The Walt Disney Co. reported net income of $1.28 billion on revenues of $9.24 billion for the third-quarter of 2008, representing a 9% rise from the same period a year earlier. Disney reported that theme park attendance remained strong despite the slowing U.S. economy, although the company also reported slowing advertising sales at ABC and […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s new animated series Phineas & Ferb. The pair discuss the whopping 104-episode order (52 hours) from Disney, how far along they are in finishing those episodes, their past lives as musicians, the reaction they got at the San Diego Comic-Con, and […]
New video clips are available for the upcoming Disney movies The Princess and the Frog and Up. The Princess and the Frog trailer is at the movie’s official website. A brief clip of Up is at the Animation Guild’s weblog. The Animation Guild weblog has also posted a video interview with Up director Pete Docter, […]
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 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 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 […]
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.
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 […]