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Disney Reports $845M Profit for 1Q 2009; Plans to Reduce DVD Releases

The Walt Disney Company announced a profit of $845 million for the first financial quarter of 2009 (ending December 27, 2008), representing a 32% decline from the $1.25 billion for the same time a year ago (free registration required). In a conference call with analysts, Disney CEO Robert Iger stated that the worldwide drop in […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

PR: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Announces Exciting New Blu-ray Options

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW BLU-RAY™ OPTIONS OFFERING CONSUMERS GREATER ACCESSIBILITY AND VALUE THAN EVER BEFORE Disney Unveils Unprecedented Combo Packs in 2009, Offering Consumers Worldwide Both Blu-ray and DVD Discs…In A Single Package! BURBANK, Calif.—January 7, 2009 – As more and more families transition to high definition, Walt Disney Studios Home […]

PR: Mary Poppins 45h Anniversary Edition DVD Coming on January 27, 2009

MARY POPPINS 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION A Timeless Disney Classic that Spans Generations Celebrates its 45th Anniversary with More Magic and Music Available on 2-Disc Special Edition DVD January 27, 2009 Packed with Hours of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Bonus Features, including an all-new, exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway show (click thumbnail to enlarge) Burbank, California, October […]

Toon Zone Presents a Virtual Roundtable with "BURN-E" Director Angus MacLane

One of the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray disc of Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E is a new short film called “BURN•E,” which fills in the story for of one of the robots on the giant starship Axiom that we see briefly during the movie. The short is the directorial debut for WALL•E‘s Directing Animator Angus […]

Disney Reports $760M Profit in Q4 2008; Expects Tough Times Ahead

The Walt Disney Company reported net income of 0 million on revenues of .8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2008, representing a drop of 13% in profit from the same period a year ago and falling short of Wall Street expectations. Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that the worsening economic situation presaged cost-cutting in […]

PR: Three New Gems from the Disney Vault Join Walt Disney Treasures Wave VIII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three New Gems from the Disney Vault Join the Popular Series Just in Time for the Holidays Walt Disney Treasures Wave VIII The Chronological Donald, Volume Four The Mickey Mouse Club Presents: Annette Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh Three Limited Edition Two-Disc DVD Sets Complete with Authenticity Certificate And Collectible […]

"Tinker Bell:" The Girls Will Love It, The Boys May Not Admit It

Some toy commercials are disguised as entertainment, and some entertainment is disguised as a toy commercial. The link between entertainment and merchandise has existed ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs figured out the cross-marketing potential of Tarzan, turning him into the first mass-merchandised fictional character, but that success pales in comparison to the virtual art form […]

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