Big Movie […]
February animated highlights of the Jetix block seen mornings on ABC Family and evenings on Toon Disney are: A month of new W.I.T.C.H. episodes kicks off with a surprise party for Will where the girls must battle an expected guest: Phobos’ henchman Cedric, who is intent on finding the heir to his master’s throne…a long-lost […]