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WALL•E to Join Disney Theme Park Casts; Director Stanton Interviewed

The Screamscape website is reporting that a life-sized animatronic version of WALL•E, the lead robot character in the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie, will begin appearing at Disney theme parks in the United States. The 3-foot tall robot should be joining Disney’s iconic characters in time for the release of WALL•E in late June 2008. (via Toon […]

Disney Orders "Jungle Junction," New Eps of "Pooh" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"

Disney Channel has ordered Jungle Junction, a CG-animated preschool series, for its Playhouse Disney bloc, c21 Media reports. The series, from the UK’s Spider Eye, is an ecologically themed series about a jungle delivery service made up of animal-machine hybrids. The series was created by Shaun the Sheep‘s Trevor Ricketts. Separately, World Screen reports that […]

"Enchanted" Opens Strong on DVD

Enchanted debuted at number two on the DVD sales charts, behind I Am Legend, by selling 2.8 million units, according to data compiled by The Numbers.com. In its second week, Bee Movie dropped to third place, shipping 1.3 million units. Other animated movies in the top thirty sellers include 101 Dalmatians (440,000 units); Beowulf (121,000 […]

"Replacements" Second Season Launching in March

The second season of The Replacements will premiere on March 10 at 2:30pm on the Disney Channel with a new episode starring Tom Arnold, AWN reports. Josh Duhamel, Carson Palmer, Jason Dolley and Tim Gunn will guest star in other episodes this season. AWN also reports that Tempestt Bledsoe will join the series.

"Phineas and Ferb" Setting Records Worldwide

Disney is finding worldwide success with Phineas & Ferb, Variety reports. The series, about two boys who relieve the tedium of summer vacation with imaginative adventures, has already rolled out in 150 territories since February 1, and broken records in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as the Disney Channel’s best performing […]

"Aristocats" Sticks to DVD Charts

Disney’s The Aristocats fell from third place to twelfth on the DVD sales charts in the most recent recorded period, Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest slipped from eleventh to sixteenth.

"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, […]

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