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Iger Says No "Song of the South" on DVD

A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" to Debut on May 5

A press release from the Walt Disney Company has announced that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will debut on Friday, May 5. The show will be “the first Mickey Mouse series created specifically for preschoolers,” and will also be the first TV show to use CGI to animate Disney’s “Sensational Six” (Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, […]

Disney Channel April 2006 Animated Movies

The following is a list of the animated movies scheduled to air throughout the remainder of the month of April on Disney Channel: Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (2005) Saturday, April 29 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) A Goofy Movie (1995) Tuesday, April 25 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch In Time […]

Pixar's Catmull to Receive 400K Shares in Disney Deal

An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Pixar Studios President Dr. Ed Catmull will receive 400,000 shares of Pixar stock as a result of the merger deal with the Walt Disney Company (free registration required). The shares will be worth $25.64 million at Tuesday’s closing price of $64.10/share, and come in addition to […]

Disney's "Kingdom Hearts II" Ships

A press release notes that the Kingdom Hearts II role-playing game for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to North America. The sequel to 2002′s Kingdom Hearts is a co-production of Buena Vista Games, Inc. and Square Enix, and features a lineup of original characters next to classic characters from Disney animated movies and Square/Enix role-playing […]

Disney's "The Wild" to Debut at El Capitan Theatre April 14

A press release from Disney states that The Wild will debut at the El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles, running from April 14 to May 11. The CGI-animated movie follows a set of animals from the New York Zoo who hit the mean streets to save one of their own. Viewers will also get a […]

Disney Shuts Down Pixar Sequel Division

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney has shut down Circle 7, the CGI-animation division set up to create sequels to Pixar movies (free registration required). Thirty-two of the 168 employees of the division were told that they would lose their jobs as of May 26, while the remainder will be absorbed into Disney’s […]

Lasseter on Post-Merger Role at Disney

An article in the New York Times aggregates a number of public comments made by Pixar’s John Lasseter about his role at Disney once the Disney-Pixar merger is completed (registration required). Some of the topics discussed include how Lasseter and Pixar president Ed Catmull will split their time between Pixar and Disney, Lasster’s attempts to […]

Pixar Stock Certificates a Hot Commodity

An article in the Los Angeles Times notes that the Disney/Pixar merger has triggered a small boom in collectors anxious to own a physical stock certificate of the company before the merger (free registration required). Several companies, such as OneShare.com and Frame-a-Stock offer to sell investors and collectors a single share of stock in a […]

Disney Channel March 2006 Animated Movies & Specials (Updated 3/5)

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of March: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Saturday, March 4 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (2005) Monday, March 13 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) Tuesday, […]

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