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"Aristocats" Bows at Number Three on DVD Sales Charts

The Aristocats debuted at number three on the DVD sales charts in its first week of release, trade journal Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest fell from seventh to eleventh place in its fourth week of release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from ninth to fifteenth place.

Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" Delivers on Ratings

The Disney Channel original Phineas and Ferb debuted on Friday, February 1, as cable’s most-watched animated series premiere on record in Tweens 9-14 (1.6 million/6.4 rating). The series stood as Friday’s No. 1 TV series in all key kid demographics: Kids 6-11 (2.0 million/8.2 rating), Girls 6-11 (1.3 million/10.5 rating), Boys 6-11 (751,000/6.0 rating), Tweens […]

"The Aristocats": Making Money the Old Old-Fashioned Way---Inheriting It

In hindsight, 1970 was a strange time for Disney. The great man himself had died in 1966 during the making of The Jungle Book. The films that followed (Robin Hood in 1973 and The Rescuers in 1977) have long been considered second-string releases and, fairly or not, are less well loved and fondly remembered than […]

Newsarama Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Co-Creators and "Mr. Men Show"'s Kurt Mueller

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has posted a double-set of interviews: one with Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb; and the other with Kurt Mueller, one of three creators of Cartoon Network’s The Mr. Men Show. Povenmire and Marsh talk about how the pair have come through the industry together, […]

Disney Pushes Princesses to Newborns; Hints to Upcoming Disney Projects

The Los Angeles Times reports on an expansion of the Disney Princesses merchandising phenomenon, stating that a new line of consumer goods will be aimed at mothers with newborns (free registration required). It will include Disney Princess-branded cribs, infant changing mats, and other infant goods, even while the Princess line continues to draw criticism for […]

"Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams" Sure to Please Target Audience

To say that Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is better than it needed to be may sound like damning with faint praise, but it’s really meant as a commentary on the runaway success of the “Disney Princess” franchise. Anybody who has visited a major department store recently has seen a small explosion of […]

'Tigger & Pooh' Renewed After One-Month Debut

Barely one month after its premiere on the Disney Channel’s “Playhouse Disney” pre-school weekend block, Winnie the Pooh’s new CG-animated show My Friends Tigger & Pooh has been picked up for a second season, according to Variety. Since its bow on May 12th, the show has ranked No. 1 among all TV shows in kids […]

Sprint Video to Add "Kim Possible"

The Disney-ABC Television Group and Sprint have partnered up to feature several ABC and Disney Channel programs on the phone company’s Sprint Video mobile entertainment package. Among the television shows being shown on Sprint Video are full-length episodes of Kim Possible. Episodes can be recalled instantly via Sprint Video’s On-Demand service, or they can be […]

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]

Kim Possible Gets A New Look (UPDATED 2/24)

Next month on Disney Channel, the animated heroine Kim Possible will face her own worst nightmare. When her mission suit that she wears to fight villains is discontinued at Club Banana, she has to find something else to wear that is comfortable, stylish, and gives her the freedom to move adeptly in order to battle […]

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