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Disney Channel Achieves Best February Ratings Ever Among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

Disney Channel posted its highest February ratings ever, in both total programming day and primetime, among its targeted demographics of Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, according to Nielsen Media Research. Disney Channel’s learning-focused Playhouse Disney block saw its series Little Einsteins reach its highest ratings ever with Kids 2-5 last Saturday. Playhouse Disney weekday ratings […]

Disney Channel's "Higglytown Heroes" Wins Humane Society's Genesis Award

Playhouse Disney’s original series Higglytown Heroes has won a Genesis Award for an episode entitled “Kip’s Shadow” in which one of the Higgly kids rescues a stray dog. The story’s hero, the Animal Shelter Worker, is voiced by Reno 911 star Carlos Alazraqui. Launched in 1986, the Genesis Awards is the Humane Society of the […]

Disney Channel Renews "Little Einsteins" for Second Season

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the animated series Little Einsteins from New York-based Curious Pictures. Little Einsteins premiered last October, scoring the highest Playhouse Disney debut ever among Kids 2-5. Since then, it has consistently ranked as the #1 series with Kids 2-5 against all competition in its time period (daily, 8:00am, […]

Disney Channel Announces Executive Shifts

Following another record-breaking year of ratings growth and an increase in programming development for multiple global platforms, Disney Channel has announced several executive shifts. Adam Bonnett — Disney Channel’s key original series programming executive — has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series; Jeff Brustrom — the channel’s top development executive — has been […]

Disney/Pixar: "Time" Magazine Hints at Future Films

A sidebar to a Disney/Pixar news article in Time magazine takes a look at some possible film projects coming from the combined company. Some films mentioned include Ratatouille, about a rat living in a fancy French restaurant; a film noir project from Incredibles director Brad Bird that may be based on Will Eisner’s The Spirit […]

Disney/Pixar: John Lasseter Dubbed "The New Walt Disney"

An article from Reuters states that several animation industry watchers have dubbed Pixar’s John Lasseter “the new Walt Disney.” (No pressure.) Lasseter is set to become the head of Walt Disney’s animation division if the $7.4 billion Disney/Pixar merger concludes successfully this summer.

Toys for Sale: The Inevitability of the Pixar-Disney Merger

Economic logic, it seems, rarely rules in Hollywood. Too often, egos get in the way. But the announcement that the Walt Disney Company will be buying Pixar Animation Studios shows that even Hollywood will sometimes bow to the obvious. The Disney-Pixar merger is certainly the most momentous entertainment combination since Time bought Warner, and history […]

Disney/Pixar Merger: Conditions Revealed in SEC Filing

The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have covered a recent SEC filing about the proposed Disney/Pixar merger (registration required for both), noting that Pixar creative chief John Lasseter will be granted the power to greenlight all animated features from the studio, subject to final approval from Disney CEO Robert Iger. The filing […]

"Toy Story 3" Not to Be

A report in the Los Angeles Times states that Disney plans to shut down Circle 7, the animation unit created by the Disney studios to make sequels to successful Pixar movies, and production on Toy Story 3 will be halted (free registration required). While no official statement has been made by Disney or Pixar executives […]

Disney Channel February 2006 Movies & Specials

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of February: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Sunday, February 12 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Cinderella (1950) Sunday, February 12 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Monday, February 13 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Dinosaur (2000) Saturday, February 4 […]

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