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Disney Channel May 2006 Animated Movies & Specials

The following is a complete list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of May: The Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005) Monday, May 1 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) Saturday, May 20 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Sunday, May 21 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Finding Nemo […]

Jobs Says No to Disney CEO Position

At a meeting of Apple Computer shareholders, Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs stated that he had no desire to take any senior management position at Disney after the Disney/Pixar merger is completed. Jobs further stated that he intends to spend more time at Apple once the merger is complete and expressed his confidence in […]

Disney Channel Showcases "Little Einsteins"' 'Roocket' Character

Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney will celebrate Little Einsteins‘ debut season with a week of episodes showcasing a viewer favorite, Rocket–the Little Einsteins’ versatile, marimba-voiced flying machine. “Rev it Up with Rocket Week” on Playhouse Disney airs Sunday, April 30 through Saturday, May 6 (8:00 a.m. ET/PT). The salute will be capped off with a brand […]

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 […]

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